1. Spotify, Rdio, Xbox Music Reps Debates the Merits of Subscription Music Streaming at SXSW

    March 14, 2013 8:26 PM EDT With the rapid growth of platforms like Spotify and Deezer -- and white hot rumors of competing offerings emanating from the likes of Apple and Google -- it’s no surprise that the rise of music streaming subscription services is some of the most ...

  2. Backbeat: Industry Thought Leaders Gather For BMI's FutureSound Dinner

    December 18, 2012 11:00 AM EST On Nov. 15, the first evening of Billboard's FutureSound Conference, some of the best and brightest from a wide-cross section of the music and technology spheres gathered for BMI's Inudstry Thought Leaders dinner at the W Hotel in San Fr ...

  3. '12-12-12' Concert: Our Favorite Tweets

    December 13, 2012 12:58 AM EST Five-plus hours is a long concert, no matter who's playing. But like many others, we watched the entire thing on multiple screens - from Springsteen to Paulvana. Here's an alternate take on the night, containing our favorite Tweets from ...

  4. Value of Music Streaming is Data, Says Artist Zoe Keating @FutureSound Conference

    November 18, 2012 9:16 AM EST From left: Ethan Diamond, CEO/Co-Founder, Bandcamp; David Marcus, SVP of Worldwide Artist Services, WMG; Emily White, Co-Founder, Whitesmith Entertainment; Zoe Keating, Artist; consultant Antony Bruno; Jon Irwin, President, Rhapsody International; ...

  5. Tunezy Wins Billboard's FutureSound Innovators Showcase

    November 17, 2012 8:38 AM EST And The Winner Is...: Tunezy founder Derrick Fung (with mic) won the Billboard FutureSound Conference's Innovator Showcase. Seated (from left): Billboard's Bill Werde, Glenn Peoples' ear, shirt & hands, William Gruger, Alex Pham ...

  6. Don Was On Blue Note's 'Radical' Spotify App, OpenEMI, Revitalizing Label at FutureSound Keynote

    November 16, 2012 10:10 AM EST Was, Not Was: Don Was (left) being interviewed by Steve Jang: Co-Founder/CEO, Soundtracking at Billboard's FutureSound Conference. (Photo: Arnold Turner) Blue Note Records president Don Was told San Francisco technologists that the label' ...

  7. Backbeat: 'Digital Dinner' Brings Together Execs From TAG Strategic, Microsoft, Digitalmusic.org At NARM

    May 10, 2012 11:20 AM EDT Ted Cohen (left, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic) and Bill Wilson (right, VP, Digital Strategy and Business Development, digitalmusic.org) congratulate Rob McDermott (Mad Mac Entertainment) on winning the raffle for a Sonos sound system. (Photo: B ...

  8. Backbeat: Zya Music Creation Service Launch Makes A Big Splash At SXSWi

    March 13, 2012 11:41 AM EDT (L-R): Matt Serletic (CEO and Co-founder, Music Mastermind), Bo Bazylevsky (President and Co-founder, Music Mastermind), Dean Serletic (SVP Marketing, Music Mastermind). (Photo: Glenn Peoples) The launch party for music creation product Zya was ha ...

  9. Billboard FutureSound Closes With Panels on Making Money in the Digital World, EMI and EchoNest's Developers' Sandbox

    November 19, 2011 6:24 PM EST SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 18: SVP of Digital Strategy & New Business from Island Def Jam John Vanhala, CEO of The Echo Nest Jim Lucchese, VP of Digital Products at EMI Music Group Neil Tinegate, Founder of Muzine Jim Cannella and Founder of ...

  10. NARM Names Antony Bruno Community Manager of DigitalMusic.org

    October 03, 2011 8:50 AM EDT NARM announced today that Antony Bruno has been named Community Manager of digitalmusic.org, the virtual home of NARM's digital initiatives. Of course, Bruno was previously Executive Director of Content & Programming, Digital/Mobile at Bi ...

  11. Slacker Drives Into Automobiles With Harman Aha Deal

    September 08, 2011 12:24 PM EDT Slacker Drives Into Automobiles With Harman Aha Deal By Antony Bruno (AntonyNBruno) Looks like the car is now the cool place to hang out if you're a digital music service. Slacker is pushing its way into the vehicle via a partnership with in- ...

