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  1. Movies & Music

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 2004 Los Angeles Film Festival raises its musical profile by choosing Neil Young as its artist in residence. Read Carla Hay's column. The 2004 Los Angeles Film Festival raises its musical profile by choosing Neil Young as its artist in re ...

  2. British Conductor/Violinist Iona Brown Dies

    June 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Found acclaim with Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. Noted conductor/violinist Iona Brown died June 5 of cancer in her hometown of Salisbury, England. She was 63. Originally named Elizabeth Iona Brown, she was born to a musical family: father A ...

  3. Indie Publisher Bill Lowery Dead At 79

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Atlanta company had numerous varied hits. Legendary indie music publisher Bill Lowery died Tuesday (June 8) of cancer at Atlanta's Haven House Hospice. He was 79. The former owner of the Lowery Music Co. in Atlanta and the first-ever inductee ...

  4. Indie Publisher Bill Lowery Dead At 79

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Atlanta company had numerous varied hits. Legendary indie music publisher Bill Lowery died Tuesday (June 8) of cancer at Atlanta's Haven House Hospice. He was 79. The former owner of the Lowery Music Co. in Atlanta and the first-ever inductee ...

  5. George Lopez To Return As Latin Grammy Host

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Comedian/actor George Lopez will host the fifth annual Latin Grammy Awards. The show will air live on CBS Sept. 1 from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Comedian/actor George Lopez will host the fifth annual Latin Grammy Awards. The show will ...

  6. Kerry Cancels Concerts After Reagan's Death

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of the death of former President Ronald Reagan, Democratic nominee-to-be John Kerry has temporarily postponed two fundraising concerts that were set for this week. In the wake of the death of former President Ronald Reagan, Democratic ...

  7. Kerry Cancels Concerts After Reagan's Death

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of the death of former President Ronald Reagan, Democratic nominee-to-be John Kerry has temporarily postponed two fundraising concerts that were set for this week. In the wake of the death of former President Ronald Reagan, Democratic ...

  8. Double IFPI Platinum Euros For Bruel, Renaud

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Releases by French singers Patrick Bruel and Renaud notched double-platinum status in May, according to the latest IFPI Platinum Europe certifications. Renaud's 2002 comeback album "Boucan d'Enfer" (N Releases by French singers ...

  9. Double IFPI Platinum Euros For Bruel, Renaud

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Releases by French singers Patrick Bruel and Renaud notched double-platinum status in May, according to the latest IFPI Platinum Europe certifications. Renaud's 2002 comeback album "Boucan d'Enfer" (N Releases by French singers ...

  10. Picture This

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Marvel Enterprises and Lions Gate Entertainment will jointly develop, produce and distribute eight new direct-to-DVD titles, the first of which is expected in late 2005. Read Jill Kipnis' column. Marvel Enterprises and Lions Gate Entertainmen ...

  11. Bebel Gilberto

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bebel Gilberto returns after a four-year hiatus with her self-titled sophomore set. Bebel Gilberto returns after a four-year hiatus with her self-titled sophomore set. News Bebel Gilberto ...

  12. Burning Spear Inks Ryko Deal

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT pix/a/Apple_LR.gif Grammy-winning reggae artist Burning Spear has inked a North American distribution deal for his Burning Spear Records label with MRI/Ryko Distribution. First releases under the deal, due Tuesday (June 8) are the double CD " ...

  13. Burning Spear Inks Ryko Deal

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Grammy-winning reggae artist Burning Spear has inked a North American distribution deal for his Burning Spear Records label with MRI/Ryko Distribution. Grammy-winning reggae artist Burning Spear has inked a North American distribution deal for his ...

  14. Dixie Chicks, Donnas, Alanis On Rock The Vote Bill

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rock the Vote will begin a five-month, 50-city bus tour on June 16 in Los Angeles. The trek will hit a wide range of venues, including college campuses, before wrapping Nov. 2, Election Day. There is Rock the Vote will begin a five-month, 50-city ...

  15. Sheryl Crow

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Previously unreleased "Light in Your Eyes" is the latest from Sheryl Crow's greatest hits compilation. Previously unreleased "Light in Your Eyes" is the latest from Sheryl Crow's greatest hits compilation. News Sheryl ...

  16. R. Kelly, Jay-Z Top Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Finalists

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Beyoncé, Lil Jon, Alicia Keys get five noms each. Beyoncé, Lil Jon, Alicia Keys get five noms each. News Lil Jon , Alicia Keys ...

  17. Global Pulse

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Raghav has brought Asian R&B to the U.K. singles chart's top 10 three times this year. Read Nigel Williamson's column. Raghav has brought Asian R&B to the U.K. singles chart's top 10 three times this year. Read Nigel Wil ...

