1. The Music Biz in 2013: In Flux, Disruptors Disrupted

    January 01, 2014 8:28 AM EST The week before Christmas, pondering a year-end music business essay, a litany of major stories jumped to mind, including: the Twitter and SFX IPOs; Sony and Vivendi investors’ calling for entertainment spin-offs; Live Nation’s record revenues ...

  2. How Justin Timberlake Became an Unofficial Sales Exec for iHeartRadio Fest: Q&A With Clear Channel Connections' Greg Glenday (Exclusive)

    September 20, 2013 1:15 PM EDT Tickets to Clear Channel’s third annual IHeartRadio Music Festival this weekend aren’t the only part of the two-day spectacle that are sold out -- sponsor activity is at an all-time high, too. More than 14 blue-chip brands are prepping major on ...

  3. Bud Light's 50 Concerts In 50 States Initiative - Did It Work? (Exclusive)

    August 23, 2013 2:01 PM EDT This story first appeared in the new Billboard Pick-up this issue here ; get your subscription here .   For its first attempt to host 50 concerts in all 50 states on the same day, Bud Light had modest goals for the audience it wanted to reach as ...

  4. Stevie Wonder/ Bud Light Squeaks Past Jimmy Cliff/ Volkswagen for Most-Tweeted Super Bowl Ad: Brand Bowl

    February 04, 2013 12:23 AM EST Not surprisingly, Beyonce was the most-Tweeted artist of Super Bowl 47 by a mile. But the race for most-Tweeted music-related commercial was very close – with Bud Light’s Stevie Wonder-starring ad slipping past Volkswagen and Jimmy Cliff by less ...

  5. Beyonce Top-Tweeted Artist for Super Bowl 2013 by a Mile: Brand Bowl

    February 03, 2013 11:59 PM EST Not only was Beyonce the likely ratings winner of Sunday’s Super Bowl , she was far and away the winner on Twitter, as well. Billboard teamed up with Boston.com’s Brand Bowl to track the most talked-about artists on Twitter and the relative sent ...

  6. Ten Brands to Watch in 2013

    December 26, 2012 1:00 PM EST Marketers spent close to $1.2 billion on music sponsorship alone in 2012, and that's not even counting the hundreds of millions that went into commercials featuring current songs that helped many artists impact the Billboard charts. As artist ...

  7. Pitbull Announces November Release For 'Global Warming'

    September 18, 2012 3:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pitbull will heat up the fall with new studio album "Global Warming," due out worldwide on Nov. 19 through RCA/Mr. 305/Polo Grounds. The follow-up to last year's "Planet Pit" will feature three previously released tracks: th ...

  8. Avicii: Looking For The Next Level

    September 13, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Based on the worldwide smash 'Le7els,' Avicii has become one of the most recognizable names and sounds in EDM. Now a new endorsement deal means he may be the music's best-known face as well. Sundown was no relief from the heavy heat ...

  9. En Breve

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Sanz takes the bus, Pitbull re-ups, and KIIS adds Martinez. Sanz Takes the Bus for New Album Spanish pop singer Alejandro Sanz's image will be seen on nearly 50 Los Angeles Department of Transportation commuter express buses throughout Southe ...

  10. Pitbull, Brad Paisley, Flo Rida Join Port Paradise Music Festival

    August 17, 2012 9:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Young the Giant, Far East Movement Also Heading to Bahamas for 2-Day Festival in November As sister brand Budweiser gears up for the debut of Made In America with headliner/curator Jay-Z in Philadelphia next month, Bud Light is prepping the fifth ye ...

  11. Bud Light Preps Port Paradise Music Festival for November, Re-Ups Pitbull Endorsement Deal

    August 17, 2012 7:00 AM EDT As sister brand Budweiser gears up for the debut of Made In America with headliner/curator Jay-Z in Philadelphia next month , Bud Light is prepping the fifth year of its Port Paradise Music Festival, a two-day concert event in the Bahamas. This ye ...

