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  1. Plies Keeps It 'Real' On Sophomore Set

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ft. Myers, Fla. rapper Plies is prepping the release of his sophomore album, "Definition of Real," set for a June 24 release via Big Gates/Slip-N-Slide/Atlantic Records. The set arrives less than a year after his debut, "The Real Te ...

  2. Led Zeppelin Triumphs At London Show

    December 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST Tonight (Dec. 10) in London, one of the greatest bands of all time was back in front of its adoring public, if only for two-plus hours. Led Zeppelin's 16-song set at London's O2 Arena came as part of a benefit for late Atlantic Records f ...

  3. Acrobat Catches TKO, Eyes Expansion

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Watford, England-based catalog CD and re-issue specialists Acrobat Group has embarked upon an expansion program following a £4.7 million ($10 million) cash injection from senior shareholder Electra Quoted Management, a specialist asset management ...

  4. New Britney Single A Quick Hit At Top 40 Radio

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears may have drawn criticism for her seemingly lethargic performance on the MTV Video Music Awards, but her new single, "Gimme More," is racing up the charts at top 40 radio. The cut posted the most increased plays on R&R& ...

  5. AT&T Cuts Anti-Bush Lyrics From Pearl Jam Webcast

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam fans and Internet watchdogs are up in arms today after it was revealed that AT&T censored portions of the band's live Lollapalooza concert cybercast on Sunday. While performing "Daughter," the band segued into a portio ...

  6. Clague To Exit RPM Management

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kelly Clague Wright, senior VP of RPM Management, will be exiting in mid-August to pursue other opportunities. Wright, whose career began with Tim McGraw in 1992 and with RPM upon its inception in 1997, was responsible for McGraw's creative, ...

  7. Universal Inks The Cars' Ocasek

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group has signed an exclusive agreement with former Cars frontman Ric Ocasek to administer his catalog of songs for the world excluding the United States. The catalog of Ocasek, a songwriter, artist and producer, include ...

  8. Smashing Pumpkins Reveal Fall Tour Plans

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As the July 10 release of their comeback album approaches, the reconstituted Smashing Pumpkins have revealed their fall tour itinerary. The outing begins Sept. 8 at Montreal's Osheaga Festival and will run through Nov. 5 in Nashville. The gro ...

  9. Fans To Remix Fergie Videos

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fergie fans will get a chance to remix her music videos as part of a new Artist Remix series from Gotuit. The company is hosting Fergie's video remix site on its music portal as the first of what it hopes will be many similar artist offerings ...

  10. McGraw Song Remains TV Moment For Now

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Despite the fact that it was the Hot Shot Debut on this week's Hot Country Songs Chart at No. 35, there are no immediate plans to release Tim McGraw's "If You're Reading This," the song that provided the most memorable mom ...

  11. Pearl Rises At Sanctuary

    February 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Brian Pearl has been promoted to VP of sales at Sanctuary Records. Pearl reports to Bob Cahill, Sanctuary's GM and is based in New York. Most previously, Pearl was senior director of sales and field marketing for the company. Sanctuary's ...

  12. Juanes Set For Billboard Latin Conference

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Colombian superstar Juanes will sit for an exclusive interview at Billboard's Latin Music Conference, to be held April 23-26 in Miami. This will be The artist's first public interview since the end of his world tour in the fall of 2006. ...

  13. Review: Bloc Party's 'A Weekend In The City'

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bloc Party: "A Weekend in the City" Producers: Jacknife Lee Vice/Atlantic Release Date: Feb. 6 U.K. rock act Bloc Party follow up its buzzy 2005 debut by scaling back the nervous guitar riffs and enlisting the help of U2 producer Jacknif ...

  14. Reach, Fat Joe Sign Pub Deal

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Reach Global Music Publishing has inked Fat Joe to a worldwide publishing agreement for the songs on the rapper's current album, "Me, Myself & I." The album, released through Terror Squad/Imperial/Virgin, features the current R& ...

  15. Beatles' 'Love' Runs Hot In Europe

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Beatles' "Love" (Apple) leads the way on European Top 100 Albums for a seventh straight week, moving up 8-7 in Holland and maintaining top five berths in Germany and Spain. With "U218Singles" (Mercury) holding at No. 2 ...

  16. Europe Continues 'Love' Affair With Beatles

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Beatles' "Love" (Apple/Parlophone) retains leadership of European Top 100 Albums, keeping top five placings in all of the countries where the album debuted there last week. Additionally, it's up 6-1 and 9-3 in the Belgian r ...

