Reach Music Publishing and the Boardwalk Publishing Group have formed a joint venture publishing partnership. In its first move, the new initiative signed former Village People lead singer Victor Wills, handling his share of songs including "YMCA," "In the Navy," and "Go West."
For the first time since the two wrapped their Watch the Throne tour in 2012, rap royalty Kanye West and Jay Z will perform a full concert this Wednesday, March 12, at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.
Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Justin Timberlake top Billboard's 2014 Money Makers - Sean "Diddy" Combs makes $200 million bid for Fuse TV - Reporter David Carr and MoveOn.org founder Eli Pariser discuss algorithms - Spotify's Ken Parks gives back the "lion's share" of revenue - and much more in this morning's Fix.
At the Spotify House in Austin during SXSWi, Billboard spoke with Ken Parks, the music streaming service's chief content officer who discussed how an IPO would impact (or not impact) the company, what shortcomings the Echo Nest purchase might address, equalizing artists' royalty payments and much more.
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.