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  1. Samsung's Milk Music Claims 2M Downloads, Brings Out Iggy Azalea, Chromeo to Celebrate

    July 02, 2014 2:37 PM EDT Samsung brings out a panoply of stars to fete its success. Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX, Chromeo, Lady Antebellum and John Legend are among the seven music stars performing their latest singles in a 90-second ad for Samsung’s Milk Music, which ...

  2. Amazon Smartphone to Be Carried Exclusively by AT&T

    June 17, 2014 11:30 AM EDT AT&T will be the exclusive mobile carrier for Amazon's smartphone, the Wall Street Journal is reporting . The publication's sources said  that the phone, anticipated to be announced at an event on Wednesday in the online retailer ...

  3. Decoding the Apple-Samsung Patent Dispute

    May 04, 2014 2:01 PM EDT Apple and Samsung are suing each other in courts and trade offices around the world, each making claims that the other copied patented mobile device features. The companies' most-recent legal tussle all but concluded on Friday, when a Califor ...

  4. Closing Arguments Delayed in Apple-Samsung Trial

    April 28, 2014 2:16 PM EDT A federal court has delayed by a day closing arguments in the Apple and Samsung trial because of an appeals court ruling in another case on a related patent issue. Dueling expert witnesses were called back to the stand Monday in a San Jose federal ...

  5. Rdio Wants to Stream Stronger, Launches 'Artists for Quality' Initiative with Grateful Dead's Bob Weir

    April 28, 2014 11:47 AM EDT Looks like Neil Young isn't the only veteran rocker with quality on his mind ; The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir has teamed with Rdio on a program the company is calling "Artists for Quality." In a blog post , the company has dubbed ...

  6. Apple and Samsung Square Off... Again

    March 31, 2014 10:53 AM EDT The fiercest rivalry in the world of smartphones is heading back to court this week in the heart of the Silicon Valley, with Apple and Samsung accusing each other, once again, of ripping off designs and features. The trial will mark the latest rou ...

  7. Samsung Launches Mobile Radio Service Milk Music Ahead of SXSW

    March 07, 2014 1:38 PM EST Samsung on Friday (March 7) became the latest entrant into the highly active streaming-music category with the introduction of Milk Music, an ad-free radio service distributed exclusively on Galaxy devices for the U.S. The launch arrives on the ...

  8. Mobile World Congress in Barcelona: 5 Take-Aways and Game Changers

    February 28, 2014 4:15 PM EST Appearances by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Viacom International Media Networks CEO Bob Bakish, buzz about latest gadgets and a focus on bringing more wireless gear and content to the developing world – they were all part of this year's M ...

  9. US Record Company Sues Vietnam Site for Copyright

    January 28, 2014 11:19 AM EST A record company that accuses a Vietnamese entertainment portal of making its songs available for free download has filed suit in an American court against the U.S- venture capital firm which invested in the website, seeking millions in damages fo ...

  10. CES 2014 Preview: Disruptive Trends and What They Mean

    January 03, 2014 4:30 PM EST There will be plenty of disruptive technology at this year’s International CES, signaling new ways to create and distribute entertainment -- and how and where consumers will experience it. Key trends include 4K, wearable technology (from Google ...

  11. The Music Biz in 2013: In Flux, Disruptors Disrupted

    January 01, 2014 8:28 AM EST The week before Christmas, pondering a year-end music business essay, a litany of major stories jumped to mind, including: the Twitter and SFX IPOs; Sony and Vivendi investors’ calling for entertainment spin-offs; Live Nation’s record revenues ...

  12. Backbeat: Samsung Thought-Leadership Breakfast Draws Latin Music Leaders

    November 25, 2013 10:58 AM EST As part of Latin Grammys week, Billboard brought together Latin music industry leaders for an exclusive Thought-Leadership breakfast at the Four Seasons hotel on Nov. 21, presented by Samsung Galaxy. Arriving promptly at 9:30 a.m., despite a slew ...

  13. Morning Fix: Is Twitter the Next Friendster?; Eminem's 'MMLP2' Marketing Juggernaut; Viacom, Twitter Partner with Cosmetics Firm

    November 08, 2013 8:45 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE BUSINESS MATTERS: TWITTER SHARES SOAR, BUT IS IT ALL HYPE - OR THE NEXT FRIENDSTER? Twitter's debut on the New York Stock Exchange was so successful that "bubble" was a commonly hea ...

