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  1. Six Technology Trends from CES That Will Shape 2013

    January 13, 2013 1:32 PM EST Every January, the Consumer Electronics Show gives the world a preview of the flood of gadgets heading our way in the coming year and beyond. Some are incredibly silly, while others are complete game changers. All promise to make people's liv ...

  2. Morning Fix: Jason Aldean Steamrolling To No. 1; Apple Still Tough on Labels; Nashville on 'Nashville'

    October 18, 2012 7:45 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters JASON ALDEAN'S 'NIGHT TRAIN' ALBUM HEADING FOR NO. 1 ON NEXT WEEK'S BILLBOARD 200 CHART: Jason Aldean's latest release, "Night Train," is ...

  3. Virgin Mobile FreeFest Charity Concert With Jack White, Skrillex, Nas Sells Out In Record Time

    August 28, 2012 1:24 PM EDT Tickets to Virgin Mobile's FreeFest, Virgin Mobile's charitable initiative focused on ending youth homelessness, has sold-out in a record two minutes. In order to obtain free concert tickets fans have to volunteer time at homeless youth ...

  4. Bits and Briefs: Bandcamp, Android, and U.K. Digital Albums

    August 09, 2012 3:35 PM EDT Bandcamp Adds Merch Option Direct-to-fan platform Bandcamp now allows its artists to create a page dedicated to merchandise. The items are integrated in the same shopping cart with digital and physical music items, so artists can bundle merch with ...

  5. Business Matters: Vevo Should Pay Up, Say Songs Music, Downtown, TuneCore

    February 07, 2012 8:54 PM EST Vevo Should Pay Up, Say Songs Music, Downtown, TuneCore -- Vevo made headlines last week when the video service announced it had generated $150 million in revenue in 2011. To go from launch to $150 million in two years speaks to the company's ...

  6. Mog Hitting The Road @ CES

    January 10, 2012 5:56 PM EST JVC multimedia products featuring Mog (Photo: Andrew Hampp) Like many music services at CES , this year, Mog is making in-roads with the automotive industry. The on-demand music service made its first big stride last fall when it became one of BMW ...

  7. Linkin Park Partners With Flingo for Connect TV App

    November 30, 2011 4:07 PM EST Linkin Park has partnered with Flingo to create a branded app that delivers non-stop video and entertainment on connected TVs. "Linkin Park TV" is a video-centric app that offers on-demand content along with photos and tour dates, and pr ...

  8. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Maureen Ford

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 27 Maureen Ford President of venue sales, Live Nation Network Website: promo.livenation.com/sponsorship Twitter: @livenation Maureen Ford, president of venue sales for Live Nation Network, leads a team of more than 100 staffers who sell advert ...

  9. Lady Gaga Sues Company Trying to Trademark Her Name

    September 28, 2011 8:36 PM EDT Lady Gaga says a Nevada-based company is trying to horn in on her fame to market cosmetics and jewelry. She's suing in New York. The Grammy Award-winning pop star sued Excite Worldwide LLC on Monday. The lawsuit says the company applied witho ...

  10. Business Matters: Better Late Than Never? Putumayo Finally Goes Digital

    August 30, 2011 10:41 PM EDT Better Late Than Never? Putumayo Finally Goes Digital -- Better late than never? Putumayo World Music is finally going digital. The label's two newest compilations -- "African Beat" and "Latin Beat" -- are its first distri ...

  11. House of Blues CEO Ron Benison Brings 30 Years of Experience to Live Nation

    June 24, 2011 12:27 PM EDT The House of Blues/clubs and theaters division of Live Nation is the largest collection of small-capacity venues in the world. Ron Bension, CEO of the business since November 2010, hopes to bring the sort of national touring activity to small ve ...

  12. Business Matters: CDs Down 9% This Year And Getting Cheaper All the Time

    May 17, 2011 5:56 PM EDT CD's Downward Spiral: Declining Sales, Prices -- The year-to-date decline in CD sales may be smaller than the sales drop of years past, but the drop is actually larger when you factor in declining sale prices. The most official information on ...

  13. Omnifone Eyes U.S. Expansion With 'Big Players' Following Qriocity Launch

    April 29, 2011 4:03 PM EDT Omnifone , the technology provider behind several music streaming services in the UK, is preparing for an aggressive entry into the U.S. market this year. The service already has a foothold here with Sony's Qriocity Music Unlimited service . ...

  14. @CES 2011: Verizon Unveils Smartphones, Tablets & MiFi

    January 07, 2011 12:00 AM EST CES historically is not a big mobile industry conference. But with smartphones having now eliminated the line that once separated mobile phones from consumer electronics devices, mobile operators flocked to the conference this year to tout their n ...

  15. 2011 Consumer Electronics Show Preview: Tablets, Smartphones & Biz Markie

    January 03, 2011 12:00 AM EST The ringing in of the New Year is now behind us, which means only one thing-CES is just around the corner. The International Consumer Electronics Show -- as it officially is known -- runs from Jan. 6 - 9 in Las Vegas and sets the stage for the yea ...

