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  1. Producer Says He Was Forced To Inflate Film Budgets

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Film producer Elie Samaha says he was blackmailed into carrying out the budget-padding scheme that ultimately cost Intertainment Licensing more than $100 million. <br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> Harvard, Berkle ...

  2. Eu Moves Forward With Piracy Initiative

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BRUSSELS--The European Commission last Monday formally adopted the European Union's Enforcement Directive, which provides a legal framework against piracy and counterfeiting. <br clear="none"/><br cle Olsen Twins Sue Acclai ...

  3. Buffett Shows Set For Fenway Park

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band have been confirmed for a two-night stand at Boston's historic Fenway Park on Sept. 10 and 12. Tickets will go on sale May 8 via Ticketmaster. As expected , Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reef ...

  4. Crow Flies for United Air, Sony

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Connect, Sony Corp. of America's online music service, will launch May 4 with a promo event featuring Sheryl Crow performing live on a United Airlines aircraft traveling from Chicago to Los Angel Rep. Seeks To Curb Outsourcing In Film Mi ...

  5. CCE Taps EMI Pub Man As PR VP

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Entertainment's music division is moving its national public relations headquarters from Boston to Los Angeles, as Michael Ruthig, former publicist for the EMI catalog, is named VP of na Clear Channel Entertainment's music ...

  6. CERTA Tackles Piracy This Week

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WASHINGTON--Members of the newly-organized CERTA, the Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations, are meeting with members of Congress Tuesday (April 20) to drum up support to combat entert Virgin Artist Severs Ties On Contract Dispute B ...

  7. The Dead Plot Summer Outing

    April 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Dead begin a summer tour June 12 at the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tenn. The three-month U.S. Wave That Flag tour will hit 28 cities before concluding Aug. 19 at Atlanta's Hi-FiBuys Amphithe The Dead begin a summer tour June 12 at t ...

  8. HMV To Halve U.S. Operations

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT HMV is closing three of its six remaining U.S. stores, as well as the office housing its small U.S. corporate staff. The HMV stores in Atlanta, Boston and Marlborough, Mass., are holding going-out-of- HMV is closing three of its six remaining U.S. ...

  9. HMV To Halve U.S. Operations

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT HMV is closing three of its six remaining U.S. stores, as well as the office housing its small U.S. corporate staff. The HMV stores in Atlanta, Boston and Marlborough, Mass., are holding going-out-of- HMV is closing three of its six remaining U.S. ...

  10. Van Halen Tickets Moving Quickly

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Sammy Hagar-fronted <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/touring_venues/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000469665">Van Halen tour</A> is on a sell-out track. The Sammy Hagar-fronted Van Halen tour is on a ...

  11. Academy To Name East, West Regional Execs

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Academy has restructured two positions in a move that has resulted in the departure of longtime New York executive director Jon Marcus. The Recording Academy has restructured two positions in a move that has resulted in the departure ...

  12. XM Satellite Radio Shows Gains

    April 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST XM Satellite Radio reported greater-than-expected subscriber gains in the first quarter of 2004 in what many analysts believe is a critical year for building consumer acceptance of the nascent satelli XM Satellite Radio reported greater-than-expec ...

  13. XM Satellite Radio Shows Gains

    April 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST XM Satellite Radio reported greater-than-expected subscriber gains in the first quarter of 2004 in what many analysts believe is a critical year for building consumer acceptance of the nascent satelli XM Satellite Radio reported greater-than-expec ...

  14. On The Road

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jimmy Buffett &amp; the Coral Reefer Band is likely to be the planned performer at the Sept. 10 and 12 concerts held at Boston's Fenway Park. Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band is likely to be the planned performer at the Sept. 10 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Particle Takes To The Road

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Particle kicks off a 15-date club/theater run March 31 at Milwaukee's Eagles Ballroom, in support of the Or Music release "Launchpad." Opening act will be Guns 'N Roses guitarist Buckethead, who is to Particle kicks off a 15-da ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. E.U. Set To Act On New Rules To Halt Piracy

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Union is expected to agree to new rules this week that will clamp down on movie and music pirates following a long legislative battle, according to the E.U. sources last Friday. <br clea Virgin, Fox Studio Drop Lawsuit, Settle Disp ...

