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  1. Uni/Motown Inks Q-Tip

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Q-Tip has signed a worldwide deal with Universal/Motown as a solo artist. The hip-hop star, who rose to prominence as a member of A Tribe Called Quest, is working on a new album. Q-Tip has signed a worldwide deal with Universal/Motown as a solo ar ...

  2. UMG Nashville Promotes Two

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group Nashville has promoted Jason Owen from VP of media, artist relations and creative services to senior VP of those departments. His responsibilities include the DreamWorks, MCA Nas Universal Music Group Nashville has promoted J ...

  3. Eminem Makes 'Encore' Appearance At No. 1

    December 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Eminem was the top-seller among last-minute Christmas shoppers, as "Encore" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) returns to the top of The Billboard 200. U.S. sales of the set are up 36% from last week to 430 Eminem was the top-seller among last ...

  4. Eminem Makes 'Encore' Appearance At No. 1

    December 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Eminem was the top-seller among last-minute Christmas shoppers, as "Encore" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) returns to the top of The Billboard 200. U.S. sales of the set are up 36% from last week to 430 Eminem was the top-seller among last ...

  5. 2Pac Still Playing 'The Game'

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Pac grabs his third posthumous Billboard 200 chart-topper, as "Loyal to the Game" (Amaru/Interscope) debuts with U.S. sales of 330,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. 2Pac grabs his third posthumous Billboard 200 chart-topper, as ...

  6. 2Pac Still Playing 'The Game'

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Pac grabs his third posthumous Billboard 200 chart-topper, as "Loyal to the Game" (Amaru/Interscope) debuts with U.S. sales of 330,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. 2Pac grabs his third posthumous Billboard 200 chart-topper, as ...

  7. Ludacris Lights Up No. 1 With 'Red Light'

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ludacris scores his second No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Red Light District," which notches U.S. sales of 322,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Ludacris scores his second No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Red Ligh ...

  8. Ludacris Lights Up No. 1 With 'Red Light'

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ludacris scores his second No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Red Light District," which notches U.S. sales of 322,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Ludacris scores his second No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Red Ligh ...

  9. Sirius Names Promotions VP

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ross Zapin is DreamWorks vet. Sirius Satellite Radio has named Ross Zapin as VP of promotions. New York-based Zapin reports to Sirius president of entertainment and sports Scott Greenstein. Zapin, who was head of rock, modern rock and video promot ...

  10. Naftaly Joins Sony As Senior VP

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST A&R vet has worked at DreamWorks, J, Arista. A&R vet has worked at DreamWorks, J, Arista. News ...

  11. Naftaly Joins Sony As Senior VP

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Keith Naftaly has been named senior VP of A&R for Sony Music Label Group U.S. He will maintain offices in New York and Los Angeles and will report to Sony Music president/CEO Don Ienner. Keith Naftaly has been named senior VP of A&R fo ...

  12. U2's 'Bomb' Lands Atop Billboard 200

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST U2 earns its sixth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and nearly doubles its previous best sales week, as "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" (Interscope) bursts in with 840,000 units, according to Nielsen Soun U2 earns its sixth No. 1 on The Bill ...

  13. U2's 'Bomb' Lands Atop Billboard 200

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST U2 earns its sixth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and nearly doubles its previous best sales week, as "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" (Interscope) bursts in with 840,000 units, according to Nielsen Soun U2 earns its sixth No. 1 on The Bill ...

  14. Eminem Holds At No. 1 With 871K

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Destiny's Child scores 497K. Despite a strong challenge from the new album by Destiny's Child, Eminem's "Encore" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) remains the No. 1 title on The Billboard 200 following its first full week of av ...

  15. Eminem Holds At No. 1 With 871K

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Despite a strong challenge from the new album by Destiny's Child, Eminem's "Encore" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) remains the No. 1 title on The Billboard 200 following its first full week of availabil Despite a strong challenge ...

  16. Eminem's 'Encore' Takes No. 1 Bow

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Although it was legitimately available for just three days during the sales reporting week, Eminem's "Encore" moved enough copies to easily debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Released on Friday in a Although it was legitimately av ...

