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  1. Capricorn Records Founder Phil Walden Dies

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Launched careers of Otis Redding, Allman Bros. Phil Walden, the Capricorn Records founder who launched the careers of Otis Redding and the Allman Brothers Band while helping pioneer the Southern rock sound of the 1970s, has died after a long battl ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Bush Chooses FCC Commissioners

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Announces intentions via White House Web site. Announces intentions via White House Web site. News ...

  5. Bush Chooses FCC Commissioners

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST President Bush tonight (Nov. 9) announced his intention to nominate Republican Tennessee regulator Deborah Tate as an FCC commissioner and renominate Democratic regulator Michael Copps to a new term a President Bush tonight (Nov. 9) announced his ...

  6. Parton, Marsalis To Be Honored In D.C.

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Among 2005 National Medal of Arts recipients. Singer Dolly Parton, saxophonist Pacquito D'Rivera and trumpeter/Lincoln Center artistic director Wynton Marsalis are among the ten recipients of the 2005 National Medal of Arts. The medals will b ...

  7. Bush Nominates Roberts To Succeed Rehnquist

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT President George W. Bush nominated conservative appeals court judge John Roberts on Sept. 5 to replace the late William Rehnquist as Supreme Court chief justice, the top judicial position in the Unite WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) -- President George ...

  8. House Passes CAFTA

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Includes tougher enforcement for piracy. The House of Representatives passed the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) at 12:15 a.m. this morning, to the relief of the U.S. record industry and others in the copyright sector. Some of CAFTA&# ...

  9. President Bush Speaks On Piracy In China

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT President George W. Bush once again brought up the problem of piracy in China today (July 19) at a White House press conference. Bush and visiting Australian Prime Minister John Howard were asked by r President George W. Bush once again brought up ...

  10. Ent Leaders Hope For G8 Spotlight On Russian Piracy

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bainwol, Glickman, House lawmakers call on Bush. The three-day Group of 8 (G8) summit of industrialized nations opened today in Scotland. Among top agenda items like global warming, poverty in Africa and Iraq, members of Congress and entertainment ...

  11. Producers: Philly Live 8 "Close To Perfect"

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Crowd estimated at 700,000-800,000. Producers of the Philadelphia Live 8 show feel like they pulled off "as close to perfect a show as you could have," according to Larry Magid, president of Electric Factory, a division of the Clear Chan ...

  12. U.S. Delivers Blunt Message On Piracy

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The United States has told Russia and China that they must step up enforcement against rampant piracy of intellectual property -- or face serious trade penalties. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The United States has told Russia and China that they must step ...

  13. U.S. Delivers Blunt Message On Piracy

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Targets Russia, China. The United States has told Russia and China that they must step up enforcement against rampant piracy of intellectual property -- or face serious trade penalties. The mounting frustration over the $4 billion in annual losses ...

  14. Democratic Lawmakers Urge Inquiry Into CPB Brass

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A pair of senior Democratic lawmakers called for a probe into allegations that the top management at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is pressuring PBS to take a conservative slant. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- A pair of sen ...

  15. Conservative Pushed As FCC Candidate

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan. urged the Bush White House to appoint former staffer Howard Waltzman as a FCC commissioner, in a press announcement released April 29. Waltzman was a member of Brownback's Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan. urged the Bush W ...

  16. Conservative Pushed As FCC Candidate

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Brownback asks President to consider former aide. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan. urged the Bush White House to appoint former staffer Howard Waltzman as a FCC commissioner, in a press announcement released April 29. Waltzman was a member of Brownback& ...

  17. House Passes Family Entertainment Act

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bill awaits presidential approval. The U.S. House of Representatives today (April 19) passed the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act. Among other measures, the bill authorizes civil remedies for infringement of a sound recording or movie being ...

  18. Kevin Martin Named FCC Chairman

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Bush administration has announced that it has picked Kevin J. Martin to be the next chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Under congressional rules, since the Republican Martin has be WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Bush administration ha ...

  19. Kevin Martin Named FCC Chairman

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Republican replaces Michael Powell. The Bush administration has announced that it has picked Kevin J. Martin to be the next chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Under congressional rules, since the Republican Martin has been a sittin ...

  20. Cheers, Tears For Powell As He Exits FCC

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Federal Communications Commission chairman Michael Powell thought it would be easy, but in the end saying goodbye to the government agency he's served for seven years was anything but. Without much su WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  21. Justice Dep't Names IP Task Force Chiefs

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST As part of the U.S. Justice Department's commitment to aggressively enforce intellectual property rights, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales today (March 9) will announce the top two members of the Int As part of the U.S. Justice Department� ...

