BMG has acquired the publishing catalog of the late lyricist Hal David, who penned a string of hits with longtime collaborator Burt Bacharach. The catalog, which the firm purchased from David's sons…
Perhaps more so than any other facet of the music business, songwriting allows for an endless array of potential entry points, and this year's class of inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame…
USA Network has given series orders to original comedies "Sirens" and "Playing House" in a bid to broaden its programming appeal and make the most of its pricey investment in "Modern Family" reruns.
Storied music producer and engineer Phil Ramone, who for half a century pushed the technological and creative boundaries of recorded music, died Saturday in New York. He was 79. Ramone had been…
Hal David, who along with partner Burt Bacharach penned dozens of timeless songs for movies, television and a variety of recording artists in the 1960s and beyond, has died. He was 91.
Woody Guthrie's legacy lives on in works of many inductees
Lyricist Hal David is rarely cited as a dramaturgical authority, but when it comes to one-act plays it's worth clocking his lyric: "Knowing when to leave may be the smartest thing that anyone can…
Master lyricist Hal David receives the Songwriters Hall of Fame's inaugural Visionary Leadership Award.
In major spring kudos for cleffers, Songwriters Hall of Fame chairman emeritus Hal David will receive its first-ever Visionary Leadership Award, while the National Music Publishers Assn. will present…
The 1960s were many things, still debated to this day, but one thing seems clear from a perspective of a half-century; it was a great time for popular music.