Entertainment

  1. Singapore To Get 'Idol' Show

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Singapore is the latest country to get a local version of the "Idol" TV contest franchise. "Singapore Idol" will premiere on MediaCorp TV Channel 5 on an undetermined date this year. Singapore is the latest country to get a loc ...

  2. Beyoncé, OutKast To Play Brits

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rappers, R&B star align for performance. Rappers, R&B star align for performance. News ...

  3. Slow Start For MyCokeMusic.com

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Coca-Cola's foray into the British online music market got off to a difficult start Monday (Jan. 19). The service at MyCokeMusic.com was shut down due to technical problems for much of the two days si Coca-Cola's foray into the British o ...

  4. Beyoncé, OutKast To Play Brits

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé and OutKast will perform the latter's hit "Hey Ya!" together at the Brit Awards Feb. 17 at London's Earls Court, Billboard.biz has learned. Beyoncé and OutKast will perform the latter's hit "Hey Ya!&q ...

  5. Slow Start For MyCokeMusic.com

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Coca-Cola's foray into the British online music market got off to a difficult start Monday (Jan. 19). The service at MyCokeMusic.com was shut down due to technical problems for much of the two days si Coca-Cola's foray into the British o ...

  6. Beyoncé, OutKast To Play Brits

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé and OutKast will perform the latter's hit "Hey Ya!" together at the Brit Awards Feb. 17 at London's Earls Court, Billboard.biz has learned. Beyoncé and OutKast will perform the latter's hit "Hey Ya!&q ...

  7. String Cheese Incident Sets Euro Tour

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST The String Cheese Incident will unspool its first European headlining tour starting with dates March 19-20 in Interlaken, Switzerland. The International Incident tour will support the February Europea The String Cheese Incident will unspool its fi ...

  8. Denekamp Takes Key IFPI Asia-Pac Role

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Asia president Richard Denekamp has been named chairman of the Asia Pacific regional board of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). Sony Music Asia president Richard Denekamp has been named chairman of the As ...

  9. Mindy Smith

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST It seems the beginning of each year brings the bow of a bright new female singer/songwriter. It seems the beginning of each year brings the bow of a bright new female singer/songwriter. News ...

  10. In The Spirit

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lee Williams & the Spiritual QC's pocketed five trophies at the 19th annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, held Jan. 10 in Houston. Lee Williams & the Spiritual QC's pocketed five trophies at the 19th annual Stellar Gospel Musi ...

  11. In The Spirit

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lee Williams & the Spiritual QC's pocketed five trophies at the 19th annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, held Jan. 10 in Houston. Lee Williams & the Spiritual QC's pocketed five trophies at the 19th annual Stellar Gospel Musi ...

  12. U.K.'s Sanctuary Posts Full-Year Gains

    January 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST A banner year for live music helped U.K. independent Sanctuary Group plc record year-on-year pre-tax profit growth of 20% to £17 million ($30 million) for the 12 months ended Sept. 30, 2003. A banner year for live music helped U.K. inde ...

  13. U.K.'s Sanctuary Posts Full-Year Gains

    January 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Banner year for live music boosts numbers. Banner year for live music boosts numbers. News ...

  14. U.K.'s Sanctuary Posts Full-Year Gains

    January 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST A banner year for live music helped U.K. independent Sanctuary Group plc record year-on-year pre-tax profit growth of 20% to £17 million ($30 million) for the 12 months ended Sept. 30, 2003. A banner year for live music helped U.K. inde ...

  15. Amici

    January 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Debut album from the U.K. quintet boasts operatic vocals in a pop-length showcase. Debut album from the U.K. quintet boasts operatic vocals in a pop-length showcase. News ...

  16. Retail Track

    January 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Virgin Entertainment Group has ended its boycott of the JumpStart program and will now do business with Universal Music & Video Distribution again. Virgin Entertainment Group has ended its boycott of the JumpStart program and will now do b ...

