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  1. Plugged & UnPlugged: Pandora + Clear Channel, 'Renting' Music?

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: Forget about all the "are they or aren't they" talk… Clear Channel and Pandora are definitely working towards a deal that would allow the radio conglomerate to offer the Pandora personalized radio service via its websites . ...

  2. Apple Warms To Variable Pricing?

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Is Apple warming to the idea of variable pricing? One could say it is based on details surrounding its newly announced deal with HBO. Apple is selling several of the company's original TV series at different prices--$2 for episodes of "S ...

  3. New York Showcase The Eclectic Ride Returns

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After a one year hiatus, R&B showcase The Eclectic Ride returned Tuesday (May 6) with R&B singers Bilal and Emily King as hosts. "I started in 2002 to provide New York with a dope artist scene," says Eclectic Ride founder Forest ...

  4. Madonna's the Queen of Charts

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna's "Hard Candy" album makes a sweet entrance at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 280,000, giving the diva her seventh chart-topper and the third biggest sales week of the year. A whopping 26% of the album's first we ...

  5. Mariah And Leona Hold While Rest Of Billboard 200 Gets Busy

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey's "E=MC2" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week (down 61%) while Leona Lewis' "Spirit" stays firm at No. 2, earning a gain after her "American Idol" performance last week ... The ...

  6. Ringo Goes 'Off The Record' With HBO

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT HBO will debut "Ringo Starr: Off The Record" on May 2 at 11 p.m., a retrospective of the drummer's life with the Beatles and his solo career. The show will take the format of a conversation between Starr and The Eurythmics's Da ...

  7. HBO Readies 'Ladies' Detective Agency'

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT HBO will air "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency," directed by Academy Award winner Anthony Minghella and starring Jill Scott, and will then expand the two-hour film into a TV series with 13 additional one-hour episodes. Based on th ...

  8. Alicia Keys Returns to No. 1, 'Juno' Jumps

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys' "As I Am" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 while the soundtrack to "Juno" jumps into the top three with a 78% gain in sales ... Last week's chart-topper, Radiohead's "In Rainbows," sli ...

  9. Golden Globes Go 'Wild' For Vedder

    January 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST It was a wild night at the Golden Globes--and not just due to the haphazard stripped-down format resulting from the strike by the Writer's Guild of America. Eddie Vedder won a Globe for Best Original Song for "Guaranteed" from the & ...

  10. Racy Timberlake 'Box' Video Wins Emmy

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT An off-color "Saturday Night Live" video featuring Justin Timberlake and strategically placed gift boxes was honored at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. "(Blank) in a Box," last December's fake music video performed by Timbe ...

  11. Justin Timberlake, Prince Nominated For Emmys

    July 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake might actually get an Emmy for singing "Dick in a Box." Timberlake performed that song with Andy Samberg on "Saturday Night Live" before Christmas, and it's nominated for an Emmy for original music and ly ...

  12. Primary Wave Acquires Earle Catalog

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Primary Wave Music Publishing has acquired the copyright interests in the songs written by multiple Grammy Award-winner Steve Earle. The catalog of about 200 songs includes such hits as "Copperhead Road," "Guitar Town" and &quo ...

  13. Rock, Seinfeld Headlining Comedy Festival

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The third annual edition of HBO's and AEG Live's the Comedy Festival in Las Vegas in November will feature Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld headlining back-to-back shows at the Colosseum, organizers said Tuesday. The festival is set to take ...

  14. Company Man

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT If media moguls had to be screened by the judges of Fox's "American Idol," Simon Fuller wouldn't make it past the first stage. "Too dull. He's essentially nothing better than a karaoke performer," Simon Cowell wo ...

  15. AEG Live, Hard Rock Enter Exclusive Deal

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles-based AEG Live has inked a deal, revealed today (Feb. 21), to be the exclusive booker and promoter for live entertainment at the Joint, located inside Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The pact is with the Morgans Hotel Gro ...

  16. VH1, BET To Share 'Wifey' Series

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST VH1 and BET have found a show they want to split in hopes of a hit. In an unprecedented collaboration between a pair of TV networks, the Viacom-owned duo are jointly developing a scripted-series pilot that, if picked up, would air in the same time ...

  17. Palmer Joins Sanctuary Records

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST He becomes VP of licensing. Sanctuary Records has named Jonathan Palmer VP of licensing for the label. Prior to joining Sanctuary, Palmer founded Jonathan Palmer Music, a music licensing company. He also served as director of film and television a ...

