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  1. NPR Challenges Webcaster Rates

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT National Public Radio is challenging the Copyright Royalty Board's (CRB) decision setting webcasting rates, which the group says is damaging NPR's commitment to music discovery and education. NPR filed a motion late today (March 19) with ...

  2. NMPA Extends Israelite's Term

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT David Israelite, president/CEO of the National Music Publishers' Assn., has accepted a contract extension to continue leading the organization through 2010. The 18-member NMPA board of directors, made up of executives with indie and major mus ...

  3. Genesis Bringing Reunion Tour To North America

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST As expected , the reunited Genesis will visit North America on a fall tour that begins Sept. 7 in Toronto, the group announced this morning (March 7) at a media event in New York. So far, 13 dates have been announced through Oct. 12 in Los Angeles ...

  4. Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson To Hit The Road

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Country superstars Brooks & Dunn and Alan Jackson are teaming for a 30 date co-headlining tour that will run from May through October. The trek kicks off in Virginia Beach, Va., on May 10. Arista Nashville labelmates Jackson, who came on the c ...

  5. RIAA Launches New College Anti-Piracy Initiative

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST The RIAA is launching a new anti-piracy program to encourage illegal P2P users to settle infringement claims before the record companies file a lawsuit against them. The program begins today (Feb. 28) with 400 pre-litigation letters going out to 1 ...

  6. Sirius Narrows Q4 Loss to $245.6 Million

    February 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., which has agreed to acquire its rival XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc., reported a narrower loss for the fourth quarter Tuesday (Feb. 27) as revenues more than doubled. Sirius had a net loss of $245.6 million, or 17 ce ...

  7. McKennitt Readies First Tour Since 1998

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Canadian singer/instrumentalist Loreena McKennitt will begin a North American tour April 15 in Toronto, her first since 1998. It follows a previously announced 21-date European tour that begins March 11 in Stuttgart, Germany, and finishes April 6 ...

  8. Little-Known Dispatch Sells Out The Garden

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST The last time Dispatch stood in front of thousands of concertgoers was three years ago at a free farewell concert in Boston. But the jam-friendly trio obviously hasn't lost its live following since throwing in the towel. After announcing earl ...

  9. Jeezy Does It: 'Inspiration' On Top

    December 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Young Jeezy debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Inspiration," easily beating the peak of his 2005 effort ... "American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks proves the power of his soul patrol with his self-titled debut at No. 2 ...

  10. Meat Loaf Taking 'Bat' Trilogy On Tour

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST As expected, Meat Loaf will hit the road next spring to present highlights from his "Bat Out of Hell" trilogy. The trek begins Feb. 23 in Pala, Calif., and will wrap April 12 at New York's Theater at Madison Square Garden. The tour ...

  11. MySpace Hosting Concerts For Sudan Relief

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Site will organize 20 concerts. The online hangout MySpace.com will organize 20 concerts featuring bands promoted on its site as part of a campaign to raise awareness and money for humanitarian relief in Sudan. The site, which grew in popularity t ...

  12. Grascals, Vincent, O'Brien Take Bluegrass Honors

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT International Bluegrass Music Awards held Sept. 28. The Grascals claimed the entertainer of the year trophy at the 17th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Sept. 28 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. The Rounder Records group was al ...

  13. U.S. Releases IP Enforcement Report

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Doc reveals strategies against counterfeiting and piracy. The U.S. government has developed a five-pillar intellectual-property rights strategy to combat piracy in China, according to a report released by the Bush Administration today (Sept. 28). ...

  14. Victory To Distribute Sumerian

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Label headed by booking agent Ash Avildsen. Chicago-based rock label Victory Records has added Sumerian Records to its roster of third-party distributed labels. The Washington, D.C.-based Sumerian was founded by booking agent Ash Avildsen. Avildse ...

  15. Portnow Calls For 'Music And Technology Truce'

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Recording Academy pres addresses D.C. function. Recording Academy president Neil Portnow called on leading record producers and recording engineers last night (Sept. 6) to be frontline ambassadors working toward a truce between music and technolog ...

  16. Radio Shack Rolls Out HD Radios In NYC

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Part of retailer's staggered rollout. Radio Shack continues its national rollout of HD digital radio receivers to include 250 of the nearly 350 Radio Shack stores open in the New York metropolitan region. Radio Shack became the first national ...

