Religion

  1. CMTA Extends Nielsen Ties

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Christian Music Trade Assn. has extended its deal with Nielsen Music, which operates Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems and Nielsen SoundScan. The Christian Music Trade Assn. has extended its deal with Nielsen Music, which operates Nielsen Broadca ...

  2. R. Kelly

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The R&B icon dissects the sexual/spiritual dichotomy that makes him tick musically. The R&B icon dissects the sexual/spiritual dichotomy that makes him tick musically. News ...

  3. MTV Pulls Beenie Man From VMA Concert

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Gay groups planned protest over lyrics. Gay groups planned protest over lyrics. News ...

  4. Opposing Groups Present Changes To Induce Act

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New language would change focus to 'mass infringers.' New language would change focus to 'mass infringers.' News ...

  5. Christian SuperTour Set For Fall

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Contemporary Christian rock acts Superchic[k] and the O.C. Supertones will team up for this fall's SuperTour, joined by openers the Wedding and SkyHarbor. Contemporary Christian rock acts Superchic[k] and the O.C. Supertones will team up for ...

  6. Brooks & Dunn Headline GOP Convention

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Country music act Brooks & Dunn heads the entertainment lineup for the Republican National Convention that starts next week (Aug. 29) in New York. Country music act Brooks & Dunn heads the entertainment lineup for the Republican Nation ...

  7. Spring Hill Pres Resigns

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT CFO David Robinson to head music group. Spring Hill Music Group president Scott Chancey resigned yesterday (Aug. 17). Chancey was named president of the Nashville-based group in 1997 after joining the previous year as VP of sales for the Spring Hi ...

  8. Spring Hill Pres Resigns

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT CFO David Robinson to head music group. Spring Hill Music Group president Scott Chancey resigned yesterday (Aug. 17). Chancey was named president of the Nashville-based group in 1997 after joining the previous year as VP of sales for the Spring Hi ...

  9. The Indies

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT This year's NARM convention makes up for AFIM's absence with a slate of indie-oriented features. Read Chris Morris' column. This year's NARM convention makes up for AFIM's absence with a slate of indie-oriented features. R ...

  10. Phish Sorting Out Refunds For Rain-Soaked Finale

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Coventry festival expected to gross $10 million. Coventry festival expected to gross $10 million. News ...

  11. Shakeup at Japan's Avex Claims Yoda

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Chairman/CEO steps down. Chairman/CEO steps down. News ...

  12. Spring Hill Goes Pop With New Label

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After a decade in the Southern gospel and inspirational fields, Spring Hill Music Group is expanding into the pop/rock market with the launch of Slanted Records, Billboard.biz has learned. After a decade in the Southern gospel and inspirational fi ...

  13. Clear Channel Files Stern Countersuit

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Communications has filed a $3 million countersuit against Infinity Broadcasting and Howard Stern's One Twelve Inc. Clear Channel Communications has filed a $3 million countersuit against Infinity Broadcasting and Howard Stern� ...

  14. Media, Lawmakers Decry Consolidation

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Groups ask FCC to seek public input at local level. Groups ask FCC to seek public input at local level. News ...

  15. Juan Luis Guerra Inks One-Off Deal

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Vene to release new Christian album. In a one-off deal, bachata star Juan Luis Guerra will release a Christian album on Vene Music on Aug. 31. Guerra remains signed to indie label Karen Records, but the worldwide rights of his new album, "Par ...

  16. Higher Ground

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The BMI Christian Music Awards honor Steven Curtis Chapman, Bob Herdman, Will McGinniss and Mark Stuart. Read Deborah Evans Price's column. The BMI Christian Music Awards honor Steven Curtis Chapman, Bob Herdman, Will McGinniss and Mark Stuar ...

  17. In The Spirit

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Hammond's "Somethin' 'Bout Love" bows at No. 1 on the Top Gospel Albums and Top Christian Albums chart. Read Deborah Evans Price's column. Fred Hammond's "Somethin' 'Bout Love" bows at No ...

  18. Kanye West

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT West tackles the issues of social responsibility and religion on third single. West tackles the issues of social responsibility and religion on third single. News ...

  19. Impala Threatens Sony/BMG Legal Action

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Indie trade group issues protest to Monti. Indie trade group issues protest to Monti. News ...

  20. Global Pulse

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.K.-based Jewish band Oi-Va-Voi makes its first visit to Israel to support debut album "Laughter Through Tears." Read Nigel Williamson's column. U.K.-based Jewish band Oi-Va-Voi makes its first visit to Israel to support debut albu ...

  21. Calif. Royalty Bill Passes Committee

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Legislation headed to Assembly floor. Legislation headed to Assembly floor. News ...

  22. Classical Score

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Morocco's Fes Festival of World Sacred Music presents artists within that genre from around the globe. Read Anastasia Tsioulcas' column. Morocco's Fes Festival of World Sacred Music presents artists within that genre from around the ...

  23. MAP's Carole Arnold Dead at 59

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Organization's co-founder died June 11. Organization's co-founder died June 11. News ...

  24. Ray Charles Dead At 73

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Gospel and soul legend succumbs to liver disease. Gospel and soul legend succumbs to liver disease. News ...

  25. Artemis Buys Tone-Cool, Inks Jimmy Cliff

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tone-Cool founder Rosenblatt stays on as prez. Artemis Records has acquired blues and roots label Tone-Cool Records and signed reggae legend Jimmy Cliff to an exclusive North American deal. The roster of Wellesley Hills, Mass.-based Tone-Cool incl ...

