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  1. Google Acquires Songza

    July 01, 2014 4:00 PM EDT Google has reached a deal to acquire Songza, the playlist site it had been rumored to be scouting for several weeks . Financial terms weren’t revealed, but a source with knowledge of the situation said the price was substantially higher tha ...

  2. Google Offered $15 Million to Buy Songza (Report)

    June 06, 2014 7:15 PM EDT Google has offered $15 million to acquire curated playlist site Songza, according to the New York Post . The deal would give the search giant company a new music property that could improve its Google Play Music All Access subscription service or ...

  3. Hugh Forrest, SXSW Interactive's Director, on Geek Growing Pains and Massive Success

    March 05, 2014 11:44 AM EST South By Southwest is fast approaching, kicking off this Friday for the 27th time with the tech-centered and wildly popular Interactive. Austin's ever-expanding conflagration of culture and business is often referred to as the sort of sprin ...

  4. Atom Factory Names Julius 'J' Erving, Ty Stiklorius Co-Presidents

    March 04, 2014 10:00 AM EST Atom Factory Management , the entertainment, tech, and branding firm founded by Troy Carter, has named Julius “J” Erving and Ty Stiklorius co-presidents. Related Articles Sky Ferreira Joins Troy Carter's Atom Factory Troy Carter Signs John M ...

  5. Gaga Being Kept from Dorito's Stage During SXSW: Report (Update)

    February 26, 2014 11:51 AM EST Lady Gaga has reportedly been denied her spot on Dorito's stage during SXSW due to public safety concerns. The news was first brought to our attention by local website Austin360 . Billboard reached out to Doritos who declined to comment. Foll ...

  6. Lucian Grainge Receives Icon Award at Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Gala As Music Industry Looks On

    January 26, 2014 11:03 AM EST Beginning with the Imagine Dragons and ending with a performance by Whitney Houston , the Beverly Hilton ballroom rocked for over three hours (lights out at 12:46 am) during last evening's Pre-Grammy Gala and Salute to Industry Icons. And bet ...

  7. Scooter Braun, Guy Oseary and Troy Carter Bet Big on Dirty Laundry

    January 24, 2014 2:04 PM EST Washio, a mobile app for laundry and dry-cleaning, has nabbed $2.25 million in seed funding from Hollywood investors including Troy Carter and A-Grade Investment's Guy Oseary and Ron Burkle. Hollywood has found a solution for its dirty laundr ...

  8. Marcie Allen Named T.J. Martell Foundation Board President, Troy Carter, Jennifer Breithaupt, Marty Diamond Named Board Directors

    January 13, 2014 4:17 PM EST The T.J. Martell Foundation, a charity focused on raising money for leukemia, cancer and AIDS research, has named a new president to its Board of Directors, three new members of the board as well as its board officers for this year in an announ ...

  9. Being a 'Music Executive' Isn't Enough Anymore (Op-Ed)

    December 10, 2013 12:57 PM EST "We’re no longer in the music business -- it doesn’t exist anymore. We’re in the multimedia business.” This was artist manager Scooter Braun speaking to Billboard for a story about his and fellow managers Troy Carter and Guy Oseary’s inve ...

  10. How Lady Gaga Pulled Off the Impossible: A Multimillion Dollar 'ARTPOP' Release Party Without Sponsorship (Exclusive)

    November 12, 2013 11:28 AM EST Lady Gaga on Sunday night (Nov. 10) at the Brooklyn Navy Yard pulled off the seemingly impossible: an extravagant spectacle of a record release party for “ARTPOP " complete with a flying dress, decadent artRave with priceless artwork, ...

  11. Lady Gaga-Troy Carter Split: What Happened, The Future and Why It's Business As Usual For Now (From The Magazine)

    November 08, 2013 12:45 PM EST This following excerpt on the split between Lady Gaga and manager Troy Carter is from the new issue of Billboard, which features a cover story on why Michael Jackson's touring business is bigger now than ever, the publisher's quarter ...

  12. John Legend, Samsung Align For Tour Dates, Social Media Partnership (Exclusive)

    November 07, 2013 8:01 PM EST John Legend has teamed with Samsung for a series of five concerts on his Made to Love Tour this month, beginning with Sunday’s (Nov. 10) show in Chicago, for the Legend and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear fan sweepstakes. One fan in each o ...

  13. Lady Gaga, Manager Troy Carter Split

    November 04, 2013 8:25 PM EST Lady Gaga and her longtime manager Troy Carter are no longer working together, multiple sources tell The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard. The news comes some 24 hours after the pop star openly wept through a performance of new song "Dope& ...

