1. This Week In Music: David Ross, Founder of Music Row, On Compulsory Access Licenses

    March 06, 2012 1:15 PM EST On This Week in Music, Topspin's Ian Rogers talks to David Ross, founder of Nashville music industry publication Music Row, about whether the future of the music industry lies in streaming or download models (both agree that the future lies i ...

  2. This Week In Music: Mark Ronson, Coca-Cola's Wendy Clark Talk Branding

    February 24, 2012 5:43 PM EST The latest installment of "This Week in Music" comes straight from the panels of MIDEM, where Topspin's Ian Rogers interviewed both Coca-Cola SVP, Integrated Marketing, Communications and Capabilities Wendy Clark and producer/DJ Mar ...

  3. Spotify, Shazam, Turntable.fm Are Hot Topics at Grammy Social Media Summit

    February 11, 2012 11:30 AM EST The Grammys drew top-drawer names from the digital music world for this year's edition of their Social Media Rock Star Summit series, with Shazam CEO Andrew Fisher, Turntable.fm Chairman Seth Goldstein, GetGlue CEO Alex Iskold, and Spotify� ...

  4. Backbeat: Topspin CEO Ian Rogers' Haircut Heard 'Round The World @ A2IM MIDEM Party

    January 31, 2012 5:40 PM EST On Monday, the American Assn. of Independent Music held the second of its three MIDEM cocktail parties at Riviera Hall. Among those in attendance was a figure who prompted double-takes when he took the stage earlier in the day to host MIDEM's ...

  5. Mark Ronson On 'Move To The Beat,' His Olympic Anthem For Coca-Cola @MIDEM

    January 31, 2012 12:40 PM EST Mark Ronson (Center) with Wendy Clark, Coca Cola senior VP (left) and Topspin founder/CEO Ian Rogers (right), discussed the mulit-faceted tracks he is creating for the Coca-Cola's Olympic Anthem at MIDEM'S Visionary Monday Q&A sessio ...

  6. Backbeat: MIDEM Pulse Check: Attendance Is (Reportedly) Up, But Conference Is Scaled Down

    January 30, 2012 11:53 AM EST Two major concerts during MIDEM had attendees sprawled out across Cannes: Sony's showcase featured the Ting Tings (above) and 2ManyDJs while Music Dealers hosted You Say France & I Whistle and Black Pearl. (Photo: MIDEM) For many MIDEM at ...

  7. Business Matters: Lessons from the Annual Village Voice Critics Poll

    January 26, 2012 8:37 PM EST Lessons from the Annual Village Voice Critics Poll -- The challenges of today's record business are on full display in the latest Village Voice Pazz & Jop Critics Poll . The annual list compiles music critics' votes for the year' ...

  8. This Week in Music: INgrooves CEO Robb McDaniels Talks Digital Distribution, Streaming's Cash-Flow Gap

    December 13, 2011 12:15 PM EST On This Week in Music, host Ian Rogers and this week's guest, digital distributor INgrooves' CEO Robb McDaniels, discuss how people are consuming music, as well as the advantages, obstacles, and goals of digital distribution in a fast-ch ...

  9. Backbeat: Topspin, RootMusic, Twitter, Loeb & Loeb, Turntable.fm and More at Billboard's FutureSound Conference

    November 19, 2011 11:38 AM EST Billboard's FutureSound Conference in San Francisco drew a who's who of digital-music luminaries -- check out photos of RootMusic's J Sider, Topspin's Ian Rogers, Turntable.fm's Seth Goldstein, Mobile Roadie's Michael ...

  10. Video: This Week In Music With Sonos CEO John Macfarlane

    November 18, 2011 12:30 PM EST On this edition of This Week In Music, Ian Rogers sits down with Sonos CEO John Macfarlane to discuss the future of Sonos, streaming music, and subscription services. Sonos, with their wireless HiFi players and music systems, have meshed will subs ...

  11. This Week in Music: UMG's Rob Wells Says Coldplay Is Wrong Not To Put New Album On Spotify

    November 07, 2011 6:12 PM EST In the lastest "This Week In Music" installment, Topspin's Ian Rogers talks with Rob Wells, president of Universal Music Group's global digital business sector. Here Wells argues that music streaming sites like Spotify do not c ...

  12. This Week in Music: Marc Geiger on How Pitchfork Helped The Weeknd Earn $25K Per Show (Video)

    October 12, 2011 1:38 PM EDT On This Week in Music, Mark Geiger of William Morris Endeavor sits across the desk from Topspin's Ian Rogers. In this video outtake, Geiger, who helped create Lollapalooza and Artist Direct, discusses the power a good Pitchfork review - like ...

  13. This Week in Music With Ian Rogers: Future of Music Coalition's Kristin Thomson

    September 27, 2011 6:00 AM EDT In the 12th episode of This Week In Music, Ian Rogers sits down with Future of Music Coalition's Kristin Thomson to talk about FMC's initiatives. Future of Music Coalition is a national nonprofit organization that works to ensure a diver ...

  14. This Week In Music: Darius Van Arman of Jagjaguwar

    September 19, 2011 5:16 PM EDT This Week in Music features an elucidating conversation between Topspin Media's Ian Rogers and Darius Van Arman owner of the Jagjaguwar label. Based out of Bloomington, IN, the indie label's formidable roster includes Bon Iver, Okkervil ...

  15. This Week In Music: Al Teller, Former Head of Columbia and MCA, on Death Of Old Music Biz, Rise of Digital DIY (Video)

    September 12, 2011 1:40 PM EDT This week on "This Week in Music" Topspin's Ian Rogers interviews Al Teller, the visionary label head who ran CBS, Columbia and MCA Records and who has long championed digital technologies. For a guy who ran three major labels, All ...

