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  1. Twitter Promotes Katie Jacobs Stanton to Global Media Chief

    July 07, 2014 10:05 PM EDT Twitter has moved longtime executive Katie Jacobs Stanton into a new role as global media chief, following the June departure of North American media head Chloe Sladden, THR has confirmed. This marks a consolidation of Stanton's previous role ...

  2. Sub Pop Is the First Label to Launch on TuneIn

    July 07, 2014 4:41 PM EDT Radio streaming service TuneIn has announced Seattle institution Sub Pop as its first label station . Launched last week and already at 3,500 followers, the station features Sub Pop's extensive back catalog and current releases for shows like ...

  3. How Grown-Up Beliebers Influenced Ed Sheeran's Pop Stardom

    June 25, 2014 4:32 PM EDT Ed Sheeran released his second full-length album, "x" (as in "multiply") in the U.S. on Monday (June 23), and it's reasonable to expect a very healthy debut sales week. For an artist without much in the way of previous cha ...

  4. Drowning In Music: Whyd's Music Bookmarking App Hopes to Be Your Lifeboat

    June 23, 2014 11:04 AM EDT With the massive volume of music created and shared today, discovering a new song isn’t a problem -- remembering it is. Lucky for us, potentially, that music bookmarking service Whyd has released a free mobile app today to help listeners do just t ...

  5. A Day With The Digital Voice Of Staples Center, Cara Vanderhook

    June 11, 2014 12:46 PM EDT This article wfirst appeared in the June 14th issue of Billboard Magazine . During her more than 10 years with Anschutz Entertainment Group in Los Angeles, Cara Vanderhook has helped manage media campaigns for numerous high-profile events, includi ...

  6. Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea Dominate Billboard's Twitter & Social Charts

    June 05, 2014 4:42 PM EDT Ariana Grande takes the lead of the first weekly Twitter Top Tracks chart as "Problem," featuring Iggy Azalea, comes in as the most shared song on the social service for the week. Azalea's own "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX ...

  7. Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts Go Live

    May 27, 2014 9:23 AM EDT Today, Billboard and Twitter officially launch the Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts . These new, interactive charts redefine how fans interact with, and influence, popular content by ranking the most popular songs being shared on Twitter in ...

  8. Twitter SoundCloud Acquisition Would Grow Two Birds With One Stone

    May 19, 2014 5:21 PM EDT The potential Twitter acquisition of audio-streaming platform SoundCloud would kill two birds with one stone. The popular audio-sharing service would grow under the ownership of one of the world's biggest social media service. It would als ...

  9. Lyor Cohen on Twitter Acquiring SoundCloud: ‘It Would Be a Wonderful Day’

    May 19, 2014 4:20 PM EDT “It would be a wonderful day,” was how Lyor Cohen described reports that Twitter is exploring the possibility of acquiring music streaming site SoundCloud. Of course the esteemed music industry vet, who once helmed Def Jam and Warner Music and rec ...

  10. Twitter Mulling SoundCloud Buy (Report)

    May 19, 2014 2:17 PM EDT Twitter is reportedly mulling an acquisition of SoundCloud, according to Re/code, who spoke to people with ties to both companies. SoundCloud, founded in 2007 by Eric Wahlforss, and Alexander Ljung, has raised $123.3 million in four funding rou ...

  11. Media Investors Back Twitter Analytics Startup SocialRank

    May 13, 2014 8:42 PM EDT Twitter analytics startup SocialRank is getting the support of some big media backers. The New York firm announced on its blog that it has raised more than $1 million in seed funding from investors that include Shari Redstone's Advancit Capit ...

  12. Spotify Silences Vulfpeck's Silent 'Sleepify' Album

    May 06, 2014 3:31 PM EDT This article first appeared in the May 10th issue of Billboard Magazine . The silent listening party is over for Vulfpeck. For about seven weeks, the Los Angeles-based groove band reaped payouts from streams of its album "Sleepify" on Sp ...

  13. Twitter Stock Hits All-Time Low As Post-IPO Lock-Up Period Ends

    May 06, 2014 1:40 PM EDT Related Articles Twitter Shares Fall To Lowest Point Since IPO Twitter Revenue, Spending, Users All Up, Stock Down Twitter Buys Data Analytics Partner Gnip Twitter's stock is down to an all-time low after a post-IPO lock-up period preventing ...