  14. T.J. Martell Foundation Honors Spotify's Daniel Ek, Lady Gaga Manager Troy Carter, Raises $1 Million

    October 21, 2013 4:44 PM EDT With performances by Colbie Caillat and a slew of music industry executives in attendance, Artworks for the Cure adds prestige and much needed cash for the fight against leukemia, cancer and AIDS. T.J Martell Foundation raised over $1 million fo ...

  15. Songza Raises $4.7 Million in Funds for Advertising

    September 10, 2013 11:59 AM EDT Internet radio company Songza announced Tuesday it has raised $4.7 million in fresh funding that will help grow its advertising business. Investors include Amazon.com, William Morris Endeavor, Lerer Ventures, Deep Fork Capital, Metamorphic Ven ...

  16. Lady Gaga's 'Applause' To Get Kia Hamster Treatment During VMAs

    August 23, 2013 9:36 AM EDT Katy Perry won’t be the only artist with a commercial synched up to her performance during this weekend’s MTV Video Music Awards. Lady Gaga’s “Applause” will become the latest song to get the dancing hamster treatment from the Kia Soul, in a ...

  17. FlashFWD Awards To Honor Songza, V Squared Labs, Instagram

    May 15, 2013 2:39 PM EDT The fourth annual FlashFWD Awards will take place May 22 at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City. The event, presented by SoundCTRL and 'stache media, will include special performances by Glassnote-signed EDM artist Robert DeLong, up-and-c ...

  18. How Guy Oseary, Scooter Braun and Troy Carter Are Finding the Rock Stars of Tech: Billboard Cover Story

    April 22, 2013 2:37 PM EDT This Billboard cover story (Vol. 125, Issue No. 15, newstand: April 13) entitled "Power Trio" examines three of the music industry’s most successful music and tech entrepreneurs: Guy Oseary, Scooter Braun and Troy Carter, who in add ...

  19. Video: Diplo, Skrillex, Patrick Moxey, Russell Simmons, Troy Carter, More: Choice Quotes From IMS Engage

    April 22, 2013 2:25 PM EDT The first year of IMS Engage, a one-day conference built upon Ibiza's successful International Music Summit (co-founded by Pete Tong, Paul Oakenfold, and other titans of Europe's dance industry), was a qualified success, drawing over ...

  20. IMS Engage: Skrillex, Patrick Moxey, Russell Simmons, Shelly Finkel, Troy Carter and More Discuss EDM at Inaugural Event

    April 18, 2013 10:48 AM EDT A crowd of over 200 international dance music industry-ites turned up for IMS Engage, the first U.S. edition of the Ibiza-based IMS conference, at the swanky W Hollywood on Wednesday. Comprised of L.A. locals, visiting Ibizans and New Yorkers, ...

  21. International Music Summit Announces Inaugural U.S Event With Russell Simmons, Troy Carter, Skrillex, More

    March 28, 2013 12:00 PM EDT After six years spent in Ibiza -- hosting wide-ranging conversations with the likes of David Lynch, Giorgio Morode and others --  the International Music Summit is set to debut to America. IMS Engage, to be held April 17 at the W Hotel in Los An ...

  22. Troy Carter Talks 'Generation Flux' With Fast Company At SXSW Panel

    March 10, 2013 7:54 PM EDT From left: Padma Warrior, CSO & CTO of Cisco; Troy Carter, CEO of Atom Factory; and Robert Safian, editor of Fast Company, discuss Generation Flux at SXSW Interactive (Photo: Andrew Hampp)   First Douglas Coupland’s 1991 novel popularized th ...

  23. Backbeat: Kylie Minogue, Deadmau5, Stargate, Steve Bartels, More at Roc Nation Bash

    February 11, 2013 4:02 PM EST Above: Timbaland performs with a bear hat at the Roc Nation and Three Six Zero Grammy party to benefit Children's Hospital Orthopedic Center at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. Hollywood was rocking after the Grammys on Sunday night, and ...

  24. Business Matters: What Mattered -- and Didn't -- in Digital Music Startup Funding in 2012

    December 26, 2012 4:52 PM EST Was 2012 a good year for music startup fundraising? It probably depends on your definition of a music startup and how many companies you'd like to raise the millions of dollars required to operate a licensed, on-demand music service. But make ...

