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  1. Ronald Winans Dies At 48

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Was a Grammy-winning member of the Winans Group. Ron Winans, of gospel music's famed Winans family, died Friday morning (June 17) in Detroit at Harper Hospital. The second eldest of ten siblings, Winans had been suffering from heart problems. ...

  2. MVD Europe Launches

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Division formed to enhance MVD worldwide. Music DVD label and distributor Music Video Distributors has established a new division called MVD Europe. Based in London, the division will be responsible for increasing the efficiency of MVD's worl ...

  3. Radio Extending Brands Through Online Music Sales

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MusicToGo enabling stations to open customized stores. Airplay is the single biggest influence on music sales, so why hasn't radio gotten in on the action? A new vendor is banking on the notion that radio not only influences music sales, it c ...

  4. Rolling Stones Reveal U.S. Tour Dates

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tickets on sale this weekend, shows begin Aug 21. The Rolling Stones announced a world tour today (May 10) at a press conference at New York’s Juilliard School of Music. The trek will be produced worldwide by Michael Cohl, under his Concert Produc ...

  5. Lampcov Splits With Kobalt

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Lampcov has exited as managing director of London-based music publisher Kobalt Music Group, <i>ELW</i> has learned. Bruce Lampcov has exited as managing director of London-based music publisher Kobalt Music Group, ELW has learned ...

  6. Lampcov Splits With Kobalt

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Lampcov has exited as managing director of London-based music publisher Kobalt Music Group, Billboard.biz has learned. Sources say Lampcov has taken a vacation in South East Asia. Bruce Lampcov has exited as managing director of London-based ...

  7. Lampcov Splits With Kobalt

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Lampcov has exited as managing director of London-based music publisher Kobalt Music Group, Billboard.biz has learned. Sources say Lampcov has taken a vacation in South East Asia. Bruce Lampcov has exited as managing director of London-based ...

  8. '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 ...

  9. Springsteen Plots Acoustic Tour

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tickets go on sale Friday and Saturday for a Bruce Springsteen solo acoustic tour in support of his Columbia album "Devils &amp; Dust," which drops April 26. Tickets go on sale Friday and Saturday for a Bruce Springsteen solo acousti ...

  10. 'I Don't Hate The Game, I Question The Players'

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop beefs are about as old as hip-hop itself. Lately, the tone, intensity and seriousness of these conflicts have created an environment that is entirely too permissive of violence. The role that The Rev. Al Sharpton is president of the Nation ...

  11. Eminem/50 Cent Tour Set

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here in January, Eminem and 50 Cent will embark on a co-headlining tour this summer. As first tipped here in January, Eminem and 50 Cent will embark on a co-headlining tour this summer. The outing, "Anger Management 3," w ...

  12. New Team For Michigan's Jerome-Duncan Ford Venue

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Palace Sports, Hillside to run amphitheater. Palace Sports and Entertainment and Hillside Productions have entered into a cooperative agreement to run the 7,000-seat Jerome-Duncan Ford Theatre at Freedom Hill in Sterling Heights, Mich. PS&E an ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Pips' Edward Patten Dies

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tenor was 65. Gladys Knight & the Pips member Edward Patten died early this morning (Feb. 25) at a suburban Detroit hospital, according to his cousin William Guest, another member of the group. He was 65. Patten, an Atlanta native who lived in ...

  15. Muscle Shoals Studios Closes

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Historic facility has hosted Stones, Aretha, Dylan. Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Sheffield, Ala. -- where the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Seger and others recorded classic songs -- has closed. T ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Case Summary: The Sixth Circuit Embraces Copyright's 'Complete Preemption'

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kid Rock knocked a 4-year-old lawsuit out of a Michigan court Jan. 11 and set some legal precedent along the way. Kid Rock knocked a 4-year-old lawsuit out of a Michigan court Jan. 11 and set some legal precedent along the way. Promoter Alvin Will ...

  19. Stadiums Team Up To Lure Tours

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Venues form group to build awareness. Ten National Football League stadiums have joined forces to form the Gridiron Stadium Network, a not-for-profit advocacy group focusing on luring concerts and other events to stadiums. The GSN will lobby indus ...

  20. Best Buy Eyeing Supply-Chain Overhaul

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Best Buy is moving closer to a restructuring of its supply chain. Best Buy is moving closer to a restructuring of its supply chain. The Minneapolis-based consumer electronics giant is expected to switch to vendor-managed inventory and to have prod ...

  21. Detroit Studio Owner Shot Dead

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST The owner of the Detroit studio where hip-hop megastar Eminem recorded the multimillion-selling CD "The Slim Shady LP" (Aftermath/Interscope) was found shot to death yesterday (Jan. 4) inside the faci The owner of the Detroit studio wher ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. OutKast Tops MTV Europe Music Awards

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Usher, Muse also multiple award winners. With three victories, OutKast was the big winner at the 11th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, held tonight (Nov. 18) in Rome. The Atlanta-based duo of Big Boi and Andre 3000 won for best group, and "Hey ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. EMI Pub, Eminem Strike 'Encore' Deal

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Pact covers world ex-U.S. EMI Music Publishing has extended its pact with Eminem to cover the works on his new album "Encore" (Aftermath/Interscope). The new partnership with the leading hip-hop artist and Detroit-based publishing firm 8 ...

