Blogs

  1. Business Matters: The Beats Era Begins at Mog -- Can Iovine and Company Recreate Their Headphone Success?

    November 21, 2012 5:58 PM EST Six months after Mog was acquired by Beats Electronics, founder and CEO David Hyman's departure marks the beginning of the Beats era of the music-subscription service. Several sources tell Billboard.biz that Hyman was "never expected to ...

  2. David Hyman Steps Down as Mog CEO

    November 21, 2012 8:31 AM EST In a surprise move, Mog founder David Hyman stepped down as CEO of the company yesterday, just months after selling it to Beats Electronics. The news was first reported in CNET and confirmed by a Beats rep and by Hyman via a Facebook post. "E ...

  3. Morning Fix: Neon Trees Grow; Mog Sells Off; 'Gangnam Style' Gets Subversive

    August 24, 2012 8:15 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. NEON TREES GROW ON BILLBOARD HOT 100: Neon Trees' "Everybody Talks" claims the Hot 100's top Airplay Gainer tag this week, while Demi Lovato 's &q ...

  4. Backbeat: A$AP Rocky (& Mob), 'Breaking Bad' Fan Oneohtrix Point Never, Indie Rock Elite Hit Pitchfork Fest

    July 19, 2012 12:40 PM EDT The Indie Nation Sea: The scene at Chicago's Union Park for the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival. (Photo: Rebecca Smeyne) Held in Chicago's Union Park for the seventh straight year, the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival featured an eclectic mix ...

  5. Beats Electronics Acquires Mog

    July 02, 2012 10:47 AM EDT Music subscription service Mog has been acquired by Beats Electronics. Terms of the deal, which first made the news back in March, were not disclosed. Mog founder and CEO David Hyman will stay on as CEO and report to Beats president and COO Luke W ...

  6. How Spotify, SoundCloud Changed the Way Blogs Talk About Music at New Music Seminar

    June 18, 2012 2:38 PM EDT Is Spotify killing the album review? That question and other issues like rights clearances and Mp3 hosting platforms were explored in a panel, "Music Blogs: Discovering The Best New Music," at the New Music Seminar Monday. "Music cr ...

  7. Web Trends: Serena Williams Is A Rapper

    May 11, 2012 5:20 PM EDT Google Trends: No new topics trending. Twitter Music Trend: 5. #ReplaceEminemSongWithShady Eminem fans have some fun via Twitter replacing words in his song titles with "Shady." 9. Serena Williams The tennis star makes her rap debut and ...

  8. Web Trends: Leonard Cohen Announces Tour

    May 03, 2012 4:33 PM EDT Google Trends: There are no google music trends at this time. Twitter Music Trend: There are no twitter music trends at this time. Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 11. Rock Band iOS not shutting down NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. Dudes Act Like A Lady: ...

  9. Web Trends: M.I.A. Writes Music for WikiLeaks Talk Show

    April 13, 2012 4:49 PM EDT Google Trends: 4. esperanza spalding - the jazz singer and last year's Best New Artist winner performed on "The Daily Show" last night. Twitter Music Trend: None at this time. Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. OK Go - White Knuckle ...

  10. Web Trends: New Video from 2 Chainz

    April 09, 2012 4:57 PM EDT Google Trends: 6. jake owen -- Country singer Jake Owen proposed to his girlfriend Lacey Buchanan, on Saturday at the Citrus Bowl at Vero Beach High (where he went to high school). Twitter Music Trend: #NameYourFavoriteRapper -- People are Tweetin ...

  11. Web Trends: Beyonce Joins Tumblr

    April 05, 2012 4:50 PM EDT Google Trends: 15. burger king mary j bilge - Burger King pulls controversial Mary J. Blige Chicken Ad Twitter Music Trend: 2. #First20SongsOnShuffle - A twitter trend to post the first 20 songs that come up on an individual consumer's iTunes ...

  12. Jay-Z, Mashable, Jared Leto Sightings: SXSWi Social Media Post-Mortem

    March 23, 2012 8:33 AM EDT Jay-Z and American Express generated some of the greatest social media activity during last week's SXSW Interactive conference. Those and other discoveries can be found in the 11-page "SXSW 2012 Social Media Buzz Report" by social m ...

  13. Is Beats Audio Acquiring Mog?

    March 19, 2012 8:34 PM EDT Is Beats Audio buying music-subscription service Mog? A report Monday at Business Insider has an unnamed source saying the deal was done last week, although a report Tuesday at All Things D said the deal has not yet closed. While at press time, ne ...

