Yahoo! Music

  1. Business Matters: Topspin Media the Latest to Embrace APIs

    September 18, 2012 7:40 PM EDT Topspin Media has launched a product called ArtistLink that allows developers to tap into the metadata of Topspin GoDirect artists. GoDirect is TopSpin's direct-to-fan platform that's free for users of Artist.MTV or $9.99 for artists who ...

  2. BuzzMedia Purchases Four New Sites, Creates AbsoluteVoices Punk Music Collective

    August 27, 2012 10:23 AM EDT BuzzMedia has continued its acquisition spree, purchasing leading punk websites Under The Gun Review, Alter The Press!, PropertyOfZack, and Punknews.org as part of a new central hub for punk music news, which the company will call AbsoluteVoices. ...

  3. BuzzMedia Acquires Spin: It's Official

    July 10, 2012 11:16 AM EDT As reported by Billboard.biz last night, today BuzzMedia announced its acquisition of Spin Media LLC, parent company of 27-year-old Spin magazine. The brand joins a BuzzMedia stable that includes Stereogum, Idolator, Hype Machine, Pure Volume, Bro ...

  4. Vevo Launches Certified Award for Videos With 100 Million Views

    June 06, 2012 1:42 PM EDT Vevo's top six certified Video's led by Justin Bieber's "Baby." Bragging rights in online video now have a name: Certified. On Wednesday Vevo unveiled the Certified Award it will give to those music videos that have reache ...

  5. Backbeat: Kendrick Lamar, Black Hippy Set Santos Party House on Fire at VEVO, HTC's Social Sounds Launch

    June 05, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Kendrick Lamar performs at Santos Party House in New York City Monday night. (Neilson Barnard, Getty/Wire Image) He may call himself "the Good Kid From the Mad City" of Compton, Calif., but Black Hippy 's resident ladies man Kendric ...

  6. Vevo Now Syndicating Content to Yahoo! Music

    March 21, 2012 5:11 PM EDT Yahoo! Music has become Vevo's latest syndication partner. The deal means Vevo's videos are now streamed through a Vevo video player at one of the most heavily trafficked websites in the country. Business Matters: ABC News Helps Yahoo! O ...

  7. Business Matters: How Rhapsody Got to 1 Million Subscribers

    December 22, 2011 4:32 PM EST Rhapsody Continues Rapid Subscription Expansion -- Music subscription service Rhapsody announced Thursday it surpassed 1 million subscribers, just one week after its tenth anniversary. This latest milestone shows the company has increased subscrib ...

  8. Jay Frank, Former CMT Exec, Launches DigSin Record Label

    October 07, 2011 3:00 PM EDT Jay Frank, the former SVP Music Strategy at CMT, has launched an innovative record label called DigSin , revolving around a subscription model focusing on individual tracks. The label will be based in his current home town of Nashville. DigSin ...

  9. Rhapsody to Acquire Napster From Best Buy

    October 03, 2011 3:42 PM EDT Rhapsody announced Monday it has signed an agreement to acquire Napster, a competing music subscription service owned by retail giant Best Buy. The value of the was not been announced. Under the terms of the agreement, Rhapsody will get Napter ...

  10. This Week in Apps: Yahoo!, Music Choice, More.

    June 17, 2011 12:04 PM EDT Play by Yahoo! Music A free Android app that combines music ID with playlist creation. It's basic feature is a simple music player, used to play songs stored on the users device. It also lets users select a single song from their library and ...

  11. Eminem's Publisher's Lawsuit: Audi Responds

    June 06, 2011 7:15 AM EDT Audi has responded to a lawsuit filed by Eminem's publishing company , Eight Mile Style LLC. According to representatives for the rapper, Audi used an unauthorized sample of Eminem's "Lose Yourself" in a commercial for its new ...

  12. Business Matters: TargetSpot, Largest Online Radio Ad Network, Raises $8 Million; Flying Lotus' Cool New Technology

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST TargetSpot, Largest Online Radio Ad Network, Raises $8 Million -- Online radio ad provider Targetspot has raised $8 million from Union Square Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, CBS Radio and Milestone Venture Partners. The company boasts the largest ...

  13. Willow Smith Considering Remake of Dad's (and DJ Jazzy Jeff's) 'Parents Just Don't Understand'

    December 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Willow Smith recently sat down with Yahoo! Music and discussed a slew of topics, including the possibility of remaking her father's 1988 hit, "Parents Just Don't Understand." Check out the video clip below. "There's a ...

  14. Analysis: Subscription Model Takes Another Hit

    May 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT If music subscription services were easy, everybody would be doing them and millions of Americans would be paying. Numbers from RealNetworks’ latest earnings show subscriptions are still one of music’s greatest paradox: so much potential but so fe ...

  15. Business Matters: Bandcamp, Vodafone, Copyright Policy Analysis and More

    January 26, 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 . -- The business models of personalized radio stations sto ...

