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  1. Clear Channel: Stern Dispute Is Resolved

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lawsuits dropped by both sides. SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Radio giant Clear Channel Communications Inc. and Howard Stern have agreed to withdraw lawsuits against each other related to Stern's ouster from the radio giant's airwaves because of i ...

  2. Grammy Ratings Lowest Since 1995

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- With "Desperate Housewives" as competitors, <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/music/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000799525">last night's Grammy Awards < LOS ANGELES ...

  3. CBS To Air ACM Anniversary Special

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Show to tape May 18. CBS-TV has agreed to air a special celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Academy of Country Music. The show will be taped May 18 at the Events Center at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, the day after the live ...

  4. Lopez, Anthony To Duet At Grammys

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Show to include tsunami fundraiser. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony will give their debut performance together during the 47th annual Grammy Awards. The Feb. 13 show will air live on CBS from Los Angeles. The couple joins previously announced perf ...

  5. Litigation

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST This Week's Stories: Amicis file briefs in Grokster case; Ticketmaster sued over trade secrets; No end to Napster litigation; Court throws out ACNielsen suit; ASCAP sues businesses; FCC won't seek Sup This Week's Stories: Amicis Bri ...

  6. Michael Jackson Fans Gather at Courthouse

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Dozens of dancing, hollering fans gathered outside a courthouse Monday (Jan. 31) as Michael Jackson's child molestation case headed to trial. SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) -- Dozens of dancing, hollering fans gathered outside a courthouse Monday ( ...

  7. U2, McGraw Among First Grammy Performers

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Irish rock act U2, country superstar Tim McGraw, R&amp;B chanteuse Alicia Keys and rock trio Green Day are the first acts confirmed to perform during the 47th annual Grammy Awards ceremony, to be held Irish rock act U2, country superstar Tim M ...

  8. The People Choose Usher

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Usher was the big winner in the music categories of the People's Choice Awards, held last night (Jan. 9) in Pasadena, Calif. The R&amp;B superstar took home the award for favorite male singer and shar Usher was the big winner in the music ...

  9. Tuned In: The Tube

    January 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST INXS launches a search for a new lead singer to replace the late Michael Hutchence on the CBS reality series tentatively titled "Rock Star." Read Carla Hay's column. INXS launches a search for a new lead singer to replace the late M ...

  10. Swing Era Bandleader Artie Shaw Dies

    December 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST At his peak in the 1930s and '40s, Artie Shaw, the brilliant clarinetist and bandleader, ranked with Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller as musicians whose swinging tunes kept a generation ju At his peak in the 1930s and '40s, A ...

  11. EMI Pub, Sony BMG Forge Digital Licensing Pact

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a bold move to pave the way for more widespread licensing of publishing rights, EMI Music Publishing and Sony BMG Music Entertainment have entered an umbrella agreement that sets working guidelines NEW YORK -- In a bold move to pave the way for ...

  12. EMI Pub, Sony BMG Forge Digital Licensing Pact

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a bold move to pave the way for more widespread licensing of publishing rights, EMI Music Publishing and Sony BMG Music Entertainment have entered an umbrella agreement that sets working guidelines In a bold move to pave the way for more widesp ...

  13. EMI Pub, Sony BMG Forge Digital Licensing Pact

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a bold move to pave the way for more widespread licensing of publishing rights, EMI Music Publishing and Sony BMG Music Entertainment have entered an umbrella agreement that sets working guidelines In a bold move to pave the way for more widesp ...

  14. Kanye West Tops Grammy Noms

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Hip-hop newcomer Kanye West leads the nominations for the 47th annual Grammy Awards, to be held Feb. 13 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and air live on CBS. West nabbed 10 nominations, while Ushe Hip-hop newcomer Kanye West leads the nominati ...

  15. Viacom Settles With FCC

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Federal Communications Commission and Viacom have reached a $3.5 million indecency settlement over three proposed fines and two others already upheld on appeal. Dismissed by the agreement are pend NEW YORK -- The Federal Communications Commiss ...

  16. WGA Members OK New Contract

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Members of the Writers Guild of America have approved their new industry contract by a wide margin, endorsing a strategy that emphasized the health plan over the likely strike issue of DVD residuals, LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Members ...

  17. Behind the Deal: Mel Karmazin On Radio

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST <i>Mel Karmazin made his first public appearance since his departure last summer as president/COO of Viacom during the 12th annual National Assn. of Broadcasters' European Radio Show, held Nov. 7-9 in Mel Karmazin made his first public ...

