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  1. Eminem's 'Encore' Takes No. 1 Bow

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rapper sells 700K in abbreviated first week. Although it was legitimately available for just three days during the sales reporting week, Eminem's "Encore" moved enough copies to easily debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Released o ...

  2. 'NOW' Time For Another Chart-Topper

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST The "NOW That's What I Call Music!" franchise reaches the summit of The Billboard 200 this week, for the second time in 2004. With U.S. sales of 407,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the 17th The "NOW That's What ...

  3. 'NOW' Time For Another Chart-Topper

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST The "NOW That's What I Call Music!" franchise reaches the summit of The Billboard 200 this week, for the second time in 2004. With U.S. sales of 407,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the 17th The "NOW That's What ...

  4. Turner Tops Christian Country Awards

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Josh Turner was the big winner at the 10th annual Christian Country Music Awards last night (Nov. 4) at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Turner, who hosted the event with Lisa Ryan, won song and video of Josh Turner was the big winner at the 10t ...

  5. R. Kelly, Jay-Z Take 'Business' To No. 1

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST A $75 million feud isn't enough to keep R. Kelly and Jay-Z from the top of The Billboard 200 with the ironically titled "Unfinished Business" (Jive/Def Jam/IDJMG). The duo's second and highest-chartin A $75 million feud isn ...

  6. R. Kelly, Jay-Z Take 'Business' To No. 1

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST A $75 million feud isn't enough to keep R. Kelly and Jay-Z from the top of The Billboard 200 with the ironically titled "Unfinished Business" (Jive/Def Jam/IDJMG). The duo's second and highest-chartin A $75 million feud isn ...

  7. WB Nashville Names Bill Bennett As Exec VP

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bill Bennett, the former president of Geffen and Maverick Records, has resurfaced as executive VP of Warner Bros. Nashville, Billboard.biz has learned. Bill Bennett, the former president of Geffen and Maverick Records, has resurfaced as executive ...

  8. Rod Stewart Enjoys First No. 1 In 25 Years

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rod Stewart proves once again that blondes have more fun. With the J Records release of "Stardust ... The Great American Songbook, Vol. 3," the singer nabs his first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 since 1 Rod Stewart proves once again that b ...

  9. Rod Stewart Enjoys First No. 1 In 25 Years

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rod Stewart proves once again that blondes have more fun. With the J Records release of "Stardust ... The Great American Songbook, Vol. 3," the singer nabs his first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 since 1 Rod Stewart proves once again that b ...

  10. Sony BMG Names Executive VPs

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment in New York has named Joe DiMuro as executive VP of strategic marketing and Jeff Jones as executive VP of catalog. Both report to COO Michael Smellie. Sony BMG Music Entertainment in New York has named Joe DiMuro as ex ...

  11. Strait's Hits Hold Atop Billboard 200

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Despite a 45% sales drop from last week, George Strait's "50 Number Ones" (MCA Nashville) notches a second week atop The Billboard 200, with U.S. sales of 190,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan Despite a 45% sales drop from l ...

  12. Strait's Hits Hold Atop Billboard 200

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Despite a 45% sales drop from last week, George Strait's "50 Number Ones" (MCA Nashville) notches a second week atop The Billboard 200, with U.S. sales of 190,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan Despite a 45% sales drop from l ...

  13. Strait's '50 Number Ones' Bows At No. 1

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Due to a reporting error from a mass merchant, Nielsen SoundScan has reprocessed The Billboard 200, reversing the order of the top two titles from the chart that were reported earlier today (Oct. 13). Due to a reporting error from a mass merchant, ...

  14. Strait's '50 Number Ones' Bows At No. 1

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Due to a reporting error from a mass merchant, Nielsen SoundScan has reprocessed The Billboard 200, reversing the order of the top two titles from the chart that were reported earlier today (Oct. 13). Due to a reporting error from a mass merchant, ...

  15. Weigand Shifts To Vivaton

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dave Weigand has joined Vivaton Records in Nashville as executive VP of sales and marketing. Dave Weigand has joined Vivaton Records in Nashville as executive VP of sales and marketing. He was senior VP of marketing and sales at MCA Nashville. Wei ...

  16. Weigand Shifts To Vivaton

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dave Weigand has joined Vivaton Records in Nashville as executive VP of sales and marketing. Dave Weigand has joined Vivaton Records in Nashville as executive VP of sales and marketing. He was senior VP of marketing and sales at MCA Nashville. Wei ...

