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Sony Broadway

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The Masterworks division of Columbia Records under the leadership of Goddard Lieberson, dominated the recording of Original Broadway Cast albums from the early 50s onwards. By that time, ...

Sony Broadway

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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... Broadway The Masterworks division of Columbia Records under the leadership of Goddard Lieberson , dominated the recording of Original Broadway Cast albums from the early 50s onwards. By that time, Columbia Records had become part of the Columbia Broadcasting System ( CBS ), having been bought out in 1938 for the sum of $700, 000. Exactly 50 years later, the Japanese conglomerate, Sony Music, reportedly paid $2 billion for CBS. In the early 90s, the Sony Broadway label was in a position to begin to re-release all those (mostly) marvellous musicals from the...

Sony Broadway

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The Masterworks division of Columbia Records under the leadership of Goddard Lieberson, dominated the recording of Original Broadway Cast albums from the early 50s onwards. By that time, Columbia ...
Vollack, Lia

Vollack, Lia (b c1965)   Reference library

Jonas Westover

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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...worked as a sound designer for Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, including On The Waterfront and The Heidi Chronicles . She worked as a sound effects freelancer and then a music editor until 1997 , when she was hired by Sony. Three years later, she became the executive director of Sony Pictures Entertainment's Worldwide Music division, releasing successful soundtracks to movies like Charlie's Angels ( 2000 ), which sold over three million CDs. Vollack has been the main force behind soundtracks and film scores released for Sony Pictures’ movies. Her strategy...

Martin, Ricky

Martin, Ricky (24 Dec 1971)   Reference library

Abel Stewart

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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...Menudo in 1984 and performed with the group until 1989 . After starring in a Mexican soap opera, Martin signed with Sony's Latin branch and released his solo debut album, Ricky Martin ( 1991 ), which achieved gold status. He released his second solo album, Me amarás , in 1993 , and the following year he moved to Los Angeles to star in the US soap opera General Hospital . In 1995 , he relocated to New York and starred in a Broadway production of Les Miserables . His third and fourth albums ( A medio vivir , 1995 , and Vuelve , 1998 ) achieved...

Diamond, Neil

Diamond, Neil (24 Jan 1941)   Reference library

Stephen Holden and Gillian Turnbull

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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...1976); You Don’t Bring Me Flowers (Col., 1978); The Jazz Singer (Cap., 1980) [film soundtrack]; Love Songs (MCA, 1981); Up on the Roof: Songs from the Brill Building (Col., 1993); Live in America (Col., 1994); 12 Songs (Col., 2005); Home Before Dark (Sony, 2008); Dreams (Sony, 2010) Bibliography B. Fong-Torres : “The Frog who Would be King: the Importance of Being Neil Diamond,” RS (23 Sep 1976) R. Wiseman : Neil Diamond, Solitary Star (New York, 1987) D. Wild : “The Rolling Stone Interview: Neil Diamond,” RS (24 March 1988) D.K....

Streisand, Barbra

Streisand, Barbra (24 April 1942)   Reference library

Linda L. Pohly

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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...( selective list ) The Barbra Streisand Album , 1963 , Col.; Simply Streisand , 1967 , Col.; What About Today? , 1969 , Col.; Barbra Streisand: The Way We Were , 1974 , Col.; Classical Barbra , 1976 , Col.; Guilty , 1980 , Col.; The Broadway Album , 1985 , Col.; Just for the Record , 1991 , Sony Col.; Barbra: the Concert , 1994 , Col.; Higher Ground , 1997 , Col.; Love Is the Answer , 2009 , Col. Bibliography G. Gould : “Streisand as Schwarzkopf,” HiFi/MusAm , xxxvi/5 (1976), 73–5 S. Holden : “Barbra Streisand,” The New Rolling Stone...

