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  1. @CES 2011: Gracenote Introduces New Voice Activation & Music Recommendation Technologies

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST Gracenote introduce several new partnerships and technologies at CES today to make voice-activated control of users' music libraries in the car easier. First, it unveiled a new technology called MediaVOCS, featured in the MyFord Touch voice-a ...

  2. 2011 Consumer Electronics Show Preview: Tablets, Smartphones & Biz Markie

    January 03, 2011 12:00 AM EST The ringing in of the New Year is now behind us, which means only one thing-CES is just around the corner. The International Consumer Electronics Show -- as it officially is known -- runs from Jan. 6 - 9 in Las Vegas and sets the stage for the yea ...

  3. Business Matters: WMG, Live Nation Ratings Downgraded

    December 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. WMG, Live Nation Ratings Downgraded -- Both Warner Music Group and Live Nation have recently had their bond ratings downgraded by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Service. In other words, one of the ...

  4. Clear Channel Radio, Toyota Bringing Mobile App To Select Cars

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Radio and Toyota are giving the mobile app new meaning in a deal that will bring the iheartradio digital music smartphone application to select models of Toyota vehicles next year. The partnership will bring all of iheartradio's ...

  5. Bon Jovi, U2, Lady GaGa, Brad Paisley Among Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi, U2, AC/DC, Lady GaGa, Brad Paisley, Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift are among the top finalists for the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards, which will be handed out in New York on Nov. 4. The awards - which honor artists, tours, venues, and li ...

  6. BACKBEAT: Bruno Mars, John Legend, and The Roots Perform @Billboard's AMP'D Up!

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Billboard.com hosted its AMP’D Up! event Sept. 27 at the Best Buy Theater in New York as part of Advertising Week 2010. The event drew in key players from the entertainment, advertising and technology industries who networked while being entertain ...

  7. Pandora, Ford in Charity Push

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ford is teaming up with Internet radio service Pandora for a push in which shared songs chosen by Jewel and John Legend will benefit charities. Under the program, to be announced today at the Internet Advertising Bureau's MIXX Conference and ...

  8. BACKBEAT: Sponsorship Experts Discuss Touring Deals @Music & Advertising

    September 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Laura Hutfless , sponsorship agent, Creative Artists Agency A panel of sponsorship experts discussed the vital role that brand partners play in providing artists with touring dollars today at the Music & Advertising conference in Chicago. Crea ...

  9. BACKBEAT: ASCAP, The Black Eyed Peas, Raphael Saadiq, President Clinton, Usher and many more

    August 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP stopped by Dubway Studios in NYC on Auguest 10, where Taio Cruz was recording his iTunes Sessions, to congratulate Cruz on his #1 Billboard Hot 100 smash "Break Your Heart featuring Ludacris." Pictured here, from left, are Alexandr ...

  10. Nelly Furtado, Fefe Dobson, Belanova Set For Terra Music Fest

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Terra has partnered with Ford to present the Terra Music Fest—a day-long concert headlined by Nelly Furtado, Fefe Dobson and Belanova—that will launch Terra’s new Live & Loud online platform. The Terra Music Fest will take place Oct. 3 at the ...

  11. U.K. Digital Radio Sales Climb

    July 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sales of digital radio players in the U.K. have hit a record high for the month of June, according to figures released by trade body Digital Radio U.K. Over 114,000 digital radios were sold last month throughout the United Kingdom, says Digital Ra ...

  12. Universal Signs 'Sir Billi' Publishing Deal

    June 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing has struck a deal with the husband-and-wife creative team of Sascha and Tessa Hartmann -- who have spent five years in production on the CGI-animated movie "Sir Billi" -- to publish five original songs for the ...

  13. Bonnaroo Producers: Ticket Sales, Corporate Sponsorship Up At 2010 Fest

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As the dust settles on the 750-acre field in Manchester, Tenn., that days earlier hosted the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, producers and talent bookers should find satisfaction that they put together a talent lineup that not only moved ticke ...

  14. Dave Matthews Band Wraps 2010 Bonnaroo Music Fest

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The ninth Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival wrapped Sunday night with the Dave Matthews Band, and festival producers say it was their best-attended event since 2007. More than 75,000 music fans from across the country and internationally descende ...

  15. Bonnaroo To Webcast Performances

    June 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bonnaroo will be webcasting select performances live on YouTube June 11 – 13, sponsored by Ford. Participating artists include The Dave Matthews Band, Damian Marley & Nas, The National, Regina Spektor, Julia Nunes, Spearhead, The Dead Weather, ...

  16. Vevo Passes Hulu In Users, Finds Hispanic Niche

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT When Vevo launched last December, the music video-centric joint venture—backed by competing record companies Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group, investor Abu Dhabi Media, and even Google’s YouTube—had all the makings of what Lady G ...

