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  1. The World Cup's Top 10 Syncs (Watch)

    June 19, 2014 6:15 PM EDT World Cup ads put music’s reputation as the “universal language” to the test in a crowded field where the choice of the song can mean a win or lose for any brand.  This year’s World Cup sponsorship is up 40% from 2010, according to a study by Mc ...

  2. Jennifer Lopez Will Kick Off The World Cup

    June 11, 2014 10:29 AM EDT Not so fast: J.Lo is performing at the World Cup after all. World Cup: Why Can't Brazil Get Its Groove On? Pitbull, Lopez World Cup Song a Flop? World Cup Panel at 2014 Billboard Latin Music Conference Jennifer Lopez said in an interview with ...

  3. Music's the Glue for World Cup Advertisers

    June 10, 2014 2:18 PM EDT Companies that are advertising for the World Cup are hoping music will strike a chord with fans globally. Because the FIFA World Cup, the international soccer tournament that begins on Thursday, is the most popular sports event on the planet, adve ...

  4. World Cup: Where is the Real Brazilian Music?

    June 01, 2014 8:12 AM EDT "The Girl From Ipanema" turns 50 this year, and Verve/Universal is celebrating with a reissue of "Getz/Gilberto," the Grammy-winning Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto album that includes the English-language version sung by Astrud ...

  5. Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez World Cup Song a Flop?

    May 25, 2014 6:12 PM EDT The official World Cup song is definitely striking a chord - the wrong one with many in host country Brazil. Since the recent release of FIFA's "We Are One (Ole Ola)," hordes of fans in Brazil have been slamming the official 2014 Cu ...

  6. Coke’s Joe Belliotti Talks World Cup and Coca-Cola’s Global Music Strategy (Q&A)

    April 15, 2014 2:34 PM EDT “We’re not a record label, we’re a beverage company and we do really good marketing.” As Coca-Cola’s head of Global Entertainment, Joe Belliotti is behind “The World is Ours,” Coke’s FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil anthem campaign, the largest music ...

  7. Janelle Monae Covers ‘Heroes’ In Pepsi's Global Futbol Campaign, Talks Her Love For David Bowie

    April 02, 2014 4:00 AM EDT Janelle Monae from her new Pepsi spot filmed in Rio. (Photo courtesy of Pepsi) Janelle Monae has already gone Brazilian for the just-released “Rio 2” soundtrack as the voice of its theme song “What Is Love.” But starting Wednesday, the singer is m ...

  8. Bubbling Under: Rico Love Goes Behind The Mic, Royal Teeth Rise

    October 04, 2013 10:13 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Rico Love, Royal Teeth, Strange Talk and T'Juan. Rico Love Having co-written ...

  9. Ricky Martin Invites Fans to Create a 2014 World Cup Song

    September 13, 2013 3:41 PM EDT Ricky Martin is inviting fans to enter an international contest created by Sony to write a 2014 FIFA World Cup song and, which he will record. The song will not be the official 2014 FIFA World Cup anthem (as was erroneously reported elsewhere), ...

  10. David Correy's 'The World Is Ours' Is Coca-Cola's 2014 World Cup Anthem (Exclusive)

    September 11, 2013 5:35 PM EDT "The World is Ours," performed by singer David Correy and Brazilian percussion troupe Monobloco, is Coca-Cola's global 2014 FIFA World Cup anthem, Coca-Cola sources have revealed exclusively to Billboard. Listen to "The World ...

  11. First Official 2014 World Cup Song Released by Coca-Cola in Brazil

    June 25, 2013 7:44 PM EDT Less than a week before demonstrators in the streets of Brazil began protesting the high costs of hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup, among other grievances, Coca-Cola sent a more positive message about the international event out to Brazilian socc ...

  12. Morning Fix: Bertelsmann Wants EMI Assets; Jay-Z's 'Made In America' Costs; Twitter's New Tools

    August 31, 2012 8:08 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. WHITE PAPER URGES FTC TO BLOCK UMG-EMI DEAL; EU NAT'L REGULATORS TO VOTE ON MERGER Next Week The American Antitrust Institute, a Washington-based non-profit org aniza ...

