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  1. Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 Takes Stake in Music Streaming Service Deezer

    June 10, 2014 1:51 PM EDT ProSieben will merge its own music streaming company Ampya with French-based Deezer, which will have access to editorial content from the German media giant. German media giant ProSiebenSat.1 continues its Internet shopping spree, taking a strateg ...

  2. Alain Lanceron Named President, Warner Classics and Erato; Senior Team Confirmed

    April 07, 2014 7:10 PM EDT Warner Music Group has announced Alain Lanceron will lead its Classics division as president. The label also named a full senior team supporting him.  In his newly-created role of President, Warner Classics and Erato, Lanceron will head Warner Mus ...

  3. Independent Study: Kitsuné Records

    July 16, 2013 12:19 PM EDT Label: Kitsuné Records Founded: 2002 Location: Paris Number of Employees: 10 exclusive to label, 70 total worldwide Biggest Seller: Two Door Cinema Club, Tourist History (178,000 copies U.S.) Next Release: Is Tropical, “Lover’s Cave” single, U.S ...

  4. 2013 Grammy Awards: Rap Song, Album Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:34 AM EST Anthems and opuses from hip-hop's big guns and breakthrough stars best RAP album Take Care Drake LABEL: Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records PRODUCERS: Noah "40" Shebib, Boi-1da, Carlo Montagnese, the Weeknd, Jamie "XX" ...

  5. Hadopi, France's Anti-Piracy Law, Could Be In Jeopardy Following Commission Report

    December 14, 2012 3:03 PM EST Recent reports have surfaced claiming the end of Hadopi, the French graduated-response law combatting Internet piracy, could be near. The news comes after a French Ministry of Culture commission on digital content and cultural policy led by Pierre ...

  6. Ravi Shankar - Idol of George Harrison, Estranged Father of Norah Jones - Dead at 92

    December 11, 2012 11:43 PM EST Ravi Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with the Beatles and who introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over an eight-decade career, has died. He was 92. The prime minister& ...

  7. Morning Fix: Young Acts Score Big Grammy Noms, But Bieber Snubbed; Concord Shopped To Equity Firms; Instagram Vs. Twitter

    December 06, 2012 8:45 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters FRANK OCEAN, MUMFORD & SONS, FUN., JAY-Z, KANYE LEAD GRAMMY NOMINATIONS 2013 : The 55th annual Grammys announced its nominees in Nashvil ...

  8. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (Dec. 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major ...

  9. Morning Fix: iTunes Launches In 56 Countries; Simon Fuller's Concord Bid; Clapton, Chris Martin Join 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit

    December 04, 2012 8:35 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters APPLE LAUNCHES ITUNES IN RUSSIA, TURKEY, INDIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 52 ADDITIONAL COUNTRIES: Apple today announced it has launched its iTunes Stor ...

  10. Morning Fix: Black Friday Music Discounts; Myspace Plans Analyzed; Bon Jovi Tour

    November 20, 2012 9:00 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and other free music-business newsletters BLACK FRIDAY PREVIEW: BRAND-NEW RELEASES FROM P!NK, CLARKSON, ALDEAN, PITBULL, MORE AVAILABLE FOR $5 & $7: It's beginning to look a lot ...

  11. Backbeat: Journalists Aboard Rihanna's Weeklong '777' Tour Spiral Into Madness...

    November 19, 2012 4:25 PM EST Billboard.com's Erika Ramirez is on a continent-hopping seven-day trip with Rihanna and 250 journalists and fans that is taking in concert stops in Mexico City, Toronto, Stockholm, Paris, Berlin, London, and (finally) NYC, where the trip will ...

  12. Spotify Raising $100m for Expansion; Opening in Latin America, Eastern Europe Next Year

    November 11, 2012 9:00 AM EST Spotify is close to wrapping up a $100 million round of funding at a valuation of $3 billion as it prepares for expansion into Latin America and expanding further across Europe in 2013. The latest round of funding, confirmed by a source familiar w ...

  13. Morning Fix: Clear Channel-MSG's Hurricane Sandy Benefit; Billboard Touring Awards; Pandora Cuts Into Sales, Downloads: Study

    November 09, 2012 8:30 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix and other free music-business newsletters ROGER WATERS, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, NEIL DIAMOND, KENNY CHESNEY, LADY GAGA AMONG 2012 BILLBOARD TOURING AWARDS WINNERS: Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, ...

