1. RIAA: U.S. Music Shipments Down 15.8%

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), total shipments during the first half of 2003 fell 15.8% from the same period last year to 398.5 million units. The decline in U.S. music shipments is accelerating, Billboard Bulletin reports. According to the Recording…

  2. Billboard Bits: Justin/Christina, La Route Du Rock & More

    July 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Justin/Christina, La Route Du Rock & More Target is offering an exclusive six-track CD featuring songs from RCA artist Christina Aguilera and Jive's Justin Timberlake, who are currently on tour together . The CD contains the new Aguilera track "That's What Love Can…

  3. Aimster Injunction Upheld

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago yesterday (June 30) affirmed a preliminary injunction against the peer-to-peer service Aimster and its owner, John Deep. The U.S. District The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago yesterday (June 30) affirmed a…

  4. Studio Album, A&M Box, Tour On Tap For Baez

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Natalie Merchant and Steve Earle are among the contemporary songwriters whose songs Joan Baez has recorded for her first album in six years. Due Sept. 9, "Dark Chords on a Big Guitar" also includes tr Natalie Merchant and Steve Earle are among the contemporary songwriters whose…

  5. Small Stores Hit With RIAA Lawsuits

    June 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has filed lawsuits against 18 small retail businesses that allegedly sold pirated CDs on their premises. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has filed lawsuits against 18 small retail businesses that allegedly sold pirated…

  6. Austin City Limits Fest Grows

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reunited country act the Mavericks, rising rock group Kings Of Leon, and pseudo-revivalist choir the Polyphonic Spree are among the latest acts confirmed for the second annual Austin City Limits Festi Reunited country act the Mavericks, rising rock group Kings Of Leon, and pseudo-revivalist…

  7. This Day in Music

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>The Artist Formerly Known As Prince announces that he will start using his name again. The singer says the reason for switching back is because his publishing contract with Warner/Chappe 2000 - The Artist Formerly Known As Prince announces that he will start using…

  8. Presley, Isaak Team For Summer Tour

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Lisa Marie Presley will hook up with crooner Chris Isaak for a number of dates on his summer tour. Presley will open from a July 11 show in Boston through an Aug. 9 appearance in Minneapolis. The run Lisa Marie Presley will hook up with crooner Chris Isaak for a number of dates on his summer…

  9. I'm Staying Out

    May 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Gorgeous" is the best term for this second full-length solo effort by former Whiskeytown vocalist/fiddler Caitlin Cary. "Gorgeous" is the best term for this second full-length solo effort by former Whiskeytown vocalist/fiddler Caitlin Cary. Performing with her working…

  10. California Panel OKs Artist Contract Reform

    May 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A bill designed to provide California recording artists with more leverage in forging contracts is headed to the state Senate floor after winning approval from the Senate Judiciary Committee. A bill designed to provide California recording artists with more leverage in forging contracts is…

  11. Hot Product

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- A new EP from the Flaming Lips, "Fight Test," featuring the title cut, two new songs, and covers of Kylie Minogue's "Can't Get You Out of My Head," Radiohead's "Knives Out,"…

  12. RIAA Files Suit Over Student-Run Networks

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST In a first, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) yesterday (April 3) filed civil lawsuits against the student operators of four Napster-like services on campus Intranets that the trade In a first, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) yesterday (April 3) filed…

  13. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Chesney, 'Dreams' & More

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Bruce Springsteen, Chesney, 'American Dreams' Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi will join a cast of New Jersey-based rockers at the Hope Concert, set for April 29 at the intimate Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, N.J. The event will also feature performances by Southside…

  14. Lineup Set For 10th Music Midtown

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Atlanta's famed Music Midtown festival has revealed the lineup for its 10th anniversary edition. The 120 acts will include such luminaries as Aimee Mann, Bob Dylan, Ben Harper, Buddy Guy, Crosby, Stil Atlanta's famed Music Midtown festival has revealed the lineup for its 10th…

  15. Norah Jones Heads 'Away' On Summer Tour

    February 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones has slated a tour that will find the jazzy newcomer on the road in North America throughout the summer. The dates kick off June 6 in Fort Myers, Fla., and run through an Aug. 16 appearance Norah Jones has slated a tour that will find the jazzy newcomer on the road in North America…

  16. Billboard Bits: Mariah Carey, Simple Plan, Caitlin Cary

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Mariah Carey, Simple Plan, Caitlin Cary The National Basketball Association (NBA) has tapped Mariah Carey to perform during the halftime break in its 52nd annual All-Star Game, set for Feb. 9 in Atlanta. The performance will air live on the TNT cable network in the U.S., and will be…

  17. Rosen To Step Down As RIAA Chairman

    January 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hilary Rosen has announced that she will step down as chairman/CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) at the end of 2003. "I have young children, and I want to devote more of my t Hilary Rosen has announced that she will step down as chairman/CEO of the Recording…

  18. Verizon Forced To ID Web Pirate

    January 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST In a major victory for record companies, a U.S. District Court judge yesterday (Jan. 21) ruled in favor of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in its 6-month-old lawsuit against Inter In a major victory for record companies, a U.S. District Court judge yesterday (Jan. 21)…

  19. Legislation Discussed At California Piracy Hearing

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Artists, label executives, and laborers appeared before California legislators yesterday (Oct. 3) in Sacramento to address the affects of music piracy on the state's economy, Billboard Bulletin report Artists, label executives, and laborers appeared before California legislators…

  20. Artists Turn Out For Label Accounting Hearing

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The long-simmering issue of record industry accounting practices came to a boil yesterday (Sept. 24) as artists and label executives faced off during a daylong California Senate committee hearing in L The long-simmering issue of record industry accounting practices came to a boil yesterday …

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