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  1. Backbeat: Of Monsters and Men, Jezabels Play Billboard's Packed Post Party At Chicago's Double Door

    August 07, 2012 2:26 PM EDT Iceland's Of Monster and Men performing at Billboard's Post Party at Chicago's Double Door. (Photo: Dana Loftus) Billboard capped off an eventful Lollapalooza weekend Sunday night with a Post Party at Chicago's Double Door , pr ...

  2. Of Monsters and Men to Play Billboard Party in Chicago, Aug. 5

    July 27, 2012 3:51 PM EDT Billboard will rock Chicago on Sunday, Aug. 5 with a little help from critical darlings Of Monsters and Men and The Jezabels. The groups will help close out Lollapalooza weekend when they perform at the Billboard Post Party, presented by Starbucks ...

  3. Exclusive: Starbucks To Release 'Cafe Con Musica,' Nacional Records Latin Alt Compilation

    May 22, 2012 9:36 AM EDT Starbucks, which rarely carries Latin music in its stores, has partnered with Latin indie label Nacional Records to release an exclusive compilation of Latin alternative music. "Café con Música" (Coffee With Music) will be available only ...

  4. Business Matters: Amazon Becomes a Book Publisher -- Is Music Next?

    October 17, 2011 8:20 PM EDT Amazon Becomes a Book Publisher -- Is Music Next? -- Amazon will publish 122 books in both physical and digital formats this fall, according to the New York Times. It won't just act as an exclusive distributor, however. The company is acting ...

  5. Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, More On Christy Turlington's 'Every Mother Counts' Documentary Soundtrack

    March 10, 2011 6:21 PM EST Starbucks will release a companion CD to Christy Turlington Burns' documentary "Every Mother Counts" that will include music from Rosanne Cash, the Dixie Chicks, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Sinead O'Connor, Gwyneth Paltrow and oth ...

  6. Business Matters: Warren Buffett, Pandora, Sufjan Stevens

    September 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- From concert promoters to record labels, people in the industry are wondering when consumer spending will return to pre-subprime loan mess levels. Earlier this week, the National Bureau of Economic Research declared that the recession official ...

  7. Guest Column: 15 Brands That Made Great Use Of Music

    December 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST As we ad people slither safely out of an unrelentingly complex year/decade, an unmistakable tipping point has transpired: the concept of "selling out" has been taken over by "selling in." Think of Pearl Jam doing a Target ad -- ...

  8. Carly Simon Sues Starbucks Over Album Deal

    October 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Singer Carly Simon is suing Starbucks Corp., saying the coffee company's now-defunct music venture didn't adequately promote her 2008 album, dooming the record before it was even released. The singer, whose biggest success came during th ...

  9. Carly Simon Planning First Ever Shows In Europe

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Carly Simon is planning to play concert dates in Europe early next year for the first time in her 38-year career. Times and places are still being worked out, but she expects to perform at small venues beginning in January, to pr ...

  10. Starbucks Taps MC Yogi For New Campaign

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Starbucks this week launched a national ad campaign that uses lyrics and music from California rapper MC Yogi (White Swan Records). MC Yogi last year released a viral video entitled "Obama '08 - Vote for Hope" which has garnered 350 ...

  11. Nontraditional Retailers Still See Value In CDs

    July 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Shoppers wandering into a suburban Limited Too outlet or a downtown American Apparel store will now have the opportunity to pick up more than the perfect pair of leggings. The Limited Too is the exclusive brick-and-mortar retailer of Jordan Pruitt ...

  12. Fonseca To Kick Off Starbucks Concert Series

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks Coffee Company is launching its first Latin-themed concert series. The Cafexpresion series kicks off in June 8 with a free show by Colombian singer/songwriter Fonseca at the Long Beach Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, Calif. O ...

  13. NARM Panel Debates Copyright Issues

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A panel on copyright issues at NARM featured many of the usual arguments, as both sides disagreed on how to best monetize free content and make sure royalty rates are equitable. On one hand, new media folks like the Digital Media Association' ...

  14. Starbucks Shuffles Hear Music, Lombard Exits

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks has handed over day-to-day management of the Hear Music record label to the Concord Music Group. As part of the move, Ken Lombard, president of Starbucks Entertainment, has left the company to pursue other business interests. Chris Bruzz ...

  15. Starbucks, iTunes To Give Away 1.5 Million Downloads

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks and iTunes have renewed their Song of the Day program, renamed Pick of Week, that aims to give away 1.5 million free downloads a week through the use of promotional gift cards. Every Tuesday, more than 7,000 Starbucks stores will make av ...

