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  • Wednesday, October 13, 2010

    Ben Folds and Nick Hornby will appear today on WNYC's Soundcheck. The pair will discuss their songwriting collaboration on their new release, Lonely Avenue, and Folds will perform live. Tune in at 2 PM ET on 93.9 FM or listen online at wnyc.org. The pair performed last night as part of SPIN magazine's Liner Notes series at a benefit for the Housing Works AIDS Charity in New York City. Folds and Hornby continue their New York appearances with a performance on Thursday evening at Barnes & Noble's Union Square location for the series Upstairs at the Square.

    Journal Topics: News Radio
  • Monday, October 4, 2010

    UK internet sensation Charlie McDonnell offers a video of Ben Folds and Nick Hornby's song, "Saskia Hamilton" from the album Lonely Avenue. Time Magazine spoke with Folds and Hornby about the project and tracks "the beauty of Lonely Avenue," back to the special pairing of the English novelist with the American singer-songwriter.

    Journal Topics: News Video
  • Friday, July 9, 2010

    Metacritic.com has released its mid-year report of "The Best Music of 2010 So Far"—and three Nonesuch releases have made the cut: Ali Farka Touré's collaboration with kora player Toumani Diabaté came in at #2, and Laurie Anderson's first studio album since 2001, Homeland, followed it at #3. The Black Keys recent album, Brothers, followed up at #27. John Schaefer of WNYC's Soundcheck picks Anderson's Homeland, Ali and Toumani, and Timothy Andres' Shy and Mighty as his best of the year so far.

    Journal Topics: News
  • Monday, May 10, 2010

    Today was election day in the Philippines, with Benigno Aquino in the lead for President. Imelda Marcos, the country's former First Lady, is up for congress and spoke with BBC News in an interview the BBC set to songs from the David Byrne / Fatboy Slim song cycle on her life, Here Lies Love. The album also features Aquino's father, whom Imelda once dated and who was imprisoned for his opposition to the Marcos regime.

    Journal Topics: News Web
  • Thursday, March 18, 2010

    Charlie Gillett, the BBC Radio 3 and BBC World Service presenter, has died, after a long illness, at the age of 68. Gillett was an ardent and longtime champion of many Nonesuch artists, helping to bring world music performers like Youssou N'Dour and Rokia Traoré to a wider audience. Traoré will appear on the BBC World Service program The Strand tonight to remember Gillett and reflect on his legacy.

    Journal Topics: News
  • Monday, December 21, 2009

    Today is the final day to order from the Nonesuch Store and take advantage of our Second Anniversary Sale—33 1/3% off the standard retail price on CDs, LPs, DVDs—before the holiday. Order today, December 21, by 9 PT EST, using rush shipping, to be sure your order arrives on time. Even after the holiday, the celebration continues, as we've extended the Anniversary Sale to last through New Year's.

    Journal Topics: News
  • Friday, December 11, 2009

    Nonesuch Records and PS Classics will record the cast album of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's A Little Night Music on January 4, 2010. The production, which opens on December 13, 2009, at the Walter Kerr Theatre, stars Catherine Zeta-Jones, Angela Lansbury, and Alexander Hanson. Directed by Trevor Nunn, it is the first revival of the show since its 1973 debut. Tommy Krasker will produce the album.

    Journal Topics: Album Release News
  • Thursday, December 3, 2009

    Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau will perform together at the official National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Washington, DC, this evening starting at 5 PM EST, joining fellow performers Sheryl Crow, Common, Jordan Sparks, and Ray LaMontagne, as well as President Obama and his family. The whole ceremony will be streamed live online and will be broadcast on PBS stations across the country tomorrow night.

    Journal Topics: On Tour News Television
  • Monday, November 23, 2009

    In December 2007, the Nonesuch Store opened online with just a couple of new releases. Now, two years later, the store has grown to include hundreds of new and classic Nonesuch albums. To celebrate the anniversary, all CDs, LPs, and DVDs on the site are now 33 1/3% off the standard retail price. That's an extra savings of almost 20% off the everyday prices listed here.

    Journal Topics: News
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2009

    Alfred McMoore, the Akron artist who inspired Dan Auerbach and Pat Carney to choose The Black Keys as their band name, died last Friday at the age of 59. Pat's father, Jim Carney, a staff writer at the Akron Beacon Journal, has written a beautiful remembrance of the "outsider" artist he came to know as a friend. "There was no way to resist Alfred McMoore," writes Carney.

    Journal Topics: News
  • Wednesday, August 19, 2009

    Jim Dickinson, the famed pianist, producer, and a central figure in the Memphis music world, died last Saturday, August 15, at the age of 67. Over the years, Dickinson contributed to a number of seminal albums, including Aretha Franklin's Spirit in the Dark, the Rolling Stones' Sticky Fingers, Bob Dylan's Time Out of Mind, and, not least, nearly a dozen records with Ry Cooder, including Nonesuch's Hurricane Katrina benefit album, Our New Orleans.

    Journal Topics: News
  • Monday, August 10, 2009

    Two weeks ago, music writer and critic Michael Steinberg passed away at the age of 80. Mr. Steinberg was a frequent contributor of essays and liner notes to Nonesuch recordings. Nonesuch Editorial Coordinator Ronen Givony writes about working with Mr. Steinberg.

    Journal Topics: News

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