  17. U.K. Committee Criticizes Digital Radio Switchover

    March 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT An influential Lords committee has hit out at the British government's plans to switch the majority of U.K. radio stations from an analog signal to digital transmission within a five-year time frame. Published this week, the House of Lords Co ...

  18. Girlicious Band Member Charged With Having Drugs

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST A member of the pop group Girlicious has been charged in California with drug possession with the intent to sell after Glendale police allegedly found a dozen plastic bags of cocaine in her Gucci purse. Prosecutors say 21-year-old Natalie Mejia of ...

  19. Digital Radio U.K. Appoints Chairman

    March 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Digital Radio U.K. has appointed Adam Singer as its chairman. The radio industry body tasked with preparing the U.K. for digital switchover said Singer will take up the role with immediate effect. He will work alongside chief executive Ford Ennals ...

  20. Race Against Time For U.K. Digital Bill

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST The U.K. government's Digital Economy Bill, which includes measures to tackle copyright infringement online, is progressing through the U.K. parliament but still has to pass a number of stages to become law before a general election is called ...

  21. Ratings Setback For U.K. Digital Radio Switchover

    February 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST The outlook for digital switchover for U.K. radio in 2015 has taken a blow with the latest audience research figures. Digital Radio U.K., the trade body established by the publicly funded BBC, digital network owner Arqiva and the commercial radio ...

  22. Jay-Z, Beyonce Named Top-Earning Couple

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z and Beyonce earned $122 million together between June 2008 and June 2009, more than any other couple -- married or unmarried -- in entertainment. The list makers at Forbes are at it again, this time determining Hollywood's top-earning c ...

  23. The Top Music Stories From CES 2010

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST While a logistical hassle, in some ways holding the Consumer Electronic Show - which ended Sunday (Jan. 10) - at the very beginning of the each year is a fitting time-slot as it allows anyone following the tech space to get a handle on what to exp ...

  24. @CES: Internet Radio Drives into Automotive Market

    January 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST A focus on Internet-connected automobiles is likely to start putting even more pressure on terrestrial radio broadcasters, as a number of carmakers and stereo developers are adding Internet radio services to their products. At CES, the popular cus ...

  25. CES Preview: Tablets, Cisco, Lady Gaga and More

    January 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST As has become the annual custom, the tech industry will celebrate the new year by congregating en masse in the Las Vegas Convention Center to showcase their latest and greatest gadgets and gear. This year will be no different, as the event kicks o ...

  26. Business Matters: FreeAllMusic, WMG, Ford Motors

    December 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- While FreeAllMusic is in private beta, the New York Times offers some details on the latest music service to tackle ad-supported downloads. The ...

  27. Simon Fuller Launches 'Dream' Vehicle

    December 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" mastermind Simon Fuller is launching a new star-making project that will chart the rise of five young people in the entertainment industry. The series, "If I Can Dream," will exist primarily online -- at least a ...

  28. Carrie Underwood Tour To Kick Off In March

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Carrie Underwood will hit the road next March for a 45-date headlining tour that kicks off Mar. 11 in Reading, Pa. and wraps May 30 in Spokane, Wash. Grand Ole Opry member Craig Morgan and sibling trio Sons of Sylvia will open for Underwood's ...

  29. Wicked Cool Records Partners With The Music Playground

    September 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Steven Van Zandt’s Wicked Cool Records is partnering with The Music Playground, a music supervision and licensing company for creative collaborations in film, TV and advertising. As part of the deal, the Music Playground will release the Wicked Co ...

  30. Sister Hazel 'Sync's' with Ford

    July 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ford has tapped the veteran rock band Sister Hazel to promote its Sync technology. The five-piece band will serve as the face of the "Sync My Ride" Web site. Fans, or Hazelnuts as they are known, can visit the site Syncmyride.com for a f ...

  31. Digital Briefs: ReverbNation, Shazam, Myxer

    June 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - ReverbNation is branching out into Web site creation and hosting services. The company has added a "site builder" option to its portfolio of DIY tools for artists, partnering with BandZoogle of Canada to do so. The option remains in a ...

  32. Blink-182 Announces Nearly 50-Date Summer Tour

    May 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT If it hadn't been for drummer Travis Barker's near-fatal airplane crash last year, Blink-182 might not be touring this summer. But after a five-year hiatus, Blink-182 members Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker and Tom DeLonge will embark on a ne ...

  33. Brands Take The 'American Idol' Stage

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Each season there is only one American Idol. But the real winners may be the show's loyal sponsors. Almost since its inception, "American Idol" has maintained strong ties with three main benefactors: Coca-Cola, Ford and AT&T (pr ...

  34. Analysis: Ad-Supported Music And Moral Hazard

    March 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As ad-supported music services increase in popularity and falter financially, content owners need to consider the consequences of their negotiations. Lowering rates may provide short-term relief, but doing so may limit the creation of better produ ...

