American music

  1. Dupri Resigns As Recording Academy Chapter Prez

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Citing a "double standard," So So Def CEO/Arista senior VP Jermaine Dupri resigned today (Feb. 6) as president of the Atlanta chapter of the Recording Academy. Dupri says his resignation stems from th Citing a "double standard," ...

  2. Def Jam Prez Kevin Liles Exits Post

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Exec follows Lyor Cohen out the door at UMG. Exec follows Lyor Cohen out the door at UMG. News ...

  3. Def Jam Prez Kevin Liles Exits Post

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Def Jam/Def Soul president Kevin Liles has resigned his post. He exits Universal Music Group less than two weeks after Island Def Jam Music Group chairman/CEO Lyor Cohen left the major to take over as Def Jam/Def Soul president Kevin Liles has res ...

  4. OutKast Leads RIAA's January Certs

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast's momentum is showing no signs of slowing in 2004, as "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" (Arista) was certified eight-times platinum in January by the RIAA. OutKast's momentum is showing no signs of slowing in 2004, as " ...

  5. Indie Polyvinyl Links With ADA

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Champaign, Ill.-based alternative rock label Polyvinyl Records will be exclusively distributed by Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) in New York, effective Feb. 9. Champaign, Ill.-based alternative rock label Polyvinyl Records will be exclusi ...

  6. R&B Threesome Resurface

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST The original members of '80s R&B trio Surface are reuniting. Bernard Jackson, David "Pic" Conley and David Townsend have signed with Los Angeles-based RDMJ Entertainment Management. The original members of '80s R&B ...

  7. Twista

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST The rapper's first album in five years is poised to take him to the next level of commercial success. The rapper's first album in five years is poised to take him to the next level of commercial success. News ...

  8. CMA Music Fest Sets First Acts

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Glen Campbell, Brooks & Dunn and LeAnn Rimes are among the first acts announced for the CMA Music Festival, set for June 10-13 in downtown Nashville. Glen Campbell, Brooks & Dunn and LeAnn Rimes are among the first acts announced for t ...

  9. VH1 Poll: Hip-Hop Will Rule Grammys

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Hip-hop and R&B artists should dominate the 46th annual Grammy Awards, according to a new poll of 18- to 49-year-olds conducted by VH1. Hip-hop and R&B artists should dominate the 46th annual Grammy Awards, according to a new poll of 1 ...

  10. WMG Confirms Cohen As U.S. Chairman/CEO

    January 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group confirms that it has named Lyor Cohen as chairman/CEO of U.S. Recorded Music. Cohen, current chairman/CEO of Island Def Jam Group, will take over the role following the purchase of Warner Music Group confirms that it has named L ...

  11. Lyor Cohen Shifting To Warner Music Group

    January 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sources confirm that Lyor Cohen is joining Warner Music Group as head of North American operations. Sources confirm that Lyor Cohen is joining Warner Music Group as head of North American operations. Ed Christman News ...

  12. WMG Confirms Cohen As U.S. Chairman/CEO

    January 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group confirms that it has named Lyor Cohen as chairman/CEO of U.S. Recorded Music. Cohen, current chairman/CEO of Island Def Jam Group, will take over the role following the purchase of Warner Music Group confirms that it has named L ...

  13. Beyonce, Missy, Alicia To Tour?

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Final negotiations are under way for a tour by the three stars. Final negotiations are under way for a tour by Beyonce, Missy Elliott, and Alicia Keys, Bulletin has learned. The three-all booked by Creative Artists Agency-will play arenas in about ...

  14. New Image For Ruff Ryders

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Image Entertainment has signed an exclusive DVD distribution deal with Ruff Ryders Entertainment. The first title under the deal will be "Jin: The Making of a Rap Star," due in April. Ruff Ryders is r Image Entertainment has signed an ex ...

  15. Koch Entertainment, Master P Strike Deal

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Koch Entertainment has finalized a label-services deal with Master P's New No Limit Records label. Koch Entertainment has finalized a label-services deal with Master P's New No Limit Records label, with the first record under the deal co ...

  16. Sources: Geffen, Rawkus Split

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Geffen has ended its contract with Rawkus, sources say. Geffen has ended its contract with Rawkus, sources say. The label, home to such artists as Mos Def and Talib Kweli, was affiliated with MCA Records before the latter was folded into Geffen. A ...

  17. Rap, R&B Dominate Grammy Noms

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST R&B/hip-hop acts dominated the 46th Annual Grammy Awards nominations, which were announced Dec. 4 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. R&B/hip-hop acts dominated the 46th Annual Grammy Awards nominations, which were announced De ...

  18. Elliott: Running At Full Throttle

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Missy Elliott does not believe in taking time off. Missy Elliott does not believe in taking time off. News Missy Elliott ...

  19. In The Spirit: Gospel's Holiday Presence

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Kirk Franklin released an exclusive CD for Kmart featuring new remixes of some of the platinum-selling gospel artist's biggest hits Nov. 17. "Kirk Franklin: A Season of Remixes"--which includes remixe Kirk Franklin released an exclu ...

  20. Beyonce, R. Kelly Win Big At Billboard Music Awards

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Beyonce and R. Kelly were the queen and king of the 14th annual Billboard Music Awards, which were presented last night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and broadcast live on FOX. Both snared four trophi Beyonce and R. Kelly were the queen and king o ...

  21. Clay Racks Up Certs Honors

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST The RCA debut by Clay Aiken, "Measure of a Man," has earned gold, platinum and double-platinum honors for U.S. shipments of more than 2 million units, according to November certifications by the RIAA. The RCA debut by Clay Aiken, "M ...

  22. Clay Racks Up Certs Honors

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST The RCA debut by Clay Aiken, "Measure of a Man," has earned gold, platinum and double-platinum honors for U.S. shipments of more than 2 million units, according to November certifications by the RIAA. The RCA debut by Clay Aiken, "M ...

  23. Clay Racks Up Certs Honors

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST The RCA debut by Clay Aiken, "Measure of a Man," has earned gold, platinum and double-platinum honors for U.S. shipments of more than 2 million units, according to November certifications by the RIAA. The RCA debut by Clay Aiken, "M ...

  24. Clay Racks Up Certs Honors

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST The RCA debut by Clay Aiken, "Measure of a Man," has earned gold, platinum and double-platinum honors for U.S. shipments of more than 2 million units, according to November certifications by the RIAA. The RCA debut by Clay Aiken, "M ...

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