Social media

  1. Britney Spears Is a Social (50) Climber; Rebecca Black, Less So

    April 14, 2011 3:31 PM EDT Britney Spears continues her upward climb on the Social 50 chart as she rises 10-7 -- a new high for the pop diva. Chalk up her leap to a whopping 136% growth in week-over-week Vevo plays thanks to the premiere of her new video "Till the Worl ...

  2. Twitter Has Service Disruptions

    April 06, 2011 8:06 AM EDT Twitter experienced service disruptions on Tuesday, displaying an older version of the social networking website to some users and becoming completely inaccessible to others. A message on Twitter's Web page that provides updates on the servic ...

  3. Why Google's New +1 Button Matters To the Music Biz

    March 31, 2011 7:35 AM EDT With its new "+1" button , Google is taking on Facebook's popular "like" button and creating a new currency for the measurement of social media influence. The company introduced +1 i n a blog post Wednesday . To recommend ...

  4. Billboard's Twitter 140: Music-Industry Characters You Need To Follow

    March 18, 2011 10:30 AM EDT Billboard's Twitter 140: It's not about how many followers. It's not about the quantity of tweets/retweets. It's about quality. Personality. Excellent linkage. These people are followed by those who work the smartest. Whether i ...

  5. SXSW Social Network Panel Explores How A Band Can Capitalize On Social Success

    March 16, 2011 5:31 PM EDT Got Social Network? (from left) Hannah Hooper of Grouplove, Michael Fiebach , CEO of Fame House's , Paul Sinclair, SVP or Digital Media at Atlantic Records, Dan Scheinman, SVP and General Manager of Cisco, and Bill Werde, Billboard Editorial ...

  6. Business Matters: Why Some Americans Will Lose Interest in Spotify

    March 15, 2011 6:12 PM EDT Spotify Thrown Over For A WIMP ... -- In "I Broke Up With Spotify," Swedish writer Sam Sundberg explains that he has taken up a relationship with WiMP, the music service that launched last month in partnership with telecom company Telnor ...

  7. SXSW 2011: Sharing, Locating, Starting-Up - Three Tech Trends to Watch

    March 11, 2011 2:34 PM EST Call it "Spring Break for Geeks" or "Shitshow" as you like, but SXSW remains an important convergence of innovators, tastemakers and press that can make or break a fledgling company's mainstream aspirations. Twitter and Fo ...

  8. The Social (TV) Network: 80% of Kids Use Social Media While Watching TV

    March 09, 2011 7:00 AM EST Young Britons have taken to a new television and social media trend which could have far-reaching consequences for the worlds of broadcasting and advertising, according to a new study. Specialist digital marketing agency Digital Clarity on Tuesday ...

  9. Courtney Love to Pay $430,000 to Settle Twitter Defamation Case

    March 03, 2011 3:35 PM EST Courtney Love has settled the lawsuit brought against her by a fashion designer who claims she was defamed in a series of messages posted on Twitter. The settlement with Dawn Simorangkir (aka the "Boudior Queen"), which sources say is be ...

  10. Business Matters: Will Apple Face Antitrust Regulators Over In-App Subscriptions?

    February 22, 2011 7:54 PM EST Will Apple Face Antitrust Regulators Over In-App Subscriptions? -- Anti-Apple sentiment continues this week with a statement from French music service Deezer . The company, which offers a paid mobile service via an iPod app, believes regulators wi ...

  11. BigChampagne, Sonos, Pandora among World's Most Innovative Companies, Says Fast Company

    February 16, 2011 12:50 PM EST Fast Company has included three music industry companies in its list of World's Most Innovative Companies, to be published in its March issue. They include media measurement firm BigChampagne, customized Internet radio service Pandora, and di ...

  12. Adam Lambert, Chamillionaire Talk Drunken Tweeting, Online Stalkers At Grammy Social Media Event

    February 12, 2011 1:30 PM EST Panels about technology can sometimes get a little technical -- or worse. But add in a few cutting-edge social media execs and some charismatic musical acts and you're in for a pretty cool discussion --and a few laughs. (After all, one can� ...

  13. Twitter To Be Bought By Facebook And Google For $10 Billion?

    February 10, 2011 9:10 AM EST Google Inc and Facebook Inc, plus others, have held low level takeover talks with Twitter that give the Internet sensation a value as high as $10 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported. In December, Twitter raised $200 million in financing in a ...

  14. Britney Spears & Madonna: Social (50 Chart) Climbers; DMB & Boyce Avenue Have Top Debuts

    January 20, 2011 12:00 AM EST While Justin Bieber continues to hold down the fort at No. 1 on the Social 50 chart , Britney Spears makes the largest positional leap up the tally, flying 21 spots to No. 22. No doubt the excitement stirred by last week's release of Spears&# ...

  15. Courtney Love Twitter Trial Moved to Feb. 6

    January 05, 2011 12:00 AM EST The trial date in the defamation case against Courtney Love over her outrageous Twitter postings has been postponed three weeks. Lawyers for Love and fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir -- who is suing the rocker over a March 2009 tirade of Tweets i ...

