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  1. Arcade Fire, John Legend To Stream Concerts Live

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Within hours of most any concert, shaky and distorted footage of the show can be found online from front row or the balcony. But online concert video has been steadily building toward live streaming, digital quality video and accompanying social m ...

  2. Veoh, Universal Music Showdown Could Preview Viacom/YouTube Appeal

    July 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Veoh has a warning for justices at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals who will consider overturning a lower court's ruling in Universal Music Group's big copyright infringement case. "UMG's interpretation of the law would, if a ...

  3. Billboard Introduces ‘Innovators Showcase’ Program, Calls For Submissions

    July 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT If you’re a new company looking for the right place to launch your brand, or even an established company with a new service to tout, then Billboard wants to hear from you. For the next two weeks, Billboard is taking applications for companies inte ...

  4. Ustream Adds Copyright Protection System

    July 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Red-hot live video streaming platform Ustream has implemented a new copyright protection system designed to ensure users aren't streaming content to which they don't own the rights. It's based on a content fingerprinting technology ...

  5. Mid-Year Investments Wrap: Download, Streaming Services Lead the Way

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT There wasn't exactly a windfall of investments flowing to music-related startups in the first half of 2010, but they are still attracting investors' interest. There were 30 investment deals in the first half of 2010, according to Billboa ...

  6. 5 Years After Live 8: Online Live Events Exploding

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Five years ago, AOL’s webcast of the Live 8 concerts marked a watershed moment for the live streaming of concert footage online. More than 5 million people tuned in via the Internet to watch footage of the event, compared to the 2.2 million that w ...

  7. Rumblefish To Sell Music Through YouTube

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Online music licensing service Rumblefish has struck a deal with Google to sell music in its catalog on YouTube. For $2, YouTube users can buy any song hosted by Rumblefish, and with it comes the rights to use that music in any video they subseque ...

  8. Viacom's Loss To YouTube: The Key Issue For The Music Biz + What Happens Next

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Yesterday’s summary judgment in favor of YouTube in the ongoing lawsuit against it by Viacom has ramifications for the music industry far beyond its relationship with YouTube. Despite music industry organizations like ASCAP, BMI and SESAC filing b ...

  9. YouTube Rolls Out New Online Video Editor

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT YouTube’s new online video editor looks like it could make user-generated videos even more mainstream. It’s easy to use, takes advantage of YouTube’s existing user base by operating within YouTube and it provides users with pre-approved songs. The ...

  10. Ustream App Allows Artists To Extend Video To Mobile

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Live video hosting service Ustream has put out a mobile app platform for artists to extend their live video onto mobile devices, called the Ustream Live Mobilizer. From the release: How the platform works: --Creation of custom-branded apps: Each a ...

  11. Bonnaroo To Webcast Performances

    June 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bonnaroo will be webcasting select performances live on YouTube June 11 – 13, sponsored by Ford. Participating artists include The Dave Matthews Band, Damian Marley & Nas, The National, Regina Spektor, Julia Nunes, Spearhead, The Dead Weather, ...

  12. MySpace Music Hires Former Veoh Head Shapiro

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Dmitry Shapiro, the former CEO of the Veoh video sharing site has joined MySpace Music as its chief technology officer. From the release: Shapiro will be responsible for all aspects of technical developments for the MySpace Music platform, includi ...

  13. YouTube Reaches 2 Billion Daily Streams

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT YouTube gave itself a little pat on the back today, boasting a new milestone of 2 billion video streams per day . The stat came as part of a 5-year anniversary post on the company's blog, noting that the number is "nearly double the prim ...

  14. Billboard.biz Q&A: Qlipso CEO Jon Goldman

    May 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The discarded assets of distressed video site Veoh are helping an early stage company build its own business. Qlipso acquired the assets of online video site Veoh in mid-March. At the time, Veoh was in the process of filing for bankruptcy due in p ...

  15. Plugged/UnPlugged: What Apple’s Flash Ban Means For Music

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple’s policy of banning Flash technology from the iPhone and iPad gained new attention this week after CEO Steve Jobs posted a rather lengthy explanation of the somewhat controversial policy. And while it may seem like just another academic tech ...

  16. More Online Unique Video Viewers In March

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT More US consumers watched online videos in March, according to figures released on Tuesday by Nielsen , but they watched fewer videos than in the year-prior period. Unique viewers grew 1.3% year-over-year to 131.7 million but the number of views d ...

