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  1. Vivendi’s New Chairman Touts Focus on Universal Music, as Grainge Looks On

    June 24, 2014 1:44 PM EDT New Vivendi chairman Vincent Bollore, the French billionaire who owns a 5 percent stake in the conglomerate, on Tuesday signaled his hope for improved cooperation and synergy across the company's operations. Bollore spoke at Vivendi's an ...

  2. Pandora CFO Mike Herring on Q1 Earnings, Wall Street's Reaction, Price Increase

    April 25, 2014 1:10 PM EDT Minutes after Pandora announced a 69% jump in first-quarter revenue and narrower losses Thursday afternoon, its stock price sank more than 8%. Related Articles Pandora Narrows Losses, Forecasts Full-Year Profit Pandora Raises Price of Ad-Free Serv ...

  3. European Parliament Approves Net Neutrality Law in Landslide Vote

    April 03, 2014 11:36 AM EDT The European Parliament voted to stop Internet providers from charging for preferential access to their networks on Thursday, a step cheered by consumer groups but bemoaned by the telecommunications industry. The bill on "net neutrality" ...

  4. Netflix, Hulu Plus, Dozens of Other Streaming Apps Available on Amazon's Fire TV

    April 02, 2014 8:20 PM EDT Online video providers are fired up about Amazon's new streaming video box, the Fire TV.  The device, which Amazon announced at a media event in New York on Wednesday morning, comes pre-loaded with dozens of apps including Netflix, Hulu Plus, ...

  5. 'It's Still Day One': Rdio CEO Anthony Bay on Artist Payouts, Crowded Streaming Field

    April 02, 2014 2:16 PM EDT Rdio is one of three music subscription services -- along with Spotify and Deezer -- that operate across a significant portion of the world. Rdio operates in 51 countries, offering a catalog of music 30 million songs deep (and nearly identical to ...

  6. Netflix Nabs Rights to SXSW Documentary 'Print the Legend'

    March 26, 2014 8:05 PM EDT Netflix has acquired the rights to documentary Print the Legend after its award-winning debut at SXSW.  The film, which chronicles the rapid rise of 3D printing, will premiere exclusively on Netflix later this year and will be available to stream ...

  7. Regina Spektor's 'Orange Is the New Black' Theme Gets Record Store Day Release

    February 28, 2014 12:30 PM EST Regina Spektor's "Orange Is the New Black" theme, "You've Got Time," is getting a special Record Store Day release. Record Store Day Selects Red Bull Sound Select As Official Partner The singer's Grammy-nominated ...

  8. Netflix, Comcast Reach Streaming Deal

    February 23, 2014 11:23 PM EST Netflix has reached a deal with Comcast to ensure that its TV shows and movies are streamed smoothly to households, the first deal the online video streaming service has reached with an Internet service provider. The two companies said in a joint ...

  9. Spotify Adds Netflix Experience to Board With Barry McCarthy Appointment

    February 13, 2014 2:48 AM EST Spotify is turning to the world of video for clues on getting its music business to grow. The Swedish on-demand streaming service has tapped Barry McCarthy, the former chief financial officer of Netflix, to be the fifth member of its board. McCart ...

  10. Business Matters: Download Sales Off to Terrible Start in 2014

    January 23, 2014 4:47 PM EST U.S. digital sales are beginning 2014 just like they ended 2013: in negative territory. Through the third week of the year, track sales are down 11.9% and digital album sales are down 13.3%, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Both figures stand i ...

  11. Business Matters: Twitter Shares Soar, But Is It All Hype — Or the Next Friendster?

    November 07, 2013 8:12 PM EST Twitter's debut on the New York Stock Exchange was so successful that "bubble" was a commonly heard word on Thursday. The closing price of $44.90, about even with the opening price of $45.10 but below the day's high of $50.9 ...

  12. Blockbuster to Close Remaining 300 Stores in U.S.

    November 07, 2013 5:51 AM EST What's left of Blockbuster's company-owned storefronts in the United States will be shuttered by early 2014.  On Wednesday, Dish Network said that the formerly dominant video rental retailer will close its roughly 300 stores and distri ...

