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  1. Songza Partners With Foursquare for Playlist, Rewards (Q&A)

    September 30, 2013 6:49 PM EDT Internet radio service Songza has partnered with location-based social network Foursquare to reward its listeners for checking into music venues.   Beginning Monday (Sept. 30), Songza users that check into venues on Foursquare will get a Songza ...

  2. Deezer Partners with Foursquare to Reward Concertgoing

    July 02, 2013 6:01 PM EDT Music subscription service Deezer has forged a partnership with location-based service Foursquare that will reward Deezer subscribers for checking in to concerts.   Here's how it works: a fan likes Deezer on Foursquare and then checks into ...

  3. Guy Oseary and Ashton Kutcher’s A-GRade Receives $100 Million Valuation

    May 01, 2013 4:26 PM EDT Guy Oseary’s A-GRade, a fund he launched in partnership with Ashton Kutcher and billionaire Ron Burkle in 2010, announced a $100 million valuation at Techcrunch’s Disrupt NY conference on Wednesday. In a panel discussion with Techcrunch founder ...

  4. Staying Great: Guest Post by Ben Horowitz of Andreessen Horowitz

    March 01, 2013 3:01 PM EST Ben Horowitz, the writer of this guest post, is co-founder and partner of Andreessen Horowitz. He was co-founder and CEO of Opsware (formerly Loudcloud), which was acquired by HP, and ran several product divisions at Netscape. He serves on th ...

  5. Don Was On Blue Note's 'Radical' Spotify App, OpenEMI, Revitalizing Label at FutureSound Keynote

    November 16, 2012 10:10 AM EST Was, Not Was: Don Was (left) being interviewed by Steve Jang: Co-Founder/CEO, Soundtracking at Billboard's FutureSound Conference. (Photo: Arnold Turner) Blue Note Records president Don Was told San Francisco technologists that the label' ...

  6. Fred Wilson Confirmed for Keynote at Billboard FutureSound Conference

    October 25, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Venture capitalist Fred Wilson will be a keynote speaker at the Billboard FutureSound Conference, presented in association with Loeb & Loeb LLP, which will take place November 15-16 in San Francisco. Wilson is managing partner at New York-base ...

  7. Deadmau5 Confirmed for Keynote at Billboard FutureSound Conference

    October 18, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Global dance music superstar Deadmau5 has been added as a keynote speaker to the star-studded Billboard FutureSound Conference in association with Loeb & Loeb LLP, which will take place November 15-16 in San Francisco, CA. Billboard's Fut ...

  8. Don Was Confirmed For Keynote Q&A At Billboard FutureSound Conference

    October 09, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Don Was, president and chief creative officer at Blue Note Records, has been confirmed for a keynote Q&A at the Billboard FutureSound conference in association with Loeb & Loeb LLP, which will take place November 15-16 in San Francisco, CA ...

  9. Latin Conference: Social Savviness, DJ Domination Dictate Current Scene

    April 26, 2012 10:31 AM EDT Living Social (L-R): Mark Coatney (Media Outreach Director, Tumblr), Ashley Simon (manager, media partnerships, Foursquare), Jorge Rincon (CEO, Red Mas), Vivian Lewit (director, music content partnerships, YouTube), Demian Bellumino (VP of Operati ...

  10. Exclusive: Gregory Brothers to Join Samantha Bee, Jason Jones, More at Shorty Awards

    March 22, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Viral-video titans the Gregory Brothers will be performing a special at the Shorty Awards, to be held in New York on March 26. The awards, which recognize "content creators, celebrities, agencies and brands on Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Y ...

  11. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog Part 2

    March 14, 2012 2:06 PM EDT Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog March 17, 2012 | Person ON the Street Man on the Street: Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Billboard.biz: What's the best band/artist you've seen yet? Fred Mills: Br ...

