Bill Werde

  1. Thinking and Acting Globally at the New Music Seminar

    June 09, 2014 9:09 PM EDT As the Internet age matures, it has eased international music distribution and changed artists’ touring strategies around newly developed global fan bases. This was the topic of "The Globalization of Music," a panel that was part of New ...

  2. P!nk, Janelle Monae, Julie Greenwald Honored at Billboard Women in Music Event

    December 10, 2013 5:26 PM EST "I remember when I won Female Rock Vocal for Grammys for ‘Trouble,’ I think it was 10 years ago,” P!nk recalled from the stage at Billboard’s Women In Music luncheon Tuesday, accepting the award for Woman of the Year. “And the very next day, ...

  3. Julie Greenwald, Atlantic Records Chairman, COO, Tops Billboard’s 2013 Women In Music List

    December 06, 2013 10:59 AM EST Billboard announced today that for a fourth consecutive year, Julie Greenwald, Chairman and COO of Atlantic Records Group, has topped its Women in Music list. Kathy Willard, Executive Vice President and CFO of Live Nation Entertainment, and Jody G ...

  4. Billboard Wins Two Folio Awards

    December 06, 2013 2:54 AM EST Billboard has won two 2013 Folio Eddie & Ozzie Awards in categories honoring best article and best cover. The awards ceremony, held Thursday (Dec. 3) at New York City’s Grand Hyatt, honored excellence in magazine editorial and design. “I' ...

  5. Nokia MixRadio Launches With Nile Rodgers

    November 21, 2013 2:18 PM EST Debuting in 31 countries, Nokia MixRadio brings personalized radio to its global customers. The new service premiered at an event held at New York’s Milk Studios Thursday morning, featuring an intimate Q&A with Nile Rodgers moderated by Billb ...

  6. Rapino, Capshaw, Light, Geiger, Leiweke Talk Way More Revenue, Assuming Label-Like Functions at Touring Conference (Full Audio)

    November 15, 2013 3:44 PM EST (Scroll down to the bottom for full-audio of the panel.) What do the next 10 years hold for the music industry? According to a power player panel that closed out Billboard’s Touring Conference Thursday (Nov. 14) afternoon, way more revenue fro ...

  7. Michael Buble Teams With Delta For Seattle Event, In-Flight Promotion

    October 29, 2013 10:00 AM EDT As Delta Air Lines set out to unveil a multi-million dollar investment in Seattle as its new global hub for nonstop flights to Asia and other territories, the carrier was seeking an equally global music artist to help spread the word. Enter Mich ...

  8. RIAA Updates Rules Before Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta'

    July 01, 2013 8:35 PM EDT The RIAA has heard Jay-Z's #newrules loud and clear. The music industry's trade organization will update its policies to allow its digital album certifications to be handed out upon release date, rather than after the 30-day waiting pe ...

  9. Backbeat: Billboard/Samsung Galaxy Film & TV Music Conference Advisory Board Luncheon at the W Hotel Hollywood

    June 27, 2013 11:03 AM EDT Billboard and THR hosted an exclusive luncheon for its Film & TV Conference Advisory Board members on Wednesday, June 26 at the W Hotel Hollywood. The event, powered by Samsung Galaxy and led by Billboard editorial director Bill Werde and se ...

  10. Backbeat: Billboard Music Awards Afterparty With Jason Derulo, Hayden Panettiere, Don Mischer, More

    May 22, 2013 5:17 AM EDT LAS VEGAS – Right after the 2013 BBMAs on Sunday night, the "Buffalo David Bitton presents the official Billboard Music Awards afterparty" was held at the Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan. Additional BBMA sponsors featured in the ...

  11. Bruno Mars Manager Brandon Creed on Mars' 'Incredible' Upcoming Tour

    May 20, 2013 1:37 PM EDT After Bruno Mars kicked off the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night with an electrifying performance of his new single "Treasure," Mars' manager Brandon Creed stopped by Billboard's Backstage live stream to speak with Billboa ...

  12. Miguel Lands on Fans in Dramatic Jump at Billboard Music Awards

    May 20, 2013 1:24 AM EDT Miguel made a new friend at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night during his performance of "Adorn" after he miscalculated a dramatic leap from the stage and landed on two fans, leaving at least one of them bruised. The dramatic c ...

