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  1. How Siri, the Apple iPhone 4S's 'Virtual Personal Assistant,' Could Transform Music

    October 19, 2011 11:58 AM EDT The launch of the Apple iPhone 4S has people raving about Siri, the talking-assistant app. It lets users speak into their devices and the app fulfills requests like scheduling plans or replying to text messages. But it also works with music. In th ...

  2. Business Matters: Spotify's 2.4 Million September Visitors Were Mostly Male, Young and Pretty Well Off

    October 18, 2011 3:55 PM EDT Spotify's 2.4 Million September Visitors, Analyzed -- Spotify users are young and fairly well off financially, according to numbers released by comScore Tuesday. And while the service has experienced fantastic growth in just three months, it ...

  3. Pandora Hires Its First CMO

    October 17, 2011 3:24 PM EDT Pandora Media announced Monday (Oct. 17) that it has hired its first chief marketing officer, the first C-level since the company's June IPO : Simon Fleming-Wood. He was a marketing executive at Cisco Consumer Products and Pure Digital Techno ...

  4. Business Matters: Would You Buy Pandora Stock at $18 a Share?

    October 14, 2011 5:44 PM EDT Would You Buy Pandora Media for $18 a Share? -- Barrington Research initiated coverage on shares of Pandora Media (NYSE:P) this week. Its analysts set a price target of $18 and gave the stock an "outperform" rating. The note to investors ...

  5. Brian Lakamp Named President of Clear Channel Digital

    October 14, 2011 11:57 AM EDT Brian Lakamp, former exec VP of digital media at Clear Channel, has been promoted to president of Clear Channel Digital, the company announced Thursday. Lakamp will oversee all of Clear Channel's digital strategy, including streaming-music se ...

  6. Music Licensing Service Rumblefish Adds Ex-Pandora Board Member

    October 11, 2011 2:33 PM EDT Music licensing outfit Rumblefish has added a new board member to help drive its growth. Harry DeMott, a former board member at Pandora and long-time analyst and investor in media companies, has joined the Portland, Oregon-based company's boa ...

  7. Business Matters: Spotify Users Get TV Access Through Western Digital

    October 07, 2011 9:08 PM EDT Spotify Users Get TV Access Through Western Digital -- Spotify is now available through Western Digital TV media players. For those of you unfamiliar with Western Digital, the company makes set-top boxes that connect a TV to the Internet (think Ap ...

  8. Steve Jobs 1955-2011: The Father of Digital Music, and His Legacy

    October 05, 2011 9:06 PM EDT That a man who never played an instrument or so much as sang a note professionally could be considered one of the greatest rock stars of this generation speaks to the impact Steve Jobs had on the music industry, and the legacy on it he leaves behi ...

  9. Business Matters: Michael Robertson's DAR.fm Told to Cease and Desist by Univision

    October 05, 2011 9:05 PM EDT Michael Robertson's DAR.fm Told to Cease and Desist by Univision -- Michael Robertson has attracted more legal problems. Most recently he was in court with EMI over MP3tunes.com. In the latest legal dustup, his DAR.fm (which stands for digita ...

  10. Business Matters: Why Bob Pittman Is A Good Clear Channel CEO

    October 03, 2011 6:15 PM EDT Why Bob Pittman Is A Good Clear Channel CEO -- The appointment of Bob Pittman as Clear Channel Outdoor CEO is not only a good move for the company but one that signals a new era in digital music. Clear Channel has long been called a dinosaur and t ...

  11. Bob Pittman Takes CEO Reins at Clear Channel Following IHeartRadio Concert

    October 03, 2011 8:11 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) - On the heels of organizing a two-day concert in Las Vegas that kicked off Clear Channel's iHeartRadio online radio service, media veteran Bob Pittman was named Sunday as chief executive of its parent company, CC Media Holdi ...

  12. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Jessica Steel

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 25 Jessica Steel Executive VP of business and corporate development, Pandora Media Website: Pandora.com Twitter: @pandora_radio Jessica Steel has led Pandora's business development since 2004, when Savage Beast Technologies pivoted into t ...

