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  1. Music & Advertising: Breaking Acts Into Spots

    June 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT How little known U.S. acts or international acts are put into commercials was tackled at Thursday's concluding panel at Billboard and Adweek's inaugural Music & Advertising conference in New York. Tips on breaking in? Panelists' ...

  2. Pandora Founder Tim Westergren Sits With Billboard For An Extended Q&A

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A year ago, Pandora founder Tim Westergren was predicting the company's collapse in the wake of new, higher streaming rates for Internet radio services. Today, he's predicting the personalized Internet radio service will be profitable by ...

  3. Billboard Q&A: iLike CEO Ali Partovi

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Fresh off of iLike's expansion into new services like Twitter, YouTube and the iPhone , the company's CEO Ali Partovi sat down to discuss the details of these new features, including whether the iLike service is designed more for artists ...

  4. iLike Expands Social Music Service To New Platforms

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT iLike is expanding its social music service to new platforms such as Twitter, YouTube, MySpace and the iPhone, as well as introducing a new data feature for artists who use it to promote their music. Hoping to address the problem many artists have ...

  5. Business Briefs: Best Buy, Verizon, Twitter, iLike

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Best Buy is reported to be considering allotting eight square feet per store (or about 200 titles) to vinyl albums in all of its 1,000-plus stores. A first test of 100 titles per store, according to the article, was successful enough for a bump ...

  6. Business Briefs: Sony vs. Tenenbaum, Piper Jaffray, Lala

    April 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Audio of the April 8th oral arguments in the Sony vs. Tenenbaum file-sharing case is appearing in a number of locations. Follow the links to both MP3 files and YouTube streams. ( Recording Industry vs. the People ) -- More details have emerged ...

  7. Business Briefs: iLike, Spirit Music Group, NAB, Toby Keith and More

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- iLike CEO Ali Partovi says the company has been cash-flow positive since December . That's not profitability, but it's a great start for an online, music-based service. Profitability would take into account depreciation and amortizati ...

  8. Sean Moriarty Resigns From Ticketmaster Entertainment

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nearly two months after Ticketmaster Entertainment and Live Nation announced plans to merge, the fate of Sean Moriarty, president and CEO of the Ticketmaster division, has been revealed. The company has announced that Moriarty resigned on March 24 ...

  9. Digital Briefs: Linkin Park, TeliaSonera, eMusic

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Linkin Park boasts more than four million fans have added the band to their iLike profiles as a favorite, more than any other band on the service. - Swedish wireless operator TeliaSonera has jumped into the mobile music subscription business. Fo ...

  10. Sony BMG, WMG Pull Content From iLike

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG and Warner Music Group have blocked full-song streaming of their music from the iLike service. The move comes months after iLike struck a deal with Rhapsody, earlier this year, to let users stream a limited number of full songs from the s ...

  11. Digital Briefs: Metal Blade, 3 Doors Down, UMG

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Metal Blade Records has signed a distribution deal with INgrooves. The 26-year-old indie label has been home to artists including Slayer, Metallica and GWAR. - 3 Doors Down will be featured in a new music video game dubbed "PopStar Guitar,& ...

  12. Thumbplay Unveils Full-Song Mobile Music Service

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The music industry's bid to sell full-song downloads from ringtones gained an ally today with the unveiling of Thumbplay's new full-song mobile music service. Hoping to do for full-song music downloads what it did for ringtones, Thumbpla ...

  13. Digital Briefs: Aguilera, TuneCore, Sony BMG and more

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Christina Aguilera is debuting the music video for the song "Keeps Getting Better" on iLike. The video is coming out two weeks before her upcoming greatest hits album "Keeps Getting Better: A Decade of Hits" which is schedule ...

  14. TuneCore, iLike Bundle Indie Services

    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT TuneCore and iLike have teamed up to offer independent and unsigned artists a package deal on both distributing and promoting their music. The partnership is more of a bundled product than it is a new service, as both companies offer their core se ...

