Associated Press

  1. Joan Jett's Bass Player Sues Over Injury

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Joan Jett's bass guitarist has filed an $85 million lawsuit against New York venue Roseland Ballroom, MTV Corp. and others, saying career was jeopardized when bouncers jumped him while he was fending Joan Jett's bass guitarist has filed ...

  2. Connecticut Man Fined for Downloading Music

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge has ordered a Bristol, Conn., resident to pay more than $4,000 for downloading five songs from the Internet. A federal judge has ordered a Bristol, Conn., resident to pay more than $4,000 for downloading five songs from the Interne ...

  3. Connecticut Man Fined for Downloading Music

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge has ordered a Bristol, Conn., resident to pay more than $4,000 for downloading five songs from the Internet. A federal judge has ordered a Bristol, Conn., resident to pay more than $4,000 for downloading five songs from the Interne ...

  4. Rock Hall To Open Arizona Branch

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum plans to open a satellite museum early next year in downtown Phoenix. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum plans to open a satellite museum early next year in downtown Phoenix. The "on tour" ...

  5. R&B Singer John Whitehead Fatally Shot

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT John Whitehead, an R&B artist best known for the 1979 hit song "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now," was shot dead yesterday (May 11) in Philadelphia, police said. John Whitehead, an R&B artist best known for the 1979 hit son ...

  6. Willie Nelson Cancels Concerts

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson has canceled concerts for the next two months to have surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome, a promoter said. Willie Nelson has canceled concerts for the next two months to have surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome, a promoter said. The 7 ...

  7. Woman Fined For Ignoring RIAA Charges

    May 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge has fined a Connecticut woman $6,000 for lack of response to an RIAA lawsuit accusing her of downloading copyright-protected music from the Internet. A federal judge has fined a Connecticut woman $6,000 for lack of response to an R ...

  8. Memorial Concerts Planned For Dodd

    May 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reggae producer Clement "Coxsone" Dodd will be honored at a trio of tribute concerts in Jamaica later this month, organizers said yesterday (May 6). Reggae producer Clement "Coxsone" Dodd will be honored at a trio of tribute co ...

  9. $50,000 Reward Offered For Cello

    May 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A $50,000 reward was offered yesterday (May 6) for the safe return of a priceless Stradivarius cello stolen from a L.A. musician's home by someone who hauled it away on a bicycle, police said. A $50,000 reward was offered yesterday (May 6) fo ...

  10. Memorial Concerts Planned For Dodd

    May 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reggae producer Clement "Coxsone" Dodd will be honored at a trio of tribute concerts in Jamaica later this month, organizers said yesterday (May 6). Reggae producer Clement "Coxsone" Dodd will be honored at a trio of tribute co ...

  11. Satellite TV Giant EchoStar Reports Loss

    May 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Satellite TV company EchoStar Communications Corp. reported a $43 million loss for the first quarter of 2004, partly due to charges associated with the early redemption of bonds. Satellite TV company EchoStar Communications Corp. reported a $43 mi ...

  12. U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival Adds Opera

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT This year's Glastonbury Festival will feature opera for the first time in its 23-year history. This year's Glastonbury Festival will feature opera for the first time in its 23-year history. The English National Opera will stage the third ...

  13. Bertelsmann Posts $37 Million Profit

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Media company Bertelsmann AG says it swung to a profit of €31 million ($37 million) in the first quarter, and reaffirmed its forecast for improved operating results for the full year, in financ Media company Bertelsmann AG says it swung ...

  14. Jackson Pleads Innocent To Molestation Charges

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson pled not guilty today (April 30) in Santa Maria, Calif., to an indictment charging him with child molestation and a conspiracy count alleging child abduction, false imprisonment and ex Michael Jackson pled not guilty today (April 3 ...

  15. Physicists Find Method To Improve Audio

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two physicists have discovered a way to digitally map old, archived audio recordings and reconstruct the sound. Two physicists have discovered a way to digitally map old, archived audio recordings and reconstruct the sound. Four years after hearin ...

  16. Physicists Find Method To Improve Audio

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two physicists have discovered a way to digitally map old, archived audio recordings and reconstruct the sound. Two physicists have discovered a way to digitally map old, archived audio recordings and reconstruct the sound. Four years after hearin ...

  17. Time Warner's Net Income Doubles in Q1

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Time Warner Inc.'s net income more than doubled in the first quarter, driven by a gain from the sale of its music company, strong results from film and TV and improved profitability at America Online. Time Warner Inc.'s net income more t ...

