1. Apple Denies Beats Music Shutdown

    September 22, 2014 4:32 PM EDT TechCrunch is reporting that Apple will be shutting down the Beats Music streaming service it purchased in tandem with its namesake headphones manufacturer for $3 billion, a deal announced in May and finalized in early August . TechCrunch cites ...

  2. Reports of Significant Layoffs at Beats Following Apple Acquisition

    July 31, 2014 10:03 AM EDT 2 0 0 This is a developing story -- Billboard will update as more information becomes available. The merging of Beats into Apple following the latter's $3 billion acquisition of the former has arrived at a difficult stage, as a rumored 200 employees ...

  3. Trent Reznor to Remain With Apple-Owned Beats Music (Confirmed)

    June 02, 2014 2:46 PM EDT Trent Reznor will remain with Beats Music once Apple completes its acquisition of the fledgling digital music service, Billboard has confirmed. The Nine Inch Nails frontman is currently the company's chief creative officer. Spokespersons for ...

  4. Apple Buys Beats in $3 Billion Deal; Iovine, Dr. Dre to Join Tech Giant

    May 28, 2014 4:33 PM EDT 14 2.117 k 173 69 After nearly three weeks of waiting and speculation, Apple has officially announced the acquisition of Beats Electronics and Beats Music in a $3 billion deal.   Beats founders -- Interscope-Geffen-A&M chairman Jimmy Iovine and hip-ho ...

  5. MOG Founder Sues Beats For More Than $20 Million (Report)

    May 16, 2014 9:37 AM EDT David Hyman, the founder of streaming music service MOG, has sued Beats Electronics for more than $20 million, claiming that Beats fired him to avoid giving him an equity payout, according to a report from Courthouse News Service . News of the s ...

  6. Beats Music Is Top Downloaded iTunes Music App

    April 24, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Beats Music, which switched on the ability for listeners to buy subscriptions to the service within its iOS app on Sunday, has climbed up the iTunes charts in recent days. Related Articles Beats Music Adds In-App Purchasing for iOS AT&T To Off ...

  7. Topspin Sells Remaining Assets to Transom Capital Group (Updated)

    April 03, 2014 2:43 PM EDT Topspin Media, which sold its core technology to Beats Music less than a month ago, has sold the remainder of its e-commerce and marketing assets to Transom Capital Group. Transom will merge Topspin with its existing properties BandMerch and Cinde ...

  8. Beats Music Raises $60 Million in Funding

    March 11, 2014 2:51 PM EDT Beats Music has raised a second round of funding of aproximately $60 million, according to a source familiar with the deal. The money comes largely from current investors, including Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre and Access Industries with the cash bein ...

  9. Beats Music Buys Topspin

    March 04, 2014 11:13 AM EST Beats Music's Chief Executive Ian Rogers on Tuesday announced his company is acquiring Topspin Media, a platform that lets artists sell merchandise and albums directly to fans. Beats Music Hires Ex-Gang of Four's Dave Allen as Artist A ...

  10. Beats Music Hires Ex-Gang of Four's Dave Allen as Artist Advocate (Exclusive)

    February 25, 2014 7:00 PM EST In an effort to address the critics of streaming music head on, Beats Music has hired Dave Allen, the former bass guitarist for the post-punk band Gang of Four, to be the company's public face and chief advocate. The newly created positi ...

  11. Eminem, Dr. Dre, Diddy Headline 'Live Playlist' At Beats Music's Over-Capacity Launch Party

    January 25, 2014 4:42 AM EST 0 0 0 Beats Music welcomed its new streaming service with a splashy launch concert at the Belasco Theatre where guests like Eminem, Diddy, Mase, Busta Rhymes, Nas, Ice Cube, Bone Thugz N Harmony and Beats co-founder Dr. Dre himself all played their hits a ...

  12. Beats Music: What Works and What Doesn’t

    January 21, 2014 4:15 PM EST The basic premise of Beats Music, which officially launched today, is that it’s the same as its many competitors‑‑see Spotify, Rhapsody, Slacker, Rdio, Sony Music Unlimited, Xbox Music, Muve, Google Music and, likely later this year, Deezer and ...

