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  1. Morning Fix: Warner Acquires Assets of Major Chinese Biz Gold Typhoon Group; Live Nation, Yahoo to Daily Stream; Unsigned Unknown Wins Over Clear Channel

    April 29, 2014 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE WARNER ACQUIRES GOLD TYPHOON GROUP TO GROW CHINA PRESENCE Warner Music Group has signed a deal to acquire the recorded music catalog and artist roster of Gold Typhoon Group, one of the largest indep ...

  2. Morning Fix: ASCAP's Paul Williams on Pastrami, Consent Decrees; The Lamb of Wall St.; Tech Earnings Up

    April 24, 2014 7:30 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE ASCAP PRESIDENT PAUL WILLIAMS ON EXPO 2014, CONSENT DECREES & PASTRAMI SANDWICHES, DAFT PUNK (Q&A) Billboard caught up with ASCAP's inimitable president Paul Williams, the Oscar, Grammy ...

  3. Morning Fix: BMG Buys Talpa; Skinny Puppy Charges for Torture; Giorgio Moroder on His Epic Comeback

    February 10, 2014 8:45 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE THE BEATLES CELEBRATED ON 'NIGHT THAT CHANGED AMERICA' 50 YEARS AFTER ED SULLIVAN (REVIEW) The Beatles' arrival 50 years ago Feb. 9 in black and white is celebrated in musical hues of ...

  4. Billboard.biz's Top News Stories of 2012

    December 31, 2012 3:00 PM EST In this business, "top stories" is a relative term: owing to the vagaries of the Internet, you can never tell what your most popular articles will be. This year, our numeric best-performing stories were led by Billboard's "Powe ...

  5. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Headed for Seventh Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    December 27, 2012 8:59 PM EST For the final sales tracking week of 2012, it seems as if a familiar face will rule the Billboard 200 albums chart again: Taylor Swift. According to label sources, the star's "Red" album is likely to remain at No. 1 for a seventh no ...

  6. Marketing the Grammys Via Social Media: Not as Easy as It Seems

    December 20, 2012 6:03 PM EST You would think that the job of marketing the Grammy Awards would be an easy job. It isn't. No one knows this better than Evan Greene, the Recording Academy's chief marketing officer, who spoke with Billboard.biz as he gears up for the e ...

  7. Backbeat: Industry Thought Leaders Gather For BMI's FutureSound Dinner

    December 18, 2012 11:00 AM EST On Nov. 15, the first evening of Billboard's FutureSound Conference, some of the best and brightest from a wide-cross section of the music and technology spheres gathered for BMI's Inudstry Thought Leaders dinner at the W Hotel in San Fr ...

  8. Pew Study: Music, Movies Dominate Global Social Media Conversation

    December 12, 2012 1:45 PM EST A new Pew Research Center report shows people in various countries are more likely to share views about music and movies than any other topics. In 21 countries surveyed, 67% said they were likely to discuss music and movies (63% in the US) while t ...

  9. Chart Moves: Rod Stewart Vs. Michael Buble: A Tale of Two 'Christmas' Albums

    December 07, 2012 1:20 PM EST The Billboard 200: One lone new entry graced the chart this week -- Alicia Keys' "Girl On Fire," which bowed at No. 1 with 159,000 sold. It was the R&B super star's fifth No. 1 on the tally. Two steps below Keys this week i ...

  10. Mumford & Sons, Fun., Frank Ocean Lead Grammy Nominations 2013

    December 05, 2012 11:25 PM EST There's a rock pileup at the top of the 2013 Grammy Award nominations. The 55th annual ceremony announced its nominees in Nashville on Wednesday night during a primetime concert special, with fun., Mumford & Sons and Dan Auerbach -- nomin ...

  11. Ross On Radio: Keeping Top 40 From Getting Too 'Mid-Turbo'

    November 28, 2012 2:30 PM EST Not so long ago, the only tempo problem top 40 might have had was an overabundance of tempo. Now, the hits have changed considerably. So it's not crazy to ask, as we did recently, whether top 40 could become too wimpy again. The softening of ...

  12. The Leading Women In Social Engagement

    November 28, 2012 11:38 AM EST With social media transforming every corner of the music industry, in this Women in Music issue, Billboard chose to salute four executives who are at the forefront of this new era of digital connection. Tatiana Simonian Head of Music Industry Rela ...

