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  1. Google+ Social Network Not Yet Reaching the Mainstream

    October 12, 2011 1:18 PM EDT Building a Facebook killer might be more difficult than people had thought. Google+ appears to have quickly lost its early momentum, according to data from data analytics firm Chitika reported by The Next Web . The social network got an initial sp ...

  2. Backbeat: B.o.B., Natasha Bedingfield, Far East Movement Rock Myspace's Amp'd Up! Ad Week Concert

    October 04, 2011 2:20 PM EDT Nothin' On Him: B.O.B. performing onstage during Myspace AMP'd UP opening concert in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/PictureGroup) NEW YORK -- B.o.B., Natasha Bedingfield and Far East Movement were the headliners at Myspace's ...

  3. MySpace's Tim Vanderhook Talks Company's Future, Music Plans, Timberlake's Role

    October 03, 2011 4:41 PM EDT MySpace may have lost the social-networking battle to Facebook a long time ago, but it hasn't given up the fight when it comes to music. Specific Media, which acquired the struggling site from News Corp. in June for $35 million , is betting t ...

  4. What's In Store for Myspace? Justin Timberlake, Vanderhooks Hosting Preview Today

    October 03, 2011 11:57 AM EDT What's Justin Timberlake got in store for Myspace? Top marketers and ad execs will get an exclusive peek into the multi-hyphenate performer's plans today at New York's Advertising Week. Timberlake is set to host a private reception ...

  5. Web Trends: Listen to Young Jeezy's New Single With T.I.

    September 30, 2011 3:15 PM EDT Young Jeezy featuring T.I. - F.A.M.E. by Hypetrak Google Trends: 15. ben folds : People are excited over the upcoming Ben Folds Five album 19. tony bennett : The singer topped the Billboard 200 last week Twitter Music Trends: No new music trends D ...

  6. Web Trends: Listen to Bruno Mars' New Single, Watch Twin Sister's New Video

    September 27, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Bruno Mars - It Will Rain by brunomars Google Trends: No new music trends Twitter Music Trend: Happy Birthday Lil Wayne : It's the rapper's birthday Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: No new music trends NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. First List ...

  7. Social Media Draws Big Ad Dollars, But Does It Really Work?

    September 27, 2011 6:29 AM EDT Social media has outgrown its experimental play-money stage. With marketers sinking up to $6 billion into social campaigns this year (according to eMarketer), the category has officially become a legitimate form of advertising. But with newfound l ...

  8. Business Matters: f8 Showed That the Future of Sharing is Both Personal and Algorithmic

    September 23, 2011 11:24 PM EDT f8 Showed That the Future of Sharing is Both Personal and Algorithmic -- Thursday's f8 conference highlighted the role personal relationships have in the discovery of everything from food to movies to music. It's almost as if the algorit ...

  9. Pablo Alboran Receives three Latin Grammy Nods

    September 23, 2011 8:18 AM EDT Among the artists who received multiple Latin Grammy Award nominations was a name that may not be familiar to many U.S. Latin music fans. Spanish pop singer Pablo Alboran was nominated for best new artist, best male pop album for his self-titled ...

  10. Facebook Music: What it is, What it isn't, and What it Means

    September 22, 2011 4:56 PM EDT "It's not what you're like; but what you like," said John Cusack's character in "High Fidelity." Facebook took that axiom to heart, rolling out massive changes to the popular social networking platform that found ...

  11. Nimbit Revamps MyStore for Facebook, NimbitFree

    September 22, 2011 4:04 PM EDT Nimbit Revamps MyStore for Facebook, NimbitFree Direct-to-fan platform Nimbit unveiled completely revamped version of its MyStore for Facebook as well as its free platform, NimbitFree. "We completely overhauled the user interfaces and underly ...

  12. Business Matters: Grooveshark Inks Deals With Four More Indies

    September 20, 2011 9:33 PM EDT Grooveshark Inks Deals With Four More Indies -- Online music service Grooveshark has signed up four new labels for licensing deals: 101 Records, Nacional Records, Paper Garden Records and SMC Entertainment. "Nacional Records prides itself on ...

