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  1. Morning Fix: Hilco Buys HMV; YouTube, UMPG's Multi-National Pub Deal; Anthony, Santos, Tapia To Play Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 05, 2013 9:18 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered Directly To Your Inbox HERE . HILCO BUYS HMV HMV has been handed a lifeline. Retail restructuring specialist Hilco has swooped in with a rescue package for the British chain -- reportedly worth some £50 million ($76 ...

  2. Business Matters: Pandora Eating Into CD and Download Listening, Says NPD

    November 08, 2012 4:02 PM EST Radio is as popular as ever, but not all radio is the same. A new report by NPD Group says Pandora is encroaching on the listening habits of its users. NPD says 37% of Internet users listened to Pandora and other Internet radio services in the pas ...

  3. Business Matters: Vevo Report Provides Clearer Picture of Its U.S. Mobile Streams

    September 11, 2012 10:28 AM EDT Vevo's viewership report for April to June 2012 doesn't come right out and say it, but it suggests mobile apps and gaming platforms and responsible for about 1 billion out of 9.3 billion video views in the U.S. in the last 3 months. Busi ...

  4. BuzzMedia Purchases Four New Sites, Creates AbsoluteVoices Punk Music Collective

    August 27, 2012 10:23 AM EDT BuzzMedia has continued its acquisition spree, purchasing leading punk websites Under The Gun Review, Alter The Press!, PropertyOfZack, and Punknews.org as part of a new central hub for punk music news, which the company will call AbsoluteVoices. ...

  5. Business Matters: Streaming Is Growing -- Is Vevo?

    August 20, 2012 2:19 PM EDT With streaming music the new high-growth segment in digital music, there are expectations on music video network Vevo to put up good numbers every month. But is the company delivering? Well, maybe. Read on. Vevo's comScore July numbers -- inc ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Business Matters: Twitter Now a Place to Debut New Music

    June 25, 2012 5:20 PM EDT Blur to Debut New Songs Via Twitter Feed Twitter is the new MySpace -- in a good way. Blur will debut two new songs live on Twitter when they perform two new songs via a worldwide live video stream on Monday 2nd July. The event will take place at ...

  8. What's Going on With Vevo's Numbers?

    June 19, 2012 1:21 PM EDT Music video network Vevo has helped revolutionize online video, has been the subject of IPO rumors and is reported to be wooing investments from Google and Facebook. But exactly what investors would get is a bit fuzzy to outsiders. Vevo's num ...

  9. Business Matters: MySpace, Pinterest Bump Up, Facebook Drops Slightly in Feb. comScore

    March 23, 2012 5:54 PM EDT MySpace Web Traffic Boosts, But Still Isn't Pretty; Facebook Drops Slightly -- MySpace gained more U.S. visitors and Facebook lost a few in February, according to new figures from comScore. MySpace jumped 8 spots to #42 in comScore's lis ...

  10. Business Matters: ABC News Helps Yahoo! Overtake Vevo for #2 in U.S. Online Video Traffic

    March 19, 2012 4:43 PM EDT Yahoo! Bumps Vevo To #3 In Online Video Rankings A deal to stream ABC News video helped Yahoo! overtake Vevo for second place in the U.S. online video rankings for February, according to comScore. Google sites had 16.7 billion video streams, Yahoo ...

  11. Vevo: The Numbers Behind Two Years of Growth

    December 20, 2011 3:24 PM EST When Vevo launched its ad-supported music video platform two years ago, streaming was sluggish for a few days. The kinks were quickly worked out, and Vevo has since become the best example of how advertising plays into the future of the music busi ...

  12. Cyber Monday Forecast To Set $1.2 Billion Sales Record

    November 28, 2011 7:15 AM EST There's good news for online retailers this year: Black Friday Internet sales jumped 26 percent, while Cyber Monday spending is projected to reach a record $1.2 billion, according to data released Sunday by market research firm ComScore. Blac ...

  13. What's In Store for Myspace? Justin Timberlake, Vanderhooks Hosting Preview Today

    October 03, 2011 11:57 AM EDT What's Justin Timberlake got in store for Myspace? Top marketers and ad execs will get an exclusive peek into the multi-hyphenate performer's plans today at New York's Advertising Week. Timberlake is set to host a private reception ...

  14. Turntable.fm Had 207,000 Uniques in July -- Impressive, But Not as Big as Some Said

    August 12, 2011 5:15 PM EDT Turntable.fm may have raised $7.5 million and captured the fascination of music lovers across the U.S., but more established music services need to worry just yet. According to comScore information shared with Billboard.biz, Turntable.fm had 207,0 ...

  15. Vevo Viewing Sessions Up Nearly 200% Since January

    June 24, 2011 1:36 PM EDT Music video network Vevo is getting more views from music fans, according to comScore statistics. Created in partnership by Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and the Abu Dhabi Media Company, the company is one of the top online video ...

  16. E-commerce Gets A Boost As Online Deals Spread

    November 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Online retailers could see their best Thanksgiving weekend ever this year, as deep online discounts, once reserved for Cyber Monday, were offered more broadly throughout the weekend. The term Cyber Monday was coined five years ago for the day many ...

  17. Business Matters: Analysts Expect Drop In WMG Revenue

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Analysts Expect WMG Revenues To Fall -- Citigroup analysts expect Warner Music Group revenues in its fiscal third quarter (the period ending Sept. 30) to drop by 14% to $740 million. In a note to ...

  18. Vevo Hits Back At MTV

    September 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT MTV made waves earlier this month by announcing comScore figures that named it the No. 1 music destination site on the Internet, over both incumbent MySpace Music and upstart Vevo. Now Vevo is hitting back with numbers of its own, also from comSco ...

