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  1. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 09, 2012 2:42 PM EST March 13, 2012 | EXCLUSIVE Exclusive: Ginger Baker Documentarian To Next Tackle Bill Laswell "Beware of Mr. Baker" director Jay Bulger (center) and producer Fisher Stevens (right) are interviewed during the film's press day on Sunda ...

  2. SXSW Interactive What to Watch For: Apps, Panels, More

    March 05, 2012 6:00 AM EST While South by Southwest's Interactive (SXSWi) and Music festivals are essentially two separate events, they do have one major thing in common: music. Many music companies will be at both conferences, having meetings, speaking on panels and n ...

  3. Kelly Clarkson Drives 'Stronger' to Hot 100 Summit

    February 08, 2012 11:45 AM EST In what an RCA Records representative terms a "perfect storm" of radio airplay, digital sales and pop culture prominence, Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" rises from No. 2 to No. 1 on this week' ...

  4. Super Bowl Seen Online Via Live Stream By 2.1 Million

    February 08, 2012 8:15 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - The first live stream of the Super Bowl drew 2.1 million unique viewers, NBC said Tuesday. That's a small fraction of the record 111.3 million viewers that watched NBC's broadcast of the big game. But it was still enough ...

  5. NFL, NBC Apologize For M.I.A.'s Super Bowl Halftime Bird Flip

    February 06, 2012 7:49 AM EST (Photo: Getty Images) The NFL and a major television network are apologizing for another Super Bowl halftime show. There was no wardrobe malfunction, nothing like that glimpse of Janet Jackson's nipple eight years ago that caused an uproar an ...

  6. Backbeat: Joe Walsh Rocks Troubadour, Irving Azoff With Ringo -- and First New Songs In 20 Years

    February 02, 2012 2:37 PM EST WEST HOLLYWOOD -- A private party to introduce Joe Walsh 's first album of original music in 20 years started comical, included a sales pitch and ended with "Rocky Mountain Way" -- featuring Ringo Starr on drums -- at the Troubadour ...

  7. Billboard Power 100: Blaise D'Sylva

    January 26, 2012 10:39 PM EST No. 55 Blaise D'Sylva VP of Media, Sports and Entertainment Marketing Anheuser-Busch InBev Twitter: @AB_Cares Sonic Brew... Anheuser-Busch's brand-new media, sports and entertainment marketing chief (he just started Jan. 16, after roles ...

  8. Exclusive: John Williams' 'Wide Receiver' Gets Dubstep Treatment For Super Bowl XLVI

    January 26, 2012 9:01 PM EST The Giants and the Patriots will meet on the field at Super Bowl XLVI, but when NBC goes to commercial, John Williams will meet dubstep and other modern music styles. Intending to reflect the epic nature of this NFL championship, a rematch of the ...

  9. Kelly Clarkson Set to Perform National Anthem at Super Bowl XLVI

    January 11, 2012 9:56 PM EST All eyes will be on Kelly Clarkson on Feb. 5, when she tackles the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLVI. After Christina Aguilera famously flubbed the lyrics at last year's game, the former "American Idol" winner faces the arduous tas ...

  10. Business Matters: Facebook Had 5 Times The U.S. Visitors of Twitter in 2011

    December 29, 2011 5:37 PM EST Facebook: Now Five Times More Than Twitter -- Facebook and Twitter are often mentioned in the same breath. Both are pioneering social media platforms that have changed how people and brands communicate. But year-end numbers from Nielsen shows the ...

  11. Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber Top DoSomething.org's Annual 'Celebs Gone Good' List

    December 27, 2011 7:00 AM EST Lady Gaga may sing about being one of the "Bad Kids" on her critically acclaimed album, "Born This Way," but the pop star is undoubtedly good when it comes to charity. For the second consecutive year, Gaga tops the Celebs Gone ...

  12. Madonna Officially Playing Super Bowl Halftime

    December 05, 2011 7:30 AM EST After months of speculation, Madonna has officially been named as the performer at the Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show. The NFL and NBC made the announcement during the network's "Sunday Night Football" matchup between the New Orleans ...

  13. Nickelback, Michael Buble Post Social 50 Chart Gains

    December 02, 2011 12:50 PM EST Nickelback returns to Billboard's Social 50 chart at No. 30 -- a new high -- thanks to the debut of a new video and a lot of NFL chatter. The clip for "When We Stand Together" arrived Nov. 23, while the band performed a hotly debate ...

