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  1. Beasties' 'Boroughs' Claims Euro Chart Peak

    June 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Beastie Boys' "To the 5 Boroughs" (Capitol) is the new No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. Its debuts at No. 2 in the United Kingdom and No. 3 in Germany are sufficient to wrest the top overall spot The Beastie Boys' "To ...

  2. Beasties' 'Boroughs' Claims Euro Chart Peak

    June 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rap icons unseat Avril Lavigne. The Beastie Boys' "To the 5 Boroughs" (Capitol) is the new No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. Its debuts at No. 2 in the United Kingdom and No. 3 in Germany are sufficient to wrest the top overall spot ...

  3. Beasties' 'Boroughs' Claims Euro Chart Peak

    June 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Beastie Boys' "To the 5 Boroughs" (Capitol) is the new No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. Its debuts at No. 2 in the United Kingdom and No. 3 in Germany are sufficient to wrest the top overall spot The Beastie Boys' "To ...

  4. Beasties Take '5 Boroughs' To The Top

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After six years away, the Beastie Boys return this week to the No. 1 position on The Billboard 200 with "To the 5 Boroughs." Their latest Capitol set opened with sales of 360,000 copies in the United After six years away, the Beastie Boy ...

  5. Beasties Take '5 Boroughs' To The Top

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After six years away, the Beastie Boys return this week to the No. 1 position on The Billboard 200 with "To the 5 Boroughs." Their latest Capitol set opened with sales of 360,000 copies in the United After six years away, the Beastie Boy ...

  6. Big Grosses For Eagles Spring Tour

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles quietly shattered several box-office records on the spring leg of their ongoing Farewell, Part I tour. The band grossed nearly $14 million from a mere 13 dates, topped by a take of $2.6 mil The Eagles quietly shattered several box-offic ...

  7. Nashville Scene

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The tone was upbeat at the regional Country Radio Seminar, held May 24-25 in Las Vegas, with panelists focusing on ways the country format can beat the doldrums. Read Phyllis Stark's column. The tone was upbeat at the regional Country Radio S ...

  8. Keith Takes 4 ACM Awards

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith was the big winner last night (May 26) at the 39th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, taking home four honors, including entertainer of the year and male vocalist. Toby Keith was the big winner last night (May 26) at the 39th annua ...

  9. Madonna Cancels Shows In Israel

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Madonna says she has canceled three Israeli stops on her "Re-Invention" tour because of violence in the region, including the killing of the leader of the militant group Hamas. Madonna says she has canceled three Israeli stops on her &qu ...

  10. CCE TV Revamps Exec Structure

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Entertainment Television (CCE TV) has named Steve Sterling senior VP, and Marc Forest VP of programming and production. Both of the New York-based executives report to CCE TV president J Clear Channel Entertainment Television (CCE TV ...

  11. ACM To Honor Willie Nelson With Award

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Academy of Country Music will present Willie Nelson with its Gene Weed Special Achievement Award during the 39th annual ACM Awards May 26 in Las Vegas. The Academy of Country Music will present Willie Nelson with its Gene Weed Special Achievem ...

  12. Hill Sets Four-Night Stand At Caesars

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Engagement set for mid-August. Faith Hill is the latest act to sign up for a multiple-night engagement at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, with four shows set for Aug. 10, 11, 13 and 14. Hill joins such acts as Elton John, Jerry Seinf ...

  13. Willie Nelson Cancels Concerts

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson has canceled concerts for the next two months to have surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome, a promoter said. Willie Nelson has canceled concerts for the next two months to have surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome, a promoter said. The 7 ...

  14. Concert Security Exec Rick Rentz Dies

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rentz founded Concert Services, Inc. Well-known concert-security professional Richard "Rick" Rentz, president of Concert Services, Inc., died unexpectedly in his sleep over the weekend. Cause of death was not released. He was 52. Rentz f ...

  15. Trick Pony Signs With Curb

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Country act Trick Pony has signed a new deal with Curb/Asylum after recording its first two albums for Warner Bros. Nashville. The group's label debut is due in the fall, with an as-yet-untitled singl Country act Trick Pony has signed a new d ...

  16. ACM Awards Name Pre-Show Winners

    May 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tony Brown, a senior partner at Universal South Records, has been named producer of the year in the 39th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Billy Sherrill was named audio engineer of the year. Th Tony Brown, a senior partner at Universal Sout ...

