Buzznet

  1. BuzzMedia Acquires Spin: It's Official

    July 10, 2012 11:16 AM EDT As reported by Billboard.biz last night, today BuzzMedia announced its acquisition of Spin Media LLC, parent company of 27-year-old Spin magazine. The brand joins a BuzzMedia stable that includes Stereogum, Idolator, Hype Machine, Pure Volume, Bro ...

  2. Buzzmedia Acquires XLR8R

    May 30, 2012 6:28 PM EDT Buzzmedia has added electronic dance music and culture publication XLR8R to its portfolio of music and culture online properties. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The attractiveness of a well-known electronic dance music property, espe ...

  3. Business Matters: iTunes Global Revenue Was $6 Billion In 2011

    January 25, 2012 8:27 PM EST iTunes Global Revenue Was $6 Billion In 2011 -- Lost among some spectacular numbers in Apple's earnings release on Tuesday was a sign of impressive growth at iTunes. Global iTunes sales rose to $1.7 billion in the quarter ended Dec. 31. That ...

  4. Business Matters: Borders, Lala, Canada's CD Tariff, Buzzmedia, Irving Plaza and More

    June 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Borders reported a greater operating loss and an improved net loss in the first fiscal quarter ending May 1, 2010. The net loss of $64.1 million was a fair improvement over the $86 million net loss in the previous year’s first fiscal quarter. R ...

  5. Business Briefs: Seeqpod, iPhone, Rapidshare

    April 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- MP3 search engine/player Seeqpod is in acquisition talks, according to its CEO, by a large media company that is a competitor to Apple. Seeqpod is currently being sued by record labels and maintains its service is legal. Unlike a standard searc ...

  6. Briefs: Ticketmaster Goes Paperless, Buzz Media Cuts Staff, Artist Merch Tips and More

    April 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Ticketmaster will introduce its paperless ticketing technology in Canada with a Metallica concert on October 12. ( Press release ) -- Blogs may be the future, but they may not pay the bills as well as once thought. Buzz Media , formerly Buzznet ...

  7. Digital Briefs: Beatles To Launch Digital Service?

    March 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - George Harrison's son Dhani Harrison says Apple Corps is considering establishing its own digital download service to sell the Beatles catalog rather than license through iTunes. - AT&T is now offering iPhones without the required two-y ...

  8. The Billboard Q&A: Universal Digital Chief Rio Caraeff

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group has never been shy about shaking things up in the digital music space. The company demanded a per-device payment from Microsoft before licensing music to the Zune Marketplace. It spearheaded efforts to monetize online music v ...

  9. Digital Briefs: Buzznet, Imeem, Lisa Loeb

    November 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Buzznet confirms it is laying off around 10 employees, about an 11% cut. Universal Music Group is an investor in the social media site, which recently acquired music blogs Idolator and Stereogum. - Imeem added a mobile advertising service for it ...

  10. Exclusive Billboard Q&A: UMG's Chairman/CEO Doug Morris

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT What's impressive about Doug Morris' midtown Manhattan office presents itself in modest statements. In one corner is a giant white canvas with a charcoal scrawl of a little boy; it turns out to be a self-portrait by Universal Music Group ...

  11. Buzznet Adds Veteran Journalists To Key Roles

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Social media service Buzznet has added a pair of veteran journalists to its roster, led by the addition of former New York Times music reporter Jeff Leeds as editor-in-chief. In his new role, Leeds will direct the site's editorial strategy an ...

  12. Buzznet Taps Citron

    August 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Alan Citron, the former GM of online celebrity gossip site TMZ.com has joined Buzznet as head of special projects. In his new role Citron will advise on business and editorial strategies. He is based in Los Angeles and will report to CEO Tyler Gol ...

  13. Digital Briefs: Last.fm, Buzznet

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Last.fm has "officially" launched its artist royalty program, originally unveiled in January. The program pays unsigned and independent artists for each time their music is played on the free streaming music service. Since January, mor ...

  14. Digital Briefs: Buzznet, Spiralfrog, Qloud

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Buzznet launched Celebuzz.com , a social networking and media site dedicated to celebrity news, gossip and photos. The site aggregates photos and blog postings of about a dozen existing celebrity blogs, as well as user-generated content. - Spira ...

  15. Last.fm Partners With Lollapalooza

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Last.fm was named the official media partner for this summer's Lollapalooza festival. It is the first time the service has teamed with a live event. Through the partnership, Last.fm will power "Lolla Radio," an online radio station ...

  16. Digital Briefs: Buzznet, HTC, Hyundai, Microsoft

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Buzznet, following its recent round of funding and acquisitions , has now acquired emo/punk/ska music blog Absolute Punk. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. - Taiwanese mobile phone manufacturer HTC released a 3G-capable to ...

  17. UMG Backs Buzznet

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Social media site Buzznet confirmed rumors that Universal Music Group is a new investor in the company. The two revealed today that UMG has taken an equity stake in the growing site in return for providing content and access to artists. The amount ...

  18. Buzznet Network To Acquire Idolator

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Music-based social network Buzznet is buying music blog Idolator. Buzznet recently acquired music blog Stereogum, making Idolator the second such acquisition since it secured $25 million in new funding, reportedly contributed in part by Universal ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Reports: BuzzNet Gets Funding, Interscope Named As Investor

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Social networking and pop culture site BuzzNet raised as much as $25 million in third round funding, with Interscope Records named as one of the investors, according to PaidContent . A portion of the new funds will be used to acquire smaller sites ...

  21. Sprint's Reddick To Open Billboard MECCA Fall 2006

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Event to take place Sept. 11 in Los Angeles. Billboard revealed today (July 24) that Paul Reddick, Sprint’s VP of business development and product innovation, will be the opening keynote speaker for the Billboard MECCA Fall 2006 conference. The mo ...

  22. Buzznet To Offer Exclusive Warped Tour Coverage

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To include daily photos, video coverage. Warner Brothers Records is working with social community site Buzznet to capture daily photo and video coverage of the Vans Warped Tour. Select tour artists and staff will be provided mobile phones equipped ...