Fashion

  1. Ten Brands to Watch in 2013

    December 26, 2012 1:00 PM EST Marketers spent close to $1.2 billion on music sponsorship alone in 2012, and that's not even counting the hundreds of millions that went into commercials featuring current songs that helped many artists impact the Billboard charts. As artist ...

  2. Bonnaroo Still Looks to Improve Fan Experience for 2013

    June 13, 2012 6:15 PM EDT Just as thousands of eager music fans started streaming into the enormous Manchester, Tenn., site for Bonnaroo on June 7, the wildly popular event sold off the very last of its 80,000 tickets. Obviously, the capacity crowd was viewed as a great ac ...

  3. Jay-Z's Rocawear Teams Up With The New York Yankees

    April 12, 2012 12:58 PM EDT (Photo: Rocawear) Jay-Z may have made the Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can, but his clothing line Rocawear is teaming up with the Bronx Bombers for a bit of cross-promotion this season. Rocawear will introduce signs throughout Yankee Stadi ...

  4. Chaka Khan, Eric Benet, Stacy Francis, Others Record Trayvon Martin Tribute Song, PSA (Video)

    March 27, 2012 9:30 AM EDT Chaka Khan, Eric Benet, "X Factor" finalist Stacy Francis, actors Terry Crews, Angela Bassett and others re-recorded Khan's "Super Life," while protestors took to the streets from New York to Los Angeles in the teen's ...

  5. Music-Placement Pros From Nike, Saatchi, MCM, Others Talk 'Insider Secrets' at SXSW Panel

    March 16, 2012 12:57 PM EDT "It's easy to find the sound of a brand; Nike has one, Crayola has one, people don't think Tide has a sound, but it does," said JT Griffith, music supervisor for Nike, at the "Cash for Songs: Insider Secrets of Music Place ...

  6. Nike Turned a Building into a Music App at SXSW With Help From Diplo and Sleigh Bells

    March 14, 2012 5:05 PM EDT ] (Photo:Thomas Van Buskirk) AUSTIN, TEXAS -- The biggest app at this year's SXSW wasn't Highlight or Glancee , physically speaking. It was the building pictured above, which Nike essentially turned into a music app as part of its Diplo/ ...

  7. Lil' Wayne Branches Out Into Shoe Business

    February 27, 2012 3:47 PM EST (Photo: Andrew Sidney/Picture Group) Lil Wayne's attention grabbing fashion has ranged from leopard print skintight pants to shirtless ensembles complete with enough bling to light a city. Now Weezy will hone his fashion expertise and craft a ...

  8. Jay-Z's Rocawear Recently Laid Off Half Its Staff

    January 18, 2012 7:37 PM EST Jay-Z's personal life and rapping career may be flourishing, but a recent report suggests the fashion line the mogul started over a decade ago may not be doing so well. According to the New York Post , Jay-Z's hip-hop clothing line, Roca ...

  9. Backbeat: Twin Shadow, Chelsea Kills, Apollo Run, Friends, Nick Catchdubs Rock 'Converse's Hello Brooklyn'

    October 31, 2011 11:48 PM EDT Apollo Run perform at the Converse Presents Hello Brooklyn event. Last Thursday night and with the annual CMJ Music Marathon in full swing, Converse, in conjunction with Cornerstone, put the call out to New York tastemakers in an attempt to pull t ...

  10. Backbeat: Tony Visconti Talks Bowie, T-Rex, Thin Lizzy @ McIntosh/Varvatos 'Vinyl Listening' Party

    September 28, 2011 2:56 PM EDT Black is the New Black: (From left:) Clothing designer and uber rock fan John Varvatos; legendary Grammy Award-winning producer (and author!), Tony Visconti; Global VP of Sales and Marketing for McIntosh, Linda Passaro. (Photo: Johnny Nunez/McInto ...

  11. Jay-Z Clarifies Rocawear/ Billionaire Boys Club Partnership

    August 03, 2011 2:59 PM EDT Jay-Z took to Twitter today (August 3) to correct the report that Rocawear was buying Pharrell's Billionaire Boy Club. "Partnering with @4real4rell on BBC" follow him.. (Not "buying" as GQ erroneously reported.)," Jay ...

  12. Converse's Free Recording Studio, Rubber Tracks, Opens

    July 13, 2011 9:00 AM EDT Today Converse Inc. officially announced the opening of its Brooklyn recording studio, Converse Rubber Tracks , which allows artists to sign up and record songs for free. Converse announced the studio last fall, and bands were able to apply for st ...

  13. Hot Topic To Shut ShockHound.com

    March 29, 2011 1:05 PM EDT Hot Topic Inc will discontinue ShockHound.com, its website that sells music merchandise and MP3s, and said Amy Kocoureke, the merchandising chief of its namesake division, left the company as it overhauls its business. The changes kick off the rei ...

  14. Business Matters: Hastings, A Brick-And-Mortar Retailer That's Actually Posting A Profit

    March 21, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Brick-And-Mortar Retailer Posts Profit (Yes, You Read That Right) -- Hastings has turned in numbers that show not all brick-and-mortar retailers are flailing these days. The company posted a profit of $3.9 million on revenues of $160.5 million in ...

