1. Kanye West Reveals First Adidas Sneaker Coming This Fall

    September 05, 2014 4:01 PM EDT Nearly a year after breaking up with Nike and hooking up with Adidas , Kanye West revealed his union with the shoe giant is about to birth its first child: The Yeezy III sneaker. Awww. During his Thursday concert in Perth, Yeezus made the announce ...

  2. Listen to Ice-T Narrate a 'Dungeons & Dragons' Audiobook

    August 18, 2014 11:53 AM EDT If you’ve been following Ice-T’s podcast , you know that the he’s been dabbling in audiobooks lately. What sort of audiobooks? Dungeons and Dragons, which he admits is quote the pronunciation challenge.  Well, now we’ve got hard evidence that Ice- ...

  3. Uncapped Concert Series Returns Aug. 19 With Run The Jewels and Jeremih

    August 14, 2014 10:01 AM EDT For the past three years, vitaminwater and The Fader's Uncapped concert series has been creating one-of-a-kind musical moments in intimate settings, from Frank Ocean and Bon Iver playing a New York City synagogue in 2012 to Solange performi ...

  4. Nico & Vinz Teams With Pepsi for U.S. 'Am I Wrong' Video

    August 11, 2014 9:35 AM EDT Though Nico & Vinz's "Am I Wrong" has become an out-of-nowhere smash in the U.S. this summer, topping Billboard's Radio Songs chart and spending the last three weeks at No. 4 on the Hot 100, the song hasn't had an upda ...

  5. Exclusive: SFX, MasterCard Announce Global Multi-Year Partnership

    August 05, 2014 10:00 AM EDT MasterCard and SFX Entertainment will announce a global multi-year partnership that will make MasterCard the exclusive financial services sponsor of SFX's many platforms, as well as an integrated technology partner in improving fan experience ...

  6. Drake Faces 'Ultimate Test' as a Business Mogul

    August 04, 2014 12:08 PM EDT Sure, Drake dropped the No. 2 rap album of 2013 ( Nothing Was the Same ) and earned high marks this year for hosting Saturday Night Live and the ESPY Awards. But the Toronto-born superstar, 26, is also an aspiring mogul now facing the ultimate tes ...

  7. Beats' Battle with Counterfeiters Reveals a Mercurial Black Market

    July 22, 2014 9:05 AM EDT Last week, Beats Electronics obtained a restraining order against several copyright and trademark infringing websites alleged to sell counterfeit headphones. The lawsuit, filed July 9, ordered an injunction in Illinois against these online outlets ...

  8. Is Pitchfork Fest Cursed? President Chris Kaskie Talks Lineup Setbacks

    July 18, 2014 9:15 AM EDT Even before Death Grips announced their break up July 2, Pitchfork's ninth annual Music Festival in Chicago had already experienced a few unfortunate setbacks to its lineup. On April 26, Chicago footwork pioneer DJ Rashad passed away from ...

  9. Beyonce and Jay Z to Team With HBO for 'On the Run' Concert Special

    July 10, 2014 6:20 PM EDT HBO is expanding its partnership with Beyonce and Jay Z. The duo is teaming with the premium cable network to bring a concert special for their current worldwide On the Run Tour. Related Beyonce Lands HBO Series of Mrs. Carter World Tour Concert S ...

  10. White Castle Honors Alice Cooper

    July 08, 2014 9:34 AM EDT Shock rocker Alice Cooper loves White Castle sliders. Cooper is such a fan of the little square hamburgers that he showed up at the company headquarters in Columbus on Monday to be inducted into the restaurant's Craver Hall of Fame. The Colum ...

  11. Samsung's Milk Music Claims 2M Downloads, Brings Out Iggy Azalea, Chromeo to Celebrate

    July 02, 2014 2:37 PM EDT Samsung brings out a panoply of stars to fete its success. Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX, Chromeo, Lady Antebellum and John Legend are among the seven music stars performing their latest singles in a 90-second ad for Samsung’s Milk Music, which ...

  12. Bono Teases Apple for Inconspicuous (Red) Branding, Solicits Marketing Ideas at Cannes

    June 24, 2014 1:06 PM EDT A packed crowd of the world's top marketers thought they were turning out today to see Bono. What they didn't realize was that he was actually there to see them. The U2 frontman spent much of his Cannes Lions presentation urging brands ...

