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  1. Digital Notes: Yahoo's Music Play; Beep's Wireless Dial; and Pandora's Subscription Growth

    February 12, 2014 8:30 PM EST -- The wireless home audio market is about to heat up. Beep, a San Francisco start-up backed by David Dolby of Dolby Laboratories, Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian, Y Combinator partner Garry Tan and a dozen other technology heavyweights, has unv ...

  2. Blue Note and Panasonic Partner on In-Car Audio (Exclusive)

    September 26, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Blue Note Records has signed a licensing partnership with Panasonic to help develop and co-market a car audio system that would be tuned to the types of music featured in Blue Note's catalog, whose artists range from Norah Jones and Van ...

  3. Wisin & Yandel Team with Panasonic in Latin America

    March 12, 2013 8:06 PM EDT Latin urban act Wisin & Yandel have signed on to be the official spokespersons for a Panasonic line of audio equipment that will see a major promotional campaign in Mexico and the rest of Latin America. Register today for the Billboard Lat ...

  4. Business Matters: If Smartphone Is Stepping Stone to Subscription Growth, U.S. Doing Well

    September 10, 2012 5:53 PM EDT If the smartphone is the gateway to digital music growth, the United States has got a ton of potential. Data from mobile analytics company Flurry show 165 million iOS and Android devices in the U.S. in July. The country's 78% smartphone penet ...

  5. How Beats By Dre Got Their Headphones On Olympians' Ears (Despite Violating IOC Policy)

    July 31, 2012 4:30 PM EDT In just a matter of days, Beats By Dre headphones have become one of the most visible - and controversial - brands at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Athletes like British tennis player Laura Robson and soccer player Jack Butland tweeted their love ...

  6. MySpace Relaunch Will Revive Company's Status in Online Music, Sources Say

    June 08, 2012 12:30 PM EDT MySpace has some big plans in store for its forthcoming relaunch. Multiple sources have told Billboard.biz they have been very impressed with the new MySpace platform and say the company wants once again to be music fans' favored place on the ...

  7. Morning Heds: Facebook Wants Vevo, Wikipedia's SOPA Traffic Surge, Simon Cowell Calls Self 'Too Cocky'

    January 20, 2012 7:10 AM EST Facebook in talks to replace YouTube as Vevo's host CNET Facebook has held talks with Vevo about moving the music-video service away from YouTube and over to the social network's platform, sources with knowledge of the talks told CNET. D ...

  8. CES 2012: 8 Cool Things

    January 13, 2012 4:15 PM EST The music industry was all over Las Vegas this week, from Will Smith and Kelly Clarkson at Sony's presentation, Justin Timberlake's cameo at MySpace's TV announcement and Justin Bieber helping Tosy Robotics pitch a new dancing robot ...

  9. Apps Reshaping Digital Media Consumption At 2012 CES

    January 13, 2012 8:50 AM EST App -titude test: The floor of the 2012 CES Convention Hall in Las Vegas Las Vegas -- The annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is all about gadgets. But as this year's confab demonstrated, some of the most excitin ...

  10. CES Quick Hits: Tim, Chris Vanderhook on Making MySpace TV 'Complete TV Experience'

    January 11, 2012 7:44 PM EST LAS VEGAS -- Just what exactly is MySpace TV ? As described by Tim and Chris Vanderhook, MySpace's new owners at Specific Media, it's a "linear TV experience" for the app-heavy smart TV marketplace. Launching on Panasonic' ...

  11. Video: Justin Timberlake Announces MySpace TV at CES

    January 10, 2012 8:05 AM EST MySpace got CES off to an early start Monday night by using its trump card - co-owner Justin Timberlake - to announce the company's new initiative, MySpace TV. "We're ready to take television and entertainment to the next step by up ...

  12. 2012's Consumer Electronics Show Biz Blog

    January 09, 2012 7:29 AM EST Jan 13, 2012 | Blog Post CES 2012: 8 Cool Things Andrew Hampp, Las Vegas The music industry was all over Las Vegas this week, from Will Smith and Kelly Clarkson at Sony's presentation, Justin Timberlake's cameo at MySpace's TV annou ...

  13. Beyond Netflix: Where Else To Get Your Flick Fix

    July 14, 2011 7:30 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Even with a fee hike, millions of Netflix subscribers will be spending less each month than what it costs two adults to watch a single movie in a theater. Yet the company, which is usually well-liked, managed to irk many of its 23 ...

