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  1. BBC Announces Playlister Service, Integrated with Deezer, Spotify, YouTube

    October 08, 2013 11:59 AM EDT The British Broadcasting Corporation today announced the launch of BBC Playlister, a new digital service that will allow its audience to add and save music to an online playlist which can be exported to one of the BBC’s digital music partners, i ...

  2. Five Ways to Make Money From YouTube (From the Magazine)

    October 08, 2013 11:28 AM EDT The following story is excerpted from a special feature package from the new issue of Billboard magazine entitled "YouTube entitled "YouTube 3.0: Show Me the Money." With the ever expanding YouTube Economy in 2013 expected to ...

  3. YouTube 3.0: Are They Paying Enough? (From the Magazine)

    October 07, 2013 4:07 PM EDT At 26, Lindsey Stirling is already a seasoned YouTube veteran -- a Los Angeles-based artist who has blazed a career path through the platform, garnering more than 3 million subscribers whose views generate enough steady advertising revenue to pa ...

  4. What Does Twitter's IPO Mean To The Music Biz? Not A Whole Lot (Analysis)

    October 04, 2013 12:45 PM EDT Twitter is hoping to raise $1 billion in an initial public stock offering. What does it mean to the music business? Not a whole lot. An IPO is a confirmation of a company's revenue-generating capabilities and business model. Twitter would ...

  5. Bubbling Under: Rico Love Goes Behind The Mic, Royal Teeth Rise

    October 04, 2013 10:13 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Rico Love, Royal Teeth, Strange Talk and T'Juan. Rico Love Having co-written ...

  6. Morning Fix: 2013 Digital Track Sales Down; Rdio Launches Free Internet Radio; Twitter Unseals IPO; Lorde's 'Royals' Debuts on Social 50

    October 04, 2013 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE 2013 DIGITAL TRACK SALES DOWN 3.4%, ALBUM SALES DROP 6.1% U.S. digital sales continue to be under pressure. In the third quarter, the digital track sales decline accelerated and now the slowdown o ...

  7. Lorde's 'Royal' Reign Spurs Debut on Social 50 Chart

    October 03, 2013 7:40 PM EDT In the same week Lorde rises to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with her smash single "Royals," she also debuts on the Social 50 chart. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wiki ...

  8. Business Matters: Free Music Marches Onward

    October 03, 2013 5:24 PM EDT Rdio’s announcement Thursday that its app users can enjoy free radio shows free music is an powerful force. From YouTube, the world’s biggest jukebox, to freemium subscription services and Apple’s free-of-charge iTunes Radio, digital music servi ...

  9. YouTube Snags Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, Eminem for Its First Music Award Show

    October 01, 2013 12:05 AM EDT YouTube is rolling out the red carpet for its first music awards show.  The video platform has recruited Lady Gaga, Eminem and Acarde Fire to perform at the inaugural event, scheduled for Nov. 3. Spike Jonze, who directed "Being John Mal ...

  10. SoundBiz Music Conference in Detroit Focuses on Revivification – Don Was, Jeff Castelaz, Mike Jbara Speak

    September 27, 2013 2:45 PM EDT Music executives, lawyers and automotive industry leaders at this week's Crain's Detroit Business SoundBiz Music Conference said that Detroit, despite its fragmented resources, may be the key to saving the recording industry. When Moto ...

  11. Bob Marley Rises to New High on Social 50 Chart

    September 26, 2013 6:30 PM EDT Bob Marley, who has second-largest social media presence for a dead artist (second only to Michael Jackson), reaches a new peak on the Social 50 chart. He rises 37-8 in his 88th week on the list, marking the third time Marley has climbed into th ...

  12. Alex Pham's Digital Notes: YouTube's Free Tracks, Amazon's Cloud Store, Siemer's Big Prize

    September 25, 2013 8:11 PM EDT YouTube's Free Offerings Google, it would seem, loves giving stuff away. Last week, it was QuickOffice, a suite of productivity apps it purchased in June and is now distributing as a free download. Today, it's more than 150 audio track ...

  13. Bubbling Under: Justin Bieber Guests With Madison Beer; American Young Debuts

    September 20, 2013 11:47 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Madison Beer, American Young, Paradise Fears, TeeFLii. Madison Beer Fourteen-year ...