  18. 'Smart' Marketing: HBO Releases Complete Series

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Time-Life gets one-year exclusive. HBO Video is bucking TV-DVD tradition when it releases "Get Smart" on DVD this year. Instead of rolling out season sets to retailers, HBO is issuing the entire series, all at once, and giving mail-order ...

  19. 'Sopranos' Hitting HD-DVD

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Poised to become first TV series released on high-def discs. "The Sopranos" is poised to become the first TV series to be released on high-definition discs. HBO Video said Wednesday (Aug. 9) that its first release on the nascent HD-DVD f ...

  20. Blu-ray Bows To Small Sales, Little Fanfare

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Launch mirros rival HD-DVD's in mid-April. Last week's launch of the Blu-ray Disc format, much like that of rival HD-DVD in mid-April, was more a dress rehearsal than anything else. On June 20, the first seven titles, all from Sony Pictu ...

  21. BMI Recognizes Composer Gregson-Williams

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT BMI Recognizes Composer Gregson-Williams Composer Harry Gregson-Williams claimed the Richard Kirk Award at BMI's annual Film & Television Music Awards dinner, held last night (May 17) at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. T ...

  22. SIA

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Two years after its U.K. release, Sia's sophomore album, "Colour the Small One," is finally rearing its beautiful head stateside. Though the Australian singer/songwriter is known to global tastemakers Two years after its U.K. releas ...

  23. Network Live Names New VP

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Goldfine to handle production, programming. Network Live, a joint venture between American Online, XM Satellite Radio and AEG, has named Michael Goldfine VP of production and programming. Goldfine will handle all creative development and productio ...

  24. Golden Globe Noms Include Cash Film, 'Producers'

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music has a prominent place among the nominees for the 63rd annual Golden Globe Awards, with the Johnny Cash biopic "Walk the Line" and the screen version of Broadway musical "The Producers" among the Music has a prominent plac ...

  25. Network Live Expands With U.K. Office

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles-based Network Live, the live-music and digital-entertainment venture, is expanding its operation internationally with the launch of a new office in London. Los Angeles-based Network Live, the Live-music and digital-entertainment ventur ...

  26. Network Live Expands With U.K. Office

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles-based Network Live, the live-music and digital-entertainment venture, is expanding its operation internationally with the launch of a new office in London. Los Angeles-based Network Live, the Live-music and digital-entertainment ventur ...

  27. DEMX Awards Finalists Revealed

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Microsoft, Yahoo!, AOL, Napster lead noms. Billboard and Digital Media Wire today announced the finalists for the 2nd annual DEMX Awards. Winners will be revealed at an awards gala dinner that will be held on Thursday, December 1 from 7-10 PM at t ...

  28. Warner Home Video Embraces Blu-ray

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Warner Home Video announced Oct. 20 that it will be releasing films on the high-definition format Blu-ray. LOS ANGELES -- As expected, Warner Home Video announced Oct. 20 that it will be releasing films on the high-definition format B ...

  29. Warner Home Video Embraces Blu-ray

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Uni now the only studio to solely support HD DVD. As expected, Warner Home Video announced today (Oct. 20) that it will be releasing films on the high-definition format Blu-ray. Previously, WHV, which also includes sister companies New Line Home E ...

  30. DGA Elects Apted To Second Term

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Directors' Guild of America President Michael Apted was re-elected to a second term at the union's national biennial convention on Sept. 24. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Directors' Guild of America President Michael Apted was re-elec ...

  31. Duff Set Remains 'Most Wanted' At No. 1

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For a second week, Hilary Duff finds her "Most Wanted" greatest hits set atop The Billboard 200. Despite a 51% second week decline to U.S. sales of 101,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the For a second week, Hilary Duff finds ...

  32. BET Taps Hudlin As Entertainment Head

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Film/TV director starts immediately. In keeping with its plan to create a diverse range of original programming, BET has named noted film and television director Reginald Hudlin as its new president of entertainment. As the cable network's ch ...

  33. DeBitetto Steps Up To Take A&E Reins

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Robert DeBitetto has been promoted to head of A&E Network, filling the spot left vacant in March when Abbe Raven moved into the role of president/CEO of A&E Television Networks. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Robert DeBitetto has been ...

