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  1. Clear Channel’s John Hogan Retires, Bob Pittman’s Contract Extended

    January 13, 2014 10:53 AM EST CC Media Holdings, Inc. today announced that John Hogan, chairman and CEO of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, is retiring and has been awarded the title of Chairman emeritus of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. In the same announcement ...

  2. The Year In Music 2013: Top Music Industry Quotes of the Year

    December 30, 2013 11:12 AM EST From top-level music industry executives to superstar artists, Billboard.biz presents the top quotes of 2013. Read the 28 quotes below, from Radiohead's Thom York calling Spotify "the last desperate fart of a dying corpse," to fo ...

  3. 2012 Billboard Women In Music Index

    November 30, 2012 7:39 AM EST . Julie Greenwald Atlantic Records 2. Jody Gerson Sony/ATV Music Publishing 3. Kathy Willard Live Nation Entertainment 4. Julie Swidler Sony Music Entertainment 5. Debra Rathwell AEG Live 6. Lia Vollack Sony Pictures Entertainment 7. Melissa Lonn ...

  4. Sharon Dastur

    November 29, 2012 12:04 PM EST PD, WHTZ (Z100) New York, Clear Channel Radio Hits and Breakouts WHTZ (Z100) New York PD Sharon Dastur took the path of many, arriving in the Big Apple early in her career with a dream, ambition and talent. It was 17 years ago when she took a job ...

  5. Julie Pilat

    November 28, 2012 2:12 PM EST PD, KYSR (98.7 FM) L.A; PD/Music Director, KIIS (102.7 FM) L.A; Clear Channel Radio Music and Mentoring As PD of alternative KYSR (98.7 FM) and assistant PD/music director of top 40 KIIS (102.7) Los Angeles, Julie Pilat remains a key proponent of ...

  6. 40 Under 40: Jim Lucchese

    August 02, 2012 2:50 PM EDT Jim Lucchese CEO, The Echo Nest Website: The.Echonest.com Twitter: @echonest Central Intelligence Jim Lucchese, 39, is leading the growth of "big data" in the music business. But the CEO of the Echo Nest, a music intelligence company bas ...

  7. Managers Urge Country Radio to Do More to Help Break New Artists at Billboard Country Summit

    June 04, 2012 4:36 PM EDT (L-R): Moderator/Country Weekly managing editor Ken Tucker, T.K. Kimbrell of TKO Artist Management, Clarence Spalding of Spalding Entertainment, and Will Ward of ROAR Management on stage at the Manager's Roundtable. (Photo: Michael Seto) If a ...

  8. John Hogan Named Chairman/CEO of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment

    February 24, 2012 5:49 PM EST John Hogan -- no. 12 on Billboard's recent "Power 100" list -- has been promoted to chairman and CEO of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, effective immediately, the radio giant's parent company said Friday. Hogan, who had ...

  9. Billboard Power 100: John Hogan

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 12 John Hogan President CEO Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Twitter: @ClearChannel Curator Of Far More Than Radio Stations... In a move that couldn't more clearly reflect the expanded influence of the company's radio division, ...

  10. Clear Channel, Cumulus Announce Streaming and Promotional Deal

    December 05, 2011 3:45 PM EST A surprising new alliance in the world of streaming radio was announced today as Clear Channel Radio and Cumulus Media Inc. revealed plans for the iHeartRadio.com digital platform to become the online home of audio streams from the 570 terrestrial ...

  11. Women In Music 2011 Red Carpet Photo Gallery: Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Honorees

    December 02, 2011 4:30 PM EST Check out the photo gallery below from Billboard's Dec. 2 Women In Music red carpet event featuring Woman of the Year Taylor Swift. Also featured are many of this year's Women In Music honorees, including execs from Pandora, Sony/ATV, mu ...

