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  1. Olsen Twins Sue Acclaim Over Game Payments

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Entertaining twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are suing video-game publisher Acclaim Entertainment, claiming nonpayment of game royalties. NEW YORK--Entertaining twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are suing video-game publisher Acclaim Entertainment ...

  2. McKnight Jumps To CAA

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New album due this summer. Brian McKnight has signed with Creative Artists Agency. The R&B singer had previously been represented by the William Morris Agency. McKnight will release the new album "Gemini" on Motown in August. A tour ...

  3. Ray Charles Gets Historic Landmark

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The L.A. recording studios of Ray Charles -- RPM International -- were designated as a historic landmark at a ceremony on Friday (April 30). The L.A. recording studios of Ray Charles -- RPM International -- were designated as a historic landmark a ...

  4. Platinum Star: Alanis

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alanis Morissette's new album, "So-Called Chaos," is her fourth studio set and finds the 29-year-old Canadian superstar feeling relaxed and calm about her place in the music world. Alanis Morissette's new album, "So-Called ...

  5. Buffett Shows Set For Fenway Park

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band have been confirmed for a two-night stand at Boston's historic Fenway Park on Sept. 10 and 12. Tickets will go on sale May 8 via Ticketmaster. As expected , Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reef ...

  6. Higher Ground

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Gospel Music Assn. smiles upon comedian Brad Stine with a Grady Nutt Humor Award. Read Deborah Evans Price's column. The Gospel Music Assn. smiles upon comedian Brad Stine with a Grady Nutt Humor Award. Read Deborah Evans Price's c ...

  7. Global Pulse

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The John Butler Trio's "Sunrise Over the Sea" sails to the top of the Australian Recording Industry Assn.'s chart without any prior marketing. Read Nigel Williamson's column. The John Butler Trio's "Sunrise Over ...

  8. Koch Claims Top Three On Indie Albums Chart

    April 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hung, Master P and Sugarcult fuel distributor's feat. KOCH Entertainment Distribution has captured the top three positions on the Billboard Independent Album Chart for the first time in the company's history. Sister company Koch Records ...

  9. Morissette and BNL to Tour

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT North American dates start July 13. Fellow Canadians Alanis Morissette and the Barenaked Ladies will co-headline their first tour together this summer. Au Naturale starts July 13 at the Blossom Music Center in Cleveland and winds its way through 2 ...

  10. Morissette, Barenaked Ladies Team For Tour

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fellow Canadians Alanis Morissette and Barenaked Ladies will team up for a co-headlining U.S. summer tour. Fellow Canadians Alanis Morissette and the Barenaked Ladies will co-headline their first tour together this summer. Au Naturale starts July ...

  11. Simmons, Rev Run To Host U.K. Urban Seminar

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons, the co-founder of Def Jam, and Reverend Run of Run DMC have been confirmed as speakers for an exclusive session during this year's Urban Music Seminar (UMS) in Lond Hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons, the c ...

  12. Phair To Head Up 'Chicks With Attitude' Tour

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Liz Phair is set to headline the Chicks With Attitude Tour, which will visit 18 North American cities from August to early September, Billboard.biz has learned. Other artists set to appear include Car Liz Phair is set to headline the Chicks With A ...

  13. Def Jam, Shyne Hammering Out Record Deal

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Island Def Jam expects to sign jailed rapper Jamal "Shyne" Barrow to a $3 million record contract this week, according to a source familiar with negotiations. Barrow is serving a 10-year prison term f Island Def Jam expects to sign jaile ...

  14. Jackson Wins Case to Shut Down Web Site

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pop star Michael Jackson has won a legal fight to shut down a pay-per-view Web site operated by a New Jersey man once awarded a warehouse full of Jackson family memorabilia. Pop star Michael Jackson has won a legal fight to shut down a pay-per-vie ...

  15. Sophie Hawkins: Money Not The Issue

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sophie B. Hawkins won a $346 judgment in a Santa Monica (Calif.) court April 13 against an eBay merchant who sold promotional copies of her new CD "Wilderness," which is not due in record stores until NASHVILLE and LOS ANGELES--For Sophi ...

  16. New West Buys Vic Chesnutt Sets

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New West Records has acquired the first four albums by Athens, Ga., singer/songwriter Vic Chesnutt and will reissue them June 15. New West Records has acquired the first four albums by Athens, Ga., singer/songwriter Vic Chesnutt and will reissue t ...

  17. Reunited Bow Wow Wow Sets U.S. Tour

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bow Wow Wow, with original members Annabella Lwin and Leigh Gorman, will enlist No Doubt drummer Adrian Young for a string of summer shows that begins July 16 at B.B. King's in New York. The concerts Bow Wow Wow, with original members Annabel ...

