1. Henry Mancini's 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' & More Film Scores Coming to 9-CD Set

    September 04, 2014 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A nine-CD collection of 18 film scores by Henry Mancini will be released Nov. 18 by Sony Legacy in celebration of the 90th anniversary of the late composer's birth. Henry Mancini & More Oscar Winners on the Hot 100 Mancini's The Classi ...

  2. Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, Award-Winning Songwriters, Sign With CAA

    May 06, 2014 5:58 AM EDT Award-winning songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman have signed with CAA, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The duo won Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards for writing the score for the Broadway musical Hairspray, whose 2007 film adaptation bro ...

  3. ASCAP To Honor Patrick Doyle at Film & TV Music Awards

    June 06, 2013 4:35 PM EDT Composer Patrick Doyle, whose scores include "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," "Gosford Park" and "Carlito’s Way" will receive the ASCAP Henry Mancini Award at the performing rights organization's  28th an ...

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  5. Andy Williams, 'Moon River' Singer, Dead at 84

    September 26, 2012 10:12 AM EDT With a string of gold albums, a hit TV series and the signature "Moon River," Andy Williams was a voice of the 1960s, although not the '60s we usually hear about. "The old cliche says that if you can remember the 1960s, you wer ...

  6. Andy Williams, 'Moon River' Crooner, Dies

    September 26, 2012 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 With a string of gold albums, a hit TV series and the signature "Moon River," Andy Williams was a voice of the 1960s, although not the '60s we usually hear about. "The old cliche says that if you can remember the 1960s, you weren ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. ASCAP Film & TV Awards Honor Isham, Newton Howard, Zimmer, Rabin, More

    June 28, 2012 8:55 PM EDT Mark Isham, James Newton Howard, Howard Shore, Hans Zimmer, John Debney and Carter Burwell were among the composers honored Thursday at ASCAP's 27th Annual Film & Television Music Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. During the invita ...

  10. Five Decades Of Grammy Hits

    June 06, 2012 3:50 PM EDT 0 0 Even by the exalted standards he shares with other high-achieving record makers, Al Schmitt has a stunningly diverse discography. In a career spanning five decades, Schmitt has worked with such icons as Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Henry Mancini, Sam C ...

  11. Pub Briefs: Spirit Music Group Buys Jimmy Sturr Catalog, Imagem Music USA Signs John Shanks, and More

    May 24, 2012 9:00 PM EDT Spirit Music Group Buys Jimmy Sturr Catalog -- Spirit Music Group has purchased the complete song catalog of polka icon Jimmy Sturr as part of a joint venture with with Lauren Keiser, the veteran print and concert music publisher. The deal covers ...

  12. Henry Mancini Heirs Seek Over $1 Million in Unpaid Profits, Termination of EMI's Rights to 'Pink Panther Theme'

    May 08, 2012 5:19 PM EDT EMI Music could lose its grip on one of the most famous pieces of film music ever created -- "The Pink Panther Theme," written by the late Henry Mancini for the 1963 film. Late last month, Mancini's publishing company, Northridge Mu ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Weekly Chart Notes: John Lennon, Taylor Swift, 'Glee'

    October 14, 2010 7:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 LENNON LEGEND: Capitol Records' celebration of what would have been John Lennon 's 70th birthday Oct. 9 brings the party to both the Billboard 200 and Top Pop Catalog Albums. Eight of Lennon's classic solo albums were remastered and r ...

  15. Ask Billboard: Analyzing 'American Idol'

    October 01, 2010 6:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  16. ASCAP Honors Broughton, McCarthy

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Broughton was honored with ASCAP's Henry Mancini Award and Dennis McCarthy received ASCAP's Golden Note Award at the performing rights organization's annual Film/TV Music Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday night (J ...

  17. Oscar Winners On The Hot 100

    March 09, 2010 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 "Crazy Heart" emerged victorious at Sunday's (March 7) 82nd Annual Academy Awards. While lead character Jeff Bridges was anointed Best Actor, the film's theme likewise produced a coveted Oscar statue, as Ryan Bingham 's &quo ...

