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  1. Business Matters: MySpace Adds 1 Million Users, Now at 25 Million

    February 13, 2012 5:35 PM EST MySpace Sees Growth Potential in Internet Radio Player MySpace says it has nabbed "over 1 million" new registered users since it debuted a new music player on December 19. A MySpace spokesperson tells Billboard.biz that MySpace now has & ...

  2. Kelly Clarkson Drives 'Stronger' to Hot 100 Summit

    February 08, 2012 11:45 AM EST In what an RCA Records representative terms a "perfect storm" of radio airplay, digital sales and pop culture prominence, Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" rises from No. 2 to No. 1 on this week' ...

  3. Madonna's 'Give Me All Your Luvin' Has a Super Start at Radio

    February 06, 2012 11:55 AM EST Madonna's new single, "Give Me All Your Luvin'," which she performed at the halftime festivities of last night's (Feb. 5) Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, blasts onto multiple radio format charts. Aided by Clear Channel� ...

  4. Business Matters: Is Madonna Behind Live Nation's Stock Surge?

    February 03, 2012 6:14 PM EST Live Nation Stock Jumped After Madonna Tour Announcement Are investors excited about Madonna's upcoming tour? Or are they increasingly convinced the concert business has left its troubles behind? Maybe a bit of both. Live Nation's stock ...

  5. Madonna Premiering 'Give Me All Your Luvin'' On Clear Channel Platforms

    February 03, 2012 8:45 AM EST LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clear Channel is giving Madonna all its luvin'. The radio giant announced plans Friday to premiere the 53-year-old pop star's new single "Give Me All Your Luvin'" and its music video across Clear Channel ...

  6. Business Matters: Is Facebook Filing a $5 Billion IPO Wednesday?

    January 31, 2012 9:44 PM EST Is Facebook Filing a $5 Billion IPO Wednesday? -- Facebook may file with the SEC on Wednesday to raise $5 billion through an initial public stock offering, according to a report at International Financing Review. A $5 billion IPO is lower than rec ...

  7. Clear Channel Acquires Stake in Ryan Seacrest Productions

    January 31, 2012 8:10 AM EST Radio giant Clear Channel said Tuesday that it has acquired an unspecified minority stake in Ryan Seacrest Productions, the production company created by American Idol host Ryan Seacrest, giving it a foothold in the TV industry as it looks to push ...

  8. Billboard Power 100: Bob Pittman

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 23 Bob Pittman CEO Clear Channel Media Twitter: @PittmanRadio TV On The Radio... When it was announced last year that Clear Channel investor/chairman of media and entertainment platforms Bob Pittman was being promoted to CEO of the global comp ...

  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. Billboard Power 100: Joel Katz

    January 27, 2012 12:00 AM EST No. 38 Joel Katz Chairman Media, Entertainment and Media Group Twitter: @GT_Law Top Gun… When U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers created a music category last year, the first winner was the Greenberg Traurig division chaired by Joel Katz. But ...

  11. Billboard Power 100: John Ivey & Alex Tear

    January 26, 2012 10:14 PM EST No. 89 John Ivey & Alex Tear Mainstream CHR brand manager; mainstream CHR brand coordinator Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Twitter: @JohnIvey , @at961 Fine-Tuned... Clear Channel's Premium Choice national programming platform has i ...

  12. Billboard Power 100: Ryan Seacrest

    January 26, 2012 9:45 PM EST No. 64 Ryan Seacrest CEO/Founder Ryan Seacrest Media Twitter: @RyanSeacrest All-American Idol... Set Ryan Seacrest's "American Idol" duties aside for a moment: It's really just the capstone to an impressive entertainment indust ...

  13. BIllboard Power 100: Tom Poleman

    January 26, 2012 7:20 PM EST No. 42 Tom Poleman President of National Programming Platforms Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Twitter: @TomPoleman Radio Activator... Tom Poleman oversees Clear Channel's music and event marketing, label and artist relations, on-air ta ...

