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  1. Web Trends: Beyonce Joins Tumblr

    April 05, 2012 4:50 PM EDT Google Trends: 15. burger king mary j bilge - Burger King pulls controversial Mary J. Blige Chicken Ad Twitter Music Trend: 2. #First20SongsOnShuffle - A twitter trend to post the first 20 songs that come up on an individual consumer's iTunes ...

  2. Business Matters: Will High Gas Prices Hurt Summer Concert Ticket Sales?

    April 04, 2012 7:11 PM EDT Will High Gas Prices Hurt Summer Concert Ticket Sales? -- High gas prices probably won't get in the way of consumer spending this summer, writes Adam Davidson in a New York Times Sunday Magazine article. Gas prices reached an average of $3.93 ...

  3. Myspace Launches 'One-Two-Watch' Series With Emeli Sande

    April 04, 2012 3:59 PM EDT Myspace today announced plans to serialize its video music interviews with new and emerging artists under the moniker "One-Two-Watch." The series debuts today on the social entertainment site with U.K. artist Emeli Sande. Emeli Sande, Go ...

  4. Exclusive: Gregory Brothers to Join Samantha Bee, Jason Jones, More at Shorty Awards

    March 22, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Viral-video titans the Gregory Brothers will be performing a special at the Shorty Awards, to be held in New York on March 26. The awards, which recognize "content creators, celebrities, agencies and brands on Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Y ...

  5. Facebook SXSW Panel Looks at Music Marketing Beyond the 'Likes'

    March 17, 2012 5:05 PM EDT The "Facebook Music Marketing: Pages, Feeds, and Games" panel at SXSW Music served essentially as a rundown of sorts for every way an artist can maximize Facebook's platform - especially its new features rolled out in Timeline, whic ...

  6. Introducing Every App From the SXSW Trade Show

    March 16, 2012 2:36 PM EDT The consensus from SXSW so far appears to be that no single app is dominating the festival, although Highlight and some other apps did see their share of hype. One observer bets that Groupme may have been the breakout hit of SXSW just like last ye ...

  7. 9-Year Old Rapper MattyB Bounds Onto Billboard Social 50 Chart

    March 15, 2012 6:37 PM EDT Making a big debut at No. 11 on the Social 50 this week is a 9-year old rapper from Atlanta, known simply as MattyB. As seen on NBC's "Today" rapping "Ice Ice Baby" and featured on "The Insider," MattyB bows this ...

  8. Web Trends: Watch A New Video From Hot Chip

    March 15, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Google Trends: No new music trends Twitter Music Trends: No new music trends Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 9. Overblown? Is SXSW more About the Parties Now? NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. NPR Music Live From SXSW 2. The Austin 100: A SXSW Mix 3. Alab ...

  9. Exclusive: Andrew W.K. To Star In New Myspace Series

    March 13, 2012 8:21 AM EDT Let's Big Happy - Trailer 1 Let's Big | Myspace Video Fox Digital Entertainment and Myspace will announce today (March 13) a scripted web series starring Andrew W.K. designed to expose bands to larger audiences in a setting not seen in o ...

  10. Business Matters: The Numbers Behind Vevo's Potential Facebook Move

    March 07, 2012 6:50 PM EST What If Facebook And Vevo Really Did Get Together? Facebook and Vevo are reported to be in early talks to move Vevo's catalog of popular music videos and original programming after its deal with YouTube expires in about a year. Whether or not ...

  11. Web Trends: R.I.P. Davy Jones, New Videos From Gorillaz and Kylie Minogue

    February 29, 2012 4:27 PM EST Google Trends: None at this time. Twitter Music Trend: 1. R.I.P. Davy Jones - Twitter users are mourning the late Monkees singer. Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: No Music News/Video at this time. NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. First Listen: Andrew Bird ...

  12. Web Trends: Madonna's Stalker In Custody, Grammy Talk

    February 10, 2012 3:55 PM EST Google Trends: No music topics trending this afternoon. Twitter Music Trend: 4. #AFanIsSomeoneWho Music fans join the conversation about what it means to be a fan. Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours:No music topics trending on Digg this afternoon. NPR ...

