Coca-Cola is buying a minority stake in independent music licensing firm Music Dealers as part of a three-year nonexclusive deal under which Coke soft-drink brands will incorporate music by Music Dealer artists into their marketing campaigns.
The second day of The Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film and TV Music Conference in Los Angeles was like a who's who in television, all talking about how they got their start and why/how they incorporated music into their shows. Here are the top takeaways of the day.
The Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film and TV Music Conference in Los Angeles opened Oct. 27 with numerous tips from composers and music supervisors who spend their days sifting through music submissions. Click here for the five takeaways from the opening day of the conference.
At this year's Fashion's Night Out, Gwen Stefani will make an appearance at Sephora's Broadway store to sign her new Wicked Style fragrance, Diddy will make and appearance at Macy's Herald Square, Mary J. Blige will play Bergdorf Goodman, and more.
With celebrity acne-fighter Proactiv’s signing earlier this month of Justin Bieber as a spokesman, the teen star joins Katy Perry, Avril Lavigne, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Jessica Simpson, Alicia Keys and Mandy Moore as recording artists who have signed up to talk openly about “critters on their face,” as Perry refers to it in her spot.
File-sharing site Lime Wire has inked a deal with Redeye Distribution to offer more than 20,000 tracks through its digital music store; social networking music site Last.fm reports that the number of unique listeners has jumped 92% in the U.S. since its launch four weeks ago.