Social media

  1. Facebook to Expand Privacy Check-Up Tool

    May 23, 2014 12:09 PM EDT More Facebook users can expect to see a blue cartoon dinosaur popping up in their feeds, reminding them to check their privacy settings. No stranger to privacy fiascos, Facebook had already made the tool available to users who were posting public ...

  2. 5 Seconds of Summer Hit Top 10 on Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    May 22, 2014 8:22 PM EDT Pop/rock quartet 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) is quickly becoming an online force that can sway its online fan army to achieve Social 50 chart success. This week, following 5SOS’ performance on the May 18 Billboard Music Awards, the band surges into ...

  3. Media Investors Back Twitter Analytics Startup SocialRank

    May 13, 2014 8:42 PM EDT Twitter analytics startup SocialRank is getting the support of some big media backers. The New York firm announced on its blog that it has raised more than $1 million in seed funding from investors that include Shari Redstone's Advancit Capit ...

  4. Jennifer Lopez's 'First Love' Sparks Social 50 Chart Gain

    May 08, 2014 8:59 PM EDT As the promotion for Jennifer Lopez’s upcoming studio album "A.K.A." (due June 17) kicks into gear, the diva rises 19-11 on the Social 50 chart -- her highest rank in nearly two months.   The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on Y ...

  5. Twitter Revenue, Spending, Users All Up, Stock Down

    April 29, 2014 8:25 PM EDT Twitter revenues more than doubled to $250 million in the first quarter of 2014 from the $114.3 million it produced in the same time last year. Meanwhile, its loss more than quadrupled to $132.4 million from the $27.1 million in red ink it produce ...

  6. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Pay Dropped 67 Percent in 2013

    March 31, 2014 8:08 PM EDT Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg earned $651,165 in 2013, down from $2 million one year prior, the social network company said in a filing Monday. Zuckerberg's compensation fell in part because he took just $1 in base salary, as opposed to $503,2 ...

  7. Business Matters: Lyor Cohen's Midem Sound and Fury

    February 11, 2014 4:00 PM EST Lyor Cohen, who built a 32-year music career on pulling rabbits out of a hat, tried to do so again last week at Midem, one of the industry’s key conferences. In a keynote talk at the Cannes event, Cohen casually mentioned a deal he had signed the ...

  8. How the Grammys Were Consumed Across Media (From the Magazine)

    February 04, 2014 10:12 AM EST Above is a detailed infographic on Grammy night's rise and fall, which you can see in high-resolution right here . You can find all of our 2014 Grammy coverage right here . BY THE NUMBERS... 1% -- The TV audience was up 1%, the ­Grammys’ seco ...

  9. Facebook Has Strong 4Q As Mobile Revenue Grows

    January 30, 2014 10:10 AM EST Facebook can celebrate its 10th birthday a few days early. Related Articles Facebook Unveils New Trending Tool For News Stories Facebook 'Less Cool,' But Still Popular With Teens, Others in the U.S. Facebook 3Q Earnings Fly Past Expectat ...

  10. The Grammy's Social Plan: Share The Love, Says the Recording Academy's CMO (Q&A)

    January 21, 2014 9:00 AM EST In many ways, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' viral bus video (above) embodies what the Recording Academy wants to achieve with its social media campaign this year -- shareability. Regardless of whether the people in the video were actors or gen ...

  11. Facebook 'Less Cool,' But Still Popular With Teens, Others in the U.S.

    December 30, 2013 3:33 PM EST Facebook has lost its cool, but isn't experiencing an exodus of young users. If you've paid attention to the news over the holidays, you may have seen reports that teens have all but abandoned the world's largest social media servic ...

  12. AMAs Dominate Twitter Traffic (Exclusive)

    November 26, 2013 6:31 PM EST AMAs Score Best Ratings in Years Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake Win Big at American Music Awards American Music Awards Backbeat Gallery: Lady Gaga Godiva, Johnny Wright, Taylor Swift & Keith Caulfield, Scooter Braun, Wiz Khalifa, Way More! Th ...

