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  1. Web Trends: Twitter Hacked, Lena Horne, Ke$ha and More

    May 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 3. Twitter Hacked Twitter was alledgedly hacked earlier today by a Turkish heavy metal fan who discovered that typing "accept" followed by any username would cause that person to automatically follow you. The su ...

  2. Analysis: Subscription Model Takes Another Hit

    May 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT If music subscription services were easy, everybody would be doing them and millions of Americans would be paying. Numbers from RealNetworks’ latest earnings show subscriptions are still one of music’s greatest paradox: so much potential but so fe ...

  3. Web Trends: John Rich, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Eminem and More

    May 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 4. John Rich Country star John Rich is offering a free download of his song "Lend a Hand" on his website. The song is dedicated to "the good people of Tennessee" in light of the recent f ...

  4. Web Trends: Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, M.I.A. and More

    May 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4 pm) *None at this time* Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Miley Cyrus - Can't Be Tamed 2. Beyoncé - Why Don't You Love Me 3. Chemical Love 4. Galactic Empire State Of Mind 5. Why Don't You Love Me (Video) - B ...

  5. Web Trends: Cinco de Mayo, Soulja Boy, Miley Cyrus, Disturbed and More

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11am) 16. Mariachi Music With Wed. being Cinco de Mayo comes increased interest in the traditional Mexican folk music Mariachi, considered to be an integral part of Cinco de Mayo tradition. Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. B ...

  6. Web Trends: Bret Michaels, Trap Or Die 2, Miley Cyrus and More

    May 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 2. Bret Michaels Press Conference Poison singer Bret Michaels has been discharged from the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix. 3. Trap Or Die 2 Mixtape The latest mixtape by Young Jeezy ...

  7. Web Trends: Paul McCartney, M.I.A., Whitney Houston and More

    May 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4:40pm) 7. Chely Wright Country Music Award winning singer-songwriter Chely Wright recently announced she is gay. Youtube Most Viewed Today 1. Emii - Magic (Live) 2. Jay Sean -Down (Acoustic cover) 3. The Script - Breakeven 4. ...

  8. Web Trends: Dorothy Provine, Ciara, Ludacris, Bret Michaels and More

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 5. Dorothy Provine Singer and actress Dorothy Provine, best-known for her roles as Milton Berle's wife in "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" and as a singer on ABC's "The Roaring Twenties" ...

  9. PRS For Music Sets Out Digital Income Plan

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. collecting society PRS for Music's new CEO is planning to work more closely with and monetize emerging digital music distribution platforms. That was the key message from Robert Ashcroft, at his first annual general meeting (AGM) in Lond ...

  10. Web Trends: Tommy Mottola, Eminem, Shakira, Rihanna, Obama and More

    April 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT FOR THE RECORD On April 27, Billboard published in its “Web Trends” section a report that certain allegations about Tommy Mottola had been made on Twitter, then withdrawn and attributed to an “impostor” who had hacked into the Twitter account. Bil ...

  11. Web Trends: Eminem, Grace Miguel, Drake, Rihanna and More

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4 p.m.) 14. Grace Miguel Rumors circulated today that R&B singer Usher is engaged to and expecting a child with rumored girlfriend, Def Jam exec Grace Miguel. A rep for the singer has since dismissed these c ...

  12. Web Trends: William Shatner, Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber and More

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music news on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 7. Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza Michael Jackson's mother Katherine has allegedly asked former daughter-in-law Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza and her children to leave her San Fernando Valley mansion, claimi ...

  13. Web Trends: Bret Michaels, New Money Twinz, Ciara, William Shatner and more

    April 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 16. Bret Michaels Bret Michaels is reportedly conscious and talking in the ICU, though his speech is slurred and he remains in critical condition after a brain hemorrhage Thursday night. Doctors are running tests to deter ...

  14. Web Trends: Rihanna, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and more

    April 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) *No Trending Music Terms at this time* Youtube Most Viewed Today 1. When We Say (Juicebox) - AJ Rafael - Official Music Video - Wong Fu Productions 2. Rihanna falls on stage while singing Let Me (21-04-2010) 3. Rihanna - ...

  15. Web Trends: Ciara, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Lloyd Banks and more

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) *No Trending Music Terms at this time* Youtube Most Viewed Today 1. Ciara featuring Ludacris - Ride 2. The iPad DJ: @ranajune 3. When We Say (Juicebox) - AJ Rafael - Official Music Video - Wong Fu Productio ...

  16. Web Trends: B.o.B, Eminem, Gang Starr, Justin Bieber, Michael Jackson and more

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4 pm) *None at this time Youtube Most Viewed Today 1. B.o.B featuring Eminem & Hayley Williams 2. OMG- usher feat will i am (dance cover) 3. B.o.B. Feat. Eminem & Hayley (Part 2) - Airplanes 4. How to Ra ...

