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  1. Google Gaining On Booming Smartphone Market

    November 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google's Android software platform rose to No. 2 spot globally on the booming smartphone market in the third quarter, research firm Canalys said on Monday (Nov. 1). Nokia's Symbian continued to lead the market with a 37% share, while And ...

  2. French Youth Can Double Their Money With Music Card

    October 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The French government has unveiled its promised music card initiative, which offers discounted streaming service access and cheap downloads to consumers aged 12-25. The "Carte Musique" was officially unveiled yesterday (Oct. 28) at a pre ...

  3. Bieber, Ke$ha, Katy Perry to Perform at American Music Awards

    October 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A newlywed, a teen heartthrob and a glittery pop star are set to take the stage at the 38th annual American Music Awards. Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and Ke$ha will make their debuts on the AMAs next month, producers said Wednesday. All three are mu ...

  4. Machete Music Tour 2010 To Launch With Sold Out NY Concert

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Machete Music Tour 2010, organized by Latin urban label Machete Music as part of its five-year anniversary celebration, starts Friday night with a sold-out show at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York. The tour broke ground in the ...

  5. Nokia To Cut 1,800 Jobs After Strong Q3

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nokia reported stronger-than-expected profits for the third quarter, boosted by solid demand for its cheap smartphones, and said on Thursday (Oct. 21) it would cut up to 1,800 jobs under its new chief executive. Third-quarter underlying earnings p ...

  6. Music Streaming Seen Boosting Mobile Sales: Study

    October 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Mobile operators should ditch their music download stores and opt for partnerships with music streaming services if they want to generate more revenue and make customers stick, a study found. A typical Western European operator -- with 20 million ...

  7. Business Matters: 'Trial of the Century' Set To Start Monday

    October 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. 'Trial of the Century' Set To Begin Monday -- It’s called the “Trial of the Century” in London and in the States it’s a pretty big deal too. Terra Firma’s lawsuit against Citigroup start ...

  8. Eminem, Lady Antebellum Lead American Music Picks

    October 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem and Lady Antebellum lead nominees for the 38th annual American Music Awards with five nods each. Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber has four nominations, while Katy Perry, Ke$ha, B.o.B. and Usher have three each. Singers Demi Lovato and Taio Cru ...

  9. Microsoft Unveils Windows Phone 7 Rollout Plans

    October 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft today unveiled the rollout plans for its long-promised smartphone platform Windows Phone 7. There will be nine different phone models featuring the software for sale starting Nov. 8. Participating manufacturers include LG, Samsung, HTC a ...

  10. @MEL: The Eurythmics' Dave Stewart Wants To Pay You For Tweeting

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fans will be able to get paid for tweeting about their favorite bands, thanks to a new technology demonstrated by the Eurythmics' Dave Stewart, a producer, solo artist and Nokia's innovation advisor and chief disruption advisor. Speaking ...

  11. FULL COVERAGE: Billboard Mobile Entertainment Live Music App Summit in San Francisco #MEL2010

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT WATCH: Smule Co-founder Talks Apps, Acquisitions, The Majors and More October 06, 2010 Smule co-founder Ge Wang sat with Billboard at the Billboard Mobile Entertainment Live The Music App Summit - Smule took home the best artist app award for &quo ...

  12. Business Matters: William Morris, Leahy Bill, Spotify and more

    October 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. IMA Wants William Morris Endeavor Documents -- A California judge must decide if the William Morris Endeavor talent agency must turn over documents related to about 30,000 performances by its arti ...

  13. Zune To Replace MSN Music In U.K.

    September 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft will move its music service to the Zune Marketplace when the platform launches in the U.K. later this year. Zune Marketplace, which will also roll out across Europe, is for PCs, the new Windows Phone 7 and Xbox 360 games console. The Zun ...

  14. BACKBEAT: Plácido Domingo, Marcos Wit, Sebastian Krys and More Celebrate La Gota de La Vida

    September 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Plácido Domingo ; Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villarraigosa ; Christian music star Marcos Witt ; pianist Arthur Hanlon and producer Sebastian Krys were among the celebs present at the Sept. 7 premiere of “La Gota de La Vida,” the song and video reco ...

  15. Don Omar To Join 'Machete Tour'

    September 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Reggaetón star Don Omar will join the launch of the “Machete Tour” put together by urban Latin label Machete in celebration of the label’s fifth anniversary. The tour kicks off at the Theatre in Madison Square Garden Oct. 22, with Don Omar joining ...

  16. Will Anything Stick With Music Consumers In The Digital Age?

    September 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Will anything stick with music consumers in the digital age? That was the question posed at two panels at the Americana Music Conference earlier this month in Nashville. Two different groups of the music industry searched for answers and recounted ...

