Robert Siers "Rob" Cavallo is an American record producer and record industry executive. Known for his production work with Green Day, he has worked with Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, Eric Clapton, the Goo Goo Dolls, the Dave Matthews Band, Kid Rock, Alanis Morissette, Black Sabbath, Phil Collins, Sixpence None the Richer, Lil Peep and Meat Loaf, he is a multiple Grammy Award winner. Cavallo plays multiple instruments and has professional credits for his bass, organ, piano and percussion work. Cavallo was born in Washington, DC and moved to Los Angeles, California with his family at age 10, his interest in music began at age 11 after listening to his father's The Beatles collection. He graduated from the University of Southern California, as a member of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity, in 1985 with a B. A. in English. Cavallo attended the Dick Grove School of Music. Cavallo worked with George Massenburg at The Complex Recording Studios early in his career, he joined Warner Bros. Records as A&R representative in 1987 and worked with Black Sabbath as one of his first assignments.
He signed both the Goo Goo Dolls and Green Day during his first tenure at Warner Bros. Records. Cavallo became senior vice-president of A&R of Hollywood Records in 1998, he moved to Warner Music Group in 2002 and became chief creative officer of the company in 2009. He was named chairman of Warner Bros. Records in 2011, served in that position until December 2012. Cavallo co-founded Level 7, a media company, with Broadcom Corporation co-founder Henry T. Nicholas III. Cavallo tracks. Platinum-selling albums he has produced include: Green Day’s Dookie, Nimrod, American Idiot and Bullet in a Bible. Tracks he produced, which were on platinum-selling albums include: Goo Goo Doll’s "Iris" from the City of Angels soundtrack / Dizzy Up the Girl. Cavallo-produced Fleetwood Mac album Say You Will went gold in Canada and Britain. Dave Matthew's Band's Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 rankings. Phil Collins' single "Can't Stop Loving You," off the Cavallo-produced album Testify, peaked at number one on the Adult Contemporary chart.
Two Cavallo-produced Goo Goo Dolls tracks, "Iris" and "Slide," were included in Billboard's top 100 pop songs 1992–2012. "Iris" was the top pop song from 1992–2012 and "Slide" was ninth-best according to Billboard's list. Cavallo played an important role as A&R Representative for Linkin Park's single Burn It Down which reached the 30th position on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified as Platinum by RIAA. Cavallo has won three Grammy awards: 1998 Producer of the Year. Billboard Magazine ranked Cavallo number 45 in their 2012 Power 100 rankings. Rob Cavallo's legendary Taylor Guitar used on 10 number one songs
Singer-songwriters are musicians who write and perform their own musical material, including lyrics and melodies. The genre began with the folk-acoustic tradition. Singer-songwriters provide the sole accompaniment to an entire composition or song using a guitar or piano. "Singer-songwriter" is used to define popular music artists who write and perform their own material, self-accompanied on acoustic guitar or piano. Such an artist performs the roles of composer, vocalist, sometimes instrumentalist, self-manager. According to AllMusic, singer-songwriters' lyrics are personal but veiled by elaborate metaphors and vague imagery, their creative concern is to place emphasis on the song rather than their performance of it. Most records by such artists have a straightforward and spare sound that placed emphasis on the song itself; the term has been used to describe songwriters in the rock, folk and pop music genres including Henry Russell, Aristide Bruant, Hank Williams, Buddy Holly. It came into popular usage in the 1960s onwards to describe songwriters who followed particular stylistic and thematic conventions lyrical introspection, confessional songwriting, mild musical arrangements, an understated performing style.
According to writer Larry David Smith, because it merged the roles of composer and singer, the popularity of the singer-songwriter reintroduced the Medieval troubadour tradition of "songs with public personalities" after the Tin Pan Alley era in American popular music. Song topics include political protest, as in the case of the Almanac Singers, Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie; the concept of a singer-songwriter can be traced to ancient bardic oral tradition, which has existed in various forms throughout the world. Poems would be performed as chant or song, sometimes accompanied by a harp or other similar instrument. After the invention of printing, songs would be performed by ballad sellers; these would be versions of existing tunes and lyrics, which were evolving. This developed into the singer-songwriting traditions of folk culture. Traveling performers existed throughout Europe. Thus, the folklorist Anatole Le Braz gives a detailed account of one ballad singer, Yann Ar Minouz, who wrote and performed songs traveling through Brittany in the late nineteenth century and selling printed versions.
