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  1. Clear Channel Radio, Toyota Bringing Mobile App To Select Cars

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Radio and Toyota are giving the mobile app new meaning in a deal that will bring the iheartradio digital music smartphone application to select models of Toyota vehicles next year. The partnership will bring all of iheartradio's ...

  2. We7 Repositions With Focus On Radio

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST The U.K. ad-funded streaming service We7 is to relaunch with a greater focus on radio, like automated recommendation services Last.fm and Pandora. Two years after its full launch as a streaming service - founder investors included Peter Gabriel, E ...

  3. Business Matters: Radio Listening Dips, LimeWire Cuts Staff and more

    November 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Study: Radio Listening Dips -- American youths are spending more time on the Internet and less time listening to radio, according to a new Edison Research study of 12- to 24-year-olds. Daily radio ...

  4. Business Matters: Terra Firma, Tammy Genovese, Pandora and more

    November 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. How Much Could Terra Firma Be Awarded In Lawsuit? -- The Wall Street Journal humorously downplays the impact of huge – but reduced – potential damages in Terra Firma’s lawsuit against Citigroup. L ...

  5. Business Matter: Spotify, Rhapsody, Zune and more

    October 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Two Issues Spotify, Music Services Must Overcome -- Speaking at the Daily Beast's Innovators Summit on Friday, Spotify investor Sean Parker (Founders Fun) explained the music service lures us ...

  6. Pandora Launches Local Mobile Ads

    October 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Pandora launched a mobile advertising initiative designed to attract small and medium-sized businesses in local markets nationwide. Advertising the core of the Pandora business model, and local advertising (such as small/medium-sized business owne ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Nielsen: Teens Send 3339 Text Messages Per Month

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT That teens are glued to their mobile phones is no surprise. But new data fro Nielsen shows just how tight the connection is. According to the company’s analysis of monthly cell phones bills of more than 60,000 mobile subscribers from April to June ...

  9. Business Matters: Spotify, Apple, MPAA and more

    October 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Is Spotify Rattling Apple? -- Is Spotify rattling Apple? Judging from a post by CNET’s Greg Sandoval, Apple is taking Spotify seriously. From the CNET post: “…Apple executives (are) worried about ...

  10. Business Matters: What's The Potential For Access Models?

    October 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. What's The Potential For Access Models? -- So what's the potential for access models? Jon Healey's recap of a contentious discussion at the Digital Music Forum West conference under ...

  11. @MEL: Pandora Blasts Into New Mercedes-Benz Models

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hit online radio app Pandora continues its march into non-traditional devices with the announcement that the service will appear in select Mercedes-Benz models. Pandora is also coming to some GM model vehicles after experiencing explosive growth o ...

  12. @MEL: SoundHound Infinity Grabs Best Music Engagement App Award

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music identification app SoundHound Infinity took home a Billboard Mobile Entertainment Live! Music App Summit award for 'Best Music Engagement App' Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 5) in San Francisco. Summit judges appreciated SoundHound Infini ...

  13. Business Matters: Apple, Pandora, Spotify and more

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Apple Loses Lawsuit -- Apple has lost a patent lawsuit brought by Mirror Worlds LLC and is challenging the verdict that could cost the company as much as $625 million. If Apple pays that amount, i ...

  14. @MEL: Purported Pandora Killer Makes Pitch At Innovators Showcase

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Pandora reigns among the break-out music technology apps of the era, but now some upstarts think they can outdo the Oakland, Calif-based music service by making streaming radio more of a game. Songza Media CEO Elias Roman pitched his personalized ...

  15. @MEL: Kazaa Co-Founder Janus Friis 'It's Hard to Compete With Free'

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Paid music subscription services have their work cut out for them amid free music options like YouTube, Pandora and the thriving peer-to-peer sector, said Janus Friis, co-founder of Skype, Kazaa, and new music subscription service Rdio. Friis open ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. @MEL: And We're Off...

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bill Werde, editorial director for Billboard, encouraged more than 100 music and tech industry players to “stand on your chair and call bullshit when you start to hear some on stage” this morning during opening remarks at the Billboard Mobile Ente ...

  18. @Leadership Music Digital Summit Day 2: Genuine Optimism

    October 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Has the music industry reached an inflection point? Maybe it was the forward-looking topics of the panels at the Leadership Music Digital Summit. Most likely it was because of the particular group of industry leaders in attendance. In any case, af ...

