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  1. MTV’s Van Toffler Talks Miley Cyrus, the FCC, Why Diddy’s Revolt Won’t Work

    August 18, 2014 10:54 AM EDT When Van Toffler first went to work at 1515 Broadway in the mid-1980s, starting in business development for Nickelodeon and eventually rising to GM, then president of MTV, the company’s Times Square location was the polar opposite of the Disney-fi ...

  2. Ariana Grande to be Awarded 'Breakthrough Artist of the Year' by Music Business Association

    April 14, 2014 6:42 PM EDT Actress-turned-pop diva Ariana Grande will receive the Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award at the Music Biz 2014 Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 8, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. The Music Business Association, formerl ...

  3. Nickelodeon Gets Into Radio with Clear Channel

    September 30, 2013 11:39 AM EDT Nickelodeon is getting into the radio business. The children's entertainment network has joined forces with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment to create its own station on Clear Channel's online iHeartRadio. Nick Radio launched Mond ...

  4. Viacom 3Q Net Income Rises 20 Percent

    August 02, 2013 11:25 AM EDT Viacom Inc. said Friday that its fiscal third-quarter net income rose 20 percent, boosted by higher affiliate fees at its cable TV channels and an increase in advertising revenue. The New York company, which owns MTV, Comedy Central and Paramoun ...

  5. Backbeat Byte: Theophilus London on His SpongeBob Apparel Line: 'It’s a Dream Come True Collaborating With Him'

    June 26, 2013 2:05 PM EDT Hip-hop, cartoons and the Hamptons make for strange bedfellows, but they combined for a great day last Saturday (June 22), when Nickelodeon hosted a private party with rapper Theophilus London celebrating the launch of the SpongeBob x LVRS appa ...

  6. Viacom and Warner Partner to Develop New Latin Talent, Isabella Castillo First Signing

    March 21, 2013 5:55 PM EDT Warner Music Latina and Viacom International Media Networks of the Americas (VIMN) have signed an exclusive distribution and expanded-rights partnership to develop the network’s roster of new music acts for the Latin market. Register today for t ...

  7. Video Game Company THQ Files for Bankruptcy, Up for Sale

    December 19, 2012 11:45 PM EST THQ Inc., a video game company that licenses several of Hollywood's TV and movie properties, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday and said it will sell its business. Wednesday's revelation sent THQ's stock 74 percent lower on volume th ...

  8. Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil Tops Hot Tours

    November 01, 2012 4:17 PM EDT Cirque du Soleil's concert touring production, Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour ranks No. 1 on this week's Hot Tours ranking with box office totals reported from an multi-show run in London during October. The O2 Arena hosted the ...

  9. Mary Frisbie Wood: Pepsi's Pop Songwriter

    October 15, 2012 7:30 AM EDT Making her mark with a soft drink jingle, Mary Frisbie Wood writes for commercials just like any pop song. If TV advertising is the new radio, then songwriting is steering dangerously close to the new marketing. That's the delicate line bet ...

  10. The Takeover of EDM

    August 30, 2012 5:55 PM EDT A look at the newest (and possibly next) big buys for Sillerman's growing EDM empire. There's no shortage of independent companies in EDM: For the self-sufficient industry, they're the rule, not the exception. Now, Robert F.X. Sille ...

  11. Avril Lavigne & Chad Kroeger, Jay-Z & Beyonce, Skrillex & Ellie: Music's Top 10 Couples

    August 22, 2012 5:22 PM EDT Pop songstress Avril Lavigne and Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger (i.e. "Chavril") yesterday (Aug. 21) announced their engagement, joining the ranks of celebrity music couples like Jay-Z and Beyonce, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber, Blake ...

  12. En Breve: Telivisa's New Launch,

    July 26, 2012 5:40 PM EDT Televisa Launches Production Firm Mexican media giant Televisa is launching Televisa USA, a U.S.-based production company set to create English-language content for American TV. The venture follows in the footsteps of Pantelion Films, launched in ...