  13. YouTube Music Awards Stirs Social Buzz, Negative Comments Dominate Twitter

    November 04, 2013 7:48 PM EST Loved it or hated it, the YouTube Music Awards generated a significant amount of social buzz during the live webcast of its show in New York on Sunday evening.  The bizarre, unscripted anti-awards show, where hosts Jason Schwartzman and Reggie ...

  14. Business Matters: Signs That Teen Interest in Facebook Is Fading

    October 30, 2013 8:14 PM EDT Facebook's stickiness has come into doubt this week after signs that some teens are ditching Facebook in favor of other social media services. The latest evidence came directly from Facebook Wednesday afternoon. The company revealed in its ...

  15. Facebook 3Q Earnings Fly Past Expectations But Losing Young Teens

    October 30, 2013 6:56 PM EDT Facebook's posted a 60 percent revenue increase in the third quarter thanks to mobile advertising growth. The numbers beat Wall Street's expectations for the second consecutive quarter. The world's largest social network said Wedn ...

  16. Twitter Ponders Pulling Plug on #Music App (Report)

    October 21, 2013 4:51 PM EDT Bye bye, Birdie? Twitter Music, which launched to great fanfare in April, may be headed for the delete key, according to reports. The standalone social music app, whose downloads soared in its first few days, quickly plummetted after the celebri ...

  17. What Does Twitter's IPO Mean To The Music Biz? Not A Whole Lot (Analysis)

    October 04, 2013 12:45 PM EDT Twitter is hoping to raise $1 billion in an initial public stock offering. What does it mean to the music business? Not a whole lot. An IPO is a confirmation of a company's revenue-generating capabilities and business model. Twitter would ...

  18. Twitter Files For IPO

    September 12, 2013 5:35 PM EDT In a Tweet (what else?), the Silicon Valley micro-blogging service said it had filed papers with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission outlining a proposal to sell shares in the company on the open market. Those looking for details of its ...

  19. Rate This App: Seenth.is Helps Organize Your Music Fandom

    August 07, 2013 8:40 PM EDT Along with the branded apps that artists use to personally disseminate news and photos, die-hard fans need to know which news outlets, blogs, Twitter accounts and Instagram users to follow in order to be completely updated on their favorite act. ...

  20. Rihanna Surpasses Justin Bieber as Most Viewed Artist on YouTube

    June 18, 2013 12:26 PM EDT Some time early Tuesday morning (6/18), Rihanna passed Justin Bieber as the most viewed artist on YouTube. The 77 videos on Rihanna’s official VEVO channel now have a combined 3.784 billion views in total, surpassing the total view counts of the ...

  21. Twitter Hiring Head of Music Partnerships

    May 28, 2013 3:59 PM EDT Help Wanted: Seasoned executive who can build bridges between Silicon Valley microblogging platform Twitter and movers and shakers of the music industry. In a continued effort to woo artists and their fans, Twitter has posted an opening for Head ...

  22. Facebook's 3D Music Map: Exclusive

    May 28, 2013 11:09 AM EDT Facebook's 1.1 billion users are fond of expressing themselves, communicating their identities in a variety of ways, including music. How much? Rather than spout the usual spreadsheet statistics, Facebook recruited San Francisco design stud ...

  23. Twitter Adds Security Measure to Logins

    May 23, 2013 1:39 PM EDT Twitter is adding an extra security measure to users' accounts in an effort to prevent unauthorized logins. Twitter said in a blog post Wednesday that users will be able to enroll in a login verification program. For those who sign up, Twit ...

  24. Yahoo Takes Big Leap with $1.1B Deal for Tumblr

    May 20, 2013 9:16 AM EDT Yahoo is buying online blogging forum Tumblr for $1.1 billion as CEO Marissa Mayer tries to rejuvenate an Internet icon that had fallen behind the times. The deal announced Monday represents Mayer's boldest move yet since she left Google 10 ...

  25. Fuse Teams With Trident, Twitter for 'Trending 10' Countdown Series

    April 24, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Fuse, Trident and Twitter are teaming up for a new nightly countdown series, “Trending 10,” that will be the first television show to be built around real-time Twitter conversation spikes. The show’s 10 nightly stories will be compiled from Fuse ...