  13. Business Matters: Pandora Shares Closes the Week up 36%

    September 30, 2011 5:42 PM EDT Pandora Shares Closes the Week up 36% -- While most stocks were having a difficult week, Pandora Media (NYSE:P) bucked the trend and rose an astounding 10.3% Friday (to $14.65) to finish the week up 36.3%. The Nasdaq finished the week down 2.7% wh ...

  14. Business Matters: Why 2011 Is the Year Digital Music Broke, by the Numbers

    September 29, 2011 6:52 PM EDT Why 2011 Is the Year Digital Music Broke 2011 could end being the year digital music broke. Yes, the iTunes Music Store launched back in 2003. But 2011 has been a truly incredible year for digital music. Perhaps most important is the big improveme ...

  15. Spotify Brings Radio Feature to US Users--Finally

    September 27, 2011 11:42 AM EDT Over two months after its US launch, Spotify has quietly added a radio feature that has been available to European users. Radio is available only on the Spotify desktop client and cannot be accessed on the mobile app. Spotify's radio feature ...

  16. Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas Play Clear Channel's IHeartRadio Star-Studded Launch Concert (Video)

    September 26, 2011 7:00 AM EDT LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Jay-Z rapped about his beef with corporate radio in the monster jam "99 Problems," noting that stations won't play his hits if he doesn't do their shows. But on Friday, he played savior to radio station giant ...

  17. Business Matters: f8 Showed That the Future of Sharing is Both Personal and Algorithmic

    September 23, 2011 11:24 PM EDT f8 Showed That the Future of Sharing is Both Personal and Algorithmic -- Thursday's f8 conference highlighted the role personal relationships have in the discovery of everything from food to movies to music. It's almost as if the algorit ...

  18. Business Matters: Don't Forget About Internet Radio On f8 Day

    September 22, 2011 7:45 PM EDT Don't Forget About Internet Radio On f8 Day -- Spotify got most of the attention at Facebook's f8 conference on Thursday, but Internet radio services could end up being the big winners. While Pandora was noticeably absent from today' ...

  19. Turntable.fm Co-Founder Seth Goldstein Talks Site's Success and Future at SoundCtrl Event

    September 22, 2011 12:41 PM EDT Turntable.fm is arguably the hottest digital-music startup of the year, and recent news about the company - its iPhone app, and backing from some of the bigger names in the music business, including Lady Gaga manager Troy Carter, ?uestlove from th ...

  20. Business Matters: Analysts Still Not Agreeing on Pandora Media

    September 21, 2011 10:27 PM EDT Analysts Still Not Agreeing on Pandora Media -- Analysts continue to have widely varying opinions of Pandora (NYSE:P), which fell 4.76% to $10.01 on Wednesday. Wedbush initiated coverage of Pandora on Monday with an "outperform" rating a ...

  21. Pandora Unveils Site Redesign, Drops Listening Caps (Sort Of)

    September 21, 2011 3:23 PM EDT The New Look: A screen grab from the newly redesigned Pandora site. Pandora came roaring out of the gate today with a fairly substantial overhaul of its website, as well as a change in how many hours of music users can stream for free. Previously, ...

  22. Myxer Social Radio Unveiled, Set For Fourth Quarter Launch

    September 21, 2011 3:03 PM EDT Myxer has unveiled its new Myxer Social Radio, a free Internet radio service with an emphasis on social features. The free, ad-supported service is available on iPhone and Android devices as well as the web on desktop PCs. It's being shown We ...

  23. Rdio to Launch Free Tier -- Without Advertising -- 'Soon,' COO Says

    September 16, 2011 11:28 AM EDT http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/digital-and-mobile/mog-adds-free-music-tier-1005353212.story the addition of a free tier to its subscription service. Both announcements add ...

  24. TechCrunch Disrupt Day One: Arrington's Anouncement, Pandora's Fireside Chat

    September 12, 2011 7:50 PM EDT SAN FRANCISCO -- The big question of the day -- wither Michael Arrington? - was answered within the first few minutes of TechCrunch Disrupt, which kicked off Monday morning. Arrington announced that he will be "moving on" from the site h ...

  25. This Week In Music Apps: Jessie J's App, Change Your Ears' Age, Spotify-as-Pandora

    September 09, 2011 1:40 PM EDT It's been raining music apps at Evolver.fm headquarters again, and that means we're due for another installment of our This Week In Music Apps series, which delivers the latest and greatest music apps from the iTunes App Store, Android M ...

