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  1. Liberty Media Third-Quarter Earnings Drop, Revenue From Media, Entertainment Stakes Rise

    November 05, 2013 9:29 AM EST John Malone's Liberty Media on Tuesday reported lower third-quarter earnings, but improved other key financials amid the inclusion of Sirius XM Radio financials and the exclusion of premium TV firm Starz, which it spun off earlier in the ye ...

  2. U.S. Justice Department Seeks Oversight of Apple's iTunes Store Following Anti-Trust Ruling (Updated)

    August 02, 2013 12:45 PM EDT Editor's note: The following story was updated with Apple's response to the Department of Justice's remedies after it was originally published. Following a victory against Apple in an anti-trust lawsuit on July 10, the Department ...

  3. Liberty Media's First-Quarter Results Rise Dramatically Following Sirius XM Inclusion

    May 08, 2013 11:31 AM EDT John Malone's Liberty Media on Wednesday posted higher first-quarter results after the inclusion of Sirius XM Radio in its financials and the separation of Starz, which was spun off into a separate company. Liberty reported quarterly earnin ...

  4. Bits & Briefs: Rdio Now on Nook

    November 19, 2012 12:39 PM EST Rdio now on Nook Music subscription service Rdio is now available on Barnes & Noble' Nook tablet, including the HD and HD+. It's not unusual for a subscription service to have an app for the Nook; Rhapsody, MOG and Grooveshark all ...

  5. Bits and Briefs

    September 20, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Survey: Tablet Usage Gaining on Hours Spent at the Computer A J.D. Powers and Associates survey found tablet owners spend 7.5 hours per week on their devices watching videos, listening to music or reading books, compared with spending 9.6 hours pe ...

  6. Guest Post: 'Pay What You Want' Comes to Music Apps -- Will Musicians Be More Generous Than Their Fans?

    September 06, 2012 12:40 PM EDT The following is a guest post from Adam Hanft, a brand strategist whose clients include Barnes & Noble,Vinfolio, Original SoupMan, and Wheelz. He also writes for Huffington Post, Fast Company and other media. Billboard.biz welcomes responsible ...

  7. SoundScan Mid-Year Report: Unit Sales Up 4 Percent, Although Album Sales Dropped 3.2 Percent

    July 05, 2012 1:31 PM EDT It's beginning to look like the party begun in 2011 for the revival of U.S. album sales is over: In the first six months of 2012, album sales dropped 3.2% to 150.5 million units, according to Nielsen SoundScan (versus 155.5 million units in t ...

  8. Business Matters: Rumors Heat Up That Liberty Media Will Buy Out Live Nation

    June 28, 2012 4:10 PM EDT Rumors Heat Up That Liberty Media Will Buy Out Live Nation -- Another summer, another round of speculation that Liberty Media may buy out the remaining shares of Live Nation it does not already own. Liberty Media upped its stake in Live Nation to ...

  9. Apple Sued By US Department of Justice Over E-Book Price Fixing

    April 11, 2012 12:05 PM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- The U.S. government filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple Inc. and book publishers Wednesday, saying the publishers conspired with Apple to raise retail electronic-book prices to limit competition. The government also filed pap ...

  10. Backbeat: Luis Fonsi, Jorge Mejia, More at Billboard's Leila Cobo's Book Tour

    March 22, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Cobo with Billboard chart-topping singer/songwriter Luis Fonsi at the signing of The Second Time We Met at Books & Books. Earlier that day, Fonsi tweeted about the book to his more than 3 million followers. (Photo: Andres Recio and Carlos Chah ...

  11. Do Strong Pre- and Post-Holiday Music Sales Point To Another Up Year?

    January 20, 2012 12:50 PM EST After U.S. album sales posted their first annual increase in seven years, the recording industry is now left to wonder whether an encore is possible in 2012.' Based on recorded-music sales during the year-end holiday season and sales during t ...

  12. Pandora, Rhapsody, Songza Among Apps Available For Amazon's $199 Kindle Fire Tablet

    November 10, 2011 2:51 PM EST Buyers of Amazon's Kindle Fire, the upcoming 7" color-screen tablet, will be able to download some of the most popular music and video apps. Combined with a low price and integration with Amazon's cloud services, the Kindle Fire wil ...

  13. 'I Want My MTV' Authors Chat About Channel's Glory Years With Ed Lover, Dave Holmes

    October 28, 2011 6:15 PM EDT "I Want My MTV" authors Rob Tannenbaum and Craig Marks in New York Thursday night (photo: Simona Rabinovitch) "We're here tonight to celebrate a bygone era," said Rob Tannenbaum, co-author of "I Want My MTV: The Uncen ...

  14. Managing Dad: How Danny Bennett Helped Take Tony Bennett's 'Duets II' To No. 1

    October 20, 2011 12:45 PM EDT Flying Together To The Moon: Danny Bennett (right) with his father/"client" Tony Bennet at last year's Whitney Gala and Studio Party at The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City (Photo: Getty Images) "I don't jus ...

