1. Exclusive: Veteran Music Exec Doug Morris To Receive Songwriting Hall's Hitmaker Award

    March 12, 2014 8:00 AM EDT Doug Morris is not just one of the most successful record executives in history after his record-breaking stints at Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group and currently as Sony Music Entertainment ceo. Related Articles Billboard Power 100 2014: ...

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  3. Starting With A Song

    June 06, 2012 3:55 PM EDT 0 0 In a business where ego and star power often demand center stage, the Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) awards dinner each June emerges like Brigadoon, an always magical, sometimes humbling celebration where the songwriting community honors its finest. ...

  4. Howie Richmond, Co-Founder of Songwriters Hall of Fame, Dies

    June 01, 2012 2:55 PM EDT Howie Richmond, a giant in music publishing since the 1940s, died May 20 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He was 94. Richmond began his career in the music industry in 1935, working in publicity, before founding publishing company Cromwell Music in 1949 a ...

  5. Adele, PJ Harvey, Lana Del Rey Win at 57th Ivor Novello Awards

    May 17, 2012 2:54 PM EDT British hit machine Adele continued to roll in the accolades when she collected two awards today (May 17) at the 57th Ivor Novello Awards, which recognizes the best songwriters and composers in the U.K. and Ireland. Adele won two, for Songwriter o ...

  6. Rita Wilson Pairs With Sheryl Crow, Chris Cornell on 'AM/FM'

    May 07, 2012 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rita Wilson says her love of music -- and ability to sing -- "was kind of a private thing I kept to myself. You don't want to be that person who's like, 'Oh yeah, and now I'm a singer... And yet, here I am, I guess." Wi ...

  7. Bob Seger, Gordon Lightfoot To Be Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame

    February 21, 2012 12:17 PM EST WireImage The men behind "Against the Wind," "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald" and "Paradise By the Dashboard Light" are heading into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Bob Seger, Gordon Lightfoot and Jim Steinman, as w ...

  8. Songwriters Hall of Fame Taps Bob Seger, Gordon Lightfoot

    February 21, 2012 11:50 AM EST 0 0 0 The men behind "Against the Wind," "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald" and "Paradise By the Dashboard Light" are heading into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Bob Seger, Gordon Lightfoot and Jim Steinman, as well as Don S ...

  9. Publishing Briefs: Bicycle Acquires Interest In Billie Holliday Catalog, Downtown Signs Admin Deal With MRI

    February 16, 2012 6:26 PM EST Bicycle Music Acquires Interest in Billie Holliday Catalog The Bicycle Music Company has acquired a substantial interest in Billie Holiday publishing catalog as well as her master recordings, name, likeness and image rights. As a songwriter, Billi ...

  10. Ailing Glen Campbell Shines in London, Flaws and All

    October 24, 2011 6:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Glen Campbell strode onto the Royal Festival Hall stage and launched confidently into one of his many signature hits, "Gentle On My Mind." It was an apt greeting. The 75-year-old had flagged this farewell tour by letting it be known that h ...

  11. NMPA To Honor Richard Marx With Songwriter Icon Award

    May 19, 2011 7:47 PM EDT The National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) will honor Grammy-winning, multi-platinum artist/producer/songwriter Richard Marx at its annual meeting, to be held June 15 at New York's Marriott Marquis Hotel. Marx will be presented wi ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Barry Mann And Cynthia Weil To Receive Johnny Mercer Award At 2011 Songwriters Hall Of Fame Event

    March 10, 2011 12:56 PM EST Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil will be the 2011 recipients of the Johnny Mercer Award at the 42nd Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Dinner, to be held June 16 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. The husband-and-wife tea ...

  15. Chart Beat Thursday: Katy Perry, Lee Brice, Judy Collins

    July 08, 2010 5:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 PARTY IN THE U.S.A.: Before the release of "California Gurls," Katy Perry revealed her inspiration for co-writing the song: "It's so great that ( Jay-Z and Alicia Keys ') 'Empire State of Mind' is huge and that eve ...

  16. Billboard Bits: Black Keys, Eagles, Christina Aguilera, Jagged Edge and more

    May 18, 2010 7:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip each day. The Black Keys are a duo no longer, at least when it comes to the band's fiery live performances. The band debuted its new lineup as a four piece during liv ...

  17. Carly Simon Joins Hear Music For New Album

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Carly Simon has joined ex-paramour James Taylor, Paul McCartney and Joni Mitchell on the roster of Starbucks' Hear Music label. Carly Simon has joined ex-paramour James Taylor, Paul McCartney and Joni Mitchell on the roster of Starbucks' H ...