  18. Words & Music

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clay Aiken's rendition of Neil Sedaka's "Solitaire" proves the timelessness of the songwriter's material. Read Jim Bessman's column. Clay Aiken's rendition of Neil Sedaka's "Solitaire" proves the t ...

  19. The Indies

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jane Siberry's new album commences Sheeba Music's exclusive U.S. deal with Burnside Distribution. Read Chris Morris' column. Jane Siberry's new album commences Sheeba Music's exclusive U.S. deal with Burnside Distribution. ...

  20. Blimpie On Board For CCE's Summer Promo

    April 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Entertainment has nabbed a new title sponsor, sandwich franchise Blimpie, for its summer 2004 concert season. In 2003, Smirnoff presented the season. Clear Channel Entertainment has nabbed a new title sponsor, sandwich franchise Blim ...

  21. Connick Ready To Hit The Road

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Harry Connick Jr., begins an extensive tour April 29 at the Pensacola (Fla.) Civic Center, with dates on the books until Sept. 4-5 at Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass. Harry Connick Jr., begins an extensive tour April 29 at the Pensacola (Fla.) Civic Cen ...

  22. Joss Stone Sets U.S. Tour Dates

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Other high-profile appearances planned. Joss Stone will play eight U.S. headlining dates this spring. The outing begins April 21 at the Chicago House of Blues and wraps May 2 at SunFest in West Palm Beach, Fla. Additionally, Stone has scheduled a ...

  23. Sweet Marketing Deal For Thalía, Hershey

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hershey Foods Corporation has struck a multi-year sponsorship pact with Mexican singer Thalía. The partnership is designed to bolster Hershey's presence in the Hispanic marketplace. Hershey Foods Corporation has struck a multi-year s ...

  24. Tamia

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sensous slow tracks highlight the latest from the Quincy Jones protégé. Sensous slow tracks highlight the latest from the Quincy Jones protégé. News ...

  25. Anastacia Opens At No. 1 On Euro Albums Chart

    April 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson in at No. 20. Janet Jackson in at No. 20. News Janet Jackson ...

  26. BMI To Honor Brian Wilson At Pop Awards

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brian Wilson will be honored as the BMI Icon during the rights group's 52nd annual Pop Awards dinner May 11 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Brian Wilson will be honored as the BMI Icon during the rights group's 52nd annual Pop Awar ...

  27. Nelly Furtado To Perform Euro 2004 Anthem

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado has been chosen to sing the official anthem of the three-week Euro 2004 soccer tournament in Portugal. Nelly Furtado has been chosen to sing the official anthem of the three-week Euro 2004 soccer tournament in Portugal. The artist, w ...

  28. Nelly Furtado To Perform Euro 2004 Anthem

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado has been chosen to sing the official anthem of the three-week Euro 2004 soccer tournament in Portugal. Nelly Furtado has been chosen to sing the official anthem of the three-week Euro 2004 soccer tournament in Portugal. The artist, w ...

  29. Diana Krall

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The contemporary jazz artist invokes Tom Waits on her latest genre-defying single. The contemporary jazz artist invokes Tom Waits on her latest genre-defying single. News Tom Waits ...

  30. Babasonicos Win Big At Argentinian Awards

    April 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Alt-rockers take six Gardel Awards. Alt-rock band Babasonicos took home the lion's share of trophies at Argentina's 2004 Gardel Awards, which took place Wednesday (March 31) in Buenos Aires. The awards, now in their sixth year, are organ ...

  31. Siberry's Sheeba Inks U.S. Deal With Burnside

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jane Siberry's label Sheeba Music has signed an exclusive U.S. distribution deal with Burnside Distribution Corp. in Portland, Ore. Jane Siberry's label Sheeba Music has signed an exclusive U.S. distribution deal with Burnside Distributi ...

  32. McGuinn Inks Digital Deal With Orchard

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Independent music distributor the Orchard has announced an exclusive digital distribution and promotion partnership with Roger McGuinn. Independent music distributor the Orchard has announced an exclusive digital distribution and promotion partner ...

  33. McGuinn Inks Digital Deal With Orchard

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Independent music distributor the Orchard has announced an exclusive digital distribution and promotion partnership with Roger McGuinn. Independent music distributor the Orchard has announced an exclusive digital distribution and promotion partner ...

  34. Alanis Morissette

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST The first single from "So-Called Chaos" is a classic, unmistakable Alanis song. The first single from "So-Called Chaos" is a classic, unmistakable Alanis song. News ...