  13. Public Libraries Launch Media Streaming Service, 300k Albums Available

    October 02, 2013 12:40 PM EDT There's a new source to stream movies and other digital content, and it's not a tech company with tens of thousands of titles. It's something more familiar, and might even be just down the street: the public library. Often thought ...

  14. Business Matters: How Many Subscribers Does a Digital Music Service Need to be Profitable?

    September 03, 2013 8:18 PM EDT How many subscribers does a music service need to be profitable? Rdio CEO Drew Larner recently told NPR the service would "absolutely be profitable" when it achieves "real scale" of 25 million to 30 million subscribers. Lar ...

  15. Business Matters: What is a Stream Worth? Not Much

    August 09, 2013 7:06 PM EDT Here's another way to think about the difference between purchases and streaming: value by MB. Much has been written about the small royalties artists and labels get for streaming media relative to purchased music. Less – if anything – has ...

  16. Emmy Noms Salute 'The Voice,' HBO Music Biopics and Composers

    July 18, 2013 11:26 AM EDT "The Voice" and the talk shows of Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and Ryan Seacrest received Emmy Awards nominations Thursday morning for their work in the 2012-2013 TV season. In addition "Crossfire Hurricane," the documentary c ...

  17. Business Matters: Why YouTube Is A Good Partner For Vevo

    July 03, 2013 8:03 PM EDT News that Vevo renewed its agreement with YouTube shouldn't come as a surprise. YouTube’s size makes it a sensible, smart distribution partner for Vevo’s videos.  In May, Google sites (primarily YouTube) streamed nearly 14 billion videos i ...

  18. Germany's ProSiebenSat.1 Launches Streaming Music Service Ampya

    June 11, 2013 10:14 AM EDT German broadcasting giant ProSiebenSat.1 is looking to carve out a piece of the growing music streaming business with the launch of Ampya, an online streaming service akin to Spotify. The new service, which launched this week, features more than ...

  19. Sony One-Ups Microsoft With $399 PlayStation 4 Price at E3

    June 11, 2013 1:04 AM EDT Sony Corp. drew cheers Monday night when it announced the price of its upcoming PlayStation 4 console at the annual E3 video game convention in Los Angeles. At $399, the PlayStation 4 will be $100 less expensive than Microsoft Corp.'s nex ...

  20. Study: Global Entertainment Industry Poised to Top $2 Trillion in 2016

    June 05, 2013 11:39 AM EDT Services like Netflix and Hulu will help keep the U.S. as the biggest entertainment market in the world for the foreseeable future, says PricewaterhouseCoopers. Despite headlines extolling the booming entertainment and media markets of China, Br ...

  21. Pandora Announces Television-Optimized, Standards-Compliant Version of Its Player

    June 05, 2013 11:16 AM EDT Pandora today announced the launch of " tv.pandora.com ," a new product aimed at listeners' flatscreen televisions, marking another doorway for the company into listeners' living rooms. As the line between computer screen and ...

  22. Business Matters: Market Is Ready for YouTube Subscription Channels

    May 10, 2013 4:41 PM EDT Questions popped up as soon as YouTube unveiled its paid subscription channels Thursday. Will people pay a monthly fee to watch videos on YouTube? What will the impact be on cable TV? Can YouTube compete with Netflix? YouTube has been an advert ...

  23. Who Will Pay For YouTube Videos? Alchemy Networks Has One Answer

    May 09, 2013 1:23 PM EDT Who will pay the monthly subscription fee to access a YouTube channel? Peter Griffith, Chief Executive of Alchemy Networks, believes he has one good answer to that question: afficionados of rap battles, an urban art form dating back to the 1970s ...

  24. Business Matters: How Netflix Reduces Piracy

    May 06, 2013 5:15 PM EDT There has long been three opinions about how to beat piracy; through legislation and enforcement, through better legal services, or both. Although piracy continues to exist as numerous new music services have launched, there’s no doubt consumers ...

  25. Business Matters: Why Would Spotify Get Into The Video Business?

    March 25, 2013 6:13 PM EDT Spotify wants to create a video streaming service and is seeking a partner to help fund and create original programming, according to a report Monday. A lot of things are printed about Spotify. Some of them are pretty odd, frankly. This one i ...

