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  1. UMe, Circuit City, Vibe Ramp Up Major Promotion

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Enterprises has partnered with Circuit City and Vibe magazine for an exclusive, multitiered "Back to Old Skool" promotion. Centered around 20 featured UMe/Verve titles by current and vintage artists, the campaign includes ...

  2. Bon Jovi To Bundle Digital Album, Presale Tickets

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In what's being billed as a first, Bon Jovi will bundle a digital iTunes copy of the band's upcoming album "Lost Highway" with purchase of presale tickets for their upcoming stand to open the new Prudential Center in Newark, N. ...

  3. Microsoft Exec Addresses Apple iPhone

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Perhaps the only person not impressed with Apple's pending iPhone launch is Microsoft's Steve Ballmer. In an interview printed in USA Today , Ballmer shrugs off the impact of the iPhone, saying it's high price will limit its appeal ...

  4. Williamson Signs 'Grey Gardens'

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Williamson Music, a division of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, is now administering the score for the critically acclaimed Broadway musical "Grey Gardens," featuring music by Scott Frankel and lyrics by Michae Korie. Based o ...

  5. Vivendi CEO Talks YouTube, MySpace Lawsuit

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Vivendi CEO Jean-Bernard Levy sat for a Q&A session with USA Today this week. Among the topics of conversation -- its YouTube deal, the MySpace lawsuit, and old media in the digital age. Read the full transcript here . News Jean-Bernard Levy ...

  6. Nielsen BDS Expands Service

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Adds more than 140 stations in 11 new markets. Nielsen BDS is expanding its monitoring service network by adding more than 140 stations in 11 new markets. As a result, BDS will now monitor 1680 radio stations in 190 markets. "The music indust ...

  7. ASCAP Earmarks $2.6m For Songwriters

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Payments to be made in January. ASCAP has awarded nearly 5,600 songwriters with $2.68 million for 2006-2007. The payments—which will be made in January—are part of a program to reward writers in the early and middle stages of their careers whose m ...

  8. Teen Songwriting Winner Revealed

    August 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Contest sponsored by Billboard, USA Today. Contest sponsored by Billboard, USA Today. News ...

  9. 2006 Teen Songwriting Contest Winner Revealed

    August 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Laurel Dammann, a 16-year-old high school junior from Arcata, Calif., is the winner of the 2006 Songwriting Contest for Teens sponsored by Billboard and USA Today. Laurel Dammann, a 16-year-old high school junior from Arcata, Calif., is the winner ...

  10. Top Journos To Talk Music Coverage

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST NARIP event is March 10 in New York. Top journalists from Billboard, Rolling Stone and USA Today will be featured Thursday (March 10) in a discussion of music-industry press coverage presented in New York by the National Assn. of Record Industry P ...

  11. Music Ads Score Low At Super Bowl

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Napster, iTunes spots fail to excite. Ads related to digital music that aired during last night's (Feb. 6) Super Bowl received a tepid response from consumers, according to the results of USA Today-sponsored focus group that monitored the com ...

  12. Music Ads Score Low At Super Bowl

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Napster, iTunes spots fail to excite. Ads related to digital music that aired during last night's (Feb. 6) Super Bowl received a tepid response from consumers, according to the results of USA Today-sponsored focus group that monitored the com ...

  13. Lack Backs RIAA Lawsuits

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Entertainment chairman/CEO Andrew Lack took entertainment attorneys to task for not "taking action against online piracy," during his keynote delivered at the 6th annual Entertainment Law I Sony Music Entertainment chairman/CE ...

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