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  1. LyricFind Partners with Gracenote, Gets Investment from Larry Marcus

    January 16, 2013 6:37 PM EST LyricFind will now power all of Gracenote's lyric services as part of the companies' new partnership. Gracenote, whose database powers a range of music and video services, will not take an equity stake in LyricFind and will not have an o ...

  2. Startups GetMixxd, Playground.fm, Swarm.fm, Tixie and Tunezy Vie for Title at Billboard's Innovators Showcase

    November 16, 2012 1:00 PM EST The five finalists who presented at Billboard FutureSound Conference's Innovators Showcase (from left): Derrick Fung, Tunezy; Mehul Trivedi, Playground.fm; Jeff Foster, Tixie; Peter Watts, Swarm.fm; Andrew Dever, Swarm.fm, before Innovators s ...

  3. Twitter 140: Page 8

    July 26, 2012 7:00 PM EDT « PREVIOUS | NEXT » RETURN TO INDEX Joie Manda President, Def Jam @Joeyie The recently installed Def Jam prez packs his timeline with promotional tweets and retweets rooted in his label's stacked roster of marquee hip-hop artists, with the oc ...

  4. Business Matters: BandPage Branches Out

    July 24, 2012 5:16 PM EDT BandPage Everywhere Allows Artists to Update Web Presences From One Place One ongoing trend in digital music startups has been to help artists, managers and labels save time, work more efficiently and basically do more with less. It's seen in ...

  5. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog Part 2

    March 14, 2012 2:06 PM EDT Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog March 17, 2012 | Person ON the Street Man on the Street: Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Billboard.biz: What's the best band/artist you've seen yet? Fred Mills: Br ...

  6. How To Get Your Music & Tech Startup Funded Panel @ SXSW

    March 14, 2012 1:19 PM EDT SXSW's "Getting Your Music/Tech Startup Funded" panel brought together a spectrum of financial backers, from the bottom level to the very high end. Moderated by the San Jose Mercury News' Peter Delevett, the panel was populated ...

  7. Billboard Power 100: Tim Westergren

    January 27, 2012 12:07 AM EST No. 40 Tim Westergren Founder/Chief Strategy Officer Pandora Twitter: @TimWestergren Reshaping Radio... Internet radio in 2012 can be traced back to one person: Tim Westergren (right), the founder of personalized Internet radio service Pandora. Th ...

  8. Billboard Power 100: Larry Marcus

    January 26, 2012 9:10 PM EST No. 77 Larry Marcus Managing director Walden Venture Capital Twitter: @cyberlar Sound advice ... Few venture capitalists are as attuned to investment opportunities in digital media and consumer services as Larry Marcus. An early investor in Pandor ...

  9. RootMusic, BandPage Developer, Raises $16 Million in Series B Funding

    August 31, 2011 9:06 AM EDT RootMusic, the developer of BandPage a leading Facebook marketing platform for artists, has announced a Series B funding round of $16 million. The round was led by GGV Capital with new investor Northgate Capital and existing investor Mohr Davidow ...

  10. New Pitbull Single Debuted Exclusively on SoundHound

    June 13, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Music identification app SoundHound debuted the new Pitbull single, "Rain on Me" featuring Marc Anthony on Monday. SoundHound users can find the song atop the "What's Hot" section of the app. Released in conjunction with M ...

  11. RootMusic Lands $2.3 Million Funding From Mohr Davidow Ventures

    January 05, 2011 12:00 AM EST Your Facebook page is about to be a lot more attractive and effective now that RootMusic has pulled in $2.3 million in Series A funding from Mohr Davidow Ventures, founder J Sider tells Billboard. The company had previously received an angel inves ...

  12. Business Matters: SoundHound's Free Unlimited Usage Opens Music I.D. App Floodgates

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Music Identification App SoundHound Now Offering Free Unlimited Usage -- The race to identify the world's music is heating up. The free SoundHound music ID app now offers an unlimited number of music IDs. Previously free users were limited to ...