  13. AT&T To Offer $15-A-Month Beats Music Family Plan

    January 12, 2014 1:10 PM EST AT&T says it will start offering customers a subscription to streaming service Beats Music in a package that gives as many as five family members unlimited streaming and song downloading for $15 a month. Ian Rogers: The Man Behind the Beats Be ...

  14. Ian Rogers: The Man Behind the Beats

    January 11, 2014 5:06 PM EST Ian Rogers, in his black hoodie and skate shoes, looks more like a college grad student than the chief executive officer of Beats Music, a position he assumed almost exactly a year ago. Beats Music: A Step-By-Step Walk Through Beats Music Launch ...

  15. Beats Music Launching January 21

    January 11, 2014 12:00 PM EST Beats Music, the premium streaming service developed by Trent Reznor, Ian Rogers and the creators of Beats By Dre headphones, is launching on Jan. 21, with AT&T as the exclusive carrier partner, the company said. Beats Music 'Locked an ...

  16. Beats Music 'Locked and Loaded' for January

    December 04, 2013 2:20 PM EST Beats Music on Wednesday announced it will debut its music service in January, kicking off a year that promises to crank up the competition in the hotly contested U.S. music subscription business. Beats' Daisy Music Service Dials Up Carrie ...

  17. BandPage Links Up with VEVO, Xbox Music

    August 08, 2013 10:00 AM EDT BandPage on Thursday announced deals to integrate its database of more than half a million artists with VEVO's video website and Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox Music service. The agreement is part of a trend among digital music services trying ...

  18. Beats' Daisy Music Service Dials Up Carriers

    July 08, 2013 6:58 PM EDT Looking to find a partner that can turbo charge sales of its soon-to-be-launched music streaming service, Beats Electronics has been quietly looking for a carrier partner that will bundle its upcoming subscription service with cell phone or d ...

  19. Business Matters: Ian Rogers, Trent Reznor Are a Good Team for Beats – Here's Why

    January 11, 2013 6:35 PM EST Beats Electronics' yet-to-be-unveiled music-subscription service, code-named "Daisy," became a more serious contender Thursday when the company announced Ian Rogers, CEO of Topspin Media, as its new CEO . But Daisy had already showe ...

  20. Billboard.Biz Readers' Survey Results, Part 3: The Biggest Issue Facing the Music Business Is ... ?

    December 21, 2012 7:00 AM EST As part of our year-end special, we asked you, the audience three specific questions about 2012 -- and we got dozens of thoughtful, intelligent, well-considered responses. In the last of three questions we asked the industry "What will the mo ...

  21. Billboard.Biz Readers' Survey Results, Part 2: Mumford, PSY, Adele Among Most Important Artists of 2012

    December 20, 2012 7:00 AM EST As part of our year-end special, we asked you, the audience three specific questions about 2012 - and we got dozens of thoughtful, intelligent, well-considered responses. Rather than dropping all of that knowledge in one big pile, we're publi ...

  22. Billboard.Biz Readers' Survey Results, Part 1: Most Important Event of 2012

    December 19, 2012 7:00 AM EST As part of our year-end special, we asked you, the audience three specific questions about 2012 - and we got dozens of thoughtful, intelligent, well-considered responses. Rather than dropping all of that knowledge in one big pile, we're publi ...

  23. Morning Fix: Bruno Mars Vs. Taylor Swift on Billboard 200; Clive Davis To Honor L.A. Reid at Pre-Grammy Party; Jenni Rivera Memorial Service

    December 18, 2012 8:35 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free Morning Fix email and other free music-business newsletters BRUNO MARS VS. TAYLOR SWIFT FOR NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD 200 CHART: After a surprisingly strong sales weekend for Bruno Mars' new album Unor ...

  24. How Beatport Got 10 Million Monthly Uniques; Chirpify Sold 10K Amanda Palmer Tees With One Tweet @FutureSound

    November 17, 2012 10:59 AM EST Beatport CEO Matthew Adell discussing Context, Convenience and Serving a Community at the Billboard FutureSound Conference (Photo: Arnold Turner) Perfectly positioned for dance music's rise in the U.S., electronic music platform Beatport is b ...

  25. 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' ...

