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  1. Clear Channel's Legal Woes Continue

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jam goes to court asking for bond to secure $90 million. Attorneys for Jam Productions filed a motion in U.S. District Court in Chicago last week seeking a court order for Clear Channel Communications (CCC) to secure the previously awarded $90 mil ...

  2. Dave Matthews Band Settles Dumping Suit

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Penalties include $200,000 fine. The Dave Matthews Band will be keeping a log for the next five years of each place, date and time its tour buses dispose of human waste as part of a settlement reached with the state of Illinois. Illinois attorney ...

  3. 'Idols' To Be Active This Summer

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Top 10 contestants from Fox series will perform. A 41-city tour of the top 10 contestants from the Fox television series "American Idol" has been planned for the summer. The trek will begin in Sunrise, Fla., at Office Depot Center on Jul ...

  4. Carole King Returning To The Road

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tour will visit scaled down venues. Inspired by her 2004 tour, her first in over a decade, legendary singer/songwriter Carole King will return to the road this summer. The Living Room Tour 2005 will visit theaters and amphitheaters, which will be ...

  5. Carole King Returning To The Road

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tour will visit scaled down venues. Inspired by her 2004 tour, her first in over a decade, legendary singer/songwriter Carole King will return to the road this summer. The Living Room Tour 2005 will visit theaters and amphitheaters, which will be ...

  6. Pixies, Weezer, Panic Set For Lollapalooza

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Pixies, Weezer, Widespread Panic, the Killers, the Arcade Fire, Liz Phair, the Black Keys and Death Cab For Cutie are among the acts that will play the reconfigured Lollapalooza festival. As previ The Pixies, Weezer, Widespread Panic, the Kill ...

  7. String Cheese At BIG Summer Classic

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Festival tour starts July 2. The String Cheese Incident will headline the BIG Summer Classic 2005, a jam-band festival tour that will launch July 2-3 with two shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo. The North American tour will make 14 ...

  8. Rock Hall Of Famer Johnnie Johnson Dies

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Collaborated on hits with Chuck Berry. ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Johnnie Johnson, a rock'n'roll pioneer who teamed with Chuck Berry for hits like "Roll Over Beethoven" and "No Particular Place to Go," died Wednesday (April 13 ...

  9. Victory Re-Ups With RED

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Chicago rock label had entertained numerous offers. Chicago rock label had entertained numerous offers. News ...

  10. Victory Re-Ups With RED

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Chicago-based rock label Victory Records has renewed its contract with New York-based RED Distribution, sources tell Billboard.biz. Victory had fielded offers from nearly every major distributor, maki Chicago-based rock label Victory Records has r ...

  11. Universal To Distribute Victory In Canada

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Victory Records has announced that Universal Music Canada will be its exclusive distributor in Canada. LOS ANGELES -- Victory Records has announced that Universal Music Canada will be its exclusive distributor in Canada. The deal takes effect July ...

  12. Universal To Distribute Victory In Canada

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.S. deal still up in the air. Victory Records has announced that Universal Music Canada will be its exclusive distributor in Canada. The deal takes effect July 1. Chicago-based Victory had a previous seven-year arrangement with Koch Entertainment ...

  13. Universal To Distribute Victory In Canada

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.S. deal still up in the air. Victory Records has announced that Universal Music Canada will be its exclusive distributor in Canada. The deal takes effect July 1. Chicago-based Victory had a previous seven-year arrangement with Koch Entertainment ...

  14. The Indies

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Chicago's Flameshovel Records looks to expand business opportunities in the European market. Read Todd Martens' column. Chicago's Flameshovel Records looks to expand business opportunities in the European market. Read Todd Martens&# ...

  15. Case Summary: Illinois Recognizes Remote Tortious Interference

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A federal jury in Chicago on March 21 awarded more than $90 million to JamSports and Entertainment LLC, holding Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) liable for tortious interference of contract and with A federal jury in Chicago on March 21 awarded m ...

  16. Collective Soul On 'Road To Vegas'

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST The 100th birthday of the city of Las Vegas will be celebrated with the "Road to Vegas" tour, featuring Collective Soul. The 100th birthday of the city of Las Vegas will be celebrated with the "Road to Vegas" tour, featuring Co ...

  17. Lollapalooza Back As Two-Day One-Off Fest

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST After Lollapalooza's dismal 2004, with the tour cancelled before it ever left the station, the groundbreaking festival hopes to re-emerge as a two-day, one-off event in 2005. After Lollapalooza's dismal 2004, with the tour cancelled befo ...

