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  1. Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' at 30: How One Album Changed the World

    November 30, 2012 2:00 AM EST Steve Greenberg ( @steviegpro ) is the founder of S-Curve Records and a Grammy winning record producer who had an integral role in developing the careers of Hanson, Joss Stone and the Jonas Brothers, among many others. When executives of CBS Recor ...

  2. From Usher to Justin Bieber to Carly Rae Jepsen: How Musicians Market Their Own

    June 25, 2012 12:08 PM EDT This past week, Usher entered atop the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with "Looking 4 Myself" and logged a 10th week at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with "Climax." Usher, famously, was instrumental in launch ...

  3. Backbeat: Fontana Hosts Event for NYC Labels, We're Late But Rock the Joint Anyway

    December 09, 2011 10:33 AM EST Retail Track likes to be everywhere but sometimes writing stories in the office is a time consuming process that takes precedence over sharing goodwill with the industry. But when events are just around the corner from the Billboard office at a pl ...

  4. Facebook Hired P.R. Firm to Plant Stories Critical of Google's Privacy Practices

    May 13, 2011 7:47 AM EDT NEW YORK - The intense rivalry between Facebook and Google just got juicier. In a twist seemingly out of a Hollywood thriller, Facebook hired a prominent public relations firm to try to plant stories harshly criticizing Google's privacy pract ...

  5. SXSW Central 2011

    March 16, 2011 9:00 AM EDT March 18, 2011 |PANEL Tips On Harnessing The Obsessives At SXSW 'Super Fans' Panel You know those kids who own every single song and poster from a certain artist, have tattoo of their music hero stamped on their neck and have built a vir ...

  6. Barry Diller Says NewsBeast Merger 'May Not Work,' Talks Net Neutrality @SXSW 2011

    March 15, 2011 12:14 PM EDT Barry Diller with CNN's Poppy Harlow at South by Southwest, March 14, 2011 (Photo: Sandira Calviac) "Everybody here stays out so late," IAC's Chairman Barry Diller said at the beginning of his talk during South by Southwest on ...

  7. Business Matters: Pandora, Net Neutrality Bil, Liz Phair and more

    September 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. 'Staggering' Pandora Fact of the Day -- One in five people aged 12 to 24 have listened to Pandora in the past month, according to a new study by Edison Research. Eleven percent has liste ...

  8. Business Matters: Streaming Music Vs. Piracy, The Flip Side of the '6-Pack' Debated and more

    August 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis on the day's music business news. -- According to a study commissioned by Aspiro, using a streaming music service cuts down on users’ illegal file-sharing while getting them to listen to more music and discover new music. ...

  9. The Future Of Digital Content: Not All Will Be Free

    March 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST Andrew Zolli, a self-proclaimed futurist and executive director of the PopTech network and conference, has quite a mea culpa in the latest issue of Newsweek . Zolli preached the virtues of free digital content for many years. Upon reflection, he d ...

  10. Market Profile: Miami-Ft. Lauderdale

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST About 120,000 people will descend on Miami for Super Bowl XLIV. It’s the 10th time the iconic sports event has been played here, more than any other city. Just in time for the Super Bowl and yesterday’s Pro Bowl, Dolphin Stadium, located in Miami- ...

  11. Prince Launches Subscription Service

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After a year of diligently working to scrub the Internet of all unauthorized related music, photos, video and any other content not offered directly from him, Prince has launched a new fan subscription service called Lotusflow3r.com . For $77 a ye ...

  12. LATV Names Bentivoglio VP Of Programming

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Luca Bentivoglio has been appointed VP of programming at LATV. He reports to the bilingual entertainment channel's president Daniel Crowe, and is responsible for content and scheduling at the Los Angeles-based network. A former programming an ...

  13. LATV Extends Reach

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bilingual entertainment network LATV has picked up six new affiliates and has debuted a new live variety show as part of its national relaunch. The Southern California-based network, which began airing on the digital spectra of Post-Newsweek stati ...

  14. LATV To Enter New Markets This Spring

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Southern California bilingual entertainment channel LATV will begin national broadcast this spring on four Post-Newsweek stations, the TV subsidiary of the Washington Post Company. LATV, which began broadcasting in the Los Angeles market in 2001, ...

  15. After Grokster, Can Music Business Save Itself?

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT When the Supreme Court handed down a decision in the MGM vs. Grokster case, the news wires immediately heralded it as a "sweeping victory" for our industry. Then, of all people, former Recording Indus Fred Goldring is a founding partner ...

  16. Starbucks Puts Lid On Springsteen CD

    May 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks Corp., a growing force in the music scene, said yesterday (May 5) that it chose to keep Bruce Springsteen's new chart-topping album, "Devils & Dust," off the menu at its coffee shops, pa Starbucks Corp., a growing ...

  17. Starbucks Puts Lid On Springsteen CD

    May 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks Corp., a growing force in the music scene, said yesterday (May 5) that it chose to keep Bruce Springsteen's new chart-topping album, "Devils & Dust," off the menu at its coffee shops, pa Starbucks Corp., a growing ...