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Catching up with Don McLean: Songwriters Hall of Famer Special

Veteran American singer-songwriter Don McLean chatted with Digital Journal about the 11 re-released albums which will be available on Friday, May 1 via Time Life, and the upcoming 50th anniversary of his seminal recording "American Pie."

Songwriters Hall of Famer Steve Dorff to perform in New York City

On June 11, Steve Dorff will be performing at The Triad Theatre in New York City. He is an inductee of the coveted Songwriters Hall of Fame.

President Trump signs historic Music Modernization Act into law

U.S. President Donald Trump signed the Music Modernization Act, which offers better compensations for singers, songwriters, and musicians in the digital world. It is now the law of the land.

Review: Bill Anderson compelling on 72nd career studio album 'Anderson' Special

Country Music Hall of Famer Bill Anderson ("Whisperin' Bill") is back with his newest studio album, "Anderson," which was released on September 14.

John Mellencamp to launch 2019 Tour 'The John Mellencamp Show'

On September 13, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp announced that he will embark on his 2019 Tour "The John Mellencamp Show."

The awards and accolades keep on coming for Allee Willis

Allee Willis was inducted into the coveted Songwriters Hall of Fame in June of 2018, but the accolades keep coming for the veteran entertainer.

Autumn City talks songwriting, future music and more Special

Autumn City, the little band with big sound is quickly making a name for itself in the New Jersey indie rock scene. Three women with immense talent raging their way through dive bars, clubs and venues to showcase the hidden talents of indie artists.

Online music going for a song, says U.S. bill seeking more cash for composers

Songwriters need to make more money when their music is played on online services like Pandora and elsewhere, according to a bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday by a Republican congressman.

Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean already nab ACM Awards

Nashville - The honors will not be handed out until April 7 in Las Vegas, but some of the Academy of Country Music Awards winners were announced today (March 22).

Review: 'The Richest Songs in the World' Special

There are all kinds of musical charts, but this is a unique one comprised of the ten biggest earning songs in history. It is presented by Mark Radcliffe.

Hunter Valentine — Lessons From the Late Night Special

I interviewed Hunter Valentine's Kiyomi to talk about their latest album, Lessons From the Late Night and the creative process in putting together such an intense record.

Antigone Rising releases new album 23 Red Special

If you haven't heard of the all-female rock band Antigone Rising you are certainly missing out. With their combined talent and ability to write catchy emotionally charged tunes you'll be hooked once you take your first listen.

'Just the Way You Are' is Song of the Year, according to ASCAP

Los Angeles - "Just the Way You Are" by Bruno Mars took the Song of the Year title this week as the music world gathered to celebrate.

Op-Ed: Indie music artist finds her audience one fan at a time Special

Brooklyn - You would think that these days, technology would make it easy for everyone with talent to be a star. With a video recorder at your fingertips, you can create a variety of film shorts and upload them to your favorite Internet sites in the blink of an eye.

Will YouTube's Music Deal Set Precedent?

YouTube is showing some love to songwriters and music publishers by inking a deal with a UK licensing group, agreeing to pay royalties for songs used in videos on the site. How will this change how YouTube handles other music publishers?

Avril Lavigne and Chantal Kraviazuk controversy

This news will come as a surprise to some Canadians though I'm not amongst them: according to Chantal Kraviazuk, a top Canadian singer/songwriter, eminent punk-rocker Avril Lavigne isn't the songwriter she's been purported to be.

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