  13. Billboard's FutureSound White Paper: Why Discovery, Data and Licensing Are Key to the New Music Business

    November 26, 2012 12:00 PM EST The white paper below is taken from the latest edition of Billboard magazine which includes a cover story on T.I., UK chanteuse Paloma Faith's plan to break through in the U.S., Soundcloud's radio partnerships and the "Twilight Brea ...

  14. One Direction, the Weeknd, 'Twilight' Albums Aiming High on Next Week's Billboard 200 Chart

    November 17, 2012 8:30 AM EST As previously reported , One Direction is a near lock for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. The group's second album, "Take Me Home" (SYCO/Columbia), should start with between 525,000 and 575,000 sold by Nov ...

  15. Chart Moves: 'Glee' 'Grease' Tribute Album Debuts, Lianne La Havas Sees 978% Sales Gain

    November 16, 2012 8:00 AM EST The Billboard 200: On the chart this week, Taylor Swift's "Red" reigned for a third straight week at No. 1, selling another 196,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The new "Now 44" compilation arrived in the No. 2 ...

  16. Meek Mill, Rod Stewart Albums Headed for Top 10 on Next Week's Billboard 200 Chart

    November 02, 2012 8:30 PM EDT As previously reported , rapper Meek Mill and pop veteran Rod Stewart are both aiming for top 10 debuts on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry sources suggest that the former's "Dreams & Nightmares" is on course t ...

  17. Taylor Swift to Co-Host Grammy Nominations

    October 29, 2012 11:21 AM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Taylor Swift will co-host the Grammy nominations television special. Grammy officials say the pop star will join LL Cool J as hosts of the Dec. 5 special, airing live on CBS from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. This ...

  18. Morning Fix: Hurricane Sandy Concert Cancelations; UMG-EMI Layoffs; Terry Callier RIP

    October 29, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters HURRICANE SANDY CAUSES MULTIPLE CONCERT CANCELATIONS, POSTPONEMENTS IN NORTHEAST: Multiple concerts due to take place in the northeastern U.S. this week were postponed or c ...

  19. Business Matters: A Crash Course on Google's Priorities

    October 18, 2012 9:39 PM EDT An earnings call that had been scooped earlier in the day by an erroneously sent earnings release -- Google shares dipped 9% as a result -- actually had a little bit of value to people other than equity analysts. Google senior VP and chief busines ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. CMJ Panel Recaps: The Music Press Spiderweb; Artist Development, Music Placement

    October 17, 2012 10:30 AM EDT 's CMJ Music Marathon kicked off with a series of panels that cut straight to the chase: Music Journalism Exploded looked at the spider web that is today's music press; the Silverboard Room project with Daniel Glass and We Are Free e ...

  22. Chart Moves: Adele's Bond Theme Stirs '21' Sales Gain, Blake Shelton's Christmas Set Debuts

    October 12, 2012 10:37 AM EDT The Billboard 200: Muse led a parade of seven debuts in the top 10 of the chart this week, as the band's "The 2nd Law" started in the No. 2 slot with 102,000 sold (according to Nielsen SoundScan). That wasn't enough to beat Mum ...

  23. WME Co-CEO Patrick Whitesell Talks Strategy, Social, EDM, AEG, More at IEBA Conference

    October 09, 2012 2:06 PM EDT At the International Entertainment Buyers Assn. (IEBA) convention in Nashville Monday, from left: Greg Oswald, co-head, Nashville office, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment; Patrick Whitesell, co-CEO, WME; Bill Werde, editorial director, Billbo ...

  24. Vinyl Mania

    October 08, 2012 6:10 AM EDT Leading reissue label Light in the Attic spreads the good word about vinyl at record stores nationwide. When Light in the Attic Records' Jon Treneff made a sales stop at the no-credit cards, vinyl-only Mississippi Records in Portland, Ore., ...

  25. 'Ross on Radio' Column Returns to Billboard

    October 02, 2012 9:00 AM EDT "Ross On Radio," the long-running, influential column about radio programming trends and history, is returning to Billboard. Beginning on October 8, the column will appear every Monday in Billboard's "Top 40 Update" free s ...

