1. Billboard Bits: Wetlands, Billy Talent, Angie Aparo

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Wetlands, Billy Talent, Angie Aparo "Wetlands Preserved," a documentary chronicling celebrated downtown New York rock club the Wetlands Preserve, will make its official debut Sunday (April 23) at a screening at New York's Ziegfeld Theater. The screening will serve as…

  2. Hope Partlow

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Young farmgirl sows pop music on 'Who We Are' At the tender age of 14, Hope Partlow was plucked from the family farm, where she often picked peas, to begin working on her major label debut. The homegrown singer, now 17, has been anxiously awaiting the release of her album ever since…

  3. 2003 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here's are the winners of BMI's annual Country Awards, handed out Nov. 4 in Nashville. "The Baby," songwriter Harley Allen, recorded by Blake Shelton, (Warner Bros. Nashville) published by Coburn Music, Inc. "Beautiful Mess," Sonny…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about Christina Aguilera, commercially-released singles, and the popularity of cover songs in the U.K. vs. the U.S. MAKING THE GRRADE Hi Fred, I was wondering if RCA is planning to release a retail single for…

  5. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Kenny Gamble, Faith Hill, and Herbert Groenemeyer. TAKING A GAMBLE: Kenny Gamble had his first songwriting credit on Billboard's Hot 100 the week of Nov. 21, 1964, when a soulful slice of Philadelphia pop called "The 81" by Candy & the Kisses debuted…

  6. Billboard Bits: R.E.M., Westerberg, MTV VMAs

    May 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on R.E.M., Paul Westerberg, MTV VMAs R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe tells Billboard.com the veteran Georgia-based rock act is working on songs for its next Warner Bros. studio album. "We're writing now," he said last night (May 1) at a New York screening for the film "…