  26. Vevo Launches Lean-Back TV Experience

    March 12, 2013 12:48 PM EDT The company that brought back music videos to a new generation of on-demand viewers on Tuesday is launching Vevo TV, a traditionally programmed, linear broadcast that harkens back to the era of appointment television. Like broadcast TV, Vevo’s n ...

  27. ASCAP Reports 2012 Financials: Distributed $827 Million

    March 04, 2013 3:32 PM EST ASCAP collected $941 million in revenue last year, down 4.5% from its 2011 total of $982 million. But royalty payments increased slightly to $827 million, up from $824 million in the previous year. This article first appeared in Billboard Mag ...

  28. Sirius XM Posts Record Revenue, Talks About Upcoming Internet Radio Service

    February 05, 2013 10:29 AM EST Sirius XM Satellite Radio reported record revenue and earnings Tuesday as it opened the door on a new product: Internet radio. The company's 2012 revenue grew 13% to a record $3.4 billion while adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depr ...

  29. Morning Fix: The Business of New Year's Concerts; 2013's Brands to Watch; Can Drake Trademark 'YOLO'?

    December 27, 2012 8:30 AM EST Subscribe here to Billboard's free Morning Fix email and other music-business newsletters THE BUSINESS OF NEW YEAR'S EVE CONCERTS: On Dec. 31, thousands of concert-goers across the country will usher in 2013 to live music f rom their fav ...

  30. Business Matters: What Mattered -- and Didn't -- in Digital Music Startup Funding in 2012

    December 26, 2012 4:52 PM EST Was 2012 a good year for music startup fundraising? It probably depends on your definition of a music startup and how many companies you'd like to raise the millions of dollars required to operate a licensed, on-demand music service. But make ...

  31. Morning Fix: WBR's Moscowitz Steps Down; Scooter Braun on Bieber Snub, Jets; Rick Ross' Gang Problem

    December 07, 2012 8:34 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters TODD MOSCOWITZ STEPS DOWN FROM WARNER BROS. RECORDS, CAMERON STRANG TAKES OVER: One month after adding Rhino Records to his portfolio of res ...

  32. Ultra Music's YouTube Channel Hits 1 Million Subscribers, Moxey Calls Video Streaming 'Serious Revenue Source'

    November 28, 2012 8:00 AM EST Dance-music powerhouse Ultra Music will announce later today that its YouTube channel has reached 1 million subscribers, making it the No. 1 independent label channel on the site, and No. 11 channel overall. The milestone comes on the heels of the ...

  33. Supreme Court to Consider Copyright Case Today, Despite Hurricane Sandy

    October 29, 2012 11:25 AM EDT Despite a hurricane that threatens much of the Northeast, the U.S. Supreme Court opened as usual this morning. Justice John Roberts, just named as a "Brave Thinker" by The Atlantic Magazine for his role in upholding the Affordable Care A ...

  34. Business Matters: How to Detect Search Engine-Optimized, Bullsh-- Headlines

    September 05, 2012 6:05 PM EDT Writing a good headline is part art, part science and very important. In the age of online news, articles tend to be optimized for maximum traffic from search engines. Keywords, such as Apple or iPhone, are used in the headlines based on the likel ...

  35. Twitter 140: Page 10

    July 26, 2012 7:17 PM EDT « PREVIOUS | NEXT » RETURN TO INDEX Salaam Remi Producer (Nas, Amy Winehouse, Fergie) @SalaamRemi The legendary producer (Nas, Amy Winehouse) turns the bulk of his feed over to retweets of those either mentioning him and his work, talking music pr ...

  36. Indie Music Films Look For Help On Kickstarter

    July 26, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Nearly a year after actor-turned-filmmaker Colin Hanks funded a documentary about the demise of legendary retailer Tower Records through creative financing website Kickstarter, the director of another indie film chronicling Los Angeles' reiss ...

  37. Viacom Stock Rating Cut by Analyst, Cites 'Ongoing Ratings Weakness'

    July 10, 2012 7:47 AM EDT UBS analyst John Janedis on Tuesday downgraded his rating on Viacom's stock from "buy" to "neutral" citing "concerns related to ongoing ratings weakness" at Nickelodeon and MTV. "While the stock is cheap&quo ...

