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  1. Morning Fix: Live Nation's 3Q Earnings; Pandora Sues ASCAP; Google Buries Legal MP3 Sites

    November 06, 2012 8:18 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix and other free music-business newsletters LIVE NATION PROFIT, REVENUE SOAR IN THIRD QUARTER: Live Nation got through a tepid global economy to deliver strong growth in revenue and net profit i ...

  2. Justin Bieber Breaks VEVO Record, Rises On Social 50 Chart

    October 19, 2012 4:17 PM EDT Whether it's surprising fans with unannounced visits or singing from balconies in France, Justin Bieber is known for devising schemes that grab attention. Reported events of a stolen laptop and leaked private photos were deemed a publicity ho ...

  3. Billboard Home Front: Shaking Up The Genre Charts

    October 15, 2012 7:36 AM EDT Revamped charts will add streaming and downloads to methodology, breaking out fresh genre lists. Billboard unveils new methodology this issue for the long-standing Hot Country Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Latin Songs charts. Each rec ...

  4. Alex Pham Named Billboard Senior Correspondent

    September 21, 2012 1:32 PM EDT Billboard announced today the appointment of Alex Pham as Senior Correspondent where she will be responsible for covering new platforms and technologies in and around the music space, including startups and investments, Silicon Valley, and top com ...

  5. Pavarotti Manager Herbert Breslin Dead At 87

    May 17, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Herbert Breslin, the hard-driving manager who helped propel Luciano Pavarotti to international fame during the 36 years they worked together, has died, his wife said Thursday. He was 87. Breslin collapsed at his hotel in Nice, France, on Wednesday ...

  6. Business Matters: @NARM - Ready or Not, Brands and Music Are BFFs

    May 09, 2012 8:39 PM EDT @NARM - Ready or Not, Brands and Music Are Best Friends Forever -- Brands are getting more involved with music. That may not always be a good thing, but it's a trend that isn't going to reverse course. "Bands and Brands 20 : Who ...

  7. Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced, Kevin Puts' 'Silent Night: Opera In Two Acts' Wins Music Award

    April 17, 2012 6:30 AM EDT NEW YORK -- The 2012 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, with comments from judges: ARTS Music: "Silent Night: Opera in Two Acts" by Kevin Puts, commissioned and premiered by the Minnesota Opera in Minneapolis on Nov. 12, 2011, a stirr ...

  8. Grammys Embrace of Chris Brown Draws Criticism

    February 14, 2012 7:58 AM EST Chris Brown accepting an award at the 2012 Grammys .(Getty Images) NEW YORK (AP) - The Grammy Awards' warm embrace of Chris Brown three years after his assault of Rihanna has drawn the ire of viewers who claim the controversial R&B star s ...

  9. Morning Heds: RIM CEOs Out, HMV's New Banking Terms, Does Facebook Make People Sad?

    January 23, 2012 6:45 AM EST If the feds can shut down Megaupload, why do we need SOPA? Ars Technica For more than a year, the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Association of America have argued that existing laws were insufficient to deal with ...

  10. Music, Media Firms Pin Hopes On New Facebook Ties

    September 23, 2011 8:19 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) - Music and media companies are pinning fresh hopes for reviving their businesses on a small ribbon that Facebook has begun putting on user profiles called the "ticker." The new, slim stream of updates automatically list ...

  11. U.S. Companies Make Combating Intellectual Property Theft A Top Priority To China's Visiting Leader

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST U.S. companies have long demanded that China let its currency rise to make U.S. exports cheaper. But as President Hu Jintao visits Washington this week, U.S. companies are stressing other goals: Stopping the theft of intellectual property. And get ...

  12. Business Matters: Majors Back Video Site, Android Gains Steam, Hulu CEO Offers Content Strategy and more

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Majors Onboard With Russian Video Portal -- All four majors have licensed their content to Russian online music video service iviMusic. The content of an additional 20 Russian music companies is a ...

  13. Business Matters: Ping Followers, Apple, Lala, Verizon and more

    September 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Ping Followers and What They Mean -- Here are a some artists with iTunes Ping profiles and the number of followers each had as of Wednesday evening: Lady Gaga 368,000, Coldplay 305,000, Katy Perry ...