  13. Kevin Liles on Mariah and Jay-Z's Beverages, Lyor's 300 & D'Angelo’s New Record (Q&A)

    June 22, 2014 3:24 PM EDT Kevin Liles calls himself an entrepreneur, and it's hard to imagine a more accurate catch-all term for the items in his overstuffed portfolio. My Day: Kevin Liles, Founder of KWL Enterprises Lyor Cohen Unveils 300, New 'Content Company ...

  14. Scooter Braun, BBH Join Forces for The Creative Studio Joint Venture

    June 20, 2014 7:44 PM EDT Scooter Braun now has his eyes on transforming the advertising business. In a clear case of joining his “social media firepower” with the creative muscle of British advertising agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH), the manager of Justin Bieber and Ps ...

  15. EDMbiz Conference: Why EDM Equals Millenials and a $6.2B Valuation Is Just the Beginning

    June 20, 2014 9:14 AM EDT The EDM industry is currently worth $6.2 billion, per a recent report at IMS Ibiza -- but depending on who you asked on Day 1 of the third annual EDMbiz conference in Las Vegas Wednesday, that number could be wildly conservative. “$6.2 billion ...

  16. Beats Headphones Banned at World Cup (Which May Be Exactly What They Wanted)

    June 19, 2014 2:27 PM EDT It’s been a surprising week for World Cup fans, with reigning champion Spain eliminated, heavily-favored Brazil struggling and the U.S. somehow beating Ghana, despite Jozy Altidore’s hamstring injury. But perhaps more unexpected is Beats By Dre& ...

  17. One Direction Member Buys English Soccer Club Doncaster Rovers

    June 19, 2014 1:54 PM EDT One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson is the new co-owner of English soccer club Doncaster Rovers. The team plays in the so-called League One, the soccer league two levels below the top-flight English Premier League. Financial details weren't ...

  18. T-Mobile to Make Customers’ Data Free When Streaming Music

    June 18, 2014 10:00 PM EDT The fourth-largest mobile carrier in the U.S. has made a unique entry into digital music. T-Mobile announced Wednesday it will remove all data charges from streaming music on services such as Pandora and Spotify over its 4G LTE network. Named M ...

  19. VEVO, Pepsi Team Up on Summer Solstice Concerts Saturday

    June 18, 2014 9:49 PM EDT Prince Royce, Cher Lloyd, Kid Ink and Timefles will perform four live stream concert events on longest day of year. Online music video site VEVO and Pepsi are teaming up for four separate streamed concerts taking place in different locations, feat ...

  20. Amazon Unveils Fire Phone With Its Own Shazam Competitor

    June 18, 2014 6:01 PM EDT Amazon.com introduced its upcoming smartphone, the Fire Phone, onstage at an event in Seattle featuring CEO Jeff Bezos today. The device is designed to be part of a larger Amazon ecosystem -- made by a retailer, designed to assist consumers in ret ...

  21. Cannes Lions: Kanye West, Bono and Jared Leto to Give Presentations

    June 16, 2014 6:43 PM EDT Now a "Creativity Conference" for more than just advertisers, this year's event also features talks by Jeffrey Katzenberg, Spike Jonze, Ralph Fiennes, "Game of Thrones" creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, Yahoo's M ...

  22. Paul van Dyk Collabs with TOMS for Shoe & Eyewear Line

    June 16, 2014 12:06 PM EDT Trance icon Paul van Dyk is dancing into a new world: fashion. Tomorrow (June 17), he’ll release a collaborative collection with California cool brand TOMS. The TOMS x Paul van Dyk shoe The shoes and eyewear collab will feature a galaxy-inspired d ...

  23. New Jay Z Remix Available Only on Beats Music

    June 15, 2014 11:45 PM EDT Dr. Dre's mysterious Tweet at Jay Z yesterday which said only “Welcome to the jungle @S_C_” has been explained while at the same time offering a clue to Beats Music's possible future business strategy: exclusives. Welcome to the jungle @ ...

  24. Katy Perry and Staples 'Make Roar Happen' to Help Support Teachers

    June 12, 2014 7:50 PM EDT Katy Perry is teaming up with the Staples organization to “celebrate and support” teachers with her “Make Roar Happen” initiative, in a joint announcement this afternoon at the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Related Articles Deciphering Ka ...

  25. Honda Pouring Over $50 Million Ad Dollars Into New Music Platform, Honda Stage

    June 11, 2014 3:04 PM EDT As the United States' fifth-largest automotive advertiser in terms of total spending (according to 2012 figures from WPP’s marketing analytics firm Kantar), Honda has relied heavily on television to achieve the mass-audience reach it requires ...