  13. Web Trends: Watch A New Video From Kanye West And Jay-Z

    February 09, 2012 4:00 PM EST Google Trends: No new music trends Twitter Music Trend: Jay-Z & Kanye West :The Throne dropped their video for "Ni**as in Paris" today Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: No new music trends NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. Guest DJ: Gael Garcí ...

  14. Business Matters: Megaupload Aftershocks Continue as BTJunkie Voluntarily Shuts Down

    February 06, 2012 5:55 PM EST BT Junkie Shuts Down, Cites Megaupload, Pirate Bay Legal Action BTjunkie has voluntarily shut down, becoming the latest file-sharing site to shutter in the wake of the US Department of Justice's arrest of Megaupload's founder and leaders ...

  15. The Message of Facebook's IPO Filing: Social is Your Future

    February 02, 2012 11:17 AM EST Screen shot from Facebook's 188-page Securities Exchange Commission IPO filing . Reading through Facebook's IPO filing is like an episode of "This Is Your Life." This is where you and your artist's fans spend a good chunk ...

  16. Facebook $5 Billion IPO Fueled By Advertising

    February 02, 2012 6:30 AM EST Even though Facebook has barely gotten started when it comes to advertising, the company can thank Madison Avenue for the stunning $5 billion initial public offering (IPO) it filed on Wednesday (Feb. 1). Advertising dollars accounted for 85 percen ...

  17. Facebook's Dan Rose Talks Music, App Economy, Skrillex @MIDEM Keynote Q&A (VIDEO)

    January 31, 2012 8:23 AM EST Watch live streaming video from midem at livestream.com In just four months, Facebook has become a major player in music streaming. Since the launch of Facebook Music in September, the social-networking giant has helped Spotify skyrocket to over 3 ...

  18. Business Matters: Looking for a New Kind of Record Label? Here's DigSin ...

    January 30, 2012 5:43 PM EST Looking for a New Kind of Label? Here's DigSin ... -- DigSin -- a free, singles-only label founded in 2011 by Jay Frank, author and most recently SVP Music Strategy at Country Music Television -- has released its first song, " DRNK TXTNG ...

  19. Web Trends: Bruce Springsteen Fans Pained By Ticketmaster

    January 27, 2012 4:17 PM EST Google Trends: 
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  20. Facebook Forces Users to Switch to Timeline, Exposes Past Usage

    January 25, 2012 1:24 PM EST NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook will start requiring people to switch to a new profile format known as Timeline, making photos, links and personal musings from the past much easier to find. Timeline is essentially a scrapbook of your whole life on Faceb ...

  21. Google to Merge User Data Across More Services, Raises Privacy Concerns

    January 25, 2012 7:54 AM EST LOS ANGELES (AP) - Google announced a plan Tuesday to link user data across its email, video, social-networking and other services that it says will create a "beautifully simple and intuitive" user experience. But critics raised privacy ...

  22. Web Trends: Radiohead contributes 14 songs to new documentary

    January 24, 2012 4:30 PM EST Google Trends: None to Report Twitter Music Trend: None to Report Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours:None to Report ¨NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. First Listen: Leonard Cohen, 'Old Ideas' 2. 78 78s: In Search Of Lost Time 3. New Mix: Blistering ...

  23. Facebook Unveils Real-Time Social Listening

    January 12, 2012 6:28 PM EST Facebook took another step towards real-time togetherness on Thursday. Starting today, the social network will help people listen to the same music at the same time . And just like that, the Turntable.fm-style social music experience becomes just ...

  24. CES Quick Hits: Tim, Chris Vanderhook on Making MySpace TV 'Complete TV Experience'

    January 11, 2012 7:44 PM EST LAS VEGAS -- Just what exactly is MySpace TV ? As described by Tim and Chris Vanderhook, MySpace's new owners at Specific Media, it's a "linear TV experience" for the app-heavy smart TV marketplace. Launching on Panasonic' ...

  25. Business Matters: Social Newcomers Tumblr and Pinterest Each Beating MySpace in U.S.

    January 11, 2012 6:28 PM EST --Facebook dominates U.S. social media. Well behind Facebook are two growing social networks you might not be aware of, Tumblr and Pinterest. They have fewer users than Twitter and even MySpace, but they command quite a bit of time. Billboard has ...

