1. Webcasters Receive Last-Minute Help From RIAA

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Following last week's unexpected hold on legislation that would give Webcasters making less than $1 million annually a break on digital performance royalties, the Recording Industry Association of Ame Following last week's unexpected hold on legislation that would give Webcasters…

  2. Bjork's Mom Starts Hunger Strike

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The mother of Icelandic pop queen Bjork is in the midst of a hunger strike in a bid to persuade the world's largest aluminum producer to pull out of a project in the Icelandic highlands. Hildur Runa H The mother of Icelandic pop queen Bjork is in the midst of a hunger strike in a bid to…

  3. Senate Fails To Pass Webcaster Bill

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Senate, in the final hours of the 107th. Congress last night (Oct. 17), failed to pass a bill supported by record companies and artists groups that would have given small-company Webcasters m The U.S. Senate, in the final hours of the 107th. Congress last night (Oct. 17), failed to…

  4. Bon Jovi 'Bounces' To No. 2 As Elvis Still Reigns

    October 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi boundes onto The Billboard 200 as "Bounce" (Island) bows at No. 2 on first week sales of 160,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. While it was enough to earn the group its highest debut Bon Jovi boundes onto The Billboard 200 as "Bounce" (Island) bows at No.…

  5. Headley Not Ruling Out Broadway Return

    October 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Finally, an awards show where it's all about the red carpet. At last night's (Oct. 15) VH1-Vogue Fashion Awards in New York, actors, models, and musicians-turned-designers were feted for their penchan Even though Heather Headley has traded in her Broadway career for a recording…

  6. This Is Who I Am

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A compelling voice able to convey a rainbow of emotions. A compelling voice able to convey a rainbow of emotions. An ear-arresting collection of songs—produced by Dallas Austin, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, and Shep Crawford, among others—that embrace the artist's R&B, gospel, pop,…

  7. Farm Injury Hospitalizes Adkins

    October 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Country star Trace Adkins has been hospitalized in Williamson County, Tenn., for injuries he suffered when a small tractor toppled over onto him while he was working on his farm. Adkins was working to Country star Trace Adkins has been hospitalized in Williamson County, Tenn., for injuries he…

  8. White Tribute Continues In New York

    October 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Roger Waters, Brian Wilson, Jimmy Buffett, Sting, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Sheryl Crow, and Don Henley came together at New York's Madison Square Garden last night (Oct. 8) for Music To My Ears, While most of the thousands attending last night's Music to My Ears tribute…

  9. Stars Salute Timothy White In Boston

    October 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music superstars Roger Waters, Billy Joel, Sting, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Sheryl Crow, and Don Henley came together at the FleetCenter in Boston last night (Oct. 7) for Music To My Ears, the fi Music superstars Roger Waters, Billy Joel, Sting, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Sheryl Crow…

  10. 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…

  11. Hot Product

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Bon Jovi, Tom Petty, Jurassic 5, Sinead O'Connor, and more. 'Bouncing' Around The Room After Sept. 11, 2001, Jon Bon Jovi started keeping a diary. He wrote down all the experiences and events that kept his life in motion. He also traced the ongoing…

  12. 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…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers questions about airplay, Kelly Clarkson and the Beatles, Elvis Presley, the success of international acts in the U.S., and more. A GRAMMY FOR KELLY? Fred, Greetings from Puerto Rico. When "A Moment Like This" entered…

  14. 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…

  15. Full George Harrison Album Tracklist Revealed

    October 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The full tracklist has been unveiled for former Beatle George Harrison's forthcoming studio album "Brainwashed" (Dark Horse/EMI Recorded Music), which he was working on prior to his death last Novembe The full tracklist has been unveiled for former Beatle George Harrison's…

  16. Bowie Plans 'Marathon' Mini-Tour

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Catch him if you can! With a routing inspired by the footrace of the same name, David Bowie will launch the seven-date New York City Marathon tour Oct. 11 on Staten Island. The artist will visit small Catch him if you can! With a routing inspired by the footrace of the same name, David Bowie…

  17. Top Acts Record Covers For NME 'War Child' Set

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Oasis, Prodigy, Sugababes, Starsailor, and a host of mostly U.K. acts are banding together for weekly rock magazine New Musical Express' (NME) new album project to benefit the War Child charity. The " Oasis, Prodigy, Sugababes, Starsailor, and a host of mostly U.K. acts are banding…

  18. Blacklisted

    September 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Anyone with any kind of ear for music need listen to a Neko Case album only once to recognize that the Canadian singer/songwriter has a Heaven-sent voice. Anyone with any kind of ear for music need listen to a Neko Case album only once to recognize that the Canadian singer/songwriter has a…

  19. Roxette's Fredriksson To Undergo Surgery

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson will undergo surgery next week to remove a brain tumor, forcing the Swedish duo to cancel its planned European tour, according to a spokesperson. Doctors found the sma Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson will undergo surgery next week to remove a brain tumor,…

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions on Kelly Clarkson's historic jump to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100, Las Ketchup's "Asereje/The Ketchup Song," and Lulu. KELLY HAS LEAPT THE BUILDING Hi Fred, I have a question based on a…

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