  18. Lang To Sing 'Hymns' For Nonesuch

    May 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After more than 15 years on Warner Bros. Records, k.d. lang has switched to Nonesuch Records. Her first release for Nonesuch will be "Hymns of the 49th Parallel," out July 27. After more than 15 years on Warner Bros. Records, k.d. lang h ...

  19. Latin Notas

    May 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Emilio Estefan Jr.'s new reality TV show, "Nuevas Voces de América," allows viewers to pick the winner of a Sony Norte recording contract. Read Leila Cobo's column. Emilio Estefan Jr.'s new reality TV show, " ...

  20. Ratings Dip For 'American Idol' Finale

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An estimated 31.4 million people tuned in to watch Fantasia Barrino's <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/music/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000520071">tearstained victory</A> at An estimated 31.4 mi ...

  21. Morissette Opens At No. 1 On Euro Albums Chart

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alanis Morissette has the new No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "So-Called Chaos" (Maverick/Warner Bros.), ending Anastacia's seven-week reign at the top of the chart. Morissette's fourth studio a Alanis Morissette has the ...

  22. Morissette Opens At No. 1 On Euro Albums Chart

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alanis Morissette has the new No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "So-Called Chaos" (Maverick/Warner Bros.), ending Anastacia's seven-week reign at the top of the chart. Morissette's fourth studio a Alanis Morissette has the ...

  23. High-Profile Duets Stud Olympics Album

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Duets by Earth Wind &amp; Fire and Roots Manuva, Sting and Mariza, and Moby and Public Enemy will be featured on the official Athens 2004 Olympics pop album, details of which were announced this week. Duets by Earth Wind & Fire and Roots M ...

  24. High-Profile Duets Stud Olympics Album

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Duets by Earth Wind &amp; Fire and Roots Manuva, Sting and Mariza, and Moby and Public Enemy will be featured on the official Athens 2004 Olympics pop album, details of which were announced this week. Duets by Earth Wind & Fire and Roots M ...

  25. Santana To Get LARAS Honor

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Carlos Santana will be honored as the 2004 person of the year by the Latin Recording Academy. He will be fetted at a gala dinner and concert Aug. 30 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Carlos Santana will be honored as the 2004 person of th ...

  26. Santana To Get LARAS Honor

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Carlos Santana will be honored as the 2004 person of the year by the Latin Recording Academy. He will be fetted at a gala dinner and concert Aug. 30 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Carlos Santana will be honored as the 2004 person of th ...

  27. Australia's Butler Makes APRA Award History

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Roots guitarist John Butler made history when he won song of the year at the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) music awards, held Monday in Melbourne. He became the first self-publishe Roots guitarist John Butler made history when h ...

  28. Local Ladies Win Big at Japan's MTV Video Awards

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Japanese female vocalists Ayumi Hamasaki, Namie Amuro and Mika Nakashima (Sony) were the big winners at the third annual MTV Video Music Awards Japan, held in Tokyo on Sunday (May 23). Japanese female vocalists Ayumi Hamasaki, Namie Amuro and Mika ...

  29. Australia's Butler Makes APRA Award History

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Roots guitarist John Butler made history when he won song of the year at the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) music awards, held Monday in Melbourne. He became the first self-publishe Roots guitarist John Butler made history when h ...

  30. Latin Notas

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Emilio Estefan Jr.'s new reality TV show, "Nuevas Voces de Am&#233;rica," allows viewers to pick the winner of a Sony Norte recording contract. Read Leila Cobo's column. Emilio Estefan Jr.'s new reality TV show, " ...

  31. Irish Singer Shannon Wins Drink Drive Appeal

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sharon Shannon has won her appeal against a drink-driving conviction on a technicality. Sharon Shannon has won her appeal against a drink-driving conviction on a technicality. One of the biggest contemporary stars of Irish traditional music, Shann ...

  32. Denise Rich Signs With Evolution

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Agency will broker TV and film alliances. New York-based Denise Rich Songs has signed with Evolution Music Partners (EMP) to represent its catalog for placement in film soundtracks and television programs. Additionally, Los Angeles-based EMP will ...

  33. Folds, Wainwright, Guster Link For Tour

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ben Folds, Rufus Wainwright and Guster will team up for a three-headed summer tour, beginning in June. Marsha Vlasic, owner of MVO Ltd., the booking agency for Folds and Wainwright, says the tour is a Ben Folds, Rufus Wainwright and Guster will te ...

  34. Alanis Morissette

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT This more musically complex effort finds Alanis becoming more comfortable in her own skin. This more musically complex effort finds Alanis becoming more comfortable in her own skin. News ...