  18. Judge Declares Mistrial in Sigel Case

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A judge declared a mistrial yesterday (April 27) in the case against Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel, who was accused of shooting a man outside a bar last summer. A judge declared a mistrial yesterday (April 27) in the case against Philadelphia r ...

  19. Diddy Reviews Mixed In Broadway Debut

    April 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs made his Broadway debut last night (April 26) to respectful, if not rave, reviews. Diddy stars in the role of Walter Lee in a revival of Lorraine Hansberry's "A Rai Hip-hop mogul Sean "P ...

  20. Study: Legal Fears Scare Away Downloaders

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Driven largely by fears of copyright lawsuits, more than 17 million Americans, or 14% of adult Internet users, have stopped downloading music over the Internet, a survey finds. But the overall percent Driven largely by fears of copyright lawsuits, ...

  21. Tower Records Settles Hacker Attack Suit

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The company that operates the <A HREF="http://www.towerrecords.com" TARGET="new">Web site</A> for retailer Tower Records has settled complaints by U.S. regulators that it allowed hackers in 2002 to st The company th ...

  22. Tower Records Settles Hacker Attack Suit

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The company that operates the <A HREF="http://www.towerrecords.com" TARGET="new">Web site</A> for retailer Tower Records has settled complaints by U.S. regulators that it allowed hackers in 2002 to st The company th ...

  23. Tower Records Settles Hacker Attack Suit

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The company that operates the <A HREF="http://www.towerrecords.com" TARGET="new">Web site</A> for retailer Tower Records has settled complaints by U.S. regulators that it allowed hackers in 2002 to st The company th ...

  24. Def Jam, Shyne Hammering Out Record Deal

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Island Def Jam expects to sign jailed rapper Jamal "Shyne" Barrow to a $3 million record contract this week, according to a source familiar with negotiations. Barrow is serving a 10-year prison term f Island Def Jam expects to sign jaile ...

  25. Jackson Wins Case to Shut Down Web Site

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pop star Michael Jackson has won a legal fight to shut down a pay-per-view Web site operated by a New Jersey man once awarded a warehouse full of Jackson family memorabilia. Pop star Michael Jackson has won a legal fight to shut down a pay-per-vie ...

  26. RIAA Drops Amnesty Program

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA has ended a program that offered to prevent people from being sued by recording companies if the downloaders admitted to illegally sharing music online, according to court documents. The RIAA has ended a program that offered to prevent pe ...

  27. New DVD Players Can Filter Movie Content

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT People wanting to automatically mute the foul language in "Seabiscuit" or skip the violence in "The Patriot" have a new option -- a DVD player from RCA that filters content deemed objectionable. People wanting to automatically ...

  28. Apple Rebuffs Online Music Alliance

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer apparently doesn't want to sing the same tune as its Internet music rival RealNetworks. Seattle-based RealNetworks says that Apple chairman Steve Jobs has rebuffed <A HREF="http://www.b Apple Computer apparently doesn&# ...

  29. O'Jays Lose Bid To Suppress Album

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Three decades after they sang that money was "the root of all evil," the O'Jays lost a bid to block their former record label from cashing in on songs they recorded but didn't think were good enough t Three decades after they s ...

  30. O'Jays Lose Bid To Suppress Album

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Three decades after they sang that money was "the root of all evil," the O'Jays lost a bid to block their former record label from cashing in on songs they recorded but didn't think were good enough t Three decades after they s ...

  31. Thalía Puts Name On New Magazine

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Latin pop star Thal&#237;a, who already has made her mark in the music, fashion and television industries, now can add magazine publishing to her resume. Latin pop star Thalía, who already has made her mark in the music, fashion and television ...

  32. Apple Probes Reports of iPod Mini Static

    April 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer Inc. is investigating complaints that its popular iPod mini is prone to static and other sound distortions when playing back music. Apple Computer Inc. is investigating complaints that its popular iPod mini is prone to static and ot ...

  33. Illinois Man Pleads Guilty to Film Piracy

    April 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An Illinois man pleaded guilty yesterday (April 12) to one count of copyright infringement for pirating Oscar screener copies of about 200 films including "Kill Bill: Vol. 1" and "Seabiscuit." An Illinois man pleaded guilty yes ...

  34. Chief Bey, 91, Jazz Drummer, Is Dead

    April 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT James Hawthorne Bey, a jazz percussionist and African folklorist who recorded with artists like Art Blakey and Herbie Mann before turning to teaching, died Thursday (April 8) at his home in Brooklyn. James Hawthorne Bey, a jazz percussionist and A ...