  15. Facebook Music Redux

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Facebook doesn't seem ready to give up its music-service aspirations just yet. After first approaching the major labels with the idea back in March of this year, the company is now reportedly reaching out to existing streaming services as par ...

  16. iLike Unveils Music Syndication Platform

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Social music discovery service iLike, with partner Rhapsody, introduced a new music syndication platform that lets Web developers add full-song streaming and other functions to their services. Essentially a widget, the platform enables users to ad ...

  17. Thievery Corporation Teams With iLike, Facebook

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Thievery Corporation announced they would start streaming their new album, "Radio Retaliation," via iLike and Facebook on September 19, five days prior to the album's official September 23 release date. This event marks the first ti ...

  18. Pretenders To Roll Out New Album As MP3s

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Pretenders will roll out their new album, "Break Up the Concrete," as one MP3 per week with a different partner leading up to the Sept. 23 CD street date via Shangri-La Music. The first song, "Boots of Chinese Plastic," is ...

  19. iLike Offers New Tools To Concert Promoters, Venues

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT iLike is reaching out to concert promoters with a new set of tools designed to transform its social music discovery service into a more overt advertising platform. The company has added new tools that let promoters, venue owners, booking agents an ...

  20. Jay-Z Exclusives Hit Thumbplay

    July 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Some of Jay-Z's biggest hits are today available as mobile phone ringtones, but only exclusively through provider Thumbplay. Universal Music Group struck a deal with the service for 10 Jay-Z tracks that were previously unavailable as ringtone ...

  21. Rhapsody Goes DRM-Free

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Add Rhapsody to the ever-growing list of digital music retailers who have stripped DRM from their catalogs. The joint venture between RealNetworks and MTV Networks today (June 30) converted its entire database of five million songs to the unprotec ...

  22. Plugged/Unplugged: Beck and TouchTunes, NARM’s Parity Plea

    June 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: I missed posting this item to .biz earlier in the week…but this deal between Beck and TouchTunes to preview his upcoming album “Modern Guilt” is pretty cool, if a bit limited in scope. TouchTunes operates a fleet of around 10,000 fancy-pa ...

  23. NIN Offers New Album Free Of Charge

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails is at it again, throwing another digital strand of pasta at the wall to see if it sticks, this time giving away the new album "The Slip," completely free of charge, to anyone providing their e-mail addres ...

  24. Ilike's Partovi To Keynote Digital Summit

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ali Partovi, CEO of iLike, an Internet social music discovery service, will keynote the fourth annual Leadership Music Digital Summit on April 22 at Belmont University in Nashville. U.S. Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn; Ted Cohen, managing partner, ...

  25. R.E.M. Accelerates To Euro Chart Zenith

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M.'s "Accelerate" (Warner Bros.) gives the band a winning return to European Top 100 Albums, debuting at No. 1 as Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" (Syco Music/Sony BMG) snags a fifth week atop Eurochart Hot 100 Single ...

  26. Digital Summit Line-up Takes Shape

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.S. Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn; Ted Cohen, managing partner, TAG Strategic; Richard Conlon, VP of marketing and business development, BMI; Russ Crupnick, VP/senior industry analyst, the NPD Group; Ali Partovi, CEO, iLike; Dorrian Porter, foun ...

  27. Plugged And Unplugged

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Plugged On the way to/from Billboard's recent Music & Money conference -- which is focused as you may guess on the intersection of music and commerce -- I ironically polished off a great book lamenting on how the mixture of art and busine ...

  28. R.E.M. To Unveil 'Accelerate' On iLike

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Forget the traditional radio premiere: R.E.M.'s new album, "Accelerate," is set to debut on the social networking application iLike. The roll-out, the first of its kind for a major act, will allow fans to stream and share "Acce ...

