Clothing

  1. (Very) Short-Run Fashion Exhibit to Showcase Madonna's Most-Famous Looks

    April 23, 2013 11:57 AM EDT In order to promote her Material Girl juniors line at Macy’s, Madonna is cleaning out her closet and dusting off the ‘ol cone bras.  “Madonna’s Fashion Evolution” is a one-night-only exhibit that features eight of the songstress' best-know ...

  2. Ten Brands to Watch in 2013

    December 26, 2012 1:00 PM EST Marketers spent close to $1.2 billion on music sponsorship alone in 2012, and that's not even counting the hundreds of millions that went into commercials featuring current songs that helped many artists impact the Billboard charts. As artist ...

  3. Music-Placement Pros From Nike, Saatchi, MCM, Others Talk 'Insider Secrets' at SXSW Panel

    March 16, 2012 12:57 PM EDT "It's easy to find the sound of a brand; Nike has one, Crayola has one, people don't think Tide has a sound, but it does," said JT Griffith, music supervisor for Nike, at the "Cash for Songs: Insider Secrets of Music Place ...

  4. Nike Turned a Building into a Music App at SXSW With Help From Diplo and Sleigh Bells

    March 14, 2012 5:05 PM EDT ] (Photo:Thomas Van Buskirk) AUSTIN, TEXAS -- The biggest app at this year's SXSW wasn't Highlight or Glancee , physically speaking. It was the building pictured above, which Nike essentially turned into a music app as part of its Diplo/ ...

  5. Backbeat: Twin Shadow, Chelsea Kills, Apollo Run, Friends, Nick Catchdubs Rock 'Converse's Hello Brooklyn'

    October 31, 2011 11:48 PM EDT Apollo Run perform at the Converse Presents Hello Brooklyn event. Last Thursday night and with the annual CMJ Music Marathon in full swing, Converse, in conjunction with Cornerstone, put the call out to New York tastemakers in an attempt to pull t ...

  6. Backbeat: Billboard Mexican Music Awards: The Great Cowboy Hat Debate (Photo Gallery)

    October 21, 2011 11:05 AM EDT P Pro-Cowboy Hats: Mexico's Violento firmly in the cowboy hat camp. (Photo: Arnold Turner) The cowboy hat, perhaps as much a stereotype as a tradition, is the accessory most universally identified with regional Mexican music. But on the red c ...

  7. Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Kicked-Off Southwest Flight For Saggy Pants (i.e. 'Pants On the Ground Song')

    September 03, 2011 6:38 PM EDT Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong says his sagging pants cost him a seat on a Southwest Airlines flight. The singer-guitarist for the San Francisco Bay area band sent a message to his Twitter followers on Thursday expressing his indignation ...

  8. Converse's Free Recording Studio, Rubber Tracks, Opens

    July 13, 2011 9:00 AM EDT Today Converse Inc. officially announced the opening of its Brooklyn recording studio, Converse Rubber Tracks , which allows artists to sign up and record songs for free. Converse announced the studio last fall, and bands were able to apply for st ...

  9. Disney is 2010's Top Licensor With $28.6 Billion in Retail Sales

    May 18, 2011 7:18 AM EDT NEW YORK - The Walt Disney Co.'s Disney Consumer Products unit once again ranked as the top licensor in the world in 2010 with $28.6 billion in retail sales of licensed merchandise worldwide, according to an annual ranking by License! Global ...

  10. Business Matters: What the Economist's Analysis of the Warner Acquisition Missed

    May 16, 2011 5:26 PM EDT Three Things Missing from The Economist's Take on Warner Acquisition --While it's great that The Economist would chime in on Access Industries' acquisition of Warner Music Group, the article doesn't actually say anything of sub ...

  11. An Industry in Transition: What the Music Biz Can Learn From Warner's Quarterly Earnings

    May 11, 2011 11:53 AM EDT Warner Music Group's latest quarterly results shows how the industry can hope to transition to the future. Gains in digital revenue, licensing and synchronizations helped offset drops in physical revenue. Of course, the quarter may look rosy ...

  12. Live Nation and Warner Music By The Numbers

    April 01, 2011 10:56 AM EDT Since Live Nation has bid on Warner Music Group's recorded music division, it's worth asking what the financial statements of a combined company would look like. Adding the revenue is easy - Warner breaks out revenue by division. But War ...

  13. Warner Music CEO Edgar Bronfman Optimistic About Spotify, Digital Despite 14% Revenue Drop

    February 08, 2011 11:51 AM EST Even though Warner Music Group's revenues dropped 14% in its last quarter, chairman and CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr. used the company's Tuesday earnings call to express hope for diversified revenue and new cloud-based music services. "We ...

  14. Alexandre Bompard To Head Fnac

    November 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Alexandre Bompard has been appointed as CEO of French leading electronic, music and cultural goods retailer Fnac, effective at the beginning of 2011. He will replace Christophe Cuvillier, who has headed the company since 2008. Cuvillier is leaving ...

  15. Converse Teams With Bernard Sumner, Hot Chip

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Footwear brand Converse is releasing the first of its music collaborations featuring U.K. acts today (Oct. 6). It is part of a year-long campaign centered around British talent. The first track features Bernard Sumner from New Order and Bad Lieute ...