  14. Backbeat: City Of Hope Honors CAA’s Rob Light

    September 20, 2013 11:24 AM EDT “A giant cocktail party.” That’s how some folks described the City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Gala honoring Creative Artists Agency’s head of music and managing partner Rob Light. (L-R) TV personality Randy Jackson, attorney Lee Phillips, and musi ...

  15. Morning Fix: Britney's 2-Year Vegas Residency; M.I.A.'s Bird Flip vs. NFL; Skrillex, Warren Haynes to Hit Billboard Touring Conf.; Univision Mulling IPO

    September 20, 2013 8:24 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE BRITNEY SPEARS' 2-YEAR LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY: FULL DETAILS (Q&A) Beginning in December, Las Vegas will be the only place on earth where you’ll be able to see Britney Spears perform over the ...

  16. Miley Cyrus Hits No. 1 on Social 50 Chart in Wake of 'Wrecking Ball' Video Debut

    September 19, 2013 5:59 PM EDT This week on the Social 50 chart, Miley Cyrus hits No. 1 for the first time while Linkin Park returns thanks to a 3D game. Cyrus becomes the 16th artist to reach the No. 1 spot on the young chart, thanks to the debut of her “Wrecking Ball” music ...

  17. ARIA Awards Confirm Date, Venue

    September 19, 2013 3:01 AM EDT The Australia record industry’s 27th ARIA Awards will take place Dec. 1 at a new venue, the Event Centre in Sydney’s The Star. The parties kick off earlier with the “ARIA Week” of gigs and masterclasses, all of which serve as entrees for the mai ...

  18. 2vLive Concert Streaming Platform Launches with Cee-Lo, Demi Lovato (Exclusive)

    September 18, 2013 5:52 PM EDT While live-streaming concerts is nothing new to the music industry, a market leader has yet to emerge. 2vLive , an Atlanta-, London-, and Toronto-based company that describes itself as the "On Demand" of live concert streaming, aims t ...

  19. Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball' Swings To Top Of Hot 100

    September 18, 2013 12:55 PM EDT Miley Cyrus smashes her way to her first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, as "Wrecking Ball" rockets 22-1 with top Streaming and Sales Gainer honors. The song knocks Katy Perry's "Roar" out of the top spot after two weeks. Cyrus ...

  20. Morning Fix: Pandora Prevails Over ASCAP; Should You Upgrade to iOS 7?; T Bone Burnett Announced For Billboard Film & TV Conf.

    September 18, 2013 5:29 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE BETTY WHO SIGNS TO RCA AS PROPOSAL VIDEO GOES VIRAL Betty Who, the Australian-born, New York-based pop singer, who released her debut EP "The Movement" last April (and which premiered on ...

  21. Betty Who Signs To RCA As Marriage Proposal Video Goes Viral (Exclusive)

    September 17, 2013 1:30 PM EDT 1 1.554 k 26 2 0 Betty Who, the Australian-born, New York-based pop singer, who released her debut EP "The Movement" last April (and which  premiered on Billboard.com ), has signed a U.S. label deal with RCA Records days after a YouTube video of ...

  22. Morning Fix: P!nk Named Billboard's 2013 Woman of the Year; Rdio Partners With Cumulus Media; Maroon 5 Sign to Kobalt

    September 16, 2013 5:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE P!NK NAMED BILLBOARD'S 2013 WOMAN OF THE YEAR P!nk has been named Billboard's Woman of the Year and will be honored at the 2013 Billboard Women in Music event on Dec. 10 in New York City ...

  23. Backbeat: Sony Music Signs Crayon Pop, Show Lo & Elva Hsiao

    September 16, 2013 12:45 AM EDT Sony Music is celebrating a string of new deals orchestrated through its international operations. Sony Music Korea has signed K-Pop girl group Crayon Pop , whose single “Bar Bar Bar” is one of the year’s big viral hits on YouTube. Based around ...

  24. Audiosocket Aims to Reduce YouTube Copyright Conflicts

    September 16, 2013 12:00 AM EDT Audiosocket, a music licensing company, has signed a deal to provide SourceAudio with a new fingerprinting technology aimed at reducing the growing number of conflicts over copyright ownership on YouTube. The conflicts have been characterized as ...

