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  1. Backbeat: Of Monsters and Men, Jezabels Play Billboard's Packed Post Party At Chicago's Double Door

    August 07, 2012 2:26 PM EDT Iceland's Of Monster and Men performing at Billboard's Post Party at Chicago's Double Door. (Photo: Dana Loftus) Billboard capped off an eventful Lollapalooza weekend Sunday night with a Post Party at Chicago's Double Door , pr ...

  2. Exclusive: Starbucks To Release 'Cafe Con Musica,' Nacional Records Latin Alt Compilation

    May 22, 2012 9:36 AM EDT Starbucks, which rarely carries Latin music in its stores, has partnered with Latin indie label Nacional Records to release an exclusive compilation of Latin alternative music. "Café con Música" (Coffee With Music) will be available only ...

  3. Guest Column: 15 Brands That Made Great Use Of Music

    December 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST As we ad people slither safely out of an unrelentingly complex year/decade, an unmistakable tipping point has transpired: the concept of "selling out" has been taken over by "selling in." Think of Pearl Jam doing a Target ad -- ...

  4. NARM Panel Debates Copyright Issues

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A panel on copyright issues at NARM featured many of the usual arguments, as both sides disagreed on how to best monetize free content and make sure royalty rates are equitable. On one hand, new media folks like the Digital Media Association' ...

  5. Starbucks Shuffles Hear Music, Lombard Exits

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks has handed over day-to-day management of the Hear Music record label to the Concord Music Group. As part of the move, Ken Lombard, president of Starbucks Entertainment, has left the company to pursue other business interests. Chris Bruzz ...

  6. Starbucks, iTunes To Give Away 1.5 Million Downloads

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks and iTunes have renewed their Song of the Day program, renamed Pick of Week, that aims to give away 1.5 million free downloads a week through the use of promotional gift cards. Every Tuesday, more than 7,000 Starbucks stores will make av ...

  7. Starbucks To Give Away Free iTunes Songs

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks Corp. plans to give away 50 million free digital songs to customers in all of its domestic coffee houses to promote a new wireless iTunes music service that's about to debut in select markets. From Oct. 2 to Nov. 7, baristas in the ...

  8. Starbucks, Concord Music Group Form Label

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks and Concord Music Group have formed a new label, Hear Music, which will sign established and emerging artists directly for distribution inside and outside the coffee chain. Under the collaborative venture, Starbucks will take primary res ...

  9. CeU To Be Featured On Starbucks' Hear Music

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Brazilian newcomer CeU, who scored a Latin Grammy nomination last fall for her self-titled debut, will be the first international act to be featured on Starbucks' Hear Music Debut CD series. CeU's album, previously released in Brazil, wi ...

  10. Starbucks To Feature Low Stars On Upcoming CD

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Starbucks Entertainment revealed plans today (Dec. 7) to include Low Stars as the third music act featured on its "Hear Music Debut" CD series. Low Stars' self-titled album will be available exclusively at the more than 6,000 Starbu ...

  11. iTunes Teams With Starbucks

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Marketing plans not revealed. Apple Computer Inc. has partnered with Starbucks Entertainment and launched today (Oct. 5) a Starbucks-branded area in the iTunes Music Store. The area features the coffee retailer's entire Hear Music catalog, wh ...

  12. Starbucks Picks Mintz For VP Role

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Coffee seller nabs exclusive Berry CD/DVD Starbucks Entertainment has named Alan Mintz VP of content development, Mintz, who starts June 5, replaces Don MacKinnon, who left the company earlier this year. Mintz will be based in Starbucks' new ...

  13. Starbucks To Offer Diana Ross Exclusively

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Search continues for VP of music and ent. Starbucks' new deal with the William Morris Agency should bring the coffeehouse greater access to music, film and book projects at an earlier stage. But the company stresses they will also continue to ...

  14. Starbucks To Offer Diana Ross Exclusively

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks' new deal with the William Morris Agency should bring the coffeehouse greater access to music, film and book projects at an earlier stage. But the company stresses they will also continue to Starbucks' new deal with the William ...

  15. Starbucks Links With William Morris Agency

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Starbucks Corp. has hired the William Morris Agency to seek music, film and book projects for the coffee retailer to consider for marketing and distribution in its 11,000 locations worldwide. The Starbucks Corp. has hired the William Morris Ag ...

  16. Lombard: Key Exec Losses Won't Hurt Starbucks

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Despite two high-profile departures from its music division, Starbucks Entertainment president Ken Lombard says business will not be affected. However, some in the industry aren't so sure. Despite two high-profile departures from its music di ...

  17. Starbucks To Unveil New Hear Music Coffeehouses

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST While some traditional record retailers continue to shutter stores, Starbucks is unveiling two new Hear Music Coffeehouses. The stores integrate a coffee shop with a traditional record store and digit While some traditional record retailers contin ...

  18. Rolling Stones Roll Out 'Rarities'

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks to handle U.S. release Nov. 22. Starbucks to handle U.S. release Nov. 22. News ...

  19. Rolling Stones Roll Out 'Rarities'

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones will release an album of rare tracks next month in partnership with coffee retailer Starbucks Corp. and the group's Virgin Records label, the partners said yesterday (Oct. 25). The Rolling Stones will release an album of ra ...

  20. Rolling Stones Roll Out 'Rarities'

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones will release an album of rare tracks next month in partnership with coffee retailer Starbucks Corp. and the group's Virgin Records label, the partners said yesterday (Oct. 25). The Rolling Stones will release an album of ra ...

  21. HMV Canada Pulls Dylan Records

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Removal is response to Starbucks deal. Removal is response to Starbucks deal. News ...

