Culture

  1. CISAC Revamps: Rights Body Streamlines Exec Structure

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, is moving into the 21st century with a new structure more capable of representing its members' interests in a fast-changin SEOUL, Korea -- CISAC, the International ...

  2. Cees Vervoord Takes Over CISAC's Board

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cees Vervoord, CEO of Dutch authors society Buma/Stemra, was elected to the new position of chairman of the board of directors of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers Cees Vervoord, CEO of Dutch authors society Bum ...

  3. Cees Vervoord Takes Over CISAC's Board

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cees Vervoord, CEO of Dutch authors society Buma/Stemra, was elected to the new position of chairman of the board of directors of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers Cees Vervoord, CEO of Dutch authors society Bum ...

  4. Latin Music

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For new Latin artists outside the United States, MTV Latin America can offer the path to a breakthrough. Also, a look at the emerging popularity of Latin music styles in the U.S. and the top new artis For new Latin artists outside the United State ...

  5. Dash Unveils Rocbox Digital Music Player

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Damon Dash's ROC Properties is getting into the digital-music player business with a new series of devices known as the Rocbox. Damon Dash's ROC Properties is getting into the digital-music player business with a new series of devices kn ...

  6. Simple Plan

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT This preview to the Canadian pop-punk quintet's sophomore album is as catchy and potent as they come. This preview to the Canadian pop-punk quintet's sophomore album is as catchy and potent as they come. News ...

  7. Green Day's 'Idiot' Earns Billboard 200 Crown

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pop/punk trio enjoys best debut sales week ever. Pop/punk trio enjoys best debut sales week ever. News ...

  8. EMI Latin America Names VP

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Latin America has named Ed McCardell as VP of business affairs. He will oversee all legal and business affairs for the region, which encompasses 12 countries, as well as the U.S. Latin marke EMI Music Latin America has named Ed McCardell ...

  9. Björk

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With her seventh studio album, the Icelandic iconoclast creates her most reduced recording yet. With her seventh studio album, the Icelandic iconoclast creates her most reduced recording yet. News ...

  10. Green Day

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The punk-popsters get political on the first single from the album of the same name. The punk-popsters get political on the first single from the album of the same name. News ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Diamonds & Music

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Experts say people from the hip-hop world are the biggest trendsetters when it comes to wearing diamond jewelry. Also, a look at today's growing trend of women buying diamond right-hand rings for them Experts say people from the hip-hop world ...

  13. Latin Jazz Pioneer Don Tosti Dies

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Don Tosti, a musician and composer who blended elements of jazz, boogie and blues to create the Latin "Pachuco" sound of the 1940s-era Zoot Suit culture, died yesterday (Aug. 2) at his home in Palm Sp Don Tosti, a musician and composer w ...

  14. Who's 'Wight' DVD To Get Theater Premiere

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Eagle Rock release to debut Aug. 9. Eagle Rock release to debut Aug. 9. News ...

  15. The Cure

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT '80s Goth titans emerge with some of their most appealing material in recent memory. '80s Goth titans emerge with some of their most appealing material in recent memory. News ...

  16. Tuned In: The Tube

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sam Roberts' "Hard Road" clip wins three trophies at the MuchMusic Video Awards. Read Carla Hay's column. Sam Roberts' "Hard Road" clip wins three trophies at the MuchMusic Video Awards. Read Carla Hay's col ...

  17. A Flap Over 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight'

    July 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT South African lawyers are suing U.S. entertainment giant Walt Disney Co. for infringement of copyright on "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," the most popular song to emerge from Africa, the lawyers said today South African lawyers are suing U.S. ...

  18. France's Fnac Continues Expansion

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Eyes up new outlets in Spain, Greece, Brazil. Fnac, France's largest specialist retailer, is accelerating its worldwide expansion. The Paris-based chain, which has a presence in seven countries outside France, is to open its 6th Brazilian sto ...

