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  1. Vevo and Yahoo Extend Content Partnership

    April 14, 2014 11:54 AM EDT Yahoo Screen, the tech company's trending video portal, has extended its partnership with Vevo, the companies announced today. The deal brings Vevo content, including music videos, live performances and original content to the Yahoo site. Con ...

  2. Spotify Acquires the Echo Nest

    March 06, 2014 10:19 AM EST Spotify announced today that it has acquired the Echo Nest. The deal will allow the streaming platform to utilize the music intelligence platform's widely-used algorithms to enhance user experience and music discovery for Spotify's mil ...

  3. Why Live Concert Streaming Has Yet To Take Off

    February 21, 2014 10:46 AM EST In some form or another, jam band Umphrey's McGee posts every show it performs on the Internet -- you can find its 2006 version of "Dick in a Box" on YouTube, listen to nearly 1,000 shows for $9.99 per month via UMLive.net and ...

  4. Yahoo Acquires Live Concert Streaming Firm Evntlive

    December 09, 2013 6:02 AM EST Yahoo has acquired live concert streaming business Evntlive for an undisclosed sum. The Redwood City, Calif-based Evntlive was established in 2012 and launched in open beta back in mid-April after raising $2.3 million in funding. EvntLive Co-Found ...

  5. Ross Levinsohn, Jim Lanzone, Claudia Cahill Added to Inaugural Digital Entertainment World Event

    November 13, 2013 1:03 PM EST Ross Levinsohn, CEO of Guggenheim Digital Media, Jim Lanzone, president of CBS Interactive, and Claudia Cahill, CCO of OMD/The Content Collective have been added to the lineup of industry speakers slated to speak at the inaugural 2014 Digital En ...

  6. Shazam Names Rich Riley New CEO, Aiming For Eventual IPO

    April 29, 2013 5:30 AM EDT Shazam has hired longtime Yahoo! executive Rich Riley as its new CEO, promoting longtime chief Andrew Fisher to the newly-created position of Executive Chairman, according to a press release. The company's former Chairman of the Board, John ...

  7. Jay-Z to Divest Ownership Share of Brooklyn Nets: Reports

    April 09, 2013 5:44 PM EDT After announcing the launch of his new sports agency last Tuesday , a collaborative venture with Creative Artists Agency he's calling RocNation Sports, Jay-Z is selling off his relatively minor ownership stake in the Brooklyn Nets NBA team. ...

  8. Yahoo Announces Music Tour Featuring Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Others

    March 14, 2013 8:42 PM EDT UPDATED: The summer's 21-date traveling festival will include appearances by special guests Justin Timberlake, Frank Ocean and Trey Songz. Yahoo! made a big announcement at South by Southwest's Interactive portion in Austin, saying ...

  9. Rolling Stones' Final Anniversary Concert Offered as an Interactive Pay-Per-View

    December 13, 2012 1:21 PM EST The pay-per-view delivery of the Rolling Stones' "50 And Counting" show Saturday at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., the final installment of a run of dates commemorating the Stones' 50th anniversary, will be an interacti ...

  10. Business Matters: If Apple is Peaking, What Digital Services Are Next?

    September 25, 2012 11:39 PM EDT Apple has had a flurry of uncharacteristically bad news over the last few days. A riot at its Foxconn supplier in China. Weaker-than-expected iPhone 5 sales over the weekend (although sales weren't all that bad, see below). A disappointing fe ...

  11. Business Matters: Is the Luster Off Social Media?

    July 31, 2012 5:35 PM EDT Is the Luster Off Social Media? -- Social media doesn't look as sexy as it did in 2011. Fortunately, investors are not punishing companies just for being affiliated with Facebook. Facebook hit a new all-time low of $21.61 on Tuesday. It was a ...

  12. Clear Channel's iHeartRadio Now Exclusive Music Radio Service at Yahoo!

    June 27, 2012 11:55 PM EDT Clear Channel has reached a deal with Yahoo! to be the web giant's exclusive music radio service. The deal, which covers only the U.S., gives Clear Channel's iHeartRadio Internet radio service a chance to get in front of Yahoo! Media Net ...

  13. Business Matters: Is Spotify Labels' #2 Source of Revenue? Probably Not

    June 27, 2012 5:42 PM EDT Streaming Services Not No. 2 Source of Label Revenue Spotify may be the second-largest digital account for major labels, but streaming is hardly their second-largest source of revenue. In fact, it's unlikely that any single subscription servi ...

  14. Yahoo Partners With Spotify For On-Demand Music, Leaves Rhapsody

    June 27, 2012 7:38 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Yahoo is ditching its provider of on-demand music, Rhapsody, for a similar service provided by Swedish subscription-music service Spotify. The changes to the Yahoo Music site are expected to be complete by early Wednesday. Spot ...