  12. Lollapalooza 2012: 15 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    August 06, 2012 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 After the sweltering heat of Friday and the show-halting storm of Saturday, the closing Sunday of Lollapalooza 2012 struck a balance with the sun shining brilliantly on Chicago's Grant Park for the emotional wallop of Florence and the Machine , ...

  13. Dolla-palooza: Why More Brands Than Ever Are Flocking to Lolla

    August 04, 2012 12:15 PM EDT More than any U.S. festival, Lollapalooza brings the brands. From fully-branded stages by Sony, PlayStation, Bud Light, Google Play, BMI and Red Bull to a bag check from State Farm, free T-shirts from The Gap and two different activations from Toy ...

  14. 40 Under 40: Gabe McDonough

    August 02, 2012 3:09 PM EDT Gabe McDonough VP/Music Director, Leo Burnett Website: LeoBurnett.com Twitter: @gabemcdonough Selling With Synchs The Chicago Headquarters of Leo Burnett aren't just the largest single ad agency offices in the world, they're also among t ...

  15. Pitbull, Clear Chanel, Dodge Partner for iHeartRadio Promotion

    August 01, 2012 5:31 PM EDT Dodge and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment have launched a nationwide summer program with Pitbull to promote the upcoming iHeartRadio Music Festival-slated for Sept. 21 and 22 in Las Vegas-and the 2013 new Dodge Dart. "The Road to Las Ve ...

  16. Lollapalooza Announces 2013 Dates

    July 25, 2012 3:26 PM EDT Photo courtest of the Lollapalooza message board . Lollapalooza's organizers sure are thinking ahead. While their 2012 iteration hasn't even kicked off yet -- the Chicago festival is set to take place over the weekend of August 3-5 -- ad ...

  17. Backbeat: Black Lips, Kid Congo, Team Spirit Rock 4Knots Fest Despite 3-Alarm Fire, Aggressive Security

    July 16, 2012 3:15 PM EDT The Village Voice's second annual 4Knots Festival at Manhattan's South Street Seaport. (Photo: Harley Oliver Brown) Between a mid-afternoon three-alarm fire on the pier at South Street Seaport , crowd revolts at Beekman Beer Garden , and ...

  18. Video: Pitbull Says Will Smith's Career Is His 'Blueprint' for Success

    April 26, 2012 12:44 PM EDT Pitbull sat down with Billboard after his Artist Q&A at the Billboard Latin Music Conference to discuss his many business ventures, his new song for the Men In Black 3 movie, and how his career is similar to global warming. Check Out All Our B ...

  19. Pitbull Says Music Business is '90 Percent Business, 10 Percent Talent' at Latin Conference Q&A

    April 25, 2012 4:44 PM EDT Pitbull speaks at his Q&A at the Billboard Latin Music Conference. (Photo: Michael Seto) Halfway through his standing-room-only live Q&A at today's Billboard Latin Music Conference, Miami-born bilingual pop star Pitbull recalled growi ...

  20. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog Part 2

    March 14, 2012 2:06 PM EDT Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog March 17, 2012 | Person ON the Street Man on the Street: Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Billboard.biz: What's the best band/artist you've seen yet? Fred Mills: Br ...

  21. Backbeat: Teengirl Fantasy, Bear In Heaven Play Pitchfork Party While Kosha Dillz Self-Promotes

    March 14, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Tuesday night at SXSW always feels like a microcosm of a city in transition: the conference's Interactive component's ends and tech-geeks are celebrating its end while the Music nerds are arriving downtown, debating whether to go hard on ...

  22. Gloria Trevi & Reik to Headline 2012 Billboard En Concierto

    March 13, 2012 9:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 For the third consecutive year, Billboard is teaming up with Telemundo Media and Cardenas Marketing Network (CMN) for its 3rd annual Billboard Latin Music Series. "Billboard En Concierto," presented by State Farm in association with Bud Li ...

  23. Gloria Trevi and Reik To Headline 2012 Billboard En Concierto

    March 13, 2012 6:40 AM EDT For the third consecutive year, Billboard is teaming up with Telemundo Media and Cardenas Marketing Network (CMN) for its 3rd annual Billboard Latin Music Series. "Billboard En Concierto," presented by State Farm in association with Bud ...

