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  1. Shakira Album Back On Ritmo Shelves

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A dispute that has kept Shakira's top-selling new album, "Fijación Oral, Vol. 1" (Epic), out of most Ritmo Latino stores has been resolved with a handshake and a smile -- and the recording back o A dispute that has kept Sha ...

  2. Ritmo Refuses Shakira Set

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shakira's new album, "Fijación Oral, Volumen 1," may break sales records. But it will not be with the support of Ritmo Latino. The nation's largest Latin retail chain is not selling the album in Shakira's new albu ...

  3. Ritmo Refuses Shakira Set

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shakira's new album, "Fijación Oral, Volumen 1," may break sales records. But it will not be with the support of Ritmo Latino. Shakira's new album, "Fijación Oral, Volumen 1," may break sales records. But it ...

  4. Clear Channel Offering A 'Sneak Peek'

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Backstreet Boys to kick off preview service. Clear Channel Radio has launched a program that allows listeners to sample music from upcoming album releases before the street date, by streaming the tracks via participating radio station Web sites. T ...

  5. Westlife Loses EU Trademark Battle

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Irish boyband Westlife on May 4 lost their five-year legal battle against the cigarette manufacturer that challenged the use of their name as a trademark. BRUSSELS -- Irish boyband Westlife on May 4 lost their five-year legal battle against the ci ...

  6. Westlife Lose EU Trademark Battle

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Irish boyband Westlife today (May 4) lost their five-year legal battle against the cigarette manufacturer that challenged the use of their name as a trademark. Irish boyband Westlife today (May 4) lost their five-year legal battle against the ciga ...

  7. Westlife Lose EU Trademark Battle

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Band cannot block firms from using name. Irish boyband Westlife today (May 4) lost their five-year legal battle against the cigarette manufacturer that challenged the use of their name as a trademark. German cigarette company West had filed a suit ...

  8. VH1 Showcases Artists 'You Oughta Know'

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT John Legend, Keane and Anna Nalick featured. VH1 is laying out its red carpet in May to support new music artists that the network thinks fans "oughta know," including John Legend, Keane and Anna Nalick. Launched last year on VH1.com, &q ...

  9. Mariah Carey

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Carey's emancipation is drenched in hip-hop and old-school R&B ballads for her most satisfying set since 1997's "Butterfly." Carey's emancipation is drenched in hip-hop and old-school R&B ballads for her most s ...

  10. EMI Signs Co-Pub Deal With Kelly Clarkson

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT RCA artist co-wrote next single. EMI Music Publishing has landed a worldwide co-publishing deal with Kelly Clarkson. Clarkson co-wrote six songs on her current RCA album "Breakaway," which has sold more than 1.8 million units in the U.S. ...

  11. EMI Signs Co-Pub Deal With Kelly Clarkson

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has landed a worldwide co-publishing deal with Kelly Clarkson. EMI Music Publishing has landed a worldwide co-publishing deal with Kelly Clarkson. Clarkson co-wrote six songs on her current RCA album "Breakaway," whi ...

  12. Jenner To Chair European Live Music Forum

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Recently established trade body the European Live Music Forum has appointed Peter Jenner as its inaugural chairman. Recently established trade body the European Live Music Forum has appointed Peter Jenner as its inaugural chairman. The veteran art ...

  13. Jenner To Chair European Live Music Forum

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Recently established trade body the European Live Music Forum has appointed Peter Jenner as its inaugural chairman. Recently established trade body the European Live Music Forum has appointed Peter Jenner as its inaugural chairman. The veteran art ...

  14. The Beat

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST All the Backstreet Boys ask is that you give them a fair chance. The quintet is set to return with a new Jive album in June preceded by a single in March. Read Melinda Newman's column. All the Backstreet Boys ask is that you give them a fair ...

  15. The Beat

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Backstreet Boys' new album, due in June, will show how they have grown musically. Read Melinda Newman's column. The Backstreet Boys' new album, due in June, will show how they have grown musically. Read Melinda Newman's col ...

  16. BMG Songs Inks Jenkins

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Writer worked with Vanessa Carlton. Stephan Jenkins has signed with BMG Songs in a worldwide publishing deal. The agreement does not include his work with his band Third Eye Blind. Jenkins co-wrote four songs on Vanessa Carlton's sophomore al ...