  14. iHeartRadio Adds College Radio Stations -- Is Seeking to Add 'A Lot More'

    January 23, 2012 7:32 PM EST Bob Pittman And, Er, Andy Dick Rock CES iHeartRadio Party http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz ...

  15. John Sykes Named President of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises

    January 17, 2012 2:41 PM EST NEW YORK - Radio giant Clear Channel has named music and entertainment industry veteran John Sykes, a former president of VH-1, to the newly created role of president, Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises, in which he will help build new busine ...

  16. CES 2012: 8 Cool Things

    January 13, 2012 4:15 PM EST The music industry was all over Las Vegas this week, from Will Smith and Kelly Clarkson at Sony's presentation, Justin Timberlake's cameo at MySpace's TV announcement and Justin Bieber helping Tosy Robotics pitch a new dancing robot ...

  17. Apps Reshaping Digital Media Consumption At 2012 CES

    January 13, 2012 8:50 AM EST App -titude test: The floor of the 2012 CES Convention Hall in Las Vegas Las Vegas -- The annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is all about gadgets. But as this year's confab demonstrated, some of the most excitin ...

  18. Backbeat: Will.I.Am, Jimmy Iovine, Bob Pittman And, Er, Andy Dick Rock CES iHeartRadio Party

    January 12, 2012 5:32 PM EST Online radio service iHeartRadio hosted a party at Haze nightclub in the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas Wednesday night that drew some of the most storied stars and celebrities attending the CES conference this year. CES 2012: On the Floor, On the Wires, ...

  19. Business Matters: Social Newcomers Tumblr and Pinterest Each Beating MySpace in U.S.

    January 11, 2012 6:28 PM EST --Facebook dominates U.S. social media. Well behind Facebook are two growing social networks you might not be aware of, Tumblr and Pinterest. They have fewer users than Twitter and even MySpace, but they command quite a bit of time. Billboard has ...

  20. CES Quick Hits: Clear Channel's Brian Lakamp on Becoming Even More Ubiquitous in Cars

    January 11, 2012 5:23 PM EST Brian Lakamp, Clear Channel's president of digital, fully understands the irony of a radio company hawking its in-car apps at CES. "We're already in every car," he said from Ford's booth in the South Hall, where Clear Chan ...

  21. Urban Power List: Doc Wynter

    January 10, 2012 6:41 PM EST Doc Wynter Brand Manager for Urban/Urban AC, Clear Channel Website: ClearChannel.com Twitter: @ClearChannel The Professional With 24 years at Clear Channel under his belt, including 13 years in his current post, Doc Wynter is an urban radio vet. A ...

  22. Pandora's Stock Jumps With Announcement of 125 Million Registered Users As CES Gets Rolling

    January 10, 2012 2:17 PM EST Pandora is going into CES with over 125 registered users and an average listener time of 18 hours per month. The company's Monday press release also boasts of a 68-percent share of the top 20 Internet radio services for the month of November, ...

  23. The Echo Nest Partners With Twitter for Better App Integration

    January 10, 2012 11:00 AM EST ://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/digital-and-mobile ...

  24. Business Matters: Music Streaming Gets An Assist from Live Sports

    January 09, 2012 8:47 PM EST Music Streaming Gets An Assist from Live Sports -- ESPN and Slacker picked a good time to launch live streaming of ESPN audio shows and sporting events on the Slacker platform. The live broadcasts starts on Jan. 9 with the BCS Championship game be ...

  25. CES 2012: Here's What The Music Biz Will Be Watching For

    January 09, 2012 9:00 AM EST The International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, long the go-to event for the tech and mobile industries, is increasingly becoming a magnet for music-based services and media companies. With many of this year's announcements expected ...

  26. 2012's Consumer Electronics Show Biz Blog

    January 09, 2012 7:29 AM EST Jan 13, 2012 | Blog Post CES 2012: 8 Cool Things Andrew Hampp, Las Vegas The music industry was all over Las Vegas this week, from Will Smith and Kelly Clarkson at Sony's presentation, Justin Timberlake's cameo at MySpace's TV annou ...

