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At a very early (9:30 a.m.) breakfast on Sunday morning, after a night of dancing on tables at Cannes' boîtes and bars like La Chunga, a gaggle of music execs gathered at a ceremony to pay tribute to U2's greatly esteemed manager Paul McGuinness, who received Billboard's prestigious 2014 Industry Icon Award.
Google Inc. disclosed on Sunday that its YouTube video platform has paid out more than $1 billion to music rights holders "over the last several years," putting the California technology company among the top sources of digital revenue for the embattled music industry outside of download sales.
Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers' performance attracted the largest audience in the history of Super Bowls, attracting 115.3 million viewers, Fox announced Monday, citing Nielsen data.
Sunday’s Super Bowl featured more current hits in commercials than have been seen in recent memory – if ever – which is already reaping sales and awareness benefits for new tracks from U2, Passenger, Zedd, Skylar Grey and others. So how did the top three publishers net out?
Last week we pit two record labels and their hometown teams -- Sub Pop, representing the Seattle Seahawks, and Beatport, repping the Denver Broncos -- against each other in a medium-stakes competition for Super Bowl supremacy. Here's a post-game wrap-up of our battle to the shame.
Veteran orchestrator and band leader Harold Wheeler takes a 28-member group of musicians and singers with him, to be replaced by another band and the ABC competition's boosted use of recordings.
The music and video recognition technology firm allows the media company to work with streaming music and auto infotainment services.
A judge turned down a prosecutor's motion Monday to send Chris Brown to jail, citing the R&B singer's continued good behavior and progress in a rehabilitation program.
Starting this morning, hundreds of millions of Facebook users will receive a notification that a video summary of their life so far on Facebook is ready to watch. Each user's "Look Back" compilation contains 15 or so of their most-liked photos, statuses, and life events set to a catchy tune. The videos are a bit cheesy, but are potent reminders that for many of us, Facebook has become a very normal way to document our daily lives.
The decades-old debate about what constitutes "selling out" in music has grown to become a tired one. The music industry itself has irrevocably changed. Music has become so ubiquitous in advertising, movies, TV, and video games, that drawing any type of line in the taste-making sand over what selling out truly means in this day and age is ultimately a futile and foolish endeavor.
Forget Spotify rankings -- the developers behind This Is My Jam have built a site that shows the songs that fans love the most
STOP THE PRESSES!
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