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  1. Online Video Going Long, Live and Mobile: Ooyala Study

    November 15, 2012 3:00 AM EST Just two years ago, conventional wisdom held that online videos should not last longer than three minutes because viewers have the attention span of a LOL cat. Fast forward to this fall, and 30% of total video viewing time on tablet devices are sp ...

  2. Black Keys Top Hot Tours Chart, Followed by Jason Aldean, Eric Church

    October 22, 2012 10:04 AM EDT The Black Keys rise to No. 1 on the weekly Hot Tours ranking with more than $2 million in box office grosses reported from three venues in California during its fall trek through western U.S. markets. Touring in support of the album "El Camin ...

  3. Jay-Z To Stream Final Barclays Concert Live On New YouTube Channel Saturday Night

    October 05, 2012 10:01 AM EDT Jay-Z is live-streaming the last of his eight concerts at New York City's Barclays Center for the launch of his new YouTube channel. Backbeat: Jay-Z, Lyor Cohen, Julie Greenwald, Island Def Jam Execs at Barclays Center's 40/40 Club Launc ...

  4. Hot Tours: Roger Waters On Top, Bruce Springsteen On His Tail

    August 09, 2012 11:52 AM EDT Roger Waters, featured in a recent Billboard cover story , closes out his highly successful The Wall Live Tour with a final No. 1 placement on the Hot Tours chart. Ticket sales totals from the tour's final eight North American dates, that wra ...

  5. Dave Matthews Band Asks Fans To Contribute Photos, Video For New 'Mercy' Video

    July 31, 2012 1:14 PM EDT Dave Matthews Band is inviting fans to take part in the creation of a video for its latest single, "Mercy." Individuals who complete one (or more) easy-to-follow photo and/or video tasks may find their images featured within the video. D ...

  6. Nas, Missy Elliott, Wiz Khalifa Headline Rock The Bells; Bone Thugs to Reunite

    May 16, 2012 3:10 PM EDT The annual hip-hop summit Rock The Bells revealed its lineup on Wednesday (May 16), and while Nas, Kid Cudi and Wiz Khalifa top the 2012 bill, the big news is the promised special performance by Missy Elliott. Elliott, who revealed her battle with ...

  7. New E! Show 'Opening Act' Offers YouTube Talent Opening Slots for Nicki Minaj, LMFAO, Rod Stewart, Others

    April 30, 2012 3:03 PM EDT Nigel Lythgoe ("American Idol," "So You Think You Can Dance") is teaming up with E! for new music reality series, "Opening Act," which debuts July 9 at 10p E.T./P.T. on the NBC Universal cable network. E! will formall ...

  8. Sizzla Returns to Roots On New Album as Protests, Show Cancellations Continue Over Past Anti-Gay Lyrics

    April 24, 2012 7:15 AM EDT How Jamaica's Sizzla Kalongi can sing righteous lyrics decrying social and political injustice on his new album The Chan" (out on Afro jam, a subsidiary of the Munich-based Kosmo Music), while violently and unjustly denouncing homosexual ...

  9. Google Announces Stock Split; First-Quarter Revenue Up 24%

    April 12, 2012 5:03 PM EDT Google Inc. plans to split its stock 2-for-1 to preserve its leadership's control over the company and maintain its long-term focus. The online search leader said Thursday that it is issuing a new class of stock to shareholders, but the new s ...

  10. YouTube Copyright Infringement Suit Reinstated By Appeals Court

    April 05, 2012 1:46 PM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal appeals court reinstated a copyright case against YouTube on Thursday, finding that a jury could conclude that the online video service knew it was infringing rights when it allowed the distribution of videos of popular ...

  11. Business Matters: AEG Adding to Collection of West Coast Arenas

    March 21, 2012 8:03 PM EDT AEG Adding to Collection of West Coast Arenas -- AEG's deal to kick in $59 million for the construction of a new arena in Sacramento, Calif., will not only help keep the Sacramento Kings from bolting for Anaheim, but it could bolster AEG Live ...

  12. How Beyond Oblivion's Music Startup Model Tanked Before Takeoff

    March 05, 2012 4:50 PM EST Beyond Oblivion was supposed to save the music industry. Instead, it lived up to its name, collapsing in dramatic fashion at the end of 2011 when investors lost their patience with a company that kept promising and never delivering. Years of caree ...

  13. Dave Matthews Band Returns to the Road

    February 15, 2012 8:03 AM EST Dave Matthews Band, one of the most successful touring bands in history, will embark on a full-blown North American summer tour after taking 2011 off the road save for four regional DMB-curated festivals known as Caravans. DMB sold more tickets th ...

  14. Google Tackles Online Privacy in Unusual Ad Blitz

    January 17, 2012 8:36 AM EST SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is focusing on the importance of protecting personal information in an unusual marketing campaign for a company that has been blasted for its own online privacy lapses and practices. The educational ads will start appea ...

  15. Bon Jovi, Take That, U2, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Usher Finalists For Billboard Touring Awards

    November 02, 2011 4:06 PM EDT six-time winner Kenny Chesney for his Goin' Coastal tour; http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz ...

