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  1. Labels Buying Radio Ad Time For Songs

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A growing number of labels are attempting to influence their airplay chart positions by purchasing overnight advertising time at small- to medium-sized radio chains and playing the songs repeatedly, l A growing number of labels are attempting to i ...

  2. Labels Buying Radio Ad Time For Songs

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Indie promoters increasingly brokering 'spot buys.' A growing number of labels are attempting to influence their airplay chart positions by purchasing overnight advertising time at small- to medium-sized radio chains and playing the song ...

  3. IDN Picks Up Three Labels

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Innovative Distribution Network has sealed exclusive U.S. distribution deals with Trax Records, 215 Records and Life Music. Innovative Distribution Network has sealed exclusive U.S. distribution deals with Trax Records, 215 Records and Life Music. ...

  4. Wall Of Sound Splits With EMI's Labels

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British dance label Wall of Sound (WoS) has "amicably" ended its six-year multi-regional licensing agreement with EMI's Labels division after six years. British dance label Wall of Sound (WoS) has "amicably" ended its six- ...

  5. Wall Of Sound Splits With EMI's Labels

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British dance label Wall of Sound (WoS) has "amicably" ended its six-year multi-regional licensing agreement with EMI's Labels division after six years. British dance label Wall of Sound (WoS) has "amicably" ended its six- ...

  6. Reggae Icon Coxsone Dodd Dies At 72

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Producer and label operator Clement "Coxsone" Dodd, one of the great architects of reggae music, died of a heart attack yesterday (May 4) at his studio in Kingston, Jamaica. He was 72. Producer and label operator Clement "Coxsone&qu ...

  7. Rykodisc Nearing Emperor Norton Deal

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rykodisc is finalizing the purchase of the L.A.-based independent label Emperor Norton Records, according to a well-placed source. Rykodisc's distribution arm, Ryko Distribution, begins handling Emper Rykodisc is finalizing the purchase of th ...

  8. Brandy feat. Kanye West

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A more grown-up and confident Brandy delivers a sublime tale of "he said, she said." A more grown-up and confident Brandy delivers a sublime tale of "he said, she said." News ...

  9. Ray Condo, 54, Rockabilly Revivalist, Is Dead

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canadian country artist dies of apparent heart attack. Canadian country and rockabilly revivalist Ray Condo died Thursday of an apparent heart attack in Vancouver. He was 54. Born Ray Tremblay, vocalist-saxophonist Condo began his career in the Va ...

  10. U.K. Label Telstar Enters Administration

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British independent label Telstar Records has gone into administration. In a statement issued today (April 5), Telstar Music Group co-chairman Neil Palmer says, "This is a very sad day for Telstar, it British independent label Telstar Records ...

  11. U.K. Label Telstar Enters Administration

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British independent label Telstar Records has gone into administration. In a statement issued today (April 5), Telstar Music Group co-chairman Neil Palmer says, "This is a very sad day for Telstar, it British independent label Telstar Records ...

  12. Artemis Picks Up Ropeadope For Distribution

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dirty Dozen Brass Band release due in May. Artemis Records has signed a long-term U.S. distribution deal with ropeadope music. Originally handled by Caroline, New York-based ropeadope was most recently distributed by Atlantic Records. Founded by A ...

  13. Sony Classical Signs Vanessa-Mae

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Classical crossover violinist Vanessa-Mae has signed an exclusive worldwide recording deal with Sony Classical. The 26-year-old is currently working on an album inspired by worldwide dance rhythms, pr Classical crossover violinist Vanessa-Mae has ...

  14. Legal Matters

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Record labels find wider uses for the Internet in preparing an album for release. Record labels find wider uses for the Internet in preparing an album for release. News ...

  15. Zöe/Rounder Inks Roots-Rockers The BoDeans

    March 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST The BoDeans have signed with Z öe/Rounder, which will release the new studio album "Resolution" in June. The BoDeans have signed with Zöe/Rounder, which will release the new studio album "Resolution" in June. The roots ...

