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  1. RIAA, BMI, Warner Sites Back Online After Anonymous Attack; Megaupload Founder Remains in Custody

    January 20, 2012 9:31 AM EST Most of the websites affected by the online attacks that followed Thursday's shutdown of the Megaupload file-sharing site were back online early Friday, including the Department of Justice, the RIAA, the MPAA, BMI and Warner Music Group. Mega ...

  2. Megaupload's Pirated Content Hosted on U.S. Servers; Guns, Artwork, Cash Seized

    January 20, 2012 7:52 AM EST WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - With 150 million registered users, about 50 million hits daily and endorsements from music superstars, Megaupload.com was among the world's biggest file-sharing sites. Big enough, according to a U.S. indictment, ...

  3. Morning Heds: Facebook Wants Vevo, Wikipedia's SOPA Traffic Surge, Simon Cowell Calls Self 'Too Cocky'

    January 20, 2012 7:10 AM EST Facebook in talks to replace YouTube as Vevo's host CNET Facebook has held talks with Vevo about moving the music-video service away from YouTube and over to the social network's platform, sources with knowledge of the talks told CNET. D ...

  4. Megaupload Shut Down by U.S. Prosecutors; Kim Dotcom, Three Others Arrested

    January 19, 2012 3:26 PM EST MegaUpload, one of the world's largest file-sharing sites, was shut down Thursday, and its founder and several company executives were charged with violating piracy laws, federal prosecutors said. An indictment accuses Megaupload.com of costi ...

  5. Megaupload Launches Megabox Online Locker and Store

    December 23, 2011 12:03 PM EST Megaupload has launched Megabox , a web-based, online music locker and player with an integrated music store. Megaupload is a controversial file-hosting service that has over 50 million daily users and accounts for 4 percent of global Internet tra ...

  6. Business Matters: Veoh Wins UMG Copyright Infringement Case

    December 20, 2011 8:47 PM EST Veoh Wins UMG Copyright Infringement Case -- An appeals court has affirmed a lower court's ruling that online video service Veoh is protected by the DMCA's "safe harbor" that limits digital service providers' liability for ...

  7. Business Matters: Sony Music UK Sees Turnaround in 'Two to Three Years'

    December 19, 2011 8:37 PM EST Sony Music UK Sees Turnaround in 'Two to Three Years' -- As recorded music revenues have slid over the last decade, one common question has been, "Where is the bottom?" Growth in download sales haven't replaced lost CD sal ...

  8. SST Records' DMCA Take Down Request Results in Removal of Legit YouTube Videos

    December 19, 2011 4:18 PM EST DMCA takedown requests by the long-running indie/punk label SST Records has resulted in a bit of collateral damage at YouTube. It turns out that bands never signed to SST Records had their videos deleted after SST Records requested YouTube remove ...

  9. BITKOM, GEMA Reach Licensing Agreement For Online Music Platforms

    December 16, 2011 1:58 PM EST After nearly ten years of negotiations, a licensing agreement for Internet music platforms was reached last week between Munich-based German performance rights organization GEMA and IT industry association BITKOM, in Berlin. Internet portals now a ...

  10. MegaUpload Video Returns to YouTube as Dispute With Universal Takes Another Odd Turn

    December 16, 2011 11:21 AM EST http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/legal ...

  11. MegaUpload Attorney Speaks on Universal Lawsuit; Producer Printz Board Explains Song's Genesis

    December 15, 2011 4:32 PM EST The strange battle rages on between Megaworld and Universal Music Group. After releasing a celebrity-crammed video for its " MegaUpload Song " last Friday - which shows Kanye West, Will.I.Am, Jamie Foxx, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Ali ...

  12. Will.I.Am Sent Takedown Notice for MegaUpload Video

    December 12, 2011 6:24 PM EST Late last week, a surprising music video was released that featured many superstar recording acts and other celebrities endorsing MegaUpload, a video-hosting website that is near the top of the enemy's list for many in the entertainment indus ...