  17. Nokia's Music Focus Shifts

    September 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The changes at Nokia just keep coming. This summer, the company jostled its Comes With Music strategy by rebranding it Ovi Music Unlimited and rolling it into its broader content portal. This month also saw the departure of CEO Ollie-Pekka Kallasv ...

  18. MTV VMAs: 15 Things You Didn't See on TV

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sure, the red carpet and the show was televised-but that's still only a part of the madness that went down at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Here are 15 things from backstage and on the scene that you did ...

  19. Lady Gaga Wins 8 MTV VMAs, Reveals 'Born This Way' Album Title

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lady Gaga dominated the major awards at the 2010 MTV VMAs Sunday night (Sept. 12), winning a total of eight moonmen including video of the year, best female video and best pop video. Accepting video of the year for her provocative "Bad Romanc ...

  20. Lady Gaga Dominates MTV VMAs with Early Wins

    September 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lady Gaga won the first three awards announced at the MTV VMAs in Los Angeles Sunday night (Sept. 12), taking home moon men for best dance video ("Bad Romance"), best collaboration video for "Telephone" featuring Beyoncé, and b ...

  21. Microsoft Exec Stephen Elsop To Lead Nokia

    September 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nokia has replaced embattled CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo with former Microsoft exec Stephen Elsop. Elsop was previously president of Microsoft’s business division, responsible for the recent launch of the company’s Office 2010 product suite. He will ...

  22. Business Matters: Smartphone Forecast For 2014, Google, IODA and more

    September 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT WHAT THE SMARTPHONE MARKET WILL LOOK LIKE IN 2014 -- Apple is making a few moves to help app developers. First, it has decided to lift restrictions that prevented developers from using third-party tools to rewrite the code from another platform. T ...

  23. Eminem Set To Open MTV Video Music Awards

    September 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem is not afraid to open the MTV Video Music Awards. MTV general manager Stephen Friedman said that the rapper, who's nominated for eight trophies, will open Sunday's (Sept. 12) ceremony at the Nokia Theatre, which has been transform ...

  24. Latin Stars Unite For City Of Hope

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Plácido Domingo and Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villarraigosa were among the VIPs who attended the official launch of "La Gota de la Vida" (The Drop of Life), the song and video recorded by 46 Latin stars -- including Enrique Iglesias, Glo ...

  25. BACKBEAT: Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman Win Emmy for Nurse Jackie Theme Song

    September 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards took place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 21 in Los Angeles, California and played host to the biggest celebrities on television. Taking home the Emmy for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme ...

  26. 5 Top TV Music Events This Fall

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Summer is traditionally the dead zone for TV ratings thanks to a combination of repeats and more hours of daylight. (Seriously-daylight savings time? Bad for farmers and for TV executives.) But with the arrival of fall, TV gets back into its groov ...

  27. AEG Live Hails Regional Operations

    August 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Larry Vallon , executive VP North American regional offices for promoter AEG Live, says the various regional offices for the company are doing "pretty good" this summer. "At some point we figured out that the audience has voted agai ...

  28. 'Glee,' Composers Sean P. Callery, Alex Wurman Win At Creative Arts Emmys

    August 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Composer Sean P. Callery won the Emmy for outstanding music composition for a series for Fox’s “24” and Alex Wurman won for outstanding music composition for a miniseries, movie or a special for HBO’s “Temple Grandin” Saturday at the 2010 Creative ...

  29. Business Matters: Live Nation, Terra Firma, eMusic and more

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music business news. -- Has Live Nation’s stock bottomed out? After closing at $8.43 on August 11, the company’s shares have inched upward and closed at $9.09 on Wednesday. Before last week, Live Nation had c ...

  30. Nokia Explains Comes With Music Decision

    August 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nokia shook up its music strategy this week with the announcement that it is integrating the Comes With Music service into its broader Ovi portal, re-branding it Ovi Music Unlimited. The move raises questions about the future of the Comes With Mus ...

  31. NAB, MusicFirst Mull Possible Compromise On Performance Royalties

    August 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The consumer electronics industry is getting dragged into the ongoing battle over whether U.S. radio stations should pay a performance rights royalty to labels and artists. The National Association of Broadcasters is circulating among its members ...

  32. Nokia Pulls Plug On Comes With Music

    August 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nokia's highly criticized Comes With Music effort is no longer, at least in name. The service itself remains, but Nokia is ditching the Comes With Music brand and instead is folding the service into its broader Ovi entertainment services and ...

  33. Low Prices Drive Q2 Phone Sales

    August 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sales of mobile phones rose 13.8% to 326 million units in the second quarter of 2010 compared to the prior year, but average selling prices fell by more than expected amid intense competition, IT research firm Gartner said. Sales of smartphones ro ...