  14. MU:CON Seoul 2012 Focuses On All Things PSY

    November 06, 2012 12:45 PM EST MU:CON Seoul 2012, the first international music conference in Seoul, South Korea, ended in success despite the fact that hurricane Sandy prevented some U.S. presenters from attending. The event, held Nov. 1-3, was sponsored by the South Korean go ...

  15. Backbeat: Death Grips, Flying Lotus, Ali Shaheed Muhammad Rock, Rattle and Spray NPR's CMJ Showcase

    October 19, 2012 11:33 AM EDT Buke and Gase's Arone Dyer and Aron Sanchez get the audience warmed up (Photo: Harley Oliver Brown ) It was hard to believe this was a public radio show Wednesday night (Oct. 17) as noise-rap duo Death Grips flayed a moshing crowd with room-r ...

  16. 'Music Is A Great Way To Sell Other Things'

    October 15, 2012 7:58 AM EDT Entertainment lawyer Ken Hertz -- who's driven brand deals for Beyonce, Gwen Stefani and Lady Gaga -- thinks everyone is a media company. Ken Hertz has a new theory he wants to test out. It's an overcast October day in New York, and He ...

  17. Rolling Stones Add More Live Dates, Says Touring Member

    October 09, 2012 10:14 PM EDT More signs have surfaced pointing to some special Rolling Stones 50th anniversary shows taking place before the year's out. In a new interview with Q magazine, guitarist Keith Richards confirms that "We've got some shows in London, ...

  18. Business Matters: Spotify UK Shows That the Freemium Model Is Not 'Unsustainable'

    October 09, 2012 6:11 PM EDT A business model that pays rights holders nearly every dollar, euro or pound generated is clearly not sustainable. This fact is obvious to Billboard readers as well as a digital service's management and the company's investors. Last week ...

  19. Business Matters: Deezer's New Funding Puts It In A Coke/Pepsi Race With Spotify

    October 08, 2012 4:36 PM EDT When music subscription service Deezer confirmed Monday it raised $130 million in a round led by Warner Music Group owner Access Industries , the subscription music market suddenly had two well-funded frontrunners putting their support behind a si ...

  20. Morning Fix: Mike Easterlin Named Fueled By Ramen GM; Jay-Z's Live Album; Simon Fuller's Parlophone?

    October 08, 2012 8:33 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. MIKE EASTERLIN NAMED GM OF FUELED BY RAMEN: The shockwaves of big executive moves keep on rolling. Mike Easterlin, head of promotion at Roadrunner Records , has been named ...

  21. Deezer Raises $130 Million: Report

    October 06, 2012 7:40 PM EDT The oft-criticized freemium business model still has the support of investors. Paris-based music subscription service Deezer has raised $130 million from Access Industries, parent company of Warner Music Group, and previous investor Idinvest, acco ...

  22. Round Hill Music to Acquire Songs by Bruno Mars, Cee-Lo Green, B.O.B

    September 18, 2012 7:35 PM EDT Round Hill Music, which made big news when it announced that it acquired the North American rights to six iconic Beatles songs at the beginning of the year, just went to the other end of the music generational spectrum by agreeing to acquire a cat ...

  23. France's Radionomy Gives U.S. Free, Browser-Based Webcast Tools

    September 18, 2012 10:44 AM EDT Rumors of an upcoming Apple Internet radio service is a reminder that radio is still a hotbed of innovation. Now the U.S. is getting its first glimpse at an Internet radio aggregator that is trying to change how people create their own online radi ...

  24. AEG Attorney Fires Back Over Michael Jackson Emails: 'Nobody Is Telling the Story Properly'

    September 11, 2012 5:24 PM EDT A series of controversial leaked e-mails related to Michael Jackson's doomed "This Is It" residency in London -- involving promoter AEG Live president Randy Phillips, Concerts West co-president Paul Gongaware, and "This Is It&q ...

  25. Drake, Lil Wayne and Mariah Carey Top Honorees at 2012 BMI Urban Awards

    September 08, 2012 1:00 AM EDT (L-R): BMI president/CEO Del Bryant awards YMCMB honcho Bryan "Birdman" Williams the songwriter of the year trophies for both Drake and Lil Wayne, as BMI vice president, writer/publisher relations Catherine Brewton and BMI director, writ ...