  25. Morning Fix: Billboard Touring Conference Kicks Off; Facebook Woos Music Apps; Carnegie Hall Reopens

    November 07, 2012 8:13 AM EST Head H ERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix and other free music-business newsletters FACEBOOK TO MUSIC APP DEVELOPERS: YOU NEED US: Facebook trumpeted its track record as a platform for music applications not named Spotify in a post e ...

  26. Exclusive: Troy Carter, Terry Richardson Team For Pop Water, Launching In Early 2013

    October 29, 2012 1:27 PM EDT Troy Carter, founder and CEO of entertainment company Atom Factory and manager of Lady Gaga, and photographer Terry Richardson are teaming up for a new consumer product, Pop Water , set for an early 2013 debut. The new beverage will be marketed as ...

  27. 'Music Is A Great Way To Sell Other Things'

    October 15, 2012 7:58 AM EDT Entertainment lawyer Ken Hertz -- who's driven brand deals for Beyonce, Gwen Stefani and Lady Gaga -- thinks everyone is a media company. Ken Hertz has a new theory he wants to test out. It's an overcast October day in New York, and He ...

  28. Bubbling Under: Wonder Girls Ride K-Pop Wave To U.S. Radio

    October 12, 2012 11:06 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Wonder Girls, Priyanka Chopra, Tame Impala and August Rain Wonder Girls PSY's ...

  29. Business Matters: Songza Lands Investments from Troy Carter, William Morris Endeavor, Others

    August 15, 2012 11:22 AM EDT Songza Lands Investments from Troy Carter, William Morris Endeavor, Others Internet radio service Songza announced some encouraging listener metrics Wednesday, but its new celebrity investors will probably get more attention. SXSWi Q&A: Songza ...

  30. 40 Under 40: Troy Carter

    August 02, 2012 2:53 PM EDT Troy Carter Founder/Chairman/CEO, Atom Factory Website: AtomFactoryInc.com To Gaga And Beyond To think of Troy Carter, 39, primarily as "Lady Gaga's manager" is to disregard the bold entrepreneurial moves the Philadelphia native has ...

  31. Azealia Banks Deletes Twitter, Says She's 'No Longer Wishing to Be a Rapper'

    June 11, 2012 12:26 PM EDT Azealia Banks is making more waves on social media, this time taking to Tumblr to make a few career-altering announcements. In a post titled "No Longer Wishing To Be a Rapper," Banks explained that she would be considering herself a &quo ...

  32. Azealia Banks Tweets About Manager Search -- And It's Not Pretty

    June 08, 2012 12:31 PM EDT Azealia Banks has taken to Twitter to address her search for a new manager, sending a series of thinly-veiled tweets alleging that a "short bald man" planted false stories and instigated cyber bullying against the rapper, and calling mus ...

  33. Troy Carter Severs Ties With Azealia Banks, MC Seeks New Management -- But It's Not Coldplay's Dave Holmes: Source

    June 07, 2012 4:09 PM EDT In April 2012, fast-rising rapstress Azealia Banks announced that she was signing with manager Troy Carter , who also handles Lady Gaga. But after just two months, Carter has severed business ties with the MC. "I can confirm that I ended the ...

  34. Music Matters Conference Recap: Troy Carter; Spotify; The Rise of Asian Music Fests

    June 01, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Lady Gaga manager Troy Carter delivering the keynote address at the Music Matters conference in Singapore. (Photo: Crowded Studios) Music Matters , Asia's premiere music conference, held another successful edition, its 8th, digging into subst ...

  35. Troy Carter, Lady Gaga's Manager, Says Singer Won't Change Show For Protests

    May 25, 2012 7:57 AM EDT SINGAPORE (AP) -- Lady Gaga's manager says the pop diva has no plans to tone down her act, even if that prevents her from performing in some countries on her Asian tour. The Straits Times newspaper of Singapore reported Friday that Troy Carte ...

  36. Business Matters: Is Vevo Considering An IPO?

    May 23, 2012 4:42 PM EDT Is Vevo Considering an IPO? -- Vevo is seeking new investors to help fund its international expansion, according to reports at Sky News at the Financial Times. A report by Sky News claims the company has hired investment bank Allen & Co to loo ...

  37. Jasper Donat On Music Matters 2012: Troy Carter, Growing Asian Touring Market, Music Publishing In 53 Countries

    May 21, 2012 10:45 AM EDT (Photo Courtesy: Music Matters) Music Matters 2012, the industry one-stop covering "all that matters" (as their catchphrase declares) in music, entertainment, technology and media in the Asia Pacific region, is back for its second year i ...

