1. Hot Product

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tears For Fears 'Happy' Together The return of British new wave duo Tears for Fears also marks the launch of Universal Music Enterprises imprint New Door Records. The label will this week release the act's first album in 15 years, "Everybody Loves a Happy Ending." …

  2. Billboard Bits: Hurricane Ivan, Hagar, AMAs

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Hurricane Ivan, Hagar, AMAs Kevin Lyttle and Bounty Killer have signed on to perform at the hastily organized Hurricane Ivan Relief Concert. As the massive storm churns out of the Caribbean towards the Gulf of Mexico, promoter G. City has pulled together talent for a benefit on Sunday…

  3. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Sept. 13-19)

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Sept. 13-19, 2004). DON'T CALL IT A COMEBACK: It used to be that pop artists faded from view after their time in the sun had run its course. These days, television is choked by the stars of the past, some in laudable attempts to…

  4. B-52's Redo Beatles For Buick, Eye New CD

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The B-52's have recorded a cover of the Beatles' "Paperback Writer" for a Buick TV commercial that begins airing Sept. 19 in the United States. The B-52's have recorded a cover of the Beatles' "Paperback Writer" for a Buick TV commercial that begins…

  5. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Shania Twain, LL Cool J, Jill Scott, Usher and Alicia Keys. IT TAKES 'TWO': Shania Twain has the third-highest debut of her career on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart , as "Party for Two" (Mercury), a…

  6. 'Hello Dolly': Parton Plans Career-Spanning Tour

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dolly Parton will hit the road this fall for her most extensive tour in decades. Hello, I'm Dolly will find the artist performing material from throughout her storied career, from early country favori Dolly Parton will hit the road this fall for her most extensive tour in decades. Hello,…

  7. 37TunesOnTV

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 6-12, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 6 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Ryan Cabrera (also scheduled: Wolfgang Puck, Wayne Brady). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Jill…

  8. Stars Pack Fourth Quarter Release Schedule

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fourth-quarter releases from U2, Eminem, Alan Jackson, Good Charlotte, Ludacris and Gwen Stefani are fueling excitement among retailers as the industry heads into its key selling season. Like the same Fourth-quarter releases from U2, Eminem, Alan Jackson, Good Charlotte, Ludacris, Fabolous…

  9. Stars Come Out For George Jones

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT George Jones will be the subject of an all-star tribute to air Nov. 25 on PBS. George Jones will be the subject of an all-star tribute to air Nov. 25 on PBS. Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Harry Connick Jr., Aaron Neville, Martina McBride and Wynonna are among the artists scheduled to perform…

  10. Billboard Bits: Robertson, Smith, GBV

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Robbie Robertson, Mindy Smith and Guided By Voices Robbie Robertson's first original composition for a film and soundtrack, "Shine Your Light," will be found on the soundtrack to "Ladder 49," due Sept. 28 via Hollywood. The album will also feature a separate…

  11. 70-Plus Artists Up For Shortlist Prize

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Loretta Lynn, Wilco, Franz Ferdinand and the Killers are among 73 artists whose latest albums made the "Longlist" of initial nominations for the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize, which honors critically acc Loretta Lynn, Wilco, Franz Ferdinand and the Killers are among 73 artists whose…

  12. Shortlist Music Prize 'Longlist' Nominees

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The "longlist" of artists and their latest albums being considered for the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize. Ten finalists for the award will be announced in late September; the Prize will be awarded duri Below is the "longlist" of artists, and their latest albums, being…

  13. Dirty Vegas Rolls Out Sophomore Album

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Electronica/rock trio Dirty Vegas is eyeing a Nov. 30 release for its sophomore Capitol album, "ONE." Electronica/rock trio Dirty Vegas is eyeing a Nov. 30 release for its sophomore Capitol album, "ONE." First single "Walk Into the Sun" will arrive Sept. 28 at U…

  14. Brooks & Dunn Lead RNC Performers

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brooks & Dunn are among the entertainers set for the Republican National Convention (RNC), which gets underway Sunday (Aug. 30) in New York. Brooks & Dunn are among the entertainers set for the Republican National Convention (RNC), which gets underway Sunday (Aug. 30) in New York. Top…

  15. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Aug. 23-29)

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Aug. 23-29) No lie: I woke up at 6 a.m. on a Saturday to watch dressage . OK, OK... It was a hungry baby that woke me up, but I was quite glad that she did. Because I was awake for this equestrian team finals…

  16. 35TunesOnTV

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 23-29, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 23 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Shedaisy. "The Biz," CNNfn Featured artists: Asia, Boyz II Men. "Totally Obsessed," VH1 Featured artist:…

  17. McGraw Tugs Heartstrings

    August 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com Tim McGraw describes his ninth Curb album, "Live Like You Were Dying," as a "tapestry of life." Indeed, the project is deeply woven with themes that reflect some of life's brightest and darkest threads. "You can…

  18. 15th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, to be presented Oct. 7 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville, Ky. The show is the centerpiece of the International Music Bluegrass Mus Below are the nominees for the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, to be…

  19. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses physical audio formats, the state of radio, song titles and "Australian Idol." MULTIPLE FORMATS Dear Fred, I was in a music store and noticed that a lot of albums are being simultaneously released in two new formats: Super Audio CD and DVD audio. If I buy an…

  20. Morrissey Lining Up Fall U.S. Tour

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Morrissey has begun confirming dates for a fall North American tour, beginning Sept. 29 in Washington, D.C., and including two-night stands at Philadelphia's Tower Theatre and New York's Radio City Mu Morrissey has begun confirming dates for a fall North American tour, beginning…

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