Category:American music publishers (people)
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1. 50 Cent – Curtis James Jackson III, known professionally as 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor, businessman, investor. Born in the South Jamaica neighborhood of the borough of Queens, he began selling drugs during the 1980s crack epidemic. Although he left drug-dealing to pursue a musical career, Jackson was struck by nine bullets in a 2000 shooting. After Jackson released the compilation album Guess Who's Back? in 2002, he was discovered by Eminem and signed by Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records. In 2003 Jackson founded G-Unit Records, signing Young Buck, Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo. He had similar critical success with his second album, The Massacre, released in 2005. Jackson is working on his sixth studio album, Street King Immortal. Jackson executive produces the Power, which airs on Starz. 50 Cent was ranked the sixth-best artist of the third-best rapper. He was raised in its South Jamaica neighborhood by his mother, Sabrina. Sabrina raised Jackson until she died in a mysterious fire when Jackson was 8. After his father's departure he was raised by his grandmother. When he was 14 a neighbor opened a boxing gym for local youth. "When I wasn't killing time in school, I was sparring in the gym or crack on the strip," he remembered. During the mid-1980s, he competed in the Junior Olympics: "I was competitive in the ring and hip-hop is competitive too...50 Cent – 50 Cent in 2006
2. John Ashton (music publisher) – John Ashton was a merchant and music publisher in Boston, Massachusetts, in the 19th century. He owned a "music & store" at no. 197 Washington Street which sold "all the new and fashionable music" ca.1819-1844. He manufactured and sold musical instruments; tuned pianos; and published and sold sheet music "of marches, waltzes, rondos, variations, quadrilles, gallopades, dances, &c. ... arranged for the band, orchestra, piano forte, guitar, flute, violin, organ &c." Among the composers represented in Ashton's stock: Comer, Joseph Haydn, Knight, Paddon, Russell, Shaw, Webb, Charles Zeuner. The firm "John Ashton & Co." was dissolved on January 1844. American popular music and its business: the first 400 years; Vol.2: from 1790 to 1909. Oxford University Press, 1988 Field Drums blog. "Pre-Civil War John Ashton Eagle Drum." 2009 Ashton published numerous music titles. For example: Nathan Adams. Ruins of Troy. 1826 John Holloway. Winthrop's quick step. 1835.John Ashton (music publisher) – Advertisement for John Ashton, "importer & manufacturer of musical instruments," ca.1824 (New York Public Library)
3. Birdman (rapper) – Bryan Williams, known by his stage names Birdman or Baby, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur. Birdman is the face of Cash Money Records which he founded with his older brother Ronald "Slim" Williams in 1991. Birdman is also one half of the former duo Big Tymers with producer Mannie Fresh. Williams was born February 1969 in LA.. His mother "Ms. Gladys", died when he was two years old. Pimp, also died when he was five. Birdman stated that he was in a boys home and was later homeless. He spent his formative years growing up in the notorious crime-ridden Magnolia Projects in the 3rd Ward of New Orleans. While living in the Magnolia, he began committing robberies and selling Heroin "dope bags" for money. He was later arrested at the age of 16. Birdman was sentenced in Elayn Hunt Correctional Center. He served 22 months before he was acquitted of all charges. In April 1991, Birdman and his brother Ronald “Suga Slim” Williams decided to start their label. They named the label Cash Money Records, after Nino Brown’s Cash Money Brothers in the film New Jack City. Ca$h Money has released RIAA Platinum & Gold certified CDs since then.Birdman (rapper) – Birdman performing at Hot 97 's Summer Jam 2007
4. George E. Blake – George E. Blake was an American music engraver and publisher. He was born in Yorkshire, England and, according to his obituary in the Philadelphia Evening Telegraph, emigrated to the United States when he was sixteen. Other sources disagree on the exact year he arrived in America. During this period, the city was being ravaged by an outbreak of yellow fever. Unlike many others, Blake chose to stay instead of fleeing the city. He remained for the rest of his long life. In 1802, Blake acquired the rights to maker John Isaac Hawkins' factory. At the height from about 1810 to 1830, he was considered one of the most prolific music publishers in the United States. He was one of the first to publish full scores of American musical theater, including the popular 1810 musical by John Bray and J.N. Barker, The Indian Princess. One of his greatest early achievements was a complete edition of Thomas Moore's Irish Melodies, which Blake continued printing until 1825. In around 1830, he published the American edition of Handel's Messiah. George W. Lee and Julius Walker founded their firm by acquiring the publishing firm of George Willig, for whom they both once worked. Bewley, John. Philadelphia Music Publishers: George E. Blake.George E. Blake – The title page of Blake's Collection of Duetts for Two Flutes, Clarinets, or Violins published by Blake in Philadelphia circa 1807. The engraving features one of Benjamin Latrobe 's waterworks buildings in Philadelphia's Center Square.
