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  1. Lee DeWyze Wins 'American Idol'

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It was a paint rags to riches story made for television, as Lee DeWyze was named the champion Wednesday night for the ninth season of "American Idol." The raspy and rock-friendly voice of DeWyze, 24, a paint salesperson from Mount Prospe ...

  2. Free Spotify App Goes Live At Nokia Store

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Spotify mobile app is now available for free at the Nokia Ovi Store. That makes it available for several of Nokia’s s60 TK handsets across Europe where the service is available. Nokia, of course, offers its own music service, albeit under a di ...

  3. Mobile Music Downloads Struggle To Make Headway

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fewer than 2% of mobile users in the United States and western Europe used their phone to download music in the first quarter, showing the uphill task facing Apple iTunes challengers like Nokia . Although 24% listened to music on their phone, the ...

  4. NARM Welcomes New Board, Officers

    May 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The National Assn of Recording Merchandisers presented its new board and officers at the organization's annual convention this morning. Rachelle Friedman, co-owner of J&R Music World , is chairman, Val Cole, director of worldwide sales at ...

  5. Kid Rock Confirmed For Billboard and AdWeek's Music & Advertising Event

    May 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Rock N Roll Jesus himself will be on hand to preach the gospel of working with brands at Billboard and AdWeek's Music & Advertising event. Kid Rock has been confirmed for an afternoon keynote for the conference, which will be held on ...

  6. HTC Sues To Block iPhone, iPad, iPod Sales

    May 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT HTC Corp has fired back in its legal battle with Apple Inc , asking the U.S. International Trade Commission to ban sales of iPhones, iPads and iPods in the United States. In a complaint filed with the ITC and obtained by Reuters, HTC accused Apple ...

  7. Nokia Broadens Legal Row With Apple To Include iPad

    May 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nokia, the world's top handset maker, has broadened its patent fight with Apple Inc to include the iPad, deepening the bitter legal disputes between the two smartphone rivals. The firms turned to the courts in the last year as Nokia battles A ...

  8. Espinoza Paz To Visit 12 Cities On First U.S. Headlining Trek

    May 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Regional Mexican artist Espinoza Paz will visit 12 U.S. cities on his “Nace Una Estrella” tour, promoted by AEG Live. The tour starts June 19 at Denver’s Wells Fargo Theatre and wraps Aug. 28 at New York’s Nokia Theatre. This is the first U.S. hea ...

  9. Nokia Unveils New Flagship Phone

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nokia unveiled details of its first phone with new Symbian 3 software, designed to challenge the iPhone and Blackberry at the high-end of the market. Last week Nokia cut its profit outlook and delayed the sales launch of Symbian 3 phones until the ...

  10. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Diego Prusky, President, In-Style Digital Marketing

    April 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Diego Prusky Title: President, In-Style Digital Marketing Panel: Social Studies: Real-Time Social Networking Review (Tuesday, April 27, 12 – 1:00 pm; for more information, visit billboardlatinconference.com ) What needs to change in the Lati ...

  11. Billboard Launches Music App Awards

    April 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Attention application developers: Billboard is unveiling the first ever Music App Awards, designed to reward the most innovative music-focused apps created for smartphones such as the iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android and Nokia devices. Submissions ...

  12. China 3G Standard Phone Sales To Surge

    April 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sales of cellphones using China's own 3G standard (TD-SCDMA) will grow seven-fold this year, boosted by China Mobile's push of new phones and services, said research firm Strategy Analytics. The research firm did not unveil total sales e ...

  13. Pitbull Brings 'Carnaval' To U.S. Tour

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Pitbull and AEG Live will bring his "Mr. Worldwide's Carnaval" tour to cities across the U.S. this summer, in what will be the bilingual rapper's biggest domestic tour to date. The U.S. tour starts May 25 at Denver's 1stBa ...

  14. Billboard En Concierto Series Kicks Off In Miami

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Newcomer Jencarlos Canela and comeback kid Luis Enrique played for nearly 2,000 fans at the inaugural "Billboard en Concierto" show at Miami's Fillmore Theater. Presented by State Farm, the show was the first of five performances pr ...

  15. Nokia's Comes With Music Launching In China DRM-Free

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nokia is to launch its Comes With Music service in China, a move which suggests the Finnish mobile manufacturer is looking to emerging markets to boost its unlimited download service. Last month the company confirmed it would launch in India and i ...

  16. Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard To Tour Together

    April 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard, the two contestants who battled for the "American Idol" title in 2003, will co-headline a summer tour. Studdard, who was voted the winner, and Aiken, the close runner up, will play dates on the East Coast a ...

