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  1. Vevo Launch Date Set

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Vevo online music video service is expected to launch Dec. 8, according to sources close to the company. The launch will kick off with an invite-only party at Skylight Studios in New York’s Tribeca neighborhood for key executives and advertisi ...

  2. Spanish Digital Effort To Tackle Piracy Unveiled

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spain's battle against digital piracy has scored a double victory at the third International Forum of Digital Content (Ficod) in Madrid, a three-day event organized by Red.es that ends tomorrow (Nov. 19) and which is expected to attract over ...

  3. YouTube Gets Hispanic Shows In Univision Deal

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spanish-language media company Univision Communications Inc said on Monday it has reached an agreement to feature short and full-length programs on Google Inc's online video site YouTube. The revenue-sharing agreement covers new and archive H ...

  4. Business Matters: Hastings, ACTA, SoundExchange

    November 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Retailer Hastings posted a net loss of about $3.7 million in Q3 2009 ending October 31. The company's loss through the first ten months of ...

  5. CISAC Backs Action Against YouTube

    November 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST The International Council of Creators of Music (CIAM), part of the global authors' rights body CISAC, has backed legal moves against YouTube/Google in Germany. Legal proceedings are due to take place at the district court of civil law in Hamb ...

  6. @ 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 ...

  7. Business Matters: Fillmore, Verizon, RIAA, Blackberry

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- The Lee Development Group and Montgomery County have struck a deal that will create a Fillmore Music Hall in Silver Springs, Maryland. Maryland ...

  8. Business Matters: Spotify, Best Online Marketing Practices, Musicadium

    November 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Spotify has reportedly postponed its launch in the U.S. The company had often said it planned for a launch by the end of 2009. ( TechCrunch ) - ...

  9. This Week's 10 Most Popular Stories On Billboard.biz

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The following is a round-up of the 10 most popular stories on Billboard.biz during the past week. 1. Analysis: What Impact Will Google Music Search Have? How successful will this the newly launched Google search be? It depends on (1) how difficult ...

  10. Analysis: What Impact Will Google Music Search Have?

    October 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT How successful will this the newly launched Google search be? It depends on (1) how difficult it was previously to find music on Google and (2) how good the partner services are at converting Google exposure to real business. Although Google will ...

  11. Business Matters: Qtrax, MySpace, Lala, WMG

    October 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Qtrax , which has been holed up in the "where are they now?" file for a few months, issued a press release on Wednesday with details ...

  12. Business Matters: Lord Mandelson, EFF, Apple

    October 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Lord Mandelson , the British Business Secretary, will forge ahead with his legislative measures to cut off the Internet connections of illegal ...

  13. German Indies, Artists, File Against YouTube/Google

    October 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A group of German independent labels, publishers and artists has filed complaints against YouTube and its parent company Google alleging persistent commercial breach of copyright. The announcement was made today (Oct. 26) by attorney Jens Schippma ...

  14. Business Matters: Live Nation, Grand Ole Opry, Twitter

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- The Financial Times weighed in on the proposed TicketMaster-Live Nation merger with an op-ed on Wednesday. Calling it "an overmighty duo,& ...

  15. Business Matters: Apple, HMV, Band Metrics, EMI

    October 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- From the transcript of Monday's Apple fiscal Q4 earnings call is this lone excerpt that deals specifically with music: "We sold almost 10.2 million iPods, which was down from just over 11 million in the year-ago quarter. Our latest re ...

  16. U2 Taps YouTube For Live Broadcast

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2 and YouTube have teamed up to broadcast a live stream of the band's Los Angeles concert this weekend via its YouTube channel. The Sunday, Oct. 25 show is taking place at the Rose Bowl for those paying to attend, but will be free for any fa ...

  17. Study: Piracy Impacted By Price, Punishment and Morality

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A new study finds three things have a negative impact on the likelihood a person will obtain a song illegally: willingness to pay; perceived likeliness of facing a lawsuit; and morality. Marc F. Bellemere of Duke University and Andrew M. Holmberg ...

  18. PIAS Entertainment Group Signs With YouTube

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT PIAS Entertainment Group has signed a global licensing and marketing deal with YouTube, that will enable its independent label and artist clients to generate revenues from advertising served alongside wherever their repertoire is used on the servi ...

