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  1. 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 ...

  2. U2's Free 'Invisible' Downloads Raise Over $3 Million For (RED) Global Fund

    February 04, 2014 10:58 AM EST U2’s exclusive premiere of new single “Invisible” during the Super Bowl, in partnership with (RED) and Bank of America ( reported here in late January), raised more than $3 million for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in 36 ...

  3. Super Bowl Ads: Why You'll Hear New Music by Passenger, U2, One Republic and Zedd

    January 31, 2014 7:50 PM EST Ever since fun. skyrocketed to stardom from the use of “We Are Young” in a 2012 Super Bowl commercial for Chevrolet , brands, bands, publishers and music supervisors at top ad agencies alike have all been scrambling to re-create the lightning in ...

  4. U2 to Premiere Song with (RED) and Bank of America During Super Bowl

    January 23, 2014 3:21 PM EST U2 will premiere a new song, “Invisible,” via a commercial from (RED) and Bank of America that will air during next Sunday’s Super Bowl (Feb. 2.) As previously reported by Billboard, the song will set up U2’s forthcoming album – a follow-up to 200 ...

  5. Backbeat: Scooter Braun, Jody Gerson, Karmin, Kari Clark Hold Court at AMA After-Party

    November 19, 2012 3:26 PM EST Amy Heidemann and Nick Louis Noonan of Karmin at the official American Music Awards afterparty at the JW Marriott's Diamond Ballroom in Los Angeles (Photo: Brian Dowling) The party vibe inside the Nokia Theatre during the 40th annual American ...

  6. Business Matters: Sirius XM Raises Forecast for Subscriber Growth

    October 11, 2012 7:33 PM EDT Sirius XM upped its forecast for net subscriber growth for the third time this year. The satellite radio company announced on Wednesday that net additions in the third quarter jumped 34% to 445,921% from 3334,000 in the prior-year period. Sirius e ...

  7. Universal Music-EMI Merger: UMG Struck Gold With PolyGram in the 1990s, Can They Do It Again?

    September 21, 2012 5:45 PM EDT Now that the Universal Music Group has approval to complete its acquisition of EMI's recorded music operation , it will hit the ground running to integrate the two companies, insiders say. The Universal Music Group already presided over a hig ...

  8. Universal Music-EMI Deal Expected to Be Approved by EU Friday

    September 13, 2012 7:11 PM EDT The Universal Music Group's proposed acquisition of EMI is headed for the endgame in the regulatory process. According to sources, on Friday the European Commission will put the deal and the concessions package to vote before full college of ...

  9. Out Of Synch

    June 21, 2012 7:45 PM EDT Sound-Alike TV Ads Cause Major Controversy In early June, just as Beach House was enjoying a top 10 debut for its new album, "Bloom," the Baltimore indie band was also getting ready to do battle. After learning that a new Volkswagen ad a ...

  10. Backbeat: Kurt Vile, Manager Rennie Jaffe Defend Bank Of America Commercial @ NYC Webster Hall Show

    November 16, 2011 9:05 AM EST Get in the Bus: Kurt Vile (right) with manager Rennie Jaffe, outside Webster Hall post-show. (Photo: Jillian Mapes) Titus Andronicus' politically-outspoken leader Patrick Stickles may take offense to his fellow indie brother Kurt Vile licensi ...

  11. Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw to Reunite for 'Brothers of the Sun' Stadium Tour

    November 14, 2011 9:54 AM EST Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw to Reunite for 'Real Special' Stadium Tour By Ray Waddell Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, who famously toured together in the early 2000s, will reunite for the 19-date Brothers of the Sun stadium tour, beginning J ...

  12. Billboard.biz's Backbeat

    August 01, 2011 3:34 AM EDT From the record release parties to the green rooms, our exclusive look at the people behind the music business -- behind the scenes. FEATURED BACKBEATS: December 12, 2011 - Touring | Radio | Backbeat | Record Labels | Indies | Digital & Mobile ...

  13. Business Matters: Former EMI Exec Says File-Sharers Are Good Customers

    July 26, 2011 2:56 PM EDT Ex-EMI Exec Says File-Sharers Purchase Music; Will Targeting Broadband Users Hurt Sales? -- Former EMI executive Douglas Merrill has reiterated what many studies and surveys over the years have showed: file-sharers are also good music customers. M ...

  14. Business Matters: Will Apple Face Antitrust Regulators Over In-App Subscriptions?

    February 22, 2011 7:54 PM EST Will Apple Face Antitrust Regulators Over In-App Subscriptions? -- Anti-Apple sentiment continues this week with a statement from French music service Deezer . The company, which offers a paid mobile service via an iPod app, believes regulators wi ...

  15. Borders' Chapter 11: What Impact Will It Have On The Music Business?

    February 16, 2011 6:34 PM EST The Borders Group's Chapter 11 filing shouldn't have too much of an impact on the music industry in general: Over the last two years the Ann Arbor-based merchant has made deep cuts in its music commitment. But it will have a big impact o ...

  16. Business Matters: Trans World, Ning, Universal Music Group, Google and More

    April 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Entertainment retailer Trans World has received a commitment from Bank of America and other lenders to provide a $100 million revolving credit facility. This new credit agreement amends the previous agreement from January 2006. ( SEC filing ) - ...

  17. E1 Obtains $150M Revolving Credit Facility

    September 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Amidst the highly publicized credit crunch, Entertainment One has obtained a four-year, $150 million revolving credit facility from a consortium of banks led by JP Morgan. Participating banks also include Bank of America, Barclays and Toronto Domi ...

  18. My Morning Jacket Reveal Headlining Tour

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT My Morning Jacket will follow up its performance at Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tenn., with a headlining run, beginning June 20 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The route includes theaters, large clubs and amphitheaters, and almost all dates will ...

  19. XM Radio Narrows Loss In Q4

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc., which last week announced plans to combine with rival Sirius, said Monday a 45% jump in revenue and a tighter leash on marketing costs helped narrow its fourth-quarter loss. The Washington-based company, which has ...

  20. Michael Jackson Restructures Finances

    April 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT No terms of the deal disclosed. Michael Jackson has restructured his finances in a deal with Sony Corp, which shares ownership of his valuable music catalog that includes the Beatles' hits, attorneys said in a statement. No terms of the deal ...

  21. Tower Vet Olsen Dies At 46

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Robert Olsen, a 26-year Tower Records veteran, died suddenly of a heart attack on Oct. 11 in Valley Springs, Ca. He was 46. Robert Olsen, a 26-year Tower Records veteran, died suddenly of a heart attack on Oct. 11 in Valley Springs, Ca. He was 46. ...

  22. Special Olympics Bows Latin Xmas

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For the first time in its nearly 20 years of existence, Special Olympics' "A Very Special Christmas" music series will be produced in a language other than English. "A Very Special Latin Christmas: No For the first time in its ...

  23. Jackson Sued Over Beatles Library Finances

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Prescient Acquisition Group claims breach of contract. A financial company specializing in asset acquisition sued Michael Jackson on Monday, saying it is owed $48 million in fees for rescuing the singer's stake in the publishing rights to son ...

  24. Lawyers Return To Court In Jackson Case

    February 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lawyers are returning to court today (Feb. 13) in Santa Barbara, Calif., to set a date for Michael Jackson's preliminary hearing in his child-molestation case. Lawyers are returning to court today (Feb. 13) in Santa Barbara, Calif., to set a ...