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  1. Backbeat: will.i.am, Coca-Cola Announce New Partners at 'EKOCYCLE' Launch Event

    October 29, 2012 3:39 PM EDT Coca-Cola VP and chief sustainability officer Bea Perez with will.i.am at a launch event for "EKOCYCLE," an initiative that aims to reduce waste worldwide with visible lifestyle brands. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty) will.i.am and the Coca-C ...

  2. Akinah Rahmaan Named Island Def Jam VP of Marketing

    October 17, 2012 5:00 PM EDT The Island Def Jam Music Group announced today (Oct. 17) that Akinah Rahmaan will step up and fill the role of Vice President of Marketing. Senior Vice President of Marketing Chris Atlas, to whom Rahmaan will report directly, stated that she will ...

  3. En Breve: Rhapsody Makes Moves, Pitbull Buys Into Subs

    August 02, 2012 3:50 PM EDT Rhapsody Radar Touts Newcomers Spanish DJ Juan Magan and regional Mexican singer El Bebeto are among those who appear on Rhapsody Radar 2012, a list by music journalists of up-and-coming acts advancing in the music business. This year's picks ...

  4. Pricewaterhouse Coopers: U.S. Music Market To Grow 5.5% By 2016, Digital Revenue to Overtake Physical

    June 12, 2012 12:00 AM EDT This year will mark the first time digital distribution revenue will overtake physical distribution in U.S. music sales, according to Pricewaterhouse Coopers' Entertainment & Media Outlook 2012-2016, issued Tuesday. The continued rise of ...

  5. How To Improve Music Discovery and Sales On TV: A Billboard Special White Paper

    May 21, 2012 4:45 PM EDT This white paper was undertaken as a joint project among Billboard, NARM'S DigitalMusic.org division and TAG Strategic towards developing steps to improving music discovery on TV. The content is based on a session at the National Assn. of Rec ...

  6. Clear Channel Parent Company Posts Higher Revenue, But First-Quarter Loss

    May 04, 2012 10:54 AM EDT CC Media Holdings, the parent of radio giant Clear Channel Communications, on Friday reported higher first-quarter revenue, but also a bigger loss. The company, led by CEO Bob Pittman, reported a loss of $144 million, up from a year-ago loss of $1 ...

  7. Chino y Nacho & Coca-Cola, Daddy Yankee & Western Union Among Billboard Latin Music Marketing Award Winners

    April 25, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Angel Kaminsky (left), VP Universal Music Latino/Machete Music and Luis Estrada, GM Universal Music Latino/Machete whose Coca-Cola "Seremos Mas" campaign Featuring Chino Y Nacho won a Billboard Latin Music Marketing Award for Best Social ...

  8. W, Coke Extend DJ Lab Partnership

    March 28, 2012 12:12 PM EDT W Hotels Global Music Director Michaelangelo L'Acqua. At first, the match doesn't seem entirely natural: W Hotels, the international hotelier that hangs its hat on its art and culture positioning; and burn energy drink, distributed by Co ...

  9. SXSW Panel Explores The World of Music Licensing In Advertising

    March 16, 2012 9:26 PM EDT "Beyond Just Music Licensing In Advertising" may be a dry title for a SXSW panel, but this one was particularly relevant: the music festival's become nothing if not an excuse for corporations from Doritos to Nokia to breakfast biscu ...

  10. How 14 Companies Are Making SXSW A Music Marketing Mecca

    March 12, 2012 7:30 AM EDT It may seem like every band and brand is heading down to Austin this month for the South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival (running March 9-18), but the music portion of SXSW has lost some buzz in recent years to the behemoth that is now ...

  11. Roc Nation Appoints Dorothy Hui VP of Digital Marketing

    March 02, 2012 10:52 AM EST Dorothy Hui has been appointed vice president of digital marketing at Roc Nation, it was announced this week. In her new role, she reports to company president Jay Brown. "At Roc Nation, we are always looking for the most talented individuals ...

  12. 'Spin' to Roll Out Larger Format Magazine, Drop Frequency to Six Times a Year

    February 17, 2012 7:28 AM EST As alternative music magazine Spin figures out how to be a music magazine for the digital future, it's taking a page from the past. On Feb. 28, the March/April issue will hit newsstands (following a sharp decline in ad pages, the magazine hal ...

  13. Business Matters: TastemakerX Raises $1.8 Million to Deliver New Social Music App

    February 08, 2012 6:28 PM EST TastemakerX Called "Fantasy Sports For Music Lovers" Does the world need more music discovery tools? Judging from the ongoing flow of money into the social music space, music discovery is still a major problem in need of great solutions. ...

  14. Billboard Power 100: Frank Cooper

    January 26, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 17 Frank Cooper Chief Marketing Officer of Global Consumer Engagement PepsiCo Twitter: @f3cooper Behind The Brand-New Flavor In Your Ear... Co-founder of Urban Box Office Networks and a former executive at Motown and Def Jam, Frank Cooper has ...

  15. Ron Pence Leaves Live Nation to Become EMI's Brand Partnerships Head

    January 19, 2012 12:00 PM EST Ron Pence has joined EMI North America as its new head of brand partnerships, the company announced Thursday (Jan. 19), overseeing advertising and brand deals for a roster that includes Katy Perry, Coldplay, David Guetta and Swedish House Mafia. P ...

  16. Live Music Sponsorships Focus of Panels, Award at Billboard Touring Conference

    October 27, 2011 3:45 PM EDT The growth and vitality of live music branding and sponsorship partnerships will be reflected in high-profile content and awards at the eighth annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards, set for Nov. 9-10 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York C ...

