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  1. Google Acquires Songza

    July 01, 2014 4:00 PM EDT Google has reached a deal to acquire Songza, the playlist site it had been rumored to be scouting for several weeks . Financial terms weren’t revealed, but a source with knowledge of the situation said the price was substantially higher tha ...

  2. Scooter Braun, BBH Join Forces for The Creative Studio Joint Venture

    June 20, 2014 7:44 PM EDT Scooter Braun now has his eyes on transforming the advertising business. In a clear case of joining his “social media firepower” with the creative muscle of British advertising agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH), the manager of Justin Bieber and Ps ...

  3. Google Offered $15 Million to Buy Songza (Report)

    June 06, 2014 7:15 PM EDT Google has offered $15 million to acquire curated playlist site Songza, according to the New York Post . The deal would give the search giant company a new music property that could improve its Google Play Music All Access subscription service or ...

  4. EDMbiz Announces First Wave of Panelists, Speakers Including Hardwell, Tom Windish, More (Exclusive)

    May 29, 2014 1:43 PM EDT EDMbiz Conference & Expo today announced the first wave of speakers and panelists to appear at the annual industry event’s third edition this June. EDMbiz Returns to Vegas in June, Bigger Than Before Hardwell, Dyro & Dannic Talk Upcoming P ...

  5. 'Jem and the Holograms' Adds Juliette Lewis

    May 20, 2014 10:15 AM EDT The live-action film, directed by Jon M. Chu, is based on the popular Hasbro animated TV series. Juliette Lewis has joined the cast of the live-action adaptation "Jem and the Holograms." Lewis, who most recently starred in "August: ...

  6. Irving Azoff Tells Milken Conference Technology Services Show 'Lack of Respect' for IP

    April 30, 2014 1:35 AM EDT Speaking to a packed room at the Milken Institute Global Conference Tuesday, Irving Azoff said he's hopeful about the future of the music industry despite "the lack of respect" for IP from a lot of technology services. Azoff was spe ...

  7. 'Jem and the Holograms' Finds Its Stars

    April 25, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Jem is her name, no one else is the same. In her first major film role, "Nashville" actress Aubrey Peeples has been cast as the lead, Jem, in the live-action "Jem and the Holograms" film, which is being directed by Jon M. Chu. ...

  8. Martin Garrix Makes an Ultra Debut on Social 50 Chart

    April 03, 2014 7:54 PM EDT EDM star Martin Garrix debuts on the Social 50 chart thanks to his breakout turn at the Ultra Music Festival over the March 28-30 weekend. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Mys ...

  9. Backbeat: Russell Simmons, Barry Weiss, Kanye, 2 Chainz Celebrate Def Jam's 30th In Austin

    March 12, 2014 2:34 PM EDT Def Jam records celebrated its 30th anniversary at SXSW with a star-studded showcase, which included performances by 2 Chainz, Pusha T, YG, and a host of top picks from the Def Jam Roster. 
 SXSW Executive Strategies - Def Jam's Sickamore: &# ...

  10. Scooter Braun on Relaunching British Knights Sneakers: 'Artists Are the New Athletes' (Exclusive)

    February 14, 2014 10:00 AM EST Music mogul Scooter Braun is reviving sneaker brand British Knights, popularized by its association with hip-hop culture in the late ’80s and early ’90s, for a new generation. Related Articles Billboard Power 100 2014: No. 33 - Scooter Braun, ...

  11. Scooter Braun, Guy Oseary and Troy Carter Bet Big on Dirty Laundry

    January 24, 2014 2:04 PM EST Washio, a mobile app for laundry and dry-cleaning, has nabbed $2.25 million in seed funding from Hollywood investors including Troy Carter and A-Grade Investment's Guy Oseary and Ron Burkle. Hollywood has found a solution for its dirty laundr ...

  12. Justin Bieber's 'Believe': Director Jon Chu on New Film, Touring Team, Challenging Year

    December 26, 2013 8:12 AM EST Jon Chu has seen Justin Bieber reach his greatest heights and lowest lows. As the director of 'Never Say Never,' the pop star’s 2011 documentary which grossed nearly $100 million, Chu filmed Bieber’s burgeoning career from obscurity to s ...

