1. TuneCore Taps INDmusic to Monetize YouTube

    November 20, 2013 9:00 AM EST TuneCore Inc., one of the world's largest digital music distribution companies, on Wednesday announced it has signed an agreement with INDmusic to better monetize its artists' music on YouTube . The deal calls for INDmusic to adminster ...

  2. Bonnaroo Backbeat: Jack Johnson Talks Filling In For Mumford, Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos on Maintaining His Falsetto

    June 14, 2013 8:32 PM EDT Jack Johnson was still a few hours away from Manchester, Tenn., to play a surprise set at Bonnaroo with his Brushfire Records act ALO on Thursday night (June 13) when he got the call. Mumford & Sons had just canceled their headlining Saturda ...

  3. Backbeat: Billboard & BMI's Annual SXSW Brunch Brings Together Movers and Shakers from Across the Biz

    March 18, 2013 12:38 PM EDT Another SXSW, another full lawn at the Four Seasons for Billboard and BMI’s annual Acoustic Brunch Friday, which kept the music and coffee flowing long after the fruit and breakfast burritos ran out. Sponsored by SunTrust and Southwest Airlines, ...

  4. Backbeat: Billboard and Spotify's Live Showcase Has 'Harlem Shake' Moneymakers, Kendrick Lamar

    March 14, 2013 3:28 PM EDT Billboard and Spotify presented Spotify Live Wednesday night at the 1100 Warehouse located directly across the street from the Fader Fort. That’s where headliner Kendrick Lamar made a surprise appearance at the end of Ab-Soul and Schoolboy Q’s s ...

  5. 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' ...

  6. Guest Post: Google Reclaiming Its YouTube App Is A Win For All, Especially Indie Musicians

    August 16, 2012 1:29 PM EDT This guest post from INDMUSIC co-founder and CEO Brandon Martinez takes a look at the YouTube app's removal from iOS 6. The views presented in this article do not represent those of Billboard or its staff. Billboard.biz welcomes responsible g ...

  7. Mr. Muthaf---in' eXquire, Others Explain How to Create Video Hits With Social Media, Engagement at SXSW Panel

    March 15, 2012 10:57 AM EDT Mr. Muthaf---in' eXquire sure seems to have figured out the formula of turning music videos into music industry successes: relentlessness. The rapper, a panelist at Wednesday's "Importance of Online Video and Social Media" disc ...