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  1. Handleman To Exclusively Handle Tommy Lee Set

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Handleman Co. says it has entered into an agreement to be the exclusive distributor of Tommy Lee's new solo album, "Tommyland: The Ride," scheduled to be released in August. The deal marks the first t AUSTIN, Texas -- Handleman Co. ...

  2. 'Massacre' Takes Over Europe

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cent's "The Massacre" (Interscope) storms in at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, after a banner first week that includes chart-topping debuts in the United Kingdom, Germany and Ireland. The album 50 Cent's "The Massacr ...

  3. 'Massacre' Takes Over Europe

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jennifer Lopez holds atop Eurochart. 50 Cent's "The Massacre" (Interscope) storms in at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, after a banner first week that includes chart-topping debuts in the United Kingdom, Germany and Ireland. The a ...

  4. Retail Steaming Over Alanis' Starbucks Deal

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Traditional music retailers say they are dismayed that Alanis Morissette's new acoustic version of "Jagged Little Pill" (Maverick) will be sold exclusively at Starbucks for a six-week window before it NEW YORK -- Traditional music r ...

  5. Billboard Underground: SXSW

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Our preview of the South By Southwest conference in Austin includes Billboard's first chart report on top independent labels, imprints and artists across multiple genres. Our preview of the South By Southwest conference in Austin includes Bil ...

  6. Retail Steaming Over Alanis' Starbucks Deal

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music merchants dismayed over six-week exclusive. Traditional music retailers say they are dismayed that Alanis Morissette's new acoustic version of "Jagged Little Pill" (Maverick) will be sold exclusively at Starbucks for a six-wee ...

  7. Chris LeDoux Dead At 56

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter was Western music pioneer. Singer/songwriter Chris LeDoux, who became a cult favorite on the rodeo circuit during the 1970s, died today (March 9) in a Casper, Wy., hospital after a lengthy illness. He was 56. Born in Biloxi, Miss ...

  8. British Music Biz Wants More From U.S.

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Industry organizations representing the whole spectrum of the music sector are urging U.S. authorities to "ensure that creators and performers are given a fair deal." LONDON -- Industry organizations representing the whole spectrum of th ...

  9. British United Front Takes On U.S.

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Industry organizations representing the whole spectrum of the music sector are urging U.S. authorities to "ensure that creators and performers are given a fair deal." Industry organizations representing the whole spectrum of the music se ...

  10. British United Front Takes On U.S.

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Industry organizations representing the whole spectrum of the music sector are urging U.S. authorities to "ensure that creators and performers are given a fair deal." Industry organizations representing the whole spectrum of the music se ...

  11. U.K. Music To Impact SXSW

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard.biz has learned exclusive details of a significantly upgraded British presence at this year's South By Southwest festival, set for March 17-21 in Austin, Texas. Billboard.biz has learned exclusive details of a significantly upgraded ...

  12. U.K. Music To Impact SXSW

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard.biz has learned exclusive details of a significantly upgraded British presence at this year's South By Southwest festival, set for March 17-21 in Austin, Texas. Billboard.biz has learned exclusive details of a significantly upgraded ...

  13. Theater-Owners Group Names General Counsel

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST The National Assn. of Theatre Owners appointed G. Kendrick Macdowell to serve as the association's general counsel and director of government affairs in Washington, D.C. The National Assn. of Theatre Owners appointed G. Kendrick Macdowell to ...

  14. Music To Get Star Treatment At Sundance

    December 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music seems to take a bigger role each year at the annual Sundance Film Festival. The Jan. 20-30 independent film showcase in Park City, Utah, will feature a slate of eclectic live performances and ot Music seems to take a bigger role each year at ...

  15. New West Picks Up Ben Lee

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Label debut due in February. New West Records has signed hipster singer/songwriter Ben Lee. A new album, "Awake Is the New Sleep," is due Feb. 22. It was produced by Brad Wood, who also helmed Lee's first two albums, 1994's &qu ...

  16. LeAnn Rimes To Host 'Nashville Star'

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New season set for early 2005. LeAnn Rimes has been tapped to host the third season of the USA Networks talent competition series "Nashville Star." She replaces "Access Hollywood" anchor Nancy O'Dell, who hosted the first ...

  17. Starbucks Expanding Hear Music Concept

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks will push its Hear Music digital music offering into Seattle and Austin in the next month. The Hear Music media bar is an in-store kiosk that allows consumers to purchase customizable CDs on Starbucks will push its Hear Music digital mus ...

