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  1. DTS To Release Blue Man Group DVD-Audio

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT DTS Entertainment, the label division of Digital Theater Systems, Inc. (DTS), will release a DVD-Audio of Blue Man Group's second album, "The Complex," Sept. 14. DTS Entertainment, the label division of Digital Theater Systems, Inc. ...

  2. DTS To Release Blue Man Group DVD-Audio

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT DTS Entertainment, the label division of Digital Theater Systems, Inc. (DTS), will release a DVD-Audio of Blue Man Group's second album, "The Complex," Sept. 14. DTS Entertainment, the label division of Digital Theater Systems, Inc. ...

  3. Canada's MMS Launches In New York

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canadian CD and DVD manufacturer Music Manufacturing Services (MMS) will open its first international office in New York this month. Canadian CD and DVD manufacturer Music Manufacturing Services (MMS) will open its first international office in Ne ...

  4. Quebec's CHOI Loses Radio License

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Broadcasting regulator the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on July 13 denied an application by Montreal-based Genex Communications for the renewal of its licence for TORONTO -- Broadcasting regulator the Canadian ...

  5. Canadian Biz Files Arguments Vs. Ruling On ISPs

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA) on July 12 filed arguments in its appeal over the March 31 ruling that Internet service providers could not be forced to reveal the identities of subscribe TORONTO -- The Canadian Recording Industry Ass ...

  6. Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withholding Royalties

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter Giuseppe "Beppe" Canterelli has filed a class-action lawsuit against EMI Music Publishing, alleging that the company engages in unfair business practices by failing to promptly pay out uncl Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withhold ...

  7. Ontario Man Charged In Bootleg Case

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have charged a Hamilton, Ontario, resident with five counts of copyright infringement stemming from a June seizure of several hundred counterfeit copies of live conce TORONTO -- The Royal Canadian Mounted Police ( ...

  8. Phil Spector Sues Robert Shapiro Over $1.5M Retainer

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Producer Phil Spector has filed suit against his former attorney and longtime friend Robert Shapiro, in an attempt to reclaim a $1.5 million retainer Shapiro took when he represented Spector in his on Phil Spector Sues Robert Shapiro Over $1.5M Re ...

  9. Canadian ISPs Win Court Ruling Over Royalties

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Internet service providers may not have to pay royalties to the music industry for files downloaded by their customers, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled June 30. TORONTO -- Internet service providers may not have to pay royalties to the music ind ...

  10. Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 Trillion In 2008

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The global entertainment and media industries generated revenues of $1.23 trillion in 2003, and that figure is expected to grow to $1.67 trillion by 2008, according to a new study issued by PriceWater Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 T ...

  11. Koch Picks Up Two Labels For Canada

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Malaco, Finger land distribution up North. Koch Entertainment in Toronto has forged exclusive Canadian distribution agreements with the Malaco Music Group in Jackson, Miss., and Finger Records/Long Live Crime Records in L.A. Malaco Music Group has ...

  12. Koch Picks Up Two Labels For Canada

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Malaco, Finger land distribution up North. Koch Entertainment in Toronto has forged exclusive Canadian distribution agreements with the Malaco Music Group in Jackson, Miss., and Finger Records/Long Live Crime Records in L.A. Malaco Music Group has ...

  13. Sam Roberts Tops MuchMusic Video Award Noms

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Sam Roberts leads this year's crop of nominees for the MuchMusic Video Awards. The 15th annual gala will be held June 20 in Toronto. Singer/songwriter Sam Roberts leads this year's crop of nominees for the MuchMusic Vid ...

  14. Madonna Cancels Shows In Israel

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Madonna says she has canceled three Israeli stops on her "Re-Invention" tour because of violence in the region, including the killing of the leader of the militant group Hamas. Madonna says she has canceled three Israeli stops on her &qu ...

  15. Rhino To Release 'Toronto Rocks' DVD

    May 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rhino Home Video and TGA DVD will issue June 29 "Toronto Rocks," a concert DVD documenting the July 30, 2003, Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto gala show, acknowledged as the largest ticketed single- Rhino Home Video and TGA DVD will iss ...

  16. Rhino To Release 'Toronto Rocks' DVD

    May 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rhino Home Video and TGA DVD will issue June 29 "Toronto Rocks," a concert DVD documenting the July 30, 2003, Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto gala show, acknowledged as the largest ticketed single- Rhino Home Video and TGA DVD will iss ...