  17. Eminem's 'Encore' Takes No. 1 Bow

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rapper sells 700K in abbreviated first week. Although it was legitimately available for just three days during the sales reporting week, Eminem's "Encore" moved enough copies to easily debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Released o ...

  18. Dimensional Names Schoenfeld As Pub Chief

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Portfolio includes DreamWorks assets. Portfolio includes DreamWorks assets. News ...

  19. Usher Big Winner At AMAs

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Usher took home four awards last night (Nov. 14) at the American Music Awards, held at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium and aired live on ABC. Usher took home four awards last night (Nov. 14) at the American Music Awards, held at Los Angeles� ...

  20. Robbie Stays At No. 1 In Europe

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST 'Greatest Hits' starts 3rd week at summit. Robbie Williams launches into a third week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "Greatest Hits" (Chrysalis). It retains the lead in Germany, Spain, Portugal, Holland and Switzerlan ...

  21. Robbie Stays At No. 1 In Europe

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams launches into a third week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "Greatest Hits" (Chrysalis). It retains the lead in Germany, Spain, Portugal, Holland and Switzerland and climbs 2-1 Robbie Williams launches into a thir ...

  22. Shrek Sets DVD Sales Record

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST DreamWorks Animation's "Shrek 2" has set a three-day DVD sales record, the company said yesterday (Nov. 8). The set moved 11 million DVDs in its first three days on shelves, in addition to 1.1 million DreamWorks Animation's &qu ...

  23. Six Studios Drop Most-Favored-Nation Clauses in EU

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission closed antitrust cases Oct. 26 against six major Hollywood studios after they agreed to drop clauses in contracts with pay television operators that the EU claimed artificially (The Hollywood Reporter, AP) -- The European C ...

  24. Rod Stewart Enjoys First No. 1 In 25 Years

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rod Stewart proves once again that blondes have more fun. With the J Records release of "Stardust ... The Great American Songbook, Vol. 3," the singer nabs his first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 since 1 Rod Stewart proves once again that b ...

  25. Rod Stewart Enjoys First No. 1 In 25 Years

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rod Stewart proves once again that blondes have more fun. With the J Records release of "Stardust ... The Great American Songbook, Vol. 3," the singer nabs his first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 since 1 Rod Stewart proves once again that b ...

  26. Universal Drops 'Video' From Name

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Studios Home Video is changing its name to Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Universal Studios Home Video is changing its name to Universal Studios Home Entertainment. According to a company statement, "the new name reflects the ...

  27. Beatles Songs Provide 'Love' For Screenplay

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "All You Need Is Love," a film that will utilize the songs of the Beatles to propel its romantic plot, will be brought to the big screen by Revolution Studios. Veteran British writers Dick Clement and "All You Need Is Love," a ...

  28. Uni South Names Powers As Senior VP

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Michael Powers has been named as senior VP of promotion at Universal South Records in Nashville. He replaces Bryan Switzer, who <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.j Michael Powers has been named as senio ...

  29. Fox Wins Round Two of Reality Boxing Bout

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A judge gave the second round to Twentieth Century Fox in a legal fight over competing boxing reality shows. BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- A judge gave the second round to Twentieth Century Fox in a legal fight over competing boxing reality shows. ...

  30. Zomba Pub Inks Brand New Deal

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT DreamWorks act working on third album. DreamWorks act working on third album. News ...

  31. Zomba Pub Inks Brand New Deal

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT DreamWorks act working on third album. Zomba Music Publishing has signed Brand New, in a deal that includes all catalog and future material. The rock/punk quartet, which has a new recording deal with DreamWorks/Interscope, is working on its third ...

  32. Alan Jackson Leads CMA Nominations

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brooks &amp; Dunn to host Nov. 9 show. With seven mentions, Alan Jackson is the top nominee for the 38th annual CMA Awards, set for Nov. 9 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Toby Keith also scored big, with six nominations, while Kenny ...

  33. Toby Keith Plans Vegas Venue

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Three Harrah's partnerships in works. Harrah’s Las Vegas Casino & Hotel is planning a themed bar, restaurant and entertainment venue with country singer Toby Keith. It is first of three U.S. venues being developed in partnership with the ...