  12. Billboard's 2011 Women In Music Hub

    December 02, 2011 12:45 PM EST BILLBOARD'S WOMEN IN MUSIC HONOREES INDEX: Our 2011 Top 40 Women in Music list reads like a roster of the top people in the music business who happen to be women. The range of their achievements-at labels or publishing companies, in touring o ...

  13. iHeartRadio Festival -- Featuring Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Black Eyed Peas -- Airing on VH1 Thanksgiving Weekend

    November 17, 2011 11:35 AM EST The two-day iHeartRadio Music Festival put on by Clear Channel Radio last September in Las Vegas will come to TV in the form of a two and a half hour special debuting Thanksgiving weekend on VH-1. The special will premiere on Wednesday November 23 ...

  14. Clear Channel Layoffs Aren't Just About Cost-Cutting

    October 31, 2011 5:06 PM EDT Last week Clear Channel made personnel cuts at many of its smaller and medium market stations across the country. The cuts were primarily centered on programming personnel as the company unveils a new strategy of focusing on more nationally and re ...

  15. Clear Channel, Rodeo Ent. Team-Up For America's First Country Boy Band Search

    October 28, 2011 6:34 AM EDT Rodeo Entertainment, a company formed by publishing executive David Schulhof and artist manager Jeff Rabhan, will partner with Clear Channel Radio to launch a nationwide casting call to find members for America's first country music boy band. ...

  16. Business Matters: How Much Do Streaming Services Pay Artists? Ask the Labels

    October 27, 2011 4:30 PM EDT How Much Do Streaming Services Pay Artists? Ask the Labels -- How much do streaming services pay artists? It's a question that has been asked a lot lately of services such as Spotify, Mog, Rdio, Rhapsody and even iTunes. And it has led to som ...

  17. More Layoffs at Cumulus: Ladd, Buchmann Leave KLOS

    October 26, 2011 5:50 PM EDT On the heels of today's layoffs at Clear Channel Radio comes news that Los Angeles is the latest major-market Cumulus cluster to be hit with cutbacks, as the company streamlines staffing in the wake of its acquisition of Citadel Broadcasting. ...

  18. Business Matters: Spotify's 2.4 Million September Visitors Were Mostly Male, Young and Pretty Well Off

    October 18, 2011 3:55 PM EDT Spotify's 2.4 Million September Visitors, Analyzed -- Spotify users are young and fairly well off financially, according to numbers released by comScore Tuesday. And while the service has experienced fantastic growth in just three months, it ...

  19. Brian Lakamp Named President of Clear Channel Digital

    October 14, 2011 11:57 AM EDT Brian Lakamp, former exec VP of digital media at Clear Channel, has been promoted to president of Clear Channel Digital, the company announced Thursday. Lakamp will oversee all of Clear Channel's digital strategy, including streaming-music se ...

  20. Steve Jobs Remembered by Coldplay, Will.I.Am, Guy Oseary, Many More

    October 05, 2011 12:30 AM EDT Twitter was inundated with condolences and remembrances Wednesday night as soon as word broke that Apple co-founder and chairman Steve Jobs had passed away. The remarks, many of them heartfelt, give a hint at the vast variety of people from all wa ...

  21. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Julie Pilat

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 20 Julie Pilat PD, KYSR Los Angeles; assistant PD/music director, KIIS Los Angeles, Clear Channel Radio Website: 987FM.com , kiisfm.com Twitter: @987LA , @KIISFM As PD of alternative KYSR (98.7 FM) and assistant PD/music director of top 40 KII ...

  22. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Sharon Dastur

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 9 Sharon Dastur PD, WHTZ New York, Clear Channel Radio Website: Z100.com Twitter: @Z100NewYork Fifteen years ago, aspiring to the role of PD at a major top 40 radio station, Sharon Dastur relocated from KRBE Houston to become the program coord ...

  23. Backbeat: Backstage @ IHeartRadio With Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine, Nicole Scherzinger

    September 26, 2011 12:02 PM EDT California Love in Las Vegas: Dr. Dre (left) and Chairman of Interscope/Geffen/A&M Jimmy Iovine (Photo: Getty Images) No matter which backstage hallway anyone wandered down during Clear Channel's iHeartRadio Music Festival , there was bou ...

