1. ‘Wicked’ Composer Stephen Schwartz Joins Fight Against Sheet Music Piracy

    April 22, 2014 5:14 AM EDT By now, some young musical theater fans have received an email from Stephen Schwartz asking them to stop illegally downloading sheet music from any of his shows. Or anyone's show, for that matter. The award-winning composer of the Broadway s ...

  2. Weekly Chart Notes: Madonna, Michael Jackson, 'Godspell'

    February 10, 2012 1:45 PM EST 0 0 0 The Queen of Pop moves closer to the Queen of Soul's Hot 100 record, while music from the King of Pop makes a royal return. NEW MATERIAL: Madonna dresses up the Billboard Hot 100 for a 56th time, as "Give Me All Your Luvin'," fea ...

  3. How Much Did 'For Good' Earn by Being Performed on 'Oprah' and 'Glee' on the Same Day?

    May 31, 2011 6:42 PM EDT Last week, when Stephen Schwartz's "For Good," from the play "Wicked," wound up with two high-profile synchronizations , some in the industry wondered whether the performances were serendipity or shrewd strategic maneuveri ...

  4. Five For Fighting Serves Up 'Slice' of 'American Pie'

    May 20, 2010 10:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Five For Fighting's John Ondrasik is hoping that "a slice of American Pie" will prove tasty enough to become his next hit single. The song is the title track of Five For Fighting's fifth album, "Slice," and an optimisti ...

  5. Chart Beat Thursday: Multi-Format Diva Domination

    November 12, 2009 5:31 PM EST 0 0 0 CARRIE: Carrie Underwood 's third album "Play On" opens atop the Billboard 200 and Country Albums. The set is her second No. 1 on the Billboard 200, following 2007's "Carnival Ride." Her first release, "Some Hearts ...

  6. Special: Celebrating Songs For 40 Years

    June 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT When the members of the Songwriters Hall of Fame convene for its annual gala award dinner on June 18 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York, attendees will celebrate not just a stellar group of inductees but also the organization's 40th an ...

  7. Songwriters Hall of Fame Announces 2009 Honorees

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced this year's inductees, who will be honored at the organization's annual dinner on June 18 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. On that day, the Songwriters Hall of Fame will induct Fe ...

  8. Who gets your vote for best original song in a motion picture at the Academy Awards?

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Last week we asked our readers: Who gets your vote for best original song in a motion picture at the Academy Awards? Last week we asked our readers: Who gets your vote for best original song in a motion picture at the Academy Awards? 155 people vote ...

  9. 'Once,' 'Atonement' Triumph In Music Oscars

    February 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova won best original song for "Falling Slowly" from "Once" and Dario Marianelli won the Oscar for original score for "Atonement" at the 80th Academy Awards last night in Glen Hansard and Ma ...

  10. And The Best Original Song Oscar Nominees Are...

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Billboard.com takes a look at -- and listens to -- the 2008 nominees for the best original song Oscar: songs from "Enchanted," "Once" and "August Rush." With the 13-week writers' strike settled and the Academy Awar ...

  11. 'Enchanted' Dominates Oscar Song Category

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Songs from the film "Enchanted" dominated the best original song category nominees for the 2008 Academy Awards, which were announced this morning (Jan. 22). Three of the five nods, all with music by A Songs from the film "Enchanted&qu ...

  12. Ireland’s Hansard In The Frame For An Oscar

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST The lead vocalist from “the second-biggest band in Ireland” is up for an Oscar. The nominations for the 80th Academy Awards unveiled by the the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today clearly loaded the dice in favor of the previous awar ...

  13. 47th Annual Grammy Awards Winners

    February 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Winners of the 47th annual Grammy Awards, presented Feb. 13, 2005, at the Los Angeles Convention Center and the Staples Center. Below are the winners of the 47th annual Grammy Awards, presented Feb. 13, 2005, at the Los Angeles Convention Center and ...