  26. Video: Ian Rogers Talks Tech Innovation, Marketing Changes For New Music Industry at Touring Conference

    November 16, 2012 9:00 AM EST Topspin's Ian Rogers sat down with Billboard at last week's Touring Conference in New York City to discuss the ways in which emerging technology is changing the music industry, specifically how artists can market themselves directly to f ...

  27. Topspin Allies With Pledge Music, Firebrand, INgrooves and Artist Growth

    November 15, 2012 8:34 PM EST Topspin, the Santa Monica-based company that helps artists connect directly with their fans online, on Thursday announced non-exclusive agreements with four digital music companies including Pledge Music, Firebrand, INgrooves Fontana and Artist Gr ...

  28. Ian Rogers Touring Conference Q&A

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    November 15, 2012 7:04 PM EST 0 0 0 Ian Rogers Touring Conference Q&A Ian Rogers , Touring Conference , Ian Rogers , Ian Rogers Videos Ian Rogers Ian Rogers ...

  29. The Weeknd & Reps Talk Clearing Samples, Touring For 'Trilogy' Release

    November 12, 2012 11:15 AM EST 0 0 0 For more than a year, Toronto singer and Drake affiliate Abel Tesfaye, aka the Weeknd , was the hottest unsigned R&B artist since Frank Ocean . The three mixtapes he released for free through his website in 2011 ("House of Balloons," & ...

  30. Fred Wilson Confirmed for Keynote at Billboard FutureSound Conference

    October 25, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Venture capitalist Fred Wilson will be a keynote speaker at the Billboard FutureSound Conference, presented in association with Loeb & Loeb LLP, which will take place November 15-16 in San Francisco. Wilson is managing partner at New York-base ...

  31. Deadmau5 Confirmed for Keynote at Billboard FutureSound Conference

    October 18, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Global dance music superstar Deadmau5 has been added as a keynote speaker to the star-studded Billboard FutureSound Conference in association with Loeb & Loeb LLP, which will take place November 15-16 in San Francisco, CA. Billboard's Fut ...

  32. Don Was Confirmed For Keynote Q&A At Billboard FutureSound Conference

    October 09, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Don Was, president and chief creative officer at Blue Note Records, has been confirmed for a keynote Q&A at the Billboard FutureSound conference in association with Loeb & Loeb LLP, which will take place November 15-16 in San Francisco, CA ...

  33. Business Matters: Topspin Media the Latest to Embrace APIs

    September 18, 2012 7:40 PM EDT Topspin Media has launched a product called ArtistLink that allows developers to tap into the metadata of Topspin GoDirect artists. GoDirect is TopSpin's direct-to-fan platform that's free for users of Artist.MTV or $9.99 for artists who ...

  34. This Week In Music: Spotify, BLASTmedia, Facebook Reps Discuss Social Media Marketing

    July 25, 2012 6:22 PM EDT On the most recent installment of This Week in Music, Topspin's Ian Rogers talks with Ime Archibong, strategic partner manager at Facebook, Jordan Walker, U.S. Label and Artist Relations rep at Spotify, and Julie Perry, VP, social media direc ...

  35. This Week In Music: String Cheese Incident Discuss Self-Ticketing, Lawsuit With Ticketmaster

    July 18, 2012 2:59 PM EDT In the latest episode of This Week in Music with Ian Rogers, the CEO of Topspin Media hits the backstage of the Greek Theatre where he interviews the entire String Cheese Incident. It turns out the jam band is at the forefront of self-ticketing mo ...

  36. This Week In Music: Alliance Entertainment's Mike Davis Says They Won't Be Adding Digital Division

    July 11, 2012 2:28 PM EDT The most recent installment of This Week in Music finds Topspin's Ian Rogers speaking to Mike Davis, president of Alliance Entertainment, one of the largest physical distributors in the country. The duo discussed the rise in vinyl records, wi ...

  37. This Week In Music: Clear Channel's Julie Pilat on How to Program a Station Well

    June 21, 2012 2:29 PM EDT In the latest installment of This Week In Music, Topspin's Ian Rogers talks with Clear Channel's Julie Pilat about her start in the radio industry, programming radio and EDM artists. Pilat speaks about her start in the FM radio industry, ...