  30. EMI Pub, Eminem Strike 'Encore' Deal

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Publishing has extended its pact with leading hip-hop act Eminem to cover the works on his new album "Encore" (Aftermath/Interscope). EMI Music Publishing has extended its pact with Eminem to cover the works on his new album &q ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Case Analysis: Sixth Circuit's "Substantial Similarity" Test for Copyright Infringement

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Prior to 2003, federal courts in the Sixth Circuit, which encompasses Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee, had not formally adopted a specific test or approach for determining "substantial similari Prior to 2003, federal courts in the Sixt ...

  33. 'Little Nicky' Infringement Case Tossed

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal appellate court in Detroit on Sept. 14 threw out a copyright infringement suit involving the Adam Sandler film "Little Nicky." NEW YORK -- A federal appellate court in Detroit on Sept. 14 threw out a copyright infringement suit ...

  34. McGraw Holds Off Ray Charles Atop Billboard 200

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw is living it up on The Billboard 200, as his Curb set "Live Like You Were Dying" notches a second week in the top slot. Although a 70% decline brings his U.S. sales to 227,000 this week, ac Tim McGraw is living it up on The Bi ...

  35. McGraw Holds Off Ray Charles Atop Billboard 200

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw is living it up on The Billboard 200, as his Curb set "Live Like You Were Dying" notches a second week in the top slot. Although a 70% decline brings his U.S. sales to 227,000 this week, ac Tim McGraw is living it up on The Bi ...

  36. Record Year For Vans Warped Tour

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT This year's Vans Warped Tour -- which featured the likes of My Chemical Romance, Bad Religion, Good Charlotte and NOFX -- was the most successful in the event's 10-year history. This year’s Vans Warped Tour -- which featured the likes of ...

  37. Best Buy Close To Adopting New Supply System

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy, which <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1854071">announced last year</A> that it would scrutinize its supply chain to improve efficien Best Buy, which announce ...

  38. Best Buy Close To Adopting New Supply System

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy, which <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1854071">announced last year</A> that it would scrutinize its supply chain to improve efficien Best Buy, which announce ...

  39. Geffen Makes Cuts At Sales Dep't

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Unit folded into Interscope under Berry. The sales department at Geffen Records has been trimmed and folded into Interscope's sales division, sources confirm. Interscope head of sales Candace Berry will lead the merged department. Among those ...

  40. Geffen Makes Cuts At Sales Dep't

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Unit folded into Interscope under Berry. The sales department at Geffen Records has been trimmed and folded into Interscope's sales division, sources confirm. Interscope head of sales Candace Berry will lead the merged department. Among those ...

  41. Brushfire Artists Team For Tour

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brushfire Records artists Jack Johnson, G. Love &amp; 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 & ...

  42. Kobalt Takes 8 Mile Road

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Independent British-based publisher Kobalt Music Group has inked an administration deal with Detroit's 8 Mile Style Music for its hitmaking songwriters Luis Resto and Steve King. Independent British-based publisher Kobalt Music Group has inke ...

  43. Media, Lawmakers Decry Consolidation

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) got an earful today (July 20) from media unions, federal lawmakers and radio, TV and newspaper staffers, who charge that media consolidation has disconnecte The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) go ...

  44. Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withholding Royalties

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter Giuseppe "Beppe" Canterelli has filed a class-action lawsuit against EMI Music Publishing, alleging that the company engages in unfair business practices by failing to promptly pay out uncl Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withhold ...

  45. NBC To Develop Motown Records Miniseries

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A 12-hour series about the famed Motown Records music empire and its founder, Berry Gordy, is being developed for NBC. A 12-hour series about the famed Motown Records music empire and its founder, Berry Gordy, is being developed for NBC. "Ber ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. Jazz Drummer Elvin Jones Dies

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Elvin Jones, arguably the most influential drummer of the modern jazz era, died today (May 18) in Englewood, N.J., reportedly of heart problems. He was 76. Elvin Jones, arguably the most influential drummer of the modern jazz era, died today (May ...

  49. Eminem Suit Against Apple, MTV To Proceed

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rapper contests unauthorized use of hit song. A federal judge has ruled Eminem's copyright-infringement claims over use of his song "Lose Yourself" in a commercial for Apple Computer can go forward. Apple featured a 10-year-old boy ...

  50. Usher Retakes Album Chart Peak

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Usher reclaims his throne atop The Billboard 200 after one week at No. 2 as "Confessions" sells 267,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is the sixth week in the No. 1 Usher reclaims his throne atop The B ...

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