  13. Backbeat: Billboard/Samsung Galaxy Thought-Leadership Breakfast at Latin Music Conference

    April 26, 2013 2:38 PM EDT On Thursday morning during Billboard's Latin Conference, Billboard editorial director Bill Werde and executive director of Latin content Leila Cobo hosted a thought-leadership breakfast, presented by Samsung Galaxy. The group of 20 guests e ...

  14. Billboard Latin Music Conference: Telemundo Head Emilio Romano on the Wide Inroads His Network Offers Artists

    April 24, 2013 6:55 PM EDT This past Tuesday, April 16, Telemundo scored a rare coup for a Hispanic television network. Thanks to its original novela, "El Señor de los Cielos," the station took the top ratings spot at 10 p.m. on Friday for all adults age 18 to 3 ...

  15. Billboard Latin Music Conference: Viva for VEVO Panel Addresses the Nascent Company's Growth

    April 24, 2013 3:03 PM EDT Panel: "Viva for VEVO" – Maximizing your presence and revenue in the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform. Moderator: Bill Werde , editorial director, Billboard Speakers: Gustavo Lopez , EVP, Brand Partner ...

  16. NPR, Pandora, SiriusXM, Deezer, Spotify Execs Discuss Alternative Wavelengths At Latin Music Conference

    April 23, 2013 12:29 PM EDT Panel: Alternative Wave Lengths: Digital, Satellite And Beyond Panel Speakers:  Bahigh Acuna, New Markets Lead, Spotify Latin America Trinity Colón Vice President of Programming, SiriusXM Anya Grundmann Director/Executive Producer, NPR Music Ma ...

  17. IMS Engage: Skrillex, Patrick Moxey, Russell Simmons, Shelly Finkel, Troy Carter and More Discuss EDM at Inaugural Event

    April 18, 2013 10:48 AM EDT A crowd of over 200 international dance music industry-ites turned up for IMS Engage, the first U.S. edition of the Ibiza-based IMS conference, at the swanky W Hollywood on Wednesday. Comprised of L.A. locals, visiting Ibizans and New Yorkers, ...

  18. Backbeat: Billboard & BMI's Annual SXSW Brunch Brings Together Movers and Shakers from Across the Biz

    March 18, 2013 12:38 PM EDT Another SXSW, another full lawn at the Four Seasons for Billboard and BMI’s annual Acoustic Brunch Friday, which kept the music and coffee flowing long after the fruit and breakfast burritos ran out. Sponsored by SunTrust and Southwest Airlines, ...

  19. Clive Davis on Career, Memoir and Legacy at NYU Q&A

    February 22, 2013 4:18 PM EST At New York University’s Tishman Auditorium on Thursday night, a packed lecture hall greeted Sony Music chief creative officer Clive Davis with a standing ovation at his first public appearance since the Tuesday release of his autobiography, " ...

  20. Billboard Power 100: Letter from the Editor

    February 07, 2013 8:58 PM EST My first memory of Lucian Grainge is him leaning over his desk, yelling at me. This was in his London office in early 2009, when he was running the international business for Doug Morris, then-CEO of Universal Music Group. Grainge isn’t a small ma ...

  21. Kobalt’s Willard Ahdritz on Unlocking Revenues With Tech, Transparency, Bridge-Building

    January 29, 2013 1:30 PM EST Above : Kobalt Music Group CEO and founder Willard Ahdritz (left) being interviewd by Billboard editorial director Bill Werde at Midem. Advances in tech, transparency and bridge-building will unlock serious hidden revenues in the years ahead, Koba ...

  22. Watch MIDEM's Visionary Monday Livestream Here, Now

    January 28, 2013 5:00 AM EST A Chinese cultural icon, a major car manufacturer, a consumer electronics giant and a leading credit card company will team up today (Jan. 28) in Cannes as part of MIDEM's plenary conference program, Visionary Monday. The day's multi-pl ...