  25. Miley Cyrus Headed For First Hot 100 No. 1 With 'Wrecking Ball'

    September 13, 2013 6:02 PM EDT It looks like Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" is about to smash its way to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Thanks to expected enormous streaming totals for the song's video, early indications are that it should dethrone Kat ...

  26. Bubbling Under: Saints Of Valory March In; Midnight Red Finds 'Home' At Radio

    September 13, 2013 12:50 PM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Saints of Valory, Midnight Red, Sebastian Mikael and Dani Martin. Saints Of Valor ...

  27. Katy Perry Returns to No. 1 on Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    September 13, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Billboard's Social 50 chart has a new No. 1 this week, as Katy Perry returns to the top for the first time in more than a year. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace ...

  28. Twitter Files For IPO

    September 12, 2013 5:35 PM EDT In a Tweet (what else?), the Silicon Valley micro-blogging service said it had filed papers with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission outlining a proposal to sell shares in the company on the open market. Those looking for details of its ...

  29. Maker Studios Raises $26 Million to Fuel International Expansion

    September 12, 2013 1:38 PM EDT Maker Studios, a network of independent YouTube channels, closed $26 million in financing, bringing the total amount raised by the four-year-old start-up to more than $70 million. Investors in the most recent round include Canal+, Astro, SingTel ...

  30. Icona Pop Teams With Absolut For Music Video, Ad Campaign (Exclusive)

    September 12, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Icona Pop is about to host a “Paris Is Burning”-esque vogue-off in their latest video for “All Night,” which Billboard exclusively teases below. In the clip, which was filmed in New York and inspired by the city’s “house ballroom” culture, Icona ...

  31. Ylvis' Viral Hit 'The Fox' Debuts On Hot 100

    September 11, 2013 6:13 PM EDT Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis' viral sensation "The Fox," which has taken the Internet by storm in recent days, debuts at No. 29 on the Billboard Hot 100, fueled almost exclusively by its online traction. It's the highest-bowing ...

  32. Michael Jackson's New Instagram Account Causes Surge on Social 50 Chart

    September 05, 2013 9:57 PM EDT The late Michael Jackson makes a 14-position leap on Billboard's Social 50 chart (27-13) following online activity around his birthday (Aug. 29) and the launch of his Instagram account. Paul McCartney, Prince, Robert Plant: Why Veteran Musi ...

  33. Chris Hart Finds Home Abroad in J-pop World

    September 03, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Leaving San Francisco, singer Chris Hart has made himself at home in "J-pop." His album of cover versions of Japanese pop tunes is rising on the charts. And the crooner is scoring on this nation's equivalent of "American Idol ...

  34. Justin Timberlake Rises on Social 50 Chart, Post-VMAs

    August 29, 2013 4:09 PM EDT Justin Timberlake climbs the 10-3 on Billboard's Social 50 chart this week, following his lengthy August 25 performance on the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA). On the show, he performed a 12-song medley that included a brief reunion with his & ...

  35. AMCOS, Boom Video Strike ‘World First’ Licensing Deal

    August 29, 2013 3:46 AM EDT Australasian mechanical copyright society AMCOS has struck what it describes as a “ground-breaking” partnership with video advertising firm Boom Video -- Australia and New Zealand’s first YouTube partner network. It's pitched as the first “ ...

  36. Taco Bell Premieres Passion Pit Rockumentary, Preps VMA Sponsorship (Exclusive)

    August 23, 2013 5:38 PM EDT Since 2006, Taco Bell's Feed The Beat program has supported more than 600 rising music acts with $500 in gift certificates to help keep them fed on the road. And in more recent years, the company has extended its outreach to the music in ...

  37. Maker Studios to Buy Blip

    August 21, 2013 4:21 PM EDT Maker Studios, whose 60,000 YouTube channels command more than 4 billion views a month, has signed an agreement to purchase Blip, a producer and distributor of original Web videos, according to sources close to the deal, which is expected to clo ...