  13. MegaUpload Threatens to Sue Universal Music for Takedown of Video Starring Kanye West, Diddy, More

    December 12, 2011 4:52 PM EST MegaUpload is threatening to sue Universal Music Group for allegedly sending a takedown notice that resulted in the removal from YouTube of a music video where various superstars endorse the file-sharing platform. Last week, MegaUpload shocked the ...

  14. Kanye West, Diddy, Will.I.Am, More Participate in Video Endorsing MegaUpload Storage Site

    December 09, 2011 6:21 PM EST In one of the stranger endorsements we've seen in recent months, a battery of superstar artists - including Kanye West, Diddy, Snopp Dogg, Will.I.Am, Alicia Keys, Lil Jon, Chris Brown, Jamie Foxx and more -- have participated in a song and ex ...

  15. Pancakes, Chris Brown Push Mac Lethal onto Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    December 08, 2011 8:30 PM EST Rapper Mac Lethal debuts on the Social 50 chart at No. 31 after launching two viral memes -- the "Pancake Rap" and "Texts From Bennett" -- on Nov. 30. The first, a video of him rhyming over the beat of Chris Brown's single ...

  16. Nickelback, Michael Buble Post Social 50 Chart Gains

    December 02, 2011 12:50 PM EST Nickelback returns to Billboard's Social 50 chart at No. 30 -- a new high -- thanks to the debut of a new video and a lot of NFL chatter. The clip for "When We Stand Together" arrived Nov. 23, while the band performed a hotly debate ...

  17. Courtney Holt, Former MySpace Music President, Becomes COO at Maker Studios

    October 31, 2011 3:40 PM EDT Maker Studios announced Monday (October 31) that Courtney Holt, the former president of MySpace Music, has joined as chief operating officer. In this newly created role, Holt will be responsible for overseeing the growth and development of the Mak ...

  18. YouTube Set to Announce TV Initiative With 100 Niche Channels

    October 28, 2011 5:00 PM EDT In a low-budget early effort to compete with satellite and cable TV providers, YouTube is set to announce Friday that it has partnered with several entities to roll out television-style channels with professionally produced shows that will strike ...

  19. 12-Year Old Maddi Jane Makes Social 50 Chart Splash

    October 27, 2011 4:18 PM EDT -year old Maddi Jane -- who has been lighting up YouTube with covers and Adele and Jessie J -- returns to the Billboard Social 50 chart this week, re-entering at No. 36. The youngster, who curated a playlist for YouTube Music Tuesdays on Oct. 17 ...

  20. Vimeo Launches Music Store for Easy Video Soundtracks

    September 21, 2011 11:27 AM EDT Vimeo today announced the launch of Music Store , a new service intended to make it easy for creators to discover and download music for their videos. "Finding music to use in your videos can be extremely hard," Blake Whitman, Vice Presi ...

  21. Queen Rocks Billboard's Social 50 Chart on Freddie Mercury's 65th Birthday

    September 15, 2011 5:33 PM EDT Queen rocks Billboard's Social 50 chart, debuting at No. 15 on the tally, following buzz generated by what would have been Freddie Mercury's 65th birthday on Sept. 5. On the band's official YouTube channel, 17 videos ran to commemor ...

  22. Business Matters: SXSW 2011 Had $167 Million Impact on Austin

    August 23, 2011 7:19 PM EDT SXSW'S Multi-Million Dollar Trickle Down on Austin -- A new study puts the financial impact of 2011 South By Southwest Music, Film and Interactive Conferences and Festivals (SXSW) at $167 million -- $44.6 million of operational output (festiv ...

  23. Vevo Viewing Sessions Up Nearly 200% Since January

    June 24, 2011 1:36 PM EDT Music video network Vevo is getting more views from music fans, according to comScore statistics. Created in partnership by Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and the Abu Dhabi Media Company, the company is one of the top online video ...

