Politics of the United States

  1. Rush Orders Rush Limbaugh to Stop Using Their Music on His Show

    March 07, 2012 6:43 PM EST Radio show host and political provocateur Rush Limbaugh is now facing an attack on a new front over his "slut" comment about Georgetown student Sandra Fluke. As if the increasing number of advertisers pulling out from his show isn't ...

  2. Peter Gabriel Wants His Music Removed From Rush Limbaugh Show

    March 06, 2012 6:25 AM EST Advertisers aren't the only ones pulling their products from The Rush Limbaugh Radio Show. In the wake of host Rush Limbaugh's attack on Georgetown student and birth control advocate Sandra Fluke, musician Peter Gabriel has moved to have ...

  3. Journey to Receive 'Legend of Live' Honor at Billboard Touring Awards

    October 24, 2011 3:47 PM EDT Journey will receive the "Legend of Live" award at the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards , which are presented by Showclix and are taking place November 10 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards are part of the Billboard Touring Conf ...

  4. AARP Launches Music Streaming Service With Concord Music Group

    July 05, 2011 7:58 AM EDT A free online music streaming service launched by the AARP is hoping to capitalize on a rather untapped market: Baby boomers' love of music and relative inexperience with the digital music landscape. Launched last month, the 18-channel player ...

  5. U.S. Lays Out International Policies on Cyberspace

    May 17, 2011 7:44 AM EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States launched a new initiative Monday designed to stamp the Internet with U.S. values such as freedom of expression, saying cyberspace must remain open, secure and reliable. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clint ...

  6. What Do The Election Results Mean For The Music Biz?

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Nov. 2 U.S. election brought Republicans more control in states and districts across the nation, but will the shift in power have an impact on the music industry? Daryl P. Friedman, VP of advocacy and government relations at the Recording Acad ...

  7. Bill Proposes New Anti-Piracy Powers for DOJ

    September 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT On Monday Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) introduced the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, a bipartisan bill that would allow the Department of Justice a new level of expediency in shutting down websites with pirated content. R ...

  8. Business Matters: Vivendi, MySpace Music, Mojo Nixon

    October 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- The CEO of Vivendi , the parent company of Universal Music Group , says the UK should follow France's lead and pass legislation to disconn ...

  9. Radio, Artists Urged To Negotiate On Royalties

    March 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Smashing Pumpkins lead vocalist Billy Corgan was on Capitol Hill on Tuesday (March 10) to support pending legislation that could force new fees on broadcasters. Corgan's appearance, which advocated "fairness" for providing intellect ...

  10. MSG Entertainment Announces Second Speaker Series

    January 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Former U.S. VP Al Gore, former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, former Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove and many others political figures will appear in various cities as part of MSG Entertainment's second annual Speaker Series: The Minds Tha ...

  11. Bon Jovi To Sing At NYC Hillary Clinton Fundraiser

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST The final note of Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign may very well be sung by Jon Bon Jovi. The musician is performing at a fundraiser for the former presidential candidate as she tries to close out her campaign debt, which stood ...

  12. House Officially Passes PRO IP Bill

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The House has just officially passed the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property (PRO IP) Act on a vote of 410 to 11. The bill enhances protections and enforcement of IP rights, establishes an IP representative in the Whi ...

  13. Students, ASCAP Members Discuss Piracy

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST ASCAP and i-SAFE held a special school assembly yesterday in Washington, D.C., to discuss the impact of music piracy with middle-school students. Songwriters Wynter Gordon ("Gonna Breakthrough") and Bill Danoff ("Afternoon Delight,& ...

  14. T.I. To Remain Jailed On Weapons Charges

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T.I. was ordered today to remain in custody on federal weapons charges until a bail hearing later this week. The chart-topping rapper was arrested Saturday, hours before his scheduled performance at the BET Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta. Federal autho ...

  15. Radio Issues Talk Of FOMC Confab

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In his remarks to a crowded auditorium at the seventh annual Future of Music Coalition Summit, which began today (Sept. 17) on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, D.C., Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) reaffirmed his commitment to pr ...