  17. Retail Track

    January 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Virgin Entertainment Group has ended its boycott of the JumpStart program and will now do business with Universal Music & Video Distribution again. Virgin Entertainment Group has ended its boycott of the JumpStart program and will now do b ...

  18. Picture This

    January 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST DVD revenue will play a large role in upcoming contract negotiations for the Writers Guild of America. DVD revenue will play a large role in upcoming contract negotiations for the Writers Guild of America. News ...

  19. The Beat

    January 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST While No Doubt takes a brief hiatus to work on various projects, bassist Tony Kanal has just completed work on music for Adam Sandler's new movie, "50 First Dates." While No Doubt takes a brief hiatus to work on various projects, ba ...

  20. Legal Matters

    January 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST There's a war raging in cyberspace, and this time it is the movie industry that's feeling the heat. There's a war raging in cyberspace, and this time it is the movie industry that's feeling the heat. News ...

  21. The Beat

    January 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST While No Doubt takes a brief hiatus to work on various projects, bassist Tony Kanal has just completed work on music for Adam Sandler's new movie, "50 First Dates." While No Doubt takes a brief hiatus to work on various projects, ba ...

  22. Retail Track

    January 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Virgin Entertainment Group has ended its boycott of the JumpStart program and will now do business with Universal Music & Video Distribution again. Virgin Entertainment Group has ended its boycott of the JumpStart program and will now do b ...

  23. On The Road

    January 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band put up some huge numbers on the road in 2003, but the Rolling Stones were tops. Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band put up some huge numbers on the road in 2003, but the Rolling Stones were tops. News Br ...

  24. Van Dyk Ready To Rock The Vote

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST German DJ/producer Paul Van Dyk will headline the second annual DJs Rock the Vote concert Feb. 5 at the Avalon club in L.A. DJs Jerry Bonham and Dave Aude will open the show. The event is part of Rock German DJ/producer Paul Van Dyk will headline ...

  25. Aerosmith Ready To Tour Behind 'Bobo'

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran group plotting 40-date tour. Veteran group plotting 40-date tour. News ...

  26. MIDEM Conference

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The international music industry gathers this weekend in Cannes to discuss the state of the industry and prospects for the future. The international music industry gathers this weekend in Cannes to discuss the state of the industry and prospects f ...

  27. Smithsonian Label To Sell Folk Catalog As Downloads

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Nonprofit label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is making its entire collection of 33,000 folk and world music songs available as downloads for 99 cents apiece. Nonprofit label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is making its entire collection of 33, ...

  28. Aerosmith Ready To Tour Behind 'Bobo'

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Aerosmith will kick off a 40-city North American tour in support of its 14th studio album, "Honkin' on Bobo," tentatively due in late March from Columbia. Aerosmith will kick off a 40-city North American tour in support of its 14th ...

  29. SXSW Invests in Digital Rights Agency

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Digital Rights Agency (DRA), a distributor of independent music to digital music services, has received an equity investment of an undisclosed amount from SXSW Inc., the company behind the South by So Digital Rights Agency (DRA), a distributor of ...

  30. Paramount To Distribute PBS Vids

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Paramount Home Entertainment has picked up distribution of PBS Home Video in the U.S. and Canada. The five-year partnership--which ends PBS' 10-year distribution deal with Warner Home Video--kicks off Paramount Home Entertainment has picked u ...

  31. Epitaph Lowers Catalog Prices

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Epitaph Records is midlining 138 of its 290 active catalog titles, including releases on its Hellcat, Burning Heart, Anti- and Fat Possum imprints. Epitaph Records is midlining 138 of its 290 active catalog titles, including releases on its Hellca ...

  32. Clear Channel Restructures Music Arm

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Marketing changes hit touring giant. Marketing changes hit touring giant. News ...

  33. Industry Lawyers Team For New Firm

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran music-industry lawyers David Altschul and Milt Olin have paired to form L.A. law firm Altschul & Olin. Veteran music-industry lawyers David Altschul and Milt Olin have paired to form L.A. law firm Altschul & Olin. Altschul left ...

