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  • Know-Madik releases 'Love's Parousia' on Aug. 8. The album is available now on iTunes.

    Know-Madik drops new album, 'Love's Parousia'

    Hip-hop artist/songwriter/producer Bradley Mayo (known to most as Know-Madik) is back with a brand-new body of work, infused with the same passion and lyrical mastery fans have grown to love him for. His latest album was written and produced entirely by himself and was created in hopes of...
  • Alicia Keys receives the Songwriter Icon Award from NMPA's David Israelite

    Alicia Keys honored with Icon Award, announces She is the Music program at National Music Publishers Association meeting

    Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys received the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) Songwriter Icon award during their annual meeting in New York last week, and the multi-Grammy award winner took the opportunity to announce She is the Music, a program that will promote female advancement within...
  • The Weeknd, Jason Mraz and Fantasia announced as performers for 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame

    The Weeknd, Jason Mraz and Fantasia announced as performers for 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame

    The 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony is set to take place later this month on June 14 at New York City’s Marriot Marquis Hotel. As previously reported, this year's class for the exclusive club includes John Mellencamp, Alan Jackson, Jermaine Dupri, Kool & the Gang, “I’ll Be There For You...
  • BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 23: Portugal. The Man and Asa Taccone from Electric Guest attend the 35th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards at The Bev

    35th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards with Lana Del Rey and Paul Stanley plus performances by Portugal. The Man, Alice Cooper and more

    In one star-studded evening, legendary musicians came out to honor this past year’s achievements in songwriting. ASCAP celebrated its 35th annual Pop Music Awards on Monday, April 23, at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Paul Williams, ASCAP President and award-winning songwriter who has...
  • LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 2: Allee Willis offers up anecdotes during her "Love ’N Latkes Chanukah Christmas Shopping Extravaganza Show!" at

    Review: Allee Willis’ ‘Love ’N Latkes’ gifts holiday cheer and some cool kitsch to all

    “Anyone for Liberace?” Allee Willis yells from the stage. “Ten dollars,” a voice from the audience answers. “Twenty,” someone in the crowd counters. “Twenty for Liberace? Very cheap for Liberace,” Willis banters back. A moment later, the highest bidder wins their very own Liberace album from Willis...
  • Alice Cooper, N.W.A., Mariah Carey and more nominated for Songwriters Hall of Fame class of 2018

    Alice Cooper, N.W.A., Mariah Carey and more nominated for Songwriters Hall of Fame class of 2018

    The prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame has revealed the list of nominees for their 2018 class, which is lead by pop powerhouses Mariah Carey, Alice Cooper, Alan Jackson and pioneering hip-hop group N.W.A., the Associated Press reports. They are just a few of the two dozen names revealed on...
  • Rick Rubin to receive Legendary Genius Award at Spotify's Secret Genius Awards, Frank Ocean is presenting

    Rick Rubin to receive Legendary Genius Award at Spotify's Secret Genius Awards, Frank Ocean is presenting

    Spotify will hold their inaugural Secret Genius Awards at Los Angeles’ Vibiana Cathedral in a few days on Nov. 1. The event will look to honor “the best songwriters, producers and publishers in the industry,” and will also be shining a well-deserved spotlight on Rick Rubin, who will be this year’s...
  • 'Chart Toppers' event will shine a light on today's hit songwriters at the GRAMMY Museum

    'Chart Toppers' event will shine a light on today's hit songwriters at the GRAMMY Museum

    Some of the biggest and most successful songwriters and producers in the world of pop music will be sharing their stories and strategies at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles next month. Announced earlier this week, the next installment of the museum’s “Songwriters-in-the-Round” series on Oct. 18 will...
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    Interview with singer and songwriter Jess Pomerantz

    Jess Pomerantz is a singer and songwriter who comes from a long-line of musicians. Her cousin, Phoebe Snow, gained fame in the 1970s for her hit “Poetry Man” which achieved platinum status. In January of 2017, Jess and her band performed at the One World Trade Center Observatory Exhibitionism, “The...
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    Interview with Amy Lee of Evanescence

