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  1. Pepsi's Frank Cooper Talks iTunes Radio, Exclusive Brand Channels (Exclusive)

    September 18, 2013 6:56 PM EDT Apple’s long-awaited launch of iTunes Radio on Wednesday brings an exclusive list of sponsors -- McDonald’s, Nissan, and Procter & Gamble among them -- but only one with its own branded stations. Pepsi, iTunes Radio’s premier beverage spons ...

  2. Pandora Announces 100-Model Car Integration Milestone

    June 25, 2013 3:32 PM EDT Pandora, the embattled , emboldened digital radio company which serves up north of a billion listening hours to 70.8 million listeners per month, announced a milestone in its automobile strategy today, saying it is now available in over 100 diff ...

  3. Backbeat: Americana Music Award Noms With John C. Reilly, Lucinda Williams, Shelby Lynn

    June 01, 2012 12:52 PM EDT (L-R): Amy Reitnouer, Editor in Chief, The Bluegrass Situation; Jed Hilly, AMA Executive Director; and Michelle Aquilato, marketing director, AMA, pose at the Americana Music Association's Awards nomination event. (Photo: Ryan J. Downey) John ...

  4. Business Matters: Yahoo! Music Says 'Yoo-Hoo!'

    May 24, 2012 6:42 PM EDT Business Matters: Yahoo Music Says 'Yoo-Hoo!' (With 27 million Monthly Visitors) -- What has 27 million U.S. visitors each month and seems to get less attention in the music business than many music blogs? Yahoo! Music. Yahoo! Music did ...

  5. Business Matters: Deezer Opens API, Welcomes Developers to Make Really Cool Apps

    May 03, 2012 7:15 PM EDT Deezer Welcomes App Developers Deezer has opened its API and launched "Open Deezer" roughly five months after Spotify did the same. Open Deezer will allow developers to create applications and services that integrate Deezer's on-dem ...

  6. Backbeat: Buzz Abounds @ Americana Music Fest's Thirty Tigers/Summertyne Party in Nashville

    October 19, 2011 1:44 PM EDT Born This Way: From left: Andy Rubin of 31 Tigers Records and David Macias, Thirty Tigers co-founder. (Photo by Glenn Peoples) Industry professionals from two continents stopped by the Thirty Tigers/Summertyne party at the Hard Rock Café on the cl ...

  7. Sony's CD Manufacturing Plants in Japan Remain Closed

    March 14, 2011 12:18 PM EDT As a result of Friday's earthquake, operations have been suspended at Sony plants in Japan that manufacture CD, DVD and Blu-ray discs. In addition, the Sony Corporation Sendai Technology Center has ceased work entirely due to earthquake damag ...

  8. @Apple's WWDC: No Lala, No iTunes Upgrade, But Big iPhone News

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Anyone hoping Apple would introduce its new music strategy during Steve Jobs’ keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference today found themselves disappointed. The CEO didn’t even mention the May 31 shuttering of streaming music service Lala, wh ...

  9. Business Matters: Spotify, VC Funding, Citi, EMI and More

    January 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- " Spotify is a very sustainable financial model&q ...

  10. Opinion: The Year of Augmented Reality

    December 31, 2009 12:00 AM EST Just about everybody in the augmented reality (AR) community will agree on one thing: mobile AR will have the greatest impact in the AR field over the next 5-10 years. The focal point and anchor for any advertising and marketing campaign will like ...

  11. Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Drake Reveal 'Young Money' Tour

    June 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy Tell'Em and Drake will go on an official tour this summer, and the dates have just been confirmed. The "Young Money Presents: Americas Most Wanted Music Festival" trek will start on July 27 at the ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Sexton To Oversee Global Brand Partnerships For EMI

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Cynthia Sexton, former senior VP, strategic marketing and licensing for EMI Music North America, has been upped to executive VP, global brand partnership, licensing, synchronization for EMI Music, a newly created position. Sexton, who will continu ...

  15. No Rainbows For Radiohead's Drenched Nissan Gig

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead's rain-drenched May 11 sellout at Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Va., has resulted in an Internet-driven firestorm, with messageboards and the blogosphere lighting up amid fan frustration. The D.C. market was faced with monsoon-like co ...

  16. ACMs To Honor Dick Clark, Songwriters Anderson And Rose

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Television icon Dick Clark and songwriters Bill Anderson and Fred Rose are among those that will honored with special Academy of Country Music awards later this year. Clark will be honored with the ACM board of directors-voted Jim Reeves Internati ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Radiohead Reveals North American Tour Dates

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Radiohead will embark on its first North American tour in two years May 5 in West Palm Beach, Fla. Eight shows have been confirmed for the first leg, which wraps May 18 in Dallas. Afterward, Radiohead will visit Europe for a month's worth of ...

  19. iPhone Hackers Could Face Legal Battle

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hackers have figured out how to unleash Apple's iPhone from AT&T's cellular network, but people hoping to make money from the procedure could face legal problems. At least one of the companies hoping to make money by unlocking iPhone ...

