Recording Academy To Honor Nile Rodgers

Nile Rodgers poses in the press room at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Dan MacMedan/WireImage.

SANTA MONICA–The Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing will celebrate its eighth annual GRAMMY Week event honoring three-time GRAMMY winner Nile Rodgers for his commitment to excellence and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music. Michael Ostin and Cameron Strang will serve as honorary event co-chairs at the event to be held on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, at The Village studios in West Los […]

Philadelphia International Records Says Goodbye

Crews remove Philadelphia International Records sign.

PHILADELPHIA–The “Love Train” that has carried “The Sound of Philadelphia (TSOP)” to “people all over the world” for almost half a century made its last physical stop at 309 S. Broad Street this week as the legendary Philadelphia International Records label, founded by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame producer-songwriters Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, […]

2014 American Music Awards Nominations Announced

Music superstars Jason Derulo and Charli XCX announced the nominees of the 2014 American Music Awards live on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Monday.

LOS ANGELES–The American Music Awards announced the 2014 American Music Awards nominees. In advance of Monday’s announcement, recording artists Jason Derulo and Charli XCX rose at the crack of dawn to reveal 5 categories of nominees on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” It was also announced  on “GMA” that Charli XCX will perform for the first time […]

GRAMMY Winner Isaiah “Ikey” Owens Dies At 38

(L-R) Musicians Pablo Hinojos-Gonzalez, Thomas Pridgen, Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, Juan Alderete and Adrian Terrazas-Gonzales of The Mars Volta onstage at the 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards pre-telecast held at the Staples Center on February 8, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/WireImage)

LOS ANGELES–One of Jack White’s band members, keyboardist Isaiah “Ikey” Owens, died on Tuesday while on tour in Mexico. He was 38. Mexican officials are investigating the death of the GRAMMY award-winning musician, and have not released the cause of death. Reports from local Mexican newspapers said Owens was found dead in his hotel in […]

The Wailers Plan New U.S. Tour Dates

The Wailer. Photo by Kit Chalberg Photography

LOS ANGELES–The world’s most iconic reggae band The Wailers just announced new U.S. tour dates to celebrate the 30th anniversary and recent top five ranking on the Billboard Top 200 charts of the re-release of their renowned 1984 album Legend. The emblematic reggae group will be performing the album in its entirety throughout their tour. Having spent the last several […]

Country Rap Artists Mikel Knight Releases New Single, Video

Mikel Knight

Nashville, TN–Country Rap artist, Mikel Knight, released his new single and music video for Last Night in Texas today.  Label executive and recording artist Mikel Knight, known as The Maverick of Music Row, has bridged the gap between country culture and city streets with his own infusion of country hip-hop music. He has sold over 500,000 albums to […]

The Center Kicks Off 2014 Holiday Concert Series

Mariachi Sol de Mexico

ESCONDIDO–The California Center for the Arts, Escondido kicks off its 2014 Holiday Concert Series featuring performances from world-renowned artists and GRAMMY nominees and winners: Mariachi Sol de Mexico: A Merri-achi Christmas, Christmas with Lúnasa featuring Special Guest Karan Casey, and The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show. This year’s holiday celebrations will be held in both the Concert […]

NAMM TEC Awards Inducts Nathan East, Ed Cherney Into Hall Of Fame

Guitarist Nathan East to be inducted into NAMM's Hall of Fame in Jan. 2015.

CARLSBAD–The NAMM Foundation will induct revered engineer -mixologist Ed Cherney and bassist Nathan Eastinto the NAMM TEC Awards Hall of Fame during the 30th annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards show, to be held Saturday, January 24th in Anaheim, Calif. Nominees across thirty creative and technical categories have also been announced for the NAMM TEC […]

Mac Wiseman Releases ‘Songs From My Mother’s Hand’‏

Mac Wiseman

Mac Wiseman’s career in music is unprecedented, unparalleled and boundless. He first recorded in 1946, and continues recording in 2014, the year he’s entering the Country Music Hall of Fame. Wiseman has the longest recording career of any American singing star alive. Known in roots music circles as “The Voice with a Heart,” Wiseman was […]

Conrad Herwig ‘The Latin Side of Joe Henderson’ and Kenny Werner ‘Coalition’ CDs Makes Smashing Debut on Half Note Records

COALITION marks Kenny Werner's eighth release for Half Note Records.

By Danny R. Johnson “The overall intention of establishing Half Note was to document and capture the zeitgeist of New York jazz. Half Note is different than other independent jazz labels because its interface exists within a network of performance venues. The label was born out of the desire to document vital music that pass […]