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  1. The SXSW Social Scoop

    March 08, 2013 3:28 PM EST Billboard brings you a multi-platform compendium of all of the top tweets, pictures, video, and social media postings from SXSW daily -- all in one place, updated throughout the day so you get the latest news on what's happening in Austin. ...

  2. Morning Fix: Billboard.biz's Year in Music; L.A. Reid's 'X Factor' Legacy; 12-12-12 Album Sales

    December 14, 2012 9:25 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters THE YEAR IN MUSIC 2012: It's been another exciting and tumultuous year in the music business. In our year-end package, we take a look b ...

  3. Mary Frisbie Wood: Pepsi's Pop Songwriter

    October 15, 2012 7:30 AM EDT Making her mark with a soft drink jingle, Mary Frisbie Wood writes for commercials just like any pop song. If TV advertising is the new radio, then songwriting is steering dangerously close to the new marketing. That's the delicate line bet ...

  4. How Beats By Dre Got Their Headphones On Olympians' Ears (Despite Violating IOC Policy)

    July 31, 2012 4:30 PM EDT In just a matter of days, Beats By Dre headphones have become one of the most visible - and controversial - brands at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Athletes like British tennis player Laura Robson and soccer player Jack Butland tweeted their love ...

  5. Bertelsmann Names Judith Hartmann New CFO

    July 10, 2012 1:46 PM EDT G├╝tersloh -- Judith Hartmann (43) is the new Chief Financial Officer at Bertelsmann. That was annouced today by Bertelsmann in G├╝tersloh. Hartmann is scheduled to succeed Thomas Rabe as Chief Financial Officer before the year is out, a position he ...

  6. Music Execs Debate Promise and Threats of Universal-EMI Merger at Senate Hearing

    June 21, 2012 8:28 PM EDT Some of the music industry's top music executives painted various pictures of the Universal Music Group-EMI merger at a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing Thursday afternoon. It was a rare opportunity to see well-known executives queried a ...

  7. Billboard's Live Blog On The U.S. Senate's Hearing On Universal-EMI Merger

    June 21, 2012 7:31 AM EDT The Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights will hold a hearing on the Universal Music Group-EMI merger at around 2pm ET today, Thursday, June 21 and Billboard.biz is live blogging it here (see below). Business Mat ...

  8. The Year in Music Stocks: The Good, The Bad, The Overall Decline

    January 01, 2012 4:18 PM EST Music stocks were much like the broader markets in 2011: a mix of good and bad with an overall decline. Billboard's list of ten music-related stocks fell by an average of 4 percent in 2011. The Dow rose 3.2 percent, the S&P 500 dropped 1. ...

  9. Apple Shares Hit All-Time High

    July 18, 2011 8:10 PM EDT Apple traded at an all-time high Monday of $374.65 before closing a nickel beneath that milestone as investors positioned themselves for what is expected to be impressive quarterly earnings. Apple is scheduled to release financial details of its f ...

  10. Apple Surpasses Google as World's Most Valuable Brand

    May 09, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Apple has overtaken Google as the world's most valuable brand, ending a four-year reign by the Internet search leader, according to a new study by global brands agency Millward Brown. The iPhone and iPad maker's brand is now worth $153 b ...

  11. EMI Combining Sync and Licensing Departments

    April 07, 2011 4:07 PM EDT EMI is combining the synchronization and licensing staffs of its North American publishing and record label operations and putting them under one roof. The move helps the company execute a global rights management strategy initiated by Roger Faxon ...

  12. Business Matters: New York Times App Gets Poor Post-Paywall Reviews, Jay-Z Launches Lifestyle Website

    April 04, 2011 5:00 PM EDT New York Times App Gets Poor Post-Paywall Reviews -- If Americans are turned off at the idea of paying for good reporting, will they pay for unlimited access to music? It's the question of the moment, and reviewer feedback at the iTunes App S ...

  13. Borders' Chapter 11: What Impact Will It Have On The Music Business?

    February 16, 2011 6:34 PM EST The Borders Group's Chapter 11 filing shouldn't have too much of an impact on the music industry in general: Over the last two years the Ann Arbor-based merchant has made deep cuts in its music commitment. But it will have a big impact o ...

  14. Entertainment And Media Deals Lead 2010 Mergers and Acquisitions

    January 28, 2011 6:54 AM EST U.S. entertainment and media industry merger and acquisition activity rose slightly in 2010 when looking at the number of deals and outpaced the overall U.S. deal market, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. However, the total value of completed i ...

  15. Televisa To Air Telemundo Content On Latam Pay TV

    July 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mexican broadcaster Televisa will add content from network Telemundo to its pay channels as it strengthens links with the U.S. No. 2 Spanish-language television company to boost viewership. Starting this weekend, Televisa will air Telemundo's ...

  16. FCC Clears Google-Backed Plan On Airwaves

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has approved a plan sought by tech companies like Google Inc and Microsoft Inc to open soon-to-be-vacant television airwaves to new wireless devices. The five-member FCC voted Nov. 4 to open unlicensed po ...