  26. Business Matters: Twitter #Music Has Potential -- But It’s Limited

    April 18, 2013 6:33 PM EDT The Twitter #Music service launched to the public Thursday is a smart tactical move and a decent music discovery tool. But unless efforts are made to widen its potential reach, Twitter #music will play a small role for the social media company ...

  27. Updated: Twitter #Music App Launches

    April 18, 2013 8:21 AM EDT 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false Twitter, which released its music application to a handful of celebrities last week, announced today on "Good Morning America" and via a blog post that the rest of the world can now pile in. ...

  28. Updated: Twitter Music App 'Invite-Only,' For Now

    April 12, 2013 12:48 PM EDT Twitter has indeed launched music.twitter.com , but for the time being it's "invite-only." According to AllThingsD , it will initially only be available to a select handful of “influencers” before its launch next week. At press ...

  29. Twitter App to Integrate Vevo: Report

    March 29, 2013 11:57 PM EDT 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false Twitter, which is reportedly building a music application, has a deal to integrate Vevo videos into the application, according to Peter Kafka at AllThingsD . The micro-blogging site dubbed is working on ...

  30. Clear Channel's iHeartRadio Music Festival Announces Return to Vegas

    March 28, 2013 11:22 AM EDT Clear Channel is bringing its successful iHeartRadio Music Festival back to the MGM Grand in Vegas for its third year, it was announced today. The festival will again include a "star search," dubbed the Macy's iHeart Radio Rising ...

  31. Facebook Announces Dedicated Music Tab in News Feed Redesign

    March 07, 2013 3:13 PM EST Facebook on Thursday unveiled a new design that gives music its own dedicated newsfeed tab, one that appears to give bands and music marketers more real estate on the social network to broadcast their messages to fans. In making the changes ...

  32. Beyonce Top-Tweeted Artist for Super Bowl 2013 by a Mile: Brand Bowl

    February 03, 2013 11:59 PM EST Not only was Beyonce the likely ratings winner of Sunday’s Super Bowl , she was far and away the winner on Twitter, as well. Billboard teamed up with Boston.com’s Brand Bowl to track the most talked-about artists on Twitter and the relative sent ...

  33. Shakira's Baby News Spurs Fan Growth, Rises to No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    February 01, 2013 6:35 PM EST On Billboard's Social 50 chart this week, Shakira jumps to No. 1 for the first time, following the birth of her son Milan on Jan. 22. She displaces Justin Bieber, who falls to the No. 2 spot. The Social 50 chart ranks the most popular artists ...

  34. Jenni Rivera Memorial Brings Her to No. 1 on Billboard Social 50

    December 21, 2012 2:17 PM EST Jenni Rivera, who was killed in a plane crash earlier this month, is No. 1 in the Social 50 tally this past week as expected, due to the culmination of online activity surrounding her passing, particularly the public memorial in Los Angeles on Wed ...

  35. The Grammys Go DIY: Social Media An Emphasis For 2013

    December 21, 2012 11:12 AM EST Despite the ongoing downward trend of TV ratings and pressures on the music industry, the Grammys are bigger than ever. Last year's ceremony, the 54th in the Recording Academy's history, drew nearly 40 million viewers to CBS, according t ...

  36. Marketing the Grammys Via Social Media: Not as Easy as It Seems

    December 20, 2012 6:03 PM EST You would think that the job of marketing the Grammy Awards would be an easy job. It isn't. No one knows this better than Evan Greene, the Recording Academy's chief marketing officer, who spoke with Billboard.biz as he gears up for the e ...

  37. Morning Fix: Jenni Rivera Memorial; Glassnote Being Courted; New SiriusXM CEO's Challenges; 2012's Best Start-ups

    December 20, 2012 7:45 AM EST Subscribe to Billboard's free Morning Fix email and other music-business newsletter HERE JENNI RIVERA HONORED BY FANS AND STARS IN EMOTIONAL MEMORIAL: The memorial commemorating the life of Jenni Rivera was as dramatic and colorful as the art ...

  38. Jenni Rivera Re-Enters Social 50 Chart at No. 3

    December 14, 2012 5:33 PM EST Two late artists return to Billboard's Social 50 chart this week, with Jenni Rivera re-entering at No. 3 and John Lennon debuting at No. 40. The Social 50 chart ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, W ...

