Entertainment

  1. Rock & Republic Plans Music Tour

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles-based fashion house Rock & 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 ...

  2. Universal U.K. To Make Staff Cuts

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST About 35 positions will be shed at Universal Music U.K. as part of global cost-cutting measures affecting Universal Music Group. About 35 positions will be shed at Universal Music U.K. as part of global cost-cutting measures affecting Universal Mu ...

  3. Universal U.K. To Make Staff Cuts

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST About 35 positions will be shed at Universal Music U.K. as part of global cost-cutting measures affecting Universal Music Group. About 35 positions will be shed at Universal Music U.K. as part of global cost-cutting measures affecting Universal Mu ...

  4. Hearing Delayed In Jackson/Universal Case

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Royalty dispute postponed until March 9. Royalty dispute postponed until March 9. News ...

  5. OutKast, Furtado To Play NBA All-Star Game

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Aguilera also due to sing national anthem. Aguilera also due to sing national anthem. News ...

  6. Hearing Delayed In Jackson/Universal Case

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST A judge delayed a hearing Wednesday in Michael Jackson's lawsuit against Universal Music Group that claims the world's largest record company owes the pop star royalties for the rerelease of songs he A judge delayed a hearing Wednesday i ...

  7. OutKast, Furtado To Play NBA All-Star Game

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST When the best players in the NBA are introduced at the start of their annual all-star game next month, there will be no generic synthesizer music blaring in the background. Instead, the players will g When the best players in the NBA are introduce ...

  8. Dido's 'Rent' Extends Euro Chart Rule

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dido's "Life for Rent" (Cheeky/Arista) holds sway on European Top 100 Albums for the 16th week. Dido's "Life for Rent" (Cheeky/Arista) holds sway on European Top 100 Albums for the 16th week, maintaining No. 1 slots i ...

  9. IFPI Unveils Online Music Piracy Report

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Study examines legal online music services in Europe. Study examines legal online music services in Europe. Juliana Koranteng News ...

  10. IFPI Unveils Online Music Piracy Report

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST The IFPI has published its first comprehensive study on the growth of legal online music services in Europe. The IFPI has published its first comprehensive study on the growth of legal online music services in Europe. The IFPI Online Music Report ...

  11. 2004 Lollapalooza In Planning Stage

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fest being planned for July and August. Fest being planned for July and August. News ...

  12. Norah Sets iTunes Record

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Singer's 'Sunrise' top-seller at Apple's store. Singer's 'Sunrise' top-seller at Apple's store. News ...

  13. Welcome To Billboard.Biz!

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST This new site is the Web-based portal to Billboard's unparalleled coverage of the music industry. Bookmark this spot for real-time news updates throughout each business day as well as analysis, specia This new site is the Web-based portal to ...

  14. Yo-Yo Ma

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST A live recording of the cellist's successful and gorgeous "Obrigado Brazil" concept album. A live recording of the cellist's successful and gorgeous "Obrigado Brazil" concept album. News ...

  15. Jazz Notes

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Forward-thinking, genre-bending violinist/composer Jenny Scheinman this week releases "Shalagaster," her second superb disc on John Zorn's Tzadik imprint. Forward-thinking, genre-bending violinist/composer Jenny Scheinman this week ...

  16. Jazz Notes

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Forward-thinking, genre-bending violinist/composer Jenny Scheinman this week releases "Shalagaster," her second superb disc on John Zorn's Tzadik imprint. Forward-thinking, genre-bending violinist/composer Jenny Scheinman this week ...

  17. Beyonce, Missy, Alicia To Tour?

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Final negotiations are under way for the three-way tour. Final negotiations are under way for the three-way tour. News ...

  18. Norah Sets iTunes Record

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones' new single has set a one-day sales record on Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store. "Sunrise"--released to the digital service Jan. 13, the same day as its radio release--sold more than any Norah Jones' new sing ...