  35. Univision Names Ruiz Talent VP

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Univision Communications names Mario Ruiz VP of Talent Relations. NEW YORK-- Univision Communications names Mario Ruiz VP of Talent Relations. Ruiz, who is based in Miami, previously was president/CEO of EMI Music Mexico. Before that, he worked fo ...

  36. Sheppard Mullin Names Bostwick Partner

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton has named Gary Bostwick a partner in its business trial and entertainment and media groups. NEW YORK-- Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton has named Gary Bostwick a partner in its business trial and ente ...

  37. Missy, Christina Videos Lead MVPA Noms

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST With six nods each, Missy Elliott's "Pass That Dutch" and Christina Aguilera's "Fighter" are the top nominees for the 2004 Music Video Production Assn. (MVPA) Awards. The 13th annual show will take pl With six nods ea ...

  38. La Ley Inks With United Talent Agency

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST United Talent Agency has signed Warner rock en español band La Ley for representation in all areas, including television and acting opportunities for front man Beto Cuevas. United Talent Agency has signed Warner rock en español band La Le ...

  39. La Ley Inks With United Talent Agency

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST United Talent Agency has signed Warner rock en español band La Ley for representation in all areas, including television and acting opportunities for front man Beto Cuevas. United Talent Agency has signed Warner rock en español band La Le ...

  40. Cantat Gets Eight-Year Jail Sentence

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST French rock singer Bertrand Cantat has been sentenced to eight years in prison by a tribunal in Vilnius, Lithuania. Cantat was found guilty of homicide stemming from the death of his actress girlfrien French rock singer Bertrand Cantat has been se ...

  41. Cantat Gets Eight-Year Jail Sentence

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST French rock singer Bertrand Cantat has been sentenced to eight years in prison by a tribunal in Vilnius, Lithuania. Cantat was found guilty of homicide stemming from the death of his actress girlfrien French rock singer Bertrand Cantat has been se ...

  42. Marley Family Plotting Festival

    March 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST The William Morris Agency will launch the Marley Family Presents: Roots, Rock and Reggae festival this summer. The William Morris Agency will launch the Marley Family Presents: Roots, Rock and Reggae festival this summer. Starring Bob Marley' ...

  43. Thalia Staging First U.S. Headlining Tour

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Latin star Thalia will be headed out on her first U.S. headlining tour in May, Billboard.biz has learned. Vivelo!, the joint venture between Clear Channel Entertainment and Televisa, will promote all Latin star Thalia will be headed out on her fir ...

  44. Aussie Music DVD Sales Up, CD Sales Flat

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Boosted by growth in music DVDs, the Australian recorded music market rose 5.98% year-on-year to a value of A$646 million ($478.75 million) in 2003, according to figures released today (March 17) by t Boosted by growth in music DVDs, the Australia ...

  45. Blix Street Sues Eva Cassidy Parents

    March 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Blix Street Records has sued the parents of the late vocalist Eva Cassidy and a film producer, alleging that they breached rights to the singer's recordings held by the label. Blix Street Records has sued the parents of the late vocalist Eva ...

  46. Estéfano Tops BMI Latin Honors

    March 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST For the third consecutive year, Colombian songwriter/producer Estéfano was named BMI's songwriter of the year at the rights body's Latin Awards, presented today (March 16) in San Juan, Puerto Ric For the third consecutive year, ...

  47. Jewel To Shine For L'Oréal Hair Color

    March 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jewel has signed a worldwide deal with L'Oréal's line of Feria hair-color products to be part of a new ad campaign titled "Colour of Your Voice." The first TV ad debuts Sunday (March 14) in the U Jewel has signed a wor ...

  48. Jewel To Shine For L'Oréal Hair Color

    March 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jewel has signed a worldwide deal with L'Oréal's line of Feria hair-color products to be part of a new ad campaign titled "Colour of Your Voice." The first TV ad debuts Sunday (March 14) in the U Jewel has signed a wor ...

  49. Amaral To Open Dates For Alejandro Sanz

    March 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Spanish pop duo Amaral will open eight shows for Alejandro Sanz during his U.S. tour in May. Amaral, made up of Eva Amaral and Juan Aguirre, won best new act at Spain's Premios Amigos in 2002. Spanish pop duo Amaral will open eight shows for ...

  50. The Classical Score

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Conductor Semyon Bychkov and his musicians feel liberated by label Avie's flexibility. Conductor Semyon Bychkov and his musicians feel liberated by label Avie's flexibility. News Semyon Bychkov ...

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