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  1. The Beat: KROQ Music Director Lisa Worden on Coachella Partnership

    April 16, 2014 8:44 PM EDT Weekend one of Coachella is overflowing with parties, everything from traditions like Neon Carnival and the Lacoste soiree to this year, for the first time ever, a McDonald’s party. But only one event surrounding the concert actually works in conj ...

  2. Association of Music Producers Announce First-Ever AMP Awards

    April 17, 2013 5:03 PM EDT The Association of Music Producers (AMP) will hold its first-ever AMP Awards for Music and Sound at 82 Mercer in New York City during Creative Week on May 7. The event will also feature live performances from Caveman and Quadron, with DJ sets ...

  3. Ross On Radio: Songs That Made A Difference In 2012

    December 20, 2012 9:45 AM EST It's not hard to find songs that made a difference at top 40 this year Left-field hits from "Too Close" to "Ho Hey" didn't just claim real estate on stations dominated by turbo-pop anthems a year ago, they also had an ...

  4. Ross On Radio: First Listen - LA's new Exitos 93.9

    December 05, 2012 7:00 AM EST Here's how you know KXOS (Exitos 93.9) Los Angeles is different-the core acts shown on its website are Maroon 5, Ke$ha, fun., David Guetta, Lady Gaga . . . and Robbie Williams. Williams' single "Candy" hasn't been released ...

  5. Backbeat: Marsha Vlasic, Marcie Allen, Jody Gerson, Julie Pilat, Many More at Billboard's Women in Music Ceremony

    November 30, 2012 10:39 PM EST Nearly all of Billboard's Women in Music honorees take the stage during Friday's ceremony with editorial director Bill Werde kneeling, center (Photo: Michael Seto) Billboard's annual Women in Music ceremony draws an incredible crowd ...

  6. Clear Channel Rolls Out Ryan Seacrest to Announce Power 96.1, New Atlanta Top 40 Station

    August 30, 2012 12:33 PM EDT Ryan Seacrest makes a surprise appearance onstage at the Enrique Iglesias / Jennifer Lopez concert at Philips Arena Wednesday to launch Power 96.1 in Atlanta. (Photo: Cliff Robinson Photography for Clear Channel) Clear Channel Media and Entertainm ...

  7. Twitter 140: Page 12

    July 26, 2012 7:43 PM EDT « PREVIOUS | NEXT » RETURN TO INDEX Kevin Smyth and Jeremy Johnson Songwriters, We Sing Your Tweet @WeSingYourTweet Combining all of Twitter's major draws-music, comedy and the ridiculous-this duo turns 140 characters into songs, or "Swe ...

  8. Billboard Latin Music Conference Marketing Awards Announce Finalists

    March 29, 2012 1:20 PM EDT Music from Camila, Chino y Nacho, Enrique Iglesias, Don Omar, Pitbull and Paulina Rubio, among others, make up some of the advertising, branding and sponsorship campaigns up for honors in the second annual Billboard Latin Music Marketing Awards ta ...

  9. Jezabels Win the Australian Music Prize

    March 09, 2012 6:00 AM EST Four-piece indie pop-rock group the Jezabels on Thursday won the Australian Music Prize for their debut album, "Prisoner" (MGM Distribution), during a ceremony held at the Basement venue in central Sydney. The AMP caps a stunning six mon ...

  10. Backbeat: Joss Stone, Tom Silverman, Richard Gotterher @ Kobalt MIDEM Party

    January 31, 2012 3:36 PM EST From left: Attorney Patrick Grafton Green; Kobalt's Willard Ahdritz; Staffan Boström, Kobalt's long-time attorney and a partner at the Stockholm law firm of Bird & Bird; Ralph Simon, co-founder of Zomba Group and CEO of the Mobilium ...

  11. Backbeat: B.o.B., Natasha Bedingfield, Far East Movement Rock Myspace's Amp'd Up! Ad Week Concert

    October 04, 2011 2:20 PM EDT Nothin' On Him: B.O.B. performing onstage during Myspace AMP'd UP opening concert in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/PictureGroup) NEW YORK -- B.o.B., Natasha Bedingfield and Far East Movement were the headliners at Myspace's ...

  12. MySpace's Tim Vanderhook Talks Company's Future, Music Plans, Timberlake's Role

    October 03, 2011 4:41 PM EDT MySpace may have lost the social-networking battle to Facebook a long time ago, but it hasn't given up the fight when it comes to music. Specific Media, which acquired the struggling site from News Corp. in June for $35 million , is betting t ...

  13. What's In Store for Myspace? Justin Timberlake, Vanderhooks Hosting Preview Today

    October 03, 2011 11:57 AM EDT What's Justin Timberlake got in store for Myspace? Top marketers and ad execs will get an exclusive peek into the multi-hyphenate performer's plans today at New York's Advertising Week. Timberlake is set to host a private reception ...

  14. Cloud Control Win Australian Music Prize

    March 04, 2011 3:03 PM EST Pop-rock quartet Cloud Control has taken out the Australian Music Prize, and with it the $30,000 Australian winner's check. The four-piece from the Blue Mountains took the title for their debut 2010 album, "Bliss Release" (Ivy Leagu ...