  26. Lorde & MAC: What Makes the Perfect Partnership Between Brand & Musician?

    June 10, 2014 2:28 PM EDT When celebrities wax poetic about their first beauty obsessions, long-discontinued products from brands like Wet n Wild and Bonne Bell get mentions. For Ella Yelich-O'Connor, aka Lorde, the special product she saved up to buy growing up in Ne ...

  27. Music's the Glue for World Cup Advertisers

    June 10, 2014 2:18 PM EDT Companies that are advertising for the World Cup are hoping music will strike a chord with fans globally. Because the FIFA World Cup, the international soccer tournament that begins on Thursday, is the most popular sports event on the planet, adve ...

  28. Bonnaroo 2014 Preview: Superfly's Jonathan Mayers on Kanye, XBox Live Stream, VIP Package

    June 09, 2014 12:32 PM EDT This 700-acre farm in rural Manchester, Tenn., will be swarmed with 80,000 euphoric Bonnaroovians by Thursday, but right now it’s a hub of productivity as Jonathan Mayers, president of Bonaroo co-producer Superfly Presents, assesses the situatio ...

  29. New Signings: The Orchard Signs CYHSY, Angaleena Presley Joins Slate Creek, Round Hill Music Nabs Tesla

    June 09, 2014 12:03 PM EDT Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, including record labels, artist management firms, publishing companies, booking agencies and more.     RECORD LABELS  -- Northern California “hip-pop” duo Kalin and Myles sign ...

  30. StubHub Gets 'Skin in the Game' with NextStage Concert Series ft. Lykke Li, Grouplove

    June 06, 2014 1:25 PM EDT It wasn't easy for StubHub to get into the concert game, which they are with the NextStage Concert Series. Glenn Lehrmann, head of communications for the ticket re-seller, was very aware of perceptions of the company. “We get a lot of critici ...

  31. The Wild Honey Pie: From Blog to Media & Event Company

    June 06, 2014 10:27 AM EDT Their Second Annual original video series and mini-festival “Welcome Campers” -- for free. Brooklyn-based buzz blog the Wild Honey Pie , founded by former MTV music supervisor Eric Weiner in 2009, has transformed itself in the past year from an in ...

  32. Jimmy Iovine’s 'Secret iPod': How 'Jungle' Became the New Beats Song

    June 05, 2014 5:08 PM EDT While Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and a dizzying array of the globe's biggest soccer stars are featured in the new Beats promotional film short entitled “The Game Before the Game” released today, the real star of the clip, as is the case with mo ...

  33. Beats By will.i.am: Co-Founding and Cashing In With Jimmy Iovine

    June 05, 2014 10:00 AM EDT How the Black Eyed Pea started Beats and cashed-in on the Apple deal with his mentor “So I was with will.i.am one day and he says, “You know the record business is all screwed up, we’re losing, Jimmy.  Jimmy, hardware.'” "So I said,  ...

  34. What's the Value of 800 Million iTunes Accounts to Beats?

    June 04, 2014 8:12 PM EDT In the wake of Apple's acquisition of Beats Electronics , a frequently mentioned fact has been Apple's 800 million iTunes accounts. Those 800 million accounts are important because they can be leveraged to sell more Beats headphones and ...

  35. The Next Eminem/Activision Deal: How Big Data Can Reinforce Gut Instincts (Guest Post)

    June 03, 2014 6:43 PM EDT Glenn Minerley is the VP, Group Director, Music & Entertainment at Momentum Worldwide. Caroline Hoffman is the AD, Business Leadership at Momentum Worldwide. When it’s time for a brand to partner with an artist, suddenly everyone is an A& ...

  36. Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference 2014 Stream: Watch Live!

    June 02, 2014 2:06 PM EDT Today marks the start of the sixth annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference which runs June 2-6 in San Francisco. For five days, one thousand Apple engineers and five thousand developers will gather together to discuss all things Apple. Below ...

  37. Adult Swim Launches 2014 Single Series with Giorgio Moroder, Sleep, Future (Exclusive)

    June 02, 2014 11:05 AM EDT Adult Swim Singles today announced its 2014 series, featuring a slate of artists new and old, including new tracks by legendary producer Giorgio Moroder, reformed stoner metal band Sleep and hip-hop artist Future, among others. For the series' ...

  38. Apple’s Beats Deal: Why Content Is No Longer King (Guest Post)

    May 30, 2014 2:50 PM EDT Benedict Evans is partner at Andreessen Horowitz. Previously, he was a strategy consultant in London, and worked in strategy at NBC Universal, Channel 4 and Orange. Follow him on  his blog , and on Twitter @BenedictEvans . Apple's Beats dea ...

