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  1. Van Halen Summer Tour A Go

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The long-rumored Van Halen summer tour is finally getting off the ground. The group's <A HREF="http://www.vanhalen.com" TARGET="new">official Web site</A> reports that Van Halen will play shows on dat The long- ...

  2. Last Samurai' Writer Sues Producers

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST One of the screenwriters of the Warner Bros. 2003 movie "The Last Samurai" is suing the film's producers, alleging they failed to give him and other writers proper writing credits. NEW YORK--One of the screenwriters of the Warner Br ...

  3. NYC Residents, Club Owners Battle Over Noise

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST LOS ANGELES--A New York City night-life ordinance is unlikely to see the light of day in 2004. But supporters say the law, which seeks to soften club noise for Manhattan residents, will eventually be Licensing Deals Abound In Wireless Market NYC R ...

  4. News And Notes From South By Southwest

    March 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST <I>News and notes from the 18th annual South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, a music and media conference offering industry panels and presentations, as well as more than 1,000 acts performing News and notes from the 18th annual Sout ...

  5. News And Notes From South By Southwest

    March 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST <I>News and notes from the 18th annual South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, a music and media conference offering industry panels and presentations, as well as more than 1,000 acts performing News and notes from the 18th annual Sout ...

  6. Boulos To Shift To Capitol

    March 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST John Boulos, who recently exited as senior VP of promotion at Warner Bros. Records as part of the downsizing there, is joining Capitol with the same title. He will head the promotion department. John Boulos, who recently exited as senior VP of pro ...

  7. Starbucks Heats Up Its Music Offerings

    March 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Starbucks' Hear Music Coffeehouse experience, <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/digital/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000460172">tipped here</A> last week, opened for business to Starbucks' Hea ...

  8. Starbucks Heats Up Its Music Offerings

    March 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Starbucks' Hear Music Coffeehouse experience, <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/digital/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000460172">tipped here</A> last week, opened for business to Starbucks' Hea ...

  9. Warner Bros. Sues For Illegal Film Distribution

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Bros. Entertainment and WV Films III is suing Carmine Caridi and Russell Sprague for illegally distributing the movies "The Last Samurai" and "Mystic River" on the Internet. NEW YORK--Warner Bros. Entertainment and WV Fi ...

  10. Kazaa Case Hits New Snag

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST SYDNEY--The Australian record industry's attempts to launch a copyright infringement case against Kazaa is facing another stumbling block. Lawyers for Kazaa's Sydney-based parent Sharman Networks lodg Internet Giants Join Forces Against ...

  11. 'Seal IV' To Get DVD Release

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Bros. Records will release a special DVD edition of Seal's album "Seal IV" on April 20. The two-disc set includes the album on CD (originally released Sept. 9, 2003), as well as a DVD featuring Warner Bros. Records will relea ...

  12. Country Supergroup Cherry Bombs Reunites

    March 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Cherry Bombs have reunited for a new album, to be released in late summer or early fall from Universal South. The original group included Universal South senior partner Tony Brown, along with Rodn The Cherry Bombs have reunited for a new album ...

  13. Blue Joins RCA Music Group In Head A&R Role

    March 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jeff Blue has been named senior VP of A&amp;R for RCA Music Group. He joins from Interscope Records, where he held the same post, signing and producing new punk group Social Code, among others. Jeff Blue has been named senior VP of A&R for ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. WMG Restructuring Hits Nashville

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Execs exit Warner Bros. Nashville, Word Entertainment. Execs exit Warner Bros. Nashville, Word Entertainment. News ...

  17. WMG Restructuring Hits Nashville

    March 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST A number of high-placed executives are exiting Warner Bros. Nashville and Word Entertainment as part of the massive restructuring process by the Warner Music Group (WMG). A number of high-placed executives are exiting Warner Bros. Nashville and Wo ...

