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  1. Virtual Idol

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT While the other broadcast networks look with envy at the iron grip Fox's "American Idol" has on audiences, the show's creators have ensured that its reach goes well beyond its successful primetime slot-all in the name of extend ...

  2. American Idol 2007

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Industry Impact March 24, 2007 - Billboard Magazine Anyone doubting the impact of "American Idol" on the music business need only take a look at the last four months of "Idol"-related activity. 'Idol' Worship Marc ...

  3. From The Magazine: American Idol - The 'American' Way

    January 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST It's hard to imagine that the producers of "American Idol" would want to tinker with the show's formula following last season. After all, the hit reality program -- a talent search for music's Next Big Thing -- was 2006� ...

  4. Klaiman Moves To Universal Republic

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Named senior VP of promotion/artist development. Joel Klaiman has been appointed senior VP of promotion/artist development for Universal Republic Records. Klaiman reports to Monte Lipman, president of Universal Republic, and is based in New York. ...

  5. Music Nation, Epic, Clear Channel To Launch Competition

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Winners receive record deal with Epic. Recently launched Music Nation, a self-described artist development company, has partnered with Clear Channel Radio and Epic Records to launch an online video competition with a global record deal as the main ...

  6. Garland Says Farewell to 19 Entertainment

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Charles Garland, COO of Simon Fuller's 19 Entertainment media group, has quit the company and is understood to be planning his own content-and-branding company. Charles Garland, COO of Simon Fuller's 19 Entertainment media group, has qui ...

  7. UMGI Promotes Exec Pair

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group International has upped technology executives Stephan Garandet and John Jefferson. Universal Music Group International has upped technology executives Stephan Garandet and John Jefferson. Garandet rises to VP, digital operati ...

  8. On The Road

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Anyone who ever doubted that the "American Idol" TV phenomenon would not have legs as a touring entity was wrong as 60 sellouts for the 2006 American Idols Live tour attest. Read Ray Waddell's column. Anyone who ever doubted that th ...

  9. On The Road

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Anyone who ever doubted that the "American Idol" TV phenomenon would not have legs as a touring entity was wrong as 60 sellouts for the 2006 American Idols Live tour attest. Read Ray Waddell's column. Anyone who ever doubted that th ...

  10. 'Idol' Finalist Signs Deal With Sony BMG Imprint

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kellie Pickler, the folksy, season five "American Idol" finalist, has signed a record deal with 19 Recordings and Nashville-based BNA Records, an imprint of Sony BMG Nashville. Kellie Pickler, the folksy, season five "American Idol& ...

  11. Young Wins 'Nashville Star' Series

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Twenty-year-old singer/songwriter and guitarist Chris Young is the newest "Nashville Star," winning the fourth season of the USA Networks country talent series of that name last night (May 2). Twenty-year-old singer/songwriter and guitar ...

  12. Billboard Latin Music Conf & Awards Kick Off

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Promo impact of TV debated on first panel. The promotional impact of television and the "American Idol" model were ideas in focus at the “TV Star” panel which opened this year's Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards in Miami ...

  13. Public Symphony's 'Stronger' Gets U.K. Release

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Song originally wrote for annual University Boat Race. Two years after first being heard by nearly 9 million TV viewers, British melodic rock duo’s Public Symphony's "Stronger” is finally getting a U.K. single release. Public Symphony is ...

  14. Latin 'American Idol' To Begin Auditions

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" is going Latin. Beginning at the end of next month, Sony Entertainment Televisión and Fremantlemedia will begin hosting auditions for "Latin American Idol." The Latin American version "American Idol" i ...

  15. 'Nashville Star' Launches Download Service

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Offers a 'points' program and discounts to users. USA Network has tapped PassAlong Networks to power a digital download service for its American Idol-like country music television series Nashville Star. The service, which went live March ...

  16. Chevy Sponsoring New 'Nashville Star' Season

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Vehicle integration prevalent through series. Beginning with tonight's (March 14) season four premier of USA Network's "Nashville Star," expect to see Chevy, the show's major sponsor, sharing the spotlight with hosts Wynon ...

