On Saturday (Feb. 8) the annual Billboard/Airplay Monitor Radio Awards capped off the three-day Billboard/Airplay Monitor Radio Conference, held at the Eden Roc Resort in Miami Beach, Fla. The event honors excellence in the radio industry, recognizing stations, programmers, music directors, syndicated shows, and independent promotion companies.
Michael Jackson is set to release a video of the journalist who made a controversial TV documentary about the King of Pop, showing the reporter praising Jackson's skills as a parent. Jackson last week said he felt "more betrayed than perhaps ever before" by journalist Martin Bashir, who expressed concern about Jackson's treatment of his three children in voice-overs in the documentary.
The 2003 Billboard Latin Music Awards are moving to the 16,000-capacity Miami Arena and will be open to the public for the first time. The event, to be held May 8, will be produced and broadcast by Telemundo.
Kelly Rowland's "Stole" couldn't dislodge t.A.T.u.'s "All the Things She Said" (Interscope/Polydor) from No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart, but the Destiny's Child vocalist races to the top of the album survey with "Simply Deep" (Columbia).
Jane's Addiction, Queens Of The Stone Age, Audioslave, Incubus, and Jurassic 5 are among the acts that will topline the revived Lollapalooza festival this summer. The event, initially spearheaded by Jane's frontman Perry Farrell, has been off the road since 1997, when Tool, Korn, Snoop Dogg, Tricky, and Orbital were all part of the package.
1999 - Foo Fighter Dave Grohl, his Roswell Records label, EMI Entertainment World and EMI Virgin Songs file suit against Miramax in California, accusing the Disney-owned indie of unauthorized use of the Foo Fighters' hit "Big Me" in trailers for the film "Rounders."
Some of the most involving classical scores in recent years have been composed in the Baltics, and this beautifully produced anthology presents the best of the region's contemporary choral music—all performed with the passionate precision connoisseurs have come to expect from the Estonian Chamber Choir, led here by the versatile Paul Hillier.