Associated Press

  1. Kazaa Case Hits New Snag

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST SYDNEY--The Australian record industry's attempts to launch a copyright infringement case against Kazaa is facing another stumbling block. Lawyers for Kazaa's Sydney-based parent Sharman Networks lodg Internet Giants Join Forces Against ...

  2. U.S. Officials Warn of Concert Danger

    March 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Embassy in Berlin warned Americans yesterday (March 11) to stay clear of a popular Turkish singer's upcoming concert, saying a hand grenade exploded at a previous show in Hamburg and that loc The U.S. Embassy in Berlin warned America ...

  3. Sacem Seeks Royalties On iPod

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST A French association representing recorded music rights holders threatened yesterday (March 10) to take Apple Computer Inc. to court in a dispute over lost music royalties. A French association representing recorded music rights holders threatened ...

  4. Sacem Seeks Royalties On iPod

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST A French association representing recorded music rights holders threatened yesterday (March 10) to take Apple Computer Inc. to court in a dispute over lost music royalties. A French association representing recorded music rights holders threatened ...

  5. Alan Jackson Collects Eight ACM Nods

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Arista Nashville artist Alan Jackson, who received a leading eight nominations today (March 10) for the Academy of Country Music Awards, can justify celebrating as early as he wants because -- as the Arista Nashville artist Alan Jackson, who recei ...

  6. Jack White Pleads Guilty, Avoids Jail

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST White Stripes lead singer Jack White pleaded guilty yesterday (March 9) to assault and battery stemming from a fight with the lead singer of fellow Detroit band the Von Bondies. White Stripes lead singer Jack White pleaded guilty yesterday (March ...

  7. Vandross Wins Four NAACP Image Awards

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Luther Vandross won four NAACP Image Awards in a ceremony Saturday (March 6) that blended politics with a wide range of honors for works by and about people of color. The soul crooner is recovering fr Luther Vandross won four NAACP Image Awards in ...

  8. Disney Splits Chief Roles; Eisner Stays As CEO

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Walt Disney Co.'s board voted late today (March 3) to split the roles of chairman and chief executive, hours after shareholders delivered a stinging rebuke by withholding 43% of their votes for CE The Walt Disney Co.'s board voted la ...

  9. Disney Shareholders Withhold Eisner Support

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Michael Eisner faced a rebuke of his leadership of the Walt Disney Co. today (March 3), as 43% of shareholders withheld their support for him in a vote at the company's annual shareholder meeting. Michael Eisner faced a rebuke of his leadersh ...

  10. Bach Archive To Put Manuscripts Online

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Johann Sebastian Bach Archive in Leipzig, Germany, will restore and digitalize original scores by the composer, with the idea of giving people access to the works via the Internet, officials said The Johann Sebastian Bach Archive in Leipzig, G ...

  11. Eminem Publisher Sues Apple

    February 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rapper Eminem's music publisher is suing Apple Computer Inc., claiming the company used one of the hip-hop superstar's songs in a television advertisement without permission. Rapper Eminem's music publisher is suing Apple Computer I ...

  12. Big Band Singer Don Cornell Dies

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Don Cornell, a Big Band singer who scored a string of hits during the 1950s and early 1960s including "It Isn't Fair,''" died Monday. He was 84. Don Cornell, a Big Band singer who scored a string of hits during the 1950s a ...

  13. Sony Cancels MP3 Player Launch

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Japanese electronics and entertainment company Sony Corp. has canceled the planned sale this spring in Japan of two portable MP3 digital music players because of problems with the built-in FM radio tu Japanese electronics and entertainment company ...

  14. Sony Cancels MP3 Player Launch

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Japanese electronics and entertainment company Sony Corp. has canceled the planned sale this spring in Japan of two portable MP3 digital music players because of problems with the built-in FM radio tu Japanese electronics and entertainment company ...

  15. Man Pleads Innocent In Oscar-Screener Case

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST A man accused of helping to illegally post movies for Oscar screeners on the Internet has pleaded innocent to federal charges. A man accused of helping to illegally post movies for Oscar screeners on the Internet has pleaded innocent to federal ch ...

  16. Loon Arrested In Nightclub Stabbing

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rapper Loon was arrested with two other men in connection with the stabbing of a security guard outside a nightclub, authorities said yesterday (Feb. 17). Loon (real name: Chauncey Hawkins) was booked Rapper Loon was arrested with two other men in ...

  17. Man Pleads Innocent In Oscar-Screener Case

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST A man accused of helping to illegally post movies for Oscar screeners on the Internet has pleaded innocent to federal charges. A man accused of helping to illegally post movies for Oscar screeners on the Internet has pleaded innocent to federal ch ...

