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Hall of Fame remembers Maine country music icon Slim Andrews

Slim Andrews of Auburn, co-founder of the Maine Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Maine country music icon, father, husband, friend. On January 15, Andrews went “singing and strumming with the angels” at the age of 90. Photo by Lauryn Hottinger AUBURN — The Maine Country Music Hall of Fame bids farewell to Hall […]

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BMG acquires musical interests of blues icon John Lee Hooker

BMG acquired the musical interests of iconic American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist John Lee Hooker from his estate. The deal includes its entire publishing catalog (Boom Boom, A Bourbon, A Scotch, A Beer, boogie chillinamong others), co-acquired with longtime BMG partner Fujipacific Music. The deal also includes all of John Lee Hooker’s recorded and performance […]

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Elvis Costello signs exclusive global music publishing deal with BMG

Legendary British songwriter Elvis Costello has signed an exclusive worldwide music publishing deal with BMG to perform his life’s work. The deal includes his latest album The boy named Si, which entered the Official UK Albums Chart last week at No. 6, its highest position since 1994. Under the agreement, BMG will administer the rights […]

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Ronnie Spector Dead – Ronettes frontman and ‘Be My Baby’ music icon dies aged 78

Ronnie Spector sadly passed away. The iconic musician, who provided hits like ‘Be My Baby’ and ‘Baby I Love You’ as the girl group frontman The Ronettesdied at age 78, the AP reported on Wednesday (January 12th). Click inside to find out more… Ronnie died after a battle with cancer, her family confirmed. “Ronnie lived […]

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Ronnie Spector, 1960s music icon who sang ‘Be My Baby’, dies at 78

By Mark Kennedy | Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Ronnie Spector, the bee-eyed, cat-eyed rock ‘n’ roll siren who sang 1960s hits like “Be My Baby,” “Baby I Love You” and “Walking in the Rain” in as the leader of the girl group the Ronettes, has passed away. She was 78 years old. Spector died […]

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A man arrested in the death of Jacqueline Avant, wife of a music icon

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – A 29-year-old man has been arrested in the death of philanthropist Jacqueline Avant, who was fatally shot this week at the Beverly Hills home she shared with her husband, legendary music executive Clarence Avant, it announced Thursday the police. Aariel Maynor is currently on parole and was taken into custody early […]

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Man arrested in death of Jacqueline Avant, wife of music icon – Press Enterprise

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A 29-year-old man has been arrested in the death of philanthropist Jacqueline Avant, who was fatally shot this week at the Beverly Hills home she shared with her husband, the legendary manager musical Clarence Avant, police said Thursday. Aariel Maynor is currently on parole and was taken into custody early […]

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Man arrested in death of Jacqueline Avant, wife of music icon – Orange County Register

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A 29-year-old man has been arrested in the death of philanthropist Jacqueline Avant, who was fatally shot this week at the Beverly Hills home she shared with her husband, the legendary manager musical Clarence Avant, police said Thursday. Aariel Maynor is currently on parole and was taken into custody early […]

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Reservoir signs global deal with Joni Mitchell

Reservoir Media has signed a new contract with music icon Joni Mitchell, which sees the company become the global administrator of its publishing catalog. The catalog of the singer-songwriter winner of nine Grammy Awards has been previously administered by Sony Music Publishing, following a global agreement hit 24 years ago in 1997. Mitchell’s third studio […]

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Loved ones of Charlie Daniels remember late country music icon: ‘We didn’t see his passing coming’

Those close to Charlie Daniels are still feeling the great loss of the country music icon. The singer died in 2020 from a hemorrhagic stroke at the age of 83. “We were shocked,” Daniels’ manager David Corlew told People magazine on Thursday. “Some of us are still in shock. None of us really believe we’re […]

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The CSU Music Business program gets off to a stunning start

Morris was impressed with the professionalism and dedication of the students in the classroom. He noted that some want to be in the music industry, while others are interested in law or just have a sincere appreciation for music. Chuck Morris during his induction into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame in 2018 “When I […]