  16. This Week In Music: Dropkick Murphys' Ken Casey, Dangerbird Records' CEO Jeff Castelaz (Video)

    September 06, 2011 5:33 PM EDT On This Week in Music, Topspin Media Ian Rogers sits down with Ken Casey of the Dropkick Murphys and Jeff Castelaz, the band's manager as well the CEO of Dangerbird Records. Here Casey discusses how his band managed to sell four million recor ...

  17. Better Know a Panelist, Billboard Country Music Summit Edition: Topspin's Ian Rogers

    May 18, 2011 4:58 PM EDT (In the days leading up to the Billboard Country Music Summit , taking place on June 6 and 7 in Nashville, Billboard will be shining some light on our esteemed panelists with our "Better Know a Panelist" Q&A series, starting off with ...

  18. Topspin's Ian Rogers Announces New Data Product at Rethink Music Panel

    April 27, 2011 6:10 PM EDT BOSTON -- Data can be just as confounding as anything else in the digital era, data panelists at the Rethink Music conference said. There's plenty of it, but the trick is to know what you want to do with it. "A lot of what we're try ...

  19. Kenny Chesney to Sit for Q&A at Billboard Country Summit

    April 19, 2011 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country superstar Kenny Chesney will sit down for a candid Superstar Q&A at the second annual Billboard Country Music Summit in association with the Country Music Association (CMA). The event, set to take place in Nashville on June 6-7 at the Re ...

  20. Topspin Opens Its Doors to All Artists. But Can It Compete?

    March 16, 2011 3:25 PM EDT Direct-to-fan technology provider Topspin has finally opened up its platform to all comers. CEO Ian Rogers calls the new Topspin a "warmer, friendlier site and application" and says the company will release a new version of the software ...

  21. Ian Rogers CEO Topspin Plays .Biz's Two Questions In A Bar Game @ MIDEM

    January 24, 2011 12:00 AM EST Since many of the best conversations at MIDEM happen at bars in the wee hours, Billboard decided to pick the brain of Ian Rogers, CEO of Topspin while at a boite in Cannes. Rogers is widely considered a legitimate digital music star. When he' ...

  22. Ian Rogers: I'm Not Leaving Topspin For Google

    September 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Topspin CEO Ian Rogers' name has been included on the short list of execs that could take the top spot at the not-yet-launched Google Music. But, it looks like we can cross his name off that list. From Rogers' blog: Rest assured, I can h ...

  23. Six Names Likely Mentioned in Google's Search for Music Chief

    August 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google's plans for a digital music resurfaced in the headlines again this week after Peter Kafka at AllThingsD reported that the search giant is soliciting input from music industry executives on who might best oversee such a service. Which r ...

  24. @MIDEM: The Best Of The Digital Music Start-ups

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST As part of the conference's MIDEMNet digital music focused events, a new company pitch session featured 15 of such hopefuls, hosted by TopSpin CEO Ian Rogers. Each had five minutes to present details on what they did. The MusicAlly blog was t ...

  25. NARM Day 2 Video: Execs Discuss Retail Outlook, Catalog Mgmt

    June 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As representatives from 350 different music companies jammed the halls at this year's National Assn. Of Recording Merchandisers convention, which wraps today (June 10) in San Diego, Billboard spoke with three top executives about the major is ...

  26. NARM Q&A: Ian Rogers

    NARM Q&A: Ian Rogers

    June 09, 2009 10:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Topspin CEO Ian Rogers talks to Billboard at the 2009 NARM conference. Ian Rogers , Record Labels , interview , exclusive , Retail , National Association of Recording Merchandisers , topspin , NARM , Ian Rogers , Exclusive Videos Ian Rogers Exclusiv ...

  27. Briefs: Ticketmaster Goes Paperless, Buzz Media Cuts Staff, Artist Merch Tips and More

    April 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Ticketmaster will introduce its paperless ticketing technology in Canada with a Metallica concert on October 12. ( Press release ) -- Blogs may be the future, but they may not pay the bills as well as once thought. Buzz Media , formerly Buzznet ...

  28. Pearl Jam's 'Ten' Reissue Off To Strong Sales Start

    March 30, 2009 8:16 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sony Legacy is predicting solid first-week numbers for its reissue of Pearl Jam's 1992 album "Ten"—55,000 total copies sold and, remarkably, 10,000 copies of the collector's edition, which is selling for $140 on the band's W ...

  29. Metric Keeping It Indie For Next Album

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Canadian indie rock act Metric has re-upped with Last Gang Records and publisher Chrysalis Music for its next album, a release date for which has yet to be announced. Canadian indie rock act Metric has re-upped with Last Gang Records and publisher C ...

  30. Former Yahoo Music Exec Exits For Startup

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Having already left his role at Yahoo Music, Ian Rogers has made a complete split with Yahoo by joining digital music startup Topspin. Details of the new company are rather vague -- its Web site only reveals that it is designed to "help indep ...

  31. Yahoo Drops Subscription Service, Pacts With Rhapsody

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Yahoo is dropping its subscription music service and replacing it with Rhapsody America as part of a broad strategic partnership announced by the two companies today. Yahoo is dropping its subscription music service and replacing it with Rhapsody Am ...

  32. Rogers Named Yahoo! Music GM

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ian Rogers has been named GM of Yahoo! Music. He replaces outgoing co-GMs David Goldberg and Robert Roback who announced their resignations earlier in February. Rogers reports to Vince Broady, head of entertainment for Yahoo! Rogers came to Yahoo! ...

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