  18. Starbucks Expanding Hear Music Concept

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Media bars rolling out to Seattle, Austin stores. Starbucks will push its Hear Music digital music offering into Seattle and Austin in the next month. The Hear Music media bar is an in-store kiosk that allows consumers to purchase customizable CDs ...

  19. Starbucks Expanding Hear Music Concept

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Media bars rolling out to Seattle, Austin stores. Starbucks will push its Hear Music digital music offering into Seattle and Austin in the next month. The Hear Music media bar is an in-store kiosk that allows consumers to purchase customizable CDs ...

  20. New West Plans 'Austin' CD/DVD Series

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New West Records, an independent label distributed by RED, will launch the "Live From Austin, Texas" DVD series Nov. 2. New West Records, an independent label distributed by RED, will launch the "Live From Austin, Texas" DVD se ...

  21. New West Plans 'Austin' CD/DVD Series

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New West Records, an independent label distributed by RED, will launch the "Live From Austin, Texas" DVD series Nov. 2. New West Records, an independent label distributed by RED, will launch the "Live From Austin, Texas" DVD se ...

  22. RIAA Sues 744 Consumers

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA announced Aug. 25 that it filed a new round of copyright-infringement lawsuits against consumers -- this time, targeting 744 individuals alleged to have used peer-to-peer platforms such as eD NEW YORK -- The RIAA announced Aug. 25 that it ...

  23. Labels Are Shifting Control Of The Music Industry To Online Music Services

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT He who holds the digital keys to music today controls the music industry tomorrow. Record labels and music publishers are enabling a new class of competitors by allowing online music services to contr Andrew Donoho is a Web Theorist for a major IT ...

  24. RIAA Files 744 More Suits

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA announced today (Aug. 25) that it has filed a new round of copyright-infringement lawsuits against consumers -- this time, targeting 744 individuals alleged to have used peer-to-peer platform The RIAA announced today (Aug. 25) that it has ...

  25. Labels Are Shifting Control Of The Music Industry To Online Music Services

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT He who holds the digital keys to music today controls the music industry tomorrow. Record labels and music publishers are enabling a new class of competitors by allowing online music services to contr Andrew Donoho is a Web Theorist for a major IT ...

  26. Venue Operators Talk Talent At IAAM

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Slow touring season, NHL strike are hot topics. Two issues are top of mind for those in attendance at the International Assn. of Assembly Managers (IAAM) conference: a difficult touring environment and the looming National Hockey League work stopp ...

  27. Particle To Fuel 'Beats of Peace' Tour

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "Funktronica" band Particle is set to play the inaugural United Beats of Peace tour (UBoP), co-headlining the four-week run with BT (who will be performing with a full band) and Gorillaz co-founder an "Funktronica" band Particl ...

  28. Shaver Birthday Bash Hits Austin

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Billy Joe Shaver will celebrate his 65th birthday Aug. 16 with a show at the Paramount Theater in Austin. Signed on to appear are Guy Clark, Todd Snider, Bruce Robison, Jessi Colter, Jimmie Dale Gilmo Billy Joe Shaver will celebrate his 65th birth ...

  29. Jim Swindel Heads To Gibson

    July 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Instrument maker hires vet as exec VP. Veteran music industry and entertainment executive Jim Swindel has joined Gibson Guitar Corp. as executive VP, entertainment relations. For Gibson, which manufactures musical instruments bearing the Gibson, E ...

  30. Howard Stern Gains Nine Infinity Affiliates

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Shock-jock to get back on air in five markets. In a move that he says "proves Viacom's commitment" to him, Howard Stern this morning (June 30) revealed that his talk show will gain nine affiliates, all Infinity stations, starting Ju ...

  31. GMA Sponsorship Exec Exits

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After four years as sponsorship manager, Daniel White is exiting the Gospel Music Assn. (GMA). After four years as sponsorship manager, Daniel White is exiting the Gospel Music Assn. (GMA). White is moving from Nashville to Austin to take a positi ...

  32. Doughty Hits Road With New Band

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mike Doughty is going out on his first tour with a band since the break-up of his former outfit, Soul Coughing. Mike Doughty is going out on his first tour with a band since the break-up of his former outfit, Soul Coughing. After more than four ye ...

  33. McDonald's Wireless Plan Includes Digital Music

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT McDonald's plans to offer wireless Internet connections in 3,000 restaurants later this year with an eye toward delivering digital music and other online content to consumers. McDonald's plans to offer wireless Internet connections in 3, ...

