Health

  1. Whitfield Uses Rap To Educate Youth

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST When Rani Whitfield used to DJ parties in high school and college, he recalls “how effective music was in bringing people together.” Now as Tha’ Hip Hop Doc (aka H2D), the Baton Rouge, La.-based physician is using spoken word/rap to educate youth ...

  2. Apple's Jobs Acknowledges Weight Loss, Remains CEO

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Steve Jobs, the chief executive of Apple Inc, said today that a hormone imbalance had caused him to lose weight but that he would continue as CEO during his recovery, sending its shares up 3.4%. The statement follows investor concern and rumors af ...

  3. Indie Agencies Merge, Form Rocket Science Promotion

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Label services provider Rocket Science has merged with radio and marketing agency Contraband. As of Dec. 1, the Contraband staff will be integrated in to the Rocket Science organization under the name Rocket Science Promotion. According to a spoke ...

  4. Dr Pepper Making Good On Guns N' Roses Offer

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Guns N' Roses fans thirsting for the upcoming "Chinese Democracy" will have a sweet, fizzy treat to savor as they listen. Dr Pepper is making good on a prior promise to provide every person in America a can of the soft drink if the ...

  5. Barker, DJ AM Expected To Recover From Crash Burns

    September 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The medical director of the burn hospital where former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and DJ AM are being treated says both men are expected to make full recoveries. The musicians were critically injured in a South Carolina plane crash that kille ...

  6. Dr. Dre's Son, 20, Found Dead

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Andre Young Jr., the son of rapper/producer Dr. Dre, was found dead in his Woodland Hills, Calif., home on Saturday (Aug. 23), according to Dr. Dre's representative. He was 20 years old. An unresponsive Young was discovered in his bed by his ...

  7. Kanye West, MTV Team For Veterans Documentary

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West has joined forces with MTV for a documentary titled "Choose Or Loose & Kanye West Present: Homecoming," the next installment of the "Choose Or Loose" campaign that will tell the stories of war veterans and the di ...

  8. Yared To Conduct Minghella Tribute

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Composer Gabriel Yared will conduct a concert dedicated to the memory of director Anthony Minghella at the Ghent International Film Festival on October 15. Yared worked with Minghella on "The English Patient," "Cold Mountain" a ...

  9. Sheri Mount Dies

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sheri Mount, wife of former WEA and LIVE Entertainment president Dave Mount, lost her battle with pulmonary fibrosis in Palm Desert, Calif. on June 17. She was 66. During Dave Mount's tenure at the helm of WEA from 1993 to 2002, Sheri Mount w ...

  10. Still Ailing, Braxton Scraps Vegas Performances

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A Las Vegas hotel has announced that the rest of Toni Braxton's scheduled shows have been canceled so the singer can focus on her health. The show, "Toni Braxton: Revealed," at the Flamingo Las Vegas had been dark since the 40-year- ...

  11. Original Rush Drummer Rutsey Dies

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT John Rutsey, founding member of the seminal Canadian prog-rock band Rush, has died, his family announced. He was 55. Rutsey played drums with Rush from 1968 to 1974, as well as on the band's eponymous debut album, but departed soon afterwards ...

  12. In The City Readies 2008 Confab

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Britain's In The City music convention this year anchors its position on the industry calendar, returning with a new program of events which organizers hope will appeal to a broader media community. The annual event, now in its 17th year, wil ...

  13. IRIS Inks New Deals, Brand Partnerships

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Indie distributor IRIS announced a slew of new signings and partnerships at NARM today, in an effort to combat rumors of their demise in the wake of layoffs. Recent signings include record labels Alleviated, Labrador, Definitive and +1; direct to ...

  14. Report: Mobile Ticket Sales To Hit $87 Billion

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ticket sales on mobile phones are expected to reach 2.6 billion worldwide by 2011, totaling $87 billion in sales, according to data released by Juniper Research. The projecton includes tickets for airplanes, trains, concerts, sporting events, etc. ...

  15. Bon Jovi To Launch Cancer Benefit Concert Series

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bon Jovi, Jerry Seinfeld, Brian Wilson and Andrea Bocelli, among others, will perform in various New York City venues throughout 2008 as part of the inaugural Stand Up For A Cure concert series, designed to raise funds and awareness for lung cance ...

  16. Koch Distribution Links With Fat Beats

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Koch Entertainment Distribution signed an exclusive physical and digital distribution deal with hip-hop label Fat Beats Records. Koch is now the exclusive physical and digital distributor of the label's back catalog and upcoming releases in N ...

  17. Report: Pavarotti's Condition Worsens

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Luciano Pavarotti's health has deteriorated and and he's in serious condition, the Italian news agencies ANSA and AGI reported Wednesday. Citing medical sources, ANSA said the 71-year-old tenor, who has pancreatic cancer, was believed to ...

  18. Bo Diddley Stable After Heart Attack

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bo Diddley is in stable condition at a Florida hospital after suffering a heart attack. The 78-year-old artist complained of dizziness and nausea during a routine medical checkup Friday, said publicist Susan Clary. She said Diddley suffered a hear ...

  19. Dr. Dre Sues Death Row Over Album Rights

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rapper and music producer Dr. Dre filed a lawsuit in bankruptcy court against defunct label Death Row Records over who owns the rights to the 1992 album "The Chronic." Dr. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, alleges in the suit that he ...

