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  1. Business Matters: Spotify Does Many Things Well, But Radio Isn't One of Them

    June 19, 2012 5:32 PM EDT Spotify's Radio Problem -- Since June 2011 it has been quite easy to gauge what people think of the latest digital music service: see how much the market punished Pandora's stock. When Spotify launched on July 14, shares of Pandora fells ...

  2. Business Matters: Grooveshark's New Data Product Beluga Offers Listener Insights

    May 30, 2012 8:35 PM EDT Grooveshark's New Data Product Beluga Offers Listener Insights -- Grooveshark has launched a new analytics tool that provides information on artists' fans while generating revenue for the company. Called Beluga, the service allows anybod ...

  3. Business Matters: Triton Media Helping Pandora Seem More Like a Radio Company

    May 21, 2012 5:48 PM EDT By Acting More Like Radio, Pandora Can Sell Advertising Pandora Media will become a successful Internet radio service by acting more and more like a radio company. In order to be a radio company, you need to use metrics common in the radio busines ...

  4. Columbia, Interscope, Universal Republic Artists Top Billboard Music Award Winners List

    May 21, 2012 12:00 AM EDT The label competition to rack up wins at the Billboard Music Award Show tonight turned out to be a two-horse race between Sony Music Entertainment and the Universal Music Group. Check Out All Our Coverage of the Billboard Music Awards Right Here S ...

  5. Universal Music Group Q1 Revenue Up 9.1%, Credits Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Gotye, Van Halen Releases

    May 15, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Screen shot of Vivendi's First Quarter 2012 Results Apendix III. Universal Music Group revenues increased 9.1% to €961 million ($1.28 billion at the March 31 exchange rate) in the first quarter of 2012 (6.7% at constant currency). Earnings be ...

  6. Business Matters: Doing More With Less - A Key Theme at NARM 2012

    May 11, 2012 9:03 PM EDT Doing More With Less -- A Key Theme at NARM 2012 -- The theme at NARM's Music Biz 2012 conference was forced austerity. "We're doing more with less," one major label executive said when asked how his company was doing.Outsourci ...

  7. Henry Mancini Heirs Seek Over $1 Million in Unpaid Profits, Termination of EMI's Rights to 'Pink Panther Theme'

    May 08, 2012 5:19 PM EDT EMI Music could lose its grip on one of the most famous pieces of film music ever created -- "The Pink Panther Theme," written by the late Henry Mancini for the 1963 film. Late last month, Mancini's publishing company, Northridge Mu ...

  8. Myspace Launches 'One-Two-Watch' Series With Emeli Sande

    April 04, 2012 3:59 PM EDT Myspace today announced plans to serialize its video music interviews with new and emerging artists under the moniker "One-Two-Watch." The series debuts today on the social entertainment site with U.K. artist Emeli Sande. Emeli Sande, Go ...

  9. Exclusive: Timothy Xu Named Sony Music's CEO, Greater China

    April 04, 2012 7:44 AM EDT Sony Music has appointed former EMI exec Timothy Xu to helm its activities in the Greater China region, Billboard.biz can reveal. Xu has been named CEO of Sony Music Entertainment, Greater China, with responsibilities for China, Taiwan and Hong Ko ...

  10. How EMI Plans To Grow EDM: A Q&A With EMI Dance Network Head Bart Cools

    March 30, 2012 10:52 AM EDT EMI Music Executive VP, Marketing Europe/Rest of the World, Bart Cools is head of the newly-formed EMI Dance Network - the label's international, label-wide A&R and marketing network dedicated exclusively to dance artists and records. In ...

  11. Sony/ATV Offers Unspecified Concessions to European Union in EMI Music Publishing Deal

    March 27, 2012 3:49 PM EDT BRUSSELS (AP) - A group of investors led by Sony has offered concessions to the European Union to get approval for its deal to buy part of iconic British music company EMI, the bloc's competition regulator said Tuesday. Sony/ATV, a joint vent ...

  12. EMI Launches Global Dance Network Headed By Bart Cools

    March 27, 2012 8:31 AM EDT EMI Music is looking to capitalize on the electronic dance music explosion by launching its own international A&R and marketing network solely dedicated to dance artists and records. Launching today (March 27), the EMI Dance Network brings tog ...