  17. BMG Songs Inks Jenkins

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Writer worked with Vanessa Carlton. Stephan Jenkins has signed with BMG Songs in a worldwide publishing deal. The agreement does not include his work with his band Third Eye Blind. Jenkins co-wrote four songs on Vanessa Carlton's sophomore al ...

  18. Westlife Trademark Battle Reaches Court

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Irish boyband Westlife is involved in a trademark tussle with German cigarette company West. After five years' legal wrangling, the case is due to be heard tomorrow (Jan. 18) at the European Union's C Irish boyband Westlife is involved i ...

  19. Higher Ground

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Backstreet Boys member Brian Littrell will enter the Christian market with his solo Reunion debut this fall. Read Deborah Evans Price's column. Backstreet Boys member Brian Littrell will enter the Christian market with his solo Reunion debut ...

  20. McFly, Others To Perform At Brits Nominees Party

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Three emerging British acts will perform live at the nominations launch in London next Monday (Jan. 10) for the 25th BRIT Awards show, branded BRITs25 with MasterCard. Three emerging British acts will perform live at the nominations launch in Lond ...

  21. McFly, Others To Perform At Brits Nominees Party

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Three emerging British acts will perform live at the nominations launch in London next Monday (Jan. 10) for the 25th BRIT Awards show, branded BRITs25 with MasterCard. Three emerging British acts will perform live at the nominations launch in Lond ...

  22. Higher Ground

    January 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Backstreet Boys member Brian Littrell will enter the Christian market with his solo Reunion debut this fall. Read Deborah Evans Price's column. Backstreet Boys member Brian Littrell will enter the Christian market with his solo Reunion debut ...

  23. Robbie Reclaims Euro Chart Throne

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams' "Greatest Hits" (Chrysalis) returns to No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, a position it previously held for four weeks in late October and November. The compilation moves up 2-1 in the Robbie Williams' "Gre ...

  24. Robbie Reclaims Euro Chart Throne

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams' "Greatest Hits" (Chrysalis) returns to No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, a position it previously held for four weeks in late October and November. The compilation moves up 2-1 in the Robbie Williams' "Gre ...

  25. Kelly Clarkson

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Kelly Clarkson's second studio effort, "Breakaway," is that rare exhibition of substance over style. Kelly Clarkson's second studio effort, "Breakaway," is that rare exhibition of substance over style. News Kelly Clar ...

  26. Reunion Grabs Backstreet Boy

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rumored Christian release imminent. Backstreet Boy Brian Littrell has signed a deal with Provident Music Group's Reunion Records, Billboard.biz has learned. Littrell's signing will be officially announced during a press conference next W ...

  27. Gold Badges For Hadley, Quatro, Hayward

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tony Hadley, frontman of '80s hitmakers Spandau Ballet, was among the honorees at the British Academy of Composers & Songwriters' (BACS) 30th Gold Badge Awards, presented today (Oct. 27) in London Tony Hadley, frontman of '8 ...

  28. Gold Badges For Hadley, Quatro, Hayward

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tony Hadley, frontman of '80s hitmakers Spandau Ballet, was among the honorees at the British Academy of Composers & Songwriters' (BACS) 30th Gold Badge Awards, presented today (Oct. 27) in London Tony Hadley, frontman of '8 ...

  29. 'SNL' Gaffe Exposes Ashlee Simpson's Lip Sync

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer walks off stage on live TV. A little clandestine vocal help employed by Ashlee Simpson may have been exposed over the weekend when a "Saturday Night Live" audience heard her voice -- singing the wrong song -- while she held a micr ...

  30. Paris Hilton Set Due Next Year

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WB album is dance, pop, rock hybrid. Paris Hilton has signed a worldwide album deal with Warner Bros. Records. Rob Cavallo and Jeff Aldrich are handling A&R duties for her as-yet-untitled debut. According to a Warner Bros. executive, Hilton� ...

  31. McFly Builds Buzz With WAP Portal

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. has launched a new mobile-phone entertainment portal for hit British boy band McFly, which the label claims is the country's "first official" artist Wireless Application Protocol Universal Music U.K. has launche ...