  35. Emerson Quartet Will Share Fisher Prize

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music benefactor Avery Fisher didn't take quartets into consideration when he established the prestigious classical music prize in his name in 1974. Music benefactor Avery Fisher didn't take quartets into consideration when he establishe ...

  36. Calif. Lawmakers, Groups Rally Against Video Games

    April 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Elected officials, religious leaders and civic activists rallied across California yesterday (April 8) to support two bills pending before the legislature that would restrict the sale of violent video Elected officials, religious leaders and civic ...

  37. C-Murder to Get New Trial in La. Killing

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rapper C-Murder, convicted last year of shooting a teenager to death inside a nightclub, has been granted a new trial. Rapper C-Murder, convicted last year of shooting a teenager to death inside a nightclub, has been granted a new trial. A Louisia ...

  38. Prolific Soviet-Era Composer Dead at 90

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Soviet-era composer Nikita Bogoslovsky, who wrote more than 300 musical scores, has died, according to Russian news reports. He was 90. Soviet-era composer Nikita Bogoslovsky, who wrote more than 300 musical scores, has died, according to Russian ...

  39. DVD-Copying Software Maker Appeals Rulings

    April 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Studios says DMCA ruling is unconstitutional. A Missouri maker of DVD-copying products says it has appealed a pair of federal court rulings that it stop making and marketing its software. 321 Studios Inc., based in the St. Louis suburb of Ches ...

  40. DVD-Copying Software Maker Appeals Rulings

    April 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Missouri maker of DVD-copying products says it has appealed a pair of federal court rulings that it stop making and marketing its software. A Missouri maker of DVD-copying products says it has appealed a pair of federal court rulings that it sto ...

  41. Berry, Half Of Surf Duo Jan & Dean, Dies

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jan Berry, a member of the 1960s surf-music duo Jan &amp; Dean, has died. He was 62. Berry had a seizure and stopped breathing Friday (March 26) at his Los Angeles home. He was pronounced dead that ev Jan Berry, a member of the 1960s surf-musi ...

  42. Great White Covers Album to Be Pulled

    March 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST The band whose pyrotechnics sparked a nightclub fire that killed 100 people said they have been assured that a recently released covers album titled "Burning House of Love" will be pulled from store s The band whose pyrotechnics sparked ...

  43. Aretha Franklin Stable In Hospital

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Aretha Franklin has been hospitalized since Saturday for an undisclosed ailment and is in stable condition. Aretha Franklin has been hospitalized since Saturday for an undisclosed ailment and is in stable condition. Her publicist declined to say i ...

  44. Moody's Downgrades Bowie Bonds

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST The bonds backed by publishing and recording rights on singer David Bowie's back catalog have been hit by a ratings downgrade from Moody's Investors Service. The bonds backed by publishing and recording rights on singer David Bowie' ...

  45. NYC Residents, Club Owners Battle Over Noise

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST LOS ANGELES--A New York City night-life ordinance is unlikely to see the light of day in 2004. But supporters say the law, which seeks to soften club noise for Manhattan residents, will eventually be Licensing Deals Abound In Wireless Market NYC R ...

  46. MTV VJ John Jackson Dies At 62

    March 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST John 'J.J.' Jackson, who in the 1980s helped usher in the music video era as one of the first MTV on-air personalities, has died. He was 62. John 'J.J.' Jackson, who in the 1980s helped usher in the music video era as one of th ...

  47. Courtney Love Arrested In New York

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Courtney Love was arrested early this morning (March 18) in New York after allegedly throwing a microphone stand at East Village nightclub Plaid, striking a man in the head, police said. The 24-year-o Courtney Love was arrested early this morning ...

  48. Man Sues Distributor of KaZaA Software

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST A native of Romania who claims to have written the source code to the popular file-sharing software KaZaA is suing the program's distributor over the rights to the software and seeking $25 million in A native of Romania who claims to have wri ...

  49. Man Sues Distributor of KaZaA Software

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST A native of Romania who claims to have written the source code to the popular file-sharing software KaZaA is suing the program's distributor over the rights to the software and seeking $25 million in A native of Romania who claims to have wri ...

  50. Sitar Player Ustad Vilayat Khan Dies

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ustad Vilayat Khan, one of India's leading sitar players, has died. He was 76. Khan died Saturday (March 13) in Bombay's Jaslok Hospital. He had lung cancer, diabetes and hypertension, the Press Trust Ustad Vilayat Khan, one of India ...

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