  14. John Legend, Samsung Align For Tour Dates, Social Media Partnership (Exclusive)

    November 07, 2013 8:01 PM EST John Legend has teamed with Samsung for a series of five concerts on his Made to Love Tour this month, beginning with Sunday’s (Nov. 10) show in Chicago, for the Legend and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear fan sweepstakes. One fan in each o ...

  15. Backbeat: Film & TV Music Execs Hit Spago For Billboard/Samsung Galaxy Thought-Leadership Dinner

    November 04, 2013 12:29 PM EST In conjunction with its Film & TV Music conference , Billboard brought together members of the film and television music community for an exclusive Thought-Leadership dinner on Oct. 30 at Spago in Beverly Hills, presented by Samsung Galaxy. ...

  16. Why T-Mobile And Shakira Might Be Prepping a Jay Z/Samsung Deal

    October 10, 2013 5:33 PM EDT When T-Mobile was prepping the news of its unlimited international data plan, announced Oct. 9 in New York’s Bryant Park, the fourth-largest phone carrier was looking for a global celebrity who could communicate such a compelling new offering. ...

  17. Icona Pop Teams With Absolut For Music Video, Ad Campaign (Exclusive)

    September 12, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Icona Pop is about to host a “Paris Is Burning”-esque vogue-off in their latest video for “All Night,” which Billboard exclusively teases below. In the clip, which was filmed in New York and inspired by the city’s “house ballroom” culture, Icona ...

  18. Business Matters: Apple iTunes Radio Vs. Downloads and The Innovator's Dilemma

    September 06, 2013 6:26 PM EDT Nearly all companies must eventually embrace innovation or risk injury. As the music business follows consumers' shift to streaming media, Apple will eventually abandon part of what made it successful. iTunes Radio, expected to launch Tue ...

  19. Virgin Mobile FreeFest Announce Line-Up with Vampire Weekend, MGMT, Robin Thicke

    July 29, 2013 5:08 AM EDT Vampire Weekend, MGMT and Robin Thicke are among the big names confirmed to perform at the Sept. 21 Virgin Mobile FreeFest, the telecoms group’s charitable initiative focused on ending youth homelessness. Other artists confirmed to the multi-sta ...

  20. Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta' Sets Spotify Streaming Record -- Despite Samsung Giveaway, Topping Album Chart

    July 17, 2013 10:25 AM EDT Jay-Z's "Magna Carta...Holy Grail" set a record for most streaming activity on Spotify in the United States. The album's songs were streamed over 14 million times in the United States during its first week of release. It al ...

  21. Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta' Debuts at No. 1, Has Year's Second-Biggest Sales Week

    July 16, 2013 10:15 PM EDT Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" album storms in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 528,000 copies in its first week, according to preliminary data from Nielsen SoundScan. Update, July 17, 1PM PST: Nielsen SoundScan ha ...

  22. Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta' Album Sales Forecast Grows to 450-500,000

    July 10, 2013 1:59 PM EDT The debut week sales forecast for Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" has grown. After its first day at retail on July 9, industry sources now suggest the album could sell between 450,000 to 500,000 copies by the end of the trackin ...

  23. RIAA Updates Rules Before Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta'

    July 01, 2013 8:35 PM EDT The RIAA has heard Jay-Z's #newrules loud and clear. The music industry's trade organization will update its policies to allow its digital album certifications to be handed out upon release date, rather than after the 30-day waiting pe ...

  24. Backbeat: Billboard/Samsung Galaxy Film & TV Music Conference Advisory Board Luncheon at the W Hotel Hollywood

    June 27, 2013 11:03 AM EDT Billboard and THR hosted an exclusive luncheon for its Film & TV Conference Advisory Board members on Wednesday, June 26 at the W Hotel Hollywood. The event, powered by Samsung Galaxy and led by Billboard editorial director Bill Werde and se ...

  25. Morning Fix: Jay-Z and Samsung's Massive 'Magna Carta' Giveaway; Hip-Hop Super Tue.; How People Spend Money at iTunes; More

    June 17, 2013 9:05 AM EDT JAY-Z, SAMSUNG ANNOUNCE DEAL TO GIVE AWAY 1 MILLION COPIES OF NEW LP Jay-Z announced his new LP, Magna Carta Holy Grail , via a  Samsung commercial that aired during Sunday night's NBA Finals, the fifth game in the Miami Heat vs. San Antoni ...