  15. RootMusic Raises More Cash, Hires New Head of Business Development

    March 01, 2011 7:51 PM EST RootMusic has raised an additional $800,000, bringing its total first-round funding to $3.2 million, according to an SEC filing . The previous funding, $2.3 million led by Mohr Davidow, was announced in early January. The additional funding has al ...

  16. BACKBEAT: Bruno Mars, John Legend, and The Roots Perform @Billboard's AMP'D Up!

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Billboard.com hosted its AMP’D Up! event Sept. 27 at the Best Buy Theater in New York as part of Advertising Week 2010. The event drew in key players from the entertainment, advertising and technology industries who networked while being entertain ...

  17. Huey Lewis Pulls Australian Tour

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Huey Lewis and the News has canceled its scheduled Australian tour. Promoter Andrew McManus Presents had secured the services of the American pop-rock band for what would have been their first tour of these shores in more than 20 years. The init ...

  18. Lisa Mitchell Wins Australian Music Prize

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lisa Mitchell has completed an extraordinary transition from TV talent show contestant to critics' favorite with her victory Friday (March 12) in the prestigious Australian Music Prize. The folk-tinged singer's debut album "Wonder&q ...

  19. Mess Hall, Sarah Blasko Up For Australian Music Prize

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Australian alternative rock outfit the Mess Hall is in with a shout to add a second Australian Music Prize to their collection. The critically lauded band's latest effort "For The Birds" (Ivy League) is one of nine albums nominated ...

  20. Eddy Current Suppression Ring Gets AMP'ed Up

    March 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Melbourne-based garage rock band Eddy Current Suppression Ring is $30,000 Australian ($21,000) richer after winning the Australian Music Prize for its 2008 album "Primary Colours" (Aarght Records/Shock). The announcement was made in Sydn ...

  21. The Who Backs Australian Bushfire Relief Effort

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Who and Australian promoter Andrew McManus Presents are throwing financial support behind the bushfire relief efforts in Victoria. AMP has issued a special new $125 Australian ($82) ticket for the veteran British rock act's closing concer ...

  22. !K7 Label Group Ink Deal With RED

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Indie distributor RED has signed a deal with !K7 label group, which took effect February 1. RED will release all the upcoming albums released by members of the group, which includes labels !K7, Gold Dust, STRUT and Rapster. The group plans on rele ...

  23. Cut Copy, Presets Make AMP Shortlist

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Cut Copy's breakthrough sophomore album "In Ghost Colours" and labelmates Presets' rampaging album "Apocalypso" have both landed on the shortlist for the 2008 Australian Music Prize, due to be presented March 13. The ...

  24. The Billboard Q&A: Universal Digital Chief Rio Caraeff

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group has never been shy about shaking things up in the digital music space. The company demanded a per-device payment from Microsoft before licensing music to the Zune Marketplace. It spearheaded efforts to monetize online music v ...

  25. Virgin Mobile To Acquire Helio?

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Big changes may be ahead for the U.S. mobile virtual network operator market, with Virgin Mobile USA reportedly set to acquire Helio-the U.S. operator owned by SK Telecom. Helio is a joint venture between SK Telekom and Earthlink, with SK Telekom ...

  26. AMP Short List Expands To Ten

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST The short list for the 2007 Australian Music Prize (AMP) has rounded-up from nine to ten releases. The 22-strong judging panel said today there were too many quality Australian albums released last year to limit nominations to nine. The 2006 short ...

  27. Amp'd Shutting Service, Virgin Mobile Preps IPO

    July 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Two wireless operators shared a similar business plan. One is preparing for a lucrative IPO, the other has gone bankrupt and is selling off assets. Bad news first. Amp'd Mobile is planning to shut down its service Tuesday. The company, which ...

  28. IODA Expands Reach

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT IODA is expanding into the video and film market. The indie music digital distributor says it will add independent film content to such online video outlets as Netflix, RealNetworks and EZTakes, as well as mobile content providers like Amp'd, ...

  29. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PLUGGED: Anybody read Doonesbury this week? The comic strip is taking on the music industry's problems. If you're behind on the plot, check it out from the beginning at the main Doonesbury site on Slate.com . In it, occasional character ...

  30. Amp'd Mobile files For Chapter 11

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Startup wireless operator Amp'd Mobile filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy late Friday, unable to meet payments due on almost $100 million of debt. The company, which launched service in December of 2005, does not own its own network but instead ...

  31. Fontana Links With PIAS

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fontana, the indie music pipeline of Universal Music Group Distribution, has signed an exclusive U.S. distribution agreement with PIAS America. The label was previously with EMI-affiliated Caroline. The U.S. home of the PIAS Group and Vital Distri ...

  32. Amp'd Mobile Gets Influx Of Cash

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Startup wireless operator Amp'd Mobile has raised another $107 million to fund it's content-heavy mobile entertainment strategy for a while longer. Unlike other wireless operators, Amp'd doesn't own a wireless network. It rents ...