  14. Twitter Shares Fall To Lowest Point Since IPO

    April 30, 2014 1:52 PM EDT Shares of Twitter dropped in morning trading Wednesday to their lowest point since the company went public in November. Investor concern remains over the short messaging service's ability to keep adding users and keep existing users engaged. ...

  15. Twitter Revenue, Spending, Users All Up, Stock Down

    April 29, 2014 8:25 PM EDT Twitter revenues more than doubled to $250 million in the first quarter of 2014 from the $114.3 million it produced in the same time last year. Meanwhile, its loss more than quadrupled to $132.4 million from the $27.1 million in red ink it produce ...

  16. Pandora CFO Mike Herring on Q1 Earnings, Wall Street's Reaction, Price Increase

    April 25, 2014 1:10 PM EDT Minutes after Pandora announced a 69% jump in first-quarter revenue and narrower losses Thursday afternoon, its stock price sank more than 8%. Related Articles Pandora Narrows Losses, Forecasts Full-Year Profit Pandora Raises Price of Ad-Free Serv ...

  17. One Direction's 'You & I' Video Returns Group to Top 10 on Social 50

    April 24, 2014 6:28 PM EDT After a nine-week absence from the top 10 on the Social 50 chart, One Direction returns to the region, vaulting 14-8 after the debut of their video for "You & I" on April 18. The nine-week vacation from the region was the group' ...

  18. Latin Conference: Juanes on Connecting With Fans, Starts Every Day With 'Breakfast and Twitter'

    April 22, 2014 8:13 PM EDT There is no doubt that the music industry has changed, shifting much of its focus on digital and social media. Latin Conference and Awards: Full Coverage And there is no question that one of the stars who has best adapted to that new environment i ...

  19. Dealmaker Fred Davis to Launch Boutique Investment Bank Arista Advisors, Clients Include Spotify

    April 07, 2014 8:24 AM EDT Fred Davis is setting up his own boutique investment bank -- Arista Advisors, which opened for business on April 1st and will focus on digital media, music and technology. Davis, whose father Clive is one of the legends of the music business, is a ...

  20. Morning Fix: Billboard, Twitter Partner for 'Real-Time Charts'; Pitbull's Billion Dollar Brand; 4th Person Dies From SXSW Crash Injuries; Facebook to Bring Internet Everywhere

    March 28, 2014 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE BILLBOARD AND TWITTER PARTNER TO CREATE 'BILLBOARD TWITTER REAL-TIME CHARTS' New charts will be the first to use Twitter data to identify the top and emerging tracks and artists of the mom ...

  21. Billboard and Twitter Partner To Create ‘Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts’

    March 27, 2014 10:30 AM EDT New charts will be the first to use Twitter data to identify the top and emerging tracks and artists of the moment  Billboard and social media platform Twitter today announced an exclusive, multi-year partnership to create Billboard Twitter ...

  22. Twitter Probes Missing Tweets From Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, One Direction

    March 26, 2014 12:33 PM EDT A bug in Twitter's inner-workings has caused certain tweets to disappear, including some from music's biggest stars. The problem impacted the accounts of Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, members of One Direction and surely many ordinary Twitter ...

  23. SXSWi: Venture Capitalist Ben Horowitz on 'Notoriously Difficult' Music Tech Investments, Bitcoin's Potential, 'Yeezus' (Q&A)

    March 09, 2014 8:57 PM EDT Notorious Difficulties of Business . "It's not about fitting in, it's about standing out." Related Articles SXSW Hub 2014: All Things Intereactive, Film, Music & More Ben Horowitz, Web Luminary and Venture Capitalist, Rele ...

  24. Spotify Acquires the Echo Nest

    March 06, 2014 10:19 AM EST Spotify announced today that it has acquired the Echo Nest. The deal will allow the streaming platform to utilize the music intelligence platform's widely-used algorithms to enhance user experience and music discovery for Spotify's mil ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Paco de Lucia Remembered by Alejandro Sanz, Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias and Many More

    February 27, 2014 9:30 PM EST Paco de Lucia, who revolutionized flamenco guitar and influenced musicians around the world, will be laid to rest this weekend in his native Algeciras, after a public wake expected to attract a massive crowd to the Southern Spanish city. Since de ...