  18. May 29, 2009

    May 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Oscar Brown Jr., singer, composer, lyricist, dies in Chicago from complications from a blood infection in the lower spine. He is 78. 1999 – The remains of Iron Butterfly’s Philip Taylor Kramer are found in at the bottom of Decker Canyon near ...

  19. Composer Carter Burwell To Receive ASCAP Honor

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Composer Carter Burwell will receive the ASCAP Henry Mancini Award for Career Achievement at the 24th Annual ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards, which will be held May 11 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Burwell has scored more than ...

  20. April 16, 2009

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Ornette Coleman wins the Pulitzer Prize for music for his 2006 album, “Sound Grammar,” the first jazz work to receive the honor. 2003 – R&B singer Luther Vandross is hospitalized after suffering a stroke in his Manhattan home. 1999 – Skip ...

  21. This Day in Music

    November 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The Rolling Stones' Bigger Bang tour is a big winner at the Billboard Touring Awards at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards, based on box-office figures reported to Billboard Boxscore, 2006 - The Rolling Stones' Bigger Bang ...

  22. This Day in Music

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mariah Carey embarks on her first tour in more than three years in Osaka, Japan. 2003 - Mariah Carey embarks on her first tour in more than three years in Osaka, Japan. 2000 - Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks weds actor Adrian Pasdar in Las ...

  23. This Day in Music

    June 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Chuck Brown, the "Godfather of Go-Go," is awarded a National Heritage Fellowship, the country's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. The Fellowship, which comes with a $20,000 prize, 2005 - Chuck Brown, the "God ...

  24. This Day in Music

    May 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Oscar Brown Jr., singer, composer, lyricist, playwright and black culture activist, dies in Chicago from complications from a blood infection in the lower spine. He is 78. 2005 - Oscar Brown Jr., singer, composer, lyricist, playwright and bla ...

  25. This Day in Music

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Tejano music legend Laura Canales dies in Corpus Christi, Texas, of complications following surgery. She is 50 years old. Canales was the first massively popular female singer in the macho worl 2005 - Tejano music legend Laura Canales dies in ...

  26. Billboard Goes To The Grammys: A 50-Year Retrospective

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As the Grammy Awards turn 50, here's a look back at music's biggest night -- from the 1958 inaugural event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to last year's Dixie Chicks triumph at Los Angeles' Staples Cente As the Grammy Awards turn 50 ...

  27. This Day in Music

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST - The Rolling Stones' Bigger Bang tour is a big winner at the Billboard Touring Awards at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards, based on box-office figures reported to Billboard Boxscore, 2006 - The Rolling Stones' Bigger Bang ...

  28. This Day in Music

    June 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Mariah Carey embarks on her first tour in more than three years in Osaka, Japan. 2003 - Mariah Carey embarks on her first tour in more than three years in Osaka, Japan. 2000 - Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks weds actor Adrian Pasdar in Las ...

  29. This Day in Music

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Chuck Brown, the "Godfather of Go-Go," is awarded a National Heritage Fellowship, the country's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. The Fellowship, which comes with a $20,000 prize, 2005 - Chuck Brown, the "God ...

  30. This Day in Music

    May 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Oscar Brown Jr., singer, composer, lyricist, playwright and black culture activist, dies in Chicago from complications from a blood infection in the lower spine. He is 78. 2005 - Oscar Brown Jr., singer, composer, lyricist, playwright and bla ...

  31. This Day in Music

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Tejano music legend Laura Canales dies in Corpus Christi, Texas, of complications following surgery. She is 50 years old. Canales was the first massively popular female singer in the macho worl 2005 - Tejano music legend Laura Canales dies in ...

  32. This Day in Music

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun and Bobby "Blue" Band receive lifetime achievement awards from the Blues Foundation at a ceremony held at the House of Blues in West Hollywood.< 2004 - Kenny Chesney is ...

  33. Chart Beat

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred tackles news on "Hannah Montana," Justin Timberlake, "American Idol" and more! THE STATE OF 'MONTANA': "Hannah Montana" isn't the first fictional character to appear on a Billboard chart, but the tee ...

  34. This Day in Music

    June 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Johnny Cash returns to a Nashville stage and performs for the first time since has was stricken with Shy-Drager Syndrome the preceding October. Cash joins a surprised Kris Kristofferson, 2003 - Mariah Carey embarks on her f ...