  13. Facebook 'App Economy' Worth Up To $15 Billion, More Than 182K Jobs, Study Says

    September 20, 2011 12:53 PM EDT Facebook is responsible for at least 182,000 U.S. jobs worth at least $12.19 billion in wages and benefits, according to a new University of Maryland study. In a paper titled "Facebook App Economy," Il-Horn Hann, Siva Viswanathan and Byu ...

  14. Facebook to Organize Friends in 'Smart Lists'

    September 14, 2011 7:47 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - It's a modern-day dilemma: You really want your Facebook friends to see that wild party photo of you wearing bunny ears. But you're not so keen on explaining it to your mother-in-law. Well, Facebook aims to make life easi ...

  15. Americans Spend Nearly a Quarter of Web Time Using Social Media: Study

    September 13, 2011 8:29 AM EDT Facebook has apparently become an even bigger time suck for Americans. A study released Monday by Nielsen revealed that Internet users in the U.S. spent a total of 53 billion minutes on Facebook in May 2011 -- more than any other website. That ...

  16. Web Trends: Watch Paramore Debut A New Track Live, Watch A New Video From Kid Cudi

    September 08, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Google Trends: 12. soulja boy : People are curious about Soulja Boy's apparent diss on the military Twitter Music Trend: MR. RAGER : People are tweeting about Kid Cudi's new video for "Mr. Rager" Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: ...

  17. Business Matters: RootMusic, ReverbNation, Vevo Are Top Music Apps on Facebook

    September 02, 2011 3:41 PM EDT RootMusic, ReverbNation, Vevo Are Top Music Apps on Facebook -- RootMusic's BandPage is the top music app on Facebook, according to the AppData. With 32.5 million monthly average users (MAU) as of September 2, BandPage is far and away the mos ...

  18. Who Says Country Music Fans Aren't Digitally Savvy? Lady Antebellum Launches Online Scavenger Hunt

    August 26, 2011 12:57 PM EDT Lady Antebellum, taking a page somewhat out of Pearl Jam's playbook , last week launched an online scavenger hunt of sorts that while not even halfway over is already generating eyebrow-raising numbers. According to Cameo Carlson, head of dig ...

  19. Business Matters: Three Things to Watch for in Pandora's Q2 Earnings Report

    August 24, 2011 6:52 PM EDT Unpacking Pandora's (Q2 Earnings Report) Box -- Pandora Media will report its first quarterly earnings since its IPO at 5pm ET Thursday. Close scrutiny is both likely and understandable - Pandora is a bellwether of the Internet radio market a ...

  20. Revamped Myspace Planning to Take On iTunes, Spotify

    August 24, 2011 12:00 PM EDT We're still waiting for that press conference from new Myspace creative director Justin Timberlake and new owners Specific Media, which was promised when the company acquired the social network in June . But the new outfit let a few details s ...

  21. Facebook To Allow Users To Pre-Approve Photo Tags

    August 24, 2011 7:30 AM EDT SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Drunken revelers rejoice: Facebook will now let you decide whether your friends can attach your name to a photo before it is circulated. Currently, your friends can add your name to a photo on Facebook without your consent or ...

  22. Web Trends, Stream the New Weeknd Mixtape

    August 19, 2011 3:00 PM EDT The Weeknd - Thursday by The_Weeknd Google Trends: No new music trends Twitter Music Trend: No new music news Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. Is the Glee Fad Waning? NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. How The Major Labels Sold 'Electronica' To ...

  23. Web Trends, Watch SuperHeavy's Video and Jay-Z and Kanye's "Otis" Video

    August 12, 2011 4:35 PM EDT Google Trends: No music trends Twitter Music Trend: no music trends Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. You Can Bid On Tupac's Death Row Chain NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. First Listen: Beirut, 'The Rip Tide' 2. SBTRKT: Of Desolation An ...

  24. Web Trends, Watch Michelle Branch's Just Released Music Video

    August 11, 2011 3:53 PM EDT Get More: Michelle Branch , Top 20 Countdown , Loud Music , Music Videos Google Trends: No music trends Twitter Music Trend: No music trends Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. Jay-Z Tops Forbes Hip-Hop Earners List NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. Alela ...

  25. Business Matters: Dark Monday for Music and Entertainment Stocks

    August 08, 2011 10:03 PM EDT Dark Monday for Music and Entertainment Stocks -- A number of investment bank stocks declined sharply Monday after S&P downgraded the U.S. late Friday. The Dow Jones index dropped 5.55% to 10.809.85. The S&P 500 sank an ominous 6.66% to 1, ...

