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  1. Lady Gaga With Artist Jeff Koons Guest Designs USA Today Logo

    November 10, 2013 10:30 AM EST Lady Gaga is lending some of her artistic eye and star power to USA Today's pages in advance of the singer's new album, "ARTPOP." Lady Gaga Teams With Vevo, Clear Channel For Live-Streamed 'Artpop' Events (Exclusive ...

  2. Ketchum Launches Music Division, Ketchum Sounds, With Snoop Dogg, One Direction Deals

    November 27, 2012 7:04 PM EST PR agency Ketchum has launched a music-marketing division, Ketchum Sounds, to be headed by Marcus Peterzell, executive VP of entertainment for Ketchum Sports & Entertainment. With expertise in brand strategy, tour sponsorship and activation, m ...

  3. NYC's Kitchen Hosting Benefit Art Auction To Rebuild Venue Damaged by Hurricane Sandy

    November 20, 2012 11:07 AM EST The Kitchen, a non-profit, experimental performance space in New York City, is hosting an art auction this Monday, Nov. 26, to raise funds to help rebuild the space which was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy. The historic venue is located on We ...

  4. Akinah Rahmaan Named Island Def Jam VP of Marketing

    October 17, 2012 5:00 PM EDT The Island Def Jam Music Group announced today (Oct. 17) that Akinah Rahmaan will step up and fill the role of Vice President of Marketing. Senior Vice President of Marketing Chris Atlas, to whom Rahmaan will report directly, stated that she will ...

  5. Digital Domain, The Company Behind Tupac Hologram, Files For Bankruptcy

    September 12, 2012 10:44 AM EDT PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) - Less than a year after going public, Digital Domain, the digital production company founded by director James Cameron and most recently in the news for creating the Tupac hologram at Coachella, has filed for Chapter 11 ...

  6. En Breve: Rhapsody Makes Moves, Pitbull Buys Into Subs

    August 02, 2012 3:50 PM EDT Rhapsody Radar Touts Newcomers Spanish DJ Juan Magan and regional Mexican singer El Bebeto are among those who appear on Rhapsody Radar 2012, a list by music journalists of up-and-coming acts advancing in the music business. This year's picks ...

  7. Live Nation Purchases Gary Richards' HARD Events

    June 27, 2012 1:35 PM EDT Live Nation has acquired Gary Richards' HARD Events, the EDM production company behind such music festivals as the multi-date HARD Festivals and Holy Ship! cruise. Video: Hard Festival's Gary Richards on Why EDM Is Hot, How He Keeps His ...

  8. Backbeat: Heart Lights Up Rock Photo Exhibit With CAA's Rob Light, Glen Matlock, Linda Ramone, More

    June 26, 2012 11:51 AM EDT Nancy Wilson, left, and Ann Wilson of Heart perform at the Annenberg Space for Photography at Thursday's opening of "Who Shot Rock & Roll?" (Photo: Lester Cohen/Annenberg Foundation) Photo exhibits do not engender the sort of be ...

  9. Backbeat: Rock Photographers Henry Diltz, Bob Gruen, More Showcase Tina Turner, Tupac Photos in L.A.

    June 21, 2012 1:46 PM EDT Photographer Henry Diltz stands in front of a banner featuring his photograph of Tina Turner. (Photo: Phil Gallo) Tina Turner was playing four nights at the Universal Amphitheater and Capitol Records hired Henry Diltz to photograph her October 198 ...

  10. Pricewaterhouse Coopers: U.S. Music Market To Grow 5.5% By 2016, Digital Revenue to Overtake Physical

    June 12, 2012 12:00 AM EDT This year will mark the first time digital distribution revenue will overtake physical distribution in U.S. music sales, according to Pricewaterhouse Coopers' Entertainment & Media Outlook 2012-2016, issued Tuesday. The continued rise of ...

  11. Social Media, YouTube, Television Key to International Success, Say Billboard Country Summit Panel

    June 06, 2012 11:15 AM EDT (L-R): AristoMedia CEO Jeff Walker; Ted Ellis, VP, Head of Kids & Family Programming, Corus Entertainment, Board Chair, Canadian Country Music Association; Tim Holland, A&R/ Label Manager, ABC Records Australia; John Lomax III, President, ...