  18. Case Summary: No Defenses to Unauthorized Downloading

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Not every person sued by record labels for unauthorized downloading of music has thousands of files on her hard drive. Just 30 recordings were at issue in a suit brought against Cecilia Gonzalez in Ch Not every person sued by record labels for una ...

  19. Six Hosts Set For GMA Awards

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Syndicated show set for April. Steven Curtis Chapman, CeCe Winans, Rebecca St. James, Smokie Norful, Darlene Zschech and Israel Houghton have been tapped as hosts for the 36th Annual GMA Music Awards, set for April 13 at Nashville's Grand Ole ...

  20. U2 Fall Tickets Go Flying

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Dates added in multiple cities. As expected, tickets for the fall leg of U2's Vertigo tour in North America sold out quickly, resulting in the addition of dates in many markets. Twelve cities went on sale Saturday, bringing in 23 sold-out per ...

  21. U2 To Reveal Fall N.A. Tour Dates

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Vertigo on track to gross $300M. U2 will announce the fall North American leg of its Vertigo tour today (March 7). The tour will include about 40 dates, beginning Sept. 12 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto and wrapping Dec. 19 at the Rose Garden ...

  22. UMG Bows Urban Latin Label

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group has launched a label dedicated to urban Latin music, <i>ELW</i> has learned. MIAMI -- Universal Music Group has launched a label dedicated to urban Latin music, ELW has learned. Los Angeles-based Machete Music is ...

  23. UMG Bows Urban Latin Label

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group has launched a label dedicated to urban Latin music, Billboard.biz has learned. Universal Music Group has launched a label dedicated to urban Latin music, Billboard.biz has learned. Los Angeles-based Machete Music is the firs ...

  24. UMVD Scrambling With Early 50 Cent Release

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Album moves up five days to March 3. Now that Universal Music & Video Distribution has moved the release date of 50 Cent's album "The Massacre" up five days to Thursday, March 3, the distributor is scrambling to ensure that the ...

  25. CC Gospel PD Linked To Payola Scandal

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The program director of gospel radio WGRB-AM was fired Feb. 17 for her alleged involvement in a payola scandal. PD and afternoon host Sandra Robinson was canned after six years at the Clear Channel Br NEW YORK -- The program director of gospel rad ...

  26. CC Gospel PD Linked To Payola Scandal

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sandra Robinson fired after six years. The PD of gospel radio WGRB-AM was fired yesterday (Feb. 17) for her alleged involvement in a payola scandal. PD and afternoon host Sandra Robinson was canned after six years at the Clear Channel Radio statio ...

  27. Britney Spears Sues Insurance Companies

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears is suing eight insurance companies that rejected a $9.8 million claim she filed after injuring her knee during a video shoot last summer. Spears later had to cancel her 2004 summer tour NEW YORK (AP) -- Britney Spears is suing eight ...

  28. New Line Names Senior VPs

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mulvihill, Millonzi promoted. New Line Home Entertainment has promoted Mike Mulvihill and Roy Millonzi to senior VP positions. Mulvihill, most recently VP of content development, is now senior VP of content development. He will continue to help cr ...

  29. Britney Spears Sues Insurance Companies

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Singer seeks payment after tour was nixed. NEW YORK (AP) -- Britney Spears is suing eight insurance companies that rejected a $9.8 million claim she filed after injuring her knee during a video shoot last summer. Spears later had to cancel her 200 ...

  30. Chesney's 'Chair' Grabs Chart Throne

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kenny Chesney earns his third chart-topper on The Billboard 200 as "Be As You Are: Songs From an Old Blue Chair" (BNA) debuts with U.S. sales of 311,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Kenny Chesney earns his third chart-topper on ...

  31. Chesney's 'Chair' Grabs Chart Throne

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country set debuts with 311K. Kenny Chesney earns his third chart-topper on The Billboard 200 as "Be As You Are: Songs From an Old Blue Chair" (BNA) debuts with U.S. sales of 311,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It knocks the G ...

  32. 'Billboard Latino' To Bow On Azteca

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Weekly show to showcase Latin charts. "Billboard Latino," a weekly one-hour entertainment magazine show, will premiere Feb. 5 on the Azteca America television network. The program, which will air Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET, is co-produced by ...

  33. 'Billboard Latino' To Bow On Azteca

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Weekly show to showcase Latin charts. "Billboard Latino," a weekly one-hour entertainment magazine show, will premiere Feb. 5 on the Azteca America television network. The program, which will air Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET, is co-produced by ...