  18. Espers' Baird Goes Solo with 'Companion'

    April 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Philadelphia psych-folk act Espers' Meg Baird will release her first solo record, "Dear Companion," May 22 via Drag City. The 10-song set was recorded in the fall of 2005 by Espers principle Greg Week Philadelphia psych-folk act Esper ...

  19. Rich, James, Rutherford Top ASCAP Country Honors

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legendary songwriter Jimmy Webb, John Rich, Brett James, Rivers Rutherford and SONY/ATV Music Publishing were among the top honorees at the 2006 ASCAP Country Music Awards, held Oct. 23 in Nashville. Legendary songwriter Jimmy Webb, John Rich, Bre ...

  20. Congressman, Jimmy Webb To Be Honored By NMPA

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To be presented June 19 in New York City. Congressman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, will be receiving the 2006 NMPA President’s Award. Jimmy Webb will receive the NMPA Influential Songwriter Award. Smith, a long-time champion of music publishers and songw ...

  21. Brian Wilson Concocts Christmas Vision

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Revisiting territory he first covered with the Beach Boys more than four decades ago, Brian Wilson is planning a solo album of seasonal holiday music. Revisiting territory he first covered with the Beach Boys more than four decades ago, Brian Wilson ...

  22. Native Stars To Honor Okla. City Bombing Victims

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Country stars Toby Keith and Vince Gill will lead a bill of native Oklahomans at an April 22 event to honor those affected by the 1995 bombing of Oklahoma City's Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. To Country stars Toby Keith and Vince Gill will ...

  23. Songs About Me

    March 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 On his seventh Capitol release, Trace Adkins, he of the rumbling baritone and imposing presence, showcases more of the style and confidence that has made him one of country's more enduring stars. On his seventh Capitol release, Trace Adkins, he ...

  24. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    July 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of July 7-13, 2003. Following the blast of Independence Day-related programming on television, things settle down a bit this week, but that doesn't mean there aren't fire ...

  25. All the Best

    February 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A trio of stirring songs written by Jimmy Webb that Glen Campbell recorded in the late 1960s are legacy aplenty for both singer and songwriter: Campbell's incredible performances of the yearning "Galv A trio of stirring songs written by Ji ...

  26. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about the Billboard chart year, the Bee Gees, Jimmy Webb, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, and more. IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR -- BUT WHEN DOES IT END? Fred, Would you be helpful to us chart hounds by clarifying ...

  27. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about Richard Harris, the Bee Gees, Mariah Carey, Cyndi Lauper, and more. THE LATE RICHARD HARRIS Hello again Fred. No obituary I have read so far of Richard Harris has focused on what to me is his greate ...

  28. Belly of the Sun

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Mississippi-reared/New York City-residing modern jazz songstress Cassandra Wilson returned home for the recording of her new album—and for very good reason. Mississippi-reared/New York City-residing modern jazz songstress Cassandra Wilson returned h ...

  29. Maroon

    June 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The debut full-length from the Webb Brothers—Justin and Christiaan, the sons of singer/songwriter Jimmy Webb ("Wichita Lineman," "MacArthur Park")—is a smart collection of California-sty The debut full-length from the Webb Brothe ...

  30. Doves Take Flight For North American Trek

    May 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Two of the most highly touted acts to come out of the U.K. last year, Doves and the Webb Brothers, will join forces for a 20-date North American tour this summer. The jaunt, which kicks off June 10 in Two of the most highly touted acts to come out o ...

  31. Judy Collins Celebrates 40 Years Of Music

    May 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Major career milestones are often celebrated with a special event. Yet Judy Collins is choosing to approach the 40th anniversary of her recording debut this year the same way she has lived her life -- Major career milestones are often celebrated wit ...

  32. Stars Honor Brian Wilson In New York

    March 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 New York's Radio City Music Hall was filled with the sounds of sunny California last night (March 29), as TNT taped of the fifth installment in its Masters Series, An All-Star Tribute To Brian Wilson. New York's Radio City Music Hall was f ...

  33. Martin, Joel, Others Added To Wilson Tribute

    March 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 TNT's upcoming "An All Star Tribute To Brian Wilson" has signed on a raft of additional talent. Set to tape March 29 at New York's Radio City Music Hall, the special will feature newly added performer TNT's upcoming "An ...