43rd Annual Songwriters Hall Of Fame Awards
Thursday, June 14
Better than: Disco roller derby.
If you closed your eyes and listened to the parade of songs and familiar voices emanating from the Marriott Marquis' luminary-packed sixth-floor ballroom last night, you might have tho ... More >>
People say that the late Tony Wilson didn't know how to make money from his music. His Factory Records produced a ridiculous amount of hit bands, yet the label went bankrupt because he didn't believe in contracts. (But he did believe in incredibly expensive floating tables.) While the same ch ... More >>
On the front page of Sunday's New York Times is an article about the digital retouching of school photos and its effects on the psyches of today's youth. Basically, we're all screwed because parents who pay as little as $6 to fix their children -- tweaking anything from hair-length to a nasty ... More >>
Per Billboard comes the latest "politician swipes a pop song for a campaign ad; pop star recoils in horror" tale -- these are always a delight, even though the epic John McCain/Jackson Browne battle of 2008/9 was supposed to settle this question once and for all in the artists' favor. But no, Char ... More >>