Food industry

  1. Exclusive: Troy Carter, Terry Richardson Team For Pop Water, Launching In Early 2013

    October 29, 2012 1:27 PM EDT Troy Carter, founder and CEO of entertainment company Atom Factory and manager of Lady Gaga, and photographer Terry Richardson are teaming up for a new consumer product, Pop Water , set for an early 2013 debut. The new beverage will be marketed as ...

  2. Of Monsters and Men to Play Billboard Party in Chicago, Aug. 5

    July 27, 2012 3:51 PM EDT Billboard will rock Chicago on Sunday, Aug. 5 with a little help from critical darlings Of Monsters and Men and The Jezabels. The groups will help close out Lollapalooza weekend when they perform at the Billboard Post Party, presented by Starbucks ...

  3. Exclusive: Starbucks To Release 'Cafe Con Musica,' Nacional Records Latin Alt Compilation

    May 22, 2012 9:36 AM EDT Starbucks, which rarely carries Latin music in its stores, has partnered with Latin indie label Nacional Records to release an exclusive compilation of Latin alternative music. "Café con Música" (Coffee With Music) will be available only ...

  4. Lady Antebellum Teams With Lipton Tea & Honey For New TV Spot

    May 08, 2012 9:42 PM EDT Nicki Minaj isn't the only musician to star in a major ad for PepsiCo this week. Lady Antebellum debuted new 30-second TV spots for Lipton Tea & Honey and Lipton 100% Natural, a new product created in partnership by Pepsi and Unilever.In ...

  5. Backbeat: The Walkmen Preview Upcoming Album 'Heaven,' Sponsor Captain Morgan

    April 13, 2012 5:28 PM EDT (Photo: Andrew Hampp) The Walkmen previewed tracks from upcoming album Heaven (out June 5 on Fat Possum/Bella Union ) at a private concert held Wednesday night at New York's 8 Bond Street. The appearance was the kick-off of a 10-city event se ...

  6. Guest Column: 15 Brands That Made Great Use Of Music

    December 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST As we ad people slither safely out of an unrelentingly complex year/decade, an unmistakable tipping point has transpired: the concept of "selling out" has been taken over by "selling in." Think of Pearl Jam doing a Target ad -- ...

  7. Sponsors Sign for Univision's Music Competition Show

    August 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Univision has signed AT&T, Bud Light, Coca-Cola, State Farm and Target as title sponsors of its upcoming American Idol-like music competition, Viva el Sueño! (Live the Dream!). The series will feature aspiring professional artists who have not ...

  8. Christina Aguilera Onboard With Yum! World Hunger Relief

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Christina Aguilera is raising her voice to help fight world hunger. Yum! Brands announced today that the singer will be the global spokesperson for the company’s World Hunger Relief effort. Aguilera will appear in public service announcements and ...

  9. Alesha Dixon Fronts Toblerone Campaign

    June 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop act Alesha Dixon is to front a new campaign for Toblerone chocolate, offering fans a free download of an exclusive new track. The free track is called "Before the Sun Goes Down," her label Asylum U.K. confirmed. The label is a d ...

  10. Inside Coca-Cola's Music-Powered Campaign

    June 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "From our perspective, it was a logical choice to inspire people through music," said Coca-Cola Global Music Marketing Manager Umut Özaydinli in the beginning of a case study on Coca-Cola's "Open Happiness" campaign at the ...

  11. Former Coke Exec Joins EMI

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST EMI Music has appointed Rafael McDonnell to a new role covering brand partnerships, licensing and synchronization. McDonnell launched and ran Mycokemusic.com in 2004, which was among the first legal download services in Europe, although it shut do ...

  12. Sugar Ray Lead Singer Butters Up Unilever

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mark McGrath, lead singer of rock band Sugar Ray and host of entertainment news show Extra!, is the voice of a new branded entertainment effort from Unilever's I Can't Believe It's Not Butter. Dubbed Spraychel for President , the ca ...

  13. Fonseca To Kick Off Starbucks Concert Series

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks Coffee Company is launching its first Latin-themed concert series. The Cafexpresion series kicks off in June 8 with a free show by Colombian singer/songwriter Fonseca at the Long Beach Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, Calif. O ...

  14. NARM Panel Debates Copyright Issues

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A panel on copyright issues at NARM featured many of the usual arguments, as both sides disagreed on how to best monetize free content and make sure royalty rates are equitable. On one hand, new media folks like the Digital Media Association' ...

