The Social Network

  1. Trent Reznor on How He Made the 'Gone Girl' Score 'Rot Inside'

    October 06, 2014 3:40 AM EDT It's hard not to get chills as soon as the Gone Girl soundtrack kicks in, and that's exactly what the composers were going for. Trent Reznor , who wrote the hit thriller's score with Atticus Ross , told CBS News that he immersed h ...

  2. Mark Zuckerberg Says Spotify 'Is Killing It' -- But What Does That Mean?

    September 11, 2012 7:00 PM EDT It would take Roget's Thesaurus and a spirited debate to reach the exact meaning behind one of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's statements during his keynote interview at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference on Tuesday. "Spotify is killi ...

  3. Preaching To The Choir

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Scala & Kolacny Brothers take the movie and TV world by storm. The female choir heard in the current trailer for Showtime's "Homeland" is the same one that became an Internet sensation after its version of Radiohead's " ...

  4. As Facebook Stock Nears $18, Its Focus on Music Will Suffer

    August 31, 2012 4:29 PM EDT Facebook shares dove under $19 and were trading down 4.86% to $18.17 Friday afternoon after slashed price targets and fresh revenue concerns. Citing "challenged" media spending and an inflow of additional shares from lock-up expirations, ...

  5. 40 Under 40: Sean Parker

    August 02, 2012 3:37 PM EDT Sean Parker Executive General Partnery, Founders Fund Website: foundersfund.com Twitter: @sparker Guiding the Musical Marketplace Sean Parker, 32, helped raise Facebook, invested in Spotify via Founders Fund and midwifed the partnership between th ...

  6. Sean Parker, Shawn Fanning on Airtime, Spotify's Similarities to Napster, Working With the 'Legendary' Bob Pittman

    June 06, 2012 2:18 PM EDT "I don't think I've ever been this tired," Sean Parker said Tuesday afternoon. It was nearly three hours after he and Napster co-founder Shawn Fanning officially unveiled new social video-chat service Airtime at a technical-dif ...

  7. Facebook To Let Its 1 Billion Users Vote On Privacy Policy Changes

    June 01, 2012 4:46 PM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook is letting its nearly 1 billion users vote on changes to its privacy policy. The previously announced changes include new sections explaining how it uses people's information. The updates also reflect recently added ...

  8. 5 Reasons Why Facebook Won't Spend its IPO Money on the Music Business

    May 18, 2012 11:21 AM EDT After raising $6.84 billion in its initial public stock offering, Facebook will have more than enough cash on hand to acquire a major music company or two. A major music publisher or record label can be had for a few billion dollars. Same goes for ...

  9. Facebook's IPO is One of World's Largest

    May 18, 2012 7:39 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook is about to find out just how much status updates, puppy photos and billions of "likes" are worth on Wall Street. GM Vs. Ford: Companies Ask If Advertising on Facebook Pays? Facebook's stock is set to begin ...

  10. Facebook Considered a Fad By Half of America, Views Divided by Generation (Poll)

    May 15, 2012 6:34 AM EDT Half of Americans think Facebook is a passing fad, according to the results of a new Associated Press-CNBC poll. And, in the run-up to the social network's initial public offering of stock, half of Americans also say the social network's ...

  11. ASCAP Pop Awards Honor Trent Reznor, Katy Perry, Max Martin, Bruno Mars

    April 19, 2012 12:39 PM EDT It's been nearly 25 years since Nine Inch Nails' debut Pretty Hate Machine was released, but even with millions of albums sold over the course of an influential, tumultuous and ultimately triumphant career, Trent Reznor insists he's ...

  12. Bob Marley Documentary to Stream on Facebook While in Theaters

    April 12, 2012 7:55 AM EDT The Bob Marley documentary "Marley" will stream on Facebook simultaneously during its theatrical opening, a signal that social media may also play a role in shifting movie release windows. Such day-and-date releases have become increasin ...

  13. Facebook Buys Instagram for $1 Billion

    April 09, 2012 1:41 PM EDT Facebook is spending $1 billion to buy the photo-sharing company Instagram in the social network's largest acquisition ever. Instagram lets people apply filters to photos they snap with their mobile devices and share them with friends and str ...

