Arch MUSIC NEWS for 11/2/12
Arch MUSIC NEWS is compiled by Jay Philpott -
Music stars are coming together to take care of their own. New Jersey natives Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi are among the artists set to appear on the benefit concert special “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together” airing this Friday on NBC Universal Networks at 8:00 pm Eastern. Springsteen’s E-Street Band member Steven Van Zandt says he will be with the band tonight. The concert aims to raise money for the victims of the storm that devastated much of the Northeast this week. Staten Island, New York-born singer Christina Aguilera, Sting and Long Island’s Billy Joel are also on board for the event. The “Today” show’s Matt Lauer will host. NBC News’ Brian Williams and “Late Night” host Jimmy Fallon are also participating. Money raised will be donated to the American Red Cross. Outlets set to air “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together” include NBC, NBC.com, USA Network, SyFy, MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo, E!, Style Network and others. A rep for NBC Universal tells “The New York Times” non-NBC owned networks will also be allowed to broadcast the concert.
Michael Jackson is still raking in the cash. The late King of Pop is topping “Forbes” magazine’s new list of the “Top-Earning Dead Musicians of 2012.” For a third straight year Michael has logged posthumous nine-figure earnings. From October 2011 to October 2012, Jackson’s take was $145 million dollars — more than any musician alive or dead. Michael’s fortune came from his 50-percent ownership of the Sony/ATV publishing catalog as well as his own music and the Cirque du Soleil “Michael Jackson Immortal World” tour. Taking a rather distant second place on the list is the late King of Rock, Elvis Presley, whose estate for a second consecutive year brought in 55-million-dollars. Bob Marley‘s 17-million-dollar earnings were enough to land the late reggae great in the number three spot.
Forbes.com’s “Top-Earning Dead Musicians of 2012″ List
1. Michael Jackson, 145-million-dollars
2. Elvis Presley, 55-million-dollars
3. Bob Marley, 17-million-dollars
4. John Lennon, 12-million-dollars
5.Richard Rogers, six-million-dollars
6. George Harrison, five-point-five-million-dollars
“Near Misses” — Musicians earning over three-million but less than five-million-dollars
Lionel Richie isn’t adding a Country Music Association award to his collection of honors. The pop-R&B star was among the nominees heading into the 46th annual CMA Awards, but fell short at the ceremony. He earned a bid for Musical Event of the Year for his country remake of the hit “Stuck On You.” Lionel recorded the song with Darius Rucker for his duets album “Tuskegee.” But the nod went to Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw for their collaborative hit “Feel Like A Rock Star.”
Lisa Marie Presley also took part in the ceremony, presenting the night’s first award. Elvis Presley’s daughter handed out the Single of the Year honors to one of the night’s big winners Little Big Town for their chart-topping hit “Pontoon.” The 46th annual CMA Awards took place at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Thursday night.