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  1. United Airlines Adds Digital Music Store To Rewards Program

    August 06, 2012 2:15 PM EDT United Airlines is adding a digital download music store to its MileagePlus Progam, allowing members to redeem miles by turning them in for music. The store, which features 7 million tracks, is run by Choose Digital, a Coral Gables Fla.-based comp ...

  2. Groupon's New G-Pass Allows Fans To Skip The Box Office

    April 12, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Groupon today announced the launch of G-Pass, an aspect of GrouponLive that allows users to access venues without having to stop by the box office first to pick up purchased tickets. Groupon and Live Nation Partner On GrouponLive, Ticket Discount ...

  3. Facebook To Seek $10 Billion in IPO, According to Report

    November 29, 2011 9:00 AM EST Facebook might finally be laying down the groundwork for a highly anticipated initial public offering, long expected to take place sometime after April 2012. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the world's largest online social network ...

  4. Groupon Raises $700 Million With IPO at $20 Per Share

    November 04, 2011 8:11 AM EDT SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Daily deals pioneer Groupon raised about $700 million with an initial public offering of stock priced well above expectations. The IPO was set late Thursday at $20 per share, above the anticipated range of $16 to $18. The high ...

  5. Business Matters: Why 2011 Is the Year Digital Music Broke, by the Numbers

    September 29, 2011 6:52 PM EDT Why 2011 Is the Year Digital Music Broke 2011 could end being the year digital music broke. Yes, the iTunes Music Store launched back in 2003. But 2011 has been a truly incredible year for digital music. Perhaps most important is the big improveme ...

  6. Business Matters: Spotify Defends Its Practices as Another Metal Label Drops Out

    September 19, 2011 5:54 PM EDT Spotify Defends Its Practices as Another Metal Label Drops Out Spotify is defending its benefit to artists and labels as another metal label, Prosthetic Records, is pulling its catalog from the cloud-based music service. "There [does] not app ...

  7. Google Acquires 15-Month-Old Daily Deal Startup

    August 03, 2011 7:02 AM EDT SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google Inc.'s latest deal aims to help people find the best daily deals on the Web. In its latest acquisition of talent and technology, Google has bought Dealmap. It's a 15-month-old startup that compiles discount of ...

  8. David Gray Releases Album Exclusively on Groupon

    June 29, 2011 2:22 PM EDT For the first time ever, Groupon became the sole destination for downloading a music recording when British artist David Gray debuted "Lost and Found-Live in Dublin" on the deal-of-the-day website on Monday (June 27). Groupon made the 12 ...

  9. Facebook Looking at IPO in First Quarter: Report

    June 13, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Facebook is preparing to file for an initial public offering as early as October or November that could value the popular social networking site at more than $100 billion, financial news channel CNBC reported on Monday. Goldman Sachs is leading th ...

  10. Charlie Daniels, Live Nation, AEG Live Reps Discuss Touring Saturation at Country Music Summit Panel

    June 06, 2011 4:13 PM EDT Touring Bureau: Gil Cunningham, President Neste Event Mktg.; Darin Lashinsky, CEO, NS2; Country Music legend Charlie Daniels; Billboard's Ray Waddell; Ali Harnell, Senior Vice President, Clear Channel Entertainment; Brian O'Connell, Pres ...

  11. Business Matters: Pandora Thinks Its IPO Could Net It $33 Million

    June 03, 2011 3:14 PM EDT Pandora Thinks Its IPO Could Net It $33 Million Pandora is hoping its IPO will raise a total of about $141 million. If you've read about the IPO in the news, that's the number being used as the total amount of proceeds the company will r ...

  12. Business Matters: Groupon Files for IPO -- A Look at the Numbers

    June 02, 2011 8:34 PM EDT Groupon Files for IPO. A Look at the Numbers. -- Daily deal company Groupon, soon to be a major player in concert tickets, has filed for an IPO. The company's S-1, filed with the SEC Thursday, reveals that Groupon has real -- not potential -- ...

  13. Business Matters: Is the Groupon Model Sustainable?

    May 27, 2011 3:15 PM EDT Is the Groupon Model Sustainable? -- Group buying site Groupon has its share of believers and nonbelievers. Live Nation believes in the company enough to start a partnership called GrouponLive , a service that offers bargains on tickets to concert ...

  14. Business Matters: A Peek Into Live Nation's Ticketing Strategy

    May 19, 2011 8:05 PM EDT A Peek Into Live Nation's Ticketing Strategy -- Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino went into some detail about the company's efforts to improve ticket sales at a JP Morgan conference Wednesday. "The good news is the consumer will come i ...

  15. Live Nation Shares Surge Following News of Improved Ticket Sales

    May 19, 2011 1:38 PM EDT News of improved ticket sales is music to investors' ears this week. Shares of Live Nation rose 9.1% Wednesday after Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino said May ticket sales were up 7% year over year. Shares were up another 2.7% in midday trading ...

