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  1. Google Hires Attorney For New Music Service

    July 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google seems to be getting serious about its much-rumored music service, hiring music licensing attorney Elizabeth Moody to spearhead label negotiations, Billboard has confirmed. To date, nothing Google has done required music industry licensing. ...

  2. Is MySpace Music Planning A Music Subscription Service?

    July 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Is MySpace Music eyeing a possible music subscription service? That’s the question posed by a recent CNET article , on the heels of a similar story from music pub Side-Line . Both largely cite anonymous sources, though officials, including preside ...

  3. MySpace Co-President To Depart Amid Challenges

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The doors just keep swinging at MySpace. MySpace has confirmed a Techcrunch post that co-president Jason Hirschhorn is set to announce his departure tomorrow, nary four months after accepting the co-leadership role with Mike Jones. Jon Miller, chi ...

  4. MySpace Music Hires Former Veoh Head Shapiro

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Dmitry Shapiro, the former CEO of the Veoh video sharing site has joined MySpace Music as its chief technology officer. From the release: Shapiro will be responsible for all aspects of technical developments for the MySpace Music platform, includi ...

  5. Business Matters: AT&T, Rdio, C-32, eMusic, Vevo and More

    June 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Much has been said about AT&T's plan to limit bandwidth of new mobile subscribers. Some have called it the end of young, innovative music services that have blossomed through mobile apps. But is AT&T really crippling these services ...

  6. Project Playlist Settles Suits With UMG, WMG

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Project Playlist has cleared the last of its legal hurdles, having settled copyright infringement lawsuits against it by Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group. As first reported by CNET , and confirmed by Billboard, UMG’s settlement include ...

  7. Business Matters: Live Nation, Google, Lala, mFlow

    May 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Morgan Joseph maintained its “neutral” rating on Live Nation stock. Note the Morgan analyst believes artists could possibly have less, not more, leverage in the future. “We remain on the sidelines and look for more signs of positive free cash f ...

  8. Web Trends: John Rich, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Eminem and More

    May 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 4. John Rich Country star John Rich is offering a free download of his song "Lend a Hand" on his website. The song is dedicated to "the good people of Tennessee" in light of the recent f ...

  9. Web Trends: Colt Ford, Miley Cyrus, 'Glee,' Christina Aguilera and More

    May 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11 am) 6. Colt Ford Country singer Colt Ford, known for his fusion of rap and country styles will play a show tonight at the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach. Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Miley Cyrus - ...

  10. Web Trends: Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, M.I.A. and More

    May 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4 pm) *None at this time* Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Miley Cyrus - Can't Be Tamed 2. Beyoncé - Why Don't You Love Me 3. Chemical Love 4. Galactic Empire State Of Mind 5. Why Don't You Love Me (Video) - B ...

  11. Web Trends: 'American Idol,' 'Glee,' Miley Cyrus and More

    May 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11 am) 6. Who Got Kicked Off American Idol May 5 Last night's American Idol elimination saw the top 4 advance and 17 year old Aaron Kelly sent home. Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Miley Cyrus - Can' ...

  12. Web Trends: Cinco de Mayo, Soulja Boy, Miley Cyrus, Disturbed and More

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11am) 16. Mariachi Music With Wed. being Cinco de Mayo comes increased interest in the traditional Mexican folk music Mariachi, considered to be an integral part of Cinco de Mayo tradition. Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. B ...

  13. Web Trends: Beyoncé , B.o.B., Jason Derulo, Eminem

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11am) *No trending music terms at this time* Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Jason Derulo - Ridin' Solo (Official Video in HD) 2. Robert M & Dirty Rush - Super Bomb ( Radio Edit ) 3. Chameleon Circuit - Type 40 4. ...

  14. Business Matters: TuneCore, MySpace Music, Merch Tips, Bono and More

    April 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- TuneCore has a marketing partnership with MySpace Music that will get MySpace Music-registered artists – which is just about everybody – a 50% discount on TuneCore distribution. That drops the fee for an album sold in 19 stores to $23.49. In ad ...