  15. Business Matters: ABC News Helps Yahoo! Overtake Vevo for #2 in U.S. Online Video Traffic

    March 19, 2012 4:43 PM EDT Yahoo! Bumps Vevo To #3 In Online Video Rankings A deal to stream ABC News video helped Yahoo! overtake Vevo for second place in the U.S. online video rankings for February, according to comScore. Google sites had 16.7 billion video streams, Yahoo ...

  16. Fun. Remains Atop Revised Hot 100

    March 14, 2012 1:30 PM EDT As previously announced, the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart undergoes a major renovation this week with the addition of a host of streaming services to its formula, including those that contribute to the newly-launched On-Demand Songs chart. Read A ...

  17. Billboard, Nielsen, DigitalMusic.org Launch First-Ever Subscription Services 'On-Demand Songs' Chart

    March 14, 2012 10:41 AM EDT Billboard, Nielsen and NARM's digitalmusic.org announced today the launch of the first-ever subscription services "On-Demand Songs" chart, and that this data will also be included in the Billboard Hot 100. On-demand streaming data i ...

  18. Mog Not 'Actively' Shopping Itself, CEO Says (Report)

    February 28, 2012 9:01 PM EST David Hyman, the CEO of subscription service Mog, says the company has not "actively" been shopping itself, contradicting a report on Tuesday by CNET that the company was struggling and has been seeking a buyer. Speaking to Reuters , Hym ...

  19. Business Matters: MySpace Adds 1 Million Users, Now at 25 Million

    February 13, 2012 5:35 PM EST MySpace Sees Growth Potential in Internet Radio Player MySpace says it has nabbed "over 1 million" new registered users since it debuted a new music player on December 19. A MySpace spokesperson tells Billboard.biz that MySpace now has & ...

  20. UPDATE: SOPA Imploding, Facebook's Zuckerberg, House Speaker Boehner Add To Backlash

    January 18, 2012 2:30 PM EST UPDATE (3:43 p.m.): House Speaker John Boehner said the SOPA and PIPA bills were not ready to go to a vote in Congress, according to the Wall Street Journal , while the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Orrin Hatch (Utah), released ...

  21. Taylor Swift's 'Enhanced' CoverGirl Ad Yanked

    December 22, 2011 8:00 AM EST How White My Shirts Should Be: Taylor Swift in a disputed ad for CoverGirl's Mascara. CoverGirl has discontinued (translation: yanked) a print advertisement of celebrity spokes-singer Taylor Swift following an investigation into alleged retou ...

  22. Heavy D's 'Now That We Found Love' Returns to Billboard Charts

    November 18, 2011 12:35 PM EST In the wake of Heavy D's untimely death last Tuesday , fans are showing their admiration for late hip-hop luminary. Heavy D & the Boyz' "Now That We Found Love" debuts at No. 20 on Billboard's Rap Digital Songs chart w ...

  23. House Judiciary Hearing on Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) Focuses on DMCA; Google Opposes Bill

    November 17, 2011 12:18 PM EST At Wednesday's House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), opponents of the act avoided familiar claims that the legislation would "break the Internet." But the hearing did highlight Internet companies� ...

  24. Business Matters: Vevo Racked Up 748 Million Views in September

    October 24, 2011 10:05 PM EDT Vevo Racked Up 748 Million Views in September -- Music video network Vevo again ranks at #2 on comScore's list of top U.S. online video properties according to number of unique viewers. The company racked up 57.3 million unique visitors and 7 ...

  25. Business Matters: MySpace's U.S. Visitors Dropped 8% Last Month

    October 21, 2011 6:15 PM EDT MySpace's U.S. Visitors Dropped 8% Last Month -- MySpace's U.S. traffic is dropping while the company retools under new ownership. The social network had 30.5 million unique U.S. visitors in September, down 7.6 percent from 33 million in ...

  26. Vevo Viewing Sessions Up Nearly 200% Since January

    June 24, 2011 1:36 PM EDT Music video network Vevo is getting more views from music fans, according to comScore statistics. Created in partnership by Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and the Abu Dhabi Media Company, the company is one of the top online video ...

  27. Music Companies: History Shows That a Successful IPO Does Not Guarantee a Good Investment

    June 15, 2011 12:12 PM EDT Today's IPO of Internet radio company Pandora is sure to put even more of a spotlight on digital music. The company raised its IPO price to $16 - it was originally slated to go between $9 and $11 - and it added another 1 million shares to the ...

  28. Rebecca Black's 'Friday' Catapults Over Viral Shark: 33 Million Views, No. 33 on iTunes Chart

    March 22, 2011 7:30 AM EDT Overnight Internet sensation Rebecca Black's widely panned song "Friday" has been viewed over 33 million times on YouTube. Late Monday afternoon, the official "Friday" video had tallied 30.974 million views. The song has b ...

  29. Business Matters: Hastings, A Brick-And-Mortar Retailer That's Actually Posting A Profit

    March 21, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Brick-And-Mortar Retailer Posts Profit (Yes, You Read That Right) -- Hastings has turned in numbers that show not all brick-and-mortar retailers are flailing these days. The company posted a profit of $3.9 million on revenues of $160.5 million in ...

