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  1. VIDEO: Music + Sports, Big Kenny Talks Songwriting For ESPN

    November 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Country force Big Kenny took part in the "How To: Get Your Music In Sports Campaigns" panel at the Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film and Music Conference and discussed working with ESPN, the Pittsburgh Steelers and more. Watch above. For ...

  2. Full Coverage: The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard Film and TV Music Conference

    October 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard have joined forces for the two-day Film and TV Music Conference which runs Oct. 27- 28 in L.A. The event explores the role of music in film and television through roundtable discussions, real time critiques, li ...

  3. BACKBEAT: A Star Studded Crowd Turns Out For The 14th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival

    September 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 14th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival kicked off on September 16 at the AMC 34th St Theater in New York with radio DJ, FREE ; Dijon Talton from Glee; Kid Capri ; Crazy Legs and more. Hundreds flocked to see the premiere of Mooz-lum, directed by ...

  4. Atlantic Records, ESPN Team For Coverage

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Atlantic Records and ESPN will team to feature the label's artists in promotions surrounding the 2010 college football season. Artists including T.I., Janelle Monae, Shinedown, Zac Brown Band and B.O.B. will have their music featured during g ...

  5. Study: Online Video Consumption Continues To Climb

    July 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT New data from Nielsen shows that online video viewing continues to climb. Just-released June data shows that more than 10 billion videos were streamed during the month in the U.S. alone, which is a 1.3% increase over the same period last year and ...

  6. @Music & Advertising: Kid Rock Talks Jim Beam, 'Born Free' and more

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For full coverage of the Music & Advertising Conference 2010, visit Billboard.biz/manyc . Rock N Roll Jesus Kid Rock delivered a keynote Q&A alongside Billboard editorial director Bill Werde at the Billboard Music & Advertising Confere ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Carrie Underwood Takes Top Prize At CMT Awards

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT CMT Awards host Kid Rock will be a keynote at the upcoming Billboard and Adweek Music & Advertising event, which runs June 15-16 in New York. For more information visit Billboardevents.com . The fans love Carrie Underwood and they proved it ag ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. The First iPad Reviews Are In

    April 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The first iPad reviews have hit the Web and the consensus is that it's great. A look at what the tech experts are saying: The NY Times David Pogue spotlights one of the iPad's main strengths: the experience of consuming media. The Apple ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Why A Music Strategy Matters To Brands

    December 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST If brands and their creative agencies agree, in full or in part, about the breadth of the cultural influence and the social value of music, they need to make a long-term commitment to developing a "music strategy," according to Steve Yan ...

  13. Briefs: EMI, Primary Wave, Smule, Thumbplay, NBA

    December 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST -- EMI's Capitol Records group is suing video sharing site Vimeo for copyright infringement. Vimeo, a division of online media powerhouse IAC, allows users to upload user-generated videos of all types. The complaint claims that the Vimeo staf ...

  14. 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) ...

  15. Briefs: Polyphonic, FlyCast, WMG, Jack White

    July 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- David Pakman, former CEO/COO of eMusic and now a partner with venture capital fund Venrock, on the Polyphonic article in yesterday's NY Times. After discussing some scenarios for return on investment, which are low by most VC standards, Pa ...

  16. Marc Anthony To Team Up With Miami Dolphins

    July 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony is the latest celebrity musician to join forces with the Miami Dolphins. The team scheduled a news conference to be held Tuesday in New York for a “major corporate announcement” with Anthony. It was unclear whether Anthony will become ...

  17. Timberlake, 'Idol' Get Emmy Nods

    July 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT If Justin Timberlake decides to ditch the entire music thing, it looks like TV will welcome him with open arms. Timberlake received three nominations Thursday (July 16) for the 61st Annual Emmy Awards. Two came in the category for outstanding orig ...

  18. Sony, Lionsgate Included In YouTube Deal

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In a move intended to strike back at the encroaching Hulu, YouTube announced a series of partnerships that will enable it to stream a range of full-length movies and television shows. The pics and episodes, which will be streamed on a separate sec ...

