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  1. Mail On Sunday Hopes Sir Paul Will Emulate Prince

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Mail on Sunday (MoS), one of the U.K.'s best-selling national Sunday newspapers, claims it has established itself as a music distribution brand-leader with its controversial CD "cover-mounts" campaign which this month sees it gi ...

  2. Diddy Announces Himself In Hollywood

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When the one-man, publicity-generating whirlwind that is Diddy met the well-oiled hype machine of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, sparks were bound to fly. Sean Combs is getting a star Friday on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, an event most honoree ...

  3. 'Idol' Ratings Fall

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" posted its lowest rating among adults 18-49 in five years Wednesday, continuing its season-long slide as it edges towards its grand finale next month. The Fox talent show drew 22.6 million total viewers, and an 8.2 rating ...

  4. Lachey To Host 'High School Musical: Summer Session'

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nick Lachey will host ABC's "High School Musical: Summer Session," the summer TV reality show spinoff of the Disney franchise. "Summer Session" is seeking contestants to audition for and then participate in a summer music ...

  5. NBA Kicks Off Playoffs With Dayton, Faris Spots

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The National Basketball Association (NBA) is ramping up its playoff season marketing efforts with a new television ad campaign, "There Can Only Be One," directed by acclaimed music video directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. The c ...

  6. '80s-Themed Regeneration Tour Set For Summer Run

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Human League, Belinda Carlisle, ABC, Dead Or Alive, A Flock of Seagulls and Naked Eyes will tour this summer as part of the inaugural '80s-themed Regeneration Tour, scheduled to begin Aug. 1 at the Dodge Theater in Phoenix. Ticket prices ...

  7. Curry Joins Sheppard Mullin

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton has added James Curry as a partner in the firm's entertainment and media group based in Century City, Calif. He was most recently with White O'Connor Curry, a firm he co-founded. Curry focuses on com ...

  8. Supreme Court To Hear Broadcast Indecency Case

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Supreme Court will hear a challenge from America's major broadcast networks that questions the FCC's ability to fine broadcasters for so-called "fleeting expletives" heard during live broadcasts. The highest court said this ...

  9. Snoop Dogg To Remix ABC Soap Opera Theme

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg is bringing some street cred to "One Life to Live." The 36-year-old rapper will make an extended cameo on the ABC soap opera to perform two songs from his new album, "Ego Trippin'," at the Ultra Violet club in t ...

  10. Janet Dethrones Jack To Top Billboard 200

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Dislodging Jack Johnson from the top after a three-week reign, Janet Jackson's "Discipline" bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The Island Def Jam set moved 181,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen Soundscan, becoming the ar ...

  11. Janet's In Control of Billboard 200 With Sixth No. 1 Album

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST For the sixth time in her career, Janet Jackson earns a No. 1 album on The Billboard 200, as "Discipline" debuts with 181,000. She's now in second place among female artists for the most No. 1 albums (tied with Madonna ) behind Barb ...

  12. Grammys Hit Low Note

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sunday night's Grammy Awards dominated primetime, but the telecast fell to its lowest ratings with adults 18-49 since at least 1992. The three-hour telecast averaged 18.2 million viewers and a 6.9 rating/16 share in the adults 18-49 demograph ...

  13. Hill Release's "Mama" On Web

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST Faith Hill has released her performance of Elvis Presley's classic "That's Alright Mama" on her Web site, faithhill.com. After originally recording both "Mama" and "Peace In The Valley" for "Viva Las Ve ...

  14. Vincent Upped At Disney

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Steven Vincent has been named VP of music and soundtracks for the Disney Channel, which is riding a wave of recent musical hits, including "High School Musical 2" and "Hannah Montana." Vincent reports to Susette Hsuing, senior ...

  15. Mary J. Blige Climbs To No. 1 On The Billboard 200

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST As 2007 comes to a close, the queen of hip-hop/soul, Mary J. Blige, rises to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Growing Pains," selling 205,000 in its second week of release. It debuted at No. 2 with 629,000 last week. Blige ascends to the ...

  16. Josh Groban's 'Noel' Is 2007's Top Selling Album ... For Now

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Josh Groban's "Noel" holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a fourth week as the set motors through 669,000 ... With the album's total sales up to 2.77 million, it has now eclipsed the "High School Musical 2" soundtr ...

