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  1. George Michael Leads IFPI Platinum Honorees

    March 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST George Michael's 2-CD best-of album "Ladies and Gentlemen" collected its 6th IFPI Platinum Europe Award in February, for shipments of 6 million units in the region. George Michael's 2-CD best-of album "Ladies and Gentlemen ...

  2. Medina Countersues Martin

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Angelo Medina, the Puerto Rican empresario who managed Ricky Martin for 12 years, has filed a $63.5 million countersuit against his former client, alleging breach of contract, unjust enrichment and pa Angelo Medina, the Puerto Rican empresario who ...

  3. Jones Maintains Chart Grip

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST "Feels Like Home" by Norah Jones is showing no signs that it's ready to relinquish the top slot on The Billboard 200. The Blue Note album cruises to a third straight week atop the chart, selling 280,0 "Feels Like Home" by ...

  4. Jones Maintains Chart Grip

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST "Feels Like Home" by Norah Jones is showing no signs that it's ready to relinquish the top slot on The Billboard 200. The Blue Note album cruises to a third straight week atop the chart, selling 280,0 "Feels Like Home" by ...

  5. Ruben Blades Taking Former Label, Publisher To Court

    March 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST A suit filed by singer/songwriter/actor/producer Ruben Blades against his former record and publishing companies is set to go to trial March 8 in New York Federal court. A suit filed by singer/songwriter/actor/producer Ruben Blades against his for ...

  6. Labels, Video Channel Dispute Fee Collection

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Labels in Colombia are awaiting a decision from the country's National Office of Author's Rights that will determine how performance rights fees are collected from music video channels in that country MIAMI--Labels in Colombia are awaiti ...

  7. Kashmir, Christiansen Win Big At DMAs

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Kashmir and Tim Christensen were the big winners Saturday (Feb. 28) at the Danish Music Awards 2004, held at the Copenhagen Forum. Kashmir and Tim Christensen were the big winners Saturday (Feb. 28) at the Danish Music Awards 2004, held at the Cop ...

  8. Marc Anthony Wins Big At Premios Lo Nuestro

    February 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST With three awards to his name, tropical star Marc Anthony was the big winner at the 16th annual Premios Lo Nuestro awards, held last night (Feb. 26) at the Miami Arena in Miami. With three awards to his name, tropical star Marc Anthony was the big ...

  9. Marc Anthony Wins Big At Premios Lo Nuestro

    February 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST With three awards to his name, tropical star Marc Anthony was the big winner at the 16th annual Premios Lo Nuestro awards, held last night (Feb. 26) at the Miami Arena in Miami. With three awards to his name, tropical star Marc Anthony was the big ...

  10. Colombian Labels In Video-Rights Fee Dispute

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Labels in Colombia are awaiting a decision from the country's National Office of Author's Rights that will determine the way performance rights fees are collected from local music-video channels. The Labels in Colombia are awaiting a dec ...

  11. Colombian Labels In Video-Rights Fee Dispute

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Labels in Colombia are awaiting a decision from the country's National Office of Author's Rights that will determine the way performance rights fees are collected from local music-video channels. The Labels in Colombia are awaiting a dec ...

  12. Nude Records Founder Launches New U.K. Label

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Saul Galpern, who founded the defunct British label Nude Records, has launched a new U.K. label, Altered States. The label will be distributed by Pinnacle, but Sony has an option to pick up releases f Saul Galpern, who founded the defunct British ...

  13. Nude Records Founder Launches New U.K. Label

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Altered States to be distributed by Pinnacle, Sony. Altered States to be distributed by Pinnacle, Sony. News ...

  14. Nude Records Founder Launches New U.K. Label

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Saul Galpern, who founded the defunct British label Nude Records, has launched a new U.K. label, Altered States. The label will be distributed by Pinnacle, but Sony has an option to pick up releases f Saul Galpern, who founded the defunct British ...

  15. N.Y. Family Day To Benefit TJ Martell

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST The T.J. Martell Foundation will hold its fifth annual Family Day from 1-4 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Hilton Hotel in New York. The T.J. Martell Foundation will hold its fifth annual Family Day from 1-4 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Hilton Hotel in New York. The c ...

  16. Musiwave Opens For Business In Asia

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Musiwave, which provides wireless music to European telecommunications companies, has launched a subsidiary in Hong Kong. The move, according to Paris-based Musiwave, is an integral part of a worldwid Musiwave, which provides wireless music to Eur ...

