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  1. Stevie Wonder/ Bud Light Squeaks Past Jimmy Cliff/ Volkswagen for Most-Tweeted Super Bowl Ad: Brand Bowl

    February 04, 2013 12:23 AM EST Not surprisingly, Beyonce was the most-Tweeted artist of Super Bowl 47 by a mile. But the race for most-Tweeted music-related commercial was very close – with Bud Light’s Stevie Wonder-starring ad slipping past Volkswagen and Jimmy Cliff by less ...

  2. Beyonce Top-Tweeted Artist for Super Bowl 2013 by a Mile: Brand Bowl

    February 03, 2013 11:59 PM EST Not only was Beyonce the likely ratings winner of Sunday’s Super Bowl , she was far and away the winner on Twitter, as well. Billboard teamed up with Boston.com’s Brand Bowl to track the most talked-about artists on Twitter and the relative sent ...

  3. Jamaican Music Biz Reacts to Controversial Volkswagen Super Bowl Ad

    February 01, 2013 4:30 PM EST What would the Super Bowl be without a commercial controversy? For this Sunday’s game, contention swirls around a Volkswagen ad entitled "Get In. Get Happy" featuring the music of legendary reggae star Jimmy Cliff, who catapulted to i ...

  4. Grizzly Bear Are Keeping It Cool

    September 13, 2012 12:00 PM EDT On its fourth album, the avant-pop band tries to capitalize on its critical cachet. After a pair of albums that featured slow-moving, elegant soundscapes often stretching past the five-minute mark, Grizzly Bear finally released a brash, catchy sin ...

  5. Out Of Synch

    June 21, 2012 7:45 PM EDT Sound-Alike TV Ads Cause Major Controversy In early June, just as Beach House was enjoying a top 10 debut for its new album, "Bloom," the Baltimore indie band was also getting ready to do battle. After learning that a new Volkswagen ad a ...

  6. Peter Gabriel's CueSongs Scores Synchs With Three Major Corporations

    April 27, 2012 2:33 PM EDT Screen shot of CueSongs' prcing page -- and they do bespoke! Three global brands are among the first users of CueSongs, the one-stop online music-licensing service co-founded by U.K. superstar Peter Gabriel in January and targeted at the burg ...

  7. How fun.'s 'We Are Young' Scored Chevy's 'Stunt Anthem' Super Bowl Spot

    February 05, 2012 7:50 PM EST Sure, Volkswagen's "Star Wars" canine chorus and Honda's reprise of Yello's "Oh Yeah" from "Ferris Bueller" may be getting the bulk of the Super Bowl buzz right now, but few current bands will be gettin ...

  8. Super Bowl Synch Report: 8 Placements Each for EMI, Warner/Chappell; Budweiser Prepping 4

    February 03, 2012 9:10 PM EST It's a good year for music and the Super Bowl. The top four publishing companies - EMI Music, Universal Music, Warner/Chappell and Sony/ATV - are reporting a healthy marketplace for synchs and placements. As of Friday afternoon, EMI and Warne ...

  9. Video: 2012 Super Bowl Music Ads, With Elton John, Melanie Amaro, Motley Crue, OK Go, More

    February 03, 2012 12:21 PM EST After playing a relatively quiet role in Super Bowl 2011 (with Eminem's dual ads for Lipton and Chrysler being a notable exception), music will be making a big comeback this year. From Melanie Amaro singing Aretha Franklin's "Respec ...

  10. Publishing Briefs: Bicycle Acquires Glen Ballard's Aerostation, Interest in Hamlisch Catalog; Spirit Acquires Guercio's Publishing

    August 11, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Bicycle Acquires Glen Ballard's Aerostation, Interest in Hamlisch Catalog In separate deals, Bicycle Music has acquired Glen Ballard's Aerostation Corporation music catalog and a significant interest in Marvin Hamlisch's catalog. Te ...

  11. Jason Moran, Brad Mehldau Trio, Bobby McFerrin, Herbie Hancock Win ECHO 2011 Jazz Awards

    May 05, 2011 10:00 AM EDT BERLIN - Nine US-jazz acts will receive the German ECHO 2011 Jazz Award . Among the winners are Jason Moran, the Brad Mehldau Trio, Bobby McFerrin, Lee Ritenour and Herbie Hancock. The award ceremony in 27 categories will be held on June 17, 2011 ...

  12. Eminem 'Thrilled' By Super Bowl Ad, 'Focused' On Grammys, Says Manager

    February 08, 2011 9:53 AM EST Eminem's manager Paul Rosenberg says he and the rapper are both overwhelmed by the rapturous response to the two-minute Chrysler 200 ad that aired during Sunday's Super Bowl XLV telecast. Click Here For .biz's Complete Grammys Centr ...