  12. Spotify, BandPage Win, Slick Rick Performs at SoundCtrl's FlashFWD Awards

    May 18, 2012 2:00 PM EDT SoundCtrl's FlashFWD Awards were presented at the Gramercy Theater Tuesday as part of Internet Week. (Photo Courtesy: NickyDigital.com) At 7pm on a rainy Tuesday evening right in the middle of Internet Week NY , tech entrepreneurs and music e ...

  13. Chino y Nacho & Coca-Cola, Daddy Yankee & Western Union Among Billboard Latin Music Marketing Award Winners

    April 25, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Angel Kaminsky (left), VP Universal Music Latino/Machete Music and Luis Estrada, GM Universal Music Latino/Machete whose Coca-Cola "Seremos Mas" campaign Featuring Chino Y Nacho won a Billboard Latin Music Marketing Award for Best Social ...

  14. Backbeat: A (Record Store) Day in the Life: Origami Vinyl in Los Angeles

    April 23, 2012 10:47 AM EDT Matt Sullivan, left, and Patrick McCarthy from the Light in the Attic Records visited nine record stores in the L.A. area separately before joining forces to spin discs at Origami Vinyl. (Photo: Phil Gallo) Neil Schield knew he could make a handfu ...

  15. SXSWi's Growth in Attendance, Social Activity in One Big Infographic

    March 22, 2012 2:00 PM EDT For the past few years, Dallas-based digital marketers Agency Entourage have compiled information on some of the social and digital aspects of the SXSW Interactive festival, including its rapid and massive growth. They've tracked attendance, ...

  16. Creators Project San Fran Draws 25K, Will.I.Am, James Murphy, YYYs, More

    March 19, 2012 8:51 AM EDT San Francisco's Fort Mason where the Creators Project took place. (Photo by Bryan Derballa) Intel and VICE launched the third season of their world-touring "The Creators Project" in San Francisco Saturday and Sunday, drawing about 2 ...

  17. SXSW Panel Explores The World of Music Licensing In Advertising

    March 16, 2012 9:26 PM EDT "Beyond Just Music Licensing In Advertising" may be a dry title for a SXSW panel, but this one was particularly relevant: the music festival's become nothing if not an excuse for corporations from Doritos to Nokia to breakfast biscu ...

  18. Direct-To-Fan Panel at SXSW Explains How Artists, Companies Can Market Outside of the Box

    March 16, 2012 5:09 PM EDT Direct to fan marketing has been breaking down the barriers between artists and fans for some time now, and with mediums like Twitter and Facebook providing a direct link socially and Kickstarter and Pledge Music allowing artists to fund their pro ...

  19. There Is a Future for Music Packaging, SXSWi Panel Insists

    March 13, 2012 4:47 PM EDT Innovative prototypes for new music packaging--and some discussion of whether they'll ruin or save the industry--were on display at a SXSW Interactive session Tuesday morning entitled "Can Printed Electronics Save the Music Industry?&quo ...

  20. How 14 Companies Are Making SXSW A Music Marketing Mecca

    March 12, 2012 7:30 AM EDT It may seem like every band and brand is heading down to Austin this month for the South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival (running March 9-18), but the music portion of SXSW has lost some buzz in recent years to the behemoth that is now ...

  21. Business Matters: TastemakerX Raises $1.8 Million to Deliver New Social Music App

    February 08, 2012 6:28 PM EST TastemakerX Called "Fantasy Sports For Music Lovers" Does the world need more music discovery tools? Judging from the ongoing flow of money into the social music space, music discovery is still a major problem in need of great solutions. ...

  22. Urban Power List: Larry Mestel, Chris Lighty, Michael "Blue" Williams

    January 28, 2012 4:41 PM EST Larry Mestel Chris Lighty Michael "Blue" Williams Chairman/CEO COO President Primary Violator Management Website: www.primarywavemusic.com www.violator.com/ Twitter: @clighty Suite Kings In the nine months since Larry Mestel's Prima ...

  23. Billboard Power 100: Frank Cooper

    January 26, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 17 Frank Cooper Chief Marketing Officer of Global Consumer Engagement PepsiCo Twitter: @f3cooper Behind The Brand-New Flavor In Your Ear... Co-founder of Urban Box Office Networks and a former executive at Motown and Def Jam, Frank Cooper has ...

