A U.S. District Court judge on Friday denied a New York marketing company's request for a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit against Universal Music Group that would have blocked the release of Bon Jovi's album "Bounce" (Island Def Jam), Billboard Bulletin reports.
U2 frontman Bono (real name: Paul Hewson) has been chosen as the 2003 MusiCares Person of the Year. The honor will be bestowed on the Irish singer during a Feb. 21 New York tribute dinner and silent auction.
Not even the Rolling Stones could dethrone the King from the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Oct. 6), as "Elvis: 30 #1 Hits" (RCA) remained at No. 1 despite the advance of the Stones' "Forty Licks" compilation (Virgin/ABKCO/Decca), which debuted at No. 2. The heavyweights last shared top-5 space in the U.K. 25 years ago this week, when the Stones' "Love You Live" debuted at No. 3 and Elvis Presley's "Moody Blue" fell 3-5.
Sources close to the negotiations among labels, artists, and Webcasters say the major part of a deal was struck yesterday morning (Oct. 6) that would offer smaller Webcasters -- those making under $1 million a year -- significant discounts, both prospectively and retroactively, in royalty fees that they must pay to the labels and artists.
2000 - Three investors in Steven Seagal's as-yet-unreleased album sue the actor, alleging that he has no intention of completing the project. Michael Vanderhoof, Michael Khaled, and Donald Danks claim they put a total of $600,000 into the recording of the album and the making of an accompanying documentary film.
In Dark, Guy Clark's latest Sugar Hill release, the revered singer/songwriter has crafted yet another masterwork, laced with humor, clever wordplay, sharply drawn characters (several of them female), and more than a touch of sadness. Clark is brilliantly descriptive on songs like "Mud" and the
As much as one might long for Arvo PÄrt to be more musically ambitious (just as one might wish his English counterpart, John Tavener, to be less so), this would be missing the point of the Estonian composer's otherworldly art. The three premiere recordings Orient & Occident comprises don't carry the tragic weight or great expressiveness of such past PÄrt milestones as Tabula Rasa or Te Deum. But they do course with the heartfelt