  26. Video: Justin Timberlake Announces MySpace TV at CES

    January 10, 2012 8:05 AM EST MySpace got CES off to an early start Monday night by using its trump card - co-owner Justin Timberlake - to announce the company's new initiative, MySpace TV. "We're ready to take television and entertainment to the next step by up ...

  27. Web Trends: Watch The Flaming Lips Collaborate With Neon Indian

    January 06, 2012 4:35 PM EST Google Music Trends: 6. van halen Twitter Music Trends: 5. Rick Ross Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. The 100 Sexiest Album Covers of All Time NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. Tinariwen: Tiny Desk Concert 2. Music To Make You Move: Help NPR Create The ...

  28. Web Trends: Listen To A New The-Dream Track, Watch Wu Lyf Live On 'Letterman'

    January 05, 2012 4:38 PM EST Google Music Trends: 5. clay aiken 7. nick cannon Twitter Music Trends: 3. #90sPopStarCrush Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. Nick Cannon Hospitalized For Kidney Failure NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. NPR Music's 100 Favorite Songs Of 2011 2. Tin ...

  29. Facebook Agrees To Improve Transparency...In Europe

    December 22, 2011 7:59 AM EST BERLIN (AP) - Facebook Inc. has agreed to make several changes to its services to improve transparency and better protect the personal data of its millions of users outside of the U.S., following an in-depth audit of its international headquarters ...

  30. Exclusive: MySpace Launches New Music Player, Search Function, Facebook Integration

    December 19, 2011 8:17 AM EST After teasing a few key advertisers with a short presentation in September , MySpace has debuted its first major product offering under new owners Specific Media. The new MySpace music player launches today with enhanced music recommendations and ...

  31. Exclusive: Theophilus London's Remix Album To Be Sponsored By Microsoft Bing

    December 14, 2011 4:20 PM EST Microsoft's Bing and Warner Bros. Records rapper/singer Theophilus London are teaming up for an upcoming remix album, due in April and sponsored by Bing. The team-up began Tuesday with an online contest that will let aspiring beatmasters remi ...

  32. Web Trends: Watch A New Major Lazer Video

    December 08, 2011 2:00 PM EST Google Trends: No new music trends Twitter Music Trends: No new music trends Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: No new music news NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. Discussion: The Year In Music, 2011 2. NPR Classical's 10 Favorite Albums Of 2011 3. Bob ...

  33. Web Trends: Listen To A New Kelly Clarkson Christmas Song

    December 06, 2011 4:00 PM EST Google Trends: 4. kristin chenoweth : The singer co-hosted the CMA's 8. country music awards : The awards show went down last night Twitter Music Trends: The Roots : The hip-hop group dropped their latest album, "Undun," today Digg ...

  34. Web Trends: Listen To A New Track From Common And John Legend

    December 05, 2011 4:52 PM EST Common - "The Believer" ft. John Legend by ThinkCommon Google Trends: No new music-related trends at this time. Twitter Music Trends: No new music-related trends at this time. Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: No new music-related stories ...

  35. Web Trends: Watch The New Ludacris And Waka Flocka Flame Video

    December 01, 2011 4:00 PM EST Google Trends: 3. 2012 grammy nominations : The Grammy nominations were announced last night 6. grammys 2011 : See above 15. amber rose : The model recently spoke with Billboard and BET about her upcoming debut album Twitter Music Trends: No new m ...

  36. Web Trends: Listen To A New Marina And The Diamonds Song

    November 29, 2011 4:30 PM EST Google Trends: No new music-related trends at this time. Twitter Music Trends: No new music-related trends at this time. Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: No new stories at this time. NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. First Listen: Jacaszek, 'Glimmer&# ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. Web Trends: Watch Florence and The Machine Bring 'Shake It Out' To SNL

    November 21, 2011 4:34 PM EST Google Trends: 1. ama awards 2011 2. music awards Twitter Music Trends: 1. #ThanksgivingBands 2. American Music Awards Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. Taylor Swift Wins Artist Of The Year At AMAs NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. Les Claypool: Need-To- ...