  26. Web Trends, Watch Maroon 5 On The Today Show

    August 05, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Visit msnbc.com for breaking news , world news , and news about the economy Google Trends: No music trends Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. 10 Best Cover Songs in Rock History NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. Bon Iver, Recorded Live In Concert 2. Monty ...

  27. Web Trends, Listen To Drake's New Single "Headlines"

    August 01, 2011 5:02 PM EDT Google Trends: 5. Kings of Leon Kings Of Leon cancel rest of US tour due to Caleb Followill suffering from vocal issues and exhaustion. Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. MTV Is 30 Years Old Today NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. How Did MTV Spend Its 30 ...

  28. Web Trends, Listen To Radiohead's Three New Remixes

    July 29, 2011 4:12 PM EDT Google Trends: 3. Soulja Boy The rapper turned 21 on Thursday and he bought himself a $55 million private jet. Twitter Music Trend: No music trends Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. Top Ten Rap Remixes Of '90s R&B Songs NPR Music Most Vi ...

  29. Universal Music Group Taps Talenthouse for Crowdsourcing Artist Campaigns

    July 21, 2011 12:44 PM EDT Talenthouse has made headlines the last few months conducting crowdsourcing campaigns for artists seeking new creative vendors. This momentum has led to a label-wide deal with Universal Music Group, which will use Talenthouse's platform to co ...

  30. Web Trends; Listen To The Rapture's New Track, Preview Diplo's New Mix

    July 20, 2011 3:40 PM EDT Google Trends: No music trends Twitter Music Trend: No music trends Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: no music trends NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. When Borders Closes, Do Doors Slam Shut In Classical Music? 2. Cry Baby Cry: Songs That Make You Weep 3. ...

  31. Web Trends: Blink-182 Back With New Single, DJ Khaled Releases New Anthem

    July 15, 2011 3:40 PM EDT Google Trends: No music trends Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: No music trends NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. Road Trip Shuffle: Reflections On A Summer Of Driving And Listening 2. Serengeti: On Fantasy And 'Family' Matters 3. Pop's Punc ...

  32. What Google's Record Revenues, 10 Million Google+ Users Mean For Music Biz

    July 15, 2011 1:13 PM EDT Google has plenty of money to put toward its initiatives in music, social networking and elsewhere. On Thursday the company announced second-quarter revenue increased 32% year-over-year to a company record $9.03 billion. Operating income was $2.88 ...

  33. Taylor Swift Makes 'Sparks Fly' On Social 50 Chart

    July 14, 2011 4:25 PM EDT Taylor Swift flies up the Social 50, rising 21-14 following buzz generated by the news of her latest single, "Sparks Fly." Swift took to Facebook on July 5 to make the announcement. Currently, the song has 19,000 Facebook plays and 12,30 ...

  34. Why Tim Vanderhook Paid $35 Mil for MySpace (Q&A)

    July 14, 2011 7:43 AM EDT Few in Hollywood had heard of Specific Media, an online advertising network led by CEO Tim Vanderhook, until it came out of left field in late June to buy News Corp.'s troubled social networking platform MySpace for $35 million. The Irvine, C ...

  35. EMI Signs Licensing Deal for MXP4's Facebook Games

    July 13, 2011 5:01 PM EDT MXP4's new Bopler Games, launched in beta Wednesday on Facebook, features music from EMI Music and EMI Publishing that's part of a global licensing agreement between the companies. The deal marks the first time a Facebook app developer h ...

  36. [Web Trends] New Videos: Beyonce - "Best Thing I Never Had" & Strokes- "Taken For A Fool" & Charlie Sheen

    July 08, 2011 2:30 PM EDT Google Trends: No music trends Twitter Music Trend: Khia Khia took to her Myspace Blog to write an A-Z open letter to a few celebrities. Her hit list includes Amber Rose, Gucci Mane, Rick Ross, and even Beyonce. Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: No ...

  37. Turntable.fm Reportedly Raises $7.5 Million at $37.5 Million Valuation

    July 07, 2011 6:47 PM EDT Hot social music service Turntable.fm has raised $7.5 million at a $37.5 valuation, according to a report at Business Insider . The initial investors and one new investor - none of which were named - are said to be involved in the funding round. T ...

