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  1. Billboard.biz's Top News Stories of 2012

    December 31, 2012 3:00 PM EST In this business, "top stories" is a relative term: owing to the vagaries of the Internet, you can never tell what your most popular articles will be. This year, our numeric best-performing stories were led by Billboard's "Powe ...

  2. Justin Timberlake, Tim and Chris Vanderhook Detail MySpace's New Music-Centric Design

    November 16, 2012 5:55 AM EST If the MySpace of yore was about empowering users to make new friends and collect them in a Top 8 column, then the new MySpace under Specific Media and Justin Timberlake wants to make musicians those users and fans those friends in the Top 8. Spea ...

  3. Shawn Gee, Peter Schwartz, Jason Miller Discuss Hip-Hop-EDM Revival, Touring Without A Label, Branding Explosion

    November 08, 2012 1:15 PM EST Touring Without A Label, Branding Deal EDM and Hip Hop In The Morning (from left to right): Jason Miller, President, Live Nation New York; Chang Weisberg, Founder, Guerilla Union; Peter Schwartz, Agent, The Agency Group discuss. (Photo: Michael Se ...

  4. Usher, No Doubt, Justin Bieber, Ke$ha to Perform on American Music Awards

    November 05, 2012 3:27 PM EST Usher, No Doubt, Justin Bieber and Ke$ha will perform at the 40th annual American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 18, joining previously announced acts Pink, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Christina Aguilera, Carrie Underwood, Pitbull and Linkin Park. Mo ...

  5. WME Co-CEO Patrick Whitesell Talks Strategy, Social, EDM, AEG, More at IEBA Conference

    October 09, 2012 2:06 PM EDT At the International Entertainment Buyers Assn. (IEBA) convention in Nashville Monday, from left: Greg Oswald, co-head, Nashville office, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment; Patrick Whitesell, co-CEO, WME; Bill Werde, editorial director, Billbo ...

  6. Amanda Palmer Talks Twitter: 'It's Replaced Google and Management'

    August 02, 2012 12:27 PM EDT Amanda Palmer has had quite a year. The former Dresden Doll-turned-social media maven made waves with a Kickstarter campaign that netted her over a million dollars towards her new album, largely based off her highly engaged fanbase with whom she c ...

  7. Exclusive: Indie-Rock Stock Exchange TastemakerX Launches With Apple iOs App, Open Website

    June 14, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Sports enthusiasts have fantasy leagues, box-office buffs have the Hollywood Stock Exchange. Now social game startup TastermakerX, co-founded by two former A&R reps, has its sights set on being a virtual stock market for the guy who totally kn ...

  8. Backbeat: Rufus Wainwright Plays BAM, Why New Mark Ronson-Produced Album is Getting Big Airplay

    May 11, 2012 2:25 PM EDT Rufus Wainwright performs at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Thursday night. (Photo: Andrew Hampp) Rufus Wainwright kicked off his U.S. tour Wednesday at New York's Brooklyn Academy of Music , celebrating the release of his seventh studio album ...

  9. Record Store Day Co-Founder Eric Levin on In-Stores, Exclusive Releases, Iggy Pop's Ambassadorship

    April 20, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Eric Levin is a co-founder of Record Store Day (RSD), owner of Atlanta's Criminal Records and head of the Alliance of Independent Media Stores. Though this year he's scaled back his involvement with RSD to focus on his retail business ( ...

  10. Erica Farber Named President and CEO of Radio Advertising Bureau

    April 03, 2012 12:51 PM EDT Erica Farber, former publisher-CEO of Radio & Records, has been named president and chief executive officer of the Radio Advertising Bureau, effective April 16. Farber, who most recently served as the RAB's executive vice president, will ...

  11. TuneCore Offers Royalty Collection Service in Canada

    February 22, 2012 12:05 PM EST Online distribution service TuneCore launched its service for Canadian acts last month and is now offering Canadian songwriters and music publishers an administrative service to collect any unpaid royalties from online sales and streaming. The pre ...

  12. No 'Glee' Tour in 2012; Charity Concert In the Works

    February 19, 2012 4:33 PM EST The cast of "Glee" will not tour this year, as first reported by Billboard's sister publication the Hollywood Reporter . "We currently have no plans of touring the cast this summer," a spokesman for show's studio, Twe ...

  13. Billboard, THR To Provide Music and Entertainment Content To Associated Press

    February 15, 2012 8:48 AM EST Sister publications Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter announced on Wednesday (Feb. 15) they are making their content available for worldwide use on digital platforms to customers of The Associated Press. Starting this month, the feed of breakin ...

  14. Billboard Power 100: Dan Mason

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 22 Dan Mason President/CEO CBS Radio Twitter: @CBSRadio Focusing The Eye... Mason, who returned to CBS Radio's top office in 2007 after serving in that role from 1995 to 2002, oversees all aspects of the company's 130 stations. Upon ...