  16. Groupon and Live Nation Partner On GrouponLive, Ticket Discount Site

    May 09, 2011 11:30 AM EDT After a year of mass discounting, some of it maligned as a reactive strategy that devalued the live music experience, Live Nation will come at discounting from a different angle this year with a partnership with Groupon to develop an online ticket ...

  17. Facebook Deals Takes on Groupon, LivingSocial

    April 26, 2011 1:28 PM EDT Jumping onto the bandwagon created by Groupon and LivingSocial, Facebook today is unveiling a local discount program for vendors called Facebook Deals. The service will launch on a test basis in five cities: Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, San Diego and ...

  18. Pandora Subpoenaed In Federal Investigation Into Smartphone Apps

    April 04, 2011 3:01 PM EDT Pandora has been served a subpoena related to a federal investigation into personal information shared by smartphone apps "that run on the Apple and Android mobile platforms," according to an update to the SEC filing that announced the c ...

  19. Business Matters: Is Groupon Sliding? What That Would Mean For The Music Biz

    March 25, 2011 4:22 PM EDT Is Groupon Sliding? What That Would Mean to the Music Biz -- Is Groupon having a difficult first quarter? If so, that would impact the venues, promoters and labels that use the service to move unsold inventory and new albums. But it may just be th ...

  20. RCRD LBL, Topspin Launch Flash Sale Site RCRD DEALS

    March 18, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Music blog RCRD LBL has partnered with Topspin Media to create RCRD DEALS , a flash sale site that promises "essential music, epic discounts." Here's how it will work: RCRD LBL will use Topspin's direct-to-fan tools to market a ...

  21. Amazon, Ebay, Google Going Local

    December 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Amazon.com and eBay Inc are investing in local Internet services, jumping aboard the increasingly popular and lucrative business of catering to local shoppers and stores. Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, plans to invest $175 milli ...

  22. Google Buy Of Groupon Could See Antitrust Review

    December 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Google Inc could run into antitrust scrutiny that would make any acquisition of discount coupon provider Groupon a long, complex affair, a source and experts said. The two companies remain in direct negotiations, sources said. "The more Googl ...

  23. Groupon Promotes Rihanna's 'Loud'

    November 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST We’ve pretty extensively covered the opportunities Groupon offers the music industry in the touring and ticketing space. But as the holiday sales season approaches we’re now starting to see some examples of Groupon being used to sell recorded musi ...

  24. Groupon Considers Sale To Google: Report

    November 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST E-commerce coupon site Groupon Inc is considering selling itself to Google Inc, according to media reports. The two are in discussions about an acquisition for more than $3 billion, reported the technology blog AllThingsD, citing anonymous sources ...

  25. VIDEO: Here's How The Music Biz Can Work With Groupon

    November 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Groupon's head of merchant services Greg Rudin was on hand at the 7th Annual Billboard Touring Conference and Awards to discuss how the company is working with the music business. Groupon has already worked with Bon Jovi, Live Nation, Rascal ...

  26. @Billboard Touring Conference: Should You Paper Your Crowd?

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT To discount or not to discount? The recession and an uptick in the number of bands on the road have resulted in unsold tickets. Innovative online services have appeared to help sell those tickets. The “New Media and Touring: Finding The Fan” panel ...

  27. Coupons Drive Sales On Social Media

    June 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The brands that have enjoyed the most success using social media to drive consumers toward purchases follow one of two paths: Either they offer coupons or discounts, or they position themselves in front of consumers during sales or other special e ...

  28. NARM Coverage: Mobile Carriers, Retailers Discuss Opportunities

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The mobile space is probably two or three years away from having a significant impact on brick-and-mortar music retailers, panelists at the NARM convention in Chicago determined on a Tuesday (May 1) afternoon panel. Muze chairman Bill Stensrud com ...

  29. Victory Teams With Best Buy For Online Promotion

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Chicago-based independent rock label Victory Records will offer $2 off coupons at Best Buy for a number of its artists via its recently launched digital music player VictorStream. The label-themed player allows fans to easily integrate Victory con ...

  30. NARM News: Warning From Top Research Firm

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Physical goods buisness, kiosks and more. Retailers must look to a mix of new product innovations and more aggressive consumer marketing strategies to counteract a slumping physical goods business, according to a new study from research firm NPD. ...

  31. 'Nashville Star' Launches Download Service

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Offers a 'points' program and discounts to users. Offers a 'points' program and discounts to users. News ...

  32. VSDA Re-Names Indie Arm

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Video Software Dealers Assn.'s (VSDA) arm for independents, iGroup, has been rechristened the Independent Dealers of Entertainment Assn. (IDEA). The Video Software Dealers Assn.'s (VSDA) arm for independents, iGroup, has been rechris ...

  33. Fender To Offer Rebate Program

    April 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) has unveiled a rebate program for dealers and consumers as part of its yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stratoc Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Fender Musical Instrum ...

  34. RealNetworks, Heineken Pact For Download Promo

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Free-tracks coupon to be packaged with beers. Free-tracks coupon to be packaged with beers. News ...