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  1. Online Pirates Thrive on Legitimate Ad Dollars

    June 03, 2014 1:11 PM EDT Movie and music piracy thrives online in part because crafty website operators receive advertising dollars from major companies like Comcast, Ford and McDonald's. That's the conclusion of several recent reports that shed light on Interne ...

  2. After Data Breach, Target Exec's Departure Puts Spotlight on CIOs

    March 06, 2014 2:04 PM EST The departure of Target's chief information officer in the wake of the company's massive pre-Christmas data breach highlights the increased pressure facing executives who are charged with protecting corporate computer systems from hacker ...

  3. 'Beyonce' Closing In on 1 Million U.S. Sales

    December 23, 2013 2:48 PM EST Beyonce's new album is nearing one million in U.S. sales and seems certain to top the Billboard 200 for a second week. After the set blasted in at No. 1 a week ago on the Billboard 200 chart with 617,000 sold in just three days, industry ...

  4. Anne Stanchfield Talks Running Target's Music on the Women In Music Red Carpet (Video)

    December 19, 2013 11:39 AM EST On the red carpet at Billboard's annual Women In Music event (see all of our coverage right here ), Billboard senior correspondent Andrew Hampp had a chance to speak with Anne Stanchfield , one of the evening's honoree and the executive ...

  5. Target Not Selling Beyonce’s New Album

    December 16, 2013 4:55 PM EST While Beyonce's new fast-selling self-titled album is sure to be on many Christmas wish lists, there's at least one major retailer that's opting not to sell the album: Target. 'Beyonce' Fastest-Selling Album Ever in iTu ...

  6. Target Takes the Lead as Labels' Favorite Big Box (From the Magazine)

    November 18, 2013 3:19 PM EST This article is an excerpt from 'Maximum Exposure,' our comprehensive list of the 120 best places for music to be discovered by consumers -- from Super Bowls to Amazon Daily Deals -- which was the centerpiece of our most recent issue . ...

  7. Chart Moves: Lindsey Stirling's Best Sales Week Ever, Johnny Mathis Scores 73rd Chart Hit

    November 08, 2013 4:20 PM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Arcade Fire collected its second No. 1 album with the arrival of "Reflektor," while five more new entries arrived in the top 10. Among them were Kelly Clarkson, the cast of "Duck Dynast ...

  8. Johnny Wright, Tom Corson on Making Justin Timberlake the Year's Best-Selling Artist (Q&A)

    October 09, 2013 3:58 PM EDT Johnny Wright estimates he was the first partner of Justin Timberlake to learn that his star management client had finally recorded new music, in mid-2012. Gary Tobey, CEO of Target’s media buying firm Haworth, was “probably the third or fourt ...

  9. Morning Fix: Pandora Prevails Over ASCAP; Should You Upgrade to iOS 7?; T Bone Burnett Announced For Billboard Film & TV Conf.

    September 18, 2013 5:29 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE BETTY WHO SIGNS TO RCA AS PROPOSAL VIDEO GOES VIRAL Betty Who, the Australian-born, New York-based pop singer, who released her debut EP "The Movement" last April (and which premiered on ...

  10. From This Week’s Billboard: Why Target, Whole Foods Are Making a Play For Vinyl

    September 17, 2013 3:12 PM EDT The following article on major retail chains like Whole Foods and Target entering the growing vinyl market is exceprted from in the latest issue of Billboard (Vol. 125 No. 36), to read the full story purchase this issue of Billboard here or su ...

  11. Justin Timberlake Plays Recently Shuttered Maxwell's, Preps New Target Campaign

    August 29, 2013 2:44 PM EDT HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) -- Hundreds of people flooded the streets outside a New Jersey nightclub after Justin Timberlake took to social media about filming a commercial. The singer tweeted on Wednesday: “Join me & (at) Target tonight for just one ...

  12. Justin Timberlake Teams With MasterCard For Two-Year Partnership, NYC Show May 5

    April 29, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Justin Timberlake announced a new long-term partnership with MasterCard on Monday that will kick off Sunday, May 5, with an exclusive cardmember concert at New York’s Roseland Ballroom. Tickets for the show will be available through MasterCar ...

