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  1. Clear Channel Yanks Howard Stern Off Six Channels

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST <ul><li> Victims' Relief Aid Fund Proposed In Wake Of R.I. Nightclub Deaths</li> <li> Calif. Sen. Backs Proposed New Internet Piracy Bill</li> <li> South By Southwest Conference Panels Offer CLE Credi Clear ...

  2. Shore, 'Rings' Take Music Oscars

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Composer Howard Shore and "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" won both music categories at the 76th annual Academy Awards, held last night (Feb. 29) at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. Sh Composer Howard Shore and "The ...

  3. Universal Music Publishing's Alperin Exits

    February 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rebekah Alperin has left her post as the head of Universal Music Publishing Group's corporate communications and senior director of marketing and new media to start her own firm. Rebekah Alperin has left her post as the head of Universal Musi ...

  4. Clapton Festival To Benefit Crossroads Centre

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rock guitarist Eric Clapton will stage a one-time three-day music event in Dallas to raise funds for the Crossroads Centre. Set for June 4-6 at Fair Park, the Crossroads Guitar Festival will culminate Rock guitarist Eric Clapton will stage a one-t ...

  5. Clapton Festival To Benefit Crossroads Centre

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rock guitarist Eric Clapton will stage a one-time three-day music event in Dallas to raise funds for the Crossroads Centre. Set for June 4-6 at Fair Park, the Crossroads Guitar Festival will culminate Rock guitarist Eric Clapton will stage a one-t ...

  6. Canadian Rap Manager Fatally Shot

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Canadian rap manager Elliott Reid-Thomas was shot in the head and instantly killed by an unidentified gunman Sunday (Feb. 22) in front of 100 patrons at a Toronto after-hours club. Canadian rap manager Elliott Reid-Thomas was shot in the head and ...

  7. California Bill Tackles Pirated Goods On Web

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST In an effort to stem the distribution of pirated goods over the Internet, California Sen. Kevin Murray (D-Los Angeles) introduced state legislation Tuesday (Feb. 24) that requires recorded audio or vi In an effort to stem the distribution of pirat ...

  8. Jazz Singer Carl Anderson Dies At 59

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jazz vocalist Carl Anderson died Monday (Feb. 23) in Los Angeles after a long battle with leukemia. He was 59. A native of Lynchburg, Va., Anderson starred as Judas in the original Broadway edition of Jazz vocalist Carl Anderson died Monday (Feb. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Producers Deep Dish Ink With Caliente

    February 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Production/DJ duo Deep Dish has signed a new management deal with Jorge Hinojosa of Caliente Entertainment in Los Angeles. The duo -- Ali "Dubfire" Shirazinia and Sharam Tayebi -- was previously manag Production/DJ duo Deep Dish has sign ...

  11. King Purtich Names Plinio Law Partner

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Steven J. Plinio has been promoted to partner at King Purtich Holmes Paterno &amp; Berliner in Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES-- Steven J. Plinio has been promoted to partner at King Purtich Holmes Paterno & Berliner in Los Angeles. Plinio, a 198 ...

  12. The NEW AFTRA Code Broken Down in Plain English

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The battle between record companies and its artists is a tired cliche. But with the advent of new income streams for copyright holders and artists such as Web casting royalties, mobile music, and musi The battle between record companies and its ar ...

  13. Record Companies Must Embrace Changing Digital Landscape

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Charles Darwin would be proud. Today's harsh music climate is certainly putting his survival-of-the-fittest theory to the test. In this do-or-die atmosphere, artists are increasingly being forced to p Charles Darwin would be proud. Today' ...

  14. Justin Timberlake No Longer 'Motown 45' Host

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Citing a scheduling conflict, Justin Timberlake has bowed out as co-host of ABC-TV's upcoming "Motown 45" special. "Motown 45" executive producer Jeff Margolis said in a statement that Timberlake "gla Citing a schedul ...

  15. Top News From Entertainment Law Weekly

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST A $143 million U.S. settlement over music CD prices will rain $14 reimbursement checks on 68,000 Americans. The European Parliament in Brussels is expected to confirm new rules punishing music counter A $143 million U.S. settlement over music CD p ...

  16. Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries Calif. Music/Tech Convocation Set For Feb. 25 EU Set To Confirm New Piracy Rules Clear Channel Commun Names Levin Legal Chief King Purtich Na ...

