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  1. Streaming in the Car Is Huge Business – So Which Service Will Win?

    April 22, 2014 12:48 PM EDT This article first appeared in the April 26th issue of Billboard Magazine . As the New York International Auto Show opened on April 18, a rash of announcements and demonstrations heralded the ongoing rush to further music-­connectivity in cars. ...

  2. Google Beats Apple to Your Dashboard

    January 07, 2014 11:49 AM EST So far, CES 2014 has not disappointed in terms of big news. Apple notoriously declines to attend CES, and now Google has gone and announced a significant partnerships with four major automakers and a chipmaker to put Android in millions or maybe h ...

  3. SoundBiz Music Conference in Detroit Focuses on Revivification – Don Was, Jeff Castelaz, Mike Jbara Speak

    September 27, 2013 2:45 PM EDT Music executives, lawyers and automotive industry leaders at this week's Crain's Detroit Business SoundBiz Music Conference said that Detroit, despite its fragmented resources, may be the key to saving the recording industry. When Moto ...

  4. Business Matters: U.S. Auto Sales Strong in March -- Why That's Good for the Music Business

    April 02, 2013 4:46 PM EDT U.S. consumers purchased more new cars in March than any month in nearly six years -- and that's good news for the music business. A healthy automobile market will mean more consumers will adopt the music products and services that are now ...

  5. Six Technology Trends from CES That Will Shape 2013

    January 13, 2013 1:32 PM EST Every January, the Consumer Electronics Show gives the world a preview of the flood of gadgets heading our way in the coming year and beyond. Some are incredibly silly, while others are complete game changers. All promise to make people's liv ...

  6. 'X Factor' Update: Britney Spears' Possible Exit Isn't the Only Big Change Coming

    December 28, 2012 6:09 PM EST Days before country singer Tate Stevens was declared the winner of "X Factor's second season in the U.S., show creator and judge Simon Cowell said the show's success was owed to the younger audience it brought to Fox. In the week of ...

  7. Akinah Rahmaan Named Island Def Jam VP of Marketing

    October 17, 2012 5:00 PM EDT The Island Def Jam Music Group announced today (Oct. 17) that Akinah Rahmaan will step up and fill the role of Vice President of Marketing. Senior Vice President of Marketing Chris Atlas, to whom Rahmaan will report directly, stated that she will ...

  8. Facebook's IPO is One of World's Largest

    May 18, 2012 7:39 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook is about to find out just how much status updates, puppy photos and billions of "likes" are worth on Wall Street. GM Vs. Ford: Companies Ask If Advertising on Facebook Pays? Facebook's stock is set to begin ...

  9. GM Vs. Ford: Companies Ask If Advertising on Facebook Pays?

    May 17, 2012 6:45 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Responding to extraordinary demand, Facebook said Wednesday that it would sell more stock in the company's initial public offering. But ahead of the IPO, a debate emerged between two of the nation's largest automakers: D ...

  10. Facebook Now Valued at Up to $95B in IPO Price Range

    May 04, 2012 6:15 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook, the company that turned the social Web into a cultural and business phenomenon, is worth as much as $95 billion, according to the price range for its upcoming initial public offering of stock. Facebook's IPO, expect ...

  11. Grammys Book Big Brands, Bigger Ad Rates As 30-Second Spots Command $800,000 Apiece

    February 10, 2012 12:11 PM EST The Super Bowl had its fair share of big synchs and artist appearances this year ( Billboard.biz, Feb. 6 ), but the real music-marketing showcase is the Grammy Awards. The 2011 Grammys telecast on CBS was watched by 26.6 million viewers, its large ...

  12. Videos: All 2012 Super Bowl Music Ads, From Elton John to the Darkness, And More

    February 05, 2012 11:39 PM EST Music was back in a big way at the Super Bowl Sunday night. Artists like Elton John, Melanie Amaro, Motley Crue and The Darkness made on-camera appearances, while Echo & The Bunnymen, The Cult and James Brown had some of the most talked-about ...

  13. Billboard Power 100: Kevin Mayer

    January 26, 2012 8:10 PM EST No. 79 Kevin Mayer Director of Advertising, Sales and Promotion Chevrolet In The Driver's Seat... Need proof that Chevrolet's heritage has the most impact in music of any automaker? The cast of "Glee" literally sang the 100-yea ...

  14. Aurotone Network Launches in UK, Connects Music Licensing Dots

    November 28, 2011 1:29 PM EST The Aurotone Network , a new global initiative that aims to revolutionize the way that music is sourced for advertisements, film and computer games, has launched in the United Kingdom. The organization comprises of over 40 music experts and indust ...

  15. SXSW Interactive 2011: The News Beyond The Fluff

    March 17, 2011 11:47 AM EDT SXSWi 2011: Beyond the experiential. (Photo: Amy Price) SXSWi, the interactive portion of the annual SXSW conference, ended on Tuesday. Much -- perhaps too much -- was written about the experience of SXSWi and too little about the companies and th ...