5. Scooter Braun – Scott Samuel "Scooter" Braun is an American talent manager and businessman. He owns two record labels: Raymond-Braun Media Group. RBMG is a joint venture with R&B performer Usher. Three of the most prominent artists Braun represents are Justin Bieber, Martin Garrix. For School Boy Records, his represented acts include Psy, Carly Rae Jepsen, The Wanted among others. Braun was born to Ervin and Susan Braun. The film then placed third overall. A member of Braun's family sent the film to Steven Spielberg's office, who, in turn, submitted Braun's video to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Braun has said Spielberg's response was one of the most inspirational moments in his life. Braun began his career by organizing parties while studying at Emory University in Atlanta. In 2002, Braun was hired featuring Ludacris and Eminem. This launch into the world of hip-hop led Braun to producer Jermaine Dupri, the director of So So Def Records. Still in his sophomore year at Emory, Braun was working at So So operating his party promotion business. Some of his larger events included parties on Britney Spears' Onyx Hotel Tour. Eventually Braun left So Def to go on his private venture.Scooter Braun – Braun on stage at Tech Crunch Disrupt in 2010.
6. Buddy Buie – Perry Carlton "Buddy" Buie was an American songwriter, producer, publisher. He is most commonly associated with Roy Orbison, the Atlanta Rhythm Section. Buie was raised in Dothan, Alabama. He later moved to New York City, eventually Atlanta, Georgia, where he spent most of his career. He was best known with 340 songs registered in the BMI catalog. His first success came in 1964, when Tommy Roe took "Party Girl", which Buie co-wrote into the Billboard Hot 100. In 1967 he started working with the group's guitarist James Cobb to add lyrics to Mike Sharpe's instrumental "Spooky". They played a command performance for President Jimmy Carter on his son's birthday. Under Buie's leadership, the Rhythm Section made regular appearances in the Nationwide Top 40. In 1978, Buie and executive Arnie Geller founded the Buie/Gellar Organization, a recording management company, BGO Records in Doraville, Georgia. Buie's later work includes "Rock Bottom" for "Mr. Midnight" for Garth Brooks. Notable artists who have covered his songs include Gloria Estefan, Travis Tritt, Carlos Santana. In 2006, John Legend used "Stormy" as the track on the single "Save Room", earning Buie a writer's credit. Buie's music has also been used in films, most notably Lost in Translation and Just like Heaven. "Into You" was also featured in a commercial for Texas Pete hot sauce.Buddy Buie – Buddy Buie
7. Benjamin Carr – Benjamin Carr was an American composer, singer, teacher, music publisher. Born in London, he was older brother of Thomas Carr. He was also the nephew of his namesake Benjamin Carr, who ran an instrument-making and repair shop for over 20 years. He studied organ with Samuel Arnold. He moved to Philadelphia, where he became a prominent member of the city's musical life. He is known as the "Father of Philadelphia Music". Mrs. French, who had achieved a degree of fame as a singer, was one of his students. Carr's best known orchestral work was the Federal Overture, composed for theatrical audiences. He published many of own 61 art songs in two serial anthologies, Carr's Musical Miscellany in Occasional Numbers. Carr’s most popular song was “The Little Sailor Boy”. His music includes shorter sonatas, rondos and variation forms; much of it was written for pedagogical purposes, although a few works are more technically advanced. He also wrote several pedagogical works, including the Lessons and Exercises in Vocal Music and The Analytical Instructor for the Piano Forte. Arnold: The Children in the Wood, Philadelphia, 24 Nov 1794 C. Dibdin: The Deserter, New York, 19 May 1795 Linn: Bourneville Castle, New York, 16 Jan 1797 Holcroft: The Spanish Barber, 1800 Misc. Opera arias and incidental music Songs and misc.Benjamin Carr – Benjamin Carr by John Sartain after John Clarendon Darley
8. Sean Combs – Sean John Combs, also known by his stage names Puff Daddy, P. Diddy and Diddy, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, record producer and entrepreneur. He was raised in New York. He worked before founding his label Bad Boy Entertainment in 1993. In 2009 Combs released the commercially successful album Last Train to Paris. Combs has won three Grammy Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards, is the producer of MTV's Making the Band. In 2016 Forbes estimated Combs' net worth at $750 million. Sean John Combs was raised in New York. Melvin Earl Combs, was an associate of convicted New York drug dealer Frank Lucas. At age 33, he was shot while sitting on Central Park West, when Combs was a child. Combs graduated from the Roman Catholic Mount Saint Michael Academy in 1987. His team won a title in 1986. Combs said that he was given the nickname "Puff" as a child, because he would "huff and puff" when he was angry. After dropping out of Howard University in 1990, after two years as a business major, Combs became an intern at New York's Uptown Records. While director at Uptown, he helped develop Mary J. Blige. In his college days Combs had a reputation for throwing parties, some of which attracted up to a thousand participants.Sean Combs – Combs performing in December 2010
9. Cecil Duane Crabb – Cecil Duane Crabb was an American composer of ragtime music and a member of Indianapolis group of ragtime composers. He was born to James and Sarah E. Crabb. He moved in 1908. Crabb composed only four albeit significant ragtime pieces including his best known Fluffly Ruffles from 1907. He had a job at a small firm J.H. Aufderheide & Company that published ragtime by Indianapolis composers. Originally a sign painter, he had also designed cover art for ragtimes of Aufderheide composers, such as May Aufderheide and Will B. Morrison. His primary career was as co-owner for many years of the Indianapolis firm Staley and Crabb now known as Staley Signs. He was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. He had at least three children, one of whom became Brig. General Cecil D. Crabb. Fluffly Ruffles - Two Step Orinoco Trouble The Klassicle Rag Biography at ragpiano.com White, H. Loring. Ragging it: getting ragtime into history. IUniverse. Pp. 313–314.Cecil Duane Crabb – Crabb designed the cover for May Aufderheide's Dusty Rag