  34. Andre 3000 Pacts With Nickelodeon

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Set to star in new Nick Movies film. Outkast rapper Andre 3000 says kids' movies need to be edgier -- and he plans to make it happen through a new deal with Nickelodeon and MTV. "I've noticed that kids, they're looking up to th ...

  35. Macy Gray Joins WMA

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST New Interscope album in works. Macy Gray has signed with the William Morris Agency for representation in all areas. Her Grammy-nominated debut album, "On How Life Is" (Epic), was certified quadruple-platinum. In addition to her music car ...

  36. Snoop Sued Over Assault Claim

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST An Emmy-winning makeup artist has sued rapper Snoop Dogg, the ABC network and its "Jimmy Kimmel Live" show for $25 million, claiming she was drugged and raped backstage at the show by the hip-hop star An Emmy-winning makeup artist has su ...

  37. Snoop Sued Over Assault Claim

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Make-up artist seeks $25M. An Emmy-winning makeup artist has sued rapper Snoop Dogg, the ABC network and its "Jimmy Kimmel Live" show for $25 million, claiming she was drugged and raped backstage at the show by the hip-hop star and his a ...

  38. Paramount Gets Touch Of Grey

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST With a deal finally in place, Brad Grey, one of the entertainment industry's leading talent managers, is set to make the transition to studio head by taking over the top executive post at Paramount Pi (The Hollywood Reporter) -- With a deal f ...

  39. Studios Planning Mini-DVD Releases

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST HBO, New Line, Paramount, Fox, Uni join format. HBO, New Line, Paramount, Fox, Uni join format. News ...

  40. Hollywood Steps Into DVD Format Fight

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Three top Hollywood studios are throwing their considerable weight behind one of two competing formats for the next generation of DVDs, citing in part the need to stem piracy. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Three top Hollywood studios are throwing their cons ...

  41. L.A. Man Sentenced For DVD Piracy

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST A man was sentenced Dec. 1 to six months of home confinement for selling more than 40 pirated DVDs of the HBO hit "Sex and the City." (AP) -- A man was sentenced Dec. 1 to six months of home confinement for selling more than 40 pirated D ...

  42. L.A. Man Sentenced For DVD Piracy

    December 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST A man was sentenced Wednesday to six months of home confinement for selling more than 40 pirated DVDs of the HBO hit "Sex and the City." A man was sentenced Wednesday to six months of home confinement for selling more than 40 pirated DVD ...

  43. L.A. Man Sentenced For DVD Piracy

    December 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST A man was sentenced Wednesday to six months of home confinement for selling more than 40 pirated DVDs of the HBO hit "Sex and the City." A man was sentenced Wednesday to six months of home confinement for selling more than 40 pirated DVD ...

  44. Great Wall Of China To Host Pop Concert

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys is first confirmed performer. Alicia Keys is the first confirmed performer for the inaugural international pop music concert to be staged at the Great Wall of China. Wall of Hope China 2004 will take place Sept. 25 at the Wall's J ...

  45. New Line Ups Marketing, Sales Execs

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New Line Home Entertainment has promoted two key executives. Matt Lasorsa, formerly senior VP of marketing, has been named executive VP of marketing. Former senior VP of sales Pamela Kelley is appoint New Line Home Entertainment has promoted two k ...

  46. This Week's Players & Practices

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT This week's Players and Practices includes Razor & Tie Records, Verve Music Group, Sciorra Leaness Averill & Rubenstein and BMI. - Razor & Tie Records in New York ups Victor Zaraya to VP of finance and operations. He previ ...

  47. Recouping E-Royalties Made Easier

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT LOS ANGELES--Thanks to a simplified application process, producers are having an easier time recouping their share of webcasting and satellite transmission royalties of their recordings. <br clear="no NLRB Dismisses 'Virtual Music ...

  48. N.Y. Law Firm Debuts With High-Profile Clients

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Attorneys Nick Sciorra, Chuck Leaness, Craig Averill and Todd Rubenstein have opened a New York-based entertainment law firm. The firm, Sciorra Leaness Averill &amp; Rubenstein, will advise clients in Attorneys Nick Sciorra, Chuck Leaness, Cra ...

  49. Label Manager Prommer Links With Caroline

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST New York-based label management firm Prommer Inc. has inked a "vendor-like" deal with indie distributor Caroline, founder Michael Prommer says. New York-based label management firm Prommer Inc. has inked a "vendor-like" deal wi ...

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