Religion

  1. Rights Flap Jamming Bob Marley Film

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The family of Bob Marley has refused to license any of his music for a biopic that the Weinstein Co. is prepping -- despite the fact that his widow, Rita Marley, is its executive producer. The reason? There is a competing Martin Scorsese documenta ...

  2. Third Day Guitarist Avery Exiting Band

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Third Day guitarist Brad Avery is exiting Christian rock titan Third Day after a 13-year stint in the group. Avery is leaving to pursue solo projects; he will not be replaced in Third Day, which will continue as a quartet. Third Day is one of the ...

  3. CAA Signs Matisyahu

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST In advance of the release of his fourth album later this year, Grammy-nominated Matisyahu has signed with Creative Artists Agency for representation in all areas. The hybrid reggae-rap performer known for blending the tenets of his Orthodox Jewish ...

  4. EMI Christian Music, PassAlong Team For Service

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST EMI Christian Music Group has teamed with PassAlong Networks on the launch of a new digital music service focused on Christian music, called ChristianDigitalStore.com. The store also features content from Warner Music Group's Word Entertainme ...

  5. Wu-Tang Clan Taps Fans For Tour

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Wu-Tang Clan has partnered with Eventful.com to allow fans to determine the route of its next tour. Eventful’s online service allows users to promote and request events throughout the world. The site's Demand service enables users to vote ...

  6. EMI Pacts With Vertical Shift Records

    December 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST EMI CMG Distribution has entered into a long-term, worldwide distribution agreement with newly-formed independent label Vertical Shift Records. The new partnership launches with the release of new projects from indie bands Re:zound and Ever Stays ...

  7. Kosmos Records Signs New Artists, Distro Deals

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Koch Records Christian imprint Kosmos Records has revealed the signing of two new acts and the advent of two new distribution deals. Label director Barry Landis is responsible for inking deals with solo artist Melissa Green and indie rock band The ...

  8. Verizon Nabs Marley Exclusive

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Verizon Wireless has inked a deal for exclusive access to Bob Marley's body of work. Customers can now buy master ringtones of such classics as "Buffalo Soldier," "Redemption Song," and "One Love," among more tha ...

  9. Island Plans Release Party For Marley's 'Exodus'

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bob Marley is to posthumously make history by becoming the first artist to release a full album on the USB Memory Stick format in Britain. Marley's longtime label home Island Records will issue the reggae star's legendary 1977 album &quo ...

  10. Tomlin, Herms Win Top Honors At ASCAP Christian Awards

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Chris Tomlin, Bernie Herms and EMI CMG Publishing were the top winners at the 29th Annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards, held tonight (April 23) in Nashville. Tomlin took home songwriter of the year for "How Great Is Our God" and "Ma ...

  11. Hall, Chapman Deliver Top Song At BMI Christian Awards

    April 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Casting Crowns' "Voice of Truth" earned BMI song of the year honors, while the group's frontman Mark Hall, who wrote that song with Steven Curtis Chapman, earned the prestigious songwriter of the year title at the BMI Christian ...

  12. Ingram Takes SESAC Christian Songwriter Honors

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jason Ingram was named SESAC's Christian songwriter of the year at the performing rights organization's annual awards dinner March 5 in Nashville. Ingram penned "Shine," a major hit for the group Salvador, and Bebo Norman‚s hit ...

  13. FunMobility Targets Niches

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST FunMobility has launched a series of ringtone categories aimed at a variety of niche markets and users based on music genre. They include RockTones, RetroTones, LatinTones and ChristianTones. The company pointed out that the Rock and Christian mus ...

  14. Koch Records Launches Christian Division

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Koch Records has launched a Christian music division, dubbed Kosmos Records. The imprint, directed by Barry Landis, will be based in Nashville and will release three to four projects a year. Prior to running his own company, Landis was president o ...

  15. UMGD Launches Christian Group

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group Distribution is plotting a further expansion into the Christian market, opening Universal Music Christian Group (UMCG). The division will be headed by Rhoda Lawrence, VP Urban Sales & Marketing at UMGD. As of yet, no othe ...

  16. Sony BMG, Pandora Strike U.K. License

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST U.K., Ireland service due spring 2007. U.K., Ireland service due spring 2007. News ...

  17. Coachella Expands To Three Days

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Festival will expand to a three-day event in 2007. Festival will expand to a three-day event in 2007. News ...

  18. Robbie's 'Rudebox' Holds Top Spot In Europe

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Timberlake climbs; strong Girls Aloud debut. Timberlake climbs; strong Girls Aloud debut. News ...

  19. 'Montana' Tops Chart For Second Week

    November 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Disney set's sales fell 28%. Disney set's sales fell 28%. News ...

  20. Nobs Named MIDEM Personality Of The Year

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Former Warner exec founded Montreux Jazz Festival. Former Warner exec founded Montreux Jazz Festival. News ...

  21. Black Sabbath Members To Form New Band

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Heaven and Hell to launch tour next year. Heaven and Hell to launch tour next year. News ...

  22. EMI India Recalls Slayer Album

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Christian group condems 'Christ Illusion' cover art. Christian group condems 'Christ Illusion' cover art. News ...

  23. EMI India Recalls Slayer Album

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Christian group condems 'Christ Illusion' cover art. Mumbai-based EMI Virgin India Ltd said Friday (Oct. 6) it will recall all copies of the new Slayer album "Christ Illusion" following protests by a Christian group, Mumbai-bas ...

  24. ON THE ROAD: MORE BANG FOR THE BUCK

    September 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT We now know for sure that Congress is corrupt, as Ill Nino, Godhead, Ra and the Dreaming are burning up the road in the hard rock Congress of Corruption tour this fall. The tour, which began Sept. 21 We now know for sure that Congress is corrupt, ...