  17. Business Matters: Live Nation, IODA, Google, Android Market and More

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Live Nation will get a second ruling from the UK's Competition Committee as early as next week, reports Bloomberg. The Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger was first approved by anti-trust regulators in December, but a tribunal ordered a review ...

  18. A Look At The Numbers: Trends In Online Video Consumption

    April 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Video aggregation services like Vevo continue to attract the most eyeballs, but fans are more engaged with videos posted to individual artists’ Web sites. That’s the conclusion reached in a study conducted by online video tech firm Brightcove and ...

  19. Business Matters: iPad, Veoh, Sirius, Chatimprove and more

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- About 40% of the cost of an iPad ’s components deal with touching and seeing the device, according to iSuppli. The 16 GB version contains $259 worth of components that constitute 52% of the $499 retail price. At the high end, the $699 64 GB ver ...

  20. Pandora Tops 50 Million Users

    April 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Internet radio service Pandora passed 50 million registered users late last week, co-founder Tim Westergren announced at the company blog. "The growth of mobile has clearly helped a ton,” wrote Westergren, adding that an increasing number of ...

  21. YouTube Outage: How Much Revenue Do Labels Lose?

    March 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT YouTube went down because of "technical issues" for an unspecified period this morning (March 25). So Billboard.biz calculated the likely impact on the major labels from an outage on the video site. According to TubeMogul analysis, Vevo ...

  22. Viacom, Google Accuse Other Of YouTube Hypocrisy

    March 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Viacom Inc accused Google Inc of turning a blind eye to illegal video clips on its YouTube site in a bid to attract viewers, according to court documents. Google countered that Viacom managers continued to secretly upload content to YouTube even a ...

  23. Vevo's Traffic Surge

    March 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Vevo music video network scored another month as the top music entertainment network in the U.S, according to recent data from comScore, and also for the first time broke into the top 10 list of overall internet video properties. This marks th ...

  24. WMG Onboard With Dailymotion Video Service

    March 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has joined EMI in licensing its music video catalog to the French-based Dailymotion online video service. The deal covers the U.S., Europe and Africa, allowing Dailymotion users to view Warner videos on-demand, which includes mu ...

  25. Music Videos Dominate YouTube

    February 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Music videos account for 30.7% of YouTube traffic, according to research company Sysomos . The company tracks videos by measuring a video’s tags. Entertainment videos ranked second at 14.6% of traffic. With 10.8% of views, people and blogs ranked ...

  26. A Look At The Numbers: Vevo's Views Since Launch

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Vevo, a new music video site named last week as Fast Company’s #4 most innovative music company of 2010, is getting its traffic the old-fashioned way: through YouTube. Data shared by video tracking and analytics firm TubeMogul indicate Vevo’s vide ...

  27. OK Go Singer Not Loving EMI's Video Policy

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST OK Go lead singer Damien Kulash hit the New York Times op-ed section to opine on EMI’s policy that prevents embedding of its YouTube videos. Kulash discussed how his label's policy has negatively impacted the promotion of the latest OK Go rec ...

  28. Business Matters: Google Vs. iTunes, WaTunes, Reverb Nation and More

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- Google 's past, present and future music strategy ...

  29. Veoh Closing Down, UMG Lawsuit Blamed

    February 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Online video sharing site Veoh is going out of business. The AllThingsD blog says it cut the entire staff yesterday and a bankruptcy filing is expected soon. So far no word on exactly what happened, but one of Veoh's boardmembers, Todd Dagres ...

  30. Analysis: Online Video's Growing Pains

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST As music companies try to derive value from cloud-based music services, they also have another Herculean problem to solve: online video. While business models and strategies are still in the formative years, consumers are quickly becoming more com ...

  31. EMI Partners With Dailymotion

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST EMI has reached an agreement with Dailymotion to deliver the major's premium music videos to the video-sharing service's Web site, mobile site, iPhone app and the Dailymotion channel on Internet-connected TVs. From April 2010, Dailymotio ...

  32. Money Clip: The Legality Of Fan-Created Music Videos

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Ben Sheffner is a copyright attorney who has represented movie studios, TV networks and record labels. Sheffner currently works as an attorney in the NBC Universal Television Group, which is 20% owned by Vivendi, the parent of Universal Music Grou ...

  33. Business Matters: Five-year Sales Outlook, Octone Records, Muzak

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- eMarketer reports tend to get a lot of coverage online and actually carry a bit of weight. So one has to wonder if people will take to heart it ...