  17. Sanctuary Reactivates Sequel, Slogan Imprints

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sanctuary Records, the label division of publicly-listed U.K. company Sanctuary Group, has reactivating the Sequel and Slogan labels. Sequel will specialize as "a home for contemporary artists," particularly those with an established fan ...

  18. Sanctuary Reactivates Sequel, Slogan Imprints

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Cooper Temple Clause, Idlewild, Cook releases due. Sanctuary Records, the label division of publicly-listed U.K. company Sanctuary Group, has reactivating the Sequel and Slogan labels. Sequel will specialize as "a home for contemporary artist ...

  19. Crosstown Songs Buys Murlyn Catalog

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Murlyn administers Christian Karlsson, Pontus Winnberg Crosstown Songs has inked a multi-million dollar deal to acquire Sweden's Murlyn Songs catalog, which was built up by the company's co-founder and managing director Christian Wahlber ...

  20. Sanctuary Germany To Shut

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The German affiliate of Sanctuary Records will be closed by the end of the year. Frank Stroebele, managing director of Sanctuary Germany, confirms that the company would be shuttered "due to worldwide The German affiliate of Sanctuary Records ...

  21. Chesney Rules As King Of Summer Touring

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney is playing live for more people each summer than any country music artist on the planet. In fact, Chesney's five-year attendance total of nearly five million ranks him in the league of such global heavyweight touring artists as ...

  22. Beyonce, Snow Patrol Rule U.K. Charts

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Timberlake single takes No. 13 based on download sales alone. Beyonce achieved her second solo U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (Aug. 27), climbing from last week's entry position of No. 21 with "Deja Vu" featuring Jay-Z (Columbia). On t ...

  23. Beyonce, Snow Patrol Rule U.K. Charts

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Timberlake debuts at No. 13 on download sales alone. Beyonce achieved her second solo U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (Aug. 27), climbing from last week's entry position of No. 21 with "Deja Vu" featuring Jay-Z (Columbia). On the album ...

  24. Warner/Chappell Gets The Biggest Picture

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Stegall, Kates join forces as co-publishers. Warner/Chappell Music has teamed up with Biggest Picture, a company formed by singer, songwriter and producer Keith Stegall and music executive Alan Kates, to work as co-publishers for country and pop s ...

  25. U2's 'Zoo' Expands For DVD Debut

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Originally released on VHS in 1994, U2's "Zoo TV—Live From Sydney," will make its DVD debut Sept. 19 via Island/UME. The release will be available both as a single-disc version and a double-disc pac Originally released on VHS in 199 ...

  26. CASSIE

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT On her sweet and sassy self-titled debut, 19-year-old Cassie offers sexy, laid-back tunes, dainty ballads and midtempo dance jams. Typical is lead single "Me & U," a mellow and inescapable summer On her sweet and sassy self-title ...

  27. Ex-Sony Execs Advising BC Partners In BMG Pub Bid

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Second phase of bidding began yesterday (July 24). Second phase of bidding began yesterday (July 24). News ...

  28. Furtado Earns Second No. 1 Of The Week

    June 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'Promiscuous' tops Billboard Hot 100. 'Promiscuous' tops Billboard Hot 100. News ...

  29. Keane's 'Iron Sea' Sails To European No. 1

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT English melodic rock band Keane goes straight to No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with its sophomore set "Under the Iron Sea" (Universal Island). It opens at the top in the United Kingdom, Ireland and English melodic rock band Keane goes ...

  30. Keane's 'Iron Sea' Sails To European No. 1

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT English melodic rock band Keane goes straight to No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with its sophomore set "Under the Iron Sea" (Universal Island). It opens at the top in the United Kingdom, Ireland and English melodic rock band Keane goes ...

  31. Pearl Jam Tells Its 'Story' At VH1 Taping

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Band's 'Storytellers' episode to air July 1. A few hundred lucky fans packed into New York's Avalon on Wednesday night (May 31) to witness Pearl Jam tape an episode of the VH1 series "Storytellers," which will premier ...

  32. Lopez Promoted To VP At J/Arista

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Previous stints include Billboard, Hollywood, A&M. Stephanie Lopez has been promoted to VP of urban adult promotion for J/Arista Records. She continues to report to Ken Wilson, senior VP of urban promotion and remains based in the company’ ...