  18. WMG Confirms Restructuring, Exec Departures

    March 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group today (March 2) confirmed a restructuring of its operations that will encompass the elimination of 20% of its global workforce of 5,300 and the exit of several key recorded music ex Warner Music Group today (March 2) confirmed a ...

  19. New WMG Regime Readies Pink Slips

    March 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Warner Music Group is expected to begin issuing pink slips today (March 2) in a process that could play out over the next month. Some 1,000 employees around the world are being cut as WMG's new ow The Warner Music Group is expected to beg ...

  20. Twista Capitalizes On 'Kamikaze' With Tour

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST In the wake of his exploding record in "Kamikaze" (Atlantic), Twista will tour U.S. theaters this spring, before heading overseas. "Kamikaze" has sold more than 700,000 units in four weeks, according In the wake of his explodin ...

  21. J Records' Johnson Shifting To Warner Bros.

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST J Records VP of urban promotion Cynthia Johnson will join Warner Bros. Records in early March as senior VP of urban promotion. J Records VP of urban promotion Cynthia Johnson will join Warner Bros. Records in early March as senior VP of urban prom ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Music Vets Form New Law Firm

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran music executives and attorneys Milton Olin and David Altschul have joined forces to form Altschul Olin LLP, a Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based law firm. LOS ANGELES--Veteran music executives and attorneys Milton Olin and David Altschul have join ...

  24. Janet Jackson May Face Class Action Over Breast Flap

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Entertainment Law Weekly brings you news on the entertainment law industry. Janet Jackson May Face Class Action Over Breast Flap Lawmakers set to mull indecency issues GESAC Urges U.S. to Change Copyright Law Music Vets Form New Law Firm Down to t ...

  25. Napster, Buy.com To Bundle West Debut With Bonus

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Consumers who buy Kanye West's solo debut, "The College Dropout" as a full-album download through Napster or Buy.com will receive access to special video content as a bonus. The album is due Tuesday ( Consumers who buy Kanye West� ...

  26. Napster, Buy.com To Bundle West Debut With Bonus

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Consumers who buy Kanye West's solo debut, "The College Dropout" as a full-album download through Napster or Buy.com will receive access to special video content as a bonus. The album is due Tuesday ( Consumers who buy Kanye West� ...

  27. Air Blows Away Dido's Euro Chart Reign

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST French duo Air's third studio set "Talkie Walkie" (Virgin) has put an end to Dido's 17-week run at the top of European Top 100 Albums with "Life for Rent" (Cheeky/Arista), which began in early October French duo Air&# ...

  28. Air Blows Away Dido's Euro Chart Reign

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST French duo Air's third studio set "Talkie Walkie" (Virgin) has put an end to Dido's 17-week run at the top of European Top 100 Albums with "Life for Rent" (Cheeky/Arista), which began in early October French duo Air&# ...

  29. Brokenbow/C4 Inks Country Singer McCann

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lila McCann has signed with Broken Bow/C4 Records. Her first single for the label is due in June, with an album to follow in the fall. The two albums she recorded for Asylum Records in 1997 and 1999 a Lila McCann has signed with Broken Bow/C4 Reco ...

  30. Reprise To Promote Album Via Early Download

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reprise Records says it will begin selling the debut album from rock act Secret Machines, "Now Here Is Nowhere," as a download three months ahead of its physical release. The move pushes the envelope Reprise Records says it will begin se ...

  31. Reprise To Promote Album Via Early Download

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reprise Records says it will begin selling the debut album from rock act Secret Machines, "Now Here Is Nowhere," as a download three months ahead of its physical release. The move pushes the envelope Reprise Records says it will begin se ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. Andy Schuon Exits Infinity Broadcasting

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Andy Schuon has stepped down as president of programming at Infinity Broadcasting. He is being replaced by Steve Rivers, who was senior VP of programming. Andy Schuon has stepped down as president of programming at Infinity Broadcasting. He is bei ...