  14. Business Matters: ABC News Helps Yahoo! Overtake Vevo for #2 in U.S. Online Video Traffic

    March 19, 2012 4:43 PM EDT Yahoo! Bumps Vevo To #3 In Online Video Rankings A deal to stream ABC News video helped Yahoo! overtake Vevo for second place in the U.S. online video rankings for February, according to comScore. Google sites had 16.7 billion video streams, Yahoo ...

  15. Web Trends: Watch A New Video From Hot Chip

    March 15, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Google Trends: No new music trends Twitter Music Trends: No new music trends Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 9. Overblown? Is SXSW more About the Parties Now? NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. NPR Music Live From SXSW 2. The Austin 100: A SXSW Mix 3. Alab ...

  16. Is CNN Set To Buy Mashable?

    March 12, 2012 10:21 AM EDT News coming out of SXSW Interactive today says that CNN may be about to purchase tech website Mashable in a deal that would reportedly be worth around $200 million, according to a Reuters report . Rumors are flying fast, with Reuters reporting tha ...

  17. Web Trends: R.I.P. Davy Jones, New Videos From Gorillaz and Kylie Minogue

    February 29, 2012 4:27 PM EST Google Trends: None at this time. Twitter Music Trend: 1. R.I.P. Davy Jones - Twitter users are mourning the late Monkees singer. Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: No Music News/Video at this time. NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. First Listen: Andrew Bird ...

  18. Mog Not 'Actively' Shopping Itself, CEO Says (Report)

    February 28, 2012 9:01 PM EST David Hyman, the CEO of subscription service Mog, says the company has not "actively" been shopping itself, contradicting a report on Tuesday by CNET that the company was struggling and has been seeking a buyer. Speaking to Reuters , Hym ...

  19. Vampire Weekend, Feist, A$AP Rocky, Grimes Announced For 2012 Pitchfork Fest

    February 28, 2012 1:26 PM EST Snapping For Indie: Pitchfork today anounced a partial list of performers for its seventh annual Pitchfork Festival. Vampire Weekend, Feist, Hot Chip and A$AP Rocky are among the first acts announced for the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival, which re ...

  20. Web Trends: Madonna's Stalker In Custody, Grammy Talk

    February 10, 2012 3:55 PM EST Google Trends: No music topics trending this afternoon. Twitter Music Trend: 4. #AFanIsSomeoneWho Music fans join the conversation about what it means to be a fan. Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours:No music topics trending on Digg this afternoon. NPR ...

  21. Web Trends: Watch A New Video From Kanye West And Jay-Z

    February 09, 2012 4:00 PM EST Google Trends: No new music trends Twitter Music Trend: Jay-Z & Kanye West :The Throne dropped their video for "Ni**as in Paris" today Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: No new music trends NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. Guest DJ: Gael Garcí ...

  22. Web Trends: Radiohead contributes 14 songs to new documentary

    January 24, 2012 4:30 PM EST Google Trends: None to Report Twitter Music Trend: None to Report Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours:None to Report ¨NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. First Listen: Leonard Cohen, 'Old Ideas' 2. 78 78s: In Search Of Lost Time 3. New Mix: Blistering ...

  23. Mog Hitting The Road @ CES

    January 10, 2012 5:56 PM EST JVC multimedia products featuring Mog (Photo: Andrew Hampp) Like many music services at CES , this year, Mog is making in-roads with the automotive industry. The on-demand music service made its first big stride last fall when it became one of BMW ...

  24. Morning Heds: Bon Iver's Label, David Foster Starts At Verve, Mog To Stream In Subarus

    January 10, 2012 7:05 AM EST Bon Iver Establishes New Record Label Music Feeds Justin Vernon, the man behind one of the most successful Indie projects, Bon Iver, has launched his own record label. The label, called Chigliak Records, is an offshoot of his current label Jagjaag ...

  25. Web Trends: Watch The Flaming Lips Collaborate With Neon Indian

    January 06, 2012 4:35 PM EST Google Music Trends: 6. van halen Twitter Music Trends: 5. Rick Ross Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. The 100 Sexiest Album Covers of All Time NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. Tinariwen: Tiny Desk Concert 2. Music To Make You Move: Help NPR Create The ...

