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Bingley Music Live Line-Up

The quiet market town of Bingley in West Yorkshire, England, may not appear to be the type of place to host a rip-roaring three-day music festival. Nonetheless, each year since 2007 musicians and music-lovers have flocked to Myrtle Park in Bingley to enjoy the aptly named Bingley Music Live festival. This year's event is set to take place from the 31st of August through to the 2nd of September, and the line-up is already looking impressive. Promoted as an intimate event known for its 'big heart, big sound', Bingley Music Live attracts more than 15,000 festival-goers, offering an entire weekend of music and fun, with world-class musicians and comedians.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 Inductees

With the induction ceremony set to take place on April 14 in Cleveland, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the upcoming inductees, as well as the celebrities who will be making the presentations. Among the musicians being honored are Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns 'n Roses, Beastie Boys, the Small Faces aka Faces, Laura Nyro and Donovan. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been running for 26-years as a nonprofit organization that aims to provide information to the public about the history of rock and roll music, while at the same time drawing attention to its continued significance in music today by means of its library, educational programs and archives.

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Country Music Hall of Fame 2012 Inductees

It's been announced that Connie Smith, Hargus 'Pig' Robbins and Garth Brooks will be joining country music legends in the Country Music Hall of Fame. Operated by the non-profit Country Music Foundation (CMF), the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum identifies and documents trends in the ever-evolving history and traditions of what is arguably the most popular music genre in North America. Established in 1967 and located in Nashville, Tennessee, the museum is housed in a state-of-the art building which serves as a venue for live performances and public programs, as well as displaying all manner of memorabilia connected to country music.

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CBE Awarded to Producer Steve Lillywhite

Award-winning record producer, Stephen (Steve) Lillywhite, has made Queen Elizabeth's 2012 New Year's Honors List by being named a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to music. With a career spanning decades, and being linked with a multitude of celebrated artists and bands, Steve Lillywhite has been an enduring presence in the highly competitive music industry - on both sides of the Atlantic. He has been involved in the production of more than five hundred records and has seen unknown bands become international stars since he first entered the music industry in 1972 as a tape operator for Polygram.

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Bruce Springsteen Keynote Speaker at SXSW

Next year's South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival (SXSW) will be taking place from 9 to 18 March 2012. It was recently announced the renowned singer and musician Bruce Springsteen will be the keynote speaker, addressing the audience on 15 March 2012 from the stage at the Austin Convention Center in Texas.

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