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  1. Words & Music

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran New York air personality Scott Shannon kindly confesses that he finds Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil's work classic. Veteran New York air personality Scott Shannon kindly confesses that he finds Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil's ...

  2. Ryko Distributing Cult

    February 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST L.A.-based video firm Cult Epics has signed a U.S. distribution deal with New York-based Ryko Distribution. Cult, which specializes in horror, erotic and cult films, joins Blue Underground, Plexifilm, L.A.-based video firm Cult Epics has signed a ...

  3. Koch Getting Into Dance Biz

    February 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Koch Records is getting into the dance/electronic music business. The New York-based company has tapped music consultant Geoffrey Colon to help market and promote its first slate of dance/electronic r Koch Records is getting into the dance/electro ...

  4. MRI Lines Up Burning Spear Deal

    February 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST New York label group MRI has signed a deal to distribute Burning Spear's label Burning Music Productions in the United States. New York label group MRI has signed a deal to distribute Burning Spear's label Burning Music Productions in th ...

  5. Audio Rental Firm Toy Specialists Closing Its Doors

    February 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST In another illustration of the seismic changes to the commercial audio recording industry, the Toy Specialists, a prominent New York equipment-rental company, is going out of business. In another illustration of the seismic changes to the commerci ...

  6. Strictly Confidential Inks Deal With Cherry Lane

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Brussels-based independent publishing company Strictly Confidential has signed a sub-publishing deal with New York-based Cherry Lane Music Publishing for the Benelux region. Brussels-based independent publishing company Strictly Confidential has s ...

  7. Strictly Confidential Inks Deal With Cherry Lane

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Brussels-based independent publishing company Strictly Confidential has signed a sub-publishing deal with New York-based Cherry Lane Music Publishing for the Benelux region. Brussels-based independent publishing company Strictly Confidential has s ...

  8. ASCAP Taps Shore For Lifetime Honor

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST ASCAP has named Howard Shore as the latest recipient of the Henry Mancini Award for Lifetime Achievement. ASCAP has named Howard Shore as the latest recipient of the Henry Mancini Award for Lifetime Achievement. The award, which honors Shore' ...

  9. Dave Matthews Band Sets Summer Tour

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews Band will once again embark on an extensive summer tour, kicking off June 17 in Maryland Heights, Mo., and wrapping Sept. 5 outside Seattle. Dave Matthews Band will once again embark on an extensive summer tour, kicking off June 17 i ...

  10. RIAA Targets Retailers With Legal Demands

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST The RIAA announced today (Feb. 18) that it has sent legal demands to nearly 30 U.S. retail businesses it claims are selling illegal CDs and music DVDs, offering them a chance to settle claims or face The RIAA announced today (Feb. 18) that it has ...

  11. RIAA Targets Retailers With Legal Demands

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST The RIAA announced today (Feb. 18) that it has sent legal demands to nearly 30 U.S. retail businesses it claims are selling illegal CDs and music DVDs, offering them a chance to settle claims or face The RIAA announced today (Feb. 18) that it has ...

  12. Navarre, Studio Distribution Extend Deal

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Navarre Corp. in New Hope, Minn., has extended its distribution agreement with Studio Distribution for an additional five years. Navarre Corp. in New Hope, Minn., has extended its distribution agreement with Studio Distribution for an additional f ...

  13. Koch Inks Handful Of New Acts

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Koch Records has signed a number of new acts, including several former major-label artists. The label has inked pop vocalist Melissa Manchester, singer/songwriter Abra Moore, funk-rock act Jimmie's Ch Koch Records has signed a number of new a ...

  14. EMI Mum On Reports Of Lott's Exit

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST An EMI representative declined to comment on whether Virgin Records president/COO Roy Lott is preparing to leave his post. Lott is still working in the label's New York offices, according to sources. An EMI representative declined to comment ...

  15. R&B Star Doris Troy Dead At 67

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Doris Troy, best known for the 1963 Atlantic R&B/pop crossover hit "Just One Look," died Monday (Feb. 16) in Las Vegas. The 67-year-old singer/songwriter had suffered from emphysema. Doris Troy, best known for the 1963 Atlantic R ...

  16. Zingy Inks Ringtones Deal With BMG

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMG has reached a licensing agreement with Zingy that allows the wireless media company to license and distribute master recordings for use as ringtones. Among the songs available in the deal are tune BMG has reached a licensing agreement with Zin ...

