1. Paul Simon, Yo-Yo Ma Share Sweden's Polar Music Prize

    May 08, 2012 8:38 AM EDT STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Singer-songwriter Paul Simon and cellist Yo-Yo Ma have won the 2012 Polar Music Prize, Sweden's most prestigious award for musicians. Simon and Ma will receive 1 million kronor ($166,000) each and an invitation to the prize ...

  2. Inside The 2011 Polar Music Prize Ceremonies Honoring Patti Smith, Kronos Quartet

    August 31, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Patti Smith receives the 2011 Polar Music Prize from King Carl XVI Gustaf at the Concert Hall, Stockholm. (Photo: Patrik Österberg / All Over Press Sweden) Patti Smith will perform live tonight at the Stockholm Concert Hall, the final event in a c ...

  3. Morricone, Bjork Share Sweden's Polar Music Prize

    May 17, 2010 7:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 Italian composer Ennio Morricone and Icelandic singer Bjork have won the 2010 Polar Music Prize. They will be invited to accept the award, which includes 1 million kronor ($130,000) each in prize money, at a ceremony in Stockholm later this year. Th ...

  4. King Of Sweden Honors Pink Floyd, Renée Fleming

    August 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Polar Music Prize has been presented to Pink Floyd and American soprano Renée Fleming by His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden at Stockholm Concert Hall. Fleming was introduced by Peter Gelb, general manager of the Metropolitan Opera in New Yo ...

  5. Chart Beat Chat: Catalog Charts, ABBA, Record Players

    July 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss the catalog charts, ABBA and vinyl and record players. LENGTHY VISITORS Dear Fred, I noticed that Buckcherry's "15" remained on The Billboard 200 after falling below No. 100 even though it had been on the ...

  6. Rollins, Reich Receive Polar Prize

    May 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Seminal jazz artist Sonny Rollins and innovative minimalist Steve Reich were awarded the 16th annual Polar Music Prize on Monday (May 21) by His Majesty King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden. The prestigious prize was presented during a nationally televi ...

  7. Gilberto Gil Receives Polar Music Prize

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Brazilian pop star and Culture Minister Gilberto Gil received the Polar Music Prize from Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf at a ceremony last night (May 23) in Stockholm. Brazilian pop star and Culture Minister Gilberto Gil received the Polar Music Prize ...

  8. Gil, Fischer-Dieskau Win Polar Music Prize

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Brazilian singer Gilberto Gil and German romance singer Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau are the 2005 winners of the Polar Music Prize for their contributions to music. Brazilian singer Gilberto Gil and German romance singer Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau are the ...

  9. Sweden's Anderson Records Switches To Universal

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stockholm-based label Anderson Records has inked a Scandinavian sales and distribution deal with Universal Music Sweden. Anderson founder and managing director Marie Ledin says the deal will run for a Stockholm-based label Anderson Records has ink ...