  19. Midem 2005 To Focus On Live Music

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 2005 edition of Midem will have a strong focus on the live music industry and technology. The 39th edition of the annual trade fair, to be held January 23-27 in Cannes, France will feature a full The 2005 edition of Midem will have a strong fo ...

  20. Midem 2005 To Focus On Live Music

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 2005 edition of Midem will have a strong focus on the live music industry and technology. The 39th edition of the annual trade fair, to be held January 23-27 in Cannes, France will feature a full The 2005 edition of Midem will have a strong fo ...

  21. Leiber, Stoller Sue Loeb & Loeb

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Songwriters Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller have filed suit against the Los Angeles law firm of Loeb & Loeb and attorney John Frankenheimer for breach of contract and legal malpractice. LOS ANGELES -- Songwriters Jerry Lieber and Mike Stolle ...

  22. Ecast Inks Juicy Deal With Fatburger

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Broadband jukeboxes to hit fast-food outlets. Broadband jukeboxes to hit fast-food outlets. News ...

  23. Best Buy Canada Firing Up Digital Music Service

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bonfire set to launch June 12. Bonfire set to launch June 12. News ...

  24. Lang Lang To Be Named U.N. Ambassador

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pianist to perform at ceremony. Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang will be appointed the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador in a ceremony May 20 at the U.N. headquarters in New York. At 22, he will become UNICEF's ...

  25. MusicNow, Vans Create Digital Service For Tour

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MusicNow is powering a digital music store for the Vans Warped Tour. The service -- which will offer a mix of &#225; la carte and subscription content -- will be accessible through the <A HREF="http: MusicNow is powering a digital musi ...

  26. MusicNow, Vans Create Digital Service For Tour

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warped music store to launch next month. MusicNow is powering a digital music store for the Vans Warped Tour. The service -- which will offer a mix of á la carte and subscription content -- will be accessible through the official Warped Tour site ...

  27. Love Parade Will Miss Berlin in 2004

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The annual Love Parade will skip Berlin this year after organizers failed to raise the necessary funds. This year's street party was scheduled to take place in the German capital on July 10. The annual Love Parade will skip Berlin this year a ...

  28. Love Parade Will Miss Berlin in 2004

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The annual Love Parade will skip Berlin this year after organizers failed to raise the necessary funds. This year's street party was scheduled to take place in the German capital on July 10. The annual Love Parade will skip Berlin this year a ...

  29. Jazzman Barney Kessel Dies, 80

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Artist worked with Benny Goodman, Chico Marx. Artist worked with Benny Goodman, Chico Marx. News Benny Goodman , Chico Marx ...

  30. Del McCoury Sues Copper Creek Label

    May 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Suit centers around two early '70s recordings. Suit centers around two early '70s recordings. News ...

  31. Japan Launches Entertainment Lawyer Network

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Several leading Japanese industry figures and attorneys have established a new organization called the Entertainment Lawyers Network (ELN). TOKYO--Several leading Japanese industry figures and attorneys have established a new organization called t ...

  32. Hip-Hop Hall Museum In The Works

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Plans are under way for a Hip-Hop Hall of Fame Museum, which will open in November and be located in New York. Organizers of the museum -- including Hip-Hop Hall of Fame Awards founder/executive produ Plans are under way for a Hip-Hop Hall of Fame ...

  33. New WB Series Makes Light Of 'Idol'

    April 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 'Superstar USA' will select worst singers. 'Superstar USA' will select worst singers. News ...

  34. Missy Elliott, Adidas Link For Clothing Line

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Missy Elliott has inked a deal with Adidas to launch a sportswear line called Respect Me. The collection, which will bow at U.S. retail in September and globally in November, will include athletic sho Missy Elliott has inked a deal with Adidas to ...

  35. FCC Slaps Clear Channel With $495K Fine

    April 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Company to terminate relationship with Howard Stern. Company to terminate relationship with Howard Stern. News Howard Stern ...

  36. Philadelphia Judge Says No To RIAA

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Motion to reconsider 'bundling' decision denied. Motion to reconsider 'bundling' decision denied. News ...

