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Songwriting Role Helps Free Voices

By John Anthony English teacher and musician Evan Davies has combined his passion for music with his occupation by taking on the role of a songwriting mentor for prisoners A Taranaki teacher with a passion for music is helping prisoners find their voice through songwriting. In a Maori Television documentary New Plymouth Boys’ High School […]

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Songwriters Demand Rush Limbaugh Stop Playing Their Songs On Show

UPI News Service Several musicians, including English singer-songwriter Peter Gabriel, want U.S. right-wing talker Rush Limbaugh to stop playing their songs. The Canadian band Rush and Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds also say they do not want to be associated with Limbaugh’s radio show, Rolling Stone reported Thursday. Limbaugh, no stranger to controversy, created […]

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HANG ON LESTER CHAMBERS…HELP IS ON THE WAY!

By Artie Wayne Lester Chambers, lead singer on, “THE TIME HAS COME TODAY” by the Chambers Brothers says, “If you feel moved by this outrage please share this with the world! Its TIME to tell the truth!!! HELP Me make this VIRAL so everyone pays attention to the Artist who bring joy to life… I’m […]

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Eagles Object To Frank Ocean’s Sample of “Hotel California”

By Bobby Herb R&B singer Frank Ocean has encountered legal trouble over his song “American Wedding” off of his debut 2011 mixtape Nostalgia, ULTRA, which utilizes the entire master recording of the Eagles’ 1977 hit “Hotel California” as its backing track. Ocean posted on his personal blog yesterday, “Don henley(’s label—Rhino) is apparently intimidated by […]

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Monkees Hits See 3,000% Spotify Surge After Davy Jones Death

By Lewis Corner The Monkees experienced a surge on Spotify following the death of member Davy Jones earlier this week. The music streaming service saw a 3,000% increase in Monkees hits being played between February 28-29, immediately following the confirmation of the singer’s death. Meanwhile, bandmate Peter Tork has revealed that the band “were looking […]

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GOING ON A ROAD TRIP? TAKE THE FOLDING GUITAR!

A folding guitar!  Of course they come out with one NOW! I could have used one of these back in the day. It’s not one of those dwarf guitars, but a FULL SIZE acoustic instrument with a good sound! I thought the strings would be all messed up, but I guess not! It’s called the […]

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SUPERMAN (Wish I Could Figure This Out)

I don’t know if it happened yet, but Superman is supposed to renounce his U.S. citizenship before Friday.  Now, I’m no expert on the Man of Steel, but was he ever a citizen?  I thought he was illegal.  Or did the Kents make him legitimate? I’m confused, but comic-con is tomorrow here in Anaheim. Maybe […]

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MEL MCDANIEL LOSES FIGHT WITH CANCER

Country recording artist Mel McDaniel died today at the young age of 68.  He was a member of the Grand Ole Opry and the man behind the number one hit “Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On.”  I don’t claim to be a huge listener of country music, but I do remember him for sure. McDaniel […]

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DRAKE TO RECEIVE HAL DAVID STARLIGHT AWARD

Songwriters Hall of Fame Chairman Jimmy Webb announced today that Drake will be the recipient of the prestigious Hal David Starlight Award, to be presented at the 42nd Annual Induction and Awards Dinner slated for Thursday, June 16 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Drake is one of music’s brightest new stars […]

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BARRY MANN AND CYNTHIA WEIL TO RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS JOHNNY MERCER AWARD AT THE 2011 SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME GALA EVENT

Songwriters Hall of Fame Chairman Jimmy Webb announced today that Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil will be the 2011 recipients of the esteemed Johnny Mercer Award at the 42nd Annual Induction and Awards Dinner slated for Thursday, June 16 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Throughout the past four decades, the melodies […]

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