Bill Werde

  1. Billboard's FutureSound Conference Gets Underway in San Francisco

    November 17, 2011 5:55 PM EST Royalties and equity, licensing and risk-taking dominated opening discussions at the FutureSound music technology conference hosted by Billboard in San Francisco Thursday afternoon. More than 250 tech company CEOs, music label reps, venture capita ...

  2. Perry Farrell Talks Art, Commerce, Lollapalooza; Compares Himself With Axl Rose @ BB Touring Conf (Video)

    November 11, 2011 3:48 PM EST Shortly after Perry Farrell's Keynote Q&A on Thursday (Nov. 10) with Billboard Editorial Director Bill Werde at our Touring Conference - which included talk about Perry's history, Lollapalooza, Jane's Addiction and his vision fo ...

  3. Video: Glee's Darren Criss Serenades a Stunned Alan Menken @ Billboard TV & Film Conference

    October 25, 2011 9:28 AM EDT Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, who wrote the scores for "The Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast," "Aladdin" and many others, is this year's Billboard/THR TV & Film Conferences' Maestro Award rec ...

  4. Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference Kicks Off With Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda, Disney Channel's Steve Vincent, More

    October 24, 2011 4:22 PM EDT Hello There Ladeis and Gentlemen: Billboard Editorial Director Bill Werde delivering the 2011 Billboard/Hollywood Reporter's Film & TV Music Conference's welcome remarks . (Photo: Arnold Turner) The morning session of the 2011 Billbo ...

  5. iTunes Great for Apple, But Was It For Music Biz?

    October 10, 2011 7:30 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - When Apple rolled out iTunes for the masses in the spring of 2003, the music industry was at a point of transition - and chaos. Entering the new millennium, albums were enjoying blockbuster sales of several million units for its su ...

  6. Contact Us

    July 29, 2011 9:12 AM EDT BILLBOARD Editorial Director: Bill Werde Billboard.Biz Editor: Jem Aswad , 212-493-4167 VP of of Business Development and Licensing: Andrew Min SUBSCRIBERS Print-magazine related issues, including: Print Delivery Missed/Damaged Issues Change of Ad ...

  7. Spotify Gained 70,000 U.S. Subscribers in First Week: Sources

    July 22, 2011 1:02 PM EDT (Bill Werde -- @bwerde ; http://billwerde.tumblr.com/ -- is Billboard's editorial director) In my travels last night and in emails this morning I had three distinct label/publisher execs confirm the same number: that @Spotify has right in the ...

  8. Photos: 2011 Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, Behind the Scenes

    April 29, 2011 10:55 PM EDT The Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards is the longest running and most prestigious event in the Latin music industry. For three days and four nights, the hottest artists and the most prestigious industry personnel gather to discuss, consi ...

  9. The Dating Game Between Music and Sponsorships Explored at Billboard Latin Music Conference Panels

    April 26, 2011 7:08 PM EDT The Effectiveness of Local Branding Panelists: (left to right)Carlos Boughton, brand director of Tecate and Tecate Light, Heineken USA; Luis Miguel Messianu, president/chief creative officer of Alma; Carla Dodds, senior director of multicultural m ...

  10. SXSW Social Network Panel Explores How A Band Can Capitalize On Social Success

    March 16, 2011 5:31 PM EDT Got Social Network? (from left) Hannah Hooper of Grouplove, Michael Fiebach , CEO of Fame House's , Paul Sinclair, SVP or Digital Media at Atlantic Records, Dan Scheinman, SVP and General Manager of Cisco, and Bill Werde, Billboard Editorial ...

  11. Target's Public Relations Vice President On Company's Relationship With Lady Gaga, LGBT Initiatives

    February 18, 2011 12:10 PM EST What follows is an edited transcript of Billboard Editorial Director Bill Werde's interview with Target Vice President of Public Relations Dustee Tucker Jenkins, regarding the company's partnership with Lady Gaga to release an exclusive ...

  12. Billboard Unveils Chart App For iPhone

    February 18, 2011 8:00 AM EST You can now access 60 years of Billboard chart history on your iPhone. Released Thursday in the iTunes store, the Billboard Chart App features 15 charts, from the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 to genre rankings and ringtones. Users can view 60 years o ...

  13. #Grammys: Our Favorite Tweets Of The Night

    February 14, 2011 12:09 AM EST As a longtime Grammy veteran, it's hard to say which currently popular activity distracts you from the show you're ostensibly reporting about more: live-blogging or trying to follow the Twitter barrage, even a not-that-big one. This year ...

  14. Billboard Japan Awards Honor Hitmakers, Exile is Artist of the Year

    February 07, 2011 11:05 AM EST Billboard Japan held its second annual Music Awards at the Tokyo Midtown complex in Roppongi, in central Tokyo, with live performances taking place both at the ceremony and at the Billboard Live venue, which were broadcast on a large screen at the ...

  15. Smith, Aswad Nab Billboard Posts

    January 13, 2011 12:00 AM EST Danyel Smith has been named editor of Billboard, where she will oversee the editorial operations of the weekly print magazine. Jem Aswad has been named editor of Billboard's business-focused website, Billboard.biz, and will oversee the site&# ...

  16. BACKBEAT: Billboard's Women In Music Luncheon Honors The Industry's Powerful Female Force

    December 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST On Dec. 2, Billboard hosted some of the most powerful people in the industry for its fifth annual Women in Music Awards luncheon. The event, sponsored by Steve Madden and L'Oreal Professionnel, was held at the Pierre Hotel in New York and rec ...

