Social Issues

  1. Blix Street Sues Eva Cassidy Parents

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Label claims family violated its exclusive rights. Label claims family violated its exclusive rights. News ...

  2. House Pushes For $500,000 Indecency Fines

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Legislation would raise penalties from $27,500. Legislation would raise penalties from $27,500. News ...

  3. McGraw Sets Benefit, Summer Tour

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Country star to play for spinal-injury charity. Country star to play for spinal-injury charity. News ...

  4. HMV Canada Ends Stones Boycott

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST The move follows an online survey of 3,000 Canadians. The move follows an online survey of 3,000 Canadians. News ...

  5. House Ready To Pass CARP Replacement

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bill has been delayed since September. Bill has been delayed since September. News ...

  6. N*E*R*D Plotting U.S. Tour

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Outing to support new album, 'Fly or Die.' Outing to support new album, 'Fly or Die.' News ...

  7. Seven R. Kelly Charges Dropped

    February 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST A representative from the Cook County State's Attorney's office in Chicago says prosecutors today (Feb. 27) agreed to drop seven of 21 counts against R. Kelly in the R&B star's ongoing child porno A representative from the C ...

  8. Senator Introduces Bill To Benefit Songwriters

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Legislation would grant capital gains on compilations. Legislation would grant capital gains on compilations. News ...

  9. Clear Channel Fires DJ, Addresses Decency Standards

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Radio conglomerate to adopt "zero tolerance" policy. Radio conglomerate to adopt "zero tolerance" policy. News ...

  10. Piracy Deterrence and Education Act

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bill to educate the public about application of Internet copyright laws. http://www.vnuemedia.com/digitalmall/store/product_view.jsp?product_id=16506&category_name=Entertainment News ...

  11. The Author, Consumer and Computer Owner Protection and Security Act

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bill to encourage the development and distribution of creative works by enhancing domestic and international enforcement of copyright laws. http://www.vnuemedia.com/digitalmall/store/product_view.jsp?product_id=16510&category_name=Entertainmen ...

  12. Anti-Counterfeiting Amendments

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST A bill that aids civil remedies counterfeiting copyrighted sound recordings, computer software, special ink and holograms. http://www.vnuemedia.com/digitalmall/store/product_view.jsp?product_id=16500&category_name=Entertainment News ...

  13. Enhancing Federal Obscenity Reporting and Copyright Enforcement Act

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST A bill to enhance Internet copyright enforcement. http://www.vnuemedia.com/digitalmall/store/product_view.jsp?product_id=16498&category_name=Entertainment News ...

  14. House Panel OKs Indecency-Fine Increase

    February 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bill now marked for committee approval. Bill now marked for committee approval. News ...

  15. House Panel OKs Indecency-Fine Increase

    February 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST A House panel today (Feb. 13) marked up a bill that would increase broadcast fines for indecency. The bill has been sent to the full House Commerce Committee for approval. A House panel today (Feb. 13) marked up a bill that would increase broadcas ...

  16. KaZaA Wants Lawsuit Evidence Dismissed

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sharman Networks questions legality of recent raids. Sharman Networks questions legality of recent raids. News ...

  17. Reid Confirmed As IDJ Chairman

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Antonio "L.A." Reid is back. Antonio "L.A." Reid is back. News ...

  18. ASCAP Revenues Hit Record High In 2003

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rights group records revenues of $668 million. Rights group records revenues of $668 million. News ...

  19. Grammy Ratings Up

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Awards score highest ratings since 2001. The Grammy telecast Sunday night on CBS had the highest ratings since the 2001 awards, according to preliminary data from Nielsen. The show posted a 15.8 rating/24 share, for a total of 26.37 million viewer ...

  20. Sony Initiative To Push Legal Downloads At Schools

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony program aims to stem illegal downloading. Sony program aims to stem illegal downloading. News ...

  21. Dupri Resigns As Recording Academy Chapter Prez

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Claims Janet Jackson is victim of "double standard." Claims Janet Jackson is victim of "double standard." News Janet Jackson ...

  22. Latin Notas

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST The "Marketing to U.S. Hispanics & Latin America" conference discusses how to target particular Hispanic demographics. The "Marketing to U.S. Hispanics & Latin America" conference discusses how to target particular ...

  23. Higher Ground

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST A U2 covers compilation, "In the Name of Love: Artists United for Africa," fetes the Irish band while raising money to fight AIDS. A U2 covers compilation, "In the Name of Love: Artists United for Africa," fetes the Irish ban ...

  24. Nashville Scene

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST CMT will on Feb. 21 air a Black History Month special on African-Americans in country music. CMT will on Feb. 21 air a Black History Month special on African-Americans in country music. News ...

  25. CISAC Launches Members Network

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST CIS Net to connect rights societies. CIS Net to connect rights societies. News ...

  26. Artists Line-up For Pre-Grammy Concerts

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Wonder, Costello, the Strokes playing gigs for charity. Wonder, Costello, the Strokes playing gigs for charity. News ...

  27. Hughley, Chappelle Lead UrbanWorks Promotion

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles-based UrbanWorks Entertainment is gearing up for a large-scale Black History Month promotion next month. Los Angeles-based UrbanWorks Entertainment is gearing up for a large-scale Black History Month promotion next month. Key titles in ...

  28. Jackson Returns Passport To Authorities

    January 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson turns over travelling papers Michael Jackson turns over travelling papers News Michael Jackson ...

  29. Michael Jackson Charged With Molestation

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST "King of Pop" Michael Jackson was formally charged today with nine counts of sexual molestation and he is in a heap of trouble now. Read these wonderful lines from Reuters. You really believe that is "King of Pop" Michael Jacks ...

  30. Star-Packed Event Boosts World AIDS Day

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Organizers of the Nelson Mandela-inspired "46664" AIDS-awareness and fundraising campaign are claiming the biggest TV and radio audience for any single music event. Organizers of the Nelson Mandela-inspired "46664" AIDS-awarene ...

  31. The Orchard Artists To Get Insurance

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Orchard Global Media Group says its will offer insurance to artists through a new partnership with Working Today's Freelancers Union, a New York non-profit group that provides independent workers with Orchard Global Media Group says its will ...

  32. Survey: Album Downloads Should Be Cheaper Than CDs

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music consumers expect to pay a substantially lower price for albums they download than for a physical CD, according to a new study from research firm Ipsos-Insight. Music consumers expect to pay a substantially lower price for albums they downloa ...

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