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  1. Lexus Puts Poetry In Motion

    August 30, 2012 1:30 PM EDT The luxury car brand looks to reach affluent African-Americans through music/spoken-word events and TV's 'Verses & Flow'. At a time when virtually every major automotive brand has its own music strategy -- even Fiat hired Jennif ...

  2. EDMBiz Recap: Skrillex's RE:Generation; Perry Farrell Gets Held Up; TheAudience's Online Insights

    June 08, 2012 12:32 PM EDT LAS VEGAS - The first day of Insomniac Events' inaugural EDMBiz - a hastily arranged, two-day conference for the electronic dance music industry, leading into to the promotion company's marquis festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, June 8-1 ...

  3. Backbeat: Scion Celebrates Its Music-Underwriting Program WIth Prince Paul, Label Execs, More

    May 30, 2012 2:04 PM EDT The Melvins' custom-created Scion. (Photo: Ryan J. Downey) Scion claims to have supported over 2,000 creators in the music, film, fashion and art communities, with roughly 10,000 events in 500 cities. "Here's what I love most," ...

  4. Backbeat: Sheila E. Honored As Lexus Celebrates Music, Spoken Word

    April 17, 2012 12:20 PM EDT Sheila E. (left) accepts the Lexus Pursuit of Perfection Award from Lexus National Advertising executive Pamela Park. (Photo: Teal Moss Photography) Music and spoken word from the Latin perspective shared the spotlight during VidaLexus Presenta: P ...

  5. Exclusive: Fader Fort Returning to SXSW Without Fiat

    January 25, 2012 6:21 PM EST Fiat will not return as the sponsor of the Fader Fort at South by Southwest this year, Billboard has learned. Following a one-year sponsorship that saw record attendance at SXSW (58,000 attendees across four days) and at New York's CMJ Music ...

  6. CES Quick Hits: Clear Channel's Brian Lakamp on Becoming Even More Ubiquitous in Cars

    January 11, 2012 5:23 PM EST Brian Lakamp, Clear Channel's president of digital, fully understands the irony of a radio company hawking its in-car apps at CES. "We're already in every car," he said from Ford's booth in the South Hall, where Clear Chan ...

  7. Hellogoodbye, Buick, Harman Kardon Team-Up On Original Song

    November 09, 2011 2:24 PM EST It may have taken power-pop band Hellogoodbye four years to release their sophomore album, "Would It Kill You?" in 2010 (largely due to a lawsuit with now ex-label Drive-Thru Records), but it took the band only two days to record their l ...

  8. Backbeat: DJ Premier, Pete Rock @ 'Re:Generation' Doc. Preview Feat. Mark Ronson, Skrillex, More

    October 24, 2011 7:00 AM EDT John Hancock'ing: DJ Premier signs a poster for "Re:Generation" director Amir Bar-Lev at the Re:Mix Lab event Oct. 20 in NYC's Chelsea Market. (Photo: Nadeska Alexis) On Thursday night (Oct. 20), Hyundai Veloster took over the ...

  9. Jennifer Lopez Debuts New Fiat Commercial After Last Spot Called 'Decade's Worst' (Watch)

    October 10, 2011 1:41 PM EDT Jennifer Lopez is expanding her relationship with Fiat, after the Chrysler brand sponsored her "Papi" music video last month and featured clips in a widely-seen 30-second TV campaign. In a new 60-second TV commercial debuting today on br ...

  10. Audi Settles Copyright Lawsuit With Eminem Over 'Lose Yourself' Ad

    August 05, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Audi, the German carmaker based in Ingolstadt, has settled a lawsuit with rapper Eminem. Audi admitted using a composition that sounded remarkably similar to Eminem's song "Lose Yourself" in an online promotional video for its new A ...

  11. Eminem's Publisher's Lawsuit: Audi Responds

    June 06, 2011 7:15 AM EDT Audi has responded to a lawsuit filed by Eminem's publishing company , Eight Mile Style LLC. According to representatives for the rapper, Audi used an unauthorized sample of Eminem's "Lose Yourself" in a commercial for its new ...

  12. Beats By Dre Partners With Chrysler

    April 22, 2011 7:03 AM EDT Jimmy Iovine's quality audio quest is going on the road - literally. At the New York Auto show, Beats By Dre and car manufacturer Chyrsler unveiled a partnership that will bring the Beats audio technology into the 2012 Chrysler 300S. Under th ...

  13. Car Reportedly Owned By Kanye West Stolen, Wrecked

    June 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Police are trying to determine who stole a pricey sports car that reportedly belonged to Kanye West, and crashed it into a Honolulu house. Honolulu police said a black Porsche Panamera rammed into the unoccupied house near Waikiki early Saturday ( ...

