Wall of Sound

  1. Grateful Dead’s Long Strange Trip and Lasting Music Biz Legacy with Skrillex, Warren Haynes, Rock Scully, More

    November 22, 2013 10:00 AM EST “[Skrillex] was a little nervous earlier that this would be a Grateful Dead quiz,” joked Paradigm Agency’s Jonathan Levine, the moderator of the Billboard Touring Conference’s keynote case study “The Golden Road: Lessons Learned From the Dead.& ...

  2. U.K.-Based [Pias] Recordings Relaunches Play It Again Sam Label

    January 10, 2011 12:00 AM EST U.K.-based [PIAS] Recordings announced today it is re-launching its Play It Again Sam label. The imprint, originally established in 1983 by Kenny Gates and Michel Lambot, will join Wall of Sound and Different Recordings under the [PIAS] umbrella. ...

  3. Phil Spector Denied Wearing A Wig

    August 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT One of Phil Spector's sons has praised a documentary that depicts the convicted homicidal music producer as a sociopath and a narcissist. The film, "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector," is based on a three and a half hour int ...

  4. Phil Spector Produces New Album -- For Wife

    May 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Phil Spector has produced his first major recording project in 30 years -- a debut album for his wife Rachelle, her publicist said. Spector, 70, who is serving a minimum 19 years in prison for the 2003 shooting death of a Hollywood actress, produc ...

  5. Pop Songwriter Ellie Greenwich Dies

    August 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter Ellie Greenwich, who helped shape pop music in the 1960s with such memorable tunes as "Chapel of Love" and "Da Doo Ron Ron," died of a heart attack at a New York hospital on Wednesday, her manager said. She was 68. T ...

  6. Spector Gets 19 Years To Life For Clarkson's Death

    May 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Six years ago, Phil Spector was barely a blip on the American celebrity radar screen. Although his music lived on, his name and face were only dimly recalled by rock music aficionados until a shooting at his Alhambra mansion propelled him to notor ...

  7. Phil Spector Guilty Of 2nd Degree Murder

    April 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rock music producer Phil Spector was convicted Monday of second-degree murder in the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson at his mansion six years ago. A Superior Court jury returned the verdict after an estimated 29 to 30 hours of deliberation ...

  8. Estelle Bennett, Member Of The Ronettes, Dies

    February 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Estelle Bennett, one of the Ronettes, the singing trio whose 1963 hit "Be My Baby" epitomized the famed "wall of sound" technique of its producer, Phil Spector, has died at her home in Englewood, N.J. She was 67. Bennett's ...

  9. 'Hurricane' Jones Blows Through This October

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Grace Jones' first studio album in two decades, "Hurricane," will arrive Oct. 27 in the U.K. through a deal with British electronic-leaning indie label Wall of Sound. PIAS, the parent company of Wall Of Sound, will distribute " ...

  10. Phil Spector Recording Engineer Larry Levine Dies

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Larry Levine, the recording engineer who helped Phil Spector re-invent rock 'n' roll music with his "Wall of Sound" technique and won a Grammy for his work with Herb Alpert, died on his 80th birthday, his family said Tuesday. L ...

  11. PIAS, Indie Mobile Team On Mobile Services

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Brussels-based independent music firm PIAS Group is acquiring a 50% stake in mobile marketing and distribution agency Indie Mobile for an undisclosed sum. The "significant investment," explains PIAS in a statement issued today, will pool ...

  12. Strictly Confidential Sets Up In Britain

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Brussels-based Strictly Confidential Music Publishing is expanding into the United Kingdom. The independent music publisher has appointed Jo Hillier to oversee Strictly Confidential U.K. as GM, with effect from today. Hillier will be based at the ...

  13. Wall Of Sound, PIAS Strike U.K. Joint Venture

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Label aspires to be 'new force' among indies. Two of Britain's most influential independent labels are joining forces to establish a new record company. Eclectic label Wall of Sound and PIAS U.K., the British division of Brussels-ba ...

  14. Wall Of Sound, PIAS Strike U.K. Joint Venture

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Two of Britain's most influential independent labels are joining forces to establish a new record company. Eclectic label Wall of Sound and PIAS U.K., the British division of Brussels-based group Play Two of Britain's most influential in ...

  15. Grand Jury Indicts Spector For Murder

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Record producer Phil Spector was charged in an indictment unsealed Sept. 27 with murder in the shooting death of a B-movie actress at his mansion last year. (Associated Press) -- Record producer Phil Spector was charged in an indictment unsealed S ...

  16. Grand Jury Indicts Spector For Murder

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Record producer Phil Spector was charged in an indictment unsealed today (Sept. 27) with murder in the shooting death of a B-movie actress at his mansion last year. Record producer Phil Spector was charged in an indictment unsealed today (Sept. 27 ...

  17. Grand Jury Indicts Spector For Murder

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Record producer Phil Spector was charged in an indictment unsealed today (Sept. 27) with murder in the shooting death of a B-movie actress at his mansion last year. Record producer Phil Spector was charged in an indictment unsealed today (Sept. 27 ...

  18. Wall Of Sound Splits With EMI's Labels

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British dance label Wall of Sound (WoS) has "amicably" ended its six-year multi-regional licensing agreement with EMI's Labels division after six years. British dance label Wall of Sound (WoS) has "amicably" ended its six- ...

  19. Wall Of Sound Splits With EMI's Labels

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British dance label Wall of Sound (WoS) has "amicably" ended its six-year multi-regional licensing agreement with EMI's Labels division after six years. British dance label Wall of Sound (WoS) has "amicably" ended its six- ...