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  1. Business Matters: Reuters Sales Report, Animal Collective, Interscope and more

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. A Second Look At Reuters' Sales Report -- If you read a Reuters article on Monday about flat U.S. digital sales, keep reading to get the full picture. The article had a number of problems tha ...

  2. Business Matters: Stock Spikes, Zune, Apple and more

    September 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Stocks Spike On Economic News -- Entertainment stocks had a strong day on Monday as the market rose on news the recession ended in June 2009. The National Bureau of Economic Research agreed that a ...

  3. Will Anything Stick With Music Consumers In The Digital Age?

    September 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Will anything stick with music consumers in the digital age? That was the question posed at two panels at the Americana Music Conference earlier this month in Nashville. Two different groups of the music industry searched for answers and recounted ...

  4. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: PAID, Inc.'s Keith Garde

    September 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Keith Garde Title: President, PAID, Inc. Panel: Sept. 16 3:30 Roundtable: Own A Bigger Piece of Your Business For more information or to register for our Music & Advertising conference in Chicago on Sept. 15-16, please visit billboardeve ...

  5. Business Matters: Google's Music Plans, Walkman Outsells iPod and more

    September 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. GOOGLE'S MUSIC PLANS: MOBILE, BROWSER Google's music plans are being welcomed by executives who have heard the pitch, according to an LA Times article. The article gives away only two ti ...

  6. WATCH: New Apple iPod TV Spots

    September 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple's recently unveiled and completely revamped iPod lineup will hit retail shelves next week. Until then you can get a feel for the new Nano and iPod Touch in these TV spots. NANO: IPOD TOUCH Billboard Staff News Nano ...

  7. The Web Round-Up: What's Being Said About Ping

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It turned out that today's announcement was all about social, as Apple announced Ping, the "social network all about music." Below, a round-up from the Web. -- A preview of the Ping social network in action on iOS. [Techcrunch] -- & ...

  8. Here's All You Need To Know From The Apple Announcement

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Beyond the big news about the Ping social network and the new lineup of iPods , here are the other interesting bits from the company's annual media event today in San Francisco: - Apple has shipped 120 million devices running the iOS operatin ...

  9. Apple Introduces 'Ping'; Revamping Entire iPod Lineup

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple is getting into the social network business with the introduction of its music-centric service called "Ping." At Wednesday's press event in San Francisco, Apple CEO Steve Jobs said the newest iteration of iTunes, known as iTun ...

  10. ASCAP Flips Switch On Free App

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP launched a free app for Apple's portable devices today. The app allows ASCAP members to access their own catalog, performance and royalty information through the organizations membership access portal. Beyond its members, the app will a ...

  11. Should Etsy Expand Its Music Footprint?

    August 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Etsy, the five year old online handmade goods marketplace, made the news last week when it closed a $20 round of funding, pushing its valuation up to $300 million. The New York-based company has grown 72% in the last year, and has 5.2 million memb ...

  12. What To Expect From Apple's Upcoming Event

    August 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Now that Apple has confirmed the date of its next "big announcement" for Sept. 1 in San Francisco, the rumor mill has kicked into high gear. The big question is whether Apple will unveil its long-anticipated cloud-based music service, si ...

  13. Here's What The Smartphone Market Will Look Like In 2013

    August 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Are mobile app stores the wave of the future or just another passing digital fad? Berlin-based research group Research2guidance sees a bright future in the market, predicting that the worldwide smartphone application market will reach $15 billion ...

  14. Apple Manager Charged With Taking Kickbacks

    August 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A manager at Apple Inc has been charged in California with taking kickbacks he received after leaking corporate secrets to Asian companies that supplied iPhone and iPod accessories, court documents showed. Paul Shin Devine, a global supply manager ...

  15. Overheating iPod Delays Tokyo Rush-Hour Train

    August 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT An overheating Apple iPod music player forced delays to a busy Tokyo commuter train during the morning rush hour after passengers complained of a strong burning smell, the rail line operator said today (Aug. 16). The train came to a halt for eight ...

  16. One Small Step: Apple Moves Closer To The Cloud

    August 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple has quietly introduced a new feature that improves how people stream their stored music files to their iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads, MP3Tunes founder and CEO Michael Robertson explains on his blog . A new addition to Apple’s MobileMe iDis ...

  17. IPads Set For Official Israeli Launch

    August 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Israeli importer of Apple products said it would begin selling iPads in Israel in a few weeks, four months after the government lifted a ban on people bringing the device into the country. Israel's government stoked public anger in April ...