  34. Songkick Lands Partnerships With YouTube, Vevo

    August 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Songkick has launched content partnerships with YouTube and Vevo, co-founder and CEO Ian Hogarth exclusively revealed to Billboard. These and other content syndication deals are helping to make the young London-based company a player in online con ...

  35. Grooveshark Settles With Merlin

    August 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Online music service Grooveshark has settled its copyright dispute with Merlin and has licensed the catalogs of the indie music agency's member record labels. The deal compensates Merlin labels for past use of their music as well as future us ...

  36. Universal, Reliance Unveil Indian Mobile Music Deal

    August 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group and India's Reliance Communications announced a mobile phone music distribution deal Wednesday (Aug. 4), part of Universal's drive to ramp up digital revenues as physical sales wane. Reliance will offer music downlo ...

  37. Lady Gaga Earns Record 13 MTV VMA Nominations

    August 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lady Gaga has earned a record-breaking 13 MTV VMA nominations, the network announced today (Aug. 3). The pop star's "Bad Romance" video is up for Video of the Year, Best Pop Video, Best Female Video and Best Dance Video, among other ...

  38. Dave Stewart Partners With Nokia/Indada Music For Songwriting Comp

    August 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart has joined forces with mobile giant Nokia and Los Angeles-based digital platform Indaba Music to launch an international songwriting competition in aid of charitable causes. To enter the competition contestants ar ...

  39. Forrester Report Names Best Music Service-Device Combo

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Forrester analyst Mark Mulligan takes a look at device-service integrations in his latest report . Basically he created a methodology comparing well-received devices with well-received services to determine which combination offered the best music ...

  40. Nokia Declines Comment On Board Support For CEO

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nokia declined comment on Thursday (July 22) when asked if embattled chief executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo still enjoys the support of the board. "Nokia's official comment is that we never comment on any market rumors or speculation," ...

  41. Nokia On The Prowl For New CEO: WSJ

    July 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nokia has begun looking for candidates to replace chief executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, who has struggled to keep up with nimbler rivals Apple Inc and Google Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported. Kallasvuo may be ousted as early as the end of Jul ...

  42. Machete Tour 2010 Announces First Seven Concerts

    July 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The AEG Live-promoted Machete Tour 2010 has announced its first seven dates. The tour branded around the Universal-owned Latin urban label is headlined by Ivy Queen and Tego Calderon, with other artists on the bill including Cosculluela, Jowell y ...

  43. Smartphones Boost Sony Ericsson Q2

    July 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson posted a second consecutive quarterly profit on Friday (July 16) as sales of more expensive smartphones ramped up but it stuck to its view of only slight market growth this year. After a dismal 2009, when consumers ...

  44. Business Matters: Goldman Sachs, Bandcamp, TuneCore and more

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT - Goldman Sachs analysts are predicting Apple’s iPad will be a huge success and the main beneficiary of the transition to tablets. Their explanation is summed up in five bullet points: consumption (iPad is made for light tasks), content (tight int ...

  45. Apple Boasts 1.7 Million iPhone 4 Sales

    June 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc had sold 1.7 million units of the iPhone 4 worldwide by Saturday, June 26, its most successful product launch yet, the company said. Sales of the touchscreen smartphone, which competes with devices from Nokia, Research In Motion, and Mot ...

  46. Nokia Warns On Key Phone Unit

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nokia warned that profitability at its key phones unit would be weaker than expected this quarter and in 2010 as it struggles to compete against high-end rivals like Apple. "Investors are worried about Nokia's long-term market position. ...

  47. @Music & Advertising: Kid Rock Talks Jim Beam, 'Born Free' and more

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For full coverage of the Music & Advertising Conference 2010, visit Billboard.biz/manyc . Rock N Roll Jesus Kid Rock delivered a keynote Q&A alongside Billboard editorial director Bill Werde at the Billboard Music & Advertising Confere ...

  48. Music & Advertising Conference Kicks Off Tomorrow

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In case you couldn't tell from that huge countdown timer to the right, the second annual Music & Advertising Conference is almost here. The Billboard and Adweek event runs June 15-16 in New York and will bring together more than 300 atten ...

  49. Web Trends: Kellie Pickler, Lady Gaga, Obama Joins McCartney and More

    June 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11 a.m.) 7. Kellie Pickler Country singer Kellie Pickler performed her single "Making Me Fall In Love Again" on "Fox & Friends'" "All American Concert Series" this morning on Fox News Cha ...

  50. 'American Idol' Finale: 10 Things You Didn't See On TV (Night 2)

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Congratulations to "American Idol" Season Nine champ Lee DeWyze - not since Kelly Clarkson won in the first season has a winner seemed so totally blown away by taking home the title. Lee's astonishment was there for all to see on TV ...

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