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  1. Billboard.biz's Top News Stories of 2012

    December 31, 2012 3:00 PM EST In this business, "top stories" is a relative term: owing to the vagaries of the Internet, you can never tell what your most popular articles will be. This year, our numeric best-performing stories were led by Billboard's "Powe ...

  2. Web Trends: Leonard Cohen Announces Tour

    May 03, 2012 4:33 PM EDT Google Trends: There are no google music trends at this time. Twitter Music Trend: There are no twitter music trends at this time. Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 11. Rock Band iOS not shutting down NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. Dudes Act Like A Lady: ...

  3. Is CNN Set To Buy Mashable?

    March 12, 2012 10:21 AM EDT News coming out of SXSW Interactive today says that CNN may be about to purchase tech website Mashable in a deal that would reportedly be worth around $200 million, according to a Reuters report . Rumors are flying fast, with Reuters reporting tha ...

  4. Canadian Broadcast Corporation Reaches Major Online Licensing Deal With AVLA

    January 25, 2012 3:50 PM EST The Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC), the country's oldest public broadcasting network, and Audio-Video Licensing Agency (AVLA) have reached the first negotiated collective license deal in Canada for online streaming and podcasting of rad ...

  5. TechCrunch Disrupt Day One: Arrington's Anouncement, Pandora's Fireside Chat

    September 12, 2011 7:50 PM EDT SAN FRANCISCO -- The big question of the day -- wither Michael Arrington? - was answered within the first few minutes of TechCrunch Disrupt, which kicked off Monday morning. Arrington announced that he will be "moving on" from the site h ...

  6. TechCrunch Disrupt Starts Off With a Bang With Fred Wilson, Dennis Crowley, Arianna Huffington

    May 23, 2011 12:44 PM EDT NEW YORK -- TechCrunch Disrupt started off with a bang at New York City's Pier 54, as venture capitalist Fred Wilson advised start-ups not to be "a Facebook bitch, a Google bitch, or a Twitter bitch," but to "be your own bitch. ...

  7. Business Matters: April Fool's (Jay-Z, Beyonce Buy EMI) And Not (Live Nation's WMG Bid Impacts Stocks)

    April 01, 2011 5:35 PM EDT APRIL FOOLING: Spotify U.S Launches Monday -- April Fool's Day got off to an early start - for those of us in the U.S. - when a post at TechCrunch EU reported that Spotify was immediately ceasing its European operations in order to launch in ...

  8. Web Trends: Aaliyah, Ceelo, Aretha Franklin and more

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11AM) 9. Aaliyah Today is the ninth anniversary of the singer's death. Digg Music Video 24 Hours 1. How One So Cal Rapper is Celebrating His MMJ Card (VIDEO) 2. LadyJava Digg Music Video 7 Days 1. Ceelo Green's New S ...

  9. Elevation Eyes Big Stake In Pandora

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Private equity firm Elevation Partners is looking to acquire shares in Internet radio service Pandora, according to a report on TechCrunch. It reports that Elevation Partners "has signed a letter of intent to acquire a large chunk of shares i ...

  10. Web Trends: Trey Songz, Kele, Weezer and more

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4PM) There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music Video 24 Hours 1. Joseph Gordon-Levitt Sings Aretha Franklin's "Natural Woman" Digg Music Video 7 Days 1. "F**k Me, Ray Bradbury" is the ...

  11. Web Trends: Justin Bieber, Kenny Chesney, Disturbed and more

    August 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) None. Digg Music Video 24 Hours 1. Crazy Old Man Sings Carrie Underwood (Video) Digg Music Video 7 Days 1. 10-Year-Old Opera Singer Is the Next Susan Boyle 2. 'Telephone' - Office Version (Lady Gaga Spoof) 3. Ye ...

  12. Web Trends: Beach Boys, Ray LaMontagne, Pink Floyd and more

    August 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) There no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music Video 24 Hours 1. 10-Year-Old Opera Singer Is the Next Susan Boyle 2. Soul-Tunes Acapella Digg Music Video 7 Days 1. 'Telephone' - Office Version (Lady Gag ...

  13. Web Trends: Souleye, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and more

    August 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11am) 3. Mario Souleye Treadway Souleye, real name Mario Treadway, is trending because he and wife Alanis Morissette are expecting their first child. Digg Music Video 24 Hours 1. 10-Year-Old Opera Singer Is the Next Susan Boyl ...