  17. Business Matters: Nimbit, Rhapsody, Anti-Piracy Measures and More

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Nimbit has unveiled nimbitPro, a comprehensive suite of direct-to-fan tools. It features content management tools, an unlimited number of promotional product offers, the ability to manage multiple artists with one account, and promo code redemp ...

  18. Web Trends: Guru, Justin Bieber, Jay-Z, Nike and More

    April 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends 6. Guru Dies 10. Guru Dead 13. Gang Starr Guru Dead Iconic rapper Guru, who fell into a coma after suffering cardiac arrest in early March has died yesterday morning at the age of 43, losing a long battle with cancer. The report come ...

  19. Web Trends: CMA Awards, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne and more

    April 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A look at what's making waves on the Web on Monday afternoon (April 19). Google Trends (as of 4pm) 16. CMA Awards 2010 Winners The 2010 Country Music Awards Ceremony took place on Sunday dominated by Carrie Underwood and Lady Antebellum. Winn ...

  20. Web Trends: Ray Boltz, T.I., Glee, Insane Clown Posse and More

    April 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends 12. Ray Boltz Ray Boltz is a prominant christian musician who publicly came out as gay two years ago, he will be releasing his new album True. Not the only Christian singer to recently come out, Jennifer Knapp, whose album "Lett ...

  21. Web Trends: Peter Steele, Melissa Etheridge, Whitney Houston, Roger Waters and more

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Closing Stock Prices 4/15: Winners Citadel Broadcasting Corp. (CTDB): $0.299 (+0.032) (+11.99%) Sirius XM Radio (SIRI): $1.11 (+0.0395) (+3.69%) Cumulus Media (CMLS): $5.00 (+0.32) (+6.84%) Vivendi (VIV): $27.35 (+0.85) (+3.21%) RealNetworks (RNWK ...

  22. Updated Web Trends: Drake, Rihanna, ICP, Whitney Houston and More

    April 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music Terms Trending on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 4. Kush and Orange Juice Download Rapper Wiz Khalifa's highly anticipated 20-track "Kush and Orange Juice" mixtape was released today for free download via Twitter, sending the hasht ...

  23. Web Trends: Brandy, Drunken Ninja, Metallica and more

    April 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A look at the what's making waves on the Web on Monday (April 12). Google Trends 13. Brandy and Flo Rida Singer Brandy and rapper Flo Rida had been rumored to be in a relationship and though Brandy admitted there is something going on after t ...

  24. More Digital Blues, Rhapsody Edition

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Had Rhapsody been a standalone entity in 2009, it would have reported a net loss of about $26 million and an operating loss of $54 million, according to pro forma financial statements released by RealNetworks on Tuesday. Though Rhapsody has about ...

  25. Rhapsody Lowers Mobile Fees, Unveils Android App

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rhapsody has completed its spinoff from RealNetworks, and is celebrating by unveiling an Android version of its mobile app and lowering the monthly subscription fee required for mobile access. According to the company, the new Rhapsody will focus ...

  26. Business Matters: iPad, Microsoft, RealNetworks and More

    April 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The iPad is unlikely to launch with a streaming music service, according to CNET. Not that record labels and music consumers were holding their breaths. With the exception of the iTunes LP, a format that has been quiet since being launched in S ...

  27. Former Sony Chief's Startup Launches Social Content Player

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT IMHO, the early-stage company led by Don Ienner, unveiled a new social media-based content player on Wednesday. Ienner is the former chairman and CEO of Sony Music Label Group and Columbia Records. He is also a board member of OurStage. The player ...

  28. AT&T Revamps Mobile Music Services

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Wireless operator AT&T is revamping its entire mobile music offerings by merging several new and existing services into a single application called AT&T Music. The move combines applications like Music ID, streaming radio services, lyrics ...

  29. Business Matters: RealNetworks, Thumbplay, Rock Band And More

    March 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- RealNetworks has dropped its appeal and reached a settlement with movie studios over the copyright protection issues in its RealDVD technology. Real will pay $4.5 million for the studios’ fees and litigation expenses and also agrees to cease di ...

  30. RealNetworks Losses $13 Million In Q4

    February 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Investors reacted well to news that RealNetworks' will spin off Rhapsody unit. Shares rose 5.5% on Wednesday and increased another 4.1% on Thursday, closing at $4.57. Before the end of the trading day on Thursday, RealNetworks announced it ex ...

  31. RealNetworks, Sprint Forge Mobile Music Deal

    February 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks may have unloaded the struggling Rhapsody streaming music service, but that doesn't mean the company is out of the music business. RealNetworks just struck a deal with wireless operator Sprint to provide a variety of music servic ...