  26. Higher Ground

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 26th annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards name MercyMe's Bart Millard and Sparrow's Nichole Nordeman songwriters of the year. Read Deborah Evans Price's column. The 26th annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards name MercyMe's Bar ...

  27. High-Profile Duets Stud Olympics Album

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI to release "Unity" pop disc. EMI to release "Unity" pop disc. News ...

  28. Moore, Rice To Headline Anti-War Gig In Dublin

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Concert to raise funds for mass protests. Concert to raise funds for mass protests. News ...

  29. Millard, Nordeman Top ASCAP Christian Honors

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MercyMe lead vocalist Bart Millard and Sparrow recording artist Nichole Nordeman shared songwriter of the year honors at the 26th annual ASCAP Christian Awards, held last night (May 24) at the Richlan MercyMe lead vocalist Bart Millard and Sparrow ...

  30. RIAA Continues Litigation Campaign With 517 Suits

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 'John Does' joined by 24 named defendants. 'John Does' joined by 24 named defendants. News John Does ...

  31. Artemis Goes Commercial

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New York-based indie label Artemis Records has formed a joint venture with commercial production facility JSM Music. New York-based indie label Artemis Records has formed a joint venture with commercial production facility JSM Music. JSM, a high-p ...

  32. Winans, Prince Can't Stop Usher

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 'Confessions' leads Billboard 200 for fifth week. 'Confessions' leads Billboard 200 for fifth week. News ...

  33. Tower Records Settles Hacker Attack Suit

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Chain's site accused of leaking consumer info. Chain's site accused of leaking consumer info. News ...

  34. EMI Appoints Dunn VP Marketing

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Role acknowledges DVD success. Role acknowledges DVD success. News ...

  35. Entertainment Trade Groups Join Forces

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New body CERTA to speak out on common issues. New body CERTA to speak out on common issues. News ...

  36. Global Pulse

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT World events turn Youssou N'Dour's personal "Egypt" album into a public statement of faith. Read Nigel Williamson's column. World events turn Youssou N'Dour's personal "Egypt" album into a public statem ...

  37. Knowles' Music World Signs RJ Helton

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Extensive push planned for 'American Idol' star. B-Rite Music artist RJ Helton has signed with Mathew Knowles' management company, Music World, a division of Sanctuary. A top-five finalist on "American Idol," Helton recent ...

  38. Industry Vets Form Christian Booking Agency

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clients include Salvador, Go Fish, Jill Paquette. Darrell Hodges, former music buyer for the 119-store Lifeway Christian Stores chain, is partnerning with veteran artist manager Michael Smith to form the booking agency Behind the Voice. Smith, pre ...

  39. Wilco Starts P2P Payback Site

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Band recouping "good faith" money for charity. Band recouping "good faith" money for charity. News ...

  40. Ingram Stops Shipping 'The Gospel of John'

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A lawsuit between Christian labels Thomas Nelson and Visual Bible over the video rights to "The Gospel of John" has led one major distributor to stop shipment of the title. A lawsuit between Christian labels Thomas Nelson and Visual Bibl ...

  41. Higher Ground

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Trinity Broadcasting Network and Johnny Wright are creating such TV programs as game and reality shows for the Christian network. Trinity Broadcasting Network and Johnny Wright are creating such TV programs as game and reality shows for the Chri ...

  42. Arista Ready To Usher In Big Sales Week

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST "Confessions" could be label's one-week sales champ. "Confessions" could be label's one-week sales champ. News ...

  43. Higher Ground

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Trinity Broadcasting Network and Johnny Wright are creating such TV programs as game and reality shows for the Christian network. Trinity Broadcasting Network and Johnny Wright are creating such TV programs as game and reality shows for the Chri ...

  44. Epiphone Creates Bob Marley Guitar

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Epiphone, a division of Gibson Guitar Corp., is memorializing a reggae legend with the Bob Marley Commemorative Les Paul Special. Epiphone, a division of Gibson Guitar Corp., is memorializing a reggae legend with the Bob Marley Commemorative Les P ...

  45. Stephan Smith Signs With Artemis

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Stephan Smith has signed a three-album exclusive worldwide licensing deal with Artemis Records for his Universal Hobo Records imprint. Artemis has set a June 8 release for Smith's "S Singer/songwriter Stephan Smith has ...

  46. Artemis Signs Dope Outright

    March 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Band previously operated through subsidiary deal. Hard rock act Dope has signed directly to Artemis Records for a worldwide deal. The band's most recent album, "Group Therapy," was released last fall via Recon Records/Artemis. Dope, ...

  47. Vandross Wins Four NAACP Image Awards

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Soul crooner honored again for "Father." Soul crooner honored again for "Father." News ...

  48. SESAC Honors Christian Songwriter Kipley

    March 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Award given to "Word of God Speak" author. Award given to "Word of God Speak" author. News ...

  49. SESAC Honors Christian Songwriter Kipley

    March 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Songwriter/producer Peter Kipley was named SESAC's 2003 christian songwriter of the year during an awards dinner Tuesday (March 2) at Nashville's Acorn restaurant. Kipley's "Word of God Speak," record Songwriter/producer P ...

  50. Apollo Planning Anniversary Special

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Apollo Theater will celebrate its 70th anniversary with a two-hour NBC-TV special set to air in June, which is Black Music Month. The show tapes March 28 at the venue and doubles as a benefit on b The Apollo Theater will celebrate its 70th ann ...

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