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  1. @Music&Money: Vevo CEO Talks Strategy, Branding Partnerships

    March 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Vevo president and CEO Rio Caraeff (pictured on right, with Billboard editorial director Bill Werde) filled in last-minute keynote duties at Billboard's Music & Money Symposium today, talking about the lessons learned since the service la ...

  2. Simon Fuller's New Show Heads To Hulu

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Full preview: Simon Fuller 's new talent show, "If I Can Dream," will premiere online at Hulu on March 2. The show, created by Fuller and produced by 19 Entertainment, is Hulu's first original series. There will also be a live ...

  3. OK Go Singer Not Loving EMI's Video Policy

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST OK Go lead singer Damien Kulash hit the New York Times op-ed section to opine on EMI’s policy that prevents embedding of its YouTube videos. Kulash discussed how his label's policy has negatively impacted the promotion of the latest OK Go rec ...

  4. Analysis: Online Video's Growing Pains

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST As music companies try to derive value from cloud-based music services, they also have another Herculean problem to solve: online video. While business models and strategies are still in the formative years, consumers are quickly becoming more com ...

  5. Hulu's 'Ad Selector' Could Set Web Video Pace

    February 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Credit Hulu with possibly establishing the creative template for the entire online video ad industry. Publicis’ VivaKi has released the long-awaited results from the first phase of The Pool, the agency group’s highly ambitious media research proje ...

  6. Susan Boyle's Return To No. 1?

    January 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" may make a return engagement at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week, as industry prognosticators suggest her set could sell around 80,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, Jan. 24. The set is re ...

  7. Business Matters: Five-year Sales Outlook, Octone Records, Muzak

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- eMarketer reports tend to get a lot of coverage online and actually carry a bit of weight. So one has to wonder if people will take to heart it ...

  8. Total Audience for Online Video Continues to Climb

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Despite having achieved mainstream status a few years ago, the total audience for online video continues to balloon. And YouTube’s dominance in the category seems boundless, as the site delivered more than 10 times as many video streams as any oth ...

  9. WMG Onboard With Hulu

    December 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has become the second major label to strike a content licensing deal with online video hub Hulu. The deal brings music videos, concert performances, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage to artist-branded pages within the Hul ...

  10. Simon Fuller Launches 'Dream' Vehicle

    December 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" mastermind Simon Fuller is launching a new star-making project that will chart the rise of five young people in the entertainment industry. The series, "If I Can Dream," will exist primarily online -- at least a ...

  11. Analysis: Vevo Is A Necessary Experiment For Majors

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST The launch of Vevo Tuesday (Dec. 8) is a necessary experiment for major labels aiming to take a more direct role in charting their digital destiny. After years of letting video sites build a business on their content, music companies must take new ...

  12. Full Coverage: How Vevo's Plan Unfolded

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST The switch flipped on the much-hyped online music video service Vevo Dec. 9 at a grand party in New York. Below, step-by-step look at how the Vevo plans developed over the past year. Analysis: On First Look, Vevo's Three Problems Online music ...

  13. Business Matters: Guvera, Mewbox, Guy Hands, SXSW

    December 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Unlike most ad-supported sites, the upcoming Guvera will offer downloads and streams. And its take on advertising in unique: it plans to align ...

  14. Business Matters: Pandora, EMI, Live Nation

    November 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Nine million users - or 24% of its entire user base - have signed up for Pandora through a smartphone. The service has been installed on 13 mil ...

  15. Analysis: Hulu, Vevo And The Rise Of Streaming Video

    November 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST While talk about free, ad-supported music streaming sites dominated the tech and music industries in 2009, who would have thought that ad-supported video streaming sites would finish the year with more optimism? As Billboard reported on Wednesday, ...

  16. EMI, Norah Jones Join Hulu

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Hulu has partnered with EMI to offer a Norah Jones channel on the site. The deal will, at a later date, add content from other artists on EMI's labels including Virgin, Capitol and Blue Note. The joint online venture between NBC, Fox and ABC ...

  17. Business Matters: EMI, The Beatles, Kill Rock Stars

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- A panel at Ad:tech NY talked about free online content. Paul Jelinek , senior VP, Digital Media at A&E Television Networks , said it doesn& ...

  18. Music Biz Eyes Web Ads

    October 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As the recorded-music business continues its migration to the digital domain, and relies less on sales of physical music formats, the big companies in the sector are developing strategies that position advertising and branded content as core reven ...

  19. Business Matters: The Black Cat, EMI Music Publishing

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- For all shows after September 25, Washington DC venue the Black Cat is switching from Ticketmaster to Ticket Alternative . The proposed Ticketm ...

  20. Music Label Video Site Vevo In Talks With CBS, NBC

    September 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Vevo, an online music video start-up backed by two major music labels and supported by YouTube's technology platform, is in talks with CBS Corp and NBC to license and develop shows for the Web, according to two people familiar with the talks. ...

  21. News Corp Sees MySpace As Place For Videogames

    July 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT News Corp hopes to transform MySpace, which has been losing users to Facebook, into a stronger online videogaming platform as it works to reposition the six-year-old site as an entertainment destination. News Corp digital head Jonathan Miller said ...

  22. Briefs: Mobile Streaming Growth, Radio Is Dead?

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- In its Global Mobile Broadband Traffic Report for Q2 2009 , Allot Communications says mobile HTTP streaming, with sequential quarter growth rate of 58%, is the fastest growing use for mobile data. HTTP streaming covers sites like Hulu, MySpace ...

