1. Michael McDonald Shares 'Half Truth' Lyric Video From First Album In a Decade: Exclusive

    August 10, 2017 12:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 The most familiar image of Michael McDonald, of course, is of the legend behind a keyboard, as he's done for decades with Steely Dan, the Doobie Brothers and, since 1982, as a solo act. But he went a different route for "Half Truth," ...

  2. Thundercat Performs 'Show You The Way' with With Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald on 'Tonight Show': Watch

    June 06, 2017 8:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 Leave it to Thundercat to wear silky kimono-like shorts during his Tonight Show  performance on Monday night (June 5). While the fashion may have seemed a bit low-key for late night, it was perfectly fitting with the mellow vibes the bass master bro ...

  3. Read Ferguson Native Michael McDonald's Take On Violence, Race & Michael Brown

    August 19, 2014 3:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 Before his time with Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers, Michael McDonald learned music growing up in Ferguson, Mo., where he spent 14 years of his childhood. With the nation now watching his hometown in horror and disbelief, McDonald penned an insi ...

  4. 'Regulate' At 20: Warren G & Michael McDonald Discuss the G-Funk Jam

    April 28, 2014 1:45 PM EDT Warren G is interested in recruiting Macklemore for a 20-year anniversary version of 'Regulate.' Michael McDonald had just hit the Lower East Side of the N-Y-C, and while he wasn't on a mission trying to find Mr. Warren G, fate was ...

  5. Michael McDonald Talks Doobie Brothers' Country Album: 'It's Like Old Times'

    March 25, 2014 10:34 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country A-listers lead busy lives, and when the Doobie Brothers decamped to Nashville to cut a star-studded album featuring twanged-up versions of their classic hits, they found themselves playing "musical chairs" with their high-profile c ...

  6. Philip Smart, Celebrated Reggae Producer/Engineer, Dead at 61

    March 14, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Philip Smart, a renowned engineer, hit-making producer, owner of a successful recording studio, and visionary radio host who provided a much-needed platform for New York-area reggae artists, passed away on Feb. 25 from complications due to carcino ...

  7. Sara Bareilles Hires Bruno Mars' Manager

    February 25, 2014 10:52 PM EST 0 0 0 Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles has found herself a new manager in Brandon Creed, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. Creed, via his own The Creed Co., handles the careers of Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson, along with award-winning songwriting-product ...

  8. Counting Crows Latest to Go to Court Over Digital Royalties

    January 14, 2014 9:07 PM EST On Tuesday, the Counting Crows filed a lawsuit against Universal Music Group, becoming the latest musicians to allege they've been cheated out of digital income. The California band believes that UMG should be treating downloads of hits like ...

  9. Morning Fix: Billboard Wins Two Folio Awards; Mandela's Impact on Music, Concerts, More; Spotify Readies Free Mobile Streaming; John Mayer and Michael McDonald Part Ways

    December 06, 2013 8:51 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE BILLBOARD'S 2013 YEAR-END SURVEY Welcome to the second annual Billboard.Biz Year-End Readers' Survey. Unlike other traditional polls based on voting, we want your opinions and wisdom on fo ...

  10. John Mayer Parts With Michael McDonald, Manager of 13 Years

    December 05, 2013 7:43 PM EST 0 0 0 John Mayer and longtime manager Michael McDonald of Mick Management have parted ways, according to two knowledgeable executives. The split was finalized in the midst of the second leg of the John Mayer Live In Concert tour Tuesday night (Dec. 3), at ...

  11. John Mayer, Manager Michael McDonald Part Ways (Exclusive)

    December 05, 2013 5:31 PM EST John Mayer and longtime manager Michael McDonald of Mick Management have parted ways, according to two knowledgeable executives. The split was finalized in the midst of the second leg of the John Mayer Live In Concert tour Tuesday night (Dec. 3) ...

  12. Changing Roles of Managers & Labels Explored At Billboard Touring Conference

    November 14, 2013 12:26 AM EST While over the last decade power may have shifted from the record labels to artist managers, who are also being forced to assume more of the label tasks, the record labels still have an important role to play in developing new talent. That was o ...

  13. Team 8 Founder Rich Cohen Joining Mick Artist Management as Partner

    September 04, 2013 4:07 PM EDT Rich Cohen, founder of Team 8 Management, is joining Mick Artist Management as a partner, joining Mick founder Michael McDonald and general manager Jonathan Eshak in the partnership, Billboard.biz has learned. Cohen founded Team 8 in 2007 and re ...

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  15. Dukes of September Supergroup Filming PBS Concert

    November 15, 2012 9:04 PM EST 0 0 0 Donald Fagen , Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs ' supergroup the Dukes of September will film a concert Friday night for PBS's "Great Performances." 429 Records will release a DVD of the concert at a later date. The Dukes of Septe ...

  16. Wixen Widens Its Scope

    October 15, 2012 6:15 AM EDT Family-run forensic publishing rights specialist is offering new services for its wide array of clients Wixen Music Publishing, known for its forensic ability to find monies due, now wants to be known for generating incremental income too. The c ...