  15. Miley Cyrus 'Untamed' On New Album

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Miley Cyrus will release her new album "Can't Be Tamed" on June 22. The title track will be released as a download on May 18. MySpace Music will host the global premier on April 30 at 12 noon EST, and the track goes to radio May 3. ...

  16. Plugged/Unplugged: How Facebook Will Change Digital Music

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT No longer just a popular social networking, Facebook's new mission is to become the underlying social engine powering the entire Internet. That's what became exceedingly apparent yesterday during CEO Mark Zuckerberg's keynote speech ...

  17. iLike Co-Founders Exit MySpace

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT MySpace is losing Ali and Hadi Partovi, co-founders of iLike, according to internal memos picked up by AllThings D . The two came aboard with MySpace's acquisition of iLike in August 2009. Ali served as senior VP of business development and H ...

  18. MySpace Unveils Ticketing And Events Platform

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT MySpace finally unveiled its long-promised ticketing and events platform. The move expands the social networking site from a tool for artists to sell more concert tickets to a far broader events platform designed to organize all aspects of users&# ...

  19. A MySpace Subscription Service?

    April 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT On Tuesday a News Corp. exec said MySpace Music is likely to launch a subscription service before the end of 2010. While that may raise a few eyebrows, there’s no reason to think News Corp. was teasing an upcoming launch. Jonathan Miller, News Cor ...

  20. PRS For Music Teams With MySpace

    April 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT PRS for Music has made a strategic partnership with MySpace. The partnership aims to promote MySpace as the online destination to share and discover music, and underline the importance of PRS for Music membership for songwriters on MySpace. With m ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Analysis: Streaming's Impact On Download Sales

    March 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST What does streaming music do to download sales? It's a question that gets to the heart of the future music industry. Today, downloads are the dominant source of digital revenue, but far more revenue will come from webcasting and on-demand mus ...

  23. @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 ...

  24. Spotify Fires Back

    February 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST The latest debate in digital music is music streaming services’ impact on paid download purchases. In response to new data shared by NPD Group’s Russ Crupnick, Spotify says on-demand music services do not cannibalize music sales. “There is other d ...

  25. Business Matters: The Vitality Of The Album Format, 'American Idol,' EMI Christian and more

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- Don't look now, but a few people are recognizing ...

  26. MySpace Tweaks Strategy

    February 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST MySpace provided a glimpse into its future during an all-hands-on-deck meeting at the company's headquarters Thursday, featuring the introduction of the company's new co-president leadership team and unveiling of a tweaked product strate ...

  27. Analysis: The Problem With High Adoption

    February 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.S. consumers have adopted digital music stores at a better rate than consumers in other countries, but greater digital adoption may lead to slower adoption of new business models. The logic: the more accustomed a group of consumers becomes to th ...

  28. CEO Van Natta Out at MySpace

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST After less than a year on the job, MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta has stepped down from the position. Last April, Van Natta replaced MySpace founder Chris DeWolfe, , who was ousted from the position as part of a management shakeup designed to reinvigo ...

  29. Business Matters: Live Nation, MySpace Music, Gibson and More

    February 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- The Live Nation-Ticketmaster merger "should not h ...

  30. Australian Music Market Up 4.8% In 2009

    February 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST The record business down under is on the ascent. Full-year 2009 trade figures issued today (Feb. 3) by labels body ARIA show a 4.8% gain in wholesale revenue to $446.1 million Australian ($395 million), powered by a booming digital music sector an ...

  31. Pessimistic About Spotify? You’re Not Alone

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Labels continue to show pessimism and caution about ad-supported and hybrid music services. At a MIDEM panel on streaming music , Stephen Bryan, Warner Music Group's senior VP of digital business development, warned of embracing digital servi ...

  32. @MIDEM: MySpace CEO Talks Growth

    January 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta used his MidemNet keynote to celebrate the return to growth in user numbers on the social network following its recent revamp. MidemNet in Cannes, which runs Jan. 23-27, is the digital-focused sibling of the main MIDEM c ...