  12. Lady Gaga Fans Go for 'Glory' in Google Chrome Commercial: Watch

    May 23, 2011 1:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 L ady Gaga is employing any and every format to promote her just-released album, "Born This Way." The latest? A 90-second commercial for Google's Chrome web browser you may have caught when it aired Sunday night (May 22) during the 20 ...

  13. Billboard Bits: Lil Wayne's 'Carter IV' Out June 21, Tyler the Creator Golfs in 'Goblin' Promo

    April 22, 2011 7:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lil Wayne Releasing 'Carter IV' on June 21 After originally pegging "Tha Carter IV" with a May 16 release, Lil Wayne will release his much-anticipated ...

  14. Business Matters: If Labels Don't Like Amazon's Cloud, They Won't Like Tunesbag Either

    March 31, 2011 4:55 PM EDT If Labels Hate Amazon's Cloud, They'll Won't Like Tunesbag Either -- If labels hate Amazon's Cloud Drive and Cloud Player, they might as well hate Tunesbag, too. Just days after the launch of Amazon's cloud storage service ...

  15. Billboard Bits: Foo Fighters to Release Covers Album, Nick Lachey Debuts Basketball Song

    March 11, 2011 4:46 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Foo Fighters to Release Covers Album for Record Store Day Four days after releasing their seventh album "Wasting Light," Foo Fighters are releasing a covers alb ...

  16. Billboard Bits: Reznor to Score Vampire Flick, Whitney's Daughter Refutes Cocaine Pictures

    March 03, 2011 6:39 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Whitney Houston's Daughter Refutes Cocaine Photographs Bobbi Kristina, daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown , was photographed sniffing what appeared to be co ...

  17. Billboard Bits: Taylor Swift Spotted With Glee's Chord Overstreet

    February 25, 2011 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Taylor Swift, "Glee" Star Chord Overstreet Spotted Together Taylor Swift and "Glee" star Chord Overstreet (who plays Sam) were spotted together at the ...

  18. Billboard Bits: Exclusive First Look at Taylor Swift on 'Phineas & Ferb,' Gaga Reveals Song Titles

    February 10, 2011 6:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Exclusive First Look: Taylor Swift to Appear on Disney's 'Phineas and Ferb' Show As pictured in Billboard.com's exclusive first look photo, Taylor Swi ...

  19. Billboard Bits: New Coldplay Album About 'Addiction,' Kanye's Banned Cover a Stunt

    January 10, 2011 6:31 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Coldplay's Chris Martin: New Songs about 'Addiction, OCD' Coldplay frontman Chris Martin says the band's forthcoming fifth album will consist of clear ...

  20. Billboard Bits: Beastie Boys Make 'Fight' Film, Warped Tour Bands Announced

    December 08, 2010 6:29 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beastie Boys Making Short Film With Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Elijah Wood Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys , who continues to battle cancer, will write and ...

  21. Jay-Z Joins List Of Artists-Turned-Authors With 'Decoded'

    November 05, 2010 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Reading music is taking on a different meaning of late. That's due to a growing number of high-profile autobiographies and memoirs written by music artists. Among the artists-turned-authors hitting bookstore shelves this year are Susan Boyle , ...

  22. BACKBEAT: @Billboard's Mobile Entertainment Live Music App Summit, Part 2

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The afternoon sessions during Billboard's Mobile Entertainment Live! The Music App Summit event hosted even more award presentations, networking breakouts and a keynote presentation from the Eurythmics' Dave Stewart , among others. Check ...

  23. Billboard Bits: 50 Cent and Chelsea Handler Romantically Linked, Kelly Clarkson Reveals Album Details

    October 05, 2010 5:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 50 Cent and Chelsea Handler: Couple Alert? Chelsea Handler and 50 Cent have been linked romantically, after a photo surfaced of the two getting close at the Blue Nile jaz ...

  24. Billboard Bits: MGMT Denies Being Hit with Urine, Obama Talks Rap Music

    September 28, 2010 6:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. MGMT Denies Being Pelted with Urine After claims that MGMT drummer Will Berman was hit with a glass full of urine at the band's Manchester, England show last night ( ...

  25. Billboard Bits: Vanilla Ice Goes DIY, Britney Spears Album Rumors

    August 05, 2010 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Vanilla Ice Goes DIY Robert Van Winkle, better known as 90s rapper Vanilla Ice, is set to star in a home improvement TV series on the DIY Network. According to a report f ...