  16. Online's Ad Challenge

    September 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As the ad world descends on New York for Advertising Week, the watchword for most is "digital." Yet despite the belief that the future of the industry is written in bits and bytes, the Internet, after 15-plus years, has not yet proven it ...

  17. Ad Spending Fell 12% In 2009

    March 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It's official: 2009 was a lousy year for the ad industry. Spending on all media fell 12% in the U.S. to $125.3 billion, according to a report from Kantar Media due Wednesday. Of 20 categories, only two were higher in 2009 compared with 2008: ...

  18. @SXSW: The New Brand Hot Spot

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Over 11,000 attendees are expected to flock to Austin, Texas, for South by Southwest, drawn by the conference's growing reputation as a sort of Burning Man festival for digital technology. Among the armies of developers, techies and designers ...

  19. Celeb Endorsements Bigger Than Ever, Despite Tiger's Fall

    March 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rapper and actor T.I. enjoyed the spoils of the thug life, but it ended up costing him his freedom and, by his own estimate, $12 million in a lost General Motors endorsement deal and other work when he was convicted of federal weapons charges. But ...

  20. Olympic Concert Accident Injures Fans

    February 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Vancouver Olympic organizers are investigating a Live Nation-produced rock concert at the 2010 Winter Games where a barricade collapse left 19 people injured. The incident is the latest in an accident-prone Winter Olympics caused in part by warm a ...

  21. Will Kanye West's VMAs Outburst Hurt His Upcoming Tour?

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After crashing the stage during Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards last weekend and numerous apologies for his outburst - stating he would "take some time off" to reflect - Kanye West will instead join La ...

  22. Univision Amends Debt To Buy Time, Liquidity: Exec

    June 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A top Univision Communications executive on Thursday said the Spanish-language broadcaster amended its senior credit facility to buy time for the U.S. advertising market to recover, and added that the slide in ad sales appeared to be over for now. ...

  23. Lemonheads’ Evan Dando Sues GM Over Alleged Song Copy

    June 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Lemonheads founder Evan Dando is suing General Motors, saying the auto giant copied one of his songs for an ad. Dando sued GM and advertising and licensing firms in federal court Thursday, claiming the automaker violated his copyright on The Lemon ...

  24. Nielsen: Total Ad Spend Down 2.6% in '08

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The top 10 advertisers cut ad budgets by 15 percent last year, sending total advertising down 2.6 percent to $136.8 billion in 2008, according to preliminary figures released Friday (March 13) by Nielsen's Monitor-Plus ad tracking service. Of ...

  25. Jonas Brothers Roll Out Tour Plans

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nearly two weeks after the premiere of Disney's "Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert" film, the siblings have unveiled dates to their upcoming world tour. The 44-date North American leg begins June 20 at the Dallas Cowboys New Stadium i ...

  26. No Doubt Unveils Summer Tour

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST No Doubt announced a 45-city summer tour, which begins May 3 at the Bamboozle Festival in East Rutherford, N.J., and runs through August 1 in Irvine, Calif. As previously reported, the band will be supported by Paramore, and joined on select dates ...

  27. AC/DC Reveals Fall Tour Plans

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In support of its forthcoming studio album, AC/DC will launch its Black Ice World Tour on Oct. 28 at the Wachovia Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The 24-date North American leg of the arena jaunt is scheduled to wrap Dec. 18 at the Time Warner Cable A ...

  28. Doors Legal Dispute Nearing Resolution

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The end is near for a bitter legal dispute between the three surviving members of the Doors now that the California Supreme Court has refused to take up their case. Keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger are on the hook for more than ...

  29. Touring Briefs: Global Spectrum, AEG Live, RazorGator

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -- Philadelphia-based arena management firm Global Spectrum, a division of Comcast-Spectacor, will assume the operations and management contract for Oshawa, Ontario's General Motors Centre , effective June 30. Global Spectrum has appointed Vi ...

  30. T.I. Begins Community Service

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper T.I. began his court-ordered community service yesterday (April 10) at Atlanta's Carver YMCA, and spoke freely of the lost business opportunities because of his arrest. The MC admitted missing out on almost $10 to $12 million in tourin ...

  31. Jay-Z, Stoute Partner For Ad Agency

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z and entrepreneur Steve Stoute have partnered to launch Translation Advertising. The company aims to aid mainstream marketers in reaching multicultural consumers and will be a part of Translation Consultation and Brand Imaging which works wit ...

  32. T.I. Is 'T.I.P.' Top

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T.I. arrives atop The Billboard 200 with "T.I. Vs. T.I.P.," his second chart-topper ... Miley Cyrus' dual effort, "Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus," slips to No. 2 with a 42% decline ... Meanwhile, Kelly Clarkson's ...

  33. Sirius, XM Agree To Merger

    February 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST More than two years of merger rumors came to fruition Monday (Feb. 19) as Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio announced that the two FCC-licensed companies have entered into a definitive agreement, under which the companies will be combi ...