10. Joe Davis (music publisher) – Joseph M. "Joe" Davis was an American music producer, publisher and promoter in jazz, rhythm and blues and pop music. Joe Davis was born in New York City. In the late 1920s he worked as a singer who recorded for Columbia Records. He has to be considered as an important influence for Fats Waller, having actually talked the shy, reluctant Waller into considering a performing career. Davis pushed Waller to compose seriously for the piano. Davis managed to cheat Razaf out of royalties to "S'posin'", written to Paul Denniker's music. As a publisher Davis worked with Porter Grainger, Howard Johnson, Chris Smith, Alex Hill, Spencer Williams, Carson Robison, Tom Delaney, J. C. Johnson, Claude Hopkins. Davis replaced it with Inc.. He sold the firm in 1939 and went into the record manufacturing business. In May 1942, Davis founded his first record label, Beacon Records. But had a tiny shellac ration from which to press the records. In 1945 he founded the Joe Davis Record Company with the sub labels Beacon, Celebrity and Davis Records. The Company was placed in 331 West 49th Street, with subsidiary in Richmond, Virginia. In 1956 Davis also recorded The Chestnuts.Joe Davis (music publisher) – Fats Waller (1938)
11. Oliver Ditson – Oliver Ditson was an American businessman and founder of Oliver Ditson and Company, one of the major music publishing houses of the late 19th century. Oliver Ditson was born on October 20, 1811. His parents lived at the lower end of Hanover Street. In 1823, just out of grammar school, Oliver became an employee of Col. Samuel Hale Parker, father of J.C.D. Parker, the organist and composer. Col. Parker was republishing them as rapidly as they could be gotten from England. Oliver left the bookstore to master the printer’s trade. About 1834, fire destroyed the store of Col. Parker. In 1834, the firm of Parker & Ditson was formed. Mr. Ditson changed it into a music store. In 1840, Ditson carried on the business of music seller and publisher under the name of Oliver Ditson. He acquired the Oliver Ditson and Company moniker in 1857 when he began collaborating with John C. Haynes on what would become the John C. Haynes & Co.. In 1858, Ditson purchased Dwight's Journal of a serious musical journal.Oliver Ditson – Former Oliver Ditson Company building, 166 Terrace Street, in the Mission Hill neighborhood of Roxbury, Massachusetts, later gutted and re-built as luxury apartments. Building inscription reads "Oliver Ditson Co. 1835-1925".
12. Dr. Dre – Andre Romelle Young, better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur. He is the founder and current CEO of Beats Electronics. Dre was previously the co-owner of, an artist on, Death Row Records. He is credited as a key figure in the popularization of West Coast G-funk, a style of music characterized as synthesizer-based with slow, heavy beats. In 1996, he left Death Row Records to establish Aftermath Entertainment. He produced a album titled Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath in 1996, released a solo album titled 2001 in 1999. During the 2000s, he focused for other artists while occasionally contributing vocals to songs. Dr. Dre signed Eminem in 1998 and 50 Cent in 2002 while contributing production on their albums. He has won six Grammy Awards, including Producer of the Year. Dr. Dre has also had acting roles in movies such as Set It Off, Training Day. Rolling Stone ranked Dre on their list of "100 Greatest Artists of All-Time". Young was born in the first child of Theodore and Verna Young. Romelle, is derived from his father's amateur R&B singing group, The Romells. His parents married in 1964, separated in 1968, divorced in 1972. His mother later had three children: sons Jerome and Tyree and daughter Shameka.Dr. Dre – Dr. Dre in 2011
13. Eminem – Marshall Bruce Mathers III, known professionally as Eminem, is an American rapper, record producer, actor. Eminem is the best-selling artist of the 2000s in the United States. Throughout his career, he has had 10 number-one albums on the Billboard 200 and five number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100. Globally, he has sold more than 172 million albums, thus being one of the world's best-selling artists. Rolling Stone ranked him 83rd on its list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, calling him the King of Hip Hop. They were followed in another commercial success. Eminem went after Recovery in 2010. Both won Grammy Awards and Recovery was the best-selling album of 2010 worldwide, the second time he had the international best-selling album of the year. In addition to his solo career, Eminem is an original member of the Midwest hip hop groups Soul Intent and D12. He is also known for his collaborations with fellow Detroit-based rapper Royce da 5'9"; the two are collectively known as Bad Meets Evil. Eminem has developed other ventures, including Shady Records, with manager Paul Rosenberg, which helped launch the careers of artists such as 50 Cent. Eminem has also established his own channel, Shade 45, on Sirius XM Radio. Eminem has made cameo appearances in the films The Wash, Funny People, The Interview and the television series Entourage. Eminem was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, Deborah Rae "Debbie" Nelson. Debbie was 14 when she met 18-year-old Bruce; at age 17, she nearly died during her 73-hour labor.Eminem – Eminem performing in June 2009
14. E. O. Excell – Towner. Excell was the son of German Reformed minister and self-published author J. J. Excell. He attended public schools in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Between 1877 and 1883 he studied music formally at the Normal Musical Institutes of George F. Root where he also received vocal training under Root's son, Frederick. He moved in 1883 to pursue music publishing in earnest. Excell was described as "a robust six-footer, with a six-in caliber voice" and extraordinary range that enabled him to solo as baritone or tenor. Two important contacts made in Chicago were Benjamin F. Jacobs and John H. Vincent. Both men had been heavily involved with the uniform Sunday school system established among many Protestant denominations during the early 1870s. He also performed at the Chautauqua Institution. Insights gained from these associations were significant in that much of what Excell would later publish targeted Sunday school and youth music needs. The Methodist Episcopal church of Excell's day was still divided into southern denominations created by an antebellum split. Excell and Vincent were affiliated with the northern branch known as the Methodist Episcopal Church. Jones' musical director at that time was Marcellus J. Maxwell of Oxford, Georgia. He was also a capable songwriter, though more reserved than Excell.E. O. Excell – by Collins of New York, circa 1890