  24. YouTube Turns Six, Now Gets 3 Billion Views a Day

    May 31, 2011 1:56 PM EDT Billions and billions served video everyday As it turns six years old, YouTube is still growing at the rate of a young startup. The company revealed a couple big milestones in a recent blog post . First, more than 48 hours of video is uploaded eve ...

  25. Business Matters: Pandora Grew Like Gangbusters in Q1 -- Except In One Important Way

    May 26, 2011 7:25 PM EDT Pandora Grew Like Gangbusters in Q1 -- Except In One Important Way -- Pandora is growing quickly and people are listening longer. Yet as more people listened more often over the last 12 months, Pandora was able to generate little additional revenu ...

  26. Google's Music Beta Launch Points Out Huge Gap Between Music and Tech Communities

    May 11, 2011 12:26 PM EDT This seems all too familiar. Google's decision to launch a cloud music locker without finalizing deals with the music industry illustrates just how large a gap remains between the music and tech communities. Who's at fault for this divid ...

  27. YouTube: Growth In User-Generated Content Is Outpacing Official Videos

    April 14, 2011 6:27 PM EDT By now we've all heard YouTube's assertion that it doubled the amount it pays labels and publishers in music-licensing fees last year, now totaling millions of dollars a month. But while the focus of this figure is on official music vide ...

  28. Myspace Music Loses Another Exec: CTO Dmitry Shapiro

    April 14, 2011 6:20 PM EDT In the latest in a string of departures from the struggling Myspace Music, Dmitry Shapiro revealed today that he is leaving to form a new company. Shapiro announced the move on his Twitter feed . Shapiro joined Myspace in June of last year as Chie ...

  29. YouTube Launches Live Streaming Page

    April 08, 2011 3:03 PM EDT YouTube, the video site owned by Google, on Friday unveiled a page highlighting live programming and said users have asked for more live streams. "With over 2 billion views a day, it's easy to think about YouTube as a place to watch vide ...

  30. Japan Earthquake Relief Livestream Telethon Taking Place At SXSW Saturday

    March 18, 2011 6:12 PM EDT To raise money and awareness for Japanese earthquake relief efforts, South by Southwest and Hanson are joining forces for a livestream online telethon featuring back-to-back performances and chats by artists at SXSW on Saturday, driving the audien ...

  31. Business Matters: The Numbers Behind Vevo's Growth

    March 14, 2011 9:40 PM EDT The Numbers Behind Vevo's Growth -- Free, ad-supported videos are one of the few truly bright spots in digital music right now. YouTube has become a dominating force in listening, viewing and discovery. Vevo, the Universal Music Group/Sony Mu ...

  32. Chinese File-Sharing Site Xunlei Plans U.S. IPO

    March 04, 2011 8:26 AM EST Google-backed Chinese video and music file-sharing firm Xunlei, once sued by six Hollywood studios for film piracy, hopes to raise $200 million in a U.S. initial public offering and is hiring JPMorgan Chase and Deutsche Bank to get ready. The comp ...

  33. The Daily: Rupert Murdoch's iPad-Only Newspaper Launches, Still A Work In Progress

    February 02, 2011 3:53 PM EST Today marks the launch of The Daily, NewsCorp's iPad newspaper that is founder Rupert Murdoch's vision for the future of digital publishing. Each "issue" features up to 100 "pages" of news, sports, entertainment, goss ...

  34. On Everyone's Lips @ Midem: The Cloud

    January 26, 2011 5:36 PM EST One topic was constantly on the lips of MIDEM 2011 attendees: The cloud. It is the foundation for feature-rich services on mobile devices, PCs and televisions. It allows an incredible level of interconnectivity between devices and services. Becaus ...

  35. A Glimpse At Future Livestreaming Services @MIDEM 2011

    January 23, 2011 12:00 AM EST CANNES, France -- Shows like MIDEM are full of companies looking to strike deals and make partnerships, but not yet ready to discuss on the record the details of their products. So we wind up having many meetings on background with companies plann ...