  13. Viacom, DirecTV Reach New Carriage Agreement

    July 20, 2012 7:21 AM EDT Viacom and DirecTV have reached a new carriage agreement, they said early Friday. The deal ends a two-week standoff that led to a blackout of such networks as MTV, Comedy Central, BET and Nickelodeon in the about 20 million homes of the satellite ...

  14. Televisa Launches Televisa USA

    July 16, 2012 6:30 PM EDT Mexican media giant Televisa is launching a U.S.-based production company, called called Televisa USA, to create English-language content for American television. The venture follows in the footsteps of Pantelion Films, launched in 2010 by Lionsga ...

  15. Flo Rida Shoots Up Social 50 Chart, 'Victorious' Ariana Grande Debuts

    July 13, 2012 8:45 AM EDT Artists usually increase or decrease their standing on Billboard's Social 50 chart in one of two ways: buzz generated by big releases (or lack thereof) or by continuously engaging and growing their fan base. This week's gainers are a mix ...

  16. Viacom Blocks Online Episodes in DirecTV Carriage Fee Dispute

    July 12, 2012 8:36 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Viacom is ramping up its war with DirecTV over how much it is paid for shows including "The Daily Show" and "SpongeBob SquarePants." Unfortunately, its latest tactic is causing some collateral damage. Viacom on ...

  17. DirecTV Drops 26 Viacom Channels Following Carriage Fee Negotiation Impasse

    July 11, 2012 7:33 AM EDT Satellite TV operator DirecTV today dropped 26 Viacom channels from its service following negotiation impasse over the network's carriage fees. Those include music channels MTV, BET, VH1, CMT as well as Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. DirecTV ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Viacom Increases Quarterly Dividend

    May 24, 2012 7:45 AM EDT Viacom said Wednesday (May 23) that its board has approved a 10 percent increase in its quarterly dividend to 27.5 cents per share from 25 cents. Viacom Launches New Blog The increase will take effect starting with Viacom's next quarterly div ...

  20. Tupac, Biggie, Mindless Behavior Among Platinum League's New Interactive Hip-Hop Trading Cards

    April 17, 2012 10:04 AM EDT Collector's Items: Platinum League CEO William Green (second from right) with Mindless Behavior (from left) Ray Ray, Prodigy, Princeton and Roc Roya . (photo: Jesse Vendetta) Mindless Behavior, Diggy Simmons, Snoop Dogg, Tupac Shakur and Noto ...

  21. Fun.'s 'We Are Young' Tops Hot 100 For Sixth Week, Breaks Eminem's Digital Sales Record

    April 11, 2012 2:16 PM EDT Fun.'s 'We Are Young' Remains Atop Hot 100, Sets Digital Sales Mark Fun.'s "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, leads the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart for a sixth week. In doing so, it becomes the first song ever ...

  22. Nicki Minaj's 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    April 11, 2012 9:45 AM EDT Nicki Minaj scores her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" debuts atop the list with 253,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's a slightly better-than-expected sales figure, as i ...

  23. YouTube Copyright Infringement Suit Reinstated By Appeals Court

    April 05, 2012 1:46 PM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal appeals court reinstated a copyright case against YouTube on Thursday, finding that a jury could conclude that the online video service knew it was infringing rights when it allowed the distribution of videos of popular ...

  24. Madonna Tops Billboard 200, Shinedown Has Best Week Ever

    April 04, 2012 11:00 AM EDT As earlier reported, Madonna's "MDNA" and Lionel Richie's "Tuskegee" bow at Nos. 1 and 2 this week on the Billboard 200, selling 359,000 and 199,000 copies, respectively (according to Nielsen SoundScan). Madonna has n ...

  25. Michelle Obama To Honor Taylor Swift at Kids' Choice Awards

    March 28, 2012 8:49 AM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The first lady is making an appearance at The Kids' Choice Awards to celebrate Taylor Swift for her charity work. Taylor Swift Leads Billboard's 2012 Top 40 Money Makers -- See the Full List Michelle Obama will g ...