  17. Casino Owner Bets On Music Biz

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT George Maloof, owner of the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, is diving into the music business. Maloof is opening a state-of-the-art recording studio--the first of its kind to be put in a hotel and c George Maloof, owner of the Palms Casino Resor ...

  18. Eu Moves Forward With Piracy Initiative

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BRUSSELS--The European Commission last Monday formally adopted the European Union's Enforcement Directive, which provides a legal framework against piracy and counterfeiting. <br clear="none"/><br cle Olsen Twins Sue Acclai ...

  19. Vegas Honcho Eyes Label Venture

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT George Maloof, owner of the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, is diving into the music business. In addition to <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/business_finance/article_display.jsp?v George Maloof, owner of the Palms Casi ...

  20. Suge Knight Released From Prison

    April 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight has been released from a California prison after serving 10 months for violating his parole on a 1997 assault conviction. Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight has been re ...

  21. Simon & Garfunkel Confirm Summer Dates

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/touring_venues/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=2075363">As first tipped here in January</A>, Simon &amp; Garfunkel will extend their hugely success As first tipped here ...

  22. Phair To Head Up 'Chicks With Attitude' Tour

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Liz Phair is set to headline the Chicks With Attitude Tour, which will visit 18 North American cities from August to early September, Billboard.biz has learned. Other artists set to appear include Car Liz Phair is set to headline the Chicks With A ...

  23. SSL, Guitar Center Ink Distribution Agreement

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Console manufacturer Solid State Logic (SSL) is to announce a distribution arrangement with Guitar Center and its professional audio division, GC Pro. Console manufacturer Solid State Logic (SSL) is to announce a distribution arrangement with Guit ...

  24. Roc-A-Fella's Ronson To Open For JC

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Roc-A-Fella artist Samantha Ronson, currently out on a national college tour co-sponsored by Rock The Vote, will also open several dates for JC Chasez, including House Of Blues clubs in Anaheim, Calif Roc-A-Fella artist Samantha Ronson, currently ...

  25. Palms Resort To Build Recording Studio

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas is to build a two-room, 8,000-square-foot recording studio as part of its planned expansion. The facility is being designed by Fran Manzella of FM Design, based in The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas is to bui ...

  26. Van Halen Tickets Moving Quickly

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Sammy Hagar-fronted <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/touring_venues/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000469665">Van Halen tour</A> is on a sell-out track. The Sammy Hagar-fronted Van Halen tour is on a ...

  27. Academy To Name East, West Regional Execs

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Academy has restructured two positions in a move that has resulted in the departure of longtime New York executive director Jon Marcus. The Recording Academy has restructured two positions in a move that has resulted in the departure ...

  28. Studios Hint At Digital Cinema Subsidies

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a significant breakthrough, the major film studios say they are willing to subsidize, at least in part, the transition to digital cinema through an independent financing entity yet to be created. LAS VEGAS (Hollywood Reporter)--In a significant ...

  29. A Sweet Future For 'Advertainment'

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST The new era of "advertainment" represents a dramatic shift in the ways that these two areas can support one another. The line between entertainment and advertisement is increasingly blurring, and some You might remember the old commercia ...

  30. VSDA Reaches Out To Indie Retailers

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Video Software Dealers Assoc. (VSDA) announced today (March 29) that it's forming iGroup, a division devoted entirely to independent video retailers. The Video Software Dealers Assoc. (VSDA) announced today (March 29) that it's formi ...

  31. Madonna Tickets Move Quickly

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Any uncertainties about Madonna's clout at the box office were annihilated over the weekend, as initial sales of her <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/touring_venues/article_display.js Any uncertainties about Madonna&# ...

  32. Jackson's Contract Suit Vs. UMG Advances

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST NEW YORK--A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has cleared the way for Michael Jackson to pursue a lawsuit against Universal Music Group for breach of contract. Jackson can now conduct an audit of UMG's BMI Licenses Songs To Digital Jukebox Fir ...

  33. Valenti To Step Down As CEO Of MPAA

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jack Valenti, CEO of the Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA), says he will exit the trade group in a few months. Jack Valenti, CEO of the Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA), says he will exit the trade group in a few months. Valenti confirm ...

  34. Van Halen Summer Tour A Go

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The long-rumored Van Halen summer tour is finally getting off the ground. The group's <A HREF="http://www.vanhalen.com" TARGET="new">official Web site</A> reports that Van Halen will play shows on dat The long- ...