  39. The Year In Social Media: The Rise of the Challengers

    December 14, 2012 8:10 AM EST Facebook, Twitter and YouTube continued to rule the social media landscape in 2012, but other networks made inroads as well, giving the incumbents a run for their money. The upstarts include Instagram, Pinterest, SoundCloud, Google+ and the reinca ...

  40. Business Matters: Hurricane Sandy Concert Generates Underwhelming Social Activity

    December 13, 2012 2:39 PM EST Wednesday night's Hurricane Sandy benefit concert at Madison Square Garden may have been a middle-aged rock fan's dream concert, but their kids -- and many other segments of the country -- appeared to have tuned out. Social media numbers ...

  41. Whitney Houston, PSY, Hurricane Sandy Were Most-Googled Terms in 2012

    December 13, 2012 12:37 AM EST The world's attention wavered between the tragic and the silly in 2012, and along the way, millions of people searched the Web to find out about a royal princess, the latest iPad, and a record-breaking skydiver. Whitney Houston was the " ...

  42. Pew Study: Music, Movies Dominate Global Social Media Conversation

    December 12, 2012 1:45 PM EST A new Pew Research Center report shows people in various countries are more likely to share views about music and movies than any other topics. In 21 countries surveyed, 67% said they were likely to discuss music and movies (63% in the US) while t ...

  43. Morning Fix: iTunes Launches In 56 Countries; Simon Fuller's Concord Bid; Clapton, Chris Martin Join 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit

    December 04, 2012 8:35 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters APPLE LAUNCHES ITUNES IN RUSSIA, TURKEY, INDIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 52 ADDITIONAL COUNTRIES: Apple today announced it has launched its iTunes Stor ...

  44. Ke$ha Returns to Social 50 Chart As 'Warrior' Album Launch Nears

    November 30, 2012 8:30 AM EST At No. 48, Ke$ha comes back to the Social 50 chart for the first time since dropping from the list in March 2012. The return comes as she drums up online activity (16% rise in Facebook reaction) to generate buzz around her upcoming album, "Wa ...

  45. The Leading Women In Social Engagement

    November 28, 2012 11:38 AM EST With social media transforming every corner of the music industry, in this Women in Music issue, Billboard chose to salute four executives who are at the forefront of this new era of digital connection. Tatiana Simonian Head of Music Industry Rela ...

  46. LiveNation.com Relaunches With New Social, Mobile Features

    November 21, 2012 9:04 PM EST While many working Americans took the day off to prepare for Thanksgiving on Nov. 22, the folks at Live Nation Labs, a division of Live Nation Entertainment, were busy dealing with the aftermath of their newly re-launched LiveNation.com . "It ...

  47. Business Matters: MySpace Relaunch Plan Is Optimistic -- Maybe Too Optimistic

    November 19, 2012 8:14 PM EST A PowerPoint presentation about MySpace posted at Business Insider shows the company has an incredibly ambitious plan to turn around the social network. But the plan may be too optimistic. According to the presentation given, while seeking $50 mil ...

  48. Rihanna 'SNL' Performance and 'Diamonds' Premiere Fuels Social 50 Chart Gain

    November 17, 2012 8:00 AM EST As the release of Rihanna's seventh album, "Unapologetic," nears its Nov. 19 release date, the diva has been in promotion overdrive. In turn, the singer soars up four slots on Billboard's Social 50 chart (7-3) with big gains ac ...

  49. Morning Fix: Justin Timberlake and Vanderhooks on Myspace; Flom and Rudolph to Bid on UMG's EMI Assets; Easterlin Running Roadrunner; Latin Grammys; FutureSound

    November 16, 2012 8:32 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and other free music-business newsletters JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, VANDERHOOKS DETAIL MYSPACE'S NEW MUSIC-CENTRIC DESIGN: At a press event unveiling the new Myspace's private beta to ...

  50. Justin Timberlake, Tim and Chris Vanderhook Detail MySpace's New Music-Centric Design

    November 16, 2012 5:55 AM EST If the MySpace of yore was about empowering users to make new friends and collect them in a Top 8 column, then the new MySpace under Specific Media and Justin Timberlake wants to make musicians those users and fans those friends in the Top 8. Spea ...

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