1. Tidal Fires Two Top Execs

    March 01, 2016 11:22 AM EST 0 0 0 In yet another high-profile executive shakeup, Tidal has fired its chief financial officer and chief operating officer, Billboard can confirm. The departures were first reported in Norwegian newspaper Dagens Næringsliv and Swedish site Breakit . In ...

  2. Jay Z's Tidal Gets New CEO: Former SoundCloud Exec Takes the Streaming Reins

    December 02, 2015 12:01 AM EST 0 0 0 The former Muve Music and Soundcloud executive should be a steadying influence as Tidal's third CEO in less than a year. Tidal, the streaming service launched by rap mogul Jay Z this past March, has hired veteran digital music executive Jeff To ...

  3. SoundCloud Signs Deal with Indie Giant Merlin

    June 04, 2015 10:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 The deal comes ahead of a planned subscription service and a more ambitious, longer-term goal. Independent label organization Merlin, which represents over 20,000 independent labels, has signed a contract with SoundCloud to join the company's O ...

  4. SoundCloud Debuts Monetization Play With 'On SoundCloud', Announces $100 Million In Funding

    August 21, 2014 11:01 AM EDT The successful audio platform has launched it's first advertising initiative, and plans a subscription service in the near future. It’s a new era for SoundCloud.   The audio platform has long been a home to unsigned, independent and even esta ...

  5. SoundCloud Debuts Monetization Play With 'On SoundCloud,' Announces $100 Million In Funding

    August 21, 2014 11:01 AM EDT It’s a new era for SoundCloud.   The audio platform has long been a home to unsigned, independent and even established artists to debut new material -- from Lorde ’s The Love Club EP (which ultimately earned her a record deal with Lava/Republ ...

  6. Midem 2014: Takeaways & Survival Tips



    February 06, 2014 8:15 PM EST While its impossible to take in the entirety of Midem, the international music conference, over the course of its four bustling days several recurring themes became readily apparent, including, Google bashing, going all-in on streaming and major n ...

  7. Morning Fix: Britney's 2-Year Vegas Residency; M.I.A.'s Bird Flip vs. NFL; Skrillex, Warren Haynes to Hit Billboard Touring Conf.; Univision Mulling IPO

    September 20, 2013 8:24 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE BRITNEY SPEARS' 2-YEAR LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY: FULL DETAILS (Q&A) Beginning in December, Las Vegas will be the only place on earth where you’ll be able to see Britney Spears perform over the ...

  8. Jeff Toig Out at Muve Music (Exclusive)

    September 11, 2013 2:57 PM EDT Jeff Toig, the Senior Vice President in charge of Cricket Wireless's Muve Music subscription service, has left the company. The prepaid mobile carrier bundles the first-of-its kind music service with its all-you-can text, voice and data pla ...

  9. NARM Names Muve Music's Jeff Toig, Dimple Records' Dilyn Radakovitz to Board

    January 20, 2013 2:18 PM EST Muve Music senior VP Jeff Toig and Dimple Records founder and owner Dilyn Radakovitz have joined the board of directors of both NARM, the music business trade association, and digitalmusic.org, its digital initiatives arm. "Muve Music is one ...

  10. Cricket Wireless Makes Muve Music Available on All New Android Plans

    August 29, 2012 2:00 AM EDT Muve Music by Cricket Wireless has quietly become the second-biggest subscription service in the U.S. Soon, it will be the biggest in the country. On Wednesday, prepaid mobile carrier Cricket announced its Muve Music subscription service will be i ...

  11. Cricket's Muve Music Has Over 600,000 Subscribers, International Expansion Plans (Report)

    February 27, 2012 12:07 PM EST Muve Music, the unlimited music service of mobile carrier Cricket Wireless, has reached 600,000 subscribers and is looking to expand to other markets, according to a report at The Guardian from the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona. The number is ...

  12. Cricket's Muve Music Quietly Passes 500,000 Subscribers

    January 09, 2012 9:05 AM EST Mobile carrier Cricket Communications announced Monday it surpassed 500,000 subscribers to Muve Music, the unlimited music service it bundles with mobile service. About one year after launch, Muve Music has quietly amassed about half the subscribe ...

  13. Billboard FutureSound: NMPA, Muve, SoundExchange, More Talk the Challenges of Music Licensing in the Digital Age

    November 18, 2011 5:34 PM EST President/CEO of NMPA David Israelite, SVP of Muve Music Jeff Toig, SVP of Business Affairs & Business Development of Music Reports Les Watkins, CEO of Wolfgang's Vault Bill Sagan, and FutureSound's Antony Bruno (Photo: Arnold Turner ...