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.
Initially united by a search instigated by Harvard professor Henry Louis "Skip" Gates, Jr., venture capitalist Ben Horowitz and Nas sat down for a conversation centered on entrepreneurship that included some surprising turns and awkward silences.
Entrepreneur, Dallas Mavericks owner, and "Shark Tank" alum Mark Cuban proved an engaging, entertaining interview with Mac's Guy Kawasaki, covering topics from whether four-year colleges are worth the investment to where Microsoft should invest its money (he even answered the eternal question "boxers or briefs?")
The “Stop Pricing Tickets Like It’s 1999 Panel” on Saturday in Austin was full of takeaways for the concert industry thank to the experience of QCue CEO Barry Kahn and StubHub Director of Business Development Greg Ivry, who conducted an open, back-and-forth discussion mostly related to the two companies tactics in approaching ticket sales.
A Mexican state's decision to cancel a two-day heavy metal concert with top bands like Kiss, Twisted Sister and Guns 'N Roses is drawing fire from fans and organizers, who say they suspect that political motives, corruption or discrimination are behind the move.