  15. Kanye West Battles For Kobe Bryant's Sneakers in New Nike Ad

    January 31, 2011 1:16 PM EST "Some take souls... some take scalps," actor Bruce Willis tells Kobe Bryant amidst a basketball court set ablaze. "The Boss takes shoes." "The Boss" in question is Kanye West, who appears alongside Willis, Bryant and ...

  16. Alexandre Bompard To Head Fnac

    November 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Alexandre Bompard has been appointed as CEO of French leading electronic, music and cultural goods retailer Fnac, effective at the beginning of 2011. He will replace Christophe Cuvillier, who has headed the company since 2008. Cuvillier is leaving ...

  17. Branding Alert: Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony Launching New Lifestyle Brands at Kohl's

    November 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Since their much-publicized 2004 wedding, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have been one of popular music's most prominent power couples, often working together in myriad projects. Now, the two artists will apply their combined star power to t ...

  18. Jamaican Artists Honored In Brooklyn

    November 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Venerable Jamaican entertainers Glenroy Anthony "Ernie" Smith, 62 and Manley "Big Youth" Buchanan, 61, were awarded Congressional Proclamations for their ongoing contributions to the development of Jamaican music and culture. T ...

  19. Converse Teams With Bernard Sumner, Hot Chip

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Footwear brand Converse is releasing the first of its music collaborations featuring U.K. acts today (Oct. 6). It is part of a year-long campaign centered around British talent. The first track features Bernard Sumner from New Order and Bad Lieute ...

  20. BACKBEAT: VV Brown At Teen Vogue/ASOS.com Fashion's Night Out Event

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT New York Fashion Week's kickoff event, Fashion's Night Out took place on September 10 and played host to musicians all over New York City, celebrating the event. Billboard sat down with VV Brown before her performance at the Teen Vogue/A ...

  21. Fashion's Night Out: Pharrell, Kanye, Gwen Stefani, Draw Fans to NYC

    September 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music stars and industry VIPs grace the front rows of New York Fashion Week each season, but at this year's Fashion's Night Out, they mingled with everyday fans. As retail stores ranging from Nine West to Balenciaga opened their doors to ...

  22. Gwen Stefani, Diddy Set for Star-Studded Fashion's Night Out

    September 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The fashion industry is turning to the music business to boost its fortunes as part of the second annual Fashion's Night Out on Sept. 10. Musicians will perform at some of New York's top fashion houses as part of the event, aimed at luri ...

  23. Timberlake Fashion Line Partners With Target

    July 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT William Rast, the fashion line by Justin Timberlake and his childhood friend Trace Ayala, has a new partner: Target. The retailer announced Thursday that a William Rast collection, including denim, outerwear and sportswear for men and women, would ...

  24. Business Matters: WMG, Myxer, The National, U2 and More

    May 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Warner Music Group ’s stock price has given up a good portion of its gains this year. Since reaching a high of $8.01 on April 14, shares of Warner have dropped 30.2% to $6.15 at Wednesday’s close. The stock was down 6.68% on Tuesday and 4.35% o ...

  25. Hot Topic Revenue, Profit Drops In Q4, 2009

    March 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Hot Topic earned $8 million in its 2009 fiscal fourth quarter (ending January 30) and $12 million for the full year, according to its Wednesday earnings release . The teen retailer reported fourth quarter revenue of $214 million, down from $238 mi ...

  26. Inaugural F1 Rocks Concerts Staged In Singapore

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music South East Asia SVP Sandy Monteiro has described the inaugural F1 Rocks in Singapore as "electrifying" while acknowledging some "setbacks" at the event. Artists including Beyonce, No Doubt and Black Eyed Peas pe ...

  27. Beyonce Sued Over Fragrance

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A battle between the pop star and the fashion brand just turned fierce. Abercrombie & Fitch Co, the apparel retailer known for sexy advertising and casual looks, has sued the singer Beyonce Knowles, claiming her plan for a new fragrance to be ...

  28. 6 Questions With Michaelangelo L'Acqua

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT W Hotels Worldwide has just appointed Michaelangelo L'Acqua as the hotel chain's first global music director, assigning him the task of creating partnerships with labels, curating the company's compilation CDs and finding other ways ...

  29. Heavy Expands To Radio

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Young-male Web destination Heavy is going offline. The site is launching a terrestrial radio program in a bid to expand reach. "Sumosonic" is a retooled show from one offered by Heavy online. The new version is hosted by Guns N' Ros ...

  30. Los 40 Principales Partners With Fashion Retailer

    September 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spain's most popular national Top 40 radio network and a leading domestic fashion chain have created a music and fashion brand called the Music Collection, which is launched Sept. 10 in a central Madrid clothes shop for young people with an i ...

  31. Apple Targets Headphone Market?

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT All those fancy new headphones flooding the market may find themselves up the proverbial creek, as Apple looks to be doing for iPod accessories what it once did with music - lock out all competitors. According to Apple rumor site iLounge, Apple� ...

