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  1. Coldplay Enter 8th Week On Top In Europe

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's "X&Y" (Parlophone) extends its reign on European Top 100 Albums to eight weeks. The British band's third studio set continues to enjoy robust European sales, climbing back 3-2 in the U Coldplay's "X ...

  2. Coldplay Enter 8th Week On Top In Europe

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'Back to Bedlam' moves into second spot. Coldplay's "X&Y" (Parlophone) extends its reign on European Top 100 Albums to eight weeks. As the British band continues its North American tour, with shows last night in Montre ...

  3. 19th 'Now' At The Peak For Second Week

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Comedian Dane Cook debuts at No. 4. The 19th installment of the "Now That's What I Call Music!" hits compilation series, featuring acts like Destiny's Child and Gwen Stefani, remains atop The Billboard 200 for a second consecut ...

  4. Chi-Lites Frontman Dies

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Eugene Record was 64. Eugene Record, a founding member and creative force behind R&B vocal group the Chi-Lites, died July 22 after a long battle with cancer. He was 64. Though Record was best known for writing the smooth soul group's bigg ...

  5. 'Long John' Baldry Dies At 64

    July 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British R&B singer "Long John" Baldry died last night (July 21) in Vancouver after battling a chest infection for four months. He was 64. British R&B singer "Long John" Baldry died last night (July 21) in Vancouver ...

  6. New Line Contributes Picks To UMD Format

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New Line Home Entertainment is the latest Hollywood studio to commit to Sony's proprietary Universal Media Disc, which plays movies and videogames on the PlayStation Portable device. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- New Line Home Entertainment is ...

  7. iTunes Breaks 500M Download Milestone

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store has passed the 500 million paid-download milestone. The feat was achieved yesterday (July 17) when Amy Greer from Lafayette, Indiana purchased Faith Hill's "Mississ Apple Computer's iTunes Mu ...

  8. EMI Music Publishing Ups Brock

    July 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing VP office of the chairman Janice Brock has added stripes as VP external communications. EMI Music Publishing VP office of the chairman Janice Brock has added stripes as VP external communications. A publishing veteran with 17 ...

  9. EMI Music Publishing Ups Brock

    July 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing VP office of the chairman Janice Brock has added stripes as VP external communications. EMI Music Publishing VP office of the chairman Janice Brock has added stripes as VP external communications. A publishing veteran with 17 ...

  10. Sales Spike For Live 8 Performers

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Hyde Park leg of the July 2 Live 8 concert spectacular has ignited British album sales for the many of the performers. The Hyde Park leg of the July 2 Live 8 concert spectacular has ignited British album sales for the many of the performers. P ...

  11. Curb Nabs Clay Walker

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Country artist Clay Walker has joined the Curb Records artist roster, where he has been assigned to the Curb/Asylum imprint. Walker spent most of his career on Giant Records, switching briefly to sist Country artist Clay Walker has joined the Curb ...

  12. Big Al Downing Dies

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pioneering African-American country artist was 65. Pioneering African-American country artist Big Al Downing died July 4 at a hospital near his home in Leicester, Mass. Downing, 65, was felled by complications from Leukemia, with which he had been ...

  13. Coldplay Remains On Top

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'X&Y' sold over 1.2 million since June 7 release. Despite falling sales and four new titles entering the top 10, Coldplay's "X&Y" remains on top of The Billboard 200 for a third week in a row. Sales of the Capi ...

  14. Chevy Partners With Country Stars

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sponsoring 'Our America' as a free download. In its continued partnership with Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson, Chevrolet is a presenting sponsor of "Our America," a new recording by Big & Rich, Wilson and Cowboy Troy. B ...

  15. Chevy Partners With Country Stars

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sponsoring 'Our America' as a free download. In its continued partnership with Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson, Chevrolet is a presenting sponsor of "Our America," a new recording by Big & Rich, Wilson and Cowboy Troy. B ...

  16. New Film Co. Inks Deal With WBP

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Giving a $500 million boost to its film financing coffers, Warner Bros. Pictures has signed a multiyear, 25-picture agreement with Legendary Pictures, a new shingle backed by major private investors a LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Giving ...

  17. Coldplay Holds Foos, Backstreet From No. 1

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay staves off strong competition on The Billboard 200 as "X&Y" (Capitol) tops the chart for a second week. Although sales of the set dropped 56% to 323,000 copies in the United States, accor Coldplay staves off strong compe ...

