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  1. 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 ...

  2. IDN Picks Up Three Labels

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Innovative Distribution Network has sealed exclusive U.S. distribution deals with Trax Records, 215 Records and Life Music. Innovative Distribution Network has sealed exclusive U.S. distribution deals with Trax Records, 215 Records and Life Music. ...

  3. Industry Mogul Dupri Buys Vodka Brand

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT So So Def CEO expands into liquor market. So So Def Recordings founder/CEO Jermaine Dupri is the latest hip-hop exec to enter the alcohol business, becoming an owner and partner of 3 Vodka Distilling Co. The brand's primary selling point is t ...

  4. EMusic Adds Live Shows

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dimensional Associates, Inc., the New York-based private equity arm of JDS Capital Management, Inc. has acquired the 25% of Digital Club Network it didn't already own and integrated the service with i Dimensional Associates, Inc., the New Yor ...

  5. Sony Connects With Download Store

    May 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony has launched its á la carte download service in the U.S., along with a new version of the MiniDisc designed to take on Apple's iPod and similar rivals. Sony has launched its á la carte download service in the U.S., along with a ...

  6. Sony Connects With Download Store

    May 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony has launched its á la carte download service in the U.S., along with a new version of the MiniDisc designed to take on Apple's iPod and similar rivals. Sony has launched its á la carte download service in the U.S., along with a ...

  7. eMusic Installing MP3 Kiosks At Indie Clubs

    April 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Digital music company eMusic is launching a post-concert MP3 service entitled eMusicLive, which will enable fans to download MP3s via club kiosks immediately after a concert. Digital music company eMusic is launching a post-concert MP3 service ent ...

  8. eMusic Installing MP3 Kiosks At Indie Clubs

    April 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Digital music company eMusic is launching a post-concert MP3 service entitled eMusicLive, which will enable fans to download MP3s via club kiosks immediately after a concert. Digital music company eMusic is launching a post-concert MP3 service ent ...

  9. 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 LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)--Sony Co ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Phair To Head Up 'Chicks With Attitude' Tour

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Liz Phair is set to headline the Chicks With Attitude Tour, which will visit 18 North American cities from August to early September, Billboard.biz has learned. Other artists set to appear include Car Liz Phair is set to headline the Chicks With A ...

  12. Air America Back On Chicago Airwaves

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Liberal talkers at Air America Radio returned to the airwaves in Chicago last Friday after the New York Supreme Court took its side in a spat with Multicultural Radio Broadcasting. LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)--Liberal talkers at Air America R ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. McDonald's Wireless Plan Includes Digital Music

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT McDonald's plans to offer wireless Internet connections in 3,000 restaurants later this year with an eye toward delivering digital music and other online content to consumers. McDonald's plans to offer wireless Internet connections in 3, ...

  15. Blimpie On Board For CCE's Summer Promo

    April 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Entertainment has nabbed a new title sponsor, sandwich franchise Blimpie, for its summer 2004 concert season. In 2003, Smirnoff presented the season. Clear Channel Entertainment has nabbed a new title sponsor, sandwich franchise Blim ...

  16. Rockumentary Spurs Legal War

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A wrangle over "MC5: A True Testimonial," a documentary about the legendary '60s Detroit rock band, has led one of the group's members to block the film's theatrical and DVD release. Kick out the writs. A wrangle over &quo ...

  17. U.S. Visa Problems Derail Tour By Chinese Musician

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Chinese rocker Cui Jian has pushed back the start of his North American tour due to problems with his U.S. visa, according to his manager, Beijing-based Paul Fry. Chinese rocker Cui Jian has pushed back the start of his North American tour due to ...

  18. U.S. Visa Problems Derail Tour By Chinese Musician

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Chinese rocker Cui Jian has pushed back the start of his North American tour due to U.S. visa problems, according to his manager, Beijing-based Paul Fry. Chinese rocker Cui Jian has pushed back the start of his North American tour due to U.S. visa ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Azoff Confirms Plan To Buy TBA

    April 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/billboard_members/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=2087018">As expected,</A> music management veteran Irving Azoff has signed an agreement to acqui As first reported here i ...

  21. Victory To Distribute Undecided

    April 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Victory Records in Chicago has sealed an exclusive distribution deal with Boca Raton, Fla.-based Undecided Records and Films. Undecided was previously handled by boutique rock distributors. Victory Records in Chicago has sealed an exclusive distri ...

  22. Anastacia Opens At No. 1 On Euro Albums Chart

    April 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Anastacia's self-titled third album (Epic) easily outperforms Janet Jackson's "Damita Jo" (Virgin) to debut at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. Jackson's new set arrives at No. 20. "Anastacia" opens Anastacia� ...

  23. Anastacia Opens At No. 1 On Euro Albums Chart

    April 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Anastacia's self-titled third album (Epic) easily outperforms Janet Jackson's "Damita Jo" (Virgin) to debut at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. Jackson's new set arrives at No. 20. "Anastacia" opens Anastacia� ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Wilco Sanctions P2P Payback Site

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Chicago-based rock act Wilco's upcoming studio album, "A Ghost Is Born," has been leaked to various peer-to-peer file-trading services in advance of its planned June 22 release through Nonesuch, and t Chicago-based rock act Wilco� ...

  26. This Week's Players & Practices

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT This week's Players and Practices includes Razor &amp; Tie Records, Verve Music Group, Sciorra Leaness Averill &amp; Rubenstein and BMI. - Razor & Tie Records in New York ups Victor Zaraya to VP of finance and operations. He previ ...

  27. NuFace Launching Digital Download Radio Show

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Chicago's WPWX first to sell downloads. Chicago's WPWX first to sell downloads. News ...

