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Stars Sing Clapton's Track For Tsunami Victims

7th January 2005

SHARON OSBOURNE has enlisted a host of stars to cover ERIC CLAPTON's tragic song TEARS IN HEAVEN for a charity single to raise money for the victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami. The rock...

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Littrell Plans A Christian Future

7th December 2004

BACKSTREET BOYS star BRIAN LITTRELL is set to sign for leading American Christian record label REUNION. The I WANT IT THAT WAY singer will record future solo albums for the SONY/BMG owned label, and...

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Independent Labels Challenge Sony Merger

3rd November 2004

Independent record labels are launching a lawsuit to challenge the merger of music industry heavyweights SONY and BERTELSMANN (BMG) after it was given the go-ahead by the EUROPEAN UNION. IMPALA, the organisation which represents...

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Big Brovaz Dropped

6th October 2004

LATEST: British hip-hop collective BIG BROVAZ have been dropped by their record company SONY after poor sales of their last single. The FAVOURITE THINGS fivesome's track YOURS FATALLY debuted in the British singles charts...

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Big Bother For Big Brovaz

3rd October 2004

British urban act BIG BROVAZ are on the verge of being dropped by their record label. The BABY BOY hip-hop collective are set to be ditched by SONY after their latest single YOURS FATALLY...

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Sony Will Buy Mgm Studios

14th September 2004

Hollywood's last independent studio METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER (MGM) has agreed to be bought by a partnership led by SONY in a deal worth a staggering $4.8 billion (GBP2.7 billion). The Japanese entertainment giant beat TIME WARNER...

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Fahrenheit 9/11 Prepares For New Theatre Run

10th September 2004

Director MICHAEL MOORE's controversial documentary FAHRENHEIT 9/11 is set to be re-released in cinemas later this month (SEP04) - just three months after it's initial theatre release. The film, which has set records as...

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Sony Agree To Pay Conned Moviegoers Back

3rd September 2004

SONY bosses have agreed to pay dissatisfied movie-goers up to $5 (GBP2.70) each after admitting one review of the studio's 2001 HEATH LEDGER film A KNIGHT'S TALE was bogus. The glowing review, credited to...

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Mandy Moore Hints At Epic Strife

3rd September 2004

Singer and actress MANDY MOORE is relieved she's signed with WARNER BROS after hinting at a poor relationship with her former record executives at EPIC. The CANDY hitmaker's four-album deal with SONY's Epic label...

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Sony Postpone Church's 'Cr*p' Album

1st September 2004

Teenage singer CHARLOTTE CHURCH is devastated record giant SONY have delayed her debut pop album - after music bosses branded it "cr*p". The VOICE OF AN ANGEL star spent six months working on the...

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Carey Signs New Deal With Universal

27th July 2004

Superstar diva MARIAH CAREY has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP. The long-term deal will include 135 copyrights, including 14 of Carey's 15 number one hits on BILLBOARD's HOT...

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Gray To Be Resigned To Label That Dropped Her?

23rd July 2004

MACY GRAY is being head-hunted by a number of record companies - including her former label SONY, who dropped the soul singer after poor sales of her latest album. The 33-year-old star was let...

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Sony's Mgm Bid Stalls

16th July 2004

Media giant SONY's $5 billion attempt to buy Hollywood studio MGM has run into trouble. Sony is among a number of movie heavyweights hoping to take over MGM - responsible for such epics as...

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Spider-man 2 Gets Even Bigger

9th July 2004

The SPIDER-MAN sequel has been given yet another boost - the film will be released on giant IMAX screens in America later this month (JUL04). IMAX CORP bosses have just struck a deal with...

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Bryan Mcfadden To Become The Next Robbie Williams

4th July 2004

Former WESTLIFE singer BRYAN MCFADDEN has signed a $1.8 million (GBP1 million) solo record contract with SONY, who want to turn him into the next ROBBIE WILLIAMS. McFadden, who quit the chart-topping Irish boyband...

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J.lo In Talks With Manager Mottola

16th June 2004

Singing superstar JENNIFER LOPEZ is lining up music mogul TOMMY MOTTOLA to become her new manager. According to reports J.LO is in talks with the former SONY boss, who also manages her new husband...

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Prince Frees Himself From Label Slavery

16th June 2004

PRINCE is proud of the new system he has set up for his fans to buy his music - because it has freed him and them from the slavery of the music industry. The...

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George Michael Planning More Duets

15th June 2004

British singer GEORGE MICHAEL is set to duet with a range of "really great" stars for a new album - but he's keeping their names under wraps for fear of "jinxing" the plans....

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Marvel Settles Spider-man Suit

3rd June 2004

Comic book giant MARVEL has settled its legal dispute with film studio SONY PICTURES over SPIDER-MAN merchandise, after accusing the firm of wrongfully using the character for promotional purposes. Marvel sued Sony in...

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Banderas Set For A Zorro Return

10th May 2004

British movie maker MARTIN CAMPBELL is bringing ANTONIO BANDERAS' ZORRO back to life in a sequel to the surprise hit THE MASK OF ZORRO. And this time the GOLDENEYE director has the full backing...

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Lennon Hunt On For New Musical

5th May 2004

Theatre producers are looking for a new JOHN LENNON in America after announcing they're planning to take the late BEATLE's story to Broadway, New York. The extravaganza about the life of the former Beatle...

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Michael Jackson Gets Good Financial News

3rd May 2004

MICHAEL JACKSON has had some good news amid his legal woes - he's due to reap a $3.5 million (GBP1.9 million) advance from record giant SONY for his upcoming compilation album. On top of...

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Crow Gig To Take Flight

20th April 2004

Rocker SHERYL CROW is to perform a unique concert in May (04) - on board a UNITED AIRLINES flight across America. The FIRST CUT IS THE DEEPEST singer will play a 40 minute acoustic...

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Thalia Launches New Magazine

15th April 2004

Latino pop sensation THALIA has launched a new magazine that bears her name. The new glossy is aimed at Latina girls and will feature articles and columns written by the singer, who is married...

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Bidding War For Goodrem's Secret Album

29th March 2004

A secret album by Australian pop star DELTA GOODREM is set to spark a million dollar bidding war. The 19-year-old, who also stars in soap opera NEIGHBOURS, recorded the album - DELTA - before...

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Ewan Mcgregor's Film Gets Hard Rating Despite Appeal

19th March 2004

EWAN McGREGOR's new movie YOUNG ADAM has been awarded the dreaded NC-17 rating in America, despite distributor SONY's frantic appeal. British producer JEREMY THOMAS flew to Los Angeles last week (ends12MAR04) to personally...

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Michael Offers Fans Early Purchase Of New Single

26th January 2004

Pop legend GEORGE MICHAEL is giving loyal fans the chance to purchase his new single early - by making it available to download from his website. The former WHAM! star's new track AMAZING can...

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Jackson To Reconcile With Dileo?

16th January 2004

MICHAEL JACKSON is reportedly considering rehiring his old manager FRANK DILEO, after his spirited defence of the singer on TV last week (07JAN04). The music mogul supported his former client on GOOD MORNING AMERICA,...

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Mariah To Duet With Arch Rival J.lo?

12th January 2004

Singing sensation MARIAH CAREY is planning a duet with arch rival JENNIFER LOPEZ. Friends of the DREAMLOVER singer had accused J.LO's hit single I'M REAL of ruining Mariah's 2002 GLITTER album, after Jennifer used...

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Thalia Turns Yoga Expert

7th January 2004

Latina pop star THALIA is considering quitting music, to become a yoga teacher. The singer, who claims childhood ballet and gymnastic lessons have helped her become more supple, says she has become such an...

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