  24. Watch: All 2012 Super Bowl Music-Related Ads

    February 06, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music was back in a big way at the Super Bowl Sunday night. Artists like Elton John , Melanie Amaro, Motley Crue and The Darkness made on-camera appearances, while Echo & The Bunnymen , The Cult and James Brown had some of the most talked-about ...

  25. Videos: All 2012 Super Bowl Music Ads, From Elton John to the Darkness, And More

    February 05, 2012 11:39 PM EST Music was back in a big way at the Super Bowl Sunday night. Artists like Elton John, Melanie Amaro, Motley Crue and The Darkness made on-camera appearances, while Echo & The Bunnymen, The Cult and James Brown had some of the most talked-about ...

  26. Super Bowl Synch Report: 8 Placements Each for EMI, Warner/Chappell; Budweiser Prepping 4

    February 03, 2012 9:10 PM EST It's a good year for music and the Super Bowl. The top four publishing companies - EMI Music, Universal Music, Warner/Chappell and Sony/ATV - are reporting a healthy marketplace for synchs and placements. As of Friday afternoon, EMI and Warne ...

  27. 2011 Austin City Limits Lineup Announced: Stevie Wonder, Arcade Fire, Kanye West Headlining

    May 17, 2011 1:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 S tevie Wonder , Arcade Fire , Kanye West , Coldplay , My Morning Jacket , Fleet Foxes and Alison Krauss & Union Station are among the top acts booked for the 2011 Austin City Limits Music Festival, set for the city's Zilker Park from Sept. ...

  28. Sponsors Sign for Univision's Music Competition Show

    August 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Univision has signed AT&T, Bud Light, Coca-Cola, State Farm and Target as title sponsors of its upcoming American Idol-like music competition, Viva el Sueño! (Live the Dream!). The series will feature aspiring professional artists who have not ...

  29. Lollapalooza 2008 Artists

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Check out performance times, news, reviews, chart data, tour dates and features from Lollapalooza 2008 performers. This complete list of the artists performing at Lollapalooza 2008 includes performance times, news, reviews, chart data, tour dates. C ...

  30. Radiohead, Rage, NIN, Kanye Set For Lollapalooza

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After being leaked by a Chicago newspaper on Friday, the lineup for the 2008 Lollapalooza festival is now official. Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Nine Inch Nails, Kanye West and Wilco lead the After being leaked by a Chicago newspaper on Frid ...

  31. Brands Jump on Summer Tours

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's been 20 years since Neil Young famously declared that he wouldn't sing for Miller or Bud. These days, most rockers are singing a different tune as the concert sponsorship business has skyrocketed. While media segments like newspaper ...

  32. Bentley Is 'Locked & Loaded' For Fall Tour

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Trek starts Oct. 4. Country artist Dierks Bentley will kick off his Bud Light-sponsored "Locked & Loaded" headlining tour on Oct. 4 in Auburn, Ala. Miranda Lambert and the Randy Rogers Band will also be on the bill. Tour dates includ ...

  33. 3 Doors Down Lines Up Summer Tour

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Doors Down will headline a summer tour package that also includes Staind and Breaking Benjamin, Billboard.com has learned. Dates are still being finalized for the run, which begins July 1 and wraps 3 Doors Down will headline a summer tour package ...

  34. Tim McGraw Sets Summer Dates

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel trek sponsored by Bud Light. Clear Channel trek sponsored by Bud Light. News Bud Light ...

  35. Tim McGraw Joins The 'Circus'

    April 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For an artist who laughingly confesses that his first album didn't even go "wood," never mind gold or platinum, Tim McGraw rebounded with a vengeance.<br CLEAR="NONE"/> For an artist who laughingly confesses that his f ...

  36. Tim McGraw Joins The 'Circus'

    April 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For an artist who laughingly confesses that his first album didn't even go "wood," never mind gold or platinum, Tim McGraw rebounded with a vengeance. For an artist who laughingly confesses that his first album didn't even go &qu ...