  14. CTS Eventim Claims Live Nation Breached Contract

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT German ticketing company CTS Eventim AG has submitted a request for arbitration with the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce and claims Live Nation has breached its contract, according to a Live Nation SEC f ...

  15. Mun2 Picks Up L.A. Cable Carriage

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mun2, the bilingual entertainment channel geared toward Latino youth, has reached a major distribution goal: it will now be seen in its home market of Los Angeles on Time Warner Cable. The cable operator has picked up carriage of the NBC-Universal ...

  16. Ford Turns To Indie Artists For Grammy Spots

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Ford's Lincoln MKS will run five spots on this Sunday's Grammy Awards show, all of them with licensed music from independent artists. The spots are the result of a competition from the car maker's ad agency Y&R Team Detroit. Asp ...

  17. Smashing Pumpkins To Debut Song During Super Bowl

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Smashing Pumpkins will unveil a new song, "FOL", in an commercial for Hyundai during the Super Bowl. This is the second famed musician Hyundai has enlisted for Sunday's big game. The first is Yo Yo Ma. "The combination of H ...

  18. Bang Camaro Readies Second Album

    December 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Boston-based rock act Bang Camaro will release its second album, "Bang Camaro II," nationally via 8th Impression Music and Fontana/Universal on Jan. 13. 8th Impression, founded by music industry veteran Ramsey Dean, is a division of adve ...

  19. CRIA Not Suing Torrent Site

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Canadian Recording Industry Association is not suing torrent site isoHunt.com as reported on various Internet sites and by the torrent site’s founder. Gary Fung, the Vancouver-based creator of isoHunt, a torrent site that has come under fire f ...

  20. Honda Motors to 'High School Musical 3'

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Walt Disney Pictures' "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" will be chockablock with Honda brands, according to a report. Honda brands set to be seen in the Oct. 24 release include: the Honda Odyssey minivan, a pink S2000 coupe, a Pi ...

  21. Cuevas, Frankie J, Sponsors 'Hook Up' With Mun2

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beto Cuevas, Frankie J, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo and Cheetah Girl Sabrina Bryan (nee Hinojosa) will be shadowed by mun2 viewers beginning tomorrow on “The mun2 Hook Up.” The new 13-episode series pairs up young Latinos with their professi ...

  22. Mun2 Reveals Programming Slate

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A quiz show, a quarterly comedy special and short-form programming are in the 2008-2009 programming lineup announced by mun2. At its upfront presentation in New York, the NBC Universal-owned bilingual youth channel introduced "You Said What?& ...

  23. BMW Drives Aussie Campaign With Presets Tune

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Car-maker BMW Group Australia has teamed with electro-dance duo the Presets to market its new 1 Series coupe and convertible models to a younger first-time BMW buyer. The Sydney-based act, signed to Modular/Universal, debuted at No. 1 on the Austr ...

  24. Toyota, 'Nature' Team For Zoo Tour

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Toyota and PBS's 'Nature' are teaming up with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums for a nine zoo national tour to raise awareness about the environment and promote Toyota's hybrid technology. The tour begins on Earth Day Week ...

  25. VH1 To Air 'Station Fire' Special

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT VH1 and VH1 Classic will air a one-hour concert benefit special on March 23 to remember the five-year anniversary of the tragic fire that killed 100 people during a Great White concert at the Station Nightclub in West Warwick, R.I. The television ...

  26. Remy Ma's NYC Assault Trial Opens In Manhattan

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Remy Ma went on trial for assault Monday, with a prosecutor claiming the rapper shot and almost killed a friend because she thought the woman had stolen money from her. But a lawyer for the singer, whose real name is Remy Smith, said the July 14 s ...

  27. Billboard Q&A: Viper Room's Harry Morton

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Pink Taco Restaurants founder Harry Morton will get a taste of the live music business following his recent purchase of Los Angeles' 250-capacity Viper Room, which sits on Hollywood's Sunset Strip. Morton, whose father Peter Morton found ...

  28. Sunday Best Taken Indoors

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sunday Best, the London-based record label and international party organizer founded by U.K. DJ Rob da Bank, is launching a new indoor music festival, tilted Corsa presents Bandstand. The two-day city-centered event, headlined by Grammy award-winn ...

  29. L.A.'s Viper Room Sold To Morton

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Viper Room, which sits on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip, has been sold to Pink Taco Restaurants founder Harry Morton, whose father Peter Morton founded the Hard Rock Cafes and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Financial terms of the ...

  30. Aussie Band Crash In US Claims Two Lives

    October 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT An Australian band on its first tour of the United States lost its guitarist and his wife, after losing control of their SUV on the Ohio Turnpike near Cleveland Oct. 18. Hayden Sweeney, 23, from Melbourne band Electric Jellyfish and his California ...

