Giovedi' 26 Febbraio 2009 / Thursday February 26, 2009
[NEWS] SHERYL CROW FAN CLUB RAISES 10,390$ FOR DCH
Delta Children's Home auction seat, Anne Moyer, left, stands with Fan Forum
Birthday Drive Coordinator, Jim Baker, displaying the guitar signed by Sheryl
Crow won by Ellen Vitolo of Shelton, Conn. Staff photo by Joshua Payne
Thursday, February 26, 2009
The Sheryl Crow fan club has raised $10,390 for Delta Children's Home during its annual fundraising event celebrating Crow's birthday.
The birthday drive began in 2001, and since then, the fundraiser has given over $100,000 to Delta Children's Home, according to fan club moderator Gregg Dempsey.
"This years amount came as a surprise to the fan club leaders, because of the economic situations of the fans, but everyone still chipped in to help raise a large sum of money," Dempsey said.
The fundraiser begins around the first of January and comes to an end on Crow's birthday in February.
Anne Moyer, Auction Chair of Delta Children's Home, noted that the amount raised by the event accounts for eight to ten percent of the organization's yearly budget.
"We rely heavily on the community to get our funds," Moyer said.
The funds go towards the care of children, who come into the agency and may stay anywhere from one night to six months, according to Moyer.
The donations come from countries all over the world including the United States, Italy, France, and Canada, according to Fan Forum Birthday Drive Coordinator, Jim Baker.
The event pulls in different forms of currency from all the different countries, Baker noted.
Crow signs the guitar, provided by a fan, each year to do her part for the event.
"Sheryl is a real quality person along with her family members, who have all been strong supporters of the Delta Children's Home," Baker said.
The 2009 winner of the signed Fender guitar is Ellen Vitolo, of Shelton, Conn., according to Bakerr.
Source: The Dunklin Democrats (www.dddnews.com)
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[LIVE VIDEO] SESSION AT WEST 54TH - 1999
Some of you requested me to post this show. Enjoy! :-)
Session at West 54th
Sony Music Studios
New York City, NY
July 29th, 1999 (aired on october 22, 1999)
Sheryl Crow - Lead vocals, guitar, bass and accordian
Peter Stroud - Lead guitar and background vocals
Tim Smith - Bass, guitar and background vocals
Mike Rowe - Keyboards and organ
Mary Rowell - Violin and guitar
Lorenza Ponce - Violin and guitar
Mike Brubeck - Cello
Jim Bogios - Drums
1. A Change Would Do You Good
(Interview with John Hiatt) 2. My Favorite Mistake
3. It Don't Hurt
(Interview with John Hiatt) 4. The Difficult Kind
5. There Goes the Neighborhood
Mercoledi' 25 Febbraio 2009 / Wednesday February 25, 2009
[NEWS] LOCAL AIRPLAY ROYALTY BATTLE HEATS UP ON CAPITOL HILLS
Recording artists and musicians, including the likes of Sheryl Crow, Herbie Hancock, Emmylou Harris, Patti LaBelle and Dionne Warwick, joined members of Congress on Tuesday calling for passage of the Performance Rights Act. If passed, the act would compel radio outlets to pay royalties for local airplay.
"It's unfair, unjustified and un-American that artists and musicians are paid absolutely nothing when their recordings are played on AM and FM radio," said Jennifer Bendall of the musicFIRST Coalition. "Music is their work, their livelihood."
musicFIRST notes that artists and musicians are compensated when their music is played on satellite, cable and Internet radio -- all of which require some sort of monetary subscription to access. AM and FM signals are free. The "loophole" the organization cites is the promotional value for free airplay.
Recently, Country star John Rich praised WYCD-FM/Detroit for helping change the course of his career. Speaking on stage during the station's "Ten Man Jam" concert last week, Rich, who makes up half the famed Country duo 'Big & Rich,' credited the local station for helping his career. "Let me tell you four letters that mean a whole lot to me," Rich told the crowd. "Four letters that have changed the course of my career. Four letters out of 26. W-Y-C-D."
Passage of the bill could ultimately create a condition in the radio industry whereas artists seeking airplay might have to pay to air, or sign a royalty free waiver. The power of corporate radio could then control what receives airplay and what doesn't.
Commenting on the musicFIRST event, NAB Executive VP Dennis Wharton said, "NAB welcomes an honest debate over whether radio stations or the record labels have historically been a 'better friend' to musicians. Since the days of Count Basie, there have been two constants in music: free radio airplay has propelled the financial success of countless performers, and those same artists have been systematically abused by the labels. For RIAA to now use artists as a shield in their quest for a performance tax is utterly cynical and hypocritical."