  17. Zingy Inks Ringtones Deal With BMG

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMG has reached a licensing agreement with Zingy that allows the wireless media company to license and distribute master recordings for use as ringtones. Among the songs available in the deal are tune BMG has reached a licensing agreement with Zin ...

  18. New York Financial/Entertainment Firms Merge

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Janover Rubinroit LLC, an accounting and financial advisory firm in Long Island, N.Y., has merged with Rosenzweig & Maffia, a Manhattan-based entertainment and sports accounting group. NEW YORK-- Janover Rubinroit LLC , an accounting and f ...

  19. Gibson Guitar Names Cherry General Counsel

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran entertainment executive Joel Cherry has joined Gibson Guitar Corp. as general counsel, senior VP and corporate secretary. NEW YORK--Veteran entertainment executive Joel Cherry has joined Gibson Guitar Corp. as general counsel, senior VP an ...

  20. EC Throws Monkey Wrench In Sony-BMG Merger

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST ELW brings to you weekly updates and analysis on entertainment law and news. EC Throws Monkey Wrench In Sony-BMG Merger IFPI Sues Belgian ISP In Copyright Action Broadcast Indecency Fines May Skyrocket Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel Set Frenc ...

  21. Jazz At Lincoln Center Building Studio

    February 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC), the New York-based not-for-profit arts organization, is constructing a recording studio in its Frederick P. Rose Hall facility, located in the new Time Warner Center at Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC), the New York-bas ...

  22. Artemis Names Coke To Finance Post

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Artemis Records in New York has named David Coke as director of finance and administration. He will report to senior VP of finance and administration Patricia LaRocca. Artemis Records in New York has named David Coke as director of finance and adm ...

  23. Sony Confirms Martin Dodd In Global A&R Role

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST As first revealed in Billboard in January, Sony Music International (SMI) confirmed today that Martin Dodd is joining the company as senior VP of worldwide A&R. Based in London and in New York, he As first revealed in Billboard in January, ...

  24. Sony Confirms Martin Dodd In Global A&R Role

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST As first revealed in Billboard in January, Sony Music International (SMI) confirmed today that Martin Dodd is joining the company as senior VP of worldwide A&R. Based in London and in New York, he As first revealed in Billboard in January, ...

  25. Label Manager Prommer Links With Caroline

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST New York-based label management firm Prommer Inc. has inked a "vendor-like" deal with indie distributor Caroline, founder Michael Prommer says. New York-based label management firm Prommer Inc. has inked a "vendor-like" deal wi ...

  26. Knitting Factory Creates New Marketing Post

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Eileen Z. Wolter has been named director of business development for Knitting Factory Entertainment. In the newly created, New York-based post, Wolter will identify marketing opportunities and seek ne Eileen Z. Wolter has been named director of bu ...

  27. Sperling To Speak At Music & Money

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Scott Sperling , managing director of Thomas H. Lee Partners, the lead investment firm in the pending acquisition of Warner Music Group, will keynote Billboard's third annual Music & Money Symposi Scott Sperling , managing director of ...

  28. Sperling To Speak At Music & Money

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Scott Sperling , managing director of Thomas H. Lee Partners, the lead investment firm in the pending acquisition of Warner Music Group, will keynote Billboard's third annual Music & Money Symposi Scott Sperling , managing director of ...

  29. Sperling To Speak At Music & Money

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Scott Sperling , managing director of Thomas H. Lee Partners, the lead investment firm in the pending acquisition of Warner Music Group, will keynote Billboard's third annual Music & Money Symposi Scott Sperling , managing director of ...

  30. Verve's Herr Adds GM Role

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Nate Herr, senior VP at Verve Music Group, has added GM stripes. Nate Herr, senior VP at Verve Music Group, has added GM stripes. He will take on certain day-to-day operational and administrative duties and will continue to head the marketing, pro ...

  31. Fuse Links With New York's WQHT

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music video network Fuse has joined forces with mainstream R&B radio station WQHT (Hot 97) New York for a yearlong programming partnership. Music video network Fuse has joined forces with mainstream R&B radio station WQHT (Hot 97) New ...

  32. Scissor Sisters Slice Through Brit Awards

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST With three awards, Scissor Sisters were the big winners of the Brit Awards tonight (Feb. 9) at London's Earls Court. The show, branded "Brits25 with MasterCard," will be televised tomorrow on U.K. com With three awards, Scissor Sist ...

  33. Scissor Sisters Slice Through Brit Awards

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST N.Y.-based act picks up three honors. With three awards, Scissor Sisters were the big winners of the Brit Awards tonight (Feb. 9) at London's Earls Court. The show, branded "Brits25 with MasterCard," will be televised tomorrow on U. ...

