Consumer Electronics Show

  1. CES: Music Plays with Wearables, Portables and Recyclables

    January 09, 2014 11:18 AM EST The decibels generated by 3,800 companies hawking their electronics wares at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week could rival a KISS concert. Not to worry. We’ve combed through the show’s offerings and selected a handful of the mor ...

  2. CES 2014 Preview: Disruptive Trends and What They Mean

    January 03, 2014 4:30 PM EST There will be plenty of disruptive technology at this year’s International CES, signaling new ways to create and distribute entertainment -- and how and where consumers will experience it. Key trends include 4K, wearable technology (from Google ...

  3. Celebrities Put the 'C' in CES

    January 03, 2014 10:37 AM EST The Consumer Electronics Show always plays host to tech-savvy celebrities. This year is no different -- the Las Vegas event has booked some big acts to go along with the gadgets. A few event veterans are returning this year, including newly hired ...

  4. Six Technology Trends from CES That Will Shape 2013

    January 13, 2013 1:32 PM EST Every January, the Consumer Electronics Show gives the world a preview of the flood of gadgets heading our way in the coming year and beyond. Some are incredibly silly, while others are complete game changers. All promise to make people's liv ...

  5. How iHome Became the Title Sponsor for Live Nation's Identity Fest

    July 11, 2012 4:10 PM EDT A screen shot of the iHome-sponsored Identity Festival website banner. After a respectable 2011 debut that sold 150,000 tickets over 19 dates behind headliners like Kaskade and Skrillex, Live Nation's touring Identity Festival is back for a s ...

  6. Radiohead Producer Nigel Godrich's 'From the Basement' Series Goes 3D with The Shins, Feist, More

    June 20, 2012 11:40 AM EDT Grammy winning record producer Nigel Godrich's music series From the Basement is getting the 3D treatment for broadcast on 3net in the U.S. and Sky 3D in the UK, as well as a multiplatform 2D release on Crackle. From the Basement is produced ...

  7. Electric Daisy Carnival Promoter Denies Responsibility For Two Deaths

    June 18, 2012 5:44 PM EDT Organizers of a huge electronic music party in Las Vegas don't think the deaths of two revelers last week will threaten the event's future there. Erika Raney, spokeswoman for Electric Daisy Carnival producer Insomniac, said her company g ...

  8. SXSWi Panel Explores The Future of High Quality Audio, 4K Televisions

    March 13, 2012 10:46 AM EDT While some SXSW attendees were choosing between happy hour or Sean Parker's interview of Al Gore ("If you like platitudes, then it was great," the Los Angeles Times' Jon Healey said afterward), some fortunate people were gettin ...

  9. How Beyond Oblivion's Music Startup Model Tanked Before Takeoff

    March 05, 2012 4:50 PM EST Beyond Oblivion was supposed to save the music industry. Instead, it lived up to its name, collapsing in dramatic fashion at the end of 2011 when investors lost their patience with a company that kept promising and never delivering. Years of caree ...

  10. Jimmy Iovine on Beats by Dre Parting With Monster: 'We Have to Control Our Own Destiny'

    January 13, 2012 5:59 PM EST As Beats By Dre prepares to sever ties with Monster Cable Products , Interscope chairman and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine has plans for further expansion into other entertainment arenas. With Beats technology already on Hewlett-Packard laptops an ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Mog Hitting The Road @ CES

    January 10, 2012 5:56 PM EST JVC multimedia products featuring Mog (Photo: Andrew Hampp) Like many music services at CES , this year, Mog is making in-roads with the automotive industry. The on-demand music service made its first big stride last fall when it became one of BMW ...

  14. 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, ...

  15. Will Smith, Barry Sonnenfeld, Kelly Clarkson Headline Sony CES Event

    January 10, 2012 8:01 AM EST LAS VEGAS -- Will Smith and director Barry Sonnenfeld showed up in Las Vegas on Monday for Sony's Consumer Electronics Show press conference, which included a sneak peek at their upcoming Men in Black 3. "We have a fantastic movie," ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Morning Heds: CES & SOPA Cud Chewing, L.A.'s Music Box Closes, Homer Backs the Nuge

    January 09, 2012 8:14 AM EST CES 2012: Here's What The Music Biz Will Be Watching For Billboard.biz The International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which launches today, has long been the go-to event for the tech and mobile industries and is increasingly becomi ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Consumer Electronics Show Curse? Gadget Show Has History of Products Falling Flat

    January 06, 2012 9:19 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - The largest trade show in the Americas must be a great place to show off new products, right? Wrong. The International Consumer Electronics Show is quickly becoming a launch pad for products that fall flat. When the annual conclave ...

