Entertainment

  1. Moonshine Records VP Exits

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dan Perloff leaves L.A.-based dance label. Dan Perloff leaves L.A.-based dance label. News Dan Perloff ...

  2. Perloff Splits Moonshine

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dan Perloff, VP of sales for Moonshine Music, has exited the company. He was with the L.A.-based dance label for nine years. Dan Perloff, VP of sales for Moonshine Music, has exited the company. He was with the L.A.-based dance label for nine year ...

  3. 'Idols' Clarkson, Aiken To Hit The Road

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Kelly Clarkson and Clay Aiken, veterans of the "American Idol" TV talent show, will begin a 30-date arena tour Feb. 24 at the Charlotte (N.C.) Coliseum, Billboard.Biz has learned. Kelly Clarkson and Clay Aiken, veterans of the "Amer ...

  4. MSG/Radio City Prez Exits

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Seth G. Abraham leaves major venue post Seth G. Abraham has exited as president of venue operator/producer Madison Square Garden/Radio City Entertainment. No successor has been named. Abraham, who joined the company in October 2000, previously spe ...

  5. Kashmir, Christensen Lead Danish Award Noms

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony rock act Kashmir and Medley/EMI artist Tim Christensen lead the nominations for the Danish Music Awards, to be held Feb. 28 in the Copenhagen Forum. Each earned seven nods, including best album, Sony rock act Kashmir and Medley/EMI artist Tim ...

  6. Kashmir, Christensen Lead Danish Award Noms

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Seven nods apiece top DMA field Sony rock act Kashmir and Medley/EMI artist Tim Christensen lead the nominations for the Danish Music Awards, to be held Feb. 28 in the Copenhagen Forum. Each earned seven nods, including best album, rock album, mal ...

  7. BMG Launches Westlife Campaign

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMG U.K. & Ireland has teamed up with British broadcaster GWR Group for a marketing campaign in support of pop band Westlife. The promotion involves GWR's 32-station Mix network and national digit BMG U.K. & Ireland has teamed up ...

  8. First Grammy Performers Set

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and the White Stripes are among the first performers confirmed for the 46th annual Grammy Awards ceremony. OutKast, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and the White Stripes are among the first perf ...

  9. Zappa Widow Seeks Infringement Damages

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Song appeared in 1995 ad Song appeared in 1995 ad News ...

  10. Country Songwriter Barnes Dies

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Wrote for Jones, Twitty, Gill Songwriter Max D. Barnes died Sunday at Nashville's Baptist Hospital of pneumonia. He was 67. Merle Haggard referred to Barnes as "one of the greats." Barnes wrote such hits as George Jones' " ...

  11. Session Drummer Guerin Dies

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Former L.A. Express member was 64 Top session drummer and L.A. Express member John Guerin died of heart failure Jan. 5 in West Hills, Calif. He was 64. Active since the '60s, Guerin performed and recorded with artists as diverse as Thelonious ...

  12. Zappa Widow Seeks Infringement Damages

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Song appeared in 1995 appliance ad Frank Zappa's widow appeared in a Canadian court Monday seeking unspecified damages from a furniture company for using one of her husband's tunes in a 1995 appliance advertisement. Gail Zappa and her la ...

  13. Prince's Trust Charity Launches U.K. Urban Music Fest

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Charity aims for largest-ever urban music event The Prince's Trust, the U.K. charity founded by the Prince of Wales, is planning to stage what it describes as Britain's largest-ever urban music event. "The Prince's Trust Urban ...

  14. Koch Pushes Up Warren Zevon DVD

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Entertainment is moving up the release of the DVD "Inside Out: Warren Zevon: Keep Me in Your Heart" to take advantage of the promotion opportunities surrounding the Grammy Awards. The DVD, originally Koch Entertainment is moving up the r ...

  15. Darkness Lead Noms For Brit Awards

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST With four nominations, the Darkness lead the field for the 2004 Brit Awards, to be held Feb. 17 at Earls Court in London. The band is up for best British group, rock act, British breakthrough act and With four nominations, the Darkness lead the fi ...

  16. EU Regulators To Review Sony, BMG Merger

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Competition commission officially notified Competition commission officially notified News ...

