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  1. Online Pirates Thrive on Legitimate Ad Dollars

    June 03, 2014 1:11 PM EDT Movie and music piracy thrives online in part because crafty website operators receive advertising dollars from major companies like Comcast, Ford and McDonald's. That's the conclusion of several recent reports that shed light on Interne ...

  2. John Oliver Explains Net Neutrality in 13 Minutes on 'Last Week Tonight'

    June 02, 2014 3:54 PM EDT Late night talk-show host John Oliver tackled net neutrality on Sunday night's episode of his HBO show "Last Week Tonight." "Yes, net neutrality," he told the audience. "The only two words in the English language t ...

  3. Biz Poll Results: What's Your Take on Net Neutrality?

    May 08, 2014 2:08 PM EDT Last week, we asked about your opinion on net neutrality following news that the FCC is considering rule changes that would ostensibly create a "fast lane" for Internet-based companies willing to pay for it, which critics contended would ...

  4. Tech Giants Join Neutrality Furor in Open Letter, FCC Responds with Open Email

    May 08, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Today has brought two separate reactions to the raging net neutrality debate; the FCC has thrown open its doors, while the most powerful companies on the web have thrown down the gauntlet. Yesterday, a letter was delivered to the FCC addressing th ...

  5. Jennifer Lopez Bests Ex Sean Combs in Bid for Fuse (Updated)

    April 03, 2014 9:36 PM EDT UPDATED: It was confirmed that NuvoTV, the channel Jennifer Lopez retains a minority stake in and is chief creative officer of, has reached an agreement  to buy Fuse TV from Madison Square Garden Co offering a reported $226 million and a 15 perce ...

  6. Netflix, Comcast Reach Streaming Deal

    February 23, 2014 11:23 PM EST Netflix has reached a deal with Comcast to ensure that its TV shows and movies are streamed smoothly to households, the first deal the online video streaming service has reached with an Internet service provider. The two companies said in a joint ...

  7. FCC Chair Tom Wheeler Announces Net Neutrality Proposals in Wake of January Court Defeat

    February 19, 2014 12:51 PM EST FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has announced  plans for his agency's pursuit of net neutrality rules following the give-and-take ruling handed down by a court of appeals last month . The January ruling reinforced the FCC's authority on interne ...

  8. Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger Worries Consumers

    February 17, 2014 11:12 AM EST Cable subscribers don't give Comcast and Time Warner Cable good grades when it comes to customer satisfaction. So after Comcast announced its $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable Thursday, it didn't take long for consumers to start ...

  9. Open Internet Preservation Act Reinforces Net Neutrality

    February 04, 2014 1:04 PM EST Reps. Henry A. Waxman and Anna Eshoo have introduced new net neutrality legislation that restores the Federal Communication Commission's open internet rules that were struck down last month in a different ruling by D.C. Circuit Court of Appea ...

  10. Appeals Court Deals Blow to FCC's 'Net Neutrality' Rules

    January 14, 2014 1:04 PM EST In a victory for broadband carriers like AT&T and Verizon, the D.C. Circuit strikes down anti-discrimination and anti-blocking rules. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has knocked down major provisions of the FCC's &q ...

  11. Sean 'Diddy' Combs Betting Big on Revolt TV

    October 21, 2013 11:11 AM EDT Sean Combs is betting big on Revolt TV. At 5 p.m. EST Monday (Oct. 21), the all music channel goes live in the homes of about 22 million Comcast subscribers and 12 million Time Warner Cable customers, marking one of the biggest launches of a cab ...

  12. Diddy's Revolt TV Adds Amrit Singh, Sib Vicious as On-Air Talent

    August 16, 2013 4:13 PM EDT Revolt TV, a multi-platform music cable network led by Sean "Diddy" Combs, has begun to reveal its on-air talent for the channel's fall launch. Amrit Singh and Sibley Scoles (also known as Sib Vicious) will be among the network� ...

  13. Sean "Diddy" Combs Announces Revolt TV Deal with Time Warner Cable, Enlists MTV Vet Andy Schuon

    June 21, 2013 12:59 PM EDT On Wednesday (June 19), Revolt TV, the upcoming music cable network spearheaded by Sean "Diddy" Combs, took a major step forward by announcing a national distribution deal with Time Warner Cable. Combs, Revolt's majority sharehold ...

