Nielsen Company

  1. Arbitron Shareholders Approve Nielsen Acquisition

    April 16, 2013 6:31 PM EDT The proposed purchase of Arbitron by Nielsen Holdings today took a step closer to realization as the radio ratings company’s shareholders voted to approve the acquisition at its company's special meeting of stockholders. Business Matters: ...

  2. Business Matters: The Good and Bad of Nielsen's Acquisition of Arbitron

    December 18, 2012 9:30 PM EST Nielsen, the company best known in the music industry for tracking music sales, will soon measure just about every bit of major media Americans consume. Announced Tuesday morning, the $1.26 billion acquisition of Arbitron combines the leader in U. ...

  3. Nielsen to Acquire Arbitron for $1.26 Billion

    December 18, 2012 8:45 AM EST Nielsen Holdings announced Tuesday it has signed an agreement to acquire Arbitron Inc., the media measurement company best known for its radio station ratings. Nielsen provides information on everything from music sales to consumer confidence in c ...

  4. Cumulus and Nielsen Announce Expanded Relationship With Music Monitoring and Research Services

    April 18, 2012 2:00 AM EDT Cumulus Media and Nielsen today announced that the two companies are expanding their relationship to include Cumulus stations using Nielsen's Broadcast Data Systems, a music monitoring service, in addition to sales representation Nielsen Broa ...

  5. About us

    March 22, 2012 8:17 AM EDT Billboard.biz, a 24/7 extension of Billboard magazine, is the music industry's premiere news source. It also covers every aspect of the entertainment space as it pertains to everyone from brand marketers and ad agencies to record labels and c ...

  6. Nielsen: Online Video Viewers Watching Less TV

    June 16, 2011 7:36 AM EDT LOS ANGELES - Americans who watch the most video online tend to watch less TV, according to The Nielsen Co., a finding that overturns a longstanding belief that people are watching more programming over all devices. The ratings agency said Wednesd ...

  7. Business Matters: Holiday Sales Predictions, Songkick, Best Buy and more

    September 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Economic Recovery Slow -- On the economic front, U.S. CEOs say they are less willing to hire new workers out of fear that sales growth with lose steam, according to a Business Roundtable survey. “ ...

  8. Three Screen Report: TV Remains Strong as DVR and Online Video Show Most Growth

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nielsen’s latest A2/M2™ Three Screen Report – a quarterly analysis from our Anytime Anywhere Media Measurement initiative – shows considerable year over year growth in terms of time spent for DVR (up 21.1%) and online video (up 34.9%) in Q3 2009. ...

  9. Business Matters: Anti-Piracy Measures, Blackberry, U2

    October 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- In a statement following the UK government's consultation period on anti-piracy measures, The UK Music Managers Forum has called for statutory licensing in the event parties cannot agree to voluntary licensing agreements. It carries the fo ...

  10. Business Matters: CRB, Imeem, Pearl Jam, MySpace

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- A federal judge has denied a motion by Live365.com that challenged the constitutionality of the Copyright Royalty Board . Members of the Copyri ...

  11. Social Nets Explode Around Jackson Death, Memorial

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's memorial service continues to drive a heavy portion of the online conversations occurring on message boards, blogs and social networking platforms nearly 24-hours after its conclusion. However in terms of Web chatter, the se ...

  12. What Teens Want: How Teens Use Media

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Don't get too caught up in the hype of digital media usage. That is a key message of "How Teens Use Media," a new research report by the Nielsen Company that it will present in New York on Thursday (June 25) at its annual "What ...

  13. Video From E3: Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft And More

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nielsen Business Media correspondent Alan Frutkin reports from day one of the E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles. Mediaweek News Alan Frutkin ...

  14. Recession, Not Web, Is Why DVD Sales Are Off

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It's mostly bad news, but there's a silver lining for DVD retailers: The recession, not the spread of digital video distribution, is what's driving notable declines in disc purchasing. Those are among key findings of a recent consum ...

  15. Digital Boosts 2008 Sales To New Mark

    December 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST Overall music sales hit a new record in 2008, with over 1.5 billion units sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Nielsen Company's annual year-end music industry report, released today, reveals that combined sales of albums, singles, music ...

  16. Nielsen Tunes Into Radio Measurement

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Seven months after Cumulus invited qualified vendors to submit proposals to conduct a new audience measurement service in 50 small markets, the radio group has confirmed that the Nielsen Co. has been selected to carry out the task. At the same tim ...