  20. Viacom Names Moniz Head Of Compliance

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Viacom has named Henry T.A. Moniz vice president of compliance. NEW YORK-- Viacom has named Henry T.A. Moniz vice president of compliance. Moniz previously was a litigation partner with Bingham McCutchen in Boston and served a stinit as an assista ...

  21. Clear Channel Yanks Howard Stern Off Six Channels

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST <ul><li> Victims' Relief Aid Fund Proposed In Wake Of R.I. Nightclub Deaths</li> <li> Calif. Sen. Backs Proposed New Internet Piracy Bill</li> <li> South By Southwest Conference Panels Offer CLE Credi Clear ...

  22. Prince Set To Tour, But Label Is Up In The Air

    February 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Prince next month will embark on his first major tour in six years. He also has a new album, "Musicology," but a label deal remains up in the air. Prince next month will embark on his first major tour in six years. He also has a new albu ...

  23. Dido Set For North American Tour

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dido's second major North American tour will begin May 17 in Vancouver and will wrap June 18 in Boston. The outing is in support of "Life for Rent" (Arista), which has sold nearly 1.5 million copies i Dido's second major North ...

  24. UMVD Bows Video Division, Makes Cuts

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music &amp; Video Distribution (UMVD) will soon be launching a new home-video division, according to sources. Also, in separate news, the company has been quietly downsizing over the past mo Universal Music & Video Distribution ( ...

  25. UMVD Bows Video Division, Makes Cuts

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music &amp; Video Distribution (UMVD) will soon be launching a new home-video division, according to sources. Also, in separate news, the company has been quietly downsizing over the past mo Universal Music & Video Distribution ( ...

  26. Warped Offering Discounted Web Tix

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Vans Warped tour organizers are offering fans discounted tickets via an Internet pre-sale. Beginning Tuesday (Feb. 10), users can log onto www.vanswarpedtour.com at 6 p.m. EST. During the pre-sale, t Vans Warped tour organizers are offering fans d ...

  27. Berklee College Of Music Names New Prez

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Boston's Berklee College of Music today (Feb. 6) named Roger H. Brown as its president, effective June 1. Brown succeeds Lee Berk, who held the post for 25 years. Brown becomes the college's first pre Boston's Berklee College of Mus ...

  28. Five Majors Testing Sales Of DualDisc Albums

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST CD/DVD hybrids released in Boston and Seattle. CD/DVD hybrids released in Boston and Seattle. News ...

  29. Five Majors Testing Sales Of DualDisc Albums

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a collaborative effort, all five major record labels have initiated test marketing of a dual-sided CD/DVD hybrid disc known as DualDisc. The companies have released a total of about 15 discs in Bos In a collaborative effort, all five major reco ...

  30. Gloria Estefan Show Hits Big Screen

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Gloria Estefan concert recorded live at the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas has been adapted for the big screen and will premiere nationwide Feb. 10. A Gloria Estefan concert recorded live at the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace ...

  31. Gloria Estefan Show Hits Big Screen

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Gloria Estefan concert recorded live at the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas has been adapted for the big screen and will premiere nationwide Feb. 10. A Gloria Estefan concert recorded live at the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace ...

  32. CCE Initiates Signing Wave

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST As vowed by Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) Music Division President/co-CEO Dave Lucas (Billboard, Nov. 15, 2003), the concert promoter has announced a wave of national executive signings. As vowed by Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) Music Divi ...

  33. Beatles, Pop Exhibits To Grace TV/Radio Museum

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Exhibits on the Beatles and U.S. pop music are set to open Feb. 6 at the Museum of Television &amp; Radio, which has facilities in New York and L.A. Exhibits on the Beatles and U.S. pop music are set to open Feb. 6 at the Museum of Television ...

  34. Beatles, Pop Exhibits To Grace TV/Radio Museum

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Exhibits on the Beatles and U.S. pop music are set to open Feb. 6 at the Museum of Television &amp; Radio, which has facilities in New York and L.A. Exhibits on the Beatles and U.S. pop music are set to open Feb. 6 at the Museum of Television ...

  35. Bowie Tour Postponed

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST David Bowie, who has the flu, has postponed two more shows on the North American leg of his A Reality tour. The rocker has backed out of tonight's show in Boston and tomorrow's in Philadelphia. David Bowie, who has the flu, has postponed ...

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