Suzuki, Pat

Suzuki, Pat (22 Sept 1930)   Reference library

David C. Alan

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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...star of Rodgers, Hammerstein, and Fields's Flower Drum Song in the role of Linda Low ( 1958–60 ), Suzuki was known for her signature song “I Enjoy Being a Girl.” The original cast recording of Flower Drum Song remained at number one on the Billboard charts for three weeks (Sony SK60958). A precocious singer, she learned vocal styles and the repertoire from radio and recordings. Following Pearl Harbor, Suzuki and family were incarcerated at the Granada Relocation Center, Colorado, 1942–5 . After college, Suzuki pursued acting and singing, becoming the...

Russell, Anna

Russell, Anna (27 Dec 1911)   Reference library

John C. MacInnis

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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...“Je n’ai pas la plume de ma tante” (French art song), and “I gave my love a cherry” (folk song). She can be seen performing in the film Anna Russell: the (First) Farewell Concert ( 2001 ). Selected recordings The Anna Russell Album (1972, Col.); Anna Russell: Again? (1998, Sony) Writings The Anna Russell Song Book (New York, 1960/ R ) I’m not making this up, you know: the Autobiography of the Queen of Musical Parody (New York, 1985) Bibliography D. Prussak : Anna in a Thousand Cities (Rosedale, Australia, 2002) Obituary, The Times [London] (26 Oct...

Joel, Billy

Joel, Billy (9 May 1949)   Reference library

Heather Laurel

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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...He turned to classical composition in 2001 and released the album Fantasies and Delusions (Sony Classical, 2001 ), a collection of solo piano works performed by the pianist Richard Joo. These works invoke a romantic sensibility and exhibit a command of melodic writing similar to that found in Joel's rock songs. In 2002 Movin’ Out , a jukebox musical based on Joel's songs and classical works and choreographed by Twyla Tharp, premiered on Broadway to critical acclaim, leading to a Tony award for Joel's orchestration. Joel's oeuvre consists of...

Anthony, Marc

Anthony, Marc (b. 1969)   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

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...a salsa style that borrowed more heavily from the African American and urban genres that he listened to growing up, such as rhythm and blues and house. Working for famed salsa producer Ralph Mercado's RMM record label and then completing his first mainstream English pop album for Sony, Anthony has become known in the international media as one of the most successful “crossover” stars of the so-called Latin music boom of the late 1990s, a label he has repeatedly rejected. Originally named for famed Mexican singer Marco Antonio Muñiz, Anthony changed his name at...

Martin, Ricky

Martin, Ricky (b. 1971)   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

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...moved to Mexico City and appeared in the telenovela (soap opera) Alcanzar una estrella II . In 1991 , he accepted a role in the musical comedy Mamá ama el rock (Mother Loves Rock), released his first solo album, Ricky Martin (in Spanish), after signing a contract with Sony Records, and appeared in the Mexican film Más que alcanzar una estrella . In 1993 , he won a Mexican Heraldo Award for Best Male Performance in Más que alcanzar una estrella II and also won Mexican Lo Nuestro and Eres Awards for his musical recording. Also in 1993 , Martin...

Horne, Lena

Horne, Lena (17 June 1917)   Reference library

Black Women in America (2 ed.)

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...grief and sorrow. She had lost the two people she most depended on and three of the people she most loved. In 1974 Horne was back on Broadway, performing with Tony Bennett . Four years later, she played Glinda, the Good Witch, in the film The Wiz . On 30 April 1981 , at the age of sixty-four, she opened on Broadway with Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music , which became the longest-running one-woman show in Broadway history and won her a special Tony Award, the New York City Handel Medallion, the Drama Desk Award, and a Drama Critics’ Circle citation....

Clinton, George

Clinton, George (22 July 1941)   Reference library

Rob Bowman

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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...because of continuing cash flow problems for Clinton. Prince was a massive P-Funk fan. Consequently, two of Clinton's solo albums, 1989 's The Cinderella Theory and 1993 's Hey man, smell my finger , appeared on Prince's Paisley Park label. In 1996 , Clinton signed with Sony, released T.O.P.O. A. F.O.M. (The Awesome Power of a Fully Operational Mothership) , reunited with earlier members of P-Funk including Berrnie Worrell , Bootsy Collins , and Billy Bass , and launched a summer tour with a new version of the Mothership. Unfortunately, within a...