  13. Billboard.Biz Readers' Survey Results, Part 3: The Biggest Issue Facing the Music Business Is ... ?

    December 21, 2012 7:00 AM EST As part of our year-end special, we asked you, the audience three specific questions about 2012 -- and we got dozens of thoughtful, intelligent, well-considered responses. In the last of three questions we asked the industry "What will the mo ...

  14. 600,000: Mumford & Sons

    October 08, 2012 1:31 PM EDT Sound the banjos! A look at how Mumford & Sons' unique touring strategy and three years of hard road work paid off. "That was quite a sunset!" Marcus Mumford, clutching an acoustic guitar against his white button-up and olive- ...

  15. From This Week's Billboard: How Mumford And Sons Scored Highest First Week Sales This Year (So Far)

    October 05, 2012 4:02 PM EDT Below are excerpts from the cover story "600,000" -- an in-depth look at Mumford & Sons' album Babel which scored the highest debut week of 2012 -- from this week's edition of Billboard Magazine, which also features a featu ...

  16. Chart Moves: Kelly Clarkson's 'Stronger' Album Makes Best Buy-Fueled Gain on Billboard 200, Kiss' 'Destroyer' Returns

    August 31, 2012 1:49 PM EDT The Billboard 200: Trey Songz nabbed his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart this week with "Chapter V," as the singer's fifth studio set bowed with 135,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was one of four debuts in ...

  17. Morning Fix: Liberty Vs. SiriusXM, DJs Stump for Obama, Deezer Comes To Asia

    August 15, 2012 8:25 AM EDT MTV Unveils Artist.MTV Pages, Tries to Catch MySpace Napping If a re-launched MySpace isn't going to be the online destination for musicians it once promised to be, maybe MTV is up for the job. MTV today unveiled its long-awaited Artists.MTV ...

  18. Backbeat: Frank Ocean Plays Intimate After-Show, Co-Manager Kelly Clancy Reflects on Tour

    August 05, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Frank Ocean's co-manager Kelly Clancy of 4 Strikes Management (Photo: Andrew Hampp) Sometimes less is more. Frank Ocean spent the penultimate night of his headlining U.S. Tour Friday night at Chicago's Metro , an 1,100-capacity venue tha ...

  19. Business Matters: What Zynga's Troubles Mean for the Music Business

    July 26, 2012 6:35 PM EDT What Zynga's Troubles Mean for the Music Business -- Games have always provided an outlet for music, but opportunities can be short-lived. A year ago Zynga was going to be the future of entertainment and provide an avenue for music to be used ...

  20. Business Matters: Is Spotify Labels' #2 Source of Revenue? Probably Not

    June 27, 2012 5:42 PM EDT Streaming Services Not No. 2 Source of Label Revenue Spotify may be the second-largest digital account for major labels, but streaming is hardly their second-largest source of revenue. In fact, it's unlikely that any single subscription servi ...

  21. Billboard's Live Blog On The U.S. Senate's Hearing On Universal-EMI Merger

    June 21, 2012 7:31 AM EDT The Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights will hold a hearing on the Universal Music Group-EMI merger at around 2pm ET today, Thursday, June 21 and Billboard.biz is live blogging it here (see below). Business Mat ...

  22. Emilio Estefan at Billboard Latin Conference: 'When It Was Just Me, Santana, Feliciano, Julio, There Wasn't So Much Opportunity...'

    April 25, 2012 3:31 PM EDT John Butcher, vice president of entertainment, Target (left); with Emilion Estefan, Chairman, Estefan Enterprises. (Photo: Michael Seto) As record sales remain flat and labels tighten their belts in producing and releasing records, brands have ste ...

  23. Tupac, Biggie, Mindless Behavior Among Platinum League's New Interactive Hip-Hop Trading Cards

    April 17, 2012 10:04 AM EDT Collector's Items: Platinum League CEO William Green (second from right) with Mindless Behavior (from left) Ray Ray, Prodigy, Princeton and Roc Roya . (photo: Jesse Vendetta) Mindless Behavior, Diggy Simmons, Snoop Dogg, Tupac Shakur and Noto ...