  16. Courtney Love's Tweets Lead to Unique Defamation Showdown

    January 04, 2011 12:00 AM EST Courtney Love was very upset. The firebrand rocker had been locked in a dispute with Dawn Simorangkir, a fashion designer who was demanding payment for a few thousand dollars worth of clothes. So on March 17, 2009, Love took to her Twitter account ...

  17. Rihanna Still Atop Social 50, Enrique Jumps Into Top 10

    December 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rihanna holds at No. 1 for a third non-consecutive week on the Social 50 chart, which ranks the most active artists on the world's leading social networking sites -- MySpace, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and iLike -- using a formula blending we ...

  18. Facebook Replaces Google as Most Visited Website

    December 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST Mark Zuckerberg continues to have a banner year in 2010. According to research by marketing analysts at Experian Hitwise, Facebook supplanted search engine giant Google for the first time as the top-visited website of the year. The social media si ...

  19. 'Dirty Dancing' Facebook Page With 6.8 Million 'Likes' Not With Baby In The Corner

    December 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Old movies don't die, they live on as Facebook pages. Lionsgate is finding second life in some back titles, showing that a couple decades on, movies like Dirty Dancing still draw big crowds. Dirty Dancing's Facebook fan page is now up to ...

  20. Study: Facebook Rising In Video Streaming

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Facebook has passed Yahoo as the second biggest referrer of online video streams for online video platform Brightcove, according to a new white paper the company created with video analytics company TubeMogul. With 9.6% of all referrals, Facebook ...

  21. Facebook Second Only To Google In Driving Video Traffic

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Facebook now drives more Web video traffic than any other Internet property other than Google. Most video is consumed during the week, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. But people watch longer videos on the weekends, with the lengthiest Web-video sessio ...

  22. Soulja Boy's Anemic Sales & Massive Twitter Fanbase: The Reaction

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Late last week we posted a think-piece questioning how an artist like Soulja Boy could have 2.5 million Twitter followers but rake up only a measly 13 thousand in first-week sales of his new album, and solicited thoughts from readers. Not only did ...

  23. Michael Jackson Cracks Top 10 of Social 50, Peas Hold at No. 1

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Black Eyed Peas become the first act to score multiple weeks at No. 1 on the recently launched Social 50 chart, which ranks the most active artists on the world's leading social networking sites -- MySpace, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and ...

  24. News Corp Weighs MySpace Options

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST News Corp is open to a sale of beleaguered MySpace after a relaunch of the social network as an entertainment site, COO Chase Carey told Reuters. A successful revamp of MySpace -- still visited by around 60 million people in October, according to ...

  25. Alicia Keys Pushes Social Ban For Charity

    November 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys has organized a number of artists, actors and others to hold off from contributing to all social media until $1 million is raised for her Keep a Child Alive charity. The move, timed to coincide with World Aids Day this coming Wednesday ...

  26. Ticketmaster Adds Social Features

    November 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Ticketmaster added some new social features to the service today in hopes of better connecting fans with the concerts they want to see. CEO Nathan Hubbard unveiled the changes on the company’s blog . The features are pretty much an extension of th ...

  27. MySpace, Facebook To Make Joint Announcement Today

    November 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Facebook and MySpace are holding a joint press conference this afternoon to announce... something. Leading the event are MySpace CEO Mike Jones and Facebook's VP of partnerships and platform marketing Dan Rose. The fact that Facebook CEO Mark ...

  28. Twitter Says Has 'A Lot Of Money In The Bank'

    November 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Twitter co-founder Evan Williams said the popular microblogging company was not running low on capital, amid media reports that the company is considering raising a large round of funding. Williams told an industry gathering in San Francisco on We ...

  29. Clear Channel Radio, Toyota Bringing Mobile App To Select Cars

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Radio and Toyota are giving the mobile app new meaning in a deal that will bring the iheartradio digital music smartphone application to select models of Toyota vehicles next year. The partnership will bring all of iheartradio's ...

  30. Apple's Ping Connects With Twitter

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple’s Ping social network for music fans continues to get flack for not integrating with Facebook. But it’s taken a step towards openness today through a deal with Twitter. Starting today, users can connect their Twitter and Ping accounts, allow ...

  31. Google Says Not Building Facebook Rival

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Internet search leader Google Inc is not building a social network to compete with Facebook, a company executive reiterated on Thursday (Nov. 11), despite an intensifying rivalry between the two leading Internet groups. "We're not workin ...

  32. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: MusicBox President Joel Goodman

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Joel Goodman Title: Founder/President, MusicBox and Composer, "My Lai," "A Small Act", "Canvas" Panel: Oct. 28, 1:30 p.m., "The Basics of Production Music" and 4:30 p.m., "My First Job: How I Land ...

  33. Report: Facebook Apps Transmitted Personal Info

    October 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Wall Street Journal is reporting that 10 popular Facebook applications have been transmitting users' personal identifying information to dozens of advertising and Internet tracking companies. The newspaper said Monday that the breach also ...

