Senator Moves Ahead With Bill To Probe Radio Giants

Senator Moves Ahead With Bill To Probe Radio Giants

Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) told attendees of the Future of Music Coalition policy summit yesterday (Jan. 7) in Washington, D.C., that he is moving forward with his legislation -- introduced last year -- that would investigate alleged anti-competitive behavior by radio/concert giants, including Clear Channel Communications, Billboard Bulletin reports.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

1997 - Fruit Of The Loom announces that Vince Gill, Hank Williams Jr., Wynonna, Travis Tritt, Randy Travis, The Charlie Daniels Band, Bryan White and Jo Dee Messina will all join the 1997 Fruit of the Loom Country Comfort Music Series.
Tupelo Honey: Seminal Alt-Country Act Reissued

Tupelo Honey: Seminal Alt-Country Act Reissued

Three of the four albums recorded by pioneering alt-country act Uncle Tupelo will see re-release March 11 via Columbia/Legacy. As previously reported, the remastered editions will come complete with bonus tracks and new liner notes
'8 Mile' Cruises To Fifth Week At No. 1

'8 Mile' Cruises To Fifth Week At No. 1

Featuring hits by Eminem and 50 Cent, the Shady/Interscope soundtrack to "8 Mile" is on top of The Billboard 200 for a second week in a row, and fifth overall. The album survived a 62% drop to sales of 119,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, to narrowly lead over Norah Jones' "Come Away With Me" (Blue Note/Capitol), up this week 7-2 despite taking a 46% sales hit to 118,000 copies.
Lavigne Lays Out U.S. Tour Dates

Lavigne Lays Out U.S. Tour Dates

Avril Lavigne is in the midst of setting up a spring U.S. tour that will kick off April 15 in Cleveland.
Indie Icon Watt Births Lyrical Tome

Indie Icon Watt Births Lyrical Tome

Former Minutemen and fIREHOSE bassist Mike Watt's lyrical oeuvre is the subject of a new book to be released Saturday (Jan. 11) by Canadian publishing house L'Oie de Cravan.
Bowie, Davies, Marley Set For Tibet House Benefit

Bowie, Davies, Marley Set For Tibet House Benefit

David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, Ziggy Marley, and the Kinks' Ray Davies are among the performers confirmed for the 15th annual Tibet House Benefit Concert at New York's Carnegie Hall, Billboard.com has learned. The event will be held Feb. 28 and will once again be steered by composer Philip Glass, who is also the Tibet House's Vice President.
Sweat Wraps Elektra Tenure With Live Set

Sweat Wraps Elektra Tenure With Live Set

Following a 15-year stretch with Elektra, R&B veteran Keith Sweat is closing out his tenure with the label via the upcoming concert set "Keith Sweat Live." The album, due Feb. 4, features renditions of some of Sweat's best-known cuts, including "I Want Her," "Make It Last Forever," and "I'll Give All My Love to You."
Eight Artists Tie For Grammy Nominations Lead

Eight Artists Tie For Grammy Nominations Lead

Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Sheryl Crow, Ashanti, Norah Jones, Nelly, Raphael Saadiq, and Avril Lavigne all tied for the lead with five Grammy nominations apiece, which were announced this morning (Jan. 7) in New York. The 2003 Grammys will be handed out Feb. 23 at New York's Madison Square Garden and broadcast live on CBS.

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