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  1. 5.1 Production Expands To New York

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hutten named director of services. 5.1 Production Services, a division of 5.1 Entertainment Group, is expanding operations to New York City, Billboard.biz has exclusively learned. The company has appointed Tom Hutten to the new position of New Yor ...

  2. Jefferson Airplane Drummer Dies

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Spencer Dryden, the drummer for legendary rock band the Jefferson Airplane, died Tuesday (Jan. 11) of cancer at his home in Petaluma, Calif. He was 66. Spencer Dryden, the drummer for legendary rock band the Jefferson Airplane, died Tuesday (Jan. ...

  3. Alicia Unveils U.S. Tour Dates

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys is embarking on a major U.S. tour in February 2005 called The Diary Tour. The tour will begin Feb. 25 in Miami. Columbia artist John Legend will open all dates. Alicia Keys is embarking on a major U.S. tour in February 2005 called The ...

  4. Bloomberg Signs Production Tax Cut Law

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Jan. 3 signed into law New York City's 5% tax credit for qualified film and television productions as part of its "Made in New York" incentive program. NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Mayor Michael Bl ...

  5. Legendary Guitarist Hank Garland Dies

    December 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Legendary country, rock and jazz guitarist Hank Garland, who performed with Elvis Presley, the Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, Patsy Cline, Charlie Parker and many others, has died at the age of 74. Legendary country, rock and jazz guitarist Hank Ga ...

  6. Madonna Heads List Of Year's Top Tours

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Prince, Shania, Celine also successes in 2004. Madonna's blockbuster Re-Invention tour took all of the drama out of the top tour of the year race, ringing up a year's best $125 million in total box office gross by the time it wrapped in ...

  7. Behind the Deal: Mel Karmazin On Radio

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST <i>Mel Karmazin made his first public appearance since his departure last summer as president/COO of Viacom during the 12th annual National Assn. of Broadcasters' European Radio Show, held Nov. 7-9 in Mel Karmazin made his first public ...

  8. Eagles Tickets Fly For Spring N.A. Tour

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Initial on-sales for the first dates of the Eagles spring 2005 tour of the Northeastern U.S. and Canada blew out, with all shows at or near sellout. Initial on-sales for the first dates of the Eagles spring 2005 tour of the Northeastern U.S. and C ...

  9. Pianist, Songwriter Joe Bushkin Dead At 87

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jazz pianist and songwriter Joe Bushkin, who co-wrote Frank Sinatra's first hit song and played with some of the greatest jazz legends of his time, has died. He was 87. Jazz pianist and songwriter Joe Bushkin, who co-wrote Frank Sinatra' ...

  10. New York Court Strikes Down Anti-Bootlegging Criminal Statute

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bootleg recordings of live concerts may no longer be a federal crime in New York City, at least if one judge's opinion is upheld. NEW YORK -- Bootleg recordings of live concerts may no longer be a federal crime in New York City, at least if o ...

  11. Case Analysis: Compulsory Mechanical License And Distribution Contract Terms

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An indie label's lawsuit against its distributor, Artemis Records, and competitor Sony Music Entertainment was thrown out of federal court Sept. 20 because the label didn't follow the Copyright Act's An indie label's lawsuit ag ...

  12. New York Court Strikes Down Bootleg Statute

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Making and selling bootleg recordings of live concerts may no longer be a federal crime in New York City, at least if one judge's opinion is upheld. Making and selling bootleg recordings of live concerts may no longer be a federal crime in Ne ...

  13. U.S. Gov't: Yusuf Islam Has Possible Terrorist Ties

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The singer formerly known as Cat Stevens is forbidden from flying into the United States because of his alleged association with possible terrorists, U.S. officials said yesterday (Sept. 22) in explai The singer formerly known as Cat Stevens is fo ...

  14. New York Offers Tax Incentives To Filmmakers

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New York Gov. George Pataki has given the thumbs up to a series of landmark tax incentives for film and television production aimed at curbing runaway filmmaking. NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- New York Gov. George Pataki has given the thumb ...

  15. Jim Swindel Heads To Gibson

    July 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Instrument maker hires vet as exec VP. Veteran music industry and entertainment executive Jim Swindel has joined Gibson Guitar Corp. as executive VP, entertainment relations. For Gibson, which manufactures musical instruments bearing the Gibson, E ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Elvis Publisher Julian Aberbach Dies

    May 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Julian Aberbach, founder of the Hill and Range music publishing company -- which owned rights to Elvis Presley's music -- died Monday (May 17) in New York City. He was 95. Julian Aberbach, founder of the Hill and Range music publishing compan ...

  19. Elvis Publisher Julian Aberbach Dies

    May 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Julian Aberbach, founder of the Hill and Range music publishing company -- which owned rights to Elvis Presley's music -- died Monday (May 17) in New York City. He was 95. Julian Aberbach, founder of the Hill and Range music publishing compan ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Concert Security Exec Rick Rentz Dies

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rentz founded Concert Services, Inc. Well-known concert-security professional Richard "Rick" Rentz, president of Concert Services, Inc., died unexpectedly in his sleep over the weekend. Cause of death was not released. He was 52. Rentz f ...

  22. Cablevision Restructures Venue Mgmt

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cablevision System Corp., majority owner of Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall in New York City, has reorganized its management team, resulting in new responsibilities for Alan Gershowitz Cablevision System Corp., majority owner of Ma ...

  23. Prince To Dominate Viacom Stations

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Prince will take over Viacom's airwaves Wednesday night (April 28) for a 30-minute television special. "Prince: the Art of Musicology" will air on MTV, MTV2, VH1, VH1 Classic and BET at 9 pm ET. Prince will take over Viacom's a ...

  24. Yamaha To Open New York Artist Services Facility

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Venue to support artists who use Yamaha instruments. Yamaha Corporation of America will open Yamaha Artist Services, Inc. at 689 Fifth Avenue in New York City next month. The facility is dedicated to resident and visiting artists who use Yamaha pi ...

  25. Big Band Singer Don Cornell Dies

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Don Cornell, a Big Band singer who scored a string of hits during the 1950s and early 1960s including "It Isn't Fair,''" died Monday. He was 84. Don Cornell, a Big Band singer who scored a string of hits during the 1950s a ...

  26. Joseph Volpe Announces 2006 Met Retirement

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Joseph Volpe, the GM of the Metropolitan Opera, declared this morning (Feb. 10) that he will retire in August 2006. With no immediate prospects for a successor, Volpe's decision casts another element Joseph Volpe, the GM of the Metropolitan O ...

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