Billboard spoke to Browning at Austin, Texas’ Driskill on the first day of SXSW Interactive about how Pandora plans to continue its growth while working more closely with large brands -- all while keeping users listening.
Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, the rapper and hip-hop mogul who founded Bad Boy Records, the Sean Jean fashion line and Revolt TV, has bid some $200 million for the music-based Fuse cable-TV channel, according to a report.
Azoff MSG Entertainment, the joint venture between manager Irving Azoff and the Madison Square Garden Company, has acquired a 50% stake in experiential marketing agency Pop2Life, which created the giant replica of the Eagles' Hotel California album atop the Forum in Inglewood, Calif.
One of the most popular locations in any airport, or indeed here at SXSW itself, is the device-charging kiosk. People will contort themselves into uncomfortable positions and cozy up to complete strangers if it means a few more minutes of power for their precious, essential devices.
PonoMusic, an online music store and a playback device conceived by Neil Young, is finally coming to market. The music system, which focuses on high fidelity digital audio playback and claims to improve upon the sound MP3s offer, will first enter the market through a campaign on a crowdfunding platform Kickstarter.
When a California jury decided recently that Love shouldn't have to pay $8 million over a troublesome tweet about her former lawyer, she became just the latest person to lean on New York Times v. Sullivan, a case decided 50 years ago on Sunday.
MSD Capital, the private investment firm of Dell Inc. founder, chairman, and CEO Michael Dell, has paid $25 million for a 9.9% stake in Kobalt Music Group, according to people familiar with the transaction.
For its first Three Artists, One Song campaign in nearly two years, Converse is teaming with Diplo, Frank Ocean and the Clash's Mick Jones and Paul Simonon for "Hero," which will be available for free download on Monday, March 10.
Billboard polled a brain trust of veteran music execs to get expert strategies for how best to approach the massive music conference; and to explain why, exactly, it's still worth the ticket to Austin. Today, Billboard.biz talks to Michael "Goldie" Goldstone, founder of Mom + Pop Records, for his seasoned perspective on the industry's annual Texas takeover.