  30. Business Matters: Why Some Americans Will Lose Interest in Spotify

    March 15, 2011 6:12 PM EDT Spotify Thrown Over For A WIMP ... -- In "I Broke Up With Spotify," Swedish writer Sam Sundberg explains that he has taken up a relationship with WiMP, the music service that launched last month in partnership with telecom company Telnor ...

  31. Business Matters: Pandora Slayed All Internet Radio Competition in December

    February 28, 2011 4:54 PM EST Pandora Killed the (Internet) Radio Star -- Pandora was the tops -- by a mile -- in Internet radio in December, according to Ando Media's latest rankings. Pandora was first in the Domestic Ranker (M-F, 6a-8p) with 642,614 active average sessi ...

  32. Business Matters: Will Apple Face Antitrust Regulators Over In-App Subscriptions?

    February 22, 2011 7:54 PM EST Will Apple Face Antitrust Regulators Over In-App Subscriptions? -- Anti-Apple sentiment continues this week with a statement from French music service Deezer . The company, which offers a paid mobile service via an iPod app, believes regulators wi ...

  33. Biz Matters: Why Selling 10,000 Albums Ain't What It Used to Be, Ask Wavves or Delorean

    February 16, 2011 2:00 PM EST Why Selling 10,000 Albums Ain't What It Used to Be, Just Ask Delorean or Wavves -- The number of albums selling over 10,000 units dropped to 1,215 in 2010, according to Digital Music News' coverage of the New Music Seminar in L.A. That w ...

  34. Songkick Raises Nearly $2 Million

    February 15, 2011 12:00 PM EST Live music site Songkick has raised $1.9 million of a $2 million funding round, according to a new SEC filing . The funding was confirmed to Billboard by CEO and co-founder Ian Hogarth. He would not specify the source of the funding but told Billb ...

  35. Vevo To Launch in the U.K.

    January 25, 2011 12:59 PM EST Vevo, the popular music video site created in conjunction with three of the big four labels -- Sony, Universal and EMI -- will reportedly launch in the U.K. in 2011, according to a story in today's Telegraph . The story quotes David Kohl, Vev ...

  36. News Corp. 'Assessing' MySpace Sale

    January 13, 2011 12:00 AM EST News Corp . is considering a sale of troubled social networking website MySpace , a rep for the company told Bloomberg Wednesday. "News Corp. is assessing a number of possibilities including a sale, a merger and a spinout," the company&# ...

  37. Facebook Replaces Google as Most Visited Website

    December 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST Mark Zuckerberg continues to have a banner year in 2010. According to research by marketing analysts at Experian Hitwise, Facebook supplanted search engine giant Google for the first time as the top-visited website of the year. The social media si ...

  38. @Advertising Week: Nielsen Unveils Online Campaign Ratings System

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In a bid to help marketers measure audiences for ads across TV, online and (eventually) mobile platforms by a common metric, Nielsen unveiled a new system Monday—to be launched commercially next year—that will provide, for the first time, TV-type ...

  39. Ian Rogers: I'm Not Leaving Topspin For Google

    September 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Topspin CEO Ian Rogers' name has been included on the short list of execs that could take the top spot at the not-yet-launched Google Music. But, it looks like we can cross his name off that list. From Rogers' blog: Rest assured, I can h ...

  40. Business Matters: Ticketmaster, Hulu, Apple and more

    August 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music business news. -- Ticketmaster now has more pricing transparency in its ticket search process , Live Nation executive chairman Irving Azoff revealed in a Twitter post. It’s not all-in pricing, but it’s ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Tr3s Launches Talent Contest With Verizon Wireless, Yahoo! En Español

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bilingual entertainment channel Tr3s: MTV, Musica y Mas has launched a talent discovery contest, "Dame Un Break," with Verizon Wireless and Yahoo! en Español. Artists can submit their demos at the Yahoo!-hosted dameunbreak.com until Aug. ...

  43. Business Matters: Twitter, LimeWire, Big Kenny, The Orchard and More

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Follow Glenn Peoples on Twitter or e-mail him at gpeoples AT billboard.com. -- TubeMogul stats show Twitter is a growing force in online video. The service had a 28.2% increase in average number of streams referred. (TubeMogul did not offer stats ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. Google Risks China's Ire With Slap To Censorship

    March 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google shut its mainland Chinese-language portal and began rerouting searches to its Hong Kong site, unleashing Beijing's ire and prompting worry over its prospects in China. China lost little time in warning Google that its spurning of self- ...

  46. We7, Yahoo! Aiming To Make Ad-Funded Add Up

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The partnership whereby Yahoo! will provide display advertising sales for We7 means the ad-supported streaming service is in a stronger position to build its audience without stacking up unpaid bills to rights holders. The U.K. streaming service h ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. @ Media & Money: Execs Debate Controlling Digital Content

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST With the rise of the digital mediums, companies have found it more difficult to place value on their content since it appears on the Internet or on phones instead of in a format the companies can contain. The Controlling Content in a Digital World ...

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