  24. Backbeat: MGMT's Two Nights At The Guggenheim, Ace Hotel After Party

    November 15, 2011 7:35 AM EST MGMT spent two nights as the house band at the Guggenheim last week, in honor of the museum's retrospective on Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan titled All. On Friday night the five-member band played just under an hour of new material in fron ...

  25. Bjork Brings Her 'Biophilia' Concert Extravaganza to Iceland

    October 13, 2011 1:41 PM EDT Snibbe Talks In-Depth About 'Biophilia' http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry ...

  26. Bjork's Biophilia App Album Launches All 10 Beautifully-Depicted Songs

    October 12, 2011 5:14 PM EDT When we first heard about Björk's Biophilia , the first full-realized "app album" ever released, we became a little bit obsessed with it, interviewing developers (including a 19-year-old wunderkind ), reviewing the song apps, and th ...

  27. Ad Expenditures Up 3.2% From Last Year For First Half of 2011

    September 14, 2011 8:05 AM EDT With the first half of 2011 in the books and the numbers crunched, Kantar Media Reports are declaring a 3.2 percent increase in ad expenditures growing 3.2 percent over the same period in 2010 to a total of $71.5 billion. "Advertising grew at ...

  28. Secretly Canadian, Jagjaguwar, Dead Ocean Co-Founders Launch Fort William Artist Management

    August 23, 2011 8:15 AM EDT Ben Swanson, Chris Swanson and Darius Van Arman, who co-founded Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian labels, prominent indie labels that feature artists such as Bon Iver, Tallest Man on Earth, Yeasayer and Okkervil River, but eventually f ...

  29. Bjork's Biophilia 'Virus' Lets You Kill A Cell To Hear A Song (With Video)

    August 09, 2011 6:00 PM EDT The latest episode of Björk's album of astounding song apps, Biophilia , is now live, ready to impress us all over again. The "Virus" song app, available for purchase within the main Biophilia app, is "part musical instrument, ...

  30. U.K. Report Underscores that Labels Must Look Beyond Digital Music Sales

    August 08, 2011 6:42 AM EDT The recording industry's salvation no longer lies in digital music alone. Instead, based on market dynamics at play in the United Kingdom, revenue diversification appears to be the key. According to IFPI, the total trade value of U.K. recor ...

  31. 'Electric Daisy Carnival' Doc Dropped From Regal, AMC Theater Chains Following Hollywood Riot

    July 30, 2011 8:11 AM EDT Regal and AMC theater chains want no part of the "Electric Daisy Carnival Experience," documentary. Citing the melee that broke out at the premiere of the film in Hollywood , the companies will not screen the film, reports the Los Angele ...

  32. Bjork's App Designer Scott Snibbe Talks In-Depth About 'Biophilia'

    July 26, 2011 5:23 PM EDT Bjork's "Biophilia" brings new meaning to the term "Multi-platform" - it incorporates a massive live show, a 90-minute documentary and of course, the singer's anxiously awaited seventh full-length album, due in Septem ...

  33. WhoSay Returns Social Media Copyright Back to Celebrities

    July 01, 2011 2:30 PM EDT When Rihanna, Keith Urban, Demi Lovato or "Glee" star Darren Criss tweets a photo, the link will likely point to a site called WhoSay, rather than to more widely-used photo sharing sites like TwitPic, Yfrog and Plixi. Where the photo is ...

  34. Google's Playable, Recordable Doodle Honors Guitar Great Les Paul

    June 09, 2011 1:13 PM EDT Thursday's Google logo at www.google.com honors guitar legend Les Paul, who passed away in 2009 and would have turned 96 this year. The commemorative logo - called a Google doodle - is actually an interactive stringed instrument that somewhat ...

  35. More Details Emerge About Bjork's App/Album Hybrid, 'Biophilia'

    June 01, 2011 5:15 PM EDT The question has been asked many times-is the app the new album? Bjork is taking the lead in answering that question with her forthcoming LP, "Biophilia." As first announced back in March, the new album is being created on an iPad and wi ...

  36. Panelists On SXSW's 'Artist Compensation Of The Future' Don't Know What's Next, Either ...

    March 17, 2011 5:26 PM EDT Perhaps the biggest question for every artist at SXSW -- if not every artist making music today, save a lucky few -- is "how are we going to make money?" You can tweet up a storm, have enough Facebook friends to mount a small army, and h ...

