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  1. CMJ 2011 'Blogfamous' Panel: 'You're a Brand, You Have to Act Like One'

    October 21, 2011 3:33 PM EDT Blog buzz is a credible and seemingly essential way of building a fan base these days. But at the Thursday CMJ discussion titled "Beyond Blogfamous," panelists focused on how to turn that initial wave of interest into a successful career ...

  2. @SXSW: The Expansive Reach Of Music Bloggers

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Panel : "The State of Music Blogs" Participants : Jesse Ervin (EMI/Capitol), Nicole Poulos (Sideways Media), Greg Swan (Perfect Porridge), Tessa Horehled (Drive a Fast Car), Nathan Wright A panel of music bloggers (and one record label m ...

  3. Music Videos Dominate YouTube

    February 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Music videos account for 30.7% of YouTube traffic, according to research company Sysomos . The company tracks videos by measuring a video’s tags. Entertainment videos ranked second at 14.6% of traffic. With 10.8% of views, people and blogs ranked ...

  4. Business Matters: Google, Music Blogs, the Orchard, Tsar, O2 and More

    February 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- The Daily Swarm's post about music blogs that hav ...

  5. @MIDEM: SoundCloud, Hype Machine Distribute To Blogs

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Digital platform SoundCloud and blog aggregator the Hype Machine has announced a new partnership during the MIDEM conference in Cannes. Berlin-based SoundCloud is an online service which allows artists and industry professionals to distribute and ...

  6. Business Matters: Live Nation, AEG, Online 'Spectators' Vs. 'Conversationalists'

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- Live Nation has signaled to competitor AEG it is willi ...

  7. Analysis: How Relevant Is Old Media?

    August 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT How relevant is old media in breaking new artists? Writer and University College London PhD student Ernesto Priego wrote an excellent commentary at his Never Neutral blog that adroitly challenges many notions in today's music business relatin ...

  8. Big Champagne Bolsters Services

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Digital media measurement firm Big Champagne introduced a new feature to users called the BC Dash, a subscription service that aggregates music sales, broadcast and consumption data with analysis and reporting. Along with it the company has added ...

  9. Steven Tyler Sues Bloggers For Impersonation

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler sued unknown bloggers who the singer said impersonated him on the Web, writing about the death of his mother and other "intimate details" from his life. In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles, Tyler, 60, said h ...

  10. Digital Briefs: T-Pain, MOG

    August 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -Fresh on the heels of launching his new digital-only record label—Nappy Boy Digital—hip-hop singer/producer T-Pain has tapped mobile content company Zed (formerly 9 Squared) as the label’s exclusive mobile distributor. Under the deal, Zed will pl ...

  11. BuzzNet, Stereogum Prep Launch Of New Blog

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fresh off a $25 million infusion of financing and the full acquisition of influential music blog Stereogum , social networking service BuzzNet will now launch a new entertainment blog dubbed Videogum, expanding from its original music focus into p ...

  12. Digital Briefs: The Orchard, Kyte, SXSW

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Orchard introduced a new Artist/Label Workstation administrative tool for clients, which includes access to the Gydget music widget application. - On the heels of a $21 million funding round, social application service Kyte launched a new mu ...

  13. Universal France Launches Blog For Web Entrepreneurs

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Universal Music France has launched a blog designed for Web entrepreneurs to submit new projects linking music with new technologies. Universal is reaching out to young entrepreneurs through the blog, which it promises will provide an efficient ro ...

  14. Widget Enables Web Site Publishing On Social Sites

    October 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Reverbnation.com launched TuneWidget, an application that allows bands to post a miniature version of their Web site on social networking sites and blogs. TuneWidgets can also copied and shared, and Reverbnation will track each posting of the widg ...

  15. Fans Mourn Pandora

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fans worldwide are mourning the loss of access to the popular Internet radio service Pandora, according to this International Herald Tribune story . Basically, it's another rehash of the ongoing Webcaster royalty rates debate, but with a slig ...

  16. China Web Sites Must Register Or Be Shut Down

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Authorities have ordered all China-based Web sites and blogs to register or be closed down, in the latest effort by the communist government to police the world of cyberspace. SHANGHAI, China (AP) -- Authorities have ordered all China-based Web si ...