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  1. Producer Dallas Austin Jailed In Dubai

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Been in custody since May 19 on drug charges. Been in custody since May 19 on drug charges. News ...

  2. House Passes Decency Enforcement Act

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bill to be delivered to the White House. Bill to be delivered to the White House. News ...

  3. Bono, Motorola Launch Phone

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sales used to fight AIDS in Africa. Sales used to fight AIDS in Africa. News ...

  4. Judge Dismisses 'Familyman' Barrett Lawsuit

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Barrett facing £2M bill after 'abuse of process.' Barrett facing £2M bill after 'abuse of process.' News ...

  5. French Debate On C'right To Resume May 4

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Draft passed March 21 awaits Senate adoption. The debate on the controversial French copyright bill will resume in the Senate on May 4. The draft, which was voted by the French Parliament on March 21 after weeks of passionate discussions, has to b ...

  6. 'Suge' Knight, Death Row File For Bankruptcy

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Debts total more than $120 million. Marion "Suge" Knight Jr. and Death Row Records filed petitions for bankruptcy today (April 4) avoiding more than $120 million in debts and the threat of a California judge ordering a court officer to t ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. BMI: Ringtone Sales To Surpass $600 Million

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT BMI is projecting U.S. ringtone retail sales this year will surpass $600 million, up $100 million from last year. BMI tracks census sales data on more than 325 outlets for the sale of mobile entertain BMI is projecting U.S. ringtone retail sales t ...

  9. Study: 28% Of Stern Fans Move To Sirius

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Survey included 25,000 respondents. Survey included 25,000 respondents. News ...

  10. Juanes To Host Benefit For Young Mine Victims

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Concert to take place May 24 in Los Angeles. Colombian rocker Juanes will host a benefit concert to raise money for children who are victims of antipersonnel mines in Colombia. The "Colombia Sin Minas" (Colombia Without Mines) concert is ...

  11. 'Original 50 Cent' DVD Lawsuit Settled

    March 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Groups resolve by jointly creating a charity. Jimmy “Henchmen” Rosemond and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson have reached an agreement regarding a lawsuit Jackson filed over the DVD release of “The Infamous Times-Volume 1: The Original 50 Cent." The ...

  12. Bedingfield Lends Voice To Human Traffic Campaign

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Daniel Bedingfield performed a lunchtime concert in the European Parliament today (March 21) to help launch the "Stop the Traffik" campaign, which is aimed at raising awareness about the trafficking i Daniel Bedingfield performed a lunch ...

  13. Report: HD Radio Preferred Over iPod

    March 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Study conducted in Jan.-Feb., 1,000 polled. Study conducted in Jan.-Feb., 1,000 polled. News ...

  14. France Proposes To OK DRM-Cracking Software

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Gov't shelves P2P legislation. Gov't shelves P2P legislation. News ...

  15. French Online Services Slapped With Writs

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Spedidam claims musicians' rights are not cleared. Spedidam claims musicians' rights are not cleared. News ...

  16. Bain, Ignition Go LaLa For Used-CD Venture

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Company pledges to donate 20% to artists. Company pledges to donate 20% to artists. News ...

  17. French Copyright Bill Debate To Resume In March

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST The parliamentary debate on France's controversial copyright bill will resume at the lower house of the Parliament during the first half of March. The parliamentary debate on France's controversial copyright bill will resume at the lower ...

  18. French Copyright Bill Debate To Resume In March

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST The parliamentary debate on France's controversial copyright bill will resume at the lower house of the Parliament during the first half of March. The parliamentary debate on France's controversial copyright bill will resume at the lower ...

  19. Miami's WXDJ Makes Radio History

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Hispanic-formatted station is top biller. Hispanic-formatted station is top biller. News ...

  20. VH1 Soul To Relaunch Feb. 1

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Event to celebrate Black History Month. VH1 Soul plans to celebrate Black History Month by relaunching their channel Feb. 1. The new VH1 Soul is slated to offer a line-up of 10 separate themed music video program blocks and as part of the re-launc ...

  21. Senators Set Timetable for NAB-RIAA Pact

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Eyeing March/April to begin writing legislation. Eyeing March/April to begin writing legislation. News ...

  22. AOL Music Launches Site For GLBT Community

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 'G-Sides' sponsored by Motorola. AOL Music launched a new site today (Jan. 23) called "G-Sides, Music for the GLBT Community." An explanation on the Site explains that G-Sides is "the gay and lesbian artists we love. The i ...

  23. Burst.com To File Suit Against Apple

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Action to counter Jan. 4 lawsuit. Action to counter Jan. 4 lawsuit. News ...

  24. DCIA Hopes To Establish Watermarking Standards

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Group represents P2P, service providers. The Distributed Computing Industry Association, a trade group representing various peer-to-peer software and service providers, has formed a digital watermarking working group it says will help keep protect ...

  25. Sony To Launch Label Geared Towards LGBT Artists

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST First release expected in June. Sony Music Label Group and Wilderness Media & Entertainment are planning to launch the first major music label dedicated to identifying and developing lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and trans gendered (LGBT) artists. T ...