  37. Fourth Actor Injured During Performance of 'Spiderman,' the Most Expensive And Dangerous Show On Broadway

    December 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Monday's night performance was stopped short after an unidentified performer -- either the actor playing the title character or his stunt double -- fell about eight to 10 feet during the final moments of the show, the New York Times reported. ...

  38. Getty Images, Sony/ATV Partner For Pre-cleared Music Library

    October 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In keeping with its promise to provide “music for every project and every budget,” Getty Images has signed an exclusive agreement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing to license and distribute its expansive Spin City library. Custom-created for Sony/ATV ...

  39. @Digital Hollywood: OK Go and the New Era of Video Content

    October 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT One noted rock band is at the heart of a new type of brand-funded content. OK Go, the band behind numerous online viral video successes, is using its online notoriety to work with global electronics company Samsung. "The new primetime is dayt ...

  40. WATCH: David Banner Discusses His Campaign With Gatorade and Offers Advice To New Artists

    September 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Artist/producer David Banner sat with Billboard.biz after the "How Are Agencies and Artists Striking New Deals With Brands?" panel at the Music & Advertising conference on Wed. (Sept. 15) to discuss his approach to songwriting for br ...

  41. e5 Global Media's 3-D Festival to Play Times Square

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Get your glasses ready. The New York media community will have the opportunity to experience 3-D digital cinema, home entertainment and more at the 3-D Experience: Annual 3-D Entertainment and Technology Festival. The three-day event, held from Se ...

  42. Vintage TV Signs Getty Images Deal

    August 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT New U.K. music channel Vintage TV, which is aimed at the 50-plus market, has confirmed a deal with Getty Images. The channel will have access to Getty Images' wholly-owned library of over 360,000 still images and 8,000 hours of footage clips ...

  43. Hastings Makes Big Push Into Comic Books

    June 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Entertainment retailer Hastings is extending its footprint in comic books, a segment that has taken on greater importance as its music sales have fallen. In the 12 months ending April 30, Hastings’ music sales were down over 15% while books were d ...

  44. @Music & Advertising: 5 Tips To Drive More Sales With Ad Placements

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For full coverage of the Music & Advertising Conference 2010, visit Billboard.biz/manyc . Managers and publishers shared their thoughts on connecting artists to a larger audience at “Taking It To the Next Level: Using Ad Placement to Drive Sal ...

  45. QUICK SHOTS: Music & Advertising Conference 2010

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Music & Advertising Conference 2010 ran June 15-16 at the Edison Ballroom in New York. Below, some shots from the event. For full coverage of the Music & Advertising Conference 2010, click here . Kid Rock sits for a keynote Q&A at ...

  46. Kid Rock Confirmed For Billboard and AdWeek's Music & Advertising Event

    May 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Rock N Roll Jesus himself will be on hand to preach the gospel of working with brands at Billboard and AdWeek's Music & Advertising event. Kid Rock has been confirmed for an afternoon keynote for the conference, which will be held on ...

  47. Billboard.biz Q&A: Guvera CEO Claes Loberg

    April 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hoping to succeed where its predecessors have failed, ad-supported music site Guvera launched in the U.S. in late March. The Australian-based startup, along with US-based Free All Music, is part of a new breed of business model that aims to reduce ...

  48. Consumers Look More Kindly On Online Ads

    March 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A new survey suggests that online advertising has not worn out its welcome. Conducted by Opinion Research Corp. for the Adfusion division of ARAnet, the polling found respondents a bit more likely to be responsive to various sorts of online advert ...

  49. Girlicious Band Member Charged With Having Drugs

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST A member of the pop group Girlicious has been charged in California with drug possession with the intent to sell after Glendale police allegedly found a dozen plastic bags of cocaine in her Gucci purse. Prosecutors say 21-year-old Natalie Mejia of ...

  50. Mags Give Up Prime Ad Space for Marketing Push

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Front-of-book ad placements are lucrative spots for magazine advertisers, but with the medium facing tough questions about its relevancy, close to 100 titles are planning to give up prominent space in their issues for an industry ad campaign that ...

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