  22. HMV Canada Pulls Alanis Records

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Retailer protests Starbucks exclusive. Retailer protests Starbucks exclusive. News ...

  23. Retail Track

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks tunes into the lifestyle of its customers and expands into the music business. Read Ed Christman's column. Starbucks tunes into the lifestyle of its customers and expands into the music business. Read Ed Christman's column. New ...

  24. Retail Track

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks tunes into the lifestyle of its customers and expands into the music business. Read Ed Christman's column. Starbucks tunes into the lifestyle of its customers and expands into the music business. Read Ed Christman's column. New ...

  25. Starbucks Puts Lid On Springsteen CD

    May 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks Corp., a growing force in the music scene, said yesterday (May 5) that it chose to keep Bruce Springsteen's new chart-topping album, "Devils & Dust," off the menu at its coffee shops, pa Starbucks Corp., a growing ...

  26. Starbucks Puts Lid On Springsteen CD

    May 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks Corp., a growing force in the music scene, said yesterday (May 5) that it chose to keep Bruce Springsteen's new chart-topping album, "Devils & Dust," off the menu at its coffee shops, pa Starbucks Corp., a growing ...

  27. Starbucks Launching 'Hear Music' Series

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Retailer aims to break new artists. In its latest move into the music business, Starbucks is launching the "Hear Music Debut" CD series, a program to help labels break new artists. Lava Records' Antigone Rising is the first act to t ...

  28. Exclusively Wrong: What Is Maverick Accomplishing With Starbucks Deal?

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST The March 12 issue of <i>Billboard</i> alerted me that once again the shortsightedness of the recorded-music industry is in full force. According to a cover story in that issue, Maverick is issuing an The following is an open letter to ...

  29. Starbucks Jumping The Gun On Beck Album

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST By selling Beck's "Guero" album, Starbucks is stepping up its presence in music beyond the adult-alternative CDs it generally carries. But the company apparently has a way to go before it understands By selling Beck's "Gue ...

  30. Alanis Re-Recording 'Jagged Little Pill'

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Starbucks has six-week exclusive. Starbucks has six-week exclusive. News ...

  31. The Beat

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Starbucks is readying another star-studded duets album, this time putting Herbie Hancock in the spotlight. Read Melinda Newman's column. Starbucks is readying another star-studded duets album, this time putting Herbie Hancock in the spotlight ...

  32. The Beat

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Starbucks is readying another star-studded duets album, this time putting Herbie Hancock in the spotlight. Read Melinda Newman's column. Starbucks is readying another star-studded duets album, this time putting Herbie Hancock in the spotlight ...

  33. Starbucks Expanding Hear Music Concept

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks will push its Hear Music digital music offering into Seattle and Austin in the next month. The Hear Music media bar is an in-store kiosk that allows consumers to purchase customizable CDs on Starbucks will push its Hear Music digital mus ...

  34. Starbucks Expanding Hear Music Concept

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Media bars rolling out to Seattle, Austin stores. Starbucks will push its Hear Music digital music offering into Seattle and Austin in the next month. The Hear Music media bar is an in-store kiosk that allows consumers to purchase customizable CDs ...

  35. Starbucks Expanding Hear Music Concept

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Media bars rolling out to Seattle, Austin stores. Starbucks will push its Hear Music digital music offering into Seattle and Austin in the next month. The Hear Music media bar is an in-store kiosk that allows consumers to purchase customizable CDs ...

  36. Glen Ward Exits As VEG N.A. Chief

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In a sudden move, Virgin Entertainment Group (VEG) CEO Simon Wright has assumed leadership of the company's North American chain, replacing Glen Ward, who has left the company. In a sudden move, Virgin Entertainment Group (VEG) CEO Simon Wrig ...

  37. XM, Starbucks Brew Up Major Alliance

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT XM Satellite Radio has forged a multi-year strategic marketing alliance with the Starbucks Coffee Co. Under the terms of the agreement, XM this fall will launch a "Starbucks Hear Music" channel, featu XM Satellite Radio has forged a mult ...

  38. Starbucks Names President Of Entertainment

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks Corp has named Kenneth Lombard as senior VP and president of Starbucks Entertainment, to lead the coffee house chain's growing involvement in music and entertainment. Starbucks Corp has named Kenneth Lombard as senior VP and preside ...

  39. The Beat

    April 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST A collection of Ray Charles duets is the first project that Starbucks and Concord Records are releasing in a new partnership. A collection of Ray Charles duets is the first project that Starbucks and Concord Records are releasing in a new partners ...

  40. The Beat

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST A collection of Ray Charles duets is the first project that Starbucks and Concord Records are releasing in a new partnership. A collection of Ray Charles duets is the first project that Starbucks and Concord Records are releasing in a new partners ...

  41. Concord, Starbucks Team For Album Releases

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Concord Records in L.A. has partnered with Starbucks to produce and distribute co-branded albums. The releases, to kick off with a new duets set by Ray Charles, will carry the Concord and Starbucks He Concord Records in L.A. has partnered with Sta ...

  42. Starbucks Heats Up Its Music Offerings

    March 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Starbucks' Hear Music Coffeehouse experience, <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/digital/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000460172">tipped here</A> last week, opened for business to Starbucks' Hea ...

  43. Starbucks Heats Up Its Music Offerings

    March 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Starbucks' Hear Music Coffeehouse experience, <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/digital/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000460172">tipped here</A> last week, opened for business to Starbucks' Hea ...

  44. Starbucks To Start Selling Music Downloads

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Starbucks is getting into the digital music business. The coffee giant is teaming with computer maker Hewlett-Packard to make digital music available for download, according to a report in Business We Starbucks is getting into the digital music bu ...