  13. Being a 'Music Executive' Isn't Enough Anymore (Op-Ed)

    December 10, 2013 12:57 PM EST "We’re no longer in the music business -- it doesn’t exist anymore. We’re in the multimedia business.” This was artist manager Scooter Braun speaking to Billboard for a story about his and fellow managers Troy Carter and Guy Oseary’s inve ...

  14. Julie Greenwald, Atlantic Records Chairman, COO, Tops Billboard’s 2013 Women In Music List

    December 06, 2013 10:59 AM EST Billboard announced today that for a fourth consecutive year, Julie Greenwald, Chairman and COO of Atlantic Records Group, has topped its Women in Music list. Kathy Willard, Executive Vice President and CFO of Live Nation Entertainment, and Jody G ...

  15. Martin Garrix Signs to Scooter Braun Projects, Earns UK No. 1, Still in High School: Exclusive

    November 18, 2013 12:48 PM EST Few high school students are having a better fall than Martin Garrix. Yesterday (Nov. 17), “Animals,” the 17-year-old Dutchman’s breakthrough EDM track, hit No. 1 on the official UK charts during its first week of commercial release, beating L ...

  16. Scooter Braun, Will.i.am, Amanda Palmer and More Argue for Artists' Role in the Music Industry During Inaugural 'Disruptor' Talk

    October 30, 2013 12:47 PM EDT In a debate streamed live yesterday titled "Has tech killed the music industry?" -- which you can watch in full below -- panelist and artist manager Scooter Braun proclaimed, "It's not about addressing ‘Will the music industr ...

  17. Bubbling Under: Justin Bieber Guests With Madison Beer; American Young Debuts

    September 20, 2013 11:47 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Madison Beer, American Young, Paradise Fears, TeeFLii. Madison Beer Fourteen-year ...

  18. Songza Raises $4.7 Million in Funds for Advertising

    September 10, 2013 11:59 AM EDT Internet radio company Songza announced Tuesday it has raised $4.7 million in fresh funding that will help grow its advertising business. Investors include Amazon.com, William Morris Endeavor, Lerer Ventures, Deep Fork Capital, Metamorphic Ven ...

  19. Ariana Grande vs. Tamar Braxton In Battle for No. 1 on Billboard 200

    September 06, 2013 8:21 PM EDT New albums from Ariana Grande and Tamar Braxton are battling it out in a race for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest that Grande’s debut effort, "Yours Truly," may sell between 115,000 and 120,000 copi ...

  20. Justin Bieber's Manager Scooter Braun Buys Romanian Talent Format

    June 26, 2013 12:06 PM EDT Scooter Braun, the music management phenom whose client list includes Justin Bieber, Carley Rae Jepsen and The Wanted, has teamed with Canadian production group Marble Media to adapt the Romanian music talent show format "Mom Made Me A Star ...

  21. How Guy Oseary, Scooter Braun and Troy Carter Are Finding the Rock Stars of Tech: Billboard Cover Story

    April 22, 2013 2:37 PM EDT This Billboard cover story (Vol. 125, Issue No. 15, newstand: April 13) entitled "Power Trio" examines three of the music industry’s most successful music and tech entrepreneurs: Guy Oseary, Scooter Braun and Troy Carter, who in add ...

  22. Backbeat: Guy Oseary, Ashton Kutcher, Scooter Braun And Many More At A-GRade’s Power-Packed SXSW Party

    March 11, 2013 3:50 PM EDT There are moments when South By Southwest Interactive becomes a lot like Hollywood, where crowds of people huddle outside an exclusive party and everyone is on the phone, calling favors to anyone who can let them in. Spotify and Path’s 120 Clu ...

  23. Scooter Braun and Guy Oseary: ‘My First South By Southwest’

    March 11, 2013 2:23 PM EDT They’ve made their names managing two of pop’s biggest stars -- Madonna and Justin Bieber, respectively -- but Guy Oseary and Scooter Braun have spent the better of the last 18 months extending their attention and investment portfolios to tech a ...

  24. Scooter Braun Teams With ConAgra and Feeding America for Child Hunger Ends Here Campaign, Original Song

    February 26, 2013 1:15 PM EST Scooter Braun has teamed with ConAgra and Feeding America for a multi-faceted campaign in support of Child Hunger Ends Here, an effort to raise awareness and money for the nearly 17 million children facing hunger in the United States.   Anchoring ...