  26. Jay-Z, Samsung Announce Deal to Give Away 1 Million Copies of New LP

    June 16, 2013 10:31 PM EDT Jay-Z announced his new LP,  "Magna Carta Holy Grail," via a  Samsung commercial that aired during Sunday night's NBA Finals, the fifth game in the Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs series. And in a powerful introduction to the ru ...

  27. U.S. International Trade Commission Finds Apple Violated Samsung Patents on Older iPhone, iPad

    June 05, 2013 10:51 AM EDT A U.S. trade agency on Tuesday issued a ban on imports of Apple's iPhone 4 and a variant of the iPad 2 after finding the devices violate a patent held by South Korean rival Samsung Electronics. Because the devices are assembled in China, th ...

  28. Jay-Z and Samsung Rumored Close to Signing $20 Million Partnership Deal

    June 04, 2013 3:20 PM EDT While details are still scarce about Jay-Z and Samsung's rumored partnership, first reported by the New York Post this morning and rumored to be worth $20 million, it appears that the deal may include a streaming music offering from Samsung ...

  29. Backbeat: Billboard's BBMA Pre-Party With Samsung, Buffalo Jeans, Chevrolet -- Oh, and Prince

    May 19, 2013 3:15 PM EDT On Saturday night, Billboard held its official BBMA pre-party at Tryst at the Wynn hotel, sponsored by Samsung, Buffalo Jeans, Chevrolet and Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Executives from all of those companies and many others were ...

  30. Backbeat: Billboard’s BBMA Welcome Dinner at Hakkasan Las Vegas

    May 19, 2013 2:49 PM EDT  On Friday Night, Billboard hosted a special Billboard Music Awards welcome dinner presented by Samsung Galaxy S4 at the brand-new Hakkasan nightclub/restaurant at the MGM Grand Hotel. Several dozen VIPs in town for the big show gathered over fo ...

  31. Jorge Drexler Previews Innovative Tech App Panel at Billboard Latin Conference & Awards (Q&A)

    April 15, 2013 5:40 PM EDT In his Oscar-winning and Grammy-nominated winning songs, Jorge Drexler has revealed himself to be an incurable romantic and also a pretty big geek, lustily exploring the mathematic variables of desire, and the incalculable role that chance pla ...

  32. Subscription-Music Wars: The Greatest Trick the Majors Have Ever Pulled Off: Guest Post by Jason Herskowitz

    March 21, 2013 4:05 PM EDT Jason Herskowitz is a core contributor and co-founder of Tomahawk , an open-source music platform that -- among other things -- creates a music aggregation and interoperability layer across music providers. He talks endlessly on Twitter about ...

  33. Samsung to Double Music Hub Staff as Part of Media Push

    March 15, 2013 9:13 PM EDT Above: Lisa Tiver (left) Samsung Music Hub's senior VP of business development, and Ed Ho, Music Hub chief technology officer and co-founder of mSpot Inc. (Photo: mSpot Inc.) Samsung’s Music Hub service is planning to double its Silicon Val ...

  34. Six Technology Trends from CES That Will Shape 2013

    January 13, 2013 1:32 PM EST Every January, the Consumer Electronics Show gives the world a preview of the flood of gadgets heading our way in the coming year and beyond. Some are incredibly silly, while others are complete game changers. All promise to make people's liv ...

  35. Ten Brands to Watch in 2013

    December 26, 2012 1:00 PM EST Marketers spent close to $1.2 billion on music sponsorship alone in 2012, and that's not even counting the hundreds of millions that went into commercials featuring current songs that helped many artists impact the Billboard charts. As artist ...

  36. Aussie Bits: ARIA's Streaming Chart, Awards Bump; AC/DC Re-Ups With Albert Music

    December 11, 2012 12:44 PM EST Australian Recording Industry Association Launches Streaming Chart Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have made chart history Down Under, their alternative radio hit "Thrift Shop" bowing as the first No. 1 on Australia's new weekly officia ...

  37. Marcie Allen

    November 28, 2012 6:17 PM EST President, MAC Presents (Photo: Robbie Klein) Tracking Impact Marcie Allen, president of MAC Presents, her sponsorship and live events agency, broke new ground in 2012. Three years after moving the company to New York from Nashville, MAC Presents ...

