Carly Simon has signed on to be a judge for Unsigned Only's 2013 music competition. She is joined by other music industry veterans such as, Iggy Pop, Chrissie Hynde, John Oates, Cyndi Lauper to name a few. Cash prizes include $10,000 to the overall Grand Prize winner and $1,000 to the First Place winner in each category. More prizes to be announced. Details
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The holidays are rapidly approaching, so it's time to get your music collection up-to-date with Carly Simon's classic album Christmas Is Almost Here. Produced by Don Was, this 14 track collection of holiday songs including The Night Before Christmas. The album features appearances by Willie Nelson, Burt Bacharach, Andreas Vollenweider, Ben Taylor and more. Listen to the songs and view videos, liner notes, credits and more - click here.
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Carly Simon and Andreas Vollenweider celebrate 25 years of friendship on his first ever holiday CD Midnight Clear. Carly sings on 4 songs: Midnight Clear, Hymn To The Secret Heart, Suspended Note, Forgive.
Carly Simon, Ben Taylor and Sally Taylor will be performing live (online) for 40 minutes on Nov. 21st (8pm EST) from Carly's home on Martha's Vineyard. Stage It offers fans an interactive experience wherein you can request songs, make comments and leave tips for your favorite performers. Tickets are being sold for $20.00 each - with part of the proceeds going to the Red Cross for victims of Hurricane Sandy. These performances are never taped, so only ticket holders can experience the concert.
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Our new website boasts a beautiful new layout, with extensive details for all of the music in Carly Simon's catalog; including liner notes, album art, credits, musicians, full song audio, lyrics, videos and more.
For those who prefer to download MP3's instead of purchasing a CD, you will no longer be deprived of the content contained in the CD packaging because it is all available here, on Carly's official website.
This site will be continually updated with items from Carly's archives, including rare audio, magazine articles and interviews (both print and video) that she conducted for the promotion of her albums and books. So check back often, or "like" Carly on Facebook and we'll let you know when new content is added.
I'm writing only because I've heard that death is real, and here, deep in the
night, I recall one of the wonderful things he did for me. I don't want to
diminish its nobility by writing something pithy, but damn it, I loved the guy.
The sweetness beneath the 'prodigy' and slightly 'goofy' personality.
Once I was working on a song called "I Forget" and it was missing something that I couldn't find that would hoist it 'over', make it mean something more. I called Marvin and like a Doctor who was making a special house call (though at his house, which was much more comfortable for both of us), he heard the song one time, and gave me the chord on his piano that was what I might have heard in my dreams, if only I'd been smart enough.
There was both talent and instinct in Marvin's generosity. I'll love him on and on. Love, Carly
Carly Simon accepted the Founders Award from ASCAP President Paul Williams at the 29th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Hollywood, California. The award was given out by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.
ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams commented: "Carly Simon has always poured her heart and soul into her songwriting, and in the process she has helped re-write the rule book on what popular music can achieve and how it can profoundly change people's lives. She is a true musical pioneer and ASCAP is extremely proud to honor her with the Founders Award."
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