World War I

World War I   Reference library

John E. Druesedow

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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...and Drama through Recordings Made at the Time , 1989 (Pearl), GEMM CD 9355 Lieut. Jim Europe's 369th U.S. Infantry “Hell Fighters” Band: the Complete Recordings (1996), Memphis Archives, MA7020 The Great War: Classical and Popular Selections from the Time of World War I , 1999 (Sony Classical), SMK 60989 The Great War: an American Musical Fantasy (2006), Archeophone, 2CDs, Arch 2001 Bibliography P.E. Bierley : The Works of John Philip Sousa (Columbus, OH, 1984) C.H. Roell : The Piano in America, 1890–1940 (Chapel Hill, NC, 1989) F.G. Vogel : World War I...

Dee, Ruby

Dee, Ruby (27 October 1924)   Reference library

Black Women in America (2 ed.)

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... for the PBS series American Playhouse and appeared in the television movie The Court Martial of Jackie Robinson . In 1991 , she joined with Davis in another Spike Lee film, Jungle Fever ; published another adaptation of a West African folktale, Tower to Heaven ; won the Sony Master Innovator for Film Award; and, after seven previous nominations, won a long-overdue Emmy award for her performance in the television movie Decoration Day . Recent Work Throughout the 1990s and into the twenty-first century Dee continued to work at an incredible pace. She...

Music Industry

Music Industry   Reference library

Black Women in America (2 ed.)

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...By the 1990s, black women had spent twenty years working their way to the top. As of 1995 , there were six major labels and distribution companies in the United States: Warner Elektra Atlantic ( WEA ), PolyGram Group Distribution, MCA Music Entertainment, BMG Distribution, Sony Music Entertainment, and CEMA/UNI. (By 2003 , the names and alliances had changed only slightly.) These companies, either through distribution contracts with independent labels or through their own divisions and sub-labels, made up 90 percent of the U.S. market, totaling $12...

Entertainment Industry

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

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...Sánchez, an outlaw who legend claims fled Sinaloa for Los Angeles with his pistol in his hand. After Sánchez's untimely death at age thirty-two, Rivera kept the label going by recording his sons and daughter. After selling millions of records, Lupillo Rivera was signed by the Sony label. His sister Jenni Rivera's strong sales earned her a contract with Fonovisa. Miami The major labels made inroads into the tropical and Latin pop genres as well. CBS records scored several platinum albums from Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias in the seventies and eighties...

New York

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The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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...Broadway theaters. george m. Cohan 's first success, Little Johnny Jones ( 1904 ), popularized the patriotic American musical; “Give my regards to Broadway” became a theme that summed up the importance of the New York stage in the vernacular musical theater for the rest of the century. A Broadway run is an exciting opportunity for a successful musical comedy, and Broadway theaters have fostered such composers as Kern, Berlin, Gershwin, Porter, and Rodgers. Blitzstein, Menotti, Bernstein, and Sondheim have attempted to bridge the gap between the Broadway...

Archives, sound recording and moving image

Archives, sound recording and moving image   Reference library

John Vallier

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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...resulted in limited off-campus access). The Library of Congress's National Jukebox, at its launch in 2011 , included more than 10,000 recordings made by the Victor Talking Machine Company between 1901 and 1925 , and is expected to grow significantly with recordings from other Sony-owned US labels—including Columbia and its subsidiary OKeh—being added in the near term. The Library of Congress also hosts the American Memory Project, which has provided free and open access to numerous documents pertinent to American history, including spoken-word and music...

Film And Filmmakers

Film And Filmmakers   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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2009
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...films. By this time, however, the independent distributors weren't so independent anymore. Island Pictures, the company that distributed She's Gotta Have It , was gone. Disney bought Miramax, which had been an important distributor of independent films. New Line was purchased by Sony, a conglomerate that owns movie theaters. The studios began to create their own “independent” divisions; for example, Fox Studios created Fox Searchlight to make their own films for niche markets. Same Old Problems, but New Scenarios and Opportunities. The Hollywood studios that...

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