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  1. Sony BMG Distribution Arm Makes Cuts

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment Sales -- the new distribution arm of Sony BMG -- is laying off 150 staffers as part of the integration of Sony and BMG's distribution operations. Sony BMG Music Entertainment Sales -- the new distribution arm of S ...

  2. Sony BMG Distribution Arm Makes Cuts

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment Sales -- the new distribution arm of Sony BMG -- is laying off 150 staffers as part of the integration of Sony and BMG's distribution operations. Sony BMG Music Entertainment Sales -- the new distribution arm of S ...

  3. Behind the Deal: FCC Indecency Lessons

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST In addition to paying fines, Emmis Communications and Clear Channel Communications must also teach certain employees -- on-air talent and those who materially participate in programming decisions -- a Cash contributions to the U.S. Treasury totali ...

  4. Sugarcult Leads Sub City Tour

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The fifth annual Sub City Take Action! tour kicks off Feb. 2, 2005, in Washington, D.C., with headliner Sugarcult. Other acts on the bill include the Early November, Hawthorne Heights and Head Automat The fifth annual Sub City Take Action! tour ki ...

  5. Cheaper Tickets, New Talent Needed To Boost Tour Biz

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Everybody talks about the high price of concert tickets, but nobody does anything about it. Not until the summer of 2004, anyway, when fans stayed away in droves. If the fans did not teach the concert Ray Waddell is senior writer/touring for Billb ...

  6. R. Kelly Sues Jay-Z, Tour Promoter

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Billed as the Best of Both Worlds, the ill-fated co-headlining tour by Jay-Z and R. Kelly ended up with two worlds colliding. Billed as the Best of Both Worlds, the ill-fated co-headlining tour by Jay-Z and R. Kelly ended up with two worlds collid ...

  7. Sony BMG Sales Names VPs

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Field sales team includes Poole, Kennedy, Polson. Sony BMG Sales Enterprise, the New York-based company being formed from Sony Music Distribution and BMG Distribution, has named VPs of its field sales team. Sony vets Lynne Poole, Denny Kennedy and ...

  8. Clear Channel Restructuring Promotion Arm

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In a major restructuring of its music division, Clear Channel Entertainment will resurrect some of the most well-known promoter names in concert history, Billboard.biz has learned. Also part of the re In a major restructuring of its music division ...

  9. Latino College Music Series Set For '05

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Latin music marketing company Fuerte Group has partnered with LatCom Communications to co-produce a Latino College Music Series that targets the 18-24 demographic. Latin music marketing company Fuerte Group has partnered with LatCom Communications ...

  10. Latino College Music Series Set For '05

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Latin music marketing company Fuerte Group has partnered with LatCom Communications to co-produce a Latino College Music Series that targets the 18-24 demographic. Latin music marketing company Fuerte Group has partnered with LatCom Communications ...

  11. Cetera Inks Deal With ViaStar

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mesa, Arizona-based ViaStar Records has signed a worldwide distribution agreement for the Oct. 19 release of singer/songwriter Peter Cetera's "You Just Gotta Love Christmas." Mesa, Arizona-based ViaStar Records has signed a worldwid ...

  12. Case Analysis: Evidence for Trademark Infringement

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After bands perform for many years, they often assume that they will be able to easily prevent others from using their names -- if the names are registered trademarks -- on CDs and other merchandise. After bands perform for many years, they often ...

  13. Cárdenas Takes Over CMN

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran promoter assumes CEO post. Event promoter Henry Cárdenas, who recently acquired a majority interest in Consultants Marketing Network, has been named CEO of the events production company, which is based in Miami and has offices in Chicago. ...

  14. Cárdenas Takes Over CMN

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Event promoter Henry Cárdenas, who recently acquired a majority interest in Consultants Marketing Network, has been named CEO of the events production company, which is based in Miami and has off Event promoter Henry Cárdenas, who recentl ...

  15. Jamelia, West Scoop Major MOBO Awards

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British R&B singer Jamelia and Chicago rapper Kanye West were the big winners at Britain's Music of Black Origin (MOBO) awards last night (Sept. 30), taking three awards each. British R&B singer Jamelia and Chicago rapper Kanye We ...

  16. Jamelia, West Scoop Major MOBO Awards

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British R&B singer Jamelia and Chicago rapper Kanye West were the big winners at Britain's Music of Black Origin (MOBO) awards last night (Sept. 30), taking three awards each. British R&B singer Jamelia and Chicago rapper Kanye We ...

  17. Antitrust Suit Continues Against Clear Channel

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge in Chicago has found sufficient evidence to allow an antitrust suit against Clear Channel Entertainment to proceed to trial. A federal judge in Chicago has found sufficient evidence to allow an antitrust suit against Clear Channel ...