15. Joseph Funk – Joseph Funk was a pioneer American music teacher, publisher, an early American composer. He invented a shape note system for the Harmonia Sacra. Bishop Funck was the first Mennonite bishop in America. As a boy, Joseph spent the rest of his life there. In 1804, they had five children. After her death, they raised nine children. He was a member of the Mennonite Church. In 1847, he established the first Mennonite printing house at Mountain Valley, Virginia. His sons were active in organizing and teaching many singing schools in Virginia. Funk is buried in the cemetery at Singers Glen. The name was changed to Harmonia Sacra in 1851. The book is still is in use by Mennonites today. Singer's Friend was a 16-page monthly periodical published by Funk from 1859 to 1861. It was a forerunner of a periodical published by Funk's grandson, Aldine S. Kieffer. Joseph Funk's sons continued the business after his death.Joseph Funk – Joseph Funk's tombstone in Singers Glen, Virginia
16. Louis P. Goullaud – Louis P. Goullaud published and sold music in Boston, Massachusetts, in the 19th century. In the 1860s he worked for "Koppitz, Pruefer & Co." With Asa W. White and Edward W. White -- as the firm "White & Goullaud" -- he sold musical instruments and published sheet music. Under his own imprint he issued Goullaud's Monthly Journal of Music. He died in 1919. Little Rosewood Casket. 1870 The Dundreary Polka. Inscribed to Mr. Sothern by Thomas Baker. 1872 Inman Line March. Composed by A.E. Warren. Respectfully Inscribed to William Inman Esq. 1872 The Little Frauds, Harrigan & Hart's Songs & Sketches. 1872 Thematic Catalogue of Popular Songs. 1872 Gentle Spring Waltz dedicated to Fanny Davenport. 1873 Lotta's Favorite Nocturne for piano by J. W. Turner. 1873 Johnny You're By "Bryants Minstrels."Louis P. Goullaud – Come Along Sinners, by Monroe H. Rosenfeld (Library of Congress)
17. Frank Harding – Frank Harding was a Tin Pan Alley music publisher, credited with creating the method of selling music called plugging. Harding paid singers to sing his published songs in shops and beer halls to attract customers. He was active from the 1880s through the 1920s. He published music that he also bought it from other songwriters. Stories about him say that he won songs in games of poker. Another of his business practices was to charge performers to have their portrait printed on music. Then he made money from selling advertisements on the back cover page. He sold his business to salesman Edward B. Marks, who became a major figure in Tin Pan Alley publishers. E. B. Marks is now an imprint of Carlin America.Frank Harding – Cover of an 1894 piece of sheet music published by Frank Harding, Don't burn the cabin down by Nellie McGwire.
18. Elias Howe Company – The Elias Howe Company was a 19th and early 20th century musical firm located in Boston, USA and founded by Elias Howe, Jr.. His company was successful, selling more than a million copies of his instruction books by 1892. Howe was related to Julia Ward Howe, composer of the The Battle Hymn of the Republic. Howe soon learned to play, working his way through tunes that he heard. He put together a book of tunes in this manner, while still young. Howe eventually managed to get them published in book form in 1840 as The Musician's Companion. He sold enough of them, door-to-door and city-to-city, to open his own shop in 1842. By 1850, Howe had published other volumes of tune collections and musical instruction. Sky notes that during the American Civil War, Howe expanded his activities to include manufacturing drums for Massachusetts regiments. He was offered the rank of Lt. Colonel, by President Lincoln. He chose instead to continue publishing books on their use in marching bands. Although company letterhead states that the firm was founded in 1840, it was not formally incorporated after the death of its founder. The principals at that time were Elias's sons Willam H. and Edward F. Howe, who served as treasurer, respectively. Their sister Harriet Howe was the bookkeeper. It has not been proven whether the company contracted with local companies to build them.Elias Howe Company – Barely visible, silhouetted against the sky at the far end of the square, at the left, is the "Howe's Music" sign of the Elias Howe Company
19. Charles H. Keith – Charles H. Keith was an American music publisher in Boston, Massachusetts in the 19th century. His business was located to the 1850s. Among the songs published by his firm were ""Ole Bull and Old Dan Tucker", "Dandy Jim ob Caroline". Worldcat. Keith, Charles H. Worldcat. Keith's Music Publishing HouseCharles H. Keith – Music and umbrella shop of Charles H. Keith, corner Court Street and Cornhill, Boston, Massachusetts, 1845 (Library of Congress)
20. David Lowery (musician) – David Charles Lowery is an American guitarist, vocalist, songwriter. He is co-founder of the more traditional rock band Cracker. Lowery released his first solo record, The Palace Guards, on February 2, 2011, via the 429 Records label. Lowery was born in Texas, the son of a career Air Force father. His family moved around a great deal before finally settling in Redlands, California, where he attended high school. Lowery formed Camper Van Beethoven in California. In the early 1990s, Lowery formed bassist Davey Faragher. Cracker rejected the indie-rock sound of Camper Van Beethoven in favor of a roots rock sound. Cracker's biggest hits were "Teen Angst" from its eponymous LP "Low" from 1993's Kerosene Hat. On September 2010, David married Velena Vego. Vego has been the manager for both Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven since 2004. She is also the talent buyer in Atlanta, GA.. Lowery's extensive experience in business led as a lecturer in the University of Georgia's music business program. Lowery is critical of states that things might be worse for working musicians than the old record system. In 2012, he gave a widely shared talk called "Meet the new boss, worse than the old boss".David Lowery (musician) – David Lowery
