1. G-Unit In The Game With Mobile Pact

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT G-Unit, the urban brand founded by rapper 50 Cent, has expanded its relationship with mobile media company Zingy to create an unusual series of games based on G-Unit artists including 50 Cent, Lloyd B G-Unit, the urban brand founded by rapper 50 Cent, has expanded its relationship with mobile…

  2. Top Acts Set For Spain's Benicassim Festival

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A host of top rock and electronic acts will descend on Spain's Benicassim Festival this summer. A host of top rock and electronic acts will descend on Spain's Benicassim Festival this summer. The event will be held Aug. 4-7 and feature performances by Oasis, Keane, Nick Cave and the…

  3. Ringtones, MySpace

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: Ringtones, MySpace THE TELEPHONE IS RINGING: It seems anybody who owns a cell phone these days has also downloaded a custom ringtone of some sort. Sometimes they sound like a drum…

  4. Billboard Bits: CMT, Option-G, Noise Pop

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on CMT, Option-G, Noise Pop 3 Doors Down has been tapped to replace Los Lonely Boys at CMT's live music special from the Jacksonville (Fla.) Veterans Memorial Arena the night before the Super Bowl. The show will be headlined by Lynyrd Skynyrd and also feature Jo Dee Messina. "…

  5. Sounds Eclectic 3

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Every city should be lucky enough to have a station like KCRW, the noncommercial outlet of the Los Angeles area's small Santa Monica College. Every city should be lucky enough to have a station like KCRW, the noncommercial outlet of the Los Angeles area's small Santa Monica College.…

  6. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Dec. 20-26)

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Dec. 20-26) HOLIDAY HOME STRETCH: This is it... Christmas comes this week, so it's the last hurrah for holiday programming. And there's quite a bit to stoke your Yule log, to boot. On Wednesday, CBS…

  7. 52TunesOnTV

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 20-26, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 20 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist: Madonna. "Today," NBC Featured artist: Chris Isaak (also scheduled: Sigourney Weaver). "The View," ABC Featured…

  8. 'Dimebag' Darrell Memorial Set For Tonight

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Slain Damageplan/Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott will be saluted with a public memorial service tonight (Dec. 14) at the Convention Center in Arlington, Texas. Slain Damageplan/Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott will be saluted with a public memorial…

  9. Morrissey, Lou Reed, The Offspring

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: Morrissey, Lou Reed & the Offspring. FIRST OF THE GANG TO OFFER RINGTONES: As the Ringtone business picks up in the United States (evidenced in 2004 by Billboard's…

  10. Billboard Bits: Country Thunder, Tibet House, Noise Pop

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Country Thunder, Tibet House, Noise Pop The Country Thunder USA festival will sprout a fifth day as part of its 2005 edition, which will be held July 20-24 in Twin Lakes, Wis. Tim McGraw and Phil Vassar will headline the first day's festivities. Other acts confirmed to appear…

  11. Music Community Mourns For Abbott

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST The music community is reeling in the wake of the onstage murder of Damageplan/Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott at the hands of a gunman earlier this week. The music community is reeling in the wake of the onstage murder of Damageplan/Pantera guitarist "Dimebag"…

  12. Billboard Bits: Newman, Ezra, EBTG, Nobel Concert

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Randy Newman, Better Than Ezra, EBTG, Nobel Concert Randy Newman has written two new songs for the soundtrack to the upcoming film "Meet the Fockers." In addition to composing the score for the set, due Jan. 11 via Varese Sarabande, the 2000 Billboard Century Award winner…

  13. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Nov. 29-Dec. 5)

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2004). 'TIS THE SEASON: Seemingly nanoseconds after the last dish from Thanksgiving dinner was cleared from the table, out came the first of the Christmas specials. The jump some folks get on the holiday is crazy, such…

  14. 49TunesOnTV

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 29 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Lenny Kravitz (also scheduled: Colin Ferrell). "Las Vegas," NBC Featured artist: The Polyphonic Spree. …

  15. Jackson Sued By Former Business Associate

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST A former business associate of Michael Jackson filed a breach-of-contract suit against the pop star yesterday (Nov. 16), seeking $3 million he says the performer owes him for unpaid loans, cash advanc A former business associate of Michael Jackson filed a breach-of-contract suit against the…

  16. Hives, Slipknot, Spree Join Big Day Out

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Hives, Slipknot, the Polyphonic Spree and Le Tigre have been added to the lineup for the annual Big Day Out festival tour of Australia and New Zealand. Other acts new to the bill are Atmosphere, C The Hives, Slipknot, the Polyphonic Spree and Le Tigre have been added to the lineup for the…

  17. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week - Nov. 8-13

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 8-13, 2004). A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY: The don't call it "country music's biggest night" for nuthin'... On Tuesday, just about anyone who is anyone in country music right now will be seen in Nashville and on CBS…

  18. TV

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 8-14, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 8 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Elton John. "Bands Reunited," VH1 Featured artist: Scandal. "Total Request Live," MTV Featured artist:…

  19. 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…

  20. Billboard Bows Ringtones Chart

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Billboard is launching a chart gauging the commercial popularity of ringtones. The Hot Ringtones chart will debut in the Nov. 6 issue of the magazine as part of a new Digital Entertainment special sec Billboard is launching a chart gauging the commercial popularity of ringtones. The Hot…

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