  29. Billboard Music & Money Keynote: Ticketmaster CEO Sean Moriarty

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST In a wide ranging interview/keynote at Billboard's Music & Money Symposium in New York, Ticketmaster CEO Sean Moriarty emphasized that the concert business is healthy, but going forward would need new approaches to keep it relevant. “The ...

  30. Facebook To Launch Music Service?

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Facebook is reaching out to the major labels and scheduling meetings to discuss the potential implementation of a music acquisition service with the popular social networking site, Billboard.biz has learned. Sources at multiple major labels say di ...

  31. Thumbplay Inks Distribution Deal With Sony BMG

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mobile entertainment Web site Thumbplay has signed a distribution deal with Sony BMG Music Entertainment for ringtones, music videos and other mobile content from Sony artists. The Sony deal, announced today (Feb. 21), will add 7,000 pieces of mus ...

  32. Wharton Study Examines Music Discovery Service

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Users of Internet music discovery service iLike add more music to their song libraries each month than they did before joining the service, according to new research out from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of business. The Wh ...

  33. Tech Firms Respond To McGuinness Blast

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Paul McGuinness's big-hitting speech at this year's Midem has inspired a wave of reaction, not all of it positive. The U2 manager's lecture became one of the 42nd annual trade fair's hottest talking points, when he used its pod ...

  34. McGuinness Speech In Full

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST The full script of the speech everyone is talking about in Cannes, as made by U2 manager Paul McGuinness at Midem. McGuinness: "Good afternoon and thank you for giving me this opportunity. I don't make many speeches and this is an import ...

  35. Qloud To Sell Ringtones Via Thumbplay Deal

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Right on the heels of a similar deal with iLike, mobile media content aggregator Thumbplay has struck a deal with Facebook music service Qloud to sell ringtones directly to the company's My Music application. My Music allows users to see and ...

  36. iLike Adds Ringtones with Thumbplay

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST iLike is adding a "get ringtone" link to songs listed on the music discovery application. The iLike app allows users to post their favorite artists and songs, and share music recommendations and playlists. Users can listen to song sample ...

  37. iLike Partners With Urban

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST iLike has struck a deal for exclusive access to Keith Urban content. This includes a series of weekly videos of behind-the-scenes footage from Urban's life on tour. The video will be available via iLikes Web site and via the iLike service on ...

  38. Google Takes Aim At Social Networks

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The social networking space is heating up even further, with Google announcing a new technology designed to edge into a market currently dominated by MySpace and Facebook. The company's new OpenSocial technology aims to make it easier for app ...

  39. Facebook To Unveil Music Service?

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Social networking site Facebook may be ramping up efforts on to unveil a new music offering later this year. Ever since Facebook's traffic exploded this summer after it opened the site to third-party applications, all eyes have been on its mu ...

  40. iLike Gets Upgrade

    October 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The popular iLike music application on Facebook is getting an upgrade. The company is now providing music artists a new set of online tools designed to let them better communicate with their fans on Facebook. On the administrative end, iLike has c ...

  41. Fans Embrace iLike Facebook App

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The iLike application for Facebook went live just this past May, but already it's generating more fan participation for some artists than MySpace, according to an article on VentureBeat . Of the 11 randomly chosen topline acts surveyed, five ...

  42. Facebook Opens To Third-Party Developers

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Social networking site Facebook introduced a program that will allow third-party developers to integrate services and applications into the site, essentially transforming it from a MySpace wannabe to a mash-up of multiple Web sites and services. T ...

  43. iLike To Launch Concert Features

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT iLike, inc., a music social networking site that tracks iTunes listening habits, reports it has more than 1 million registered users and is now processing more than 200 million monthly track plays in six months of operation. The company, which cou ...

  44. Ticketmaster Buys Stake In ILike.com

    December 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ticketmaster has bought a 25 percent stake in music-oriented networking Web site iLike.com in a deal that seeks to generate exposure for the ticket-selling giant among independent music fans. Ticketmaster invested $13.3 million in iLike.com and si ...

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