  35. Alan Jackson Collects Eight ACM Nods

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Arista Nashville artist Alan Jackson, who received a leading eight nominations today (March 10) for the Academy of Country Music Awards, can justify celebrating as early as he wants because -- as the Arista Nashville artist Alan Jackson, who recei ...

  36. Eagles To Take Flight Again In May

    March 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Eagles will return to secondary markets in May with their ongoing Farewell I tour, which began in 2002, Billboard.biz has learned. The Eagles will return to secondary markets in May with their ongoing Farewell I tour, which began in 2002, Bill ...

  37. Prince Set To Tour, But Label Is Up In The Air

    February 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Prince next month will embark on his first major tour in six years. He also has a new album, "Musicology," but a label deal remains up in the air. Prince next month will embark on his first major tour in six years. He also has a new albu ...

  38. R&B Star Doris Troy Dead At 67

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Doris Troy, best known for the 1963 Atlantic R&amp;B/pop crossover hit "Just One Look," died Monday (Feb. 16) in Las Vegas. The 67-year-old singer/songwriter had suffered from emphysema. Doris Troy, best known for the 1963 Atlantic R ...

  39. TBJ Forms DVD Division

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST TBJ Entertainment, Inc., founded by Jon Bon Jovi's brother Anthony Bongiovi, has established a DVD production division. TBJ Entertainment, Inc., founded by Jon Bon Jovi's brother Anthony Bongiovi, has established a DVD production divisio ...

  40. Country Broadcasters To Host CRS In May

    February 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Country Radio Broadcasters will announce today that it has tied with the Academy of Country Music to host the regional Country Radio Seminar (CRS) May 25 in Las Vegas. The seminar takes place the day Country Radio Broadcasters will announce today ...

  41. Gloria Estefan Show Hits Big Screen

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Gloria Estefan concert recorded live at the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas has been adapted for the big screen and will premiere nationwide Feb. 10. A Gloria Estefan concert recorded live at the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace ...

  42. Gloria Estefan Show Hits Big Screen

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Gloria Estefan concert recorded live at the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas has been adapted for the big screen and will premiere nationwide Feb. 10. A Gloria Estefan concert recorded live at the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace ...

  43. Jackson Pleads Innocent To Sex Charges

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson pleaded innocent today (Jan. 16) to child-molestation charges as a throng of news media and fans swarmed around the small courthouse in the semi-rural central California town of Santa Michael Jackson pleaded innocent today (Jan. 16 ...

  44. Jackson Pleads Innocent To Sex Charges

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson pleaded innocent today (Jan. 16) to child-molestation charges as a throng of news media and fans swarmed around the small courthouse in the semi-rural central California town of Santa Michael Jackson pleaded innocent today (Jan. 16 ...

  45. Isley Twisting Into Men's Fashion

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ronald Isley is the latest artist to enter the world of fashion. The Grammy Award winner has partnered with Tendler Furs in New York for the "Ronald Isley aka Mr. Biggs Fur Collection." Ronald Isley is the latest artist to enter the worl ...

  46. Isley Twisting Into Men's Fashion

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ronald Isley is the latest artist to enter the world of fashion. The Grammy Award winner has partnered with Tendler Furs in New York for the "Ronald Isley aka Mr. Biggs Fur Collection." Ronald Isley is the latest artist to enter the worl ...

  47. Home Entertainment Convention Set For July

    January 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The annual Home Entertainment convention, sponsored by the Video Software Dealers Assn., will return this year to the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. The annual Home Entertainment convention, sponsored by the Video Software Dealers Assn ...

  48. B2K Moving On Without Omarion?

    January 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lil Fizz, J-Boog and Raz-B leave door open for future While it was initially stated that the recent B2K split was due to irreconcilable differences, since then, members Lil Fizz, J-Boog and Raz-B have told media outlets it's not so much a bre ...

  49. B2K Moving On Without Omarion?

    January 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lil Fizz, J-Boog and Raz-B leave door open for future While it was initially stated that the recent B2K split was due to irreconcilable differences, since then, members Lil Fizz, J-Boog and Raz-B have told media outlets it's not so much a bre ...

  50. Real Bows Download Store, Forges Rolling Stone Deal

    January 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST &#192; la carte store to come with new Real software RealNetworks will launch an a la carte download store and a new version of its RealPlayer media management software this morning at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The company wi ...

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