1. JibJab Settles Suit Over Guthrie's 'Land'

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Publishers of Woody Guthrie's classic "This Land is Your Land" and JibJab Media, creators of an animated Internet short that uses the tune in a comic sendup of President Bush and Sen. John Kerry's pre Publishers of Woody Guthrie's classic "This Land is Your Land…

  2. McGraw, Browne To Meet At 'Crossroads'

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw and veteran singer/songwriter Jackson Browne will team up for an episode of the CMT performance series "Crossroads." Tim McGraw and veteran singer/songwriter Jackson Browne will team up for an episode of the CMT performance series "Crossroads." Due to air in…

  3. My Own Best Enemy

    August 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT To say that Richard Marx's "My Own Best Enemy" is a return to form is perhaps misleading; in fact, the prolific singer/songwriter has never faltered in delivering ace-quality melodic fare, for himse To say that Richard Marx's "My Own Best Enemy" is a return to…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses physical audio formats, the state of radio, song titles and "Australian Idol." MULTIPLE FORMATS Dear Fred, I was in a music store and noticed that a lot of albums are being simultaneously released in two new formats: Super Audio CD and DVD audio. If I buy an…

  5. Accentuate the Positive

    August 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With "Accentuate the Positive," the acclaimed R&B/pop singer finally returns to his jazz roots. With "Accentuate the Positive," the acclaimed R&B/pop singer finally returns to his jazz roots. Tommy LiPuma, who produced Jarreau's 1977 jazz vocal Grammy Award…

  6. Willie's 'Outlaws' Special Heads To CD

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Musical highlights of the third Willie Nelson & Friends television special will be released on CD Sept. 21 via Lost Highway. Musical highlights of the third Willie Nelson & Friends television special will be released on CD Sept. 21 via Lost Highway. Taped May 5 at the Wiltern LG in…

  7. Richard Marx: Far From 'Gone'

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT When Richard Marx first heard his current single on the radio, it wasn't so much the song itself that excited him. It's what the DJ said afterward. When Richard Marx first heard his current single on the radio, it wasn't so much the song itself that excited him. It's what…

  8. Kelly Dominates Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

    August 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly was the big winner last night (Aug. 6) at the Billboard-American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) 2004 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards show. Leading the field of finalists at the outset with eight nominati R. Kelly was the big winner last night (Aug. 6) at the Billboard-American Urban Radio…

  9. Billboard Bits: Usher, Ben Watt, Meat Loaf

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Usher, Ben Watt, Meat Loaf Usher has teamed with MasterCard International and BankFirst for the Usher Raymond IV Debit MasterCard. The card, which features a closeup of the artist's face on the front, allows users to prepay or store money in an account that can be accessed for…

  10. 'Headbanger's Ball' Spawns Second Compilation

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Heavy music is alive and well, thanks to tours like Ozzfest and the MTV2 series "Headbanger's Ball." Heavy music is alive and well, thanks to tours like Ozzfest and the MTV2 series "Headbanger's Ball." The latter is the source of a forthcoming two-disc…

  11. Jackson Accused Of Imprisoning Boy

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pop star Michael Jackson enticed a young boy, then imprisoned him and his family and forced them to make a video absolving him of molestation claims, prosecutors charged today (July 27). The fiery cou Pop star Michael Jackson enticed a young boy, then imprisoned him and his family and forced…

  12. The Tangled Web

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Web's Most Intriguing Music-Related Issues & Destinations. This Week: Heart & Morpheus and The Wire's blogs. P2P USERS, TAKE HEART: Veteran rock act Heart is the latest group to test out the peer-to-peer waters in an attempt to use one of the news-making illicit networks…

  13. Lazy Afternoon

    July 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Regina Belle is well-known by the R&B/pop rank and file. She has scored two No. 1 R&B hits ("Baby Come to Me," "Make It Like It Was"). Regina Belle is well-known by the R&B/pop rank and file. She has scored two No. 1 R&B hits ("Baby Come to Me," …

  14. Jazz Veteran Illinois Jacquet Dies

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jazz tenor sax legend Illinois Jacquet died today (July 22) in New York after suffering a heart attack. He was 81. Jazz tenor sax legend Illinois Jacquet died today (July 22) in New York after suffering a heart attack. He was 81. Born in Broussard, La., Jacquet was raised in Houston. As a…

  15. Scissor Sisters, Shapeshifters Top U.K. Charts

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT While U.S. modern rock outfit the Scissor Sisters returned to the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (July 18), the singles chart welcomed a new No. 1 single, "Lola's Theme," by crossover dance duo While U.S. modern rock outfit the Scissor Sisters returned to the top of the…

  16. Hot Product

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sparta 'Park' And Fly "I'm actually just getting to the point where I can listen to my own voice," Sparta vocalist Jim Ward admits. "It's really hard to hear yourself sing, to get used to. I like singing a lot more now. It seems like less of a drag. There…

  17. McFly, Usher Rule U.K. Charts

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Teen favorite McFly has a No. 1 album to add to its two chart-topping singles, as its debut set "Room on the 3rd Floor" (Universal) went straight to the chart summit yesterday (July 11) in the United Teen favorite McFly has a No. 1 album to add to its two chart-topping singles, as…

  18. Richards Leads Parsons Tributes

    July 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For Keith Richards, it was "another goodbye to another good friend" as the Rolling Stones guitarist headlined a pair of Los Angeles-area tribute concerts over the weekend to Gram Parsons, the late cou For Keith Richards, it was "another goodbye to another good friend" as…

  19. Love Hospitalized In New York

    July 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hours after being declared a fugitive for missing a court hearing yesterday (July 9) in California, Courtney Love was hospitalized in New York. Her lawyer, defense attorney Michael Rosenstein, said ha Hours after being declared a fugitive for missing a court hearing yesterday (July 9) in…

  20. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Tim McGraw, "American Idol" and more. 'LIVE' FOR TODAY: Tim McGraw claims his 20th No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart as "Live Like You Were Dying" (Curb) advances 2-1. "Live…

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