  34. Waits Settles Opel Ads Dispute

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST Gravel-voiced singer-songwriter Tom Waits has settled his lawsuit against German carmaker Adam Opel AG and its advertising agency McCann for using a sound-alike in a series of TV commercials. Waits will donate his net settlement proceeds to an unn ...

  35. EMI, T-Mobile Trial Ad-Supported Mobile Videos

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music and leading mobile operator T-Mobile are testing an advertising-supported mobile video service in the United Kingdom. EMI Music and leading mobile operator T-Mobile are testing an advertising-supported mobile video service in the United ...

  36. Car Manufacturers To Integrate iPod In '07 Models

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Apple strikes deals with Ford, General Motors, Mazda. Apple Computer has struck deals with auto manufacturers Ford, General Motors and Mazda to integrate its bestselling iPod line of digital music players into new cars beginning next year. As a re ...

  37. Waits Wins Spanish Appeal On Ad Sound-Alike Case

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tom Waits has won a landmark legal intellectual property case in Spain brought against car manufacturer Volkswagen-Audi and production firm Tandem Campany Guasch. Tom Waits has won a landmark legal intellectual property case in Spain brought again ...

  38. Waits Wins Spanish Appeal On Ad Sound-Alike Case

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tom Waits has won a landmark legal intellectual property case in Spain brought against car manufacturer Volkswagen-Audi and production firm Tandem Campany Guasch. Tom Waits has won a landmark legal intellectual property case in Spain brought again ...

  39. VOD Targets Hip Hop

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST The first video-on-demand channel targeting hip-hop fans--the DoD channel--will debut this Friday (Nov. 11) on Comcast Digital Cable. DoD, which is a subsidiary of the Simmons Lathan Media Group, will The first video-on-demand channel targeting hi ...

  40. Tom Waits Sues Over Soundalike

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Tom Waits is suing car manufacturer Adam Opel AG and ad agency McCann Erickson Deutschland in Frankfurt, Germany, for using a perfect imitation of the singer's voice in a series of c Singer-songwriter Tom Waits is suing car ...

  41. Tom Waits Sues For Voice Imitation

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Tom Waits is suing car manufacturing giant General Motors (GM) and ad agency McCann Erickson in Frankfurt, Germany, for using a perfect imitation of the singer's voice in a series of Singer-songwriter Tom Waits is suing car ...

  42. Tom Waits Sues For Voice Imitation

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Files suit against General Motors, ad agency. Singer-songwriter Tom Waits is suing car manufacturing giant General Motors (GM) and ad agency McCann Erickson in Frankfurt, Germany, for using a perfect imitation of the singer's voice in a serie ...

  43. China Toughens Stance On Intellectual Property

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST China promised on Dec. 21 to get tougher on copyright and patent violations, a long-awaited move that may ease U.S. concerns over rampant piracy believed to cost foreign businesses billions of dollars BEIJING (Reuters) -- China promised on Dec. 21 ...

  44. Sony BMG Names Strategic Marketing Team

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Strategic Marketing has appointed its management team, which reports to executive VP Joe DiMuro. Sony BMG Strategic Marketing has appointed its management team, which reports to executive VP Joe DiMuro. Paula Erickson is named senior VP o ...

  45. Sony BMG Names Strategic Marketing Team

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Strategic Marketing has appointed its management team, which reports to executive VP Joe DiMuro. Sony BMG Strategic Marketing has appointed its management team, which reports to executive VP Joe DiMuro. Paula Erickson is named senior VP o ...

  46. Handleman Picks Marks As VP Corporate Legal Counsel

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Handleman Co. has named Angelique Strong Marks as VP, corporate legal counsel. Marks, based at the music distributor's headquarters in Troy, Mich., will manage all legal affairs. The Handleman Co. has named Angelique Strong Marks as VP, c ...

  47. Phil Spector Sues Robert Shapiro Over $1.5M Retainer

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Producer Phil Spector has filed suit against his former attorney and longtime friend Robert Shapiro, in an attempt to reclaim a $1.5 million retainer Shapiro took when he represented Spector in his on Phil Spector Sues Robert Shapiro Over $1.5M Re ...

  48. Handleman Names Legal VP

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Handleman Co. has tapped Angelique Strong Marks as VP, corporate legal counsel. She will manage the distributor's legal affairs. The Handleman Co. has tapped Angelique Strong Marks as VP, corporate legal counsel. She will manage the distr ...

  49. Handleman Names Legal VP

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Handleman Co. has tapped Angelique Strong Marks as VP, corporate legal counsel. She will manage the distributor's legal affairs. The Handleman Co. has tapped Angelique Strong Marks as VP, corporate legal counsel. She will manage the distr ...

  50. Record Companies Must Embrace Changing Digital Landscape

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Charles Darwin would be proud. Today's harsh music climate is certainly putting his survival-of-the-fittest theory to the test. In this do-or-die atmosphere, artists are increasingly being forced to p Charles Darwin would be proud. Today' ...

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