  17. Jazmine Sullivan to Receive Billboard's Rising Star Award for Women in Music

    November 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Following the success of her breakthrough album "Fearless" and impressive start to her forthcoming sophomore set "Love Me Back," Grammy-nominated R&B singer/songwriter Jazmine Sullivan will receive the Rising Star Award at ...

  18. BACKBEAT: Natasha Bedingfield Talks Syncs at the THR/Billboard Film And TV Music Conference

    October 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For full coverage of THR/Billboard's Film and TV Music Conference CLICK HERE. Ahead of the Dec. 7 release of her new album, “Strip Me” (Epic), English singer/songwriter Natasha Bedingfield and her manager, DAS Communication’s William Derella ...

  19. BACKBEAT: @Billboard's Mobile Entertainment Live Music App Summit

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT “Stand on your chair and call bullshit when you start to hear some on stage,” Bill Werde , editorial director for Billboard, encouraged a room fill of music and tech industry players this morning during opening remarks at the Billboard Mobile Ente ...

  20. @MEL: And We're Off...

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bill Werde, editorial director for Billboard, encouraged more than 100 music and tech industry players to “stand on your chair and call bullshit when you start to hear some on stage” this morning during opening remarks at the Billboard Mobile Ente ...

  21. BACKBEAT: John Legend, The Roots' ?uestlove and Spike Lee At Billboard Live! Panel During 2010 Advertising Week

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Advertising Week 2010 Kicked off in NYC on September 27 and Billboard was there to present Billboard Live! which hosted Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson from the Roots, John Legend , director Spike Lee , American Express’ Courtney Kelso and Momentum’s J ...

  22. @Music & Advertising: Kid Rock Talks Jim Beam, 'Born Free' and more

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For full coverage of the Music & Advertising Conference 2010, visit Billboard.biz/manyc . Rock N Roll Jesus Kid Rock delivered a keynote Q&A alongside Billboard editorial director Bill Werde at the Billboard Music & Advertising Confere ...

  23. PHOTOS: Live At The Billboard Country Music Summit

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For exclusive video interviews with artists and top execs at the Billboard Country Music Summit, click here . For full coverage of the BCMS, click here . Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Martina McBride, Big Kenny, Gary Allan and the country music biz w ...

  24. @MIDEM: Billboard Honors Dealmakers At MIDEM Breakfast

    January 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Billboard's annual MIDEM breakfast honored the conference's deal-makers as the event moved into its fourth day. Speaking at the Carlton Hotel, Billboard editorial director Bill Werde spoke of the upbeat mood at this year's conferenc ...

  25. @MIDEM: Quick Bits From MySpace CEO Keynote

    January 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta gave his first keynote outside the U.S. today (Jan. 23) in an interview with Billboard editorial director Bill Werde. Among the key points Van Natta hit upon on stage: - There are 25,000 artists (major, indie, unsigned) ...

  26. Video: Clive Davis On Hits, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys and More

    November 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Clive Davis sat with Billboard editorial director Bill Werde on Wednesday (Nov. 4) for an exclusive one-on-one conversation as part of an event commemorating the 35th anniversary of Davis’ Arista Records imprint. At the invitation-only event, whic ...

  27. Beyonce Accepts Billboard's Woman Of the Year Award, Lady Gaga Is Rising Star

    October 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce and Lady Gaga were honored today (Oct. 2) with the Woman of the Year and Rising Star awards, respectively, during Billboard's annual Women In Music luncheon held at New York's Pierre Hotel. Lady Gaga, sporting a see-through dress ...

  28. Pete Wentz Onboard For Mobile Entertainment Live Keynote

    July 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Billboard has added Fall Out Boy founder, bassist and lyricist Pete Wentz as a keynote speaker at the Mobile Entertainment Live conference in October. In an on-stage interview with Billboard editorial director Bill Werde, Wentz will discuss how to ...

  29. Live At Music & Advertising: Pharrell, Steve Stout And More

    June 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Billboard and Adweek's inaugural Music and Advertising conference kicked-off this morning at the W Hotel in New York and it is, by all accounts, playing out in front of a packed house. And between hosting keynote interviews and overseeing pan ...

  30. Billboard Hosts MIDEM Masters Breakfast

    January 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Day two of MIDEM began early for those attending Billboard's MIDEM Masters Breakfast at the InterContinental Carlton hotel in Cannes. Dozens of delegates at the MIDEM international music market and conference attended the invite-only breakfas ...

  31. MySpace Music President's Public Debut At MidemNet

    January 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Just 11 days into the job, MySpace Music president Courtney Holt outlined his ambitions for expanding into new services and territories during his first high profile public appearance. Holt was in conversation with Billboard editorial director Bil ...

  32. Nokia's Ojanpera Talks Comes With Music In Cannes

    January 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nokia's Dr Tero Ojanpera, EVP entertainment and communities, delivered an optimistic keynote at day one of MidemNet, revealing a "breakthrough" in licensing negotiations that will enable the service to roll out across Europe in 2009 ...

  33. Werde Upped At Billboard

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Billboard executive editor Bill Werde has been named the magazine's new editorial director. He replaces Tamara Conniff, who is leaving to become president of music services for Irving Azoff's Front Line Management Group. In his new role, ...

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