Wharton also noted that in addition to the estates of Count Basie and Benny Goodman, numerous other artists have filed lawsuits against their record labels in recent years, including the Beatles, Travis Tritt, James Blunt and the Allman Brothers. (02-24-09)
AM-FM commercial radio stations broadcast millions of recordings every year and as a result they are able to sell $16 billion a year in advertising. We’re the only developed country that allows broadcasting corporations to enjoy such profits and provide no share for the musicians who create the very product that generates all the revenue.
Contrary to popular thought, we’re not all rich celebrities. Most of us are struggling to pay our bills every month. This Bill would correct this horrible inequity.
Performance Rights Act - Amends federal copyright law to:
(1) grant performers of sound recordings equal rights to compensation from terrestrial broadcasters; (2) establish a flat annual fee in lieu of payment of royalties for individual terrestrial broadcast stations with gross revenues of less than $1.25 million and for non-commercial, public broadcast stations; (3) grant an exemption from royalty payments for broadcasts of religious services and for incidental uses of musical sound recordings; and (4) grant terrestrial broadcast stations that make limited feature uses of sound recordings a per program license option.
Provides that nothing in this Act shall adversely affect the public performance rights or royalties payable to songwriters or copyright owners of musical works.
Performance Rights Act (Introduced in House) HR 4789 IH
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the `Performance Rights Act'.
SEC. 2. EQUITABLE TREATMENT FOR TERRESTRIAL BROADCASTS.
(a) Performance Right Applicable to Radio Transmissions Generally- Section 106(6) of title 17, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:
`(6) in the case of sound recordings, to perform the copyrighted work publicly by means of an audio transmission.'.
(b) Inclusion of Terrestrial Broadcasts in Existing Performance Right- Section 114(d)(1) of title 17, United States Code, is amended--
(1) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking `a digital' and inserting `an'; and
(2) by striking subparagraph (A).
(c) Inclusion of Terrestrial Broadcasts in Existing Statutory License System- Section 114(j)(6) of title 17, United States Code, is amended by striking `digital'.
SEC. 3. SPECIAL TREATMENT FOR SMALL, NONCOMMERCIAL, EDUCATIONAL, AND RELIGIOUS STATIONS AND CERTAIN USES.
(a) Small, Noncommercial, Educational, and Religious Radio Stations-
(1) IN GENERAL- Section 114(f)(2) of title 17, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
`(D) Notwithstanding the provisions of subparagraphs (A) through (C), each individual terrestrial broadcast station that has gross revenues in any calendar year of less than $1,250,000 may elect to pay for its over-the-air nonsubscription broadcast transmissions a royalty fee of $5,000 per year, in lieu of the amount such station would otherwise be required to pay under this paragraph. Such royalty fee shall not be taken into account in determining royalty rates in a proceeding under chapter 8, or in any other administrative, judicial, or other Federal Government proceeding.
`(E) Notwithstanding the provisions of subparagraphs (A) through (C), each individual terrestrial broadcast station that is a public broadcasting entity as defined in section 118(f) may elect to pay for its over-the-air nonsubscription broadcast transmissions a royalty fee of $1,000 per year, in lieu of the amount such station would otherwise be required to pay under this paragraph. Such royalty fee shall not be taken into account in determining royalty rates in a proceeding under chapter 8, or in any other administrative, judicial, or other Federal Government proceeding.'.
(2) PAYMENT DATE- A payment under subparagraph (D) or (E) of section 114(f)(2) of title 17, United States Code, as added by paragraph (1), shall not be due until the due date of the first royalty payments for nonsubscription broadcast transmissions that are determined, after the date of the enactment of this Act, under such section 114(f)(2) by reason of the amendment made by section 2(b)(2) of this Act.
(b) Transmission of Religious Services; Incidental Uses of Music- Section 114(d)(1) of title 17, United States Code, as amended by section 2(b), is further amended by inserting the following before subparagraph (B):
`(A) an eligible nonsubscription transmission of--
`(i) services at a place of worship or other religious assembly; and
`(ii) an incidental use of a musical sound recording;'.
SEC. 4. AVAILABILITY OF PER PROGRAM LICENSE.
Section 114(f)(2)(B) of title 17, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the second sentence the following new sentence: `Such rates and terms shall include a per program license option for terrestrial broadcast stations that make limited feature uses of sound recordings.'