  14. Rolling Stones' Final Anniversary Concert Offered as an Interactive Pay-Per-View

    December 13, 2012 1:21 PM EST The pay-per-view delivery of the Rolling Stones' "50 And Counting" show Saturday at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., the final installment of a run of dates commemorating the Stones' 50th anniversary, will be an interacti ...

  15. Frank Barsalona Remembered by Irving Azoff, Danny Zelisko, Peter Luukko, More

    November 25, 2012 6:57 PM EST While the seeds that produced the modern concert business were planted decades ago by pioneering agent Frank Barsalona -- who died Thanksgiving day -- and though he effectively quit the business when he merged his Premier Talent with what was then ...

  16. How Matt Lauer Helped Book Bon Jovi, Springsteen, Aerosmith For Tonight's Hurricane Sandy Telethon

    November 02, 2012 2:16 PM EDT Music bookings for tonight's "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together" telethon , which will benefit the American Red Cross' relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy, include Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Bon Jovi, Christina Agui ...

  17. Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Coldplay, Kenny Chesney Among 2012 Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 30, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Finalists for the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards boast a diverse mix of genres, touring strategies, venue types, and positions on the career arc and their broad geographic footprint points to the increasingly global nature of the touring industry. ...

  18. Copyright Alert System Coming Within Weeks

    October 19, 2012 12:17 PM EDT American Internet users can expect to start seeing notifications from their Internet service providers if they trade files on peer-to-peer networks. A blog post by Jill Lesser, executive director of the Center for Copyright Information, revealed t ...

  19. Backbeat: Neil Portnow Asks Guild of Music Supervisors To Give 'Credit Where Credit Is Due' at Pre-Emmys Party

    September 13, 2012 12:13 PM EDT Among those gathered to honor the music supervisors who work in television at the London West Hollywood on Sept. 11 were (from left) Disney Channel's Steven Vincent, Neophonic's Janet Lopez, music supervisor Robin Urdang, Recording Acade ...

  20. Venues Raising Their Profile

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT ArenaNetwork, Venue Coaltion help venues get on agents, promoters and artist managers' radar. There's some good news for the North American arena business. "The volume of things we're working on has never been greater," Ve ...

  21. En Breve

    August 30, 2012 12:55 PM EDT Luis Miguel, Latin Music Video Network Debuts, and Lokixximo Luis Miguel tops Texas Fest Pop singer Luis Miguel will headline the People en Español Festival Sept. 1-2 in San Antonio. The Warner Music artist, who rarely performs at festivals, will ...

  22. Two Die at IDentity Fest; Jason Aldean, Tenacious D Concerts Marred by Violence

    July 30, 2012 6:18 PM EDT The past few days have seen a noticeable uptick in violence, drug overdoses and/or deaths at four separate concerts, which include the Mansfield, Mass., stop of Live Nation's electronic dance music IDentity Festival, a shooting at Jason Aldea ...

  23. Comcast-Spectacor's Peter Luukko Talks Venue Management, the Booming Arena Market and What's Next

    July 23, 2012 2:26 PM EDT This is the extended version of an interview with Comcast Spectacor/Global Spectrum's Peter Luukko that appeared in this week's Billboard Magazine. You can subscribe to Billboard Magazine right here . Sitting in his corner office at the ...

  24. Global Spectrum's Savvy Management Keeps Venue Clients Satisfied

    July 18, 2012 7:20 PM EDT Global Spectrum's Savvy Management Keeps Venue Clients Satisfied Global Spectrum COO John Page is a big man with a big office in a big building in the big town of Philadelphia. And he has a big responsibility in overseeing the company, report ...

  25. Philadelphia Freedom

    July 18, 2012 7:20 PM EDT Sitting in his corner office at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Peter Luukko is at home in the epicenter of Philly good times, with a view of the world. Luukko is president/COO of sports and entertainment giant Comcast-­Spectacor and chair ...