  17. Latin Notas

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST The growing trend for Latin ring tones finds Universal Mobile providing content for Telcel's 22 million customers. The growing trend for Latin ring tones finds Universal Mobile providing content for Telcel's 22 million customers. News ...

  18. Latin Notas

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST The growing trend for Latin ring tones finds Universal Mobile providing content for Telcel's 22 million customers. The growing trend for Latin ring tones finds Universal Mobile providing content for Telcel's 22 million customers. News ...

  19. Britney Spears

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST x x News ...

  20. Wenner Set For Rock Hall

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rolling Stone magazine founder to be inducted Jann S. Wenner, chairman of Wenner Media and founder of Rolling Stone magazine, is to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the non-performer category. Wenner -- one of the Rock Hall' ...

  21. Darkness Lead Noms For Brit Awards

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Darkness earn four nominations. The Darkness earn four nominations. News ...

  22. Sprint Service To Offer WMG Content

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner is third major for Sprint's Music Tones ringers. Warner is third major for Sprint's Music Tones ringers. News ...

  23. Brides Find Sanctuary

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Brides Of Destruction ink three-album deal Brides Of Destruction--a new rock act that comprises Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue), Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns), Scot Coogan and London LeGrand--has inked a three-album deal with Sanctuary Records through Sixx ...

  24. Rousseau To Taste Coldcuts

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jean Rousseau is exiting as director of the French Music Export Office in New York to join Coldcuts Productions, a company started last year by former Rawkus Records GM Arnaud Beauvois. Jean Rousseau is exiting as director of the French Music Expo ...

  25. Oz Promoter Ends Administration Period

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Australian concert promoter Jacobsen Entertainment Ltd. has emerged from voluntary administration. Sydney-based Jacobsen, which is 78% owned by members of the Jacobsen family, announced last September Australian concert promoter Jacobsen Entertain ...

  26. Crystal Method Sets Tour

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST -plus-date outing to support "Legion of Boom" (V2). The Crystal Method will step out on tour Feb. 26 at the Empire in Sacramento, Calif., in support of latest release "Legion of Boom" (V2). The 50-plus-date club/theater tour, ...

  27. Sprint Service To Offer WMG Content

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bulletin has exclusively learned that Warner Music Group is the third major record company to sign on for Sprint's Music Tones ringer service. Universal Music Group and Sony are also on board. Bulletin has exclusively learned that Warner Musi ...

  28. Ruthless Returns To Sony's RED

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rap label moves back to indie operation Rap label Ruthless Records has moved back from Sony Music Distribution to Sony's indie operation RED Distribution. Ruthless, founded by the late rapper Eazy-E, was previously handled by RED from 1993-98 ...

  29. Christian Sales Pick Up At Year's End

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The waning months of 2003 brought good news to the Christian/gospel music industry, as U.S. sales showed signs of rebounding. The waning months of 2003 brought good news to the Christian/gospel music industry, as U.S. sales showed signs of rebound ...

  30. Christian Sales Pick Up At Year's End

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Christmas season rescues 2003 from mediocrity. The waning months of 2003 brought good news to the Christian/gospel music industry, as U.S. sales showed signs of rebounding. Sales of Christian/gospel music ended the year down 5.2%, according to Nie ...

  31. Four Sign With Distributor Select-O-Hits

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Select-O-Hits in Memphis has inked four new exclusive distribution pacts. Select-O-Hits in Memphis has inked four new exclusive distribution pacts. Houston-based Dope House Records has joined the distributor's posse. The label was previously ...

  32. EMI Music Marketing Appoints VPs

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Marketing (EMM) has named three VPs, all based in L.A. EMI Music Marketing (EMM) has named three VPs, all based in L.A. Kenny Di Dia has joined EMM as VP of marketing, reporting to Phil Quartararo, president of EMM and executive VP of EM ...

  33. Four Sign With Distributor Select-O-Hits

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Select-O-Hits in Memphis has inked four new exclusive distribution pacts. Select-O-Hits in Memphis has inked four new exclusive distribution pacts. Houston-based Dope House Records has joined the distributor's posse. The label was previously ...