  35. Zappa Plays Zappa / June 16, 2006 / Toronto (Hummingbird Centre)

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 When Frank Zappa passed away, many believed seeing his music given true justice in a live setting would be slim at best and probably impossible. But Dweezil Zappa has other plans. The son of the late When Frank Zappa passed away, many believed seein ...

  36. This Day in Music

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Lee Ann Womack sings the national anthem, and a massive fireworks display lights up the Nashville sky in opening ceremonies for Country Music Fan Fair 2001.<br clear="none"/><br clear="n 2005 - Chuck ...

  37. This Day in Music

    May 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>The Rolling Stones launch the European leg of their Bridges to Babylon tour, performing in front of 80,000 enthusiastic fans in an open-air concert in Stuttgart, Germany.<br clear="none" 2005 - Oscar Brown Jr., ...

  38. This Day in Music

    April 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>R&B singer Luther Vandross suffers a stroke, just four days before his 55th birthday.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Tejano music legend Laura Canales dies in Corpus Christi, ...

  39. ASCAP Honors Composer Mark Isham

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mark Isham was presented the prestigious Henry Mancini Award at ASCAP's 21st annual Film and Television Music Awards gala held Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Cal Mark Isham was presented the prestigious ...

  40. The Right Time

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 It has been more than eight years since Sergio Mendes last released an album, and many more years than that since he last had a major hit. Now, a broad circle of unlikely fans have conspired to bring It has been more than eight years since Sergio Me ...

  41. This Day in Music

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun and Bobby "Blue" Band receive lifetime achievement awards from the Blues Foundation at a ceremony held at the House of Blues in West Hollywood.< 2004 - Kenny Chesney is ...

  42. Strokes Stretching Out On Third Album

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Strokes offer a bigger, more eclectic sound on their as-yet-untitled third album, due in late January via RCA. The first single from the set, "Juicebox," is driven by a heavy riff in the vein of H The Strokes offer a bigger, more eclec ...

  43. Frisell Unites 'East/West' On Live Set

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Guitarist Bill Frisell captures two trio performances on an upcoming live album, "East/West. Guitarist Bill Frisell captures two trio performances on an upcoming live album, "East/West." Due Aug. 9 via Nonesuch, the double-disc chroni ...

  44. This Day in Music

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Mariah Carey embarks on her first tour in more than three years in Osaka, Japan. 2003 - Mariah Carey embarks on her first tour in more than three years in Osaka, Japan. 2000 - Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks weds actor A ...

  45. This Day in Music

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Jazz trombonist Jimmy Knepper dies in Triadelphia, W. Va., of Parkinson's disease. He is 75. Knepper was best known for his association with bassist/composer Charles Mingus, for whom he 2003 - Jazz trombonist Jimmy Kne ...

  46. This Day in Music

    May 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Brenda Fassie is posthumously honored at the 10th annual South African Music Awards (SAMAs), held at Sun City, outside Johannesburg. Fassie _ who died May 9 _ is recognized with the pres 2004 - Brenda Fassie is posthumously ...

  47. This Day in Music

    April 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Soul/R&B legend Luther Vandross is hospitalized after suffering a stroke. The artist is hospitalized and begins a slow recovery. 2003 - Soul/R&B legend Luther Vandross is hospitalized after suffering a stroke. The a ...

  48. Marley, Stones Recordings Join Grammy Hall

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bob Marley's "No Woman No Cry," the Rolling Stones' "Let It Bleed" album and Ray Charles' rendition of "America the Beautiful" are among the latest additions to the Recording Academy's Grammy Hall of ...

  49. ASCAP Taps Shore For Lifetime Honor

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Composer to receive Henry Mancini Award. Composer to receive Henry Mancini Award. News Henry Mancini ...

  50. This Day in Music

    November 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Following up on 22-year-old vocalist/pianist Fiona Apple's 1996 debut, the oh-so-succinctly titled "Tidal," Clean Slate/Epic releases Apple's "When The Pawn Hits The Conflicts He Thinks 1999 - Follo ...

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