1. White House Postpones ‘Musica Latina’ Concert After Navy Yard Massacre

    September 16, 2013 11:51 PM EDT The White House decided late Monday to postpone the taping of a program celebrating Latin music, citing a morning shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that left at least 12 people dead. "In light of today's tragic events at the Washingto ...

  2. White House Postpones ‘Musica Latina’ Concert After Navy Yard Massacre

    September 16, 2013 11:51 PM EDT The White House decided late Monday to postpone the taping of a program celebrating Latin music, citing a morning shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that left at least 12 people dead. "In light of today's tragic events at the Washing ...

  3. Ed's Publishing Briefs: UMPG Re-ups Admin Deal with Warner Bros; Imagem Strikes Deal with Counting Crows, Jimmy Cliff; Coolio's Song Auction

    August 22, 2013 5:28 PM EDT UMPG SIGNS DEALS WITH WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT, BURT BACHARACH Universal Music Publishing Group has renewed its worldwide music publishing administration agreement with Warner Bros. Entertainment, which will cover the music from Warner Bros. P ...

  4. Class of 2013 Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

    June 14, 2013 3:22 AM EDT Sting performed in honor of Elton John, Billy Joel sang snippets of Foreigner's hits when introducing the band and Smokey Robinson debuted part of a new song he wrote about Berry Gordy. The 44th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony was ...

  5. Sting, Billy Joel, Smokey Robinson Perform As Legends Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame

    June 14, 2013 3:13 AM EDT Sting performed in honor of Elton John, Billy Joel sang snippets of Foreigner's hits when introducing the band and Smokey Robinson debuted part of a new song he wrote about Berry Gordy. The 44th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony was fu ...

  6. President Barack Obama Hosts White House Tribute Concert for Carole King

    May 23, 2013 12:18 AM EDT President Barack Obama, saluting Carole King's five decades as an award-winning singer-songwriter, said Wednesday that music often is a place where people seek comfort and inspiration during trying times. Two days after much of Moore, Okla. ...

  7. 'Take a Letter, Maria' Singer R.B. Greaves Dies at 68

    October 03, 2012 9:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 R.B. Greaves , a smooth R&B crooner who scored a No. 2 hit in 1969 with the infectious break-up song "Take a Letter, Maria," died September 27 in Los Angeles. He was 68. The singer's son confirmed the news, according to the New Yo ...

  8. Hal David 1921 - 2012

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Hal David, who died Sept. 1 at the age of 91, was a lyricist with a unique understanding of how to partner a singer and a song. For all the adventure longtime partner Burt Bacharach infused in the melodies of the tunes they wrote together, David w ...

  9. Hal David's Chart Legacy: From 'Raindrops' to 'Close to You;' Dionne Warwick to Notorious B.I.G.

    September 02, 2012 7:43 PM EDT Hal David's sensitive and romantic lyrics provided the perfect counterpoint to Burt Bacharach's hip and cool melodies and together, the celebrated pair of composers charted on the Billboard Hot 100 for decades. Hal David, Legendary Songw ...

  10. Hal David, Songwriting Legend, Dead at 91

    September 01, 2012 7:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 With Burt Bacharach, Wrote Slew of Hits Including "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head," "That's What Friends Are For," "What's New, Pussycat" Hal David, the stylish, heartfelt lyricist who teamed with Burt ...

  11. Hal David, Legendary Songwriter and Former ASCAP President, Dead At 91

    September 01, 2012 6:15 PM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hal David, the stylish, heartfelt lyricist who teamed with Burt Bacharach on dozens of timeless songs for movies, television and a variety of recording artists in the 1960s and beyond, has died. He was 91. David died of complica ...

  12. Bob Seger, Gordon Lightfoot Among Songwriter Hall inductees

    June 15, 2012 9:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 Stevie Nicks prefers writing a song over meeting a handsome prince. Ne-Yo claimed songwriting saved his life. And Bob Seger said writing a song is the hardest, yet most rewarding thing that he does. Converging opinions thrived at the 43rd annual Son ...

  13. Bob Seger, Jim Steinman, Ne-Yo Among Songwriter Hall Honorees

    June 15, 2012 9:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stevie Nicks and Swizz Beatz Among Presenters Stevie Nicks prefers writing a song over meeting a handsome prince. Ne-Yo claimed songwriting saved his life. And Bob Seger said writing a song is the hardest, yet most rewarding thing that he does. Conv ...

