Music News Digest: Week Of May 14, 2023

May 21, 2023 by Amy Gold

During the week of May 14, 2023, Stevie Wonder was awarded an honorary doctorate from Fordham University in New York City at the commencement ceremonies that took place on May 20. After his speech, the music legend performed his 1973 smash hit, "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life."

The Pointer Sisters' catalog was recently sold to BMG Rights Management GmbH, an international music company based in Berlin, Germany. Assets include the rights to the original masters of albums the group made from 1978-1988 that include such hits as "I'm So Excited," "Automatic," and "Jump (For My Love)."

A special world premiere screening of "Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars: The Motion Picture" is scheduled for July 3 at London's Eventim Apollo Hammersmith to commemorate the 50th anniversary of David Bowie's final show as Ziggy that took place at this venue on July 3, 1973. This event will be livestreamed in theaters in the U.K. and Europe, with worldwide screenings planned throughout July. For more info and tickets, visit

Also that week, it was announced that "Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90" will be coming to theaters on June 11, 2023, with encore presentations on June 13 and 14. This movie captures highlights from the country legend's onstage 90th birthday celebration that took place April 29 in Los Angeles featuring performances by Tom Jones, Keith Richards, Stephen Stills, Neil Young, and more. For more info and tickets, visit

Finally, Rockaway Records in Los Angeles recently acquired a massive collection of Rolling Stones memorabilia with over 10,000 items that include numerous rare vinyl recordings, t-shirts, promo and concert posters, and more. For more info, visit

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