  27. Justin Bieber, Lena Dunham, Jimmy Fallon Among Shorty Awards Finalists

    February 24, 2014 2:52 PM EST Finalists for the 6th annual Shorty Awards were announced Monday, highlighting the best content across Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Vine, and the rest of the social media landscape. Among the top short-form content producers in H ...

  28. Data, Spotify and Discovery: Jason Flom, Julia Willinger, Michelle Klein and More Talk Turkey at Social Media Week

    February 24, 2014 10:21 AM EST As streaming music services and social media tools continue to evolve, the music industry is keeping a close eye on the new media’s metrics -- while making sure that quality music remains a priority. This was the overarching theme of "The F ...

  29. Strategy for Pharrell’s ‘G I R L’ Album Banks on Oscars, Red Bull Ad and Europe (Exclusive)

    February 19, 2014 9:34 PM EST Prior to the release of Pharrell Williams’ new album, “G I R L,” on March 3, his music will be heard in a Red Bull TV ad, promos on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and, quite possibly, on eBay. The wildly popular first single, “Happy,” will definit ...

  30. Bob Marley's Birthday Sends Reggae Legend Up Social 50 Chart

    February 13, 2014 3:35 PM EST Fans celebrating Bob Marley's birthday send the reggae legend flying up Billboard's Social 50 chart this week. Marley's birthday, February 6, was marked by the social awareness campaign #BobMarleyWeek. In turn, Marley zips 35-14 on ...

  31. Business Matters: Lyor Cohen's Midem Sound and Fury

    February 11, 2014 4:00 PM EST Lyor Cohen, who built a 32-year music career on pulling rabbits out of a hat, tried to do so again last week at Midem, one of the industry’s key conferences. In a keynote talk at the Cannes event, Cohen casually mentioned a deal he had signed the ...

  32. Head of Twitter Music on What the Lyor Cohen 300 Deal Really Means (Updated)

    February 11, 2014 2:13 PM EST Updated : This post has been updated to correct a number of inaccuracies in the transcript. We apologize for the errors.  Twitter wants to help the music industry unearth the next Katy Perry, whose career trajectory is matched by the rocketing ...

  33. Daft Punk, Pharrell Rise on Billboard's Social 50 Chart Post-Grammys

    February 06, 2014 7:43 PM EST It’s all about Daft Punk on the Social 50 this week. The French electronic duo and collaborator Pharrell scale the Social 50 thanks to their wins and performance at the Grammy Awards on Jan. 26. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouT ...

  34. Pandora and Twitter Revenue Rises, Stocks Fall

    February 05, 2014 5:44 PM EST Pandora Inc. on Wednesday posted an improved financial quarter with higher revenue and profits, but skittish investors nevertheless pushed the Internet radio company's stock down more than 8% immediately after the report. The Oakland company ...

  35. Katy Perry Becomes Twitter's Most-Followed

    February 04, 2014 11:13 AM EST The "Dark Horse" singer surpassed 50 million followers on Saturday. Katy Perry may not have nabbed a Grammy at last month's ceremony, but her latest accolade is a major milestone. The "Dark Horse" singer surpassed 50 milli ...

  36. How the Grammys Were Consumed Across Media (From the Magazine)

    February 04, 2014 10:12 AM EST Above is a detailed infographic on Grammy night's rise and fall, which you can see in high-resolution right here . You can find all of our 2014 Grammy coverage right here . BY THE NUMBERS... 1% -- The TV audience was up 1%, the ­Grammys’ seco ...

  37. Lyor Cohen and Tom Silverman's Midem Keynote in Full (Video)

    February 03, 2014 9:15 AM EST Here is the full conversation between Tommy Boy founder Tom Silverman and Lyor Cohen, who took the opportunity to speak on his beginnings -- including an epic-sounding party with Fear, Social Distortion, Circle Jerks, Fishbone and the Red Hot Chil ...