  16. Kenny G Goes Latin For Starbucks Debut

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Veteran instrumentalist Kenny G has signed a new deal with Starbucks Entertainment and Concord Records, which will be inaugurated with the album "Rhythm and Romance" early next year. The set of Latin love songs will be available Feb. 5 a ...

  17. Digital Briefs: Webbys, EMI, The Pirate Bay And More

    November 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST - The Webby Awards released their list of the 12 most influential Internet videos of all time. On the list is the music video for OK Go's "Here We Go Again," otherwise known as "the treadmill song." - EMI will release a vi ...

  18. Hear Music Signs Hilary McRae

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hear Music, the label started by Concord Music Group and Starbucks, has signed Hilary McRae as the company's first developing artist. While the full album will not be available until spring 2008, Starbucks customers will be able to download M ...

  19. Starbucks To Give Away Free iTunes Songs

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks Corp. plans to give away 50 million free digital songs to customers in all of its domestic coffee houses to promote a new wireless iTunes music service that's about to debut in select markets. From Oct. 2 to Nov. 7, baristas in the ...

  20. Plugged And Unplugged

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: Thumbs up to Apple for adding wireless access to the iTunes music store. As usual, Apple is late to this party, but has done it better than its predecessors. Sure the slick iPod Touch will help, and yes, wireless access to the popular iTu ...

  21. Analysis: Apple's Product Upgrades, Starbucks Pact

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As the dust settles on Apple's press event today in San Francisco , let's dive in and take a closer look at what the product upgrades, the new partnership and product launches -- highlighted by a touch-screen, WiFi-enabled iPod -- all me ...

  22. Apple Unveils New iPods, Ringtone Service

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In preparation for the upcoming fourth-quarter sales cycle, Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs made a number of product updates and announcements today in San Francisco, including a ringtone service, a partnership with Starbucks and a touch-screen, WiFi-en ...

  23. Starbucks To Push Exclusives Via iTunes

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks Entertainment is tapping the iTunes store as the exclusive outlet for several new releases. The new record label plans to release EPs from emerging artists Rissi Palmer, Alice Russell and WinterKids in digital form on the "Starbucks ...

  24. New Set Finds Paul McCartney’s ‘Memory Almost Full’

    June 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney: “Memory Almost Full” Producer: David Kahne Hear Music/Starbucks Entertainment Release Date: June 5 Your memory would be almost full too if you'd lived a life like McCartney's, experiences from which form the foundation of ...

  25. Exclusive: McCartney Goes Digital, Beatles 'Virtually Settled'

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Read the exclusive Billboard Q&A with Paul McCartney in the May 19 issue of Billboard, on stands Saturday, May 12 . Paul McCartney's new album, "Memory Almost Full," will be his first solo release available for download and stre ...

  26. McCartney Goes Mobile In Japan

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Japan is set to be the first territory in which Paul McCartney's music will be available via mobile phone, says Universal Music Japan. UMJ will release a master ringtone version of the single "Dance Tonight" on May 10. All the other ...

  27. Razor & Tie, Starbucks Team For Festival Release

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Razor & Tie is partnering with Starbucks Entertainment to co-release a two CD version of the Monterey International Pop Festival on June 7. In addition to Starbucks stores, the 26-song, two CD set, will be available simultaneously at other ret ...

  28. McCartney To Anchor New Starbucks Label

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After weeks of speculation, Paul McCartney is now officially the first artist signed to Hear Music, a new joint label formed by Starbucks and the Concord Music Group. The as-yet-untitled album is due early this summer; its release on Hear Music ma ...

  29. Starbucks, Concord Music Group Form Label

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks and Concord Music Group have formed a new label, Hear Music, which will sign established and emerging artists directly for distribution inside and outside the coffee chain. Under the collaborative venture, Starbucks will take primary res ...

  30. CeU To Be Featured On Starbucks' Hear Music

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Brazilian newcomer CeU, who scored a Latin Grammy nomination last fall for her self-titled debut, will be the first international act to be featured on Starbucks' Hear Music Debut CD series. CeU's album, previously released in Brazil, wi ...

  31. Starbucks To Feature Low Stars On Upcoming CD

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Starbucks Entertainment revealed plans today (Dec. 7) to include Low Stars as the third music act featured on its "Hear Music Debut" CD series. Low Stars' self-titled album will be available exclusively at the more than 6,000 Starbu ...

  32. iTunes Teams With Starbucks

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Marketing plans not revealed. Apple Computer Inc. has partnered with Starbucks Entertainment and launched today (Oct. 5) a Starbucks-branded area in the iTunes Music Store. The area features the coffee retailer's entire Hear Music catalog, wh ...