  26. Exclusive: MIDEM Director Bruno Crolot on 2013 Plans, Why the Industry Still Needs To Make the (Costly) Trip To Cannes

    August 31, 2012 11:47 AM EDT Midem director Bruno Crolot who spoke exclusively to Billboard.biz about his vision for 2013's edition. Held at the start of the year in Cannes, France, the 2012 edition of MIDEM was notable for a gradual re-invention of the long-running inte ...

  27. Casinos Betting Big On Music

    August 30, 2012 5:10 PM EDT As gambling revenue declines, casinos are looking to superstar artists (and DJs) to usher in a new era. The view from above is equal parts privileged and treacherous: A singular perspective, but dizzying in its height, and occasional obstacles-lad ...

  28. Frank Ocean Pulls Out of Coldplay Stadium Tour, European Festival Dates

    August 13, 2012 7:14 AM EDT Frank Ocean put an end to his European tour on Saturday, abruptly pulling out of various summer festivals, including Way Out West in Sweden, and a Coldplay stadium tour that would have taken the Channel Orange singer to ten major cities starting l ...

  29. Hot Tours: Bruce Springsteen, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean

    August 07, 2012 11:15 AM EDT Rock legend Bruce Springsteen is No. 1 on the most recent tally of Hot Tours with $39.5 million in ticket sales totals reported from the European leg of his Wrecking Ball World Tour with the E Street Band. This week's chart includes 11 perf ...

  30. Backbeat: Skrillex Brings The Party; Datsik, Zedd, Dillon Francis Hang Backstage At HARD Summer

    August 06, 2012 11:48 AM EDT Skrillex, Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo of The Bloody Beetroots DJ Set (who covers his face in every photo), and Ellie Goulding. (Photo: Catie Laffoon) Day two of L.A.'s HARD Summer brought larger crowds than the night before for mainly one reason - ...

  31. Business Matters: Looking Forward to Live Nation and Warner Music Group's Earnings Releases

    August 03, 2012 5:04 PM EDT Live Nation, WMG Optimistic Ahead Of 2nd Quarter Earnings Reports * (Correciton appended: Live Nation's earning report is due Tuesday, Aug. 7 not Thursday, Aug. 9 as originally reported.) Both Live Nation and Warner Music Group report second ...

  32. 2 Chainz Takes The Throne

    August 02, 2012 1:15 PM EDT Chainz glides effortlessly across a wide Midtown Manhattan sidewalk looking like he just strutted out of central casting for the world's coolest hip-hop star. In fact, he plays the part with vigor: a crisp fedora hat, designer shades, a T-s ...

  33. Madonna Dismisses Paris Backlash, Blames Issues On 'A Few Thugs'

    July 30, 2012 4:20 PM EDT Madonna's intimate performance at the Olympia club in Paris last Thursday (July 26) -- planned as a peace-making show after she insulted political figure Marine Le Pen during an earlier Paris performance -- drew boos and "refund!" c ...

  34. Madonna, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw, Iron Maiden Top Billboard's Hot Tours Chart

    July 30, 2012 1:13 PM EDT Madonna's MDNA Tour continues to post big numbers, as the trek's gross rises to an overall $79.6 million from 22 reported shows. On the most recent Hot Tours chart, she ranks No. 1 with ticket sales totals reported from four sold out con ...

  35. Azealia Banks Named New Face of Alexander Wang Campaign

    July 26, 2012 8:30 PM EDT Following in the footsteps of Santigold, Spank Rock and freaky rap duo Die Antwoord, Azealia Banks has been named the new face of T by Alexander Wang. In a new video for the campaign, Banks struts and pouts for the camera as she sings pieces of &q ...

  36. Twitter 140: Page 13

    July 26, 2012 7:54 PM EDT « PREVIOUS | NEXT » RETURN TO INDEX Toy Selectah DJ/Producer/A&R @ToySelectah Selectah is known industry-wide for his creative savvy and is most recently credited for discovering one of Latin music's biggest DJ acts, 3BallMTY. But the pro ...

  37. G.O.O.D. Music To Release 'Cruel Summer' Album in September

    July 23, 2012 6:16 PM EDT Those looking forward to a 'Cruel Summer' in August, as per Pusha T, will have to wait a little longer -- but not too long. The anticipated G.O.O.D. Music compilation album will be available digitally and through retailers on September 4 ...

  38. Exclusive: Naive's Patrick Zelnik Talks Universal-EMI Merger, Plan to Buy Virgin With Branson, More

    July 19, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Patrick Zelnik, founder and CEO of French independent label and distributor Naïve and co-President (for now) of Impala, the independent label association, has made international headlines over the last few days: On Monday a surprising op-ed he wro ...