  15. Gannett Upped At Sony BMG

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Chris Gannett has been promoted to VP of strategic marketing for Sony BMG's Commercial Music Group. Gannett reports to David Santaniello, senior VP of strategic marketing for the group, and is based in New York. In his new role, Gannett will ...

  16. Starbucks Shuffles Hear Music, Lombard Exits

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks has handed over day-to-day management of the Hear Music record label to the Concord Music Group. As part of the move, Ken Lombard, president of Starbucks Entertainment, has left the company to pursue other business interests. Chris Bruzz ...

  17. Tesco Relaunches Download Site

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT British supermarkets giant Tesco is getting busy in the download space. The chain will launch Tesco Digital in May, initially offering 3.3 million music tracks. Half of those titles will be in the iPod-compatible MP3 format. Plans are to offer its ...

  18. Brit Supermarket Tesco Refutes CD-Pricing Report

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Tesco has flatly denied a published report which claimed the British mass merchant powerhouse is applying pressure on labels to drop their wholesale CD prices. "It's a load of nonsense. I don't know where they're getting it fro ...

  19. Sony/ATV Taps Kaplan For Global Marketing Initiative

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing has begun a global marketing initiative, appointing former ad agency executive Rob Kaplan to head the drive. Rob Kaplan, a former mcgarrybowen executive who has been involved in a number of deals licensing the Beatles ...

  20. Hear Music Signs Hilary McRae

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hear Music, the label started by Concord Music Group and Starbucks, has signed Hilary McRae as the company's first developing artist. While the full album will not be available until spring 2008, Starbucks customers will be able to download M ...

  21. Muse, Chiefs, Cornell Confirmed For South Africa Fest

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Muse, Kaiser Chiefs, Good Charlotte, Chris Cornell and Korn have been announced as headliners for next year's two-date My Coke Fest, taking place in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa. The 2008 incarnation of My Coke Fest will be held a ...

  22. Gilbert Moves To Manatt

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music lawyer Gary Gilbert is now settling into his new position as a partner in the Manatt Phelps & Phillips entertainment practice group in Los Angeles. Gilbert and two associate attorneys left Baker Hostetler earlier this month, becoming par ...

  23. Starbucks To Push Exclusives Via iTunes

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks Entertainment is tapping the iTunes store as the exclusive outlet for several new releases. The new record label plans to release EPs from emerging artists Rissi Palmer, Alice Russell and WinterKids in digital form on the "Starbucks ...

  24. Country Singer Henson Cargill Dies

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Singer Henson Cargill, whose 1968 hit "Skip a Rope" topped the country charts with its understated take on social problems, has died. He was 66. Cargill died Saturday following complications from surgery, Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond ...

  25. Starbucks, Concord Music Group Form Label

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks and Concord Music Group have formed a new label, Hear Music, which will sign established and emerging artists directly for distribution inside and outside the coffee chain. Under the collaborative venture, Starbucks will take primary res ...

  26. CeU To Be Featured On Starbucks' Hear Music

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Brazilian newcomer CeU, who scored a Latin Grammy nomination last fall for her self-titled debut, will be the first international act to be featured on Starbucks' Hear Music Debut CD series. CeU's album, previously released in Brazil, wi ...

  27. Starbucks To Feature Low Stars On Upcoming CD

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Starbucks Entertainment revealed plans today (Dec. 7) to include Low Stars as the third music act featured on its "Hear Music Debut" CD series. Low Stars' self-titled album will be available exclusively at the more than 6,000 Starbu ...

  28. Starbucks Picks Mintz For VP Role

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Coffee seller nabs exclusive Berry CD/DVD Starbucks Entertainment has named Alan Mintz VP of content development, Mintz, who starts June 5, replaces Don MacKinnon, who left the company earlier this year. Mintz will be based in Starbucks' new ...

  29. Starbucks To Offer Diana Ross Exclusively

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Search continues for VP of music and ent. Starbucks' new deal with the William Morris Agency should bring the coffeehouse greater access to music, film and book projects at an earlier stage. But the company stresses they will also continue to ...

  30. Starbucks To Offer Diana Ross Exclusively

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks' new deal with the William Morris Agency should bring the coffeehouse greater access to music, film and book projects at an earlier stage. But the company stresses they will also continue to Starbucks' new deal with the William ...

  31. Starbucks Links With William Morris Agency

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Starbucks Corp. has hired the William Morris Agency to seek music, film and book projects for the coffee retailer to consider for marketing and distribution in its 11,000 locations worldwide. The Starbucks Corp. has hired the William Morris Ag ...