  17. Agency Group Ready To Publish

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Windswept Music managing director Bob Grace is joining forces with international booking agency the Agency Group (TAG), as Grace's recently formed Bay Songs Ltd. becomes the music-publishing en Former Windswept Music managing director ...

  18. Agency Group Ready To Publish

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Windswept Music managing director Bob Grace is joining forces with international booking agency the Agency Group (TAG), as Grace's recently formed Bay Songs Ltd. becomes the music-publishing en Former Windswept Music managing director ...

  19. Canadian Biz Back Calls to Overhaul C'right Law

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canada's music industry is welcoming a Canadian House of Commons committee report which calls for an immediate overhaul of the country's copyright law. Canada's music industry is welcoming a Canadian House of Commons committee repor ...

  20. Canadian Biz Back Calls to Overhaul C'right Law

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canada's music industry is welcoming a Canadian House of Commons committee report which calls for an immediate overhaul of the country's copyright law. Canada's music industry is welcoming a Canadian House of Commons committee repor ...

  21. Cyrus Secures New Mgmt, Booking

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Billy Ray Cyrus has signed new management and booking deals. Billy Ray Cyrus has signed new management and booking deals. Terry Elam and the the Fitzgerald Hartley Co., with offices in Southern California and Nashville, will be Cyrus' new man ...

  22. Canada To Get Local Version Of Napster

    May 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT This summer, the Napster 2.0 digital-music service will become the first on-demand subscription service available to Canadian music consumers. Napster, a division of Roxio, Inc., will offer Canadian c This summer, the Napster 2.0 digital-music ser ...

  23. Musicrypt Inks Deal With CIRPA

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Toronto's Musicrypt Inc. has entered into an exclusive agreement with the Canadian Independent Record Production Association (CIRPA). The deal will provide the country's independent music sector with Toronto's Musicrypt Inc. has ent ...

  24. Canada's MRP Label To Handle Blanko

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canadian label MRP Records in Toronto has signed an agreement with Miami-based Perfect Image Records to distribute, market and promote Fito Blanko's debut album "Higher Level." Canadian label MRP Records in Toronto has signed an agr ...

  25. Canada's Roger Desjardins Dies

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Longtime Canadian label executive Roger Desjardins died yesterday (April 25) of unknown causes at his home in Toronto. He was 61. Longtime Canadian label executive Roger Desjardins died yesterday (April 25) of unknown causes at his home in Toronto ...

  26. Yep Roc Inks Dave Alvin

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Graham, N.C.-based indie Yep Roc Records has inked a multi-album deal with roots-rocker Dave Alvin. The first release under the deal, "Ashgrove," is due June 15. It and Alvin's next album will be dist Graham, N.C.-based indie Yep Ro ...

  27. Phair To Head Up 'Chicks With Attitude' Tour

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Liz Phair is set to headline the Chicks With Attitude Tour, which will visit 18 North American cities from August to early September, Billboard.biz has learned. Other artists set to appear include Car Liz Phair is set to headline the Chicks With A ...

  28. CNR Licenses Lightfoot's "Harmony" For Europe

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Netherlands-based independent label CNR International has inked a licensing deal to release Gordon Lightfoot's new album "Harmony" on May 10 across Europe. CNR's European distribution is handled by a Netherlands-based independe ...

  29. Canadian Biz Files Appeal In ISP Case

    April 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA) filed an appeal today (April 13) of the Federal Court of Canada's recent ruling that Internet Service Providers did not have to reveal the identitities of The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRI ...

  30. Canadian Biz Files Appeal In ISP Case

    April 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA) filed an appeal today (April 13) of the Federal Court of Canada's recent ruling that Internet Service Providers did not have to reveal the identitities of The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRI ...

  31. Canadian Film Honcho Backs CAA Pact

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canadian film czar Richard Stursberg supports a deal between the Canadian government and Creative Artists Agency that aims to help Canadian film producers attract talent and obtain financing for their TORONTO (Hollywood Reporter)--Canadian film cz ...

  32. Canada's CHUM To Acquire Broadcaster Craig Media

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canadian media company CHUM Limited announced today (April 12) that it has signed an agreement to purchase Calgary-based TV broadcaster Craig Media Inc. for Canadian $265 million ($197.8 million) in c Canadian media company CHUM Limited announced ...

  33. Indecency Fines Set To Escalate

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WASHINGTON--Word on the Hill is that indecency fines are set to shoot through the roof soon. With public grousing and election-year politicking guiding Federal Communications Commission thinking, the Immediatek To Buy DiscLive Clear Channel Trial ...