  19. Business Matters: Ticketmaster, Vevo, Robbie Williams

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Ticketmaster CEO Irving Azoff said he "remains highly confident" the company's proposed merger with Live Nation "will happe ...

  20. Analysis: The P2P-To-Streaming Migration Continues

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Good news for music companies: P2P traffic is said to be declining while streaming sites are growing in popularity and becoming more a more integral part of labels’ and publishers’ strategies. P2P traffic “is declining quickly” and losing populari ...

  21. Google Back On Track For Growth, Eyes Deals

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Google Inc's growth machine is back in gear. The world's No. 1 search engine not only posted higher-than-expected third-quarter profits and revenues, but also said it was looking for major acquisitions and could buy a large company " ...

  22. Analysis: Moving Beyond Current Billing Habits

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Access or ownership? Or both? These questions dog a music industry that wants to leave behind the confusion and uncertainty of the last ten years. Ownership, represented by paid downloads and physical purchases, continue to wane. Access models, re ...

  23. Business Matters: ASCAP, Spotify, Wolfgang's Vault

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- In a summary judgment that is part of a larger case between ASCAP and mobile carriers, a federal court said ringtones played in public do not constitute public performances and therefore are not due performance royalties. The judgement states & ...

  24. Music Biz Eyes Web Ads

    October 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As the recorded-music business continues its migration to the digital domain, and relies less on sales of physical music formats, the big companies in the sector are developing strategies that position advertising and branded content as core reven ...

  25. Regional Mexican Panel Discusses Importance Of Online Media

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The increasing importance of the Internet as a means for marketing and, moreover, artist development, was the crux of the “Image” panel today (Oct. 9) at the Billboard regional Mexican Music Summit, where speakers discussed innovative marketing st ...

  26. Business Matters: Warner Music, Spotify, Digital Music Forum West

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- AdAge.com has an in-depth piece on Warner Music Group 's Web strategy and its new deal with YouTube . What really stands out about the strategy is that it represents a market-driven solution to a complicated licensing problem. The incentiv ...

  27. WMG Names Outrigger Media Ad Sales Partner

    October 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Fresh off the heels of its new licensing deal with YouTube , Warner Music Group has named Outrigger Media as a key advertising sales partner. Under the deal, Outrigger will work with Warner marketing staff to sell advertising and other sponsorship ...

  28. Business Matters: Lala, Viacom, YouTube, EMI

    October 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Lala has some pretty incredible sale prices for the Top 200 Albums of the 2000s feature at Pitchfork. Radiohead 's "Kid A" is $1 ...

  29. Autopsy Shows Michael Jackson Was Healthy

    October 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's arms were covered with punctures, his face and neck were scarred and he had tattooed eyebrows and lips, but he wasn't the sickly skeleton of a man portrayed by tabloids, according to his autopsy report obtained by The A ...

  30. YouTube, Warner Music Group Agree On New Deal

    September 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT YouTube and Warner Music Group made it official today, announcing a new content licensing deal that will bring the label’s content back to the popular video streaming service after a nine-month absence. The main difference of the new deal is that ...

  31. Business Matters: YouTube, Topspin, Blackberry

    September 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- According to Comscore, 120.5 million viewers watched nearly 10 billion videos on YouTube.com in August. ( Press release ) -- The evolution of Y ...

  32. 'Embedded' Provides A New Music Documentary Outlet On TV

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mos Def is in a Tokyo hotel room, wearing a bathrobe and smoking a cigarette. He's holding forth on the differences between Japanese and American culture, revealing how impressed he is by the intensity of the local hip-hop fans who have been ...

  33. BILLBOARD Q AND A: VICTOR MANUEL MORENO VALADEZ

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Earlier this year, Televisa Networks named Victor Manuel Moreno Valadez executive producer of its regional Mexican music and lifestyle channel Bandamax. The 23-year Televisa veteran spoke with Billboard ahead of his scheduled appearance as a panel ...

  34. Report: WMG, YouTube Reach Agreement

    September 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group and YouTube reportedly have resolved their licensing dispute, and WMG's catalog will soon reappear on the online video streaming site soon. AdAge , citing two unnamed executives, says the deal is done, and is only waiting t ...