  17. Vivendi Calls Apple iTunes Contract Terms 'Indecent'

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Vivendi condemned as "indecent" the contract terms between its Universal Music Group (UMG) unit and Apple Inc, the computer maker whose iTunes online store dominates the digital music market. Vivendi is one of many large media companies ...

  18. Viacom Demands YouTube Remove Videos

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Viacom Inc. on Friday demanded that Google Inc.'s online video service YouTube remove more than 100,000 video clips after they failed to reach a distribution agreement. Viacom said it sent a notice to YouTube on Friday morning asking the popu ...

  19. AOL To Offer Movie, TV Show Downloads

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Internet giant inks deal with Paramount. Movies and television shows from Paramount Pictures will be available for sale through AOL's new video portal under a deal announced Monday. Classics such as "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and ...

  20. AOL To Offer Movie, TV Show Downloads

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT AOL and Paramount Pictures have signed a deal that will allow AOL to sell downloadable versions of Paramount films and television shows through its new video portal. Consumers will own the movies and Movies and television shows from Paramount Pict ...

  21. NBC Uni Renews DreamWorks Bid

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT NBC Universal is back in the hunt to buy DreamWorks SKG. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- NBC Universal is back in the hunt to buy DreamWorks SKG. Although DreamWorks broke off exclusive talks three weeks ago, NBC Uni made a new offer on Oct. 14, accor ...

  22. DreamWorks Extends Prod'n Deals

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT While General Electric's NBC Universal has entered into exclusive negotiations for NBC Uni to acquire DreamWorks, DreamWorks has extended several contracts with its key personnel. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- While General Electric's NBC ...

  23. Meyer Signs On To Stay Atop Universal Studios

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Studios president/COO Ron Meyer has signed a new five-year contract and will continue to supervise the studio's motion picture, parks and resorts and studio operations. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Universal Studios president/COO Ron ...

  24. Diller Sells Stake In VUE

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Barry Diller's Internet juggernaut IAC/InterActiveCorp took its foot out of the Hollywood door June 8, unveiling a $3.4 billion cash and stock deal to sell a minority stake in a part of NBC Universal NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Barry ...

  25. Jobim Family Launches Lawsuit Vs. Universal

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The family of the late Brazilian bossa nova guitarist Antonio Carlos Jobim has filed a breach of contract and royalties lawsuit alleging that the rights to many of his famous songs have been wrongly a The family of the late Brazilian bossa nova gu ...

  26. Sony BMG Names Legal Chief

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named Daniel Mandil as executive VP/global general counsel/secretary. Mandil is based in New York and reports to Sony BMG CEO Andrew Lack. NEW YORK -- Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named Daniel Mandil as executi ...

  27. Sony BMG Names Legal Chief

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mandil to set worldwide policies. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named Daniel Mandil as executive VP/global general counsel/secretary. Mandil is based in New York and reports to Sony BMG CEO Andrew Lack. Mandil joins Sony BMG from the New York a ...

  28. Canal Plus Pacts With NBC Universal For Movies

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST France's Canal Plus group said Jan. 10 that it has signed a deal with NBC Universal for exclusive first-run rights for all films produced by the studio. PARIS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- France's Canal Plus group said Jan. 10 that it has ...

  29. Behind the Deal: Mel Karmazin On Radio

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST <i>Mel Karmazin made his first public appearance since his departure last summer as president/COO of Viacom during the 12th annual National Assn. of Broadcasters' European Radio Show, held Nov. 7-9 in Mel Karmazin made his first public ...

  30. VU Reports Q3 Revenue Gains

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lifted by solid performances by its music business in North America and Britain, Vivendi Universal (VU) today (Nov. 9) reported comparable third-quarter sales rose 6% to &#x20AC;4.7 billion ($6.05 bil Lifted by solid performances by its music ...

  31. VU Reports Q3 Revenue Gains

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lifted by solid performances by its music business in North America and Britain, Vivendi Universal (VU) today (Nov. 9) reported comparable third-quarter sales rose 6% to &#x20AC;4.7 billion ($6.05 bil Lifted by solid performances by its music ...

  32. Communications Biz Spends $1.1B On Lobbying Gov't

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Campaign contributions and lobbying expenditures from 1998 to September 2004 by the three primary U.S. communications sectors -- broadcasting, cable TV and telecommuications -- amounted to $1.1 billio Campaign contributions and lobbying expenditur ...

  33. Vivendi Universal Net Loss Widens

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Vivendi Universal today (Sept. 14) reported a sharply wider half-year net loss of &#x20AC;1.86 billion ($2.28 billion) from &#x20AC;632 million ($774 million) last year, hit by currency translation lo Vivendi Universal today (Sept. 14) rep ...

  34. Vivendi Universal Net Loss Widens

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Vivendi Universal today (Sept. 14) reported a sharply wider half-year net loss of &#x20AC;1.86 billion ($2.28 billion) from &#x20AC;632 million ($774 million) last year, hit by currency translation lo Vivendi Universal today (Sept. 14) rep ...

  35. Little Richard Entertains At SXSW Keynote

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Little Richard encouraged artists to take control of the business side of their careers and devote themselves to their craft during an entertaining keynote address this morning (March 18) at the South Little Richard encouraged artists to take cont ...