  26. Colleen Fitzpatrick - a.k.a. Vitamin C - Named VP of Music at Nickelodeon

    March 21, 2012 2:55 PM EDT Nickelodeon today named Colleen Fitzpatrick -- a.k.a. the singer formerly known as Vitamin C, behindhits like "Graduation" and "Smile" --its new vice president of music, tasking her with overseeing all music recording, producti ...

  27. Web Trends: Wiz Khalifa Drops "Taylor Allderdice"

    March 14, 2012 4:51 PM EDT Google Trends: 
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  28. Viacom Launches New Blog

    March 12, 2012 8:34 PM EDT Viacom, the corporate parent of MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central, to name a few of their networks, launches a new blog Tuesday (March 12). Blog.Viacom.com will feature contributions from employees in every sector of the company, ...

  29. Business Matters: Innovation the Theme as Live Nation Posts Steady 2011 Financials

    February 23, 2012 9:38 PM EST Innovation the Theme as Live Nation Posts Steady 2011 Financials -- Live Nation is clearly intent on pushing forward rather than protecting what it has. In the company's fourth-quarter and full-year earnings call, the company's executive ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Pancakes, Chris Brown Push Mac Lethal onto Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    December 08, 2011 8:30 PM EST Rapper Mac Lethal debuts on the Social 50 chart at No. 31 after launching two viral memes -- the "Pancake Rap" and "Texts From Bennett" -- on Nov. 30. The first, a video of him rhyming over the beat of Chris Brown's single ...

  32. Aussie Teen King Cody Simpson Ready To Go 'Coast to Coast' in the U.S.

    September 23, 2011 7:15 AM EDT Although he's frequently compared to Justin Bieber, Cody Simpson is ready to prove there's room under the spotlight for more than one teen king. The 14-year-old Australian sensation arrived on the scene in 2009 when producer Shawn Camp ...

  33. MTV VMAs: Thirteen Things You Did Not See on Television

    August 29, 2011 12:39 AM EDT Stay Classy: Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator who looked like he was about to cry while holding his MTV Moonman dissed Bruno Mars' music and called everyone in the press room "assholes." (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images) A bak ...

  34. 'Footloose' Soundtrack to Feature Blake Shelton, Victoria Justice

    August 10, 2011 7:46 AM EDT Flexing her acting muscle rather than her vocal cords, Julianne Hough will not make an appearance on the soundtrack for Paramount's Footloose remake. Atlantic Records and Warner Music Nashville have revealed the complete track listing for the ...

  35. Billboard 200 Preview: An Even Dozen Weeks at No. 1 for Adele's '21'?

    August 03, 2011 6:43 PM EDT At the rate we're going, Adele's monster "21" album might be at the top of the chart come Christmastime. The set is poised to return to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week for a 12th non-consecutive frame. The album, whi ...

  36. 'Last Airbender,' 'Dexter,' 'Falling Skies' TV Composers Talk Shop at BMI Comic-Con Panel

    July 22, 2011 5:04 PM EDT Panelists Sara Colleton (executive producer, "Dexter"), Daniel Licht (composer, "Dexter"), Michael Dante DiMartino (executive producer, "Avatar: The Last Airbender"), Bryan Konietzko (executive producer, "The Las ...

  37. The Wanted Have No. 1 U.K. Single, The Horrors Top Album Debut

    July 18, 2011 10:36 AM EDT Adele's "21" (XL Recordings) moved back to the top of the new U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday), as British boy band The Wanted scored their second No. 1 single in the territory with "Glad You Came" (Geffen/Universal). & ...

  38. Viacom Sues Cablevision over iPad Streams

    June 24, 2011 8:33 AM EDT NEW YORK - Viacom Inc sued Cablevision Systems Corp to halt what it called the unauthorized streaming of its programing on devices such as Apple Inc's iPad. The lawsuit was filed on Thursday in Manhattan federal court, one day after court doc ...

