1. House Passes Bill Cutting Fees For Small Webcasters

    October 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The House of Representatives yesterday (Oct. 7) passed landmark legislation that will offer small Webcasters -- those whose gross revenues are less than $1 million a year -- significant discounts in r The House of Representatives yesterday (Oct. 7) passed landmark legislation that will offer…

  2. Other Ones To Wrap Tour In Bay Area

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Other Ones will bring it all home when their forthcoming fall U.S. tour closes with a pair of shows in California's Bay Area. The Other Ones will bring it all home when their forthcoming fall U.S. tour closes with a pair of shows in California's Bay Area. As previously reported …

  3. Wallflowers Stand Tall Through 'Red Letter Days'

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "I don't mean to be blunt, but I think this is a great f***ing record," Wallflowers frontman Jakob Dylan exclaims of the band's fourth and newest set, "Red Letter Days," due Nov. 5 via Interscope. Not unlike the…

  4. Parties Near Deal In Webcast Rate Battle.

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sources close to the negotiations among labels, artists, and Webcasters say the major part of a deal was struck yesterday morning (Oct. 6) that would offer smaller Webcasters -- those making under $1 Sources close to the negotiations among labels, artists, and Webcasters say the major part of…

  5. This Day in Music

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Chris LeDoux gets his new liver. The cowboy singer, diagnosed two months earlier with primary sclerosing cholangitis, undergoes transplant surgery at the Nebraska Health System hospital 2000 - Chris LeDoux gets his new liver. The cowboy singer, diagnosed two months…

  6. Pinmonkey Plans Road Push

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Just a few days in advance of its self-titled debut BNA album, progressive country act Pinmonkey will head out on the highway beginning tomorrow (Oct. 5), with a star-studded stop in Philadelphia. The Just a few days in advance of its self-titled debut BNA album, progressive country act…

  7. Legislation Discussed At California Piracy Hearing

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Artists, label executives, and laborers appeared before California legislators yesterday (Oct. 3) in Sacramento to address the affects of music piracy on the state's economy, Billboard Bulletin report Artists, label executives, and laborers appeared before California legislators…

  8. Matthews, Keys, Elliott To Play For AIDS Awareness

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As an HIV/AIDS awareness initiative on Worlds AIDS Day, MTV will air a 90-minute, commercial-free special titled "MTV Presents Levi's Jeans Staying Alive Concert in Association With YouthAIDS." Sponso As an HIV/AIDS awareness initiative on Worlds AIDS Day, MTV will air a 90…

  9. Frank Black & The Catholics Double Up

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. A decade ago, Charles Thompson, aka Frank Black, was opening for U2 on the Zoo TV tour as Black Francis, the abrasively creative guitar-playing frontman of the Pixies. Success was smiling on Thompson and his critically lauded band; Kurt Cobain…

  10. 'Original Blasters' Return To The Road

    October 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Reunited roots rock kingpins the Blasters will hit the road next month for their first tour in nearly two decades. Reunited roots rock kingpins the Blasters will hit the road next month for their first tour in nearly two decades. Although other incarnations of the act have existed in that…

  11. Napster Founder Fanning Takes Life Story To MTV

    October 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Napster founder Shawn Fanning, whose file-sharing software pitted him as a populist David doing battle with the Goliaths of the music industry, has found a champion in MTV. The cable network has hired Napster founder Shawn Fanning, whose file-sharing software pitted him as a populist David…

  12. 40TunesOnTV

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 30 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: David Bowie, Supergrass, Pink, Puddle Of Mudd. "Intimate Portrait," Lifetime Featured…

  13. Top Artists Join Fight Against Illegal Downloads

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Would you stop illegally downloading music files if Britney Spears asked? How about Brian Wilson? Eminem? Or Stevie Wonder, Shakira, Madonna, P.O.D., Marilyn Manson, 3 Doors Down? They've all signed o Would you stop illegally downloading music files if Britney Spears asked? How about…

  14. Queen Latifah Sleuths For TV Series

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Queen Latifah is returning to primetime television. The versatile actress and recording artist has signed a deal with CBS to develop and star in "Mali Anderson," a drama series project based on Grace Queen Latifah is returning to primetime television. The versatile actress and…

  15. Rock Buzz Bands Get 'Handpicked'

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT MTV2 has hooked up with Capitol for the Oct. 22 release of "MTV2 Handpicked Vol. II," a compilation featuring 14 songs and three enhanced video clips by some of the music channel's top buzz bands of t MTV2 has hooked up with Capitol for the Oct. 22 release of "MTV2…

  16. Surprise Bill Would Put Webcast Royalties On Hold

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In an unexpected development, Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wisc.) introduced legislation late yesterday (Sept. 27) that would delay for six months Webcasters' payments of digital royalties to re In an unexpected development, Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wisc.) introduced…

  17. This Day in Music

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Quincy Jones' Listen Up Foundation donates $25,000 to five South Central Los Angeles youth organizations. The endowments, made in the names of the five teens who make up Listen Up's From 2000 - Quincy Jones' Listen Up Foundation donates $25,000 to five…

  18. Dave Hollister's 'Game' Remains The Same

    September 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The title of Dave Hollister's third solo album may be "Things in the Game Done Changed," but not much has changed about Hollister's message. The Chicago-born singer/ songwriter/producer says he still strives to use his music…

  19. Jewel Extends 'New Wild West' Tour

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Jewel has laid out plans for a second North American leg of her New Wild West solo acoustic tour. Set to kick off Nov. 7 in Portland, Maine, the tour will play 13 dates through a Nov Singer/songwriter Jewel has laid out plans for a second North American leg of her New Wild…

  20. Tanya Tucker Returns On Her Own Label

    September 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When a co-writing session begins with one collaborator angrily wielding a shotgun and a bottle of Crown Royal, one wouldn't expect the pairing to end in an engagement and an impressive new album. But then again, Tanya Tucker has never been a…

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