1. UMG Sues Bertelsmann Over Napster Involvement

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) has filed suit against Bertelsmann AG over the German company's relationship with defunct online file-sharing network Napster. It alleges that Bertelsmann "took numerous ac Universal Music Group (UMG) has filed suit against Bertelsmann AG over the German…

  2. Appeals Court Revives Parks/Outkast Suit

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A federal appeals court in Detroit today (May 12) revived a lawsuit by civil rights icon Rosa Parks against the rap group Outkast over a song that uses her name for its title. A federal judge in Detro A federal appeals court in Detroit today (May 12) revived a lawsuit by civil rights icon…

  3. Jackson Sues Universal Over Motown Royalties

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson has filed suit against Motown Records and parent Universal Music Group (UMG) in an attempt to obtain rights to all masters of material he recorded for the label from 1969-76. The artis Michael Jackson has filed suit against Motown Records and parent Universal Music Group (UMG)…

  4. This Day in Music

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Veteran Mexican singer/songwriter Juan Gabriel takes home four honors at the 13th annual Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami, including songwriter of the year, hot Latin track of the y 2002 - Veteran Mexican singer/songwriter Juan Gabriel takes home four honors at…

  5. Costello Saddles Up For Summer Tour

    May 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Elvis Costello is planning to spend a month this summer on the road in North America. On most of the dates he has scheduled, which kick off July 2 in Toronto Recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Elvis Costello is planning to spend a month this…

  6. This Day in Music

    May 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Husband and wife team Vince Gill and Amy Grant help raise approximately $300,000 at the 9th Annual Vinny pro-celebrity golf tournament at Legends Club of Tennessee in Franklin, Tenn. 2001 - Husband and wife team Vince Gill and Amy Grant help raise approximately $300…

  7. Dr. Dre Nailed For $1.5M In Sample Suit

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A Los Angeles jury yesterday (May 6) found that Dr. Dre (real name: Andre Young) illegally used segments of the 1980 tune "Backstrokin'" in his song "Let's Get High" (co-written by Eminem and others) A Los Angeles jury yesterday (May 6) found that Dr. Dre (real…

  8. Jury Awards TVT $132M In Island Def Jam Suit

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A jury in New York Federal Court yesterday (May 6) awarded TVT Records $132 million in punitive and compensatory damages in its successful copyright infringement and breach-of-contract lawsuit against A jury in New York Federal Court yesterday (May 6) awarded TVT Records $132 million in…

  9. QOTSA Keeping New Songs To Themselves

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Queens Of The Stone Age have approximately 25 new songs in the pipeline for their next Interscope studio album, but guitarist/vocalist Josh Homme tells Billboard.com fans shouldn't hold their breath t Queens Of The Stone Age have approximately 25 new songs in the pipeline for their next…

  10. Milagro

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jaci Velásquez's continued expansion is evident in an album that traverses styles, from unadulterated pop to more urban tracks. Jaci Velásquez's continued expansion is evident in an album that traverses styles, from unadulterated pop to more urban tracks. The choice of material…

  11. RIAA Settles With Students

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) yesterday (May 1) announced that it has reached out-of-court settlements with four students who operated peer-to-peer networks at three U.S. colleg The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) yesterday (May 1) announced that it has…

  12. Suit Against Van Morrison Proceeds

    May 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT An inn owner suing veteran Irish rock star Van Morrison hiked his claim to £300,000 ($482,500) today (May 1), saying the singer had ruined him by canceling a concert. An inn owner suing veteran Irish rock star Van Morrison hiked his claim to £300,000 ($482,500) today (May 1), saying the…

  13. This Day in Music

    May 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>"Touring Band 2000," the first full-length DVD featuring Pearl Jam, is released. The three-hour disc features 28 live songs filmed in various cities during the band's 2000 U.S. tour. 2001 - "Touring Band 2000," the first full-length DVD…

  14. Lady Miss Kier Sues Over Image Theft

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Flamboyant British singer Lady Miss Kier (real name: Kierin Kirby) believes a video game has stolen her image. The artist filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court this week against the U.S. arm of vid Flamboyant British singer Lady Miss Kier (real name: Kierin Kirby) believes a video game has…

  15. This Day in Music

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>It is announced that drummer Tommy Lee has quit Motley Crue to devote time to his new band and family, following his reunion with Pamela Anderson Lee. Lee's new band is called Methods of 1999 - It is announced that drummer Tommy Lee has quit Motley Crue to…

  16. No Summary Judgment In RIAA Suit Vs. P2P Services

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In a blow to the entertainment industry, a federal judge in Los Angeles on Friday denied the Recording Industry Association of America's (RIAA) motion for summary judgment in its copyright-infringemen In a blow to the entertainment industry, a federal judge in Los Angeles on Friday…

  17. The Complete Works Volume 1

    April 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Spiritualized leader Jason Pierce makes collecters happy, offering special releases (where album songs are completely reworked for single release) and collectible packaging. Spiritualized leader Jason Pierce makes collecters happy, offering special releases (where album songs are completely…

  18. This Day in Music

    April 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Georgia rockers Third Day take top honors at the 32nd annual Gospel Music Assn. Dove Awards, presented at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. The act wins five honors: rock recorded song, 2001 - Georgia rockers Third Day take top honors at the 32nd annual Gospel…

  19. Morrison Kin Sue New Doors

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The estates of late Doors vocalist Jim Morrison and his wife, Pam Courson, have filed an 11-count trademark-infringement lawsuit against original band members Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger, among ot The estates of late Doors vocalist Jim Morrison and his wife, Pam Courson, have filed an 11…

  20. Universal, EMI Sue Napster's Backers

    April 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) and EMI filed a lawsuit against the venture capitalists who backed Napster Inc., claiming they contributed to the copyright violations by millions of the defunct song-swapp Universal Music Group (UMG) and EMI filed a lawsuit against the venture capitalists who…

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