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  1. P!nk Remains Atop Hot 100, PSY Gallops Into Top 10

    April 24, 2013 1:33 PM EDT P!nk spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Just Give Me a Reason," featuring fun.'s Nate Ruess. PSY, meanwhile, soars 12-5 with "Gentleman," which adds increased streaming and sales to its already ...

  2. Will.i.am Says He Accidentally Stole a Song

    April 23, 2013 5:06 PM EDT Will.i.am admitted confusion today over whether he ever had the rights to use the backing track on his new song "Let's Go," featuring Chris Brown. Russian producer and DJ Arty had accused the Black Eyed Pea of stealing his song, ...

  3. Grooveshark to Launch Broadcast, a User-Created Radio Feature

    April 22, 2013 2:03 PM EDT Music streaming service Grooveshark on Wednesday will launch a new service called Broadcast that will allow people to create their own live, online radio shows. Broadcast will be free of charge. "We're excited to launch the first eve ...

  4. ASCAP Expo: Music Supervision in the Digital Age

    April 19, 2013 3:02 PM EDT Take advantage of YouTube, Soundcloud and blogs. That’s been the recurring theme all week at the ASCAP Expo in Hollywood and Friday morning’s “Music Supervision in the Digital Age” panel was no exception, with a few more specifics on offer, to ...

  5. YouTube Scores Win in Viacom Lawsuit

    April 18, 2013 6:52 PM EDT Federal courts handed Google’s YouTube a victory Thursday in a six-year-old lawsuit filed by Viacom Inc. alleging copyright infringement. The case has flip-flopped in federal courts, with YouTube winning the first round in 2010 when U.S. Dist ...

  6. Twitter #Music, Hands-On: The Good and the Bad

    April 18, 2013 6:35 PM EDT Twitter music was already a concept long before it was an application, so it comes as little surprise that Twitter’s new #music app is built top to bottom around how users already interact with music on Twitter.  #Music arrives with the potent ...

  7. You Done Good, Kid: Patrick Moxey Talks About His Old Boss (Russell Simmons) and New Job Following IMS Engage Panel

    April 18, 2013 6:03 PM EDT The most meaningful pairing at IMS Engage was between two men whose names did not just look good together on a conference agenda; the pair has a long and meaningful history that stretches over two decades. Back in 1989, Russell Simmons plucked ...

  8. Exclusive: Big Frame, YouTube Artist Dave Days Kick Off Original Series

    April 18, 2013 5:11 PM EDT Exploring new ways for independent artists to earn money, online talent management firm Big Frame and YouTube artist Dave Days on Thursday launched a new reality video series called "Writing Room." The show pairs 10 up-and-coming Yo ...

  9. Updated: Twitter #Music App Launches

    April 18, 2013 8:21 AM EDT 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false Twitter, which released its music application to a handful of celebrities last week, announced today on "Good Morning America" and via a blog post that the rest of the world can now pile in. ...

  10. Exclusive: Vice, Recreation Worldwide Discuss Debut of New EDM Vertical THUMP

    April 17, 2013 12:35 PM EDT Vice, the self-described “bad boy” media empire, debuted a new EDM vertical Wednesday called THUMP, a new digital platform created in partnership with Recreation Worldwide, a creative agency founded by executives from AM Only and Complete Con ...

  11. iTunes Market Share Still Dominant After a Decade (Research)

    April 16, 2013 7:00 AM EDT After nearly a decade since selling its first digital song, Apple Inc.'s iTunes continues to dominate with a 63% unit share of the U.S. market for digital music downloads in the fourth quarter, according to estimates released Tuesday by t ...

  12. PSY’s 'Gentleman' Hits 70 Million Views In Three Days, Sets YouTube Record

    April 15, 2013 6:19 PM EDT PSY is proving he’s more than a one hit wonder as the official music video for his newest release, “Gentleman,” soared past 70 million YouTube views today (April 15), in its third day of availability. According to sources at YouTube, with 18.9 ...

  13. Bubbling Under: Labrinth Amazes With Emeli Sande Duet 'Beneath Your Beautiful'

    April 12, 2013 1:28 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: Labrinth, JJ Lawhorn, Kstylis and Renzo.   Labrinth As Emeli Sandé scales multip ...