  18. Coldplay Debuts On Top

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's third studio album becomes the band's first career chart-topper and leads a pack of highly anticipated summer sets arriving on this week's Billboard 200. With U.S. sales of 737,000 copies, Coldplay's third studio alb ...

  19. Scene & Heard

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Composers Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard recent- ly emerged from their own bat caves with a looming, gothic swell of a score for the Warner Bros. film "Batman Begins," which opens June 15. Read M Composers Hans Zimmer and James Newt ...

  20. Baumgartner Out At Equity

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Replacement will be announced shortly. Equity Music Group VP of promotion Rick Baumgartner exits the Nashville-based label after just under two years on the job. His replacement will be announced shortly, according to company president Mike Kraski ...

  21. WB Releases 'Pants' DVD In China In Anti-piracy Move

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Bros. Entertainment released a DVD of its movie, "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," in China the same day the movie opened in U.S. theaters in an effort to prevent piracy of the film. (AP) -- Warner Bros. Entertainment relea ...

  22. Michaels, Malito Rise At WB Nashville

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Both execs with company since 2002. Warner Bros. Nashville VP of field promotion Gator Michaels rises to the position of senior VP of promotion for the company. He replaces David Haley, who exited in March. Concurrently, West Coast regional promot ...

  23. Taking Back Sunday Signs With Warner Bros.

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Indie rock act Taking Back Sunday has signed with Warner Bros., after releasing two popular albums via Chicago-based label Victory. The group will hit the studio in the fall to begin work on its Warne Indie rock act Taking Back Sunday has signed w ...

  24. Liberty Records Founder Waronker Dies

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Label vet guided careers of Cochran, Vee. Simon "Si" Waronker, founder of Liberty Records, one of the top indie labels of the 1950s and early 1960s, died in his sleep Tuesday (June 7) in Los Angeles. He was 90. Waronker was born in 1915 ...

  25. George Clinton Recovers Masters

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A federal court awarded George Clinton sole copyright ownership of four Funkadelic albums he recorded for Warner Bros. around 1979. NEW YORK -- A federal court awarded George Clinton sole copyright ownership of four Funkadelic albums he recorded f ...

  26. Right To Copy Aim Of French Class Action

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A group of French lawyers on May 23 launched a legal challenge against some of the country's leading video and DVD publishers, accusing them of failing to respect an individual's right to make a priva PARIS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- A ...

  27. 'Mafia' Targets Otto

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Country artist signs with Raybaw. James Otto has exited the Mercury Records roster and signed with Raybaw Records, a Warner Bros. Nashville imprint. Raybaw is headed by Muzik Mafia members Big & Rich and Cory Gierman. Otto is a member of the M ...

  28. Self-Licensing For Cartoon Network

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Bros. Entertainment is shifting responsibility for the licensing of Cartoon Network properties, including Powerpuff Girls and Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, to Cartoon Network Enterprises, putting each e (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Warner Bros. Enter ...

  29. Legal Matters

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Bros. Pictures emerged from "The Perfect Storm" in Florida with a sense of clarity. The state's highest court on April 21 interpreted a misappropriation statute, defining "commercial purpose" i Warner Bros. Pictures ...

  30. Linkin Park Wants Out Of Warner Bros. Contract

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Bros. Records rock act Linkin Park is demanding its release from Warner Music Group in the wake of a dispute over a renegotiation of the band's contract. NEW YORK -- Warner Bros. Records rock act Linkin Park is demanding its release fr ...

  31. Springsteen Bosses European Albums Chart

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT There are new leaders on both of Billboard's pan-European sales charts, as Bruce Springsteen's "Devils & Dust" (Columbia) marches straight into pole position on European Top 100 Albums and 50 Cent There are new leaders ...

  32. Springsteen Bosses European Albums Chart

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT There are new leaders on both of Billboard's pan-European sales charts, as Bruce Springsteen's "Devils & Dust" (Columbia) marches straight into pole position on European Top 100 Albums and 50 Cent There are new leaders ...

  33. Austin City Limits Fest Confirms Lineup

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The lineup of the fourth Austin City Limits Music Festival, set for Sept. 23-25 in Austin's Zilker Park, will be announced tomorrow (May 5). The lineup of the fourth Austin City Limits Music Festival, set for Sept. 23-25 in Austin's Zilk ...

  34. 'The Boss' Back On Top

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "The Boss" is in charge again as Bruce Springsteen's "Devils & Dust" (Columbia) takes the No. 1 spot on The Billboard 200 this week with 222,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen S "The Boss&qu ...