  15. Q&A: Tony Bennett Talks 'Duets II'

    September 12, 2011 7:15 AM EDT When Tony Bennett released Duets: An American Classic in 2006, the legendary singer figured it was a one-off project. Then the album debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and sold more than 3 million copies worldwideNot according to SS; get SS f ...

  16. Business Matters: RootMusic, ReverbNation, Vevo Are Top Music Apps on Facebook

    September 02, 2011 3:41 PM EDT RootMusic, ReverbNation, Vevo Are Top Music Apps on Facebook -- RootMusic's BandPage is the top music app on Facebook, according to the AppData. With 32.5 million monthly average users (MAU) as of September 2, BandPage is far and away the mos ...

  17. Billboard Q&A: Mike Davis

    July 22, 2011 1:10 PM EDT When Mike Davis joined Atlanta-based one-stop Justin Entertainment as a sales representative in 1989, he had a pretty limited view of the music business. "Back then," he recalls, "I thought the scope of the music industry consiste ...

  18. Borders End to Have Ripple Effect Across Country

    July 20, 2011 7:02 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - What happens when a pioneer like Borders goes out of business? Depends on who you ask. A day after the bankrupt Ann Arbor, Mich.-based chain said it would seek court approval to sell off its assets and shutter its remaining 399 sto ...

  19. U.S. Mid-Year Album Sales Up for First Time Since 2004, According to SoundScan Figures

    July 06, 2011 4:28 PM EDT This year, U.S. album sales were up at the mid-year point, the first time that has occurred since 2004, the last positive sales-growth year posted by this country's music industry. For the week ending July 3, album sales totaled 155.5 million ...

  20. Alliance Names Former Universal Music Exec Mike Davis President

    June 20, 2011 11:05 AM EDT Former Universal Music Enterprises executive Mike Davis has been named president of Alliance Entertainment , filling a void at the company that has existed since Alan Tuchman resigned as CEO in April . Davis had previously been executive VP/GM of ...

  21. Business Matters: The Numbers Inside the Latest Lawsuit Against Universal Music Group; Apple's Cloud and Music Publishers

    May 20, 2011 5:52 PM EDT The Numbers Inside The Latest Royalties Lawsuit Against Universal -- More artists have filed a class action lawsuit against Universal Music Group over a dispute about royalty calculations . According to the New York Times, Rob Zombie, White Zombie ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Business Matters: BMG Wants EMI's Back Catalog More Than Its Publishing

    December 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST BMG Covets EMI Group's Back Catalog More Than Its Publishing -- BMG Rights Management is interested in EMI Group's recorded music back catalog rather than its publishing division, BMG Rights CEO Hartwig Masuch told MusicWeek . "Inte ...

  24. The Early Look: Black Friday Music Sales Recap

    November 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST The music business was hopeful for robust shopping on Black Friday, and why not? Overall consumer interest was up from last year, indie retail rolled out special exclusives from artists like U2, Metallica, and the Gaslight Anthem, and a full roste ...

  25. With E-books Still Young, A Hit Novel Reaches 30% Digital Share

    November 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sales of John Grisham’s latest book, “The Confession,” have reached a digital mile marker far faster than digital albums. According to an article at the Wall Street Journal , 70,000 of the 230,000 units sold in the first week were e-book sales. Am ...

  26. U2, Glen Hansard, Damien Rice, The Script To Star In Doc Series

    August 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U2, Glen Hansard, Damien Rice and The Script will star in the second installment of the "Music of Ireland" documentary series, which originally premiered on PBS stations in February. "Music of Ireland - Welcome to America" will ...

  27. Business Matters: Pandora, YouTube, Azoff and more

    August 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis on the day's music business news. Pandora Addresses Privacy Concerns -- Pandora has addressed some privacy concerns. Pandora users can now see their profile and choose to make it either public or private. “We're big ...

  28. Business Matters: Roger Faxon, EMI, VC Funding, Price Wars and more

    June 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT EMI'S DEDICATION TO A&R -- After Roger Faxon was named head of EMI Music , some people in the business press were under the impression that EMI would become either more committed to publishing or less committed to new artist development. ...

  29. Entertainment Stocks Jump

    April 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Positive employment data released on Friday by the Labor Department helped boost entertainment stocks this week. The Labor Dept. said U.S. employers added 162,000 jobs in March - the biggest gain since December 2007 - and that the unemployment rat ...

  30. U2, Pete Seeger, Sinead O'Connor Among Artists In Irish Music Doc

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST "The Music of Ireland - Welcome Home," a documentary featuring interviews and performances from U2, Pete Seeger, Sinead O'Connor and the Chieftans will debut on New York public television station WLIW on Feb. 17, then rollout to oth ...