  17. Nielsen RingScan Adds AT&T Mobility As Data Provider

    June 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After a long holdout, AT&T Mobility has finally agreed to provide Nielsen RingScan with point-of-sale data on its mobile music sales. The deal means AT&T will now provide both ringtone and ringback tone sales data, which will be included i ...

  18. Appelbaum Named Publisher

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Billboard Veteran Returns to Brand Howard Appelbaum has been named vice president and publisher of Billboard. Appelbaum first came to Billboard in 1998 as associate publisher of Marketing for Billboard, and was quickly promoted to vice president o ...

  19. Nielsen Business Media Forms Entertainment Group

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Nielsen Business Media has created a new entertainment group that brings together the company's leading entertainment brands into one unit. Media industry veteran Gerry Byrne, who has been named senior VP, Entertainment Group for Nielsen Busi ...

  20. Nielsen Launches Digital Content Tracker

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Nielsen Company and Digimarc Corp. have teamed on a new service designed to let media companies and other clients monitor how content is distributed on the Internet. (Full disclosure: The Nielsen Company owns Billboard.) The Nielsen Digital Me ...

  21. Nielsen Unveils New Digital Tracking Services

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Nielsen Company unveiled new Internet and mobile measurement services designed to track two of the hotter areas of digital activity today -- blogs and mobile. Nielsen Online combines the company's Nielsen/NetRatings and BuzzMetrics servic ...

  22. Nielsen Cuts Hispanic People Meter

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Say goodbye to Nielsen's national Spanish-language people meter panel. The Nielsen Co. said that all national Hispanic TV ratings would be produced from the same people meter sample that is used to produce ratings for non-Hispanic networks. T ...

  23. Changes At Nielsen Music

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As part of the Nielsen Company's overall restructuring, Mark Tindle senior VP/GM, for the West Coast and Bryan Canady, BDS format administrator have exited the company. Vinnie Martino becomes director of sales for Nielsen Music, Trudy Lartz r ...

  24. Nielsen Acquires Mobile Research Firm

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Nielsen Company -- which owns Billboard -- has acquired mobile media research firm Telephia. The company provides syndicated consumer research on mobile media usage. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The deal comes shortly after the ...

  25. EMI Concerns Grow At Warner Music

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Declining profits and growth at EMI Group are becoming "increasingly problematic," said a large shareholder of Warner Music Group, which is pursuing a bid to buy EMI. "We want to be very realistic about what we would be buying and w ...

  26. Steely Dan To Open Billboard Live Tokyo Venue

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Steely Dan will be the first act to play the new Billboard Live Tokyo venue, which opens Aug. 18. Other acts scheduled to perform at Billboard Live Tokyo include Jill Scott, Joe, Aleksander With, Babyface and Amerie, according to Osaka-based Hansh ...

  27. Nielsen Mobile, Verizon Wireless Sign Data Pact

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal covers ring tones, ringback tones, downloads. Nielsen Mobile, a division of Nielsen Entertainment, has added Verizon Wireless as a data provider. Verizon will supply weekly ring tones, ringback tones, and full-length over-the-air music downlo ...

  28. UMG, Nielsen Further Deal

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Financial terms not disclosed on multi-year agreement. Universal Music Group has re-upped its deal with Nielsen Music. The major label has entered into a multi-year agreement with the data service provider that covers access to information from Br ...

  29. White Paper: Digital Entertainment

    March 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Nielsen SoundScan and Billboard present a White Paper examining the impact of digital technology on entertainment consumer expectations. Nielsen SoundScan and Billboard present a White Paper examining the impact of digital technology on entertainm ...

  30. Univision Drops Lawsuit Against Nielsen

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Univision Communications Inc. said Nov. 29 that it has dropped a lawsuit against Nielsen Media Research Inc. over the latter's new TV rating system, which the Spanish-language broadcaster claimed misc LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Univision Communicati ...

  31. White Paper: Digital Entertainment

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Nielsen SoundScan and Billboard present a White Paper examining the impact of digital technology on entertainment consumer expectations. Nielsen SoundScan and Billboard present a White Paper examining the impact of digital technology on entertainm ...

  32. Digital Entertainment: Examining the Current Market Landscape

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Nielsen SoundScan and Billboard present a White Paper examining the impact of digital technology on entertainment consumer expectations. Using the latest proprietary Nielsen data, the White Paper anal http://www.vnuemedia.com/digitalmall/store/pro ...

  33. White Paper: Digital Entertainment

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Nielsen SoundScan and Billboard present a White Paper examining the impact of digital technology on entertainment consumer expectations. Nielsen SoundScan and Billboard present a White Paper examining the impact of digital technology on entertainm ...