  17. Better Than Cheap? Distribution as a Commodity

    March 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As prices for basic services drop, digital distribution is becoming a commodity with few differences between services. Artists and labels are being well served by low-priced distribution services that charge a flat fee and return 100% of retail sa ...

  18. South Africa Set For Digital Music Expansion

    March 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Charles Goldstuck, president of and CEO of TouchTunes Interactive Networks, predicts that South Africa's broadband network will be robust enough by mid-2010 to see the potential roll out of several global digital music platforms in the countr ...

  19. Comes With Music To Launch In India

    March 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nokia's unlimited music service Comes With Music is set to launch in India in the first half of 2010. The move coincides with developments regarding India's upgrade this year to a higher-speed 3G network. Successful bidders in the countr ...

  20. Brazilian Singer Roberto Carlos Plots Second Tour Leg

    March 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Brazilian singer Roberto Carlos, a crooner whose renditions in Spanish made him a rare Brazilian superstar in the Latin realm, is celebrating his 50 years in the music industry with an extensive world tour. It began in Brazil and Latin America and ...

  21. Latin Stars Set For 'Billboard en Concierto'

    March 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Latin music stars Luis Enrique, Jencarlos Canela, Xtreme, El Compa Chuy and Los Dareyes de la Sierra will perform at the inaugural Billboard Latin Music Concert Series "Billboard en Concierto", presented by State Farm and produced by Car ...

  22. Dave Stewart Keynote: Sponsors, Nazis, Ice Cream, Vibrators

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart used his keynote address on the second day of Canadian Music Week to paint an audacious and occasionally confusing picture of the music business going forward. His presentation, which involved heavy use of visual ...

  23. Nokia, Apple Seek Patent Trial In 2 Years

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Nokia and Apple will seek a U.S. court hearing in a key patent battle in mid-2012, a court filing showed, raising the specter of a prolonged legal struggle. Handset leader Nokia sued iPhone maker Apple last October, accusing the U.S. firm of using ...

  24. Quick Shots: 2010 Music & Money Symposium

    March 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Billboard 2010 Music & Money Symposium at the St. Regis in New York has wrapped. The event brought together the music, legal, financial and Wall Street communities and featured keynote addresses with Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff and MTV's Van ...

  25. Business Matters: Live Nation, Sony, Nokia, Slacker and More

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- Want free advice from some of the industry’s leading direct-to-fan experts ? During the “Your Fans Are Your Livelihood” panel on March 17 at SXSW , the four panelists will critique the direct-to-fan marketing efforts of two artists. Panelists a ...

  26. Apple Sues HTC Over Phones With Google Software

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc sued Taiwan's HTC Corp, which makes touchscreen smartphones using Google software, accusing it of infringing 20 hardware and software patents related to the iPhone. Even though the suit did not name Google Inc as a defendant, Apple& ...

  27. Business Matters: CRB, Nokia, Android, Peter Gabriel, Live365, Chris Walla and More

    March 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- The third Jammie Thomas-Rasset trial is set for October 4. It will deal only with damages. Thomas-Rasset’s first two trials resulted in guilty verdicts. The first verdict was thrown due to misleading jury instructions. The second verdict was re ...

  28. Music Apps Discover Devices Not Called iPhone

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Ever since the iPhone shook up the mobile entertainment space with the App Store, its competitors have rushed to create similar experiences for app developers and customers alike. While they remain far behind in the total number of apps created, p ...

  29. Handset Market Rebounding In 2010: Report

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST The cellphone market will rebound more strongly strongly than expected this year as improving economies boost spending on new gadgets and handset vendors push cheap smartphones, according to research firm Gartner. The market fell 1% in 2009, the f ...

  30. Analysis: The Problem With High Adoption

    February 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.S. consumers have adopted digital music stores at a better rate than consumers in other countries, but greater digital adoption may lead to slower adoption of new business models. The logic: the more accustomed a group of consumers becomes to th ...

  31. Mobile World Congress Preview: 4 Things To Watch

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Expect a host of new phones, services and other advancements to be unveiled in the next week as the first major mobile industry conference of the year kicks off. The Mobile World Congress takes place Feb. 15 - 18, hosted by the GSM Association in ...

  32. Google, Apple Pile Pressure On Phone World

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST At next week's mobile trade show in Barcelona you can find a program that measures how high you can throw a Nokia smartphone, an apt metaphor for Nokia's efforts to raise its game. But gravity might not favor the world's biggest mak ...

  33. UMG Veteran Bronikowski Headed To Yahoo Music

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group veteran Jeff Bronikowski will take over as the new head of Yahoo Music Billboard has learned, replacing Michael Speigelman, who is moving to a different role within the company. Bronikowski worked at Universal for 11 years, m ...

