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Music dominated Super Bowl XLVIII Sunday night (Feb. 2) just as much at the Seattle Seahawks did -– and not just Bruno Mars’ soulful halftime performance with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. U2, Bob Dylan, Diddy, Drake, Zedd, Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider and Sarah McLachlan all made on-camera appearances in commercials, while current singles from Passenger, Aloe Blacc, Afrojack, Ane Brun, N.A.S.A. and Capital Cities all served as the soundtrack to others.
Rock A-listers, among a throng of other celebrities, feted the King of All Media at his 60th-birthday celebration at the Hammerstein Ballroom Friday night (Jan. 31).
Billboard caught up with Lyor Cohen, the former Warner Music head and founder of new music venture 300, at Midem after he announced a new partnership with Twitter. Here, Cohen discusses the new venture, his specific role and the symbiotic nature of the partnership.
Happy to discuss Deezer’s future plans and wider questions regarding the streaming subscription business, Dauchez spoke openly about re-numeration, international expansion and when Deezer would make its U.S. bow. "Tomorrow!" he joked before delving deeper into his plans for the "virgin" U.S. market.
Full video from will.i.am's keynote on Midem's first day, in conversation with Ken Hertz (senior partner, Hertz Lichtenstein & Young LLP and co-founder/principal, memBrain LLC) and David Rowan (editor, Wired UK), discussing the power of philanthropy within the industry and, of course, technology.
"This is not about the film. This is about the voting process in one category. That's all there is. We are adamant about keeping the integrity of our voting process."
Justin Bieber's court cases on both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border could complicate the pop star's jet-setting ways as his troubles bring more scrutiny by judges and prosecutors.
Globally renowned band Muse have left their long-term deal with Brontone management to sign a worldwide agreement with Q Prime.
Google's Video service may be ‘all-in on music’, but rightsholder unrest at its parent company persists.
French music streaming service Deezer has hired Tyler Goldman, the former head of now defunct VoD service Movielink, to run its San Francisco office as it prepares to launch in the US, Les Echos reports.
Some of the biggest names in the music business took center stage at the largest entertainment event of the year, and for every Peyton Manning there was a Russell Wilson. Here’s a quick look at who emerged victorious–and who should start getting ready to try again next year.
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