From shopping malls to TV commercials to entire radio stations, Christmas music gets plenty of attention -- but what about Halloween? The trick-or-treat loot might be sugary and empty, but the songs sure aren't.
Billboard is honoring the late Chip Hooper from Paradigm with a new award for young professionals, to be given out Nov. 13 during the Billboard Live Music Summit & Awards at the Montage in Beverly Hills.
On Oct. 11 in Santa Monica, Calif., City of Hope honored outgoing Warner/Chappell Music chairman/CEO Jon Platt with its Spirit of Life Award. With help from Beyoncé, who performed, and Jay-Z, who presented Platt with his award, the evening raised $6.1 million for the world-renowned Duarte, Calif.-based research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.
Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard first collaborated during Season 2 of American Idol over fifteen years ago, but soon they’ll be sharing the spotlight again. Aiken and Studdard announced the Ruben & Clay’s First Annual Christmas Carol Family Fun Pageant Spectacular Reunion Show on ABC’s The View Thursday (Oct. 18).