Phil Collins To Receive Johnny Mercer Award

Phil Collins To Receive Johnny Mercer Award

Phil Collins To Receive Johnny Mercer Award
GRAMMY-winning artist Phil Collins will be honored with the Johnny Mercer Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Songwriters Hall of Fame, at the 2010 Songwriter Hall dinner June 17 at the Marriot Marquis Hotel in New York. The award is given to a writer or writers already inducted into the Songwriter Hall. Past recipients have included GRAMMY-winning artists Billy Joel, Carole King, Frank Sinatra, and Stevie Wonder, among others. (3/12)

Video Game Sales Down 15 Percent In February
Sales of video games are down 15 percent in February due in part to the ongoing decline of music video sales including “Guitar Hero” and lower sales of the Nintendo Wii, according to market researcher NPD Group. Consumers in the U.S. spent $1.26 billion on video game systems, software and accessories during the month, down from $1.48 billion in the prior year. Other industry competitors saw an increase in sales with Sony's PlaySation 3 up 31 percent and Microsoft's Xbox 360 up 9 percent. (3/12)