  14. A Song To Woody, And Others

    June 06, 2012 3:55 PM EDT 0 0 Here is a look at the honorees who will be recognized at this year's Songwriters Hall of Fame gala on June 14 in New York.Woody Guthrie: Pioneer Award When two of America's greatest songwriters, Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen, gathered in ...

  15. Backbeat: Dionne Warwick Celebrates 50-Year Career At Grammy Museum With Clive Davis, Neil Portnow, More

    March 28, 2012 2:17 PM EDT Dionne Warwick shares a laugh with Clive Davis onstage at the Clive Davis Theater inside the Grammy Museum. Save for a reference during a brief remark from Davis about legendary singers and a clip showing Whitney Houston singing "That's ...

  16. Backbeat: Howard Shore, Siedah Garrett, Ludovic Bource, Other Oscar Nominated Composers, Songwriters Gather Before Big Day

    February 26, 2012 8:41 AM EST Oscar nominees, from left, Brett McKenzie, Ludovic Bource, Sergio Mednes, Siedah Garrett and Alberto Iglesias chat before offical photograohs are taken as the annual Society of Composers and Lyricists pre-Oscar party. (Photo: Phil Gallo) Most of t ...

  17. Sergio Mendes Frustrated By No Oscar Best Original Song Performances

    February 22, 2012 7:52 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - Sergio Mendes will attend the Academy Awards on Sunday, but will do so with mixed feelings. He's honored that his song "Real in Rio," from the animated movie "Rio," is one of the only two nominated this yea ...

  18. Carly Simon To Be Honored by ASCAP

    February 16, 2012 6:22 AM EST Carly Simon will receive the ASCAP Founders Award during the performing rights organization's 29th annual Pop Music Awards on April 18. Backbeat: ASCAP Rhythm & Soul's Grammy Brunch With Ne-Yo, Paul Epworth, Ledisi Simon will be hono ...

  19. Burt Bacharach Working on Memoir

    January 19, 2012 8:44 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - Burt Bacharach will be handling the words for his next project: a memoir. The award-winning collaborator on such hits as "I Say a Little Prayer" and "What the World Needs Now" has a deal with HarperCollins for a ...

  20. Drake Performs, Garth Brooks Inducted at Songwriter Hall Ceremony

    June 17, 2011 8:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 The annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony is always a remarkable evening. It's an unusual combination of low-key attitude and high-wattage starpower; at its core, the event is a trade-awards show like ones in the advertising or appliance ind ...

  21. Drake to be Honored at Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala

    March 24, 2011 12:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 Drake will be presented with the Hal David Starlight Award at the 42nd Annual Induction and Awards Dinner slated for Thurs., June 16 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. "Drake shines as a talented songwriter with a unique vision,&qu ...

  22. ASCAP Elects Board Of Directors

    March 10, 2011 3:30 PM EST In addition to ASCAP president and chairman of the board Paul Williams, board members who were re-elected in the at-large field are: songwriter Marilyn Bergman; composer Richard Bellis; composer Bruce Broughton; songwriter Hal David; composer Dan ...

  23. May 25, 2009

    May 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Reggae musician Desmond Dekker dies of a heart attack at his home in Croydon, England, at the age of 64. 2005 – Domenic Troiano of the Guess Who and Bush dies of prostate cancer in Toronto, Canada, at the age of 59. 2005 – Country singer Carr ...

  24. Tom Jones To Receive Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Tom Jones will receive the Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award at the 2009 Songwriters Hall of Fame 40th Anniversary Awards dinner, to be held June 18 at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel. "Sir Tom represents the perfect choice as a recipient of ...

  25. Motown Team To Be Honored With Mercer Award

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Motown songwriting team Holland-Dozier-Holland - that's Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland - will receive the prestigious Johnny Mercer Award at the 2009 Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards dinner on June 18 at the New York Marriott M ...

  26. Chart Beat Chat

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Billboard ranks, Shirley Bassey, father/daughter pairings and more! CLIMB UP, WAY UP HIGH Mr. Bronson: I'm not quite sure I understand how Billboard ranks songs for any given year. I am under the impression that it ...

  27. Singer Gene Pitney Dies In Cardiff

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer Gene Pitney, who shot to fame in the 1960s with hits including "24 Hours From Tulsa," has died while on tour in Britain, according to his agent, Jene Levy. Gene Pitney, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame whose hits included ...