  26. Web Trends: Listen To A New The-Dream Track, Watch Wu Lyf Live On 'Letterman'

    January 05, 2012 4:38 PM EST Google Music Trends: 5. clay aiken 7. nick cannon Twitter Music Trends: 3. #90sPopStarCrush Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. Nick Cannon Hospitalized For Kidney Failure NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. NPR Music's 100 Favorite Songs Of 2011 2. Tin ...

  27. Web Trends: Watch A New Major Lazer Video

    December 08, 2011 2:00 PM EST Google Trends: No new music trends Twitter Music Trends: No new music trends Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: No new music news NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. Discussion: The Year In Music, 2011 2. NPR Classical's 10 Favorite Albums Of 2011 3. Bob ...

  28. Web Trends: Listen To A New Kelly Clarkson Christmas Song

    December 06, 2011 4:00 PM EST Google Trends: 4. kristin chenoweth : The singer co-hosted the CMA's 8. country music awards : The awards show went down last night Twitter Music Trends: The Roots : The hip-hop group dropped their latest album, "Undun," today Digg ...

  29. Web Trends: Listen To A New Track From Common And John Legend

    December 05, 2011 4:52 PM EST Common - "The Believer" ft. John Legend by ThinkCommon Google Trends: No new music-related trends at this time. Twitter Music Trends: No new music-related trends at this time. Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: No new music-related stories ...

  30. Web Trends: Watch The New Ludacris And Waka Flocka Flame Video

    December 01, 2011 4:00 PM EST Google Trends: 3. 2012 grammy nominations : The Grammy nominations were announced last night 6. grammys 2011 : See above 15. amber rose : The model recently spoke with Billboard and BET about her upcoming debut album Twitter Music Trends: No new m ...

  31. Altered Zones, DIY/Indie Blog Collective, Shutters After 16 Months

    November 30, 2011 6:45 PM EST This afternoon, DIY and indie fans are mourning the loss of the Pitchfork-associated blog collective Altered Zones, whose founders posted a farewell message to the site this afternoon, citing new endeavors. The site was a mere 16 months old, but b ...

  32. Web Trends: Listen To A New Marina And The Diamonds Song

    November 29, 2011 4:30 PM EST Google Trends: No new music-related trends at this time. Twitter Music Trends: No new music-related trends at this time. Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: No new stories at this time. NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. First Listen: Jacaszek, 'Glimmer&# ...

  33. Web Trends: Watch Florence and The Machine Bring 'Shake It Out' To SNL

    November 21, 2011 4:34 PM EST Google Trends: 1. ama awards 2011 2. music awards Twitter Music Trends: 1. #ThanksgivingBands 2. American Music Awards Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. Taylor Swift Wins Artist Of The Year At AMAs NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. Les Claypool: Need-To- ...

  34. Billboard FutureSound Closes With Panels on Making Money in the Digital World, EMI and EchoNest's Developers' Sandbox

    November 19, 2011 6:24 PM EST SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 18: SVP of Digital Strategy & New Business from Island Def Jam John Vanhala, CEO of The Echo Nest Jim Lucchese, VP of Digital Products at EMI Music Group Neil Tinegate, Founder of Muzine Jim Cannella and Founder of ...

  35. Web Trends: Watch New Florence and The Machine Video For 'No Light, No Light'

    November 18, 2011 4:13 PM EST Google Trends: 1. No new music-related trends at this time. Twitter Music Trends: 1. No new music-related trends at this time. Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. Is the Grateful Dead an Indie Rock Godfather? NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. Yo-Yo Ma, Edg ...

  36. Web Trends: Watch Beyonce And The Roots Collab On 'Fallon'

    November 14, 2011 5:28 PM EST Google Trends: 1. Justin Timberlake Marine Corps Ball - JT kept his promise after responding to a request and just wrote an emotional blog post about it. 2. Kenny Chesney - Just announced arena tour with Tim McGraw. Twitter Music Trends: 1. iTunes ...

  37. This Week in Music: Mog CEO David Hyman on Facebook Integration, Why Streaming Is the Way to Go

    November 14, 2011 2:38 PM EST The newest episode of "This Week in Music" features Mog founder and CEO David Hyman in an interview shot live at New Noise Santa Barbara. Hyman discussed the evolution of Mog into a free, web-based music streaming service which has becom ...