  18. Report: Cloud Streaming Unlikely To Spur Multiple Device Use

    July 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The promise of the much-heralded “cloud” music model is the ability for users to access their music anywhere, from any device. But a new report from Forrester Research pokes holes in that selling point, noting that most music fans tend to stick wi ...

  19. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Brand Alchemy's Steven Yanovsky

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Steven Yanovsky Title: Founder, Brand Alchemy Panel: Beyond The TV Commercial: How Are Artists Striking New Deals With Brands? 9:00am - 9:50am, June 15. For more information visit Billboardevents.com . What's the last album you bought? ...

  20. @Apple's WWDC: No Lala, No iTunes Upgrade, But Big iPhone News

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Anyone hoping Apple would introduce its new music strategy during Steve Jobs’ keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference today found themselves disappointed. The CEO didn’t even mention the May 31 shuttering of streaming music service Lala, wh ...

  21. Business Matters: Edgar Bronfman Jr., EMI, Gummybear and more

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT - The lawyer for Warner Music Group CEO and chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr. asked for the charges against his client to be dropped. The court was wrong to send Bronfman to trial “without any explanation,” he said on the opening day of the insider trad ...

  22. Buyers Flock As Apple's iPad Hits Asia

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc's iPad launched in overseas store shelves on Friday (May 28), with buyers storming Japanese and Australian shops to be among the first outside the United States to snap up the long awaited tablet PC. The device, which has a 9.7-inch ...

  23. Microsoft CEO Unconcerned With Apple Market Cap

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft Corp chief Executive Steve Ballmer was unperturbed a day after rival Apple Inc shot past his firm as the world's biggest tech company by market value and said his aim was to develop a good product line and earn more profits. Microso ...

  24. Business Matters: WMG, Myxer, The National, U2 and More

    May 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Warner Music Group ’s stock price has given up a good portion of its gains this year. Since reaching a high of $8.01 on April 14, shares of Warner have dropped 30.2% to $6.15 at Wednesday’s close. The stock was down 6.68% on Tuesday and 4.35% o ...

  25. Plugged/Unplugged: How Facebook’s Privacy Problems Affect Music Discovery and Recommendation

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT There’s not an update or change that Facebook has made to either the tools available to users—or the terms of service they must agree to—that hasn’t gotten one group or another bent out of shape. But the most recent and ongoing dust-up over its pr ...

  26. Aventura Opens Online Merch Store

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Urban bachata act Aventura is opening an online merch store on its official Web site . The store, powered by Global Merchandising, will sell t-shirts, tank tops and posters initially, with a target launch date of next week. "We will start sim ...

  27. Billboard.biz Q&A: Guvera CEO Claes Loberg

    April 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hoping to succeed where its predecessors have failed, ad-supported music site Guvera launched in the U.S. in late March. The Australian-based startup, along with US-based Free All Music, is part of a new breed of business model that aims to reduce ...

  28. iPhone Gets Multitasking, New Ad Platform

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In a move that will please iPhone developers everywhere, Apple introduced the much-anticipated multitasking ability during an event highlighting the features of the iPhone 4.0 operating system. Multitasking refers to the ability for the iPhone to ...

  29. Analyst: iPad First Day Sales Between 600-700K

    April 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The iPad, for now at least, is a hit. In the months between Apple’s unveiling of the new tablet device in January and its retail availability Saturday, there was rampant speculation over whether consumers would take to the device the way is has ot ...

  30. Business Matters: iPad, Country Sales, Spotify, Gorilla vs. Bear and More

    March 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- How does the price of the iPad stack up to previous Apple products? Adjusted for inflation, it's actually one of the company's cheape ...

  31. @SXSW: THE DAILY DIGEST: Mobile Emerges As A Major Music Platform

    March 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The discussion around mobile music no longer mentions ringtones, as both mainstream and indie acts see the advantages of mobile platforms for promotion and distribution. Devices have always been at the center of the digital music experience, most ...

  32. @SXSW: Mobile Content Sharing App Lokast Unveiled

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A new mobile content sharing app called Lokast launched at the SXSW festival, from parent company NearVerse. The app allows people in the same local area - about 300 feet - to download content from one another so long as they both have the Lokast ...

  33. Full Transcript: MTV President Van Toffler @Music&Money

    March 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Van Toffler, president of MTV Networks Music and Logo Group, sat for a keynote interview at the Billboard Music & Money Symposium March 4. During the session, Toffler touched on everything from MySpace and Rhapsody, to the Beatles and Green Da ...

  34. Apple Holds Annual Meeting As Stock Seeks Catalyst

    February 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc Chief Executive Steve Jobs will hold his annual face-to-face meeting with shareholders on Thursday (Feb. 25), and there will be no shortage of questions for a company famously stingy with information. Apple's shares have been treadi ...