  39. Web Trends: Watch New Florence and The Machine Video For 'No Light, No Light'

    November 18, 2011 4:13 PM EST Google Trends: 1. No new music-related trends at this time. Twitter Music Trends: 1. No new music-related trends at this time. Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. Is the Grateful Dead an Indie Rock Godfather? NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. Yo-Yo Ma, Edg ...

  40. Musicians On Tumblr: Ten Dos And Don'ts From Experts

    November 18, 2011 7:00 AM EST If you're an independent musician looking to grow an online fanbase, it's a good idea to start Tumbling. Since launching in 2007, Tumblr has become one of the internet's hottest blogging platforms, often exceeding 50 million posts p ...

  41. Analyzing Google Music, a Day After the Launch

    November 17, 2011 6:30 PM EST Google Music's launch event Wednesday revealed a strong product, emphasizing partnership with artists and labels - a good match for the company's cloud and mobile ambitions. Still, some question marks remain. Google Music Launch Unveils ...

  42. Web Trends: Watch Beyonce And The Roots Collab On 'Fallon'

    November 14, 2011 5:28 PM EST Google Trends: 1. Justin Timberlake Marine Corps Ball - JT kept his promise after responding to a request and just wrote an emotional blog post about it. 2. Kenny Chesney - Just announced arena tour with Tim McGraw. Twitter Music Trends: 1. iTunes ...

  43. MOG Grows Fastest Among Facebook's On-Demand Music Apps

    November 04, 2011 11:10 AM EDT Charts courtesy of AppData Facebook's recently-launched music features are not perfect , but in the past month-plus, the social network has already boosted usage of Facebook-connected unlimited music services significantly -- and none so much ...

  44. Web Trends: Watch New Beyonce Video For "Party (Remix)" Featuring J. Cole

    October 27, 2011 5:31 PM EDT Google Trends: 1. No new music-related trends at this time. Twitter Music Trends: 1. #lessexcitingbandnames - people are making jokes like "Florence and the Washing Machine" 2. The Way You Move -a video was just released for th this new ...

  45. Business Matters: MySpace's U.S. Visitors Dropped 8% Last Month

    October 21, 2011 6:15 PM EDT MySpace's U.S. Visitors Dropped 8% Last Month -- MySpace's U.S. traffic is dropping while the company retools under new ownership. The social network had 30.5 million unique U.S. visitors in September, down 7.6 percent from 33 million in ...

  46. Web Trends: Listen To A New Drake Track Featuring Lil Wayne

    October 21, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Drake featuring Lil Wayne - The Real Her by Hypetrak Google Trends: No new music trends Twitter Music Trends: PROUD OF NICKI : People are tweeting support for Nicki Minaj Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 3. Want to meet Coldplay? NPR Music Most Vie ...

  47. CMJ 2011 'Blogfamous' Panel: 'You're a Brand, You Have to Act Like One'

    October 21, 2011 3:33 PM EDT Blog buzz is a credible and seemingly essential way of building a fan base these days. But at the Thursday CMJ discussion titled "Beyond Blogfamous," panelists focused on how to turn that initial wave of interest into a successful career ...

  48. The (Unofficial, But Still Amazing) Billboard Tumblr Top 30

    October 20, 2011 7:25 PM EDT BILLBOARD ON TUMBLR Over on our new Tumblr, we'll point you in the direction of the features over on our fan-focused site Billboard.com - as well as to selected content from our music industry-focused print magazine - but you can also expect ...

  49. CMJ 'Making Free Music Pay' Panel: 'You Have to Treat Your Music Like It's a Heroin Addiction'

    October 19, 2011 6:27 PM EDT The first day of CMJ's industry panels wrapped up with an afternoon session titled, "Making Free Music Pay," during which experts discussed marketing strategies and promotional tools that can use free music giveaways to produce a pa ...

  50. Web Trends: Watch New Kendrick Lamar Video

    October 14, 2011 4:43 PM EDT Google Trends: 1. 2. charlie daniels band 2. 18. russell simmons Twitter Music Trend: 1. 2. #PrayForRickRoss 2. 8. #HAPPY BIRTHDAY USHER Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. Taylor Swift Named Billboard's Woman Of The Year NPR Music Most Viewed ...

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