  15. The Year In Pop: Adele Makes Pop History With Triple Win On Year-End Charts; Rihanna, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga Score In The Year Of The Women

    December 08, 2011 8:50 AM EST For the first time, a woman earns three of Billboard's biggest year-end honors: No. 1 on Top Artists, No. 1 on Top Billboard 200 Titles and No. 1 on Hot 100 Songs. The woman, of course, is Adele. The album: 21. The song: "Rolling in the ...

  16. ICM's Jeff Berg Cautious About Mega-Deals

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Even as Comcast gets set to acquire NBC Universal, International Creative Management (ICM) chairman and CEO Jeff Berg says the industry should keep expectations about the benefits of mega-deals in check. "I've never seen a merger or a fi ...

  17. NARM Day 2 Video: Execs Discuss Retail Outlook, Catalog Mgmt

    June 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As representatives from 350 different music companies jammed the halls at this year's National Assn. Of Recording Merchandisers convention, which wraps today (June 10) in San Diego, Billboard spoke with three top executives about the major is ...

  18. TicketsNow Required To Turn Over Client Info

    April 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of the ongoing governmental scrutiny of the proposed Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger, and in particular snafus regarding the on-sales of Bruce Springsteen shows in New Jersey and linking from Ticketmaster to the TM secondary site Ticke ...

  19. Sony/ATV Signs Worldwide Deal With Claudia Brant

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a long-term, worldwide publishing agreement with singer/songwriter Claudia Brant, one of Latin music’s most successful contemporary songwriters, Billboard.biz has learned. Sony/ATV will exclusively administer B ...

  20. Disa Records Founder Returns To Label

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Domingo Chavez, who founded regional Mexican powerhouse label Disa Records with his family more than 30 years ago, has returned to the label as its president, Billboard has learned. Based in Los Angeles but dividing his time between Mexico and the ...

  21. Exclusive: A Zune Of Their Own

    October 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Wisin & Yandel, the reggaetón duo with an uncanny knack for delivering hit singles, will now become the first act to get its own customized Zune player, Billboard has learned. The limited-edition Wisin & Yandel Zune device will hit Wal-Mar ...

  22. EMI, Saatchi Join Forces On Marketing Blitz

    August 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With an eye on boosting sales of physical CDs and DVDs, premium DRM-free downloads and mobile music products, EMI Music Marketing's catalog department in the United States has tapped Saatchi & Saatchi to help develop and execute strategic ...

  23. Groups Increase Efforts For Performance Right

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Artist and label groups amped up their efforts on Capitol Hill to gain a performance right for over-the-air broadcasts of their recordings. A letter signed by seven groups went to 535 Congressional offices on Friday (May 11), urging support for pe ...

  24. Keith Stegall, Alan Kates Join Broken Bow

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Stegall named chief creative officer Hot Nashville-based label Broken Bow Records is bringing on veteran songwriter/producer Keith Stegall as chief creative officer, Billboard.biz has learned. As a producer, Stegall has worked with such artists as ...

  25. Dave Matthews Band Planning Katrina Benefit Show

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews Band is the first act to come forward with a benefit show for Hurricane Katrina victims, Billboard.biz has learned. Dave Matthews Band is the first act to come forward with a benefit show for Hurricane Katrina victims, Billboard.biz ...

  26. Moore Joins AEG Live

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran promoter shutters Moore Ent. Veteran Nashville-based promoter Steve Moore has quietly joined the Nahville office of AEG Live as a senior VP, Billboard.biz has learned. He has shuttered his company Moore Entertainment. Moore, whose history ...

  27. EMI Finland Sheds 4 Staff

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI Finland has let go four employees, Billboard.biz has learned. Sources say Virgin marketing manager Jone Nikula and A&R manager Sami Häikiö have left the company. The other two staff EMI Finland has let go four employe ...

  28. Sources: Briegmann Named Uni Germany CEO

    March 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Frank Briegmann, senior VP of international at BMG Germany, will leave the company to join Universal Music Germany as CEO, Billboard.biz has learned. Frank Briegmann, senior VP of international at BMG Germany, will leave the company to join Univer ...

  29. EMI Is No. 1 In Euro Album Chart Share

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST EMI took the lead in European albums chart share this year. According to a full-year aggregate of the European charts compiled by Billboard, the London-based major had a 25.9% share of the albums char EMI took the lead in European albums chart sha ...

  30. EMI Is No. 1 In Euro Album Chart Share

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST EMI took the lead in European albums chart share this year. According to a full-year aggregate of the European charts compiled by Billboard, the London-based major had a 25.9% share of the albums char EMI took the lead in European albums chart sha ...

  31. EMI Is No. 1 In Euro Album Chart Share

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST EMI took the lead in European albums chart share this year. According to a full-year aggregate of the European charts compiled by Billboard, the London-based major had a 25.9% share of the albums char EMI took the lead in European albums chart sha ...

  32. EMI Is No. 1 In Euro Album Chart Share

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST EMI took the lead in European albums chart share this year. According to a full-year aggregate of the European charts compiled by Billboard, the London-based major had a 25.9% share of the albums char EMI took the lead in European albums chart sha ...