  14. Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw to Reunite for 'Brothers of the Sun' Stadium Tour

    November 14, 2011 9:54 AM EST Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw to Reunite for 'Real Special' Stadium Tour By Ray Waddell Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, who famously toured together in the early 2000s, will reunite for the 19-date Brothers of the Sun stadium tour, beginning J ...

  15. Billboard Touring Conference & Awards 2011 Hub

    November 14, 2011 1:33 AM EST November 11, 2011 | Video Perry Farrell Talks Art, Commerce, Lollapalooza; Compares Himself With Axl Rose @ BB Touring Conf (Video) Shortly after Perry Farrell's Keynote Q&A with Billboard's Bill Werde at our Touring Conference on Th ...

  16. Perry Farrell Talks Lollapalooza, Jane's Addiction, Music's Future @ BB Touring Conference Keynote

    November 10, 2011 7:15 PM EST Perrry Farrell (left) the subject of the Billboard Touring Conference and Awards Keynote Q&A Session hosted by Billboard Editorial Director Bill Werde. (Photo: Michael Seto). The NFL and NBA are at the root of Perry Farrell's vision for t ...

  17. Lady Gaga Gets Her Own Thanksgiving TV Special

    November 03, 2011 8:13 PM EDT For those who aren't interested in watching NFL games or, you know, spending time talking to their families on Thanksgiving, Lady Gaga is offering an alternative in the form of her first holiday special. According to the Los Angeles Times, &q ...

  18. Sirius XM Radio Expands Latino Channels, Introduces New Technology

    October 17, 2011 9:33 PM EDT Sirius XM Radio, which broadcasts more than 135 satellite radio channels, is expanding its lineup with a new suite of commercial-free Latino channels, the company has announced. The new features includes the expansion of music, sports, news, talk ...

  19. Backbeat: Lalah Hathaway Celebrates 'Where It All Begins' @ L.A. Live's Conga Room

    October 14, 2011 3:00 AM EDT Before hitting the stage, Lalah Hathaway (center) made the red carpet rounds with Concord Music Group/Fantasy/Stax project management executive Michele Smith (left) and manager Marcus King (right). (Photo: Ashley Stagg) "It's cool to wav ...

  20. Pepsi to Showcase 'X Factor' Winner in Super Bowl TV Ad

    August 08, 2011 6:29 AM EDT A significant new element to Pepsi's sponsorship of "The X Factor" has raised the stakes for contestants on the Fox singing competition show: The soft-drink giant says it will feature the winner in a Pepsi TV ad that will air duri ...

  21. Pepsi to Feature 'X Factor' Winner in Super Bowl Ad

    August 05, 2011 11:12 AM EDT A significant new element to Pepsi's sponsorship of " The X Factor " has raised the stakes for contestants on the Fox singing competition show: The soft-drink giant says it will feature the winner in a Pepsi TV ad that will air duri ...

  22. ESPN Orders High School Makeover Show 'Rise Up' to Series

    July 25, 2011 7:22 PM EDT ESPN has ordered high school makeover show "Rise Up" to series and the network has enlisted country music star Kenny Chesney to write the theme song for the franchise. Hosted by ESPN college football analyst Chris Spielman and DIY televi ...

  23. Madonna, Beyonce, Usher, Aretha Among Performers at Oprah's Star-Studded Final Shows

    May 18, 2011 9:32 AM EDT Maria Shriver, Tom Hanks, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith among the celebrities who appeared during the four-hour taping Tuesday. More than 20,000 people packed Chicago's United Center to watch the celebrity-packed live taping of Oprah Winf ...

  24. Disney is 2010's Top Licensor With $28.6 Billion in Retail Sales

    May 18, 2011 7:18 AM EDT NEW YORK - The Walt Disney Co.'s Disney Consumer Products unit once again ranked as the top licensor in the world in 2010 with $28.6 billion in retail sales of licensed merchandise worldwide, according to an annual ranking by License! Global ...

  25. 'X-Factor' Airtimes Announced; Is Two and a Half Hours a Week Too Much?