  18. Networks Puzzle Over FCC Indecency Calls

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Federal Communication Commission's efforts to regulate indecency on broadcast TV drew sharp criticism during a gathering of the networks' entertainment chiefs. NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Federal Communication Commission ...

  19. Terry Melcher Dies At 62

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Terry Melcher, a producer, composer and songwriter who helped shape the '60s-era California surf music sound, died at his Beverly Hills home on Nov. 19 after a long battle with cancer. He was 62. Terry Melcher, a producer, composer and songwr ...

  20. Eminem's 'Encore' Takes No. 1 Bow

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Although it was legitimately available for just three days during the sales reporting week, Eminem's "Encore" moved enough copies to easily debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Released on Friday in a Although it was legitimately av ...

  21. Eminem's 'Encore' Takes No. 1 Bow

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rapper sells 700K in abbreviated first week. Although it was legitimately available for just three days during the sales reporting week, Eminem's "Encore" moved enough copies to easily debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Released o ...

  22. CBS Calls For Cancellation Of Super Bowl Fine

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a 78-page letter sent to the Federal Communications Commission Nov. 5, CBS calls on the Commission to cancel its proposed $550,000 indecency fine against the TV network for the Super Bowl halftime NEW YORK -- In a 78-page letter sent to the Fed ...

  23. CBS Calls For Cancellation Of Super Bowl Fine

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a 78-page letter sent to the FCC Friday (Nov. 5), CBS calls on the Commission to cancel its proposed $550,000 indecency fine against the TV network for the Super Bowl halftime show. In a 78-page letter sent to the FCC Friday (Nov. 5), CBS calls ...

  24. Rod Stewart Enjoys First No. 1 In 25 Years

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rod Stewart proves once again that blondes have more fun. With the J Records release of "Stardust ... The Great American Songbook, Vol. 3," the singer nabs his first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 since 1 Rod Stewart proves once again that b ...

  25. Rod Stewart Enjoys First No. 1 In 25 Years

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rod Stewart proves once again that blondes have more fun. With the J Records release of "Stardust ... The Great American Songbook, Vol. 3," the singer nabs his first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 since 1 Rod Stewart proves once again that b ...

  26. Sony BMG Names Executive VPs

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment in New York has named Joe DiMuro as executive VP of strategic marketing and Jeff Jones as executive VP of catalog. Both report to COO Michael Smellie. Sony BMG Music Entertainment in New York has named Joe DiMuro as ex ...

  27. WGA, Hollywood Make A Deal

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Writers Guild of America said Oct. 13 that it has reached a new three-year contract with Hollywood's major studios and networks. The $58 million package boosts health-care contributions, minimums (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Writers Gu ...

  28. J Records Inks Jamie Foxx

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Actor/singer Jamie Foxx has signed a deal with J Records. His first album for the record label is due in 2005. The music on the album is expected to be contemporary R&amp;B. Actor/singer Jamie Foxx has signed a deal with J Records. His first a ...

  29. J Records Inks Jamie Foxx

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Actor/singer Jamie Foxx has signed a deal with J Records. His first album for the record label is due in 2005. The music on the album is expected to be contemporary R&amp;B. Actor/singer Jamie Foxx has signed a deal with J Records. His first a ...

  30. Reality-Show Survivor Beats The Band

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Frank Sullivan, a founding member of rock band Survivor, has lost his trademark-infringement battle against TVT Records and producers of the television show "Survivor." NEW YORK -- Frank Sullivan, a founding member of rock band Survivor, ...

  31. Sony BMG Names Italian Chief

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In yet another European appointment, Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named Franco Cabrini as president for Italy. In yet another European appointment, Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named Franco Cabrini as president for Italy. Cabrini, who has ...

  32. Sony BMG Names Italian Chief

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In yet another European appointment, Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named Franco Cabrini as president for Italy. In yet another European appointment, Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named Franco Cabrini as president for Italy. Cabrini, who has ...

  33. FCC Fines CBS Over Janet Incident

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As expected, the Federal Communications Commission today (Sept. 22) officially issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture of $550,000 against 20 Viacom-owned CBS TV stations for "apparently As expected, the Federal Communications Co ...

  34. CBS To Air All-Star Ray Charles Tribute

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stevie, Usher, Norah among performers. The late Ray Charles will be the subject of a concert special, "Genius: A Night for Ray Charles," that will air on CBS on an unspecified date in late October. The tribute will take place Oct. 8 at t ...

