1. JibJab Settles Suit Over Guthrie's 'Land'

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Publishers of Woody Guthrie's classic "This Land is Your Land" and JibJab Media, creators of an animated Internet short that uses the tune in a comic sendup of President Bush and Sen. John Kerry's pre Publishers of Woody Guthrie's classic "This Land is Your Land…

  2. Travis, Guster Look Back On 'Everwood'

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Travis, Guster, Toby Lightman and Sixpence None The Richer's Leigh Nash are among the acts contributing newly recorded covers for the soundtrack to the WB series "Everwood," due Oct. 19 via Nettwerk. Travis, Guster, Toby Lightman and Sixpence None The Richer's Leigh Nash…

  3. Ask Billboard

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about seasonal albums, Gloria Estefan and Kelis. SEASONAL SELLING Hi Keith I just wanted to ask if you knew if seasonal or remix albums are profitable and big sellers? The reason I ask is because there are rarely ever any remix albums released,…

  4. Phish To Reward Spurned Festival Fans

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fans turned away from Phish's career-capping Coventry festival in Vermont earlier this month will receive free digital downloads from the event, including the soundcheck, as well as a one-of-a-kind ph Fans turned away from Phish's career-capping Coventry festival in Vermont earlier…

  5. DVD Captures Bowie's Live 'Reality'

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two Dublin stops on David Bowie's recent wildly successful world tour are the basis for the upcoming DVD "David Bowie - A Reality Tour." Due Oct. 19 via ISO/Columbia, the 30-track collection was shot Two Dublin stops on David Bowie's recent wildly successful world tour are…

  6. Hot Product

    August 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw 'Live' It Up Tim McGraw describes his ninth Curb album, "Live Like You Were Dying," as a "tapestry of life." Indeed, the project is deeply woven with themes that reflect some of life's brightest and darkest threads. "You can listen to this…

  7. Hot Product

    August 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Guided By Voices 'Smiles' All Around Iconic indie rock act Guided By Voices will release its final studio album, "Half Smiles of the Decomposed," this week via Matador. The 14-track set was produced by Todd Tobias, who was behind the boards for the group's 2003 album …

  8. McGraw Tugs Heartstrings

    August 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com Tim McGraw describes his ninth Curb album, "Live Like You Were Dying," as a "tapestry of life." Indeed, the project is deeply woven with themes that reflect some of life's brightest and darkest threads. "You can…

  9. The Way It Really Is

    August 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Based on this Zoë album debut, Lisa Loeb should settle in for a long run at the label. Based on this Zoë album debut, Lisa Loeb should settle in for a long run at the label. The disc, much of which Loeb produced, shows a sure production sense to match the ever-perceptive singer/songwriter&…

  10. The Constantines

    August 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Not quite punk, not quite indie—not quite easy to categorize—the progressive Constantines create a sound that keeps moving on their self-titled debut. Not quite punk, not quite indie—not quite easy to categorize—the progressive Constantines create a sound that keeps moving on their self…

  11. It's Already Written

    August 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With Usher dominating the R&B and top 40 charts, it was only a matter of time before other labels unleashed their like-minded, mono-monikered male R&B singers. With Usher dominating the R&B and top 40 charts, it was only a matter of time before other labels unleashed their like…

  12. Brandy Returning To Comedy Roots

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Actress/singer Brandy is returning to her comedy series roots. Actress/singer Brandy is returning to her comedy series roots. The "Moesha" star is finalizing a development deal with Fox Broadcasting Co., Touchstone TV and studio-based Storyline Entertainment to star in a half-hour…

  13. J. Lo, Janet, Wilson Visit The Small Screen

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez will return to guest star on the season premiere of "Will & Grace." Jennifer Lopez will return to guest star on the season premiere of "Will & Grace." The singer/actress will continue in the role of herself in an episode to air Sept. 16 on NBC. In…

  14. Expert: 'Lost' Beatles Trove Is Fake

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It sounded too good to be true and it turns out it probably was. It sounded too good to be true and it turns out it probably was. A long-sought trove of rare Beatles material that reportedly was found last month by a lucky British tourist in Australia remains lost, a leading Beatles expert…

  15. R. Kelly, Jay-Z Teaming For Tour

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R&B/hip-hop superstars R. Kelly and Jay-Z will team for a North American tour this fall, kicking off Sept. 30 in Chicago. R&B/hip-hop superstars R. Kelly and Jay-Z will team for a North American tour this fall, kicking off Sept. 30 in Chicago. The full routing has yet to be announced…

  16. Story Of The Year Going 'Soft And Pretty'

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The third single from rising rock act Story Of The Year's debut Maverick album "Page Avenue" will be "Sidewalks," lead singer Dan Marsala tells Billboard.com. The third single from rising rock act Story Of The Year's debut Maverick album "Page Avenue"…

  17. 'Gotta See' A New Chapter For Griggs

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For Andy Griggs, the Aug. 10 release of his latest RCA album, "This I Gotta See," signaled the start of a new chapter in his career. Many things have changed since the release of his sophomore album, "Freedom," two years ago.…

  18. Neverland Ranch Search Ruled Legal

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Child molestation allegations by a 12-year-old boy provided authorities with legal justification for a massive search of Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch last year, a judge ruled, rejecting defense e Child molestation allegations by a 12-year-old boy provided authorities with legal…

  19. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Aug. 16-22, 2004). OLYMPIAD: I have to admit this upfront: I'll be spending the majority of my viewing hours over the next two weeks taking in multiple channels of Summer Olympic Games coverage from Athens. Over the first weekend…

  20. Hot Product

    August 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Future Soundtrack for America Headed For The 'Future' Blink-182, R.E.M., the Flaming Lips, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Fountains Of Wayne are among the artists who have donated tracks to the fundraising compilation "Future Soundtrack for America," due this week via Barsuk. The…

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