1. iTunes 10-Year Anniversary: 12 Best iTunes Ads

    April 26, 2013 2:37 PM EDT The iTunes Store launched on April 28, 2003, as an industry-supported alternative to combatting online music piracy, starting a revolution for companies and customers alike. Their first customers received a free download of The Fray's " ...

  2. Foster the People: How a Free Download Begat a Business

    October 03, 2011 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 March 2010. Brent Kredel, an artist manager at Los Angeles' Monotone, receives a panicked phone call from a local musician who he'd befriended a year earlier. The call was from Mark Foster, leader of then-unknown L.A.-based rock band Foste ...

  3. Billboard Bits: Madonna Gifts Malawi Orphans, Lil Wayne's Love Interest

    December 27, 2010 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Madonna Sends Christmas Gifts to Malawi Orphanages Madonna did her part to help out the less fortunate this holiday season, sending packages of toys, new and used clothin ...

  4. Ting Tings Stick to DIY Roots for 'Weird' Sophomore Set

    October 15, 2010 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 T he Ting Tings' sophomore album will be an eclectic, genre-spanning affair that shuns big name collaborations in favor of the band's trademark DIY sound, the U.K. group tells Billboard.biz. The Columbia-signed band's debut record &qu ...

  5. McCartney, Morrissey and Leonard Cohen Kick Off Coachella

    April 18, 2009 1:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 10th annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival got off to a fab start Friday (April 17), thanks to Sir Paul McCartney, who headlined the event with a marathon performance worthy of his long and lauded musical legacy. Proving himself the ul ...

  6. RED, Virgin, NME Team For Giveaway

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Independent distributor RED has linked with Virgin stores and UK music magazine NME for a free offer. From Sept. 16 to Nov. 10, shoppers at Virgin stores will be able to pick up a free issue of NME with articles featuring bands from RED's cur ...

  7. VMA Video Of The Year?

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Britney Spears, Jonas Brothers, the Pussycat Dolls, Chris Brown and the Ting Tings are all vying for this year's MTV Video Music Award for video of the year. Who do you think will win? Britney Spears, Jonas Brothers, the Pussycat Dolls, Chris B ...