  38. Bushmills, Pitchfork & Bon Iver: The Do's and Don'ts of Touring Sponsorships Panel @ BB Touring Conf

    November 11, 2011 12:16 PM EST Brand Stand (from left): Sig Greenbaum, VP of Marketing/Sponsorships, Rehage Entertainment; Marcie Allen, President, MAC Presents; Jennifer Breithaupt, SVP Entertainment Marketing, Citi; Liana Huth, SVP Partnerships and Events, FUSE; Matt Frampton ...

  39. Billboard FutureSound Conference To Showcase Tomorrow's Startups; More Panelists Announced

    October 28, 2011 6:25 PM EDT Every conference needs keynotes and executives that everyone attending knows and wants to hear from and speak with. But we believe a good digital music conference should also be about discovering new companies and services you've not yet hear ...

  40. Web Trends: Watch New Beyonce Video For "Party (Remix)" Featuring J. Cole

    October 27, 2011 5:31 PM EDT Google Trends: 1. No new music-related trends at this time. Twitter Music Trends: 1. #lessexcitingbandnames - people are making jokes like "Florence and the Washing Machine" 2. The Way You Move -a video was just released for th this new ...

  41. Web Trends: Listen To A New Drake Track Featuring Lil Wayne

    October 21, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Drake featuring Lil Wayne - The Real Her by Hypetrak Google Trends: No new music trends Twitter Music Trends: PROUD OF NICKI : People are tweeting support for Nicki Minaj Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 3. Want to meet Coldplay? NPR Music Most Vie ...

  42. Web Trends: Watch New Kendrick Lamar Video

    October 14, 2011 4:43 PM EDT Google Trends: 1. 2. charlie daniels band 2. 18. russell simmons Twitter Music Trend: 1. 2. #PrayForRickRoss 2. 8. #HAPPY BIRTHDAY USHER Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. Taylor Swift Named Billboard's Woman Of The Year NPR Music Most Viewed ...

  43. Pitchfork Announces Forms -- New York Music Festival Taking Place in February

    October 12, 2011 7:19 PM EDT With last year's #Offline showcase in Brooklyn and its upcoming music festival in Paris, Pitchfork has been expanding its live music events beyond its Chicago base. And now they're upping it another notch. The influential indie blog toda ...

  44. Mog Teaming With BMW To Offer In-Car App

    October 12, 2011 5:37 PM EDT Digital Paradise By the Dashboard Light: Mog in action on the dashboard of a BMW. (Photo: Andrew Hampp ) Fresh from the debut of a new free service on Sept. 15 and its co-starring role at Facebook's F8 Conference in San Francisco last month, ...

  45. Web Trends: Listen to Young Jeezy's New Single With T.I.

    September 30, 2011 3:15 PM EDT Young Jeezy featuring T.I. - F.A.M.E. by Hypetrak Google Trends: 15. ben folds : People are excited over the upcoming Ben Folds Five album 19. tony bennett : The singer topped the Billboard 200 last week Twitter Music Trends: No new music trends D ...

  46. Web Trends: Listen to Bruno Mars' New Single, Watch Twin Sister's New Video

    September 27, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Bruno Mars - It Will Rain by brunomars Google Trends: No new music trends Twitter Music Trend: Happy Birthday Lil Wayne : It's the rapper's birthday Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: No new music trends NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. First List ...

  47. MOG Now Available on Samsung TVs

    September 27, 2011 12:44 PM EDT Barely a week after unveiling an innovative new free usage tier , streaming music service MOG is now available on a range of Samsung-made smart TVs and Blu-ray players, expanding its interest into the living room. The service makes its way to thes ...

  48. Rdio to Launch Free Tier -- Without Advertising -- 'Soon,' COO Says

    September 16, 2011 11:28 AM EDT http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/digital-and-mobile/mog-adds-free-music-tier-1005353212.story the addition of a free tier to its subscription service. Both announcements add ...

  49. Rhapsody's New Update Gets With The Social

    September 15, 2011 8:00 AM EDT This spring, Rhapsody quietly replaced the Web-based version of the service with a more robust online platform. Today, the full implications of that move are bearing fruit, with Rhapsody flipping the switch on a massive socially oriented overhaul ...

  50. MOG Adds Free Music Tier

    September 14, 2011 5:22 PM EDT The cat's now out of the bag that MOG tomorrow will unveil a new, ad-supported free music tier to its otherwise paid subscription service, called FreePlay. And while the service will get plenty of reviews over its usability and speculation on ...

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