  19. ComScore: MTV Tops Online Music Sites In August

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT MTV received all sorts of flack for losing out on the chance to buy MySpace after the social networking giant was acquired by NewsCorp. Now, MTV Networks’ online sites outrank MySpace Music and everybody else according to new data from ComScore Me ...

  20. Venezuela, Brazil, Indonesia Rank Highest On Twitter

    August 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Venezuela, Brazil and Indonesia are the three countries with the highest Twitter penetration, according to a comScore report released earlier this month. The report on twitter growth worldwide found that nearly 93 million Internet users visited Tw ...

  21. Vevo Climbs Web Video Charts

    August 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Vevo is No. 3 -- with a bullet. The red-hot music site, a joint venture between Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group -- with investment from Abu Dhabi Media and backing from Google's YouTube -- reached 48 million unique users in ...

  22. MySpace U.K. Traffic Slumps: Report

    July 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The number of visitors to MySpace U.K. has halved in the last six months, according to TechCrunch . The site reports that it has seen internal figures showing monthly figures down from 10 million at the beginning of 2010 to 5 million by the end of ...

  23. Vevo Passes Hulu In Users, Finds Hispanic Niche

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT When Vevo launched last December, the music video-centric joint venture—backed by competing record companies Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group, investor Abu Dhabi Media, and even Google’s YouTube—had all the makings of what Lady G ...

  24. Web Ad Market Shows Signs Of Life

    May 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The online advertising market is showing signs that it's returned to a growth trajectory. The Interactive Advertising Bureau tallied a 7.5 percent rise in first-quarter U.S. online ad spending compared to the same period a year ago. According ...

  25. MTVN, Quantcast to Laser-Target Web Video Ads

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks plans to offer advertisers the ability to purchase specific demographic and lifestyle target audiences within its online video inventory as part of an ongoing partnership with the Web analytics firm Quantcast. According to MTVN offici ...

  26. Comscore Ranks Sony Music Web Properties At No. 10

    August 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment's Web properties now rank at No. 10 among worldwide online music destinations, according to from Web traffic monitoring firm Comscore. In June of this year, the combined network of artist Web sites collectively gained ...

  27. Business Matters: iLike, Qtrax, Georgia Theater

    August 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Former eMusic president David Pakman , now a partner at venture capital firm Venrock, explains why iLike sold for "peanuts." Short ve ...

  28. MySpace To Cut 30% Of Staff

    June 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MySpace said Tuesday it is cutting nearly 30 percent of its work force in a bid to become more efficient, bringing its staffing level more in line with its more popular rival, Facebook. The move comes less than two months after MySpace, a unit of ...

  29. Seatwave Tops European Digital Growth List

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Fan-to-fan ticket exchange Seatwave has won the fastest growing company and best management categories at the 2009 Media Momentum Awards. The announcement in London coincided with the release of the 2009 Media Momentum Top 50 league table, which r ...

  30. Business Briefs: Nokia, Facebook, MySpace, Hastings

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - In yesterday's earnings call, Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo called the 5800 Xpress Music combined with Comes With Music was a "big success story." He said the phone has seen "strong demand" in every country it has launc ...

  31. 7digital Partners With AOL's Winamp

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. download store 7digital.com has partnered with AOL's free Winamp media player to offer users the opportunity to purchase MP3s directly via the application. Winamp claims 77 million users worldwide, based on comScore Media Metrix data, an ...

  32. Mobile Study Offers Insights For Advertisers

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST A feasibility study by global mobile communication body GSMA and a task force of U.K. telecommunications companies has revealed insights into the behavior of mobile users that GSMA says can be used to develop more comprehensive advertising campaig ...

  33. Online Retail Sales Dip

    January 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST If flat is the new up, then the 2008 holiday shopping season was still a disappointment. Consumer online retail spending declined 3 percent this year, according to comScore, which had previously predicted that online shopping would represent a bri ...

  34. Latin Briefs: Fernandez, Universal Music, AHAA

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST -Vicente Fernandez debuts at No. 1 this week on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart with his live set, "Primera Fila," on Sony BMG. The ranchera legend's first totally live album shifted 11,000 copies in the U.S.-his best debut ...

  35. Miravete Joins MySpace For Hispanic Strategy Role

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Manny Miravete has been appointed VP of Hispanic sales and strategy for MySpace. The newly-created position is intended to develop advertising targeted to the social network's Hispanic users, which the company says number 8.2 million monthly, ...

  36. Research Group Studies Radiohead Sales

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST If a product is worth only what people will pay for it, then what is a digital album worth? Not much, according to Internet research group ComScore. In a study examining how consumers reacted to Radioheads' "set-your-own-price" gamb ...

  37. 50 Cent Enters Virtual World Zwinktopia

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Even in a virtual world on the Internet, teens long to be cool. And what can be cooler than a Ramones T-shirt on your self-styled Web persona? Zwinktopia, the fashion-conscious virtual community from IAC/InterActiveCorp., is letting major musician ...

  38. Myspace Launches Aussie Site

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Internet lifestyle portal Myspace.com today (Aug. 14) pressed the button on an Australian site, its first in the Asia Pacific region. It follows localized branches in the United Kingdom, Ireland and F Internet lifestyle portal Myspace.com today (A ...

  39. Myspace Launches Aussie Site

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Internet lifestyle portal Myspace.com today (Aug. 14) pressed the button on an Australian site, its first in the Asia Pacific region. It follows localized branches in the United Kingdom, Ireland and F Internet lifestyle portal Myspace.com today (A ...

  40. IGN To Acquire Rotten Tomatoes

    June 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In a move aimed at reaching the 18- to 34-year-old demographic courted by advertisers, privately held Internet media company IGN Entertainment has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Rotten Tomat In a move aimed at reaching the 18- to 34-year ...