  38. Facebook Launches Skype Video Calling, Group Chat

    July 07, 2011 6:46 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Quick on the heels of Google's launch of its latest social-networking venture, Facebook said Wednesday that its 750 million users will now be able to make video calls on the site. The feature will be powered by the Internet ph ...

  39. Google Temporarily Disables 'Realtime' Search

    July 05, 2011 7:30 AM EDT Google Inc. has temporarily shut down a search engine feature that allows users to find real-time updates from Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed and other social networking sites. A message posted early Monday on Twitter by the team behind Google Real ...

  40. Business Matters: As Pandora Stock Rises (Past Its IPO), How Does Its Market Value Compare to Peers?

    July 01, 2011 1:03 PM EDT As Pandora Stock Rises (Past Its IPO), How Does Its Market Value Compare to Peers? -- Pandora Media's turbulent stock market ride continues this week as shares of the newly public company have risen over 50% primarily on speculation the compa ...

  41. [Web Trends] Watch New Video "Out Of My Head"- Lupe Fiasco ft. Trey Songz + Tini Tempah & Wiz Khalifa In "Till I'm Gone + New Major Lazer Song

    June 30, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Tags: Lupe Fiasco , Music , More Music Videos Google Trends: 12. Lil B Last night, Lil B dropped his album "I'm Gay" on Itunes. Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: No music trends at this time NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. Five Platters For ...

  42. Exclusive: New Myspace Owner Tim Vanderhook Talks About Justin Timberlake and 'Reinvigorating' a Damaged Brand

    June 30, 2011 1:15 PM EDT Yesterday morning, Tim Vanderhook was the CEO of a relatively little-known ad network called Specific Media. Today, he's the owner of Myspace, after Specific Media emerged as the bargain buyer of the pioneering social networking site for a re ...

  43. Myspace Lays off More Than Half Its Staff

    June 30, 2011 10:58 AM EDT In connection with its $35 million sale to Specific Media , social networking site MySpace on Wednesday laid off more than half of its approximately 450 employees, the Wall Street Journal reported . As recently as two years ago, the once high-flyi ...

  44. Business Matters: What Does Google+ Mean to the Music Business?

    June 29, 2011 7:54 PM EDT What Does Google+ Mean to the Music Business? -- Whenever Google launches a new product -- especially one that will compete with social marketing powerhouse Facebook -- there is a tendency to wonder what it means for the music business. While not ...

  45. Myspace Sale Includes Justin Timberlake as Part Owner, Advisor

    June 29, 2011 5:46 PM EDT Specific Media, the advertising network that today signed a deal to acquire Myspace , revealed this afternoon that Justin Timberlake is taking an ownership stake in the company as well, and will be playing a major role in developing the future str ...

  46. Myspace Sold to Specific Media: It's Official

    June 29, 2011 4:02 PM EDT It's official: NewsCorp has sold Myspace to advertising network Specific Media. The official release announcing the move did not mention a sale price, only that as part of the deal NewsCorp will take a minority equity stake in Specific Media. ...

  47. Myspace Sold for $35 Million: Report

    June 29, 2011 2:08 PM EDT AllThingsD reports that NewsCorp has agreed to sell Myspace to advertising network Specific Media for $35 million. Few details were available at press time, only that the deal is in the process of being completed, and that NewsCorp will retain a f ...

  48. Google Unveils Google+ Social Networking Platform

    June 29, 2011 7:35 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Online search leader Google Inc. is taking yet another stab at social networking, as it tries to go up against Facebook in this wildly popular and lucrative segment of the Internet. This time the project is called Google+ and it ai ...

  49. Zynga May File for IPO Tomorrow, Source Says

    June 28, 2011 6:18 PM EDT Online social game company Zynga plans to raise $1.5 billion to $2 billion in an initial public offering and could file paperwork with U.S. regulators as soon as Wednesday, a source familiar with the situation said on Tuesday. Zynga, the company b ...

  50. Myspace Layoffs, Sale Pending This Week: Report

    June 28, 2011 12:52 PM EDT Lots of movement over at Myspace this week, if reports are accurate. It all started with reports that the company would be laying of some 150 staffers on Wednesday, or around 37% of employees. That comes after nearly half of its workforce was let ...

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