Communication

  1. @Music & Advertising: 5 Tips To Drive More Sales With Ad Placements

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For full coverage of the Music & Advertising Conference 2010, visit Billboard.biz/manyc . Managers and publishers shared their thoughts on connecting artists to a larger audience at “Taking It To the Next Level: Using Ad Placement to Drive Sal ...

  2. @Music & Advertising: 5 Ways Artists Can Gain An Edge With Agencies

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For full coverage of the Music & Advertising Conference 2010, visit Billboard.biz/manyc . Artists looking to grab the attention of ad agencies were given pointers at the “Personal Agency: What Do Agencies Want From Artists?” panel at Billboard ...

  3. Music & Advertising Conference Kicks Off Tomorrow

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In case you couldn't tell from that huge countdown timer to the right, the second annual Music & Advertising Conference is almost here. The Billboard and Adweek event runs June 15-16 in New York and will bring together more than 300 atten ...

  4. Full Coverage: Music & Advertising Conference 2010

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT @Music & Advertising: Day One Highlights Include Devo Presentation, Kid Rock Keynote Panel discussions on the needs of ad agencies and the benefits of licensing deals were held along with a presentation by Devo and a keynote interview with Kid ...

  5. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Frukt Partner Mike Tunnicliffe

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Mike Tunnicliffe Title: Brands, Technology & Entertainment Entrepreneur/ Partner, Frukt-USA Panel: Beyond the TV Commercial, How Are Artists Striking New Deals With Brands? Tuesday, June 15, 9:00am – 9:50am. For more information visit Bi ...

  6. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Getty Images' Music Product Director Larry Mills

    May 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Larry Mills Title: Director, Music Products, Getty Images Roundtable Discussion: Options for Independent Artists to Get Placed in Advertising on Wed., June 16, from 12:00pm to 12:45pm. For more information, visit billboardevents.com ) What&# ...

  7. Ad Firms Say Their Fortunes Are Rising

    May 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Here's another sign that the economy is turning around: In a national Strata survey of ad agencies, more than 47 percent said their business had picked up in the first quarter, almost double the portion that felt their fortunes was improving ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. @Billboard Latin Conf.: 3 Branding Deal Pitfalls

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Don’t sponsor artists just because they’re a big name. Artists and brands, be transparent about what you need from each other in a campaign. And use social media in a pinpointed, strategic way. Hispanic marketing experts pointed out some common pi ...

  10. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Lopez Negrete Communications President Alex Lopez Negrete

    April 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Alex Lopez Negrete Title: President, CEO/CCO, Lopez Negrete Communications Panel: Branding For Music/Music For a Brand (Tuesday, April 27, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.; more information at billboardlatinconference.com. ) At this moment in time, what mo ...

  11. Billboard.biz Q&A: Guvera CEO Claes Loberg

    April 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hoping to succeed where its predecessors have failed, ad-supported music site Guvera launched in the U.S. in late March. The Australian-based startup, along with US-based Free All Music, is part of a new breed of business model that aims to reduce ...

  12. Promusicae Urges Govt To Match U.K. Anti-Piracy Law

    April 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Spanish labels' group Promusicae has applauded the passing into law of the U.K.'s Digital Economy Act, and called on the Spanish government to "follow the British example." The Act includes provisions for ISPs to write letters ...

  13. Consumers Look More Kindly On Online Ads

    March 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A new survey suggests that online advertising has not worn out its welcome. Conducted by Opinion Research Corp. for the Adfusion division of ARAnet, the polling found respondents a bit more likely to be responsive to various sorts of online advert ...

  14. Mags Give Up Prime Ad Space for Marketing Push

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Front-of-book ad placements are lucrative spots for magazine advertisers, but with the medium facing tough questions about its relevancy, close to 100 titles are planning to give up prominent space in their issues for an industry ad campaign that ...

  15. U.S. Ad Spending Down 9% In '09

    February 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.S. ad spending declined 9 percent in 2009, according to preliminary figures released today by Nielsen. Spending fell an estimated $11.6 billion to a total of $117 billion last year. The figures continue a trend of at least six straight quarters ...

  16. Nielsen: 79% Would Avoid Web Site That Charges

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST As media and entertainment companies continue to mull new ways to charge consumers for online news and entertainment, 85% continue to prefer that content remain free. According to new research from Nielsen, which asked more than 27,000 consumers a ...

  17. Hulu's 'Ad Selector' Could Set Web Video Pace

    February 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Credit Hulu with possibly establishing the creative template for the entire online video ad industry. Publicis’ VivaKi has released the long-awaited results from the first phase of The Pool, the agency group’s highly ambitious media research proje ...