  16. The Opposite of Crowdsourcing: Hello Music Launches

    January 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Hello Music, a new online music venture that seeks greater awareness for undiscovered artists, announced it raised $4 million in funding from KVG Partners. The site, at hellomusic.com , launched on Friday. The company was created by Wilshire Media ...

  17. Publishers File Class Action Against MediaNet

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Music publishers have filed a class action lawsuit against MediaNet Digital for copyright infringement. Nine publishing companies under the umbrellas of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Peer International and MBL Music claim that the digital music provi ...

  18. Bebo, Music Nation Team For Artist Competition

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Social networking site Bebo has joined with independent artist site Music Nation for Bebo Onstage, a competition that will identify an up-and-coming band and help launch their career with a record deal and a performance at this year's SXSW. T ...

  19. The Eagles Take Flight With Int'l 'Eden' Release

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles' first studio album in 28 years, "Long Road Out Of Eden", is to be distributed and marketed by Universal Music Group International outside North America. Their comeback album will be released in the rest of the world on O ...

  20. McDonald's Goes Live With 10-City Trek

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT McDonald's has announced its entrance into the live music business. The fast food giant will host a free 10-city tour with multi-genre performances from Ne-Yo, Kenna, Kat DeLuna, the Dey, Single File, Twista and Kevin Michael in various marke ...

  21. Yahoo! Blasts U.K. Online Royalty Decision

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo! Music has attacked the per-track minimum payments structure for U.K. digital sales which was endorsed earlier this week by the Copyright Tribunal. The U.K. Tribunal, which settles copyright disputes, approved the settlement reached between ...

  22. MusicNet Expands Scope, Re-Brands

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MusicNet, which provides the technology behind many of today's digital music subscription services, unveiled a plan to expand its content and technology portfolio to include music videos, TV and film -- changing its name to MediaNet Digital i ...

  23. Portugal Gala Trumpets New Seven Wonders

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez, Chaka Khan and Alessandro Safina will perform live at an extravagant gala ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal, on July 7 to mark the final selection of the new Seven Wonders of the World. The two-hour event, at the city's Estadio da ...

  24. Frank Exits Yahoo!, Joins CMT As Senior VP

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo! Music VP of music programming and label relations Jay Frank will join CMT in the newly created role of senior VP of music strategy in August. Frank, who will report to CMT executive VP/GM Brian Philips, will oversee CMT's music and tal ...

  25. Yahoo, USA To Cross-Promote Unsigned Acts

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo! Music has inked a deal with NBC Universal's USA Networks to cross-promote music from unsigned artists. Under the agreement, Yahoo! will feed data on unsigned acts popular with its Launchcast streaming radio listeners to USA. The TV net ...

  26. Rogers Named Yahoo! Music GM

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ian Rogers has been named GM of Yahoo! Music. He replaces outgoing co-GMs David Goldberg and Robert Roback who announced their resignations earlier in February. Rogers reports to Vince Broady, head of entertainment for Yahoo! Rogers came to Yahoo! ...

  27. Finalists Named For Grammy Contest

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Five finalists have been named to compete for the chance to perform with "SexyBack" singer Justin Timberlake at the Grammy Awards. Fans voting online at Yahoo! Music narrowed the field from 12 finalists in the "My Grammy Moment" ...

  28. Aguilera, Blige, Luda Added To Grammy Performers

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, Ludacris, Justin Timberlake and Carrie Underwood have joined the performance lineup for the 49th annual Grammy Awards, to be handed out Feb. 11 live on CBS from Los Angeles' Staples Center. They join previou ...

  29. Survey: Internet Expanding Musical Tastes, Boosting Industry

    January 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Digital Media Assn. released a new survey today (Jan. 3) showing that digital music consumers listen to more music, purchase and listen to more new music, talk more about music and attend more concerts since they first began listening to, or p ...

  30. EMI, Yahoo! Strike Video Content Deal

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Music has inked a pan-European video agreement allowing consumers to watch its promos on Yahoo! Music. As a result of the deal, announced today (Dec. 11), Yahoo! Music will enable European computer users free access to videos from EMI Music ar ...

  31. EMI To Sell Jones MP3

    December 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI's Blue Note Records has become the latest label to experiment with selling tracks online in unprotected MP3 format. It has given Yahoo! Music permission to sell Norah Jones' new single "Thinking About You" in the unprotecte ...

  32. Yahoo! Music Teams With Nissan For Web, TV Program

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Show kicks off Nov. 15 with Aguilera, Incubus. Yahoo! Music has entered into a multi-million dollar sponsorship deal with Nissan North America to create a new music program for both the Web and TV called "Nissan Live Sets on Yahoo! Music.&quo ...

  33. Yahoo! Music Teams With Nissan For Web, TV Program

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Yahoo! Music has entered into a multi-million dollar sponsorship deal with Nissan North America to create a new music program for both the Web and TV called "Nissan Live Sets on Yahoo! Music." Yahoo! Music has entered into a multi-millio ...