  27. Sirius XM Radio Adds 1.7 Million Subscribers in 2011; CEO Mocks Competition

    January 04, 2012 9:59 PM EST Sirius XM Radio said Wednesday it added 1.7 million subscribers in 2011, then CEO Mel Karmazin gave a backhand compliment to one competitor, online music service Pandora, and insinuated another, Clear Channel Communications, was a bit stodgy. Spea ...

  28. Business Matters: Justin Bieber Invests In A Startup

    December 21, 2011 5:13 PM EST Justing Bieber: Pop Icon, Savvy Investor? -- Justin Bieber invested in SoJo Studios , developer of games with a mission "to provide joyful and easily accessible ways for people to join with others to do lasting social good." The startup ...

  29. Business Matters: Flaws in the Argument That Spotify Will 'Never' Be Profitable

    December 12, 2011 6:49 PM EST Flaws in the Argument That Spotify Will 'Never' Be Profitable After a few years of media infatuation, success is making Spotify a popular target for criticism. First, Spotify withstood months of criticism about payouts to artists - a fla ...

  30. '21' And Up: Adele's Billboard Cover Story

    December 08, 2011 6:55 AM EST Newly bleached blonde bouffant a little askew, Adele Laurie Blue Adkins clasps her hands at her waist and begins to dish. "I came home from touring with my first album, and I caught up with some friends, trying to be all posh and stuff," ...

  31. The Joy (and Pain) of Radio-Station Christmas Shows

    December 07, 2011 6:15 AM EST With Thanksgiving in the rear-view mirror, it's time to turn our attention to another time-honored tradition: radio station Christmas shows. While most of the press coverage goes to the monstrous major market extravaganzas like the Jingle Bal ...

  32. How An All-Christmas-Music Format Doubles Radio Ratings

    December 06, 2011 9:05 AM EST More and more radio channels have been switching their formats to all Christmas, all the time -- a consistent winner for radio even during a brutal 2008-2009 revenue downturn, which ended last year when the U.S. radio industry took in $20.1 billio ...

  33. Business Matters: Radical.fm Raises New Funding for Personalized Web-Streaming Service

    November 15, 2011 7:45 PM EST Radical.fm Raises New Funding -- In a year filled with Internet radio stories, it's no surprise that another startup has raised money to deliver a customized song playlist to music lovers. Personalized web streaming service Radical.fm has rai ...

  34. The Green Bring Hawaii to the Top of Reggae Chart

    November 15, 2011 7:00 AM EST Incorporating drum and bass driven grooves, nuanced harmonies and the positive vibrations that have made Jamaican reggae an internationally embraced music since the early 1970s, Hawaiian band The Green's sophomore album "Ways & Means ...

  35. Perry Farrell Talks Lollapalooza, Jane's Addiction, Music's Future @ BB Touring Conference Keynote

    November 10, 2011 7:15 PM EST Perrry Farrell (left) the subject of the Billboard Touring Conference and Awards Keynote Q&A Session hosted by Billboard Editorial Director Bill Werde. (Photo: Michael Seto). The NFL and NBA are at the root of Perry Farrell's vision for t ...

  36. Backbeat: For the Love of A Bracelet: Air's Branded Cartier Song Debuts @ NYC's Thompson Hotel

    November 08, 2011 7:00 AM EST Guillaume Alix, Cartier's VP of marketing and communication, chats with "Painted Love" director Ben Dickinson and Allie LaPorte. French band Air have collaborated with the likes of Sofia Coppola , Charlotte Gainsbourg and Italian ar ...

  37. How Outasight's 'Tonight Is the Night' Got Tapped for Pepsi's 'X Factor' Campaign

    November 03, 2011 2:47 PM EDT Richard Andrew, a.k.a. Outasight, was in a much different place just two months ago. The singer/rapper, signed to Warner Bros. since 2009, got a call in early September from his manager Rene Mclean at RPM Management. "Would you be interested ...