  26. Ovations Feeds Fans and Helps Drive Comcast-Spectator's Success

    July 18, 2012 7:20 PM EDT Ovations Feeds Fans and Helps Drive Comcast-Spectator's Success For Comcast-Spectacor, the decision to enter the food and beverage business - like so many other decisions in the past dozen years of growth - just made good business sense for t ...

  27. Comcast-Spectacor's Ticketing Divisions Give Venues New Web Power

    July 18, 2012 7:20 PM EDT Comcast-Spectacor's ticketing divisions give venues new Web power to sell seatsBy Ray Waddell The ticketing divisions of Comcast-­Spectacor - the time-tested software of Paciolan and the forward-thinking white-label services of New Era Ticket ...

  28. Nashville Knowledge: Billboard Country Music Summit To Examine Genre's Wild Success

    May 29, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Willie Nelson will do a live Q&A at the Billboard Country Music Summit. (Photo: David McClister) Nashville may be known as Music City, but it's also "music business city," and that is singularly true for the country genre. Sophi ...

  29. 5 Reasons Why Facebook Won't Spend its IPO Money on the Music Business

    May 18, 2012 11:21 AM EDT After raising $6.84 billion in its initial public stock offering, Facebook will have more than enough cash on hand to acquire a major music company or two. A major music publisher or record label can be had for a few billion dollars. Same goes for ...

  30. Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage to Lead Trespass America Festival

    April 24, 2012 10:23 PM EDT A new metal festival will be throwing down the gauntlet this summer. Trespass America, a co-production with the UK-based Metal Hammer magazine, will gather seven bands for a 25-date U.S. tour this summer, with more shows to be announced. The tour ...

  31. IDENTITY Fest Announces Eric Prydz, Paul Van Dyk, Nero For Traveling EDM Event's Second Year

    April 24, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Traveling EDM dance-a-thon IDENTITY Festival will be returning for its second year with a 15-date nationwide tour this summer. The Live Nation event will feature such names as Eric Prydz, Paul Van Dyk, Nero, Madeon, Wolfgang Gartner and more. Thir ...

  32. ISPs to Roll Out Copyright Alert Systems This Year, CCI's New Executive Director Says

    April 02, 2012 5:25 PM EDT Expect U.S. Internet service providers to roll out their "copyright alert systems" later this year, says Jill Lesser, the newly appointed executive director of the Center for Copyright Information (CCI). The July 2011 memorandum of under ...

  33. Backbeat: Diddy Shows His Love For Social Media at Beverly Hills Ciroc Party

    April 02, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Sean "Diddy" Combs, brand ambassador for CIROC vodka, at an event for the libation in Beverly Hills. Sean "Diddy" Combs stopped by the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills on Thursday night to extend a "thank you" to the many b ...

  34. Drake Announces 'Club Paradise Tour' With J. Cole, Waka Flacka Flame, Others

    March 22, 2012 8:53 AM EDT Drake is hitting the road for a 27-city, cross country tour of U.S. amphitheaters in support of his chart-topping album "Take Care." Dubbed "The Club Paradise Tour," Drake is bringing J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Ch ...

  35. Motley Crue, KISS To Embark On Co-Headlining Tour This Summer

    March 20, 2012 7:18 PM EDT Get ready to rock, heavy metal fans: KISS and Motley Crue will embark on a joint tour this summer. The vintage hard rock outfits are set to share the stage for the first time since 1982, kicking off a 40-city jaunt in Bristow, Va., on July 20. The ...

  36. RIAA CEO/Chairman Says ISPs Ready To Police Copyright This Summer: Report

    March 15, 2012 9:16 AM EDT The country's largest Internet service providers, including Comcast, Cablevision, Verizon and Time Warnerm, may begin policing U.S. copyright infringement as soon July, according to a report on CNET. The news came from Cary Sherman, CEO/chair ...

  37. Backbeat: Jenni Rivera Premieres 'I Love Jenni' Season Two At Party With Gerardo Ortiz, mun2 Execs

    March 05, 2012 10:25 AM EST Regional Mexican singers Jenni Rivera and Gerardo Ortiz at the launch party for Rivera's "I Love Jenni" reality program at My House in Hollywood. (Photo: Arnold Turner) Regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera capped off the premiere pa ...