  17. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Maureen Ford

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 27 Maureen Ford President of venue sales, Live Nation Network Website: promo.livenation.com/sponsorship Twitter: @livenation Maureen Ford, president of venue sales for Live Nation Network, leads a team of more than 100 staffers who sell advert ...

  18. Ad Expenditures Up 3.2% From Last Year For First Half of 2011

    September 14, 2011 8:05 AM EDT With the first half of 2011 in the books and the numbers crunched, Kantar Media Reports are declaring a 3.2 percent increase in ad expenditures growing 3.2 percent over the same period in 2010 to a total of $71.5 billion. "Advertising grew at ...

  19. U.K. Report Underscores that Labels Must Look Beyond Digital Music Sales

    August 08, 2011 6:42 AM EDT The recording industry's salvation no longer lies in digital music alone. Instead, based on market dynamics at play in the United Kingdom, revenue diversification appears to be the key. According to IFPI, the total trade value of U.K. recor ...

  20. Analysis: Diversity, Not Just Digital Sales, Will Save the Recording Industry

    August 05, 2011 4:40 PM EDT The recording industry's salvation no longer lies in digital music alone. Instead, based on market dynamics at play in the United Kingdom, revenue diversification appears to be the key. According to IFPI, the total trade value of U.K. recorde ...

  21. The Dating Game Between Music and Sponsorships Explored at Billboard Latin Music Conference Panels

    April 26, 2011 7:08 PM EDT The Effectiveness of Local Branding Panelists: (left to right)Carlos Boughton, brand director of Tecate and Tecate Light, Heineken USA; Luis Miguel Messianu, president/chief creative officer of Alma; Carla Dodds, senior director of multicultural m ...

  22. Qtrax CEO Allan Klepfisz Says Company Has Licenses With Three Majors

    March 17, 2011 5:07 PM EDT Qtrax music service CEO Allan Klepfisz told Billboard.biz today that the company now has deals with three major labels. He declined to identify which ones, but it seems that Warner Music Group is the lone holdout. Billboard has been told EMI has a ...

  23. @Digital Hollywood: OK Go and the New Era of Video Content

    October 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT One noted rock band is at the heart of a new type of brand-funded content. OK Go, the band behind numerous online viral video successes, is using its online notoriety to work with global electronics company Samsung. "The new primetime is dayt ...

  24. Spirit Music Signs Deal With Boz Scaggs

    September 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Spirit Music signed a multi-year North American publishing agreement with Boz Scaggs. As part of the agreement, Spirit will provide a wide range of creative services and brand marketing in addition to copyright administration for Scaggs’ new works ...

  25. WATCH: David Banner Discusses His Campaign With Gatorade and Offers Advice To New Artists

    September 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Artist/producer David Banner sat with Billboard.biz after the "How Are Agencies and Artists Striking New Deals With Brands?" panel at the Music & Advertising conference on Wed. (Sept. 15) to discuss his approach to songwriting for br ...

  26. WATCH: Kid Sister Talks Bud Light, Kia @Music & Advertising

    September 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kid Sister was on hand at the Billboard and Adweek Music & Advertising Conference in Chicago this week to discuss her unique partnership with Bud Light Lime, the process of matching a song to an ad and much more. WATCH: Branding Kid Sister ...

  27. e5 Global Media's 3-D Festival to Play Times Square

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Get your glasses ready. The New York media community will have the opportunity to experience 3-D digital cinema, home entertainment and more at the 3-D Experience: Annual 3-D Entertainment and Technology Festival. The three-day event, held from Se ...

  28. U.S. Ad Market Forecast To Grow 3%

    September 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A new forecast from media and marketing research firm SNL Kagan predicts the U.S. ad market will rebound with nearly 3 percent growth this year to $210 billion after two years of declines. The firm is forecasting growth in the sector for the fores ...

  29. Ticketmaster Prepping New Online Features

    July 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation is readying some new online features it hopes will improve its e-commerce revenue. In Thursday’s presentation to investors and analysts, Live Nation CEO of Concerts Jason Garner said the changes coming to Ticketmaster.com will debut in ...

  30. WANTED: Billboard Canadian Correspondent

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Billboard—the world’s premier music publication—is looking for a Canada-based correspondent to help drive its coverage of the Canadian music industry. The ideal candidate will be a digitally savvy writer and reporter with experience of daily or we ...

  31. @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 ...

  32. QUICK SHOTS: Music & Advertising Conference 2010

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Music & Advertising Conference 2010 ran June 15-16 at the Edison Ballroom in New York. Below, some shots from the event. For full coverage of the Music & Advertising Conference 2010, click here . Kid Rock sits for a keynote Q&A at ...

  33. @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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Strike Up The Brand's Brad Gelfond

    June 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Brad Gelfond Title: Principal, Strike Up The Brand Panel: Personal Agency: What Do Agencies Want From Artists?, Tues., June 15, 11:25am - 12:10pm. For more information visit Billboardevents.com . What's the last album you bought? I don& ...

  37. 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&# ...

  38. Kid Rock Confirmed For Billboard and AdWeek's Music & Advertising Event

    May 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Rock N Roll Jesus himself will be on hand to preach the gospel of working with brands at Billboard and AdWeek's Music & Advertising event. Kid Rock has been confirmed for an afternoon keynote for the conference, which will be held on ...

  39. @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 ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. NARM: 'Gift of Music' Campaign Gaining Momentum

    November 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers' "Give The Gift Of Music" campaign may come to life in a new form for this holiday selling season. According to NARM president Jim Donio, he has received calls and e-mails from music mer ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. 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 ...

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