  24. Clear Channel, Echo Nest Team Up for IHeartRadio's 'Pandora Killer'

    September 06, 2011 9:50 AM EDT Clear Channel Radio is finally coming to market with its proposed "Pandora killer." The Echo Nest today announced it is providing Clear Channel with the technology necessary to let users of the iheartradio app create customized radio sta ...

  25. Billboard Country Music Summit Kicks Off Monday

    June 03, 2011 1:13 PM EDT The goal of the Billboard Country Music Summit , taking place Monday and Tuesday and produced in association with the Country Music Association , is simple: to bring together key stakeholders in the country music industry to discuss the most impor ...

  26. Ryan Seacrest Brokers Clear Channel, Relativity Media Partnership

    April 21, 2011 4:02 PM EDT Ryan Seacrest helped broker a deal between Relativity Media and Clear Channel (in partnership with his KIIS-FM radio show) to cross-promote major film releases over the next year. Their first collaboration, Bradley Cooper's "Limitless,&q ...

  27. Read Evan Harrison's Farewell To Clear Channel Staff

    March 30, 2011 5:23 PM EDT While his departure from Clear Channel has been telegraphed for months now, Evan Harrison, president of Clear Channel Digital, officially made his final goodbyes today. Word first leaked out last fall that he planned to leave by the end of last ye ...

  28. Business Matters: Pandora Slayed All Internet Radio Competition in December

    February 28, 2011 4:54 PM EST Pandora Killed the (Internet) Radio Star -- Pandora was the tops -- by a mile -- in Internet radio in December, according to Ando Media's latest rankings. Pandora was first in the Domestic Ranker (M-F, 6a-8p) with 642,614 active average sessi ...

  29. Clear Channel Radio, Toyota Bringing Mobile App To Select Cars

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Radio and Toyota are giving the mobile app new meaning in a deal that will bring the iheartradio digital music smartphone application to select models of Toyota vehicles next year. The partnership will bring all of iheartradio's ...

  30. Slacker, iheartradio Among Windows Phone 7 Supported Apps

    October 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT If you think that the new Windows Phone 7 smartphone platform will only feature Microsoft’s Zune digital music service, think again. During a lunch meeting, PR manager Brian Seitz showed off a model of the upcoming phone that featured a number of ...

  31. Clear Channel Exec Harrison Addresses Pending Departure

    October 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Evan Harrison, president of Clear Channel Radio Digital and executive VP of Clear Channel Radio for the first time addressed his impending departure from the company at Billboard’s Mobile Entertainment Live: The Music App Summit in San Francisco. ...

  32. @MEL: And We're Off...

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bill Werde, editorial director for Billboard, encouraged more than 100 music and tech industry players to “stand on your chair and call bullshit when you start to hear some on stage” this morning during opening remarks at the Billboard Mobile Ente ...

  33. Dave Stewart To Keynote Mobile Entertainment Live: The Music App Summit

    August 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Industry technology conferences can easily turn into bore-fests, with slide after PowerPoint slide of software architecture diagrams and panelists bantering tired clichés like “it’s all about the music.” We’re going to turn that on it’s head at Mo ...

  34. Who Can Afford Howard Stern?

    February 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Howard Stern has begun negotiating a new radio contract. Perhaps not technically, but Stern's on-air mentions of his exclusive Sirius XM Radio deal winding down at year's end, and his hedged proclamations of competing offers, are what on ...

  35. Clear Channel Radio Launches Ad System

    January 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Radio is rolling out a proprietary system that allows advertisers to more precisely place units against programming content or other ads. Three advertisers -- Visa, Geico and Walmart -- have tested the technology, which works much li ...

