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  1. YouTube 2012: The Year of the DIY Lip-Sync Video

    December 18, 2012 12:05 AM EST On YouTube, 2012 was the year of the D.I.Y. lip sync video, fueled by parodies of "Gangnam Style" and "Call Me Maybe." Unlike years past, when lip-syncing meant watching a lonely girl sing into a hairbrush in her bedroom, the v ...

  2. Carly Rae Jepsen, fun., Gotye Set Longest Hot 100 Streak of Rookie Chart-Toppers in 35 years

    June 20, 2012 2:14 PM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with her first entry on the ranking, "Call Me Maybe." As the song follows previous leaders "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye featuring Kimbra and &qu ...

  3. Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call' Connects to Top of Hot 100 Chart, Katy Perry Jumps Into Top 10

    June 13, 2012 11:36 AM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen sends her pop culture juggernaut "Call Me Maybe" to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, dethroning Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, after eight weeks at the chart's summit. " ...

  4. Business Matters: Music and Entertainment Stocks Got Beat Down Friday But Are Faring Well in 2012

    June 01, 2012 6:44 PM EDT Stocks Down Friday, But Doing Well Overall Friday was rough for the U.S. stock market but was especially brutal for music-related stocks. Some declines were triple -- or close to it -- the declines of 2.2% for the Dow and 2.8% for the Nasdaq. Even ...

  5. Facebook Leaning Toward Nasdaq: Report

    April 06, 2012 7:15 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook will list its shares with Nasdaq, according to media reports. That would be a big win for the Nasdaq, which competes fiercely with NYSE Euronext Inc., especially for an initial public offering as large as Facebook's, ...

  6. Facebook Files For IPO, Hopes to Raise $5 Billion

    February 01, 2012 5:21 PM EST NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook made a much-anticipated status update Wednesday: The Internet social network is going public eight years after its computer-hacking CEO Mark Zuckerberg started the service at Harvard University. That means anyone with the ...

  7. Placido Domingo Signs With Sony Classical

    September 22, 2011 12:10 PM EDT Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo has signed an exclusive recording contract with Sony Classical, the label has announced. Domingo, one of the most influential singing actors in opera, recorded music for CBS (which was purchased by Sony in the late 19 ...

  8. Exclusive: Tom Morello Signs With New West Records

    March 28, 2011 11:48 AM EDT Guitarist-singer Tom Morello has signed with New West Records, setting a late summer release for his third folk music-oriented album under the Nightwatchman name. The former Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave guitarist has titled the album &q ...

  9. Study: Piracy Impacted By Price, Punishment and Morality

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A new study finds three things have a negative impact on the likelihood a person will obtain a song illegally: willingness to pay; perceived likeliness of facing a lawsuit; and morality. Marc F. Bellemere of Duke University and Andrew M. Holmberg ...

  10. Univision Communications COO to Exit

    August 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ray Rodriguez will step down at the end of the year from his post as president/COO of Univision Communications, the nation's largest Spanish-language media company. The company announced that 35-year old Cesar Conde will be promoted to presid ...

  11. Judge OKs Streaming Of File Sharing Hearing

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST A federal judge on Wednesday authorized the first online streaming of oral arguments in a U.S. District Court in Massachusetts in a copyright infringement lawsuit that pits a Boston University graduate student against the music recording industry. ...

  12. Facebook Speaks Spanish for First Time

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Facebook Inc. unveiled a Spanish-language version of its popular online social network Thursday, hoping to expand its audience and catch up to rival MySpace.com. It marks the first time Facebook has been available in a language besides English sin ...

  13. EMI Publishing Promotes Corbett, Kelly

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST The latest changes at EMI Group see EMI Music Publishing promote Leo Corbett to COO and Thomas Kelly to CFO. Corbett was executive VP/CFO for the publisher; Kelly was executive VP of finance. Corbett has spent the past year overseeing the implemen ...

  14. NY Philharmonic Names New Music Director

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The New York Philharmonic has chosen a native son - 40-year-old Alan Gilbert - to become its music director. He will lead an ensemble that includes his mother. Gilbert becomes the first native New Yorker in the position, ending years of speculatio ...

