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  1. Collectors' Choice Acquires Hep Cat

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Orange, Calif.-based Hep Cat Records & Distribution has been purchased by mail-order company Collectors' Choice Music for an undisclosed price. Orange, Calif.-based Hep Cat Records & Distribution has been purchased by mail-order c ...

  2. Regina Belle

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The R&B/pop veteran, like many others of her ilk, has decided to mine the classics vault. The R&B/pop veteran, like many others of her ilk, has decided to mine the classics vault. News ...

  3. Sony Music Oz Revamps A&R

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment Australia has tapped overseas sources to form a new A&R team. Sony Music Entertainment Australia has tapped overseas sources to form a new A&R team. Jay Dee Springbett is named director of A&R, replacing Mi ...

  4. Morrison & Foerster's Entertainment Puts Weiss Head Of Videogame Practice

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rusty Weiss, partner and co-chairman of Morrison & Foerster's Entertainment and Technology practice, has been named head of a new videogame practice at the international law firm. The practice wil Rusty Weiss, partner and co-chairman ...

  5. Beats & Rhymes

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT KRS-One will receive this year's R&B Founders Award at the Billboard/American Urban Radio Networks R&B/Hip-Hop Conference and Awards. Read Rashaun Hall's column. KRS-One will receive this year's R&B Founders Awar ...

  6. Global Pulse

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Raghav has brought Asian R&B to the U.K. singles chart's top 10 three times this year. Read Nigel Williamson's column. Raghav has brought Asian R&B to the U.K. singles chart's top 10 three times this year. Read Nigel Wil ...

  7. Hot Talent:R&B/Hip-Hop

    May 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran R&B acts are looking for their share of the endorsement dollars being reaped by today's current young crop of hip-hoppers. Also, a look ahead at albums to watch in R&B/hip-hop in 2004. Veteran R&B acts are looking ...

  8. UMP Builds-Up London Synch Activities

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing (UMP) has appointed Karina Masters to the new role as creative services manager of its London-based film & TV department. Universal Music Publishing (UMP) has appointed Karina Masters to the new role as creative ...

  9. ASCAP To Honor Jay-Z, Rick James

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rhythm & Soul gala will take place June 28. Rhythm & Soul gala will take place June 28. News ...

  10. London's Earls Court Changes Hands For £245 Million

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British property-investment company St James Capital (SJC) has linked up with Japanese bank Nomura International to buy London-based Earls Court and Olympia (EC&O), one of Europe's leading music v British property-investment company S ...

  11. London's Earls Court Changes Hands For £245 Million

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British property-investment company St James Capital (SJC) has linked up with Japanese bank Nomura International to buy London-based Earls Court and Olympia (EC&O), one of Europe's leading music v British property-investment company S ...

  12. Navarre To Distribute Globe Star

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New York-based Globe Star Media & Entertainment has signed an exclusive North American distribution agreement with Navarre Corp. in New Hope, Minn. New York-based Globe Star Media & Entertainment has signed an exclusive North American ...

  13. Nelson Takes A&R Duties At EMI's Innocent

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI has signalled its commitment to pop imprint Innocent through the appointment of Jamie Nelson as its director of A&R. With immediate effect, Nelson is tasked with overseeing the A&R strateg EMI has signalled its commitment to po ...

  14. Tamia

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sensous slow tracks highlight the latest from the Quincy Jones protégé. Sensous slow tracks highlight the latest from the Quincy Jones protégé. News ...

  15. British Publisher Kobalt Names Three Key Execs

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based independent music publisher Kobalt Music Group has made three appointments. London-based independent music publisher Kobalt Music Group has made three appointments. Michelle Manghise joins Kobalt as executive director of global admini ...

  16. This Week's Players & Practices

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT This week's Players and Practices includes Razor & Tie Records, Verve Music Group, Sciorra Leaness Averill & Rubenstein and BMI. - Razor & Tie Records in New York ups Victor Zaraya to VP of finance and operations. He previ ...

  17. R. Kelly

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The unstoppable R&B icon, in the midst of a staggering schedule as a producer, drops this title track to his new album. The unstoppable R&B icon, in the midst of a staggering schedule as a producer, drops this title track to his new al ...

  18. Sources: Baker & Taylor Adds Music Staffers

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The recently created Baker & Taylor music group has been beefing up its staff, sources say. The recently created Baker & Taylor music group has been beefing up its staff, sources say. Len Cosimano, formerly VP of multimedia at the Bord ...

  19. Richard Griffiths Setting Up Sony Imprint In U.K.

    March 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Vet also doing A&R consulting for Sony Music U.S. Vet also doing A&R consulting for Sony Music U.S. Lars Brandle News ...

  20. Sperling Touts WMG Deal As 'Smart Buy'

    March 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music & Money keynote expounds on major acquisition. Music & Money keynote expounds on major acquisition. News ...

  21. William Blair Changes Tune On CCE

    March 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST After casting a critical eye on the prospects of Clear Channel Entertainment in a previous analysis, equity research firm William Blair & Company admits in a recent report it was "surprised by the After casting a critical eye on the p ...

  22. Rhythm & Blues

    March 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Thump Records is a haven for veteran R&B acts with new music as they get to own their masters. Thump Records is a haven for veteran R&B acts with new music as they get to own their masters. News ...