21. Nick Manoloff – Nick Manoloff was born "Nicola Manoloff", on April 1898 in Bulgaria. He immigrated in 1922. In 1935, he established residency with his wife Bernice, who had immigrated to America from Latvia/Jugoslavia. They had Nicki Manoloff born in Chicago in 1937. Nick Manoloff invented the Nick Manoloff Tone Bar. He was granted a patent on March 1937. The steel was made of the revolutionary synthetic material known as bakelite. Polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride, is an early plastic. It is a thermosetting phenol resin, formed from an elimination reaction of phenol with formaldehyde. It was developed in New York in 1907. These slides were flat on the other with inscription, "Nick Manoloff Pat. 2076331." He made slides of several sizes of metal, usually of high polished chrome, with the inscription of his name "NICK MANOLOFF". He designed accessories for the Dobro, Hawaiian guitar, Resonator guitar, Spanish guitar, Resonator mandolin, Lap steel guitar, Pedal steel guitar. In the early 1930s, Nick and Bernice were musical arrangers, eventually forming The Calumet Music Publishing Company.Nick Manoloff – Nick Manoloff slide
22. Master P – Miller is the CEO of P. Miller Enterprises, a conglomerate company, Better Black Television, a short-lived online television network. In 1997, after the success of one of his biggest singles to date, "Make'Em Say Uhh!", went double platinum, Miller grew further in popularity. Then Miller released his second album Ghetto D. Miller also starred in his own street film, mostly based on his life, I'm Bout It. In 1998, P. Miller released his most successful album to date, MP Da Last Don. The album was also based on a film that Miller produced, which came out earlier that year with the same name. The album hit number 1 on the Top 200 chart, selling over 400,000 copies in a week. The album was certified 4 × platinum, over four million copies sold, making it Miller's highest selling album. In 1999, Miller released his eighth album, Only God Can Judge Me. It was not as successful as his previous album, though it reached a gold certification. He also created the soundtrack of the same name. It did not compare to his earlier more successful releases. In the early 2000s, as No Limit Records popularity was slowly declining, so was Miller's. He re-launched No Limit Records as New No Limit Records. In 2001 he released his tenth album entitled Game Face. In 2003, he starred in the Lockdown.Master P – Master P
23. William H. Oakes – W. H. Oakes was a music publisher in 19th-century Boston, Massachusetts. He published compositions by Daniel Auber, others. Although details of his life remain scarce, ample evidence exists to show that William Oakes published many works of music throughout the 1840s. He usually distributed his publications through other vendors. Oakes seems to have borne responsibility for selecting the musical work, securing copyright permissions, arranging other logistics. Oakes himself engraved the musical notations. In 1840 Oakes and Samuel Swan formed Oakes & Swan. Swan left the partnership by 1841. For several years Oakes maintained an office on Tremont Street. Oakes served as a trustee of the Music Institute. In 1844, the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association selected three examples of Oakes' music engravings to exhibit at Quincy Hall. L. Schumann, composer. The Flora Waltzes. 1843. James G. Maeder, composer.William H. Oakes – Sheet music published by W.H. Oakes
24. Samuel Hale Parker – Samuel Hale Parker was a publisher and bookseller in 19th-century Boston, Massachusetts, United States. He published musical scores as well as novels, other titles. He was among the founders of the Handel and Haydn Society. Samuel H. Parker was born in 1781 to Matthew Stanley Gibson Parker and Ann Rust. James Cutler Dunn Parker was a teacher and superintendent of examinations at the New England Conservatory of Music. Parker worked in Boston, 1802-1811. In 1811 Parker bought the Boston Book Store from William Blagrove. Around 1809-1816 booksellers Edmund Munroe and David Francis ran a joint publishing firm: Munroe, Francis and Parker. Parker also published titles under his own imprint, utilizing Munroe & Francis as printers. In 1815 Parker and others founded Haydn Society. In addition to publishing, he ran a library with non-circulating collections. A large collection of some beautiful drawings, are kept for loan: to be increased every opportunity." A fire in 1833 caused his move on School Street. Oliver Ditson and Parker established the firm of Parker and Ditson in 1836. The partnership ended in 1842, when Ditson bought Parker's interest in the firm.Samuel Hale Parker – Parker & Ditson publication, 1837
25. Clarence L. Partee – Clarence Lockhart Partee was an American composer and arranger and music publisher. He moved to Chicago to pursue that goal. In 1881 he began an office manager for the J. B. Schall banjo company, giving banjo lessons and meeting prominent banjo players of the time, including E. M. Hall. He also began studying the mandolin. He became a performer, traveling the country and teaching the banjo, guitar and mandolin. He also became a music publisher. Places he traveled included Chicago, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Kansas City. Partee settled about 1890 where his magazine The Cadenza was published, beginning with the September/October 1894 issue. The Cadenza was "the first high class magazine devoted to the interests of... players at large of the banjo, mandolin and guitar." The content educational, as a result, improved the overall standard for magazines of this type. He also branched out adding sections to the magazine for voice, violin, piano. Partee chose a non-standard niche for The Cadenza, promoting music rather than specific musical instruments. It was bought in May 1908 by Boston publisher Walter Jacobs. Jacobs ceased publication in 1924.Clarence L. Partee – Clarence L. Partee, posing with a banjo for the June 1898 issue of Loomis' Musical Journal. Although he played the mandolin and guitar as well, Partee considered himself primarily a banjoist, championing a "maligned" instrument.
