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  1. Live Nation, Yahoo Announce Daily Live Stream Concert Partnership

    April 28, 2014 5:59 PM EDT Live Nation and Yahoo will live-stream 365 concerts over a 12-month period set to begin later this summer, the two companies announced Monday (April 28) during Yahoo’s “Newfront” presentation to advertisers at New York’s Lincoln Center. The ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Daniel Loeb's Third Point Appears on Sony's Japanese Shareholder Register for First Time

    November 11, 2013 10:54 AM EST Third Point, the hedge fund run by Daniel Loeb that has been pressuring Sony to spin off part of its entertainment arm, was listed as holding 1.64 percent of the Japanese corporation's stock in a filing with authorities in Tokyo on Monday. ...

  4. Dick Clark Productions, Yahoo Partner for American Music Awards Digital Content

    October 08, 2013 6:43 PM EDT Production company Dick Clark Productions has tapped Yahoo as the official digital distributor for content around the 2013 American Music Awards, to be held Nov. 24 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles.  The partnership begins with Yaho ...

  5. Morning Fix: Taylor Swift Dominates BBMAs; Yahoo! Buys Tumblr; Prince and Kobalt Partner

    May 20, 2013 8:12 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE TAYLOR SWIFT, GOTYE AND RIHANNA WIN BIG AT BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS Taylor Swift and her 3.7 million-selling Red dominated the 2013 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night (May 19), taking home eight ...

  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, Joh ...

  7. Morning Fix: Google's Free Scan & Match; Nielsen's Arbitron Deal; .Biz's Year-End Survey Pt. 1

    December 19, 2012 8:35 AM EST ? To subscribe to Billboard's free Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletter head HERE GOOGLE LAUNCHES FREE LICENSED SCAN-AND-MATCH MUSIC LOCKER IN U.S.: Google, which launched its scan-and-match locker service in Europe ...

  8. Marissa Mayer Named Yahoo CEO

    July 16, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Yahoo named longtime Google executive Marissa Mayer its new CEO, replacing Ross Levinsohn, who has been interim CEO since May. The move took by surprise the many Wall Street analysts who had assumed Yahoo's board would stick with Levinsohn, a ...

  9. Vevo Seeking to Raise $100-$150 Million for Overseas Expansion

    July 07, 2012 1:02 PM EDT Vevo is seeking to raise new equity financing in connection with plans to expand its operations overseas, according to reports late Friday in the Wall Street Journa l and Los Angeles Times . The company "is close to" retaining investment ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Business Matters: Yahoo! Music Says 'Yoo-Hoo!'

    May 24, 2012 6:42 PM EDT Business Matters: Yahoo Music Says 'Yoo-Hoo!' (With 27 million Monthly Visitors) -- What has 27 million U.S. visitors each month and seems to get less attention in the music business than many music blogs? Yahoo! Music. Yahoo! Music did ...

  14. 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 ...

  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. Yahoo Co-Founder Jerry Yang Leaving The Company

    January 17, 2012 5:52 PM EST Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang is leaving the struggling company as it tries to revive its revenue growth and win over disgruntled shareholders under a new leader. The surprise departure, announced Tuesday, comes just two weeks after Yahoo Inc. hired ...

  17. Yahoo Names PayPal Exec Scott Thompson New CEO

    January 04, 2012 8:37 AM EST UPDATED: Yahoo Inc. has named Scott Thompson , the president of eBay Inc. 's PayPal division, as its new CEO, the company announced Wednesday morning. The struggling Internet company has been without a permanent CEO since early September, whe ...

  18. Morning Heds: GoDaddy Now Opposes SOPA, Weeknd's Lucrative Career Path, Sub Pop's 2011 Sea Change

    December 30, 2011 9:03 AM EST GoDaddy Bows to Boycott, Now 'Opposes' SOPA CNET In response to "Dump GoDaddy Day," the embattled domain registrar finally decides to oppose drastic Hollywood-backed copyright bills. The Weeknd Finds Lucrative Career Path - Wit ...

  19. YouTube Set to Announce TV Initiative With 100 Niche Channels

    October 28, 2011 5:00 PM EDT In a low-budget early effort to compete with satellite and cable TV providers, YouTube is set to announce Friday that it has partnered with several entities to roll out television-style channels with professionally produced shows that will strike ...

  20. Yahoo Withdraws Hulu Bid (Report)

    October 11, 2011 7:15 AM EDT NEW YORK - Yahoo, which made an initial approach that kicked off a sales process for online joint venture Hulu, has withdrawn from the bidding process, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The auction continues with satellite TV firm Dish Netw ...

  21. Jeff Bronikowski Leaves AOL Music for the Echo Nest

    September 27, 2011 12:13 PM EDT Jeff Bronikowski, who less than a year ago left Yahoo Music for AOL Music, has in turn left for a newly created position at the Echo Nest, according to a report in AllThingsD . Bronikowski is now overseeing corporate development for the Boston-are ...

  22. Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz Fired, Replaced by CFO Tim Morse

    September 06, 2011 9:16 PM EDT Carol Bartz is out as CEO of Yahoo, replaced on an interim basis by CFO Tim Morse, the company said Tuesday. Bartz was hired as CEO of Yahoo in early 2009 and the next year, when her compensation topped $47 million, shareholder advisory firm Glass ...