  16. Senators Reintroduce PERFORM Act

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Senators reintroduced a bill today (Jan. 11) aimed at protecting copyrighted materials distributed by cable, satellite and Internet radio services. Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Joseph Biden (D-Del.) and Lamar Alexand ...

  17. Bill Requires Royalties From Satellite Downloads

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legislation a 'first step' in striking balance. U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), and senate majority leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) introduced legislation Tuesday (April 25) to require cable, satellite and In ...

  18. Child-Porn Bill Might Get Rewrite

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The chief author of legislation that would treat steamy Hollywood films the same as hard-core pornography said Oct. 18 that he is willing to alter his bill in an effort to get at child pornographers b WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- T ...

  19. Specter: Congress To Hold Off On Copyright Issues

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT No short term plans for intervention. Until the lower courts review the case, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa. told music and technology witness at a morning hearing today (Sept. 28) that Congress plans to "do not ...

  20. U.S. Agents Taking Piracy Fight Overseas

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Government experts in intellectual property will be sent to Brazil, India, Russia, Thailand and the Middle East to monitor and encourage local anti-piracy efforts, U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutie LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Govern ...

  21. Bush Nominates Roberts To Succeed Rehnquist

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT President George W. Bush nominated conservative appeals court judge John Roberts on Sept. 5 to replace the late William Rehnquist as Supreme Court chief justice, the top judicial position in the Unite WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) -- President George ...

  22. Clinton's Favorites To Be Released On CD

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Compilation will be the first in a series. Fans of former President Bill Clinton note: there'll a new compilation of his favorite recordings available next month. An 11 track CD called "The Bill Clinton Collection: Selections from The Cl ...

  23. President Names Int'l Intellectual Property Czar

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Position newly created in cabinet. President George W. Bush has created new position in his cabinet for an international intellectual property czar. Bush announced the appointment July 22, tapping Chris Israel, who was deputy chief of staff for U. ...

  24. President Bush Speaks On Piracy In China

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT President George W. Bush once again brought up the problem of piracy in China today (July 19) at a White House press conference. Bush and visiting Australian Prime Minister John Howard were asked by r President George W. Bush once again brought up ...

  25. Wireless Firm O2 Strikes Landmark Recording Deal

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Groove Armada's Cato to deliver weekly tracks. U.K.-based wireless carrier O2 is using the mobile-phone platform to challenge the traditional music business model. The cellular-phone operator has formed a groundbreaking partnership with Andy ...

  26. Wireless Firm O2 Strikes Landmark Recording Deal

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.K.-based wireless carrier O2 is using the mobile-phone platform to challenge the traditional music business model. The cellular-phone operator has formed a groundbreaking partnership with Andy Cato, U.K.-based wireless carrier O2 is using the mo ...

  27. Senate Targets Piracy In China, Russia

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.S. Senate leaders on April 26 introduced a resolution highlighting the lack of adequate intellectual property protections in China and Russia. The resolution asks the Bush administration to more for WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senate leaders on Apr ...

  28. WMG Names Gov't Relations VP

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT D.C. insider former House counsel. Warner Music Group has appointed Linda Bloss-Baum as VP of public policy and government relations. She will head the group's new public policy office in Washington, D.C. and report to Dave Johnson, WMG' ...

  29. WMG Names Gov't Relations VP

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT D.C. insider former House counsel. Warner Music Group has appointed Linda Bloss-Baum as VP of public policy and government relations. She will head the group's new public policy office in Washington, D.C. and report to Dave Johnson, WMG' ...

  30. Family Entertainment Bill Clears House Hurdle

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music/film legislation heads to full committee. A Senate-passed legislative package that would protect sound recordings and film works cleared a key House subcommittee on March 3. The House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Courts, th ...

  31. Violent Video Games Spark Rising Debate on Bans

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST California legislators are considering making sales of violent video games to minors illegal, joining a national debate about whether the industry should be left to regulate itself, like movie theater LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- California legislator ...

