MTV Networks Music

  1. Stephen K. Friedman Promoted to President of MTV

    April 06, 2011 12:10 PM EDT Stephen K. Friedman has been promoted to president of MTV, Van Toffler, the president of MTV Networks Music & Logo group, announced Wednesday. Friedman has been general manager since fall of 2008. He'll oversee MTV, MTV2, mtvU, MTV.com, M ...

  2. MTV Launches Hive Website, Latest Effort to Refocus on Music

    March 16, 2011 12:07 PM EDT While reality TV dominates MTV's network programming, the network is hoping to make music the focus for its Web presence, and is doubling down on music discovery as its means for doing so. Today, it launched Hive , a new website designed as a ...

  3. MTV Planning Online Digital Awards Show For Spring

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST To suit an altered music landscape, MTV is planning an untraditional award show celebrating digital music. The network says it's prepping an as-yet unnamed, multiplatform award show for April or May that will exult digital music and its many ...

  4. Vevo's Traffic Surge

    March 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Vevo music video network scored another month as the top music entertainment network in the U.S, according to recent data from comScore, and also for the first time broke into the top 10 list of overall internet video properties. This marks th ...

  5. Full Transcript: MTV President Van Toffler @Music&Money

    March 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Van Toffler, president of MTV Networks Music and Logo Group, sat for a keynote interview at the Billboard Music & Money Symposium March 4. During the session, Toffler touched on everything from MySpace and Rhapsody, to the Beatles and Green Da ...

  6. @Music&Money: Quick Bits From MTV Chief's Keynote Address

    March 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Although MTV makes extensive use of online social networking tools, it's not likely to be an acquirer of them, according to Van Toffler (pictured), president of MTV Networks Music and Logo Group. During a keynote interview Thursday at the Bil ...

  7. Quick Shots: 2010 Music & Money Symposium

    March 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Billboard 2010 Music & Money Symposium at the St. Regis in New York has wrapped. The event brought together the music, legal, financial and Wall Street communities and featured keynote addresses with Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff and MTV's Van ...

  8. Business Matters: Vevo, ACTA, EMI, Vampire Weekend and More

    January 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- According to comScore's tracking numbers, new video streaming site Vevo was the top network in the music-entertainment category in Decembe ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. MySpace Music President Holt To Keynote New Music Seminar

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MySpace Music president Courtney Holt will keynote the revived New Music Seminar, to be held July 21 at the New York University Steinhardt's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. The New Music Seminar, which flourished in the 1980's t ...

  11. Digital Briefs: Slacker, Top Music Sites, Shazam Suit

    May 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Customized personal radio service Slacker raised $9.6 million in new venture funding in its fourth round, according to a recent regulatory filing. It is aiming for $10.2 million in total. Specific investors were not disclosed. -- comScore relea ...

  12. Philips Rises At CMT

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST CMT executive VP/GM Brian Philips has been promoted to president of CMT, managing the brand's overall portfolio including CMT, CMT Films, CMT.com, CMT Pure Country and all brand extensions. Philips will continue to be responsible for day-to-d ...

  13. MySpace Music President's Public Debut At MidemNet

    January 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Just 11 days into the job, MySpace Music president Courtney Holt outlined his ambitions for expanding into new services and territories during his first high profile public appearance. Holt was in conversation with Billboard editorial director Bil ...

  14. Bennett Appointed Senior VP At MTV

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nancy Bennett has been appointed to the newly created position of senior VP of creative and content development for MTV Networks Music and Logo Group's Program Enterprises division. Bennett, who will be based in Los Angeles, will report to Je ...

  15. CMT Enters Gaming Market

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST New CMT Games division is a partnership with Konami. Country music network CMT has formed a new division, CMT Games, and has partnered with Konami Digital Entertainment to enter the gaming industry. The partners will release their first collaborat ...

  16. MTV Networks Creates Senior PR Post

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Promotes Kedas to senior VP of communications. Jeannie Kedas has been promoted to the newly created position of senior VP of communications for MTV Networks Music/LOGO/Films Group. She will continue to be based in New York and reports to Van Toffl ...

  17. Cross-Network DVD Studio Launches

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks Music, Logo Enterprise Group and Paramount Home Entertainment are coming together for a new cross-network DVD studio. Titles are expected to include a number of music-based films, dramas, MTV Networks Music, Logo Enterprise Group and ...