  38. Lyor Cohen On New Twitter Partnership: 'We're in the Business of Discovering Artists'

    February 02, 2014 6:29 PM EST Billboard caught up with Lyor Cohen, the former Warner Music head and founder of new music venture 300, at Midem hours after he had made a major announcement during his Keynote Q&A concerning a new partnership with the massive social media p ...

  39. Lyor Cohen Unveils 300 Partnership With Twitter During Midem Keynote

    February 02, 2014 3:04 PM EST Lyor Cohen used his keynote speech at Midem in Cannes, France, to announce that his new label venture, 300, has partnered with Twitter to develop A&R tools that will benefit the whole music business. (Billboard.biz caught up with Lyor Cohen t ...

  40. Pandora, Live Nation Shares Rise High, SFX Down

    January 30, 2014 7:37 PM EST Shares of the two largest publicly traded music companies soared Thursday (Jan. 30) as markets rebounded from two days of losses. Pandora shares reached a new high of $37.95 before closing up 11% at $36.53, and shares of Live Nation climbed to a 5 ...

  41. New Hip-Hop Dance Craze: 'Drop That #NaeNae'

    January 27, 2014 7:06 PM EST From Atlanta -- the city that taught you how to crank that Soulja Boy, shake that laffy taffy, lean with it, rock with it, and walk it out -- comes a new dance that’s spreading across the country: the Nae Nae. Developed by teen quintet We Are Toon ...

  42. The Grammy's Social Plan: Share The Love, Says the Recording Academy's CMO (Q&A)

    January 21, 2014 9:00 AM EST In many ways, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' viral bus video (above) embodies what the Recording Academy wants to achieve with its social media campaign this year -- shareability. Regardless of whether the people in the video were actors or gen ...

  43. One Direction Singer Under Fire for 'Duck Dynasty' Praise

    January 20, 2014 4:10 PM EST Liam Payne tweeted to Willie Robertson that he appreciated his "family values," then took to twitter many more times to criticize journalists he said were twisting his words in order to cause a controversy. One Direction band member Liam ...

  44. Next Big Sound's 'Year in Rewind' Shows a Skewed Digital Landscape

    January 17, 2014 2:08 PM EST Next Big Sound, the music online analytics company that powers the Billboard Social 50 chart and more recently Spotify’s artist analytics platform, has released their "State of the Industry 2013" report. Akin to their State of Online Mus ...

  45. How Shakira and Rihanna's Social Networks Reacted to Single Rollout: Social 50

    January 17, 2014 9:00 AM EST Even though Rihanna is the featured act on Shakira’s new single, "Can't Remember to Forget You," the former’s online fan base reacted much stronger to the tune’s announcement, as measured by Billboard's Social 50 chart. The Soc ...

  46. Facebook Unveils New Trending Tool For News Stories

    January 16, 2014 12:00 PM EST Facebook 'Less Cool,' But Still Popular With Teens, Others in the U.S. Facebook Testing Video Advertisements Is Facebook Overdoing It With Ads? Facebook on Thursday (Jan. 16) unveiled “Trending,” a personalized list of topics and news st ...

  47. New Year's Eve Programs Yield Big Gains on Social 50 Chart

    January 09, 2014 9:04 PM EST New Year's Eve television broadcast appearances and performances cause several of the artists on the Social 50 to jump up the tally.   Up first is Pitbull, who moves 23-16 after performing “Timber” in Miami on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin ...

  48. The Music Biz in 2013: In Flux, Disruptors Disrupted

    January 01, 2014 8:28 AM EST The week before Christmas, pondering a year-end music business essay, a litany of major stories jumped to mind, including: the Twitter and SFX IPOs; Sony and Vivendi investors’ calling for entertainment spin-offs; Live Nation’s record revenues ...

  49. Facebook 'Less Cool,' But Still Popular With Teens, Others in the U.S.

    December 30, 2013 3:33 PM EST Facebook has lost its cool, but isn't experiencing an exodus of young users. If you've paid attention to the news over the holidays, you may have seen reports that teens have all but abandoned the world's largest social media servic ...

  50. Behind the 'New Year's Rockin' Eve' Scenes with Producer Barry Adelman

    December 30, 2013 1:22 PM EST The day after Christmas, Barry Adelman leaves Los Angeles for New York's Times Square, where he is finalizing the production of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014.” This year's show will feature performances fro ...

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