“We lost a giant of songwriting today,” said ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams. “He was a beautiful man with a stunning sense of humor and a gift for truth.”
Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean on Me, ” “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died from heart complications, his family said in a statement to The Associated Press. The three-time Grammy Award winner, who withdrew from making music in the mid-1980s, died on Monday in Los Angeles, the statement said.
UPDATE, April 3 MTV today announced its first line-up of musicians for MTV Unplugged at Home: Shaggy, Alessia Cara, Jewel, Melissa Etheridge, Monsta X, Bazzi, CNCO and FINNEAS will perform from the comfort of their homes. Beginning today with Alessia Cara at 12 noon ET/9 a.m. PT, and continuing regularly, performances will be available to […]
'Get ready to get down': Nile Rodgers rises to Lloyd Webber Twitter challenge. ‘Composers in quarantine’ play-off sees Chic star play a song from Jesus Christ Superstar as Lloyd Webber performs the Rodgers/Daft Punk hit Get Lucky
"Pay It Forward Live" continues Thursday with a performance by OneRepublic frontman and superstar songwriter Ryan Tedder, direct from his home at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT to support small businesses affected by COVID-19.
Rachel Bloom is remembering Adam Schlesinger, the co-founder of the band Fountains of Wayne and accomplished songwriter who was her songwriting partner for "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend."
"We want to thank you, because we want to connect just as much as everybody does," Yearwood told fans watching at home.
Ellis Marsalis Jr., the jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical clan, died late Wednesday from pneumonia brought on by the new coronavirus, leaving six sons and a deep legacy. Four of the jazz patriarch's six sons are musicians: Wynton, a Pulitzer- and Grammy-winning trumpeter, is America's most prominent jazz spokesman as artistic director of jazz at New York's Lincoln Center. Branford, a saxophonist, has won three Grammies, led The Tonight Show band and toured with Sting.
Ray Benson, 69, said he felt tired but didn't have many of other symptoms. Now, he's updating fans after testing positive for coronavirus.
Emmy- and Grammy-winning artist known for the hit "Stacy's Mom" and composing music for "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" and Tom Hanks's "That Thing You Do!" had been hospitalized for more than one week after being diagnosed with COVID-19.
The imprisoned rapper’s lawyer filed a motion to release him from custody, citing the spread of coronavirus in prisons. The U.S. Attorney does not oppose the motion
Taylor Swift hasn't been spotted casually browsing in record stores over the years quite as often as LP shop-aholic Elton John, but that doesn't mean she doesn't have an equal interest in keeping them open and thriving. Grimey's, an independent store in her hometown of Nashville, confirmed Thursday that Swift had quietly made a contribution […]
Roney was mentored by Miles Davis and Art Blakey and performed with legends including Chick Corea, Pharoah Sanders, and Ornette Coleman
“There are more serious things in the world right now than April Fool’s jokes and dropping records,” Flavor Flav tweeted after Chuck claimed the firing was to promote a new album
After a month of increasing anxiety and self-isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic, audiences in the U.S. are largely not eager to return to public events once the crisis subsides, according to a new study. In a survey of 1,000 consumers in the U.S., 44% of respondents said they would attend fewer large public events, […]
Adam Schlesinger, best known as co-founder of the band Fountains of Wayne, has been hospitalized for more than one week.
Rihanna and Jay-Z are doing their part to help with the impact of the coronavirus crisis. Their foundations have donated $1 million each to COVID-19 relief efforts in Los Angeles and New York City. The funds from Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation and Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation will support undocumented workers, the incarcerated, homeless and elderly […]
“Antiques Roadshow” appraises four pieces of art that Kanye West created when he was a sophomore in high school.
Kelly Clarkson's team of 10 only had one male contestant going into the Battles, but those demographics notably shifted Monday.
During the coronavirus pandemic, when most of us are staying at home, we’re going to spotlight products that you can enjoy from your couch, whether solo or in small groups, and leave out the rest. With that in mind, here are our picks for March 30 - April 5, including the best deals we could find for each.
(UPDATED with more details from executive producer Joel Gallen.) As recently as last Tuesday, just three artists had signed on to "Fox Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert for America." But after a week of scrambling and all-night editing sessions, the producers and executives behind the special managed to put together a one-hour event on […]