  34. Yes Documentary To Get Theater Screening

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Following in the footsteps of cinema screenings for Led Zeppelin and Prince, rock band Yes will hold a nationwide movie-theater event to preview a new DVD. The tour documentary, "Yesspeak," hits store Following in the footsteps of cinema ...

  35. Industry Lawyers Team For New Firm

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran music-industry lawyers David Altschul and Milt Olin have paired to form L.A. law firm Altschul & Olin. Veteran music-industry lawyers David Altschul and Milt Olin have paired to form L.A. law firm Altschul & Olin. Altschul left ...

  36. Reba Sets First Tour Since 2001

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reba McEntire will launch her first tour in three years March 7 at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. She will play primarily fairs and festivals, with scattered arenas, casinos and amphitheaters Reba McEntire will launch her first tour i ...

  37. Mystikal Gets Six Years For Sexual Battery

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Michael Tyler, better known as the Grammy-nominated rapper Mystikal, was sentenced to six years in prison yesterday (Jan. 15) for forcing his hair stylist to perform sex acts. Tyler, 33, who pleaded g Michael Tyler, better known as the Grammy-nomi ...

  38. Vets Lory, Schwartz Join IconEntertainment@JWT

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-business veterans Dave Lory and Joanne Schwartz have joined IconEntertainment@JWT, the entertainment division of advertising agency J. Walter Thompson, Billboard.biz has learned. Music-business veterans Dave Lory and Joanne Schwartz have joi ...

  39. Beat Box

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST New York-based Scissor Sisters create smart, sexy and playful pop music. One listen to the quintet's self-titled debut album makes this abundantly clear. New York-based Scissor Sisters create smart, sexy and playful pop music. One listen to t ...

  40. Beat Box

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST New York-based Scissor Sisters create smart, sexy and playful pop music. One listen to the quintet's self-titled debut album makes this abundantly clear. New York-based Scissor Sisters create smart, sexy and playful pop music. One listen to t ...

  41. Voodoo Child

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Moby's alter-ego allows the artist to branch out on this straight-up dance album. Moby's alter-ego allows the artist to branch out on this straight-up dance album. News Moby ...

  42. Welcome To Billboard.Biz!

    January 16, 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 ...

  43. Vets Lory, Schwartz Join IconEntertainment@JWT

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ad agency looks to build management roster Ad agency looks to build management roster News ...

  44. Mystikal Gets Six Years For Sexual Battery

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rapper forced hair stylist to perform sex acts. Rapper forced hair stylist to perform sex acts. News ...

  45. OutKast Meets Oscar

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Duo's 'Hey Ya!' to promote Academy Awards. Duo's 'Hey Ya!' to promote Academy Awards. News ...

  46. OutKast Meets Oscar

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast's No. 1 single "Hey Ya!" has been chosen as the theme for a one-minute trailer promoting the 76th Academy Awards. Featuring clips from previous Oscar telecasts, the promo is being shipped this OutKast's No. 1 single &qu ...

  47. New Image For Ruff Ryders

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Image Entertainment has signed an exclusive DVD distribution deal with Ruff Ryders Entertainment. The first title under the deal will be "Jin: The Making of a Rap Star," due in April. Ruff Ryders is r Image Entertainment has signed an ex ...

  48. 'Christ' Finds Home At Sony

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Music and Mobile, Ala.-based Integrity Music will release the soundtrack to Mel Gibson's controversial film "The Passion of Christ," Billboard.biz has learned. Sony Music and Mobile, Ala.-based Integrity Music will release the ...

  49. Tommy Stinson Signs With Sanctuary

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tommy Stinson's debut solo album will see the light of day later this year via Sanctuary Records, according to a note from the artist posted today (Jan. 15) on his official Web site. "It will come out Tommy Stinson's debut solo albu ...

  50. Dido Holds On For 'Life' On Eurochart

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Album notches 15th week at No. 1. Album notches 15th week at No. 1. News ...

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