  34. Roc-A-Fella's Ronson To Open For JC

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Roc-A-Fella artist Samantha Ronson, currently out on a national college tour co-sponsored by Rock The Vote, will also open several dates for JC Chasez, including House Of Blues clubs in Anaheim, Calif Roc-A-Fella artist Samantha Ronson, currently ...

  35. Muze, Loudeye Fuel TouchStand's In-Store Kiosks

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Retail technology firm TouchStand this week is debuting a line of kiosks at U.S. stores. Driven by Muze's music-information database and audioclips from Loudeye, the wireless kiosks allow customers to Retail technology firm TouchStand this we ...

  36. U.S. Indies Eye New Trade Organization

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Independent labels and distributors in the United States are taking exploratory steps to found a new trade organization, styled along the lines of the U.K.'s Assn. of Independent Music (AIM). Independent labels and distributors in the United ...

  37. Publishers Target Versatile Music Catalogs

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music publishers are increasingly looking for catalogs that have the potential to be exploited in other areas of entertainment, such as film and TV synchronization rights, commercials and ring tones. AUSTIN, TEXAS--Music publishers are increasingl ...

  38. Jackson's Contract Suit Vs. UMG Advances

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST NEW YORK--A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has cleared the way for Michael Jackson to pursue a lawsuit against Universal Music Group for breach of contract. Jackson can now conduct an audit of UMG's BMI Licenses Songs To Digital Jukebox Fir ...

  39. House Of Blues Lands $30 Million Investment

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST House of Blues (HOB) Entertainment has completed a $110 million recapitalization plan, with the announcement that Ares Management has invested $30 million in the company. House of Blues (HOB) Entertainment has completed a $110 million recapitaliza ...

  40. House Of Blues Lands $30 Million Investment

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST House of Blues (HOB) Entertainment has completed a $110 million recapitalization plan, with the announcement that Ares Management has invested $30 million in the company. House of Blues (HOB) Entertainment has completed a $110 million recapitaliza ...

  41. Tim McGraw Sets Summer Dates

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/touring_venues/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000453074">As first tipped here</A>, Tim McGraw will play a U.S. amphitheater tour of 30-plus dates As first tipped here , T ...

  42. DiFranco Eyeing Swing-State Tour, New Album

    March 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter/activist Ani DiFranco is pondering a U.S. tour of swing states around the time of the presidential election, she said during an interview yesterday (March 20) at South By Southwest i Singer/songwriter/activist Ani DiFranco is pon ...

  43. News And Notes From South By Southwest

    March 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST <I>News and notes from the 18th annual South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, a music and media conference offering industry panels and presentations, as well as more than 1,000 acts performing News and notes from the 18th annual Sout ...

  44. News And Notes From South By Southwest

    March 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST <I>News and notes from the 18th annual South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, a music and media conference offering industry panels and presentations, as well as more than 1,000 acts performing News and notes from the 18th annual Sout ...

  45. Microsoft Unveils Download Service

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Microsoft Corp. gave a sneak peek of its music download service today (March 18) to about 100 indie label executives at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. The software giant's offering Microsoft Corp. gave a sneak peek of its m ...

  46. Microsoft Unveils Download Service

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Microsoft Corp. gave a sneak peek of its music download service today (March 18) to about 100 indie label executives at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. The software giant's offering Microsoft Corp. gave a sneak peek of its m ...

  47. Little Richard Entertains At SXSW Keynote

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Little Richard encouraged artists to take control of the business side of their careers and devote themselves to their craft during an entertaining keynote address this morning (March 18) at the South Little Richard encouraged artists to take cont ...

  48. The Beat

    March 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Little Richard will deliver the keynote speech at the South by Southwest Music Conference (SXSW) March 18 in Austin. Little Richard will deliver the keynote speech at the South by Southwest Music Conference (SXSW) March 18 in Austin. News Little R ...

  49. The Beat

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Little Richard will deliver the keynote speech at the South by Southwest Music Conference (SXSW) March 18 in Austin. Little Richard will deliver the keynote speech at the South by Southwest Music Conference (SXSW) March 18 in Austin. News Little R ...

  50. On The Road

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tim McGraw and his Dancehall Doctors will headline an April 10 concert in Austin to benefit the Gridiron Heroes Spinal Cord Injury Organization. Tim McGraw and his Dancehall Doctors will headline an April 10 concert in Austin to benefit the Gridir ...

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