  26. Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Conference Adds One On One Sessions

    September 27, 2012 3:37 PM EDT Networking opportunities for musicians, publishers and other content creators are being expanded at this year's Billboard Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference. In addition to a dozen roundtable sessions, the conference is offerin ...

  27. Alex Pham Named Billboard Senior Correspondent

    September 21, 2012 1:32 PM EDT Billboard announced today the appointment of Alex Pham as Senior Correspondent where she will be responsible for covering new platforms and technologies in and around the music space, including startups and investments, Silicon Valley, and top com ...

  28. Investor Group Including Guggenheim, Mandalay, Mosaic Reaches Deal to Acquire Dick Clark Productions

    September 04, 2012 11:09 AM EDT An investor group including Guggenheim Partners, Mandalay Entertainment and Mosaic Media Investment Partners made things official on Tuesday, saying it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Dick Clark Productions from RedZone Capital Manag ...

  29. Yinka Adegoke Appointed Deputy Editor of Billboard

    August 30, 2012 4:53 PM EDT Billboard announced today the appointment of Yinka Adegoke as Deputy Editor, effective September 17. In this role, Adegoke will be responsible for driving the business editorial coverage for Billboard Magazine, the Billboard Bulletin e-newsletter, ...

  30. 'Breaking Bad' Music Team to Speak at Billboard/THR Film & TV Conference

    August 23, 2012 7:00 AM EDT The creator, music supervisor and composer for the hit TV drama "Breaking Bad" will discuss the growing importance of music in the series at the Billboard Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference. Show creator Vince Gilligan, comp ...

  31. Bertelsmann Completes Legal Change to Open up Investor Option

    August 21, 2012 7:56 AM EDT COLOGNE, Germany -- Bertelsmann has completed a legal change that could have a major impact on the German media giant, which controls European broadcaster RTL Group and production powerhouse FremantleMedia, maker of "American Idol" and & ...

  32. Billboard's 2012 'Women in Music:' Frequently Asked Questions

    August 02, 2012 5:22 PM EDT What is Billboard's Women In Music? Women In Music is an annual report in Billboard's Power Players series in our magazine and billboard.biz, as well as an invitation-only event to honor the top women of the year, as selected by Billboar ...

  33. Chart Moves: One Direction's 'Up All Night' Hits 1 Million U.S. Sales

    July 27, 2012 1:20 PM EDT The Billboard 200: Nas was the big news on the Billboard 200 this week as his Life Is Good album debuted at the top of the chart , selling 149,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. The big surprise in the top 10 was the unlikely return of Phi ...

  34. Google's 2Q Earnings Rise 11%

    July 20, 2012 10:00 AM EDT       Letter From the Editor Lucian Grainge Q&A Irving Azoff Interview Lyor Cohen Sidebar Power Cities Story Paul McGuinness Organizations   To see Nos. 11-100, subscribe to Billboard right here 1. Lucian Grainge 2. Coran Capshaw 3. Martin Ban ...

  35. Bob Dylan's 'Tempest' Arrives in September

    July 17, 2012 1:15 PM EDT Bob Dylan is marking 50 years as a recording artist in the best way imaginable, by releasing an album of all-new original songs. Columbia Records announced Tuesday that Dylan's album, "Tempest," featuring ten tracks from the songwri ...

  36. Essence Fest Draws 413K, Record Sponsorship, Men; Announces 2013 Dates

    July 12, 2012 1:02 PM EDT The Essence of Essence (from left): Kimberly Paige: Associate Vice President African-American Marketing, Coca-Cola; comedian Kevin Hart; and Essence Communications president Michelle Ebanks. (Photo: Walik Goshorn) The Essence Music Festival wrappe ...

  37. BuzzMedia to Announce Purchase of Spin Magazine: Source

    July 09, 2012 11:33 PM EDT BuzzMedia, which publishes Idolator, Stereogum, AbsolutePunk and KimKardashian.com, among other properties, plans to announce Tuesday that it is acquiring Spin magazine, according to a source inside one of the two companies. A report that the comp ...

  38. Chart Moves: One Direction's Continued Success on Billboard 200, 'Evita' & 'Magic Mike' Albums Debut

    July 06, 2012 6:49 PM EDT The Billboard 200: This week on the Billboard 200, Linkin Park triumphed over Maroon 5, securing the rock band its fifth No. 1 album on the chart. The former's new "Living Things" sold 223,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan, while ...

