1. Youssou N’Dour, Kaija Saariaho To Receive the 2013 Polar Music Prize

    May 07, 2013 6:08 AM EDT Senegalese artist Youssou N’Dour and Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho are the 2013 recipients of Sweden’s prestigious Polar Music Prize. The Prize was created and funded in 1989 by Stig Andersson, the late manager of ABBA (sometimes called ABBA&# ...

  2. This Day in Music

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Beyonce launches a nationwide search for an all-female band to accompany her on an upcoming tour in support of her sophomore solo effort, "B'Day." 2006 - Beyonce launches a nationwide search for an all-female band to accompany ...

  3. This Day in Music

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Beyonce launches a nationwide search for an all-female band to accompany her on an upcoming tour in support of her sophomore solo effort, "B'Day." 2006 - Beyonce launches a nationwide search for an all-female band to accompany ...

  4. Composer Gyorgy Ligeti Dies In Vienna

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Composer Gyorgy Ligeti, who fled Hungary after the 1956 revolution and gained fame for his opera "Le Grand Macabre" and his work on the soundtrack for Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey," died t Composer Gyorgy Ligeti, ...

  5. 'Open' All Night

    May 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "We've experimented a lot more with sounds and odd instruments we've never used and pushed ourselves as far as we can but the essence of what we are is still the same," frontman Gary Lightbody says. Snow Patrol will release its n ...

  6. Snow Patrol 'Opens' Up On New Album

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Snow Patrol has christened its new album "Eyes Open" and is planning to issue the set in April via Polydor in the United Kingdom and A&M/Interscope in North America. Snow Patrol has christened its new album "Eyes Open" and is ...

  7. King, Ligeti Awarded Sweden's Polar Music Prize

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=2003863">As expected</A>, blues legend B.B. King and avant-garde Hungarian composer Gy&#246;rgy Ligeti were ho As expected , blues ...

  8. King, Ligeti Awarded Sweden's Polar Music Prize

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=2003863">As expected</A>, blues legend B.B. King and avant-garde Hungarian composer Gy&#246;rgy Ligeti were ho As expected , blues ...

  9. B.B. King, Ligeti Win Polar Music Prize

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Blues legend B.B. King and Hungarian-born composer Gyorgy Ligeti have each been selected by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music to receive the prestigious 2004 Polar Music Prize. Sweden's King Carl XVI Blues legend B.B. King and Hungarian-born c ...