Entertainment

  1. Ruben Studdard

    December 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Soulful Soulful News ...

  2. Amazon: Exclusives Translate Into Sales

    December 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Amazon.com says a holiday programming feature that highlights content exclusives from a range of artists has helped drive sales for the participating acts. How long should this thing ideally be? Evalu Amazon.com says a holiday programming feature ...

  3. Wind-Up In 'Bachelor' Suit

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bob Guiney Rapped For Promoting Album Bob Guiney Rapped For Promoting Album News Bob Guiney ...

  4. Alicia Gets Her No. 1 Wish

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST "Diary" debuts atop The Billboard 200 "Diary" debuts atop The Billboard 200 News ...

  5. Winwood To Retire From Sony U.K.

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Veteran Executive Quits VP Post Veteran Executive Quits VP Post News ...

  6. Winwood To Retire From Sony U.K.

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST A&R vet due to leave in March Muff Winwood is to retire at the end of March as senior VP of A&R at Sony Music U.K. and managing director of S2, Bulletin has learned. Winwood, 60, joined Sony (formerly CBS) U.K. in 1978 as director of A ...

  7. Amazon: Exclusives Translate Into Sales

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Holiday programming feature highlights exclusive content Amazon.com says a holiday programming feature that highlights content exclusives from a range of artists has helped drive sales for the participating acts. The campaign, "Holiday A-List ...

  8. Winwood To Retire From Sony U.K.

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST A&R vet to exit firm in March Muff Winwood is to retire at the end of March as senior VP of A&R at Sony Music U.K. and managing director of S2, Bulletin has learned. Winwood, 60, joined Sony (formerly CBS) U.K. in 1978 as director of A ...

  9. Wind-Up In 'Bachelor' Suit

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Label's Bob Guiney in hot water over promotion flap The production company behind ABC reality show "The Bachelor" is suing Wind-Up Records and one of the label's artists, Bob Guiney, for breach of contract. In the suit, filed D ...

  10. Wind-Up In 'Bachelor' Suit

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST The production company behind ABC reality show "The Bachelor" is suing Wind-Up Records and one of the label's artists, Bob Guiney, for breach of contract. The production company behind ABC reality show "The Bachelor" is su ...

  11. Amazon: Exclusives Translate Into Sales

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Holiday programming feature highlights content Amazon.com says a holiday programming feature that highlights content exclusives from a range of artists has helped drive sales for the participating acts. The campaign, "Holiday A-List," fe ...

  12. The Year In Music 2003

    December 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent Proves His Worth, With 2003's Top Album, Single. Need more abstract? Ken, how does this look...let us know. 50 Cent Proves His Worth, With 2003's Top Album, Single. Need more abstract? Ken, how does this look...let us know. News ...

  13. Don Was Gets Into TV/Video Production Business

    December 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Grammy-winning producer starts L.A.-based M101 Grammy-winning producer starts L.A.-based M101 News ...

  14. IFPI Hits Russian CD Plant With Counterfeiting Claims

    December 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST The latest crackdown on music piracy in Russia The latest crackdown on music piracy in Russia News ...

  15. Don Was Gets Into TV/Video Production Business

    December 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Grammy-winning producer Don Was has formed an L.A.-based TV and home-video production company, M101. Was' partners in the company include Arizona Diamondbacks owner Dale Jensen, former ABC executive M Grammy-winning producer Don Was has forme ...

  16. Don Was Gets Into TV/Video Production Business

    December 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Grammy-winning producer Don Was has formed an L.A.-based TV and home-video production company, M101. Was' partners in the company include Arizona Diamondbacks owner Dale Jensen, former ABC executive M Grammy-winning producer Don Was has forme ...

  17. IFPI Hits Russian CD Plant With Counterfeiting Claims

    December 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST In the latest crackdown on music piracy in Russia, the IFPI has begun civil proceedings for the first time against an optical disc plant in the country. In the latest crackdown on music piracy in Russia, the IFPI has begun civil proceedings for th ...

  18. IFPI Hits Russian CD Plant With Counterfeiting Claims

    December 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST In the latest crackdown on music piracy in Russia, the IFPI has begun civil proceedings for the first time against an optical disc plant in the country. In the latest crackdown on music piracy in Russia, the IFPI has begun civil proceedings for th ...

