1. Beastie Boys Emerge Victorious In Sampling Suit

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jazz flutist James W. Newton struck out yesterday (Nov. 9) as a federal court in San Francisco denied for a third time his copyright infringement claim against the Beastie Boys and various distributor Jazz flutist James W. Newton struck out yesterday (Nov. 9) as a federal court in San…

  2. Paisley, Emmylou Win At ASCAP Country Awards

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois, Neil Thrasher, Emmylou Harris and EMI Music Publishing were the top honorees at the 42nd Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, held last night (Nov. 8) at Nashville's Opryland Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois, Neil Thrasher, Emmylou Harris and EMI Music Publishing were…

  3. Sumlin Surrounded By Stars On 'Shoes'

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Blues veteran Hubert Sumlin is surrounded by such legends as Keith Richards and Eric Clapton on his new album, "About Them Shoes." Blues veteran Hubert Sumlin is surrounded by such legends as Keith Richards and Eric Clapton on his new album, "About Them Shoes." The 13…

  4. Hot Product

    November 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears, Shania Twain, Toby Keith All The Hits, One More Time This week sees the release of several greatest hits packages from high-profile artists, led by Britney Spears' "Greatest Hits: My Prerogative" (Jive). The set includes her rendition of Bobby Brown's title…

  5. Hot Product

    November 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST "SpongeBob SquarePants" Worldwide 'Pants' Avril Lavigne, the Flaming Lips, Wilco and the Shins join the fun on the "SpongeBob SquarePants" soundtrack, due this week from Sire. Lavigne sings the theme song, while Wilco's "Just a Kid" features…

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses country artists on the R&B chart, radio and ringtones with readers. SHOULD HAVE STUDIED THE BOOK A LITTLE MORE Hi Fred, You mentioned that Tim McGraw is the first country artist since Conway Twitty to appear on the R&B/hip hop singles chart. Actually, Kenny…

  7. Thomas Collects All-Star 'Giving' Cast

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Revisiting a concept that began in the early 1970s, actress Marlo Thomas has assembled an all-star cast for a new children's project. Revisiting a concept that began in the early 1970s, actress Marlo Thomas has assembled an all-star cast for a new children's project. Due Nov. 16 via…

  8. Shins' Success No Longer 'Narrow'

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Shins are winding down a nearly year-long tour in support of their 2003 sophomore Sub Pop album, "Chutes Too Narrow," which has become one of the label's top-selling releases of the past decade. T The Shins are winding down a nearly year-long tour in support of their 2003…

  9. Lips, Shins Kick Back With 'SpongeBob'

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Never a group to shy away from theatrics, the Flaming Lips have completed an appropriately oddball video to accompany "SpongeBob & Patrick Confront the Psychic Wall of Energy." Never a group to shy away from theatrics, the Flaming Lips have completed an appropriately oddball…

  10. Hot Product

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Perfect Circle Means And 'Motive' A Perfect Circle offers a pack of 10 covers and two new songs on "eMOTIVe" (Virgin), which bandleader Maynard James Keenan's describes as "a collection of songs about war, peace, love and greed." In addition to John Lennon…

  11. Soul Shadows

    October 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The back of the CD booklet has a close-up shot of veteran pianist Joe Sample's long, slender fingers. The back of the CD booklet has a close-up shot of veteran pianist Joe Sample's long, slender fingers. It's the fitting image for, remarkably, his first solo piano album.…

  12. Billboard Bits: Martina McBride, AMAs, CMAs

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Martina McBride, the Amercian Music Awards and Country Music Awards. In conjunction with its Valentine's Day promotions, Hallmark will exclusively offer an eight-track Martina McBride disc, "My Heart." The CD will sell for $10.95 or $6.95 with the purchase of any…

  13. Peas To Celebrate South African Anniversary

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas will perform next month in Johannesburg and Cape Town as part of the South Africa's 10th anniversary of democracy celebrations. The two concerts will mark the group's first perform The Black Eyed Peas will perform next month in Johannesburg and Cape Town as part…

  14. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Oct. 25-31)

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Oct. 25-31, 2004). BOO! Halloween is upon is! It's always been a high holiday on my list, and an old roommate of mine felt it was the pinnacle of the calendar year. I have a hard time disagreeing with him, I mean, c'mon! Candy,…

  15. 44TunesOnTV

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 25-31, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 25 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Ray Charles (also scheduled: Carson Daly). "Sessions @ AOL," Fuse Featured artist: Yellowcard. "The Brooke Ellison Story," A…

  16. LL, Latifah Make 'Holiday' Film Plans

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT LL Cool J is joining the cast of "Last Holiday. The Paramount Pictures remake of the 1950 British comedy will find him playing an ex-con who has a secret crush on the main character, played by fellow LL Cool J is joining the cast of "Last Holiday. The Paramount Pictures remake of…

  17. VFC Artists Fund Renewable Energy Projects

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Beyond the political messages they carried, the artists who took part in the multi-state Vote for Change tour are looking to leave a lasting impression on the swing states they visited. Beyond the political messages they carried, the artists who took part in the multi-state Vote for Change…

  18. Wonder To Receive Billboard Century Award

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For his enduring influence and contributions to music, Stevie Wonder has been named the 2004 recipient of the Billboard Century Award. The honor will be presented Dec. 8 during the annual Billboard Mu For his enduring influence and contributions to music, Stevie Wonder has been named the 2004…

  19. Billboard Bits: Mos Def, Eddie Vedder, Tim Booth

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Mos Def, Eddie Vedder, Tim Booth Mos Def will next month return to famed New York jazz nightclub the Blue Note's Another Side Series, at which he performed last year. The rapper-turned-actor will perform two shows a night Nov. 3-5 backed by an acoustic band featuring Living…

  20. Bright Eyes Betting On Two New Albums

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Conor Oberst will release two new albums in January under his Bright Eyes moniker, one a collection of acoustic songs and the other a more rock-oriented affair. "I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning" and "Dig Conor Oberst will release two new albums in January under his…

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