  38. Clear Channel Announces New Brand Management Team

    November 03, 2011 11:47 AM EDT In the wake of last week's layoffs, Clear Channel continues to lay out its national programming strategy with the announcement of a new Brand Management Team, which includes a Brand Manager and Brand Coordinator who will serve as "in-hou ...

  39. Red Light's Coran Capshaw to Receive Humanitarian Award at Billboard Touring Awards

    November 01, 2011 1:30 PM EDT Red Light Management founder Coran Capshaw will be the first artist manager to ever receive the Humanitarian Award when he is recognized for his good works at the Billboard Touring Awards , set for Nov. 10 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Previ ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. Tom Petty Plays Radio Benefit, Pays Tribute To Fired KLOS DJ Jim Ladd

    October 31, 2011 11:33 AM EDT Twenty songs, two hours. Ho-hum -- another typical Tom Petty and the Heartbreakersconcert, right? Ha. Factor in this: a small venue, deep tracks the band hasn't deployed in ages - including two that Petty said they'd never played live - ...

  42. Clear Channel Announces New National Programming Platform Team

    October 27, 2011 10:41 AM EDT The day after implementing widespread cutbacks in the programming departments of its small and medium market radio stations, Clear Channel announced the first insight into the company's plan for the future with the unveiling of a new National ...

  43. Jim Ladd 'Stunned' at Being Let Go From KLOS; Freeform DJ Inspired Tom Petty's 'Last DJ'

    October 27, 2011 10:25 AM EDT Layoffs hit the radio industry hard on Wednesday as reports emerged that Clear Channel was letting go hundreds of employees in small to mid-sized markets in favor of "Premium Choice" content; format-specific programming syndicated to sta ...

  44. Updated: Layoffs at Clear Channel

    October 26, 2011 3:00 PM EDT A new wave of personnel reductions has hit Clear Channel radio stations in small and medium sized markets. As of Wednesday afternoon (October 26) it was unclear just how many people are being cut as part of the reduction, but indications are the n ...

  45. Backbeat: Chicago Rocks Charity Concert @ The Saban Theatre In L.A.

    October 26, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Chicago, on the road since last October performing concerts in Australia, South America and Europe, rips through its fundraising set at Los Angeles' Saban Theatre. (Photo: Michael Pazmino/KABC) TalkRadio 790 KABC became RockRadio KABC when Ch ...

  46. Lady Gaga Donates $13,000 to Charity in Little Kids Rock Event

    October 21, 2011 6:22 PM EDT At Thursday night's Little Kids Rock benefit at New York's Edison Ballroom, surprise guest Lady Gaga paid tribute to collaborator and friend Clarence Clemons and accepted the Big Man of the Year award for her contributions to music educa ...

  47. New AOL Radio, Powered by Slacker, Is Tough Competition for Pandora, iHeartRadio

    October 19, 2011 12:59 PM EDT The new AOL Radio, powered by Slacker Radio, was re-launched Wednesday with a new exterior and Slacker's catalog and programming inside. With AOL's reach and the high quality of Slacker's radio service, AOL Radio has become a formid ...

  48. BMI Board of Directors Elects Susan Davenport Austin As Chairman

    October 18, 2011 8:34 PM EDT Susan Davenport Austin was elected chairman of the board of directors of BMI on Tuesday, making her the first woman and first African-American elected to serve to the post. She succeeds Jack Sander. Austin, most recently vice chair of BMI's b ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. Pandora Hires Its First CMO

    October 17, 2011 3:24 PM EDT Pandora Media announced Monday (Oct. 17) that it has hired its first chief marketing officer, the first C-level since the company's June IPO : Simon Fleming-Wood. He was a marketing executive at Cisco Consumer Products and Pure Digital Techno ...

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