  32. Digital Briefs: iPod Shuffle, Mobile Streams

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - Apple introduced a new version of the iPod Shuffle, the third generation of the line. It's added a "Voice Over" feature where the device "speaks" the name of the artist and track of the current song, as well as the selec ...

  33. Kelly Rowland To Host Bravo Show

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST R&B singer Kelly Rowland is heading to television as the co-host of Bravo's new reality series, "The Fashion Show." Rowland, in her first gig since parting ways with former manager Mathew Knowles a few weeks back, will be teamed ...

  34. Inaugural Musink Festival Tour Canceled

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST The inaugural Samsung Mobile Musink Tattoo and Music Festival has been canceled, according to organizers, who cite the "current economic climate" as the primary factor. Social Distortion and Motorhead were tapped to headline the tour, wh ...

  35. 6 Questions: Hot Topic CEO Betsy McLaughlin

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Music doesn't account for a large portion of Hot Topic's overall business. In fact, CEO Betsy McLaughlin says, music CDs and DVDs are only "a single-digit part of what we sell." Still, the teen apparel and lifestyle retailer ha ...

  36. Social Distortion, Motorhead To Anchor Musink Tour

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Social Distortion and Motorhead have been tapped to headline the inaugural 25-city Samsung Mobile Musink Tattoo and Music Festival, which will also feature popular tattoo artist and cable TV personality Kat Von D on all dates. An official itinerar ...

  37. Sean Combs Buys Fashion Line Enyce

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sean Combs, recording artist and businessman, bought the fashion line Enyce from Liz Claiborne, for a reported $20 million. Combs' financial partner on the deal was Yucaipa Cos. Liz Claiborne bought Enyce in 2003 for a reported $114 million. ...

  38. The Story Behind Sting's Onstage Shave In NYC

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Right before the Police played their final song at last night's (Aug. 7) Madison Square Garden in New York, something odd happened. Lead singer Sting ran shirtless off stage and jumped into a barber's chair. As seen on the giant video sc ...

  39. LL Cool J To Guest Judge On 'Project Runway'

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT LL Cool J will appear as a guest judge during one episode of the fifth season of Bravo's "Project Runway." Previous judges from the music world for the fashion-based reality show include Victoria Beckham and rock singer Sarah Hudson ...

  40. Shoe Company Crocs Lines Up Music Festival Deals

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Shoe company Crocs Inc. will have a presence at a number of U.S. music festivals and amphitheater concerts this summer. Crocs Inc. has signed or is finalizing contracts with approximately 30 non-sports properties, according to a recently published ...

  41. Cuebas Rises At Trans World

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST At Trans World Entertainment, Ish Cuebas, formerly director of merchandise operations, has been named VP of music and merchandise operations. In his new role, Cuebas assumes the responsibilities of Jerry Kamiler, who left the chain after 23 years ...

  42. Pharrell, Vuitton Designing Jewelry Line

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Pharrell Williams is designing a jewelry line for Louis Vuitton called Blason. The Neptunes producer is co-designing the line with Vuitton creative consultant, Camille Miceli and plans to debut the jewelry on January 21 during Paris fashion week, ...

  43. Louis Vuitton Wins Spears Video Lawsuit

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Luxury goods maker Louis Vuitton has won a lawsuit that alleged a Britney Spears music video violated counterfeiting laws by showcasing a pink Vuitton-upholstered dashboard. A Paris civil court ordered Sony BMG and MTV Online to stop broadcasting ...

  44. Simmons Jewelry Company Launches 'Green Bracelet'

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Simmons Jewelry Company and Kimora Lee Simmons' Baby Phat brand have partnered to create the "Green Bracelet" for New York's Fashion Week. The sales of the bracelet, which is a malachite and rough diamond piece, will go to ...

  45. Simmons Launches 'Argyle' Line

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Russell Simmons is kicking off this year's Fall fashion season with Russell Simmons Argyle Culture, a new menswear collection aimed at the over-25 crowd. The collection combines urban aesthetics with professional and preppy attires and is sma ...

  46. Reebok, Daddy Yankee Open Shoe Line To The Fans

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Reebok and reggaeton sensation Daddy Yankee are opening their DY collection to the fans. Starting today, consumers can create their own individualized version of Daddy Yankee's signature DY shoe via the Web site rbkcustom.com. Launched in 200 ...

  47. Newbury Ups Mello

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Newbury Comics senior buyer Carl Mello has been promoted to the role of director of media buying for the 27-store chain. Mello joined the Brighton, Mass.-based Newbury in 1993, working at that time in the warehouse. Mello was upped to assistant bu ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. Making The Brand

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Crystal Method's fast and furious beats gives Nike a run for the money. Read Michael Paoletta's column. Crystal Method's fast and furious beats gives Nike a run for the money. Read Michael Paoletta's column. News Crystal Method ...

  50. Making The Brand

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Crystal Method's fast and furious beats gives Nike a run for the money. Read Michael Paoletta's column. Crystal Method's fast and furious beats gives Nike a run for the money. Read Michael Paoletta's column. News Crystal Method ...

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