  36. Billboard.biz Q&A: Neil Smith, VP of Business Management, Rhapsody

    September 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple has approved Rhapsody’s on-demand music streaming application, marking the second time in a week that the company has given the nod to a potentially competing music service on the iPhone and iPod Touch platforms. The Rhapsody app—available i ...

  37. Clear Channel Reprising 'Stripped' Music Series

    August 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Radio is bringing its popular "Stripped" on-demand music series to its iheartradio online and mobile channel. Since "Stripped" launched in 2005, more than 125 artists have performed exclusive renditions of their h ...

  38. Katz 360 To Represent Pandora

    August 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Katz 360 Sales signed an agreement with Pandora to represent a significant portion of Pandora's digital audio ad inventory, the companies announced Monday (Aug. 3). The deal underscores Pandora's recent commitment to expand its inventory ...

  39. Artists Get Their Own Channels In Clear Channel Deal

    June 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Artists like the Eagles and Christina Aguilera can now play DJ, at least online. Clear Channel Radio and Front Line Management are creating artist personal experience (a.p.e.) radio, a stand-alone company that will allow musicians to produce their ...

  40. Digital Briefs: Livekick, Clear Channel, Sirius XM

    June 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Concert recommendation and search engine Livekick has emerged from beta mode, going live with a service that notifies members when their favorite artists are playing locally and helps them search for the lowest-cost tickets online. The search e ...

  41. Digital Briefs: Last.fm, 'Guitar Hero 5,' Crystal Method

    May 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Mobile music service mSpot has added content from CBS Radio and Last.fm to its streaming music channels it delivers for various wireless operators. mSpot's mobile application lets users stream participating radio channels through their pho ...

  42. Mötley Crüe To Reprise Summer Festival

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mötley Crüe will reprise their multi-act summer hard rock tour again this year with Crüe Fest 2: The White Trash Circus. The Live Nation-produced tour begins July 19 in Camden, N.J., and run through September 5 in Darien Lake, N.Y. Full tour detai ...

  43. Thumbplay Unveils Full-Song Mobile Music Service

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The music industry's bid to sell full-song downloads from ringtones gained an ally today with the unveiling of Thumbplay's new full-song mobile music service. Hoping to do for full-song music downloads what it did for ringtones, Thumbpla ...

  44. Harrison Upped At Clear Channel

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel has promoted Evan Harrison to president of the company's online music and radio unit, but he will also retain his executive VP title. Under Harrison's guidance, Clear Channel Radio's online offerings have been ranked N ...

  45. Clear Channel, Katz Team For Online Offering

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Radio has teamed with Katz Media Group to create a behemoth online radio network that combines the two companies' affiliates with various independent Internet stations. The Katz Online Network, as it is called, will facilitate a ...

  46. Coldplay's Latest On Target For U.K. Year-Best

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's new album release is off to a hot start in Britain. Retailers are reporting that early sales of "Viva La Vida" are on track to make the album the fastest and best-selling set of the year. The EMI release went on sale in t ...

  47. Six Questions With Pandora Founder Tim Westergren

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) issued its new statutory rate structure for Internet radio broadcasters last year, one of the leading voices opposing the new system was Pandora founder Tim Westergren. The issue has faded from the forefront ...

  48. Clear Channel Launches Internet Radio Service Erockster

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Radio has unveiled a new Internet radio service called erockster -- an online music portal and social networking site featuring a collection of interviews, on-demand streaming, and programmed playlists. It also includes social networ ...

  49. Clear Channel To Add Thumbplay Store To Web Sites

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Radio is adding access to direct-to-consumer mobile content service Thumbplay to more than 650 local radio station Web sites. Each station will feature a customized version of the Thumbplay mobile content store that offers format-app ...

  50. New Devices Bring HD Radio To iTunes

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Two new electronics devices have been announced that will allow HD Radio listeners to "tag" songs they like and then purchase and download those songs via the Apple iTunes music store. The devices, from Polk Audio and JBL, make use of Ap ...

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