  23. King Purtich Names Plinio Law Partner

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Steven J. Plinio has been promoted to partner at King Purtich Holmes Paterno & Berliner in Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES-- Steven J. Plinio has been promoted to partner at King Purtich Holmes Paterno & Berliner in Los Angeles. Plinio, a 198 ...

  24. Retail Track

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Baker & Taylor has created a music group in an attempt to expand its smallest business segment. Baker & Taylor has created a music group in an attempt to expand its smallest business segment. News ...

  25. Retail Track

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Baker & Taylor has created a music group in an attempt to expand its smallest business segment. Baker & Taylor has created a music group in an attempt to expand its smallest business segment. News ...

  26. Words & Music

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran New York air personality Scott Shannon kindly confesses that he finds Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil's work classic. Veteran New York air personality Scott Shannon kindly confesses that he finds Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil's ...

  27. Retail Track

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Baker & Taylor has created a music group in an attempt to expand its smallest business segment. Baker & Taylor has created a music group in an attempt to expand its smallest business segment. News ...

  28. Koch Getting Into Dance Biz

    February 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Koch Records is getting into the dance/electronic music business. The New York-based company has tapped music consultant Geoffrey Colon to help market and promote its first slate of dance/electronic r Koch Records is getting into the dance/electro ...

  29. Promotion Vet Cárdenas Starting New Firm

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Henry Cárdenas, founder and former head of promoter Cárdenas, Fernández & Associates (CFA), is starting a new company in Chicago. The move comes after he reached a settlement with C Henry Cárdenas, founder and fo ...

  30. LSL, Shout! Factory Form Video Line

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST LSL Productions, creator of classic television and music specials for Bravo, A&E and others, has partnered with Shout! Factory to form LSL Home Entertainment. LSL Productions, creator of classic television and music specials for Bravo, A&a ...

  31. Sony Confirms Martin Dodd In Global A&R Role

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Exec joins as senior VP of worldwide A&R. Exec joins as senior VP of worldwide A&R. News Exec ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Euro Telecom Firm To Launch Download Site

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Cable & Wireless gets into Web-music market. Cable & Wireless gets into Web-music market. News ...

  34. Rock & Republic Plans Music Tour

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles-based fashion house Rock & Republic is preparing the Rock Fashion Tour, to commence next month during New York Fashion Week. Los Angeles-based fashion house Rock & Republic is preparing the Rock Fashion Tour, to commence ne ...

  35. In The Spirit

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lee Williams & the Spiritual QC's pocketed five trophies at the 19th annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, held Jan. 10 in Houston. Lee Williams & the Spiritual QC's pocketed five trophies at the 19th annual Stellar Gospel Musi ...

  36. In The Spirit

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lee Williams & the Spiritual QC's pocketed five trophies at the 19th annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, held Jan. 10 in Houston. Lee Williams & the Spiritual QC's pocketed five trophies at the 19th annual Stellar Gospel Musi ...

  37. Retail Track

    January 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Virgin Entertainment Group has ended its boycott of the JumpStart program and will now do business with Universal Music & Video Distribution again. Virgin Entertainment Group has ended its boycott of the JumpStart program and will now do b ...

  38. Retail Track

    January 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Virgin Entertainment Group has ended its boycott of the JumpStart program and will now do business with Universal Music & Video Distribution again. Virgin Entertainment Group has ended its boycott of the JumpStart program and will now do b ...

  39. Retail Track

    January 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Virgin Entertainment Group has ended its boycott of the JumpStart program and will now do business with Universal Music & Video Distribution again. Virgin Entertainment Group has ended its boycott of the JumpStart program and will now do b ...

  40. Retail Track

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The five-unit, Columbia, S.C.-based Manifest Discs & Tapes is closing its doors in the first quarter, part of a growing trend for small and mid-size retailers. The five-unit, Columbia, S.C.-based Manifest Discs & Tapes is closing its d ...

  41. Retail Track

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The five-unit, Columbia, S.C.-based Manifest Discs & Tapes is closing its doors in the first quarter, part of a growing trend for small and mid-size retailers. The five-unit, Columbia, S.C.-based Manifest Discs & Tapes is closing its d ...

  42. Retail Track

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The five-unit, Columbia, S.C.-based Manifest Discs & Tapes is closing its doors in the first quarter, part of a growing trend for small and mid-size retailers. The five-unit, Columbia, S.C.-based Manifest Discs & Tapes is closing its d ...

  43. Columbia Inks Deal For Goapele Set

    January 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Skyblaze Recordings enters into joint venture Bulletin has learned that Skyblaze Recordings, home to R&B songstress Goapele, has entered into a joint venture with Columbia Records/Sony Urban Music for the rerelease of the singer's 2002 Sk ...

  44. On Heels Of New Set, B2K Calls It A Day

    January 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST R&B quartet just released third album R&B quartet just released third album News ...

  45. Orchard Hooks Up With Oz Firm AC&T

    December 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Orchard Global Media Group has forged an alliance with AC&T, a direct-marketing company based in Australia. The Orchard-a New York-based umbrella retail and Internet distribution organization for Orchard Global Media Group has forged an al ...

  46. Orchard Hooks Up With Oz Firm AC&T

    December 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Orchard Global Media Group has forged an alliance with AC&T, a direct-marketing company based in Australia. The Orchard-a New York-based umbrella retail and Internet distribution organization for Orchard Global Media Group has forged an al ...

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