  22. Must-Carry Broadcast Foes Rally

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST In an effort to avert defeat at the Federal Communications Commission in its bid to require cable operators to carry all of the digital channels broadcasters transmit, the traditionally Republican-lea WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- I ...

  23. FCC Chairman Michael Powell To Step Down

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST After four years at the top of the Federal Communications Commission, chairman Michael Powell is stepping down, exiting his post in early March. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- After four years at the top of the Federal Communications Commission, chairman Mic ...

  24. Petition Asks FCC For Satellite Indecency Regulation

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST With envelope-pushing air talent like Howard Stern and Opie & Anthony flocking to the less-restricted refuge of satellite radio, could the Federal Communications Commission be far behind? NEW YORK -- With envelope-pushing air talent like H ...

  25. Congress Passes CARP Reform Act

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act of 2004, the only major piece of copyright legislation to emerge from the 108th Congress, is on its way to the White House for the President's signatu WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Copyright Royalty ...

  26. House Passes CARP Reform Act

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act of 2004, the only major piece of copyright legislation to emerge from the 108th Congress, is on its way to the White House for the President's signatu The Copyright Royalty and Distribution Re ...

  27. For Biz, Election Means Familiar Faces In D.C.

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST For the music, movie, broadcast and technology industries that depend on Congress to oversee their issues and concerns, the Nov. 2 U.S. election means one thing: status quo. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- For the music, movie, broadcast and technology indust ...

  28. For Biz, Election Means Familiar Faces In D.C.

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST For the music, movie, broadcast and technology industries that depend on Congress to oversee their issues and concerns, yesterday's U.S. election means one thing: status quo. For the music, movie, broadcast and technology industries that depe ...

  29. For Biz, Election Means Familiar Faces In D.C.

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Insiders expect more indecency fines. For the music, movie, broadcast and technology industries that depend on Congress to oversee their issues and concerns, yesterday's U.S. election means one thing: status quo. All Republican and Democratic ...

  30. Record Biz Poised For Major Tax Relief

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New bill could save labels $400M in annual taxes. The record industry stands to reap the benefits of the end-of-session corporate tax-cut bill that was passed by Congress on Monday (Oct. 11). Under the legislation, "The American Jobs Creation ...

  31. U.S. Gov't: Yusuf Islam Has Possible Terrorist Ties

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The singer formerly known as Cat Stevens is forbidden from flying into the United States because of his alleged association with possible terrorists, U.S. officials said yesterday (Sept. 22) in explai The singer formerly known as Cat Stevens is fo ...

  32. Guitarist Tony Mottola Dies At 86

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tony Mottola, a guitarist who played with Frank Sinatra and on NBC's "The Tonight Show" over the course of a 50-year career, died yesterday (Aug. 9) in Darien, N.J., of complications from double pneum Tony Mottola, a guitarist who p ...

  33. Howard Stern Gains Nine Infinity Affiliates

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Shock-jock to get back on air in five markets. In a move that he says "proves Viacom's commitment" to him, Howard Stern this morning (June 30) revealed that his talk show will gain nine affiliates, all Infinity stations, starting Ju ...

  34. RIAA Appoints Ballantyne SVP Of Federal Government And Industry Relations

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA has hired a senior counsel in the office of Senate minority leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., as part of its lobbying team. The RIAA has hired a senior counsel in the office of Senate minority leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., as part of its lobbying ...

  35. Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The second session of the 108th Congress will be a short one. Congress has only about three weeks left to wrap up its entire legislative calendar. This includes top priorities such as deliberations on Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills Hea ...

  36. RIAA Names New Lobbyist

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA has hired a senior counsel in the office of Senate minority leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., as part of its lobbying team. The RIAA has hired a senior counsel in the office of Senate minority leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., as part of its lobbying ...

  37. Those Who Gave Lives Not Political Pawns

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT If every one of the people who perished in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were to be named and identified on TV, would it be considered an unpatriotic act? Of course not. If every one of the people who perished in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks we ...

  38. Producer Says He Was Forced To Inflate Film Budgets

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Film producer Elie Samaha says he was blackmailed into carrying out the budget-padding scheme that ultimately cost Intertainment Licensing more than $100 million. <br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> Harvard, Berkle ...

  39. Congress Boosts Indecency Fines

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation last Thursday that directs the Federal Communications Commission to fine broadcasters up to $500,000 for airing smutty TV or radio WASHINGTON--The U.S. House of Representatives ...

  40. 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 ...

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