1998 - MTV switches off its channel feed to 500,000 homes in Amsterdam after network provider A2000 demands that MTV share its previously separate channel with two other operators and pay for distribution.
Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" has now spent 10 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the most for any single that has topped the chart this calendar year. The title is also No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for an 11th week and tops the Hot Ringtones tally for a second.
Expect more horns and more Canadians on Broken Social Scene's highly anticipated new album, which was originally dubbed "Windsurfing Nation" but will now be a self-titled affair. The set is due Oct. 4 via the group's own Toronto-based label Arts & Crafts and will feature guest spots from rapper K-OS and Dears lead singer Murray Lightburn.
Island has set a Sept. 13 release date for a double-disc version of Elton John's "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy" to celebrate the album's 30th anniversary. The reissue will be accompanied by a series of commemorative concerts in the United States.