  18. Disney Board Rejects Offer From Comcast

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Walt Disney Company rejected Comcast Corp.'s takeover bid, but it also kept the cable giant's hopes alive by indicating more money might do the trick. The board's unanimous rejection yesterday (Fe The Walt Disney Company rejecte ...

  19. Lawyers Return To Court In Jackson Case

    February 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lawyers are returning to court today (Feb. 13) in Santa Barbara, Calif., to set a date for Michael Jackson's preliminary hearing in his child-molestation case. Lawyers are returning to court today (Feb. 13) in Santa Barbara, Calif., to set a ...

  20. FCC Chief Calls Halftime Show 'A New Low'

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission told lawmakers Wednesday that the Super Bowl halftime show was "a new low for prime-time television." The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission told lawmakers Wednesday th ...

  21. Diana Ross Gets 2 Days In Jail

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Diana Ross was convicted today (Feb. 9) of driving under the influence and ordered to spend two days in jail. Diana Ross was convicted today (Feb. 9) of driving under the influence and ordered to spend two days in jail. The R&B diva, who telep ...

  22. DJ Who Helped Springsteen Dies at 55

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ed Sciaky, a Philadelphia disc jockey who helped bring attention to artists such as Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel, died Thursday (Jan. 29) in New York, his employer said. He was 55. Ed Sciaky, a Philadelphia disc jockey who helped bring attenti ...

  23. Big Band Trombonist Bernhart Dies at 77

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Milt Bernhart, a big band trombonist known for his solo on Frank Sinatra's "I've Got You Under My Skin," has died of complications of congestive heart failure. He was 77. Milt Bernhart, a big band trombonist known for his solo ...

  24. Ryan Adams Breaks Wrist During Concert

    January 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST American singer-songwriter Ryan Adams broke his wrist in a fall from the stage during a gig in Liverpool, his publicist said today (Jan. 23). Adams, 29, plunged from the stage during a concert last ni American singer-songwriter Ryan Adams broke hi ...

  25. Hearing Delayed In Jackson/Universal Case

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST A judge delayed a hearing Wednesday in Michael Jackson's lawsuit against Universal Music Group that claims the world's largest record company owes the pop star royalties for the rerelease of songs he A judge delayed a hearing Wednesday i ...

  26. OutKast, Furtado To Play NBA All-Star Game

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST When the best players in the NBA are introduced at the start of their annual all-star game next month, there will be no generic synthesizer music blaring in the background. Instead, the players will g When the best players in the NBA are introduce ...

  27. Jackson Pleads Innocent To Sex Charges

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson pleaded innocent today (Jan. 16) to child-molestation charges as a throng of news media and fans swarmed around the small courthouse in the semi-rural central California town of Santa Michael Jackson pleaded innocent today (Jan. 16 ...

  28. Jackson Pleads Innocent To Sex Charges

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson pleaded innocent today (Jan. 16) to child-molestation charges as a throng of news media and fans swarmed around the small courthouse in the semi-rural central California town of Santa Michael Jackson pleaded innocent today (Jan. 16 ...

  29. Mystikal Gets Six Years For Sexual Battery

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Michael Tyler, better known as the Grammy-nominated rapper Mystikal, was sentenced to six years in prison yesterday (Jan. 15) for forcing his hair stylist to perform sex acts. Tyler, 33, who pleaded g Michael Tyler, better known as the Grammy-nomi ...

  30. Zappa Case Settled Out Of Court

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST A dispute between a Canadian furniture store that used the late Frank Zappa's music in a TV commercial and the rocker's widow was settled out of court Tuesday. A dispute between a Canadian furniture store that used the late Frank Zappa&# ...

  31. Zappa Widow Seeks Infringement Damages

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Frank Zappa's widow appeared in a Canadian court Monday seeking unspecified damages from a furniture company for using one of her husband's tunes in a 1995 appliance advertisement. Frank Zappa's widow appeared in a Canadian court Mo ...

  32. Zappa Widow Seeks Infringement Damages

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Song appeared in 1995 appliance ad Frank Zappa's widow appeared in a Canadian court Monday seeking unspecified damages from a furniture company for using one of her husband's tunes in a 1995 appliance advertisement. Gail Zappa and her la ...

  33. Jackson Returns Passport To Authorities

    January 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Singer again surrenders his travelling papers Michael Jackson has again surrendered the passport authorities briefly returned to him so he could travel to Great Britain on business, although there was no indication he ever used it. Santa Barbara C ...

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