  28. Bacharach To Test New Material In Buffalo

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Friday (Oct. 28) and Saturday night's concerts in Buffalo, N.Y., with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will give Burt Bacharach his first stateside feedback on his deeply personal new album, "At Thi Friday (Oct. 28) and Saturday night� ...

  29. ALWAYS MAGIC IN THE AIR: The Bomp and Brilliance of the Brill Building Era

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The songsmiths of Broadway's great hit factories get their due. The songsmiths of Broadway's great hit factories get their due. Stephen Foster's biographer (Doo-Dah!, 1997) takes a welcome look at Foster's 20th-century successors ...

  30. What I Meant to Say

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Never say never. Donny Osmond's new album, "What I Meant to Say"—his 54th—debuted in the top 30 in the United Kingdom and spawned a No. 8 single in the breezy, inviting "Breeze On By. Never say never. Donny Osmond's new albu ...

  31. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (July 12-18)

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (July 12-18, 2004). COUNTRY'S BASH: It goes on for days every as it takes over Nashville and CBS has managed to squeeze highlights of it into a two-hour special. &q ...

  32. Here I Am

    November 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ronald Isley—as frontman for the Isley Brothers and as the R. Kelly-inspired Mr. Biggs—possesses one of the most distinctive voices in R&B. Ronald Isley—as frontman for the Isley Brothers and as the R. Kelly-inspired Mr. Biggs—possesses one of t ...

  33. CHART BEAT BONUS

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Chubby Checker, OutKast, Beyoncé and Burt Bacharach. LET'S 'LIMBO' SOME MORE: A name long absent from the single charts returns this week. Debuting at No. 49 on Billboard's Hot 10 ...

  34. Hot Product

    November 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bacharach/Isley The Burt And Ron Show As a huge fan, Burt Bacharach would understandably be excited about "Here I Am -- Ronald Isley Sings Burt Bacharach," which DreamWorks releases this week. But the disc, which Bacharach produced, arrang ...

  35. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Uncle Kracker and Dobie Gray, Santana, Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Lorrie Morgan, Hank Williams, Jr., Meat Loaf and more. THE BIG 'DRIFT' : Uncle Kracker and Dobie Gray continue to fend o ...

  36. CHART BEAT

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson's report includes Bacharach and Hal David, Beyoncé, Jay-Z and more, as well as chart discussion with readers. /bb/chartbeat/index.jsp News Jay-Z , Hal David , Fred Bronson , Bacharach David ...

  37. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee, Toby Keith and Pat Benatar. SHE'S GOT 'THE LOOK': Songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David are back o ...

  38. Stars, Skaters Salute Burt Bacharach

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Aretha Franklin, Michael McDonald and James Ingram are set to perform on the two-hour NBC-TV special "McCormick Presents Burt Bacharach Tribute on Ice," which will air Dec. 20 at 4 p.m. ET/PT. Bachara Aretha Franklin, Michael McDonald and ...

  39. 'Idol' Finalists Team Up For Charity Single

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The 10 finalists from the second season of "American Idol" will release a charity single, "What the World Needs Now Is Love," with a portion of the proceeds going to the Red Cross. The 10 finalists from the second season of " ...

  40. Wonder, Brooks To Be Honored By Songwriters Hall

    April 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) will present a pair of special awards to Stevie Wonder and Garth Brooks at the organization's June 13 induction and awards ceremony. Wonder will receive a lifetime The Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) will pre ...

  41. Jackson, Sting, Newman Join Songwriters Hall

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Michael Jackson, Sting, Randy Newman, Ashford & Simpson, and Barry Manilow are the newest members of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. They will be honored June 13 at the Hall's annual induction dinne Michael Jackson, Sting, Randy Newman, Ashfo ...

  42. Artists Named To Songwriters Hall Of Fame

    June 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Songwriters Hall of Fame recognizes that songwriters need singers. So Dionne Warwick is going into the hall even though she didn't write a word of her biggest hits, including "Do You Know the Way The Songwriters Hall of Fame recognizes ...

  43. Songwriters Hall To Honor Clapton, Parton, Sting, Willie

    February 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Eric Clapton, Dolly Parton, Sting, Paul Williams, and Willie Nelson will be the next inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF), Billboard Bulletin reports. Billy Joel will also receive the Jo Eric Clapton, Dolly Parton, Sting, Paul Williams ...