  39. Madonna Scraps Plans to Tour Australia

    July 18, 2012 9:53 AM EDT Madonna has scrapped plans to tour Australia for the first time in 20 years. Live Nation confirmed late Tuesday that the "MDNA" tour will wrap in South America in December. "That's all we can say," a spokesperson said, acc ...

  40. Updated: Richard Branson Interested in Buying Back Virgin Records With Impala's Patrick Zelnik

    July 17, 2012 7:59 AM EDT LONDON - Virgin Group founder Richard Branson has expressed his interest in a potential bid for the Virgin Records label he founded. Vivendi's Universal Music Group is meeting with European regulators in Brussels this week to discuss possible ...

  41. Bertelsmann Names Judith Hartmann New CFO

    July 10, 2012 1:46 PM EDT Gütersloh -- Judith Hartmann (43) is the new Chief Financial Officer at Bertelsmann. That was annouced today by Bertelsmann in Gütersloh. Hartmann is scheduled to succeed Thomas Rabe as Chief Financial Officer before the year is out, a position he ...

  42. Vivendi Chairman Jean-Rene Fourtou Takes Charge of Universal-EMI Deal, Report Says

    July 07, 2012 1:18 PM EDT Vivendi chairman Jean-René Fourtou has taken leadership of Universal Music's proposed $1.9 billion acquisition of EMI's recorded-music division, hoping to persuade regulators not to block or overly diminish the deal, according to a repor ...

  43. Kanye, Jay-Z Win Top BET Award, Cissy Houston Honors Daughter Whitney (Video)

    July 02, 2012 12:28 AM EDT Cissy Houston's tribute to her late daughter was the emotional highlight of Sunday's BET Awards, a show that was defined by extended bleeps and the vulgarities that censors failed to catch onstage throughout the night. Whitney Houston� ...

  44. MTV O Music Awards: Recapping 23 Awards In 24 Hours As The Flaming Lips Break A World Record

    June 29, 2012 3:35 PM EDT MTV's quirky award show, the O Music Awards, set out to be even quirkier and more ambitious with their latest "ceremony." As with the show's previous installations, this iteration focused on setting a Guinness World Record. Thi ...

  45. Kenny Chesney Rules, Don Williams Returns to Top Country Albums Chart

    June 29, 2012 2:21 PM EDT Billboard's Top Country Albums chart welcomes Kenny Chesney's Welcome to the Fishbowl to No. 1. The set is the star's 11th No. 1 on the tally and arrives with 193,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Since he first reign ...

  46. Flaming Lips Set Guinness World Record at O Music Awards

    June 29, 2012 9:06 AM EDT NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- It's official: The Flaming Lips are the music world's road warriors. The psychedelic rockers from Oklahoma set a new Guinness World Record for most live shows in a 24-hour period, finishing off their feat of eight per ...

  47. Vivendi CEO Jean-Bernard Levy Steps Down

    June 28, 2012 4:22 PM EDT French entertainment group Vivendi says its chief executive is stepping down because of a difference of opinion about the direction of the company. Universal Music Parent Vivendi Ordered to Pay $956 Million in Liberty Media Suit The Paris-based co ...

  48. Deezer CFO/COO Simon Baldeyrou on Music Streaming Service's Global Expansion, Spotify, Avoiding The U.S.

    June 12, 2012 8:22 AM EDT Launched in France in 2007, where the service is profitable, on-demand streaming service Deezer has started an aggressive international expansion late 2011, with over 130 countries targeted in 2012. Most recently the service launched in 35 Latin A ...

  49. Chart Moves: Luke Bryan's Towering 'Tailgates' Sales, Azealia Banks' EP Arrives on Billboard 200

    June 08, 2012 10:17 AM EDT The Billboard 200: John Mayer continued to rule the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week , as his Born and Raised sold another 65,000 this past week (down 70%). Three new albums debuted in the top 10 on the tally, led by Regina Spektor ...

  50. Troy Carter Severs Ties With Azealia Banks, MC Seeks New Management -- But It's Not Coldplay's Dave Holmes: Source

    June 07, 2012 4:09 PM EDT In April 2012, fast-rising rapstress Azealia Banks announced that she was signing with manager Troy Carter , who also handles Lady Gaga. But after just two months, Carter has severed business ties with the MC. "I can confirm that I ended the ...

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