  18. HOB On Board For Mindy Smith Tour

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT House of Blues will produce the first national headlining tour by singer/songwriter Mindy Smith, beginning Oct. 1 at the Orange Peel in Asheville, N.C. House of Blues will produce the first national headlining tour by singer/songwriter Mindy Smith ...

  19. Grant, Gill Set Holiday Trek

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Amy Grant and Vince Gill will reprise their annual holiday tour, Simply Christmas with Amy Grant and Vince Gill, on a 15-city trek which begins Dec. 1 at the Pensacola (Fla.) Civic Center. Amy Grant and Vince Gill will reprise their annual holiday ...

  20. Judge Gives Go-Ahead To CCE Antitrust Suit

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge in Chicago has found sufficient evidence to allow an antitrust suit against Clear Channel Entertainment to proceed to trial. A federal judge in Chicago has found sufficient evidence to allow an antitrust suit against Clear Channel ...

  21. Judge Gives Go-Ahead To CCE Antitrust Suit

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge in Chicago has found sufficient evidence to allow an antitrust suit against Clear Channel Entertainment to proceed to trial. A federal judge in Chicago has found sufficient evidence to allow an antitrust suit against Clear Channel ...

  22. R. Kelly, Jay-Z Teaming For Tour

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R&B/hip-hop superstars R. Kelly and Jay-Z will team for a North American tour this fall, kicking off Sept. 30 in Chicago. The full routing has yet to be announced for the Best of Both Worlds trek, R&B/hip-hop superstars R. Kelly and Ja ...

  23. Beat Box

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The city of Chicago honors house music pioneer Frankie Knuckles with a street dedication. Read Michael Paoletta's column. The city of Chicago honors house music pioneer Frankie Knuckles with a street dedication. Read Michael Paoletta's c ...

  24. Emmis Agrees To Pay $300,000 For FCC Claims

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Emmis Communications agreed to pay $300,000 to settle all pending Federal Communications Commission (FCC) forfeiture orders, investigations and complaints. NEW YORK -- Emmis Communications agreed to pay $300,000 to settle all pending Federal Commu ...

  25. Party Time: Why I Went To Boston

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music itself is among the greatest healers. It pulls people together when language fails. Some people seem to think that music and politics are antithetical; I play music always with the hope of contr Kurt Elling is a Grammy Award-nominated jazz s ...

  26. Beat Box

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The city of Chicago honors house music pioneer Frankie Knuckles with a street dedication. Read Michael Paoletta's column. The city of Chicago honors house music pioneer Frankie Knuckles with a street dedication. Read Michael Paoletta's c ...

  27. Navarre Revamps Sales Structure

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New Hope, Minn.-based Navarre Entertainment Media has made wide-ranging changes in the structure of its sales staff. New Hope, Minn.-based Navarre Entertainment Media has made wide-ranging changes in the structure of its sales staff. Navarre is th ...

  28. Victory To Distrib AEI

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT First batch of releases due Oct. 21. AEI Home Entertainment, a division of L.A.-based Atchity Entertainment International, has signed an exclusive pact for DVD distribution with Chicago-based Victory Records. The deal marks a major step into the h ...

  29. Brushfire Artists Team For Tour

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brushfire Records artists Jack Johnson, G. Love & Special Sauce and Donavon Frankenreiter will embark on a four-week tour beginning Aug. 25 at Harvey's Amphitheatre in Lake Tahoe, Nev. Brushfire Records artists Jack Johnson, G. Love & ...

  30. Roadrunner Picks Up Nightwish Albums

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Roadrunner Records has licensed Finnish metal band Nightwish's international breakthrough album "Once" for the United States, New Zealand and Australia. The agreement also includes Nightwish's next al Roadrunner Records has lic ...

  31. Roadrunner Picks Up Nightwish Albums

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Roadrunner Records has licensed Finnish metal band Nightwish's international breakthrough album "Once" for the United States, New Zealand and Australia. The agreement also includes Nightwish's next al Roadrunner Records has lic ...

  32. DTS To Release Blue Man Group DVD-Audio

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT DTS Entertainment, the label division of Digital Theater Systems, Inc. (DTS), will release a DVD-Audio of Blue Man Group's second album, "The Complex," Sept. 14. DTS Entertainment, the label division of Digital Theater Systems, Inc. ...

  33. DTS To Release Blue Man Group DVD-Audio

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT DTS Entertainment, the label division of Digital Theater Systems, Inc. (DTS), will release a DVD-Audio of Blue Man Group's second album, "The Complex," Sept. 14. DTS Entertainment, the label division of Digital Theater Systems, Inc. ...

