1. Flighthouse and Republic Records Partner on New TikTok Series 'Certified Superfan'

    February 19, 2020 2:06 PM EST 0 0 0 The new short-form series will feature Republic artists Conan Gray, BENEE, Jeremy Zucker, Shaylen and Gianni & Kyle interacting with their biggest admirers. When it comes to breaking songs on TikTok, record labels are increasingly turning to Fli ...

  2. Spain Has Nearly 900 Music Festivals -- and Attendance and Revenue Keep Rising

    February 12, 2020 8:14 AM EST 0 0 0 Medusa Sunbeach Festival, Arenal Sound, Viña Rock, Mad Cool and Primavera Sound were 2019’s top five festivals, attracting crowds between 220,000 and 315,000. BARCELONA — With nearly 900 festivals now held a year in Spain, mass live music gatherings ...

  3. Super Bowl Synch Report: UMPG Leads All Publishers With Halftime Show Assist

    February 03, 2020 8:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Sony/ATV also scored big with Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" for Doritos and Etta James' "Tell Mama" for T-Mobile. For publishing giant Sony/ATV, the annual last-minute scramble for Super Bowl synchs peaked Friday, when T- ...

  4. With J.Lo & Shakira Super Bowl Halftime Show, NFL Looks to Expand an Already Growing Latino Fan Base

    January 31, 2020 6:37 PM EST 0 0 0 A Conversation With NFL Cultural Marketing Strategist Javier Farfán There are only 16 Latinos currently playing in the National Football League but Hispanics' interest for the sport is at an all-time high -- and growing.  “In 2019 we grew by 1. ...

  5. Steve Stoute Hired as Brand Consultant for New York Knicks

    January 27, 2020 6:49 PM EST 0 0 0 The UnitedMasters founder and his Transition agency will develop campaigns to 'elevate' the franchise's brand by leveraging crossovers with music and culture. UnitedMasters founder and CEO Steve Stoute and his creative, data and cultu ...

  6. Carlos Santana to Develop Cannabis and Hemp CBD Brands With Left Coast Ventures

    January 15, 2020 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Carlos Santana is getting into the cannabis business. On Wednesday (Jan. 15), the legendary guitarist and longtime cannabis advocate announced a partnership with Left Coast Ventures, a cannabis and hemp company headquartered in Santa Rosa, Californi ...

  7. Mastercard Releases Music Single as Part of Sonic Branding Initiative

    January 08, 2020 9:26 PM EST 0 0 0 'Merry Go Round' is the first release from a forthcoming album created by the credit card company. On Wednesday (Jan. 8), credit card company Mastercard unveiled its first-ever branded music single, a collaboration with Swedish artist Nadi ...

  8. Camila Cabello Performs on 'Saturday Night Live': See the Best Fan Reactions

    October 13, 2019 11:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Wow." That seemed to be the overall reaction from Camila Cabello fans after watching the singer's passionate performances on Saturday Night Live . Cabello certainly pulled out all the stops for her Oct. 12 debut on the late-night com ...

  9. Post Malone, Black Keys, Muse, Lil Uzi Vert to Appear On 'WWE 2K20' Soundtrack

    October 01, 2019 11:17 AM EDT 0 0 0 The in-game soundtrack to WWE 2K20   will feature 12 songs from artists including  Mötley Crüe , Muse , Poppy , Saweetie , Banks , Lil Uzi Vert  and  The Black Keys . Mixing up hip-hop, rock, punk, metal and indie rock, the flagship video game for t ...

  10. ASCAP's 'I Create Music' Expo Is Getting a Rebrand and New Location in 2020

    September 24, 2019 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The new ASCAP Experience will offer curated tracks while placing a bigger emphasis on wellness and performance opportunities. The ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO is getting a whole new look in 2020. With the 15 th anniversary of the annual music creator ...

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  12. New Kurt Cobain Clothing Collection 'Kurt Was Here' Launches Today

    September 06, 2019 6:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 A portion of the proceeds from the Frances Bean-curated collection will go to suicide prevention non-profit The Jed Foundation. Kurt Cobain ’s artwork is ready to wear. On Monday (Sept. 9), Live Nation Merchandise and The End of Music, LLC -- the bu ...

