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  1. Radio Rules New Nielsen Listening Study

    June 30, 2014 2:23 PM EDT Radio still rules. Most audio consumption is passive listening done by people who value convenience, according to a new Nielsen study. Called the Audio Demand Landscape, the study breaks American consumers into six segments according to listenin ...

  2. Business Matters: IFPI's Annual Report to Bring 'Cannibalization' Into Focus

    March 14, 2014 8:30 AM EDT When the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry releases its twin annual economic reports on the state of the global music business in the coming days, they likely will unleash a debate that's been steadily heating up regarding ...

  3. 65 Million Millennials Listen to Radio Each Week (Study)

    February 13, 2014 8:10 PM EST Despite the hand-wringing about whether all young listeners have migrated to streaming music, many continue to regularly listen to broadcast radio. Related Articles Emmis, Owner of NYC's Hot 97, Buys WBLS, WLIB For $130 Mil, Increases Urban M ...

  4. Ricardo ‘El Mandril’ Sanchez Not Renewed at SBS Radio

    January 14, 2014 9:03 PM EST Ricardo "El Mandril" Sanchez, once considered the king of Spanish-language radio, is no longer employed by his longtime Los Angeles station KLAX-FM (97.9) La Raza, which is owned by the Spanish Broadcasting System.   Sanchez has been off ...

  5. Google and YouTube Allow Nielsen to Begin Measuring Ads

    November 12, 2013 4:22 PM EST Nielsen, the company which provides statistics on media consumption and purchasing (and which helps power the Billboard charts) will become far more powerful and useful to advertisers across all conceivable markets very soon, when the company� ...

  6. Study Finds Music Fans More Favorable to Brands Involved in Streaming and Concerts (Exclusive)

    November 06, 2013 12:53 PM EST Streaming services and live events provide brands with an attractive opportunity for engaging fans. Those are two of the big takeaways from the new 2013 Music 360 report from Nielsen. The latest version of Nielsen's annual report is the re ...

  7. Global Ad Buy Up 2.8 Percent Over First Half of Year, Europe Drops 6 Percent

    October 15, 2013 1:11 PM EDT Global advertising spending rose 2.8 percent in the first half of 2013, according to latest Nielsen data. Gains in Latin America and the Asia Pacific region drove worldwide growth, but European ad spending continued to decline amid economic chal ...

  8. Chart Moves: Album Sales Hit New Low; Madonna's 'MDNA World Tour' Debuts; Earth, Wind & Fire Reaches Chart High

    September 20, 2013 9:30 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Keith Urban beat out the Weeknd for the No. 1 slot by less than 3,000 copies. Urban's "Fuse" debuted at No. 1 with 98,000 copies, while the Weeknd's "Kiss Land" started w ...

  9. Business Matters: Nielsen Study Examines Who Is Buying Music, Media

    May 01, 2013 10:00 AM EDT A third of the U.S. population accounts for 70% of entertainment spending, according to numbers released Wednesday by Nielsen . The "high spender" group has slightly more females than males, very few teens (5%) and a higher share of Hi ...

  10. Nielsen Study: Music Industry Could Add $450 Million to $2.6 Billion in Incremental Revenue With Premium Content

    March 12, 2013 8:07 PM EDT The music industry has lost billions of dollars in revenue over the last decade. Nielsen says the industry can use generated at least a half billion in incremental revenue by allowing fans to better connect with artists.   Nielsen's study w ...

  11. Billboard, Nielsen Add YouTube Video Streaming To Its Platforms; Data Enhances Hot 100, Other Charts

    February 20, 2013 7:15 PM EST Billboard and Nielsen announced this week the addition of U.S. YouTube video streaming data to its platforms, which includes an update to the methodology for the Billboard Hot 100, the preeminent singles chart. The YouTube streaming data is now ...

  12. Beyonce's Super Bowl Halftime Show Draws Estimated 104 Million Viewers

    February 04, 2013 5:31 PM EST The half-hour that included Beyonce’s performance at Super Bowl XLVII was one of the most watched segments of the NFL championship on Sunday, hitting an average of about 104 million viewers, Billboard estimates, based on Nielsen data.   Nielsen ...

  13. Digital Sales Up 10% Over January 2012

    January 31, 2013 7:00 AM EST U.S. digital sales appear to be holding up after gift cards ran out early in the month. Boosted mainly by strong digital album sales, track equivalent album (TEA) sales are up 14% over the same period in 2012, acording to Nielsen SoundScan. Trac ...

  14. 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. ...

  15. Spain Begins Implementing Anti-Piracy Sinde Laws Amidst Controversy

    June 29, 2012 4:34 PM EDT Bajui.com is one of eight sites being targeted by Spain's new Sinde Laws for having copyrighted material on their site. After two years fighting popular and legal challenges, Spain took the offensive and began targeting online piracy with an ...

  16. How Eme Navarro Is Overwhelming Spain's New Anti-Piracy Commission With His Song

    March 09, 2012 11:45 AM EST Spain's government is reviewing hundreds of complaints under its new antipiracy law that went into effect this month, although the majority are part of a campaign that seeks to overwhelm and collapse the novel bureaucracy. In a little more th ...