  38. Business Matters: Tablet Owners Love Online Video

    June 08, 2012 5:20 PM EDT Tablet Owners Watch More Online Video Than Smartphone Owners Here's some good news for YouTube, Vevo and any other company betting there's a business for streaming online video: tablet owners are far more likely to watch online videos th ...

  39. Business Matters: Facebook Says Spotify Has Hit 20 Million Users; Spotify Says It Ain't So

    May 15, 2012 8:39 PM EDT Facebook Says Spotify Has Hit 20 Million Users; Spotify Says It Ain't So -- Spotify has reached 20 million monthly active users, according to a count seen at Facebook. Music industry analyst Mark Mulligan noted the mile market in a post at hi ...

  40. Business Matters: Google Going Vertical, Plans to Invest in Online Video Creator Machinima

    May 07, 2012 5:53 PM EDT Google Invests in Video Company Machinima Get ready for more vertical integration in the online video business. Google is set to invest in video company Machinima, according to a report Monday at All Things D. Machinima offers videos for video gam ...

  41. Bob Pittman, Clear Channel CEO, on the Digital 'Chaos,' AOL's Downfall at Milken Institute

    May 02, 2012 6:27 AM EDT At one time, AOL was the Internet's premiere "walled garden" of services and content. But the removal of that wall that began in 2006 "was probably the downfall of AOL," Bob Pittman said Tuesday. "Facebook is the seco ...

  42. Telefonica's Terra From Spain to Offer Legal Music, Film Streaming in Europe

    May 01, 2012 6:00 AM EDT MADRID - Telefonica's media unit Terra plans to introduce online films and music in Europe, starting with Spain and Portugal by the end of next month, news reports said Monday. Spanish Court Dismisses Case Against Major P2P Site No one was im ...

  43. Black Keys Drummer Patrick Carney Calls Sean Parker an 'A--hole' for Exploiting Musicians

    March 26, 2012 5:15 PM EDT The Black Keys had one of the biggest albums of the past six months, were featured in Billboard Magazine, and headlined arenas like Madison Square Garden this month and will do the same at Coachella next month, yet Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney ...

  44. Walmart Launches Disc To Digital Service

    March 14, 2012 8:03 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Wal-Mart pledged to help introduce Hollywood's emerging online movie locker system to its customers, many of whom have never owned anything digital in their lives. People who own DVDs or Blu-ray discs from five participati ...

  45. ASCAP Revenues Up, Operating Expenses Down

    March 08, 2012 9:55 AM EST ASCAP has posted a 5.3% increase in revenue to $985 million from the $935 million that the company reported in 2010. Moreover, the organization's operating expense ratio declined by two percentage points to 11.9%. That means the performance r ...

  46. The Cloud Is Running Out of Room: Here's How It Affects Spotify, Pandora and Others

    February 21, 2012 3:17 PM EST CNN Money's chart, which relies on data from the FCC, shows our wireless spectrum surplus becoming a deficit next year It's true what they say: Our digital lives are moving to the cloud. Whenever we fire up Facebook instead of a local em ...

  47. Viacom First Quarter Earnings Shredded by 'Rock Band' Settlement

    February 03, 2012 7:00 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - Viacom Inc., the owner of Paramount Pictures, MTV and Comedy Central, on Thursday posted a 65 percent drop in net income for the latest quarter, as it took a charge related to the "Rock Band" series of video games. Revenu ...

  48. Sony Reports $2 Billion Loss in Third Quarter

    February 02, 2012 11:18 AM EST TOKYO - Sony announced net losses of 159 billion yen ($2.04 billion) for the third quarter, while Sir Howard Stringer defended his record as CEO as he handed over the reins to Kazuo Hirai. The end of year period should be the company's best q ...

  49. Megaupload Raid Energizes European Online Piracy Debate

    January 31, 2012 3:58 PM EST The Megaupload homepage as it currently reads following the FBI and the U.S. Justice Department's decision to shutter the site and arrest its founder and key executives on copyright violation charges. The action has reverberated across the At ...

  50. Billboard Power 100: Robert Kyncl

    January 26, 2012 9:41 PM EST No. 65 Robert Kyncl Global Head of Content YouTube Twitter: @RKyncl Billions and Billions Served... Robert Kyncl reports to YouTube head Salar Kamangar and oversees content on the video platform. He's no stranger to online content: Kyncl was ...

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