1. Jackson Must Pay Promoter $5.3 Million

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST A jury yesterday awarded $5.3 million to concert promoter Marcel Avram in his suit against Michael Jackson over the cancellation of two planned 1999 concerts, according to the plaintiff's attorney, Sk A jury yesterday awarded $5.3 million to concert promoter Marcel Avram in his suit…

  2. 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…

  3. CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards Nominees

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards. Toby Keith and actress Pamela Anderson will host the event, which will take place April 7 at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center and air live on CMT beginning at 8…

  4. Rap Stars Go To The Mat In New Video Game

    March 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST In a marketing first for the embattled music industry, rap label Def Jam will soon release a compilation by some of its top artists -- not on CD or in a movie, but in a video game. In a marketing first for the embattled music industry, rap label Def Jam will soon release a compilation by some…

  5. Notes From The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

    March 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard.com goes behind the scenes at the 18th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction dinner, held last night (March 10) at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. The Police, the Clash, Elvis C Billboard.com goes behind the scenes at the 18th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction…

  6. Rock Hall Welcomes Police, Clash, Costello

    March 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame welcomed the Police, the Clash, Elvis Costello and the Attractions, AC/DC, and the Righteous Brothers into the fold last night (March 10) at New York's Waldorf-Astoria H The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame welcomed the Police, the Clash, Elvis Costello and the…

  7. 'Chicago' Takes Trio Of SAG Awards

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST The big screen version of "Chicago" took another set of honors last night (March 9) at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards in Los Angeles. The film picked up three honors, including one for best ense The big screen version of "Chicago" took another set of honors last…

  8. 11TunesOnTV

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 10-16, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 10 "Caroline Rhea Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Hootie & The Blowfish (also scheduled: John Ritter). "VH1 News Special: Girls Gone Wild,…

  9. Sources: Apple Nears Music Service Launch

    March 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Apple Computer is expected to launch a digital music service as early as next month. Apple Computer is expected to launch a digital music service as early as next month, sources confirm to Billboard Bulletin . Digital-music executives familiar with the situation say Apple chief executive…

  10. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest Billboard chart achievements of Evanescence, Red Hot Chili Peppers, 3 Doors Down, the Dixie Chicks, and Mariah Carey, as well as notes on Massive Attack, t.A.T.u., a 'LIFE' GOES ON: Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart is one of the most male…

  11. Playboy Jazz Sets 25th Anniversary Fest

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST A diverse list of artists will entertain during the 25th annual Playboy Jazz festival, set for June 14-15 at the Hollywood (Calif.) Bowl. Executive-produced by Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner, th A diverse list of artists will entertain during the 25th annual Playboy Jazz festival, set…

  12. Musicians Band Together Against War Threat

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Dozens of artists from across the musical spectrum have joined forces to speak out against an impending U.S.-led war against Iraq. Rappers Jay-Z and Nas, singer/songwriters Natalie Merchant and Sheryl Dozens of artists from across the musical spectrum have joined forces to speak out against…

  13. Lennox To 'Bare' Self On New Album, Tour

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Century Award winner Annie Lennox will release a new album, "Bare," June 10 in the U.S. via J Records (a day earlier internationally through BMG). The artist will precede the release wi 2002 Billboard Century Award winner Annie Lennox will release a new album, "…

  14. Bowie, Waits Among 'Artists For Literacy'

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST David Bowie, Tom Waits, and Rosanne Cash are among the artists who have contributed tracks to a new disc benefiting the programs of San Francisco's Artists For Literacy organization. "Songs Inspired b David Bowie, Tom Waits, and Rosanne Cash are among the artists who have…

  15. Backstage At The Grammys: News & Notes

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard's Larry Flick and Chuck Taylor, and members of The Hollywood Reporter staff took in the scene at the Grammy Awards last night (Feb. 23) in New York. Here's what they found out while backstag Billboard's Larry Flick and Chuck Taylor, and members of The Hollywood…

  16. 09TunesOnTV

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 24-March 2, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, FEB. 24 "Direct Effect," MTV Featured Artists: TLC, 50 Cent. "VH1 All Access: Real-Life Groupies," VH1 Featured Artists: Unwritten Law. "…

  17. Steve Wariner 'Steals' His Chance At Freedom

    February 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With the release of his new album, "Steal Another Day," Steve Wariner joins the ranks of country artists who have taken control of their careers by establishing their own labels. "It's a great challenge," Wariner admits…

  18. 'Last Of The Mississippi Jukes' Soundtrack, DVD Due

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST "Last of the Mississippi Jukes," filmmaker Robert Mugge's documentary tribute to the Magnolia State's blues and juke joints, will be released on DVD next month via Sanctuary. Concurrent with the March "Last of the Mississippi Jukes," filmmaker Robert Mugge's…

  19. 08TunesOnTV

    February 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 17-23, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, FEB. 17 "Dashboard Dreams," VH1 Featured Artists: AC/DC, the Beach Boys, Blink 182, Cake, Sheryl Crow, Dr. Dre, Sammy Hagar, LL Cool J, Meat Loaf, Metallica,…

  20. Osbournes, Williams Win Three NME Awards

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams and members of heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne's family each won three trophies at the 2003 NME Carling Awards today (Feb. 13) in London. The MTV reality show "The Osbournes" took the b Robbie Williams and members of heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne's family…

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