  32. RealNetworks To Spin Off Rhapsody

    February 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks today unveiled plans to spin off the Rhapsody America music subscription service into an independent company. Rhapsody America is a joint venture between RealNetworks and MTV Networks, formed after MTV shuttered its URGE music service ...

  33. Downloads Drop Again At Verizon Wireless

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST In another sign of shifting mobile music consumption, over-the-air downloads at Verizon Wireless were flat last quarter even though wireless subscribers grew. Tucked away in Verizon’s earnings report on Tuesday was a mention that audio and video d ...

  34. Business Matters: Vevo, ACTA, EMI, Vampire Weekend and More

    January 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- According to comScore's tracking numbers, new video streaming site Vevo was the top network in the music-entertainment category in Decembe ...

  35. RealNetworks CEO Glaser Resigns

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rob Glaser has resigned his position as CEO of Rhapsody parent company RealNetworks. He will retain his role as chairman of the board. Taking his place is Robert Kimball, who will serve as president and acting CEO. Kimball was most recently genera ...

  36. Business Matters: Five-year Sales Outlook, Octone Records, Muzak

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- eMarketer reports tend to get a lot of coverage online and actually carry a bit of weight. So one has to wonder if people will take to heart it ...

  37. Business Matters: eMusic, WMG, the Indies and More

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- In Reuters' article about eMusic's addition of Warner Music Group catalog , CEO Danny Stein says the music site is looking to include streaming in its product offering in 2010. Currently, eMusic offers only MP3 downloads. A streaming ...

  38. Business Matters: EMI, Citigroup, VC Funding, Stock Wrap and More

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- EMI passed the year-end test required by Citigroup , the bank behind Terra Firma's acquisition of the music company, according to a report ...

  39. Business Matters: Keith Urban, UMG, Stock Watch and More

    January 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- In his acceptance speech at the Peoples' Choice Awards on Wednesday night (watch in on YouTube ), Keith Urban thanks his fans and indicate ...

  40. Business Matters: Consumer Confidence Up, Jamendo Out Of Money?

    January 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Global consumer confidence inched up in Q4 2009, according to Nielsen. Opinions, however, were quite varied. Eight of the ten most confident ma ...

  41. Business Matters: Ticketmaster, Live Nation, Trans World, Spotify and More

    January 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- The Department of Justice is set to approve the Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger as early as this month, according to M&A Web site The Daily ...

  42. RealNetworks Beefs Up Cloud Capabilities, Acquires Varia

    January 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks acquired mobile technology firm Varia Mobile in an effort to beef up its cloud computing capabilities. The news was confirmed by PaidContent and first reported by TechFlash . Varia's technology lets users sync content stored on a ...

  43. Business Matters: Bono, Google, Lala, Three-Strikes Law

    January 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- France's three-strikes law was to be implemented on January 1, but a report says the country's commission on computer science and fre ...

  44. Analysis: Vevo Is A Necessary Experiment For Majors

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST The launch of Vevo Tuesday (Dec. 8) is a necessary experiment for major labels aiming to take a more direct role in charting their digital destiny. After years of letting video sites build a business on their content, music companies must take new ...

  45. Q3 Earnings: Industry Financial Snapshot

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Dour financial results have never looked so good. With a few exceptions, Q3's earnings results offered a snapshot of repeated losses and turnaround plans bearing little fruit. But in today’s environment, survival is a marker of success. Music ...

  46. Real Networks, MTV Plan Rhapsody Reorganization

    November 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks disclosed in a regulatory filing that it is negotiating a reorganization of the Rhapsody America joint venture with MTV Networks. According to the filing , the intent is to let Rhapsody operate "more independently" of either ...

  47. RealNetworks Powering SFR's Mobile Music Service

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST SFR, France's second biggest wireless carrier with more than 20 million subscribers, has selected Seattle-headquartered RealNetworks to power its mobile music platform in a three-year agreement. The music service was previously powered by Fra ...

  48. Business Matters: Sony, RealNetworks, Google, Warner Music Nashville and More

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Sony Music reported revenue of $1.38 billion and an operating income of $96 million in Sony Corp’s fiscal Q2 ending September 30. That was a 3% ...

  49. Business Matters: YouTube, Spotify, Rhapsody

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Statistics revealed by TubeMogul show the dominance of music videos among YouTube ’s most-watched videos. Tracking all-time views for videos to ...

  50. RealNetworks Develops Rhapsody iPhone App

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT RealNetworks says it had developed an iPhone app for its Rhapsody subscription music service, and is submitting it for Apple's approval this week. An overview of the app, including a video demo, was posted over the weekend to the Rhapsody blo ...

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