  13. Backbeat: Slash Promotes Album in Canada, Learns Lessons About Earthquakes

    March 26, 2012 3:48 PM EDT Slash in conversation with 102.1 The Edge's Dave "Bookie" Bookman at CMW's "Celebrity Interview." (Photo: Luther Mallory) Slash was in Toronto for a few days to do press for his upcoming album, Apocalyptic Love , out ...

  14. Business Matters: Apple Finds Better Use of its Cash Than Buying Music Company

    March 20, 2012 4:09 PM EDT Apple To Introduce Dividend and Share Repurchase Program So much for the idea that Apple could buy a music company. The company announced Monday a dividend and share repurchase program to put to use its $98 billion stockpile of cash and securities ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Turntable.FM Signs Licensing Deals With All Four Major Labels -- It's Official

    March 13, 2012 1:33 PM EDT Turntable.fm now has licensing agreements with all four of the major labels in place. The announcement was made today at South By Southwest by Turntable.fm founder Billy Chasen and co-founder Seth Goldstein during the panel "Turntable.FM: The ...

  17. You Me At Six, EMI License First Original Song For A Rollercoaster

    March 06, 2012 2:23 PM EST You Me At Six, who composed a song for the Swarm rollercoaster, featured on the Thorpe Park homepage. EMI Music has licensed what it claims is the world's first dedicated rollercoaster soundtrack. EMI/Virgin Records rock band You Me At Six ha ...

  18. Backbeat: What Alan Jackson, Merle Haggard and Paul McCartney All Share At Country Radio Seminar

    February 24, 2012 4:00 PM EST (L-R): Capitol Nashville COO Tom Becci; Capitol Nashville SVP Marketing Cindy Mabe; Capitol/EMI Nashville President & CEO Mike Dungan; Alan Jackson; Capitol/EMI Nashville SVP Promotion Steve Hodges; EMI Nashville VP Promotion Angela Lange and ...

  19. Anderson Acquires U.S. Distribution Rights from Sony DADC

    February 13, 2012 1:45 PM EST In a move to become the industry's backroom on CD distribution and fulfillment, Anderson Merchandisers has acquired CD distribution from Sony DADC, the company that supplies pick, pack and ship services to the Universal Music Group, EMI Music ...

  20. Videos: All 2012 Super Bowl Music Ads, From Elton John to the Darkness, And More

    February 05, 2012 11:39 PM EST Music was back in a big way at the Super Bowl Sunday night. Artists like Elton John, Melanie Amaro, Motley Crue and The Darkness made on-camera appearances, while Echo & The Bunnymen, The Cult and James Brown had some of the most talked-about ...

  21. Super Bowl Synch Report: 8 Placements Each for EMI, Warner/Chappell; Budweiser Prepping 4

    February 03, 2012 9:10 PM EST It's a good year for music and the Super Bowl. The top four publishing companies - EMI Music, Universal Music, Warner/Chappell and Sony/ATV - are reporting a healthy marketplace for synchs and placements. As of Friday afternoon, EMI and Warne ...

  22. EMI Music VP of Digital Projects Neil Tinegate On App Development @ MIDEM

    January 31, 2012 8:56 PM EST Back in November, EMI Music unveiled its OpenEMI initiative, launching a developer "sandbox" on application platform the Echo Nest. App developers get access to a major label's music, as well as videos, photos and other creative ass ...

  23. Can MIDEM Hack Day Help Cellist Zoe Keating Share Loops With Fans?

    January 28, 2012 11:33 AM EST About 30 developers are participating in the second MIDEM Hack Day, which was introduced Monday by SoundCloud VP of business development Dave Haynes (right) and Six Two Productions CEO and creative technologist Martyn Davies (left). They invited p ...

  24. Billboard Power 100: Lyor Cohen

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 14 Lyor Cohen Chairman/CEO of Recorded Music Warner Music Group Twitter: @LyorCohen13 The Iceman Cometh... It's definitely a new day at Warner Music Group and not just because Access Industries' Len Blavatnik (see No. 8) has acquired ...

  25. Billboard Power 100: Doug Morris

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 5 Doug Morris CEO Sony Music Entertainment Renaissance Man... Critics cackled last year about Sony Corp.'s choice of septuagenarian Doug Morris as CEO of the second-largest major-label group. But what those naysayers failed to realize is ...

  26. Billboard Power 100: Rio Caraeff

    January 27, 2012 12:03 AM EST No. 26 Rio Caraeff President/CEO Vevo Twitter: @Riozilla The Global Music Video King... Online video is the new MTV, which makes Rio Caraeff the head of the world's most important video channel. Caraeff is president/CEO of Vevo, the 2-year-ol ...