  34. Vertigo Inks Deal With Universal's Focus Features

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Roy Lee and Doug Davison's Vertigo Entertainment has inked a multiyear first-look deal with Universal Pictures and its specialty films unit, Focus Features. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Roy Lee and Doug Davison's Vertigo Enter ...

  35. 'Fahrenheit 9/11' Set For Q4 DVD Release

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Michael Moore's controversial documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11," about President Bush and the events surrounding Sept. 11, 2001, is coming to DVD on Oct. 5 from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment. Michael Moore's controversial doc ...

  36. Picture This

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT One of the year's most anticipated video releases—animated feature "Shrek 2"—debuts Nov. 5 from DreamWorks Home Entertainment. Read Jill Kipnis' column. One of the year's most anticipated video releases¿animated feature &q ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 'Seinfeld' Headed To DVD

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT One of the most popular TV shows of all time, "Seinfeld," will be making its DVD debut Nov. 23. Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment is releasing the first three seasons of the show as two individual v One of the most popular TV shows of ...

  39. 'Shrek 2' To Hit Vid In November

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "Shrek 2" will hit home video Nov. 5, it was announced today (Aug. 5) by DreamWorks Home Entertainment. The title will be available on VHS ($15.95) and DVD ($19.95). It is not known if the DVD version "Shrek 2" will hit home vi ...

  40. Anchor Bay Names Key Execs

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Anchor Bay Entertainment has added two sales positions. Ray Gagnon has been named senior VP of sales, and Mary Thompson will be director of sales, national accounts. Anchor Bay Entertainment has added two sales positions. Ray Gagnon has been named ...

  41. Anti- To Release Last Elliott Smith Album

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Elliott Smith's final album, "From a Basement on the Hill," will be released Oct. 19 via Epitaph's Anti- imprint. Singer/songwriter Elliott Smith's final album, "From a Basement on the Hill," wi ...

  42. Europe Takes The Cure To No. 1

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Venerable British modern rock staple the Cure makes a triumphant return to the pan-European chart, debuting at No. 1 on Top 100 Albums with its self-titled I Am/Geffen set. The album is the band's fir Venerable British modern rock staple the ...

  43. Europe Takes The Cure To No. 1

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Venerable British modern rock staple the Cure makes a triumphant return to the pan-European chart, debuting at No. 1 on Top 100 Albums with its self-titled I Am/Geffen set. The album is the band's fir Venerable British modern rock staple the ...

  44. Nightwish Claims Euro Chart Crown For 'Once'

    July 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Finnish metal five-piece Nightwish scores a career best as its fifth album "Once" hits No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums after two weeks at No. 4. After reaching platinum certification for 30,000 shipm Finnish metal five-piece Nightwish s ...

  45. Nightwish Claims Euro Chart Crown For 'Once'

    July 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Finnish metal five-piece Nightwish scores a career best as its fifth album "Once" hits No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums after two weeks at No. 4. After reaching platinum certification for 30,000 shipm Finnish metal five-piece Nightwish s ...

  46. Leher Brings Rolling Stones To Greenberg Traurig

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Richard Leher, who has represented the Rolling Stones continuously for 24 years, has joined the law firm of Greenberg Traurig. Richard Leher, who has represented the Rolling Stones continuously for 24 years, has joined the law firm of Greenberg Tr ...

  47. UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) has filed suit against three subsidiaries of New York-based American International Group Inc. (AIG): American Home Assurance Co., National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pitts UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case NIP ...

  48. Def Soul Signs Isleys

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT First album slated for early 2005. Def Soul Classics has signed the Isley Brothers featuring Ronald Isley. The veteran R&B group will release its first album for the Def Jam division in the first quarter of 2005. The brothers recently cut the ...

  49. UMG Nash Finalizes DreamWorks Merger

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Move follows UMG's recent purchase of DreamWorks. Move follows UMG's recent purchase of DreamWorks. News ...

  50. UMG Nash Finalizes DreamWorks Merger

    May 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT DreamWorks Records' Nashville operation has been merged into Universal Music Group Nashville. The move follows Universal Music Group's <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/business_financ DreamWorks Records' Nas ...

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