1. This Day in Music

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Helen Forrest, often called the best of the big band singers, dies of congestive heart failure at the Motion Picture Country Home and Hospital in Woodland Hills. She is 82.<br clear="non 2002 - R&B pioneer Rosco Gordon dies after suffering a hear attack…

  2. This Day in Music

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>The Pixies releases its first new song in 13 years. "Bam Thwok" is available beginning at midnight for digital download exclusively via Apple's iTunes Music Store. 2004 - The Pixies releases its first new song in 13 years. "Bam Thwok" is…

  3. Waters Completes Long-Gestating Opera

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters has completed work on a long-gestating project that tells the story of the French Revolution via modern opera. Former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters has completed work on a long-gestating project that tells the story of the French Revolution via…

  4. 22TunesOnTV

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 23-29, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 23 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Kelly Clarkson (also scheduled: Morgan Spurlock). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artists: Gretchen Wilson, Faith Hill …

  5. Collaborations Highlight Fifth Jammy Awards

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A number of intriguing collaborations highlighted the fifth annual Jammy Awards, held last night (April 26) at New York's Theatre at Madison Square Garden. A number of intriguing collaborations highlighted the fifth annual Jammy Awards, held last night (April 26) at New York's…

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. PAID FOR PLAY Dear Fred, Does an artist receive royalties every time a single is played on the air? If so, how much is each play worth? Are higher royalties paid by radio stations with larger listener impressions? What percentage of the…

  7. B&E: The John Butler Trio

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The John Butler Trio. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Appropriate for a day at the beach or a night on the town, the John Butler…

  8. This Day in Music

    March 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Blur plays a surprise show at the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. In addition to being one of the group's first ever performances without guitarist Graham Coxon, who 2003 - Blur plays a surprise show at the South By Southwest music festival…

  9. Tim McGraw Tops ACM Nominees With Six

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tim McGraw leads the nominations for the 40th annual Academy of Country Music Awards with six nods, including entertainer and male vocalist of the year Tim McGraw leads the nominations for the 40th annual Academy of Country Music Awards with six nods, including entertainer and male vocalist…

  10. Jayhawks' Olson, Louris Fly Again

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rock'n'roll reunion tours come in many shapes, whether it's the classic rock band cashing in on decades-old nostalgia, or indie-rock darlings tromping though the clubs trying to recover a spark of the Rock'n'roll reunion tours come in many shapes, whether it's…

  11. Billboard Goes Backstage At The Grammys

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Notes from backstage at last night's (Feb. 13) 47th annual Grammy Awards ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Notes from backstage at last night's (Feb. 13) 47th annual Grammy Awards ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Kanye West said it was "scary"…

  12. B&E: Black Maria

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Black Maria. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Victory Records has a new hard rock darling on the Billboard charts with the Black…

  13. This Day in Music

    January 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Dido finds her nomination for a best British newcomer Brit Award revoked after officials realize she isn't that new after all. The singer's song "Thank You" was made famous as the backin 2002 - Dido finds her nomination for a best British newcomer…

  14. B&E: Linkin Park & Ruben Studdard

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Linkin Park and Ruben Studdard. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. LINKIN LOGS A NEW GENRE: A No. 94 entry with "Numb/Encore…

  15. Musical Star Howard Keel Dies

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Howard Keel, who sang and danced to stardom in the heyday of MGM musicals, died yesterday (Nov. 7) of colon cancer at his home in Palm Desert, Calif. He was 85. Howard Keel, who sang and danced to stardom in the heyday of MGM musicals, died yesterday (Nov. 7) of colon cancer at his home in…

  16. Hot Product

    October 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Joseph Arthur 'Remain' In Light Singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur crowns a new deal with Vector Recordings with his fourth studio album, "Our Shadows Will Remain." Sessions for the 12-track set began after Arthur gave up his New York apartment and headed for New Orleans with…

  17. Capitol/EMI Readies Cole Anniversary CD/DVD

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the death of crooner Nat King Cole, Capitol/EMI is preparing the worldwide release of a new compilation and a documentary in several different packages. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the death of crooner Nat King Cole, Capitol/EMI is preparing…

  18. Ciara's 'Goodies' Steadfast At No. 1

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Atlanta-based hip-hop darling Ciara notches a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100, but with two of her titles entering the top 10, Alicia Keys is making another run at the top. Ciara's debut single, Atlanta-based hip-hop darling Ciara notches a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100,…

  19. B&E: Emma & Gioia

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Emma and Gioia. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. OH BABY: With Spice Girls creator Simon Fuller back behind the helm, the artist…

  20. B&E: Rilo Kiley

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering. A weekly column profiling acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Rilo Kiley. Profiles of breaking acts entering Billboard charts. With a stirring meld of country-pop, rock and political swagger, Los Angeles indie darling Rilo Kiley…

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