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  1. Backbeat: Metallica, Eddie Trunk, Live Nation, More Celebrate Metal Blade Records' 30th Anniversary

    December 04, 2012 1:45 PM EST Metal Blade Records founder Brian Slagel flanked by Metallica's Lars Ulrich (left) and James Hetfield (Photo: Stephanie Cabral) In a serendipitous bit of timing, on the same day that Metallica announced the formation of their own label, Black ...

  2. 'Music Is A Great Way To Sell Other Things'

    October 15, 2012 7:58 AM EDT Entertainment lawyer Ken Hertz -- who's driven brand deals for Beyonce, Gwen Stefani and Lady Gaga -- thinks everyone is a media company. Ken Hertz has a new theory he wants to test out. It's an overcast October day in New York, and He ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Read: Burger King's Apology to Mary J. Blige for 'Premature' Advertisement

    April 04, 2012 9:05 PM EDT Burger King is apologizing to Mary J. Blige and her fans for releasing an ad that garnered the singer serious fan backlash. Mary J. Blige Burger King Ad Pulled, Criticized The clip featured Blige soulfully singing about the fast-food chain's ...

  5. Mary J. Blige Burger King Ad Pulled, Criticized

    April 03, 2012 9:46 PM EDT Mary J. Blige's apparent love for chicken sandwiches will go unsung -- for at least a little while. Mary J. Blige Testifies for Burger King Chicken In New Commercial The unconventional advertisement in which she is featured, belting out her g ...

  6. Mary J. Blige Testifies for Burger King Chicken In New Commercial

    April 03, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Jay-Z isn't the only musician making news for a commercial appearance this week: None other than the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige, is the star of Burger King's latest ad for chicken snack wraps. "Crispy chicken, fresh lettuc ...

  7. Waffle House Claims Trademark Infringement Against Rapper J.R. Bricks' 'Waffle House' Song

    August 04, 2011 4:45 PM EDT After receiving a cease and desist letter for his debut song "Waffle House" from the restaurant franchise over trademark infringement, Atlanta-based rapper J.R. Bricks offered to rename the song in German ("WaffelHaus") and cal ...

  8. Location-based Service Loopt To Give Away UMG Songs

    August 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Loopt, a mobile location-based service that's been in operation for years, is taking on Foursquare with a new check-in service called Loopt Star that, among other things, will provide free music as prizes to users who earn certain achievement ...

  9. Aventura, Chayanne Win Big At Premios Juventud

    July 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Shakira floated in on a magic carpet, Pitbull did the bump-and-grind with Mexican pop star Belinda and Wisin & Yandel performed with the dancers from "Step Up 3D" at the seventh annual Premios Juventud ("Youth Awards"), bro ...

  10. Benicassim, Rock in Rio Madrid Fests Unveil Line-Ups

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rihanna, Shakira, Bon Jovi and the Prodigy are among the first artists confirmed for two of Spain's most important summer festivals. Both the 16th International Festival of Benicassim on the eastern Mediterranean coast, known as FIB Heineken, ...

  11. @MIDEM: The Best Of The Digital Music Start-ups

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST As part of the conference's MIDEMNet digital music focused events, a new company pitch session featured 15 of such hopefuls, hosted by TopSpin CEO Ian Rogers. Each had five minutes to present details on what they did. The MusicAlly blog was t ...

  12. Chart Beat: Best of 2009, Part 1

    December 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22 ...

  13. Latin Conf. Day 2: The Evolving Digital World

    April 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Independent Latin artists have lost their right to complain about labels not signing them, according to "The Evolving Digital World" panel at the Billboard Latin Music Conference in Miami. Before the digital age, "the biggest hurdle ...

  14. Jonas Brothers Roll Out Tour Plans

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nearly two weeks after the premiere of Disney's "Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert" film, the siblings have unveiled dates to their upcoming world tour. The 44-date North American leg begins June 20 at the Dallas Cowboys New Stadium i ...

  15. Bruce Springsteen Nets Ninth No. 1 Album

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen shows the Billboard 200 who's the Boss, as his new album "Working on a Dream" debuts atop the list -- his ninth chart-topper. Only a handful of acts have achieved more No. 1 albums, but who are they? . . . Other hi ...