  20. Linkin Park's Projekt Revolution Ready To Roll

    May 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park's Projekt Revolution tour with My Chemical Romance will get underway July 25 in a city to be announced, according to organizers. The trek will run through Sept. 3 in Englewood, Colo., and feature Taking Back Sunday, HIM, Placebo a ...

  21. Gwen Stefani Unveils Solo Tour Dates

    December 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST As expected, Gwen Stefani will embark on a two-month North American tour next spring, beginning April 21 in Phoenix. The vocalist will play arenas and outdoor amphitheatres through a June 22 finale in Irvine, Calif. Dates in Australia, Asia, Europ ...

  22. UMPG Promotes Eaton

    November 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group has promoted Tom Eaton to VP of music for advertising. He will serve as a liaison between the publisher, its songwriters and advertising agencies. During his eight years with UMPG, Eaton has placed songs in commerc ...

  23. UMPG Promotes Eaton

    November 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group has promoted Tom Eaton to VP of music for advertising. He will serve as a liaison between the publisher, its songwriters and advertising agencies. During his eight years with UMPG, Eaton has placed songs in commerc ...

  24. UMPG Promotes Eaton

    November 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Becomes VP of music for advertising. Universal Music Publishing Group has promoted Tom Eaton to VP of music for advertising. He will serve as a liaison between the publisher, its songwriters and advertising agencies. During his eight years with UM ...

  25. XM Canada Motors On With Toyota Deal

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Canadian satellite radio service XM Canada, operated by Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings, has formed an alliance with Toyota Motor Sales Canada to install XM Canada receivers in Toyota and Lexus auto Canadian satellite radio service XM Canada, op ...

  26. XM Signs Oprah To $55M Deal

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. on Thursday (Feb. 9)said it signed a three-year, $55 million deal with Oprah Winfrey to introduce a channel on the top U.S. subscription radio service, sending shares XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. on Thursday (F ...

  27. Interview: XM CEO Hugh Panero

    November 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST CEO discusses business and tech challenges. Major labels and satellite companies are largely mum on their upcoming rates negotiations. But XM CEO Hugh Panero was happy to discuss the business and technological challenges and opportunities laying a ...

  28. Interview: XM CEO Hugh Panero

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Major labels and satellite companies are largely mum on their upcoming rates negotiations (See Billboard cover story, Nov. 26). But XM CEO Hugh Panero was happy to discuss the business and technologic Major labels and satellite companies are large ...

  29. V CAST, CCE Partner For 'Juntos' Tour

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Segments from the upcoming "Juntos En Concierto" (Together in Concert) tour featuring Chayanne, Alejandro Fernandez and Marc Anthony will be broadcast through Verizon Wireless' V CAST Encore Channel i Segments from the upcoming &quo ...

  30. Judas Priest Sets U.S. Summer Dates

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Judas Priest is planning its first full U.S. headlining tour in 15 years. Queensryche will join the veteran band on the road. Judas Priest is planning its first full U.S. headlining tour in 15 years. Queensryche will join the veteran band on the r ...

  31. Sony Corp. Taps Stringer As Chairman/CEO

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony Corp. has appointed Sir Howard Stringer to succeed Nobuyuki Idei as chairman/CEO. Welsh-born Stringer, who holds dual British and American citizenship, will become the first non-Japanese executiv LONDON -- Sony Corp. has appointed Sir Howard ...

  32. Sony Corp. Taps Stringer As Chairman/CEO

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony Corp. has appointed Sir Howard Stringer to succeed Nobuyuki Idei as chairman/CEO. Welsh-born Stringer, who holds dual British and American citizenship, will become the first non-Japanese executiv Sony Corp. has appointed Sir Howard Stringer t ...

  33. Sony Corp. Taps Stringer As Chairman/CEO

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony Corp. has appointed Sir Howard Stringer to succeed Nobuyuki Idei as chairman/CEO. Welsh-born Stringer, who holds dual British and American citizenship, will become the first non-Japanese executiv Sony Corp. has appointed Sir Howard Stringer t ...

  34. Apple Unveils New iPod, Mac, Car Deals

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Flash-based iPod shuffle to start at $99. Apple today unveiled a range of new products and announced new deals for iPod integration with major car manufacturers. The announcements came during the company's Macworld Expo in San Francisco. Amon ...

  35. UMP Builds-Up London Synch Activities

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing (UMP) has appointed Karina Masters to the new role as creative services manager of its London-based film & TV department. Universal Music Publishing (UMP) has appointed Karina Masters to the new role as creative ...

  36. Label Manager Prommer Links With Caroline

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST New York-based label management firm Prommer Inc. has inked a "vendor-like" deal with indie distributor Caroline, founder Michael Prommer says. New York-based label management firm Prommer Inc. has inked a "vendor-like" deal wi ...