  35. Simpson To Shill For Mints

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hershey deal involves TV commercials. Jessica Simpson will star in commercials marketing Hershey's new breath mints. The ads, featuring the 23-year-old singer and her sister Ashlee, are scheduled to begin airing nationally next week. In the s ...

  36. Update: Norah Large-Venue Tour Dates Revealed

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Norah Jones is preparing to embark on her <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/touring_venues/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000512466">biggest tour yet</A>, which will play amphithe Norah Jones is preparing ...

  37. Norah Jones Planning Large-Venue Tour

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Norah Jones is preparing to embark on her biggest tour yet. Jones will play amphitheaters and arenas on a fall outing, Billboard.biz has learned. Norah Jones is preparing to embark on her biggest tour yet. Jones will play amphitheaters and arenas ...

  38. Crow's Flight Guitar Bears Her Signature

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 1962 Gibson Country-Western guitar Sheryl Crow played during her May 4 "Concert in the Sky" performance aboard a Boeing 777 is replicated in the Sheryl Crow Signature guitar, manufactured by Gibso The 1962 Gibson Country-Western guit ...

  39. BeBe Winans Launches Radio Show

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Weekly show syndicated by SupeRadio. BeBe Winans becomes a radio host with the launch of the "BeBe Winans Radio Show." The two-hour weekly show will be syndicated by SupeRadio Networks. Blue Sky Productions, the production team that prod ...

  40. Tynan Exiting Irish Tenors

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Vocalist Ronan Tynan will exit the Irish Tenors later this year to focus on his solo career. Tynan's last tour with the group will commence July 1 in Wolf Trap, Va. The tenors will be touring in suppo Vocalist Ronan Tynan will exit the Irish ...

  41. German Artists Protest Royalty Rate Cut

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran German rocker Marius M&#252;ller-Westernhagen and hip-hop artist Xavier Naidoo are among the prominent German artists and songwriters who have signed a resolution protesting the German record Veteran German rocker Marius Müller-Western ...

  42. Cyrus Secures New Mgmt, Booking

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Billy Ray Cyrus has signed new management and booking deals. Billy Ray Cyrus has signed new management and booking deals. Terry Elam and the the Fitzgerald Hartley Co., with offices in Southern California and Nashville, will be Cyrus' new man ...

  43. Simpson Sets Headlining Tour

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jessica Simpson is launching a headlining arena/amphitheater tour June 4 at the New Orleans Arena. The 40-plus-date outing -- set to wrap Aug. 1 at the Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles, Calif. -- is Simp Jessica Simpson is launching a headlining aren ...

  44. ASCAP To Honor Jay-Z, Rick James

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z and Rick James will be the top honorees at this year's ASCAP Rhythm &amp; Soul Music Awards. The 17th annual gala is set for June 28 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles Jay-Z and Rick James will be the top honorees at this ye ...

  45. U.K. High Court Hears Contract Breach Case

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Works by Cher, Enrique Iglesias and Andrea Bocelli are at the center of a legal battle between an independent music group and its former in-house music producer, Mark Taylor. LONDON--Works by Cher, Enrique Iglesias and Andrea Bocelli are at the ce ...

  46. Mraz To Head 'Curbside Prophets' Tour

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Elektra/Atlantic recording artist Jason Mraz will embark on a cross-country concert series dubbed the Tour of the Curbside Prophets, beginning May 14 at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis. Elektra/Atlantic recording artist Jason Mraz will embark o ...

  47. Memorial Concerts Planned For Dodd

    May 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reggae producer Clement "Coxsone" Dodd will be honored at a trio of tribute concerts in Jamaica later this month, organizers said yesterday (May 6). Reggae producer Clement "Coxsone" Dodd will be honored at a trio of tribute co ...

  48. Memorial Concerts Planned For Dodd

    May 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reggae producer Clement "Coxsone" Dodd will be honored at a trio of tribute concerts in Jamaica later this month, organizers said yesterday (May 6). Reggae producer Clement "Coxsone" Dodd will be honored at a trio of tribute co ...

  49. Gloria To Tour This Summer

    May 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Gloria Estefan is set to reveal details of her new tour -- her first in eight years -- today (May 7) during an interview on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," Billboard.biz has learned. Gloria Estefan is set to reveal details of her new tour -- h ...

  50. Canadian Idol Returns

    May 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Almost 6.5 million Canadian TV viewers tuned in last September to watch Ryan Malcolm take the "Canadian Idol" crown. Now, the nationally televised show will return with one-hour episodes on three cons Almost 6.5 million Canadian TV viewe ...

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