1. Son of Evil Reindeer

    September 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A Scottish supergroup of sorts, the Reindeer Section is a who's who collaboration of the Glasgow indie scene led by Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody —and featuring members of Belle and Sebastian, A A Scottish supergroup of sorts, the Reindeer Section is a who's who collaboration of…

  2. Beggars Purchases Half-Stake In Matador

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As first reported here last week, London-based independent the Beggars Group has finalized a 50% acquisition of Matador Records. As first reported here last week, London-based independent the Beggars Group has finalized a 50% acquisition of Matador Records. As expected, the Beggars Group --…

  3. Pavement 'Slow' Down With Reissue, DVD

    August 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Beloved underground rock outfit Pavement will be back in the spotlight this fall, thanks to Matador's reissue of its acclaimed 1992 album "Slanted and Enchanted" and the long-awaited double-disc DVD " Beloved underground rock outfit Pavement will be back in the spotlight…

  4. Hot Product

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Ashanti, Tweet, Shana Morrison, and more. 'Fool' For You Ashanti is quickly becoming one of R&B's biggest new stars. With three songs -- Ja Rule's "Always on Time," Fat Joe's "What's Luv?" and her own "…

  5. Billboard Bits: Big Day Out, EMusic/Matador, Jack Bruce

    November 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Big Day Out, EMusic/Matador, Jack Bruce Hard rock supergroup Tomahawk and Canadian rock outfit the Tea Party are the latest acts confirmed to appear at a portion of dates on the 10th annual Big Day Out tour of Australia and New Zealand. They join previously announced performers System…

  6. If You Happy With You Need Do Nothing

    September 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Alfie specializes in musty, AM radio-influenced indie pop. On its debut (with the grammatically challenged title), the U.K. Alfie specializes in musty, AM radio-influenced indie pop. On its debut (with the grammatically challenged title), the U.K. quintet—led by singer Lee Gorton—churns out…

  7. Uplister Plans Subscription Download Service

    July 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Uplister Inc., an Oakland, Calif.-based music-playlist sharing service, is developing a download subscription offering and has entered into content-distribution deals with indie labels Beggars Group, Uplister Inc., an Oakland, Calif.-based music-playlist sharing service, is developing a…

  8. Napster's Latest Legal Blow: Appeal Rejected

    June 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has rejected Napster's appeal of a February appellate ruling that upheld an earlier finding that the file-swapping service is liable for copyri The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has rejected Napster's…

  9. Billboard Bits: MusicNet, Uncle Tupelo, La Route du Rock

    May 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on MusicNet's launch, Uncle Tupelo reissues, La Route du Rock festival RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser unveiled the delivery technology for MusicNet -- the joint-venture online music subscription service between Real, Warner Music Group (WMG), BMG Entertainment, and EMI -- today (May 17…

  10. Dilate

    May 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It's hard to imagine a record much more out of step with today's reigning popular culture than Bardo Pond's fifth album, Dilate—and that's a good thing. It's hard to imagine a record much more out of step with today's reigning popular culture than Bardo Pond'…

  11. Hot Product

    April 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Janet Jackson, the Bee Gees, Tim McGraw, Case, Blind Boys Of alabama, and more. 'All' You Ever Wanted Janet Jackson's "All for You" (Virgin) is the follow-up to 1997's chart-topping "The Velvet Rope." The title track is in its…

  12. Mogwai, Bardo Pond Pair For Summer Tour

    April 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Instrumental-leaning Matador labelmates Mogwai and Bardo Pond will team for a month of North America dates, beginning May 24 in Philadelphia. A number of shows are still tentative, but performances in Instrumental-leaning Matador labelmates Mogwai and Bardo Pond will team for a month of North…

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