New Bandsintown Stats Chronicle 2020 Explosion In Music Livestreams

New stats shared by Bandsintown and Billboard chronicle the explosive growth of music livestreams in 2020. Since late March, 61,000 livestreams by almost 20,000 artists were marketed to live music. Continue reading

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Penske Media, MRC Form Music Data Joint Venture

Penske Media, the company behind publications Billboard, Variety, and Rolling Stone announced a new joint venture with MRC to align their data businesses. The newly formed company will combine MRC. Continue reading

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How DNA Of A Hit Changed Over 20 Years [MARK MULLIGAN]

“Streaming’s impact on the making of music itself is arguably more revolutionary than that of previous formats because it is both the consumption and discovery format rolled into one,” writes. Continue reading

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New Billboard Charts Rules: No Merch, Tickets Bundles

Billboard is changing its chart rules to no longer count music and merchandise bundled with concert tickets. The trade will also no longer let sales of physical albums or singles. Continue reading

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Deep Staff Cuts Begin At Billboard, Vibe, Hollywood Reporter

Layoffs began on Tuesday at Billboard, Hollywood Reporter, and Vibe in an effort by owner Valence Media to dramatically reduce costs. The cuts will total “$9-$10 million of personnel and. Continue reading

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Bob Dylan Scores First-Ever Billboard #1 With A 17 Minute Song

Bob Dylan has scored his first-ever #1 on the Billboard charts with a 17-minute song about the assassination of JFK. “Murder Most Foul,” released March 27th, chronicles the 1963 assassination of President. Continue reading

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THU. BRIEF: Billboard Buys Nielsen Music • YouTube Music Personalization • Spotify Touts ‘High Quality’ • More

WEDNESDAY 12.18.2019 • Music Business News From Across The Web Updated Continuously Under The More News Tab Above

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Billboard Adds YouTube, Video Plays To Album Charts

Billboard will now count video plays from YouTube, Apple, Vevo, and Tidal when calculating its Billboard 200 album chart. Video views, which will be added starting January 3rd, will become. Continue reading

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Rolling Stone To Launch Billboard Competitor ‘RS Pro’

[UPDATED] Rolling Stone Magazine is readying the launch of a music industry news and analytics site that will be a direct competitor to Billboard. Dubbed “RS Pro,” the site will. Continue reading

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Billboard CEO Amato Paid $18 Million To Exit [RERORT]

Yesterday we reported that allegations of sexual misconduct, a pattern of burying similar allegations against others and possible financial improprieties had allegedly forced the exit of Billboard, Spin and Hollywood Reporter CEO. Continue reading

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