  34. Billboard.biz Q&A: Verizon Biz Dev Director Ed Ruth

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Last year, Verizon Wireless shook up the mobile industry by revealing plans to open its network to developers with the intention of launching an application storefront similar to iPhone’s App Store. That effort will soon come to fruition with the ...

  35. Samsung Aims To Treble Smartphone Sales In 2010

    February 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday (Feb. 4) it aimed to treble smartphone shipments this year to more than 18 million units, as the world's second-biggest cellphone maker (behind Nokia) scrambles to make a mark in ...

  36. Australian Music Market Up 4.8% In 2009

    February 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST The record business down under is on the ascent. Full-year 2009 trade figures issued today (Feb. 3) by labels body ARIA show a 4.8% gain in wholesale revenue to $446.1 million Australian ($395 million), powered by a booming digital music sector an ...

  37. iPhone's Market Share Slips Amid Smartphone Boom

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST The number of iPhone sales in the fourth quarter of last year increased over the previous quarter, but Apple still lost ground in overall market share thanks to increased smartphone penetration. According to ABI Research, via the Wall Street Journ ...

  38. Smartphone Competition To Bite After Q4 Boom

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Booming demand for new, cheaper smartphones helped fuel a recovery in the overall handset market late last year, but rivalry for a piece of this lucrative business will turn fierce in 2010 as many new vendors enter the market. "The smartphone ...

  39. Business Matters: Nokia, Vringo, TalkTalk, Deezer

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- Nokia president and CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo discussed ...

  40. Downloads Too Expensive?

    January 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Digital music prices are too high and consumers prefer a-la-carte downloading to bundled pricing schemes. Those are the two key findings in new research by Wharton marketing professor Raghuram Iyengar . The study is detailed in an article at Knowl ...

  41. Nokia Beats Forecasts

    January 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Top mobile phone maker Nokia's fourth-quarter sales and profits beat expectations as it regained market share in smartphones, sending its stock price 14% higher. The strong results cap an otherwise tough year for Nokia and the cellphone indus ...

  42. UPDATE: It's the iPad! Liveblogging The Apple Announcement

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST :32 p.m. - That's a wrap. Check back today for insight and analysis of today's announcements . Below, the new Apple iPad, which will go on sale in March starting at $499. 2:30 p.m. - Jobs in closing: More than 75 million people already ...

  43. Photos: Key Moments From MIDEM 2010

    January 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Billboard.biz team was in Cannes, France, where we reported and live tweeted the MIDEM 2010 world trade show and conference. The event kicked off Saturday (Jan. 23) and ran through Wednesday (Jan. 27). Follow us on Twitter here . Wednesday MID ...

  44. Quincy Jones To Remake 'We Are The World' For Haiti

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie are planning a massive 25th anniversary re-recording of "We Are the World." The timing couldn't be better, sadly enough. The duo is summoning lots and lots of talent from Grammy weekend to stay an extr ...

  45. Analysis: Recorded Music Forecasts And Their Spotty History

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Last week, two market research reports were released that forecast the trend of recorded music revenues. The reports are notable for two things: the dates when digital-physical equilibrium will be met and the errant forecasts of their predecessors ...

  46. Apple Turns Up Heat In Nokia Battle

    January 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Nokia said it would defend itself vigorously against Apple's new complaint to the United States International Trade Commission. The two phone giants are in the midst of a major legal battle, which started last October when Nokia charged Apple ...

  47. CES In Pictures: Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine, Kid Rock and More

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST The annual tech mega-show CES wrapped on Sunday (Jan. 10) in Las Vegas and, as usual, it not only offered what to expect from the gadget world this year ( see Antony Bruno's round-up of the top developments here ), it also pulled in its share ...

  48. The Top Music Stories From CES 2010

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST While a logistical hassle, in some ways holding the Consumer Electronic Show - which ended Sunday (Jan. 10) - at the very beginning of the each year is a fitting time-slot as it allows anyone following the tech space to get a handle on what to exp ...

  49. Nokia Files New Patent Suit Against Apple

    January 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST The world's top mobile phone maker, Nokia, has launched another court case against Apple for alleged patent violations, in an increasingly fierce legal battle between two leaders of the smartphone market. Nokia filed the case at a Delaware co ...

  50. Nokia To Sell 'More Than 500 Million Phones In 2010'

    January 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Top cellphone maker Nokia will sell more than 500 million handsets this year, above market expectations, a senior company executive told India's Economic Times in an interview. "In 2010, Nokia will ship over 500 million units across thre ...

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