1. 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists Below are the finalists for the 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards, to be presented April 28 in Miami. Hot Latin Track Of The Year: "Me Dedique A Perderte" Alejandro Fernandez (Sony Discos) "Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor" Juanes (Surco…

  2. 2005 SPBGMA Awards Winners

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Winners of the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America's (SPBGMA) annual awards, handed out Feb. 6 in Nashville. Below is the complete list of winners of the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America's (SPBGMA) annual awards, handed out Feb. 6 in…

  3. Billboard Bits: 'Jam Sessions,' Brian Wilson, Vibert

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on 'Jam Sessions,' Brian Wilson, Luke Vibert Kanye West, Kid Rock, Alanis Morissette and Black Eyed Peas with John Legend will headline American Express' second annual "Jam Sessions" in the days leading up to the Grammy Awards. Additional acts will be announced…

  4. This Day in Music

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Spain's Alex Ubago and Colombia's Juanes sweep the sixth Premios Amigo awards in Madrid. Ubago wins for best male solost, new Spanish artist, and best album. Jaunes wins for Latin solo a 2003 - Spain's Alex Ubago and Colombia's Juanes sweep the…

  5. Windham Hill Artists Go To The Movies

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Windham Hill label veterans such as George Winston, Liz Story, Mark Isham, Jim Brickman, Alex DeGrassi and Philip Aaberg have contributed new recordings to "Cinema," a collection of movie themes due F Windham Hill label veterans such as George Winston, Liz Story, Mark Isham, Jim…

  6. Australian Acts To 'Reach Out To Asia'

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Australian entertainment community will rally together to help victims of the Dec. 26 earthquake and tsunami with an all-star concert and telethon set for Saturday (Jan. 8). Reach Out to Asia will The Australian entertainment community will rally together to help victims of the Dec. 26…

  7. 99¢

    December 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Electro-smart Chicks on Speed began as a fake art band in the late '90s with a deliriously twisted remake of "Warm Leatherette." Now, after releasing a "best-of" compilation ("The Re-Releases of the U Electro-smart Chicks on Speed began as a fake art band in the…

  8. Di Stefano Hospitalized Following Attack

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Italian tenor Giuseppe di Stefano was in intensive care at a hospital on the Kenyan coast following an attack by unknown assailants last week. Italian tenor Giuseppe di Stefano was in intensive care at a hospital on the Kenyan coast following an attack by unknown assailants last week. Di…

  9. Modern Rockers Cram 'Stubbs' Soundtrack

    November 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Exclusive tracks from Flaming Lips, Death Cab For Cutie and Cake populate the soundtrack to "Stubbs the Zombie." Exclusive tracks recorded by the likes of the Flaming Lips, Death Cab For Cutie and Cake populate the soundtrack to "Stubbs the Zombie." Due March 15 via Aspyr…

  10. Billboard Bits: Live 105, Jamie O'Neal, Vida Blue

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stories on Live 105's Not So Silent Night concert, Jamie O'Neal and Vida Blue. Modest Mouse, Interpol, Franz Ferdinand, the Killers, Muse and Taking Back Sunday will perform at San Francisco radio station KITS-FM (Live 105)'s Not So Silent Night concert, to be held Dec. 10 at…

  11. Bacilos Slates Fall U.S. Tour

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Miami-based Latin pop act Bacilos will kick off a tour Nov. 10 in San Francisco. At deadline, nine dates were confirmed for the first leg of the run, with more expected next year. Miami-based Latin pop act Bacilos will kick off a tour Nov. 10 in San Francisco. At deadline, nine dates were…

  12. Billboard Bits: Holiday Havoc, The Hip/TMBG, LIFEbeat

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Holiday Havoc, The Hip/TMBG, LIFEbeat Snowboarders, skaters and music fans will descend on the parking lot of Anaheim, Calif.'s Angel Stadium Nov. 13-14 for the inaugural Holiday Havoc festival. The first day's lineup will feature the reunited A Tribe Called Quest, Cypress…

  13. Wedren Dances Again With Baby

    October 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As the vocalist/guitarist for late, great rock act Shudder To Think, Craig Wedren gave life to some of the most original, bizarre and inspiring post-punk music of the 1990s. As the vocalist/guitarist for late, great rock act Shudder To Think, Craig Wedren gave life to some of the most…

  14. 2004 ARIA Awards Nominees

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nominees and some winners of 2004 Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Awards. "Artisan awards" were announced Sept. 16; "Fine Arts" winners will be announced Oct. 12; remaining awards wil Below are the nominees and some winners of 2004 Australian Recording…

  15. Live Set Pushes Phantom Planet Forward

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Phantom Planet's Alex Greenwald says the recent Internet-only release "Bootleg '04," featuring live material from its 2004 self-titled Epic album, captured an important moment in the band's evolution. Phantom Planet's Alex Greenwald says the recent Internet-only…

  16. Franz Ferdinand Snares Mercury Music Prize

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Scottish alternative rock act Franz Ferdinand has won the 2004 Nationwide Mercury Prize with its eponymous debut album. Scottish alternative rock act Franz Ferdinand has won the 2004 Nationwide Mercury Prize with its eponymous debut album. The annual music-industry award, recognizing the U.K.…

  17. Ackerman Sets The Musical Record Straight

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Although Windham Hill Records founder William Ackerman is consistently labeled as the father of new age music thanks to his stewardship of artists like George Winston, Alex DeGrassi and Liz Story, his Although Windham Hill Records founder William Ackerman is consistently labeled as the father…

  18. Handsome Boys Surrounded By 'People' On New CD

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Handsome Boy Modeling School, an on-again/off-again project featuring Dan "The Automator" Nakamura and Prince Paul, will unleash its second album this fall. Due Nov. 9 via Atlantic, "White People" wil As tipped here in March, Handsome Boy Modeling School, an on-again/off…

  19. Billboard Bits: Fuji Rock, Big Star, OK Go

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Fuji Rock, Big Star, OK Go Morrissey has dropped off the bill for this weekend's Fuji Rock Festival in Japan due to a "miscommunication," according to the event's official Web site . The artist was originally confirmed to close the festival on Sunday (Aug. 1); the…

  20. Indie Acts Settle Down In 'Wicker Park'

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Postal Service, the Shins, the Stills and Death Cab For Cutie have donated unreleased and rare tracks for the soundtrack to "Wicker Park," due Aug. 24 via Lakeshore Records. The Postal Service, the Shins, the Stills and Death Cab For Cutie have donated unreleased and rare tracks…

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