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  1. Afterglow: Tips On Creating The Perfect Post-Event Email (Guest Post)

    October 29, 2013 2:51 PM EDT This post first appeared at the Rockhouse Partners blog . Rockhouse Partners is a technology-based entertainment agency that provides solutions for live events.     In our last blog post , we discussed the importance of updating your website af ...

  2. We Want You For Billboard.biz's Year-End Readers' Survey!

    December 05, 2012 5:45 PM EST Seasons' greetings and welcome to the first annual Billboard.biz Year-End Readers' Survey . It's not a traditional poll -- nobody's voting for anything. Instead, we want your opinions and wisdom on the following three questions ...

  3. Business Matters: Without SOPA, Are There Other Tools in Copyright Holders' Toolkits?

    March 02, 2012 5:12 PM EST Without SOPA, Are There Other Tools Are There in Copyright Holders' Toolkit -- Even without an anti-piracy law like the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), the U.S. government has gone after a foreign-based Internet company. Rather than block acce ...

  4. Apple to Hold Media Event on Education Next Week

    January 12, 2012 6:15 AM EST Apple is scheduling a media event in New York next week, but the company isn't saying much about the topic it plans to discuss. An email invitation to news organizations on Wednesday says the announcement is related to education. The invite&# ...

  5. Phil McCarty, TrackTrack.It Founder, On Watermarking, Streaming & iPhone App (Video)

    December 06, 2011 7:07 AM EST Phil McCarty, founder of TrackTrack.It, spoke about the services offered by his company after his demonstration at the Billboard FutureSound conference's Visionary Showcase presentation. TrackTrack.It embeds a powerful watermark into pre-rele ...

  6. Internal Emails in Grooveshark/Universal Case Show Grooveshark Opted to Post First, Ask for Permission Later

    November 21, 2011 5:35 PM EST Universal Music Group lawsuit against Grooveshark, filed Friday in a US District Court, includes revealing internal emails to bolster its claim that parent company "Escape [Media Group] has brashly acknowledged the unauthorized and infringing ...

  7. FAQ

    October 28, 2011 12:22 PM EDT » What is Billboard.biz? » How do I subscribe to Billboard.biz? » As a current Billboard subscriber, do I have access to the Billboard.biz website? » How do I log into my Billboard.biz online account? » Does my Billboard subscription include acces ...

  8. Verizon Customers Exposed in Massive U.S. Data Breach

    April 06, 2011 7:50 AM EDT Customers of Verizon Communications had their email addresses exposed in a massive online data breach last week, according to an email to customers obtained by Reuters. In what could be one of the biggest such attacks in U.S. history, a computer h ...

  9. Best Buy, TiVo, Walgreens Hacked Over the Weekend

    April 04, 2011 7:19 AM EDT Best Buy Co., TiVo Inc., and Walgreen Co. are the latest in a seemingly endless string of companies to warn over the weekend that hackers gained access to customers' files, including email addresses. The companies all use the same marketing a ...

  10. Facebook Takes On Google, Yahoo In Web Messages

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Facebook rolled out an all-in-one messaging service that for the first time allows its half-billion members to communicate with people outside the social network, intensifying a battle with Google Inc and Yahoo Inc for users' Internet time. A ...

  11. French Anti-Piracy Scheme's 25,000 Daily Reports

    October 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Three weeks after the first warning messages were sent by email to online infringers, French body HADOPI remains quiet on the process and its results. However, Billboard.biz has learned that rights-holders are reporting 25,000 music related copyri ...

  12. First Anti-Piracy Warnings Issued In France

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT French body HADOPI, launched by the government to handle the three-strikes anti-piracy system, confirmed that it has filed its first warning messages. The HADOPI email messages were reportedly sent to infringing users via their respective Internet ...

  13. Three-Strikes Arrives In France

    September 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT French body HADOPI, launched by the government to handle the three-strike system, is about to file its first warning messages, a spokesperson confirmed to Billboard.biz today (Sept. 23). HADOPI's rights protection committee CPD has already fi ...

  14. Consumers Responsive To E-mail Marketing

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Despite all the complaints one hears about e-mail spam, a survey in the U.S. and 12 countries in Europe and Asia/Pacific finds plenty of consumers willing to act on marketing e-mails that catch their fancy. Released this week, the study shows 58% ...

  15. Departing William Morris Floater Sends Heated Email

    April 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A floater departing floater at WME Entertainment's New York office sent an interesting goodbye email to the entire agency on Friday, according to Deadline Hollywood. The floater, Marcus Washington, worked for a short time for WME music agent ...

  16. Business Matters: Sony, eMusic, YouTube, Twitter

    December 31, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- The addition of Sony ’s catalog at eMusic , which coincided with higher prices for fewer downloads, has resulted in virtually no change in the ...

  17. Sony Music Mexico MD Miguel Trujillo Departs Company

    October 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Mexico & Central America managing director Miguel Trujillo has left the company, sources confirmed to Billboard. Trujillo will continue working with the label on a non-exclusive, project-by-project basis. There was no official word ...

  18. Analysis: Twitter Is Effective, But How Effective?

    June 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It may be difficult to fathom with the hullabaloo going on about Twitter, but people bought music before the service launched. In fact, people bought music before the existence of email, the Internet browser, MySpace, the eight-track cassette and ...

  19. Briefs: Bug Music, TicketsNow, IFPI, Musictoob

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Since email marketing is (or should be) an integral part of every artist's career, this Forrester report has a notable estimates and opinions: "Marketing messages to the primary inbox will swell to an average of more than 9,000 annual ...

  20. Syntax To Shutter

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST As reported on the Daily Swarm, dance music distributor Syntax will cease operations tomorrow (January 11). In an email message, Syntax cited "Digital distribution, closing stores, a weak dollar, a poor economy and the rising cost of every as ...

  21. Labels Taps eListeningPost For Digital Push

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Three U.K. labels have revealed plans to use eListeningPost, the ad-supported digital viral marketing service, to promote new or recent releases this month. Korova, a Warner Music U.K. imprint, will use eListeningPost's email-based technology ...

  22. Musicrypt Partners With Pando

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pact aims to distribute large media files via Web. Canadian digital media distribution company, Musicrypt Inc. has partnered with New York-based Pando Networks, Inc. The pact will enable Musicrypt to distribute large media files--including music v ...

  23. Supreme Court Blocks RIAA In Verizon Case

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ISP does not need to disclose names of users. ISP does not need to disclose names of users. News ...

  24. New California Law ID's File Sharers

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Works must contain valid e-mail, title. Works must contain valid e-mail, title. News ...