  24. Tyga Album's First Week at Retail Disrupted by Uncleared Martin Luther King Jr. Sample

    February 23, 2012 5:45 PM EST Tyga trumpeted Tuesday's release date for his long-awaited Young Money/Universal debut, "Careless World," for weeks. The album's title has come to mean more than the MC probably intended: While the LP did officially drop on tha ...

  25. Billboard Power 100: John Butcher

    January 26, 2012 8:47 PM EST No. 67 John Butcher VP of Entertainment Target Twitter: @Target_Corp Sharp-Shooter The weight that Target throws around in music retailing--under the leadership of John Butcher--exceeds the estimated 7.8% market share the retail chain captured in ...

  26. Univision's Nuestra Navidad Xmas Special To Feature Gloria Estefan, Paulina Rubio, Chino y Nacho, Arthur Hanlon

    December 08, 2011 5:22 PM EST For the sixth consecutive year, Estefan Film & Television-the production company of Emilio Estefan's Estefan Enterprises, will produce Nuestra Navidad, the Target-presented Christmas special that airs on the Univision network. This year&# ...

  27. Editor's Note: New Billboard Policy Sets Pricing Threshold for Albums, Singles

    November 16, 2011 4:00 PM EST After much thought and consultation with the industry, Billboard has decided to implement a new charting policy. Effective with the sales tracking week of November 21 through the 27th, which coincides with the Billboard charts dated December 10, a ...

  28. EMI Reissues Compelte Pink Floyd Catalog

    September 30, 2011 8:14 AM EDT EMI's new Pink Floyd boxed set and its planned release of additional multiple-disc sets devoted to individual titles will no doubt attract a lot of attention in this fall's reissue market. It has the splashiest launch (including the re ...

  29. Adele, Katy Perry Rule Mid-Year SoundScan Charts

    July 06, 2011 6:42 PM EDT With 2011 half-over, Adele's "21" and Katy Perry's "E.T." (featuring Kanye West), reign as the year's biggest selling album and digital song in the U.S., respectively -- shifting 2,517,000 and 4,120,000 according ...

  30. @Film and TV Conference: The Who's Who of TV Reveal Musical Strategy on Day 2

    October 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The second day of The Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film and TV Music Conference in Los Angeles was like a who's who in television, all talking about how they got their start and why/how they incorporated music into their shows. Here are the t ...

  31. @Music & Advertising: Kid Rock Talks Jim Beam, 'Born Free' and more

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For full coverage of the Music & Advertising Conference 2010, visit Billboard.biz/manyc . Rock N Roll Jesus Kid Rock delivered a keynote Q&A alongside Billboard editorial director Bill Werde at the Billboard Music & Advertising Confere ...

  32. Music & Advertising Conference Kicks Off Tomorrow

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In case you couldn't tell from that huge countdown timer to the right, the second annual Music & Advertising Conference is almost here. The Billboard and Adweek event runs June 15-16 in New York and will bring together more than 300 atten ...

  33. Kid Rock Confirmed For Billboard and AdWeek's Music & Advertising Event

    May 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Rock N Roll Jesus himself will be on hand to preach the gospel of working with brands at Billboard and AdWeek's Music & Advertising event. Kid Rock has been confirmed for an afternoon keynote for the conference, which will be held on ...

  34. Sponsors Sign for Univision's Music Competition Show

    August 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Univision has signed AT&T, Bud Light, Coca-Cola, State Farm and Target as title sponsors of its upcoming American Idol-like music competition, Viva el Sueño! (Live the Dream!). The series will feature aspiring professional artists who have not ...

  35. The Black Eyed Peas Get Their First No. 1 And Take Aim At Target

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As individuals, we're misfits," says Fergie, the sultry female singer of the Black Eyed Peas. "Together, we're like one big misfit. People are always questioning who the hell we are." It's the day after the group' ...

