1. Amber deLaurentis Wins Northeast IMWS

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Singer-pianist Amber deLaurentis has won the Northeast edition of the Independent Music World Series (IMWS). Singer-pianist Amber deLaurentis has won the Northeast edition of the Independent Music World Series (IMWS). A national unsigned artist competition, the IMWS is presented by CD…

  2. FMC Issues Damning Report On Radio-Biz Consolidation

    November 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST A new report from the Future of Music Coalition (FMC) concludes that consolidation of the U.S. radio industry in the last decade has led to decreased competition, less diversity of programming, and un A new report from the Future of Music Coalition (FMC) concludes that consolidation of the U…

  3. Billboard Bits: Roots, Royce Da 5'9", 'Come Together'

    November 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on a New York tour by the Roots, the debut solo album from rapper Royce Da 5'9", and the DVD/VHS release of TNT's "Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music" concert. The Roots will celebrate the Nov. 26 release of their long-delayed MCA…

  4. Industry To Debate 'Future Of Music' At Summit

    November 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has set its third annual policy summit for Jan. 5-7, 2003, at Gaston Hall on the campus of Washington, D.C.'s Georgetown University. The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has set its third annual policy summit for Jan. 5-7, 2003, at Gaston Hall on the…

  5. Santana, Nelson To Headline Nobel Concert

    November 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Carlos Santana, Willie Nelson, and Michelle Branch will headline next month's Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo. The Dec. 11 concert will pay tribute to former President Jimmy Carter, who is being hon Carlos Santana, Willie Nelson, and Michelle Branch will headline next month's…

  6. Billboard Bits: Madonna, 'Krush Groove,' Zero 7

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Madonna, 'Krush Groove,' Zero 7 While Madonna is busy recording her forthcoming Maverick studio album, due out early next year, plans are also underway for an "ultimate box set." On the diva's official Web site , her manager Caresse Henry said that she "…

  7. Run-D.M.C. Announces Retirement

    November 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST A day after Run-D.M.C.'s Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell was laid to rest in Queens, N.Y., the surviving members of the group -- Joseph "Run" Simmons and Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels -- were joined by hip- A day after Run-D.M.C.'s Jason "Jam Master Jay…

  8. 2002 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here are the winning songs from the 2002 BMI Country Awards, held Nov. 5 at BMI's Nashville offices. Listed below the song title is the songwriter, publisher, artist, and record label. AIN'T NOTHING 'BOUT YOU Tom Shapiro Sony/ATV Tree Wenonga…

  9. Thousands Turn Out For Jam Master Jay's Funeral

    November 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pallbearers wearing white unlaced Adidas carried the body of slain Run-D.M.C. star Jam Master Jay from a funeral service today (Nov. 5) at which he was remembered as "the embodiment of hip-hop." A fun Pallbearers wearing white unlaced Adidas carried the body of slain Run-D.M.C. star…

  10. Fans, Stars Pay Final Respects To Jam Master Jay

    November 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Thousands of fans lined up before the watchful eyes of police last night (Nov. 4) to pay their last respects to hip-hop legend Jam Master Jay (real name: Jason Mizell). The line stretched for three lo Thousands of fans lined up before the watchful eyes of police last night (Nov. 4) to pay…

  11. The Pretenders Turn The 'Screw'

    November 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted for Billboard.com After more than 20 years and seven albums with the majors, the Pretenders make their indie-label arrival Nov. 12 with the Artemis release "Loose Screw." Artemis executive VP Michael Krumper sees it as reflective of a larger trend. He notes, "You look…

  12. Billboard Bits: Jam Master Jay, Osbournes, Top Of The Pops

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Jam Master Jay, Osbournes, Top Of The Pops Friends, family, and fans of late rap star Jam Master Jay (real name: Jason Mizell) have formed a coalition to raise money for the Mizell family, to pay for education for his three children, and to help bring the investigation of the artist&…

  13. Tunes On TV

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 4-10, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, NOV. 4 "Rock the House," VH1 Featured Artist: Tommy Lee. "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artist: Aaliyah, Will Smith, Christina Aguilera, Sum 41. …

  14. Fans Mourn Jam Master Jay As Investigation Continues

    November 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Outside the recording studio where Run-D.M.C.'s Jam Master Jay was fatally shot, bereaved fans laid flowers, candles, personal notes, and an Adidas sneaker -- a reference to the group's hit song "My A Outside the recording studio where Run-D.M.C.'s Jam Master Jay was…

  15. RIAA Sees No Future For N.Y. Artists' Bill

    November 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) expressed doubt yesterday (Oct. 31) that artists' rights legislation introduced Monday in the New York State Assembly will garner the support it ne The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) expressed doubt yesterday (Oct. 31…

  16. Broadway Lyricist Adolph Green Dies

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Adolph Green, the Broadway lyricist who, with longtime collaborator Betty Comden, wrote such valentines to New York as "On the Town" and "Wonderful Town," as well as the screenplay for the classic mov Adolph Green, the Broadway lyricist who, with longtime collaborator…

  17. Sandler Gets Soundtrack Assist From Krauss

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bluegrass artist Alison Krauss makes an appearance on the upcoming soundtrack to Adam Sandler's animated film "Eight Crazy Nights." Krauss sings with the comedian on two of the album's eight songs. Th Bluegrass artist Alison Krauss makes an appearance on the upcoming…

  18. Cocaine, Marijuana Found On Kid Rock's Tour Bus

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A man who identified himself as Kid Rock's personal assistant was charged with felony and misdemeanor drug possession after a traffic stop on Rock's tour bus early yesterday (Oct. 20) on the Florida T A man who identified himself as Kid Rock's personal assistant was charged…

  19. Bowie's Sound And Vision Captured On DVD

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here in August, David Bowie will on Nov. 19 release a "Best Of" DVD package, following the Oct. 22 release of EMI's "Best of Bowie" collections. The double-DVD set will collect all of Bowie' As tipped here in August, David Bowie will on Nov. 19 release…

  20. Father's Firm Files $100M Suit Against Whitney

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Whitney Houston is being sued for $100 million by her father's entertainment company for breach of contract. According to the lawsuit, filed in state Superior Court in Newark, N.J., on Sept. 12, the s Whitney Houston is being sued for $100 million by her father's entertainment…

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