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  1. Film/TV Composer Goldsmith Dies

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Award-winning film and TV composer Jerry Goldsmith died yesterday (July 21) of cancer in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 75. Goldsmith's long and distinguished career included a best original score Acade Award-winning film and TV composer Jerry ...

  2. Capone, Sanz, Rita Among Top Latin Grammy Noms

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brazilian record producer Tom Capone dominated the list of nominees for the fifth annual Latin Grammy Awards, thanks to his work with Brazilian singer María Rita. Capone, who co-produced Rita's s Brazilian record producer Tom Capone ...

  3. APRA's Nick Hampton Retires

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Industry veteran Nick Hampton has retired as company secretary and director of administration and finance of the Sydney-based Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). He joined the associatio Industry veteran Nick Hampton has retired as c ...

  4. CBS Nabs INXS Reality Series

    June 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After a healthy bidding war, CBS has landed the Mark Burnett-produced reality series in which aspiring musicians will compete to become the new lead singer of Australian rock band INXS. After a healthy bidding war, CBS has landed the Mark Burnett- ...

  5. CBS Nabs INXS Reality Series

    June 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After a healthy bidding war, CBS has landed the Mark Burnett-produced reality series in which aspiring musicians will compete to become the new lead singer of Australian rock band INXS. After a healthy bidding war, CBS has landed the Mark Burnett- ...

  6. Deacon Blue's Graeme Kelling Dies At 47

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Graeme Kelling, founding guitarist with Scottish hitmakers Deacon Blue, died June 10 after a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 47. Graeme Kelling, founding guitarist with Scottish hitmakers Deacon Blue, died June 10 after a four-year ...

  7. Deacon Blue's Graeme Kelling Dies At 47

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Scottish band had five top-five albums. Graeme Kelling, founding guitarist with Scottish hitmakers Deacon Blue, died June 10 after a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 47. Deacon Blue arrived on the British singles charts in 1988 with ...

  8. Mobile Entertainment Company MFORMA Gets Funds

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mforma is extending its global reach in the mobile entertainment industry. Mforma is extending its global reach in the mobile entertainment industry. The Kirkland, Wash.-based company, the world's leading publisher and distributor of wireless ...

  9. Viacom Looks to Sell Weak Radio Stations

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Viacom Inc. plans to dump underperforming radio stations, but will not sell its Infinity Broadcasting unit, company chairman/CEO Sumner Redstone said Thursday (June 3). Viacom Inc. plans to dump underperforming radio stations, but will not sell it ...

  10. Keith Takes 4 ACM Awards

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith was the big winner last night (May 26) at the 39th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, taking home four honors, including entertainer of the year and male vocalist. Toby Keith was the big winner last night (May 26) at the 39th annua ...

  11. Santana To Get LARAS Honor

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Carlos Santana will be honored as the 2004 person of the year by the Latin Recording Academy. He will be fetted at a gala dinner and concert Aug. 30 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Carlos Santana will be honored as the 2004 person of th ...

  12. Santana To Get LARAS Honor

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Carlos Santana will be honored as the 2004 person of the year by the Latin Recording Academy. He will be fetted at a gala dinner and concert Aug. 30 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Carlos Santana will be honored as the 2004 person of th ...

  13. Latin Grammys Return To L.A.

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After a one-year stint in Miami, the Latin Grammy Awards will return to Los Angeles in 2004, Billboard.biz has learned. The 5th Annual Latin Grammy Awards will take place Sept. 1 at the Shrine Audito After a one-year stint in Miami, the Latin Gram ...

  14. Rimshot Takes Aim At Funk Brothers

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The L.A. firm Rimshot Management has filed suit against former Motown Records sidemen the Funk Brothers, alleging the musicians breached their management contract. The Funk Brothers -- session musicia The L.A. firm Rimshot Management has filed sui ...

  15. Ray Dolby To Be Inducted Into Inventors Hall

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ray Dolby, founder and chairman of Dolby Laboratories, will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame Saturday (May 1) in recognition of his invention of the Dolby noise reduction system. D Ray Dolby, founder and chairman of Dolby Labor ...