  20. Fantasma's Stoll Recovering From Surgery

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fantasma Productions president Jon Stoll is recovering in a Colorado hospital after having a blood clot removed from his brain late last week. The West Palm Beach, Fla.-based concert promoter is currently in stable but serious condition. Stoll, wh ...

  21. Geyer Exits Germany's GEMA

    July 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Dr. Hans Herwig Geyer, head of the communications department at GEMA, is leaving the German collection society at the end of the year. Geyer, who has been head of communication since 1993, is quitting voluntarily but has given no details of his fu ...

  22. Interscope Enters Beverage Biz

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In what is being touted as a first for a record label, Interscope Geffen A&M Records has signed a joint venture with beverage company Drinks Americas to develop various drink products. As part of the agreement, the partnership will identify, d ...

  23. EU Probes Personal Music Player Health Risks

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The European Union has launched a research study into the health risks of personal music players. The study, by the EU's Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) will aim to identify the acceptable level of ...

  24. Country Singer Henson Cargill Dies

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Singer Henson Cargill, whose 1968 hit "Skip a Rope" topped the country charts with its understated take on social problems, has died. He was 66. Cargill died Saturday following complications from surgery, Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond ...

  25. The Who, Gallagher Line-Up For U.K. TCT Concerts

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Who, Oasis' Noel Gallagher, Kaiser Chiefs and Kasabian are some of the big-name artists participating in the U.K.'s Teenage Cancer Trust week of concerts, which kicks off tonight (March 26). Gallagher, hot Scottish newcomers The View ...

  26. Gov't To Cancel Instant Live Patent

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) will be canceling Instant Live's patent for creating digital recordings of live performances. The decision came after the company did not respond to the PTO's notices concerning a reexamination ...

  27. Canada Bluesman Recovering From Surgery

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Jeff Healey, Canada's premier blues artist, is recovering from surgery to remove cancerous tissue from his lungs. The blind musician who records for Canada's Stony Plain Records in Edmonton, Alberta, underwent an operat ...

  28. Estefan To Host Charity Gala

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Latin superstar Gloria Estefan will host a gala on Feb. 9 at her Miami Beach, Fla., home to benefit the Gloria Estefan Foundation. Proceeds from the event will go to the Miami Children's Hospital Brain Institute, which serves children sufferi ...

  29. IN THIS WEEK'S MAGAZINE

    November 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST <UL><LI><A HREF="http://www.billboard.biz/bb/biz/magazine/upfront/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003409335">FALLOUT FOLLOWS FANFARE</A><BR>In wake of Zune launch, services seek alternatives to DR FALLOU ...

  30. Bloc Party Cancel North America Dates

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Doctors demand ill drummer Tong rest. Doctors demand ill drummer Tong rest. News ...

  31. Napster 2Q Loss Narrows

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Company's revenues grow. Company's revenues grow. News ...

  32. Bullard Upped At Viacom Japan

    October 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Exec will oversee MTV's Japan operations. Exec will oversee MTV's Japan operations. News ...

  33. ADE 2006 Conference Up And Dancing

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Annual event concludes Oct. 21. Annual event concludes Oct. 21. News ...

  34. CBS Radio Settles Payola Allegations

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Company to pay $2 million. Company to pay $2 million. News ...

  35. Report: Google In Talks To Buy YouTube

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal estimated at $1.6 billion. Deal estimated at $1.6 billion. News ...

  36. New Beck Album Denied U.K. Chart Eligibility

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT OCC rules album ineligible because of packaging. OCC rules album ineligible because of packaging. News ...

  37. DVD Slowdown Eases, Prices Still Falling

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT -month spending at $15.9 billion. 9-month spending at $15.9 billion. News ...

  38. Microsoft Preps YouTube Rival

    September 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Testing to begin Sept. 19. Testing to begin Sept. 19. News ...

  39. EC Proposes Copyright Levies Cut

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New patent strategy planned before end 2006. New patent strategy planned before end 2006. News ...

  40. EMI, T-Mobile Trial Ad-Supported Mobile Videos

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Project currently testing in the U.K. Project currently testing in the U.K. News ...

  41. BPI Urges Tougher Anti-Piracy Penalties

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Study: U.K. lost $312 million in '05 to piracy. Study: U.K. lost $312 million in '05 to piracy. News ...

  42. Germany's CTS To Launch Secondary-Ticket Service

    August 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fansale platform to roll out in late Sept. Fansale platform to roll out in late Sept. News ...

  43. Tower Records Files For Bankruptcy

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Continues to seek buyer. Continues to seek buyer. News ...

  44. Scissor Sisters To Cut Up Trafalgar Square

    August 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT AIDS benefit gig to be held Sept. 16. AIDS benefit gig to be held Sept. 16. News ...

  45. P2P Sues P2P

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Patent rights at stake. Patent rights at stake. News ...

  46. French 'Apple' Law Goes Into Effect

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Opens company's products to rivals. Opens company's products to rivals. News ...

  47. EMI Drops Merger Plans With Warner Music

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Board of directors to review position in the future. Board of directors to review position in the future. News ...

  48. Koch Licenses Death Row Catalog For Mobile

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Works include Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre. Works include Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre. News Snoop Dogg , Dr. Dre ...

  49. Chili Peppers, The Who To Headline Virgin Fest

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Set for Sept. 23 in Baltimore, Md. Set for Sept. 23 in Baltimore, Md. News ...

  50. Impala Picks Zelnik As President

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Beggars' Mills named chairman. Beggars' Mills named chairman. News ...

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