  32. Lombard: Key Exec Losses Won't Hurt Starbucks

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Despite two high-profile departures from its music division, Starbucks Entertainment president Ken Lombard says business will not be affected. However, some in the industry aren't so sure. Despite two high-profile departures from its music di ...

  33. Starbucks To Unveil New Hear Music Coffeehouses

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST While some traditional record retailers continue to shutter stores, Starbucks is unveiling two new Hear Music Coffeehouses. The stores integrate a coffee shop with a traditional record store and digit While some traditional record retailers contin ...

  34. Rolling Stones Roll Out 'Rarities'

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks to handle U.S. release Nov. 22. Starbucks to handle U.S. release Nov. 22. News ...

  35. Rolling Stones Roll Out 'Rarities'

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones will release an album of rare tracks next month in partnership with coffee retailer Starbucks Corp. and the group's Virgin Records label, the partners said yesterday (Oct. 25). The Rolling Stones will release an album of ra ...

  36. Rolling Stones Roll Out 'Rarities'

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones will release an album of rare tracks next month in partnership with coffee retailer Starbucks Corp. and the group's Virgin Records label, the partners said yesterday (Oct. 25). The Rolling Stones will release an album of ra ...

  37. HMV Canada Pulls Dylan Records

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Removal is response to Starbucks deal. Removal is response to Starbucks deal. News ...

  38. VH1 Readies Hip Hop Honors

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks contest, ad campaign unveiled. VH1 will kick off its second annual Hip Hop Honors event through a partnership with Starbucks, Billboard.biz has learned. From Aug. 26 – Sept. 26, fans can enter to win a trip for two to the New York ceremo ...

  39. The Beat

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks' Hear Music and XM partners for a series of multi-artist compilation CDs, premiering with "Hear Music XM Radio Sessions, Vol. 1," featuring artists including Tracy Chapman and Jewel. Read M Starbucks' Hear Music and X ...

  40. Coca-Cola Targets Indian Photographer

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT An Indian photographer has been threatened with legal action by Coca-Cola Co. for displaying one of his photographs -- depicting water shortages against a backdrop of the company's ubiquitous logo -- BOMBAY (Reuters) -- An Indian photographer ...

  41. HMV Canada Pulls Alanis Records

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Retailer protests Starbucks exclusive. Retailer protests Starbucks exclusive. News ...

  42. Retail Track

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks tunes into the lifestyle of its customers and expands into the music business. Read Ed Christman's column. Starbucks tunes into the lifestyle of its customers and expands into the music business. Read Ed Christman's column. New ...

  43. Retail Track

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks tunes into the lifestyle of its customers and expands into the music business. Read Ed Christman's column. Starbucks tunes into the lifestyle of its customers and expands into the music business. Read Ed Christman's column. New ...

  44. Starbucks Launching 'Hear Music' Series

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Retailer aims to break new artists. In its latest move into the music business, Starbucks is launching the "Hear Music Debut" CD series, a program to help labels break new artists. Lava Records' Antigone Rising is the first act to t ...

  45. Exclusively Wrong: What Is Maverick Accomplishing With Starbucks Deal?

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST The March 12 issue of <i>Billboard</i> alerted me that once again the shortsightedness of the recorded-music industry is in full force. According to a cover story in that issue, Maverick is issuing an The following is an open letter to ...

  46. Pepperidge Farm Flips For 'Fockers'

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tie-ins include sweepstakes, coupons. Pepperidge Farm is playing a key role in the promotion of the April 19 DVD release of "Meet the Fockers" (Universal Studios Home Entertainment). Among the numerous tie-ins are a Pepperidge Farm-spons ...

  47. Starbucks Jumping The Gun On Beck Album

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST By selling Beck's "Guero" album, Starbucks is stepping up its presence in music beyond the adult-alternative CDs it generally carries. But the company apparently has a way to go before it understands By selling Beck's "Gue ...

  48. Alanis Re-Recording 'Jagged Little Pill'

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Starbucks has six-week exclusive. Starbucks has six-week exclusive. News ...

  49. Brit Retailer Tesco Enters Download Biz

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Leading British supermarket chain Tesco has launched a music download service. Tesco says the online store, at www.tesco.com, offers more than 500,000 titles at a flat rate of &#163;0.79 each ($1.46). Leading British supermarket chain Tesco ha ...

  50. Brit Retailer Tesco Enters Download Biz

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Leading British supermarket chain Tesco has launched a music download service. Tesco says the online store, at www.tesco.com, offers more than 500,000 titles at a flat rate of &#163;0.79 each ($1.46). Leading British supermarket chain Tesco ha ...

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