1. Floacism "Live"

    December 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Floetry's fresh fusion of old-school soul and life-honed spoken word on last year's stellar "Floetic" have garnered a string of success-building singles—"Floetic," "Say Yes," "Getting Late"&#x2 Floetry's fresh fusion of old-school…

  2. Quannum Acts Plan Spring Tour, LP Bonanza

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nearly every artist on the roster of acclaimed hip-hop label Quannum Projects has signed on for an April North American tour, Billboard.com has learned. Nearly every artist on the roster of acclaimed hip-hop label Quannum Projects has signed on for an April North American tour, Billboard.com…

  3. 2003 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS PERFORMANCES AND APPEARANCES

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST x PERFORMERS: CLAY AIKEN The runner-up of the second season of the Fox competition "American Idol," is a finalist in best selling single of the year category ("This is the Night"/"Bridge Over Troubled Water"). Although he narrowly missed taking the "Idol…

  4. Elvis Musical Heading To Broadway

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Always eager to keep Elvis Presley working, managers of his estate have set their sights on Broadway. "All Shook Up," a musical commissioned by the Presley estate and featuring a string of his hit son Always eager to keep Elvis Presley working, managers of his estate have set their…

  5. Breaking & Entering

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Jaylib and Death Cab for Cutie. IT TAKES TWO: Madlib and Jay Dee are no strangers to Billboard's charts. Jay Dee is better known as a member of Detroit-based Slum Village , and Madlib's Blue Note…

  6. Glen Campbell Released From Jail

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Country singer Glen Campbell was freed early this morning (Nov. 25) from a Phoenix jail on $2,000 bail, on charges of extreme drunken driving and hit and run. He also was arrested on suspicion of assa Country singer Glen Campbell was freed early this morning (Nov. 25) from a Phoenix jail on …

  7. Skull Ring

    November 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Considering that "Skull Ring" not only marks a historic reunion with the Stooges but also features guest turns by Peaches, Sum 41 and Green Day, it is rather amusing that most of the disc's best cuts Considering that "Skull Ring" not only marks a historic reunion with…

  8. Eastwood: Soundtracks Should Have Score Focus

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Actor/producer/director Clint Eastwood bemoaned the fact that film soundtracks have moved away from conventional scoring to the use of songs during his keynote speech at the Hollywood Reporter/Billboa Actor/producer/director Clint Eastwood bemoaned the fact that film soundtracks have moved…

  9. Madonna Launches 'Roses' Toy Line

    November 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST A few years ago, if someone said Madonna was selling toys, one would assume sex toys. But that is so yesterday for the ever evolving diva-turned-movie-star-turned-Gap-spokeswoman-turned-children's-aut A few years ago, if someone said Madonna was selling toys, one would assume sex toys.…

  10. Sting, No Doubt To Rock Billboard Awards

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Century Award honoree Sting and pop/rock act No Doubt are the first performers confirmed for the 2003 Billboard Music Awards. Set for Dec. 10 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena, the event Billboard Century Award honoree Sting and pop/rock act No Doubt are the first performers…

  11. Sting, No Doubt To Rock Billboard Awards

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Century Award honoree Sting and pop/rock act No Doubt are the first performers confirmed for the 2003 Billboard Music Awards. Set for Dec. 10 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena, the event Billboard Century Award honoree Sting and pop/rock act No Doubt are the first performers…

  12. Relaunched Creem To Revive Irreverent Style

    November 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST When Creem relaunches on newsstands next year, the rock magazine hopes to bring back the sarcastic wit and intelligent, observant voice that Creem CEO/publisher Robert Matheu says has been lost in muc When Creem relaunches on newsstands next year, the rock magazine hopes to bring back the…

  13. Measure of a Man

    October 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Clay Aiken's "Measure of a Man" is the best pop album of 2003. Every song, every note is brimming with ambition and glory. Clay Aiken's "Measure of a Man" is the best pop album of 2003. Every song, every note is brimming with ambition and glory. Thanks to the…

  14. Adams Readies Avalanche Of Material

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A veritable avalanche of material from singer/songwriter Ryan Adams is slated for release over the next few months. And, as Adams paints it, it all comes as a result of disagreements he had with his l A veritable avalanche of material from singer/songwriter Ryan Adams is slated for release…

  15. Friends Preserving Strummer Home Recordings

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT According to his former Mescaleros bandmate Martin Slattery, the ex-Clash frontman left behind reels upon reels of homemade recordings, some of which date back several years. Joe Strummer's recording career isn't likely to end with this week's Hellcat/Epitaph release of "…

  16. Apple Launches iTunes For Windows

    October 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "This isn't some baby version of iTunes. It's the whole thing," Apple chief executive Steve Jobs said in a presentation in which he demonstrated the new software and service. As expected , Apple Computer Inc. today (Oct. 16) launched the long-awaited Windows-compatible…

  17. 'Cooler' Kids: Krall, Fatone, Caldwell

    October 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jazz artists Diana Krall and Bobby Caldwell plus 'N Sync's Joey Fatone are among the artists contributing to the lounge vibe of "The Cooler" soundtrack. Due Nov. 11 from Commotion Records/Koch Enterta Jazz artists Diana Krall and Bobby Caldwell plus 'N Sync's…

  18. Haggard Speaks Out 'Like Never Before'

    October 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted and expanded from the magazine for Billboard.com. The title of Merle Haggard's new record pretty much says it all: It's "Haggard Like Never Before." Released Sept. 30, the album marks the debut of the veteran singer's own label, Hag Records, and finds him…

  19. RIAA Will Notify P2P Users Before Suing

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Speaking during a Senate panel yesterday (Sept. 30), Recording Industry Association of America chairman/CEO Mitch Bainwol announced a major change to the group's peer-to-peer enforcement policies. Speaking during a Senate panel yesterday (Sept. 30), Recording Industry Association of…

  20. KaZaA Hits Back Against Record Labels

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Turning the tables on record labels, makers of the most popular file-sharing network are suing the companies for copyright infringement. Turning the tables on record labels, makers of the most popular file-sharing network are suing the companies for copyright infringement. Sharman Networks,…

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