  12. Spotify, Elektra Execs Make Fortune's '40 Under 40' List

    October 20, 2011 3:17 PM EDT Spotify, Eleketra Execs Make Fortune's "40 Under 40" List Music Executives representing Spotify and Elektra Records make a strong showing on Fortune's new "40 Under 40" list . That's a change from last year' ...

  13. Billboard FutureSound Update: More Speakers, Topics Confirmed

    September 28, 2011 1:32 PM EDT There are a lot of music-industry conferences these days, but we're aiming to do something really different with Billboard's inaugural FutureSound Conference , taking place Nov. 17-18 in San Francisco. This conference is designed to driv ...

  14. SXSW Central 2011

    March 16, 2011 9:00 AM EDT March 18, 2011 |PANEL Tips On Harnessing The Obsessives At SXSW 'Super Fans' Panel You know those kids who own every single song and poster from a certain artist, have tattoo of their music hero stamped on their neck and have built a vir ...

  15. SXSW 2011: Sharing, Locating, Starting-Up - Three Tech Trends to Watch

    March 11, 2011 2:34 PM EST Call it "Spring Break for Geeks" or "Shitshow" as you like, but SXSW remains an important convergence of innovators, tastemakers and press that can make or break a fledgling company's mainstream aspirations. Twitter and Fo ...

  16. Adam Lambert, Chamillionaire Talk Drunken Tweeting, Online Stalkers At Grammy Social Media Event

    February 12, 2011 1:30 PM EST Panels about technology can sometimes get a little technical -- or worse. But add in a few cutting-edge social media execs and some charismatic musical acts and you're in for a pretty cool discussion --and a few laughs. (After all, one can� ...

  17. Foursquare Founder at MIDEM Avoids Music Specifics, Hints At New Features

    January 22, 2011 12:00 AM EST Foursquare co-founder Naveen Selvadurai CANNES, France - The crowd that came to see Foursquare co-founder Naveen Selvadurai talk about how the music industry can best use Foursquare, the popular check-in app, walked away disappointed. For attendee ...

  18. Business Matters: Is EMI Going To Citigroup Sooner Than Later?

    January 10, 2011 12:00 AM EST Is Terra Firma Handing Over EMI to Citigroup Sooner Than Later? -- Terra Firma may hand over EMI to Citigroup within weeks and buyers have been lined up for its recorded music and publishing divisions, according to a weekend report in The Guardian ...

  19. Location-Based Apps Far From Crossing Into Mainstream

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Despite their intense hype, location-based applications like Foursquare are far from crossing over into the mainstream. In fact, the vast majority of mobile phone owners claim to have never used them. And the buzz-heavy Foursquare isn’t even the m ...

  20. How Foursquare Can Promote Artists

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT How could a band use Foursquare or other geolocation apps? Music Supported Here has this advice : “’Checking in’ at the venue when you arrive for load-in would send a message out to all of your friends/fans you are there – an gentle reminder about ...

  21. Business Matters: BMI, John Lennon, Foursquare, Lilith and more

    June 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT INTERIM FEE AGREED ON -- BMI and the Radio Music License Committee have agreed on an interim fee starting August 1 that will reduce the radio industry’s fee to $192 million from $217 million. BMI had previously agreed to the lower fee (reduced 7% ...

  22. Foursquare Close To Obtaining Funding: Report

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Startup website Foursquare, a location-based services company, is close to getting new funding that would allow it to expand, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The funding, led by Silicon Valley ...

  23. Business Matters: Hastings, Rap-A-Lot, Echo Nest and More

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Follow Glenn Peoples on Twitter -- Entertainment retailer Hastings reported a 4.9% increase in revenue to $129 million in the first quarter of 2010. Net income dropped to $1 million from $1.7 million. Comp store revenue increased 4.9%. Comp store ...

  24. @SXSW: THE DAILY DIGEST: Location Services Steal SXSW Spotlight

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Location-based social networking services ruled the discussion during the opening weekend of SXSW as they used the chaos of the festival to showcase their capabilities. With so much going on at once, knowing who is where at any given time helps th ...