  34. Teen Confab Debates Authentic Music Marketing

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As more and more users sign up for social networking services on the Internet, the popularity and respect for music is only increasing. Music Web sites are the fourth most popular on the Internet, behind only gaming destinations, social networking ...

  35. Teen Confab Debates Authentic Music Marketing

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Research: Teens spend 2-3 hours per day listening to music. As more and more users sign up for social networking services on the Internet, the popularity and respect for music is only increasing. Music Web sites are the fourth most popular on the ...

  36. Arctic Monkeys Up For 4 Q Awards

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With four nominations, Sheffield rockers the Arctic Monkeys have climbed to the top of the pile ahead of the annual Q Music Awards, to be held Oct. 30 in London. With four nominations, Sheffield rockers the Arctic Monkeys have climbed to the top o ...

  37. Arctic Monkeys Up For 4 Q Awards

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With four nominations, Sheffield rockers the Arctic Monkeys have climbed to the top of the pile ahead of the annual Q Music Awards, to be held Oct. 30 in London. With four nominations, Sheffield rockers the Arctic Monkeys have climbed to the top o ...

  38. EC: Music Licensing Reforms Are Working

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Reforms of the music licensing sector are succeeding, with a growing demand for European Union-wide licensing replacing national applications, the European Commission said Tuesday (Oct. 3). Reforms of the music licensing sector are succeeding, wit ...

  39. EC: Music Licensing Reforms Are Working

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Reforms of the music licensing sector are succeeding, with a growing demand for European Union-wide licensing replacing national applications, the European Commission said Tuesday (Oct. 3). Reforms of the music licensing sector are succeeding, wit ...

  40. MEP Criticizes EU Online Royalty Initiative

    September 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Plan called inadequate. Plans for a one-stop-shop for licenses for online music services in the European Union have been slammed by Members of the European Parliament (MEP) as inadequate from a legal as well as a cultural and political view. Durin ...

  41. Digital Rights Management (DRM) News And Analysis

    August 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K.'s ERA Throws Support Behind MP3 Britain's Entertainment Retailers Assn. has entered into the debate on DRM-free music. Nov 21, 2007 - Billboard.Biz - By Lars Brandle UCJ Strips DRM For Online Trial Universal Music Classics & Jaz ...

  42. Fans To Create New Janet Album Covers

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT '20 Years Old' is due Sept. 26. Janet Jackson is turning over the artwork for her upcoming album, "20 Years Old," to fans via a contest with Yahoo! Music. Beginning today (July 18) at noon PST, fans can download 33 images of Ja ...

  43. Simpson To Offer Personalized Song To Fans

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Available July 18 via Yahoo! Music. Available July 18 via Yahoo! Music. News ...

  44. Simpson To Offer Personalized Song To Fans

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Available July 18 via Yahoo! Music. Beginning July 18, Jessica Simpson fans will be able to purchase a personalized version of Simpson's new single "A Public Affair," containing three customized shout-outs, exclusively at Yahoo! Mus ...

  45. Yahoo Gets Taste For Wrigley's Partnership

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. and Ireland Web site of Yahoo! Music today (April 25) said it has clinched a one-year partnership with the Wrigley Co. on a new music service. The U.K. and Ireland Web site of Yahoo! Music today (April 25) said it has clinched a one-year ...

  46. DEMX Awards Finalists Revealed

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Microsoft, Yahoo!, AOL, Napster lead noms. Billboard and Digital Media Wire today announced the finalists for the 2nd annual DEMX Awards. Winners will be revealed at an awards gala dinner that will be held on Thursday, December 1 from 7-10 PM at t ...

  47. Yahoo! Raises Portable Prices

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As anticipated, Yahoo! Music is raising the price of its portable subscription service. Starting Nov. 1, the cost of the Yahoo! Music Unlimited to-go service will increase from $4.99 to $9.99 per mont As anticipated, Yahoo! Music is raising the pr ...

  48. Keynotes Set For Digital Ent & Media Expo

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Event being held November 30-December 1 in L.A. The 2005 Digital Entertainment & Media Expo, organized by VNU Expositions and being held at the Hyatt Regency Century City Plaza in L.A., will feature keynote speakers Christie Hefner (chairman/C ...

  49. EC Plans New Rules For Collective Licensing

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Commission to unveil changes on Oct. 5. New rules for online collective licensing arrangements are due to be unveiled by the European Commission on Wednesday (Oct. 5). The Commission will demand a series of changes in the way collecting societies ...

  50. EC Plans New Rules For Collective Licensing

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New rules for online collective licensing arrangements are due to be unveiled by the European Commission on Wednesday (Oct. 5). The Commission will demand a series of changes in the way collecting soc New rules for online collective licensing arra ...

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