  19. Beyonce, Missy, Alicia To Tour?

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Final negotiations are under way for a tour by the three stars. Final negotiations are under way for a tour by Beyonce, Missy Elliott, and Alicia Keys, Bulletin has learned. The three-all booked by Creative Artists Agency-will play arenas in about ...

  20. 2004 Lollapalooza In Planning Stage

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST The William Morris Agency and Perry Farrell are putting together a Lollapalooza 2004 package tour, Bulletin has learned. The outing is tentatively scheduled to run in July and August. The William Morris Agency and Perry Farrell are putting togethe ...

  21. Body Head Inks Rapper Choppa

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST New Orleans-based MC signs five-album deal. New Orleans-based MC signs five-album deal. News ...

  22. Pro Tools Design Firm To Get Oscar

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Digidesign, the audio division of Avid Technology Inc., is to receive an Academy Award of Merit from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Digidesign, the audio division of Avid Technology Inc., is to receive an Academy Award of Merit f ...

  23. CinemaNow Launches Film-Download Initiative

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Online video-on-demand (VOD) service CinemaNow has launched a permanent download feature. The company is charging $14.99 for "download to own" movies such as "Tupac Shakur: Thug Angel." Online video-on-demand (VOD) service Cine ...

  24. Body Head Inks Rapper Choppa

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Body Head Entertainment, the label founded by U.S. boxing champ Roy Jones Jr., has signed New Orleans-based rapper Choppa to a five-album deal. Choppa was previously signed to Take Fo'/New No Limit, w Body Head Entertainment, the label founde ...

  25. Pro Tools Design Firm To Get Oscar

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Digidesign, the audio division of Avid Technology Inc., is to receive an Academy Award of Merit from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Digidesign, the audio division of Avid Technology Inc., is to receive an Academy Award of Merit f ...

  26. Grandaddy Solidifies Spring Tour Plans

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST After winding through three tours in 2003, Grandaddy will keep up the momentum with theater/club shows in March and April, co-headlined by Saves The Day. The Fire Theft has nabbed the opening slot. After winding through three tours in 2003, Granda ...

  27. RIAA Sues 532 More File-Sharers

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST The RIAA today (Jan. 21) announced that it has filed a new round of copyright-infringement suits against 532 individual consumers who have allegedly distributed copyrighted music over peer-to-peer net The RIAA today (Jan. 21) announced that it has ...

  28. OutKast Reclaims Albums Chart Peak

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Double-album spends sixth week at No. 1. Double-album spends sixth week at No. 1. News ...

  29. Haynes Joins Dead; Osborne, Barraco Exit

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Venerable jam-band alters lineup again. Venerable jam-band alters lineup again. News ...

  30. Sting, Sean Paul To Perform At Grammys

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST McBride, Black Eyed Peas also added to lineup. McBride, Black Eyed Peas also added to lineup. News ...

  31. OutKast Reclaims Albums Chart Peak

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" returns to the top of The Billboard 200 with a 3-1 jump. U.S. sales of the Arista album are down just 4% from last week to 97,000 copies, according t OutKast's two-CD set " ...

  32. Haynes Joins Dead; Osborne, Barraco Exit

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST In the ever-evolving cast of the Dead, vocalist Joan Osborne and keyboardist/vocalist Rob Barraco have exited, to be replaced by jam-band guitarist extraordinaire Warren Haynes, sources say. In the ever-evolving cast of the Dead, vocalist Joan Osb ...

  33. Sting, Sean Paul To Perform At Grammys

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sting, Sean Paul, Martina McBride and the Black Eyed Peas have joined the performance lineup for the 46th annual Grammy awards, which will be broadcast live on CBS Feb. 8 from Los Angeles' Staples Cen Sting, Sean Paul, Martina McBride and the ...

  34. OutKast Reclaims Albums Chart Peak

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" returns to the top of The Billboard 200 with a 3-1 jump. U.S. sales of the Arista album are down just 4% from last week to 97,000 copies, according t OutKast's two-CD set " ...

