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  1. Business Matters: Instagram Loses Millions of Users. Will They Return?

    December 28, 2012 2:26 PM EST If your label or band uses the photo-sharing app Instagram, your photos aren't being seen by as many people this week. The larger question is whether or not they're coming back. Instagram has lost nearly a quarter of its daily users in a ...

  2. Morning Fix: Google's Free Scan & Match; Nielsen's Arbitron Deal; .Biz's Year-End Survey Pt. 1

    December 19, 2012 8:35 AM EST ? To subscribe to Billboard's free Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletter head HERE GOOGLE LAUNCHES FREE LICENSED SCAN-AND-MATCH MUSIC LOCKER IN U.S.: Google, which launched its scan-and-match locker service in Europe ...

  3. Morning Fix: Others Who Died on Jenni Rivera Flight; Pepsi's Label-Like Plans; 12-12-12 Benefit Album

    December 11, 2012 8:30 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters WHO WAS WITH JENNI RIVERA ABOARD THE PLANE THAT CRASHED? There have been few details about the people who were aboard the private plane with ...

  4. Morning Fix: Jenni Rivera, RIP: Beyonce and Pepsi Re-Team for Super Bowl; Rick Ross Cancels Maybach Music Tour

    December 10, 2012 8:40 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters JENNI RIVERA, QUEEN OF BANDA, DEAD AT 43: Jenni Rivera, the flamboyant, outspoken, big-voiced singer who was the top-selling regional Mexica ...

  5. Morning Fix: Young Acts Score Big Grammy Noms, But Bieber Snubbed; Concord Shopped To Equity Firms; Instagram Vs. Twitter

    December 06, 2012 8:45 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters FRANK OCEAN, MUMFORD & SONS, FUN., JAY-Z, KANYE LEAD GRAMMY NOMINATIONS 2013 : The 55th annual Grammys announced its nominees in Nashvil ...

  6. Ke$ha Returns to Social 50 Chart As 'Warrior' Album Launch Nears

    November 30, 2012 8:30 AM EST At No. 48, Ke$ha comes back to the Social 50 chart for the first time since dropping from the list in March 2012. The return comes as she drums up online activity (16% rise in Facebook reaction) to generate buzz around her upcoming album, "Wa ...

  7. Rihanna 'SNL' Performance and 'Diamonds' Premiere Fuels Social 50 Chart Gain

    November 17, 2012 8:00 AM EST As the release of Rihanna's seventh album, "Unapologetic," nears its Nov. 19 release date, the diva has been in promotion overdrive. In turn, the singer soars up four slots on Billboard's Social 50 chart (7-3) with big gains ac ...

  8. Kid Rock Finally Hits iTunes With 'Rebel Soul'

    October 31, 2012 6:38 PM EDT Kid Rock's new album, Rebel Soul , due Nov. 19, is up on iTunes as a pre-order, marking the first time (apart from a soundtrack appearance) that the artist's music has been available in that store. The album, which will bow on a Monday, ...

  9. Music Plays On For Apple

    October 15, 2012 9:27 AM EDT A year after Steve Jobs' death, Apple still has music in its DNA but may have lost some of its passion. That may be a good thing. Apple, famous for its obsession over creating user-friendly products, may have itself become more user-friendl ...

  10. One Direction's 'Live While We're Young' Single Accidentally Sold for 99 Cents

    October 01, 2012 9:36 PM EDT A processing error gave One Direction fans a surprising deal in the U.S. iTunes Store on Monday (Oct. 1). Early Monday, One Direction -- which is signed to SYCO/Columbia in the U.S. -- commercially released its fast selling new single "Live W ...

  11. Yes, Twitter Is an Apple iTunes Affiliate

    September 27, 2012 4:10 PM EDT Twitter has been adding special iTunes preview panes to every tweet on Twitter.com for nearly two years. However, when the company first announced that it would be working with Apple's now-defunct social network iTunes Ping, it didn't me ...

