Senator Reintroduces Bill On Competition In Radio

Senator Reintroduces Bill On Competition In Radio

Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) yesterday (Jan. 28) reintroduced his Competition in Radio and Concert Industries Act, which he says will help consumers, small and independent radio station owners, and indie concert promoters by prohibiting anti-competitive practices in the radio and concert industries. The Eagles' Don Henley will be among the witnesses at a hearing tomorrow in Washington, D.C.
Armatrading Breaks 8 Year Silence

Armatrading Breaks 8 Year Silence

Singer/songwriter Joan Armatrading will release "Lover's Speak," her first new album in eight years, March 10 in the U.K. via Telstar and March 25 on the Denon label in the U.S. Written, arranged, and produced by the artist, the 14-track set is Armatrading's 18th studio album, and first since 1995's "What's Inside" (RCA).
Yardbirds: 'Birdland' And Before

Yardbirds: 'Birdland' And Before

The Yardbirds -- featuring original members Jim McCarty (drums) and Chris Dreja (bass) recently completed a new album, "Birdland," featuring an extraordinary cast of guest guitarists. That Brian May, Jeff Baxter, Joe Satriani, Slash, and Steve Vai (whose Favored Nations label will release the set on April 22) have all contributed their fretboard skills to this project simply underlines the enormous influence the 1960s band has had on succeeding generations of musicians.
Grammy Performers, Nominees CD Unveiled

Grammy Performers, Nominees CD Unveiled

Coldplay, Faith Hill, Norah Jones, Nelly with Destiny's Child's Kelly Rowland, and Bruce Springsteen are the first performers confirmed for the 45th annual Grammy Awards, to be handed out Feb. 23 at New York's Madison Square Garden. These acts have 18 Grammy nominations among them, with Nelly, Springsteen, and Jones boasting five each. Meanwhile, the Recording Academy has paired with the Warner Music Group for the Feb. 11 release of the "2003 Grammy Nominations" CD.
First Recordings Selected For Library Of Congress

First Recordings Selected For Library Of Congress

U.S. Librarian of Congress James A. Billington yesterday (Jan. 27) announced the first group of recordings to be entered into the National Recording Registry, which was initiated by Congress in 2000.
RIAA Probes Web Site Hacking

RIAA Probes Web Site Hacking

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), together with federal law-enforcement officials, is investigating the hacking of its Web site over the weekend.
McGraw Sets 'One Band Show' Tour

McGraw Sets 'One Band Show' Tour

Tim McGraw & the Dancehall Doctors will kick off a 52-date U.S. tour March 7 in Birmingham, Ala. Dubbed the One Band Show, the run will feature the artist and his band performing for more than two-and-a-half hours each night, with no opening act on the bill.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2002 - More than 30 years after the heyday of soul duo Sam & Dave, Sam Moore finally launches a solo career when he releases "Plenty Good Lovin': The Lost Solo Album," in England on Swing Cafè.
Jarrett To Receive 2003 Polar Music Prize

Jarrett To Receive 2003 Polar Music Prize

Pianist Keith Jarrett has been selected as the 2003 winner of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music's annual Polar Music Prize. Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf will present the prize at a May 12 ceremony in Stockholm, preceded by a May 7 performance by Jarrett -- accompanied by bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Jack DeJohnette -- at the Stockholm Konzerthus.
Ice Cube Defrosts Back Catalog For Reissues

Ice Cube Defrosts Back Catalog For Reissues

Priority/Capitol will release expanded versions of Ice Cube's first four album in coming weeks. On Feb. 25, "Amerikkka's Most Wanted" and "Death Certificate" will be issued, with "The Predator" and "Lethal Injection" to follow on March 11. Additionally, the label will release "Ice Cube: The Video Collection" on DVD on April 1.

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