  14. Branson Scoops Murdoch With Digital Magazine

    December 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Virgin founder Richard Branson rolled out his iPad-only magazine Tuesday (Nov. 30) by declaring: "The future of publishing lies in apps not on shelves." But Project is actually the gadfly billionaire's second stab at magazine moguld ...

  15. Technics Turntables To Stop Spinning?

    October 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT According to Japanese media reports and a bevy of blogs, an icon of the analog age -- the Panasonic Technics turntable -- is about to be consigned to history. In a move which could have DJ's shedding tears over their 12-inchers, Panasonic has ...

  16. @CES: Music Apps Abound

    January 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST While most of the gearheads rubbing elbows at CES are there for the gadgets, plenty of service providers use the conference to announce their new applications - you know, the things that make all the shiny new toys interesting to use. Below are a ...

  17. Sony Corp. To Cut 8,000 Jobs

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Japan's Sony Corp. said it will cut about 4% of its workforce, curb investment and pull out of businesses to save $1.1 billion a year, as the financial crisis ravages demand for its electronics products. The 8,000 job cuts are the biggest ann ...

  18. Macy's Sells Daddy Yankee Cologne

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Reggaetón star Daddy Yankee is launching his own cologne, DY, which will be distributed exclusively in Macy’s stores beginning this month. DY, which was developed by Givaudan Fragrances, is being marketed and distributed via an agreement with Fali ...

  19. Elbow Snags Nationwide Mercury Prize

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Elbow was the surprise winner of the 2008 Nationwide Mercury Prize, the annual event that celebrates the best album of the year by British and Irish acts. Elbow won for its acclaimed "The Seldom Seen Kid" (Fiction/Polydor) and was cheere ...

  20. Sony Corp. of America To Acquire Gracenote

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp. of America is acquiring music identification and technology firm Gracenote for $260 million. The merger is expected to close in late May. Gracenote is perhaps best known to the music industry for its music recognition and lyrics service ...

  21. Plugged And Unplugged: Ringback Tones, Billy Bragg, Bebo

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Plugged Ringback tones never really blew my skirt up. After the saturation of ringtones, I felt they were just another "me too" application that would just annoy a market already prepping for a backlash against ringtones. That, coupled w ...

  22. Live Nation Completes Theatrical Sale

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live Nation has sold the remainder of its North American theatrical business to Key Brand Entertainment for a gross sale price of $90.4 million. The divestiture is part of Live Nation's ongoing strategy to focus its core business on music ope ...

  23. Klaxons Win Nationwide Mercury Prize

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Klaxons have won the Nationwide Mercury Prize, the annual occasion, which celebrates the best albums of the year recorded by British and Irish artists. The act's debut set "Myths of the Near Future" (Rinse/Polydor) was named the ...

  24. Arctic Monkeys Win U.K.'s Mercury Prize

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Arctic Monkeys have won the 2006 Nationwide Mercury Prize, the "album of the year" award for British and Irish acts. The act's debut set, "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not" (Domino), The Arctic M ...

  25. NTT DoCoMo Presses Button On Mobile Downloads

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Full-track downloads launch on Panasonic device. NTT DoCoMo today (June 7) became the third Japanese telecom to offer mobile-based full-song downloads. DoCoMo says the service will initially be available only on the new Panasonic P902iS FOMA 3G ha ...

  26. iTunes On A Plane?

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Report: Airline content providers press for downloads. In-flight entertainment system providers are courting Apple Computer for the ability to offer iTunes music and video downloads to airline passengers. According to Flight International, executi ...

  27. The Next Monster Single Could Be A Jingle

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST It is just a matter of time. It could be months, maybe a year, but eventually an original tune, recorded and created specifically for an ad, will be the best-selling song in the United States. Josh Rabinowitz is senior VP/director of music at ad a ...

  28. Billboard Bows Euro Digital Tracks Chart

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Debuts in issue dated October 22. The first Billboard chart tracking the hottest music downloads from around the world debuts in the issue dated October 22. The new Euro Digital Tracks chart, Billboard's first benefit from Nielsen Music' ...