  16. Will American Apparel's Financial Woes Hurt Indie Merchandisers?

    August 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Check the neck of almost any indie band's t-shirt, and there is a decent chance you'll see an American Apparel tag. Now best known for its colorful CEO, gold lame bodysuits, and retail outlets in hipster neighborhoods the world over, Ame ...

  17. Timberlake Fashion Line Partners With Target

    July 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT William Rast, the fashion line by Justin Timberlake and his childhood friend Trace Ayala, has a new partner: Target. The retailer announced Thursday that a William Rast collection, including denim, outerwear and sportswear for men and women, would ...

  18. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Lexus' Steve Jett

    June 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Steve Jett Title: National Marketing Communications Manager, Lexus Division - Toyota Motor Sales Panel: Lexus Case Study on Tues., June 15, from 2:35pm - 3:20pm. For more information visit Billboardevents.com . What's the last album you ...

  19. @MIDEM: Brands Reveal Music Strategies

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Brands were the focus for several of the panels at the MIDEM music conference in Cannes, with executives from Converse, NASCAR, Carhartt and PepsiCo revealing details of their music strategies. Sonic branding agency Banshee Music, based in Wiscons ...

  20. WMG Names Outrigger Media Ad Sales Partner

    October 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Fresh off the heels of its new licensing deal with YouTube , Warner Music Group has named Outrigger Media as a key advertising sales partner. Under the deal, Outrigger will work with Warner marketing staff to sell advertising and other sponsorship ...

  21. 6 Questions With Michaelangelo L'Acqua

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT W Hotels Worldwide has just appointed Michaelangelo L'Acqua as the hotel chain's first global music director, assigning him the task of creating partnerships with labels, curating the company's compilation CDs and finding other ways ...

  22. Heavy Expands To Radio

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Young-male Web destination Heavy is going offline. The site is launching a terrestrial radio program in a bid to expand reach. "Sumosonic" is a retooled show from one offered by Heavy online. The new version is hosted by Guns N' Ros ...

  23. Michael Jackson's Glittery Glove Up For Auction

    August 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The glittery glove that Michael Jackson wore when he unveiled his moonwalk on TV in 1983 is hitting the auction block. This one isn't like his other glittery gloves, which were made for the right hand and adorned with hand-sewn crystals. This ...

  24. Common Launching Diesel Cologne, Microsoft Clothing Line

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Common has teamed up with Diesel for Only the Brave, a new men's fragrance, and with Microsoft for a line of PC-inspired clothing called Softwear. The rapper will be featured in the print and television ad campaign, shot by photographe ...

  25. El Puma To Honor Sandro With New Album

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Venezuelan pop star José Luis Rodríguez, better known for his nickname, “El Puma,” is releasing an album that pays homage to Argentine icon Sandro. The album “Mi Amigo El Puma,” named after the hit song, will be released in the first quarter and w ...

  26. Ad Agency Launches Online Radio Station

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Wieden + Kennedy, the Portland, Ore. based advertising agency, this week launched it's own online radio station, W+K Radio ( radio.wk.com ). WK, whose clients include brands such as Nike and Electronic Arts, plans to play an eclectic mix of m ...

  27. Sean Combs Buys Fashion Line Enyce

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sean Combs, recording artist and businessman, bought the fashion line Enyce from Liz Claiborne, for a reported $20 million. Combs' financial partner on the deal was Yucaipa Cos. Liz Claiborne bought Enyce in 2003 for a reported $114 million. ...

  28. Nelly To Be Sean John Underwear Spokesmodel

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nelly has been named the first spokesmodel for the recently launched Sean John Underwear line. The rapper will be featured in the fall campaign promoting the new collection. "I have been a big fan of Diddy and the Sean John clothing line for ...

  29. Nontraditional Retailers Still See Value In CDs

    July 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Shoppers wandering into a suburban Limited Too outlet or a downtown American Apparel store will now have the opportunity to pick up more than the perfect pair of leggings. The Limited Too is the exclusive brick-and-mortar retailer of Jordan Pruitt ...

  30. Puma Leaps On 7digital For Fragrance Campaign

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Download store 7digital has launched a partnership with music agency Spin to match unsigned artists with Puma Fragrances. The tie-up with London-based 7digital's indiestore service, which enables unsigned artists to sell their music direct to ...

  31. Nike, A-Trak Team For 'Running' Album

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nike has joined forces with DJ/producer A-Trak for "Running Man: Nike + Original Run," the fourth installment of the "Nike + Original Run Series." The set is June 24 via Nike Sport Music. The debut single from the album, which ...

  32. Buy Like An Eagle: American Eagle

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Despite a slow economy and soaring gas prices, many concertgoers this summer will spend more than $200 in ticket fees to attend a multiple-day music festival. But in an effort to provide an affordable ticket price for its 15- to 25-year-old demogr ...

  33. WMI, Odyssey Strike Ukraine Pact

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music International has struck an exclusive licensing agreement with Odyssey that will see the Ukrainian distributor import, manufacture and distribute the music major's CD and DVD product. Through the agreement, effective from today, ...