  38. Canadian Music Week President Neill Dixon On Why CMW 2012 is Bigger & Better Than Ever

    March 22, 2012 4:05 PM EDT The popularity of Canadian Music Week (CMW), the Toronto-based music industry conference now in its 30th year, could easily have waned as the major labels consolidated during the past decade-plus. Instead, what's now tagged as "Canada� ...

  39. Lady Gaga-Affiliated Backplane Raises $4.5 Million in Series A Funding

    February 17, 2012 3:42 PM EST Backplane (@thebackplane), the digital startup co-founded by Lady Gaga manager Troy Carter, has raised $4.5 million in fresh funding from prominent Silicon Valley investors, according to a report at the Wall Street Journal. The additional funding ...

  40. Dance Music's Most Influential Executives

    February 03, 2012 4:45 PM EST It's no secret that dance music is bigger than its ever been - as the seven Grammy nominations for this week's Billboard cover stars , Skrillex, A-Trak and Diplo demonstrate. Here's a look at nine of the biggest executives in the ga ...

  41. Avicii Signs Singles Deal With Interscope, Atom Empire

    November 17, 2011 11:07 AM EST Swedish DJ/producer Avicii has inked a US singles deal with Interscope Records, in conjunction with Troy Carter's electronic dance label Atom Empire. The 22-year-old's first track with the deal, "Le7els," has already reached #1 ...

  42. Getty Images Music Partners with Atom Factory Music Licensing

    October 17, 2011 11:15 AM EDT Getty Images Music and Atom Factory Music Licensing (AFML) announced a partnership Monday that will give Getty over 1,000 original tracks and artists from the AFML catalog as well as composition and supervision services. It is Getty's first s ...

  43. Stephanie LaFera To Head New Electronic Dance Division Of Troy Carter's Atom Factory

    October 04, 2011 6:04 PM EDT Music management group, Atom Factory will launch a new electronic music division called Atom Empire, led by music manager Stephanie LaFera, it was announced today by the company. LaFera will run Atom Empire which represents DJs and the electronic ...

  44. TechCrunch Disrupt Day Two: Troy Carter Is A Busy Man

    September 13, 2011 4:53 PM EDT Better known as Lady Gaga's manager, Troy Carter's name was all over TechCrunch Disrupt this morning, as two projects he is involved in took center stage. First up was Turntable.fm, the much buzzed about online DJ site, who hit the stage ...

  45. Q&A: Anjula Acharia-Bath Co-Founder/CEO, Desi Hits!

    September 01, 2011 8:51 AM EDT Five years ago, Anjula Acharia-Bath was working as a senior partner at the London-based executive search firm Forsyth Group. Today, she runs an entertainment/lifestyle website focused on South Asian (Desi) culture called Desi Hits! (desihits.com ...

  46. Aymen Anthony Saleh: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Aymen Anthony Saleh Executive VP/GM Atom Factory; CEO, Emagen Entertainment Group While pursuing studies in mathematics and electrical engineering, Aymen Anthony Saleh, 25, discovered his true calling in the music world, and is now working alongsi ...

  47. Lady Gaga Criticized Apple's Ping in Meeting With Steve Jobs

    June 07, 2011 7:10 AM EDT Lady Gaga isn't intimidated by Apple CEO Steve Jobs, apparently. The singer last year traveled to Cupertino, Calif., along with her business manager, Troy Carter, at Jobs' request to discuss Apple's music-centered social network Pin ...

  48. Lady Gaga's Monster Ball Is the Biggest Ever Debut Arena Headlining Tour

    May 05, 2011 6:47 PM EDT Lady Gaga wraps her lengthy Monster Ball tour tomorrow night in Mexico City, bringing to a close the highest-grossing tour ever by an artist making their first global run through arenas and stadiums. Dating back to November of 2009, Lada Gaga' ...

  49. Lady Gaga Manager Teams With Industry Vets For Atom Factory Licensing

    January 31, 2011 9:30 PM EST Music manager Troy Carter, who counts Lady Gaga as his No. 1 client, executive Vincent Herbert, president of Streamline Records, Gaga's label home, music supervisor Paul Stewart and the multi-platinum producing team the Co-Stars have teamed f ...

  50. VIDEO: Manager Troy Carter On Lady Gaga Mgmt Strategies

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Coalition Media Group CEO Troy Carter sat down at the Billboard Conference and Awards and discussed the structure of the management team behind Lady Gaga and Greyson Chance, analyzed the set-up of Taylor Swift's recent success, talked Gaga� ...

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