  29. Intel, Microsoft Support HD DVD

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the latest addition to the next-generation DVD format war between HD DVD and Blu-ray, Microsoft and Intel say they are backing the Toshiba-led HD DVD format. LOS ANGELES -- In the latest addition to the next-generation DVD format war between HD ...

  30. Intel, Microsoft Support HD DVD

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Latest supporters in format war. In the latest addition to the next-generation DVD format war between HD DVD and Blu-ray, Microsoft and Intel say they are backing the Toshiba-led HD DVD format. HD DVD, which is also supported by NEC and Sanyo, may ...

  31. Antony & The Johnsons Wins Mercury Prize

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'I Am A Bird Now' takes 2005 prize. Antony & the Johnsons have won the 2005 Nationwide Mercury Prize, the "album of the year" award for British and Irish acts. The act's Rough Trade set "I Am a Bird Now" was ...

  32. Antony & The Johnsons Wins Mercury Prize

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Antony & the Johnsons have won the 2005 Nationwide Mercury Prize, the "album of the year" award for British and Irish acts. The act's Rough Trade second set "I Am a Bird Now" was named the winner Antony & the J ...

  33. Panasonic Ramps Up Digital Music Presence

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Panasonic, the consumer-brand division of Japanese electronics goods maker Matsushita, today (July 28) launched an online digital music Web site that it hopes will also drive sales of its new MP3 play Panasonic, the consumer-brand division of Japa ...

  34. Panasonic Ramps Up Digital Music Presence

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Panasonic, the consumer-brand division of Japanese electronics goods maker Matsushita, today (July 28) launched an online digital music Web site that it hopes will also drive sales of its new MP3 play Panasonic, the consumer-brand division of Japa ...

  35. Tech Firms To Fight Piracy, Black Market in Brazil

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Seven of the world's major electronics and computer goods companies including Microsoft and Intel joined forces June 28 to fight Brazil's vast black market and piracy, which they say cost the country SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) -- Seven ...

  36. Clear Channel Launches New Division

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Entertainment unveiled today (May 5) the formation of a new division called Clear Channel Entertainment Productions. Former CCE head of theatrical Scott Zeiger will head the new arm. Clear Channel Entertainment unveiled today (May 5) ...

  37. More Electronics Firms Join Debate To End DVD War

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT More electronics companies have joined talks between Japan's Sony Corp. and Toshiba Corp. to develop a common format for next-generation DVDs and end a fierce battle, industry sources said on April 22 AMSTERDAM (Reuters) -- More electronics c ...

  38. Apple Backing Blu-ray

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Apple Computer has thrown its support behind the Blu-Ray camp for next-generation DVD technology. The company has joined the Blu-ray Disc Assn.'s board of directors. LOS ANGELES -- Apple Computer has thrown its support behind the Blu-ray camp ...

  39. Apple Backing Blu-Ray

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Computer company joins board. Apple Computer has thrown its support behind the Blu-Ray camp for next-generation DVD technology. The company has joined the Blu-ray Disc Assn.'s board of directors. Apple joins Sony Corp., HP, Dell Panasonic, Tw ...

  40. Clear Channel, NBC Team For Dew Action Sports Tour

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Multi-sport tour will include live music, video games. Clear Channel's Motor Sports division and NBC Sports are teaming together to launch the Dew Action Sports Tour this June. The multi-sport tour, featuring skateboarding, BMX, freestyle mot ...

  41. Hollywood Steps Into DVD Format Fight

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Three top Hollywood studios are throwing their considerable weight behind one of two competing formats for the next generation of DVDs, citing in part the need to stem piracy. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Three top Hollywood studios are throwing their cons ...

  42. Matsushita Unveils Blu-ray Disc Recorder

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. today (June 30) unveiled a large-capacity optical disc recorder that can record 4.5 hours of digital high-definition TV programs on a single disc using "Blu-ray" tec Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. t ...

  43. Matsushita Unveils Blu-ray Disc Recorder

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. today (June 30) unveiled a large-capacity optical disc recorder that can record 4.5 hours of digital high-definition TV programs on a single disc using "Blu-ray" tec Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. t ...

  44. U.K.'s Mercury Prize Gets Nationwide Sponsor

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Mercury Music Prize, which annually honors new and innovative music in the U.K., has secured a four-year sponsorship deal with Nationwide Building Society. The deal comes into effect with this yea The Mercury Music Prize, which annually honors ...