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    August 25, 2008 - no Comments

    A total of 55 high-profile music icons and industry executives have joined together to judge the 2008 International Songwriting Competition (ISC). This year's judges include Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20), Tom Waits, Ray Davies (The Kinks), Ricky Martin, McCoy Tyner, T-Pain, Loretta Lynn, Chaka Khan, Robert Smith (The Cure), and many more. An equally impressive group of top-level music industry executives rounds out the panel. Consistent in its tradition of having such esteemed judges, ISC continues to raise the bar for songwriting competitions.

  • Rumor: Apple Readying iTunes Subscription Service

    August 21, 2008 - no Comments

    Blogs are abuzz about a possible iTunes Subscription service that will cost about $130/yr. This announcement, if true, could come out as early as the end of September or October.

  • LL Cool J Makes A Grand ‘Exit’ On New Album

    August 21, 2008 - no Comments

    After 22 years, LL Cool J comes to the end of his contract with Def Jam with "Exit 13," due Sept. 9, and the veteran rapper says he made sure he "put my heart and soul into this album."

  • Crow Offering Free Album Download To Voters

    August 21, 2008 - no Comments

    Sheryl Crow is giving away free music -- a tactic she calls the "Tupperware" party approach to inspiring young people to vote. The singer announced a plan today (Aug. 21) to give a digital copy of her album "Detours" to the first 50,000 people who register three friends to vote.

  • Maxwell Returns For First Tour In Six Years

    August 21, 2008 - no Comments

    Absent from the scene for ages, R&B star Maxwell will embark on his first tour in six years this fall, beginning Oct. 8 in Boston and running through Nov. 21 in Philadelphia.

  • Kenny Chesney’s ‘Sun’ To Shine This Fall

    August 21, 2008 - no Comments

    Kenny Chesney is plotting an Oct. 14 release for his next album, "Lucky Old Sun," which has already spawned a hit in the form of "Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven."

  • Allman Brothers Plotting Star-Studded 40th

    August 21, 2008 - no Comments

    The Allman Brothers Band is planning to use next year's engagement at New York's Beacon Theatre as the focal point for the group's 40th anniversary celebration.

  • Rihanna Fends Off Archuleta Atop Hot 100

    August 21, 2008 - no Comments

    Rihanna begins a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Disturbia," but barely fended off the best chart debut in more than 18 months, in the form of David Archuleta's "Crush." His track opens at No. 2.

  • Malaysian Government Pulls Lavigne Concert

    August 21, 2008 - no Comments

    Malaysian Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage Minister Mohammed Shafie says Canadian singer Avril Lavigne's Aug. 29 concert at Kuala Lumpur's 45,000 capacity Stadium Merdeka has been postponed.

  • Former Madonna, Dylan Manager Critically Injured

    August 21, 2008 - no Comments

    62Talent manager and film producer Joan Hyler was in critical condition after she was hit by a car Friday night on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, authorities said. Read Full Article

  • Muxtape Offline As Service ‘Sorts Out’ RIAA Issues

    August 21, 2008 - no Comments

    62Big changes may be in store for the Muxtape online music discovery service. Read Full Article

  • Rihanna, T.I., Pink Join VMA Performance Lineup

    August 21, 2008 - no Comments

    Rihanna is back for another performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, along with Pink, Paramore and T.I., who will be making his first appearance at a major awards show since his arrest right before an awards ceremony last year.

  • Raven-Symone Plots Post-Hollywood Plans

    August 21, 2008 - no Comments

    Now that she's left Hollywood Records, singer/actress Raven-Symone is looking forward to being an independent artist for her next album.

  • Buzznet Taps Citron

    August 21, 2008 - no Comments

    62Alan Citron, the former GM of online celebrity gossip site has joined Buzznet as head of special projects. Read Full Article

  • World Soundtrack Awards Nominees Announced

    August 21, 2008 - no Comments

    62The nominees for the World Soundtrack Awards were revealed on Tuesday, with composers Thomas Newman, Alberto Iglesias and Dario Marianelli receiving multiple nods. Read Full Article