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. Artist Anoushka Shankar Discusses Abuse, Backs 'One Billion Rising' Campaign

    February 14, 2013 5:29 AM EST The daughter of late Indian sitar great Ravi Shankar has spoken out about how she was sexually abused as a child. Anoushka Shankar, herself a talented sitar player, has told of how she had suffered "groping, touching and verbal abuse" by ...

  3. Backbeat: Pete Townshend Receives Les Paul Award During NAMM

    February 01, 2013 1:59 PM EST Above, L-R: Townshend's longtime friend, producer and humorist Martin Lewis; Pete Townshend; Jeff Salmon of the Les Paul Foundation The Who's Pete Townshend was honored at this year's 28th Annual Technical Excellence & Creat ...

  4. Patti Page, Country Music Icon, Dead at 85

    January 02, 2013 3:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Patti Page, the "Singing Rage" who stumbled across "Tennessee Waltz" and made it one of the best-selling recordings ever, has died. She was 85. Page died on New Year's Day in Encinitas, Calif., according to publicist Schatzi ...

  5. Bruno Mars Hits High Note on Social 50 Chart

    December 28, 2012 8:37 PM EST 0 0 0 Bruno Mars continues his ascension towards the top of the Billboard Social 50, jumping to a new personal high of No. 2 (up three spots). The rise comes a week after his new album, "Unorthodox Jukebox," arrived at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 ...

  6. Bruno Mars Hits High Note on Social 50 Chart; PSY's Billion Views Boost

    December 28, 2012 4:59 PM EST Bruno Mars continues his ascension towards the top of the Billboard Social 50, jumping to a new personal high of No. 2 (up three spots). The rise comes a week after his new album "Unorthodox Jukebox" arrived at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 ...

  7. Morning Fix: Gee Roberson's New Label; BMG Gets Rosetta Catalog; Wiesenthal to WMG

    December 21, 2012 8:54 AM EST Subscribe to Billboard's FREE Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters HERE EXCLUSIVE: GEE ROBERSON FORMS NEW LABEL, BLUEPRINT, THROUGH INTERSCOPE GEFFEN A&M: Geffen Records chairman Gee Roberson will transition to ...

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  9. Ravi Shankar to Receive Lifetime Achievement Grammy

    December 12, 2012 10:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Carole King, The Temptations, Patti Page and Lightnin' Hopkins Among Honorees On the morning after his death, the Recording Academy announced that Ravi Shankar and six others -- Glenn Gould, Charlie Haden, Lightnin' Hopkins, Carole King, P ...

  10. Ravi Shankar, Carole King, Temptations, Patti Page, More to Receive Lifetime Achievement Grammys

    December 12, 2012 8:26 AM EST On the morning after his death, the Recording Academy announced that Ravi Shankar and six others -- Glenn Gould, Charlie Haden, Lightnin' Hopkins, Carole King, Patti Page and the Temptations -- will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards. In a s ...

  11. Ravi Shankar, Sitar Maestro, Dead at 92

    December 11, 2012 11:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Ravi Shankar, the master sitar player who earned three Grammys and left an indelible mark on generations of pop influencers including the Beatles, died on Tuesday at a hospital near his home in San Diego, his foundation and record label announced . ...

  12. Ravi Shankar - Idol of George Harrison, Estranged Father of Norah Jones - Dead at 92

    December 11, 2012 11:43 PM EST Ravi Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with the Beatles and who introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over an eight-decade career, has died. He was 92. The prime minister& ...

  13. George Harrison's Widow Hopes Book Will Fill in Blanks Left by Scorsese Doc

    May 02, 2012 9:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 George Harrison's widow Olivia hopes to add more perspective on the reticent Beatle with her new digital book, and fill in the blanks left by Martin Scorsese's recent documentary. Based on Scorsese's "George Harrison: Living in t ...

  14. Business Matters: SoundExchange Royalties Smaller Than Downloads, Bigger Than Subscriptions

    January 18, 2012 6:26 PM EST Subscription Services Get All The Attention, Pay Artists Less Than Webcasts SoundExchange made 18,000 payments totaling $89.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. That brought its 2011 distributions to $292 million, an increase of 17 percent fro ...