  23. World Will Watch Jackson Memorial

    July 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Talk about event television: The mega-blowout to celebrate Michael Jackson's life and music is expected to draw some of the biggest daytime audiences stateside in decades and through-the-roof ratings in Europe, where the show will air live in ...

  24. What Teens Want: How Teens Use Media

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Don't get too caught up in the hype of digital media usage. That is a key message of "How Teens Use Media," a new research report by the Nielsen Company that it will present in New York on Thursday (June 25) at its annual "What ...

  25. Though Hispanics Embrace The Web, Video Content Lags

    June 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The fast-growing Hispanic Web audience has a ravenous appetite for video on the Web. But digital buyers complain of a dearth of content targeted to this group, and say that a huge market exists for the right video purveyor to serve. According to c ...

  26. Composers Seek Change In Copyright Law

    June 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nathan Barr has scored horror films such as "Hostel" and the HBO vampire series "True Blood," but what really keeps the composer up at night is fear he will not get paid for music distributed online. "'True Blood' ...

  27. Sony Partners With UMG For Vevo

    June 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment has joined Universal Music Group’s Vevo online music video streaming service. Although exact details of the deal were not disclosed, but sources say Sony is an equity partner in the new venture as well as a provider of con ...

  28. Hulu Moves To Loop In More Live Programming

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Hulu—the home of a growing library of on-demand TV programming-- is expanding into more live content. The site, a joint venture between News Corp, NBC Universal and most recently Disney, will on June 1 stream a live Dave Mathews Band concert from ...

  29. Microsoft Steps Up Value Attacks On Apple

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft is continuing its attacks on Apple products as overpriced with a new Web campaign for its Zune portable media player. In a Web video, financial planner and former reality show star Wes Moss presents the case that the 120GB iPod would cos ...

  30. Sources: Rio Caraeff To Lead Vevo

    May 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rio Caraeff, executive VP of UMG's eLabs, will be named president of music video service Vevo when it launches later this year, according to sources. In the meantime, Caraeff will continue as head of UMG's digital division, which is resp ...

  31. The Music Industry's Hulu Plans

    April 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The four major labels are interested in broadening their online video footprint by adding Hulu, a video site that streams on-demand television shows, to the list of online outlets that offers music videos, as previously reported by Billboard. Labe ...

  32. Sony, Lionsgate Included In YouTube Deal

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In a move intended to strike back at the encroaching Hulu, YouTube announced a series of partnerships that will enable it to stream a range of full-length movies and television shows. The pics and episodes, which will be streamed on a separate sec ...

  33. UMG, YouTube Move Closer To Premium Video Partnership

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Hulu-like music video service that Universal Music Group has been developing may be close to finding a partner. Sources confirm the label and YouTube are in discussions on an agreement to offer the site together . The exact details of the pote ...

  34. Conroy Exits AOL For Univision Digital Post

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Longtime AOL executive Kevin Conroy will exit the Time Warner-owned Web portal to lead Univision's varied digital operations, which the Spanish-language media giant is rebranding as Univision Interactive Media. As of Jan. 12 Conroy, who was m ...

  35. Digital Briefs: Hulu Partnership, RIAA Appeal, WMG/YouTube

    December 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST - There's more talk of the major labels creating a single online music video spot. According to the Financial Times , plans under discussion include "a partnership with Hulu, the online television and film joint venture between News Corp ...

  36. WMG Pulls Music From YouTube

    December 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Saturday morning the Warner Music Group pulled all of its music from YouTube as negotiations over payment with Google’s video site reached an impasse. Warner’s move will affect its recordings as well as the songs it owns through Warner/Chappell Mu ...

  37. Analyst: Hulu To Match YouTube Revs Next Year

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST As Universal Music Group continues to ponder launching a Hulu-like site for music videos, Screen Digest analyst Arash Amel released a prediction that could add momentum to the idea. According to a Financial Times article , Amel says the Hulu servi ...

  38. MTV Overhauls Video Site

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV has revamped its online music video streaming site under the banner MTVmusic.com , aggregating music videos, interviews and live footage into a Hulu-like portal aimed at reclaiming its title of king of the music video market. It's also ai ...

  39. Exclusive Billboard Q&A: UMG's Chairman/CEO Doug Morris

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT What's impressive about Doug Morris' midtown Manhattan office presents itself in modest statements. In one corner is a giant white canvas with a charcoal scrawl of a little boy; it turns out to be a self-portrait by Universal Music Group ...

  40. UMG Plans Online Music Video Portal

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group is in the planning stages of establishing its own online music video portal—similar to NBC’s Hulu video streaming site, Billboard.biz has learned. According to sources with knowledge of UMG’s plans, the service would host not ...

  41. Social Network Targets Over 35 Crowd

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT GetBack Media , a social network from the founders of DVD company Shout! Factory that's geared for people over age 35, is set to launch today stocked with music and TV content. The site offers community tools for people ages 35-55. The focus ...

  42. NBC Universal Pulls Content From iTunes

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST NBC Universal made good on its declared intent to pull all of its content from Apple's iTunes, following through during the weekend as its contract with the platform expired. This comes as two separate research reports were published Monday a ...

  43. NBC Universal Drops iTunes TV Deal

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT NBC Universal is following the footsteps of Universal Music Group and cancelling its contract with iTunes. The company informed Apple Thursday that it did not intend to renew the current agreement, which is set to expire in December. According to ...

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