  17. The NEW AFTRA Code Broken Down in Plain English

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The battle between record companies and its artists is a tired cliche. But with the advent of new income streams for copyright holders and artists such as Web casting royalties, mobile music, and musi The battle between record companies and its ar ...

  18. Record Companies Must Embrace Changing Digital Landscape

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Charles Darwin would be proud. Today's harsh music climate is certainly putting his survival-of-the-fittest theory to the test. In this do-or-die atmosphere, artists are increasingly being forced to p Charles Darwin would be proud. Today' ...

  19. Musiwave Opens For Business In Asia

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Musiwave, which provides wireless music to European telecommunications companies, has launched a subsidiary in Hong Kong. The move, according to Paris-based Musiwave, is an integral part of a worldwid Musiwave, which provides wireless music to Eur ...

  20. AEG Live Inks Innovative Deal With Robi Draco Rosa

    February 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a ground-breaking artist-development move, AEG Live will bankroll the touring efforts of Columbia artist Robi Draco Rosa in exchange for exclusive representation in the United States and Latin Amer In a ground-breaking artist-development move, ...

  21. Universal South To Release 'Passion' Album

    February 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST As expected, Universal South is to release an album of songs "inspired by" Mel Gibson's film "The Passion of the Christ." As expected, Universal South is to release an album of songs "inspired by" Mel Gibson' ...

  22. Koch Inks Handful Of New Acts

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Koch Records has signed a number of new acts, including several former major-label artists. The label has inked pop vocalist Melissa Manchester, singer/songwriter Abra Moore, funk-rock act Jimmie's Ch Koch Records has signed a number of new a ...

  23. Jaci Velasquez Starts Own Label

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Word recording artist Jaci Velasquez is launching her own record label, Apostrophe Records, Billboard.biz has learned. She is currently negotiating a distribution deal for the new venture. Word recording artist Jaci Velasquez is launching her own ...

  24. Monheit Inks With Sony Classical

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jane Monheit has signed with Sony Classical. The 26-year-old jazz singer is recording an album for a fall release. The set will be prodcued by Al Schmitt (Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Diana Krall, J Jane Monheit has signed with Sony Classical. T ...

  25. Darkness Shines At U.K.'s Brit Awards

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Darkness confirmed their status as Britain's new favorite rock band at the Brit Awards today (Feb. 17) at London's Earls Court, taking three major trophies. The Darkness confirmed their status as Britain's new favorite rock band ...

  26. Darkness Shines At U.K.'s Brit Awards

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Darkness confirmed their status as Britain's new favorite rock band at the Brit Awards today (Feb. 17) at London's Earls Court, taking three major trophies. The Darkness confirmed their status as Britain's new favorite rock band ...

  27. EC Throws Monkey Wrench In Sony-BMG Merger

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission has created new doubt about the viability of the proposed merger of the Sony and Bertelsmann music divisions. The EC said Feb. 13 that its antitrust department will conduct an LONDON-- The European Commission has created ne ...

  28. IFPI Sues Belgian ISP In Copyright Action

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST IFPI Belgium is suing Belgian Internet service provider and telecoms operator Telenet for hosting file-sharing links on its Web newsgroups. BRUSSELS--IFPI Belgium is suing Belgian Internet service provider and telecoms operator Telenet for hosting ...

  29. EC Throws Monkey Wrench In Sony-BMG Merger

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST ELW brings to you weekly updates and analysis on entertainment law and news. EC Throws Monkey Wrench In Sony-BMG Merger IFPI Sues Belgian ISP In Copyright Action Broadcast Indecency Fines May Skyrocket Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel Set Frenc ...

  30. Cruz Leads Finalists For Billboard Latin Awards

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Celia Cruz tops the finalists for the Billboard Latin Music Awards, to be presented April 29 at the Miami Arena in Miami. The late "Queen of Salsa" is up for seven honors, including top Latin albums a Celia Cruz tops the finalists for th ...

  31. Clear Channel, Sony Start Talent Contest

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST 'Radio Star' winner gets Sony label deal. 'Radio Star' winner gets Sony label deal. News ...

  32. Update: Tower Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST As expected, Tower Records filed for Chapter 11 protection this morning (Feb. 9) in the U.S. bankrupcty court in Wilmington, Del., with a fast-track plan that calls for the company to emerge within 3 As expected, Tower Records filed for Chapter 11 ...