26. E. T. Paull – Edward Taylor Paull was a minor American composer, arranger, sheet music publisher. He died in Brooklyn, NY. He had some success with a few titles which enabled him to set up his self-publishing company. His music was intended for the piano sheet trade. He began publishing in 1894, specializing in marches. In order to sell music, the music was marketed with uniquely colorful front cover illustrations to catch the eye of buyers. He was the first publisher to use five-color lithography for his sheet music. For this reason alone music published by his firm has latterly aroused interest in the composer. This type of publication alludes to its being comparable to music whilst never achieving the requisite complexity. On this musical level his true contemporaries were the British writers Ezra Read and Theo Bonheur of the same period. His first publication was for the Richmond Music Company in Richmond, VA where he was general manager. The first publication was "The Chariot Race of Ben Hur March" with a full-color cover. For the Liberty Boys, Hurrah!E. T. Paull – Cover of E.T. Paull's Chariot Race March (1896)
27. L.A. Reid – Antonio M. "L.A." Reid is an American music executive, musician, songwriter, record producer, author and former television music competition judge. He is currently the CEO of Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. Reid first began his music career with his first appearance on record being with the Cincinnati funk rock outfit Pure Essence. Pure Essence released one solitary 45 in the mid-1970s. The group was renamed ` Essence'. The song peaked on the Billboard Hot 100. Reid signed 14-year-old Usher to the label, whose six album releases have sold million units worldwide. Popular acts on the label during its peak include Toni Braxton, TLC, Outkast. Both TLC and Toni Braxton went on becoming two of the most successful acts in music history. Initially headquartered in Atlanta, the label played a significant role in building the current landscape of the Atlanta industry. He gave his first position as an inter-level creative person at Hitco. In May 2000, Edmonds and Reid sold their remaining 50 % stake in LaFace to company BMG. The label became an imprint of Arista Records, with Arista taking on sales, promotional duties for its acts. At this time, Reid also succeeded his mentor Clive Davis as president of Arista Records. In 2000, LaFace was merged with Reid being promoted to president and CEO of Arista Records.L.A. Reid – Reid at The X Factor in June 2011
28. Jerome H. Remick – Jerome Hosmer Remick, was a Detroit music publisher, philanthropist and businessman from the late 19th century to the early 20th century. Jerome Remick was born in Detroit, Michigan. He was the son of Mary Amelia Hosmer. He graduated from the Detroit Business University in 1887, before joining the Whitney-Remick lumber firm, a family business started by his grandfather, Royal C. Remick. Jerome married Adelaide McCreery in Flint, Michigan on June 1895. He turned the company into an extraordinarily successful sheet music house. The firm also published music such as "Dill Pickles Rag" and "Black and White Rag". George Gershwin left the firm shortly after they published "Rialto Ripples" in 1917. Changes were in the air, though. Oddly, Remick had a natural understanding of public tastes. Owned a 2,200-acre estate on Gratiot Avenue, growing fruit and vegetables, raising chickens. His livestock included a herd of prize Holsteins, leading to a controlling interest in the Detroit Creamery Co. Remick was one of the influential patrons of the Detroit Symphony, repeatedly serving as the organization's president. His fundraising helped to create Orchestra Hall in 1919.Jerome H. Remick – Sheet music cover for "Oh, You Beautiful Doll"
29. Ed Rose (lyricist) – Ed Rose, was an American lyricist who wrote the words to Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh! Composed by Abe Olman. In 1906, George M. Krey, Ted Snyder, Ed Rose formed the music publishing company, Rose & Snyder Co. located in Tin Pan Alley. In May 1908, the firm was incorporated in the state of New York. The directors were Edward Smackels, Maurice H. Rosenzweig, an entertainment lawyer. Ed Snyder severed his affiliation with Ed Rose and Ted Snyder. In 1909, composer Thomas Lemonier joined the staff of Rose & Snyder. Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh!Ed Rose (lyricist) – Sheet music cover for Good Gracious Annabelle
30. J.R. Rotem – Jonathan Reuven "J.R." Rotem is a South African-born, American record producer, music publisher, songwriter. Rotem, Jewish, was born to Israeli immigrant parents in 1975. He moved at the age of twelve. Rotem's point into music was in receiving classical piano instruction at a young age. Nevertheless, for years Rotem struggled to make further headway in the industry. Rotem says, "One for years was meeting a manager with a good reputation and with connections to get my music to people." JR on the other hand, had a vast musical background... So musically there were no limitations as far as what he could bring. Number two J.R he was very focused. He really wanted to win. And number three he was humble. If I gave any suggestions about his tracks he would literally sit there and take notes. Then he would come back the next day with the changes I had suggested." Rotem's major cut was 50 Cent's "Position of Power" in 2005. In 2006, together with his brother Tommy, Rotem started his own record label, Beluga Heights, inking a joint venture partnership with Epic.J.R. Rotem – J.R. Rotem
