Internet memes

  1. How Four-Person INDmusic is Monetizing the 'Harlem Shake' Meme for Mad Decent

    February 26, 2013 7:15 AM EST It's Saturday, Feb. 16, and Brandon Martinez has just seen as many total views during the last nine days for his YouTube-based network INDmusic as he has in the company's 18-month existence. That's all courtesy of Baauer' ...

  2. Rebecca Black's 'Friday' With 180 Million Views Is YouTube's Top 2011 Video

    December 21, 2011 7:36 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - Rebecca Black's infamous "Friday" video has topped all other YouTube videos of 2011 with 180 million views. The Google Inc. video-sharing site announced its most-viewed clips of the year Tuesday. The Social 50 Year I ...

  3. The Social 50 Year In Viral Breakthroughs: Rebecca Black, Pomplamoose & More

    November 29, 2011 7:00 AM EST This week marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of Billboard's Social 50 chart, our tally that ranks the most active artists on the world's leading social networking sites. While a good number of acts have never left the tally (we ...

  4. Rebecca Black to Self-Release New Single, EP

    July 11, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Rebecca Black is releasing a new single, her first since "Friday" became a viral video sensation. "My Moment" will debut on Black's Youtube channel starting at 8:00 p.m. on July 18 as well as the singer's official web ...

  5. Beyonce Blows Up Social 50 Chart, Rebecca Black Waves Bye-Bye

    April 28, 2011 12:43 PM EDT Skyrocketing 25-14 on Billboard's Social 50 chart, Beyoncé rallies to a new chart high with a 334% burst in new week-over-week plays on monitored social networks and 142% boost in views. The jump is owed to attention gained from her new singl ...

  6. YouTube the Movie: 'The Chronicles of Rick Roll' Announced

    February 25, 2011 7:58 AM EST A collection of Internet stars from Antoine Dodson to the Double Rainbow Guy are making a movie. Producer Andrew Fischer has gathered more than a half-dozen YouTube stars for "The Chronicles of Rick Roll." He is shooting the film and has ...

  7. 'South Park' Sued For 'Stealing' Music Video

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Less than a month after "South Park" creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker were forced to apologize for lifting material for a spoof of "Inception" from the website CollegeHumor, the show is again facing accusations of content th ...

  8. 'South Park' Sued For 'Stealing' Music Video

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Less than a month after "South Park" creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker were forced to apologize for lifting material for a spoof of "Inception" from the website CollegeHumor, the show is again facing accusations of content th ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Starbucks Taps MC Yogi For New Campaign

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Starbucks this week launched a national ad campaign that uses lyrics and music from California rapper MC Yogi (White Swan Records). MC Yogi last year released a viral video entitled "Obama '08 - Vote for Hope" which has garnered 350 ...

  11. Metallica Holds Off Oasis on Euro Albums Chart

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica's "Death Magnetic" (Vertigo/Universal) starts a fifth week atop Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart, which features top ten debuts for Oasis and Bob Dylan. Katy Perry is No. 1 for a tenth week on Eurochart Hot 1 ...

  12. MTV Europe Music Awards Get 'Rickrolled'

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Eighties U.K. pop star Rick Astley has received his first ever MTV Europe Music Award nomination for his global chart-topper "Never Gonna Give You Up" (RCA) from 1987 and 1988. The nomination follows a viral internet phenomenon last year ...

  13. Bebo, UMG Partner On Web Drama

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bebo, the social network recently acquired by AOL and Universal Music Group UK, have teamed up to create an online video series about a UMG employee who creates a record label. The fictional story will follow much the same format as Bebo’s other o ...

  14. CBS Outlines Programming, Online Strategy

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When Britney Spears first guest starred on CBS's "How I Met Your Mother" on March 24, 9.7 million viewers watched her live. Thanks to the efforts of CBS Interactive - as detailed at the network's Upfront presentation at Carnegi ...

  15. Web Drama Links With BBC Radio 1

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST An online interactive drama on social networking site Bebo is partnering with the BBC's Top 40 network Radio 1 on an episode that will feature British pop-rock trio Scouting For Girls. The east London-based interactive drama, "KateModern ...

  16. McPhee To Guest Star On Pop Culture Blog

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST American Idol graduate Katharine McPhee, who is gearing up for the release of her self-titled debut album Jan. 30, will guest star on pop culture video blog Lonelygirl15. The blog is a video serial centering on the life of a fictional teenage girl ...

  17. CAA, Revver In Partnership For Viral Video

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Agency to bring marketing opportunities, talent to site. CAA is forging formal ties with Revver, the online video company that offers advertising revenue splits with content creators. CAA is expected to bring marketing opportunities and talent to ...

  18. Jamba Expands Abroad, Partners With MTVN

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Managing director unveils plans at Popkomm. Jamba, the ringtone vendor known as Jamster in the United Kingdom and United States, is set to expand into Latin America and India, according to Jamba managing director Markus Berger-de León at Popkomm i ...

  19. Jamba Expands Abroad, Partners With MTVN

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Managing director unveils plans at Popkomm. Jamba, the ringtone vendor known as Jamster in the United Kingdom and United States, is set to expand into Latin America and India, according to Jamba managing director Markus Berger-de León at Popkomm i ...

  20. Germany's Jamba To Deliver Downloads

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Leading German mobile entertainment firm Jamba is planning to launch its own music download business in the first quarter of 2006. Sources say the service will go live at the end of March, with downlo Leading German mobile entertainment firm Jamba ...

  21. 2005 UK Ringtone Chart Topped By Crazy Frog

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Market expected to grow by another 7% in 2006. The UK's 2005 year-end ringtone chart was topped by tunes from fictional cartoon characters and old pop favorites, not hit singles, according to data released from the Mobile Entertainment Forum. ...

  22. Samwer Bros Split Jamba

    December 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Marc and Oliver Samwer, the brothers who launched German mobile entertainment company Jamba, have exited the firm. Marc and Oliver Samwer, the brothers who launched German mobile entertainment company Jamba, have exited the firm. According to Jamb ...