  25. Music Biz 2012: A Look Back at a Tumultuous Year

    December 14, 2012 8:13 AM EST In what has to be the most memorable quote about our industry in recent memory, David Geffen -- during an event for the recent documentary about his towering career -- said "I'd kill myself" rather than get into the music business t ...

  26. Grammy Nominations Shut-Outs: A Look at the Numbers Behind Justin Bieber, One Direction, Lionel Richie, More

    December 06, 2012 4:29 PM EST Grammy second-guessing is one of the most popular armchair games of the award-nomination process -- as nearly anyone who was on Twitter late last night knows. But amid the cries of outrage on social media and elsewhere, it's worth taking a lo ...

  27. Scooter Braun on Bieber Grammy Snub: 'I Wasn't Mad, Just Voicing My Opinion'

    December 06, 2012 4:24 PM EST Manager and label owner Scooter Braun was mystified Thursday morning why his tweet about the lack of a Grammy nomination for Justin Bieber had taken on a life of its own and become a news story. "I wasn't mad, just voicing my opinion,&qu ...

  28. Grammy Analysis: Youth Rules Nominations; Some High-Profile Snubs

    December 06, 2012 9:02 AM EST It's phase two of the youth movement at the Grammys. With blockbuster albums like Adele's and Taylor Swift's falling outside of Grammy eligibility, the Recording Academy bestowed multiple nominations on acts in the early stages of t ...

  29. Scooter Braun Slams Grammys Over Justin Bieber Snub

    December 06, 2012 8:00 AM EST Scooter Braun, superstar manager and Schoolboy Records boss, went on a mini Twitter tirade following Wednesday night's Grammy Awards nominations announcement . Writing to his over 2 million followers, the 31-year-old Braun defended his No. 1 ...

  30. Call Carly Rae Jepsen Billboard's Rising Star of 2012

    November 30, 2012 2:21 PM EST Carly Rae Jepsen describes the evening of Sunday, Nov. 11, as a "Cinderella night"-and one that would've been unimaginable a year ago. At the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards held in Frankfurt, Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" ...

  31. Backbeat: Scooter Braun, Jody Gerson, Karmin, Kari Clark Hold Court at AMA After-Party

    November 19, 2012 3:26 PM EST Amy Heidemann and Nick Louis Noonan of Karmin at the official American Music Awards afterparty at the JW Marriott's Diamond Ballroom in Los Angeles (Photo: Brian Dowling) The party vibe inside the Nokia Theatre during the 40th annual American ...

  32. American Music Awards 2012: Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj Top Exuberant Night

    November 18, 2012 11:55 PM EST Justin Bieber took home Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards on Sunday night, a big win on a night that opened with another victory for the teen star. "This is for all the haters who thought that maybe I was just here for one or tw ...

  33. Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Carly Rae Jepsen Win AMAs

    November 18, 2012 10:35 PM EST Taylor Swift who won her fifth consecutive award for favorite country female artist at the 2012 American Music Awards. (Getty Images) Justin Bieber thanked his haters after winning the first award at the American Music Awards, while Nicki Minaj an ...

  34. Psy Still No. 1 on Social 50 Chart, 50 Cent Makes 'Sexy' Return

    September 14, 2012 5:26 PM EDT Psy tops the Billboard Social 50 for the third week in a row as he continues to showcase his "Gangnam Style" song and its signature dance in the United States. Last week, he appeared on MTV's Video Music Awards broadcast (Sept. 6) w ...

  35. Backbeat: Scooter Braun, Todd Moscowitz, More Rock 'In Touch' VMA After Party

    September 07, 2012 11:22 AM EDT MTV VJ and KISS FM DJ Karli Henriquez (left) and singer Kat Deluna (right) hang out with Schoolboy Records chief Scooter Braun at the In Touch VMA After Party. (Photo: Nicole Pajer) Of the myriad VMA parties to choose from, for many, the In Touch ...

  36. Scooter Braun, Korean Viral Video Sensation Psy Announce Label Partnership

    September 04, 2012 6:50 AM EDT Psy, the Korean pop star and U.S. viral video sensation, uploaded a short clip on his official YouTube channel Monday showing music exec Scooter Braun and himself sharing a drink and making a big announcement: sources have confirmed to Billboard t ...