  17. Clarkson To Headline 'Grammys On The Hill'

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Event sponsored by Recording Academy. Two-time Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson will headline a day of music advocacy next month in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Recording Academy. Called Grammys on the Hill, the Sept. 6 events will include a uni ...

  18. XM, Google Strike Ad Pact

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Extends search engine's ads to select XM channels. Google Inc. on Wednesday (Aug. 2) struck a deal with XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. to help the search engine's advertisers automatically insert ads on XM's nonmusic radio channel ...

  19. Spivack, Williams Partner For Right Arm

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Will focus on booking for radio station festivals. Veteran record promotion man Gary Spivack, most recently with Geffen Records, has formed Right Arm Entertainment in partnership with Del Williams, a former record promoter who now produces radio s ...

  20. Ciara To Headline VH1 Save The Music Benefit

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Event to take place July 28 in East Hampton, N.Y. Multi-platinum selling Ciara will headline the fourth annual VH1 Save The Music Hamptons Benefit to take place on July 28 in East Hampton. The event is expected to raise more than $300,000 for the ...

  21. Opie & Anthony Comedy Tour Set First Dates

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Stops include Massachusetts, New Jersey. Shock jocks Opie and Anthony are fielding the Opie & Anthony Traveling Virus - The Comedy Event of the Year! tour, a multi-act, festival style comedy tour. The syndicated jocks’ flagship station is 92.3 ...

  22. New HD Digital Radio Retail Support

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Four new allies join fold. The HD Digital Alliance sees four new retail allies join its fold while promotional campaigns launch or intensify at existing retail partners. RadioShack becomes the first major national retail brand to add HD digital ra ...

  23. New Sat Devices Targeted In Senate Hearing

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Record, radio reps amonst those who testified. The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing today (April 26) on the future of the music industry in the digital radio revolution. But witnesses who testified, representing the record industry, the c ...

  24. Pearl Jam Reveals First Leg Of Summer Tour

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam will return to the road May 9 in Toronto, a week after the release of its eighth studio album. As previously reported, the self-titled set will be the band's first for J Records. First singl Pearl Jam will return to the road May 9 i ...

  25. Gov't Convicts 'Apocalypse Crew'

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Cracks down on pre-release piracy groups. The first federal criminal convictions of members from pre-release music piracy groups were announced today (Feb. 28) by the Department of Justice. The four individuals had been arrested as a result of Ope ...

  26. Disney's Moviebeam Relaunches With Cisco, Intel Backing

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Disney’s set-top box video-on-demand service Moviebeam, which was put on hiatus last spring, relaunched this week with substantial backing by Cisco Systems and Intel Corp, and venture capital firms Disney’s set-top box video-on-demand service Movi ...

  27. Rosen, Berman Announce Partnership

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Jason Berman and Hilary Rosen, two former leaders of the Recording Industry Association of America, have re-united to launch a new partnership, Berman Rosen Global Strategies. Jason Berman and Hilary Rosen, two former leaders of the Recording Indu ...

  28. Hill, McGraw Unveil First Soul2Soul Dates

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Trek will begin April 21 in Columbus, Ohio. As tipped here earlier this month, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw will embark on a sequel to their 2000 Soul2Soul tour this spring. The arena trek will begin April 21 in Columbus, Ohio, and is expected to e ...

  29. Charlesworth Joins NMPA As General Counsel

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST The National Music Publishers' Assn. has named Jacqueline Charlesworth as its new general counsel/senior VP. The appointment was made today (Jan. 23) follows a reorganization of the legal departments The National Music Publishers' Assn. ...

  30. Clear Channel Begins Massive HD2 Rollout

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Radio Thursday (Jan. 19) revealed its 15-months-in-the-making HD2 digital radio multicast programming strategy. The aggressive rollout calls for 25 of the company's stations in five mar Clear Channel Radio Thursday (Jan. 19) rev ...

  31. First Copyright Royalty Judges Sworn In

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST James Sledge will serve as chief judge. The first copyright royalty judges were sworn in today (Jan. 11) in Washington, D.C., filling roles created by copyright reform legislation that went into effect last May. James Sledge will serve as chief co ...

  32. Clear Channel Readies VOD

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel is ramping up its Web presence again, with a planned launch this month of video-on-demand capabilities for 17 station Web sites in five major markets. Clear Channel is ramping up its Web presence again, with a planned launch this mon ...