  16. Google's Eric Schmidt Disputes Anti-Trust Accusations Before U.S. Senate

    September 22, 2011 7:15 AM EDT Google Inc.'s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt sparred with senators Wednesday during a hearing that repeatedly cast the Internet search leader as a greedy monopolist more driven to expand its empire than to steer Web surfers to the most helpf ...

  17. Beyond Oblivion Unveils Boinc Music Service

    August 22, 2011 1:28 PM EDT Beyond Oblivion has finally released details of its device-based music subscription service. Called Boinc, the unlimited, ad-free music service will be bundled with mobile devices and PCs and can also be purchased separately. Visitors to the new B ...

  18. Google to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion

    August 15, 2011 8:00 AM EDT MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- Google Inc. is buying cell phone maker Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. for $12.5 billion in cash. It's by far Google's biggest acquisition to date and a sign the online search leader is serious about expandi ...

  19. Kings of Leon Cancel Entire U.S. Tour

    August 01, 2011 4:41 PM EDT Kings of Leon announced the cancellation of their U.S. tour following an onstage meltdown at a performance in Dallas on Friday night (July 29). Frontman Caleb Followill walked offstage after claiming he was too hot to perform, and the band subsequ ...

  20. LinkedIn Raises IPO Ante Amid High Investor Demand; Valued at Over $4 Billion

    May 18, 2011 7:36 AM EDT SAN FRANCISCO - Investors are clamoring to connect with the online networking service LinkedIn Corp. in the latest sign of the fervor for Internet companies that specialize in bringing together people with common interests. The demand to buy a pie ...

  21. A Tribe Called Quest Documentary by Michael Rapaport to Hit Theaters

    April 27, 2011 8:41 AM EDT Michael Rapaport will be hitting the road this summer with his documentary on hip-hop legends A Tribe Called Quest , "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest." The roll out across the country starts July 8 in New Yo ...

  22. Lady Gaga Says Rebecca Black Is A 'Genius' During Google Visit

    March 23, 2011 10:38 AM EDT about $27,000 a week http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/digital ...

  23. Kenny Chesney Announces New Tour Dates

    January 13, 2011 12:00 AM EST After taking 2010 off from touring, Kenny Chesney will return to the road in a big way in 2011 -- the singer announced 41 new arena and amphitheatre dates on his Goin' Coastal tour. These dates, along with 10 previously announced stadium show ...

  24. Court Gives Google Another Shot At Microsoft Deal

    January 05, 2011 12:00 AM EST A federal judge has sided with Google Inc. in a lawsuit alleging the U.S. Department of Interior improperly favored Microsoft Corp. in a deal that could have had ripple effects on future software contracts with other federal government agencies. T ...

  25. Wanted: More Than 2,000 In Google Hiring Spree

    November 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Google Inc plans to hire more than 2,000 people around the globe, bumping up its workforce as it expands into new markets and battles for talent with faster-growing rivals. The world's largest Internet search engine, whose finance chief told ...

  26. Google Gmail Tweak Challenges Facebook, Twitter

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Google Inc is tapping its huge network of Gmail users and Web surfers to create a Buzz that it hopes will help it catch up with online social networking leaders Facebook and Twitter. The world's No. 1 search engine on Tuesday (Feb. 9) launche ...

  27. Google Revamps Search With Real-Time Results

    December 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Google Inc has revamped its search engine to allow results to be refreshed with up-to-the-second data increasingly churned out by the new crop of real-time Web products. The move to integrate real-time search results directly into Google's fl ...

  28. U.S. Likely To Follow U.K. Objections On Ticketmaster

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Regulators in the U.K. and U.S. appear likely to impose conditions on the merger of concert promoter Live Nation Inc. and ticket-selling giant Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. now that British authorities came out against the deal Thursday. The U.K ...

  29. Neil Young, No Doubt, Jimmy Buffett Onboard For Bridge School Benefit

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The lineup has been unveiled for the 2009 Bridge School Benefit concert, to be held Oct. 24-25 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif. School co-founder Neil Young anchors a bill that also features No Doubt, Jimmy Buffett, Coldplay' ...

  30. Google Sells Underperforming Radio Ad Business

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Google Inc. has found a buyer for a radio advertising business it has abandoned as part of efforts to cut costs and jettison underperforming operations. WideOrbit Inc., a privately held company that makes software for the broadcast TV and radio in ...

  31. Analysis: Live Nation, Sony Are Pricing for Profits, Not Margin

    June 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation 's decision to drop service fees on amphitheater lawn tickets purchased on select Wednesdays this summer is a classic case of a company pricing for profit, not for margin. So is Sony Music Entertainment's decision to license ...

  32. Blink-182 Announces Nearly 50-Date Summer Tour

    May 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT If it hadn't been for drummer Travis Barker's near-fatal airplane crash last year, Blink-182 might not be touring this summer. But after a five-year hiatus, Blink-182 members Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker and Tom DeLonge will embark on a ne ...

