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  1. Morning Fix: Universal Music Predicts $158 Million Annual Boost From EMI; Ticketmaster & Walmart Expand Deal; Depeche Mode Signs With WME

    November 14, 2012 7:08 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and other free music-business newsletters UNIVERSAL MUSIC EARNINGS DIP, REVENUES RISE IN FIRST NINE MONTHS: Universal Music Group posted a 2.5% decline in earnings before interest taxes ...

  2. Business Matters: Ticketmaster Debuts iPhone App

    February 29, 2012 7:42 PM EST Ticketmaster Debuts iPhone App -- Ticketmaster released on app for iPhone Tuesday that allows consumers to quickly and easily buy tickets on their Apple mobile device. While the new app is fairly similar to the Live Nation app that debuted in Nove ...

  3. Moontoast Raises $6 Million

    January 06, 2012 12:40 PM EST Social commerce startup Moontoast has closed a $6 million round of funding from existing investors. Nashville-based The Martin Companies led the round. Investors see a big opportunity in social commerce. "We believe there is a fundamental shi ...

  4. Twitter, SoundTracking, Ticketfly, Slacker, Shazam and More on the Socialization of Music @ Billboard FutureSound

    November 18, 2011 7:37 PM EST Left to right: CEO of Ticketfly Andrew Dreskin, SVP of Strategic Development at Slacker Jack Isquith, Director of Consumer Marketing at Shazam Jeff Roberto, COO at RevrbNation, Jed Carlson and VP of Client Services at Moontoast, Tim Putnam at the ...

  5. Backbeat: Candids From Nashville's SoundLand Festival

    September 30, 2011 2:27 AM EDT Jason Moon Wilkins, SoundLand co-founder, poses at the entrance to the Saturday afternoon show at the Neuhoff Factory. (Photo by Glenn Peoples) Established and emerging artists descended on Nashville last week for the four-day SoundLand festival. ...

  6. Business Matters: Make No Mistake, EU Copyright Extension Is Good for Record Labels, Too

    September 12, 2011 6:40 PM EDT Make No Mistake, EU Copyright Extension Is Good for Record Labels, Too -- Artists and performing musicians are feeling the love in the European Union while record labels are being a bit overlooked. If you've read news reports about the EU ...

  7. Business Matters: What the Stock Market Declines Mean to Music Companies

    August 02, 2011 6:42 PM EDT What the Stock Market Declines Mean to Music Companies -- Concerns about the U.S. debt and hints that the U.S. economy has entered a double-dip recession are dragging down stock markets and impacting music and entertainment companies. New consumer ...

  8. Business Matters: Smartphones Now Over Half of New Phone Sales in US, iPhone Driving Growth

    June 30, 2011 6:01 PM EDT Increasingly American as Apple Pie: Smartphones -- Smartphones have reached an important milestone in the U.S. According to Nielsen, 55% of mobile consumers who reported buying a new handset in the last three months purchased a smartphone instead ...

  9. Moontoast, DIY Impulse Now Powering SoundCloud Sales Through Facebook Pages

    June 23, 2011 12:46 PM EDT Moontoast and DIY Media both released products this week that allow SoundCloud users to sell their music directly to fans through their Facebook pages. Moontoast , which builds products that enable commerce on the Facebook platform, now allows Sou ...

  10. Billboard Country Music Summit Kicks Off Monday

    June 03, 2011 1:13 PM EDT The goal of the Billboard Country Music Summit , taking place Monday and Tuesday and produced in association with the Country Music Association , is simple: to bring together key stakeholders in the country music industry to discuss the most impor ...

  11. Amazon Cloud Outage Impacts Foursquare, Indaba Music, Quora, Reddit and a Town in Canada

    April 21, 2011 3:44 PM EDT Amazon's Web Services is experiencing service issues that have affected a wide range of companies. By midday Thursday, the service health dashboard still showed service disruptions at its Elastic Compute Cloud and Relational Database services ...

  12. Billboard's Twitter 140: Music-Industry Characters You Need To Follow

    March 18, 2011 10:30 AM EDT Billboard's Twitter 140: It's not about how many followers. It's not about the quantity of tweets/retweets. It's about quality. Personality. Excellent linkage. These people are followed by those who work the smartest. Whether i ...

  13. Topspin Opens Its Doors to All Artists. But Can It Compete?

    March 16, 2011 3:25 PM EDT Direct-to-fan technology provider Topspin has finally opened up its platform to all comers. CEO Ian Rogers calls the new Topspin a "warmer, friendlier site and application" and says the company will release a new version of the software ...

  14. Topspin To Offer Direct-to-Fan Platform To All Users

    February 16, 2011 5:12 PM EST Direct-to-fan technology company Topspin Media is opening up its service to all comers: Next month the company will offer a new version of its service that will be open to all users starting at $9.99 per month. The subscription service will have t ...

  15. Business Matters: Spotify Readies Payment System for U.S. Launch

    February 08, 2011 3:31 PM EST Waiting For Godot (Spotify): Music Cloud Readies Payment System for U.S. Launch -- Spotify is telling U.S. users (what few exist) that it hopes to launch "in the coming months." Here's part of an email that was sent from Spotify to ...

  16. Business Matters: Terra Firma To Appeal Citigroup Ruling; WMG's Revenue Forecast Drops; RapidShare Fights For 'Free Speech'

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST Terra Firma To Appeal Technical Aspects of Citigroup Case -- Terra Firma has filed for leave to appeal and will challenge technical aspects of its trial with Citigroup, Private Equity News reported on Tuesday. Terra Firma will not challenge the ve ...

  17. Taylor Swift Goes Direct-To-Fan With 'Speak Now' Pre-Orders

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift’s upcoming album “Speak Now,” is being offered direct-to-fan with help from the social commerce platform of Web startup Moontoast.The deal is part of a larger partnership between the social company and Big Machine Records and The Valo ...