  14. Facebook $5 Billion IPO Fueled By Advertising

    February 02, 2012 6:30 AM EST Even though Facebook has barely gotten started when it comes to advertising, the company can thank Madison Avenue for the stunning $5 billion initial public offering (IPO) it filed on Wednesday (Feb. 1). Advertising dollars accounted for 85 percen ...

  15. Facebook Files For IPO, Hopes to Raise $5 Billion

    February 01, 2012 5:21 PM EST NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook made a much-anticipated status update Wednesday: The Internet social network is going public eight years after its computer-hacking CEO Mark Zuckerberg started the service at Harvard University. That means anyone with the ...

  16. Billboard Power 100: Lia Vollack

    January 26, 2012 8:05 PM EST No. 51 Lia Vollack President of Worldwide Music Sony Pictures Entertainment Film music maven ... Coming of age in the punk era with Richard Hell and the Ramones, Lia Vollack has leaned on her DIY ethic to navigate different directions for Sony in ...

  17. Facebook Tries to Grow-Up Ahead of Expected 2012 IPO

    December 23, 2011 11:02 AM EST Mark Zuckerberg-led Facebook has spent the last 18 months preparing itself to look and act more like a grown-up corporation with the goal of making the social network, which is planning to go public, a blue-chip company, the Wall Street Journal re ...

  18. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Lia Vollack

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 24 Lia Vollack President of worldwide music, Sony Pictures Entertainment Website: Sonypictures.com Twitter: @sonypictures Responsible for more than $60 million of music licensing, administration and soundtrack decisions, Lia Vollack works on s ...

  19. Five Key Features Missing From Facebook Music

    September 23, 2011 5:00 PM EDT First, some perspective: Even after yesterday's big Facebook F8 hullabaloo, people will still listen to and discover music without Facebook, as hard as that might be to believe right now, given all the attention paid to the social network ...

  20. Backbeat: Sean Parker's Lavish f8 Party With Killers, Snoop Dogg, Jane's Addiction, Even Pigs on a Spit

    September 23, 2011 4:20 PM EDT Sartorial Splendorous Tech Titans: From Left, Spotify founder Daniel Ek and "Celebration of Music host" and tech entrepreneur Sean Parker (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage) Sean Parker 's "A Celebration of Music" extravaganza ...

  21. Facebook f8 Conference Kicks-Off Today, CEO Zuckerberg To Deliver Keynote

    September 22, 2011 7:54 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook has made several changes to the site in recent weeks, from bigger photos to a real-time "ticker" of their friends' latest activity on the right side of their home pages. Facebook Music: New Details Emerge Ah ...

  22. Trent Reznor Tells Fans on Twitter to 'Ignore' Re-Release of 'Pretty Hate Machine'

    July 19, 2011 7:15 AM EDT Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor took to Twitter to warn fans not to waste their money on a recent re-issue. A subsidiary of Universal music rereleased NIN's 1989 debut Pretty Hate Machine, without any re-mastering. Reznor called the re-rel ...

  23. Facebook's Growth Exceeds Expectations, $2 Billion in Earnings: Report

    May 02, 2011 7:52 AM EDT Facebook Inc's business is growing faster than forecast several months ago and the firm is on track to top $2 billion in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization in 2011, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. ...

  24. President Obama Goes On Facebook: New Media, Traditional Tone, Pre-Screened Online Submissions

    April 21, 2011 8:20 AM EDT President Barack Obama likely has a few more "friends" after a town hall at Facebook headquarters Wednesday, but the real winner may be the medium of social networking itself, which commands not just the attention of politicians but now ...

  25. Trent Reznor, Randy Newman Talk About Their Big Oscar Wins

    February 28, 2011 12:35 AM EST Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross at the Academy Awards Sunday (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Randy Newman, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross won the top music awards at the 83rd annual Academy Awards on Sunday -- and their reactions could not have be ...