  12. Bits and Briefs

    September 20, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Survey: Tablet Usage Gaining on Hours Spent at the Computer A J.D. Powers and Associates survey found tablet owners spend 7.5 hours per week on their devices watching videos, listening to music or reading books, compared with spending 9.6 hours pe ...

  13. Business Matters: Teens Listen to Music Most on YouTube, Pay for Music More Than Other Age Groups, Nielsen Study Says

    August 14, 2012 5:45 PM EDT A new Nielsen study says teens prefer free, ad-supported streaming over other methods of listening to music. That finding is actually the least surprising item in a report that puts into proper context the ways teens -- and other age groups -- exp ...

  14. Business Matters: Rumors Heat Up That Liberty Media Will Buy Out Live Nation

    June 28, 2012 4:10 PM EDT Rumors Heat Up That Liberty Media Will Buy Out Live Nation -- Another summer, another round of speculation that Liberty Media may buy out the remaining shares of Live Nation it does not already own. Liberty Media upped its stake in Live Nation to ...

  15. Carly Rae Jepsen Vs. Here's My Number So: The Business Of iTunes Near-Name Knock Offs

    June 18, 2012 2:14 PM EDT An iTunes search of "We Are Young" by fun. failed to bring up the band's massive hit within the first twenty-six results. We Are Young," the smash single from Fueled by Ramen act fun. that spent six weeks atop the Billboard Hot ...

  16. Apple Shutting Down Ping, Source Confirms

    June 13, 2012 4:37 PM EDT Apple is shutting down Ping, its social network and music recommendation service in the next iTunes update, according to multiple media reports and confirmed to Billboard.biz by a source close to the situation. The attempt at a social network by t ...

  17. Business Matters: Social Media Isn't All That - But You Still Want It

    April 26, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Social Media Is Ubiquitous, But Overhyped Social media is a tough nut to crack. Its benefit is hard to measure but it's become a focal point in sales and marketing efforts. Market research says it plays a minor role relative to traditional me ...

  18. Facebook Reports Lower 1Q Net Income

    April 24, 2012 6:02 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook's first-quarter net income fell 12 percent, weighed down by higher expenses even as its revenue soared, the social networking company said Monday, just a few weeks ahead of its expected initial public offering in May ...

  19. Facebook Buys Instagram for $1 Billion

    April 09, 2012 1:41 PM EDT Facebook is spending $1 billion to buy the photo-sharing company Instagram in the social network's largest acquisition ever. Instagram lets people apply filters to photos they snap with their mobile devices and share them with friends and str ...

  20. Steve Jobs & Apple: 10 Pitch-Perfect Music Ads

    October 06, 2011 12:23 PM EDT When Steve Jobs died on Wednesday, the Apple co-founder left behind a major mark on the music industry. Since the launch of iTunes and the iPod a decade ago, Jobs and Apple's impact cannot be overestimated -- and his legacy goes beyond techno ...

  21. Sonar.me App Breaks Down Barriers Between Fans, Fans and Bands

    September 16, 2011 1:50 PM EDT Clearly, there's no lack of start-ups these days trying to help us merge online and offline identities. At times, the TechCrunch Disrupt conference we checked out earlier this week seemed to be about little else. But the Sonar Mobile Profile ...

  22. This Week in Apps: Pitbull's Planet Pit and Roba, Incubus with Viddy, Radical.fm, More

    July 01, 2011 2:40 PM EDT Planet Pit Pitbull is supporting the release of his latest album, "Planet Pit," an iPad app off the same name. Developed by ROBA Interactive, the app provides several hours of behind-the-scenes interviews on the making of every track, re ...

  23. Apple's iCloud Could Finally Make Music Pirates Pay

    June 07, 2011 7:48 AM EDT LOS ANGELES - Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs on Monday introduced more than just a cloud storage system for songs that fans buy legitimately through iTunes. He unveiled a system that might finally get music lovers to pay for the songs they got through ...