  17. Ozzfest To Feature Fan-Friendly Lineup, Prices

    February 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ozzfest 2004 will continue to be a fan-focused event, founder Ozzy Osbourne and his wife and manager Sharon Osbourne said as they unveiled details of the tour today (Feb. 20) in Los Angeles. The outin Ozzfest 2004 will continue to be a fan-focused ...

  18. AEG Live Inks Innovative Deal With Robi Draco Rosa

    February 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a ground-breaking artist-development move, AEG Live will bankroll the touring efforts of Columbia artist Robi Draco Rosa in exchange for exclusive representation in the United States and Latin Amer In a ground-breaking artist-development move, ...

  19. FBI, RIAA Create Anti-Piracy Seal

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST The FBI and the RIAA have cooperated on a government-sanctioned anti-piracy seal intended to be voluntarily applied to copyrighted music products by labels. The seal, akin to the FBI warning screen sh The FBI and the RIAA have cooperated on a gove ...

  20. FBI, RIAA Create Anti-Piracy Seal

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST The FBI and the RIAA have cooperated on a government-sanctioned anti-piracy seal intended to be voluntarily applied to copyrighted music products by labels. The seal, akin to the FBI warning screen sh The FBI and the RIAA have cooperated on a gove ...

  21. Simon Horrocks Forms Management Firm

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Artist manager Simon Horrocks, previously with TBA Entertainment, has formed Horrocks Artists Management. Artist manager Simon Horrocks, previously with TBA Entertainment, has formed Horrocks Artists Management. He brings with him clients Howard T ...

  22. EC Throws Monkey Wrench In Sony-BMG Merger

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST ELW brings to you weekly updates and analysis on entertainment law and news. EC Throws Monkey Wrench In Sony-BMG Merger IFPI Sues Belgian ISP In Copyright Action Broadcast Indecency Fines May Skyrocket Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel Set Frenc ...

  23. California Judge Issues Warrant for Courtney Love

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Beverly Hills judge issued a bench warrant on Wednesday for singer-actress Courtney Love after she failed to show up for a hearing on felony drug possession charges. A Beverly Hills judge issued a bench warrant on Wednesday for singer-actress Co ...

  24. Music Vets Form New Law Firm

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran music executives and attorneys Milton Olin and David Altschul have joined forces to form Altschul Olin LLP, a Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based law firm. LOS ANGELES--Veteran music executives and attorneys Milton Olin and David Altschul have join ...

  25. Down to the Crossroads: Music Industry in 2004

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST In 2004, the beleaguered music business is at a crossroads, the recent mega-deals in the music industry offer the possibility of near-term financial survival and the promise of fresh strategic thinkin In a mythical moment, bluesman Robert Johnson ...

  26. Janet Jackson May Face Class Action Over Breast Flap

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The flap over Janet Jackson's nationally televised breast-baring appearance during halftime at the Super Bowl Feb. 1 may swiftly move into the courtroom. LOS ANGELES-- The flap over Janet Jackson's nationally televised breast-baring appe ...

  27. Azoff To Buy TBA Entertainment

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Manager and entertainment entrepreneur Irving Azoff has reached an agreement to aquire multifaceted entertainment company TBA Entertainment, Billboard.biz has learned. Azoff declined to commment on th Manager and entertainment entrepreneur Irving ...

  28. Beyoncé, OutKast Share Grammy Spotlight

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Beyonc&#233; took home five Grammys last night (Feb. 8) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. OutKast snared the coveted best album honor. Beyoncé took home five Grammys last night (Feb. 8) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. OutKast snared ...

  29. Beyoncé, OutKast Share Grammy Spotlight

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Beyonc&#233; tied the record for most Grammys ever by a female artist with five last night (Feb. 8) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Beyoncé tied the record for most Grammys ever by a female artist with five last night (Feb. 8) at the Sta ...

  30. Janet Jackson May Face Class Action Over Breast Flap

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Entertainment Law Weekly brings you news on the entertainment law industry. Janet Jackson May Face Class Action Over Breast Flap Lawmakers set to mull indecency issues GESAC Urges U.S. to Change Copyright Law Music Vets Form New Law Firm Down to t ...

  31. Stars To Pack Grammy Telecast

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST The entertainment world turns its eyes to Los Angeles. The entertainment world turns its eyes to Los Angeles. News ...

  32. Stars To Pack Grammy Telecast

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Nominees and celebrated entertainers from the music, movie and television world are expected to pack the Staples Center in Los Angeles for Sunday's (Feb. 8) 46th annual Grammy Awards. Nominees and celebrated entertainers from the music, movie ...

