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Sony Signs 10m Payola Settlement

Article written by on Monday, Jul 25, 2005 in Music Industry

Sony BMG one of the largest record companies in the world has reached an agreement with the New York attorney general to stop providing gifts and trips in exchange for airtime.

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Helen Schneyer has died

Article written by on Monday, Jul 25, 2005 in Passings

Performer, collector and folk activist Helen Schneyer has died.

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John Hearld Dead at 65

Article written by on Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 in Passings

John Herald, best known as as guitarist and lead vocalist for the Greenbriar Boys has died. He was 65. Herald also had a career as a solo artist and session musician. Recording with Bonnie Raitt, Doc Watson, Bette Midler, Ian and Syvia, and others. There’s an obituary here.

Update: 7/23 Another obituary from the Poughkeepsie Journal. Update: 7/24 And from the New York Times. Update: 7/31 John Weingart posted this remembrance at his site. Update: 8/2There is an article in the Woodstock Times by John’s friend Brian Hollandar. A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday August 28th at the at the Bearsville Theater, Bearsville NY.

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WUMB Best of Boston

Article written by on Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 in Awards

WUMB, Bostons full time folk radio station has been awarded “Best Use of Local Airwaves” in the Improper Bostonian magiznes 2005 annual best of issue.

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Columbia to release Dylan Sound Track

Article written by on Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 in On The Web

Colombia Records will release a new Dylan album on August 30th. The two CD set will include many rare and unheard tracks.

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Folk Alliance Conference Date Changed

Article written by on Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 in Organizations

The Folk Alliance has announced new dates for it’s 2006 conference in Austin Texas. The new dates are Feburary 10-14 .

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Happy Birthday

Article written by on Sunday, Jul 10, 2005 in Venues

Two long running folk and acoustic venues are turning 30 this year.

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Hedy West has Died

Article written by on Friday, Jul 08, 2005 in Passings

According to a report by Paul Stamler on the Folk-Dj email list. Hedy West has died.

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