  35. Alan Jackson Scores No. 1 Debut

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Country star Alan Jackson enjoys his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with the Arista Nashville album "What I Do." The set bows with U.S. sales of 178,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, ending Country star Alan Jackson enjoys his ...

  36. Alan Jackson Scores No. 1 Debut

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Country star Alan Jackson enjoys his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with the Arista Nashville album "What I Do." The set bows with U.S. sales of 178,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, ending Country star Alan Jackson enjoys his ...

  37. Janet's Breast Costs CBS Stations $550,000

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pop singer Janet Jackson's breast flash earlier this year will result in a record $550,000 fine for 20 CBS television stations, U.S. Federal Communications Commission officials said Sept. 7. WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) -- Pop singer Janet Jack ...

  38. CBS Stations Face $550K Fine Over Janet

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson's televised bare breast flash earlier this year will result in a record $550,000 fine for 20 CBS stations, U.S. Federal Communications Commission officials said. Janet Jackson's televised bare breast flash earlier this year ...

  39. Latin Grammys Ratings Dip

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT CBS show declines from last year. CBS show declines from last year. News ...

  40. Latin Grammys Ratings Dip

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ratings were down for the 2004 Latin Grammy Awards, which CBS aired last night (Sept. 1) from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Ratings were down for the 2004 Latin Grammy Awards, which CBS aired last night (Sept. 1) from the Shrine Auditorium ...

  41. Sanz Top Winner At Latin Grammys

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Spanish singer/songwriter Alejandro Sanz was once again the big winner at the Latin Grammy Awards. His album, "No Es lo Mismo" (Warner), and the song of the same name took home five awards at the fift Spanish singer/songwriter Alejandro ...

  42. Alan Jackson Leads CMA Nominations

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brooks &amp; Dunn to host Nov. 9 show. With seven mentions, Alan Jackson is the top nominee for the 38th annual CMA Awards, set for Nov. 9 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Toby Keith also scored big, with six nominations, while Kenny ...

  43. EMI To Issue Latin Grammy CD

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT -track album due Aug. 24. EMI Music's Latin America division will release this year's Latin Grammy Nominees CD. The 19-track compilation is due Aug. 24 in Spain, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and the United Stat ...

  44. Santana, Draco Rosa To Play Latin Grammys

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Carlos Santana, the Latin Recording Academy's 2004 Person of the Year, has been added to the performance lineup for the fifth annual Latin Grammy Awards, set for Sept. 1 at the Shrine Auditorium in Lo Carlos Santana, the Latin Recording Acade ...

  45. Latin Grammys Add More Performers

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Caf&#233; Tacuba, Incubus, Ozomatli set to play. The performance lineup for the fifth annual Latin Grammy Awards has expanded to include Akwid, Café Tacuba, Incubus, Paquito D'Rivvera, Ozomatli and Marco Antoni Solis. They join previously ...

  46. More Financing For Mobile Content Firm Mforma

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kirkland, Wash.-based wireless entertainment provider Mforma Group Inc. has secured a second round of institutional financing. The funding follows a <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesea Kirkland, Wash.-based wireless enterta ...

  47. First Performers Set For Latin Grammys

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bebo Vald&#233;s, Diego El Cigala, Paulina Rubio and Roselyn Sanchez have been confirmed as performers for the fifth annual Latin Grammy Awards. Bebo Valdés, Diego El Cigala, Paulina Rubio and Roselyn Sanchez have been confirmed as performers ...

  48. Guitarist Tony Mottola Dies At 86

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tony Mottola, a guitarist who played with Frank Sinatra and on NBC's "The Tonight Show" over the course of a 50-year career, died yesterday (Aug. 9) in Darien, N.J., of complications from double pneum Tony Mottola, a guitarist who p ...

  49. Grammy Date Set For 2005

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 47th annual Grammy Awards are set to take place Feb. 13, 2005, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The show will be broadcast live on CBS for the 32nd consecutive year, beginning at 8 p.m. ET (t The 47th annual Grammy Awards are set to take ...

  50. Grammy Date Set For 2005

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 47th annual Grammy Awards are set to take place Feb. 13, 2005, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The show will be broadcast live on CBS for the 32nd consecutive year, beginning at 8 p.m. ET (t The 47th annual Grammy Awards are set to take ...

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