  38. Russell Simmons Apologizes For Harriet Tubman Sex Parody Posted to New YouTube Venture

    August 16, 2013 10:01 AM EDT Russell Simmons is apologizing for a controversial parody video on his YouTube channel, which depicted U.S. abolitionist Harriet Tubman having sex with her white slave master with the intent of filming the act and blackmailing him. The video, po ...

  39. Beyonce's Short Haircut Yields Big Social 50 Chart Gain

    August 15, 2013 8:31 PM EDT After a three-week hiatus from the Social 50’s top 10, Beyonce bounds 26-6 all thanks to a simple haircut.   The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and Instagram. The char ...

  40. Russell Simmons Announces Launch of All Def Digital YouTube Channel

    August 14, 2013 3:54 PM EDT Def Jam co-founder and music mogul Russell Simmons has announced the launch of a new YouTube channel, All Def Digital, a collaboration between Rush Digital Media, Simmons' media company, and Dreamworks Animation subsidiary Awesomeness TV ...

  41. Youku Tudou Narrows Second-Quarter Loss

    August 09, 2013 3:30 PM EDT Youku Tudou narrowed its loss in the second quarter, and the Chinese online video company believes the outlook is positive as consuming video on multiple screens becomes the standard in China. Quarterly revenue rose 30 percent from the year-ago ...

  42. Highlighting the Importance of (and Their Love For) Rappers' Jewish Lawyers

    August 09, 2013 1:17 PM EDT It's no longer just overbearing Jewish mothers that are imploring their loved ones, "Why don't you find yourself a nice Jewish boy?" Now when rappers get into trouble with the authorities, there's only one person they ne ...

  43. 'Elysium' Score Began With E-Mail, YouTube Link

    August 09, 2013 9:58 AM EDT The creation of the Elysium soundtrack was unconventional from the start. Director Neill Blomkamp found composer Ryan Amon on YouTube, e-mailing the then-Bolivia-based musician, who was working on scores for movie trailers, with a simple questio ...

  44. One Direction Returns to No. 1 on Social 50; Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande Hit Top 10

    August 02, 2013 12:30 PM EDT One Direction reaches the No. 1 spot for the fourth time on the Social 50 chart,  thanks to excitement generated by the debut of the group's "Best Song Ever." The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook ...

  45. Audiam, TuneCore Co-Founders Jeff Price and Peter Wells' New Company, Raises $500K for U.S. Launch

    August 02, 2013 7:00 AM EDT Audiam, a start-up that helps artists identify and monetize user-uploaded YouTube videos that feature their music, on Friday announced it has raised $500,000 in angel financing to fuel its expansion into the U.S. market.  Investors include Scott ...

  46. YouTube To Broaden Subscription Option, Add Royalty-Free Soundtracks for Creators

    August 02, 2013 12:01 AM EDT In an effort to make its platform more useful to its top creators, YouTube on Thursday announced it will soon open its paid subscription option to more video channels and give them tools to find out more about their viewers and message them dir ...

  47. Exclusive: Maker Studio's Epic Rap Battles Scores RIAA Gold

    August 01, 2013 1:45 PM EDT Maker Studios' "Epic Rap Battles of History" YouTube series has snagged a Gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America, due in large part to its online video views. The award is being bestowed to " Ba ...

  48. Business Matters: Misinterpreting The Size, Shape and Momentum of the Digital Music Marketplace

    July 29, 2013 7:01 PM EDT The data should create the narrative, not the other way around. A number of journalists have ignored this rule in recent weeks. If you stay current on music industry news, you may have read some articles that will give you the wrong impression a ...

  49. Rep. Mel Watt To Introduce Broadcast Radio Performance Rights Bill To Compensate Labels, Artists For Airplay

    July 26, 2013 2:39 PM EDT Rep. Mel Watt plans to introduce legislation that will establish a performance right that would compensate record labels and artists for airplay on broadcast radio. Watt made the announcement on Thursday during the latest hearing on copyright is ...

  50. Demi Lovato Hits Social 50 Chart High

    July 26, 2013 9:15 AM EDT Demi Lovato makes a 15 position leap to No. 2 on the Social 50 chart, prompted by the release of the official Vevo video on July 17 for her new single "Made in the USA." The title garnered 8.8 million worldwide views during the chart ...

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