1. ASK BILLBOARD

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Your Questions About Prince, New Edition & More /bb/ask/index.jsp News Prince …

  2. Ackerman Sets The Musical Record Straight

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Although Windham Hill Records founder William Ackerman is consistently labeled as the father of new age music thanks to his stewardship of artists like George Winston, Alex DeGrassi and Liz Story, his Although Windham Hill Records founder William Ackerman is consistently labeled as the father…

  3. Billboard Bits: Farm Aid, INC, Fleetwood & More

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Farm Aid, INC, Fleetwood & More Lucinda Williams, Jerry Lee Lewis, Steve Earle, Marc Broussard, Tegan & Sara, Blue Merle, Kitty Jerry and Kate Voegele have been added to the lineup for the 2004 Farm Aid benefit concert, to be held Sept. 18 at White River Amphitheatre outside…

  4. THE TANGLED WEB

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Destinations: Tilly & The Wall, Music Snobs & More /bb/tangledweb/index.jsp News …

  5. Tilly & The Wall, The Music Snobs, Indie911

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Tangled Web, a weekly column featuring interesting music-related online destinations. This week: Independent label Team Love's flagship act Tilly & the Wall, SonyConnect's The Music Snobs and FREE LOVE: Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst's new Team Love label, which he…

  6. Hot Product

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Paul Westerberg Po’ ‘Folks’ Former Replacements frontman Paul Westerberg continues his recent prolific spate with the solo album “Folker,” due this week via Vagrant. "It's got the classic stuff,” he enthuses. “You know, the songs of mine that people always like? I think I've…

  7. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Sept. 6-12, 2004)

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Sept. 6-12, 2004) ELLEN'S BACK! It's premiere week for the syndicated "Ellen DeGeneres Show." The daytime (depending on where you are in the country) talk show has been a surprise smash,…

  8. Nelly, Libertines Take Over U.K. Charts

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT There are new bestsellers on both of the U.K.'s main sales charts, after Nelly's "My Place"/"Flap Your Wings" single (Universal) and the Libertines' eponymous Rough Trade album debuted at No. 1 yester There are new bestsellers on both of the U.K.'s main…

  9. Hot Product

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alan Jackson ’Do’ Something Alan Jackson keeps things simple on his new studio album, which he aptly titled "What I Do." Due this week via Arista Nashville, the set is led by the single "Too Much of a Good Thing," which is No. 9 in its 12th week on Billboard's Hot…

  10. Hot Product

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Anita Baker ’Everything’ For You It started with an itch. It ended with Anita Baker's first studio album in 10 years. "My Everything," due this week from Blue Note Records, shattered Baker's creative block. "There are times when that creative door is just closed,"…

  11. Hot Product

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A solo album from former Fleetwood Mac principal Christine McVie, “In the Meantime” (Koch). The first North American-released studio album from Matthew Sweet in five years, “Living Things” (Superdeformed/RCAM). The retail…

  12. Double DVD Commemorates 'Crossroads' Fest

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Due Oct. 19 via Duck/Reprise/Warner Strategic Marketing, the release features footage of some of the greatest living guitarists. More than four hours of footage from Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival" will make up a two-disc DVD set of highlights from the June benefit…

  13. Stars Pack Fourth Quarter Release Schedule

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fourth-quarter releases from U2, Eminem, Alan Jackson, Good Charlotte, Ludacris and Gwen Stefani are fueling excitement among retailers as the industry heads into its key selling season. Like the same Fourth-quarter releases from U2, Eminem, Alan Jackson, Good Charlotte, Ludacris, Fabolous…

  14. Lyfe 268-192

    September 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Some musicians are able to take their experiences—good, bad or otherwise—and craft emotional songs that everyone can relate to. Some musicians are able to take their experiences—good, bad or otherwise—and craft emotional songs that everyone can relate to. That's what newcomer Lyfe…

  15. Soviet Kitsch

    September 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT On her major-label debut, Russian-born, Bronx, N.Y.-raised, classically trained Regina Spektor emerges as the fresh-faced piano balladeer of the downtown New York set. On her major-label debut, Russian-born, Bronx, N.Y.-raised, classically trained Regina Spektor emerges as the fresh-faced…

  16. M.I.A.M.I.

    September 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT hasn't been the biggest year for hip-hop newcomers, but Pitbull is poised to change that. 2004 hasn't been the biggest year for hip-hop newcomers, but Pitbull is poised to change that. The Miami native of Cuban descent combines elements of reggaetón, R&B, crunk and Miami…

  17. R.S.V.P.

    September 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Only a few can lay claim to a 50-year musical career. Count Nancy Wilson among them. Only a few can lay claim to a 50-year musical career. Count Nancy Wilson among them. Throughout the course of an astounding 67 recordings, this singer's singer has crafted an impressive body of work—jazz…

  18. Billboard Bits: Santana/Los Lonely Boys, Trapt, Phair

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Santana/Los Lonely Boys, Trapt, Phair On the heels of a two-song performance earlier this week at the Latin Grammys in Los Angeles, Carlos Santana and Los Lonely Boys will hit the studio next week to record a version of the latter group's previously unreleased track, "I Don&…

  19. New Projects On Tap For Khan, Warwick

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Chaka Khan is recording her own take on the standards. Chaka Khan is recording her own take on the standards. The newest member of the Mesa/Blue Moon roster will be singing classic jazz and contemporary songs on an album due later this year, according to label president George Nauful. Look…

  20. Vanessa Williams Signs With Lava

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lava Records has signed Vanessa Williams for two themed albums. A Christmas set, "Silver & Gold," is due Oct. 12, and will be followed in February with an album of classic love songs from the '70s Lava Records has signed Vanessa Williams for two themed albums. A Christmas…

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