  19. Deal Shaking Up For OutKast, Polaroid?

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST OutKast is in talks for an endorsement deal with Polaroid, sources say. The duo's single "Hey Ya!" (Arista) references the camera company with the lyric "Shake it like a Polaroid picture." OutKast is in talks for an endors ...

  20. Pharrell Gets In Step With Reebok Deal

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Top producer joins fashion game with footwear line Top producer joins fashion game with footwear line News ...

  21. Deal Shaking Up For OutKast, Polaroid?

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST OutKast is in talks for an endorsement deal with Polaroid, sources say. The duo's single "Hey Ya!" (Arista) references the camera company with the lyric "Shake it like a Polaroid picture." OutKast is in talks for an endors ...

  22. Pharrell Gets In Step With Reebok Deal

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pharrell Williams, one-half of production duo the Neptunes and CEO of the Star Trak label, is getting into the fashion industry. Williams has teamed with Reebok in a long-term licensing partnership th Pharrell Williams, one-half of production duo ...

  23. Deal Shaking Up For OutKast, Polaroid?

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST OutKast is in talks for an endorsement deal with Polaroid, sources say. The duo's single "Hey Ya!" (Arista) references the camera company with the lyric "Shake it like a Polaroid picture." OutKast is in talks for an endors ...

  24. Pharrell Gets In Step With Reebok Deal

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pharrell Williams, one-half of production duo the Neptunes and CEO of the Star Trak label, is getting into the fashion industry. Williams has teamed with Reebok in a long-term licensing partnership th Pharrell Williams, one-half of production duo ...

  25. Branson on-air in Oz

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Richard Branson wants to buy Aussie radio Richard Branson wants to buy Aussie radio but for not much money... News Richard Branson ...

  26. Sanz Dials Up Wide-Ranging Deal With Verizon Wireless

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Spanish star Alejandro Sanz has forged an extensive sponsorship agreement with Verizon Wireless. The deal, which sources say is valued at millions of dollars, includes TV, radio, Internet and print ad Spanish star Alejandro Sanz has forged an exte ...

  27. Stones, Bruce, Cher Rule 2003 Touring Landscape

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Seasoned veterans once again dominated the touring business in 2003. The top three tours for the year to Nov. 18 were by the Rolling Stones (grossing $299.5 million), Bruce Springsteen ($181.7 million Seasoned veterans once again dominated the tou ...

  28. Stones, Bruce, Cher Rule 2003 Touring Landscape

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Seasoned veterans once again dominated the touring business in 2003. The top three tours for the year to Nov. 18 were by the Rolling Stones (grossing $299.5 million), Bruce Springsteen ($181.7 million Seasoned veterans once again dominated the tou ...

  29. Stones, Bruce, Cher Rule 2003 Touring Landscape

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Seasoned veterans once again dominated the touring business in 2003. The top three tours for the year to Nov. 18 were by the Rolling Stones (grossing $299.5 million), Bruce Springsteen ($181.7 million Seasoned veterans once again dominated the tou ...

  30. Billboard starts new Web site

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard starts new site Billboard is starting a new web site in January News ...

  31. Awards! BMAs: 50 Cent Leads Finalists

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Omnipresent gangsta rapper 50 Cent leads the field for the 2003 Billboard Music Awards. He's a finalist in six categories, including album of the year, artist of the year and rap artist of the year. Omnipresent gangsta rapper 50 Cent leads th ...

  32. Rap, R&B Dominate Grammy Noms

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST R&B/hip-hop acts dominated the 46th Annual Grammy Awards nominations, which were announced Dec. 4 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. R&B/hip-hop acts dominated the 46th Annual Grammy Awards nominations, which were announced De ...

  33. Elliott: Running At Full Throttle

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Missy Elliott does not believe in taking time off. Missy Elliott does not believe in taking time off. News Missy Elliott ...

  34. Sales Down, Retailers Up

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Album sales through the Thanksgiving weekend were off 3.4% from last year, but most music retailers are still optimistic about how the selling season will play out. Album sales through the Thanksgiving weekend were off 3.4% from last year, but mos ...