  38. Dave Matthews Band Returns to the Road

    February 15, 2012 8:03 AM EST Dave Matthews Band, one of the most successful touring bands in history, will embark on a full-blown North American summer tour after taking 2011 off the road save for four regional DMB-curated festivals known as Caravans. DMB sold more tickets th ...

  39. Billboard Power 100: Peter Luukko

    January 26, 2012 7:25 PM EST No. 71 Peter Luukko President/COO Global Spectrum chairman Comcast-Spectacor Live and Direct Peter Luukko is like James Dolan (see No. 81 ) -- except on a national level. Twenty million tickets sold is a lot of tickets, by anyone's count. And ...

  40. Entertainment Merger and Acquisition Activity to Pick Up in 2012 (Report)

    January 24, 2012 7:54 AM EST When you strip out value related to the gigantic marriage of Comcast and NBCUniversal, merger and acquisition activity fell slightly in the entertainment and media industries in the U.S., but it should pick up in 2012. According to a Pricewaterhou ...

  41. Ryan Seacrest Launching TV Network With Mark Cuban, AEG, CAA

    January 18, 2012 8:45 PM EST Ryan Seacrest is getting his own TV network after all. The multi-hyphenate, along with partners AEG and talent agency CAA, have struck a deal with billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban to rebrand Cuban's HDNet as AXS TV (pronounced Access) begi ...

  42. UPDATE: SOPA Imploding, Facebook's Zuckerberg, House Speaker Boehner Add To Backlash

    January 18, 2012 2:30 PM EST UPDATE (3:43 p.m.): House Speaker John Boehner said the SOPA and PIPA bills were not ready to go to a vote in Congress, according to the Wall Street Journal , while the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Orrin Hatch (Utah), released ...

  43. Exclusive: Brock Jones To Comcast-Spectacor

    January 13, 2012 5:00 AM EST In a move with national touring industry implications, Brock Jones, formerly VP of Bookings at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, has joined Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment firm Comcast-Spectacor in the newly-created role of VP of Boo ...

  44. Urban Power List: Sean 'Diddy' Combs

    January 12, 2012 11:39 AM EST Sean "Diddy" Combs Founder/CEO, Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group; brand manager, Ciroc Website: diddydirtymoney.com Twitter: @IAmDiddy Ciroc Star In 2007, Sean "Diddy" Combs put his name to his biggest hit in years, and th ...

  45. Urban Power List: Magic Johnson

    January 11, 2012 4:48 PM EST Magic Johnson Owner, Magic Johnson Enterprises Website: MagicJohnson.com Twitter: @MagicJohnson Business Baller The Los Angeles Lakers and NBA legend is still playing ball: He's part of the Guggenheim Partners-backed group that purchased the ...

  46. U2, Journey, Taylor Swift Among Winners At 8th Annual Billboard Touring Awards

    November 10, 2011 9:30 PM EST U2, Journey, Kenny Chesney, Perry Farrell and Taylor Swift were among the winners at the 8th annual Billboard Touring Awards, held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Top touring industry award honorees included Live Nation (Top Promoter), C3 Pres ...

  47. Bon Jovi, Take That, U2, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Usher Finalists For Billboard Touring Awards

    November 02, 2011 4:06 PM EDT six-time winner Kenny Chesney for his Goin' Coastal tour; http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz ...

  48. BET Sued Over 'Rogue' Telecast of Essence Music Festival

    November 02, 2011 7:00 AM EDT TV One is accusing BET Network and MTV of hijacking its exclusive rights to the Essence Music Festival, featuring performances by Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige and others. The ambush is alleged to have happened this summer, and now TV ...

  49. Hulu Takes Itself Off the Auction Block

    October 13, 2011 10:33 PM EDT Hulu's months-long effort to find a buyer has been unsuccessful. Owners of the popular company that lets users watch TV shows and movies on-demand via the Internet said late Thursday they have "terminated the sale process." News Cor ...

  50. Yahoo Withdraws Hulu Bid (Report)

    October 11, 2011 7:15 AM EDT NEW YORK - Yahoo, which made an initial approach that kicked off a sales process for online joint venture Hulu, has withdrawn from the bidding process, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The auction continues with satellite TV firm Dish Netw ...

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