  35. Case Summary: Using Name & Likeness Without Permission, Florida Law

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT When Warner Bros. Pictures produced "The Perfect Storm" about a fishing vessel that was lost in a rare, powerful weather system off the New England coast, it did not ask permission -- or compensate -- When Warner Bros. Pictures produced ...

  36. Linkin Park Wants Out Of Warner Bros. Contract

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Bros. Records rock act Linkin Park is demanding its release from Warner Music Group in the wake of a dispute over a renegotiation of the band's contract. Group owes four more records, seeks ne Warner Bros. Records rock act Linkin Park ...

  37. Billy Corgan Unveils Solo Tour Plans

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New release via Warner arrives June 21. Billy Corgan will begin a solo tour in June in Lisbon in support of his solo debut, "TheFutureEmbrace," which arrives June 21 via Warner Bros. The former Smashing Pumpkins/Zwan leader will be backe ...

  38. Billy Corgan Unveils Solo Tour Plans

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New release via Warner arrives June 21. Billy Corgan will begin a solo tour in June in Lisbon in support of his solo debut, "TheFutureEmbrace," which arrives June 21 via Warner Bros. The former Smashing Pumpkins/Zwan leader will be backe ...

  39. Sony Nashville's Gershon Heads To Warner Bros.

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Nashville music executive Tracy Gershon is leaving Sony Music Nashville, where she serves as senior director of A&R and artist development, to join Warner Bros.' Nashville division as VP o Veteran Nashville music executive Tra ...

  40. This Week's Top Stories

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <UL> <LI>Florida Sides With Warner Bros. Over 'Perfect Storm'</LI> <LI>China Jails Americans For Piracy</LI> <LI>Right to Sue for Infringement &amp; Fair Use of Film Clips</LI> <LI>Usin ...

  41. EMI U.K. Pub Chief Reichardt To Depart

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing U.K. chairman/CEO Peter Reichardt is to exit at the end of May after 16 years at the helm. EMI Music Publishing U.K. chairman/CEO Peter Reichardt is to exit at the end of May after 16 years at the helm. According to a statemen ...

  42. Florida Sides With Warner Bros. Over 'Perfect Storm'

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Bros. prevailed April 21 in a Florida lawsuit that could have severely restricted the right of filmmakers to address historical events without the permission of the subjects or their heirs. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Warner Bros. prevailed ...

  43. Tritt Splits With Columbia

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Country artist Travis Tritt has split from his label home of the last five years, Columbia Records. Tritt cites a difference of opinion for the split. Country artist Travis Tritt has split from his label home of the last five years, Columbia Recor ...

  44. Tritt Splits With Columbia

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Country singer with label for five years. Country artist Travis Tritt has split from his label home of the last five years, Columbia Records. He recorded three albums for the label, all of which hit the top 10 of Billboard's Top Country Album ...

  45. EMI U.K. Pub Chief Reichardt To Depart

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing U.K. chairman/CEO Peter Reichardt is to exit at the end of May after 16 years at the helm. EMI Music Publishing U.K. chairman/CEO Peter Reichardt is to exit at the end of May after 16 years at the helm. According to a statemen ...

  46. Paramount Continues Executive Shuffle

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As the executive overhaul at Paramount Pictures continues, Alli Shearmur was promoted April 14 to co-president of production. She will report to newly named Paramount president Gail Berman, who steps (The Hollywood Reporter) -- As the executive ov ...

  47. New Allegation Revives Probe Of Century

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Following up on a complaint from an independent movie theater in Palm Desert, Calif., the California Attorney General's Office has renewed its investigation into the booking practices of Century Theat (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Following up ...

  48. 50 Cent Holds On In Slow Sales Week

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Faith Evans bows at No. 2. 50 Cent's "The Massacre" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) notches a sixth week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, with U.S. sales down 22% from last week to 165,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Faith Evans arr ...

  49. 50 Cent Holds On In Slow Sales Week

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cent's "The Massacre" notches a sixth week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, with U.S. sales down 22% from last week to 165,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. 50 Cent's "The Massacre" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) no ...

  50. Haley Exits Warner Nashville

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Promo vet was senior VP. Warner Bros. Nashville senior VP of promotion David Haley is out after just over two and a half years with the company. No replacement has been named. Gator Michaels, who was promoted in January from national director to V ...

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