  13. Value Vs. Price: Analysis From NPD's Russ Crupnick

    October 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT More than ten million people stop buying music each year, Russ Crupnick told the Leadership Music Digital Summit last week, and two-thirds of non-digital buyers don’t have any interest in buying digital. They simply wanted good value in music and ...

  14. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Pitchfork's Chris Kaskie

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Chris Kaskie Title: Publisher and COO, Pitchfork Panel: Sept. 15, 5:30 p.m. Speed Networking; Sept. 16, 3:30 p.m. Roundtable: The Cultivation & Care Of Your Brand - How To Drive Growth, Revenue and Respect On Your Terms For more informat ...

  15. EverGreen Retracts Heath Ledger Release Statement

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST EverGreen Copyrights has issued a statement retracting a claim it made that a Nick Drake tribute project would include a video featuring the late actor Heath Ledger. The announcement was made Jan. 18 during the MidemNet digital music conference in ...

  16. Warner Music Gets In To Spanish Artist Services Firm

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music International has acquired a majority stake in Spanish artist services company, Get In, for an undisclosed amount. The San Sebastian-based company was formed in 1990 by Inigo Argomaniz and has operations in artist management, live pro ...

  17. iCar Coming?

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Is the iCar the next Apple super-product? German Magazine Capital is reporting that Volkswagen and Apple are in early-stage talks to integrate Apple products in its line of compact cars. Antony Bruno News ...

  18. Nelson, Mellencamp Bring Farm Aid To New York

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp joined New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and a host of local farmers today (June 11) amid the Union Square Green Market to announce a Sept. 9 date for the annual Farm Aid benefit at Randall's Island. As usual, ...

  19. Sirius, Sony BMG Reach Agreement, Stock Rises

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deals with UMG, Warner revealed last week. Sirius Satellite Radio says it has reached a licensing agreement with Sony BMG, which, on the heels of similar deals with Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group , allays fears over Sirius’ portable ...

  20. Sirius, Sony BMG Reach Agreement, Stock Rises

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deals with UMG, Warner revealed last week. Sirius Satellite Radio says it has reached a licensing agreement with Sony BMG, which, on the heels of similar deals with Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group , allays fears over Sirius’ portable ...

  21. Waits Wins Spanish Appeal On Ad Sound-Alike Case

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tom Waits has won a landmark legal intellectual property case in Spain brought against car manufacturer Volkswagen-Audi and production firm Tandem Campany Guasch. Tom Waits has won a landmark legal intellectual property case in Spain brought again ...

  22. Waits Wins Spanish Appeal On Ad Sound-Alike Case

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tom Waits has won a landmark legal intellectual property case in Spain brought against car manufacturer Volkswagen-Audi and production firm Tandem Campany Guasch. Tom Waits has won a landmark legal intellectual property case in Spain brought again ...

  23. CMT Ups Hitchcock

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Promoted to senior VP. James Hitchcock has been promoted to senior VP of creative and marketing at County Music Television. He previously was VP of that department, and continues to report to CMT executive VP/GM Brian Philips. He remains based in ...

  24. The Next Monster Single Could Be A Jingle

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST It is just a matter of time. It could be months, maybe a year, but eventually an original tune, recorded and created specifically for an ad, will be the best-selling song in the United States. Josh Rabinowitz is senior VP/director of music at ad a ...

  25. Apple Unveils New iPod-Cellphone

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer Inc. on Wednesday (Sept. 7) unveiled a cellphone that plays music like an iPod and a pencil-thin "iPod Nano," both aimed at extending its domination of the digital music market. Apple Computer Inc. on Wednesday (Sept. 7) u ...

  26. NBC Uni In Marketing Deal With Volkswagen

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST General Electric Co.'s NBC Universal media group on Jan. 13 said it has signed a multi-year global marketing deal with Volkswagen, Europe's largest automaker. NEW YORK (Reuters) -- General Electric Co.'s NBC Universal media group on ...

  27. Tom Waits Adds To Money Flood From Licensing Suit Series

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Spanish court decision in favor of Tom Waits marks the fourth time the gravel-larynxed singer-songwriter has won a court victory in his ongoing campaign to protect his unique vocal style and composi LOS ANGELES--A Spanish court decision in favor ...

  28. E.U. Set To Act On New Rules To Halt Piracy

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Union is expected to agree to new rules this week that will clamp down on movie and music pirates following a long legislative battle, according to the E.U. sources last Friday. <br clea Virgin, Fox Studio Drop Lawsuit, Settle Disp ...

  29. Waits Wins Legal Battle Over Sound-Alike TV Ad

    March 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tom Waits has won a legal battle against a Spanish production company which he accused of wrongfully misappropriating his vocal styles in a sound-alike TV ad. Tom Waits has won a legal battle against a Spanish production company which he accused o ...