In large towns it was possible to make a living performing in public venues, with the invention of phonographic recording, early singer-songwriters like Théodore Botrel, George M. Cohan and Hank Williams became celebrities. During the period from the 1940s through the 1960s, sparked by the American folk music revival, young performers inspired by traditional folk music and groups like the Almanac Singers and the Weavers began writing and performing their own original material and creating their own musical arrangements; the term "singer-songwriter" in North America can be traced back to singers who developed works in the blues and folk music style. Early to mid-20th century American singer-songwriters include Lead Belly, Jimmie Rodgers, Blind Lemon Jefferson, T-Bone Walker, Blind Willie McTell, Lightnin' Hopkins, Son House, Robert Johnson. In the 1940s and 1950s country singer-songwriters like Hank Williams became well known, as well as Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, along with Ronnie Gilbert and Lee Hays and other members of the Weavers who performed their topical works to an ever-growing wider audience.
These proto-singer-songwriters were less concerned than today's singer-songwriters with the unadulterated originality of their music and lyrics, would lift parts from other songs and play covers without hesitation. The tradition of writing topical songs was established by this group of musicians. Singers like Seeger and Guthrie would attend rallies for labor unions, so wrote many songs concerning the life of the working classes, social protest; this focus on social issues has influenced the singer-songwriter genre. Additionally in the 1930s through the 1950s several jazz and blues singer-songwriters emerged like Hoagy Carmichael, Billie Holiday, Ray Charles, Harry Gibson, Nina Simone, as well as in the rock n' roll genre from which emerged influential singer-songwriters Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Roy Orbison, Sam Cooke, Ritchie Valens, Paul Anka. In the country music field, singer-songwriters like Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Roger Miller, Billy Edd Wheeler, others emerged from the 1940s through the 1960s writing compelling songs about love relationships and other subjects.
The first popular recognition of the singer-songwriter in English-speaking North America and the United Kingdom occurred in the 1960s and early 1970s when a series of blues and country-influenced musicians rose to prominence and popularity. These singer-songwriters included Bob Dylan, Neil Young, John Lennon, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell. Artists, songwriters, notably Carole King, Townes Van Zandt, Neil Diamond began releasing work as performers. In contrast to the storytelling approach of most prior country and folk music, these performers wrote songs from a personal, introspective point of
Amazon.com, Inc. is an American multinational technology company based in Seattle, Washington that focuses in e-commerce, cloud computing, artificial intelligence. Amazon is the largest e-commerce marketplace and cloud computing platform in the world as measured by revenue and market capitalization. Amazon.com was founded by Jeff Bezos on July 5, 1994, started as an online bookstore but diversified to sell video downloads/streaming, MP3 downloads/streaming, audiobook downloads/streaming, video games, apparel, food and jewelry. The company owns a publishing arm, Amazon Publishing, a film and television studio, Amazon Studios, produces consumer electronics lines including Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Echo devices, is the world's largest provider of cloud infrastructure services through its AWS subsidiary. Amazon has separate retail websites for some countries and offers international shipping of some of its products to certain other countries. 100 million people subscribe to Amazon Prime.
Amazon is the largest Internet company by revenue in the world and the second largest employer in the United States. In 2015, Amazon surpassed Walmart as the most valuable retailer in the United States by market capitalization. In 2017, Amazon acquired Whole Foods Market for $13.4 billion, which vastly increased Amazon's presence as a brick-and-mortar retailer. The acquisition was interpreted by some as a direct attempt to challenge Walmart's traditional retail stores. In 1994, Jeff Bezos incorporated Amazon. In May 1997, the organization went public; the company began selling music and videos in 1998, at which time it began operations internationally by acquiring online sellers of books in United Kingdom and Germany. The following year, the organization sold video games, consumer electronics, home-improvement items, software and toys in addition to other items. In 2002, the corporation started Amazon Web Services, which provided data on Web site popularity, Internet traffic patterns and other statistics for marketers and developers.
In 2006, the organization grew its AWS portfolio when Elastic Compute Cloud, which rents computer processing power as well as Simple Storage Service, that rents data storage via the Internet, were made available. That same year, the company started Fulfillment by Amazon which managed the inventory of individuals and small companies selling their belongings through the company internet site. In 2012, Amazon bought Kiva Systems to automate its inventory-management business, purchasing Whole Foods Market supermarket chain five years in 2017; as of March 2019, the board of directors is: Jeff Bezos, President, CEO, Chairman Tom Alberg, Managing partner, Madrona Venture Group Rosalind Brewer, Group President, COO, Starbucks Jamie Gorelick, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale, Dorr Daniel P. Huttenlocher and Vice Provost, Cornell University Judy McGrath, former CEO, MTV Networks Indra Nooyi, former CEO, PepsiCo Jon Rubinstein, former Chairman, CEO, Inc. Thomas O. Ryder, former Chairman, CEO, Reader's Digest Association Patty Stonesifer, CEO, Martha's Table Wendell P. Weeks, President, CEO, Corning Inc.