  13. 40 Under 40: Joe Belliotti, Emmanuel Seuge

    August 02, 2012 2:20 PM EDT Joe Belliotti, Emmanuel Seuge Director of Entertainment Marketing; Head of Worldwide Sports and Entertainment Marketing, Coca-Cola Website: CocaCola.com Twitter: @JoeBelliotti ; @ManuSeuge Making Music Go Better How has Coca-Cola sustained its pre ...

  14. Will.i.am, Coca-Cola To Debut 'Ekocycle' During Olympics Wednesday

    July 31, 2012 9:53 AM EDT Will.i.am is teaming up with The Coca-Cola Company for a new global sustainability and recycling initiative called Ekocycle, a stand-alone brand designed to raise awareness and proceeds for environmentally friendly causes. The program will debut W ...

  15. 10 Hits You Didn't Know Were Jingles

    July 25, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Since their heyday in TV and radio advertising of the '50s and '60s, songs written for commercials have had a resurgence in recent years but in a different form. Instead of the 30-second songs you'd hear during commercials, the mode ...

  16. LAMC Wraps-Up With Big Hopes for Latin Alternative as 'Demographic Growing Exponentially'

    July 16, 2012 4:45 PM EDT The LAMC "Licensing in 2012: Are Advertising, Games & Synchs the New Radio?" panel. (Photo: Marlon Bishop) The 13th Latin Alternative Music Conference in New York City wrapped up on Friday and Saturday with three panels on topics ran ...

  17. Bubbling Under: U.K. 'X Factor' Runner-Up Olly Murs

    June 15, 2012 8:14 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Olly Murs, the Parlotones, Katie Armiger and Tex James . Olly Murs One Direction, w ...

  18. How Oceana's Euro 2012 Soccer Cup Synch Could Make Her a Global Superstar

    April 25, 2012 6:50 AM EDT German pop singer Oceana is set to receive a major sales boost this summer when her song "Endless Summer" is placed in front of a potential global audience of over a billion people as the official song of the Euro 2012 soccer tournament. ...

  19. Spotify, Coca-Cola Team Up for App, Facebook Integration, More

    April 18, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Spotify and Coca-Cola are teaming up for a global partnership that will include a Spotify app, a Facebook integration and a 2013 marketing campaign, among other elements. "This is the beginning of something we both feel will be incredibly lon ...

  20. Hugh Masekela: How the Listen 2 Africa Label Is Hooking Up a 73-Year Old Jazz & World Music Heritage Artist

    February 17, 2012 4:30 PM EST The 73-year old Hugh Masekela whose new album Jabulani is just out on Dave Love's Listen 2 Africa label. Soccer fans remember ESPN's coverage of the FIFA World Cup in 2010. The obnoxious vuvuzela horns that prompted some TV watchers to t ...

  21. Guild of Music Supervisors Expands Awards Ceremony For Film, TV, Games

    February 07, 2012 6:04 PM EST The Guild Of Music Supervisors will hand out awards in nine different categories at a brunch prior to the Grammy Awards on Feb. 12. The guild's second awards ceremony will honor music supervisors in the categories of Independent Films ($20 mi ...

  22. Mark Ronson On 'Move To The Beat,' His Olympic Anthem For Coca-Cola @MIDEM

    January 31, 2012 12:40 PM EST Mark Ronson (Center) with Wendy Clark, Coca Cola senior VP (left) and Topspin founder/CEO Ian Rogers (right), discussed the mulit-faceted tracks he is creating for the Coca-Cola's Olympic Anthem at MIDEM'S Visionary Monday Q&A sessio ...

  23. Billboard Power 100: Emmanuel Seuge

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 16 Emmanuel Seuge Head of Global Sports and Entertainment Marketing Coca-Cola Twitter: @manuseuge Teaching The World To Sing... In the 2012 music business, brands are the new banks. And Coca-Cola is music's biggest bank. Between the Olymp ...

  24. K'Naan, Stampeders, Bob Ezrin Honored at SOCAN Awards

    November 22, 2011 11:15 AM EST Hip hop artist K'Naan, legendary country-rockers The Stampeders, Pink Floyd/Alice Cooper producer Bob Ezrin and country band Prairie Oyster all received achievement awards of varying kinds at last night's private SOCAN Awards at Toronto& ...

  25. Q&A With Placido Domingo, IFPI Chairman, Opera Star

    August 24, 2011 1:00 PM EDT The legendary Placido Domingo strode into London in late July like the opera colossus that he really is and unleashed an astonishing piece of news: the "multi-faceted" opera star had been appointed to the newly created role of chairman a ...