  31. Honda Ads Get Extra Play From Music Downloads

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In an effort to link its brand more closely to one of the strongest passions of its target audience-cutting-edge music-Honda is launching a unique campaign that will tie its Civic model to dozens of new songs and music videos being released throug ...

  32. NRJ, Universal Belgium Team For Free Downloads

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Belgian commercial radio network NRJ Belgium and Universal Music Belgium have teamed for a hefty free downloads promotion. The music major is offering a total of 50,000 downloads through the free-music.be site, which went live Aug. 17. The tie-up ...

  33. Virgin Stores To Feature Pontiac Merch Towers

    December 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pontiac and Virgin Megastores are enhancing their co-branded marketing strategy with the placement of merchandising towers in all 13 of the chain's North American outlets, beginning this week. The Pontiac Towers, created by Leo Burnett Detroi ...

  34. iTunes Launches Latin Offering

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mini-store went live Nov. 1. Mini-store went live Nov. 1. News ...

  35. RHYTHM & BLUES: AN OK PLACE TO BE

    September 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <B>Promising Teen Singer Figures Out Where His Heart Is At</B><BR></BR>You never know what twists and turns life is going to hand you. A case in point is 19-year-old singer Miguel. Promising Teen Singer Figures Out Where Hi ...

  36. Vodafone In Japan To Give Away iPods

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nano campaign precedes Oct. 24 regulatory change. Nano campaign precedes Oct. 24 regulatory change. News ...

  37. Jeep Preps Emerging Artists Tour

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jeep has tapped emerging artists to help launch its newest vehicle, the Jeep Compass, via a four-week, multi-market tour. The trek commences with an Aug. 24 kick-off event featuring G. Love &amp; Spec Jeep has tapped emerging artists to help l ...

  38. T-Mobile Sidekick 3 Arrives

    August 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Priced at $299 with a two year contract. Priced at $299 with a two year contract. News ...

  39. Car Manufacturers To Integrate iPod In '07 Models

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Apple strikes deals with Ford, General Motors, Mazda. Apple Computer has struck deals with auto manufacturers Ford, General Motors and Mazda to integrate its bestselling iPod line of digital music players into new cars beginning next year. As a re ...

  40. Brit Concert To Rock New York

    July 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Investment bank HSBC and BMW-owned car brand Mini have come on board as headline sponsors for the Sept. 27 "Britain Rocks New York" benefit concert, to be held at the 2,100-capacity Nokia Theater in t Investment bank HSBC and BMW-owned c ...

  41. Carrabba Upped At Zomba

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Named executive VP/GM. Named executive VP/GM. News ...

  42. Wireless Music Player, Service Goes Live

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music Gremlin player retails for $300. The Music Gremlin wireless music player and service is now live, available for sale via Amazon.com and the company’s own Web site. Music Gremlin is a portable MP3 player that connects directly to it’s own onl ...

  43. Making The Brand

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Chris Bridges, better-known in the music biz as Ludacris, drives ad campaigns for Puma Suedes and the Pontiac Solstice. Read Michael Paoletta's column. Chris Bridges, better-known in the music biz as Ludacris, drives ad campaigns for Puma Sue ...

  44. Making The Brand

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Chris Bridges, better-known in the music biz as Ludacris, drives ad campaigns for Puma Suedes and the Pontiac Solstice. Read Michael Paoletta's column. Chris Bridges, better-known in the music biz as Ludacris, drives ad campaigns for Puma Sue ...

  45. EU Opens Doors To Digital Library

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music to feature in $300M venture. Music to feature in $300M venture. News ...

  46. Ad Agency Jumps In Music Biz

    August 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Successful campaign fuels demand for release. In an ad agency first, BBDO Detroit is partnering with New York music production house Joel Simon Music (JSM) to produce and release the mash-up "Unleashed" -- and an accompanying video. The ...

  47. Nazareth, Reverend Run Help Dodge Re-Launch

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Acts featured in Charger campaign. Acts featured in Charger campaign. News ...

  48. Eagle Vision Links With Pinnacle Distribution

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Eagle Rock Entertainment has shifted U.K. distribution for its visual division, Eagle Vision. Effective May 1, Eagle Vision's releases in the United Kingdom will be handled by independent distributor LONDON -- Eagle Rock Entertainment has shi ...

  49. Eagle Vision Links With Pinnacle Distribution

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Eagle Rock Entertainment has shifted U.K. distribution for its visual division Eagle Vision. Effective May 1, Eagle Vision has contracted independent distributor Pinnacle to handle its releases in the Eagle Rock Entertainment has shifted U.K. dist ...

  50. Eagle Vision Links With Pinnacle Distribution

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Eagle Rock Entertainment has shifted U.K. distribution for its visual division Eagle Vision. Effective May 1, Eagle Vision has contracted independent distributor Pinnacle to handle its releases in the Eagle Rock Entertainment has shifted U.K. dist ...

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