  33. Fall Out Boy Plans First Headlining Tour

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST trek will hit about 40 markets. Fall Out Boy will be embarking on its first headlining arena tour next year. According to their label Island Def Jam, the group will tour with All American Rejects, Hawthorne Heights, From First to Last and an ...

  34. Abernathy To Depart FCC

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Federal Communications Commission chairman Kathleen Abernathy has told the White House that she will leave the post on Dec. 9. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Federal Communications Commission chairman Kathleen Abernathy has told the ...

  35. FCC Looks At Cable Franchises

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Federal Communications Commission has kicked off a proceeding that could make it easier for cable's competitors to move into operators' exclusive territories. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Federal Communications Co ...

  36. Fraser Crook Named Woman Of The Year

    November 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Janet Fraser Crook, director of the long-running BBC2 live performance music series "Later With Jools Holland," was last night (Nov. 23) named Woman of the Year at a ceremony at London's Park Lane Hot Janet Fraser Crook, director of ...

  37. House OKs Budget Plan Setting '09 DTV Date

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. government moved one step closer to shutting down the TV broadcast system that the nation has used to beam programming into people's homes since the medium was dominated by Lucille Ball, Sid WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. government mo ...

  38. Senator Introduces Payola Bill

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST A leading lawmaker long critical of the negative fallout of radio consolidation introduced legislation Nov. 18 that seeks to close the loopholes on payola-like practices and stop alleged "muscling" pr WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A leading lawmak ...

  39. Gov't Sends Anti-Piracy Message To Russia

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. House of Representatives Nov. 16 passed a "sense of the Congress" resolution that the Russian Federation should get serious about enforcing its anti-piracy laws and prosecuting pirates of U.S WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. House o ...

  40. House Members Debate 'Fair Use'

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST A House Commerce Committee panel held an oversight hearing Nov. 16 to debate whether or not the "fair use" section of the Copyright Act needs to be broadened. Fair use gives scholars, researchers and WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A House Commerce ...

  41. U.S. To Retain Oversight Of Internet

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) voted Nov. 16 in Tunis to retain U.S. oversight of the Internet. The Bush administration and Congress pushed for an Internet free of i WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The United Nations World S ...

  42. Bush Chooses FCC Commissioners

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST President Bush announced Nov. 9 his intention to nominate Republican Tennessee regulator Deborah Tate as an FCC commissioner and renominate Democratic regulator Michael Copps to a new term at the agen WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Bush announced N ...

  43. DOJ Unveils Anti-Piracy Legislative Package

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Nov. 10 that the Department of Justice has a proposed legislative package ready for introduction in Congress aimed at cracking down on copyright crimes and WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Attorney General Alber ...

  44. Senate To Hold Open Forum On TV Indecency

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Senate Commerce Committee is planning an "open forum" Nov. 29 to discuss indecent content aired on television, as a first step in crafting legislation to limit such material. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Senate Commerce Committee is plann ...

  45. Ormond Joins Radio City Entertainment

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Industry vet will oversee bookings in New York. Melissa Miller Ormond has joined Radio City Entertainment in New York as executive VP of bookings, where she will be responsible for bookings at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden and the T ...

  46. Hollywood Raises 'Flag' Issue

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Entertainment industry executives Nov. 3 attempted to convince lawmakers to approve laws that would ensure copyright holders' ability to protect content delivered by digital TV and radio broadcasts. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) - ...

  47. Senate OKs Analog Death In '09

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Senate on Nov. 3 narrowly approved a massive budget reduction measure that will end the nation's venerable analog broadcasting service on April 7, 2009. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Senate on Nov. 3 narrowly approved a ...

  48. FCC Approves TV Competition Study

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST What do traffic signals and street lights have to do with offering a new television service? WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) -- What do traffic signals and street lights have to do with offering a new television service? That is a question federal regulator ...

  49. Embattled Ex-Chairman Resigns From CPB Board

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The former chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, under fire for promoting conservative programming, resigned Nov. 3 from the corporation's board after the panel reviewed an investigativ WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) -- The former chair ...

  50. Groups Differ Over Webcasting Royalty Rates

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The debate over royalty rates for non-interactive webcasts is heating up. Two major groups -- one representing webcasters and one representing record labels and recording artists -- filed vastly diffe WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The debate over royalty ra ...

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