  13. 21 Savage Pilots New Avion Tequila Campaign

    August 21, 2019 4:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper-songwriter-producer 21 Savage adds another role to his resumé as the first ambassador for Pernod Ricard’s relaunched Avion Tequila campaign. The theme -- about taking a borderless approach to life and creativity -- ties in with 21 Savage’s im ...

  14. Spotify for Artists Launches Co.Lab Career-Development Video Series

    August 20, 2019 6:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 The workshops cover music business topics ranging from planning tours and release strategies to finding collaborators to designing merchandise. Spotify for Artists is making its Co.Lab event series available on video for the first time, the streamin ...

  15. Spotlight: Singer-Songwriter Tyler Boone on Building His Career With a Rapidly-Growing Bourbon Brand

    August 14, 2019 7:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 “People all the time are like, 'Dude, is the bourbon funding the music? I'm like, 'No, the music is funding the bourbon.’” When you’re an entrepreneur running multiple businesses, moments of rest and relaxation are few and far between ...

  16. 'We Have Music In Our DNA': Pepsi's Music Director On Growing Sports Sponsorships & Helping Break Acts Globally

    August 06, 2019 11:36 AM EDT Ellen Healy on the changing face of brand and music partnerships. Responsible for Pepsi's global music strategy, Ellen Healy has led marketing campaigns featuring some of the biggest music, sport and entertainment stars on the planet. Beyoncé ...

  17. FC Barcelona and Sony Music Partner For 'Entertainment Experiences' Combining Music and Soccer: Exclusive

    August 06, 2019 8:23 AM EDT 0 0 0 The deal combines “big-name football stars and big-name music artists," according to Sony. FC Barcelona will also make use of the Sony Music catalogue for promotional content produced by the club. Sony Music and Fútbol Club Barcelona have inked ...

  18. 21 Savage Leads By Example With 4th Annual 'Issa Back 2 School Drive'

    August 05, 2019 7:12 PM EDT Savage  continued to give back to his community in Decatur, Georgia, Sunday (Aug. 4) with his fourth annual "Issa Back 2 School Drive."      The event was part of Savage's Leading By Example Foundation, a nonprofit centered around ...

  19. Post Malone Collaborates With Bud Light on Exclusive Merchandise Collection

    August 01, 2019 1:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Everyone knows Post Malone loves his Bud Light. So it made too much sense for Posty to collab with the American beer giant on a limited-edition merchandise collection. Bud Light announced (Aug. 1) plans for a two-day pop-up shop in NYC starting on S ...

  20. Vampire Weekend Roll Out 'Vegetarian Weekend' Taco Benefitting Homeless Charity

    August 01, 2019 8:48 AM EDT 0 0 0 Do you love Vampire Weekend , vegetarian tacos and doing good? Well then, you're in luck, because now there are "Vegetarian Weekend" tacos on the menu at Los Angeles restaurant HomeState. As first reported by Pitchfork , the signature ...

  21. Vampire Weekend Roll Out 'Vegetarian Weekend' Taco Benefitting Homeless Charity

    August 01, 2019 8:48 AM EDT Do you love Vampire Weekend , vegetarian tacos and doing good? Well then, you're in luck, because now there are "Vegetarian Weekend" tacos on the menu at Los Angeles restaurant HomeState. As first reported by Pitchfork , the signatu ...

  22. Jon Z Launches His Own Line of Backpacks in Puerto Rico

    July 30, 2019 11:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jon Z is back-to-school ready and he’s proving it by launching his own backpack collection.  After days of teasing his fans on social media, the Puerto Rican trap star officially unveiled his first-ever line of school bags. Released under the Sprayg ...

  23. Jon Z Launches His Own Line of Backpacks in Puerto Rico

    July 30, 2019 11:41 AM EDT Jon Z is back-to-school ready and he’s proving it by launching his own backpack collection.  After days of teasing his fans on social media, the Puerto Rican trap star officially unveiled his first-ever line of school bags. Released under the Spra ...

  24. Chance the Rapper Partners With Lyft to Give Away 'The Big Day' Downloads

    July 29, 2019 8:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 But the free offering won't add any extra lift to his chart performance. Chance the Rapper has partnered with Lyft to offer free downloads of his new album, The Big Day , but the giveaway won't give any extra boost to his chart performance ...

  25. Chance the Rapper Partners With Lyft to Give Away 'The Big Day' Downloads

    July 29, 2019 8:31 PM EDT But the free offering won't add any extra lift to his chart performance. Chance the Rapper has partnered with Lyft to offer free downloads of his new album, The Big Day , but the giveaway won't give any extra boost to his chart performan ...