  35. No Doubt Unveils Summer Tour

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST No Doubt announced a 45-city summer tour, which begins May 3 at the Bamboozle Festival in East Rutherford, N.J., and runs through August 1 in Irvine, Calif. As previously reported, the band will be supported by Paramore, and joined on select dates ...

  36. Coldplay Hitting Amphitheatres On Summer Tour

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Coldplay will kick off a North American summer tour July 10 at the Amphitheater at Clark County in Portland, Ore. So far, 14 dates are set through early August, with more to be announced. Tickets for concerts in San Diego, Toronto, Charlotte, N.C. ...

  37. Ford Turns To Indie Artists For Grammy Spots

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Ford's Lincoln MKS will run five spots on this Sunday's Grammy Awards show, all of them with licensed music from independent artists. The spots are the result of a competition from the car maker's ad agency Y&R Team Detroit. Asp ...

  38. Disturbed Drafts Killswitch, Lacuna Coil For Tour

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST The 2009 installment of Disturbed's Music As A Weapon trek has been expanded into a full-fledged festival tour. The 38-city Music As A Weapon IV Festival will feature two stages of hard rock and metal acts, traveling tattoo artists, extreme s ...

  39. Brad Paisley To Kick Off Tour In June

    January 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Brad Paisley will begin his 41-city American Saturday Night tour, with special guests Dierks Bentley and Jimmy Wayne, June 5 in Charlotte, N.C. Booked by Rob Beckham at the William Morris Agency, Paisley has become one of country's biggest to ...

  40. Primary Wave Buys Tennessee Ernie Ford Catalog

    January 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Primary Wave has purchased the publishing interest in the Tennessee Ernie Ford catalog that has reverted to the late singer's estate, Tennessee Ernie Ford Enterprises. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. In total, the Primary Wave deal take ...

  41. Producer Scott Jacoby Seeks His Motown In Eusonia

    January 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Opting for music over medicine 10 years ago, producer/composer Scott Jacoby has since collaborated with John Legend, Fabolous, Vanessa Hudgens and rising Atlantic newcomer Laura Izibor. He also won a best comedy album Grammy in 2006 for his engine ...

  42. Rihanna, Iglesias, Fall Out Boy Set For Super Bowl Bash

    December 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rihanna, Enrique Iglesias, Fall Out Boy and Lifehouse will play the National Football League's Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Bash at Tampa, Florida's Ford Amphitheatre. The two-night event Jan. 29 - 30 leads up to the Super Bowl Feb. 1. Tickets ...

  43. The Year In Music & Touring: Indie Musicians See Mixed Returns In Ad Campaigns

    December 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST For most of the summer, Santi White, who records as Santogold, gazed down at the New York Billboard offices from a Converse ad hung high above Astor Place. Her image and her songs seemed to be inescapable-during the course of the last year, she pr ...

  44. European Labels Back Streaming Service Spotify

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New music streaming service Spotify launched today in Europe with the support of all four major labels, as well as independent rights body Merlin and independent digital music distributor The Orchard. The service is available in the United Kingdom ...

  45. Univision Cuts Huge Cross-platform Deal

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In what could be the largest one-time, cross-platform upfront deal ever between a Hispanic media agency and a Hispanic TV network, Zubi Advertising of Miami and Univision have completed an all-encompassing media advertising deal approaching $80 mi ...

  46. Coldplay Sets Dates for Extensive "Viva La Vida" Tour

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" world tour -- which will land in North America, Europe and Japan -- is set to begin at Philadelphia's Wachovia Center on June 29 and extend well into next year, Billboard.biz can reveal. Save for the P ...

  47. BMW Drives Aussie Campaign With Presets Tune

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Car-maker BMW Group Australia has teamed with electro-dance duo the Presets to market its new 1 Series coupe and convertible models to a younger first-time BMW buyer. The Sydney-based act, signed to Modular/Universal, debuted at No. 1 on the Austr ...

  48. Radio City Christmas Spectacular To Hit The Road

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madison Square Garden Entertainment (MSGE) will launch a touring arena version of its Radio City Christmas Spectacular this holiday season, Billboard.biz has learned. The $25 million production will be geared specifically for arenas and play 18 ci ...

  49. Mellencamp Plans Summer Jaunt

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fresh off of being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall last month , Indiana rocker John Mellencamp will embark on a month-long summer tour in support of his forthcoming album "Life, Death, Love and Freedom," due July 15. The trek begins ...

  50. 'Idol Gives Back' Raises $22 Million For Charity

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fox's "Idol Gives Back" charity telethon raised $22 million for charity last night (April 9), thanks to a combination of corporate sponsorship and donations from viewers who called in to the show and gave via AmericanIdol.com The ...

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