  24. Apple Signs Deal With Universal Music Group for iCloud, Major Publishers Also on Board

    June 02, 2011 5:25 PM EDT As expected, Apple has signed the fourth major label -- Universal Music Group -- to a licensing deal for its new iCloud service , which is scheduled to be unveiled on Monday at its Worldwide Developer Conference, sources told Billboard today. At t ...

  25. This Week In Apps: Hype Machine Radio, Moby, Numark's iDJ

    May 13, 2011 1:55 PM EDT Hype Machine Radio Music blog aggregator The Hype Machine put out its long-awaited mobile app that pretty much recreates the company's online music streaming experience on their mobile phones. The Hype Machine broadcasts a playlist (or Intern ...

  26. Google's Music Beta: A Deeper Dive -- With Video, Photos

    May 10, 2011 2:30 PM EDT Music Beta, Google's new cloud music service, appeared in public for the first time Tuesday, after being introduced at the company's I/O Conference for developers. The site, at music.google.com , includes an introductory video about the ...

  27. The Location-Based Mobile Music App Explosion, A Survey

    March 25, 2011 11:40 AM EDT Adding location awareness to music apps is fast becoming a major mobile trend, as is evident by a rash of new mobile music apps hitting app stores of late. Use of location technology is taking many forms. Many, if not most, are designed to let use ...

  28. Superglued Sneak Peek: App, Unveiling At SXSW, Finds Gigs Based On Location, Friends, Preferences

    March 14, 2011 1:31 PM EDT While the music industry continues to wait for Foursquare to develop a music strategy, other less-known location-based apps are doing it today. SuperGlued is one such company, using the South by Southwest festival to launch an app that lets users ...

  29. Why Is Apple's Ping Lagging Far Behind Facebook?

    January 20, 2011 12:00 AM EST When Apple launched Ping in September, it was expected - in some quarters - to revolutionize music discovery. Representing the optimism at the time, Wired bravely deemed it "too big to fail" and immediately declared it a social powerhous ...

  30. Business Matters: LimeWire Winding Down Legal Download Store, Nixes Subscription Service

    December 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. LimeWire Winding Down Legal Download Store -- LimeWire’s legal problems appear to be affecting the legitimate side of its business . One indication is the company’s winding down of its LimeWire do ...

  31. Apple's Ping Connects With Twitter

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple’s Ping social network for music fans continues to get flack for not integrating with Facebook. But it’s taken a step towards openness today through a deal with Twitter. Starting today, users can connect their Twitter and Ping accounts, allow ...

  32. Nimbit Providing iTunes Ping Profiles

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Nimbit direct-to-fan platform for artists is now able to create profiles on Apple’s Ping social network for iTunes for any member artists. Apple has special Ping profile settings for artists, but getting one can be somewhat difficult as Apple ...

  33. Apple Tweaks Ping

    September 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT When Apple introduced its Ping social network for iTunes, it was clearly a first step that was destined for improvement over time. And today, Apple made its first tweak to the still-maligned service. The most obvious element of the Ping update is ...

  34. Ping Still Lacks Facebook Integration

    September 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ping, Apple's beleaguered attempt at adding a social layer to iTunes, still has no integration with Facebook. And all signs point to no solution to that problem emerging anytime soon. The plan of course was for Ping and Facebook to work toget ...

  35. Business Matters: Ping Followers, Apple, Lala, Verizon and more

    September 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Ping Followers and What They Mean -- Here are a some artists with iTunes Ping profiles and the number of followers each had as of Wednesday evening: Lady Gaga 368,000, Coldplay 305,000, Katy Perry ...

  36. 1 Million iTunes Account Holders Join Ping

    September 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Following mixed reviews of its social networking addition to iTunes, Apple released figures showing that 1 million signed up to the Ping service following the launch on Sept. 1. That figure covers a period of less than 48 hours since the launch, s ...