  27. Business Matters: Subscriptions and Anti-Piracy Efforts: Helping the Record Industry Make Progress?

    January 24, 2012 8:30 PM EST Subscriptions and Anti-Piracy Efforts: Helping the Record Industry Make Progress? -- Subscription services have finally, pretty much arrived while anti-piracy efforts are showing positive results. The music industry needs to play both offense and ...

  28. Stingray Digital Partners With EMI Music In Digital Worldwide Rights Deal

    January 13, 2012 1:44 PM EST Montreal-headquartered Stingray Digital, a digital content provider and operator of Galaxie music service, The Karaoke Channel, and video-on-demand Concert TV, has signed a content agreement with EMI Music. The deal will give Stingray Digital worl ...

  29. Morning Heds: EMI Vs. Ireland, Example Signs to Universal, Is Colbert Running For Prez?

    January 13, 2012 7:30 AM EST EMI launches High Court action against Irish government Music Week EMI has launched a High Court action against the Irish government in a bid to stop the illegal downloading of music. Example signs US deal with Universal Records Music Week Singer- ...

  30. Deborah Hyacinth Named Universal Music VP International Digital Marketing

    January 10, 2012 12:05 PM EST Deborah Hyacinth has been appointed Vice President, International Digital Marketing, at Universal Music Group, it was announced this morning by UMG Global Marketing President Andrew Kronfeld. Effective immediately, Hyacinth will be based in London ...

  31. Backbeat: LMFAO, David Guetta, Karmin Behind The Scenes at Z100's Jingle Ball Red Carpet

    December 12, 2011 5:30 PM EST While Lady Gaga, Kelly Clarkson, Pitbull and many more pop stars were rocking the stage at Z100's annual Jingle Ball concert on Friday night (Dec. 9), the red carpet at New York's Madison Square Garden was swarming with press reps, photo ...

  32. Billboard FutureSound Closes With Panels on Making Money in the Digital World, EMI and EchoNest's Developers' Sandbox

    November 19, 2011 6:24 PM EST SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 18: SVP of Digital Strategy & New Business from Island Def Jam John Vanhala, CEO of The Echo Nest Jim Lucchese, VP of Digital Products at EMI Music Group Neil Tinegate, Founder of Muzine Jim Cannella and Founder of ...

  33. Business Matters: U.K. Dance Labels Pull Out of Spotify, Other Subscription Services

    November 17, 2011 6:10 PM EST U.K. Dance Labels Pull Out of Spotify, Other Subscription Services -- Subscription services have so many millions of songs they are sure to satisfy most of the people most of the time. But for an avid music fan with underground tastes, the growing ...

  34. Read: EMI CEO Roger Faxon's FAQ to Staff Explaining Procedure for Universal, Sony Deals

    November 14, 2011 7:36 AM EST Late Friday, EMI CEO Roger Faxon circulated a note to the company's staff regarding the sale of the company's recorded-music division to Universal and its publishing unit to Sony . "Truly there are some very serious consequences for ...

  35. Backbeat: Latin Grammy Parties -- Including One With An '80s Twist

    November 14, 2011 6:20 AM EST Patricia Flores of AEG Live/Goldenvoice, Monica Escobar of The 3 Collective and Teresa Romo of EMI Music/Capital Latin take time to hang out at BMI's '80s themed party in Las Vegas. Latin Grammy week in Las Vegas isn't complete with ...

  36. Read: EMI CEO Roger Faxon's Memo to Staff About Universal Sale

    November 11, 2011 12:21 PM EST Below is EMI CEO Roger Faxon's memo to his staff, circulated today and obtained by Billboard.biz, in which he addresses the sale of the company's recorded-music to Universal and said he hopes to be able to discuss the publishing division ...

  37. Read: Citigroup and Vivendi's Statement About Universal Music's Purchase of EMI's Recorded Music Division

    November 11, 2011 10:00 AM EST Below is the official statement circulated today about Universal Music's purchase of EMI's recorded-music division. For Immediate Release November 11, 2011 Vivendi and Universal Music Group (UMG) to Purchase EMI Music London, Paris, New ...