  17. Donald Fagen Mulling Solo Tour To Support 'Sunken Condos' Album

    October 10, 2012 4:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 'If it's a total turkey, I don't want to be associated with it at all,' Steely Dan leader tells Billboard. After a three interconnected solo albums, Steely Dan 's Donald Fagen wanted his upcoming "Sunken Condos" to ...

  18. Vocal Problems: Why So Many Artists Struggle To Stay at Full Volume

    August 20, 2012 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Imagine Dragons has a hit single on rock radio and a hotly anticipated album hitting stores in less than a month. Too bad the group's singer can't utter a word. The Las Vegas alt-rock band's frontman, Dan Reynolds, underwent surgery i ...

  19. Publishing Briefs: Kobalt Music Group Inks Deal With Paul McCartney, MPL Communications

    July 24, 2012 6:00 AM EDT Kobalt Signs Up McCartney Kobalt Music Group Ltd.has signed an exclusive long-term administration deal with Paul McCartney and MPL Communications covering the world outside North America, the U.K. and Ireland. As part of the deal, Kobalt will also ...

  20. Walk the Moon Enjoys Overnight Success, Two Years in the Making

    June 18, 2012 4:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Anna Sun," a catchy track by Ohio art-rock band Walk the Moon , is technically the first single from the paisley revival group's self-titled, major-label debut album, out June 19 on RCA Records. But the song, penned by lead singer/ke ...

  21. Walk the Moon Enjoys Overnight Success, Two Years in the Making

    June 14, 2012 4:50 PM EDT ''Anna Sun," a catchy track by Ohio art-rock band Walk the Moon, is technically the first single from the paisley revival group's self-titled, major-label debut album, out June 19 on RCA Records. But the song, penned by lead si ...

  22. Business Matters: Songza Takes a Bite Out of Pandora

    June 13, 2012 9:06 PM EDT Songza Takes a Bite Out of Pandora -- An upstart Internet radio company has caused Pandora Media, the leading Internet radio service, to drop 11.2% over the last two trading days and shed $208 million of market value. If you haven't heard of ...

  23. Mick Artist Management Promotes Jonathan Eshak to General Manager

    June 08, 2012 2:56 PM EDT 0 0 Mick Management promoted longtime manager Jonathan Eshak to general manager, overseeing the day to day activities of the company. Eshak, who manages the Walkmen, White Denim, Real Estate, and Brett Dennen, has been with the company for almost ten year ...

  24. Doobie Brothers' Michael McDonald Files Royalty Lawsuit Against Warner Music Group

    May 21, 2012 9:55 PM EDT King & Ballow's Richard S. Busch continues his assault upon the major label tradition of paying standard artist royalties for downloads instead of a 50% licensing royalty. The attorney has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Doobie Brothers sing ...

  25. L.A. Reid, Martin Bandier, Doug Morris, More Honor Cornerstone's Jon Cohen at Syracuse University Event

    May 04, 2012 6:17 AM EDT (L-R): Cornerstone/Fader's Jon Cohen, Martin Bandier, L.A. Reid, and Doug Morris. (Photo: Ben Gabbe) ( Disclosure: The author of this article, Billboard.biz editor Jem Aswad, graduated from Syracuse University and has appeared as a lecturer a ...

  26. Michael McDonald Prepping Two Albums

    December 05, 2011 4:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Michael McDonald , who has spent the last decade covering soul music classics and Christmas songs, is working on two albums -- one with the guitarist Robben Ford and the other with his son Dylan. Rather than go through a traditional label, McDonald ...

  27. The Dude Abides: Jeff Bridges Delivers a Self-Titled Album

    August 12, 2011 7:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jeff Bridges is receiving the kind of exposure for his new, self-titled album that Otis "Bad" Blake would probably kill for. This month, Bridges is booked to perform on "Today," "Live! With Regis and Kelly," "The T ...

  28. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals: Readers Respond, Part 1

    July 01, 2011 2:05 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 [email protected] . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  29. The Roots Plotting 'Orchestral' New Album

    June 03, 2011 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 For the follow-up to the Roots ' 2010 album, "How I Got Over," drummer ?uestlove says the veteran hip-hop band is planning a "concept album" with orchestral arrangements. "This is going to be our first full-fledged narr ...

  30. Phoebe Snow, 'Poetry Man' Singer, Dies

    April 26, 2011 1:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 P hoebe Snow , a bluesy singer, guitarist and songwriter who had a defining hit of the 1970s with "Poetry Man" but then largely dropped out of the spotlight to care for her disabled daughter, has died. Snow, who was nominated for best new ...

  31. Katy Perry to Kick Off 'California Dreams' U.S. Tour in June

    January 19, 2011 6:09 PM EST 0 0 0 K aty Perry announced the North American dates for her California Dreams 2011 world tour during a live chat on Facebook Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 19). The pop star will bring her "Teenage Dream" and "One of the Boys" hits to the ...

  32. The Doobie Brothers Go "Crazy"

    September 23, 2010 5:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 One August night a few weeks ago, as the Doobie Brothers were playing before 18,000 ardent fans in Montana, founding guitarist Pat Simmons looked out into the audience. "I see this guy in dreads; he's probably 18 years old. He's got h ...