  34. Session Drummer Guerin Dies At 64

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Top session drummer and L.A. Express member John Guerin died of heart failure Jan. 5 in West Hills, Calif. He was 64. Top session drummer and L.A. Express member John Guerin died of heart failure Jan. 5 in West Hills, Calif. He was 64. Active sinc ...

  35. China's Pu Shu Takes 3 At Channel V Awards

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Group top winner at Shanghai ceremony Group top winner at Shanghai ceremony News ...

  36. Westenra's 'Pure' Debut Hits 1 Million Global Sales

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Teen now owns second-best-selling New Zealand album Teen now owns second-best-selling New Zealand album News ...

  37. Napster Scores Exclusive For Tom Petty MCA Material

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Napster has inked a deal with Universal Music Group for a two-week exclusive on digital distribution of Tom Petty's MCA catalog, Bulletin has learned. The material has previously not been available fo Napster has inked a deal with Universal M ...

  38. RIAA Settles With Vinyl Pressing Plant

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Industry group reaches $200,000 settlement Industry group reaches $200,000 settlement News ...

  39. Westenra's 'Pure' Debut Hits 1 Million Globally

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Set now second-biggest-selling N.Z. album Teenage New Zealand classical singer Hayley Westenra's debut album "Pure" hit the 1 million global sales mark on Thursday (Jan. 8), according to her record company Universal Music New Zealan ...

  40. Napster Scores Exclusive For Tom Petty MCA Material

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Napster has inked a deal with Universal Music Group for a two-week exclusive on digital distribution of Tom Petty's MCA catalog, Bulletin has learned. The material has previously not been available fo Napster has inked a deal with Universal M ...

  41. Napster Scores Exclusive For Tom Petty MCA Material

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Deal covers more than a dozen albums Napster has inked a deal with Universal Music Group for a two-week exclusive on digital distribution of Tom Petty's MCA catalog, Bulletin has learned. The material has previously not been available for onl ...

  42. Japan CD Shipments Down, Music DVDs Up

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST RIAJ releases preliminary data for 2003 According to preliminary data issued by the Recording Industry Assn. of Japan (RIAJ), production of audio software (including music videos and music DVDs) by the trade body's 24 member companies totaled ...

  43. China's Pu Shu Takes 3 At Channel V Awards

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST China's Pu Shu was the big winner Thursday (Jan. 8) with three trophies at Channel V's 10th annual Chinese Music Awards at the Shanghai Sports Centre. China's Pu Shu was the big winner Thursday (Jan. 8) with three trophies at Channe ...

  44. Westenra's 'Pure' Debut Hits 1 Million Globally

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST NZ teen hits 1 million global sales Teenage New Zealand classical singer Hayley Westenra's debut album "Pure" hit the 1 million global sales mark on Thursday (Jan. 8), according to her record company Universal Music New Zealand. The ...

  45. Movies & Music

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Metallica's "Monster" documentary, due in theatres this year, chronicles the tumultuous past two years in the band's career. Metallica's "Monster" documentary, due in theatres this year, chronicles the tumultuous ...

  46. The Beat

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Pink is ready to jump into her first full-blown headlining tour in March. "I can't wait!," she tells Billboard. Also: NARAS' Merit Award, Norah Jones' new album and VH1's songwriters panel. Pink is ready to jump into ...

  47. The Beat

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Pink is ready to jump into her first full-blown headlining tour in March. "I can't wait!," she tells Billboard. Also: NARAS' Merit Award, Norah Jones' new album and VH1's songwriters panel. Pink is ready to jump into ...

  48. On The Road

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ray Waddell wraps up Toby Keith's New Year's Gala at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center and previews the Allman Brothers Band's annual New York engagement. Ray Waddell wraps up Toby Keith's New Year's Gala at Na ...

  49. The Matrix Want 'Good Pop' For Debut LP

    January 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Production team readies its own album The production/songwriting team known as the Matrix -- Lauren Christy, Graham Edwards and Scott Spock -- are keeping busy. Already nominated for producer of the year at the 46th Grammy Awards for work with Avr ...

  50. The Crystal Method

    January 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST x x News ...

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