  39. Lady Gaga, Zynga Team Up to Promote New Album 'Born This Way'

    May 10, 2011 3:15 PM EDT Lady Gaga has teamed up with social gaming giant Zynga to promote and celebrate her new album, "Born This Way," ahead of its launch. The multi-pronged collaboration will allow little monsters across the world to interact with a Lady Gaga ...

  40. 'Glee' Producer Adam Anders Launches Record Label

    May 06, 2011 7:30 PM EDT After co-producing more than 100 Billboard Hot 100 hits for Fox's "Glee," the show's executive music producer, Adam Anders, is looking to capture some of that lightning in a bottle for recording artists on his own label. Ande ...

  41. 'Glee's' Warblers Album Flies High on Billboard 200

    April 27, 2011 11:00 AM EDT "Glee Presents the Warblers," the latest entry from the the Fox TV series' line of soundtrack albums, flies in at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, debuting with 86,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Warblers" -- a showcase fo ...

  42. Chart Moves: Katy Perry, Rihanna, Elton John, Lil Wayne, Celtic Thunder

    April 07, 2011 2:20 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Katy Perry: Spurred by the premiere of its out-of-this world special-effects-heavy video March 31, "E.T." spends a second week at No. 1. The fourth Hot 100 leader from "Teenage Dream" surges by 29% to ...

  43. Chart Moves: Now 37, Rihanna, Big Time Rush, Jennifer Lopez, Kesha

    March 03, 2011 10:40 AM EST The Billboard 200: -- "Now 37" : With 304,000 sold in three weeks' time according to Nielsen SoundScan, the compilation album is selling at a faster clip than "Now 36," which took six weeks to push past the same threshold. ...

  44. ole Signs Admin Deal With 'Yo Gabba Gabba'

    January 24, 2011 12:00 AM EST ole music publishing has struck a North American deal with W!LDBRAIN Entertainment for the administration of hit children's series "Yo Gabba Gabba!" Created by Christian Jacobs, lead singer of California's Aquabats, and Scott S ...

  45. Viacom Promotes Robert Bakish to New International CEO Position, Network Focusing On Foreign Markets

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST Viacom is looking to deliver on its hopes to further grow its international TV business. The company has promoted Robert Bakish to the newly created position of president and CEO of Viacom International Media Networks. He was previously president ...

  46. Chart Moves: Susan Boyle, Kari Jobe, Mumford & Sons, Big Time Rush

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST The Billboard 200: -- Taylor Swift: In the final tracking week of the year (week ending Jan. 2, 2011), Swift's "Speak Now" held at No. 1, selling 77,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 72%) as the chart adjusts back to non-holi ...

  47. Viacom Parts Ways With Rock Band

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Viacom Inc has sold Harmonix Music Systems, the developer behind the Rock Band franchise, to the investment firm Columbus Nova, ending a failed foray into the video game business. Analysts have long questioned the value of Rock Band for a company ...

  48. The Brains Behind Justin Bieber: A Conversation With Scooter Braun

    November 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sunday night’s American Music Awards said it all: There’s a new Justin in town. The 16-year-old wunderkind — a title the multi-instrumentalist can legitimately claim — Justin Bieber won four awards (all fan-voted) during the ABC broadcast, includi ...

  49. Lil Wayne's 'Human Being' Leaps 16-1 on Billboard 200

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Two weeks after Lil Wayne's "I Am Not a Human Being" bowed at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 exclusively from download sales, its CD release pushes it to No. 1 in its third chart week. The set moves from No. 16 to No. 1 with 125,000 sol ...

  50. Discs Drive Lil Wayne's 'Human' 16-1 on Billboard 200

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Two weeks after Lil Wayne's "I Am Not a Human Being" bowed at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 exclusively from download sales, its CD release pushes it to No. 1 in its third chart week, selling 125,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Da ...

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