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The Good, the Bad and the Hits That Come From Collaboration

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.27.15 At the time this article was written every song in the top-10 on Billboard’s Pop, Country, Christian, and R & B/Hip-Hip charts was the result of collaboration. Out of forty top-10 hits, zero were created by a solo writer. I’m not insinuating that successful songs are never written by one… Read more...


Legendary Holland Brothers Celebrate Million-Air Awards At BMI’s NY Office

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From News, posted 2.10.15 Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famers responsible for so many indelible moments in music history, Eddie and Brian Holland visited Broadcast Music, Inc.’s New York office to celebrate an incredible 10 million performances of their 1960s mega-hit “You Can’t Hurry Love,” as well as multiple million performance awards for “Stop… Read more...


10 Questions With Ali Dee

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.22.13 The first thing one notices when meeting Ali Dee Theodore, 42, who goes by Ali Dee, is his intense charisma and the passion and drive he has for his work, which involves running his highly successful business, DeeTown Entertainment, a one-stop-shop music factory. Behind closed doors in his high-tech suite… Read more...


Glenn Frey Discusses Songwriting at SongHall Master Session

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From News, posted 12.05.11 Glenn Frey shared his extensive songwriting experience with a lucky crowd during a Songwriters Hall of Fame Master Session recently hosted by New York University. NYU Songwriter-in-Residence Phil Galdston guided the discussion, which covered Frey’s early collaborations with fellow giants Jackson Browne, JD Souther and Don Henley; his extraordinary road… Read more...


Bobby Hebb Dies

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From News, posted 8.04.10 Influential R&B songwriter and vocalist Bobby Hebb has died. He was 72. The Nashville native wrote and recorded “Sunny,” a soaring groove that remains perennially hummable, even by generations born decades after its original release. The tune was covered by James Brown, Frank Sinatra, Eddy Arnold, Dusty Springfield, Stevie Wonder,… Read more...


Lamont Dozier to Perform at Smithsonian Showcase

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From News, posted 9.08.09 The Smithsonian Associates and the Songwriters Association of Washington (SAW) are hunting for 12 fresh voices to perform as part of an anticipated showcase featuring legendary Motown songwriter Lamont Dozier at the Smithsonian on Tuesday, October 27 in Washington, D.C. As one third of songwriting powerhouse Holland-Dozier-Holland, Lamont Dozier helped… Read more...


Songwriters Hall of Fame Offers ‘Master Class’ with Lamont Dozier

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From News, posted 5.18.09 The Songwriters Hall of Fame (SongHall) will offer an installment of its Master Class series Tuesday, June 16, that will feature songwriting icon Lamont Dozier. Slated for 8 p.m. at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center (129 West 67th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam), the event will feature exclusive… Read more...


Holland-Dozier-Holland To Be Inducted Into Hollywood’s Rockwalk In Los Angeles On Monday, May 12

From News, posted 5.08.03 LOS ANGELES - May 9, 2003 - BMI's Pop ICON Award recipients Holland-Dozier-Holland will be inducted into the Hollywood's RockWalk on Monday, May 12 at noon at the Guitar Center in Los Angeles. The Guitar Center is located at 7425 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, CA. The event is free and… Read more...


Holland-Dozier-Holland To Be Honored As Icons At BMI Pop Awards

From News, posted 4.20.03 Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Edward Holland, the legendary songwriting trio and principal creators of the early Motown sound, will be honored as the 2003 BMI ICON recipients, it was announced today. They will receive their awards at the 51st annual… Read more...