  35. Few Early-'90s Rock Acts Remain Relevant At Radio

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST The sound of rock radio is a far cry from what it was a decade ago. The sound of rock radio is a far cry from what it was a decade ago. Bram Teitelman News ...

  36. Star-Packed Event Boosts World AIDS Day

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Organizers of the Nelson Mandela-inspired "46664" AIDS-awareness and fundraising campaign are claiming the biggest TV and radio audience for any single music event. Organizers of the Nelson Mandela-inspired "46664" AIDS-awarene ...

  37. Billboard White Paper: The Piracy Epidemic

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music piracy, both physical and digital, is overwhelming the global industry. In this inaugural Billboard White Paper, we break down the epidemic regionally and by genre, providing a detailed picture Music piracy, both physical and digital, is ove ...

  38. Billboard Music Awards 2003

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Our Billboard Music Awards mini-site contains wrap-ups and analysis of the awards, held Dec. 10 in Las Vegas. The mini-site also features info on past award winners, a profile of Century Award winner Our Billboard Music Awards mini-site contains w ...

  39. 2003 Century Award: Sting -- A Portrait of the Artist

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST For a man who says that his ambition was "simply to make money playing music," Sting has succeeded far beyond his wildest dreams. For a man who says that his ambition was "simply to make money playing music," Sting has succeede ...

  40. The Diary Of Alicia Keys

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST No matter how successful his or her debut is, every artist worries about the dreaded sophomore jinx. The album cover for this review should probably be showing up in here somewhere, don't you think? No matter how successful his or her debut i ...

  41. Picture This: Comic Books Go Digital For DVD Series

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Smack! Blam! Crash! Comic-book fans can now get closer to their favorite illustrated superheroes with Digital Comic Books, a new form of DVD entertainment combining comics and film. Smack! Blam! Crash! Comic-book fans can now get closer to their f ...

  42. Global Pulse: Utada Set For Englsih Debut

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Japanese superstar Hikaru Utada's debut English-language album will be released in spring 2004, according to Universal Music International senior VP of A&R and marketing Max Hole. Japanese superstar Hikaru Utada's debut English-l ...

  43. In The Spirit: Gospel's Holiday Presence

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Kirk Franklin released an exclusive CD for Kmart featuring new remixes of some of the platinum-selling gospel artist's biggest hits Nov. 17. "Kirk Franklin: A Season of Remixes"--which includes remixe Kirk Franklin released an exclu ...

  44. The Beat: Holiday Music Sets The Mood

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST It's the most wonderful time of the year! And that means new holiday music. Although it is against everything I hold sacred to listen to Christmas music before Thanksgiving, as soon as the turkey is f It's the most wonderful time of the ...

  45. Tech, Media Firms Team Up To Push For Interoperability

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group and Microsoft are among the companies heading up a new advocacy group that is seeking to make it easier for consumers to share and distribute digital content. The formation of th Universal Music Group and Microsoft are among ...

  46. Beyonce, R. Kelly Win Big At Billboard Music Awards

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Beyonce and R. Kelly were the queen and king of the 14th annual Billboard Music Awards, which were presented last night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and broadcast live on FOX. Both snared four trophi Beyonce and R. Kelly were the queen and king o ...

  47. Alicia Keys Unlocks Second No. 1 Debut

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Diary of Alicia Keys" (J), with huge U.S. sales of 618,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album--which was preceded by a flurry o Alicia Keys debuts at No. 1 on The B ...

  48. UMG Makes Cuts In Nashville Office

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Six employees lost their jobs yesterday in a restructuring of the promotion and marketing departments at Universal Music Group in Nashville. Six employees lost their jobs yesterday in a restructuring of the promotion and marketing departments at U ...

  49. Beyonce, R. Kelly Win Big At Billboard Music Awards

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Beyonce and R. Kelly were the queen and king of the 14th annual Billboard Music Awards, which were presented last night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and broadcast live on FOX. Both snared four trophi Beyonce and R. Kelly were the queen and king o ...

  50. Alicia Keys Unlocks Second No. 1 Debut

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Diary of Alicia Keys" (J), with huge U.S. sales of 618,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album--which was preceded by a flurry o Alicia Keys debuts at No. 1 on The B ...

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