  19. NBA Drafts Kanye West For Playoffs

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The NBA has recruited Kanye West's latest single, "Amazing," as the musical backdrop for its 2009 playoffs campaign. Premiering today-and being released to fans online-is a new music video produced by NBA Entertainment in which memo ...

  20. Six Flags CEO Joins Live Nation Board

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mark Shapiro, president and CEO of Six Flags, Inc., has joined Live Nation's board of directors. "Mark's position at Six Flags gives him an unparalleled level of experience in consumer entertainment, brand building, sponsorship and ...

  21. Exclusive: The Fray Debuting Single On ABC

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Two-and-a-half years after a key placement on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" helped turn the Fray into platinum stars, the band is utilizing another high-profile TV partnership to introduce its new single, "You Found Me," Bil ...

  22. MC Hammer Puts New Single in ESPN Commercial

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MC Hammer's new single "I Got Gigs" from his forthcoming album, Dancejamthemusic, takes center stage in a new commercial for ESPN that launches today. The hip-hop impresario has been on tour and quietly assembling a roster of artist ...

  23. Chesney Stars in New Corona Extra Spot

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney is the star of a new ad from Corona Extra that will begin airing on Sunday (May 18) during the Academy of Country Music Awards. This is Chesney's first appearance in a Corona ad, although the beer maker signed on as sponsor of C ...

  24. Disney Sports Complex To Be Rebranded

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla., which hosts concerts by Disney Channel stars like Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers and The Cheetah Girls during the Disney Channel Games, is being rebranded in the name of corporate sibli ...

  25. Coldplay To Help ESPN Market European Soccer

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay and ESPN are teaming up on a soccer marketing campaign. The rock band's music will be featured in promotions for ESPN's coverage next month of the European Championship soccer tournament, the sports network announced Wednesday. ...

  26. NBA Kicks Off Playoffs With Dayton, Faris Spots

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The National Basketball Association (NBA) is ramping up its playoff season marketing efforts with a new television ad campaign, "There Can Only Be One," directed by acclaimed music video directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. The c ...

  27. Juanes Drives NASCAR Promos

    February 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST NASCAR fans will get to know Juanes beginning this weekend via a recurring promo spot that features the Colombian pop star and his hit single "Me Enamora." The commercial will premiere during Sunday's broadcast of the UAW-Dodge 400 ...

  28. 9th Wonder, Buckshot Geat Up For 'The Formula'

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Producer 9th Wonder, formerly of Little Brother, and rapper Buckshot, of Black Moon and Boot Camp Clik, have re-teamed for their follow-up album titled "The Formula," due April 15th via Duck Down Records. The album's first single, & ...

  29. Aussie Venue Operator To Manage Beijing Arena

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Australian venue operator AEG Ogden has reached an agreement to manage the Beijing Olympic Basketball Arena (BOBA) - the first NBA-style venue of its type in Asia. AEG Ogden has formed a strategic partnership with the Beijing Wukesong Culture & ...

  30. Qtrax Launches Legal P2P Service

    January 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Former illegal filesharing network Qtrax has announced the launch of what it says is the first legal, free peer-to-peer service at the MidemNet conference in Cannes, France. Qtrax says it has licenses in place with the major labels and publishers, ...

  31. SUPER BOWL SONG DAY

    October 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Big Winner On Feb. 3 May Not Be On The Field The Halftime Hero: Tom Petty Even in these post-wardrobe-malfunction times, the performer at the Super Bowl's halftime show stands to see a jump in sales afterward. Last year, "The Very Be ...

  32. ESPN Unveils New Music Push

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sports network ESPN has teamed up with numerous record labels to preview new music during its Monday Night Football and Monday Night Countdown broadcasts. The network's promotional initiative starts tonight, when snippets from Kanye West will ...

  33. 50 Cent, Kanye West To Appear On BET

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Like candidates trying to sway voters on Election Day, rappers Kanye West and 50 Cent will appear on the BET network's "106 & Park" on Tuesday, when both their heavily anticipated albums hit the stores. West and 50 Cent have hyp ...

  34. Rick Ross Boosts Wade 2.0 Campaign

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Converse continues the product launch of NBA star Dwyane Wade's newest signature shoe, Wade 2.0, and apparel line with the debut of Converse's fully integrated All In ad campaign. The campaign kicks off March 3 and encompasses print, TV ...