  26. South Africa's Freshlyground Tries to Repeat World Cup Anthem Success With Rugby

    July 22, 2011 9:30 AM EDT South African Afro-pop outfit, Freshlyground, expanded its domestic and international fanbase following its 2010 FIFA World Cup Official Song collaboration with Shakira, "Waka Waka (It's Time For Africa) (Sony). Now the Cape Town-based s ...

  27. Soweto Gospel Choir Win Sports Emmy; South African Kwesta Wins Grittiiest Rapper Title

    May 06, 2011 1:52 PM EDT JOHANNESBURG - It's been a good awards week for South African artists, starting with the Grammy Award winning Soweto Gospel Choir which shared an award with U2 and ESPN at the Annual Sports Emmy Awards held in New York on May 2nd. The 52-stro ...

  28. Vevo Bulking Up On Original Content, Excutives; Adds Epic's McVehil, Fuse's Reich

    May 02, 2011 2:18 PM EDT Fresh off the heels of an expansion into the UK, online music video hub Vevo is now expanding its executive team. The company added former Epic Records exec. Doug McVehil as senior VP of music, talent & content operations; and Fuse's Scot ...

  29. U2 Talk New Album, Huge South African Concert

    February 11, 2011 5:47 PM EST U2 will play FNB Stadium in South Africa this weekend (Photo: WireImage) U2 open the next leg of their massive 360° Tour this Sunday, Feb, 13, with what may be the biggest audience of the band's 30-year career. The band's manager Paul Mc ...

  30. U2 To Play South African Soccer Stadiums

    October 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U2 will become the first international act to make use of two stadiums built especially for the 2010 FIFA World Cup when its 360 Tour lands in South Africa next year. An announcement made today by Live Nation Global Touring and Big Concerts confir ...

  31. Eminem Back On Top In Europe

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem 's "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) continues to show great staying power in European markets, returning to No.1 again on Billboard's European Albums chart. On European Hot 100 Singles, "Waka Waka (This Time For Af ...

  32. Eminem Beats Tom Jones To Retain U.K. Chart Summit

    August 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As Eminem's "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) saw off a strong challenge from Tom Jones' "Praise and Blame" (Universal Island) to start a fifth aggregate week as the U.K.'s No. 1 album, new boy band The Wanted sc ...

  33. Eminem Recovers European Crown

    July 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As Eminem’s “Recovery” (Interscope/Universal) starts a fourth aggregate week atop Billboard’s European Albums chart, Hot 100 Singles has a new No. 1 in the shape of Shakira’s official song of the recent FIFA World Cup, “Waka Waka (This Time For Af ...

  34. Web Trends: Philharmonic in the Park, Pilot Talk, Faith No More, Shakira and more

    July 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 10. Philharmonic in the Park 2010 There are free Philharmonic concerts taking place this week in New York City. 14. Pilot Talk Pilot Talk is Curren$y’s debut album, released today. YouTube Most Viewed Today 1. Shakira Wak ...

  35. Web Trends: Carlos Santana, Olga Guillot, Shakira and more

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 2. Cindy Blackman Carlos Santana proposed to girlfriend drummer Cindy Blackman mid-performance in Illinois on Friday. 1. Olga Guillot Cuban singer Olga Guillot died, age 87, from a heart attack. YouTube Most Viewed Today ...

  36. Shakira, Spain Triumph At World Cup

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Punctuated by shouts of "Africa," Shakira 's second consecutive performance at the closing ceremony of a FIFA World Cup sparked an ecstatic response from the vuvuzela-blowing crowd crammed into Soweto's Soccer City. The Colombi ...

  37. 5 Years After Live 8: Online Live Events Exploding

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Five years ago, AOL’s webcast of the Live 8 concerts marked a watershed moment for the live streaming of concert footage online. More than 5 million people tuned in via the Internet to watch footage of the event, compared to the 2.2 million that w ...

  38. Web Trends: Ted Nugent, Eminem, Shakira, Metric and more

    July 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music Terms on Google (as of 11am) 7. Ted Nugent On Independence Day, Ted Nugent will release 30 songs for 76 cents for what he calls "Defiance Day." YouTube Most Viewed Today 1. Eminem feat Rihanna - Love The Way You Lie 2. Music Video: ...