  35. Haynes Joins Dead; Osborne, Barraco Exit

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST In the ever-evolving cast of the Dead, vocalist Joan Osborne and keyboardist/vocalist Rob Barraco have exited, to be replaced by jam-band guitarist extraordinaire Warren Haynes, sources say. In the ever-evolving cast of the Dead, vocalist Joan Osb ...

  36. Sting, Sean Paul To Perform At Grammys

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sting, Sean Paul, Martina McBride and the Black Eyed Peas have joined the performance lineup for the 46th annual Grammy awards, which will be broadcast live on CBS Feb. 8 from Los Angeles' Staples Cen Sting, Sean Paul, Martina McBride and the ...

  37. UMI Gets Early Marley Catalog

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST The early work of Bob Marley and the Wailers is to be re-released by Universal Music International (UMI) through a 10-year exclusive licensing deal with JAD Records, the Santa Monica, Calif.-based lab The early work of Bob Marley and the Wailers i ...

  38. Univision Tops 2003 Latin Sales

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST California-based indie top-selling Latin label. California-based indie top-selling Latin label. News ...

  39. Hoobastank

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST The first chart-reaching ballad from the modern-rock quartet aims for a dash of cred. The first chart-reaching ballad from the modern-rock quartet aims for a dash of cred. News ...

  40. Higher Ground

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST The music industry continues to struggle with piracy and a harsh economic climate, but the waning months of 2003 brought good news to Christian/gospel music. The music industry continues to struggle with piracy and a harsh economic climate, but ...

  41. Higher Ground

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST The music industry continues to struggle with piracy and a harsh economic climate, but the waning months of 2003 brought good news to Christian/gospel music. The music industry continues to struggle with piracy and a harsh economic climate, but ...

  42. Justin, Lionel Set To Host Two-Hour Motown Special

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Pair to host ABC show dubbed "Motown 45." Pair to host ABC show dubbed "Motown 45." News ...

  43. Sweet New Deal For Dolce

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dance diva Dolce has signed with Baltimore-based Act 2 Records. Dance diva Dolce has signed with Baltimore-based Act 2 Records in a deal for two singles with an album option. The first single, "Feel Good," due Feb. 17, was produced by Or ...

  44. 'Idol' Season Bows With Huge Ratings

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST The return of "American Idol" struck ratings gold for Fox on Monday. The return of "American Idol" struck ratings gold for Fox on Monday. The third edition of the talent-contest franchise premiered to 28.2 million viewers overa ...

  45. Justin, Lionel Set To Host Two-Hour Motown Special

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake and Lionel Richie will be the hosts of an upcoming ABC special with the working title "Motown 45." Justin Timberlake and Lionel Richie will be the hosts of an upcoming ABC special with the working title "Motown 45. ...

  46. Univision Tops 2003 Latin Sales

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a first, an independent label has taken the lead in sales of Latin music in the U.S. California-based indie Univision Music Group, founded three years ago, was the top-selling label in the genre la In a first, an independent label has taken the ...

  47. Bertelsmann's BeMusic Promotes Two

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Unit names two executive vice presidents. Unit names two executive vice presidents. News ...

  48. Musical Extras To Lace 'American Dreams' DVD

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST The DVD of the first season of the NBC series "American Dreams" will offer up a number of extra musical treats. Fans of the show's musical performances will be able to access the full-length numbers o The DVD of the first season of ...

  49. Singapore To Get 'Idol' Show

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Latest version of franchise to debut this year. Latest version of franchise to debut this year. News ...

  50. Musical Extras To Lace 'American Dreams' DVD

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST The DVD of the first season of the NBC series "American Dreams" will offer up a number of extra musical treats. The DVD of the first season of the NBC series "American Dreams" will offer up a number of extra musical treats. Fan ...

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