31. Haim Saban – Haim Saban is an Egyptian-born Israeli-American media proprietor, investor, philanthropist, musician, record, film & television producer. Saban is the founder of Saban Entertainment, producer and distributor of children's television programs such as Power Rangers. He headed up consortiums which purchased Univision Communications. He active in pro-Israel political efforts in the US. Saban was born in 1944. In 1956, the Saban family immigrated along with most of the Egyptian Jewish community. Saban was sent to a Youth Aliyah boarding school. Saban is married to Cheryl Lynn Saban, with whom he has two children. He also has two stepchildren, Heidi Lenhart. He resides in California. Saban started his career in 1966 as a bass manager with the rock band The Lions of Judah. In 1969, The Tornados joined The Lions. The band traveled to England, performed in night clubs in London and was signed up by Polydor Records. In July 1969, the band appeared on the BBC programme Colour Me Pop. The Lions recorded a single, "Our Love's A Growing Thing”, but it was not released in the UK due to financial difficulties.Haim Saban – Saban at the Brookings Institution 's 10th annual Saban Forum, December 7, 2013
32. Sunny Skylar – Sunny Skylar was an American composer, singer, lyricist, music publisher. He was born Selig Shaftel in Brooklyn, New York. As a singer, he appeared including those led by Ben Bernie, Paul Whiteman, Abe Lyman, George Hall and Vincent Lopez. It was Lopez who changed the singer's professional name to Sunny Skylar. After the end of the big era, Skylar continued to sing in nightclubs and theaters until 1952.Sunny Skylar – Sunny Skylar in a 1944 advertisement
33. John Stillwell Stark – John Stillwell Stark was an American publisher of ragtime music, best known for publishing and promoting the music of Scott Joplin. Stark was the eleventh of twelve children born to Eleanor Stillwell Stark of Shelby County, Kentucky. He served in the Union Army during the American Civil War, where he played the bugle. He raised a family, earning his living as a farmer, first in Indiana and then in Missouri near Maysville. Eventually he moved to Cameron, where he went into the new business of ice-cream making. After moving to Chillicothe, he supplemented his income by selling pianos. He got after buying out J. W. Truxel, one of his competitors, who owned seven copyrights. This is said to be the first time in history that a composer had earned royalties. It proved a prosperous arrangement for both men. After his wife died in 1910, Stark returned to St. Louis. By this time New York's Tin Pan Alley was dominating music sales. He continued to bring out new rags until 1922, well which Stark detested. Stark died on October 21, 1927. Jasen, David A.; Tichenor, Trebor Jay. Rags and Ragtime: A Musical History.John Stillwell Stark – An advertisement for Scott Joplin 's " Maple Leaf Rag " from the back page of a rag by Joseph Lamb. Both published with Stark's firm.
34. Timothy Swan – Timothy Swan was a composer and hatmaker born in Worcester, Massachusetts. The son of goldsmith William Swan lived in small towns along the Connecticut River in Connecticut and Massachusetts for most of his life. Swan's compositional output consisted mostly of hymn settings, referred to as psalmody. These settings were produced for choirs and singing schools located in Congregationalist communities of New England. Swan is unique as an American composer in that he composed secular vocal duets and songs in addition to sacred tunebook music. New England Harmony is a collection of his sacred music compositions, while The Songster's Assistant is a collection of his secular music. Swan was also a teacher of singing. Born July 1758, Timothy Swan was the eighth child of goldsmith William and Lavinia Swan of Worcester, Massachusetts. Not much is known of Swan's early years other than he resided in Worcester until his father's death in 1774. After the death of his father, Swan was apprenticed to a "Mr. Barnes" of Marlborough, Massachusetts. Barnes, an "importer of foreign goods" was a loyalist who eventually left the colonies to return to England as relations between the two became increasingly strained. This caused an end in Marlborough. After leaving Barnes' employ, Swan moved to Groton, Massachusetts to live with William. Timothy's elder brother may have influenced his brother. Shortly after arriving in Groton, Swan enrolled in a school, taught by a "Mr. Gross".Timothy Swan – Portrait of Timothy Swan, composer
35. Charles Davis Tillman – Charles Davis Tillman —also known as Charlie D. Tillman, Charles Tillman, Charlie Tillman, C. D. Tillman—was a popularizer of the gospel song. In 1889 he was assisting his father with a meeting in Lexington, South Carolina. The elder Tillman lent the tent on a Sunday afternoon. He published the work in 1891. Tillman was not first in publishing the song, an honor which goes to G. D. Pike in his 1873 Jubilee Singers and Their Campaign for Twenty Thousand Dollars. As published by Tillman, the song contains verses not found in Pike's 1873 version. These possibly had accumulated in oral or/and were augmented by lyrics crafted by Tillman. More critically, perhaps, Tillman's published version of the tune has a more-mnemonic cadence which may have helped it gain wider currency. Tillman's emendations have characterized the song since in the culture of all southerners irrespective of race. The refrain was worded by Georgia Baptist preacher M. E. Abbey. The combination frequently recorded songs of all time. On January 2012, Brad Paisley performed a 4/4 rendition as guest on Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion. Members of the Western Writers of America chose the song as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time. Wayne W. Daniel pays particular notice to Tillman's "The Great Judgment Morning": In 1893 Tillman found a poem titled "A Dream" in a Salvation Army publication.Charles Davis Tillman – Print of Tillman's photograph on the title page of Revival No. 2, published in 1896