  39. Brantley Gilbert and Big Machine's Big Roll-Out Week: Harleys, NASCAR, Best Buy & More

    May 28, 2014 1:40 PM EDT It had been four years since Brantley Gilbert has last released an album, so the May 19 release of “Just As I Am” was not only cause for celebration among his fans but also one of a heavy marketing campaign by Gilbert’s label, The Valory Music Co. ...

  40. Ed Sheeran Teams With Clear Channel, Pepsi for “x” Album Release Party, Set To Play IHeartRadio Fest (Exclusive)

    May 27, 2014 10:09 AM EDT Ed Sheeran will preview his sophomore album “x” for fans at Clear Channel’s IHeartRadio Theater in Los Angeles on June 17 with the “IHeartRadio Album Release Party,” presented by Pepsi. Sheeran will perform songs from the album and participate in ...

  41. Pharrell Williams to Perform AmEx 'Unstaged' Concert June 3 at NYC's Apollo

    May 27, 2014 6:00 AM EDT Pharrell Williams has been tapped to kick off the latest installment of “American Express Unstaged” live-streaming concert series, a partnership with Vevo and YouTube. Williams will play a special show at New York’s Apollo Theater on June 3 that w ...

  42. Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez World Cup Song a Flop?

    May 25, 2014 6:12 PM EDT The official World Cup song is definitely striking a chord - the wrong one with many in host country Brazil. Since the recent release of FIFA's "We Are One (Ole Ola)," hordes of fans in Brazil have been slamming the official 2014 Cu ...

  43. Jason Aldean Warms Up Indy 500, Talks Firestone Deal and New Album at Pre-Race Concert

    May 25, 2014 2:50 PM EDT “It’s hard not to have fun when you’re in the infield of a race track,” Jason Aldean said addressing the sold-out crowd of 41,000 screaming fans on Saturday night (May 24) at the inaugural Firestone Legends Day Concert on the eve of the 98th Indy ...

  44. Kanye West's New Song ‘God Level’ Debuts In Adidas Ad (Watch)

    May 25, 2014 12:11 PM EDT Less than three weeks ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Adidas has released a new advertisement for its "The Dream: All In or Nothing" campaign that features new music by Kanye West, who married Kim Kardashian in Florence on Saturda ...

  45. Put a Chevy In My Video: How Mirriad and Vevo Are Retroactively Placing Products

    May 23, 2014 1:56 PM EDT Mirriad's new partnership with Vevo, could prove an important source of revenue for the music business. Mirriad is from the future -- or at least you could be forgiven for thinking so. It's an advertising platform with a unique pitch: Te ...

  46. 'American Idol,' 'The Voice' Finales Suffer Sharp Ratings Decline

    May 22, 2014 5:57 PM EDT A sharp decline in viewers for the season finales of "The Voice" and "American Idol" this week raises the question of whether music competition shows on television are fading out. The year's final "American Idol" ...

  47. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek on Hitting 10 Million Subs, Apple-Beats Deal, IPO (Q&A)

    May 21, 2014 7:16 PM EDT On Wednesday Spotify revealed it now has ten million paying subscribers and 40 million active users. CEO and founder Daniel Ek spoke to Billboard about what the numbers say about where the industry and his own business is right now. Billboard: ...

  48. Robyn's First Commercial: Inside Volvo's New 'Made By Sweden' Ad

    May 21, 2014 3:30 PM EDT "I've never done commercials before, or anything like this," says Robyn, discussing her appearance in a new Volvo television spot while video-chatting from her kitchen in Stockholm. "I really wanted to make sure I could make so ...

  49. Shutterstock Is Getting Into the Music Business

    May 20, 2014 3:48 PM EDT Online video demand spikes need for stock tunes. You'll now be able to go to Shutterstock for more than just images and videos. The company today unveiled a licensable music section for those with soundtrack needs. Related Articles Getty Imag ...

  50. Mark Cuban on Being 'Billboard's Brand Spokesperson,' Michael Jackson on BBMA Red Carpet (Video)

    May 20, 2014 12:13 PM EDT Mark Cuban, entrepreneur, Dallas Mavericks owner, and "Shark Tank" breakaway star was on the red-carpeted deck with businessman, investor, and television personality Kevin O'Leary at this Sunday's (May 18) Billboard Music Award ...

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