  23. Martin Mills Receives Billboard’s Industry Icon Award

    January 27, 2013 9:07 AM EST Above (from left): Billboard editorial director Bill Werde, Beggars Group founder and Billboard Industry Icon Award winner Martin Mills, Reed Midem CEO Paul Zilk and Midem director Bruno Crolot. (Photo: MIDEM/D'Halloy/Image & Co) Martin M ...

  24. Swizz Beatz Speaks at Music-versity Event -- But Bronx Schoolkids Steal the Show

    January 20, 2013 3:30 PM EST Swizz Beatz may have been the main attraction, but the kids from the Bronx Charter School for the Arts stole the show at the "Music-versity: Power of One" event at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum put on by Music Unites Thursday mo ...

  25. Irving Azoff Steps Down from Live Nation

    December 31, 2012 4:08 PM EST Irving Azoff, chairman of Live Nation Entertainment and no. 1 on Billboard's Power 100 list earlier this year, will leave the company effective immediately, Billboard.biz has confirmed. In conjunction with the change, Liberty Media Corporatio ...

  26. 2013 Grammy Awards: From The Editor

    December 21, 2012 11:45 AM EST What an amazing year it was for music! In reviewing the charts and essays in our just-published year-end double issue, it was hard to pick a favorite. Taylor Swift's Red sold 1.2 million copies its first week. Adele sold her 10 millionth copy ...

  27. Backbeat: Industry Thought Leaders Gather For BMI's FutureSound Dinner

    December 18, 2012 11:00 AM EST On Nov. 15, the first evening of Billboard's FutureSound Conference, some of the best and brightest from a wide-cross section of the music and technology spheres gathered for BMI's Inudstry Thought Leaders dinner at the W Hotel in San Fr ...

  28. Music Biz 2012: A Look Back at a Tumultuous Year

    December 14, 2012 8:13 AM EST In what has to be the most memorable quote about our industry in recent memory, David Geffen -- during an event for the recent documentary about his towering career -- said "I'd kill myself" rather than get into the music business t ...

  29. '12-12-12' Concert: Our Favorite Tweets

    December 13, 2012 12:58 AM EST Five-plus hours is a long concert, no matter who's playing. But like many others, we watched the entire thing on multiple screens - from Springsteen to Paulvana. Here's an alternate take on the night, containing our favorite Tweets from ...

  30. Video: Neil Portnow's Decade: Ten Years of Grammy Leadership

    December 10, 2012 1:00 PM EST The following video interview with Neil Portnow, CEO and president of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, is from the latest edition of Billboard magazine. In addition to a special feature package on Portnow, this issue features ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Katy Perry, Carly Rae Jepsen Speak About Success, Empowerment at Billboard Women in Music Ceremony

    November 30, 2012 6:30 PM EST Katy Perry being interviewed by Jon Stewart at Billboard's Women in Music ceremony (photo: Michael Seto) "I am not a feminist, but I do believe in the strength of women," Katy Perry said Friday during her "Woman of the Year&quo ...

  33. Women In Music: From The Editor

    November 30, 2012 1:05 PM EST Katy Perry became Billboard's Woman of the Year on Tuesday, June 26. Neither she nor her management had any idea this was the case, but these are quibbling details. I'd gone to Los Angeles to attend the Pepsi and Billboard Summer Beats c ...

  34. Video: Union Square Ventures' Fred Wilson's Full Keynote Q&A at Billboard's FutureSound Conference

    November 29, 2012 8:15 AM EST Investor Fred Wilson ( @fredwilson ) loves music but he's still "relatively cautious" about investing in it, he said during his keynote Q&A at Billboard's FutureSound Conference with Billboard Editorial director Bill Werde ...

  35. Fred Wilson On Investing In Music Start-Ups, Changing Dynamic Between Labels and Artists, Running UMG (Video)

    November 28, 2012 11:31 AM EST Investor Fred Wilson (@fredwilson) loves music but he's still "relatively cautious" about investing in it, he said during his keynote Q&A at Billboard's FutureSound Conference with Billboard Editorial director Bill Werde (@ ...