SEC. 5. NO HARMFUL EFFECTS ON SONGWRITERS.
(a) Preservation of Royalties on Underlying Works- Section 114(i) of title 17, United States Code, is amended in the second sentence by striking `It is the intent of Congress that royalties' and inserting `Royalties'.
(b) Public Performance Rights and Royalties- Nothing in this Act shall adversely affect in any respect the public performance rights of or royalties payable to songwriters or copyright owners of musical works.
United States House of Representatives
United States Senate
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[PICS] RUN OFF TO D.C.
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[BIRTHDAY DRIVE] MESSAGE FROM SHERYL!
From SC Official Website
I am, once again, blown away by your generosity. Especially at this moment when we are all feeling our struggling economy, you guys stepped up and gave to the charity that is the dearest to my heart. That is the best gift you could give anyone. Thank you again and again.
BTW: This year the Birthday Drive Campaign has collected 10,390 USD (over 105,000 since 2001!).
Thanks to all the donors!
Giovedi' 12 Febbraio 2009 / Thursday February 12, 2009
[NEWS] SHERYL TO PERFORM AT "ONE NIGHT LIVE" BENEFIT CONCERT
Sheryl Crow, Sting and The Canadian Tenors will perform at the second annual One Night Live benefit concert on May 21 at the Air Canada Centre, with the proceeds going toward the Women & Babies Program at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Sex and the City star Chris Noth hosts the event.
All of the proceeds raised by the concert will assist in building a new state-of-the-art home for our Women & Babies Program and help Sunnybrook continue to provide the very best care for our smallest patients and their mothers, when it matters most.
[NEWS] SHERYL: JENNIFER ANISTON'S 40TH B-DAY PARTY WAS "A LOT OF FUN" (US MAGAZINE)
How was Jennifer Aniston's 40th birthday party Saturday?
"It was a lot of fun!" Sheryl Crow -- who had her 47th birthday party Feb. 6 -- tells Usmagazine.com of Aniston's bash at her Beverly Hills home on Feb. 7. (Crow also tells Extra she danced all night with fellow partygoer Courteney Cox.)
Asked about a rumored song John Mayer penned for girlfriend Aniston, Crow told Us, "I didn't hear it. I don't know anything about it."
Despite throwing parties over the weekend, both Crow and Aniston celebrate their actual birthdays today on Feb. 11.
"I'm just going to hang out with my girlfriends during the day and then I'm having dinner with some friends,” Crow told Us of her plans. "I may do something crazy like get a massage and a manicure or pedicure. That's about as crazy as it's going to get!"
As for sharing the same birth date with Aniston (and Albert Einstein), Crow previously joked to Us that it "speaks volumes."
What's more, Crow and Aniston's pal, Laura Dern, has a Feb. 10 birth date.
"We're really close. It's nice," Crow told Us. "I think as you get older, you have your tribe of women that you grow and age gracefully with and you share wisdom with. That's your clan. That's your family. That's your strength."
[NEWS] SHERYL CROW: COURTNEY COX HELPED ME THROUGH CANCER (HOLLYSCOOP.COM)
When you have to go through something as devastating as cancer, it's always comforting to have good friends by your side.
Singer Sheryl Crow was diagnosed with breast cancer back in 2006 and had to undergo minimally invasive surgery as part of her treatment.
Looking back on her fight against cancer, Crow credits having good friends in her life that helped her get through it.
Sheryl Crow talked to Hollyscoop about her own battle with cancer at the Saks Fifth Avenue "Unforgettable Evening" Benefiting EIF's Women's Cancer Research Fund where Gwyneth Paltrow and Courteney Cox were being honored.
“The whole thing for me is personal because I have cancer. Some people who advocate for others are angels," Sheryl told Hollyscoop.com exclusively.
"I know with the case of Courteney and Mary [The women who is giving the award to Courteney and I] Courteney really helped her through it [cancer]. When I was diagnosed [with breast cancer], I really appreciated the people who could really helped me navigate my way through the experience.”
Her pal Courteney chimed in on the interview adding, “These women who have created this foundation are just... They have done so much for cancer research and it is unbelievable. And I am very excited to be a apart of it.”
Although the event was honoring her good pal Courteney, Sheryl admitted that she was the most excited about Beyonce. “I'm really looking forward to Beyonce, who is singing. I'm a big fan. I'm excited,” she gushed.
To get more information about this amazing organization, check out their official website at eifoundation.org.