  18. @MIDEM: Havas CEO Says Ad-Funded Music Won't Work

    January 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST The ad-funded streaming model in its present form was rejected as a viable future for the music and advertising sectors during a MidemNet keynote from David Jones, global CEO at Havas Worldwide and global CEO of Euro RSCG Worldwide. Jones heads on ...

  19. Havas CEO David Jones To Keynote At MidemNet

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST David Jones, global CEO of Havas Worldwide and global CEO of Euro RSCG Worldwide, has been added to the line-up at MidemNet in Cannes on Jan. 24. Jones heads one of the world's largest communication groups and the first major advertising netw ...

  20. Arbitron Moves Up Cell-Phone-Only Measurement Increase

    December 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Arbitron has moved up its scheduled date for increasing its cell-phone-only household samples in markets that still use diaries to measure ratings. By spring 2010, Arbitron says 15% of its diary sample will come from households that use a cell pho ...

  21. U.K. Regulator Challenges Orange/T-Mobile Deal

    December 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST The proposed merger of the British operations of telecoms carriers Orange and T-Mobile might curb competition in ways that hurt consumers, regulator Ofcom said. In a report on the state of the mobile market, Ofcom said it was satisfied that consum ...

  22. Radio Companies Give Boost To TargetSpot Ad Network

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST Four new radio companies will contribute inventory to TargetSpot, the largest online radio ad network, and its network of more than 75 terrestrial and online radio partners. The radio companies, Tribune Broadcasting, Emmis Radio, Lincoln Financial ...

  23. BBC, Commercial Radio Unveil Web Radioplayer

    November 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST The publicly-funded BBC and the U.K. commercial radio sector have collaborated on a new online radio player. The U.K. Radioplayer, due for launch early next year, is intended to offer the output of every licensed U.K. radio station and to enable u ...

  24. U.K. Watchdog Recommends Liberalizing Media Ownership

    November 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Britain's communications regulator recommended relaxing rules on ownership of local media to help commercial providers of regional news struggling to survive a slump in advertising. If approved by the government, the new rules recommended by ...

  25. Media and Money: The Keys To Successful Paid Content

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Paid content models will emerge, but publishers need to figure out how to target the right content to the right audience over the right platform. That was the takeaway from "Where Do We Go from Here?," a panel that took place Nov. 12 at ...

  26. Minority Radio Ownership Stagnant

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Although the number of FCC-licensed radio stations has increased in the past three years, minority radio ownership has remained flat during that time period, according to a study released by the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) ...

  27. Business Matters: Anti-Piracy Measures, Blackberry, U2

    October 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- In a statement following the UK government's consultation period on anti-piracy measures, The UK Music Managers Forum has called for statutory licensing in the event parties cannot agree to voluntary licensing agreements. It carries the fo ...

  28. FCC To Take Another Look At Janet Jackson Case

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said the agency will review the incident involving a fleeting glimpse of pop singer Jane Jackson's breast during the 2004 American football championship. Jackson's right breast was exposed to al ...

  29. ASTA Backs Fake Tickets Warning Campaign

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Association of Secondary Ticket Agents (ASTA) has given its backing to the U.K. Office of Fair Trading's (OFT) "Just Tick It" initiative on fraudulent ticketing Web sites. The new OFT campaign warns consumers about such sites an ...

  30. U.K. Govt Beefs Up P2P Proposals

    August 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. government has beefed up its consultation document on tackling unlawful file-sharing to include measures that would allow for the suspension of Internet access for persistent offenders. In June the Digital Britain report proposed that reg ...

  31. Business Matters: The Pirate Bay, Hot Topic, iTunes Pricing

    August 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- UPC Ireland , parent company of the NTL and Chorus Internet service providers, has refused to comply with requests from the four major music gr ...

  32. U.S. Regulators Open Probe Into Music Royalties

    August 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.S. regulators have launched an inquiry into whether certain broadcasters are refusing to air the music of artists who demand to be paid when their songs are played on the radio. The Federal Communications Commission reviewed a June petition by a ...

  33. New Research Reveals Slow U.K. Broadband Speeds

    July 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A report released by Ofcom, the U.K.'s independent regulator and competition authority for the communications industries, has found that broadband speed needs improvement to keep up with the growing volume of large-scale Internet downloading ...

  34. OFT, STAR Act On Ticket Terms

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A code of conduct for universal terms and conditions for tickets has been developed for consumers in the U.K., following an agreement between the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and the Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers (STAR). STAR represents p ...