  33. Starbucks Picks Mintz For VP Role

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Coffee seller nabs exclusive Berry CD/DVD Starbucks Entertainment has named Alan Mintz VP of content development, Mintz, who starts June 5, replaces Don MacKinnon, who left the company earlier this year. Mintz will be based in Starbucks' new ...

  34. Starbucks To Offer Diana Ross Exclusively

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Search continues for VP of music and ent. Starbucks' new deal with the William Morris Agency should bring the coffeehouse greater access to music, film and book projects at an earlier stage. But the company stresses they will also continue to ...

  35. Starbucks To Offer Diana Ross Exclusively

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks' new deal with the William Morris Agency should bring the coffeehouse greater access to music, film and book projects at an earlier stage. But the company stresses they will also continue to Starbucks' new deal with the William ...

  36. Starbucks Links With William Morris Agency

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Starbucks Corp. has hired the William Morris Agency to seek music, film and book projects for the coffee retailer to consider for marketing and distribution in its 11,000 locations worldwide. The Starbucks Corp. has hired the William Morris Ag ...

  37. Lombard: Key Exec Losses Won't Hurt Starbucks

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Despite two high-profile departures from its music division, Starbucks Entertainment president Ken Lombard says business will not be affected. However, some in the industry aren't so sure. Despite two high-profile departures from its music di ...

  38. Starbucks To Unveil New Hear Music Coffeehouses

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST While some traditional record retailers continue to shutter stores, Starbucks is unveiling two new Hear Music Coffeehouses. The stores integrate a coffee shop with a traditional record store and digit While some traditional record retailers contin ...

  39. UMG, Starbucks Partner For Elton Release

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'Elton John's Christmas Party' available Nov. 10. Universal Music Group and Starbuck's Hear Music have partnered for the release and distribution of "Elton John's Christmas Party" (Billboard Sept. 10). Beginning ...

  40. Rolling Stones Roll Out 'Rarities'

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks to handle U.S. release Nov. 22. Starbucks to handle U.S. release Nov. 22. News ...

  41. Rolling Stones Roll Out 'Rarities'

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones will release an album of rare tracks next month in partnership with coffee retailer Starbucks Corp. and the group's Virgin Records label, the partners said yesterday (Oct. 25). The Rolling Stones will release an album of ra ...

  42. Rolling Stones Roll Out 'Rarities'

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones will release an album of rare tracks next month in partnership with coffee retailer Starbucks Corp. and the group's Virgin Records label, the partners said yesterday (Oct. 25). The Rolling Stones will release an album of ra ...

  43. Fnac To Set Up Shop In Greece

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As part of its 2005 international expansion program, leading French entertainment retail outlet Fnac will set up its first Greek store in Athens next month in a joint-venture with local retailer Marin As part of its 2005 international expansion pr ...

  44. Fnac To Set Up Shop In Greece

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As part of its 2005 international expansion program, leading French entertainment retail outlet Fnac will set up its first Greek store in Athens next month in a joint-venture with local retailer Marin As part of its 2005 international expansion pr ...

  45. HMV Canada Pulls Dylan Records

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Removal is response to Starbucks deal. Removal is response to Starbucks deal. News ...

  46. HMV Canada Pulls Dylan Records

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Removal is response to Starbucks deal. HMV Canada has removed all Bob Dylan products from its shelves in retaliation of a North American retail exclusivity deal given to Starbucks coffee chain for Dylan's Sony album "Live at the Gaslight ...

  47. VH1 Readies Hip Hop Honors

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks contest, ad campaign unveiled. VH1 will kick off its second annual Hip Hop Honors event through a partnership with Starbucks, Billboard.biz has learned. From Aug. 26 – Sept. 26, fans can enter to win a trip for two to the New York ceremo ...

  48. The Beat

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks' Hear Music and XM partners for a series of multi-artist compilation CDs, premiering with "Hear Music XM Radio Sessions, Vol. 1," featuring artists including Tracy Chapman and Jewel. Read M Starbucks' Hear Music and X ...

  49. Alanis Morissette Gives Starbucks A Jolt

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Alanis Morissette last night (June 13) performed an intimate show at Starbucks on Astor Place in New York's East Village. The short set coincided with the exclusive release of her new album, "Jagged Alanis Morissette last night (June 13) ...

  50. Alanis Morissette Gives Starbucks A Jolt

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Special performance kicks off acoustic release. Alanis Morissette last night (June 13) performed an intimate show at Starbucks on Astor Place in New York's East Village. The short set coincided with the exclusive release of her new album, &qu ...

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