  15. Win a George Harrison/Ravi Shankar Box Set

    October 20, 2010 3:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Collaborations," a limited edition box set of sitar master Ravi Shankar's work with George Harrison, was released yesterday (Oct. 19) on Dark Horse Records. The set features the rare concert performance "Ravi Shankar's Musi ...

  16. Herbie Hancock Enlists Dave Matthews, Jeff Beck For 'Imagine' Project

    September 11, 2009 3:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 After Herbie Hancock won the 2008 album of the year Grammy Award for "River: The Joni Letters," he did what anyone would do after a tremendous professional accomplishment: He sat down to watch TV. As Hancock watched the PBS documentary &qu ...

  17. Sting, Spektor, Groban Join Joshua Bell 'At Home'

    September 02, 2009 9:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sting, Regina Spektor, Josh Groban and jazz trumpeter Chris Botti are among the guests who join violin virtuoso Joshua Bell on his new album, "At Home With Friends." The sixteen song set, which also features appearances by Dave Grusin and ...

  18. Woodstock At 40: Billboard On The Scene

    July 31, 2009 2:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 In August of 1969, Billboard sent a young reporter, Daniel Goldberg, to upstate New York to cover the Woodstock festival. His report of the historic event appeared ont he cover of the August 30, 1969 issue of the magazine. Goldberg would go on to a ...

  19. Woodstock Box Set Unearths Famous Festival's Rarities

    June 05, 2009 8:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 Thirty-eight previously unreleased recordings -- from groups such as the Who, the Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Jefferson Airplane -- will dot Rhino's "Woodstock -- 40 Years On: Back to Yasgur's Farm" box set, w ...

  20. April 7, 2009

    April 07, 2009 10:31 AM EDT – The newly reunited Stone Temple Pilots announce a 65-date reunion tour and play for the first time since 2002. 2008 – Bob Dylan becomes the first rock and roll musician to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize. 1998 – George Michael is arrested for dis ...

  21. This Day in Music

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Toby Keith's three wins top the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards, held at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville. His "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue (The Angry American)" 2003 - Toby Keith's three win ...

  22. Chart Beat

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Kelly Clarkson, "Hannah Montana 2 (Soundtrack)/Meet Miley Cyrus," Freeway and Jay-Z and more! 'DECEMBER' IN JULY: Kelly Clarkson's third album goes where no Kelly Clarkson album has gone before. "My Decem ...

  23. Music On TV: June 11-17

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on TV listings for June 11-17, 2007. MONDAY, June 11 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Sam Moore (also featured: Jessica McClure). "The View," ABC Featured Artist(s): Rihanna (also featured: Kim Coles; Seth Green). "Tav ...

  24. This Day in Music

    April 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Toby Keith's three wins top the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards, held at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville. His "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue (The Angry American)" 2003 - Toby Keith's three win ...

  25. This Day in Music

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1974 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Bennie and the Jets," Elton John. The song is first released as the B-side to "Candle in the Wind," an ode to Marilyn Monroe.<br clear="none"/><br clear=" ...

  26. Shankar All Night Long

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Anoushka Shankar promotes her newest tour in India. Anoushka Shankar, daughter of noted sitarist Ravi Shankar, poses with a sitar during a Jan. 24 press conference in Bombay staged to promote her tour of India. Shankar will perform live in Bombay on ...

  27. Zeppelin, Gergiev Win Polar Music Prize

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Legendary rock act Led Zeppelin and Russian conductor and artistic director Valery Gergiev were named laureates of the prestigious Polar Music Prize for 2006 today (Nov. 7) in Stockholm. Legendary rock act Led Zeppelin and Russian conductor and arti ...

  28. A Concert For A Cause

    October 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The George Harrison-led "Concert for Bangladesh" makes its DVD debut this week via Rhino, coinciding Capitol's remixed, remastered CD of the project. The George Harrison-led "Concert for Bangladesh" makes its DVD debut this ...

  29. 'Concert For Bangladesh' Finally Coming To DVD

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The George Harrison-led "Concert for Bangladesh" will make its DVD debut Oct. 25 via Rhino, the same day Capitol releases a remixed, remastered CD of the project. The George Harrison-led "Concert for Bangladesh" will make its DVD ...