  35. Seatwave Set For Almost 10,000 Jackson Refunds

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Secondary ticket service Seatwave sold almost 10,000 tickets to the Michael Jackson O2 arena concerts, according to CEO and founder Joe Cohen, and refunds are currently being processed. The London-based service has offered guidance online to users ...

  36. Briefs: FCC Chairman, CDBaby, Spotify, EMI

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Julius Genachowski, the FCC’s new chairman , has been sworn in and has named his staff. Edward Lazarus, from he law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, will be his chief of staff. Bruce Liang Gottlieb, who was legal advisor to Commis ...

  37. Report: Radio Ad Revenue To Continue Slide, Satellite Looking Up

    June 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Radio advertising revenue will continue its decline, while satellite radio and out-of-home media, like billboards, will continue to grow, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers media outlook released Tuesday (June 16). In general, all three media wil ...

  38. Stations Boycott Artists Supporting Performance Royalty?

    June 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Music First Coalition has asked the FCC to investigate whether radio stations have violated their public interest obligation by allegedly boycotting artists who support a performance royalty for terrestrial radio. Without naming stations or co ...

  39. Panel Examines Integrating Artists Into Ad Campaigns

    June 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Josh Rabinowitz, senior VP of ad agency Grey Group, opened up the “Integrating Unkown Artists into Global and National Campaigns” panel at Billboard and Adweek's Music and Advertising conference by presenting the audience with the challenge h ...

  40. BBC's 'Big Weekend' Builds Interactive Audience

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. broadcaster BBC has released figures that show national Top 40 station Radio 1's Big Weekend event - held May 9 to 10 in Swindon and available on Web and digital TV platforms as well as via radio - was the most interactive to date. The n ...

  41. German Promoter Wins Depeche Mode Tickets Ruling

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Concert promoter Marek Lieberberg, based in Frankfurt, has fought back against the secondary ticket market after concerns about inflated prices for the Depeche Mode tour. The District Court of Munich prohibited dealing in indirectly purchased conc ...

  42. Arbitron 'Welcomes' PPM Inquiry

    May 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "Arbitron welcomes the opportunity to better educate all parties about our Portable People Meter service and its advantages over the diary-based system," said company spokesman Thom Mocarsky. "The FCC Notice of Inquiry will allow us ...

  43. FCC Launches PPM Inquiry

    May 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT FCC commissioners will hold a public inquiry into the commercial use of the PPM technology and "its potential impact on audience ratings of stations that air programming targeted to minority audiences, and consequently, on the financial viabi ...

  44. Court Sends Janet Jackson Case Back For Review

    May 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a federal appeals court to re-examine its ruling in favor of CBS Corp. in a legal fight over entertainer Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction. The high court on Monday directed the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of ...

  45. Updated: FCC's Adelstein Calls For PPM Inquiry

    April 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT FCC commissioner Jonathan Adelstein Wednesday morning (April 8) called for a government inquiry into how Arbitron's Portable People Meter (PPM) collects data and affects minority audiences and broadcast stations. "I'm hopeful that t ...

  46. Business Briefs: eMusic, Mixtape, Obama's FCC Pick

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - Record and Tape Traders in Catonsville, Maryland has shut its doors ( Catonsville Times ) - eMusic now offers quarterly subscriptions: 60 tracks per quarter for $19.99 and 100 tracks per quarter for $24.99. ( Digital Audio Insider ) - The latest ...

  47. U.K. Promoter Predicts Summer Ticketing Strife

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Summer stadium and arena shows by Take That, Madonna, Oasis and U2 are likely to be targeted by fraudulent ticket operations, according to one leading U.K. promoter. Rob Ballantine, director of Manchester-based SJM Concerts, tells Billboard.biz th ...

  48. Nielsen: Total Ad Spend Down 2.6% in '08

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The top 10 advertisers cut ad budgets by 15 percent last year, sending total advertising down 2.6 percent to $136.8 billion in 2008, according to preliminary figures released Friday (March 13) by Nielsen's Monitor-Plus ad tracking service. Of ...

  49. Beleaguered Radio Industry Faces Rocky Path Ahead

    March 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST The U.S. radio industry is grappling with severe financial challenges as it contends with cratering ad spending and a locked-up credit market. Radio ad revenue growth posted double-digit percentage gains in the late ’90s. But in the middle part of ...

  50. U.K. Promoters' Secondary Ticketing Fightback

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST The U.K.'s Concert Promoters Association (CPA) has entered the secondary ticketing market with a new online service, describing the move as a response to the "lack of imminent decisive government action on ticket touts." It follows ...

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