  14. Chelsea Handler Panned As VMA Host

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT When MTV announced last month that E!'s Chelsea Handler would be hosting this year's Video Music Awards, it was met with some surprise. So how did she do Sunday on one of music's most star-studded nights? "She was among the wor ...

  15. Business Matters: Live Nation, LimeWire, Eircom, Isohunt and More

    May 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Follow Glenn Peoples on Twitter -- Live Nation shut down its music and entertainment news site LiveDaily on Friday, May 21. The Ticketmaster-owned site debuted in 1998. ( @livedaily ) -- The New York Times’ article “Man Behind the Service” takes a ...

  16. Business Matters: Obama, EMI, WMG, Alison Krauss and More

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Two posts worth reading: The Hollywood Reporter's "Why Hollywood Should Be Very Nervous About Elena Kagan," a post about President Obama's nomination for the Supreme Court, and a follow-up by music attorney Chris Castle . &q ...

  17. Business Matters: PlayMPE, EMI, CD Baby, WMG and more

    April 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT - PlayMPE , a digital delivery system used by labels to service promotional music, was hacked last week and a number of albums were leaked as a result. AbsolutePunk posted an email PlayMPE sent a letter to one of the band’s whose release had been ...

  18. Briefs: Jammie Thomas Case, CMA Fest, Ticketmaster

    June 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- To follow live updates of the Jammie Thomas file-sharing case that started at 9am CT, follow the Twitter feeds of Copyright & Campaign's Ben Sheffner and Marc Bourgeois , and/or follow the #riaa hash tag. -- Live Nation is offering som ...

  19. Web Reaction: 2009 MusicTech Summit

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The 2009 MusicTech Summit has wrapped up and the blogosphere has some recaps for those who did not attend. GigaOm's wrap-up was heavy on the topic of the semantic web. "According to a morning panel, sentiment analysis - the form of natur ...

  20. Report: Springsteen To Play Inaugural Event

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Washington Post is reporting that Bruce Springsteen will perform at Washington D.C.'s National Mall on Jan. 18 as part of the Barack Obama inauguration festivities. The performance will be free and open to the public. Springsteen was a vo ...

  21. American Folk Legend Odetta Dies At 77

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Odetta, the folk singer with the powerful voice who moved audiences and influenced fellow musicians for a half-century, has died. She was 77. Odetta died Tuesday (Dec. 2) of heart disease at Lenox Hill Hospital, said her manager of 12 years, Doug ...

  22. Pandora To Shut Down Service?

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Personalized Internet radio service Pandora is, again, threatening to shutter the service in the wake of new licensing fees due SoundExchange, under the recent Copyright Royalty Board licensing system. Founder Tim Westergren tells the Washington P ...

  23. Plugged And Unplugged

    January 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Plugged : So the numbers are in, and for the fourth year in a row the music industry has hit new records for digital downloads for singles and albums. Yes, download sales are still not compensating for the decline in album sales. And yes, the prof ...

  24. Review: MTV-MySpace Candidate Dialogue

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A Presidential Candidate Dialogue with John Edwards MySpace and MTV 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 The presidential campaign got another questionable new media tweak with the first "dialogue" from MTV and MySpace featuring John Edwards at the ...

  25. Avril Maintains Top Slot, Joe Starts at No. 2

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Best Damn Thing," while R&B singer Joe begins in the runner-up slot with his new "Ain't Nothing Like Me" ... U.K. band Arctic Monkeys bow in the top 10, while ...

  26. Blues Singer And Pianist Robert 'H-Bomb' Ferguson Dies

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Robert "H-Bomb" Ferguson, a bluesman and pianist who urged listeners to "rock baby rock" at the dawn of the rock 'n' roll era, has died. He was 77. Ferguson, who got his Cold War-era nickname from his booming voice, d ...

  27. Blues Singer, Pianist Robert 'H-Bomb' Ferguson Dies

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST He was 77. Robert "H-Bomb" Ferguson, a bluesman and pianist who urged listeners to "rock baby rock" at the dawn of the rock 'n' roll era, has died. He was 77. Ferguson, who got his Cold War-era nickname from his boomi ...

  28. SEC Preparing Time Warner Ad Revenue Case

    April 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is preparing to formally accuse Time Warner Inc. of improperly booking more than $400 million in advertising revenue, The Washington Post reported today (Ap The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is ...