  26. Premier Music Group Acquires Music Supervision Firm Wool & Tusk

    July 29, 2019 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music and culture agency Premier Music Group has acquired the music supervision firm Wool & Tusk, the company announced Monday (July 29). Wool & Tusk heads Robert Kaplan and Aaron Mercer will go in-house at Premier to lead the company's ...

  27. 'Baby Shark' Cereal to Be Launched by Kellogg's

    July 27, 2019 12:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 “Baby Shark” will soon be coming to a cereal bowl near you. Kellogg's announced Friday (July 26) that the a cereal inspired by Pinkfong's infectious kids song will be available in select U.S. stores beginning in August.   "The 'b ...

  28. Taylor Swift Tries to Waitress and Bartend in Hilarious New Commercial, Fails Miserably: Watch

    July 26, 2019 9:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 Taylor Swift stars in Capital One's new commercial on Friday (July 26), but she's not playing her regular star self. Instead, she takes the more down-to-earth route, working at an ice cream shop where she spills whipped cream everywhere an ...

  29. Cardi B & Offset to Release Headphones in Collaboration With MUZIK

    July 24, 2019 5:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Cardi B and Offset continue to be the ultimate power couple, but this time, their business extends beyond music. Cardi took to Twitter on Tuesday (July 24) to reveal that she and her husband will be releasing headphones in collaboration with MUZIK. ...

  30. 46 Shows in 46 Cities to Elect the Next President: New Campaign Aims to Unseat Donald Trump With a Coordinated Music Effort

    July 24, 2019 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Started by former music manager Kyle Frenette, the campaign has already attracted the likes of Bon Iver, Sylvan Esso and Dashboard Confessional. The 2020 election is about to get a whole new sound. With the Democratic campaign to unseat President Do ...

  31. Gibson Grants Oberheim Synth Trademark Back to Founder Tom Oberheim

    July 22, 2019 6:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 The guitar maker first purchased the iconic brand more than three decades ago. Guitar manufacturer Gibson has granted back ownership of the legendary Oberheim synthesizer brand and intellectual property to its founder Tom Oberheim , the company anno ...

  32. Megan Thee Stallion Files to Trademark 'Hot Girl Summer'

    July 22, 2019 5:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 The term has become a viral meme and is propelling the Houston rapper's popularity worldwide. Megan Thee Stallion is currently in the process of trademarking her fiery catchphrase "Hot Girl Summer,"  Billboard has  confirmed.  The say ...

  33. Def Jam & PUMA Partnering for Collection Celebrating Label's 35th Anniversary

    July 19, 2019 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The celebratory Clyde Court sneakers will pre-launch in limited quantities at ComplexCon in Chicago this Sunday. Def Jam is teaming up with PUMA for a collection celebrating the label's 35th anniversary, launching with a custom Clyde Court snea ...

  34. Billie Eilish Unveils Freak City Clothing Collaboration

    July 18, 2019 8:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billie Eilish has unveiled a new merch line in collaboration with clothing brand Freak City. The songstress announced the new line on Thursday (July 18), along with a photo of herself wearing a bright green hoodie and shorts set from the collection. ...

  35. Post Malone & Sherbinskis Announce Partnership With Icon Farms to Launch Hemp Pre-Roll Line

    July 17, 2019 1:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Post Malone has partnered with Mario "Mr. Sherbinski" Guzman and Icon Farms to launch a new line of American-grown hemp products, Billboard has learned. In May, the "Rockstar" rapper announced the formation of hemp and cannabis c ...

  36. Mariah Flaunts Her Caribbean Roots in Bulova's 'Tune Of Time' Campaign

    July 17, 2019 11:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rising Latina singer Mariah has been named as the brand ambassador of Bulova’s “Tune of Time” campaign.  The Miami-based artist, who is half Cuban, half Puerto Rican, flaunts her Caribbean roots in the nearly two-minute spot. Mariah is seen walking ...

  37. Grimes Is the Face of Stella McCartney's Eco-Friendly Adidas Campaign: See the Pics

    July 16, 2019 8:18 AM EDT 0 0 0 She also revealed her bonkers workout regimen, which includes sword training and "astro-gliding." Grimes is teaming up with Stella McCartney for an upcoming Adidas by Stella McCartney campaign centered on sustainability using eco-friendly ...