  37. Victory Records

    March 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Started with $800 in 1989, the punk label has raised the bar for indie success in its 15 years. Started with $800 in 1989, the punk label has raised the bar for indie success in its 15 years. News ...

  38. Roy 'Pop' Lewis Dead At 98

    March 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Roy "Pop" Lewis, patriarch of bluegrass gospel group the Lewis Family, died March 23 at Wills Memorial Hospital in Washington, Ga. He was 98. Roy "Pop" Lewis, patriarch of bluegrass gospel group the Lewis Family, died March 23 ...

  39. Florida Bar Hosts Entertainment Law Event

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Florida Bar Assn.'s Entertainment Arts and Sports Law Section will host its sixth annual legal symposium on music, film and TV on March 26. NEW YORK--The Florida Bar Assn.'s Entertainment Arts and Sports Law Section will host its six ...

  40. ASCAP, TouchTunes Forge License

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST ASCAP has entered into a licensing agreement with TouchTunes, which operates 7,500 digital jukeboxes in U.S. bars, restaurants and other establishments. The move allows TouchTunes to offer all music f ASCAP has entered into a licensing agreement w ...

  41. U.K. Guitarist McGeogh Dead At 48

    March 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST John McGeogh, who came to prominence playing guitar for U.K. post-punk band Magazine and goth pioneers Siouxsie &amp; the Banshees, died in his sleep last Thursday at his West London home. He was 48. John McGeogh, who came to prominence playin ...

  42. U.K. Guitarist McGeogh Dead At 48

    March 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST John McGeogh, who came to prominence playing guitar for U.K. post-punk band Magazine and goth pioneers Siouxsie &amp; the Banshees, died in his sleep last Thursday at his West London home. He was 48. John McGeogh, who came to prominence playin ...

  43. Armani Exchange Readies Dance Music Compilation

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fashion retailer Armani Exchange will launch the third volume in its A/X Music Series with an event March 8 at its store in Miami's South Beach. Fashion retailer Armani Exchange will launch the third volume in its A/X Music Series with an eve ...

  44. Ryko Distributing Cult

    February 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST L.A.-based video firm Cult Epics has signed a U.S. distribution deal with New York-based Ryko Distribution. Cult, which specializes in horror, erotic and cult films, joins Blue Underground, Plexifilm, L.A.-based video firm Cult Epics has signed a ...

  45. U.K. Legal Vet Launches Edge Group

    February 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST London-based attorney David Glick has exited as senior partner at entertainment law firm Mishcon de Reya to set up a "one-stop" advisory service for the entertainment, media, sports and fashion indust London-based attorney David Glick ha ...

  46. Billboard Launches Entertainment Law Weekly

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Entertainment Law Weekly is the new essential read for those who need to keep up with changes in the legal and regulatory landscape that affect the entertainment business. Each issue contains lega The Entertainment Law Weekly is the new essent ...

  47. Knitting Factory Creates New Marketing Post

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Eileen Z. Wolter has been named director of business development for Knitting Factory Entertainment. In the newly created, New York-based post, Wolter will identify marketing opportunities and seek ne Eileen Z. Wolter has been named director of bu ...

  48. Warped Offering Discounted Web Tix

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Vans Warped tour organizers are offering fans discounted tickets via an Internet pre-sale. Beginning Tuesday (Feb. 10), users can log onto www.vanswarpedtour.com at 6 p.m. EST. During the pre-sale, t Vans Warped tour organizers are offering fans d ...

  49. Canadian Hall To Induct Producer Ezrin

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Producer/musician Bob Ezrin will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences on April 3 during the 2004 Juno Gala Dinner &amp; Awards ceremo Producer/musician Bob Ezrin will be induct ...

  50. Rock & Republic Plans Music Tour

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles-based fashion house Rock &amp; Republic is preparing the Rock Fashion Tour, to commence next month during New York Fashion Week. Los Angeles-based fashion house Rock & Republic is preparing the Rock Fashion Tour, to commence ne ...

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