  16. Springsteen, Chesney Rule Billboard Touring Awards

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Kenny Chesney and Miley Cyrus were among the big winners at the fifth annual Billboard Touring Awards, held tonight (Nov. 20) at the Roosevelt Hotel ballroom in New York. Springsteen and his band picked u ...

  17. Bon Jovi, Springsteen, Police Lead Touring Award Finalists

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, and the Police are among the finalists for the 2008 Billboard Touring Awards, set for Nov. 20 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. All three of those tours are finalists for the Top Tour and Top ...

  18. Burger King Gets Into the Ringtone Business

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Burger King is subsidizing ringtones of Warner Music Group artists on Virgin Mobile phones in an effort to reach more tech savvy consumers, the company said. Ringtones will be priced at $1.00, substantially less than the $2.50 most Virgin Mobile r ...

  19. Burger King To Kick Off Super Bowl Singing Contest

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Burger King is sponsoring a new online contest,"My Song, My Way," in league with the ninth annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration (SBGC). Slated for Feb. 1 at Phoenix Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Arizona, the celebration will feature such con ...

  20. Van Halen Tour Kicking Off In Late September

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The first leg of Van Halen's long-awaited reunion tour with frontman David Lee Roth will kick off Sept. 27 in Charlotte, N.C., and run through Dec. 11 in Calgary, Alberta. Tickets for the trek, announced today at a Los Angeles media gathering ...

  21. Plugged and Unplugged

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: EMI's decision in April to sell digital music without DRM sent shockwaves through the music industry -- garnering headlines, praise, and criticism for the move. But we are just now starting to see the real method behind the madness. ...

  22. EMI Music Bites Into DRM-Free Burger King Promotion

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music is to give away DRM-free downloads from its catalog in a U.K. promotion with Burger King. The record company has teamed up with Chicago-based digital agency VerveLife for the push, which is the first in a planned series of global campaig ...

  23. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PLUGGED: Anybody read Doonesbury this week? The comic strip is taking on the music industry's problems. If you're behind on the plot, check it out from the beginning at the main Doonesbury site on Slate.com . In it, occasional character ...

  24. Fox DVD, Download Dates In Sync

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Expected to kick off in October. Fox Interactive Media is set to confirm today (Aug. 14) that beginning in October its online properties will sell movies day-and-date with their DVD release. The first sales will go through Direct2Drive, one of the ...

  25. Digital Rights Management (DRM) News And Analysis

    August 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K.'s ERA Throws Support Behind MP3 Britain's Entertainment Retailers Assn. has entered into the debate on DRM-free music. Nov 21, 2007 - Billboard.Biz - By Lars Brandle UCJ Strips DRM For Online Trial Universal Music Classics & Jaz ...

  26. Controversy On Eve Of Stern-Sirius Media Blitz

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT CBS rejected ad spot featuring Stern. The Howard Stern-Sirius Satellite Radio media blitz is about to begin. On his syndicated radio show Monday (Oct. 17), Stern said he’s girding for 6 weeks of press and media appearances, including Late Night Wi ...

  27. Ad Vet Looks To Boost Mobile Music Strategy

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Korte's keynote focuses on licensing, PDAs. The international advertising industry needs to boost its strategy for licensing music for mobile-phone applications as brand owners tighten their relationships with the music industry. That was the ...

  28. Jury Toons Up For 'Roger,' Disney Trial

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The trial got under way March 15 in a case that pits "Roger Rabbit" creator Gary Wolf against the Walt Disney Co. over royalties, accounting and the definition of gross receipts. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The trial got unde ...

  29. Burger King, AOL Grill Up Free Downloads

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT AOL and Burger King have announced a free download giveaway promotion. The companies are giving away a free download with every purchase of a Whopper sandwich through Oct. 3. AOL and Burger King have announced a free download giveaway promotion. T ...

  30. Burger King, AOL Grill Up Free Downloads

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT AOL and Burger King have announced a free download giveaway promotion. The companies are giving away a free download with every purchase of a Whopper sandwich through Oct. 3. AOL and Burger King have announced a free download giveaway promotion. T ...

  31. New Image For Ruff Ryders

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Image Entertainment has signed an exclusive DVD distribution deal with Ruff Ryders Entertainment. The first title under the deal will be "Jin: The Making of a Rap Star," due in April. Ruff Ryders is r Image Entertainment has signed an ex ...