  38. Ketchum Launches Music Division, Ketchum Sounds, With Snoop Dogg, One Direction Deals

    November 27, 2012 7:04 PM EST PR agency Ketchum has launched a music-marketing division, Ketchum Sounds, to be headed by Marcus Peterzell, executive VP of entertainment for Ketchum Sports & Entertainment. With expertise in brand strategy, tour sponsorship and activation, m ...

  39. Business Matters: The Beats Era Begins at Mog -- Can Iovine and Company Recreate Their Headphone Success?

    November 21, 2012 5:58 PM EST Six months after Mog was acquired by Beats Electronics, founder and CEO David Hyman's departure marks the beginning of the Beats era of the music-subscription service. Several sources tell Billboard.biz that Hyman was "never expected to ...

  40. Mathew Knowles Talks Sync, Deals, and Why Gospel Doesn't Get Its Fair Share

    November 14, 2012 2:22 PM EST Mathew Knowles is best known as manager of Destiny's Child and, of course the father of Beyonce and Solange. Over the past two decades, his Houston-based label and management company Music World Entertainment has overseen the careers of those ...

  41. Unlimited Music Heats Up with Big New Spotify Challengers

    November 01, 2012 2:00 PM EDT It's no simple matter to make music fans happy enough to pay $10 per month, even for unlimited access to most of the music in the world, while also paying royalties to record labels, music publishers, and artists. As another indication of jus ...

  42. Business Matters: 7digital, Amazon and Google Selling Taylor Swift's 'Red' at Deep Discounts

    October 30, 2012 7:45 PM EDT Buyers of the digital version of Taylor Swift's "Red" paid the full fare at iTunes last week -- and turned out in great numbers. Great bargains await those who didn't rush out and buy the artist's latest album. Taylor Swif ...

  43. Backbeat: Kanye West Rocks Samsung Galaxy Note II Launch Party With T.I., Jennifer Hudson, Meek Mill

    October 25, 2012 4:16 PM EDT Kanye West took the stage to promote the release of the new Samsung Galaxy Note II at the Skylight at Moynihan Station Wednesday night. (Photo: GettyImages) Last night (Wednesday, Oct. 24) Kanye West performed an hour-long set covering the breadth ...

  44. 7digital Snags $10 million in Funding, Inks New Deal for BlackBerry 10

    October 18, 2012 9:22 PM EDT digital, a London-based technology company that operates digital music stores and services for companies like Samsung and Hewlett-Packard, said on Thursday it had secured $10 million in financing from undisclosed corporate investors. Billboard� ...

  45. Business Matters: Should Pandora Fear Xbox Music?

    October 15, 2012 4:01 PM EDT It's a recurring theme: a new music service hits the market, Pandora's stock price takes a dip. It happened with Spotify. It happened with news of Apple's upcoming radio service. And it happened Monday with Microsoft's new Xbox ...

  46. Spotify Planning Launches in Italy, Poland and (Reportedly) Japan: What Are the Challenges?

    October 12, 2012 1:31 PM EDT Spotify is planning launches in Italy and Poland, judging from job postings at its web site, and according to a report Friday it's considering a launch in Japan in early 2013. The company has recently posted job openings for growth managers i ...

  47. Will Neil Young's 'Pono' Player Really Make Music Sound Better?

    October 05, 2012 11:11 AM EDT Since the dawn of the digital age, some audiophiles have maintained that new formats from the CD to the MP3 and beyond have degraded sound quality. Ever since we left vinyl, music has sounded like crap, they say. Some of the down-with-digital crew ...

  48. Bits and Briefs

    September 20, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Survey: Tablet Usage Gaining on Hours Spent at the Computer A J.D. Powers and Associates survey found tablet owners spend 7.5 hours per week on their devices watching videos, listening to music or reading books, compared with spending 9.6 hours pe ...

  49. Apple News Takes Bite Out of Pandora's Market Cap

    September 07, 2012 5:13 PM EDT Shares of Internet radio giant Pandora Media took a big hit Friday as investors absorbed news that Apple is planning - merely planning, mind you - an Internet radio service. After closing at $12.57 on Thursday, Pandora shares opened down 19.4% at ...

  50. Business Matters: How to Detect Search Engine-Optimized, Bullsh-- Headlines

    September 05, 2012 6:05 PM EDT Writing a good headline is part art, part science and very important. In the age of online news, articles tend to be optimized for maximum traffic from search engines. Keywords, such as Apple or iPhone, are used in the headlines based on the likel ...

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