  17. Sinde Law Piracy Battle Headed to Spanish Supreme Court, With Global Implications

    February 10, 2012 2:35 PM EST Sinde Law Piracy Battle Heads to Spanish Supreme Court, With Global Implications The lines have long been drawn here; it was just a question of time before the epic legal battle over online piracy kicked off. Spain's Supreme Court this week a ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. New Spanish Gov't Enacts Sinde Anti-Piracy Laws, Opponents Promise A Fight

    January 03, 2012 1:30 PM EST Spain will finally implement its controversial antipiracy act starting in March now that the new conservative government rushed the enactment of the pending codes. Its success though is sure to be tested in courts and on the streets. Jose Ignacio ...

  20. Outgoing Spanish Prime Minister Fails To Enact Anti-Piracy Legislation

    December 16, 2011 12:40 PM EST Outgoing Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero announced this week he would not enforce the Sinde Law, the country's controversial antipiracy legislation, before he leaves office. (Photo: Kevin Mazor/WireImage) With only days le ...

  21. Music Discovery, Streaming and Artist Apps Top New Neilsen Report on Mobile Music Apps & Streaming Services

    December 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST A new report on mobile music apps from research group Nielsen breaks down the activity and interest in music apps by type-such as streaming, artist apps, discovery apps, touring apps and so on. In North America, music discovery apps lead the way, ...

  22. Business Matters: Android, Lady Gaga, Google TV and more

    October 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Android Hits 100K Mark -- Android has reached 100,000 apps in its app store, a threefold increase since March. Google says there are now 270,000 developers writing software for Android. Apple’s Ap ...

  23. World Cup Concert Draws Large Audience In South Africa

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The World Cup opening concert in Soweto drew nearly 8.5 million television viewers in South Africa, the highest for an entertainment event in recent history. Thousands of people rocked Orlando Stadium in South Africa's biggest township Thursd ...

  24. Mobile World Congress: RIM Warns Of Bandwidth Crisis

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Taking aim at rivals like Apple Inc, BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion Ltd said on Tuesday (Feb. 16) that smartphone manufacturers must start developing less bandwidth-guzzling products or risk choking already congested airwaves. As users abando ...

  25. Social Issues Lead Super Bowl Buzz

    February 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST The pre-game buzz surrounding ads touching on contemporary social issues is outpacing the hype for traditional brands. That's according to data collected by Nielsen -- and the research company reports that spots both airing in and rejected fr ...

  26. ICM's Jeff Berg Cautious About Mega-Deals

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Even as Comcast gets set to acquire NBC Universal, International Creative Management (ICM) chairman and CEO Jeff Berg says the industry should keep expectations about the benefits of mega-deals in check. "I've never seen a merger or a fi ...

  27. Media and Money: The Keys To Successful Paid Content

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Paid content models will emerge, but publishers need to figure out how to target the right content to the right audience over the right platform. That was the takeaway from "Where Do We Go from Here?," a panel that took place Nov. 12 at ...

  28. Music Choice Signs On For Nielsen Service

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nielsen has signed Music Choice for its video on demand measurement service, the company announced Tuesday (July 21). Music Choice is the third client for the burgeoning Nielsen product, and the first ad-supported network to subscribe. Music Choic ...

  29. Brands Take The 'American Idol' Stage

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Each season there is only one American Idol. But the real winners may be the show's loyal sponsors. Almost since its inception, "American Idol" has maintained strong ties with three main benefactors: Coca-Cola, Ford and AT&T (pr ...

  30. Nielsen: Social Nets Overtake E-mail

    March 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Social networking has overtaken e-mail as the most popular Internet activity, according to a new study released by Nielsen. Active reach in what Nielsen defines as "member communities" now exceeds e-mail participation by 67 percent to 65 ...

  31. Who Will the Financial Crisis Hit Next?

    December 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST Tribune Co. recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and National Amusements violated a debt covenant. The moves beg the question: Who, if anyone, could be next in the broader media and entertainment industry? The global financial crisi ...

  32. Latin Briefs: Fernandez, Universal Music, AHAA

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST -Vicente Fernandez debuts at No. 1 this week on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart with his live set, "Primera Fila," on Sony BMG. The ranchera legend's first totally live album shifted 11,000 copies in the U.S.-his best debut ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. Nielsen, SOCAN Forge Data Deal

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nielsen Entertainment and the Society of Composers Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) have struck a data and information services agreement. Effective immediately, Nielsen BDS data has been integrated into SOCAN's performance anal ...

  35. Clear Channel Calls For New Radio Ratings System

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Claiming radio's influence and reach have been "under-reported and diluted" by Arbitron's diary-based ratings system, Clear Channel Radio has put out a clarion call for a new ratings alternative in th Claiming radio's infl ...

  36. New Study Reveals Gaming Habits Of Young Males

    April 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nielsen Entertainment and videogame maker Activision Inc. have released a study on game use and the effectiveness of advertising. Nielsen, meanwhile, is developing a system that aims to track gaming h Nielsen Entertainment and videogame maker Acti ...