  25. RoyaltyShare To Launch In Europe

    September 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K. affiliate tipped for Spring 2007. U.K. affiliate tipped for Spring 2007. News ...

  26. Dutch Priest Charged In Madonna Threat

    September 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Confessed to phoning in a fake bomb threat. Confessed to phoning in a fake bomb threat. News ...

  27. Marley's 'Africa Unite' Celebrations Head To SA

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bob Marley's widow, Rita, today (Sept. 5) confirmed that the 2007 "Africa Unite" festivities will take place in three South African cities next February. Bob Marley's widow, Rita, today (Sept. 5) confirmed that the 2007 "A ...

  28. Marley's 'Africa Unite' Celebrations Head To SA

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bob Marley's widow, Rita, today (Sept. 5) confirmed that the 2007 "Africa Unite" festivities will take place in three South African cities next February. Bob Marley's widow, Rita, today (Sept. 5) confirmed that the 2007 "A ...

  29. Industry Vet Goldberg Teams With New West

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Artemis founder enters joint-venture with indie label. Artemis founder enters joint-venture with indie label. News ...

  30. Dylan Teams With iTunes For Pre-order Deal

    August 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'Modern Times' is due Aug. 29 via Columbia. 'Modern Times' is due Aug. 29 via Columbia. News ...

  31. Religious Groups Blast Madonna

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Attack comes just before Sunday gig near Vatican. Madonna appears to have upset certain religious elements in Italy with her plans to wear a crown of thorns in a crucifixion scene in her concert at Rome's Stadio Olimpico ("Olympic Stadiu ...

  32. Musicnotes Christian Sales Double In July

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Downloads increase 125% from July 2005. Downloads of Christian sheet music has more than doubled at digital service Musicnotes. For the month of July, Musicnotes sold a record 12,500 Christian music downloads. The downloads mark an increase of 125 ...

  33. BBC Pulls Plug On TOTP

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT -year-old icon reaches 'natural conclusion.' 42-year-old icon reaches 'natural conclusion.' News ...

  34. Vega Signs With Blue Note

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Label debut expected in spring 2007. Label debut expected in spring 2007. News ...

  35. NARM Noms Revealed

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Annual convention set for Aug. 2-5. Annual convention set for Aug. 2-5. News ...

  36. Q&A: HANS ZIMMER

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "The Da Vinci Code" is mired in religious controversy. Hans Zimmer, who just finished scoring the film, sets the record straight. "The Da Vinci Code" is mired in religious controversy. Hans Zimmer, who just finished scoring the ...

  37. Yusuf Islam Album Due This Fall

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Yusuf Islam, the 60s and 70s pop-rock singer-songwriter formerly known as Cat Stevens, is returning with an album of new songs this fall through a recording deal with Polydor Records. It will mark his Yusuf Islam, the 60s and 70s pop-rock singer-s ...

  38. Yusuf Islam Album Due This Fall

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Yusuf Islam, the 60s and 70s pop-rock singer-songwriter formerly known as Cat Stevens, is returning with an album of new songs this fall through a recording deal with Polydor Records. It will mark his Yusuf Islam, the 60s and 70s pop-rock singer-s ...

  39. OFT OKs U.K. Collecting Societies Merger

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT PPL, AURA, PAMRA to press ahead with integration. PPL, AURA, PAMRA to press ahead with integration. News ...

  40. Sanctuary Appoints Ayling As Non-Exec Chair

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Former BA CEO pledges 'financial transparency.' Former BA CEO pledges 'financial transparency.' News ...

  41. Legal Matters

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST With a veil of secrecy covering investigations into online music practices by the U.S. Department of Justice and the New York State Attorney General, much speculation among legal experts has revolved With a veil of secrecy covering investigations ...

  42. London's Hyde Park Calling The Who, Waters

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Live Nation rolls out festival July 1-2. Live Nation rolls out festival July 1-2. News ...

  43. MTV Canada Gets Ready To Launch

    February 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Masonic Temple to house music TV network. Masonic Temple to house music TV network. News ...

  44. Higher Ground

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Several of Christian music's most beloved acts including Audio Adrenaline, Petra and 4Him are in the final phases of their careers. Read Deborah Evans Price's column. Several of Christian music's most beloved acts including Audio Ad ...

  45. Higher Ground

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Several of Christian music's most beloved acts including Audio Adrenaline, Petra and 4Him are in the final phases of their careers. Read Deborah Evans Price's column. Several of Christian music's most beloved acts including Audio Ad ...

  46. Queen Of Israeli Song Damari Dies

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Shoshana Damari, considered by many in the Jewish state to be the queen of Israeli song, died on Tuesday (Feb. 13) after a short illness, her family said. She was 83. Shoshana Damari, considered by many in the Jewish state to be the queen of Israe ...

  47. Brit Bands Prepare For U.S. Push

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST N.Y., Austin to host U.K. showcases. N.Y., Austin to host U.K. showcases. News ...

  48. Gershon To Run Revamped Sheridan Square

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Artemis president Glass exiting. Sheridan Square Entertainment, which has been growing mainly through acquisitions, has combined its label operations, reconfigured its management structure and consolidated positions. As a result of those moves, it ...

  49. Gershon To Run Revamped Sheridan Square

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Artemis president Glass exiting. Artemis president Glass exiting. News Glass ...

  50. Gershon To Run Revamped Sheridan Square

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Artemis president Glass exiting. Sheridan Square Entertainment, which has been growing mainly through acquisitions, has combined its label operations, reconfigured its management structure and consolidated positions. As a result of those moves, it ...

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