    May 16, 2011 11:01 AM EDT Fox has given "The X Factor" the odd running time of 90 minutes and positioned it at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, beginning this fall the network announced Monday morning. An hourlong results show will be aired Thursdays. "The X Factor&quo ...

  26. Disney's Rare Revenue Miss Hurts Shares

    May 11, 2011 7:05 AM EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co reported a rare results miss after "Mars Needs Moms" capped a disappointing quarter at the U.S. box office, sending its shares down 3 percent. Strong advertising growth at sports network ESPN and a ris ...

  27. Syd Schwartz Guest Post: How Umphrey's McGee Uses Technology To Blow Their Fans' Minds

    May 09, 2011 2:00 PM EDT (Syd Schwartz is the former North America's SVP of digital strategy at EMI, founded Linchpin Digital in 2010 and proudly serves a variety of clients including Current TV, EMI Recorded Music, Red Light Management, The Orchard, Umphrey's M ...

  28. Business Matters: Why Live Nation's Q1 Revenue Really Grew 6%, Not 17%

    May 06, 2011 6:40 PM EDT Why Live Nation's Q1 Revenue Really Grew 6%, not 17% -- Live Nation had a decent first quarter of 2011. Concert attendance was flat and ticket sales were up 11%. But revenue growth wasn't really as good as you might have read in various ...

  29. Universal Motown's Sylvia Rhone Honored By National Action Network; President Obama Speaks At Ceremony

    April 07, 2011 10:55 AM EDT NEW YORK -- Universal Motown President Sylvia Rhone was honored last night at the National Action Network's 20th Anniversary Keepers of the Dream Awards. Other honorees included NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown, MSNBC President Phil Griffin and NB ...

  30. Big Entertainment Stocks Post First-Quarter Gains

    April 01, 2011 7:35 AM EDT The opening quarter of 2011 saw the shares of a range of entertainment conglomerates hit new multiyear highs as double-digit gains for all sector biggies except Sony Corp. outpaced the broad-based S&P 500 stock index. The gains, led again by C ...

  31. Business Matters: Are Pitchfork's Album Reviews Getting Soft?

    March 22, 2011 8:32 PM EDT Are Pitchfork's Album Reviews Getting Soft? -- Is Pitchfork getting soft? No, the influential music site is probably just finding better music to review. A statistical analysis of the music site's album reviews shows the average score we ...

  32. Sirius XM Radio Ends Year As Second Largest Media Subscription Service

    February 16, 2011 6:45 AM EST Sirius XM Radio said Tuesday it ended 2010 with 20.19 million subscribers, a company record, allowing it to finish the year as the second-largest media subscription business behind cable giant Comcast. Netflix, which is on a faster subscriber grow ...

  33. Chart Moves: Tumbling Down the 200; Plus Wiz Khalifa, Bob Marley, Dr. Dre, Chris Brown

    February 10, 2011 9:40 AM EST The Billboard 200: -- Amos Lee, Iron and Wine, Wisin & Yandel : Three acts that debuted in the top 10 last week all tumble by at least 25 positions this week -- Amos Lee's "Mission Bell" falls 1-26, Iron and Wine's "Ki ...

  34. Eminem 'Thrilled' By Super Bowl Ad, 'Focused' On Grammys, Says Manager

    February 08, 2011 9:53 AM EST Eminem's manager Paul Rosenberg says he and the rapper are both overwhelmed by the rapturous response to the two-minute Chrysler 200 ad that aired during Sunday's Super Bowl XLV telecast. Click Here For .biz's Complete Grammys Centr ...

  35. Jack Isquith Guest Post: What The Music Industry Can Learn From the Super Bowl

    February 03, 2011 2:00 PM EST The following guest post is from Jack Isquith, a digital music expert who has held senior posts at Warner Brothers Records and AOL Music, that originally appeared on his blog Digital Music Insider and is reposted with his permission. The Football ...

  36. Proposed L.A. Stadium to Be Named Farmers Field

    February 01, 2011 2:00 PM EST A proposed NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles would be called Farmers Field under a 30-year naming-rights deal between developer AEG and Farmers Insurance Exchange. The companies announced the agreement in a joint statement Tuesday in advance of ...

  37. MIDEM 2011: A Fine Music Business Conference. And Just A Little More

    January 28, 2011 1:41 PM EST MIDEM has long been one of, if not the ultimate annual dipstick for the music business. And so it's worth paying careful attention to what came up this year -- the 45th iteration of the event. This year's ran from Jan. 22 to Jan. 26. Onc ...