  36. Katy Perry to Make a 'Special Announcement' at Facebook HQ Wednesday -- What Could It Be?

    January 14, 2011 12:00 AM EST In another example of artists turning to Facebook over troubled MySpace for their Web 2.0 needs, Katy Perry will be visiting Facebook headquarters on Wednesday to make a "special announcement." The announcement will be made on Facebook L ...

  37. YouTube & Vevo: Coming Soon To An Android Mobile Near You

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST The nation's two top providers of music videos online today set their sights on the mobile marketplace, with both Vevo and YouTube expanding their reach into Android mobile phones. YouTube, which to date has not been able to stream music vide ...

  38. Facebook Second Only To Google In Driving Video Traffic

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Facebook now drives more Web video traffic than any other Internet property other than Google. Most video is consumed during the week, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. But people watch longer videos on the weekends, with the lengthiest Web-video sessio ...

  39. Business Matters: Analysts Expect Drop In WMG Revenue

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Analysts Expect WMG Revenues To Fall -- Citigroup analysts expect Warner Music Group revenues in its fiscal third quarter (the period ending Sept. 30) to drop by 14% to $740 million. In a note to ...

  40. Imeem Founder: Music Startups Destined To Fail

    October 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT What's Imeem founder Dalton Caldwell been up to since MySpace acquired the company he started for $1 million last year, and then subsequently shuttered? Well, most recently he discussed his reflections on the Imeem experience to a group of st ...

  41. YouTube Signs With France's Sacem

    September 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT French songwriters' and publishers' collecting society Sacem has announced a licensing deal with Youtube France, after three years of negotiations. The deal, described by Sacem as a blanket license, includes Sacem's worldwide repert ...

  42. Billboard Q&A: Former Disney Chief Michael Eisner

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT During Michael Eisner's 21 years as CEO of the Walt Disney Co., he transformed it from a rudderless operator of theme parks and a family-friendly film studio into a diversified media conglomerate. Since stepping down as Disney's chief ex ...

  43. Justin.tv Releases iPhone App

    September 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Livestreaming online site Justin.tv has added an iPhone app to its previously released Android app, which lets users watch live events like concerts from their mobile phones. In addition to viewing, the app also lets users broadcast live video to ...

  44. YouTube Launches Live Stream

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT YouTube’s tagline has always been "broadcast yourself." Now the Google-owned video site is taking that concept to another level with the launch of YouTube live streaming as it looks to compete with upstarts like Ustream. On Sunday (Sept. ...

  45. Interlude, Liquor & Ammo Empowering Fans Through Music Videos

    August 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT One of the prevailing strategies of today's new music business is improving fan interaction, particularly through the use of interactive technologies. And that's resulted in a number of very unique implementations, the latest of which ar ...

  46. Vevo Climbs Web Video Charts

    August 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Vevo is No. 3 -- with a bullet. The red-hot music site, a joint venture between Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group -- with investment from Abu Dhabi Media and backing from Google's YouTube -- reached 48 million unique users in ...

  47. Business Matters: YouTube, Vevo, ShowClix and more

    July 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT YOUTUBE BOOSTS UPLOAD LIMIT -- YouTube has increased its upload limit of videos from 10 to 15 minutes for all users. Why now? YouTube explains that the success of its Content ID system allowed for the increase. That is the anti-piracy system that ...

  48. Russian Court Blocks YouTube

    July 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A court in Russia's far east has ordered an Internet provider to block five sites, which it said disseminated extreme views, including the YouTube video service. The decision prompted U.S. Internet giant Google to say on Thursday that the mov ...

  49. Business Matters: Rolling Stones, Ustream, DMX and more

    July 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT FINDING SUCCESS IN THE SUMMER TOUR SEASON -- As people look at the challenging 2010 concert season – which is dominated by large venues – many people have drawn attention to the better situation at small venues. The Chicago Tribune’s Greg Kot take ...

  50. YouTube Overhauls Music Landing Page

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT YouTube has added a special landing page where users can now go to browse through music videos, sorted into categories like genre, recent hits and featured videos. It uses the new playlisting feature that for instance lets users hit “play” atop a ...

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