  33. @MIDEM: Quick Bits From MySpace CEO Keynote

    January 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta gave his first keynote outside the U.S. today (Jan. 23) in an interview with Billboard editorial director Bill Werde. Among the key points Van Natta hit upon on stage: - There are 25,000 artists (major, indie, unsigned) ...

  34. Business Matters: IFPI Sweden, Guvera, Virgin Media, Pemberton Festival

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- Recorded music sales in Sweden posted a big turnaround in 2009. According to IFPI Sweden , music sales were up 10.2% -- the first increase since 2000. Digital sales rose 99%, but accounted for only 16% of total sales. Perhaps not coincidentally ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. TuneCore, MySpace Music Ink Deal

    December 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Digital music distribution service TuneCore has added MySpace Music to its list supported digital music outlets. What makes this addition unique is that for the first time, TuneCore is providing music to a primarily ad-supported music streaming se ...

  39. Digital Briefs: Snocap, Green Day, Google

    December 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST -- Fallout from MySpace Music's purchase of imeem continues. Artists and labels owed money from sales and streams on the now-defunct imeem won't get any money from the services new owners. Wired's Epicenter blog focuses on the more ...

  40. Business Matters: MySpace, Imeem, Virgin Media, Google

    December 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- On the day MySpace Music closed its purchase of Imeem , the imeem.com domain was redirected to myspace.com/imeem and visitors were greeted with ...

  41. Done Deal: MySpace Music Acquires Imeem

    December 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST MySpace's acquisition of imeem is complete. The company officially announced the transaction on its blog after weeks of speculation. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but sources with knowledge of the transaction say it was for less than ...

  42. Analysis: Vevo Is A Necessary Experiment For Majors

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST The launch of Vevo Tuesday (Dec. 8) is a necessary experiment for major labels aiming to take a more direct role in charting their digital destiny. After years of letting video sites build a business on their content, music companies must take new ...

  43. Business Matters: Apple, Lala, Vevo, Rock Hall Of Fame

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- An analyst at UBS Investment Research believes Apple's purchase of Lala ties into the company's $1 billion data server farm project i ...

  44. Analysis: Apple Embraces The Cloud, Positions Mobile With Lala Deal

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST With its acquisition of online music start-up Lala, Apple appears to have bet on a digital music strategy that places ownership – no matter how ephemeral - over subscription. And more than competing services, Lala best fits into Apple's desir ...

  45. U.K. Biz Welcomes MySpace Music Launch

    December 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST The U.K. music industry has largely welcomed the long-awaited launch of MySpace Music, despite it arriving, as one observer notes, a "little late to the party." Commenting on the long-delayed U.K. bow for MySpace music, which took place ...

  46. MySpace Music Launches In The U.K.

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Over a year after its U.S. rollout, MySpace Music has made its long-awaited bow in the United Kingdom, going live at 00.01 U.K. time today (Dec. 3), following a launch gig by U.K. rock band Kasabian at London's Heaven venue. As with the U.S. ...

  47. Business Matters: Pandora, MOG, Zune

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- These graphs at the Web site FlowingData show segments of consumer spending over the last 25 years. Entertainment spending remained incredibly ...

  48. MySpace, Merlin Standoff Ends

    November 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST MySpace Music and independent music aggregator Merlin buried the hatchet with a deal that adds the company's roster of independent labels to the online streaming music service. While financial details of the arrangement were not disclosed, th ...

  49. Analysis: Hulu, Vevo And The Rise Of Streaming Video

    November 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST While talk about free, ad-supported music streaming sites dominated the tech and music industries in 2009, who would have thought that ad-supported video streaming sites would finish the year with more optimism? As Billboard reported on Wednesday, ...

  50. Business Matters: Teamsters, MySpace, Imeem

    November 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Composers and lyricists in Hollywood are considering joining the Teamsters , Local 399. According to the Los Angeles Times, about 400 such prof ...

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