  37. Apple's Ping: The Review Round-Up

    September 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT On Sept. 1, Apple unveiled one of the largest overhauls to iTunes since the App Store debuted two years ago. Amid a handful of cosmetic changes and updates to its video services, by far the most significant change was the introduction of Ping, a m ...

  38. The Web Round-Up: What's Being Said About Ping

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It turned out that today's announcement was all about social, as Apple announced Ping, the "social network all about music." Below, a round-up from the Web. -- A preview of the Ping social network in action on iOS. [Techcrunch] -- & ...

  39. Here's How Apple Got To Use The Name 'Ping'

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Golfing goods company Ping and Apple have come to an agreement that will allow Apple to use the Ping trademark in connection with its new social music discovery feature in iTunes, which was announced earlier today. The golf company released a stat ...

  40. This Might Sting: Analyst's Advice To EMI

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Forrester Research Analyst Mark Mulligan has three things to say to EMI, who earlier this week voiced concern about iTunes’ dominance of the digital music marketplace: “I told you so; It’s your fault; Forget iTunes. From his blog post : I told you ...

  41. New nuTsie iTunes App Unveiled

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Mobile music technology company Melodeo unveiled a new version of its flagship nuTsie service, which allows users to stream any song in their iTunes library to any mobile phone. The new version adds the ability to play their library on-demand. The ...

  42. Analysis: Apple Embraces The Cloud, Positions Mobile With Lala Deal

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST With its acquisition of online music start-up Lala, Apple appears to have bet on a digital music strategy that places ownership – no matter how ephemeral - over subscription. And more than competing services, Lala best fits into Apple's desir ...

  43. MP3 Pioneers Roll Out Recommendation, Multimedia System

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The inventors of the MP3 format are offering an enhanced music recommendation and multimedia content system they claim will become just as universally accepted. With offices in Germany, Norway, China and India, Bach Technology's solution is c ...

  44. HMV Site To Fill iTunes 'Gaps'

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT HMV's new social discovery site getcloser.com has launched a function that it says will help users complete their iTunes music and movie library. The U.K. entertainment retailer says the 'gap analyser' allows people to import their ...

  45. iTunes Sails Past 5 Billion Download Mark

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Apple's iTunes Music Store has burst through the five billion download sales milestone, the computer giant said today. The iTunes online store boasts a licensed catalog of more than eight million songs, over 20,000 TV episodes and in-excess o ...

  46. Exec Pledges Radical Expansion Of Radio Delivery

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Radio Advertising Bureau president Jeff Haley unveiled a bold industry mission to put radio receivers "on every mobile phone, PDA and MP3 player within the next five years" during his keynote speech at the RAB 2008 conference in Atlanta ...

  47. iTunes Crosses 3 Billion Mark

    July 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Apple's iTunes music store has sold more than 3 billion songs since it launched, the company announced today. In addition, it added that the iTunes catalogue now contains more than 5 million songs, 550 TV shows and 500 movies. Antony Bruno Ne ...

  48. Apple Meets iTunes EU Deadline, Universal Wins Extension

    June 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Apple met last night's deadline to respond to the European Commission's antitrust concerns over the pricing of its iTunes online music store, officials have confirmed. However, Vivendi's Universal Music Group has since been granted ...

  49. Melodeo Plans Music Service From iTunes Playlists

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Melodeo Inc. said on Tuesday it plans to help music fans expand use of their iTunes digital music collections beyond their desktop computer and iPod by streaming songs in personal libraries to mobile phones. Privately held Melodeo, which already d ...

  50. Podcasters To Flex Purchasing Power

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A grassroots group of podcasting aficionados are hoping to catapult an indie artist to the top of the iTunes digital track chart this week in an initiative called Bum Rush The Charts . The group is running promotional videos on YouTube and other s ...

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