  32. McFly Builds Buzz With WAP Portal

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. has launched a new mobile-phone entertainment portal for hit British boy band McFly, which the label claims is the country's "first official" artist Wireless Application Protocol Universal Music U.K. has launche ...

  33. Laura Branigan Dead At 47

    August 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer best known for 1982 hit "Gloria." Singer Laura Branigan, best known for her 1982 hit "Gloria," died Thursday at her East Quogue, N.Y., home of a brain aneurysm. She was 47. She had complained to a friend of a headache fo ...

  34. Simpson Spends Third Week At No. 1

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Geffen chanteuse Ashlee Simpson's "Autobiography" rakes in its third week atop The Billboard 200 with 263,000 copies sold in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. Geffen chanteuse Ashlee Simpson's "Autobiography" ...

  35. Simpson Spends Third Week At No. 1

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Geffen chanteuse Ashlee Simpson's "Autobiography" rakes in its third week atop The Billboard 200 with 263,000 copies sold in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. Geffen chanteuse Ashlee Simpson's "Autobiography" ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. Provident Signs With Traditional Records

    June 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Releases under new agreement slated for July 27. BMG-owned Provident Music Distribution has signed a deal to distribute Traditional Records, the exclusive licensee for all music related product associated with the popular Precious Moments brand. T ...

  39. Marc Anthony

    June 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony's first Spanish-language pop album boasts well-crafted, romantic lyrics. Marc Anthony's first Spanish-language pop album boasts well-crafted, romantic lyrics. News Marc Anthony ...

  40. Maria Mena

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Norwegian rock poet Maria Mena kicks off her U.S. debut with lead track "You're the Only One." Norwegian rock poet Maria Mena kicks off her U.S. debut with lead track "You're the Only One." News Maria Mena ...

  41. French Music Biz Protest Job Cuts

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Paris yesterday staged an unprecedented collective protest against industry-wide restructuring. An estimated 400 staff from all five major labels in France gathered at Paris' Palais Royal, home to the Paris yesterday staged an unprecedented c ...

  42. Hucknall To Keynote AIM AGM

    May 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall will deliver the keynote speech at U.K. independent labels assn. AIM's 5th annual general meeting, to be held June 22 at the University of Westminster School of Law i Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall will de ...

  43. Melodeo Expands Offering With EMI Deal

    May 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ,000 tracks now available through service. Melodeo, a provider of mobile music distribution services for wireless carriers, has expanded its catalog by licensing an additional 200,000 tracks from EMI Music. The deal allows wireless operators in ...

  44. Singles Minded

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Maroon5's "This Love" makes an unusual turnaround and moves to the top of the Mainstream Top 40 chart one week after losing its bullet on a decline of 73 detections. Read Silvio Pietroluongo's column Maroon5's "This L ...

  45. Classical Score

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News of Anonymous 4's retirement has its "American Angels" flying to the top of the classical music chart. Read Anastasia Tsioulcas' column. News of Anonymous 4's retirement has its "American Angels" flying to th ...

  46. Mario Winans

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The songwriter/producer's Bad Boy debut shows him on the way to stardom as an artist. The songwriter/producer's Bad Boy debut shows him on the way to stardom as an artist. News ...

  47. EMI Greece Loses Two Top Execs

    April 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI's worldwide restructuring is claiming two top Greek executives. Miltos Karadsas exited today (April 8) as managing director of Athens-based Minos-EMI Greece. He has not been replaced. EMI's worldwide restructuring is claiming two top ...

  48. EMI Greece Loses Two Top Execs

    April 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI's worldwide restructuring is claiming two top Greek executives. Miltos Karadsas exited today (April 8) as managing director of Athens-based Minos-EMI Greece. He has not been replaced. EMI's worldwide restructuring is claiming two top ...

  49. Sixpence None The Richer Splits Up

    February 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sixpence None The Richer is calling it quits. In a letter to fans published in CCM Magazine, principal members Leigh Nash and Matt Slocum announce that the group is disbanding after 10 years together. Sixpence None The Richer is calling it quits. ...

  50. Rubio To Speak At Billboard Latin Confab

    February 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Mexican diva Paulina Rubio will be the featured artist at the one-on-one interview that has become the centerpiece of the Billboard Latin Music Conference. Mexican diva Paulina Rubio will be the featured artist at the one-on-one interview that has ...

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