  34. CRIA To Appeal ISP Ruling

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Recording Industry Assn (CRIA) plans to appeal a recent decision by the Toronto federal court that blocks CRIA from obtaining the names of alleged illegal file-sharers. TORONTO--The Canadian Recording Industry Assn (CRIA) plans to app ...

  35. Recouping E-Royalties Made Easier

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT LOS ANGELES--Thanks to a simplified application process, producers are having an easier time recouping their share of webcasting and satellite transmission royalties of their recordings. <br clear="no NLRB Dismisses 'Virtual Music ...

  36. Madonna Tickets Move Quickly

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Any uncertainties about Madonna's clout at the box office were annihilated over the weekend, as initial sales of her <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/touring_venues/article_display.js Any uncertainties about Madonna&# ...

  37. House Of Blues Lands $30 Million Investment

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST House of Blues (HOB) Entertainment has completed a $110 million recapitalization plan, with the announcement that Ares Management has invested $30 million in the company. House of Blues (HOB) Entertainment has completed a $110 million recapitaliza ...

  38. House Of Blues Lands $30 Million Investment

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST House of Blues (HOB) Entertainment has completed a $110 million recapitalization plan, with the announcement that Ares Management has invested $30 million in the company. House of Blues (HOB) Entertainment has completed a $110 million recapitaliza ...

  39. Cinram, MGM Enter DVD/VHS Partnership

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Toronto-based Cinram International has signed a multi-year agreement with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios in Los Angeles for DVD and VHS manufacturing and distribution in the United States and Canada. Toronto-based Cinram International has signed a mu ...

  40. Canadian Rap Manager Fatally Shot

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Canadian rap manager Elliott Reid-Thomas was shot in the head and instantly killed by an unidentified gunman Sunday (Feb. 22) in front of 100 patrons at a Toronto after-hours club. Canadian rap manager Elliott Reid-Thomas was shot in the head and ...

  41. Rush Sets 46-Date Anniversary Tour

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Canadian rock trio Rush has revealed details of its 30th-anniversary North American tour. The 46-date trek, largely of sheds, begins May 26 in Nashville, and wraps Aug. 22 in the group's Toronto homeb Canadian rock trio Rush has revealed deta ...

  42. Alma Signs Distrib Deal With Uni Canada

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Toronto-based jazz and roots indie Alma Records has forged a domestic distribution deal with Universal Music Canada. Alma is owned and operated by bassist/producer/composer Peter Cardinali. Toronto-based jazz and roots indie Alma Records has forge ...

  43. Canadian ISPs Asked To Disclose File-Sharer Identities

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA) has filed motions in the Federal Court of Canada to require five Canadian Internet service providers to disclose the identities of large-scale pirates who TORONTO--The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. McLachlan, Furtado Top Juno Noms

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST With five nominations each, singer/songwriters Sarah McLachlan and Nelly Furtado will battle each other at the 2004 Juno Awards. The pair head the list of nominees for 38 Juno categories, revealed thi With five nominations each, singer/songwriters ...

  46. McLachlan, Furtado Top Juno Noms

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST With five nominations each, singer/songwriters Sarah McLachlan and Nelly Furtado will battle each other at the 2004 Juno Awards. The pair head the list of nominees for 38 Juno categories, revealed thi With five nominations each, singer/songwriters ...

  47. Linus, spinART Link For Joint Venture

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Toronto-based independent label Linus Entertainment and New York-based spinART Records have announced a joint venture. Toronto-based independent label Linus Entertainment and New York-based spinART Records have announced a joint venture. Material ...

  48. Outside To Distribute Domino In Canada

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Toronto-based Outside Music has become the exclusive distributor in Canada for London-based label Domino Records. Toronto-based Outside Music has become the exclusive distributor in Canada for London-based label Domino Records. The first release u ...

  49. Nickelback, Lavigne, McLachlan To Play Junos

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Barenaked Ladies, Michael Bubl&#233;, Nelly Furtado, Avril Lavigne, Sarah McLachlan and Nickelback will perform at the 2004 Juno Awards. Barenaked Ladies, Michael Bublé, Nelly Furtado, Avril Lavigne, Sarah McLachlan and Nickelback will perform ...

  50. Nickelback, Lavigne, McLachlan To Play Junos

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Barenaked Ladies, Michael Bubl&#233;, Nelly Furtado, Avril Lavigne, Sarah McLachlan and Nickelback will perform at the 2004 Juno Awards. Barenaked Ladies, Michael Bublé, Nelly Furtado, Avril Lavigne, Sarah McLachlan and Nickelback will perform ...

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