  16. U.K. Tour Disruption Continues

    December 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Plunging temperatures, snow and icy conditions continue to affect the live business in the U.K. Paul Weller will play Manchester Arena tonight (Dec. 3) and Glasgow SECC tomorrow (Dec. 5) but a show in Aberdeen on Sunday (Dec. 6) has been postponed ...

  17. Microsoft Unveils Windows Phone 7 Rollout Plans

    October 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft today unveiled the rollout plans for its long-promised smartphone platform Windows Phone 7. There will be nine different phone models featuring the software for sale starting Nov. 8. Participating manufacturers include LG, Samsung, HTC a ...

  18. Web Trends: John Lennon, Drake, Eminem, Mariah Carey and more

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. John Lennon Was a Style Icon YouTube Most Viewed 24 Hours: 1. Drake - I Get Lonely Too 2. Kolontár vörös iszap 2010.10.04 3. Gemini - B ...

  19. Web Trends: Conan O'Brien, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj and more

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. Top 10 Most Embarrassing TV-Show Guest Appearances by Musicians 2. Anyone can sing with Auto-tune [VID] 3. Conan O'Brien channels ...

  20. Web Trends: Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Lady Gaga and more

    October 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. The 5 Most Bogus Rapper Apologies 2. Why Justin Timberlake And His Social Network Co-Stars Deserve Oscars YouTube Most Viewed 24 Hours: ...

  21. Web Trends: Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon, Bob Rivers and more

    October 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): 16. Bob Rivers Long time radio host Bob Rivers is officially off the air after hosting the KZOK (102.5) Seattle morning show for 21 years. 20. Justin Timberlake Jimmy Fallon Timberlake performed a "History of Hip Ho ...

  22. Web Trends: 50 Cent, Ciara, Katy Perry, Neil Young and more

    September 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. The 'Beat It' Video Makes Less Sense Without The Music 2. The Internet's Role in Getting An Artist Signed 3. 5 Rock & ...

  23. Web Trends: Mariah Carey, My Chemical Romance, Michael Bublé, 50 Cent and more

    September 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): There are no music trending topics at this time. YouTube Most Viewed 24 Hours: 1. Mariah Carey - LG Live at the Singapore Grand Prix 2010, 26 Sep'10 - Make it Happen 2. SunnyD and Rum - The Pop Single 3. Mariah Care ...

  24. Web Trends: Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Britney, 'Glee' and more

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. 15 Fun & Bizarre Facts About Kanye West (Infographic) 2. A Tribute to Deliverances Banjo Player 3. The 27 Club: Death of a Rockstar ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Mary J. Blige Returns To U.K.

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Mary J. Blige has announced a three-date U.K. arena tour. British soul artist Lemar has been confirmed as support for the shows. The mini tour will be Blige's first in the U.K. in more than two years. The tour, promoted by AEG Live, will begi ...

  27. Guns N' Roses Add London Date

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Guns N' Roses has added an extra date at London's O2 Arena to its U.K. tour. The new date, which takes place Oct. 14, accompanies previously announced shows at the London O2 Arena (Oct.13), Birmingham LG Arena (Oct. 17) and Manchester ME ...

  28. Arcade Fire Debuts Atop U.K. Chart

    August 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Arcade Fire scored their first U.K. No. 1 album with their third set "The Suburbs" (Mercury/Universal). Ne-Yo 's "Beautiful Monster" (Def Jam/Universal) debuted at No. 1 on the Official Charts Company's singles listin ...

  29. Guns 'N' Roses Announce U.K. Arena Tour

    August 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Guns 'N' Roses has announced a three-date U.K. arena tour, the band's first U.K. indoor shows since 2006. The AEG Live-promoted tour begins at the London O2 Arena on Oct. 13. The Other dates are Birmingham LG Arena (Oct. 17) and the ...

  30. @Music & Advertising: Kid Rock Talks Jim Beam, 'Born Free' and more

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For full coverage of the Music & Advertising Conference 2010, visit Billboard.biz/manyc . Rock N Roll Jesus Kid Rock delivered a keynote Q&A alongside Billboard editorial director Bill Werde at the Billboard Music & Advertising Confere ...

  31. Music & Advertising Conference Kicks Off Tomorrow

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In case you couldn't tell from that huge countdown timer to the right, the second annual Music & Advertising Conference is almost here. The Billboard and Adweek event runs June 15-16 in New York and will bring together more than 300 atten ...

  32. Kid Rock Confirmed For Billboard and AdWeek's Music & Advertising Event

    May 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Rock N Roll Jesus himself will be on hand to preach the gospel of working with brands at Billboard and AdWeek's Music & Advertising event. Kid Rock has been confirmed for an afternoon keynote for the conference, which will be held on ...

  33. Web Trends: Eminem, Lindsay Lohan, Liam Gallagher and More

    May 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11am) *No trending music terms at this time* Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Eminem - Not Afraid (Produced by Boi-1da) *Removed due to terms of use violation* 2. Official Lady Gaga FlashMob Madrid 8/5/2010 3. ...