  20. Billboard FutureSound Conference To Showcase Tomorrow's Startups; More Panelists Announced

    October 28, 2011 6:25 PM EDT Every conference needs keynotes and executives that everyone attending knows and wants to hear from and speak with. But we believe a good digital music conference should also be about discovering new companies and services you've not yet hear ...

  21. Billboard FutureSound Update: More Speakers, Topics Confirmed

    September 28, 2011 1:32 PM EDT There are a lot of music-industry conferences these days, but we're aiming to do something really different with Billboard's inaugural FutureSound Conference , taking place Nov. 17-18 in San Francisco. This conference is designed to driv ...

  22. Snoop Dogg, Ice-T, Jane's Addiction at E3 Events; Gaming Confab Generates $25 Million For L.A.

    June 10, 2011 8:10 AM EDT An estimated 46,800 attendees were at this year's event along with celebrities including Kobe Bryant, Ice-T, Jimmy Buffett and Hulk Hogan. The Electronic Entertainment Association estimates that the 46,800 attendees to this year's E3 vid ...

  23. @CES 2011: Lots to Look at, But Where Was the Wow?

    January 10, 2011 12:00 AM EST Too often, the measure of a successful conference is based purely on attendance, rather than the quality of the experience for the people who attended. By the former metric, this year's Consumer Electronics Show was a success. Organizers repo ...

  24. @CES 2011: Muve Mobile Music Service From Cricket Delayed

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST CES was meant to be the big coming out party for the Muve mobile music service from Cricket Wireless, but those plans have been put on hold. The conference would have been the perfect launch pad as Las Vegas was meant to be one of the first market ...

  25. 2011 Consumer Electronics Show Preview: Tablets, Smartphones & Biz Markie

    January 03, 2011 12:00 AM EST The ringing in of the New Year is now behind us, which means only one thing-CES is just around the corner. The International Consumer Electronics Show -- as it officially is known -- runs from Jan. 6 - 9 in Las Vegas and sets the stage for the yea ...

  26. Apple Noticeably Absent at This Week's Consumer Electronics Show

    January 02, 2011 12:00 AM EST What do you call it when you have 120,000 people and an elephant in the room? The International Consumer Electronics Show, which kicks off this week in Las Vegas. The elephant is Apple Inc. It won't be at the show this year, but its tablet co ...

  27. Popkomm 2010 Draws 7,500 Trade Visitors

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After disappearing from the international music industry calendar in 2009, Popkomm returned to Berlin this month and organizers are encouraged by the attendance figures. Popkomm was staged Sept. 8-10 in the now decommissioned airport Berlin Tempel ...

  28. Nokia Declines Comment On Board Support For CEO

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nokia declined comment on Thursday (July 22) when asked if embattled chief executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo still enjoys the support of the board. "Nokia's official comment is that we never comment on any market rumors or speculation," ...

  29. Nokia On The Prowl For New CEO: WSJ

    July 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nokia has begun looking for candidates to replace chief executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, who has struggled to keep up with nimbler rivals Apple Inc and Google Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported. Kallasvuo may be ousted as early as the end of Jul ...

  30. @E3: Gaming Biz Embraces 3D

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT On the official first day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the number on everyone’s lips was three—as in 3D. Both Nintendo and Sony Computer Entertainment unveiled 3D gaming initiatives that raised the eyebrows and pulses of attendees, s ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. CES Show Attendance Rebounds After Dip in 2009

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST In another sign of the tentative economic recovery, the country's largest trade show saw at least a small increase in attendees, after a large drop a year ago. According to preliminary figures, The International Consumer Electronics Show in L ...

  33. CES In Pictures: Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine, Kid Rock and More

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST The annual tech mega-show CES wrapped on Sunday (Jan. 10) in Las Vegas and, as usual, it not only offered what to expect from the gadget world this year ( see Antony Bruno's round-up of the top developments here ), it also pulled in its share ...