  37. Chris Lighty 1968-2012: From The Bronx to Native Tongues to Top Hip-Hop Exec

    August 30, 2012 8:09 PM EDT At press time, industry colleagues and artists were trying to come to grips with the unexpected death of Chris Lighty. The savvy entrepreneur and hip-hop visionary, who founded the game-changing company Violator Management, died this morning of an ...

  38. Chris Lighty: 1968-2012

    August 30, 2012 7:35 PM EDT At press time, industry colleagues and artists were trying to come to grips with the unexpected death of Chris Lighty. The savvy entrepreneur and hip-hop visionary, who founded the game-changing company Violator Management, died the morning of Aug ...

  39. 40 Under 40: Scooter Braun

    August 02, 2012 2:34 PM EDT Scooter Braun CEO, School Boy Records, SB Projects Website: ScooterBraun.com Twitter: @ScooterBraun Daydream Belieber With three of his acts claiming No. 1 positions on Billboard charts (Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen and the Wanted), manager Sco ...

  40. Scooter Braun: The Tycoon of Teen

    August 02, 2012 1:15 PM EDT Justin Bieber's guy." It's a moniker Scooter Braun accepts with a combination of pride and frustration. He acknowledges the honor - "Justin is the most famous part of our business," he says - while hoping those bestowing i ...

  41. VH1's Rick Krim, MTV's Amy Doyle Honored at UJA Luncheon by Pink, Rob Thomas, Judy McGrath, Van Toffler, Many More

    July 13, 2012 3:30 PM EDT (L-R): Clear Channel's John Sykes, VH1 EVP Rick Krim, Universal Republic/Island Def Jam's Barry Weiss, MTV EVP Amy Doyle, and Glassnote founder Daniel Glass. (Photo: Michael Priest) The music business has more than its share of industry- ...

  42. Owl City's 'Good Time' Attracts Carly Rae Jepsen for a Summer Duet

    July 12, 2012 6:35 PM EDT After each artist's debut entry topped the Billboard Hot 100, Adam Young's electronica project Owl City and pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen have now netted their second top 20 hit - with the same song. "Good Time," the pair's ...

  43. 'Call Me Maybe' Tops the Hot 100

    June 21, 2012 7:35 PM EDT It's been a cool day today," Carly Rae Jepsen, calling in from Los Angeles, says casually. "I ran into RedFoo from LMFAO at the airport, and we've been writing a song together today. Over the phone." This is Jepsen's ...

  44. Justin Bieber's Apollo Show Loses Power, Continues Unplugged (Video)

    June 19, 2012 8:09 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Justin Bieber had an unplugged performance at the Apollo Theater on Monday, but it wasn't intentional -- a problem caused a power outage during the singing sensation's big concert. The singer was nearing the end of a pri ...

  45. Carly Rae Jepsen, Scooter Braun Talk Hot 100 Coronation

    June 13, 2012 4:05 PM EDT (Update: Jepsen's manager was previously misidentified. She is managed Jonathan Simkin.) Carly Rae Jepsen and Scooter Braun, founder of her imprint Schoolboy Records, are basking in the afterglow of her bouncy Interscope Records single " ...

  46. Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call' Connects to Top of Hot 100 Chart, Katy Perry Jumps Into Top 10

    June 13, 2012 11:36 AM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen sends her pop culture juggernaut "Call Me Maybe" to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, dethroning Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, after eight weeks at the chart's summit. " ...

  47. The Making of Baby Bieber: How Austin Mahone Is Riding Social Media to Superstardom

    June 07, 2012 9:06 AM EDT If it weren't for the walls covered in handmade signs drawn in bold, glittery letters by hundreds of obsessed teenage fans declaring love and devotion to him, the San Antonio bedroom of Austin Mahone wouldn't be much to look at. Barely 8 ...

  48. Justin Bieber Sells Out U.S. Tour in One Hour

    June 04, 2012 7:10 AM EDT Bieber Fever is alive and well in the Americas. The 18-year-old pop star, whose new album, Believe , is due out on June 19, sold out his entire U.S. and North American tour within one hour, according to his label, Island Def Jam. In addition, tick ...

  49. Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Nelly Furtado to Perform at MuchMusic Video Awards

    May 25, 2012 10:54 AM EDT Canadians Nelly Furtado, Justin Bieber and rising pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen - who all performed on last weekend's Billboard Music Awards - have been added to the MuchMusic Video Awards lineup, along with pop band Marianas Trench. The 2012 M ...

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