Music

  1. Haynes Joins Dead; Osborne, Barraco Exit

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST In the ever-evolving cast of the Dead, vocalist Joan Osborne and keyboardist/vocalist Rob Barraco have exited, to be replaced by jam-band guitarist extraordinaire Warren Haynes, sources say. In the ever-evolving cast of the Dead, vocalist Joan Osb ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. UMI Gets Early Marley Catalog

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST The early work of Bob Marley and the Wailers is to be re-released by Universal Music International (UMI) through a 10-year exclusive licensing deal with JAD Records, the Santa Monica, Calif.-based lab The early work of Bob Marley and the Wailers i ...

  4. Sweet New Deal For Dolce

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dance diva Dolce has signed with Baltimore-based Act 2 Records. Dance diva Dolce has signed with Baltimore-based Act 2 Records in a deal for two singles with an album option. The first single, "Feel Good," due Feb. 17, was produced by Or ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. Beyoncé, OutKast To Play Brits

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé and OutKast will perform the latter's hit "Hey Ya!" together at the Brit Awards Feb. 17 at London's Earls Court, Billboard.biz has learned. Beyoncé and OutKast will perform the latter's hit "Hey Ya!&q ...

  7. Beyoncé, OutKast To Play Brits

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé and OutKast will perform the latter's hit "Hey Ya!" together at the Brit Awards Feb. 17 at London's Earls Court, Billboard.biz has learned. Beyoncé and OutKast will perform the latter's hit "Hey Ya!&q ...

  8. U.K.'s Sanctuary Posts Full-Year Gains

    January 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST A banner year for live music helped U.K. independent Sanctuary Group plc record year-on-year pre-tax profit growth of 20% to £17 million ($30 million) for the 12 months ended Sept. 30, 2003. A banner year for live music helped U.K. inde ...

  9. U.K.'s Sanctuary Posts Full-Year Gains

    January 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST A banner year for live music helped U.K. independent Sanctuary Group plc record year-on-year pre-tax profit growth of 20% to £17 million ($30 million) for the 12 months ended Sept. 30, 2003. A banner year for live music helped U.K. inde ...

  10. The Beat

    January 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST While No Doubt takes a brief hiatus to work on various projects, bassist Tony Kanal has just completed work on music for Adam Sandler's new movie, "50 First Dates." While No Doubt takes a brief hiatus to work on various projects, ba ...

  11. The Beat

    January 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST While No Doubt takes a brief hiatus to work on various projects, bassist Tony Kanal has just completed work on music for Adam Sandler's new movie, "50 First Dates." While No Doubt takes a brief hiatus to work on various projects, ba ...

  12. On The Road

    January 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band put up some huge numbers on the road in 2003, but the Rolling Stones were tops. Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band put up some huge numbers on the road in 2003, but the Rolling Stones were tops. News Br ...

  13. Aerosmith Ready To Tour Behind 'Bobo'

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Aerosmith will kick off a 40-city North American tour in support of its 14th studio album, "Honkin' on Bobo," tentatively due in late March from Columbia. Aerosmith will kick off a 40-city North American tour in support of its 14th ...

  14. SXSW Invests in Digital Rights Agency

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Digital Rights Agency (DRA), a distributor of independent music to digital music services, has received an equity investment of an undisclosed amount from SXSW Inc., the company behind the South by So Digital Rights Agency (DRA), a distributor of ...

  15. Epitaph Lowers Catalog Prices

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Epitaph Records is midlining 138 of its 290 active catalog titles, including releases on its Hellcat, Burning Heart, Anti- and Fat Possum imprints. Epitaph Records is midlining 138 of its 290 active catalog titles, including releases on its Hellca ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Reba Sets First Tour Since 2001

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reba McEntire will launch her first tour in three years March 7 at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. She will play primarily fairs and festivals, with scattered arenas, casinos and amphitheaters Reba McEntire will launch her first tour i ...

