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  1. As Facebook Stock Nears $18, Its Focus on Music Will Suffer

    August 31, 2012 4:29 PM EDT Facebook shares dove under $19 and were trading down 4.86% to $18.17 Friday afternoon after slashed price targets and fresh revenue concerns. Citing "challenged" media spending and an inflow of additional shares from lock-up expirations, ...

  2. Facebook's Dan Rose Talks Music, App Economy, Skrillex @MIDEM Keynote Q&A (VIDEO)

    January 31, 2012 8:23 AM EST Watch live streaming video from midem at livestream.com In just four months, Facebook has become a major player in music streaming. Since the launch of Facebook Music in September, the social-networking giant has helped Spotify skyrocket to over 3 ...

  3. Sony's Tim Schaaff Answers Five Questions @MIDEM

    January 29, 2012 12:05 PM EST Sony's Music Unlimited, a cloud-based music-streaming service, has been heavily scrutinized ever since its launch as Qrocity last year. Initially plagued by a hacking scandal that affected some 77 million accounts across Sony's PlayStati ...

  4. 2011: The Year the Music Business Turned the Corner?

    December 30, 2011 11:20 AM EST My first day as editor of Billboard.biz was January 3rd of this year. There were four major labels, Doug Morris was still at Universal (officially, anyway), Barry Weiss was still with Sony, Edgar Bronfman Jr. was still CEO of Warner, EMI was still ...

  5. Backbeat: Billboard FutureSound With Songkick, Topspin, Myxer, Gracenote and More

    November 21, 2011 5:02 PM EST Billboard's inaugural FutureSound Conference, held in San Francisco late last week, was a complete success by any measure -- none other than Island Def Jam SVP, Digital Strategy & New Business Jon Vanhala tweeted on Saturday "#Future ...

  6. Four Ways to Make Facebook Music a Lot Better

    November 02, 2011 7:45 AM EDT Oversharing on Facebook is certainly nothing new, but the site's new music-sharing option has taken the practice to a new extreme, alarming more than a few people we know in the process. Once a user adds Spotify or iHeartRadio to their timeli ...

  7. This Week In Music Apps: Samples, Synths, and Sketching out Music

    September 28, 2011 2:38 PM EDT Each week, we go hunting for the best and most interesting music apps on Android, iOS and the web, for our This Week In Music Apps series (also worthwhile: previous installments .) For those of you just joining us, we usually start off with a roun ...

  8. Spotify Requires Facebook Accounts for New Users, Ends Invite-Only Beta

    September 26, 2011 1:39 PM EDT Spotify is certainly making its presence known in the U.S. this month. Immediately following its highly visible appearance at the Facebook f8 conference last week, a number of new developments have emerged. First, its invite-only beta phase is ove ...

  9. Sean Parker Video Q&A @ Spotify f8 Party: Post-Napster Redemption, Music Discovery, Dubstep (Watch)

    September 23, 2011 5:21 PM EDT At last night's lavish "Celebration of Music" party in San Francisco, host Sean Parker finally got to have the Spotify launch party he always wanted, complete with Snoop Dogg, the Killers, Jane's Addiction, Kascade and a few ti ...

  10. RootMusic Prepping Spotify Integration on Facebook, Others Sure to Follow

    September 22, 2011 5:04 PM EDT Something to watch for in the next few days will be what could be considered the "Facebook Effect" on music services. In addition to the many services announcing their integration for the new Facebook Timeline, many will be making change ...

  11. Facebook Music: What it is, What it isn't, and What it Means

    September 22, 2011 4:56 PM EDT "It's not what you're like; but what you like," said John Cusack's character in "High Fidelity." Facebook took that axiom to heart, rolling out massive changes to the popular social networking platform that found ...

  12. Exclusive: Killers, Snoop Dogg, Jane's Addiction, Kaskade to Play Sean Parker f8 Party Tonight

    September 22, 2011 4:07 PM EDT With the momentous news coming out of f8 about Facebook Music , it's been a momentous day for the future of digital music. And it's ending with a bang: Tonight in San Francisco, Sean Parker is hosting an exclusive party that sources tell ...

  13. f8 Developers Conference: Early Details on Facebook Music

    September 22, 2011 2:57 PM EDT On The Big Stage: Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook's 2011 f8 Developers Conference delivering keynote address. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is only about an hour into his F8 conference keynote, but already we're getti ...

  14. Facebook Music: New Details Emerge in Advance of Thursday's Expected Announcement

    September 19, 2011 11:45 AM EDT The rumor-mongering over what type of music or media platform Facebook might announce at the forthcoming F8 Developers conference on Thursday has reached Apple-like proportions, which is only fitting given the potential impact such a service could ...

  15. Facebook Music Aims to Simplify Streaming Music Access

    September 12, 2011 11:30 AM EDT Ever since news broke back in May that Facebook was planning on adding new music functionality, speculation has been rampant over what exactly these features will look like and when they'll go live. Facebook's Music Plans Reach Far Beyon ...

  16. Facebook's Music Plans Reach Far Beyond Spotify: The Real Story

    May 25, 2011 5:05 PM EDT Is Facebook planning to launch a music service with Spotify as the music provider, as reported by Forbes today? Highly unlikely. What Facebook is doing, rather, is reaching out to multiple digital media companies-including Spotify and other digita ...

  17. Plugged And Unplugged

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Plugged On the way to/from Billboard's recent Music & Money conference -- which is focused as you may guess on the intersection of music and commerce -- I ironically polished off a great book lamenting on how the mixture of art and busine ...

  18. Facebook To Launch Music Service?

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Facebook is reaching out to the major labels and scheduling meetings to discuss the potential implementation of a music acquisition service with the popular social networking site, Billboard.biz has learned. Sources at multiple major labels say di ...