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  1. Lumineers, Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons and More: The Year In Billboard's Bubbling Under

    December 27, 2012 11:30 AM EST In March, Billboard premiered the weekly "Bubbling Under" column, named after the longtime chart that tracks activity below the Billboard Hot 100. The idea was to spotlight up-and-coming acts on the verge of breakout chart action. By yea ...

  2. MTV Unveils Artist.MTV Pages, Tries to Catch MySpace Napping

    August 15, 2012 8:30 AM EDT A beta version of Band of Horses Artists.MTV page (Photo: MTV) If MySpace isn't going to be the online destination for musicians, maybe MTV is up for the job. MTV unveiled its long-awaited Artists.MTV platform on Wednesday, launching a public ...

  3. Fandalism Gives Musicians Their Own Social Network

    April 30, 2012 4:06 PM EDT Fandalism homepage features performance videos from musicians in such disparate places as New Zealand, Sweden and Connecticut. (screen shot) If you're a musician, or you want to keep track of up-and-coming and unknown musicians, you should re ...

  4. Business Matters: Megaupload Aftershocks Continue as BTJunkie Voluntarily Shuts Down

    February 06, 2012 5:55 PM EST BT Junkie Shuts Down, Cites Megaupload, Pirate Bay Legal Action BTjunkie has voluntarily shut down, becoming the latest file-sharing site to shutter in the wake of the US Department of Justice's arrest of Megaupload's founder and leaders ...

  5. Megaupload's Pirated Content Hosted on U.S. Servers; Guns, Artwork, Cash Seized

    January 20, 2012 7:52 AM EST WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - With 150 million registered users, about 50 million hits daily and endorsements from music superstars, Megaupload.com was among the world's biggest file-sharing sites. Big enough, according to a U.S. indictment, ...

  6. Megaupload Shut Down by U.S. Prosecutors; Kim Dotcom, Three Others Arrested

    January 19, 2012 3:26 PM EST MegaUpload, one of the world's largest file-sharing sites, was shut down Thursday, and its founder and several company executives were charged with violating piracy laws, federal prosecutors said. An indictment accuses Megaupload.com of costi ...

  7. UPDATE: SOPA Imploding, Facebook's Zuckerberg, House Speaker Boehner Add To Backlash

    January 18, 2012 2:30 PM EST UPDATE (3:43 p.m.): House Speaker John Boehner said the SOPA and PIPA bills were not ready to go to a vote in Congress, according to the Wall Street Journal , while the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Orrin Hatch (Utah), released ...

  8. Backbeat: St. Vincent Plays NYC Post-'Portlandia'; Team Talks New Regina Spektor, Dirty Projectors

    November 07, 2011 2:40 PM EST The A Team: Carrie Tolles, senior account executive, Shore Fire Media; Matt Hanks, VP, Shore Fire Media; David T. Viecelli, St. Vincent's manager, founder/president, Billions Corporation, co-founder Lever and Beam; Anthony D'Amato, junio ...

  9. Mana's Special Appearances This Week: Beware Of Forged Tickets

    April 12, 2011 6:44 PM EDT Maná's new album, "Drama y Luz," was released today, and hundreds of the Mexican band's fans spent it waiting in long lines, trying to get tickets to one of the band's special appearances - and/or looking to buy or sell ac ...

  10. Coachella Sells Out in a Week

    January 26, 2011 9:08 PM EST The 2011 Coachella Music and Arts Festival has sold out, a week after the lineup was announced and tickets went on sale. Organizers of the event, which takes place April 15-17 in Indio, Calif., posted a notice on the Coachella website that "f ...

  11. Opinion: Digital, Scarcity And The Impact On The Music Biz

    August 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Has the digital copy increased the value of the scarce physical event? Or has the drop in revenue in the era of the digital copy unlocked the value that already existed? Although Andrew Keen’s recent article about marketing in the digital economy ...

  12. Last Minute Concert Tickets Hot Items In Recession

    July 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Unemployment is up and consumer confidence is down, but one silver lining of the recession is that last-minute tickets to hear big acts like Coldplay and Bruce Springsteen are as little as $1. According to eBay Inc's StubHub, the leading Inte ...

  13. World Will Watch Jackson Memorial

    July 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Talk about event television: The mega-blowout to celebrate Michael Jackson's life and music is expected to draw some of the biggest daytime audiences stateside in decades and through-the-roof ratings in Europe, where the show will air live in ...

  14. Briefs: Twitter, Tapulous, Napster, Green Day

    June 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Twitter is responding to complaints from many celebrities in the sport and entertainment worlds about imposters using their name to start a Twitter account. The company said it will introduced a Verified Accounts program that will authenticate ...

  15. Who Purchases Tickets Online

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT More than one-third of online consumers purchased an event ticket online in the past year. Gender has little influence on who purchased tickets, but consumers younger than 35 are more likely to purcha More than one-third of online consumers purcha ...

  16. Who Purchases Tickets Online

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT More than one-third of online consumers purchased an event ticket online in the past year. Gender has little influence on who purchased tickets, but consumers younger than 35 are more likely to purcha More than one-third of online consumers purcha ...

  17. Who Purchases Tickets Online?

    April 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT More than one-third of online consumers purchased an event ticket online in the past year. Gender has little influence on who purchased tickets, but consumers younger than 35 are more likely to purcha More than one-third of online consumers purcha ...