  35. Sony BMG Asia Names Senior Digital VP

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ruuben van den Heuvel has been promoted to senior VP of digital & new business development for Sony BMG Asia. Mr. van den Heuvel will continue to be based in Hong Kong and report to Kelvin Wadsworth, executive VP and COO of Asia Region for Son ...

  36. Clarkson Revs NASCAR Deal

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Former 'American Idol' Kelly Clarkson has partnered with NASCAR for the 2007 season. The deal includes an at-track concert, a TV spot, charitable endeavors, and NASCAR's awards dinner. The partnership kicks off February 18 when Clar ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. CES Verizon Programs TV Shows

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Verizon Wireless said Sunday (Jan. 7) that it will become the first major carrier to broadcast live full-length television episodes. V Cast Mobile TV will include ad-supported programming from seven distinct channels culled from content partners C ...

  39. RealNetworks Launches Sansa Campaign

    December 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks has launched a TV advertising campaign to promote the new Sansa Rhapsody device, integrated with the new Rhapsody 4.0 service. The ads focuses on the music discovery strengths of the service and features music icons like Eric Clapton ...

  40. Sprint, mSpot Launch Sprint Radio

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sub service features streaming radio, video. MSpot is now providing the content, client application, technology infrastructure and operations for Sprint Radio, a new service just unveiled by the cellular giant. Before joining forces to provide the ...

  41. CMT Ups Hitchcock

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Promoted to senior VP. James Hitchcock has been promoted to senior VP of creative and marketing at County Music Television. He previously was VP of that department, and continues to report to CMT executive VP/GM Brian Philips. He remains based in ...

  42. Apple Moves To Mobile?

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Company requests 'Mobile Me' trademark. Questions over Apple Computer’s mobile music ambitions have risen to the surface again this week, following the disclosure that the Cupertino-based firm filed a trademark request for the term “Mobi ...

  43. Over The Counter: Carey, Green Day Offer Hope To Down Year

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST As the clock winds down on 2005, with album sales lagging for the fourth time in five years, where can the music industry turn for solutions? Believe it or not, one answer popped up in the sports page As the clock winds down on 2005, with album sa ...

  44. Network Live Expands With U.K. Office

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles-based Network Live, the live-music and digital-entertainment venture, is expanding its operation internationally with the launch of a new office in London. Los Angeles-based Network Live, the Live-music and digital-entertainment ventur ...

  45. Network Live Expands With U.K. Office

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles-based Network Live, the live-music and digital-entertainment venture, is expanding its operation internationally with the launch of a new office in London. Los Angeles-based Network Live, the Live-music and digital-entertainment ventur ...

  46. Source: NBC Won't Renew NASCAR Deal

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT NBC will not extend its contract with NASCAR beyond the 2006 season, a person involved in the negotiations told the Associated Press on Oct. 14. CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- NBC will not extend its contract with NASCAR beyond the 2006 season, a person in ...

  47. 50 Cent To Promote Reebok's GXT II

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the latest marriage of music and sports, 50 Cent has partnered with Reebok to help promote its men's cross trainer, GXT II. The Shady/Aftermath/Interscope rapper appears in a new Reebok TV ad, "Str In the latest marriage of music and ...

  48. This Week's Top Stories

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST <UL> <LI>ESPN, Electronic Arts Sign 15-year Game Deal</LI> <LI>Court Convicts Two File-Sharers</LI> <LI>Behind the Deal: The State of the Music Industry - An Interview with Michael Sukin</LI> <LI>Bro ...

  49. ESPN, Electronic Arts Sign 15-year Game Deal

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Electronic Arts and ESPN have sealed a 15-year agreement for the development and integrated marketing of EA Sports games featuring ESPN content beginning in 2006. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Electronic Arts and ESPN have sealed a 15-year agreement ...

  50. Don King Vs. ESPN In Defamation Suit

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Boxing promoter Don King filed a defamation suit Jan. 12 claiming he was portrayed in a false light in an ESPN "SportsCentury" segment that aired in May. His attorney said King is entitled to damages NEW YORK (AP) -- Boxing promoter Don ...

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