  16. This Week's Players & Practices

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The latest dream makers and deal breakers for this week. - J. Walter Thompson has launched a new branded-entertainment practice. The group, Amplify , results from a merger of JWT's Brand Entertainment Group and Hill & Knowlton's Show ...

  17. Indecency Fines Set To Escalate

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WASHINGTON--Word on the Hill is that indecency fines are set to shoot through the roof soon. With public grousing and election-year politicking guiding Federal Communications Commission thinking, the Immediatek To Buy DiscLive Clear Channel Trial ...

  18. Dove Awards To Have Cinema Simulcast

    April 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In a first, the Gospel Music Assn.'s (GMA) 35th annual Dove Music Awards will be simulcast live at cinemas across the United States. In a first, the Gospel Music Assn.'s (GMA) 35th annual Dove Music Awards will be simulcast live at cinem ...

  19. Industry Veteran Paul Atkinson Dies

    April 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Paul Atkinson, veteran record executive and guitarist for the Zombies, died yesterday (April 1) in his sleep after a long battle with cancer and kidney disease. He was 48. Paul Atkinson, veteran record executive and guitarist for the Zombies, died ...

  20. Univision Names Ruiz Talent VP

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Univision Communications names Mario Ruiz VP of Talent Relations. NEW YORK-- Univision Communications names Mario Ruiz VP of Talent Relations. Ruiz, who is based in Miami, previously was president/CEO of EMI Music Mexico. Before that, he worked fo ...

  21. Last Samurai' Writer Sues Producers

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST One of the screenwriters of the Warner Bros. 2003 movie "The Last Samurai" is suing the film's producers, alleging they failed to give him and other writers proper writing credits. NEW YORK--One of the screenwriters of the Warner Br ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Viacom, EchoStar End Dispute

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Viacom Inc. and EchoStar Communications Corp. said today (March 11) they ended a contractual dispute, restoring CBS broadcasts to 1.6 million EchoStar viewers. Viacom Inc. and EchoStar Communications Corp. said today (March 11) they ended a contra ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. EchoStar Satellite Drops CBS in 16 Cities

    March 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Echostar Communications Corp. on Tuesday dropped local CBS stations from its satellite service in 16 cities and dropped MTV, Nickelodeon and other cable channels nationwide after contract talks with V Echostar Communications Corp. on Tuesday dropp ...

  27. Clear Channel Pulls Stern From Six Channels

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Communications put Howard Stern on ice yesterday (Feb. 25) as the nation's largest radio station group made good on its promise to clean up the airwaves. Clear Channel Communications put Howard Stern on ice yesterday (Feb. 25) a ...

  28. CMA Awards Swap Night

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Country Music Association (CMA) has moved its annual awards show from a Wednesday to a Tuesday night slot. The 38th annual CMA Awards will air live Nov. 9 on the CBS Television Network from Nashv The Country Music Association (CMA) has moved i ...

  29. Jackson Class-Action Suit Withdrawn

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Knoxville, Tenn., woman on Monday withdrew her class-action lawsuit against Janet Jackson and others over the singer's breast-baring incident during halftime at the Super Bowl Feb. 1. A Knoxville, Tenn., woman on Monday withdrew her class-a ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Jackson's CBS Special Heading To DVD

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Michael Jackson special that aired Jan. 2 on CBS will be released on DVD March 9 via Epic. Titled "The One," the hour-long retrospective program draws on highlights from throughout Jackson's stori The Michael Jackson special tha ...

  32. Janet Jackson May Face Class Action Over Breast Flap

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The flap over Janet Jackson's nationally televised breast-baring appearance during halftime at the Super Bowl Feb. 1 may swiftly move into the courtroom. LOS ANGELES-- The flap over Janet Jackson's nationally televised breast-baring appe ...