  35. Jay-Z Still Reigns On Billboard 200; Muse And Kid Cudi Bow High

    September 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z's "The Blueprint 3" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, shifting 298,000 in its second week on the list, down just 37% . . . Whitney Houston's "I Look to You" surges to No. 2 with an "Oprah Winfrey Show&qu ...

  36. Business Matters: EMI, The Pirate Bay, UMG

    September 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- According to a report at Financial News, EMI 's performance has improved to the point it will not require a capital infusion from lenders ...

  37. Leonard Cohen Due To Return To Stage

    September 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Singer Leonard Cohen is expected to return to the stage on Monday after he collapsed during a concert in Spain on Friday and was rushed to hospital. The Canadian, who turns 75 on Monday, was halfway through a performance of his hit song "Bird ...

  38. German Market Set To Return To Growth In 2013

    September 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The German music market is set to grow again as of 2013 when digital revenues are expected to compensate for the losses made in physical sales, according to Stefan Michalk, CEO of the Federal Association of the Music Industry (BVMI) in Berlin. The ...

  39. The New Economy: Google Calendar, YouTube, Twitter

    September 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Just about every music industry panel will touch upon new tools available to record, distribute, market, organize and communicate. But Google's Calendar and Documents? The free online services had fans at Thursday’s American Music Conference ...

  40. 'America's Got Talent' Champion Selected

    September 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Kevin Skinner flew the coop with the grand prize on "America's Got Talent." The singing chicken farmer from Mayfield, Ky., was awarded the NBC talent competition's $1 million grand prize and a headlining spot at a Las Vegas sho ...

  41. Devo Inks 360-Deal With Warner Brothers

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Devo is headed back to the future thanks to new 360-deal with Warner Bros. Records, the group's original major label, and a series of concerts celebrating a pair of older albums. The company will internationally service all aspects of the ban ...

  42. Business Matters: Zune HD, Michael Robertson, EMI, RIAJ

    September 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- U.K., shadow culture secretary Jeremy Hunt criticized Lord Mandelson's plans to step up anti-piracy measures. "Do we really want to p ...

  43. Business Matters: YouTube, Spotify, Rhapsody

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Statistics revealed by TubeMogul show the dominance of music videos among YouTube ’s most-watched videos. Tracking all-time views for videos to ...

  44. Business Matters: UMG, Richard Branson, YouTube, Van Halen

    September 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- A funny thing happened on the way to the future of the record industry: disagreement. Universal Music Group ’s planned ISP-based music service ...

  45. Business Matters: eMusic, Sony, Perez Hilton, Apple

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- How many file sharers are there in the U.K. and where does that number come from? Ars Technica explains the investigation by a BBC Radio 4 show ...

  46. The Billboard Q&A: Walter Kolm

    September 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT When Universal Music Group (UMG) restructured its U.S. Latin operations last year in the wake of its acquisition of Univision Music Group, it put its Latin pop, urban, tropical and rock repertoire under the leadership of Walter Kolm, formerly seni ...

  47. Carrie Underwood Rushes New Single After Leak

    September 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT An unfinished version of "Cowboy Casanova," the lead single from Carrie Underwood's third studio album, "Play On," leaked online Wednesday (Sept. 2). The song's premature unveiling prompted Underwood to rush out an of ...

  48. YouTube, PRS Agree Licensing Deal

    September 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. users of YouTube will once again be able to watch premium music videos on the service, six months after Google's video streaming site blocked access in the territory as a result of a licensing rate dispute. U.K. authors' and publish ...

  49. Music Label Video Site Vevo In Talks With CBS, NBC

    September 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Vevo, an online music video start-up backed by two major music labels and supported by YouTube's technology platform, is in talks with CBS Corp and NBC to license and develop shows for the Web, according to two people familiar with the talks. ...

  50. Analysis: Are VCs Eyeing Music Investments Again?

    September 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT News arrived last week that Mog and Rightsflow landed additional rounds of equity. One may wonder if investors are being lured into music again. The answer is both yes and no. Except for Spotify, few listening-based music startups have recently ca ...

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