  14. Taylor Swift's Fan Date to ACMs Aids Social Chart Climb

    April 11, 2013 6:44 PM EDT Taylor Swift ascends 5-1 on the Social 50 to helm the chart (her second time a No. 1) concurrent with buzz generated by the Academy of Country Music Awards (April 7). Despite not taking home any trophies, including the fan-voted Entertainer of ...

  15. Rock Block: When Employers Ban Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Pandora, Spotify

    April 05, 2013 2:37 PM EDT Don’t assume your music or social media messages are always making an impression during working hours. That’s the takeaway of a survey of more than 500 IT departments around the country by Modis, an IT staffing and recruiting agency. A telephone ...

  16. Bubbling Under: MKTO's 'Thank You' Gets Welcomed

    April 05, 2013 11:45 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: MKTO, Houndmouth, Kayla Brianna and Shine Bright Baby. MKTO Having met in 2010 w ...

  17. YouTube, Universal Music Publishing Strike Multi-Nation Deal

    April 04, 2013 5:50 PM EDT The Universal Music Publishing Group has reached a new agreement with YouTube which will allow its Anglo-American repertoire to be played on the social media website in 127 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The deal encom ...

  18. Ultra Music Fest May Be Two Weekends in 2014, Organizers Say

    March 30, 2013 11:53 AM EDT Despite only announcing one weekend at the close of a YouTube broadcast on Sunday night, the Ultra Music Festival may indeed be a doubleheader again in 2014, organizers told Billboard.biz. "The 16th Annual Ultra Music Festival will take ...

  19. Business Matters: Streaming, Subscriptions Rising, But Total Recorded-Music Revenues Down 1% in 2012: RIAA Report

    March 26, 2013 6:05 PM EDT Subscription and streaming services experienced tremendous growth and accounted for 15% of record business revenue in 2012, according to RIAA statistics released Tuesday. That expansion helped digital revenue surge to 59% of total recorded musi ...

  20. YouTube 'Glitch' Removed K-Pop Videos Distributed by UMG

    March 25, 2013 7:29 PM EDT 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false YouTube accidentally took down dozens of K-Pop music videos distributed by Universal Music Group Saturday evening, triggering fan outrage and online flash campaigns to restore the flicks. K-Pop Fans Rai ...

  21. K-Pop Fans Raise Hell After Popular Videos Get Blocked on YouTube

    March 24, 2013 6:10 PM EDT What do K-pop fans and the state of Texas have in common? Answer: It's never a good idea to mess with either. Early Sunday morning (March 24), it appeared videos by K-pop entertainment agency, Cube Entertainment, were being blocked for int ...

  22. Vinny Cha$e Talks Epic Records Deal, Major Label Debut & Street Wear Fashion Line

    March 23, 2013 12:28 PM EDT For Harlem rapper Vinny Cha$e, loyalty played a big role in his decision to turn down a deal with Sean "Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy Records and instead go with Epic and A&R Aaron Reid, son of chairman/CEO Antonio "L.A." R ...

  23. Bubbling Under: Frank Turner Turns Heads

    March 22, 2013 11:14 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: Frank Turner, Dustin Tavella, Drake White and Viajero . Frank Turner British roc ...

  24. Subscription-Music Wars: The Greatest Trick the Majors Have Ever Pulled Off: Guest Post by Jason Herskowitz

    March 21, 2013 4:05 PM EDT Jason Herskowitz is a core contributor and co-founder of Tomahawk , an open-source music platform that -- among other things -- creates a music aggregation and interoperability layer across music providers. He talks endlessly on Twitter about ...

  25. YouTube Hits 1 Billion Users

    March 20, 2013 11:27 PM EDT YouTube on Wednesday said it now has 1 billion monthly viewers, steadily growing from the 800 million monthly viewers the online video platform reached in October 2011. The announcement , made at a company event in Los Angeles to show off YouTu ...

  26. Carlos Vives, Don Omar, Gerardo Ortiz to Perform at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    March 19, 2013 6:17 PM EDT Some of the biggest names in Latin music including Don Omar, Gerardo Ortiz, Michel Telo, Lucero and Carlos Vives arescheduled to perform at the 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards during an April 25 broadcast on Telemundo.   Presented by State Far ...