  26. Business Matters: Pandora Stock Falls 11% on Debut of New Clear Channel iHeartRadio Service

    September 08, 2011 6:57 PM EDT Pandora Stock Falls 11% on Debut of New Clear Channel iHeartRadio Service -- The changing strength of Pandora's competition was evident in the company's stock price Thursday. Shares of Pandora Media (NYSE:P) fell 10.91% on the day Clear ...

  27. Clear Channel Debuts Revamped iHeartRadio Service

    September 08, 2011 4:26 PM EDT As announced earlier this week, Clear Channel has revamped its iHeartRadio service and added a new personalized Internet radio to its collection of online streams of radio broadcasts. In other words, the company just launched its Pandora killer. R ...

  28. Clear Channel, Echo Nest Team Up for IHeartRadio's 'Pandora Killer'

    September 06, 2011 9:50 AM EDT Clear Channel Radio is finally coming to market with its proposed "Pandora killer." The Echo Nest today announced it is providing Clear Channel with the technology necessary to let users of the iheartradio app create customized radio sta ...

  29. Business Matters: RootMusic, ReverbNation, Vevo Are Top Music Apps on Facebook

    September 02, 2011 3:41 PM EDT RootMusic, ReverbNation, Vevo Are Top Music Apps on Facebook -- RootMusic's BandPage is the top music app on Facebook, according to the AppData. With 32.5 million monthly average users (MAU) as of September 2, BandPage is far and away the mos ...

  30. Business Matters: Sony Rebrands Qriocity Music Service as Music Unlimited

    September 01, 2011 6:59 PM EDT Sony Rebrands Qriocity Music Service as Music Unlimited -- Say goodbye to the Qriocity brand name and one of the oddest product names in recent memory. Sony has unified its online music, video and game services under a division called Sony Enterta ...

  31. Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake Make Vanity Fair's 'New Establishment' List -- Who's Missing?

    September 01, 2011 1:21 PM EDT Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake are among the list of influential business people on Vanity Fair's "New Establishment" list . It represents "innovative new breed of buccaneering visionaries, engineering prodigies, and en ...

  32. Business Matters: Why Spotify Shouldn't Worry About Turning A Profit Right Now

    August 29, 2011 10:31 PM EDT Why Spotify Shouldn't Worry About Turning A Profit Right Now -- Did Spotify make a profit in 2010? It's a nice question, but ultimately one that doesn't matter much. The company is growing quickly and it no doubt has enough capital ...

  33. Business Matters: Will Facebook Announce Spotify Partnership At Developer Conference?

    August 26, 2011 7:40 PM EDT Will A Spotify Partnership Be Announced At Facebook's Developer Conference? -- If Facebook is going to announce any sort of music product or partnership, it could come at the company's just-announced f8 developer conference on Sept. 22. ...

  34. Business Matters: Pandora Shows Strong Growth, Sees No Impact from Spotify Launch

    August 25, 2011 8:52 PM EDT Pandora Shows Strong Growth, Sees No Impact from Spotify Launch Internet radio company Pandora Media delivered what it needed to deliver in its first earnings release as a public company: growth in the important, top-line categories like active us ...

  35. Business Matters: Three Things to Watch for in Pandora's Q2 Earnings Report

    August 24, 2011 6:52 PM EDT Unpacking Pandora's (Q2 Earnings Report) Box -- Pandora Media will report its first quarterly earnings since its IPO at 5pm ET Thursday. Close scrutiny is both likely and understandable - Pandora is a bellwether of the Internet radio market a ...

  36. Business Matters: What HP's Bargain Tablet Sale Means to Music Companies

    August 22, 2011 8:45 PM EDT What HP's Bargain Tablet Sale Means to Music Companies -- Consumers love cheap tablet PCs, if the price is right. HP's move to chop prices on its tablets -- the company wants to get out of the consumer hardware business and needed to mov ...

  37. Beyond Oblivion Unveils Boinc Music Service

    August 22, 2011 1:28 PM EDT Beyond Oblivion has finally released details of its device-based music subscription service. Called Boinc, the unlimited, ad-free music service will be bundled with mobile devices and PCs and can also be purchased separately. Visitors to the new B ...