  33. Grammy Ratings Up

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Awards score highest ratings since 2001. The Grammy telecast Sunday night on CBS had the highest ratings since the 2001 awards, according to preliminary data from Nielsen. The show posted a 15.8 rating/24 share, for a total of 26.37 million viewer ...

  34. Behind The Scenes At The Grammys

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé -- the evening's big winner, with five awards for her first solo album -- said her previous honors with Destiny's Child are still special. OutKast, winner of three awards, including album of year, brought former Arista R ...

  35. Janet Jackson May Face Class Action Over Breast Flap

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Entertainment Law Weekly brings you news on the entertainment law industry. Janet Jackson May Face Class Action Over Breast Flap Lawmakers set to mull indecency issues GESAC Urges U.S. to Change Copyright Law Music Vets Form New Law Firm Down to t ...

  36. NARAS Campaign Tackles Downloads

    February 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST In the continuing war against digital pirates, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) will introduce an educational campaign against illegal downloading during the 48th annual Gra In the continuing war against digital pirates, ...

  37. Beyoncé, Vandross Lead Early Grammy Winners

    February 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Awards in 94 of the 105 Grammy categories were presented Sunday (Feb. 8) afternoon from the Los Angeles Convention Center before the nationally televised broadcast from the adjacent Staples Center. Awards in 94 of the 105 Grammy categories were pr ...

  38. Stars To Pack Grammy Telecast

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Nominees and celebrated entertainers from the music, movie and television world are expected to pack the Staples Center in Los Angeles for Sunday's (Feb. 8) 46th annual Grammy Awards. Nominees and celebrated entertainers from the music, movie ...

  39. Janet, Justin, CBS, MTV Hit With Lawsuit

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Knoxville, Tenn., woman has filed a federal class-action suit against Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, CBS, MTV and the networks' corporate parent, Viacom, over Jackson's breast-baring performance A Knoxville, Tenn., woman has filed a ...

  40. Producer Millar Acquires Sony Studios

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Top U.K. producer Robin Millar has paid a reported £3 million ($5.45 million) for Sony Studios on Whitfield Street in London, which opened in 1965 as CBS Studios before it was acquired by Sony Co Top U.K. producer Robin Millar has paid a ...

  41. 'Idol' Season Bows With Huge Ratings

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST The return of "American Idol" struck ratings gold for Fox on Monday. The return of "American Idol" struck ratings gold for Fox on Monday. The third edition of the talent-contest franchise premiered to 28.2 million viewers overa ...

  42. 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 & 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 ...

  43. 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 & 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 ...

  44. Super Bowl Performers Grow

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST P. Diddy, Kid Rock and Nelly have joined the lineup for the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show. P. Diddy, Kid Rock and Nelly have joined the lineup for the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show, set for Feb. 1 at Houston's Reliant Stadium and broadc ...

  45. First Grammy Performers Set

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and the White Stripes are among the first performers confirmed for the 46th annual Grammy Awards ceremony. OutKast, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and the White Stripes are among the first perf ...

  46. Inagaki To Exit As Warner Japan Chief

    January 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Hiroshi Inagaki will exit as chairman of Warner Music Japan (WMJ) when his contract expires at the end of February. Hiroshi Inagaki will exit as chairman of Warner Music Japan (WMJ) when his contract expires at the end of February. Warner Music As ...

  47. MTV To Produce Super Bowl Show

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST MTV will produce the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXVIII, which sister Viacom company CBS will televise Feb. 1 from Houston's Reliant Stadium. Performing acts have not been announced. MTV will produce the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXVIII ...

  48. MTV To Produce Super Bowl Show

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST MTV will produce the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXVIII, which sister Viacom company CBS will televise Feb. 1 from Houston's Reliant Stadium. Performing acts have not been announced. MTV will produce the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXVIII ...

  49. MTV To Produce Super Bowl Show

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST MTV will produce the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXVIII, which sister Viacom company CBS will televise Feb. 1 from Houston's Reliant Stadium. Performing acts have not been announced. MTV will produce the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXVIII ...

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