  38. EMI Publishing Deal Might Close Before Label

    November 11, 2011 1:48 AM EST With the Financial Times reporting that a deal with Citigroup and Universal for EMI's recorded music division could be struck by the start of next week, sources say that the bank may close the publishing deal first, possibly as soon as today ...

  39. Songs for Japan Raises $10 Million For Earthquake and Tsunami Relief

    November 09, 2011 4:15 PM EST Meeting Nov. 8 in Tokyo to mark the $10 million raised by "Songs for Japan" were (from left) Adrian Cheesley, president, Asia Pacific/Latin America, EMI Music; Chris Ancliff, general counsel of Warner Music International; Yoshiharu Otsuk ...

  40. EMI, Echo Nest Team Up to Give App Developers a 'Sandbox' of Music, Marketing

    November 03, 2011 11:17 AM EDT Echo Nest and EMI Music have partnered to give app developers access to EMI's catalog and marketing support for their creations. The effort is part of EMI Music's OpenEMI initiative, the company's effort to streamline the music lice ...

  41. Backbeat: V V Brown's Candy-Coated Listening Party For ArjanWrites' 'Artist #Talk' Series

    October 26, 2011 6:27 PM EDT V V Brown with Billboard's Chris Payne… in a tub full of gumballs. (Photo: Chris Payne/Billboard) Arjan Timmermans , the creator of the successful pop music blog ArjanWrites.com , has a solution for the ordinary listening party. " ' ...

  42. Hair Band War! Did Poison Steal '80s Hits From Another Band?

    October 21, 2011 10:20 PM EDT Members of Poison, including frontman-turned-reality-TV-celebrity Bret Michaels, have been hit with a lawsuit claiming that four of their songs were stolen from another band. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Illinois federal court, isn't over ...

  43. Barney Wragg Named Managing Director of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group

    October 14, 2011 11:15 AM EDT Barney Wragg, a former executive at Universal Music Group and EMI in the early days of digital distribution, is extending his entertainment resume with the newly created position of managing director at The Really Useful Group (RUG), the company t ...

  44. EMI, Live Gamer Partner On Facebook Apps; U.K. Rapper Professor Green First To Benefit

    October 11, 2011 4:14 PM EDT EMI Music has stepped up its artist social network offering by teaming with e-commerce company Live Gamer to create a series of bespoke Facebook Apps specifically tailored to grow fan engagement and monetization. U.K. rapper Professor Green is the ...

  45. Jane's Addiction Crowdsources Art For 'Irresistible Force' Remix Single

    September 28, 2011 8:30 AM EDT Alternative rock legends Jane's Addiction have a taken a unique, fan-friendly approach to designing the artwork for a remix of their new single, "Irresistible Force." In cooperation with the creative community website Creative Allie ...

  46. Business Matters: Grooveshark Inks Deals With Four More Indies

    September 20, 2011 9:33 PM EDT Grooveshark Inks Deals With Four More Indies -- Online music service Grooveshark has signed up four new labels for licensing deals: 101 Records, Nacional Records, Paper Garden Records and SMC Entertainment. "Nacional Records prides itself on ...

  47. Backbeat: Lady Antebellum Celebrates 'Own the Night' LP Release with Fan Club Show in NYC

    September 14, 2011 5:37 PM EDT Grammy-winning trio Lady Antebellum celebrated Tuesday's release of their third studio album, "Own the Night," with an intimate performance that night for fan club members, EMI execs and industry VIPs at New York's Irving Plaza ...

  48. How Adele's 'Someone Like You' Became First Ballad in More Than Three Years to Top Billboard Hot 100

    September 12, 2011 4:53 PM EDT Get More: 2011 VMA , Music , Adele As Adele's "Someone Like You" perches atop the Billboard Hot 100, a ballad leads the list after a lengthy three-year, three-month and three-week drought. The song is the first unquestionably slow c ...

  49. Labels Turning To Distribution Partners To Ease Digital Transition

    September 01, 2011 9:18 AM EDT Record labels traditionally have had three core responsibilities: produce music, market music and distribute music. But what happens if one of those duties is taken away? It's an interesting question to ponder in the digital age, as more la ...

  50. What The Split Decision on the EMI vs. MP3Tunes Case Means For The Music Biz (Update)

    August 23, 2011 7:30 PM EDT A federal court today (August 22) rendered a split decision of sorts in the closely-followed lawsuit against music locker MP3Tunes by EMI Music Group. The judge ruled in favor of EMI's request for a summary judgment on certain points, most pa ...

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