  26. Trent Reznor Talks Next How To Destroy Angels Release

    February 28, 2011 12:06 AM EST Trent Reznor (Photo: WireImage) The day before his and Atticus Ross' Oscar win for "The Social Network," Trent Reznor was in Beverly Hills at the Society of Composers & Lyricists' annual pre-Oscar champagne reception, where ...

  27. Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross Win Academy Award For 'The Social Network'

    February 27, 2011 10:28 PM EST Trent Reznor accepting his Academy Award Sunday night (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross won the Best Original Score Oscar for "The Social Network" Sunday night at the 83rd annual Academy Awards, marking the ...

  28. Trent Reznor: Oscar Nom 'Amazing and Flattering'

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST "Completely surreal" is how composer Trent Reznor describes his best original score nom for "The Social Network," adding that he almost missed the announcement thanks to some technical difficulties at home. "It was panic t ...

  29. Trent Reznor Nominated For Oscar, Along With Songs Sung By Gwyneth Paltrow, Dido And (Of Course) Randy Newman

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST Nominations for the 83rd Academy awards, which take place on February 27, were announced today and included the music categories Best Original Score and Original Song. Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor received a nomination for Best Original Scor ...

  30. 'Glee,' Trent Reznor Win Big At Golden Globe Awards

    January 16, 2011 12:00 AM EST "Glee" won three top trophies at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday night (Jan. 16) in Beverly Hills, Calif., while Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and songwriter Diane Warren also came away with wins. For the second year ...

  31. David Fincher Reteams With Trent Reznor for 'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' Movie

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST Will lightning strike twice for David Fincher? The director of the critically acclaimed "The Social Network" will reteam with Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor for the screen adaptation of Stieg Larsson's bestselling crime novel ...

  32. Mark Zuckerberg Named Time Magazine's Person of the Year

    December 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST At 26, Mark Zuckerberg is the second youngest person to top Time magazine's Person of the Year. ( Charles Lindbergh received the honor at 25.) Rounding out the top 5 were the Tea party at No. 2, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange at No. 3, Afgh ...

  33. 'Glee,' 'Burlesque,' Reznor Score Golden Globe Nominations

    December 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST "Glee" picked up five nominations for the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Tuesday morning (Dec. 14), while "Burlesque," the movie musical co-starring Christina Aguilera and Cher, earned three nods and Carrie Underwood Trent R ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Ping Still Lacks Facebook Integration

    September 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ping, Apple's beleaguered attempt at adding a social layer to iTunes, still has no integration with Facebook. And all signs point to no solution to that problem emerging anytime soon. The plan of course was for Ping and Facebook to work toget ...

  36. Facebook to Advertisers: Get More Social

    July 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT When Mike Murphy joined Facebook in March 2006, he was coming aboard a promising startup with 5 million users, nearly all of whom were in college. A little more than four years later, Facebook is one of the most important companies on the Internet ...

  37. Facebook Hits 500 Mil. Mark

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Facebook officially has 500 million users across the globe. And to celebrate that stunning milestone, the social networking juggernaught is inviting its users to tell the world why they love the site. In conjunction with its 500 million-users-serv ...

  38. Plugged And Unplugged

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Plugged On the way to/from Billboard's recent Music & Money conference -- which is focused as you may guess on the intersection of music and commerce -- I ironically polished off a great book lamenting on how the mixture of art and busine ...

  39. Facebook Speaks Spanish for First Time

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Facebook Inc. unveiled a Spanish-language version of its popular online social network Thursday, hoping to expand its audience and catch up to rival MySpace.com. It marks the first time Facebook has been available in a language besides English sin ...

  40. NIN Remix Site Lifts Off

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Nine Inch Nails remix site is live, in beta mode. After Universal Music Group declined to host the site over copyright concerns, Trent Reznor decided to host it himself. The remix site is "the first element of the new nin.com that will be ...

  41. Legal Wrangling Puts NIN Remix Site On Hold

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST A Trent Reznor-sanctioned home for fan remixes of his music is on hold due to a pending lawsuit between Universal Music Group and Google and News Corp. UMG is the owner of the master files Reznor has made available on NIN.com for fans to manipulat ...