  27. YouTube, Partners Needs to Work Harder to Pay Songwriters, Publishers Fairly: Guest Post by Matt Pincus

    March 19, 2013 3:09 PM EDT From Billboard’s groundbreaking decision to factor YouTube views into the charts, to the “Harlem Shake,” to the historic agreements covering UGC content and Vevo videos, YouTube is becoming the mainstream music business. Yet, the ugly truth is t ...

  28. The Conan Bump: Quantifying Late Night Talk Show Sales & Social Numbers

    March 18, 2013 3:41 PM EDT This article originally appeared in the March 23rd issue of Billboard Magazine -- subscribe right here ! On the heels of his ratings-topping appearance on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” Justin Timberlake chose to extend his run on the late-night T ...

  29. Could Pop Radio’s Next Hit Be A Cover Of A... 1930s Appalachian Folk Song?!

    March 18, 2013 2:04 PM EDT Although it’s spent 11 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and sold almost half a million (498,000) downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Anna Kendrick’s quirky single "Cups" (UME/Republic) is just now adding a new element to its succe ...

  30. SXSW: David Lowery and Co. Lash out Against Industry 'Pimps'

    March 16, 2013 11:16 AM EDT Passions ran high Friday evening at what was described by its organizers as “an artists’ panel” in the Austin Convention Center for SXSW. The distinction was deliberate -- too many panels and presentations at this conference had failed to rep ...

  31. Vevo Launches Lean-Back TV Experience

    March 12, 2013 12:48 PM EDT The company that brought back music videos to a new generation of on-demand viewers on Tuesday is launching Vevo TV, a traditionally programmed, linear broadcast that harkens back to the era of appointment television. Like broadcast TV, Vevo’s n ...

  32. 'Harlem Shake' Samples Used Without Permission; Artists Seek Payment

    March 11, 2013 2:08 PM EDT Baauer's "Harlem Shake" has spent the last three weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 and racked up millions upon millions of listens via its widely seen YouTube dance craze. But key moments of the song, including voices urging peopl ...

  33. OK Go’s Damian Kulash, Warner’s Livia Tortella and Jeff Goodby Talk Monetizing Music via Video at SXSW

    March 11, 2013 12:07 PM EDT Would OK Go be a much bigger band today had Billboard’s YouTube-based Hot 100 methodology existed seven years ago? And how does an old-school label like Warner Bros. make a long-term star out of a guy like Baauer, who didn’t even make an officia ...

  34. Chart Moves: Demi Lovato 'Attacks' With New Hit; AWOLNATION 'Sail's Into Top 40 At Last; Michael Buble Bows

    March 07, 2013 4:36 PM EST As previously reported, "Harlem Shake," the viral smash from Baauer, spends a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, although its massive streaming totals weaken almost by half. Who else shakes things up this week on the Hot ...

  35. Warner Music Inks Deal With Google for Music Subscription Services

    March 05, 2013 2:34 PM EST Warner Music Group has struck a licensing deal with Google for two music services the technology giant is launching later this summer, according to executives familiar with the agreement. Google will offer two distinct subscription services – ...

  36. Baauer's 'Harlem Shake' Tops Hot 100 For Second Week

    February 27, 2013 3:07 PM EST The viral sensation stays at the summit, fueled heavily by another week of stratospheric YouTube streaming totals. Plus, Lil Wayne reaches the top 10. Baauer leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with "Harlem Shake," the Brooklyn ...

  37. Ross on Radio: It’s the Beginning Of ‘Nash’-ional Radio, And The Industry Feels Fine?

    February 27, 2013 10:52 AM EST For nearly two decades, the prospect of nationally programmed radio has been one of the most charged issues in our business. And yet, it has arrived in many ways during the last year -- to little controversy. In the late ’90s and early ’00s, Clea ...

  38. Baauer’s ‘Harlem Shake’: Warner Bros. Strikes Deal With Mad Decent for Distribution, Services

    February 26, 2013 8:48 PM EST Mad Decent, the label helmed by Diplo, has partnered with Warner Bros. Records for a worldwide distribution and services arrangement for Baauer’s “Harlem Shake,” a Warner Bros. rep confirmed to Billboard.biz today. The single was serviced to radio ...