  34. Collectors' Choice Acquires Hep Cat

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Orange, Calif.-based Hep Cat Records & Distribution has been purchased by mail-order company Collectors' Choice Music for an undisclosed price. Orange, Calif.-based Hep Cat Records & Distribution has been purchased by mail-order c ...

  35. EMM To Distribute Forster Bros. Label

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Set by rapper Jimmy Brinx due in fall. Independent label and entertainment marketing specialists Forster Brothers Entertainment (FBE) have signed an exclusive distribution deal with EMI Music Marketing (EMM). Under the agreement, EMM will release ...

  36. 'Monty Python' Headed To Broadway

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "Monty Python's Spamalot," a musical based on the 1975 movie "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," will hit Broadway in February 2005. The musical and the movie are a comedic spin on the story of King Ar "Monty Python� ...

  37. Azoff & Partners Complete TBA Purchase

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The acquistion of event production/management firm TBA Entertainment Corp. by a company controlled by Irving Azoff, Robert Geddes and JHW Greentree Capital LP is complete. The acquistion of event production/management firm TBA Entertainment Corp. ...

  38. Azoff & Partners Complete TBA Purchase

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The acquistion of event production/management firm TBA Entertainment Corp. by a company controlled by Irving Azoff, Robert Geddes and JHW Greentree Capital LP is complete. The acquistion of event production/management firm TBA Entertainment Corp. ...

  39. Azoff & Partners Complete TBA Purchase

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The acquistion of event production/management firm TBA Entertainment Corp. by a company controlled by Irving Azoff, Robert Geddes and JHW Greentree Capital LP is complete. The acquistion of event production/management firm TBA Entertainment Corp. ...

  40. Axe Falls On Crusty Demons

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Organizers have pulled the plug on the Crusty Demons Global Assault tour, beginning with the show that had been scheduled for today (June 28) at the E-Center in Salt Lake City. Organizers have pulled the plug on the Crusty Demons Global Assault to ...

  41. MusicNow CEO Kauffman Exits

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cohen named prez of Circuit City-owned service. Chicago-based digital music service MusicNow is shaking up its management ranks in the wake of its recent acquisition by Circuit City. Scott Kauffman is out as CEO after a 16-month stint at MusicNow; ...

  42. MusicNow CEO Kauffman Exits

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cohen named prez of Circuit City-owned service. Chicago-based digital music service MusicNow is shaking up its management ranks in the wake of its recent acquisition by Circuit City. Scott Kauffman is out as CEO after a 16-month stint at MusicNow; ...

  43. Observers Hoped For Trial In CCC, NIPP Case

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following the settlement in the closely watched case between Denver's Nobody In Particular Presents (NIPP) and Clear Channel Communications (CCC), some industry observers are expressing disappointment NASHVILLE -- Following the settlement in ...

  44. Sony, BMG To Defend Merger Plans Before EC

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Top executives from Sony Music and BMG will take center stage in Brussels this week for the European Commission's oral hearing on the proposed merger of the companies. The June 14-15 hearing with the Sony, BMG To Defend Merger Plans Before EC ...

  45. Beat Box

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Trax Records celebrates Chicago house music with "The 20th Anniversary Collection" and "The Next Generation." Read Michael Paoletta's column. Trax Records celebrates Chicago house music with "The 20th Anniversary Coll ...

  46. Rhino, Verizon In Exclusive Ringtones Pact

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mobile-phone owners get access to label's catalog. Rhino Records is going mobile. The Burbank, Calif.-based subsidiary of Warner Music Group has teamed with Verizon Wireless to deliver exclusive ringtones from Rhino's catalog of '80 ...

  47. Rhino, Verizon In Exclusive Ringtones Pact

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mobile-phone owners get access to label's catalog. Rhino Records is going mobile. The Burbank, Calif.-based subsidiary of Warner Music Group has teamed with Verizon Wireless to deliver exclusive ringtones from Rhino's catalog of '80 ...

  48. Trackboyz Run To Def Jam For Label Deal

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hit producing duo the Trackboyz have signed a two-year label deal with Def Jam for Trackboyz Entertainment. This marks Island Def Jam Music Group chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid's first major deal since Hit producing duo the Trackboyz ...

  49. Trackboyz Run To Def Jam For Label Deal

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hit producing duo the Trackboyz have signed a two-year label deal with Def Jam for Trackboyz Entertainment. This marks Island Def Jam Music Group chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid's first major deal since Hit producing duo the Trackboyz ...

  50. Phish Concert To Be Simulcast In Theaters

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Phish's June 17 concert at Keyspan Park in Coney Island, N.Y., will be broadcast live to 47 movie theaters throughout the United States. Phish's June 17 concert at Keyspan Park in Coney Island, N.Y., will be broadcast live to 47 movie th ...

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