  34. Total Audience for Online Video Continues to Climb

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Despite having achieved mainstream status a few years ago, the total audience for online video continues to balloon. And YouTube’s dominance in the category seems boundless, as the site delivered more than 10 times as many video streams as any oth ...

  35. WMG Onboard With Hulu

    December 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has become the second major label to strike a content licensing deal with online video hub Hulu. The deal brings music videos, concert performances, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage to artist-branded pages within the Hul ...

  36. Briefs: EMI, Primary Wave, Smule, Thumbplay, NBA

    December 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST -- EMI's Capitol Records group is suing video sharing site Vimeo for copyright infringement. Vimeo, a division of online media powerhouse IAC, allows users to upload user-generated videos of all types. The complaint claims that the Vimeo staf ...

  37. Analysis: On First Look, Vevo's Three Problems

    December 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Online music video service Vevo "launched" Tuesday night with a party in New York, but the service clearly could not handle the traffic when it first went live. If you could actually get on the site, there were page loading problems and ...

  38. Analysis: Hulu, Vevo And The Rise Of Streaming Video

    November 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST While talk about free, ad-supported music streaming sites dominated the tech and music industries in 2009, who would have thought that ad-supported video streaming sites would finish the year with more optimism? As Billboard reported on Wednesday, ...

  39. Business Matters: Live Nation, Grand Ole Opry, Twitter

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- The Financial Times weighed in on the proposed TicketMaster-Live Nation merger with an op-ed on Wednesday. Calling it "an overmighty duo,& ...

  40. U2 Taps YouTube For Live Broadcast

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2 and YouTube have teamed up to broadcast a live stream of the band's Los Angeles concert this weekend via its YouTube channel. The Sunday, Oct. 25 show is taking place at the Rose Bowl for those paying to attend, but will be free for any fa ...

  41. Business Matters: Lala, Viacom, YouTube, EMI

    October 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Lala has some pretty incredible sale prices for the Top 200 Albums of the 2000s feature at Pitchfork. Radiohead 's "Kid A" is $1 ...

  42. YouTube, Warner Music Group Agree On New Deal

    September 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT YouTube and Warner Music Group made it official today, announcing a new content licensing deal that will bring the label’s content back to the popular video streaming service after a nine-month absence. The main difference of the new deal is that ...

  43. Business Matters: EMI, The Pirate Bay, UMG

    September 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- According to a report at Financial News, EMI 's performance has improved to the point it will not require a capital infusion from lenders ...

  44. Judge Dismisses UMG Suit Against Veoh

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group has lost a bid to hold online video streaming site Veoh accountable for users who post copyrighted material to the service. A Los Angeles court awarded a summary judgment to Veoh, ruling that the company’s activities fall und ...

  45. Music Label Video Site Vevo In Talks With CBS, NBC

    September 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Vevo, an online music video start-up backed by two major music labels and supported by YouTube's technology platform, is in talks with CBS Corp and NBC to license and develop shows for the Web, according to two people familiar with the talks. ...

  46. Google Sees YouTube Profitable In Near Future

    July 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Web video site YouTube will be profitable for Google Inc in the near future, the Internet search leader said. Google acquired YouTube for $1.65 billion in 2006, but has lost money on the site that lets people post and share videos free. Analysts h ...

  47. 'Long Tail' Author Tackles 'Free' As Industry Experiments With Pricing

    July 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "Free: The Future of a Radical Price," a new book from Wired Magazine editor Chris Anderson tackles the idea of zero price in the digital age. Anderson wrote "The Long Tail," an era-defining book, and just as that book found bo ...

  48. Briefs: Capitol vs. Thomas-Rasset, YouTube, Spotify

    June 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- By all accounts, Julius Genachowski breezed through his hearing as President Obama 's nomination to be FCC chairman. Genachowski , a former executive at InterActive Corp. and a co-founder of LaunchBox Digital and Rock Creek Ventures, said ...

  49. France's SPPF Sues YouTube

    June 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT French independent labels collecting society SPPF has filed a lawsuit against YouTube for alleged copyright infringement. In a statement, the producers' body said that more than 100 music videos of its catalog, which had been taken down by Yo ...

  50. Though Hispanics Embrace The Web, Video Content Lags

    June 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The fast-growing Hispanic Web audience has a ravenous appetite for video on the Web. But digital buyers complain of a dearth of content targeted to this group, and say that a huge market exists for the right video purveyor to serve. According to c ...

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