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  1. Morning Fix: Steve Barnett Officially Head of Capitol; U2's McGuiness On Frank Barsalona; Berklee Study on Music Biz Jobs, Salaries

    November 27, 2012 7:55 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business e-newsletters UNIVERSAL OFFICIALLY NAMES STEVE BARNETT CHAIRMAN/CEO OF CAPITOL MUSIC GROUP: Universal Music officially named former Columbia Records COO ...

  2. Business Matters: Senate Passes Crowdfunding Bill, Pandora's Vastly Varied Valuation

    March 22, 2012 4:53 PM EDT Senate Passes JOBS Act Aimed At Helping Startups Raise Money Entrepreneurs of all stripes, and certainly some in the media and entertainment field, are likely applauding a bill that helps them raise money. The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS ...

  3. Online Shopping Jumps 16.4 Pct On Christmas Day

    December 27, 2011 8:17 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - A growing number of shoppers apparently need only the briefest of breaks before diving back in, especially if they can log in to shop. IBM found that online shopping jumped 16.4 percent on Christmas Day over last year, and the doll ...

  4. Steve Jobs Remembered by Edgar Bronfman Jr., Martin Bandier and Other Executives

    October 06, 2011 5:13 PM EDT Steve Jobs wasn't just a technological innovator - he created a role for himself and his business in the music industry that hadn't existed before. In these conversations and written remembrances from key executives in the music business ...

  5. Who Is Tim Cook? Meet Apple's New Boss

    August 24, 2011 8:28 PM EDT Talk about a tough act to follow. Now that Steve Jobs has resigned as Apple CEO to become the company's chairman, the reigns of the company are now in the hands of Tim Cook. First of all, nobody replaces Jobs. Beside the fact that he's a ...

  6. Former Google Engineer Rolls Out Rolling.fm -- Remarkably Like Turntable.fm

    August 04, 2011 10:40 AM EDT One good turn(table) deserves another, one might say. Hot on the heels of Turntable.fm's big reported round of funding comes Rolling.fm , a Turntable.fm clone that does just about everything the original service does. Will it achieve the same ...

  7. Justin Bieber, Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy Among Webby Award Winners

    June 14, 2011 6:00 AM EDT Not every honoree stuck to the five-word-speech limit at the 15th annual Webby Awards, held Monday night in New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. Will Ferrell and his Funny or Die co-founders Adam McKay and Chris Henchy went way over the limit, wi ...

  8. Music Mastermind Raises Another $10.8 Million for Music Creation Tool

    May 24, 2011 11:24 AM EDT Music Mastermind has raised $10.8 million in Series B funding. Intel Capital and Liberty Global led the round with a combined $6.8 million, while angel investors pitched in an additional $4 million. Music Mastermind was co-founded in 2007 by Matt ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Apple Stock Hits All-Time High

    October 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple’s stock reached an all-time high of $301.96 on Wednesday. In late September it became the world’s second biggest company by market value. With a current market capitalization of $274 billion, Apple is second only to oil company Exxon Mobil’s ...

  11. iPhone Exec Departs Apple After 'Antennagate'

    August 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Mark Papermaster, the Apple executive in charge of iPhone engineering, has left the company weeks after the "Antennagate" controversy over complaints of poor reception on the company's latest smartphone. Apple spokesman Steve Dowlin ...

  12. Digital Briefs: T-Mobile, The Grammys, Guitar Hero, Apple

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST - T-Mobile USA is teaming up with The Recording Academy again this year to help promote the Grammys. The deal includes a contest to bring Sidekick owners to the event as well as T-Mobile's sponsoring of Clive Davis's pre-event Gala. - As ...

  13. Digital Briefs: iPhone, IBM, Ozzy, BitTorrent

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The NPD Group released data showing Apple's iPhone 3G is the top-selling mobile phone of third quarter, overtaking the Motorola RAZR, which held the top slot for the last 12 quarters. - A judge presiding over a lawsuit brought by the former ...

  14. Key Apple Exec To Exit

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Tony Fadell, the man credited with creating the iPod and iPhone, is leaving Apple for personal reasons, according to the company. Fadell, who at one point was rumored to be a possible successor to Apple chief Steve Jobs, will be replaced by former ...

  15. Last.fm Bullish On New Build Feature

    May 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Last.fm, the U.K.-originated international online-music platform acquired last year by CBS, has big wraps on its new Build.Last.fm feature. Ryan Regan, Last.fm's financial officer and chief digital offer, says the new offering will benefit th ...

  16. Digital Briefs: UK Industry, IBM Breakthrough, Williams' Sales

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The UK music industry is gunning for a cut of MP3 device sales in return for a license that would authorize the practice of ripping CDs to devices . - IBM has developed new technology would allow MP3 players to store as much as 500,000 songs. - ...

  17. McGuinness Speech In Full

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST The full script of the speech everyone is talking about in Cannes, as made by U2 manager Paul McGuinness at Midem. McGuinness: "Good afternoon and thank you for giving me this opportunity. I don't make many speeches and this is an import ...

  18. IBM Report: Companies Should Loosen Content Control

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST IBM's media consulting division has issued a report suggesting that media companies loosen their control over content in order to best take advantage of today's new media distribution platforms. The report, "Navigating the Media Div ...

  19. Universal, WPP Team To Link Bands, Brands

    September 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music is teaming up with advertising conglomerate WPP Group to link bands and brands. The London-based venture called BrandAmp is a 50-50 partnership revealed by the two companies on Tuesday Universal Music is teaming up with advertising ...

  20. House OKs Budget Plan Setting '09 DTV Date

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. government moved one step closer to shutting down the TV broadcast system that the nation has used to beam programming into people's homes since the medium was dominated by Lucille Ball, Sid WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. government mo ...

  21. Apple Names New COO

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer has named Tim Cook, the company's executive VP worldwide sales and operations since 2002, as COO, while Jon Rubinstein, head of the iPod division, will soon retire. SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Apple Computer has named Tim Cook, th ...

  22. Clear Channel Forms New Content R&D Team

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Radio has formed a new content research and development team to leverage the company's resources for new alternate delivery systems. The team is headed by executive VP of content develop Clear Channel Radio has formed a new cont ...

  23. Canadian ISPs Win Court Ruling Over Royalties

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Internet service providers may not have to pay royalties to the music industry for files downloaded by their customers, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled June 30. TORONTO -- Internet service providers may not have to pay royalties to the music ind ...

  24. Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 Trillion In 2008

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The global entertainment and media industries generated revenues of $1.23 trillion in 2003, and that figure is expected to grow to $1.67 trillion by 2008, according to a new study issued by PriceWater Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 T ...

  25. Napster, IBM Strike Server Deal

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Napster has inked a deal with IBM that will help universities, ISPs and businesses conserve bandwidth as students, employees and others download and stream digital music. Napster has inked a deal with IBM that will help universities, ISPs and busi ...

  26. Jazz At Lincoln Center Names VP

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Non-profit organization Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) has named Nancy Wolff VP of marketing. She was most recently with Wolff Den, an independent consultancy, and prior to that worked as a program dir Non-profit organization Jazz at Lincoln Center ...