  33. MTV Tr3s Goes Mobile

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bilingual entertainment channel MTV Tr3s has launched a mobile platform, MTV Tr3s Mobile, that carries key aspects of its Latino-youth focused programming to cell phones. The original content includes ringtones and artist interviews from flagship ...

  34. Cohen Set For Billboard Mobile Entertainment Live! Session

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ted Cohen, former EMI digital music guru and current TAG Strategic managing partner, will be moderating a plenary session at Billboard's upcoming Mobile Entertainment Live! conference March 26, focusing on how to best produce entertainment co ...

  35. Mattera Heads To WMG

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Larry Mattera has left his position as senior VP of music for wireless operator Amp'd Mobile to become the new senior VP of digital sales and marketing for Warner Music Group's WEA Corp. In his new role, he will oversee all WEA's di ...

  36. Augie March Wins Aus Music Prize

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG pop-rock band Augie March's "Moo You Bloody Choir" won the A$25,000 ($19,250) Australian Music Prize today for the most creative Australian album released in 2006. The winner is determined by a group of 72 industry professi ...

  37. Helio Launches New Mobile Service

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Yet another wireless operator has launched an over-the-air full-song music download service. This time it's Helio, a startup carrier that went live only last year, which says its mobile music service will be the "corner record shop" ...

  38. AMP Shortlist 8 Becomes 9

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST Organizers of the Australian Music Prize (AMP) sprung a surprise today (Jan. 31) when the final nomination Short List 8 carried an extra album title. The reason was simple, explains Scott Murphy, AMP founder and prize director: there were more tha ...

  39. Australian Music Prize Nominees Unveiled

    January 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Drones, the inaugural winners of the Australian Music Prize in 2006, are back in contention for this year's event. A long list of 25 finalists has been unveiled from the 200 entries received for the Amp 2006, which honors outstanding crea ...

  40. Amp'd Mobile Reveals Operating Results

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Youth-focused startup mobile operator Amp'd Mobile revealed operating results today (Jan. 8), for the first time. The results, according to the company, validate its content-heavy strategy. Amp'd's subscribers more than doubled in t ...

  41. Roxy Music Rocks Diesel-U-Music's Icon Award

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Awards show airs in U.K. on Oct. 22. Roxy Music, the glam-rock veteran group, will be receiving the Radio Music Icon Award at this year’s Diesel-U-Music Awards ceremony on Oct. 4. The event, which aims to promote unsigned and other emerging acts a ...

  42. Roxy Music Rocks Diesel-U-Music's Icon Award

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Awards show airs in U.K. on Oct. 22. Roxy Music, the glam-rock veteran group, will be receiving the Radio Music Icon Award at this year’s Diesel-U-Music Awards ceremony on Oct. 4. The event, which aims to promote unsigned and other emerging acts a ...

  43. MTV Relaunches 'Discover And Download'

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Series will air on all platforms. MTV today flipped the switch on a multi-platform extension of its "Discover and Download" series, marrying live TV performances with promotional digital downloads. The series will air on all MTV channels ...

  44. The Orchard Partners With Amp'd

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal includes mastertones, tones, full track downloads. Digital music distributor the Orchard has partnered with Amp’d Mobile, a startup wireless operator leasing airtime on Verizon’s high-speed wireless network. Under the deal, revealed at the CT ...

  45. Wireless Ops Gear Up Concert Broadcast Efforts

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Amp'd Mobile, Verizon Wireless get aggressive. Amp'd Mobile, Verizon Wireless get aggressive. News ...

  46. Wireless Operators Gear Up Concert Broadcast Efforts

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Amp'd Mobile, Verizon Wireless get aggressive. Wireless operators Amp’d Mobile and Verizon Wireless are growing increasingly aggressive in broadcasting concert footage to mobile phones. Amp’d, a startup operator leasing airtime on Verizon’s h ...

  47. 'Real World' Producers Focus On Digital Offerings

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST To create content for new media platforms. Bunim-Murray Productions - the producers of reality hits "The Real World" and "The Simple Life“- is bringing its brand of "unscripted television" to digital through a new spinoff ...

  48. Drones Win Inaugural Aussie Music Prize

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Melbourne-based "psycho-blues" band the Drones' second album was tonight (March 8) declared the winner of the inaugural BigPond Australian Music Prize, held at the Museum Of Contemporary Art in Sydney Melbourne-based "psycho-bl ...

  49. Drones Win Inaugural Aussie Music Prize

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Melbourne-based "psycho-blues" band the Drones' second album was tonight (March 8) declared the winner of the inaugural BigPond Australian Music Prize, held at the Museum Of Contemporary Art in Sydney Melbourne-based "psycho-bl ...

  50. Wall Of Sound, PIAS Strike U.K. Joint Venture

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Label aspires to be 'new force' among indies. Two of Britain's most influential independent labels are joining forces to establish a new record company. Eclectic label Wall of Sound and PIAS U.K., the British division of Brussels-ba ...

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