1. 'Idol' Finalists Plan To Hit The Road

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Although the fourth season of "American Idol" is still about a month away from its finale, the show's top 10 finalists are preparing for a summer tour that will take them to 41 North American cities. Although the fourth season of &quo ...

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. PAID FOR PLAY Dear Fred, Does an artist receive royalties every time a single is played on the air? If so, how much is each play worth? Are higher royalties paid by radio stations with larger l ...

  3. 'Idol' Finalists Ready Charity Single

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The dozen competitors who made it to the finalist rounds of the latest season of "American Idol" will release a single to raise funds for the American Red Cross. The group's cover of Diana Ross' "When The dozen competitors w ...

  4. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (April 4-10, 2005).

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (April 4-10, 2005). A SLEEPING LION: In a business that has notoriously shown little regard for artists, Solomon Linda ranks as one of the saddest stories in music. Though he was the writer of &qu ...

  5. 'Idol' Producer Defends Show's Integrity

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 It's "rubbish" to suggest there was a deliberate effort to tinker with "American Idol" by putting wrong voting information on-screen, according to a series producer. It's "rubbish" to suggest there was a delib ...

  6. 'Idol' Error Forces New Vote Tonight

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Due to the display of incorrect phone numbers at the end of last night's (March 22) "American Idol" performance episode, the entire public vote will be scrapped and redone tonight. Due to the display of incorrect phone numbers at the ...

  7. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (March 21-27, 2005).

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (March 21-27, 2005). IN 'RAY'S' IMAGE: Despite the fact that it's widely known that the Ray Charles biopic "Ray" was the big winner March 12 at the 36th NAACP Image A ...

  8. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (March 14-20, 2005).

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (March 14-20, 2005). HALL OF FAMERS: It takes a lot to make it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and this year's class is as deserving as any other that has received the honor. On Saturday, ...

  9. 'American Idol' Selects 12 Finalists

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The finalists who will compete for the fourth "American Idol" crown were set last night (March 9), with six men and six women making the cut. The finalists who will compete for the fourth "American Idol" crown were set last night ...