The British inventor of the World Wide Web wants a digital bill of rights to protect Internet users from surveillance. Speaking on the 25th anniversary of his creation, Tim Berners-Lee says he hopes to spark a global conversation about the need to defend principles that have made the Web successful.
The only thing the current crop of dance music fans may love more than listening to EDM is tweeting about it. A new study from online ticketing platform Eventbrite found that prolific social media posting and an emphasis on the live experience were key factors that differentiated EDM fans from their counterparts in other music genres.
Privacy seemed to be the main topic preoccupying attendees of this year's SXSW Interactive which is also an issue that's increasing become a concern for both the music industry and for music consumers who increasingly enjoy their audio before the warm glow of an LED screen.
Beats has raised a second round of funding of $60 million - Neil Young presented his oddly altruistic sales pitch on Pono at SXSW - Echo Nest scientist Paul Lamere explains the future of pressing "play" - Kanye West reveals names behind "coinye" cryptocurrency - and much more in this morning's Fix.
Urban chart-topper Yandel, fresh from debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s top Latin Albums chart last year, and regional Mexican star Noel Torres will headline the 5th annual Billboard En Concierto concert series, presented by State Farm in association with Pepsi.
While hordes of musicians were landing or sorting out their hotels on the first day of the SXSW Music, Paul Lamere gave a presentation to a small room in downtown's convention center centered on his experiments with music and data and the backbone of what the Echo Nest will be working on for its new overlords.
Espinoza Paz and Roberto Tapia, two regional Mexican stars who have also emerged as critically acclaimed and commercially successful composers, were the top winners at BMI’s 21st annual Latin Music Awards, taking home BMI Latin Songwriter of the Year and BMI Latin Song of the Year awards, respectively.
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 Madeleine Bennett, marketing director for Mtheory, for her seasoned perspective on the industry's annual Texas takeover.
The Clio Awards have announced the launch of Clio Music, a new awards series honoring creative ingenuity and brilliance exclusively in music marketing and advertising. Billboard will be the media partner.