  19. Business Matters: Pandora, Net Neutrality Bil, Liz Phair and more

    September 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. 'Staggering' Pandora Fact of the Day -- One in five people aged 12 to 24 have listened to Pandora in the past month, according to a new study by Edison Research. Eleven percent has liste ...

  20. Business Matters: Reuters Sales Report, Animal Collective, Interscope and more

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. A Second Look At Reuters' Sales Report -- If you read a Reuters article on Monday about flat U.S. digital sales, keep reading to get the full picture. The article had a number of problems tha ...

  21. Pandora, Ford in Charity Push

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ford is teaming up with Internet radio service Pandora for a push in which shared songs chosen by Jewel and John Legend will benefit charities. Under the program, to be announced today at the Internet Advertising Bureau's MIXX Conference and ...

  22. Business Matters: Warren Buffett, Pandora, Sufjan Stevens

    September 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- From concert promoters to record labels, people in the industry are wondering when consumer spending will return to pre-subprime loan mess levels. Earlier this week, the National Bureau of Economic Research declared that the recession official ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Slacker To Launch On-demand Feature

    September 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Slacker personalized Internet radio service is poised to unveil its long-promised on-demand feature. The company is hosting a launch even in New York tonight to launch the service, which essentially turns Slacker from a Pandora competitor to a ...

  25. EMusic Nears Major Label Deals For Fall Relaunch

    September 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT eMusic, the subscription digital music service, is close to wrapping up deals with the last two major labels in time for a planned relaunch in November, its chief executive said. The 12-year old start-up is working on deals with Vivendi's Uni ...

  26. The Full List: The Billboard Music App Submissions

    September 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Best Artist-Based App Submissions Dream Theater, "JR Hexatone Pro" Artificial Life, Inc., "Linkin Park 8-Bit Rebellion!" Warner Bros. Records, "Linkin Park 8-Bit Rebellion!" Mobile Roadie, "Linkin Park" Mobi ...

  27. New Models Dominate Popkomm Day 1

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Popkomm has a new venue, a new setting as part of Berlin Music Week, and much of the first day of the 2010 edition was spent discussing new business models. During a low-key first day of panels at the revamped conference, held for the first time s ...

  28. Sonos Signs Up Spotify

    September 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sonos will release a free software update later this month that will enable users of the multi-room wireless music system to stream songs via Spotify. Spotify will be available for Sonos in Finland, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden a ...

  29. Business Matters: Vivendi, Amazon, Pandora and more

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis on the day's music news. BEHIND THE VIVENDI EARNINGS -- If you look at Vivendi’s Q2 earnings released on Wednesday, two trends become clear: both revenue and EBITA (earnings before interest, taxes and amortization) are fa ...

  30. Elevation Eyes Big Stake In Pandora

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Private equity firm Elevation Partners is looking to acquire shares in Internet radio service Pandora, according to a report on TechCrunch. It reports that Elevation Partners "has signed a letter of intent to acquire a large chunk of shares i ...

  31. Business Matters: Playlist.com, Weezer, Pandora and more

    August 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music business news. -- The story of Playlist.com is far more interesting than the actual music service. CNET’s Greg Sandoval wrote a good article about the company’s recent Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing and i ...

  32. German Startup Aupeo Pushes Into Auto Market

    August 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT One of the reasons radio still dominates music listening time is because of it’s ubiquity in the automobile. But Internet radio outlets are starting to gain foothold in the car, and the latest to do so is German startup Aupeo. The company struck a ...

  33. Songza Re-Emerges

    August 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The once much-hyped-then-forgotten Songza service has re-emerged as a customizable Internet radio service. Much like Pandora, Songza aims to let users create personalized radio stations by seeding a song and then voting up or down on the playlist ...

  34. Business Matters: Pandora, YouTube, Azoff and more

    August 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis on the day's music business news. Pandora Addresses Privacy Concerns -- Pandora has addressed some privacy concerns. Pandora users can now see their profile and choose to make it either public or private. “We're big ...

  35. Big Money Bet on Display Ad Tech

    August 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The banner ad is the Web's original advertising format, but many have viewed it as a disappointment. Prices for display ads quickly tumbled, and marketers fell in love with targeted search options. That's not to say display units are on ...