  39. Francis Keeling, Universal Music’s Global Head of Digital Business: Google Streaming Service ‘Is the Biggest Funnel We Can Have’

    February 26, 2013 3:53 PM EST Google’s entrance into the music streaming market would provide the music industry with “arguably the biggest funnel we can have” with regards to turning music consumers onto legal licensed services, says Francis Keeling, Universal Music’s globa ...

  40. How Four-Person INDmusic is Monetizing the 'Harlem Shake' Meme for Mad Decent

    February 26, 2013 7:15 AM EST It's Saturday, Feb. 16, and Brandon Martinez has just seen as many total views during the last nine days for his YouTube-based network INDmusic as he has in the company's 18-month existence. That's all courtesy of Baauer' ...

  41. Chart Moves: One Direction, Two Hits; P!nk Ties Katy's Perry's Radio Record; Imagine Dragons Dethrone Muse At Alternative

    February 22, 2013 5:29 PM EST As previously reported, the Billboard Hot 100 undergoes a major shakeup this week as YouTube streaming data joins the chart's methodology. Fittingly, "Harlem Shake," the viral smash from Brooklyn producer Baauer, roars onto the rank ...

  42. Billboard, Nielsen Add YouTube Video Streaming To Its Platforms; Data Enhances Hot 100, Other Charts

    February 20, 2013 7:15 PM EST Billboard and Nielsen announced this week the addition of U.S. YouTube video streaming data to its platforms, which includes an update to the methodology for the Billboard Hot 100, the preeminent singles chart. The YouTube streaming data is ...

  43. Baauer's 'Harlem Shake' Debuts Atop Revamped Hot 100

    February 20, 2013 7:15 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100 undergoes a major shakeup this week, as YouTube streaming data joins the chart's methodology. Fittingly, "Harlem Shake," the viral smash from Brooklyn producer Baauer, roars onto the ranking at No. 1.   A ...

  44. Universal Music Publishing Inks Deals with Fullscreen, Maker Studios

    February 14, 2013 7:45 PM EST Universal Music Publishing Group, looking to cash in at a higher level on the YouTube money train, has struck licensing deals with Fullscreen and Maker Studios -- two companies that together account for more than 4 billion video views a month ...

  45. 'Harlem Shake': The Making And Monetizing Of The Latest YouTube Dance Craze

    February 14, 2013 6:53 PM EST Baauer’s “Harlem Shake” still has quite a ways to go before it becomes the next “Gangnam Style” in terms of total views, but the Mad Decent track became an unexpected viral smash last week at levels not seen since PSY’s American invasion -- ...

  46. Shakira's Baby News Spurs Fan Growth, Rises to No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    February 01, 2013 6:35 PM EST On Billboard's Social 50 chart this week, Shakira jumps to No. 1 for the first time, following the birth of her son Milan on Jan. 22. She displaces Justin Bieber, who falls to the No. 2 spot. The Social 50 chart ranks the most popular artis ...

  47. Jamaican Music Biz Reacts to Controversial Volkswagen Super Bowl Ad

    February 01, 2013 4:30 PM EST What would the Super Bowl be without a commercial controversy? For this Sunday’s game, contention swirls around a Volkswagen ad entitled "Get In. Get Happy" featuring the music of legendary reggae star Jimmy Cliff, who catapulted to i ...

  48. 5 Questions at MIDEM With YouTube’s Patrick Walker: Vevo, 'Gangnam Style,' And More

    January 28, 2013 5:20 PM EST Google and YouTube made a big splash at MIDEM this year, from speaking on multiple panels to hosting a 2-hour partner workshop to throwing an all-night bash at the Palais de Festival. Anchoring the company’s presence this year was Patrick Walker ...

  49. 13 Points to Watch at MIDEM 2013

    January 24, 2013 5:47 PM EST As the world's largest trade fair for the music industry, MIDEM can be daunting to navigate. Last year's gathering drew more than 6,850 attendees from 77 countries, representing 3,120 companies, including 155 startups. This year's ...

  50. One Direction Battles Justin Bieber for VEVO Record, Social 50 Chart Supremacy

    January 20, 2013 3:52 PM EST The Social 50 chart ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and Instagram. The chart's methodology blends weekly additions of friends/fans/followers along with artist pageviews, son ...

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