  34. Facebook Adds A Layer Of Privacy With Groups Feature

    October 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Facebook Groups was the leading update among several the social service unveiled yesterday. Groups allows users to create multiple private groups so they can send photos, content, posts and so on, to each other while restricting others outside the ...

  35. Business Matters: Apple, Pandora, Spotify and more

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Apple Loses Lawsuit -- Apple has lost a patent lawsuit brought by Mirror Worlds LLC and is challenging the verdict that could cost the company as much as $625 million. If Apple pays that amount, i ...

  36. Reznor On Twitter, Social Media and 'Oversharing'

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Trent Reznor is back in digital music news circles again, but this time it’s not for any particularly forward-thinking new media initiatives. Rather, it’s for his contribution to the soundtrack of "The Social Network," the movie about th ...

  37. Facebook Resolves Service Disruption Issue

    September 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Facebook experienced technical difficulties on Thursday (Sept. 23) that slowed its website to a crawl or blocked off access for some of its 500 million users, a glitch that has since been resolved. A separate Facebook feature integrated into other ...

  38. James Blunt Checks In To Facebook Places

    September 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Singer-songwriter James Blunt is set to be the first major artist in the U.K. to embrace Facebook Places, the latest feature from the social networking site. The tool allows Facebook users to publish their current locations on the site via their m ...

  39. Twitter Fixes Flaw After Cyber Attack

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Twitter has fixed a security flaw on its popular social media website after a cyber attack sent some users to Japanese porn websites. Twitter was flooded with tweets by users who complained on the homepage under such topic headings as "Twitte ...

  40. Twitter Says Suffered Security Attack

    September 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Twitter said on Tuesday (Sept. 21) it has suffered an XSS attack, a security flaw on its website, which it is fixing with a patch after users complained. The Twitter site was flooded with tweets by users complaining of a "mouseover security f ...

  41. Topspin Launches Sponsored Spin Program

    September 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Direct-to-fan platform Topspin is adding a path for brands to piggyback on artists’ fan communication with its Sponsored Spin program . The service lets brands pay for the cost of streaming certain songs from a participating artist via a widget, w ...

  42. Google Sites To Add Social Networking In 'Layers'

    September 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Inc plans to gradually introduce social-networking features starting this fall, reviving attempts to compete with Facebook after pulling the plug on its stillborn Wave project. Chief executive Eric Schmidt told reporters the Internet search ...

  43. Twitter Remakes Website, Adds New Features

    September 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Microblogging sensation Twitter, which is now signing up 370,000 new users daily on average, is redesigning its website to make it easier for its millions of users to navigate the service and discover new information. The four-year-old company, wh ...

  44. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: DDB's Gabe McDonough

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Gabe McDonough Title: Senior Producer of Music and Integration, DDB Panel: Sept. 15, 11:15 a.m. Case Study: Bud Light Lime; 5:30 p.m. Speed Networking For more information or to register for our Music & Advertising conference in Chicago ...

  45. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Pitchfork's Chris Kaskie

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Chris Kaskie Title: Publisher and COO, Pitchfork Panel: Sept. 15, 5:30 p.m. Speed Networking; Sept. 16, 3:30 p.m. Roundtable: The Cultivation & Care Of Your Brand - How To Drive Growth, Revenue and Respect On Your Terms For more informat ...

  46. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: PAID, Inc.'s Keith Garde

    September 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Keith Garde Title: President, PAID, Inc. Panel: Sept. 16 3:30 Roundtable: Own A Bigger Piece of Your Business For more information or to register for our Music & Advertising conference in Chicago on Sept. 15-16, please visit billboardeve ...

  47. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Business Lawyer Josh Kaplan

    September 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Josh Kaplan Title: Founder of lawyer4musicians.com and business lawyer at Troglia Kaplan Holzman Panel: Sept. 15 1:30 p.m. Held Me Master: Legal Eagles Talk About Master Recordings and Publishing; 5:30 p.m. Networking Happy Hour For more inf ...

  48. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Springboard's Hank Neuberger

    August 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Hank Neuberger Title: President, Springboard Productions Panel: Sept. 16 3:30 roundtable: Putting Music Festivals Online: Lots of Eyeballs + Long Engagement = Impression Heaven. For more information or to register for our Music & Adverti ...

  49. Venezuela, Brazil, Indonesia Rank Highest On Twitter

    August 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Venezuela, Brazil and Indonesia are the three countries with the highest Twitter penetration, according to a comScore report released earlier this month. The report on twitter growth worldwide found that nearly 93 million Internet users visited Tw ...

  50. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Salty Sounds' Brooke Wentz

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Brooke Wentz Title: Co-founder, Salty Sounds Panel: Sept. 15, 5:30 p.m. - Speed Networking and Sept. 16, 3:30 p.m. - Roundtable: Music Rights For Tomorrow's Mediamakers For more information or to register for our Music & Advertising ...

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