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  1. Gwen Stefani Unveils Solo Tour Dates

    December 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST As expected, Gwen Stefani will embark on a two-month North American tour next spring, beginning April 21 in Phoenix. The vocalist will play arenas and outdoor amphitheatres through a June 22 finale in Irvine, Calif. Dates in Australia, Asia, Europ ...

  2. Pedowitz Elected To BMI Board

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mark Pedowitz, president of Touchstone Television and executive VP of ABC Entertainment Television Group, has been elected to the BMI board of directors. The announcement by chairman Cecil Walker came today (Nov. 17) in New York following the orga ...

  3. Pedowitz Elected To BMI Board

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST John "Jack" Sander elected as vice chairman. Mark Pedowitz, president of Touchstone Television and executive VP of ABC Entertainment Television Group, has been elected to the BMI board of directors. The announcement by chairman Cecil Wal ...

  4. MySpace Hosting Concerts For Sudan Relief

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Site will organize 20 concerts. The online hangout MySpace.com will organize 20 concerts featuring bands promoted on its site as part of a campaign to raise awareness and money for humanitarian relief in Sudan. The site, which grew in popularity t ...

  5. U.S. Releases IP Enforcement Report

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Doc reveals strategies against counterfeiting and piracy. The U.S. government has developed a five-pillar intellectual-property rights strategy to combat piracy in China, according to a report released by the Bush Administration today (Sept. 28). ...

  6. UPDATED: Chicks' Ticket Sales Below Expectations

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT At least four shows cancelled. Out-of-the-gate ticket sales for the Dixie Chicks' upcoming Accidents & Accusations tour are far below expectations and several dates will likely be cancelled or postponed. Initial ticket counts for the 20-p ...

  7. NARM Noms Revealed

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Annual convention set for Aug. 2-5. The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers has revealed the nominees for its merchandisers of the year awards. The winners will be unveiled on the last night of the NARM annual convention, Aug. 2-5 in Kissimm ...

  8. Dixie Chicks Tour Dates Revealed

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The North American leg of the Dixie Chicks' Accidents & Accusations tour will begin July 21 in Detroit, and will run through early November. The North American leg of the Dixie Chicks' Accidents & Accusations tour will begin ...

  9. ASCAP Files 24 Copyright Infringement Suits

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nightclubs, bars and restaurants are being targetted. ASCAP filed 24 copyright infringement lawsuits today (Feb. 27) against nightclubs, bars and restaurants in 11 states. The performing rights organization claims that the establishments have refu ...

  10. Governor Schwarzenegger Signs Anti-Piracy Law

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sets new felony threshold at 100 units. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law today (Feb. 22) a measure that makes it a felony to possess 100 or more audio recordings when the name of the owner or artist is concealed for some c ...

  11. Koch Picks Up Three

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Distro adds two labels, one DVD company. Port Washington, N.Y.-based Koch Entertainment Distribution has added Legit Ballin Records, Real Talk Entertainment and Blank Stare Films to its exclusive North American distribution roster. Based in Chicag ...

  12. L.A. Mayor Courting Production

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa vowed Oct. 20 to keep film and television production in the city by waiving fees and offering a tax incentive. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa vowed Oct. 20 to k ...

  13. Entravision Launches Spanish Jack Format

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Five stations debuted Oct. 20. Jack attack has hit Spanish language radio. Entravision Communications has launched the first Spanish-language “play what we want” radio format on five of its radio stations. “Jose: Toca lo que Quiere” debuted Thursd ...

  14. Tower Vet Olsen Dies At 46

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Robert Olsen, a 26-year Tower Records veteran, died suddenly of a heart attack on Oct. 11 in Valley Springs, Ca. He was 46. Robert Olsen, a 26-year Tower Records veteran, died suddenly of a heart attack on Oct. 11 in Valley Springs, Ca. He was 46. ...

  15. California Bill Includes Production Tax Credit

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hours after California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez detailed a new incentive bill Aug. 18 designed to keep production work in the state, a study was released showing that film work in the Los Angeles LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Hours ...