  15. Famed Hollywood Lobbyist Jack Valenti Dies

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jack Valenti, a former presidential aide who became Hollywood's emissary to Washington and developer of the U.S. movie rating system, died on Thursday at age 85, his longtime spokesman, Warren Cowan, said. Valenti served as an aide to Preside ...

  16. Study: P2P Has Little Impact On Album Sales

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Researchers from Harvard University and the University of Kansas claim that the effect of pirate peer-to-peer file sharing networks on music industry sales "are indistinguishable from zero" in a report they published this month. The repo ...

  17. Sony Vet Campet Dies

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sony Music stalwart Jacques Campet has passed away following a battle with a cancer-related illness. He was 64. Campet died at the Maison Medicale Jeanne Garnier on Jan. 31, according to friends close to the industry executive. An academic who had ...

  18. Labels File New Wave Of Lawsuits

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Major record companies filed lawsuits Sept. 29 against 757 more individuals at 17 colleges. NEW YORK -- Major record companies filed lawsuits Sept. 29 against 757 more individuals at 17 colleges. The "John Doe" lawsuits will seek the ide ...

  19. Labels File New Wave Of Lawsuits

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT individuals at 17 colleges targeted. Major record companies have filed lawsuits today (Sept. 29) against 757 more individuals at 17 colleges. The "John Doe" lawsuits will seek the identities of those users sharing unauthorized music ...

  20. RIAA Targets More Students

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For the second time, the Recording Industry Assn. of America has targeted college students in a series of copyright infringement lawsuits. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- For the second time, the Recording Industry Assn. of America has targeted college studen ...

  21. RIAA Goes After Students Again

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For the second time, the RIAA has targeted students with a series of copyright infringement lawsuits. The suits were filed today (May 26) against 91 students using the high-speed university computer n For the second time, the RIAA has targeted stu ...

  22. KMZ Rosenman Adds Ent. Partner

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Hobel has joined Katten Muchin Zavis Rosenman as a capital partner of the firm's entertainment and media practice in the Los Angeles office located in Century City. He joins KMZ Rosenman partn Michael Hobel has joined Katten Muchin Za ...

  23. FCC Commissioner Adelstein Renominated

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST President George W. Bush has announced his intention to nominate commissioner Jonathan Adelstein to the Federal Communications Commission for the remainder of a five-year term expiring June 30, 2008. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President George W. Bush ha ...

  24. FCC Commissioner Adelstein Renominated

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST President George W. Bush has announced his intention to nominate FCC commissioner Jonathan Adelstein for the remainder of a five-year term expiring June 30, 2008. The Democrat from South Dakota has se President George W. Bush has announced his int ...

  25. Ruben Blades Named To Panama Gov't Post

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer to serve as Minister of Tourism. Singer/songwriter and actor Ruben Blades has been named Panama's Minister of Tourism. Blades will be part of the cabinet of new president-elect Martín Torrijos Espino. Blades, who was born and raised in ...

  26. Ruben Blades Named To Panama Gov't Post

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer to serve as Minister of Tourism. Singer/songwriter and actor Ruben Blades has been named Panama's Minister of Tourism. Blades will be part of the cabinet of new president-elect Martín Torrijos Espino. Blades, who was born and raised in ...

  27. MPAA Selects New President/CEO

    July 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The board of directors of the Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA) today (July 1) announced that Dan Glickman will replace Jack Valenti as president/CEO. The board of directors of the Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA) today (July 1) announc ...

  28. Harvard, Berklee Offer Services To Artists

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Struggling musicians can turn to Harvard University's hallowed halls for help. Now in its sixth year, Harvard Law School's Recording Artists' Project (RAP) offers legal assistance to Boston area artis LOS ANGELES--Struggling musicia ...

  29. Producer Says He Was Forced To Inflate Film Budgets

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Film producer Elie Samaha says he was blackmailed into carrying out the budget-padding scheme that ultimately cost Intertainment Licensing more than $100 million. <br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> Harvard, Berkle ...