  30. This Day in Music

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Toby Keith's three wins top the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards, held at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville. His "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue (The Angry Amer 2003 - Toby Keith's t ...

  31. Bono, Shankar Among Nobel Peace Prize Nominees

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 U2 singer Bono and Indian sitar master Ravi Shankar are among 166 nominees for the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize, a list that also includes Pope John Paul II and former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell. U2 singer Bono and Indian sitar master Ravi Shank ...

  32. Idlewild Inspired By Classics On New Album

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Although he's known for his earnest and introspective tales, Idlewild singer Roddy Woomble says writing lyrics for the band's upcoming 2005 release is more of a chore than anything else. Although he's known for his earnest and introsp ...

  33. Concert for George

    December 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Concert for George" does not have the feel of your standard live tribute. "Concert for George" does not have the feel of your standard live tribute. Only four actual heavyweights appeared at the November 2002 gig at London' ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Gallagher, Weller Aid Death In Vegas' 'Scorpio'

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tim Holmes and Richard Fearless, aka U.K. electronica duo Death In Vegas, are set to return June 17 with the North American release of "Scorpio Rising" on Sanctuary Records. Tim Holmes and Richard Fearless, aka U.K. electronica duo Death I ...

  36. This Day in Music

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Carlos Vega, a Los Angeles drummer best known for his work with James Taylor, dies of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. 1998 - Carlos Vega, a Los Angeles drummer best known for his work with James Taylor, dies of ...

  37. Jarrett To Receive 2003 Polar Music Prize

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Pianist Keith Jarrett has been selected as the 2003 winner of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music's annual Polar Music Prize. Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf will present the prize at a May 12 ceremony i Pianist Keith Jarrett has been selecte ...

  38. Spiritual Memories Captured On 'Monterey Pop' DVD

    November 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In the hit song "Monterey" -- commemorating the landmark Monterey Pop Festival of June 16-18, 1967, in northern California -- Eric Burdon & the Animals sang the lyrics: "Young gods smiled upon the In the hit song "Monterey&qu ...

  39. McCartney, Starr Lead Harrison Tribute Concert

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will make a rare appearance together as part of a London concert commemorating the one-year anniversary of the death of Beatles guitarist George Harrison. The event, set Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will make a rare ...

  40. Judd, LaBelle, King Join Rainforest Benefit

    April 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A host of entertainers have been added to the lineup of next week's Rainforest Foundation benefit concert in the Isaac Stern Auditorium at New York's Carnegie Hall. Set for April 13, the bill for the A host of entertainers have been added ...

  41. Norah Jones Breaks Through

    March 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Not since Diana Krall has a solo female jazz artist created such a critical sensation in the media. Norah Jones is slowly but surely bringing her style of contemporary jazz to a growing audience with Not since Diana Krall has a solo female jazz arti ...

  42. Makeba, Gubaidulina Win Polar Music Prize

    March 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 South African singer Miriam Makeba and Tatarstani avant garde composer Sofia Gubaidulina have been designated as the winners of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music's annual Polar Music Prize. Sweden's South African singer Miriam Makeba and ...

  43. Sting, Elton, Taylor Rock For Rainforests

    February 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The 11th annual benefit for the Rainforest Foundation at New York's Carnegie Hall will feature performances by Elton John and James Taylor, as well as the organization's co-founder, Sting. Set for Apr The 11th annual benefit for the Rainfo ...

  44. Harrison's Ashes To Be Scattered In India

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 George Harrison's long, intensely intimate relationship with Indian mysticism, music and Hinduism sent his wife and son on a pilgrimage to the holy Ganges River, where religious authorities said the f George Harrison's long, intensely inti ...

  45. Live at Carnegie Hall

    October 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Recorded last October, this comprises the opening set for Angel's previously released Full Circle/Carnegie Hall 2000 concert pairing of father/daughter sitarists Ravi and Anoushka Shankar—cappe Recorded last October, this comprises the opening ...

  46. Bridges: The Best of Ravi Shankar

    May 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Not content with renown as either the world's foremost sitarist, India's most famous musician, or musical guru to the Beatles' lead guitarist, Ravi Shankar has forged a resolutely singular path in his Not content with renown as either ...