  17. Uni South Names Powers As Senior VP

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Michael Powers has been named as senior VP of promotion at Universal South Records in Nashville. He replaces Bryan Switzer, who <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.j Michael Powers has been named as senio ...

  18. Buffett's Latest Goes Platinum

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer grabs gold and platinum in August. Veteran singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett achieves another platinum album with his first studio set in two years, "License to Chill" (Mailboat/RCA), in August certifications by the RIAA. With more ...

  19. Salt 'N Pepa Win Back Their Royalties

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Salt 'N Pepa on Aug. 19 won an appeal against Noise in the Attic Productions. NEW YORK -- Salt 'N Pepa on Aug. 19 won an appeal against Noise in the Attic Productions. A New York Appellate Court unanimously reversed a December 2003 judgm ...

  20. Country Artist John Conlee Sues Labels For Missing Masters

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran country artist John Conlee has filed suit against MCA Records and others, claiming the label is in breach of contract by refusing to return artwork and "19 missing 24-track masters." NASHVILLE -- Veteran country artist John Conle ...

  21. Megadeth Founders Exchange Lawsuits

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The founding members of popular '80s metal band Megadeth are banging their heads in court. Two separate actions hinge on a purported settlement ending the bandmates' corporate partnership, and whether Megadeth Founders Exchange Lawsuits ...

  22. Buffett Drives 'License' To Top Of Billboard 200

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Buffett proves he isn't "wasting away" anywhere as he tops The Billboard 200 for the first time in his 30-year career. The singer/songwriter's latest effort, "License to Chill" (Mailboat/RCA), e Jimmy Buffett pr ...

  23. Buffett Drives 'License' To Top Of Billboard 200

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Buffett proves he isn't "wasting away" anywhere as he tops The Billboard 200 for the first time in his 30-year career. The singer/songwriter's latest effort, "License to Chill" (Mailboat/RCA), e Jimmy Buffett pr ...

  24. MECA Communications Names Darrow Chief Strategy Officer

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Andwer Darrow will oversee strategic planning, sales, marketing and business development as MECA Communication's new chief strategy officer. Internet marketing company MECA Communications , which promotes its clients primarily through instant ...

  25. Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withholding Royalties

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter Giuseppe "Beppe" Canterelli has filed a class-action lawsuit against EMI Music Publishing, alleging that the company engages in unfair business practices by failing to promptly pay out uncl Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withhold ...

  26. Chely Wright Splits Vivaton

    June 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New label loses flagship artist. In a surprise move, Chely Wright has exited Nashville-based independent label Vivaton Records, where she had been the flagship artist. The label cites "creative differences" for the split. Wright's d ...

  27. Chely Wright Splits Vivaton

    June 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In a surprise move, Chely Wright has exited Nashville-based independent label Vivaton Records, where she had been the flagship artist. The label cites "creative differences" for the split. In a surprise move, Chely Wright has exited Nash ...

  28. Lifetime To Syndicate 'Reba'

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lifetime Television has acquired the syndication rights to "Reba," the WB sitcom starring MCA Nashville artist Reba McEntire. Lifetime Television has acquired the syndication rights to "Reba," the WB sitcom starring MCA Nashvil ...

  29. Provident Reaching Out To Latin America

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMG-owned Provident Distribution is partnering with Mobile, Ala.-based Integrity Media for exclusive distribution of Provident titles in the Latin American market. BMG-owned Provident Distribution is partnering with Mobile, Ala.-based Integrity Me ...

  30. Provident Reaching Out To Latin America

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMG-owned Provident Distribution is partnering with Mobile, Ala.-based Integrity Media for exclusive distribution of Provident titles in the Latin American market. BMG-owned Provident Distribution is partnering with Mobile, Ala.-based Integrity Me ...

  31. UMG Nash Finalizes DreamWorks Merger

    May 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT DreamWorks Records' Nashville operation has been merged into Universal Music Group Nashville. The move follows Universal Music Group's <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/business_financ DreamWorks Records' Nas ...

  32. Vivaton Signs Mark Chesnutt

    May 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mark Chesnutt has signed a new record deal with fledgling Nashville label Vivaton Records. Mark Chesnutt has signed a new record deal with fledgling Nashville label Vivaton Records. Chesnutt's alliance with Vivaton reunites him with Shelia Sh ...

  33. Ray Dolby To Be Inducted Into Inventors Hall

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ray Dolby, founder and chairman of Dolby Laboratories, will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame Saturday (May 1) in recognition of his invention of the Dolby noise reduction system. D Ray Dolby, founder and chairman of Dolby Labor ...