  33. Un-Featured Featured Artists, Part 2

    August 12, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Love the Way You Lie," by Eminem featuring Rihanna , is the 46th Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 since 2000 specifically sporting a "featuring" artist credit. Between 1958 and 1999, just 18 such titles reigned. Still, high-profile acts ...

  34. Ray LaMontagne Takes the Reins for 'God Willin'

    August 07, 2010 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 When it was time for Ray LaMontagne to begin recording his fourth album, the location he chose came as a surprise to absolutely no one. Long known as something of a recluse who prefers the comforts of his home in western Massachusetts to hitting the ...

  35. Fagen, McDonald, Scaggs Join Forces For Rhythm Revue Tour

    June 14, 2010 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Boz Scaggs, Michael McDonald and Steely Dan's Donald Fagen will join forces as the Dukes of September this summer when they hit the road for the 15-date (and growing) Rhythm Revue tour, starting Aug 19 in Danbury, Conn. The jaunt is an outgrowt ...

  36. Ask Billboard: "Glee," Olivia Newton-John, Bee Gees

    May 14, 2010 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at [email protected] . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. TOTAL "GLEE"-CLIPSE OF ...

  37. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1982

    October 27, 2009 2:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 'WHO' WAS NO. 1?: This week in 1982, Australia's Men at Work , fronted by singer/songwriter Colin Hay , topped the Billboard Hot 100 with their first U.S. single, "Who Can It Be Now?" In the print issue of Billboard dated Oc ...

  38. Chart Beat Thursday: Barbra Streisand, Foreigner, Jay Sean

    October 08, 2009 5:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 SUPER-STREIS-ED: This week's Billboard is 200 bursting with all kinds of records. Literally and figuratively. Dating to the chart's March 24, 1956, launch as a weekly survey, not until this week had eight titles debuted in the top 10. The ...

  39. Chart Beat Thursday: Black Eyed Peas, Pearl Jam, Frank Sinatra

    October 01, 2009 2:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 STILL HAVIN' A BALL: Days after the 2009 Major League Baseball season began, the Black Eyed Peas settled into the leadoff spot on the Billboard Hot 100, on the charted dated April 18. This week, as the campaign reaches its 162-game conclusion a ...

  40. Chart Beat: Carrie Underwood, Labelle, AC/DC

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart action from AC/DC, Carrie Underwood, Labelle and more. CARRIE'S NATION: There are only a handful of artists who can release albums titled "Number Ones" or "1s" or some variation thereof, including Elvis ...

  41. George Martin Reflects On 'Sgt. Pepper' In L.A.

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Beatles producer George Martin offered a fascinating look into the group's creative process during a multimedia presentation for members of the National Recording Academy of Arts and Sciences Friday a Beatles producer George Martin offered a fa ...

  42. This Day in Music

    June 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Madonna visits ABC's "The View" and reveals she hopes to release her then as-yet-untitled 10th studio album in late October or early November via Warner Bros. She adds that the album ("Confessi 2005 - Madonna visits ABC� ...

  43. Ask Billboard

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith answers readers' questions on Fantasia, Jaci Velasquez, Diane Warren and more! FANTASIA OF THE FUTURE Dear Keith, I have a question about "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino. With the success of her stint on Broadway in &quo ...

  44. Mayer Aligns With Blackberry For Summer Tour

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 John Mayer's 2008 summer tour will begin July 2 at Milwaukee's Summerfest, Billboard.com has learned. The tour is presented by BlackBerry and features Colbie Caillat and Brett Dennen as support. John Mayer's 2008 summer tour will begi ...

  45. Chart Beat

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Janet Jackson, Alan Jackson, Jackson Browne and more! THE JACKSONS: One Jackson replaces another at the top of The Billboard 200, with Janet Jackson's "Discipline" (Island) giving way to Alan Jackson's "Good T ...

  46. Alan Jackson Bests Janet To Top Billboard 200

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country king Alan Jackson scores his fourth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with his new set "Good Time." The Arista Nashville set sold 119,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Country king Alan Jackson scores his fo ...

  47. Nothin' But A 'Good Time' For Alan Jackson

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country king Alan Jackson scores his fourth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Good Time," giving the singer his 12th chart-topper on Top Country Albums ... Flogging Molly notches its highest-charting album and its biggest sales week ever ...

  48. Soul To Squeeze

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ahead of the release of the mostly covers "Soul Speak," Michael McDonald accomplished the rare feat of hitting three separate charts with a trio of tracks from the project. Also check out Alan Jackson Ahead of the release of the mostly cov ...

  49. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    March 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alan Jackson gets back to his brand of traditional country, the Black Crowes unveil their first new album in more than seven years, Michael McDonald scores again by showing his "soul" and AB Quintanil The debut album from Greg Dulli and Ma ...

  50. Soul To Squeeze

    March 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ahead of the release of the mostly covers "Soul Speak," due this week via Universal Motown, Michael McDonald accomplished the rare feat of hitting three separate charts with a trio of tracks from the Ahead of the release of the mostly cove ...

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