36. TooSmooth – William Alexander McClam, known by his stage name TooSmooth, is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, entrepreneur. Recording Industry Association of America and National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences member. He graduated high school a year early to study at Full Sail University. TooSmooth released September 11, 2011 a week later his song was played on Globegig Radio an Independent UK station. The first TooSmooth was played outside the USA. Smooth's first album The Come Up Vol.1 Was released December 2011. William is also a National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences member granting the privilege to vote and attend the Grammy Awards each year. Later that year after building a professional relationship with Warner Bros. TooSmooth Was Invited out to Paramount Pictures for the same pitching opportunities.TooSmooth – TooSmooth at Lights Out Entertainment photo shoot
37. William Walker (composer) – Walker grew up near Spartanburg. To distinguish him from other William Walkers in Spartanburg, he was nicknamed Singing Billy. He married Amy Golightly, whose sister Thurza died in Spartanburg in 1875. Walker is buried in South Carolina. In 1835, Walker published a tunebook entitled using the four-shape shape note system of notation. This collection was revised in 1840, 1854. In 1846 he issued Western Pocket Harmonist. Intended to the Southern Harmony, the Pocket Harmonist contains a large number of camp-meeting songs with refrains. In 1867, Walker published a tunebook entitled Christian Harmony, in which he adopted a seven notation. For the additional three shapes, Walker devised his own system - an inverted key-stone for "do", an isosceles triangle for "si". Walker issued an expanded edition of Christian Harmony in 1873. In the same year, he brought out a collection of Sunday school songs entitled Fruits and Flowers. Walker is listed as the composer of many of the tunes in The Southern Harmony. However, he acknowledged that in many cases, he borrowed his tunes, probably from the living tradition of music that surrounded him. Two of Walker's tunebooks remain in print.William Walker (composer) – William Walker
38. Kanye West – Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, entrepreneur. Music. He went on to pursue a variety of different styles on subsequent albums Late Registration, Graduation, 808s & Heartbreak. West released his abrasive sixth album, Yeezus, to further critical praise in 2013. His seventh album, The Life of Pablo, was released in 2016. Outside of music have received significant attention. He has been a frequent source of controversy for his conduct in public settings. He is the head of the creative DONDA. His 2014 marriage to television personality Kim Kardashian has also been subject to widespread media coverage. Three of his albums have been included and ranked on Rolling Stone's 2012 update of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list. He has also been included in a number of Forbes annual lists. Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2005 and 2015. West was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. His parents divorced when he was three years old. After the divorce, he and his mother moved to Chicago, Illinois.Kanye West – West performing at Lollapalooza in 2011
39. Benjamin Franklin White – Benjamin Franklin White was a shape note "singing master", compiler of the shape note tunebook known as The Sacred Harp. He was born near Cross Keys in Union County, South Carolina, Mildred White. Elisha J. King published The Sacred Harp in 1844, using the four-shape shape note notation. King died in 1844. In 1845, White led in the establishment of the Southern Musical Convention. In 1850, he issued a second edition of The Sacred Harp, adding 103 pages. With future editions, White was assisted by a musical committee appointed by the Southern Musical Convention. In 1859, a third edition of The Sacred Harp was released, adding 74 more songs on 63 pages. A fourth edition came out in 1869. He released a copyright of the same book signed only by himself and his son, D. P. White, perhaps clarifying ownership. In 1911, James Landrum White, reissued this fourth edition with a supplement of newer gospel songs. White also taught music; among his pupils was Sarah Lancaster. White served as Clerk of mayor of Whitesville, Georgia. Among the musical materials it included were "songs, minutes of singing conventions, letters from singers, advertisements for books." White participated in the pages of this paper.Benjamin Franklin White – B. F. White
40. Jay Z – Shawn Corey Carter, known professionally as Jay Z, is an American rapper, businessman, investor. MTV ranked him the "greatest MC of all time" in 2006. Rolling Stone ranked three of his albums -- Reasonable Doubt, The Black Album -- among the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 2014, Forbes estimated his net worth at nearly $520 million, making him one of the richest hip hop artists in the U.S. Jay Z co-owns the New York 40/40 Club sports bar, is the co-creator of the clothing line Rocawear. Jay is the former president of Def Jam Recordings, the founder of the entertainment company Roc Nation. Jay also is a certified NBA and MLB sports agent. As an artist, Jay holds the record for most number one albums by a solo artist on the Billboard 200 with 13. Jay has also had four number ones Hot 100, one as lead artist. Jay was also ranked the 88th-greatest artist of all time by Rolling Stone. Jay Z married American R&B singer Beyoncé in 2008. Blue Ivy Carter, was born on January 7, 2012. Shawn Carter was raised in Marcy Houses, a housing project in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. His three siblings were raised by their mother, Gloria Carter, after their father, Adness Reeves abandoned the family. Jay Z claims in his lyrics that at the age of 12, he shot his older brother in the shoulder for stealing his jewelry.Jay Z – Jay Z at the Shawn Carter Foundation Carnival, 2011