  33. The Streets Tops U.K. Chart

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gnarls Barkley at singles peak for third week. Gnarls Barkley at singles peak for third week. News ...

  34. Pearl Jam Plots Summer Tour, Petty Dates

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fourteen dates are set for the second leg. Following the June 3 close of the first leg of Pearl Jam's North American tour, the band will return to the road June 23 in Pittsburgh. Fourteen dates are set for the second leg through a July 22 sho ...

  35. Sources: Fogel To Produce '06 Madonna Trek

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Also oversaw Material Girl's '04, '02 tours. Also oversaw Material Girl's '04, '02 tours. News ...

  36. Britney Copyright Auctioned On Ebay

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bids rising for stake of hit song 'Everytime.' Bids rising for stake of hit song 'Everytime.' News ...

  37. Pearl Jam To Launch Digital Store

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Set for Sept 1 via band's Web site. Already at the forefront of issuing authorized "live bootlegs" of its shows, Pearl Jam will on Sept. 1 launch its own digital download store via its official Web site . Hours after their completio ...

  38. Chesney's First TV Special To Air In November

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT One-hour show will feature live concert footage. Kenny Chesney will appear in his first network TV special when "Kenny Chesney: Somewhere In the Sun" airs on ABC Nov. 23. The one-hour special will intercut live concert footage from his s ...

  39. Chris LeDoux Dead At 56

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter was Western music pioneer. Singer/songwriter Chris LeDoux, who became a cult favorite on the rodeo circuit during the 1970s, died today (March 9) in a Casper, Wy., hospital after a lengthy illness. He was 56. Born in Biloxi, Miss ...

  40. Fuse Bows Artist Feature '100%'

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Premiere episode to spotlight Usher. Premiere episode to spotlight Usher. News ...

  41. U2

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST If every song on U2's new album was as catchy as "Vertigo," it would amount to a reinvention. But this is quintessential U2, taken to the next level. If every song on U2's new album was as catchy as "Vertigo," it woul ...

  42. Robbie Holds Off Eminem On Euro Album Chart

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rapper takes No. 1 single over U2. Rapper takes No. 1 single over U2. News ...

  43. A Perfect Circle

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Perfect Circle primarily lets other artists do the talking on this protest album, purposely released on Election Day. A Perfect Circle primarily lets other artists do the talking on this protest album, purposely released on Election Day. News ...

  44. Latino College Music Series Set For '05

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Latin music marketing company Fuerte Group has partnered with LatCom Communications to co-produce a Latino College Music Series that targets the 18-24 demographic. Latin music marketing company Fuerte Group has partnered with LatCom Communications ...

  45. Latino College Music Series Set For '05

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Latin music marketing company Fuerte Group has partnered with LatCom Communications to co-produce a Latino College Music Series that targets the 18-24 demographic. Latin music marketing company Fuerte Group has partnered with LatCom Communications ...

  46. Simpson Sister Slides Back To No. 1

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 'Autobiography' posts 5% sales increase. Fans are still clamoring for the musings of their favorite MTV reality star, as Ashlee Simpson's Geffen debut "Autobiography" reclaims the top spot of The Billboard 200. The season ...

  47. Simpson Sister Slides Back To No. 1

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fans are still clamoring for the musings of their favorite MTV reality star, as Ashlee Simpson's Geffen debut "Autobiography" reclaims the top spot of The Billboard 200. Fans are still clamoring for the musings of their favorite MTV ...

  48. Cal IV, Gallimore Ink Publishing Pact

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cal Turner and Daniel Hill of Cal IV Entertainment and producer Byron Gallimore today (Aug. 9) unveiled a new co-publishing venture between Cal IV and Gallimore's Song Garden Music. Initial signings Cal Turner and Daniel Hill of Cal IV Entert ...

  49. Stegall Re-Ups With Zomba Pub

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hitmaker writes for Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt, more. Keith Stegall has renewed his co-publishing deal with Zomba Music Publishing. The Nashville-based writer, producer and artist has been a Zomba writer since 2000. Stegall is best known as the pr ...

  50. BMG Gets Pearl Jam Acoustic Set

    June 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Deal is band's first since Epic split. Pearl Jam has signed a one-off distibution deal with BMG for the July 27 release of "Live at Benaroya Hall October 22, 2003." The move marks the Seattle rock act's first partnership with a ...

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