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  1. Billboard Home Front: Shaking Up The Genre Charts

    October 15, 2012 7:36 AM EDT Revamped charts will add streaming and downloads to methodology, breaking out fresh genre lists. Billboard unveils new methodology this issue for the long-standing Hot Country Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Latin Songs charts. Each rec ...

  2. Alex Pham Named Billboard Senior Correspondent

    September 21, 2012 1:32 PM EDT Billboard announced today the appointment of Alex Pham as Senior Correspondent where she will be responsible for covering new platforms and technologies in and around the music space, including startups and investments, Silicon Valley, and top com ...

  3. Two Die at IDentity Fest; Jason Aldean, Tenacious D Concerts Marred by Violence

    July 30, 2012 6:18 PM EDT The past few days have seen a noticeable uptick in violence, drug overdoses and/or deaths at four separate concerts, which include the Mansfield, Mass., stop of Live Nation's electronic dance music IDentity Festival, a shooting at Jason Aldea ...

  4. Several WFNX Staffers Moving to New Online Station at Boston.com

    June 25, 2012 5:26 PM EDT WFNX fans will be pleased to know that several longtime on-air personalities will be moving to a new online station at Boston.com when Clear Channel completes their purchase of the Phoenix Media heritage alternative station later this summer. Clea ...

  5. Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced, Kevin Puts' 'Silent Night: Opera In Two Acts' Wins Music Award

    April 17, 2012 6:30 AM EDT NEW YORK -- The 2012 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, with comments from judges: ARTS Music: "Silent Night: Opera in Two Acts" by Kevin Puts, commissioned and premiered by the Minnesota Opera in Minneapolis on Nov. 12, 2011, a stirr ...

  6. Business Matters: Google Consumer Surveys Pick Up Where Micropayments Left Off

    March 30, 2012 6:33 PM EDT Google's Consumer Surveys Act As Soft Paywalls Would you answer a few questions in an online survey to listen to music, an online article or some other premium digital content? A new Google product helps online publishers get money out of the ...

  7. Business Matters: Onesheet Adds New Features to Better Simplify Your Web Presence

    January 06, 2012 7:56 PM EST Onesheet Adds New Features to Better Simplify Your Web Presence -- Watch for Onesheet to become a favored tool in 2012 for building an online presence among musicians and other creative types. Launched in August by ArtistData founder Brenden Mulli ...

  8. Business Matters: Amazon Becomes a Book Publisher -- Is Music Next?

    October 17, 2011 8:20 PM EDT Amazon Becomes a Book Publisher -- Is Music Next? -- Amazon will publish 122 books in both physical and digital formats this fall, according to the New York Times. It won't just act as an exclusive distributor, however. The company is acting ...

  9. Pulitzers Snub Pop Music, Complains Critic Ann Powers

    April 22, 2011 8:19 AM EDT NPR's pop critic Ann Powers applauds Jennifer Egan's punk music generation novel A Visit from the Goon Squad, which won the Pulitzer on Monday and is being developed as an HBO series, but she trashes the Pulitzer Prize for criticism beca ...

  10. 'The Lost 45s' Celebrates 25th Anniversary, Exclusive Interview with DJ Barry Scott

    March 08, 2011 12:52 PM EST DJ Barry Scott, celebrates 25 years as host of "The Lost 45s" radio show In an era of tight playlists, there is little room for thousands of hit songs not regularly programmed on classic hits or oldies radio stations. Still, Barry Scott ...

  11. Business Matters: YouTube, Howard Stern, People's Music and more

    September 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. YOUTUBE LOSES GERMAN COURT CASE -- In contrast to the protections YouTube is given in the U.S., the company lost a court case in Germany regarding user-uploaded videos of performances by the singe ...

  12. Judge Cuts Penalty in Tenenbaum File-Sharing Case by 90%

    July 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Calling the original penalty “unconstitutionally excessive,” the judge in the Joel Tenebaum file-sharing case slashed to $67,500 from $675,000 the amount the Boston University grad student was ordered to pay for infringing the copyrights of four r ...

  13. Business Matters: New York Times, MXP4, News Corp., Martina McBride and More

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The New York Times Co., owners of The New York Times and Boston Globe , posted a profit in Q1 2010. The company posted a profit of $12.8 million on revenue of $588 million. National advertising improved. Online revenues grew 15.5% to $90.4 mill ...

  14. 'Is There Another Case In The Galaxy That's Held Up Damages To That Degree?'

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST A hearing in the Joel Tenebaum file-sharing case on Tuesday addressed whether or not the court should reduce the $675,000 jury verdict. A larger award was recently reduced in the Thomas-Rasset file-sharing case. Tenebaum's attorney has said t ...

  15. Business Matters: Viacom, Mel Karmazin, Susan Boyle and More

    February 12, 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 . -- Viacom is seeking a refund on its 2008 earn-out paymen ...

  16. CBS To Flip Format Of Influential Rock Station WBCN

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT When iconic radio station WBCN (104.1 FM) flips formats Aug. 13 it will mark the first time since Lyndon Johnson's presidency that the station will be missing from the Boston rock radio landscape. For more than 40 years WBCN helped define loc ...

  17. NYC's La Kalle To Move To 96.3 In Radio License Swap

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The New York Times Co. sold its famed New York City classical music radio station WQXR-FM Monday in a deal that will net the indebted publisher $45 million. The agreement involves subsidiaries of Univision Radio Inc., the Spanish-language broadcas ...

  18. Grammys Media Roundup

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Just like everyone blogging and Twittering at home, each media outlet coast to coast had its own take on the 2009 Grammys. The New York Times focused on the show's turn away from awards presentations and towards live performances, mostly prai ...

  19. Farm Aid Heading To Boston In September

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Farm Aid will be held this year in New England for the first time. John Mellencamp is scheduled to hold a news conference in Boston today (July 15) to announce that the show will be held Sept. 20 at the Comcast Center in Mansfield. The Boston Glob ...

  20. Blues Artist 'Weepin' Willie Dies

    December 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST "Weepin'" Willie Robinson, a blues singer who performed with Steven Tyler and Bonnie Raitt but also spent time homeless, has died at age 81. Robinson had been a sharecropper, an Army veteran and a friend of performers, including B.B ...

  21. Greater Media, Emmis Unveil HD2 Strategies

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Markets include N.Y, L.A., Chicago, Philly, more. Greater Media, a founding member of the HD Digital Radio Alliance, has announced the details of its digital multicast channels for the Boston and Philadelphia markets. The eight new channels are mo ...

  22. Billboard Hires Conniff As Executive Editor

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tamara Conniff is joining the staff of Billboard as executive editor, effective Aug. 23. Tamara Conniff is joining the staff of Billboard as executive editor, effective Aug. 23. Conniff will co-manage the global editorial staff of Billboard with K ...