  38. This Week In Music: D.A. Wallach on Chester French, Spotify's Roadblocks, 'Accommodationist Culture'

    June 14, 2012 3:17 PM EDT On this episode of This Week in Music live from Sonos' studios in Los Angeles, host Ian Rogers of Topspin sits down with D.A. Wallach of Chester French fame and Spotify's official artist in residence. Here, the technology-minded artist t ...

  39. This Week In Music: Paul McCartney, Arcade Fire Manager Scott Rodger on Developing Emerging Talent

    June 07, 2012 2:43 PM EDT In the latest installment of This Week in Music, Topspin's Ian Rogers sits down with Scott Rodger of Quest Management to talk the evolution of developing and nurturing new talent. Rodger, who oversees artists such as Paul McCartney, Lykke Li, ...

  40. Michael Rapino, Perry Farrell Added to Insomniac's EDMBiz Conference in Las Vegas

    May 23, 2012 5:25 PM EDT Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino and Lollapalooza founder/Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell are among the latest big names to be added to Insomniac's EDMBiz Conference, set for June 5-7 in Las Vegas in the buildup to the city's ...

  41. Spotify's Artist In Residence DA Wallach on Apps, Artist Services, and What His Job Title Means

    May 10, 2012 1:40 PM EDT DA Wallach, half of the pop-rock duo Chester French and Spotify's official artist in residence. As one of its many efforts to make itself a different kind of music-subscription service, Spotify brought in an official "artist in residence ...

  42. INGrooves CEO Robb McDaniels Says Sustainable Industries Will Come Back at NARM Music Biz 2012

    May 09, 2012 6:29 PM EDT In the opening keynote Q&A at the NARM "Music Biz 2012" convention, being held in Los Angeles this week, Robb McDaniels, founder and CEO of Isolation Network, reminded the music industry that every sustainable industry has its ups an ...

  43. Exclusive: Kaskade, Steve Angello, Announced For Inaugural EDMBiz Conference

    May 02, 2012 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 In case anyone on the planet still believes Electronic Dance Music isn't a serious business, a list of speakers for this June's inaugural EDMBiz conference announced today by Insomniac Events should dispel any illusions. Popular EDM DJs Ka ...

  44. Exclusive: Kaskade, Swedish House Mafia's Steve Angello, Craig Kallman, Marc Geiger Announced For Insomniac's EDMBiz Conference

    May 02, 2012 10:00 AM EDT (Photo Erik Kabik/Retna) In case anyone on the planet still believes Electronic Dance Music isn't a serious business, a list of speakers for this June's inaugural EDMBiz conference announced today by Insomniac Events should dispel any il ...

  45. The Cola Wars: How Pepsi and Coke Are Battling In the Music Space

    April 30, 2012 6:30 AM EDT It's late January in Cannes, and Mark Ronson is dressed like a White Stripe. Taking the stage at the MIDEM music conference, the producer wears a bright red oxford shirt with white buttons and black skinny jeans that flare at the ankle to rev ...

  46. This Week In Music: Crush Management's John Grady on Developing Young Artists

    April 10, 2012 3:01 PM EDT In the most recent installment of This Week in Music, Topspin's Ian Rogers talks to John Grady of Crush Management Nashville about the resurgance of bluegrass and developing young artists. To Grady, the success - 9 Grammys worth - of the O Br ...

  47. This Week In Music: G7's Andre Gaccetta On Bringing Brands And Bands Together

    March 27, 2012 7:26 PM EDT In this week's installment of This Week In Music, Topspin's Ian Rogers speaks with G7 VP Andre Gaccetta about his company's processes for bringing brands and bands together. Gaccetta says there are three gauges for the relationship: ...

  48. Topspin's New Partnership With MTV's Artists.MTV Music Hub Will Expand Company's Footprint

    March 15, 2012 6:31 PM EDT A company built in the 00's to help artists sell and market direct to their fans stands to get a big boost from a 30-plus-year-old company looking to bring artists and fans together: New artists pages to launch at MTV.com will feature direct- ...

  49. Backbeat: Heartless Bastards Rock RootMusic's Music Tech Mashup at @SXSWi

    March 14, 2012 9:40 AM EDT Music tech gatherings abounded in Austin Tuesday evening as SXSW's interactive conference ended, and the music attendees arrived in greater numbers. Billboard.biz missed the SXSW Music Tech Meet-Up at the Belmont (sponsored by Songkick, MXP4, ...

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