  31. Borders U.S. Shareholder: Bankruptcy Not Likely

    February 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST William Ackerman, CEO of hedge fund Pershing Square Capital, has said Borders U.S. is not a "likely bankruptcy." Ackerman, whose company is Borders U.S.' largest shareholder, also told CNBC's "Fast Money" show that he ...

  32. SoundScan Re-works Indie Retailer Classification

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Beginning this week, Nielsen SoundScan has altered the way it categorizes independent retailers, a move that will shift regional chains into the same category with small stores. The move will likely give the indie retailers more clout in the marke ...

  33. Amazon Denies Plan To Open Bricks-And-Mortar Stores

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Amazon has denied reports that it has embarked on a "secret search for bricks-and-mortar stores" in the U.K., in what was thought to be a move to pick up on customer demand for "click and collect" services. The original report, ...

  34. Barnes & Noble Net Income Falls

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT While Barnes & Noble suffered a 6.2% decline in sales to $1.63 billion for the quarter ended Jan. 31, the chain was still able to generate $81.2 million in net income, which translates into $1.46 per diluted share. That compares with the $115 ...

  35. Retailers: Black Friday Music Sales Down

    December 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST While mainstream media is touting that the Black Friday weekend started the holiday selling season with a bang, music merchandisers certainly didn't have that experience. Music sales were down anywhere from 10% to 30% and hit albums released ...

  36. Trans World, B & N, Hastings Post Quarter Losses

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Trans World Entertainment losses widened in the third quarter, with the company showing $27.4 million (91 cents per diluted share) in red ink on sales of $195.2 million, compared to $14.3 million (46 cents per diluted share) in losses on sales of ...

  37. Barnes & Noble Reports $15M Q2 Net Income

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Barnes & Noble posted $15.4 million in net income, or earnings of 27 cents per diluted share, on sales of $1.22 billion in the company's fiscal second quarter ended Aug. 2. That compares with the $18 million, or 26 cents per diluted share ...

  38. Barnes & Noble Reports Q2 Loss

    May 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Barnes & Noble reported a $2.2 million loss, or four cents per diluted share, on sales of $1.16 billion for the quarter ended May 3, 2008. The loss was slightly wider than the corresponding quarter in the prior year when the company recorded a ...

  39. R&B/Jazz Briefs: Victoria White, Siedah Garrett, Stanley Jordan

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -- New Jersey-bred singer/songwriter Victoria White is the first artist signed to Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White's Kalimba Music label. Her label debut, "The Upside," bows May 13. Melding R&B, folk, rock and jazz, ...

  40. Indie Labels Look To Post-Tower World

    November 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Labels rethinking marketing, staffing in wake of chain's closure. With independent labels slowing down their releases for the fourth quarter, the long-term effects of Tower Records' closing may not be realized for a while in the indie re ...

  41. Hastings Ent. Releases Financial Results

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Chain hits earnings forecast in Q2. Although Hastings Entertainment hit its earnings forecast by generating $671,000 in net income, or six cents per diluted share, on sales of $122.7 million in the three-month period ended July 31, the Amarillo, T ...

  42. Stern Replacement: David Lee Roth?

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gossip writer reports rumor. Infinity isn't commenting on an online report penned by a former Howard Stern Show regular that suggests that David Lee Roth will be one of the personalities that ultimately replaces Howard Stern. Chaunce Hayden, ...

  43. The Beat

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Barnes & Noble picks up Ellie Lawson's "The Philosophy Tree" as part of its "Recommends" program, and will sell it exclusively for six months starting Aug. 2. Read Melinda Newman's column. Barnes & Noble p ...

  44. Retail Track

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Barnes & Noble's total sales declined in the nine-week holiday period ended Jan. 1, due to store closures in its mall division. Read Ed Christman's column. Barnes & Noble's total sales declined in the nine-week holiday p ...

  45. Retail Track

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Barnes & Noble's total sales declined in the nine-week holiday period ended Jan. 1, due to store closures in its mall division. Read Ed Christman's column. Barnes & Noble's total sales declined in the nine-week holiday p ...

  46. Retail Track

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Barnes & Noble's total sales declined in the nine-week holiday period ended Jan. 1, due to store closures in its mall division. Read Ed Christman's column. Barnes & Noble's total sales declined in the nine-week holiday p ...

  47. Alliance, Source Interlink Confirm Merger

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/retail_marketing/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000717498">As first reported here</A>, Alliance Entertainment Corp. and publicly traded Source In As first reported here , ...

  48. Sources: Yucaipa's Alliance In Merger Talks

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Alliance Entertainment Corp., which is owned by the Yucaipa Cos., and magazine wholesaler the Source Interlink Cos. are involved in merger negotiations that would create a company with about $1.5 bill Alliance Entertainment Corp., which is owned b ...