  18. Beat Box

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST New York-based Scissor Sisters create smart, sexy and playful pop music. One listen to the quintet's self-titled debut album makes this abundantly clear. New York-based Scissor Sisters create smart, sexy and playful pop music. One listen to t ...

  19. Beat Box

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST New York-based Scissor Sisters create smart, sexy and playful pop music. One listen to the quintet's self-titled debut album makes this abundantly clear. New York-based Scissor Sisters create smart, sexy and playful pop music. One listen to t ...

  20. New Image For Ruff Ryders

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Image Entertainment has signed an exclusive DVD distribution deal with Ruff Ryders Entertainment. The first title under the deal will be "Jin: The Making of a Rap Star," due in April. Ruff Ryders is r Image Entertainment has signed an ex ...

  21. Tommy Stinson Signs With Sanctuary

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tommy Stinson's debut solo album will see the light of day later this year via Sanctuary Records, according to a note from the artist posted today (Jan. 15) on his official Web site. "It will come out Tommy Stinson's debut solo albu ...

  22. Altnet Links With Grokster

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Altnet, the commercial file-swapping service that runs simultaneously with peer-to-peer networks, has inked a distribution deal with Grokster. Altnet, the commercial file-swapping service that runs simultaneously with peer-to-peer networks, has in ...

  23. Strictly Rhythm Vets Start Launch

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Gladys Pizarro, former A&R director of the defunct Strictly Rhythm Records, is starting a new production company, Launch Entertainment. Launch will work closely with Strictly Rhythm founder/CEO Ma Gladys Pizarro, former A&R director of ...

  24. Beatles, Pop Exhibits To Grace TV/Radio Museum

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Exhibits on the Beatles and U.S. pop music are set to open Feb. 6 at the Museum of Television & Radio, which has facilities in New York and L.A. Exhibits on the Beatles and U.S. pop music are set to open Feb. 6 at the Museum of Television ...

  25. Beatles, Pop Exhibits To Grace TV/Radio Museum

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Exhibits on the Beatles and U.S. pop music are set to open Feb. 6 at the Museum of Television & Radio, which has facilities in New York and L.A. Exhibits on the Beatles and U.S. pop music are set to open Feb. 6 at the Museum of Television ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. Koch Entertainment, Master P Strike Deal

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Koch Entertainment has finalized a label-services deal with Master P's New No Limit Records label. Koch Entertainment has finalized a label-services deal with Master P's New No Limit Records label, with the first record under the deal co ...

  28. Radiohead, Pixies Confirm For Coachella

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Radiohead and the Pixies will perform on the first day of the fifth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. As expected, organizers have officially confirmed that Radiohead and the Pixies will perform on the first day of the fifth Coachell ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Groban Nabs First No. 1 Album

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Josh Groban's "Closer" bolts 11-1 this week to give the singer his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200. U.S. sales of the Reprise Records set were up 34% to 100,000 copies for the chart week, bring Josh Groban's "Closer ...

  31. Grammy Hall Adds 33 Classic Songs, Albums

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Queen, Marvin Gaye, Beatles among inductions. Queen, Marvin Gaye, Beatles among inductions. News Marvin Gaye ...

  32. BPI Poised To Sue Downloaders

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The British music industry will consider suing individuals who illegally distribute music online, BPI director general Andrew Yeates told a parliamentary advisory forum in London on Tuesday. The British music industry will consider suing individua ...

  33. KaZaA Could Filter Copyrighted Music, Critics Say

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Peer-to-peer file-trading networks like KaZaA could prevent users from downloading music, movies and other copyrighted material if they had any desire to do so, media and technology experts said on Tu Peer-to-peer file-trading networks like KaZaA ...

  34. BPI Poised To Sue Downloaders

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The British music industry will consider suing individuals who illegally distribute music online, BPI director general Andrew Yeates told a parliamentary advisory forum in London on Tuesday. The British music industry will consider suing individua ...

  35. BPI Poised To Sue Downloaders

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The British music industry will consider suing individuals who illegally distribute music online, BPI director general Andrew Yeates told a parliamentary advisory forum in London on Tuesday. The British music industry will consider suing individua ...