  38. Ariana Grande 'Honored' to Be Part Of Givenchy Campaign: See the Photos

    July 15, 2019 4:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ariana Grande  has always been fashion forward, but now the star has paired up with one of today's biggest designers for a new campaign. On Monday (July 15), Givenchy launched a new campaign featuring the pop star, and posted a number of photos ...

  39. Billboard En Vivo Kicks Off In New York with Award-Winning Headliner CNCO

    July 12, 2019 10:34 AM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard and Pepsi today announced a partnership to co-produce the latest edition of Billboard En Vivo. In its fourth year, En Vivo celebrates emerging LatinX music by giving passionate fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see chart-topping art ...

  40. A Brief Look at Jay-Z's Current Side Hustles

    July 10, 2019 1:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I'm not a businessman, I'm a business, man," Jay-Z once rapped. With a career spanning more than two decades, Hov has laid the blueprint   in hip-hop for artists to be much larger entities than just their music. Earlier in 2019, ...

  41. Jay-Z Joins Cannabis Company as Chief Brand Strategist

    July 09, 2019 5:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jay-Z is officially turning his business mind to a new venture, the legal weed industry. Cannabis company Caliva announced on Tuesday (July 9) that the rapper will join the team as chief brand strategist. According to a release on their website , Ja ...

  42. Build-A-Bear Workshop Launches New Record Label With Warner Music Group & Warner Chappell

    July 09, 2019 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 The partnership will produce original albums, singles and playlists, as well as sign and develop artists. Warner Music Group's Arts Music division and Warner Chappell Music are snuggling up to Build-A-Bear Workshop for a new label partnership.  ...

  43. Ben & Jerry's Honor Big Freedia with Bouncing Beignets Flavor

    July 08, 2019 8:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 Big Freedia bounced into the elevated dairy heights over the weekend, joining such superstars as Stephen Colbert, Bob Marley, Jerry Garcia, Phish and Jimmy Fallon as the face of a special Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor. The beloved Vermont ...

  44. Jay-Z's Companies Sue NYC Licensing Company for Fraud

    July 05, 2019 3:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jay-Z ’s business entities sued a New York City licensing firm, claiming it cheated the companies as part of a “colossal accounting scandal.”    The lawsuit accuses Iconix Brand Group Inc. of lying about its finances when it made deals with the rapp ...

  45. Lyft Is Now AEG's Official Rideshare, Bike & Scooter Partner

    June 27, 2019 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The partnership will set Lyft as the official transportation partner for 16 AEG properties across 8 U.S. markets. AEG has named Lyft its official rideshare, bike and scooter partner. The strategic partnership will make Lyft the exclusive transportat ...

  46. Justin Bieber Launches New Drew Clothing Line Featuring Iconic Drew Barrymore Photos

    June 26, 2019 6:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Justin Bieber 's Drew clothing line may be inspired by his middle name, but a new drop is drawing inspiration from another famous Drew. The "Sorry" crooner's fashion venture now has a line featuring images of Drew Barrymore. The ...

  47. Primary Wave Acquires Minority Stake in Premier Music Group Agency

    June 24, 2019 10:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Primary Wave Music Publishing announced on Monday (June 24) it has taken a minority equity interest in music and culture agency Premier Music Group.  Through the new arrangement, Premier will have access to Primary Wave's financial and artistic ...

  48. BTS Team With Uniqlo for T-shirt Collection

    June 19, 2019 4:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 You’ve got the toys, the sneakers and all the merch. Very soon, you can own the BTS range of Uniqlo t-shirts. All 12 of them.  The UT capsule collection, titled BT21 , features eight cute and cuddly characters printed on each shirt. Jungkook, V, Jim ...

  49. 1500 or Nothin' Production Collective & Roland Team for Synth-Focused Music Education Collaboration

    June 17, 2019 7:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 1500 Sound Academy music production training program will now include detailed instruction on Roland products. 1500 or Nothin’ and its 1500 Sound Academy production training program are partnering with the Roland Corporation to launch a curricul ...

  50. Pandora Launches In-House Advertiser Consultancy Studio Resonate

    June 12, 2019 8:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 The new venture will provide audio creative development, sonic branding and strategy services and more. Pandora is launching a new in-house consultancy for advertisers called Studio Resonate, the company announced Wednesday (June 12). The consultanc ...

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