  38. Bieber, Ozzy Osbourne Team Up for Super Bowl Ad

    January 27, 2011 6:47 PM EST Fresh-faced Canadian teen idol Justin Bieber has teamed up with veteran rocker Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon to make a Best Buy commercial for next month's Super Bowl, the U.S. electronics chain said on Thursday. Bieber, 16, currently the ...

  39. MIDEM 2011 Weekend Recap: Tom Silverman on the Collapse of Digital Catalog Sales

    January 24, 2011 12:00 AM EST MIDEM is businesslike during the day and playful at night. But it never stops being about business. While the crowd at the Station Tavern watched the AFC and NFC championship games, networking was alive and well. And as the evening wore on and oth ...

  40. The Legal Fight Over That Song From 'The Fighter'

    January 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST If you've seen "The Fighter," you're likely familiar with the inspiring story of boxer Mickey Ward and great acting performances, particularly from Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Melissa Leo. Here's something you don't ...

  41. Watch Lupe Fiasco's Pepsi Ad for the Packers-Bears Game

    January 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST After five long months of agony, ecstasy and couch potato-dom, the matchup for Super Bowl XLV will finally be decided this weekend, as the Green Bay Packers play the Chicago Bears for the NFC Championship and the New York Jets square off against t ...

  42. The Pretenders & Faith Hill Team up for Live 'CMT Crossroads' During Super Bowl Fan Jam

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST The Pretenders and Faith Hill are teaming up for live episode of "CMT Crossroads." The show will take place during the NFL Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam on Feb. 5 from Grand Prairie, Texas, the night before the Super Bowl. This will be just t ...

  43. Sirius XM CFO: Howard Stern Might Have to Take a Pay Cut; Possible 10 Days Left on Air

    December 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST Howard Stern could broadcast live on Sirius XM for the last time on Dec. 16. After that, he heads for his annual end-of-year vacation and there still is no decision as to whether he’ll renew his contract, which expires on Dec. 31 and sets Sirius X ...

  44. AEG President Pursuing NFL Stadium Deal In L.A.

    October 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The head of AEG says he is pursuing a deal for the company to manage the Los Angeles Convention Center as part of a plan to bring an NFL team to downtown. AEG President Tim Leiweke said Tuesday that he and City Councilwoman Jan Perry have discusse ...

  45. Marc Anthony, Fergie, Enrique Iglesias To Play Miami Dolphins Home Opener

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In what looks like the NFL's latest bid to attract Latino audiences, Marc Anthony, Fergie and Enrique Iglesias will perform at the Miami Dolphins' home opener against the New York Jets on Sept. 26 to mark Hispanic Heritage Month. Telemun ...

  46. Dave Matthews, Swift To Play NFL Kickoff Concert

    August 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews Band and Taylor Swift will perform in New Orleans at the NFL's annual kickoff concert. The league said Monday the Grammy-winning artists will hold the show in Jackson Square, before the Super Bowl champion Saints face the Minnes ...

  47. Carrie Underwood Takes Top Prize At CMT Awards

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT CMT Awards host Kid Rock will be a keynote at the upcoming Billboard and Adweek Music & Advertising event, which runs June 15-16 in New York. For more information visit Billboardevents.com . The fans love Carrie Underwood and they proved it ag ...

  48. UPDATE: Super Bowl Sets All-Time Ratings Record

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Super Bowl XLIV is the most-watched TV program in U.S. history. Sunday's big game set a new all-time ratings high, overthrowing the 27-year-old record held by the final episode of "M*A*S*H." The New Orleans Saints vs. Indianapolis C ...

  49. Who Can Afford Howard Stern?

    February 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Howard Stern has begun negotiating a new radio contract. Perhaps not technically, but Stern's on-air mentions of his exclusive Sirius XM Radio deal winding down at year's end, and his hedged proclamations of competing offers, are what on ...

  50. The Big Game Goes for a Record

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST With the Super Bowl's go time less than a week away (Feb. 7, CBS), analysts and researchers are asking if this year's game will be the most-watched ever. Some believe the mix of this year's huge, post-season NFL ratings coupled with ...

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