  34. Shoe Company Crocs Lines Up Music Festival Deals

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Shoe company Crocs Inc. will have a presence at a number of U.S. music festivals and amphitheater concerts this summer. Crocs Inc. has signed or is finalizing contracts with approximately 30 non-sports properties, according to a recently published ...

  35. Warner, Puma Snare Nutini Marketing Campaign

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini is to be the face of an international multi-media marketing campaign for Puma, through a partnership struck between Warner Music U.K. and the footwear giant. Nutini will appear in Puma's new "Sport ...

  36. 50 Cent's G-Unit Clothing, Ecko Unlimited Split

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Cent's G-Unit Clothing and partner Ecko Unlimited officially ended their 50/50 business relationship today (Feb. 8). G-Unit Clothing also released the bulk of its employees today and 50 Cent is rumored to retain the G-Unit name in an effor ...

  37. Pharrell, Vuitton Designing Jewelry Line

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Pharrell Williams is designing a jewelry line for Louis Vuitton called Blason. The Neptunes producer is co-designing the line with Vuitton creative consultant, Camille Miceli and plans to debut the jewelry on January 21 during Paris fashion week, ...

  38. Louis Vuitton Wins Spears Video Lawsuit

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Luxury goods maker Louis Vuitton has won a lawsuit that alleged a Britney Spears music video violated counterfeiting laws by showcasing a pink Vuitton-upholstered dashboard. A Paris civil court ordered Sony BMG and MTV Online to stop broadcasting ...

  39. AEG, Grit Rock Rodeo Partner

    October 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sports and entertainment presenter AEG has acquired an interest in Grit Rock Rodeo, which operates the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour and the World's Toughest Rodeo. Under the new partnership, AEG Events and Media, a live division of Los Angeles-base ...

  40. Simmons Launches 'Argyle' Line

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Russell Simmons is kicking off this year's Fall fashion season with Russell Simmons Argyle Culture, a new menswear collection aimed at the over-25 crowd. The collection combines urban aesthetics with professional and preppy attires and is sma ...

  41. RED Jumps In Merch Business

    July 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT RED Distribution has entered the merchandising business with the launch of its own RED Merch company, which will sell T-shirts and other apparel to retail stores. The debut catalog offers 50 T-shirts from bands like the Bad Brains, Primus and Cart ...

  42. Cream, DKNY Kick Off Shoe Partnership

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cream, the U.K.-based international dance-music entertainment provider and festival promoter, has joined forces with U.S designer label DKNY to produce a limited number of fashionable trainers. Cream and DKNY are creating only 1,000 pairs, which w ...

  43. Lucky Jeans Preps Denim Highway Tour

    June 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rock 'n' roll-rooted and vintage-inspired Lucky Brand Jeans kicks off its Denim Highway Tour June 26 at its corporate office in Vernon, Calif., with a live performance by Mexico's Kinky. The bus will then trek across the United Stat ...

  44. Crocs To Sponsor Green-Friendly Next Step Campus Tour

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Crocs will be the title sponsor of this fall’s Next Step Campus Tour, headlined by Guster. The tour will play college campuses in September and October. Produced by St. Louis-based 360 Productions, the Next Step tour teams up with the non-profit R ...

  45. Airwair Sacks Ad Agency Over Dr. Martens Campaign

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT If heaven is a place on earth, as Belinda Carlisle sang in 1987, that place is not the London offices of ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi. As initially reported on thedailyswarm.com, the agency has been sacked by Airwair Ltd. -- makers of Dr. Marte ...

  46. Fall Out Boy, Panic! Eye Endorsements

    April 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Thanks to a branding partnership between Crush Management and One Music, you may start seeing bands like Fall Out Boy and Panic! At the Disco endorsing Lee Jeans or Calvin Klein. Crush, which manages such artists as Fall Out Boy, Panic! At the Dis ...

  47. Reebok, Daddy Yankee Open Shoe Line To The Fans

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Reebok and reggaeton sensation Daddy Yankee are opening their DY collection to the fans. Starting today, consumers can create their own individualized version of Daddy Yankee's signature DY shoe via the Web site rbkcustom.com. Launched in 200 ...

  48. Rocawear Acquired For $204 Million

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Iconix Brand Group Inc., an owner, licenser and marketer of consumer brands including Candie's and Bongo, on Tuesday (March 6) said it agreed to buy Rocawear brand for $204 million in cash. The purchase price also includes contingent payments ...

  49. Rick Ross Boosts Wade 2.0 Campaign

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Converse continues the product launch of NBA star Dwyane Wade's newest signature shoe, Wade 2.0, and apparel line with the debut of Converse's fully integrated All In ad campaign. The campaign kicks off March 3 and encompasses print, TV ...

  50. MAKING THE BRAND: URBAN ENERGY

    October 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Several days ago, a friend suggested I log on to the newly launched DKNY Jeans Web site. My friend was confident that I would be pleased by what I would see—and hear. He was right. Hip fashions and Several days ago, a friend suggested I log on to ...

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