  17. 'American Idol' Crushes Grammys In Ratings

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nearly twice as many people - 28.3 million - watched "American Idol" than watched the Grammy Awards - 15.1 million - when the two music programs went head-to-head in prime time Wednesday, according to Nearly twice as many people - 28.3 m ...

  18. American Idol DVD Game Coming In March

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Features show clips, karaoke-style challenges. Screenlife, LLC, creator of the Scene It DVD game will soon offer music fans and wannabe pop stars the chance to relive the past four seasons of American Idol with the American Idol-All Star Challenge ...

  19. Cowell, Fuller Settle Legal Action

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'Amicable solution' agreed on 'X Factor.' Music moguls Simon Cowell and Simon Fuller have reached a settlement in a multi-dollar legal case, apparently clearing the way for Cowell to extend his contract with the hit "Ameri ...

  20. Aussie Biz Creates New Prize

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Award inspired by U.K.'s Mercury Prize. The Australian music business has united for the Australian Music Prize (AMP), an honor designed to promote domestic acts. It plans to recognize the most creative Australian album of a calendar year. Wi ...

  21. Nathan Moved Up At Universal Motown

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Promoted to senior VP role. David Nathan has been promoted to senior VP of video promotion for the Universal Motown Records Group. He will be based in New York City and reports jointly to Monte Lipman, president of Universal Records and Sylvia Rho ...

  22. Cowell, ABC Sued Over 'Million Dollar Idea'

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The upcoming ABC reality show "Million Dollar Idea" has sparked a million-dollar lawsuit claiming the idea for the series was ripped off. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The upcoming ABC reality show "Million Dollar Idea" has spark ...

  23. First Look Studios Launches

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT First Look Media, Capital Entertainment merge. First Look Media has merged with Capital Entertainment to form First Look Studios. The L.A.-based independent film producer and DVD distributor has a library of more than 400 titles including "Wa ...

  24. 'American Idol' DVDs Scheduled For November

    July 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fans of 'American Idol' can relive highlights from the first four seasons on DVD this November. Fremantle Media is producing 'The Worst of American Idol: Seasons 1 through 4' and 'The Best of American Fans of "America ...

  25. Underwood Tries On Skechers

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'American Idol' winner to be featured in fall campaign. 'American Idol' winner to be featured in fall campaign. News ...

  26. 'American Idol' Goes Online

    June 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Celebrity judges to pick next American Idol Underground. Celebrity judges to pick next American Idol Underground. News ...

  27. 'American Idol' Goes Online

    June 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Version of talent show being launched on Internet. Fremantle Media is launching an online version of the popular "American Idol" talent show in the form of an Internet radio station called American Idol Underground. Interested contestant ...

  28. 'American Idol' Goes Online

    June 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Version of talent show being launched on Internet. Fremantle Media is launching an online version of the popular "American Idol" talent show in the form of an Internet radio station called American Idol Underground. Interested contestant ...

  29. Nashville Stars Ready To Hit The Road

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT More details have emerged about the 2005 Nashville Star Tour which features the winner and top three finalists from the talent search series on USA Networks. The tour opens June 17 in Fargo, N.D., and More details have emerged about the 2005 Nashv ...

  30. Sony Nashville's Gershon Heads To Warner Bros.

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Nashville music executive Tracy Gershon is leaving Sony Music Nashville, where she serves as senior director of A&R and artist development, to join Warner Bros.' Nashville division as VP o Veteran Nashville music executive Tra ...

  31. Sillerman Picks Up 19 Entertainment

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST British music industry entrepreneur Simon Fuller has sold his 19 Entertainment empire -- the company behind the "Idol" TV franchise -- to Robert Sillerman's CKX in a cash and stock deal worth £10 British music industry entr ...

  32. Sillerman Firm Picks Up 19 Entertainment

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'American Idol' company goes for $192M. 'American Idol' company goes for $192M. News ...

  33. Sillerman Picks Up 19 Entertainment

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST British music industry entrepreneur Simon Fuller has sold his 19 Entertainment empire -- the company behind the "Idol" TV franchise -- to Robert Sillerman's CKX in a cash and stock deal worth £10 British music industry entr ...