  39. Web Trends: LeAnn Rimes, Zack de la Rocha, Rihanna and more

    July 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music Terms on Google (as of 4pm) 1. Ribfest Naperville 2010 This year’s Ribfest Naperville 2010 event takes place this weekend, with performances by LeAnn Rimes and Sammy Hagar among others. YouTube Most Viewed Today 1. Eminem feat Rihanna - Love ...

  40. Eminem Beats Miley On Euro Chart

    July 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem 's "Recovery" outdoes his "Relapse" on Billboard's European Albums chart, debuting at No. 1 for the Interscope/Universal artist as K'naan 's "Wavin' Flag" (A&M/Universal) begins a s ...

  41. Web Trends: Drake, R. Kelly, Selena Gomez, Conan O'Brien and more

    June 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music Terms on Google (as of 4pm) No music terms currently trending. YouTube Most Viewed Today 1. Eminem Feat. Rihanna - Love The Way You Lie 2. Young Jeezy feat. Drake - Lose My Mind (Remix) 3. Eminem Feat. Rihanna - Love The Way You Lie 4. Drake ...

  42. Web Trends: Eminem, Rihanna, Conan O'Brien, Lady Gaga and more

    June 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music Terms on Google (as of 11am) No music terms currently trending. YouTube Most Viewed Today 1. Eminem Feat. Rihanna - Love The Way You Lie 2. Young Jeezy feat. Drake - Lose My Mind (Remix) 3. Eminem Feat. Rihanna - Love The Way You Lie 4. Drak ...

  43. Web Trends: Chris Brown, Eminem, Drake, Katie Price and more

    June 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music Terms on Google (as of 4pm) No music terms trending at this time. YouTube Most Viewed Today 1. Chris Brown's Michael Jackson Tribute @ the 2010 BET Awards 2. Chris Brown cries @ BET Awards 2010 - RIP Michael Jackson 3. Eminem feat Rihan ...

  44. Eminem Scores Sixth U.K. No. 1 Album

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem achieved his sixth U.K. No. 1 album with "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) and Katy Perry surged straight to the top of the singles chart with "California Gurls" (Virgin/EMI) in new sales data unveiled by the Official Ch ...

  45. Web Trends: Electric Daisy Carnival, GoogTunes, Michael Jackson and more

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music Terms on Google (as of 4pm) 3. Electric Daisy Carnival 2010 Electric Daisy Carnival is a festival/rave taking place in LA this weekend, with performances from MSTRKRFT, Moby, Steve Aoki, Deadmau5 and Z-Trip. 15. EDC 2010 EDC is the abbreviat ...

  46. Web Trends: Michael Jackson, Sam Cooke, Sandra Bullock and more

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music Terms on Google (as of 11am) 7. Michael Jackson Quotes A year after his death, fans are researching his notable quotes. 15. Michael Jackson death date It has been a year since Michael Jackson passed away. 17. When did Michael Jackson die? Ja ...

  47. Web Trends: Summerfest, Sandra Bullock, Antrax, Oasis and more

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music Terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 7. Summerfest Summerfest is an annual 11-day music festival in Milwaukee that kicks off today. Artists performing include Eric Clapton, Santana, Rush, Carrie Underwood, Sheryl Crow, Usher, Tom Petty, Tim Mc ...

  48. Web Trends: Gregg Allman, Lady Gaga Falls, Vuvuzela, Viacom and more

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11 am) 9. Gregg Allman Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers Band underwent a liver transplant. 10. Lady Gaga Falls Lady Gaga fell in Heathrow Airport, London. 13. YouTube Vuvuzela As it is World Cup season, YouTu ...

  49. Katie Melua Returns To Euro Chart Summit

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Katie Melua 's "The House" (Dramatico) moves back 2-1 to regain the top spot on European Albums in its fourth week. K'naan 's "Wavin' Flag" (A&M/Universal) starts a second week at No. 1 on European Hot 1 ...

  50. Web Trends: Pitbull, Maroon 5, Shakira, World Cup and more

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) No music-related trends at this time Youtube Most Viewed Today 1. "Egoista" ft. Pitbull 2. Eminem – Love The Way You Lie Feat. Rihanna (Lyrics) (Recovery Album) 3. Ricky - Lady Gaga Telephone ft. ...

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