  32. House Passes Indecency Bill

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Measure revises fines for performers. In an overwhleming bipartisan show of support for tougher indecency penalties, the House of Representatives today (Feb. 16) passed a modified Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act, by a vote of 389-38. It now goes ...

  33. Family Entertainment Act Back In Play

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lawmakers reintroduce copyright bill. Federal lawmakers yesterday (Jan. 25) reintroduced the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act of 2005, H.R. 357. The bill has three sections. The Family Movie Act would allow parents to use technology in the h ...

  34. Leahy: GOP Stalled Entertainment Biz Bills

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., a leading copyright and anti-piracy advocate in the Senate, lambasted the Republican majority leadership in Congress Dec. 8 for sandbagging a host of intellectual property b WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., ...

  35. Leahy: GOP Stalled Entertainment Biz Bills

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., a leading copyright and anti-piracy advocate in the Senate, lambasted the Republican majority leadership in Congress yesterday (Dec. 8) for sandbagging a host of intellectua Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., a leading copyright ...

  36. Scripps Names GAC Chief

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hardy takes senior VP role. Ed Hardy has joined Scripps Networks as senior VP in charge of Great American Country (GAC), which Scripps is in the process of acquiring from Jones Media. Jeff Wayne remains president of GAC, reporting to Hardy. Hardy ...

  37. U.S. Gov't Unveils IP Initiative

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Four top officials of the Bush administration today (Oct. 4) announced an initiative to crack down on the global theft of U.S. intellectual property. Four top officials of the Bush administration today (Oct. 4) announced an initiative to crack dow ...

  38. Taking Stock: A Matter Of Respect

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT On Sept. 8 NARAS presented Grammys on the Hill, its annual Washington, D.C., awards dinner. The event honored Natalie Cole; Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y.; and Rep. Mary Bono, R-Calif. The following is Neil Portnow, president of the National Academy ...

  39. Clinton, Bono, Cole To Get NARAS Honors

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Academy will honor Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y.; Rep. Mary Bono, R-Calif.; and recording artist Natalie Cole for their contributions to the music community and U.S. culture during The Recording Academy will honor Sen. Hillary ...

  40. Sponsors Seek To Amend Induce Act

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The four leading Senate co-sponsors of the pending Induce Act have convinced U.S. Register of Copyrights Marybeth Peters to work out concerns about the legislation that were raised by technology and c WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The four leading Senate co ...

  41. Sponsors Seek To Amend Induce Act

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Senators want more restrictive language. The four leading Senate co-sponsors of the pending Induce Act have convinced U.S. Register of Copyrights Marybeth Peters to work out concerns about the legislation that were raised by technology and consume ...

  42. Hearing Date Decided For Induce Act

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Senate Judiciary Committee announced late tonight (July 15) that it will hold a hearing to examine the so-called Induce Act on July 22 in Room 226 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building. The Senate Judiciary Committee announced late tonight (Ju ...

  43. RIAA Appoints Ballantyne SVP Of Federal Government And Industry Relations

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA has hired a senior counsel in the office of Senate minority leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., as part of its lobbying team. The RIAA has hired a senior counsel in the office of Senate minority leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., as part of its lobbying ...

  44. RIAA Names New Lobbyist

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA has hired a senior counsel in the office of Senate minority leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., as part of its lobbying team. The RIAA has hired a senior counsel in the office of Senate minority leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., as part of its lobbying ...

  45. Classical Score

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Western landscapes inspire the latest John Adams release, "Road Movies." Read Anastasia Tsioulcas' column. Western landscapes inspire the latest John Adams release, "Road Movies." Read Anastasia Tsioulcas' column. New ...

  46. Air America Back On Chicago Airwaves

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Liberal talkers at Air America Radio returned to the airwaves in Chicago last Friday after the New York Supreme Court took its side in a spat with Multicultural Radio Broadcasting. LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)--Liberal talkers at Air America R ...

  47. 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 ...