  16. Behind the Deal: An Interview with U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gearing up for the ongoing fight against piracy after a change of the guards in the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales sat down with <i>ELW</i> editor and <i>Billboard</i> l Gearing up for the ong ...

  17. 'Idols' To Be Active This Summer

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Top 10 contestants from Fox series will perform. A 41-city tour of the top 10 contestants from the Fox television series "American Idol" has been planned for the summer. The trek will begin in Sunrise, Fla., at Office Depot Center on Jul ...

  18. DMI Inks Distrib, Subpub Deals

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Digital label links with Loudeye, W/C. Digital label Digital Musicworks International has formed a distribution agreement with Loudeye Corp. and a global subpublishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music. The move will expand the distribution of DMI&# ...

  19. Regional Mexican Tour Slated For February

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Inaugural run to cover 20 cities. The Gira Nueva Generación (New Generation Tour) 2005, a new tour aimed toward a younger and more diverse regional Mexican audience, will kick off Feb. 25 in Oakland, Calif. The tour, which will feature performance ...

  20. Suicide Jumps To Touch & Go

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Seattle-based independent rock label Suicide Squeeze has signed a distribution deal with Chicago-based Touch &amp; Go, whose releases are picked up for wider reach by New York-based Alternative Distri Seattle-based independent rock label Suici ...

  21. Lumberjack Buying Mordam

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Toledo, Ohio-based Lumberjack Distribution is finalizing an agreement to purchase Sacramento, Calif.-based Mordam Distribution, Billboard.biz has learned. The deal is expected to be completed by the e Toledo, Ohio-based Lumberjack Distribution is ...

  22. Verizon Launches U.S. Ringbacks

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Verizon Wireless has become the first major U.S. carrier to launch ringback tones, which are music clips that replace the standard ringing sound callers hear. Verizon Wireless has become the first major U.S. carrier to launch ringback tones, which ...

  23. FCC Forbids Political-Ad Donations

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST A California broadcaster cannot give Republican candidates free air time unless the same offer is extended to other candidates, the Federal Communications Commission ruled Oct. 29. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A California broadcaster cannot give Re ...

  24. Royalty Bill Moving Ahead In California

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The quest of California State Sen. Kevin Murray (D.-Los Angeles) to help recording artists collect unpaid royalties took a big step toward becoming reality June 15 in Sacramento. However, some observe SAN FRANCISCO -- The quest of California State ...

  25. Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BMG Merger

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following word June 17 that European Union Competition Commissioner Mario Monti will recommend approval of the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, independent labels, retailers and consumer groups Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BM ...

  26. Calif. Royalty Bill Passes Committee

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Legislation headed to Assembly floor. California State Sen. Kevin Murray's quest to help recording artists collect unpaid royalties took a huge step toward becoming reality today in Sacramento. The bill received unanimous support in the Calif ...

  27. Final Vote Set For California Royalty Bill

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The crusade by California State Sen. Kevin Murray to help recording artists collect unpaid royalties is approaching the finish line. His legislation, dubbed the Recording Industry Accounting Practice SACRAMENTO -- The crusade by California State S ...

  28. Sony, BMG To Defend Merger Plans Before EC

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Top executives from Sony Music and BMG will take center stage in Brussels this week for the European Commission's oral hearing on the proposed merger of the companies. The June 14-15 hearing with the Sony, BMG To Defend Merger Plans Before EC ...

  29. Peavey To Sponsor Jagermeister Tour

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Peavey Electronics Corp., manufacturer of a range of musical instruments, will sponsor the spring 2004 Jagermeister Music Tour, which opens March 30 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Orlando, Fla., and conclud Peavey Electronics Corp., manufacturer of a ra ...

  30. Crystal Method Sets Tour

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST -plus-date outing to support "Legion of Boom" (V2). The Crystal Method will step out on tour Feb. 26 at the Empire in Sacramento, Calif., in support of latest release "Legion of Boom" (V2). The 50-plus-date club/theater tour, ...

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