Mercoledi' 11 Febbraio 2009 / Wednesday February 11, 2009
Sheryl arrive at the Unforgettable Evening Benefiting The Entertainment Industry Foundation held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on February 10, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photos by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Middle Tennessee resident Sheryl Crow wore in a slinky one-shoulder electric blue gown on the red carpet. Crow, who presented on the show, said she loves Grammy night. “I still think that the Grammys carry a lot of weight. It’s so much fun for me to see all of these people that I only get to see at the award shows. I’m also really excited about all of these young women — Dufy, Estelle, Adele, Taylor Swift — who are doing it for themselves too," she told USA Today’s Kelley Carter. As Crow walked the red carpet, she said she was most excited about Paul McCartney, and added “I’m inching toward working on a new album. But really, I need a vacation!”
Who needs reporters?
Sheryl Crow and Taylor Swift interviewed each other on the rep carpet.
"So you're performing? With Miley (Cyrus)?" Crow asked Swift after the two exchanged hugs.
"Yeah, with Miley," Swift said." It's a song off my album called 'Fifteen' that hasn't even been released yet, so I'm really excited."
Next topic: Dresses and diamonds.
"We own our own diamonds here. These are ours," Crow joked as she showed off a massive gilded bracelet she said "could put my child through college."
"Really? I was going to say mine are completely not mine," Swift said.
Actually, both women discovered they were wearing borrowed bling from Lorraine Schwartz.
"We're going to steal them," Crow said. "She's awesome."
Source: Associated Press
[VIDEO] GRAMMY AWARD 2009 - 2 VIDEOS
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MGM Grand Arena - October 30, 2007
[PIC] RED JELLY
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[PICS] 51ST GRAMMY AWARDS - SALUTE TO ICONS: CLIVE DAVIS - RED CARPET - UPDATE
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Sheryl attends the 2009 Grammy Salute To Industry Icons honoring Clive Davis at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 7, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photos by WireImage and Rex Features)
[PICS] SHERYL AND WYATT: SOME NICE CANDIDS
(Thank you Bo!)
Venerdi' 6 Febbraio 2009 / Friday February 6, 2009
[NEWS] SON WYATT IS SHERYL CROW'S FAVORITE ROADIE
Sheryl Crow's son Wyatt has morphed into a little drummer boy on the road – and he's not even 2.
The 21-month-old has taken to his mom's profession, touring and all, a delighted Crow tells PEOPLE.
"He's very musical," the Grammy winner said in West Hollywood at Thursday's Me&Ro boutique's reception for the book Note to Self, to which she has contributed. "And he has these funny little dances he does. He plays the drums. He gravitates toward the guitar all the time."
The tot also has no trouble adjusting to mom's schedule. "He's been just wonderfully adaptive on the road. I'd love to say my life has totally changed, but it hasn't actually changed that much. He's just kind of gotten on board," says Crow. "He's an amazing little guy in that he's very social."
Not that she isn't ruling out other career options besides music for when Wyatt grows up. "He might be a physicist. Who knows?"
Having survived breast cancer, Crow says of having Wyatt, whom she adopted in May 2007, "My life is definitely richer, and he's the first thing I think of in the morning, and the first thing I think of before I go to sleep."
Shares Birthday with Aniston
Come next Wednesday, Feb. 11, Crow celebrates turning 47 with a "Friend" and sister Aquarian, Jennifer Aniston. Crow tells PEOPLE that the two will be joined at dinner that night by Laura Dern – who also has a February birthday.
Aniston, who'll turn 40, has a secret for retaining her youthful looks. Says Crow, "I think anyone who is gorgeous at their age is somebody who's comfortable with aging and who they are, and she's got a lot of light, a lot of joy around her."
Source: People magazine
[NEWS] GLOBAL GREEN USA - SHERYL TO PERFORM AT PRE-OSCAR PARTY
Sheryl will be performing at a Pre-Oscar Party with Gavin Rossdale on Febuary 19th at the Avalon, in Hollywood, USA.
[PICS] SHERYL AND STEP UP WOMEN'S NETWORK'S BOOK LAUNCH FOR "NOTE TO SELF"
Sheryl attend the book launch for "NOTE to SELF" by Andrea Buchanan, hosted by Sheryl and Step Up Women's Network, at Me&Ro on February 5, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)
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Giovedi' 5 Febbraio 2009 / Thursday February 5, 2009
[PIC] THE BIG THREE
The Edge, Sheryl & Bono (Photo: Kevin Mazur/Wireimage)