  26. U.K. Album Sales Slip In 2005

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Market shows gains in digital, domestic acts. Market shows gains in digital, domestic acts. News ...

  27. Study: Audience For Podcasting Mostly Male

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Medium's demo typical of newer, tech-based media. The audience for podcasts is relatively small and mostly male, according to a new survey from Podtrac, a company that tracks audience figures for individual podcasts. According to the research ...

  28. Update: France Suspends Vote On Copyright Bill

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST The French government has suspended its discussion on the country's controversial new digital copyright bill. The decision came within 24 hours of the adoption of an amendment which opened the door to The French government has suspended its d ...

  29. Update: France Suspends Vote On Copyright Bill

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST The French government has suspended its discussion on the country's controversial new digital copyright bill. The decision came within 24 hours of the adoption of an amendment which opened the door to The French government has suspended its d ...

  30. House Passes Bill With Analog Deadline

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Date established in legislation: Feb. 17, 2009. Date established in legislation: Feb. 17, 2009. News ...

  31. Ricky Eyes Taj Mahal Charity Gig

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ricky Martin will kick off the 8th Wonder of the World Concert series with a Feb. 25 performance at the Taj Mahal in Agra, India. The event will benefit Unicef's "Unite for Children, Unite Against AID Ricky Martin will kick off the 8th W ...

  32. Music Biz Applauds EU Data Retention Rules

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Euro parliament approves data bill. Euro parliament approves data bill. News ...

  33. Radio One Sits Out HD2 Alliance

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST RO is radio's largest African American operator. RO is radio's largest African American operator. News ...

  34. Japanese Gov't Nixes 'iPod Tax'

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Committee agrees levy 'unfair.' Committee agrees levy 'unfair.' News ...

  35. Gary Glitter Arrested On Sex Allegations

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former British pop star Gary Glitter has been taken into custody in a southern Vietnamese resort city following allegations that he indulged in lewd acts with a minor, police officials confirmed yeste Former British pop star Gary Glitter has been ...

  36. Making The Brand

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST First, Bob Dylan signed on to have his music used in an ad campaign for health care and insurance company Kaiser Permanente. Read Michael Paoletta's column. First, Bob Dylan signed on to have his music used in an ad campaign for health care a ...

  37. UMG, Starbucks Partner For Elton Release

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'Elton John's Christmas Party' available Nov. 10. Universal Music Group and Starbuck's Hear Music have partnered for the release and distribution of "Elton John's Christmas Party" (Billboard Sept. 10). Beginning ...

  38. Washington Roundup

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., plans to introduce in November a "streamlined version" of his 2003 bill dealing with radio consolidation. Read Bill Holland's column. Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., plans to introduce in November a "str ...

  39. Koch Records Nashville Folds

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Move displaces five staffers, including GM Nick Hunter. Move displaces five staffers, including GM Nick Hunter. News Nick Hunter ...

  40. Grand Jury Indicts In Largest U.S. CD Piracy Raid

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Scheme included more than 325,000 copyrighted works. Scheme included more than 325,000 copyrighted works. News ...

  41. Martin Plans Int'l Tours

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Upcoming album streets Oct. 11. Upcoming album streets Oct. 11. News ...

  42. The Music Industry Reponds To Katrina

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT View the list of charity events and ways to help. View the list of charity events and ways to help. News ...

  43. Reports: Domino Plucked From New Orleans Flood

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Toussaint said to be among Superdome refugees. Toussaint said to be among Superdome refugees. News ...

  44. 2005 VSDA Conference Pulls In High Numbers

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Retailer, exhibitor attendance jumps from 2004. Retailer, exhibitor attendance jumps from 2004. News ...

  45. Raid In Philippines Seizes 524,350 Discs

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT law enforcement officers take part. 440 law enforcement officers take part. News ...

  46. On The Road

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT If Live 8 was the watershed event that married live music with digital delivery, then Network Live could be the offspring of that marriage. Read Ray Waddell's column. If Live 8 was the watershed event that married live music with digital deli ...

  47. Ukraine Passes 'Landmark' CD Plant Law

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The international recording industry has applauded the Ukraine's adoption today (July 6) of a long-awaited CD plant law. The new legislation is seen as a significant move in the battle against the nat The international recording industry has ...

  48. BPI Round On eBay Live 8 Pirates

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Thousands of illegal DVDs auctioned on Web site. Thousands of illegal DVDs auctioned on Web site. News ...

  49. French Fest Nixed Over Homophobia Fears

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT France's 15th Garance Reggae Festival, which was due to be held tomorrow (July 2) in Paris, has been canceled following weeks of protests about the inclusion of Jamaican artist Sizzla on the bill. France's 15th Garance Reggae Festival, w ...

  50. French Fest Nixed Over Homophobia Fears

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sizzla was to headline Garance Reggae Fest. France's 15th Garance Reggae Festival, which was due to be held tomorrow (July 2) in Paris, has been canceled following weeks of protests about the inclusion of Jamaican artist Sizzla on the bill. P ...

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