  17. 'Stars' Champ Signs With Mercury Nashville

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Julianne Hough, who won the past two seasons of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" with celebrity partners Apolo Ohno and Helio Castroneves, has signed with Universal Music Group's Mercury Nashville. She's expected to release ...

  18. Daughtry Wins Big At American Music Awards

    November 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Chris Daughtry may not have won "American Idol,'' but his band, Daughtry, earned enough high honors at the American Music Awards on Sunday to share the spotlight with a more established artist, Justin Timberlake. Daughtry won the br ...

  19. CMAs Deliver Wednesday Night For ABC

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Based on preliminary numbers from Nielsen Media Research, ABC’s telecast of the 41st annual Country Music Association Awards led the network to deliver its largest Wednesday audience and top adult 18-49 rating on the night in a year. ABC topped se ...

  20. Chesney, Underwood, Paisley Lead Winners At CMAs

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Kenny Chesney took home entertainer of the year honors while Arista Nashville labelmates Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley each won two crystal trophies at the 41st annual Country Music Association Awards, held tonight (Nov. 7) in Nashville. Chesn ...

  21. 'Dancing With The Stars' Gears Up For Tour

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST As the current season of "Dancing with the Stars" heats up, the cast of the ABC television show will gear up for a 37-date tour beginning Dec. 18 at the Key Arena in Seattle, and wrapping Feb. 10 at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia. T ...

  22. Genovese Named CEO At CMA

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Country Music Association board of directors has adopted a new title for CMA COO Tammy Genovese: CEO. The change is effective immediately. The title is new to the organization. In her expanded role, Genovese will focus on long-term strategic i ...

  23. Jimmy Eat World, Domingo Set For MLS Championship

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Jimmy Eat World and opera star Placido Domingo will perform live during Major League Soccer’s championship game Nov. 18. Jimmy Eat World will perform songs during halftime from “Chase This Light,” its latest Interscope release, which debu ...

  24. ARIAs Run Gold For Silverchair

    October 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With five trophies, Silverchair dominated the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) awards, held Sunday at the Acer Stadium in Sydney. The rock band claimed most of the major categories, including best group. Their latest set "Youn ...

  25. Foxx, Flatts Together At CMA Awards

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Comedian/actor/singer Jamie Foxx will join Rascal Flatts to perform "She Goes All The Way" on the 41st annual Country Music Association Awards show. The song, with Foxx, appears on the band's recently released "Still Feels Good ...

  26. ARIA To Induct Cave Into Hall Of Fame

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Alternative rock veteran Nick Cave will be inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame at this year's Motorola ARIA awards, set for Oct. 28 at Acer Stadium in Sydney. Melbourne-born Cave emerged in the punk ...

  27. No Kiddin' -- Kid Rock Gets First No. 1 Album

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Though he began charting albums on The Billboard 200 in 1999 -- and started his recording career well before that -- Kid Rock finally notches his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 this week. His "Rock N' Roll Jesus" debuts atop ...

  28. Timberlake, Beyonce, Rockers Lead AMA Nominations

    October 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Linkin Park and Daughtry lead the nominees for the 35th annual American Music Awards, which for the first time will allow members of the public to pick the winners. The four leading acts each garnered three nominations. ...

  29. UMG, Sega Ink Deals With Interactive Ad Group

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Get Interactive, a new ad technology company that allows consumers to buy products placed in entertainment content and creates opt-in advertising platforms for brands, has inked its first deals with Universal Music Group, Sega and Overture Films, ...

  30. Eagles Land At CMA Awards

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles will make their first-ever awards show performance at the 41st Annual CMA Awards in November. The band joins previously announced performers Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, George Strait, ...

  31. Timbaland To Appear On ABC Soap Opera

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Producer Timbaland will appear on ABC's "One Life To Live" on Oct. 9, the network revealed today. He and singer Keri Hilson will perform the hit single "The Way I Are" from his new album, "Timbaland Presents Shock Val ...

  32. Kimmel To Host AMAs

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel is set to return as host of the American Music Awards this year, which is scheduled for November 18 on ABC. The American Music Awards will be the first awards show or broadcast event to take place in the 7,100 seat Noki ...

  33. Kanye's King of The Billboard 200 With 957,000

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West's "Graduation" achieves the best sales week in more than two years as his third album starts with 957,000 ... The tally is the 15th-biggest sales week since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in 1991 ... Coming in at N ...