  33. Update: Tower Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST As expected, Tower Records filed for Chapter 11 protection this morning (Feb. 9) in the U.S. bankrupcty court in Wilmington, Del., with a fast-track plan that calls for the company to emerge within 3 As expected, Tower Records filed for Chapter 11 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Beyoncé, Vandross Lead Early Grammy Winners

    February 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Awards in 94 of the 105 Grammy categories were presented Sunday (Feb. 8) afternoon from the Los Angeles Convention Center before the nationally televised broadcast from the adjacent Staples Center. Awards in 94 of the 105 Grammy categories were pr ...

  36. Lack Backs RIAA Lawsuits

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Entertainment chairman/CEO Andrew Lack took entertainment attorneys to task for not "taking action against online piracy," during his keynote delivered at the 6th annual Entertainment Law I Sony Music Entertainment chairman/CE ...

  37. Sony Campaign To Push Legal Downloads At Schools

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Entertainment chairman/CEO Andrew Lack debuted a new program aimed to stem the tide of illegal downloading on college campuses during the Entertainment Law Initiative luncheon on Friday (Fe Sony Music Entertainment chairman/CEO Andrew L ...

  38. Twista's Return Hits Hard On Billboard 200

    February 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fueled by hit single "Slow Jamz," Twista's "Kamikaze" bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, giving the Chicago-bred rapper his best week ever on the big chart. The Atlantic album sells 312,000 copies in Fueled by hit single ...

  39. Twista's Return Hits Hard On Billboard 200

    February 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fueled by hit single "Slow Jamz," Twista's "Kamikaze" bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, giving the Chicago-bred rapper his best week ever on the big chart. The Atlantic album sells 312,000 copies in Fueled by hit single ...

  40. Five Majors Testing Sales Of DualDisc Albums

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a collaborative effort, all five major record labels have initiated test marketing of a dual-sided CD/DVD hybrid disc known as DualDisc. The companies have released a total of about 15 discs in Bos In a collaborative effort, all five major reco ...

  41. Update: Court Hears File-Sharing Case Arguments

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST The question of whether peer-to-peer file-sharing company Grokster is liable for copyright infringement may not be legally resolved for months. The question of whether peer-to-peer file-sharing company Grokster is liable for copyright infringement ...

  42. Retail Track

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Distribution cuts prices on four dozen DVD titles such as Meat Loaf's "Hit Out of Hell" and Gloria Estefan's "Everlasting Gloria." Sony Music Distribution cuts prices on four dozen DVD titles such as Meat L ...

  43. Retail Track

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Distribution cuts prices on four dozen DVD titles such as Meat Loaf's "Hit Out of Hell" and Gloria Estefan's "Everlasting Gloria." Sony Music Distribution cuts prices on four dozen DVD titles such as Meat L ...

  44. Retail Track

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Distribution cuts prices on four dozen DVD titles such as Meat Loaf's "Hit Out of Hell" and Gloria Estefan's "Everlasting Gloria." Sony Music Distribution cuts prices on four dozen DVD titles such as Meat L ...

  45. Gloria Estefan Show Hits Big Screen

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Gloria Estefan concert recorded live at the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas has been adapted for the big screen and will premiere nationwide Feb. 10. A Gloria Estefan concert recorded live at the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace ...

  46. Gloria Estefan Show Hits Big Screen

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Gloria Estefan concert recorded live at the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas has been adapted for the big screen and will premiere nationwide Feb. 10. A Gloria Estefan concert recorded live at the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace ...

  47. Warner Bros., Sony Sue Screener-Sharer

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Carmine Caridi has been sued by Warner Bros. and Sony for copyright infringement. Caridi, whose Oscar screener tapes were allegedly posted on the Internet illegally by Russell Sprague, is being target Carmine Caridi has been sued by Warner Bros. a ...

  48. Warner Bros., Sony Sue Screener-Sharer

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Actor Carmine Caridi has been sued by Warner Bros. and Sony for copyright infringement. Caridi, whose Oscar screener tapes were allegedly posted on the Internet illegally by friend and film buff Russe Actor Carmine Caridi has been sued by Warner B ...

  49. OutKast Holds At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    January 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for the second week in a row. U.S. sales of the album are down 11% from last week to 86,000 copies, according to OutKast's two-CD set " ...

  50. OutKast Holds At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    January 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for the second week in a row. U.S. sales of the album are down 11% from last week to 86,000 copies, according to OutKast's two-CD set " ...

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