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  1. Morning Fix: Taylor Swift Dominates BBMAs; Yahoo! Buys Tumblr; Prince and Kobalt Partner

    May 20, 2013 8:12 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE TAYLOR SWIFT, GOTYE AND RIHANNA WIN BIG AT BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS Taylor Swift and her 3.7 million-selling Red dominated the 2013 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night (May 19), taking home eight ...

  2. Five Digital Startups to Watch in 2013

    December 14, 2012 7:05 AM EST has been a banner year for digital innovation in music, from Kickstarter's increasing visibility in the mainstream to Spotify's steadily growing influence over how its users consume music. But there are plenty of companies worth wat ...

  3. '@NotJimmyIovine,' 'Music Editor Real Talk' and Other Hilarious Music-Business Internet Parodies: Update

    September 13, 2012 9:15 AM EDT UPDATE: Turns out those GIF TUMBLR blogs are quick on the responses. See below for reactions to this story. There's no question that the music business sometimes takes itself too seriously. So for those moments when you're fed up with it ...

  4. Business Matters: Google Going Vertical, Plans to Invest in Online Video Creator Machinima

    May 07, 2012 5:53 PM EDT Google Invests in Video Company Machinima Get ready for more vertical integration in the online video business. Google is set to invest in video company Machinima, according to a report Monday at All Things D. Machinima offers videos for video gam ...

  5. Beyonce's First Tweet Causes Social Storm

    April 12, 2012 8:30 PM EDT Beyonce is the biggest gainer on this week's Billboard Social 50 chart, making a massive jump from No. 49 to claim the No. 17 spot after a frenzy of media activity and social buzz following the launch of the pop star's new Web presence. ...

  6. Spotify Play Button Launches, Aims For Ubiquity

    April 11, 2012 8:25 AM EDT Spotify wants to be the world's music player. Its new streaming music widget, called the Play Button, is a step in that direction. Unveiled Tuesday, the Play Button allows listeners to stream music on the Spotify desktop client via the widget ...

  7. What Pinterest's Skyrocketing Social Network Means For Artist Marketing

    March 02, 2012 11:42 AM EST One of Lady Antebellum's Pinterest boards entitled Lady A'ers features links to articles, pictures, merch, contests and much more. Pinterest could be the next big social media tool for artists, labels and music brands-especially if they& ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Billboard Power 100: Fred Wilson

    January 26, 2012 9:35 PM EST No. 86 Fred Wilson Managing Partner Union Square Ventures Twitter: @FredWilson Thought Leader... When Fred Wilson speaks, people listen. When he invests in a startup, careers are made. A managing partner at venture capital firm Union Square Ventur ...

  10. Business Matters: Social Newcomers Tumblr and Pinterest Each Beating MySpace in U.S.

    January 11, 2012 6:28 PM EST --Facebook dominates U.S. social media. Well behind Facebook are two growing social networks you might not be aware of, Tumblr and Pinterest. They have fewer users than Twitter and even MySpace, but they command quite a bit of time. Billboard has ...

  11. Musicians On Tumblr: Ten Dos And Don'ts From Experts

    November 18, 2011 7:00 AM EST If you're an independent musician looking to grow an online fanbase, it's a good idea to start Tumbling. Since launching in 2007, Tumblr has become one of the internet's hottest blogging platforms, often exceeding 50 million posts p ...

  12. The (Unofficial, But Still Amazing) Billboard Tumblr Top 30

    October 20, 2011 7:25 PM EDT BILLBOARD ON TUMBLR Over on our new Tumblr, we'll point you in the direction of the features over on our fan-focused site Billboard.com - as well as to selected content from our music industry-focused print magazine - but you can also expect ...

  13. Who Has the Best Music-Biz Tumblr? Cast Your Vote Here!

    September 23, 2011 4:43 PM EDT Like Blogspot, Livejournal, Twitter, and many other online services before it, Tumblr began as a largely underground network of web-savvy media junkies, and has turned into something far beyond that. Like any effective mode of social networking, T ...

  14. Lady Gaga Launches a Fashion Blog

    June 28, 2011 8:29 PM EDT Lady Gaga has found yet another way to express herself. The singer, who's known as much for her controversial music as she is for the costumes and outfits she dons, has launched a fashion blog, " Amen Fashion " on the microblogging ...

  15. Business Matters: Simfy Launches Facebook Music Player Before Spotify Does

    June 01, 2011 7:45 PM EDT Simfy Launches Facebook Music Player Before Spotify Does --With relatively little fanfare, German music streaming service Simfy has launched a music player for Facebook. This comes just a week after news broke that Spotify is working on some kind ...

  16. Grammys To Spotlight Digital Stars

    January 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Grammy Awards are going digital in a big way this year, and it's not all just about its many social media and online campaigns (see our special Grammy round-up this Thursday on Billboard.biz). For starters, this year's Grammy Week ev ...

  17. Business Briefs: CIMS, Twitter, Live Nation, ISPs

    May 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- The Coalition of Independent Record Stores (CIMS) has launched ThinkIndie, its own digital download store. Individual track prices are $1.11 and albums cost $9.99. Files are 320kbps MP3s. Each store in the coalition has its own branded page and ...