  34. Calif. Resident Gets Off The Hook In DVD Descrambling Suit

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST A consortium of film companies has dropped a DVD descrambling case against an individual who republished a computer program called DeCSS on the Internet. DVD Copy Control Assn., which represents Calif New York--A consortium of film companies has d ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. Azoff To Buy TBA Entertainment

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Manager and entertainment entrepreneur Irving Azoff has reached an agreement to aquire multifaceted entertainment company TBA Entertainment, Billboard.biz has learned. Azoff declined to commment on th Manager and entertainment entrepreneur Irving ...

  37. Diana Ross Gets 2 Days In Jail

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Diana Ross was convicted today (Feb. 9) of driving under the influence and ordered to spend two days in jail. Diana Ross was convicted today (Feb. 9) of driving under the influence and ordered to spend two days in jail. The R&B diva, who telep ...

  38. Janet Jackson May Face Class Action Over Breast Flap

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Entertainment Law Weekly brings you news on the entertainment law industry. Janet Jackson May Face Class Action Over Breast Flap Lawmakers set to mull indecency issues GESAC Urges U.S. to Change Copyright Law Music Vets Form New Law Firm Down to t ...

  39. On The Road

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST New York rock bands Queen V, Slunt, Sex Slaves, Joker Five Speed and Skum will play more than 100 dates nationally, including the Northeast Blizzard Blitz that began Feb. 4 at Don Hill's in New York. New York rock bands Queen V, Slunt, Sex Sl ...

  40. Sanctuary Inks Nevins Cut For Europe

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sanctuary Records Group has inked a deal with DJ/producer Jason Nevins to distribute his dance track "I'm the Main Man" -- as well as his forthcoming album -- throughout Europe, according to Nevins' m Sanctuary Records Group ha ...

  41. Sanctuary Inks Nevins Cut For Europe

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sanctuary Records Group has inked a deal with DJ/producer Jason Nevins to distribute his dance track "I'm the Main Man" -- as well as his forthcoming album -- throughout Europe, according to Nevins' m Sanctuary Records Group ha ...

  42. Koch Records Names Two Key Executives

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bill Crowley, co-founder of musicmaker.com, has joined New York-based Koch Records as VP of special markets, reporting to president Bob Frank. Bill Crowley, co-founder of musicmaker.com, has joined New York-based Koch Records as VP of special mark ...

  43. Music, Film Vet Haefeli Starts Production Firm

    February 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music, film and video veteran Mark Haefeli has launched a production company that will develop and distribute original programming for concert films, musical documentaries and TV specials. Music, film and video veteran Mark Haefeli has launched a ...

  44. Jazz Notes

    February 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST A full contingent of Italians enriches the Umbria Jazz Festival in New York. A full contingent of Italians enriches the Umbria Jazz Festival in New York. News ...

  45. WEA Loses Four Execs

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST There has been a small exodus of executives from WEA in the last week. Senior VPs Bob Carlton (sales) and Rose Polidoro (marketing), and VPs Michael Kohen (strategic marketing) and Helen Little (urban There has been a small exodus of executives fr ...

  46. CCE Promotes Roncace To COO

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dominic Roncace has been upped to COO of Clear Channel Entertainment's (CCE) music division. Previously, Roncace served as executive VP of operations. Dominic Roncace has been upped to CEO of Clear Channel Entertainment's (CCE) music div ...

  47. SMI Names VP Of Artist Development, Marketing

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Music International (SMI) has appointed Brian Celler to the newly created position of VP of artist development and marketing. Sony Music International (SMI) has appointed Brian Celler to the newly created position of VP of artist development ...

  48. Bowie Heading Back To North America

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST David Bowie has added 29 North American dates to his A Reality tour. The new run will begin March 29 in Philadelphia and will conclude with New York-area shows June 4 and 5. David Bowie has added 29 North American dates to his A Reality tour. Afte ...

  49. iTunes Lands Sigur Rós Exclusive

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Icelandic band Sigur Rós is releasing three songs exclusively through iTunes Music Store starting tomorrow (Feb. 3). The music, originally improvised for a performance by the Merce Cunningham Dan Icelandic band Sigur Rós is releasing thre ...

  50. iTunes Lands Sigur Rós Exclusive

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Icelandic band Sigur Rós is releasing three songs exclusively through iTunes Music Store starting tomorrow (Feb. 3). The music, originally improvised for a performance by the Merce Cunningham Dan Icelandic band Sigur Rós is releasing thre ...

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