  36. Grammy Hall Adds 33 Classic Songs, Albums

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Queen's 1976 rock opera "Bohemian Rhapsody," Marvin Gaye's 1973 album "Let's Get It On" and Simon & Garfunkel's signature 1965 song "Sounds of Silence" are among 33 recordings added to the ...

  37. Zappa Case Settled Out Of Court

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST A dispute between a Canadian furniture store that used the late Frank Zappa's music in a TV commercial and the rocker's widow was settled out of court Tuesday. A dispute between a Canadian furniture store that used the late Frank Zappa&# ...

  38. Kashmir, Christensen Lead Danish Award Noms

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Seven nods apiece top DMA field Sony rock act Kashmir and Medley/EMI artist Tim Christensen lead the nominations for the Danish Music Awards, to be held Feb. 28 in the Copenhagen Forum. Each earned seven nods, including best album, rock album, mal ...

  39. BMG Launches Westlife Campaign

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMG U.K. & Ireland has teamed up with British broadcaster GWR Group for a marketing campaign in support of pop band Westlife. The promotion involves GWR's 32-station Mix network and national digit BMG U.K. & Ireland has teamed up ...

  40. First Grammy Performers Set

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast, Timberlake and the White Stripes sign up OutKast, Timberlake and the White Stripes sign up News ...

  41. First Grammy Performers Set

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and the White Stripes are among the first performers confirmed for the 46th annual Grammy Awards ceremony. OutKast, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and the White Stripes are among the first perf ...

  42. Zappa Widow Seeks Infringement Damages

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Frank Zappa's widow appeared in a Canadian court Monday seeking unspecified damages from a furniture company for using one of her husband's tunes in a 1995 appliance advertisement. Frank Zappa's widow appeared in a Canadian court Mo ...

  43. Country Songwriter Barnes Dies

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Wrote for Jones, Twitty, Gill Songwriter Max D. Barnes died Sunday at Nashville's Baptist Hospital of pneumonia. He was 67. Merle Haggard referred to Barnes as "one of the greats." Barnes wrote such hits as George Jones' " ...

  44. Session Drummer Guerin Dies

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Former L.A. Express member was 64 Top session drummer and L.A. Express member John Guerin died of heart failure Jan. 5 in West Hills, Calif. He was 64. Active since the '60s, Guerin performed and recorded with artists as diverse as Thelonious ...

  45. Zappa Widow Seeks Infringement Damages

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Song appeared in 1995 appliance ad Frank Zappa's widow appeared in a Canadian court Monday seeking unspecified damages from a furniture company for using one of her husband's tunes in a 1995 appliance advertisement. Gail Zappa and her la ...

  46. Prince's Trust Charity Launches U.K. Urban Music Fest

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Charity aims for largest-ever urban music event The Prince's Trust, the U.K. charity founded by the Prince of Wales, is planning to stage what it describes as Britain's largest-ever urban music event. "The Prince's Trust Urban ...

  47. Koch Pushes Up Warren Zevon DVD

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Entertainment is moving up the release of the DVD "Inside Out: Warren Zevon: Keep Me in Your Heart" to take advantage of the promotion opportunities surrounding the Grammy Awards. The DVD, originally Koch Entertainment is moving up the r ...

  48. Darkness Lead Noms For Brit Awards

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST With four nominations, the Darkness lead the field for the 2004 Brit Awards, to be held Feb. 17 at Earls Court in London. The band is up for best British group, rock act, British breakthrough act and With four nominations, the Darkness lead the fi ...

  49. Wenner Set For Rock Hall

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rolling Stone magazine founder to be inducted Jann S. Wenner, chairman of Wenner Media and founder of Rolling Stone magazine, is to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the non-performer category. Wenner -- one of the Rock Hall' ...

  50. Brides Find Sanctuary

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Brides Of Destruction ink three-album deal Brides Of Destruction--a new rock act that comprises Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue), Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns), Scot Coogan and London LeGrand--has inked a three-album deal with Sanctuary Records through Sixx ...

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