  34. AT&T Revamps Mobile Music Services

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Wireless operator AT&T is revamping its entire mobile music offerings by merging several new and existing services into a single application called AT&T Music. The move combines applications like Music ID, streaming radio services, lyrics ...

  35. Mobile World Congress Preview: 4 Things To Watch

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Expect a host of new phones, services and other advancements to be unveiled in the next week as the first major mobile industry conference of the year kicks off. The Mobile World Congress takes place Feb. 15 - 18, hosted by the GSM Association in ...

  36. Pandora Says It Was Profitable in Q4 2009

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST A major milestone in digital music has been reached: Online radio service Pandora reached profitability in the fourth quarter of 2009, according to a post at GigaOm . “We became profitable for the fourth quarter of 2009, and now we’re shooting for ...

  37. Business Matters: Ticketmaster, Live Nation, Trans World, Spotify and More

    January 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- The Department of Justice is set to approve the Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger as early as this month, according to M&A Web site The Daily ...

  38. FreeAllMusic.com Offers Songs In Exchange For Ads

    December 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST An ad-sponsored digital music download service called FreeAllMusic.com began a private beta this week. The service's first sponsors include large brands like Coca-Cola, Warner Bros. Television, Zappos.com and LG, among others. The DRM-free di ...

  39. Rihanna Announces U.K. Arena Tour

    December 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Rihanna will play a tour of U.K. arenas in May 2010. The Live-Nation promoted tour will call at eight U.K. venues including the O2 Arena in London. The Barbadian R&B artist recently launched her new album, "Rated R" (SRP/Def Jam), in ...

  40. F1 Rocks Set To Top 30 Million Viewers

    November 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST The inaugural F1 Rocks music event in Singapore, sponsored by LG, is likely to top 30 million viewers globally according to the organizers. The three-day event on Sept. 24 to Sept. 26, staged alongside the Formula One race, attracted a total of 27 ...

  41. Leona Lewis Confirms First U.K. Tour

    November 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Leona Lewis has announced her first U.K. and Ireland tour, which will visit 10 arenas in May and June next year. It follows the singer's first full U.K. concert at London's Hackney Empire in London earlier this month (Billboard.biz, Nov. ...

  42. Ciara Onboard For LG, Verizon Push

    November 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST As a lot of attention falls on high-end smartphones, LG is focusing where much of the volume is—the middle of the market—with a marketing plan that calls for more spending and celeb endorsements. First up is a push for its Chocolate phone in conju ...

  43. Lady Gaga Sets Latest Billboard Chart Record

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga becomes the first artist in the 17-year history of Billboard's Pop Songs chart to notch four No. 1s from a debut album, as "Paparazzi" rises 3-1. The singer - recently honored as Billboard's Rising Star - previously l ...

  44. Miley Cyrus Sells Out U.K. Arena Tour

    October 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Miley Cyrus has added an extra date at London's 23,000-capacity O2 Arena to meet demand after selling out her 2009 U.K./Ireland tour. The new date takes place on Dec. 29 and will form the teenager's fifth and final London show of her tou ...

  45. Inaugural F1 Rocks Concerts Staged In Singapore

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music South East Asia SVP Sandy Monteiro has described the inaugural F1 Rocks in Singapore as "electrifying" while acknowledging some "setbacks" at the event. Artists including Beyonce, No Doubt and Black Eyed Peas pe ...

  46. F1 Rocks Revs Up In Singapore

    September 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The inaugural, three-day F1 Rocks event has launched in Singapore, with Hong Kong pop superstar Jacky Cheung headlining, along with Taiwan acts A-Mei Sodagreen and Da Mouth. Artists including Beyonce, No Doubt and Black Eyed Peas are performing at ...

  47. Don Omar Sings Jingle In AT&T Campaign

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Don Omar stars in a new TV and radio campaign for AT&T promoting the LG Neon phone. The 30-second TV spots were shot on the set of Don Omar’s video for his single “Sexy Robotica” and directed by music video veteran Carlos Perez. The spots feat ...

  48. Miley Cyrus Selling Out U.K., Irish Arenas

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Two more Miley Cyrus shows have been added at London's O2 arena after the U.S. pop singer sold out her first British and Irish dates in minutes, according to promoters AEG Live. The tour now includes four dates at London O2 Arena after the fi ...

  49. Placebo Announces Arena Tour, Album Premiere

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Alt-rock outfit Placebo has announced an exclusive online playback of its forthcoming album "Battle for the Sun" from 9am GMT this Friday (May 29). To participate in the playback, fans need to register at www.placeboworld.co.uk to receiv ...

  50. Sony Ericsson Posts Heavy Q1 Loss

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson said on Friday it plans to cut one in five jobs this year in its battle to return to profit as a sluggish market brought a hefty first-quarter loss, as expected. The world no.4 handset manufacturer, owned by Sweden ...

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