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. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (April 11-18, 2005).

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (April 11-18, 2005). A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY: Country music and comedy will collide Monday night at the 2005 CMT Music Awards, which will be hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy. The show looks to be a ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. '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 ...

  5. '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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. Vazquez Drops Out Of 'Idol,' Smith Returns

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Mario Vazquez, one of the 12 singers chosen by viewers to compete for the fourth "American Idol" title, abruptly dropped out of the competition over the weekend. Mario Vazquez, one of the 12 singers chosen by viewers to compete for the fou ...