  34. Tuned In: The Tube

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell regrets a decision to bend the rules for some contestants. Read Carla Hay's column. "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell regrets a decision to bend the rules for some contestants. Read Carl ...

  35. Yahoo! To Boost 'Nashville Star'

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Viewers will vote for contestants online. Yahoo! Music and USA Network have teamed up to promote the third season of the USA talent series "Nashville Star." Yahoo! is hosting an exclusive "Nashville Star" site (nashvillestar.ya ...

  36. Chapman Hosts 'Exalting Him' Contest

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Gary Chapman is hosting "Exalting Him," an "American Idol"-style Christian music talent search competition airing this week (Nov. 22-26) on the Trinity Broadcast Network. Singer/songwriter Gary Chapman is host ...

  37. LeAnn Rimes To Host 'Nashville Star'

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New season set for early 2005. LeAnn Rimes has been tapped to host the third season of the USA Networks talent competition series "Nashville Star." She replaces "Access Hollywood" anchor Nancy O'Dell, who hosted the first ...

  38. George Huff Inks Word Deal

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 'Idol' finalist to release Xmas set. "American Idol" finalist George Huff has signed with Word Records, the Nashville-based Christian division of Warner Bros. His label debut will be a Christmas EP, due in November. Huff was on ...

  39. Fuller Sues Cowell Over Rival Show

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Simon Fuller, the creator of the "Idol" TV property, has launched legal action against his former collaborator Simon Cowell. Fuller's London-based production company 19 TV says it sued Cowell, his pro Simon Fuller, the creator of th ...

  40. Fuller Sues Cowell Over Rival Show

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Simon Fuller, the creator of the "Idol" TV property, has launched legal action against his former collaborator Simon Cowell. Fuller's London-based production company 19 TV says it sued Cowell, his pro Simon Fuller, the creator of th ...

  41. Kimberley Locke

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Second single from the former 'idol' reveals the singer's real-world versatility. Second single from the former 'idol' reveals the singer's real-world versatility. News ...

  42. On The Road

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The William Morris Agency's "Nashville Star" tour will feature the four finalists from the popular USA Network TV show. Read Ray Waddell's column. The William Morris Agency's "Nashville Star" tour will feature th ...

  43. 'Nashville Star' Outlines Tour

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The first "Nashville Star" tour, featuring winner Brad Cotter and the three finalists from the popular USA Network television show, begins June 18 at the Fraze Pavillion in Kettering, Ohio. The tour i The first "Nashville Star" ...

  44. Musicland Aligns With 'American Idol'

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Musicland Group is teaming with "American Idol" and the show's originator Simon Cowell to create private-label branded merchandise that will be sold exclusively at the chain's 800 stores. The Musicland Group is teaming with ...

  45. Cowell Unveils New TV Talent Quest

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The United Kingdom is to get another TV talent show, with "Pop Idol" originator Simon Cowell playing a leading role. The United Kingdom is to get another TV talent show, with "Pop Idol" originator Simon Cowell playing a leading ...

  46. New WB Series Makes Light Of 'Idol'

    April 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The WB TV network is launching a reality series, "The WB's Superstar USA," that will parody the "American Idol" phenomenon. The WB TV network is launching a reality series, "The WB's Superstar USA," that wil ...

  47. Knowles' Music World Signs RJ Helton

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Big push planned for 'American Idol' star. Big push planned for 'American Idol' star. News ...

  48. 'Idol' Gives Fox New High

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tuesday's (March 16) two-hour edition of "American Idol" gave the Fox network its most-watched Tuesday ever. Tuesday's (March 16) two-hour edition of "American Idol" gave the Fox network its most-watched Tuesday ever. ...

  49. Clear Channel, Sony Start Talent Contest

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Radio and Sony Music are pairing to launch "Radio Star," a talent contest that begins on Feb. 16. Developed by Clear Channel's Premiere Radio Networks, the competition will incorporate a Clear Channel Radio and Sony Mu ...

  50. 'Idol' Season Bows With Huge Ratings

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST The return of "American Idol" struck ratings gold for Fox on Monday. The return of "American Idol" struck ratings gold for Fox on Monday. The third edition of the talent-contest franchise premiered to 28.2 million viewers overa ...

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