  36. Video: Deadmau5 on Highest-Paid DJs List, Mouse Head's Branding Power

    November 26, 2012 1:19 PM EST Deadmau5 sat down for a keynote Q&A at Billboard's FutureSound Conference and discussed the health of the EDM genre, the changes he's seen in dance music appreciationn, and the big business behind the craze. Check Out All Our Coverag ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. Billboard Touring Conference Lessons: Focus on Fans First

    November 19, 2012 12:51 PM EST The ninth annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards were held Nov. 7-8 at the Roosevelt Hotel in a weather-flogged Manhattan still recovering from Hurricane Sandy and its associated power outages, not to mention a nor'easter that ble ...

  39. Backbeat: Lance Bass, Mario, Guggenheim, theAudience Execs Kick Off Coca-Cola's AMA Pre-Party

    November 18, 2012 12:16 PM EST Rain may have dampened L.A.'s downtown streets, but that didn't stop American Music Awards pre-show red carpet hosts Lance Bass, Eden Sher and Tristan Wilds (90210) from hitting the town Saturday. Guests exchanged their wet footwear for ...

  40. Deadmau5 @FutureSound: EDM's Rise, 'Self-Fulfilling Hype' and the Branding Power of the Mouse Head

    November 17, 2012 11:37 AM EST Deadmau5 (left, sans mouse head) with Billboard editorial director Bill Werde at the FutureSound conference in San Francisco (Photo: Arnold Turner) SAN FRANCISCO--Deadmau5 says EDM is not an acronym for electronic dance music. It's for " ...

  41. Tunezy Wins Billboard's FutureSound Innovators Showcase

    November 17, 2012 8:38 AM EST And The Winner Is...: Tunezy founder Derrick Fung (with mic) won the Billboard FutureSound Conference's Innovator Showcase. Seated (from left): Billboard's Bill Werde, Glenn Peoples' ear, shirt & hands, William Gruger, Alex Pham ...

  42. WME's Marc Geiger: Have Faith, There Will Be a 'Billion Paying Music Subscribers at Some Point'

    November 16, 2012 3:44 PM EST Marc Geiger, William Morris Endeavor head of music (left), with Billboard editorial director Bill Werde during a Billboard FutureSound Conference keynote Q&A. (Photo: Arnold Turner) William Morris Endeavor head of music Marc Geiger said global ...

  43. Fred Wilson Wary on Music Investments; Questions Spotify's Valuation, Apple's Music Leadership

    November 15, 2012 6:52 PM EST Billboard's Bill Werde interviews investor Fred Wilson during the Billboard FutureSound Conference today in San Francisco. (Photo: Arnold Turner) Investor Fred Wilson ( @fredwilson ) loves music but he's still "relatively cautious&q ...

  44. Backbeat: Kenny Chesney, Neil Diamond, Irving Azoff, Coran Capshaw, Many More at Billboard Touring Conference

    November 13, 2012 10:35 AM EST Billboard's Ray Waddell cuts loose with Kenny Chesney after the Touring Awards. (Photo: Ryan Muir) The 9th annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards were held last week at the Roosevelt Hotel in a weather-flogged Manhattan still recove ...

  45. Mark Cuban, Guggenheim's Todd Boehly, Charlie Walker, More Talk EDM and Investing at Touring Conference

    November 11, 2012 2:13 PM EST Full House: The room was packed for "Spinning The Turnstiles In New Directions: New Partners & Strategies in the Live Music Space" (Photo: Michael Seto) Sure, EDM is all the rage on the touring and festival circuit right now -- but w ...

  46. Neil Diamond, Kenny Chesney, Sandra Bernhard Light Up Billboard Touring Awards With Humility, Humor

    November 09, 2012 11:35 AM EST Humility is a quality that becomes a legend most, and Neil Diamond showed it in spades while accepting the Legend of Live award at Billboard's Touring Awards Thursday night, honoring his more than 45 years as a performer. Roger Waters, Bruc ...

  47. Video: Irving Azoff Tells Classic Neil Young, Joe Walsh Stories; Says What He Really Thinks About Pandora, StubHub, More

    November 09, 2012 10:06 AM EST On Wednesday at the Billboard Touring Conference, Billboard editorial director Bill Werde moderated a long Q&A session with Live Nation CEO Irving Azoff that touched on nearly all areas of the music-biz veteran's career, both past and pre ...

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