In 2000, U. S. toy retailer Toys "R" Us entered into a 10-year agreement with Amazon, valued at $50 million per year plus a cut of sales, under which Toys "R" Us would be the exclusive supplier of toys and baby products on the service, the chain's website would redirect to Amazon's Toys & Games category. In 2004, Toys "R" Us sued Amazon, claiming that because of a perceived lack of variety in Toys "R" Us stock, Amazon had knowingly allowed third-party sellers to offer items on the service in categories that Toys "R" Us had been granted exclusivity. In 2006, a court ruled in favor of Toys "R" Us, giving it the right to unwind its agreement with Amazon and establish its own independent e-commerce website; the company was awarded $51 million in damages. In 2001, Amazon entered into a similar agreement with Borders Group, under which Amazon would co-manage Borders.com as a co-branded service, Borders pulled out of the arrangement in 2007, with plans to launch its own online store. On October 18, 2011, Amazon.com announced a partnership with DC Comics for the exclusive digital rights to many popular comics, including Superman, Green Lantern, The Sandman, Watchmen.
The partnership has caused well-known bookstores like Barnes & Noble to remove these titles from their shelves. In November 2013, Amazon announced a partnership with the United States Postal Service to begin delivering orders on Sundays; the service, included in Amazon's standard shipping rates, initiated in metropolitan areas of Los Angeles and New York because of the high-volume and inability to deliver in a timely way, with plans to expand into Dallas, New Orleans and Phoenix by 2014. In June 2017, Nike confirmed a "pilot" partnership with Amazon to sell goods directly on the platform; as of October 11, 2017, AmazonFresh sells a range of Booths branded products for home delivery in selected areas. In September 2017, Amazon ventured with one of its sellers JV Appario Retail owned by Patni Group which has recorded a total income of US$ 104.44 million in financial year 2017–18. In November 2018, Amazon reached an agreement with Apple Inc. to sell selected products through the service, via the company and selected Apple Authorized Resellers.
As a result of this partnership, only Apple Authorized Resellers may sell Apple products on Amazon effective January 4, 2019. Amazon.com's product lines available at its website include several media, baby products, consumer electronics, beauty products, gourmet food, groceries and perso
"Play Me" is a 1972 song by Neil Diamond from his album Moods. The song, the first single from Moods, was recorded in February 1972 in Los Angeles, it was released as a single in May 1972 and peaked at #11 in the United States in September of that year. It was listed by Billboard as #27 of his best 30 songs; the "catchy pop-rock" song is a medium-tempo waltz performed in 3/4 time at a standard tempo of 102 bpm. Play Me features broken chords played on the acoustic guitar, courtesy of Diamond's long-time collaborator Richard Bennett. While Bennett had played on a few songs on Diamond's 1971 album Stones, Moods was his first full collaboration with him, establishing Bennett as one of Diamond's essential players, playing on every Diamond album until 1987 and touring with him for 17 years. "Play Me" is an audience favorite it seems, among women, who carry signs that read "Neil, Play Me" to his performances and scream "me, me, me" when he plays the tune, described as "an entreaty to romance". Along with "Love on the Rocks" and "You Don't Bring Me Flowers", it is one of the "baritone ballads" that have "60-year-old women erupting in girlish screams".
According to Melissa Ruggieri, writing for Media General about a 2008 concert, "Diamond still possesses the ability to charm though he didn't need to do much except wiggle his prominent eyebrows at women in the crowd to elicit schoolgirl-like squeals—'Play Me,' in particular, had a bizarre aphrodisiac effect."Singer/songwriter Mary Lee Kortes, while performing it in 2000 in New York, suggested that she had lost her virginity to the song. Nancy Sinatra said, "'Play Me' is my favorite song, because it is sexy." It is praised by critics and musicians as well. Wild was fond of the lines "You are the sun, I am the moon, / You are the words, I am the tune, / Play me," and other writers have cited the lines as well. Diamond himself has referred to those lines, for instance in an apology to a 2008 Columbus, audience, for performing with a raspy voice while suffering from acute laryngitis; the song has its detractors, "Play Me" is not the only Diamond song criticized by some for its lyrics. Janice Kennedy said the song was "an exercise in fingernail-on-blackboard painfulness:'Song she sang to me, song she brang to me.'"