  33. Snoop Dogg, Slightly Stoopid, Stephen Marley Team For Summer Bill

    April 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg, Slightly Stoopid and Stephen Marley have teamed up for this summer's Blazed and Confused tour. The month-long trek will begin July 10 in Primm, N.V., and head across the country to Denver, Portland, Salt Lake City and Atlanta befo ...

  34. The Fray Announces Summer Tour Dates

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Fray will headline a 35-city summer tour which kicks off June 12 in Atlanta and extends to August 7, when it wraps in Spokane, Wash. Jacks Mannequin is scheduled to open on all dates. The Fray's second album, "The Fray," was rel ...

  35. No Doubt Unveils Summer Tour

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST No Doubt announced a 45-city summer tour, which begins May 3 at the Bamboozle Festival in East Rutherford, N.J., and runs through August 1 in Irvine, Calif. As previously reported, the band will be supported by Paramore, and joined on select dates ...

  36. Coldplay Hitting Amphitheatres On Summer Tour

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Coldplay will kick off a North American summer tour July 10 at the Amphitheater at Clark County in Portland, Ore. So far, 14 dates are set through early August, with more to be announced. Tickets for concerts in San Diego, Toronto, Charlotte, N.C. ...

  37. Billboard Extended Q&A: Live Nation CEO of Ticketing Nathan Hubbard

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nathan Hubbard has spent the past year gearing up for perhaps the biggest challenge of his career. Actually, make that two challenges: one, launch what will soon become the world's second-largest ticketing company, and two, begin the process ...

  38. Google Profit Beats On Strong Ad Sales

    January 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Google Inc's quarterly earnings beat Wall Street forecasts as strong advertising sales on its self-branded Web sites helped the Internet leader defy the gloom pervading the tech sector. The results, which sent Google shares up 2.6% in after-h ...

  39. The Dead Returning To The Road In '09

    January 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spurred on by two reunions at benefits for President-elect Barack Obama, the surviving members of the Grateful Dead will embark on their first tour in five years this spring. The Dead will hit the road beginning April 12 in Greensboro, N.C., and w ...

  40. Lineup Set For 2008 Bridge School Benefit

    September 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The lineup has been unveiled for the 2008 Bridge School Benefit concert, to be held Oct. 25-26 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif. School co-founder Neil Young anchors a bill that also features Wilco, Jack Johnson, Cat Power and Dea ...

  41. Mike Relm Tapped For Tony Hawk Tour

    May 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT DJ/turntablist Mike Relm has been selected to appear on Tony Hawk's Boom Boom HuckJam action sports tour, beginning July 18 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in San Antonio, and wrapping Aug. 24 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvi ...

  42. A Reason To Believe: Record Store Day

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As April 19 approaches, "Record Store Day" continues to gain momentum, with everyone from Metallica to the governor of Maine onboard to support the promotional vehicle. On that day, record stores across the United States will give out fr ...

  43. Live Nation Unveils 3-D Seat Maps

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Livenation.com has launched a new feature that offers fans a virtual view of the stage from seats at the majority of its amphitheaters across the country. The animated 3-D seat maps are designed to give fans a realistic view of the venue prior to ...

  44. WaMu Partners With Venues Nationwide

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Seattle-based banking company WaMu (formerly Washington Mutual) is expanding its presence in the live music business with WaMu Live!, a new program that gives customers exclusive benefits to concerts at venues in Los Angeles, Seattle, New York and ...

  45. Ozzfest To Release Additional Free Tickets

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Metal fans who missed out on nabbing tickets to this summer's free Ozzfest will get another chance to score tickets. Organizers have announced that additional tickets will be given away for the tour's 21 remaining dates. Last month, &quo ...

  46. The Cure Touring North America, Wrapping New CD

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With a new Suretone/Geffen album arriving sometime this fall, the Cure will hit the Road in North America for month-long tour beginning Sept. 13 in Tampa, Fla. Tickets begin going on sale June 28. 65 Days Of Static will open. The Cure's prese ...

  47. Semel Steps Down At Yahoo

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo Inc. Chairman Terry Semel stepped down as chief executive in a surprise move Monday (June 18), ending his increasingly ineffectual pursuit of online search leader Google Inc. -- a losing battle that had demoralized Yahoo's shareholders ...

  48. Live Nation S.F. Goes Green

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation San Francisco, in consultation with the California Environmental Association, has implemented several new initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, energy use and waste generated by six of its Bay Area venues. As part of its over ...

  49. EBay Jumps Into Auctioning Radio Ads

    June 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Online auctioneer eBay Inc. will begin auctioning advertising airtime on 2,300 participating U.S. radio stations. The company will partner with privately held Encino, Calif.-based Bid4Spots Inc., which has been hosting weekly online auctions of ra ...

  50. Linkin Park's Projekt Revolution Ready To Roll

    May 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park's Projekt Revolution tour with My Chemical Romance will get underway July 25 in a city to be announced, according to organizers. The trek will run through Sept. 3 in Englewood, Colo., and feature Taking Back Sunday, HIM, Placebo a ...

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