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  1. Facebook Takes On Google, Yahoo In Web Messages

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Facebook rolled out an all-in-one messaging service that for the first time allows its half-billion members to communicate with people outside the social network, intensifying a battle with Google Inc and Yahoo Inc for users' Internet time. A ...

  2. Quick Shots: 2010 Music & Money Symposium

    March 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Billboard 2010 Music & Money Symposium at the St. Regis in New York has wrapped. The event brought together the music, legal, financial and Wall Street communities and featured keynote addresses with Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff and MTV's Van ...

  3. MTV, OurStage Partner To Promote Rising Artists

    March 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks is teaming up with OurStage to help promote new artists. Under the deal, MTV will showcase artists that rise to the top of OurStage's voting process on its various TV shows and other platforms. From the release: To kick off the i ...

  4. Rock Band Network Music Store Opens

    March 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Rock Band Network Music Store is open for business. The initiative from MTV games and its "Rock Band" developer subsidiary Harmonix -- unveiled last July -- allows artists to submit their music as downloadable add-on content to the m ...

  5. Reality Of 'Price Discovery' Hitting Publishers

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST With the credit crunch and a difficult economy, those involved in the buying and selling of music copyrights are in a period of “price discovery,” peermusic CFO Bill Gorjance said at the Billboard Music & Money Symposium, held today at the St. ...

  6. Music & Money: The Future Music Revenue Driver

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST The music business may be fighting for its life but the growing mobile component could become the industry's revenue driver as application software technology is embraced by mobile phone users, according to panelists at the Billboard Music &a ...

  7. Bonnaroo Producers Ready For New Investors?

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Is Superfly Productions, the innovative, independent co-producers of Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tenn., ready to listen to new investors? Comments today at the Billboard Music & Money Symposium indicate that may be the case. "We're havin ...

  8. Keynote Q&A: Cisco, WMG Discuss Online Strategy

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Contrary to opinions raised in the preceding panel that investors are getting ready to flee the music industry, Cicso Media Solutions Group senior VP/GM Daniel Scheinman said now is the perfect time to invest in the music business. Scheinman' ...

  9. Music & Money: VC Firms May Pull Back On Music Investments

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST With digital service providers having a hard time making money and new start-ups still having difficulty affording licensing, venture capital firms may be on the verge of pulling back from investing in the music space. That was one of the conclusi ...

  10. Jackson Announces 'Final Curtain Call'

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson has confirmed his July residency at London's O2 arena during a press conference at the venue, describing it as the "final curtain call." Hundreds of screaming fans turned up for the announcement, as well as members o ...

  11. Music & Money: Execs Debate Branding Challenges

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST A panel on music and branding at the 8th Annual Billboard Music & Money Symposium exposed some of the challenges major labels and brands face when they try to work together. Frank Cooper, Pepsi's VP of portfolio brands, told the audience ...

  12. AEG CEO: Jackson To Play Up To 25 London Shows

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST AEG president and CEO Tim Leiweke revealed that Michael Jackson is set to perform 20 to 25 shows at London's O2 Arena and that the singer is "very focused." Leiweke was speaking during his keynote Q&A session at the Billboard Mu ...

  13. Starwood Checks In With Live Nation

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide will become the official hotel partner for Live Nation through a multi-year agreement that aims to leverage the concert promotion giant's music platform in North America. As part of the agreement, Starw ...

  14. Billboard Announces Women In Music Honorees

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ciara, Deborah Harry and Colbie Caillat will be honored at Billboard's third annual Women in Music breakfast, to be held Oct. 24 at New York's St. Regis Hotel. Ciara will receive the Woman of the Year award, which recognizes success as a ...

  15. Billboard Exclusive: Hotel Harmony Between Sony BMG, Starwood Hotels

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Entertainment has entered into an exclusive partnership with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide to develop uniquely branded music-and entertainment-based programming for hotels that fall under the Starwood banner. Under the long-term ...

  16. Kobalt Offers Pipeline Royalty Advances

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Kobalt Music, which administers music publishing rights, is now offering its songwriters and rights holders the ability to draw from royalties earned but not yet received. The offering is the result of a deal Kobalt sealed with the Royal Bank of S ...

  17. All-Star Q&A Highlights Music & Money

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Andrew Lack and John Frankenheimer will take center stage March 3 at the fourth annual Billboard Music & Money Symposium. Andrew Lack and John Frankenheimer will take center stage March 3 at the fourth annual Billboard Music & Money Sy ...

  18. Alan Jackson Collects Eight ACM Nods

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Arista Nashville artist Alan Jackson, who received a leading eight nominations today (March 10) for the Academy of Country Music Awards, can justify celebrating as early as he wants because -- as the Arista Nashville artist Alan Jackson, who recei ...

  19. WMG Crew Get In Gear For Industry Turnaround

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Just days after the $2.6 billion acquisition of Warner Music Group closed, a key member of the buyout team valued the music company's assets at healthy $3.5 billion. NEW YORK--Just days after the $2.6 billion acquisition of Warner Music Group ...

  20. E.U. Set To Act On New Rules To Halt Piracy

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Union is expected to agree to new rules this week that will clamp down on movie and music pirates following a long legislative battle, according to the E.U. sources last Friday. <br clea Virgin, Fox Studio Drop Lawsuit, Settle Disp ...

  21. Sperling Touts WMG Deal As 'Smart Buy'

    March 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Just four days after the $2.6 billion acquisition of Warner Music Group, one of the key members of the buyout team valued the music company's assets at $3.5 billion. Scott Sperling, managing director Just four days after the $2.6 billion acqu ...

  22. Key Execs To Take Part In Music & Money Symposium

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Music International president Rick Dobbis, Clear Channel Entertainment CEO Brian Becker and EMI Music Publishing CEO Martin Bandier are among the key executives set to participate in the third an Sony Music International president Rick Dobbis ...

  23. Sperling To Speak At Music & Money

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Scott Sperling , managing director of Thomas H. Lee Partners, the lead investment firm in the pending acquisition of Warner Music Group, will keynote Billboard's third annual Music &amp; Money Symposi Scott Sperling , managing director of ...

  24. Sperling To Speak At Music & Money

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Scott Sperling , managing director of Thomas H. Lee Partners, the lead investment firm in the pending acquisition of Warner Music Group, will keynote Billboard's third annual Music &amp; Money Symposi Scott Sperling , managing director of ...

  25. Sperling To Speak At Music & Money

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Scott Sperling , managing director of Thomas H. Lee Partners, the lead investment firm in the pending acquisition of Warner Music Group, will keynote Billboard's third annual Music &amp; Money Symposi Scott Sperling , managing director of ...