American humorist Dave Barry cited those lines, claiming that they made him like the song. Martin Pearson criticised that line, commenting "Ugh! It's "brought", you horrible little American!" This song has created significant debates in academic circles regarding the development of language and meaning within language within the context of popular American songwriting. "If "moose" pluralizes to "moose", but "goose" pluralizes to "geese" why can't the word "brang" be used as the past participle of "bring" instead of "brought"?. Who says that "brought" is sacrosanct in that case?" argued singer-songwriter David Persons at a symposium on songwriting and creative writing held at Stephen F. Austin University. "There are no rules in the practical sense in creative uses of English, I am always thankful that I am a native English speaker, as it has so many irregularities and non-rules that it must be near impossible to learn as a second language. New words develop from new meanings and linguistic demands, Neil Diamond's writing has made several significant contributions to that development throughout his career as he has added his own personal mark of genius to The Great American Songbook.
In this case the rule has to be "Neil Diamond wrote it, I heard it and that settles it, "Brang" is in fact a word.". Gene Ammons appears on album Got My Own. Jose Feliciano Josh Groban U2 In 2008, Kate Ceberano recorded a version for her album So Much Beauty
David Campbell (composer)
David Richard Campbell is a Canadian arranger and conductor. He has worked on over 450 gold and platinum albums including 21, Futuresex/Lovesounds, The 2nd Law, Spirit, Aaliyah and The Open Door, Meteora, B'Day, The Astonishing, various albums by his son Beck. Campbell was born in Ontario, his father, D. Warren Campbell, was from Winnipeg, but was attending seminary in Toronto in order to become a Presbyterian minister. Campbell subsequently was assigned to a church in Pittsburgh, taking his family with him, before settling in Seattle when Campbell was 10. Campbell took up the violin at age 9. At age 12, he began venturing into orchestration, studying the works of Bartók, Schoenberg and Stravinsky. In the late 1960s, after studying at Manhattan School of Music, Campbell moved from New York to Los Angeles and began studying pop music, he studied the music of The Beatles, Leonard Cohen and The Rolling Stones, he played bluegrass music for crowds in line for movies in Westwood Village. At age 23, Campbell played on his first major album, Tapestry, by Carole King.
This led for King's Rhymes and Reasons album. Campbell played viola on recording sessions such as Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" and Bill Withers' "Lean on Me". Since he has gone on to arrange songs for such artists as Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Green Day, Avril Lavigne, Leona Lewis, Dixie Chicks, Ricky Martin, Neil Diamond and Sheryl Crow; as a composer, David has written music for many films including Joy, Paper Tigers and Colombia: magia salvaje. He has arranged and orchestrated music for over 80 films including Annie, August: Osage County, Rock of Ages, North Country and Brokeback Mountain. In 2010 he worked with Nigel Godrich on the score for Scott Pilgrim vs; the World. In recent years, he has conducted at the Hollywood Bowl for Faith Hill, Death Cab for Cutie, Ray LaMontagne, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson and The xx, he collaborated with Muse for the performance of "Survival", the official song of the London Olympics. He collaborated with Beck for the Lincoln Motor Company ad campaign, "Hello, Again", which featured a live performance of Beck's "Sound and Vision" cover and included 167 live musicians playing simultaneously.
In February 2009 Campbell arranged Radiohead's "15 Step" for the band's collaboration with the USC Marching Band at the 2009 Grammy Awards. He conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic, as well as arranged and orchestrated the music for Beck's Song Reader concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, which featured many performers, including Childish Gambino, Anne Hathaway, John C. Reilly, Jack Black and Jarvis Cocker, he arranged and orchestrated for the Seattle Symphony and Pickwick's Sonic Evolution show on June 6, 2014. In 2003, Campbell served as conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra during their one-night performance with Kiss, released on the album Kiss Symphony: Alive IV. During the concert and the members of the orchestra wore the iconic Kiss makeup along with the members of the band, he created song arrangements, dance arrangements and orchestrations for the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Campbell has two sons and one daughter: musician Beck Hansen, artist Channing Hansen, musician Alyssa Suede.