  16. Norah Extends Euro Chart Supremacy

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones' "Feels Like Home" (Blue Note/Parlophone) extends its run atop European Top 100 Albums to five weeks. Her sophomore set enjoys a 9-5 climb in Spain and continued sales supremacy in Germany Norah Jones' "Feels L ...

  17. Norah Extends Euro Chart Supremacy

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones' "Feels Like Home" (Blue Note/Parlophone) extends its run atop European Top 100 Albums to five weeks. Her sophomore set enjoys a 9-5 climb in Spain and continued sales supremacy in Germany Norah Jones' "Feels L ...

  18. Stockholm's Polar Studios To Close After 26 Years

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST ABBA, Zeppelin among acts that used historic facility. ABBA, Zeppelin among acts that used historic facility. News ...

  19. Wir Sind Helden Dominate German Echo Awards

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST With three accolades, German-language pop group Wir sind Helden was the big winner at the national Echo Awards, held Saturday (March 6) in Berlin's International Congress Center (ICC). With three accolades, German-language pop group Wir sind ...

  20. Anthony To Head Up Geffen With Schur

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Former Epic Records president Polly Anthony has joined Jordan Schur at the helm of Geffen Records, sources confirm. The co-presidents will also be responsible for DreamWorks Records, which is being ab Former Epic Records president Polly Anthony ha ...

  21. Wir Sind Helden Dominate German Echo Awards

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST With three accolades, German-language pop group Wir sind Helden was the big winner at the national Echo Awards, held Saturday (March 6) in Berlin's International Congress Center (ICC). With three accolades, German-language pop group Wir sind ...

  22. Wir Sind Helden Dominate German Echo Awards

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST With three accolades, German-language pop group Wir sind Helden was the big winner at the national Echo Awards, held Saturday (March 6) in Berlin's International Congress Center (ICC). With three accolades, German-language pop group Wir sind ...

  23. WMG Restructuring Hits Nashville

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Execs exit Warner Bros. Nashville, Word Entertainment. Execs exit Warner Bros. Nashville, Word Entertainment. News ...

  24. Labels, Video Channel Dispute Fee Collection

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Labels in Colombia are awaiting a decision from the country's National Office of Author's Rights that will determine how performance rights fees are collected from music video channels in that country MIAMI--Labels in Colombia are awaiti ...

  25. Colombian Labels In Video-Rights Fee Dispute

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Labels in Colombia are awaiting a decision from the country's National Office of Author's Rights that will determine the way performance rights fees are collected from local music-video channels. The Labels in Colombia are awaiting a dec ...

  26. Colombian Labels In Video-Rights Fee Dispute

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Labels in Colombia are awaiting a decision from the country's National Office of Author's Rights that will determine the way performance rights fees are collected from local music-video channels. The Labels in Colombia are awaiting a dec ...

  27. Skillet Inks Mainstream Deal With Lava

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Skillet has signed with Lava Records for the mainstream market. The band remains with Memphis-based Ardent Records for the Christian music market. Skillet has signed with Lava Records for the mainstream market. The band remains with Memphis-based ...

  28. Rapper Birdman Flies Into Shoe Deal

    February 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lugz Shoe Co. has teamed with hip-hop artist Bryan "Baby" Williams, aka Birdman, to create a signature athletic shoe. The "Birdman" sneaker will hit U.S. retail outlets May 15, with a suggested retail Lugz Shoe Co. has teamed w ...

  29. Key Execs To Take Part In Music & Money Symposium

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Billboard-sponsored event set for March 4 in NYC. Billboard-sponsored event set for March 4 in NYC. News ...

  30. Artemis Licenses 'Straight Ahead' For U.S., Japan

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Artemis Records has inked a licensing deal for the U.S. and Japan for the hot dance track "Straight Ahead" by Tube & Berger Featuring Chrissie Hynde. The 4-year-old track, licensed from Germany's Artemis Records has inked a ...

  31. Radikal Gets Navarre Distribution Deal

    January 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dance and techno label Radikal Records has signed an exclusive U.S. distribution deal with New Hope, Minn.-based Navarre Entertainment Media. Dance and techno label Radikal Records has signed an exclusive U.S. distribution deal with New Hope, Minn ...

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