  26. Rapper Sam Adams Brews Fame On iTunes, Billboard Charts

    March 19, 2010 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The name "Sam Adams" most commonly has been associated with several American historical figures and a favored Boston beer. But the city of Boston is laying claim to yet another Sam Adams: an upstart Trinity College rapper who emerged from ...

  27. @SXSW: 2010 Full Coverage

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST March musical madness is here again as the annual South By Southwest music, film and interactive festival in Austin kicked off March 12 and runs until March 21. Below, our full coverage including an exhaustive guide to the best and brightest at SX ...

  28. Plugged/Unplugged: CwF+RtB = WTF?

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Plugged/Unplugged is an online column by Billboard digital and mobile correspondent Antony Bruno. Follow him on Twitter here twitter/billboarddigitl . As my editor/boss was boarding a plane to return home from MIDEM, he shot me an e-mail linking t ...

  29. Full Coverage: How Vevo's Plan Unfolded

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST The switch flipped on the much-hyped online music video service Vevo Dec. 9 at a grand party in New York. Below, step-by-step look at how the Vevo plans developed over the past year. Analysis: On First Look, Vevo's Three Problems Online music ...

  30. Editorial: The New Revolution

    July 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Billboard's Antony Bruno wrote an April 25 column called "No Distribution Without Compensation" (yes, I did pay for my subscription, thank you very much), talking about the state of the publishing business. Since that column was wri ...

  31. Metallica Warms Up For Bonnaroo With Tiny Gig

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Metallica rarely turns down the chance to pack its stadium-sized sound into a tiny venue, and Thursday was no different, as the group warmed up for its Bonnaroo peformance tonight with a nine-song set Metallica rarely turns down the chance to pack i ...

  32. Pearl Jam, Verizon Go Mobile For Live Bootlegs

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pearl Jam has struck a deal with Verizon Wireless' V Cast service to sell select tracks from the authorized live bootlegs that will be available in conjunction with the band's upcoming summer tour. Pearl Jam has struck a deal with Verizon ...

  33. Report: New AC/DC Album To Be Wal-Mart Exclusive

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 AC/DC's next studio album will be exclusively sold at Wal-Mart stores in the United States, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The as-yet-untitled Columbia album, which, as previously r AC/DC's next studio album will be excl ...

  34. MEL 2007: Music Industry Q&A

    MEL 2007: Music Industry Q&A

    January 17, 2008 11:02 AM EST 0 0 0 Antony Bruno of Billboard speaks with Richard Bengloff of the American Association of Independent Music and Rio Caraeff of Universal Music Group about mobile's role in the future of the music business. Richard Bengloff , universal music group , ...

  35. Mobile Entertainment Live!: Wrap Up

    Mobile Entertainment Live!: Wrap Up

    October 25, 2007 4:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Antony Bruno of Billboard recaps the day at Mobile Entertainment Live! Mobile Entertainment Live , Antony Bruno , The Hollywood Reporter , Antony Bruno Videos Antony Bruno ...

  36. Matchbox Twenty Frontman Talks Mobile

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas sat down with Billboard’s Antony Bruno to discuss the band’s partnership with AT&T, mobile music and the state of digital distribution today. How did you get so interested in mobile as a means of getting you ...

  37. Christmas In July

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Can anything be more pleasant than the holidays? If your bottom line depends on December, the answer is probably "Yes!" Music fans may flip through these pages and see great gifts. But the industry sees a frenzied workplace and a tough e ...

  38. Digital Rights Management (DRM) News And Analysis

    August 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K.'s ERA Throws Support Behind MP3 Britain's Entertainment Retailers Assn. has entered into the debate on DRM-free music. Nov 21, 2007 - Billboard.Biz - By Lars Brandle UCJ Strips DRM For Online Trial Universal Music Classics & Jaz ...

  39. Stop Throwing Stones: Dueling DRM Does Not Help Digital Market

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer recently has been waging a back-and-forth battle with the hackers who created PyMusique, a solution that strips Apple's FairPlay digital-rights-management technology from any track boug Antony Bruno is senior writer/digital for ...

  40. Stop Throwing Stones: Dueling DRM Does Not Help Digital Market

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer recently has been waging a back-and-forth battle with the hackers who created PyMusique, a solution that strips Apple's FairPlay digital-rights-management technology from any track boug Antony Bruno is senior writer/digital for ...