He is married to theatrical composer Pauline Frechette. His father was a Presbyterian minister but Campbell himself has been a Scientologist for over 45 years. In 2012, he donated to Ron Paul's campaign in the United States Presidential election. Partial list of films that David Campbell's work contributed to. Sources: 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1989 1987 1986 1981 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 List of music arrangers
Chantal Jennifer Kreviazuk is a Canadian singer, composer and actress. Born in Winnipeg, Kreviazuk pursued music from a young age before signing with Columbia Records in the 1990s, her debut studio album, Under These Rocks and Stones, was first released in Canada in 1996 and saw favorable commercial success before being issued in the United States the following year to critical praise. Kreviazuk released two additional studio albums with the Columbia label, Colour Moving and Still and What If It All Means Something, both of which saw moderate commercial success worldwide, she signed with Sony BMG for her fourth studio album Ghost Stories, which reached number two on the Canadian Albums Chart. Since 2003, Kreviazuk has co-written and composed numerous songs for other artists as well as film soundtracks, has appeared in several Canadian independent and short films, her fifth studio album Plain Jane was released by Canadian independent label MapleMusic Recordings in 2009. Her sixth and most recent studio album, Hard Sail, was released by Warner Music Canada in 2016.
Kreviazuk's debut album, Under These Rocks and Stones, was first issued in Canada in August 1996 before being released in the US June 1997 to critical praise. The album sold over 150,000 copies in Canada according to SoundScan, fueled by the singles "Surrounded" and "God Made Me". Three videos from the album received modest play on the video channel MuchMusic and radio, but it was a fourth, "Surrounded", that became her first major Canadian airplay hit in 1997; that year, Kreviazuk received her first Juno Award nomination as Best New Artist. She took part in the 1998 Lilith Fair music festival. In 1999, Kreviazuk released her second album. Titled Colour Moving and Still, it featured tracks written with her new husband, Raine Maida, lead singer of Our Lady Peace; the lead single from the album "Before You" became a huge radio hit in Canada and she performed the single on the 2000 Juno Awards, where she won two awards for Best Adult/Pop Album and Best Female Artist. Kreviazuk released two more videos from the album, "Dear Life" and "Far Away", as well as an additional radio release, "Souls", remixed and was released as a promo vinyl for the M1 & Steve Fernandez Remix.
Her third album, What If It All Means Something, was released in 2002. This album featured multiple collaborations with Maida; the first single, "In This Life", was a hit in Canada. Kreviazuk performed. Kreviazuk began writing and recording her fourth album in her home studio in August, 2005, with Maida producing; the first single off the album, "All I Can Do", was made available on her official website and MySpace page prior to the release of the album. On July 24 the album premiered on the Canadian music channel Much More Music along with a behind the scenes special; the album, Ghost Stories, was released August 29, 2006. On October 28, 2008, she released her first compilation album, Since We Met: The Best of 1996-2006. On October 13, 2009, she released Plain Jane, she is featured on a song called "Over My Dead Body" by fellow Canadian recording artist Drake from his 2011 album Take Care. Her first live album, entitled In This Life, was released on July 3, 2012, she featured on rapper Jay Rock's track Pay for It, which she performed alongside Jay Rock and Kendrick Lamar on Saturday Night Live on November 15, 2014.
In November 2014, Kreviazuk released a new single called "I Will Be", speaking to her desire to want to help those who feel alone and isolated. She sang the song live on December 12 on the Toronto radio station 104.5 CHUM FM. Kreviazuk's work has appeared on many soundtracks for films and television shows. In 1998, Kreviazuk scored her only international hit to date with a cover of "Leaving on a Jet Plane", a song written by John Denver and popularized by Peter and Mary; the song appeared on the soundtrack to the blockbuster film Armageddon and was that album's follow-up single to Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing". The soundtrack album featured a remix of Our Lady Peace's single "Starseed"; the song Leaving on a Jet Plane was on a trailer for The Terminal, on TV spots for The Prince and Me and De-Lovely. In 1999, Kreviazuk recorded a cover of the Randy Newman ballad "Feels Like Home" for the Dawson's Creek soundtrack, as well as How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, she performed a cover version of The Beatles' "In My Life" as the theme song for the NBC television drama series Providence.
In 2002, Kreviazuk recorded "Another Small Adventure", played in Stuart Little 2 and was on the soundtrack. In this Life was featured in the film Saved! and in a trailer for the film The Door in the Floor starring Jeff Bridges, as well as in an episode of the. CW Television Network's Smallville. In May 2003 was the soundtrack of the "Episode 20" from "Everwood" in WB. Kreviazuk's "Time" was played in the credits of the movie Uptown Girls, featured in an episode of the MTV reality show, Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, the pilot episode of the ABC romantic comedy/drama Men in Trees, the CBS drama Joan of Arcadia, the ABC family movie Lucky 7, her song "This Year" was featured on the Serendipity soundtrack. In 2005, two new songs written and performed by Kreviazuk were featured on the soundtrack of the movie The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. In 2006, "It's All; the song "Weight of the World" is featured during the credits of the 2003 film How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and in the us television series Wildfire.
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