1. 01TunesOnTV

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 29-Jan. 4, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 29 "Dave Koz ? Saxophonic," BET Jazz Featured Artist: Dave Koz. "The Wayne Brady Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: The Bangles (also scheduled: Kevin Bacon, Jerry…

  2. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television Programming This Week

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Dec. 29, 2003-Jan. 4, 2004 As one door closes, another is said to open. So it is with the passage of time and the end of 2003 and the dawn of 2004. Seeing as New Year's Eve can be a dangerous night on the…

  3. Unlikely Star Groban Is King of Highbrow Pop

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Josh Groban recalls going into a record store to buy a copy of his debut album on the night of its release late in 2001. "They couldn't figure out who I was asking for. 'Josh Gorgan? Who?'" Groban recalls with a smile. It…

  4. This Day in Music

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>The world's oldest active conductor, Takashi Asahina, the musical director of the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra dies at the age of 93. 2001 - The world's oldest active conductor, Takashi Asahina, the musical director of the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra dies…

  5. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Blind Boys Of Alabama, Jim Brickman and Clay Aiken, as well as his top-10 favorite songs of the year. PATIENCE: A couple of weeks ago, the late Burl Ives generated some chart news when a new album of his Christmas songs debuted on Billboard&…

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Madonna, chart methodology and Shania Twain with readers. SOMETHING FAILS? Dear Fred, How would you rate 2003 in terms of chart success for Madonna: a failure or did she do well? Her "American Life" album is considered to be a flop, but it did reach No. 1, it…

  7. This Day in Music

    December 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting songs of the 1960s and '70s, dies at a hospital in Roswell, Ga. He is 57 years old. 1999 - Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting…

  8. Duran Duran Carefully Plots Comeback

    December 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Despite touring with all its original members for the first time in 18 years, Duran Duran played just 17 theater dates on its late 2003 road trip. The band is not crazy, organizers insist. It grossly underplayed the market on purpose. They say a…

  9. Billboard Bits: 'American Pop,' Noise Pop, Rye Coalition

    December 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on 'American Pop,' Noise Pop, Rye Coalition Al Green, James Brown, Britney Spears, Elvis Presley, the Monkees and are among the artists who will be featured in the "American Pop" series presented by the Museum of Television and Radio (MTR) in New York and Los Angeles.…

  10. Minus 5 Brings Forth The 'Rock'

    December 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Seattle-based indie-rock supergroup the Minus 5 will rerelease the little-known album "In Rock" early next year on Yep Roc Records. Seattle-based indie-rock supergroup the Minus 5 will rerelease the little-known album "In Rock" early next year on Yep Roc Records. The set,…

  11. Jack White Charged With Assault

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST White Stripes lead singer Jack White (real name: John Anthony Gillis) was charged today (Dec. 22) in Detroit with aggravated assault after a fight with the lead singer of another band. White, 28, face White Stripes lead singer Jack White (real name: John Anthony Gillis) was charged today (Dec…

  12. RIAA: Suits To Continue Despite Verizon Court Win

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Recording Industry Association of America expressed disappointment Friday after a federal appeals court ruled that the trade group has no authority to compel Internet service providers to turn ove The Recording Industry Association of America expressed disappointment Friday after a…

  13. Unknowns Snag U.K. Holiday No. 1

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST One of the most closely-fought races ever for the U.K.'s coveted Christmas No. 1 title was ended yesterday (Dec. 21) with a dramatic victory by a demo recording made two years ago for $50. The dark ho One of the most closely-fought races ever for the U.K.'s coveted Christmas No. 1…

  14. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Dec. 22-28, 2003). Christmas is a holiday that is almost instantly associated with music. And it's fitting that the days leading up to Christmas Day on Thursday will be filled with the sounds of the season.…

  15. 52TunesOnTV

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 22-28, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 22 "The Early Show," CBS Featured Artist: Hilary Duff "Today," NBC Featured Artist: Stacie Orrico. "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist:…

  16. This Day in Music

    December 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen network. "Up Close And Personal With Natalie Merchant," which is aired and streamed on the network's Web site simulta 2001 - Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised concert on…

  17. Lyin' in the Face of Love

    December 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Anna Montgomery has much in common with the likes of the Doobie Brothers, Phoebe Snow, Macy Gray, Alison Moyet and Shelby Lynne. Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Anna Montgomery has much in common with the likes of the Doobie Brothers, Phoebe Snow, Macy…

  18. "Trouble No More," with its focus on classic

    December 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST "Trouble No More," with its focus on classic American roots music, marked an ambitious departure for John Mellencamp; this DVD splendidly documents its painstaking creative process. "Trouble No More," with its focus on classic American roots music, marked an ambitious…

  19. Tasty

    December 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST A more mature and focused Kelis greets listeners on this, her second U.S. album (third internationally). A more mature and focused Kelis greets listeners on this, her second U.S. album (third internationally). But the singer is no less sultry—check out the alluring photos in the CD booklet—or…

  20. Soulful

    December 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST This season's "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard makes his highly anticipated debut with "Soulful." As the title suggests, Studdard has crafted a true R&B album with the help of producers Swizz This season's "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard…

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