1. Melonie Cannon

    September 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As the daughter of successful songwriter/producer Buddy Cannon, Melonie may have had an inside track, but she wins this race on her own talent and instincts. As the daughter of successful songwriter/producer Buddy Cannon, Melonie may have had an inside track, but she wins this race on her own…

  2. Jet Leads Oz's ARIA Nominees

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With seven nominations, Jet is the frontrunner heading into the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) Awards, to be held Oct. 17 at the Sydney SuperDome. With seven nominations, Jet is the frontrunner heading into the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) Awards, to be held…

  3. Porter Named 'Canadian Idol'

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kalan Porter became the newest "Canadian Idol" last night (Sept. 16) in Toronto. Kalan Porter became the newest "Canadian Idol" last night (Sept. 16) in Toronto. The 18-year-old native of Medicine Hat, Alberta, defeated 23-year-old Theresa Sokyrka of Saskatoon,…

  4. 2004 ARIA Awards Nominees

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nominees and some winners of 2004 Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Awards. "Artisan awards" were announced Sept. 16; "Fine Arts" winners will be announced Oct. 12; remaining awards wil Below are the nominees and some winners of 2004 Australian Recording…

  5. Cash Auction Yields Nearly $4 Million

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A three-day auction of items owned by the late Johnny and June Carter Cash raised nearly $4 million, more than twice the amount expected, as over 1,000 bidders snapped up property from the country mus A three-day auction of items owned by the late Johnny and June Carter Cash raised nearly $4…

  6. 'Fahrenheit' CD To Benefit Rock The Vote

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M., Neil Young and the Go-Go's are among the acts whose songs are featured on the soundtrack to director Michael Moore's documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11." R.E.M., Neil Young and the Go-Go's are among the acts whose songs are featured on the soundtrack to director…

  7. Broadway Lyricist Fred Ebb Dies

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Famed songwriter/lyricist Fred Ebb died Saturday (Sept. 11) of a heart attack at his home in New York. He was 71. Famed songwriter/lyricist Fred Ebb died Saturday (Sept. 11) of a heart attack at his home in New York. He was 71. Ebb is best known for co-writing songs for such musicals as "…

  8. Wilco Bundles Book With Unreleased Tracks

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fans who pick up "The Wilco Book" on Nov. 15 will be treated to an exclusive bonus CD with 12 previously unreleased songs recorded during sessions for this year's Nonesuch album "A Ghost Is Born." Fans who pick up "The Wilco Book" on Nov. 15 will be treated…

  9. Unreleased Tracks Bolster Jackson Box Set

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT More than a dozen previously unreleased tracks plus a host of rarities will be found on the career-spanning Michael Jackson box set, "The Ultimate Collection." Due Nov. 16 via Epic and executive-produ More than a dozen previously unreleased tracks plus a host of rarities will be…

  10. Franz Ferdinand Snares Mercury Music Prize

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Scottish alternative rock act Franz Ferdinand has won the 2004 Nationwide Mercury Prize with its eponymous debut album. Scottish alternative rock act Franz Ferdinand has won the 2004 Nationwide Mercury Prize with its eponymous debut album. The annual music-industry award, recognizing the U.K.…

  11. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Sept. 6-12, 2004)

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Sept. 6-12, 2004) ELLEN'S BACK! It's premiere week for the syndicated "Ellen DeGeneres Show." The daytime (depending on where you are in the country) talk show has been a surprise smash,…

  12. Happy People/U Saved Me

    September 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Channeling another creative yet conflicted soul—Marvin Gaye— R. Kelly's latest project dissects the sexual/ spiritual dichotomy that makes him tick musically. Channeling another creative yet conflicted soul—Marvin Gaye— R. Kelly's latest project dissects the sexual/ spiritual…

  13. Sanz Snares 11 Latin Grammys

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Spanish singer/songwriter Alejandro Sanz was once again the big winner at the Latin Grammy Awards. His album, "No Es lo Mismo" (Warner), and the song of the same name took home five awards at the fift Spanish singer/songwriter Alejandro Sanz was once again the big winner at the…

  14. Hot Product

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT LL Cool J Cool Kid Grammy Award-winning rapper LL Cool J returns this week with his 11th album, "The DEFinition," via Def Jam/IDJMG. The album, his first since 2002, features production from Timbaland, N.O. Joe and Dame Grease, among others. Lead single "Headsprung"…

  15. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Aug. 30-Sept. 5)

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Aug. 30-Sept. 5, 2004) Well, the Olympics are over... Watching the closing ceremonies and the MTV Video Music Awards was a challenge, but I was up for it. I have to say, I'm going to miss being able to turn…

  16. Jay-Z, OutKast Lead MTV VMA Winners

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With four awards each, OutKast's "Hey Ya!" and Jay-Z's "99 Problems" were the top winners at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards, presented last night (Aug. 29) at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. "H With four awards each, OutKast's "Hey Ya!"…

  17. Amerikaz Nightmare

    August 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Despite a label change, Mobb Deep remains true to its grimy self on this, the act's sixth studio set. The Queens, N.Y. Despite a label change, Mobb Deep remains true to its grimy self on this, the act's sixth studio set. The Queens, N.Y., duo—Havoc and Prodigy—introduces the album…

  18. Three New Cuts Join Twain's 'Greatest'

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A trio of new songs will appear among the first collection of Shania Twain's "Greatest Hits." A trio of new songs will appear among the first collection of Shania Twain's "Greatest Hits." Due Nov. 9 from Mercury, the 21-track set will be led by the single "…

  19. 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…

  20. Assassins

    August 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Producers haven't been able to coax a new musical from Stephen Sondheim, but they occasionally do convince him to write a few new songs. Producers haven't been able to coax a new musical from Stephen Sondheim, but they occasionally do convince him to write a few new songs. The CD of…

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