  35. The Knack Lead Singer Doug Fieger Dies

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Doug Fieger, leader of the power pop band the Knack who sang on the 1979 hit "My Sharona," died Sunday (Feb. 14). He was 57. Fieger, a Detroit-area native, died at his home in Woodland Hills near Los Angeles after battling cancer, accord ...

  36. The Knack Lead Singer Doug Fieger Dies

    February 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Doug Fieger, leader of the power pop band the Knack who sang on the 1979 hit "My Sharona," died Sunday (Feb. 15). He was 57. Fieger, a Detroit-area native, died at his home in Woodland Hills near Los Angeles after battling cancer, accord ...

  37. The Billboard Q&A: Neil Sedaka

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST It’s been more than a decade since the release of Neil Sedaka’s last studio album of new material, “Tales of Love,” in 1997. But the legendary singer-songwriter -- known for hits like "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" and "Calendar Girl,& ...

  38. Business Matters: Ticketmaster-Live Nation Criticism, Apple Sales Predicitons

    January 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- Criticism of the Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger and the concessions accepted by the Department of Justice is compiled at the Wall Street Journal. Chicago concert promoter Jerry Mickelson makes a good point: there's more to a ticket price ...

  39. UPDATE: It's the iPad! Liveblogging The Apple Announcement

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST :32 p.m. - That's a wrap. Check back today for insight and analysis of today's announcements . Below, the new Apple iPad, which will go on sale in March starting at $499. 2:30 p.m. - Jobs in closing: More than 75 million people already ...

  40. 7 Things To Watch For At Apple’s Event On Wednesday

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Apple rumor mill is reaching a fevered pitch in advance of Wednesday’s event, where the company has invited press to “view our latest creation.” It’s not an upgrade to an existing product, not a new service announcement - but an actual new-nev ...

  41. Android Turns Up The Music

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST From the minute it was introduced, Apple's iPhone was destined to be a mobile music powerhouse given the device's dual-role as an iPod. Competing smartphones have struggled to make that same mobile music connection, despite having many o ...

  42. Apple Confirms Product Unveiling Date

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple confirmed the swirling rumors of a Jan. 27 media event with a press invitation to “Come see our latest creation.” Expectations are that Steve Jobs & Co. will unveil Apple's much-rumored/anticipated tablet computing device. What that ...

  43. Q&A: Napster ex-CEO Chris Gorog

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST On January 6, the man who led the Napster digital music service for the last 10 years, Chris Gorog, announced he was leaving the company , along with president Brad Duea. There were conflicting reports at the time about whether his departure was v ...

  44. MiJay App Lets Users Share Playlists

    January 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST Another day, another iPhone app. This time its Austin-based MSDC Development offering a "Facebook for music" app called MiJay. According to a release, the app offers the following features: -- live view of what's playing on your fri ...

  45. The Top Music Stories From CES 2010

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST While a logistical hassle, in some ways holding the Consumer Electronic Show - which ended Sunday (Jan. 10) - at the very beginning of the each year is a fitting time-slot as it allows anyone following the tech space to get a handle on what to exp ...

  46. Analysis: It’s Official - The Digital Slowdown Is Here

    January 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST Say goodbye to the strong digital growth rates. A Billboard analysis of 2009 SoundScan data shows a digital slowdown has arrived. In terms percentage and unit change, digital sales growth slowed immensely last year after three years of steady gain ...

  47. CES Preview: Tablets, Cisco, Lady Gaga and More

    January 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST As has become the annual custom, the tech industry will celebrate the new year by congregating en masse in the Las Vegas Convention Center to showcase their latest and greatest gadgets and gear. This year will be no different, as the event kicks o ...

  48. Analysis: Events To Watch In Early 2010

    December 31, 2009 12:00 AM EST The year will get off to a fast start as early 2010 will contain important events for numerous segments of the music industry. In retail, the holiday performance of Trans World will show whether or not the company has started to turn a corner. In ...

  49. Business Matters: FreeAllMusic, WMG, Ford Motors

    December 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- While FreeAllMusic is in private beta, the New York Times offers some details on the latest music service to tackle ad-supported downloads. The ...

  50. FreeAllMusic.com Offers Songs In Exchange For Ads

    December 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST An ad-sponsored digital music download service called FreeAllMusic.com began a private beta this week. The service's first sponsors include large brands like Coca-Cola, Warner Bros. Television, Zappos.com and LG, among others. The DRM-free di ...

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