  35. Warner Bros. To Release 'O.C.' Albums

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Bros. Records and Fox have inked a deal to issue a series of albums based on the network's popular TV series "The O.C." The first project will come out March 30; subsequent releases will street Warner Bros. Records and Fox ha ...

  36. FBI Arrests Video Pirate

    January 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The FBI yesterday (Jan. 22) arrested an Illinois man for allegedly posting films on the Internet without authorization. The man, Russell W. Sprague Sr., is expected to appear in a Chicago federal cour The FBI yesterday (Jan. 22) arrested an Illino ...

  37. FBI Arrests Video Pirate

    January 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The FBI yesterday (Jan. 22) arrested an Illinois man for allegedly posting films on the Internet without authorization. The man, Russell W. Sprague Sr., is expected to appear in a Chicago federal cour The FBI yesterday (Jan. 22) arrested an Illino ...

  38. FBI Arrests Video Pirate

    January 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The FBI yesterday (Jan. 22) arrested an Illinois man for allegedly posting films on the Internet without authorization. The man, Russell W. Sprague Sr., is expected to appear in a Chicago federal cour The FBI yesterday (Jan. 22) arrested an Illino ...

  39. Industry Lawyers Team For New Firm

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran music-industry lawyers David Altschul and Milt Olin have paired to form L.A. law firm Altschul &amp; Olin. Veteran music-industry lawyers David Altschul and Milt Olin have paired to form L.A. law firm Altschul & Olin. Altschul left ...

  40. Industry Lawyers Team For New Firm

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran music-industry lawyers David Altschul and Milt Olin have paired to form L.A. law firm Altschul &amp; Olin. Veteran music-industry lawyers David Altschul and Milt Olin have paired to form L.A. law firm Altschul & Olin. Altschul left ...

  41. Vets Lory, Schwartz Join IconEntertainment@JWT

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-business veterans Dave Lory and Joanne Schwartz have joined IconEntertainment@JWT, the entertainment division of advertising agency J. Walter Thompson, Billboard.biz has learned. Music-business veterans Dave Lory and Joanne Schwartz have joi ...

  42. Miguel Still Adding Dates

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Mexican superstar Luis Miguel will launch the second leg of his world tour today. Mexican superstar Luis Miguel will launch the second leg of his world tour today with the first of a series of 21 concerts at Mexico City's Auditorio Nacional. ...

  43. EMI Music Marketing Appoints VPs

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Marketing (EMM) has named three VPs, all based in L.A. EMI Music Marketing (EMM) has named three VPs, all based in L.A. Kenny Di Dia has joined EMM as VP of marketing, reporting to Phil Quartararo, president of EMM and executive VP of EM ...

  44. OutKast Back At Number One On Year's Final Billboard 200

    January 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast's double-disc "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" (Arista) returns to the top of The Billboard 200 in the final sales week of the year, marking the third separate occasion the album has topped the c OutKast's double-disc &quo ...

  45. Alicia Gets Her No. 1 Wish

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rising from No. 2, "The Diary of Alicia Keys" (J) returns to the top of The Billboard 200 in a big shopping week. U.S. sales of the set are up 8% from last week to 370,000 units, according to Nielsen Rising from No. 2, "The Diary of ...

  46. Alicia Gets Her No. 1 Wish

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rising from No. 2, "The Diary of Alicia Keys" (J) returns to the top of The Billboard 200 in a big shopping week. U.S. sales of the set are up 8% from last week to 370,000 units, according to Nielsen Rising from No. 2, "The Diary of ...

  47. Alicia Keys Unlocks Second No. 1 Debut

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Diary of Alicia Keys" (J), with huge U.S. sales of 618,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album--which was preceded by a flurry o Alicia Keys debuts at No. 1 on The B ...

  48. Britney In Her 'Zone' Atop Billboard 200

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST The fourth album from Britney Spears gives the media darling her fourth No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200. "In the Zone" sells 609,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, leading three The fourth album from Britney Spears ...

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