  33. Update: Tower Turns To Chapter 11 Court

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST When Tower Records heads into a Delaware bankruptcy court within the next week, the first motions it files are expected to be one that will convert bondholders into majority owners of the chain and on When Tower Records heads into a Delaware bankr ...

  34. Bowie Heading Back To North America

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST David Bowie has added 29 North American dates to his A Reality tour. The new run will begin March 29 in Philadelphia and will conclude with New York-area shows June 4 and 5. David Bowie has added 29 North American dates to his A Reality tour. Afte ...

  35. Grammys Planning Beatles Tribute

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sting, Dave Matthews, Vince Gill and the Neptunes' Pharrell Williams have signed on for a Grammy tribute to the 40th anniversary of the Beatles' first U.S. television appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Sh Sting, Dave Matthews, Vince Gil ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. Warner Bros., Sony Sue Screener-Sharer

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Carmine Caridi has been sued by Warner Bros. and Sony for copyright infringement. Caridi, whose Oscar screener tapes were allegedly posted on the Internet illegally by Russell Sprague, is being target Carmine Caridi has been sued by Warner Bros. a ...

  39. Warner Bros., Sony Sue Screener-Sharer

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Actor Carmine Caridi has been sued by Warner Bros. and Sony for copyright infringement. Caridi, whose Oscar screener tapes were allegedly posted on the Internet illegally by friend and film buff Russe Actor Carmine Caridi has been sued by Warner B ...

  40. R&B Threesome Resurface

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST The original members of '80s R&amp;B trio Surface are reuniting. Bernard Jackson, David "Pic" Conley and David Townsend have signed with Los Angeles-based RDMJ Entertainment Management. The original members of '80s R&B ...

  41. Booking Vet Warg Joins Nederlander

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Live-entertainment veteran Dana Warg has joined Nederlander Concerts as executive vice president of programming and development. In his new role, Warg will oversee Nederlander's day-to-day programming Live-entertainment veteran Dana Warg has ...

  42. Big Band Trombonist Bernhart Dies at 77

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Milt Bernhart, a big band trombonist known for his solo on Frank Sinatra's "I've Got You Under My Skin," has died of complications of congestive heart failure. He was 77. Milt Bernhart, a big band trombonist known for his solo ...

  43. Rock The Vote To Honor Dixie Chicks

    January 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dixie Chicks will be awarded the Patrick Lippert Award during the Rock the Vote Awards on Feb. 7 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. The honor recognizes the group for its "enduring commitment Dixie Chicks will be awarded the Patrick L ...

  44. Rock & Republic Plans Music Tour

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles-based fashion house Rock &amp; Republic is preparing the Rock Fashion Tour, to commence next month during New York Fashion Week. Los Angeles-based fashion house Rock & Republic is preparing the Rock Fashion Tour, to commence ne ...

  45. OutKast, Furtado To Play NBA All-Star Game

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST When the best players in the NBA are introduced at the start of their annual all-star game next month, there will be no generic synthesizer music blaring in the background. Instead, the players will g When the best players in the NBA are introduce ...

  46. Sting, Sean Paul To Perform At Grammys

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sting, Sean Paul, Martina McBride and the Black Eyed Peas have joined the performance lineup for the 46th annual Grammy awards, which will be broadcast live on CBS Feb. 8 from Los Angeles' Staples Cen Sting, Sean Paul, Martina McBride and the ...

  47. Sting, Sean Paul To Perform At Grammys

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sting, Sean Paul, Martina McBride and the Black Eyed Peas have joined the performance lineup for the 46th annual Grammy awards, which will be broadcast live on CBS Feb. 8 from Los Angeles' Staples Cen Sting, Sean Paul, Martina McBride and the ...

  48. Justin, Lionel Set To Host Two-Hour Motown Special

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake and Lionel Richie will be the hosts of an upcoming ABC special with the working title "Motown 45." Justin Timberlake and Lionel Richie will be the hosts of an upcoming ABC special with the working title "Motown 45. ...

  49. Clear Channel Restructures Music Arm

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) has revamped the marketing structure of its music division. Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) has revamped the marketing structure of its music division. Led by chief marketing officer Mark Campana--who was first ...

  50. Yes Documentary To Get Theater Screening

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Following in the footsteps of cinema screenings for Led Zeppelin and Prince, rock band Yes will hold a nationwide movie-theater event to preview a new DVD. The tour documentary, "Yesspeak," hits store Following in the footsteps of cinema ...

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