  34. The Top Music Stories From CES 2010

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST While a logistical hassle, in some ways holding the Consumer Electronic Show - which ended Sunday (Jan. 10) - at the very beginning of the each year is a fitting time-slot as it allows anyone following the tech space to get a handle on what to exp ...

  35. @CES: Music Apps Abound

    January 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST While most of the gearheads rubbing elbows at CES are there for the gadgets, plenty of service providers use the conference to announce their new applications - you know, the things that make all the shiny new toys interesting to use. Below are a ...

  36. @CES: Ballmer's CES Keynote - Natal, Tablets, Not Much Else

    January 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Microsoft CES Steve Ballmer took the keynote stage at CES last night - his second time since replacing Bill Gates as the face of the company - but ultimately offered very little in the way of new products or services. But a few tidbits emerged tha ...

  37. CES Preview: Tablets, Cisco, Lady Gaga and More

    January 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST As has become the annual custom, the tech industry will celebrate the new year by congregating en masse in the Las Vegas Convention Center to showcase their latest and greatest gadgets and gear. This year will be no different, as the event kicks o ...

  38. CES: 'Digital Music Live' Highlights

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST While Billboard's editorial staff was busy producing the Digital Music Live conference at the CES show in Las Vegas, other press outlets covered the event in depth. Highlights include: - A conversation with Akon and UMG eLabs executive VP Rio ...

  39. Digital Briefs: PassAlong, Yangaroo, 'Body By Jake'

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST - PassAlong Networks named Ray Gary as its first president. Gary formerly was president and managing director of Koch Ventures. He will report to CES Dave Jaworski and will be based in the company's Franklin, Tenn., headquarters. - Yangaroo, ...

  40. ASCAP ‘I Create Music’ EXPO Set For April

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers will stage its fourth annual ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles on April 23-25. The activities and events at the music creator conference covers a ...

  41. Iger Touts Digital In CES Keynote

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Walt Disney Co. president and CEO Robert Iger used old-fashioned star power to tout new-media strengths inside his company during his keynote address Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer and "Lost" stars Ma ...

  42. New XM Handhelds Include MP3 Players

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pioneer, Samsung unveiled the portables at CES. Pioneer, Samsung unveiled the portables at CES. News ...

  43. Keynotes Set For Digital Ent & Media Expo

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Event being held November 30-December 1 in L.A. The 2005 Digital Entertainment & Media Expo, organized by VNU Expositions and being held at the Hyatt Regency Century City Plaza in L.A., will feature keynote speakers Christie Hefner (chairman/C ...

  44. Midem Attendance Up 5%

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Midem trade show in Cannes has registered a 5% rise in attendance from last year, organizers said today (Jan. 26). As of yesterday, the number of attendees reached 9,231, vs. 8,767 in 2004. The Midem trade show in Cannes has registered a 5% ri ...

  45. Best Buy Named DEG Retailer Of '04

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Digital Entertainment Group announced the winners of its second annual awards last night (Jan. 6) at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The Digital Entertainment Group announced the winners of its second annual awards last night (Jan. ...

  46. Kennedy Confirmed As MidemNet Keynote Speaker

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Incoming IFPI chairman/CEO John Kennedy will deliver a keynote speech at the sixth annual MidemNet music and technology platform, to be held Jan. 22 at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. It will mark Incoming IFPI chairman/CEO John Kennedy will d ...

  47. Fox Gets On Board With Blu-Ray

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Twentieth Century Fox has joined the Blu-ray Disc Founders Group. Fox becomes the first major studio to collaborate on the high-definition home-video format outside of Sony Pictures, whose sister comp Twentieth Century Fox has joined the Blu-ray D ...

  48. Davis Advocates Customer Service In NARM Keynote

    August 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT During his keynote interview today (Aug. 22) at the 2004 National Assn. of Record Merchants convention, Clive Davis, chairman/CEO of BMG North America, urged record retailers to create a passionate co During his keynote interview today (Aug. 22) a ...

  49. Davis Advocates Customer Service In NARM Keynote

    August 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT During his keynote interview today (Aug. 22) at the 2004 National Assn. of Record Merchants convention, Clive Davis, chairman/CEO of BMG North America, urged record retailers to create a passionate co During his keynote interview today (Aug. 22) a ...