  23. Myspace Lays off More Than Half Its Staff

    June 30, 2011 10:58 AM EDT In connection with its $35 million sale to Specific Media , social networking site MySpace on Wednesday laid off more than half of its approximately 450 employees, the Wall Street Journal reported . As recently as two years ago, the once high-flyi ...

  24. Business Matters: Pandora Grew Like Gangbusters in Q1 -- Except In One Important Way

    May 26, 2011 7:25 PM EDT Pandora Grew Like Gangbusters in Q1 -- Except In One Important Way -- Pandora is growing quickly and people are listening longer. Yet as more people listened more often over the last 12 months, Pandora was able to generate little additional revenu ...

  25. Microsoft Reportedly Near Deal to Buy Skype

    May 10, 2011 7:37 AM EDT Microsoft Corp. is nearing a deal to buy the popular Internet telephone service Skype in what could be the biggest deal in the software maker's 36-year history, according to a published report. If Microsoft does buy Skype, The Wall Street Jou ...

  26. Warner Music Group Shares Rise Amid Sale Rumors

    April 14, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Shares of Warner Music Group rose 3.4 percent on Wednesday to $7.61 as word spread the company could be bought in a matter of weeks. The Wall Street Journal reported -- citing anonymous sources -- that instead of selling pieces of the company, as ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Study: Facebook Rising In Video Streaming

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Facebook has passed Yahoo as the second biggest referrer of online video streams for online video platform Brightcove, according to a new white paper the company created with video analytics company TubeMogul. With 9.6% of all referrals, Facebook ...

  31. AOL To Merge With Yahoo?

    December 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST A report in Reuters says AOL may be considering breaking up into separate units and possibly merging with Yahoo as part of a broader effort to regain relevance in a rapidly changing online environment. The complicated plan, as reported by the news ...

  32. Yahoo Japan-Google Deal Gets Regulatory Green Light

    December 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Japan's anti-monopoly watchdog gave the official go-ahead on Thursday (Dec. 2) to a search-engine alliance between Yahoo Japan Corp and Google Inc that had been questioned by competitors. Yahoo Japan, the nation's top Internet portal, ha ...

  33. Facebook Takes On Google, Yahoo In Web Messages

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Facebook rolled out an all-in-one messaging service that for the first time allows its half-billion members to communicate with people outside the social network, intensifying a battle with Google Inc and Yahoo Inc for users' Internet time. A ...

  34. Google, Facebook Rivalry Takes Centerstage

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST The technology industry's latest rivalry takes centerstage this week when Internet powers Google Inc and Facebook lay out their competing visions to create a new generation of Web services at a high-profile conference in San Francisco. The re ...

  35. Yahoo Says Report Of 20% In Layoffs 'Misleading'

    November 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Yahoo Inc called a media report it was planning to cut one-fifth of its workforce "misleading and inaccurate," but the Web portal stopped short of ruling out any layoffs. Yahoo, which is trying to revive revenue growth amid competition f ...

  36. AOL Hires Advisers For Options As Eyes Yahoo: Report

    November 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST AOL Inc is exploring strategic options, which include a possible tie-up with Yahoo Inc, and has retained financial advisers to do so, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday (Nov. 7), citing unnamed sources. A source close to Yahoo told Reuters ...

  37. Report: AOL, Buyout Firms Mulling Bid For Yahoo

    October 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo Inc.'s inability to snap out of a financial funk may be about to turn the embattled Internet company into a takeover target for the second time in less than three years. That possibility, floated in a story posted online late Wednesday ...

  38. Songkick Data Meshed With Yahoo’s Search Results

    October 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Songkick is seeking to expand its footprint through a partnership with Yahoo. The London-based company is now supplying its concert listings for Yahoo’s search results in the U.S. Yahoo has access to its entire database through its API, says Songk ...

  39. @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 ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Facebook Trumps MySpace on Ads

    August 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In the social media space, two vastly different ad stories are playing out: Facebook is soaring toward must-buy territory, while MySpace appears to have completely lost its mojo. Advertisers will spend $1.28 billion globally on Facebook this year ...

  43. Vevo Climbs Web Video Charts

    August 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Vevo is No. 3 -- with a bullet. The red-hot music site, a joint venture between Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group -- with investment from Abu Dhabi Media and backing from Google's YouTube -- reached 48 million unique users in ...

  44. Yahoo Revenue Misses Expectations

    July 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo Inc missed Wall Street's revenue estimates in the second quarter as some customers unexpectedly cut spending on online display ads toward the end of June, and shares fell more than 6%. The lower-than-expected revenue, which came even as ...

  45. Study: Online Video Consumption Continues To Climb

    July 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT New data from Nielsen shows that online video viewing continues to climb. Just-released June data shows that more than 10 billion videos were streamed during the month in the U.S. alone, which is a 1.3% increase over the same period last year and ...

  46. 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. ...

  47. Foursquare Close To Obtaining Funding: Report

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Startup website Foursquare, a location-based services company, is close to getting new funding that would allow it to expand, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The funding, led by Silicon Valley ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. Carrier Meets Content in Japan: Softbank May Buy Stake in Victor

    April 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Japanese telecommunications company Softbank is in talks to acquire a stake in Victor Entertainment from JVC Holdings Inc., the Daily Yomiuri reported Wednesday. Softbank is expected to buy a minority stake and increase its ownership beyond 50% ov ...

  50. 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 ...

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