Project Playlist

  1. Zynga Files for IPO, Lifts Veil On Financial Performance

    July 01, 2011 2:50 PM EDT Online gaming company Zynga filed for an initial public offering on Friday (July 1) following days of expectations the company was preparing a bid to sell its shares on the public market. The company's S-1 filing puts the estimated amount to ...

  2. Business Matters: Is Clear Channel Playing With Buying Playlist.com?

    March 24, 2011 6:30 PM EDT Is Clear Channel Playing With Buying Playlist.com? -- Clear Channel is said to be interested in the assets of Playlist.com, which filed for bankruptcy in August. From CNET: Details are few, but apparently Clear Channel, the media conglomerate with ...

  3. Business Matters: Pandora Slayed All Internet Radio Competition in December

    February 28, 2011 4:54 PM EST Pandora Killed the (Internet) Radio Star -- Pandora was the tops -- by a mile -- in Internet radio in December, according to Ando Media's latest rankings. Pandora was first in the Domestic Ranker (M-F, 6a-8p) with 642,614 active average sessi ...

  4. Business Matters: Playlist.com, Ticketweb, Lollapalooza and more

    August 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis on the day's music business news. Playlist.com Files For Chapter 11 -- Playlist.com (also known as Project Playlist) has filed for bankruptcy, according to a report by CNET. The company insists it will “conduct business a ...

  5. Billboard Q&A: Google’s New Music Attorney Elizabeth Moody

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT When word broke this week that Google had hired veteran music industry lawyer Elizabeth Moody to help it score licensing deals with the music industry, it helped make the rumors that Google is considering a cloud-based music service just that much ...

  6. Project Playlist Settles Suits With UMG, WMG

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Project Playlist has cleared the last of its legal hurdles, having settled copyright infringement lawsuits against it by Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group. As first reported by CNET , and confirmed by Billboard, UMG’s settlement include ...

  7. Business Matters: EMI, Sony Music, Project Playlist, AOL and More

    March 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT - EMI has moved closer to a deal with Sony Music to license its North American recorded music catalog, according to the Telegraph. ( The Telegraph ) -- Industry trade group UK Music is calling for a new government cabinet committee to shape polici ...

  8. MySpace's Revolving Door: Van Natta Fallout Continues

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST The fallout from the ouster of MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta continues, as executives loyal to the former top executive now ponder their future. TechCrunch confirms that senior VP of user experience and design Katie Geminder will leave at the end of ...

  9. MySpace CEO To Speak At MidemNet

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta will speak at MidemNet in Cannes on Jan. 23, 2010. The appearance by Van Natta at the international forum on new technologies and new business models in the music industry will be his first Keynote outside of the U.S. He ...

  10. Jackson Fans Flood Digital Music Services

    June 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It's not unusual for artists to see digital sales and streams spike after being featured in the news. But like everything else he did in life, Michael Jackson took this to a new level in his death. As word of the pop superstar's passing ...

  11. Digital Briefs: Pandora, MTV Games, Project Playlist

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- As part of their effort to turn a profit by next year , Pandora has introduced a premium service tier called Pandora One , which charges users $36 a year in return for an ad-free experience. This includes a specialized desktop Pandora music pla ...

  12. Project Playlist Acquires Total Music

    May 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Total Music lives once again. Embattled online playlist service Project Playlist has acquired the assets and employees of the defunct music platform, which it plans to use to offer streaming music and music downloads. The deal was announced via a ...

  13. Digital Briefs: Slacker, Top Music Sites, Shazam Suit

    May 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Customized personal radio service Slacker raised $9.6 million in new venture funding in its fourth round, according to a recent regulatory filing. It is aiming for $10.2 million in total. Specific investors were not disclosed. -- comScore relea ...

  14. News Corp Names Van Natta As MySpace CEO

    April 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MySpace has named former Facebook executive and current CEO of Project Playlist Owen Van Natta as the new CEO of the company, effective immediately. Natta will be based in Los Angeles and will report directly to Jonathan Miller, NewsCorp CEO of di ...

  15. EMI Withdraws From Project Playlist Lawsuit

    March 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Group has withdrawn from a lawsuit against Project Playlist and is now licensing music to the service. The label becomes the second major to strike a deal with the popular online playlisting service, following Sony Music Entertainment. B ...

  16. Updated: Facebook Removes Project Playlist

    December 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Facebook today has also removed access to the Project Playlist service from the popular social networking site, citing a request from the RIAA. A Facebook statement says the company hopes to resolve the situation so that the Project Playlist servi ...

  17. Digital Briefs: Project Playlist, Facebook, Guns N' Roses, '360'

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Project Playlist has landed former Facebook chief revenue officer Owen Van Natta as it's new CEO, according to the blog AllThingsD . Van Natta is an investor in the music discovery startup. - The Los Angeles man accused of illegally uploadi ...

  18. D-Listed: Project Playlist

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The most effective business card shared between today's innovative new online music services and the music industry seems to be a lawsuit. The recently filed action against Project Playlist—by the RIAA representing nine major labels—is just t ...