  36. Prince's New 3 CD Set Gets Target Exclusive

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Prince is coming to a Target near you. The superstar is releasing a three-disc CD set through the retailer at the end of this month. The set will include two new albums — "LOtUSFLOW3R" and "MPLSoUND" — as well as a third by his ...

  37. Maroon 5's Adam Levine Set to Release Line of Music Products

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Adam Levine, lead singer of modern rock act Maroon 5, will release a line of 22 music products in conjunction with instrument maker First Act. Dubbed "222 by First Act" the line includes electric and acoustic guitars, amps, music books, ...

  38. Nashville 2.0: Is Taylor Swift The Face Of A Country Revolution?

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "This is for my MySpace people and everybody who voted." With those words at last year's CMT Music Awards, then 17-year-old Taylor Swift, who won breakthrough artist of the year that April night, signaled a new era in country music. ...

  39. Keys Still Atop Album Chart In Slow Sales Week

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys' "As I Am" continues to dominate The Billboard 200, topping the chart for a third non-consecutive week. The J records album sold 61,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, a 14% sales drop from t ...

  40. Target Tests Digital Music Space

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST After backing away from launching a music subscription service two years ago, big-box retailer Target is again dipping its toes in the digital music space. The company is selling John Legend's "Live From Philadelphia" album in a DRM ...

  41. Gibson Tuning Up New Slash Lines

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Gibson Guitar will release eight new Slash-branded guitars, Billboard.biz has exclusively learned. To prep for the launch of the new lines, Gibson is taking the company's current Slash-branded guitars off the market to create more hype around ...

  42. MP3 Cards To Feature Latin Acts

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alejandro Fernandez, Calle 13 and Camila are among the Latin acts whose albums will be available on Sony BMG's Platinum MusicPass MP3 cards. The label revealed Monday that the artist-specific digital album cards, which retail for $12.99, woul ...

  43. Springsteen A Lock For Another No. 1 Album

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen is a lock to add another No. 1 album to his resume, according to Nielsen SoundScan's Friday Building Chart, released Oct. 5. Unweighted sales through close of business Thursday saw "Magic" leading the next best sel ...

  44. Kanye Retains Big Lead Over 50 In Debut Week Sales

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West has increased his lead over 50 Cent in the much scrutinized battle between the rap stars, according the Friday edition of Nielsen SoundScan's Building Charts. Un-weighted sales from eight leading accounts through close of business ...

  45. West Well Ahead Of 50 Cent After First-Day Sales

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West looks to top next week's The Billboard 200 chart, according to results that will be posted later today on Nielsen SoundScan's new Building Charts feature. All eyes are on the Sept. 11 album schedule, with anticipated new relea ...

  46. Country, Gospel Packages Set For Release In New Venture

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT American Profile Presents, a new joint venture, will release its first project on Tuesday, April 24. “Country Gospel Favorites,” which includes songs from Roy Clark, Lee Greenwood and Patsy Cline, among others, will be sold at Wal-Mart and Target ...

  47. American Profile, Sheridan Square Team

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Publishing Group of America's magazine, American Profile, is teaming with Sheridan Square Entertainment Inc. (SSE) for a series of CDs. The duo is creating an American Profile Presents series that will coincide with the content published ...

  48. All Grown Up

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As multimedia momentum goes, no one need teach 19-year-old Hilary Duff a thing. For the past decade, she has built a career that began on TV, peaking in 2001 with her title role in Disney's 65-episode "Lizzie McGuire," making her a ...

  49. Post-Christmas Download Sales Reach All-Time High

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST U.S. digital download sales hit a new all-time high in the week after Christmas with 19.9 million tracks sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The flurry of downloading in the final week of the year m U.S. digital download sales hit a new all-time ...

  50. Take-2 Stock Punished As 'GTA' Gets Adult Rating

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Take-Two Interactive Software shares fell another 4.9% July 21, a day after the company said its hit game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" has received an "adults only" rating, prompting the videogame (The Hollywood Reporter and ...

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