    Amy Lee is a Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter who first achieved fame in the 2000s with her band, Evanescence, who will be touring the US this fall. A classically trained pianist, Lee presently lives and composes in New York City. Now a mother, she is set to release her first children’s...
  • Jim Peterik looks back on new album 'The Songs'

    Jim Peterik looks back on new album 'The Songs'

    Jim Peterik is a versatile musician and one of the most respected songwriters in music. Even if you don't recognize the name right away, you've definitely heard one of the many songs he's had a hand in writing. He's best known as the founder of Survivor and is the co-writer of the timeless anthem...
  • George Strait at Tapatio Springs in Boerne, Texas.

    George Strait fans push 'Amarillo By Morning' to greatest Country Music song

    “Amarillo By Morning” has been selected as Country Music’s greatest song of all time thanks to George Strait fans who voted in The Tennessean Country Music Madness online poll this month. The treasured 1983 hit beat out Tammy Wynette’s “Stand By Your Man” during a 64-song “tournament bracket” of 1...
  • James Robb drops new single 'Flamethrower'

    James Robb drops new single 'Flamethrower'

    The ladies are going to swoon over this up and coming singer/songwriter. James Robb is a singer/songwriter hailing from the UK with original music rooted in his love for pop & R&B and with that, Robb manages to delight us with the authenticity of his songwriting, driven by his rich, soulful...
  • The stylish Lera Lynn (and her acoustic guitar) took Swallow Hill's near-capacity theater on a ride through some dark musical landscape

    Lera Lynn live: 'True Detective' songwriter defies stereotypes at Swallow Hill

    Nashville songwriter Lera Lynn was a sight to behold Saturday night at Denver’s Swallow Hill music school. In the building’s spacious Daniels Hall auditorium, Lynn and her veritable band commanded a near-capacity crowd with an ever-changing mix of songs. The night awoke groggily with a charming, yet...
  • Mel Tillis:  Performer profile

    Mel Tillis: Performer profile

    Lonnie Melvin "Mel" Tillis, known worldwide today as Mel Tillis, an American country music singer and songwriter born August 8, 1932 in Dover, Florida (near Tampa) whose stutter developed during his childhood, a result of a bout with malaria, but did not handicap or hinder Mel Tillis from success as...
  • Zee Avi's talent show in her decorated musical career

    Zee Avi's talent show in her decorated musical career

    Malaysian singer/songwriter, Zee Avi, taught herself to play guitar at age 17 and got her start as a musician at age 21 after posting a video of her song, "Poppy" on Youtube in 2007. She received positive feedback and began to add more videos, planning on adding her last at the end of the year. The...
  • Take a ride on a Russian Caravan with Robby Krieger

    Take a ride on a Russian Caravan with Robby Krieger

    Robby Krieger is a rock guitarist and songwriter who's best known for being a founding member of the sixties rock band The Doors. Aside from his work with Jim Morrison and company, Krieger has released six solo albums, the most recent is 2010's Singularity. He was inducted into the Rock n' Roll...
  • 5 things you didn't know about Ke$ha

    5 things you didn't know about Ke$ha

    Ke$ha is an American pop singer who has a number one hit that you most likely have already heard called, “Tik Tok.” She got her big break by doing a cameo appearance on the video of Flo Rida’s number one hit, “Right Round.” She was born on March 1, 1987 in Los Angeles, California. You may think you...
  • Songwriters Hall of Fame announces 2015 inductees

    Songwriters Hall of Fame announces 2015 inductees

    The Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) has named their 2015 inductees to be honored at a star-studded induction dinner and event on June 18 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. The Songwriters Hall of Fame celebrates the musical pioneers who have crafted the songs America has grown up on...
  • Paul Williams can still compose and old fashion love song

    Paul Williams can still compose and old fashion love song

    Paul Williams is a singer/songwriter and actor who has composed some of pop music's most classic tunes for such artists as Three Dog Night, The Carpenters, Helen Reddy and Anne Murray. He's also co-starred in the Smokey and the Bandit trilogy, Phantom of the Paradise and Battle for the Planet of...
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