  36. Business Matters: Pirate ISP, Pandora, Slacker, Apple and more

    July 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT PIRATE ISP TO LAUNCH IN SWEDEN -- It was bound to happen: The Swedish Pirate Party plans to launch an ISP that allows users to roam the Internet anonymously. Pirate ISP is starting with a small launch and will roll out to the entire country later ...

  37. Shazam App Expanding Paid Version To Android

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music ID app Shazam is expanding the paid version of its popular mobile app to Android mobile phones. Shazam Encore, the premium version of the app, is now available in the Android Marketplace for $5, which offers the ability to ID an unlimited nu ...

  38. Keys To Pandora's Success

    June 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Pandora personalized Internet radio service famously reached the scale it has today largely though a smart mobile strategy. The company’s CTO Tom Conrad discussed where Pandora went right and where it went wrong in its mobile implementation at ...

  39. MOG Music Service Links With Roku

    June 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The MOG music service is coming to a living room near you, thanks to a just-announced deal with Roku. The deal makes the MOG subscription service available to owners of Roku’s streaming media devices. See the overview here . The Roku device is des ...

  40. Pandora's Westergren Talks Facebook, Grilled On Colbert Report

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The issue of Facebook’s privacy settings isn’t going away, and now content partners like Pandora are facing questions about their use of the controversial data. Pandora founder Tim Westergren outlines his thoughts on the matter in this WSJ intervi ...

  41. Business Matters: Pandora, Second Life, RouteNote and more

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT 'PANDORA' AS A VERB -- Edison Research , which released some Internet radio stats a few days ago, follows up with talk about how webcasters are aiding music discovery and how they might approach their competition with market-leader Pando ...

  42. Business Matters: Live Nation, RealNetworks, Bronfman Jr., Sonos and more

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT LIVE NATION STOCK COOLS -- Live Nation 's hot stock is cooling off. In late May, a Miller Tabac analyst told Reuters Liberty Media's tender offer for Live Nation shares earlier in the year had seemed to have established a floor of $12 fo ...

  43. UPDATED: Here Comes The App Flood

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With the new iPhone operating system now out (iOS 4), expect to see a host of updates to existing music apps, as well as new apps flooding the market. They include: UPDATED (6/24): - NPR: The NPR Music app offers footage of live performances inter ...

  44. Business Matters: Pandora, Faxon, Apple and more

    June 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT PANDORA DOMINATES -- Pandora dominates Internet radio with a 28% share of the over-12 Internet population, according to figures by Arbitron and Edison Research. Among heavy social networkers, Pandora has a 40% share. That creates a competitive adv ...

  45. Business Matters: SonicBids, Vodafone, FCC, Tom Petty and more

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- SonicBids has acquired ArtistData , an online platform that allows artists to update their many online profiles from one place. The site currently has 25,000 musicians using its service while SonicBids has 245,000 users. At the company blog, Ar ...

  46. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Strike Up The Brand's Brad Gelfond

    June 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Brad Gelfond Title: Principal, Strike Up The Brand Panel: Personal Agency: What Do Agencies Want From Artists?, Tues., June 15, 11:25am - 12:10pm. For more information visit Billboardevents.com . What's the last album you bought? I don& ...

  47. Business Matters: AT&T, Rdio, C-32, eMusic, Vevo and More

    June 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Much has been said about AT&T's plan to limit bandwidth of new mobile subscribers. Some have called it the end of young, innovative music services that have blossomed through mobile apps. But is AT&T really crippling these services ...

  48. Business Matters: DOJ, Canadian Copyright Bill, eBay, UMG and more

    June 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The Department of Justice is keeping an eye on Live Nation , the New York Post reported on Thursday. The agency has contacted several independent music companies, according to the report, to see if they have felt any negative effects of the Tic ...

  49. New Details: Digital Music Startup Rdio Looks Promising

    June 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Still no Spotify and still no Apple. But the cloud music market now has yet another entrant in the form of Rdio, a slick social music subscription service that is sure to make waves in the ever-growing competitive landscape. Rdio is the latest com ...

  50. Analysis: Price Cuts No Solution to Apple's Dominance

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "All they need to do is license their stuff at dirt cheap rates to all-you-can eat subscription services like Spotify and MOG." That was the advice given at MediaMemo to labels that may want to break Apple's stranglehold on digital ...

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