  34. WEA Picks Up Rap Label Legion

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has inked a deal with Legion Records, a new Chicago-based label started by rap act Do or Die. Legion will be distributed through WEA and will have access to the marketing and promot LOS ANGELES -- Warner Music Group has inked a ...

  35. WEA Picks Up Rap Label Legion

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has inked a deal with, Legion Records, a new Chicago-based label started by rap act Do or Die. Legion will be distributed through WEA and will have access to the marketing and promo Warner Music Group has inked a deal with, Legi ...

  36. WEA Picks Up Rap Label Legion

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has inked a deal with, Legion Records, a new Chicago-based label started by rap act Do or Die. Legion will be distributed through WEA and will have access to the marketing and promo Warner Music Group has inked a deal with, Legi ...

  37. Alicia Unveils U.S. Tour Dates

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys is embarking on a major U.S. tour in February 2005 called The Diary Tour. The tour will begin Feb. 25 in Miami. Columbia artist John Legend will open all dates. Alicia Keys is embarking on a major U.S. tour in February 2005 called The ...

  38. Black Promoters Lose Discrimination Case

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST A U.S. District Court judge in New York has ruled in favor of a group of agents and promoters in a case brought against them by four African-American concert promoters who claimed they had faced discr NASHVILLE -- A U.S. District Court judge in Ne ...

  39. Black Promoters Lose Discrimination Case

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST A U.S. District Court Judge in New York has ruled in favor of a group of agents and promoters in a case brought against them by four African-American concert promoters who claimed they had faced discr A U.S. District Court Judge in New York has ru ...

  40. Suicide Jumps To Touch & Go

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Seattle-based independent rock label Suicide Squeeze has signed a distribution deal with Chicago-based Touch &amp; Go, whose releases are picked up for wider reach by New York-based Alternative Distri Seattle-based independent rock label Suici ...

  41. Clear Channel Names Theatrical Execs

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Entertainment has promoted David Anderson to president/COO of theatrical North America. He was president of North American theatrical real estate. Anderson will be succeeded in the latte Clear Channel Entertainment has promoted David ...

  42. Applebee's To Serve Up Diffie

    December 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Latest campaign will feature "Pickup Man." Joe Diffie has signed a deal with Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar to use his song, "Pickup Man," in the chain's Carside-To-Go-Campaign. A re-written version of the track w ...

  43. Bluesman Son Seals Dies

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Noted blues guitarist Son Seals died yesterday (Dec. 20) in Chicago of complications from diabetes. He was 62. Noted blues guitarist Son Seals died yesterday (Dec. 20) in Chicago of complications from diabetes. He was 62. Born Frank Seals in Osceo ...

  44. Clear Channel Names Theatrical Execs

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Entertainment has promoted David Anderson to president/COO of theatrical North America. He was president of North American theatrical real estate. Anderson will be succeeded in the latte Clear Channel Entertainment has promoted David ...

  45. N.A. Touring Biz Flat In 2004

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The North American concert business rallied from a dismal summer to post a tiny increase of 0.2% for the year, according to Billboard Boxscore. Total grosses for 2004 were $2.22 billion. The North American concert business rallied from a dismal su ...

  46. Crue Reunion Selling Well Early

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Many dates already nearing sellout. Initial on-sales for the upcoming Motley Crue reunion tour were very encouraging, those close to the tour say, with many dates nearing sellout. Dates in such markets as New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Minneapoli ...

  47. IDN Picks Up Three

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Indie distributor has been active since losing Concord. New York-based Innovative Distribution Network has this month sealed exclusive U.S. distribution deals with Newhouse Records, PAS Entertainment and Kingston Records. Newhouse is a San Francis ...

  48. Univision Drops Lawsuit Against Nielsen

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Univision Communications Inc. said Nov. 29 that it has dropped a lawsuit against Nielsen Media Research Inc. over the latter's new TV rating system, which the Spanish-language broadcaster claimed misc LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Univision Communicati ...

  49. Citadel Links With Promo Only

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stations adopt digital music delivery. Citadel Broadcasting has adopted the Promo Only MPE digital music distribution technology for all of its radio stations. Promo Only MPE digitally delivers new music to radio stations, protecting it from pirac ...

  50. Hyman Splits The Mark

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Steve Hyman has left his longtime position as executive director of the Mark of the Quad Cities arena in Moline, Ill., to take a position as president of CCO Entertainment in Chicago. Steve Hyman has left his longtime position as executive directo ...

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