  28. NuFace Launching Digital Download Radio Show

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Chicago-based NuFace Entertainment is launching a fee-based, interactive radio program that will allow listeners to download new singles prior to release. The NuFace "Digital Download Hour" will featu Chicago-based NuFace Entertainment i ...

  29. Recouping E-Royalties Made Easier

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT LOS ANGELES--Thanks to a simplified application process, producers are having an easier time recouping their share of webcasting and satellite transmission royalties of their recordings. <br clear="no NLRB Dismisses 'Virtual Music ...

  30. Circuit City To Buy MusicNow Service

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Circuit City Stores Inc. has inked a deal to acquire the assets of MusicNow Inc., a Chicago-based digital music service. Financial terms were not disclosed. Circuit City Stores Inc. has inked a deal to acquire the assets of MusicNow Inc., a Chicag ...

  31. Circuit City To Buy MusicNow Service

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Circuit City Stores Inc. has inked a deal to acquire the assets of MusicNow Inc., a Chicago-based digital music service. Financial terms were not disclosed. Circuit City Stores Inc. has inked a deal to acquire the assets of MusicNow Inc., a Chicag ...

  32. Victory To Distribute New Label Hand Of Hope

    March 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Victory Records in Chicago has picked up exclusive distribution of Miami-based startup Hand of Hope Records. Victory Records in Chicago has picked up exclusive distribution of Miami-based startup Hand of Hope Records. The new label is headed by Ch ...

  33. Chicago Teams With Earth, Wind & Fire For Tour

    March 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Chicago and Earth, Wind &amp; Fire will co-headline a summer amphitheater tour. The bands will perform individual sets and will team up for certain songs. Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire will co-headline a summer amphitheater tour. The band ...

  34. Infinity Names Senior VP/Regional Manager

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Infinity Broadcasting has named Les Hollander as senior VP/regional manager, with responsibility for operations in Chicago; Minneapolis; St. Louis; Kansas City, Mo.; West Palm Beach, Fla.; and Hartfor Infinity Broadcasting has named Les Hollander ...

  35. UPDATE: Radio's Tom Rivers Dead At 38

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tom Rivers, operations manager at country radio station WUSN (US99) Chicago, was found dead in his home over the weekend. He was 38. The cause of death was ruled today (March 22) as bronchial asthma. Tom Rivers, operations manager at country radio ...

  36. Distillers, Ben Folds To Hit U.S. Campuses

    March 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST College campuses will be getting a taste of the Distillers and Ben Folds this spring. College campuses will be getting a taste of the Distillers and Ben Folds this spring. MTV's 24-hour college network, mtvU, has inked its first title sponsor ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. RIAA Vet Oppenheim Joins Chicago Law Firm

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Matt Oppenheim has joined Chicago-based law firm Jenner &amp; Block as a partner. Oppenheim was senior VP of business and legal affairs at the RIAA; he will be replaced in that role by Stanley Pierre- Matt Oppenheim has joined Chicago-based la ...

  40. Jones Maintains Chart Grip

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST "Feels Like Home" by Norah Jones is showing no signs that it's ready to relinquish the top slot on The Billboard 200. The Blue Note album cruises to a third straight week atop the chart, selling 280,0 "Feels Like Home" by ...

  41. Jones Maintains Chart Grip

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST "Feels Like Home" by Norah Jones is showing no signs that it's ready to relinquish the top slot on The Billboard 200. The Blue Note album cruises to a third straight week atop the chart, selling 280,0 "Feels Like Home" by ...

  42. Kweller, Death Cab Link For Tour

    March 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ben Kweller has solidified tour dates to support his second studio album, "On My Way," due April 6 on ATO/RCA Records. Kweller will co-headline with fellow indie rockers Death Cab For Cutie, beginning Ben Kweller has solidified tour date ...

  43. Seven R. Kelly Charges Dropped

    February 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST A representative from the Cook County State's Attorney's office in Chicago says prosecutors today (Feb. 27) agreed to drop seven of 21 counts against R. Kelly in the R&amp;B star's ongoing child porno A representative from the C ...

  44. Bluesman A.C. Reed Dies

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Blues saxophonist A.C. Reed died Wednesday in Chicago of complications from cancer. He was 77. Blues saxophonist A.C. Reed died Wednesday in Chicago of complications from cancer. He was 77. Born Aaron Corthen in Wardell, Mo., Reed moved to Chicago ...

  45. Sales/Label Vet Launches Indie Distributor

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Forte Distribution LLC, a new independent distribution firm, will ship its first releases in March. The New York-based company is headed by Jack DeSalvo, who has previously served as a sales and label Forte Distribution LLC, a new independent dist ...

  46. Norah Still Tops On Billboard 200

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones' "Feels Like Home" cruises to a second straight week atop The Billboard 200. The Blue Note album sells 395,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, a 61% decline from 1.02 m Norah Jones' "Feels L ...

  47. Norah Still Tops On Billboard 200

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones' "Feels Like Home" cruises to a second straight week atop The Billboard 200. The Blue Note album sells 395,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, a 61% decline from 1.02 m Norah Jones' "Feels L ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. Barenboim To Quit Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    February 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Conductor Daniel Barenboim yesterday (Feb. 19) revealed that he will step down as music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) after his current deal ends at the conclusion of the 2005-06 se Conductor Daniel Barenboim yesterday (Feb. 19) ...

  50. Promotion Vet Cárdenas Starting New Firm

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Henry C&#225;rdenas, founder and former head of promoter C&#225;rdenas, Fern&#225;ndez &amp; Associates (CFA), is starting a new company in Chicago. The move comes after he reached a settlement with C Henry Cárdenas, founder and fo ...

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