  38. Why Most Music Apps Fail

    August 17, 2011 4:11 PM EDT "If I love a music app, it's the kiss of death," says one music fanatic turned top-level digital music executive, who asked to remain anonymous. "No normal person will use it." In other words, if a music fanatic finds a &q ...

  39. Turntable.fm Had 207,000 Uniques in July -- Impressive, But Not as Big as Some Said

    August 12, 2011 5:15 PM EDT Turntable.fm may have raised $7.5 million and captured the fascination of music lovers across the U.S., but more established music services need to worry just yet. According to comScore information shared with Billboard.biz, Turntable.fm had 207,0 ...

  40. SiriusXM Attempting to License Directly From Labels

    August 11, 2011 8:00 AM EDT SiriusXM Radio, via Music Reports Inc., is attempting to directly license music from record labels, bypassing SoundExchange, Billboard.biz has learned. Currently, SiriusXM operates under a statutory license and pays royalties to SoundExchange. In ...

  41. Business Matters: Walmart Shutters MP3 Store

    August 09, 2011 9:15 PM EDT Walmart Shutters MP3 Store -- Need more evidence that the digital music world is moving to an access-over-ownership future? Walmart is shuttering its seven-year-old MP3 store, according to a report in the New York Times . The store's last day ...

  42. As Pundits Debate FM Radio on Mobile Phones, Performance Royalties Issue Languishes

    August 03, 2011 3:16 PM EDT About a year ago, the Web lit up with stories of a possible compromise between the music industry and the National Association of Broadcasters over the issue of the performance right royalty. The deal, as outlined, was that NAB would agree that ra ...

  43. Business Matters: What the Stock Market Declines Mean to Music Companies

    August 02, 2011 6:42 PM EDT What the Stock Market Declines Mean to Music Companies -- Concerns about the U.S. debt and hints that the U.S. economy has entered a double-dip recession are dragging down stock markets and impacting music and entertainment companies. New consumer ...

  44. Business Matters: RIAA's Mitch Bainwol in Talks With Auto Trade Group

    July 29, 2011 6:58 PM EDT RIAA's Mitch Bainwol in Talks With Auto Trade Group -- Mitch Bainwol, CEO for the RIAA since 2003, is in talks to take the leadership of automotive trade group the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, as initially reported by CNET and Politi ...

  45. Spotify Quietly Adds Artist Radio Function

    July 27, 2011 8:44 PM EDT Spotify users in the United States can now enjoy an artist radio function that mimics personalized Internet radio services like Pandora. The function had long been a standard feature available to European users, and it is found in existing U.S. su ...

  46. Business Matters: Why Warner Music and EMI Are Like Night and Day

    July 27, 2011 6:21 PM EDT Why Warner Music and EMI Are Like Night and Day -- There was a halfway interesting quote in an otherwise throwaway post at online music site Metronome. An unnamed senior executive at an unnamed company reportedly said of Warner, "the company ...

  47. Is Music Sharing On Pandora Better Than Spotify?

    July 26, 2011 4:20 PM EDT As Pandora rolls out its new design , with an increased emphasis on music sharing, the big question is: How does it compare to Spotify ? While the two music services are separate products, with generally separate audiences and features, it's ...

  48. Business Matters: Skullcandy IPO Shows Market Interest in Premium Headphones

    July 25, 2011 5:34 PM EDT Market On Premium Headphones: Outlook Good -- Last week's IPO by headphone maker Skullcandy indicates investors see potential in the growing market for premium headphones. The company sold 9.4 million shares at $20, which was above the $17-$1 ...

  49. The biggest of Fall 2011 in Downloading, Streaming and Gaming

    July 25, 2011 9:12 AM EDT The biggest of fall 2011 in downloading, streaming and gaming. In a fall that's sure to be filled with eye-catching apps, talked-about music services and innovative videogames, these three are likely to make the most noise. ITunes Match , a ...

  50. Business Matters: Mobile Listening Outpacing Mobile Ads, Pandora CEO Says

    July 23, 2011 1:55 PM EDT Mobile Listening Outpacing Mobile Ads, Pandora CEO Says -- Pandora CEO Joe Kennedy has suggested one of the analyst's fears about its business is coming true -- the company is not selling enough mobile ads. "The sheer level of aggregate ...

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