  14. Web Trends: Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas, Radiohead and more

    August 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music Video 24 Hours 1. 'Telephone' - Office Version (Lady Gaga Spoof) Digg Music Video 7 Days 1. Why You Shouldn't Dance Into Traffic (Video) 2. Black ...

  15. Web Trends: Eminem, Usher, Ne-Yo, The Beatles and more

    July 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) No music terms currently trending on Google. YouTube Most Viewed Today 1. Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare (Official Music Video) 2. Eminem Ft Rihanna Love The Way You Lie Not Afraid Space Bound Recovery Justin Bieber Baby D ...

  16. Web Trends: The Band Perry, Converse, Nelly Furtado and more

    July 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11am) 9. The Band Perry New country band “The Band Perry” played on Fox News this morning. YouTube Most Viewed Today 1. You dun goofed up 2. Pink Accident - Nürnberg 15.07.2010 3. Converse - "All Summer" - Music Vide ...

  17. Web Trends: Philharmonic in the Park, Pilot Talk, Faith No More, Shakira and more

    July 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 10. Philharmonic in the Park 2010 There are free Philharmonic concerts taking place this week in New York City. 14. Pilot Talk Pilot Talk is Curren$y’s debut album, released today. YouTube Most Viewed Today 1. Shakira Wak ...

  18. Web Trends: The Dream, Faith No More, Nine Inch Fever and more

    July 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11am) 7. The Dream Producer/artist The Dream has split from his wife, singer Christina Milian. 10. The Dream and Christina Milian Producer/artist The Dream has split from his wife, singer Christina Milian after photos leaked e ...

  19. Web Trends: Sergio 'El Shaka' Vega, Lady Gaga, Kylie Minogue and more

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music Terms on Google (as of 4pm) 19. Sergio ‘El Shaka’ Vega Mexican singer Sergio ‘El Shaka’ Vega was murdered by gunmen on the way to a concert just hours after denying reports of his death. YouTube Most Viewed Today 1. Lady Gaga @ Elton John� ...

  20. Web Trends: Nashville Flood, Grand Ole Opry, Trent Reznor and More

    May 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11 am) 4. Opryland Hotel Flood Pictures Evacuations continue as record rainfall in Nashville is being referred to as "the 100 year flood." 13. Grand Ole Opry Flood The Grand Ole Opry, one of America� ...

  21. Web Trends: Chely Wright, Trent Reznor, Chris Brown and More

    May 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11pm) 1. Chely Wright Country Music Award winning singer-songwriter Chely Wright recently revealed she is gay. Youtube Most Viewed This Week 1. Kay One 2. Rihanna falls on stage while singing Let Me (Last Girl on Earth Tour) 3 ...

  22. Grammys To Spotlight Digital Stars

    January 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Grammy Awards are going digital in a big way this year, and it's not all just about its many social media and online campaigns (see our special Grammy round-up this Thursday on Billboard.biz). For starters, this year's Grammy Week ev ...

  23. Briefs: Spotify, Entercom, Imeem, YouTube

    August 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Three new investors have backed Spotify at a valuation of $250 million, according to paidContent. One of the investors is Li Ka-Shing, a Hong Kong-based investor that backed Facebook in 2007, according to reported TechCrunch. In addition, Spoti ...

  24. Digital Briefs: Tenenaum Case, RoyaltyShare, Last.fm

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Charles Nesson, the Harvard law school professor defending Joel Tenenaum in a file-sharing case against the RIAA , details what drove him to take the case in an op-ed for Ars Technica. In sum, he thinks the RIAA's litigation campaign is &q ...

  25. Around the Web: RIAA v. Tenenbaum, WMG, YouTube

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST - Ars Technica has a rundown on the weirdness surrounding the RIAA v. Joel Tenenbaum piracy case. In addition to the ongoing back-and-forth over whether the trial can be streamed online, the RIAA is now seeking action against the defendant's ...

  26. Digital Briefs: Hulu Partnership, RIAA Appeal, WMG/YouTube

    December 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST - There's more talk of the major labels creating a single online music video spot. According to the Financial Times , plans under discussion include "a partnership with Hulu, the online television and film joint venture between News Corp ...