  34. Chesney, McBride, Rascal Flatts Set For CMA Awards

    September 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, George Strait and Keith Urban are the first performers revealed for the 41st Annual CMA Awards, which take place Nov. 7 in Nashville. CMA's reigning entertainer of the year, Chesney received four ...

  35. Racy Timberlake 'Box' Video Wins Emmy

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT An off-color "Saturday Night Live" video featuring Justin Timberlake and strategically placed gift boxes was honored at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. "(Blank) in a Box," last December's fake music video performed by Timbe ...

  36. Paisley, Strait Lead CMA Nominations

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Brad Paisley and George Strait lead the field with five nominations each for the Country Music Association Awards, which take place in November in Nashville. Paisley is up for entertainer, male vocalist, album (for “5th Gear”), single (for "T ...

  37. iTunes Strikes U.K. Distribution Pact With MTV

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer has made a series of deals to distribute TV shows for purchase from the U.K. version of the iTunes Music Store. Viacom-owned MTV Networks International has reached an agreement with Apple, which will see programs from MTV, Nickelode ...

  38. American Music Awards Heads To Nokia L.A.

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Dick Clark Productions, Inc. and AEG have revealed that the 2007 American Music Awards will be hosted at the new Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, which is scheduled to open in late October. The awards show will be broadcast live Nov. 18 on ABC. Celeb ...

  39. Common Claims First No. 1 Album

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Common grabs his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Finding Forever" debuts with 155,000 ... Korn claims its seventh consecutive top 10 studio release as its new "Untitled" bows at No. 2 ... "Beautiful Girls" ...

  40. Justin Timberlake, Prince Nominated For Emmys

    July 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake might actually get an Emmy for singing "Dick in a Box." Timberlake performed that song with Andy Samberg on "Saturday Night Live" before Christmas, and it's nominated for an Emmy for original music and ly ...

  41. ERA Calls For Investigation Into Prince 'Covermount'

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Entertainment Retailers Association is turning the screw in its crusade against "covermounting." The trade body has sent a letter to British magazines and newspapers authority ABC, bringing into question the Mail on Sunday ...

  42. CMA Awards Set

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The 41st annual Country Music Association Awards will be held Nov. 7 and air on ABC. While it hasn't been confirmed by the CMA, it's believed that the show will again originate from the Sommet Center in downtown Nashville. In related new ...

  43. Compact Collects Artist Manager Glover

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Veteran artist manager John Glover of London-based Blueprint Management has joined independent administration and worldwide rights collection agency Compact Collections. Glover says the move marks the next step in the restructuring and expansion o ...

  44. CMA Fest Attendance Soars

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The CMA Music Festival in Nashville enjoyed record attendance in the 60,000 range for its June 7-10 run in downtown Nashville, up 21% from last year. Using an aggregate attendance from all events, the CMA says 191,154 people attended CMA Fest, whi ...

  45. MTV Programming Head Curren To 'Scale Back'

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV series guru Lois Curren will "scale back responsibilities," according to the network, just months after being promoted to president of entertainment and programming at the network. "Lois has decided to scale back responsibilitie ...

  46. George Strait Leads ACM Nods

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The moniker "King George" has arguably never been more fitting. George Strait, whose first single hit the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 1981, leads the pack with eight nominations going into next month's Academy of Country Mu ...

  47. FremantleMedia Rides Wave Of 'Abbey Road' Sales

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "Live from Abbey Road," FremantleMedia Enterprises' independently-produced music TV series, has been picked up by a host of international broadcasters. Launched at last year's MIPCOM TV and film market in Cannes, the series is ...

  48. ASCAP Reports Record Revenues

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST ASCAP has reported record revenues of $785 million for 2006, royalty payments to members of $680 million, and an all-time low operating expense ratio of 12.0%, the performing rights organization revealed today (March 6). Revenues exceeded those of ...

  49. Scissor Sisters Prep For 'Passions'

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST "American music fans are just as musically open-minded as their British counterparts," Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears told Billboard in the Sept. 30, 2006, issue. "Tons of Americans would love our music, but they don't kn ...

  50. 'Dreamgirls' Leads Oscar Noms, Misses Best Picture

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST The international ensemble "Babel" stood tall as nominations were announced this morning (Jan. 23) for the 79th Annual Academy Awards, although the musical "Dreamgirls" was shut out of the best picture race despite earning ei ...

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