  34. House Of Blues, Paramount Ink Theme-Park Deal

    April 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT House of Blues Concerts has entered into an agreement with Paramount Parks, a unit of Viacom Inc., for HOB to book and promote concerts at Paramount theme-park amphitheaters. House of Blues Concerts has entered into an agreement with Paramount Par ...

  35. Polydor Marketing Pair Upped In The U.K.

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Peter Loraine and Karen Simmonds have been promoted, respectively, to directors of marketing at Universal Music divisions Polydor U.K. and Polydor Associated Labels (PAL). Peter Loraine and Karen Simmonds have been promoted, respectively, to direc ...

  36. U.K. Indie Soul Label Snags U.S. R&B Acts

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British indie-soul label Dome has inked a licensing deal to release R&amp;B artist Rahsaan Patterson's album "After Hours" in the United Kingdom and Europe. The set by the New York-born artist will be British indie-soul label Do ...

  37. U.K. Indie Soul Label Snags U.S. R&B Acts

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British indie-soul label Dome has inked a licensing deal to release R&amp;B artist Rahsaan Patterson's album "After Hours" in the United Kingdom and Europe. The set by the New York-born artist will be British indie-soul label Do ...

  38. AEG Live Snags HOB's Vallon

    April 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Former House of Blues (HOB) senior VP Larry Vallon is the latest high-profile concert business executive to join AEG Live in Los Angeles. Vallon has been named AEG Live's senior VP of national booking Former House of Blues (HOB) senior VP Lar ...

  39. Industry Veteran Paul Atkinson Dies

    April 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Paul Atkinson, veteran record executive and guitarist for the Zombies, died yesterday (April 1) in his sleep after a long battle with cancer and kidney disease. He was 48. Paul Atkinson, veteran record executive and guitarist for the Zombies, died ...

  40. Onda Productions Spins New Division

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST New York-based Onda Productions has launched a division to help artists find new ways to promote their work. New York-based Onda Productions has launched a division to help artists find new ways to promote their work. Onda is a production, songwri ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Anthony To Head Up Geffen With Schur

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Former Epic Records president Polly Anthony has joined Jordan Schur at the helm of Geffen Records, sources confirm. The co-presidents will also be responsible for DreamWorks Records, which is being ab Former Epic Records president Polly Anthony ha ...

  43. Nielsen Music Makes Key Promotions

    March 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Nielsen Music has promoted three executives to senior VP positions. Nancy Wagner is named senior VP/GM, East Coast; Mark Tindle is named senior VP/GM, West Coast; and Abbe Frank is now senior VP of pr Nielsen Music has promoted three executives to ...

  44. Koch Inks Handful Of New Acts

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Koch Records has signed a number of new acts, including several former major-label artists. The label has inked pop vocalist Melissa Manchester, singer/songwriter Abra Moore, funk-rock act Jimmie's Ch Koch Records has signed a number of new a ...

  45. Rebecca Lynn Howard Leaves MCA Nashville

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rebecca Lynn Howard has split the MCA Nashville artist roster after two albums. Rebecca Lynn Howard has split the MCA Nashville artist roster after two albums. The most recent, 2002's "Forgive," debuted at No. 5 on Top Country Album ...

  46. OutKast Leads RIAA's January Certs

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast's momentum is showing no signs of slowing in 2004, as "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" (Arista) was certified eight-times platinum in January by the RIAA. OutKast's momentum is showing no signs of slowing in 2004, as " ...

  47. Gene Hughes Dead At 67

    February 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music Row veteran Gene Hughes died Tuesday of complications from pneumonia and a broken neck received during a recent auto accident. He was 67. Music Row veteran Gene Hughes died Tuesday of complications from pneumonia and a broken neck received d ...

  48. iTunes Lands Sigur Rós Exclusive

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Icelandic band Sigur R&#243;s is releasing three songs exclusively through iTunes Music Store starting tomorrow (Feb. 3). The music, originally improvised for a performance by the Merce Cunningham Dan Icelandic band Sigur Rós is releasing thre ...

  49. iTunes Lands Sigur Rós Exclusive

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Icelandic band Sigur R&#243;s is releasing three songs exclusively through iTunes Music Store starting tomorrow (Feb. 3). The music, originally improvised for a performance by the Merce Cunningham Dan Icelandic band Sigur Rós is releasing thre ...

  50. Uni Nashville Names Kline To Senior VP Post

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ben Kline has been promoted to senior VP of sales and marketing at Universal Music Group Nashville (UMGN). Ben Kline has been promoted to senior VP of sales and marketing at Universal Music Group Nashville (UMGN). Kline, who was senior VP of sales ...

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