  39. Dottie Mattison Named CEO Of Prometheus Global Media

    July 02, 2012 6:30 PM EDT Dottie Mattison, senior managing director of Guggenheim Partners, has been named CEO of Prometheus Global Media, effective immediately. Prometheus Global Media is the parent company of Billboard as well as other media and entertainment brands Adwe ...

  40. Linkin Park, Maroon 5 Aiming for Top of Billboard 200

    June 27, 2012 7:21 PM EDT Linkin Park's new "Living Things" album seems on course for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 next week, with Maroon 5's "Overexposed" headed for a No. 2 arrival. Industry sources suggest "Living Things" co ...

  41. Jeffrey Jolson-Colburn, Former THR Music Editor, Dies

    June 25, 2012 6:15 AM EDT Jeffrey Jolson-Colburn, a former music editor for The Hollywood Reporter, died Saturday at his home in Los Angeles, the website Hollywood Today announced. The cause of death was not immediately known. Jolson-Colburn, who was in his mid-50s, founde ...

  42. Bertelsmann Names Marcel Reichart Executive VP of Digital Development

    June 04, 2012 7:00 AM EDT COLOGNE, Germany - Media giant Bertelsmann has appointed Marcel Reichart to the newly-created position of executive VP in charge of digital development and partnerships. Reichart joins Bertelsmann from German publishing group Hubert Burda, where h ...

  43. Radio In Transition: A Q&A With Clear Channel's John Hogan Ahead of Billboard Country Summit

    May 30, 2012 3:02 PM EDT One of the most important segments of the Billboard Country Music Summit June 4-5 in Nashville will be the closing radio block, in which national decision-makers in broadcasting take a hard look at their industry. The sessions -- a consultant pane ...

  44. Chart Moves: Keane & Karmin's Albums Debut, Pitbull's Not-Quite Career-Spanning Hits Set Arrives

    May 18, 2012 9:55 AM EDT The Billboard 200: As previously reported, Carrie Underwood stayed steady atop the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week with Blown Away . The set -- her third No. 1 -- sold 120,000 with a 55% drop in sales. Meanwhile, Adele's 21 album ...

  45. Chart Moves: Coldplay's 'American Idol' Gain; 'Avengers' Soundtrack Debuts; Jackie Evancho Returns to No. 1

    May 10, 2012 9:29 PM EDT The Billboard 200: As reported earlier this week, Carrie Underwood claimed her third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with "Blown Away." The effort, her fourth release overall, debuted atop the list with 267,000 copies sold, accord ...

  46. Chart Moves: 'Newsies' Cast Album Debuts, 'MTV Unplugged' Returns, and a Video Game Soundtrack Sizzles

    April 19, 2012 10:38 PM EDT The Billboard 200: This week on the Billboard 200, Lionel Richie claimed his third No. 1 album with the rise of "Tuskegee" (129,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, up 35%). He might even stick around for a second week on the list i ...

  47. Joe Levy Appointed Editor of Billboard Magazine

    March 28, 2012 12:08 PM EDT Billboard announced today the appointment of Joe Levy as Editor of Billboard magazine, effective this Friday. In this role, Levy will oversee the editorial operations of the weekly print publication. Levy will be based in New York and will report ...

  48. Turntable.fm, Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Team Up for 'Turntable Tuesday' Contest Next Month

    March 23, 2012 7:30 AM EDT Turntable.fm and the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas today announced a new partnership intended to "bridge the gap between live and online music experiences." For the month of April, Turntable will bring its "Turntable Tuesday" serie ...

  49. Billboard, Nielsen, DigitalMusic.org Launch First-Ever Subscription Services 'On-Demand Songs' Chart

    March 14, 2012 10:41 AM EDT Billboard, Nielsen and NARM's digitalmusic.org announced today the launch of the first-ever subscription services "On-Demand Songs" chart, and that this data will also be included in the Billboard Hot 100. On-demand streaming data i ...

  50. Is CNN Set To Buy Mashable?

    March 12, 2012 10:21 AM EDT News coming out of SXSW Interactive today says that CNN may be about to purchase tech website Mashable in a deal that would reportedly be worth around $200 million, according to a Reuters report . Rumors are flying fast, with Reuters reporting tha ...

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