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Japan Physical Shipments Buck Trend, Rise
25/01/2013

In 2012, physical shipments in Japan bucked world trends, rising in a year-on-year comparison with 2011, according to figures just released by the Record Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ). It was Japan's first year-on-year rise since 1998 and is a reminder of how resilient the Japanese physical market is. more...

Mnet America Hosting Grammy-Week Party With K-Pop Star Ailee
24/01/2013

Billboard can exclusively reveal when, where and who will be at Mnet America's 1st Annual Pre-Grammy Party featuring a K-pop starlet, YouTube sensation and "The Voice" contestants. more...

13 Points to Watch at MIDEM 2013
24/01/2013

As the world's largest trade fair for the music industry, MIDEM can be daunting to navigate. Last year's gathering drew more than 6,850 attendees from 77 countries, representing 3,120 companies, including 155 startups. So, how best to manage MIDEM? more...

Ultra Music and Sony Announce Partnership, Patrick Moxey Named President of Electronic Music
23/01/2013

Sony Music and Ultra Music -- the electronic/dance record label, publishing house, management company and media platform owned and operated by Patrick Moxey -- have announced a globe-spanning strategic partnership between the two companies. As part of the deal Moxey was named president of electronic music for Sony Music Worldwide. more...

Building the $100 Billion Dollar Music Business: Guest Post by Tom Silverman
23/01/2013

In this guest post, New Music Seminar/Tommy Boy Entertainment founder Tom Silverman describes how we can grow the music business into one that reaches $100 billion in annual retail revenue in the next decade. more...

Too Early To Say Whether Kim Dotcom's Mega Is Legal (Analysis)
22/01/2013

Hollywood watches 500,000 users sign up in the service's first 14 hours, but Mega's fate in the courts rests on how they use the storage site.   more...

Billboard's New iPad App: Try It Now for Free!
22/01/2013

Along with our fully revamped glossy magazine, which we unveiled today, Billboard has also introduced the new iPad edition of Billboard -- the complete weekly magazine reinvented for your iPad with interactive extras. Subscribe today to experience this week’s issue absolutely for free! more...

A2IM's Second Annual Libera Awards Announced, Accepting Nominations
22/01/2013

The second annual Libera Awards ("The Libbys"), an event begun by A2IM and strictly for independent labels and services, is now accepting nominations for its award show to take place Thursday, June 20th at New York's Highline Ballroom. more...

Live Nation Strikes Deal to Host Concerts at London Olympic Stadium
22/01/2013

Live events giant Live Nation has struck a deal that gives it exclusive rights to organize concerts and music festivals in the British capital's Olympic Park and Olympic Stadium this summer. more...

Australian Collection Society PPCA Has Another Record Year
22/01/2013

Australia's PPCA has enjoyed another record year, reporting double-digit growth over the year previous. more...

Carlos Vives Signs Long-Term Deal With Sony Music Latin
22/01/2013

After months of courtship, Colombian star Carlos Vives has finally signed a long-term, exclusive recording deal with Sony Music Latin. more...

Hilco Buys HMV Debt, Gains Control of Struggling UK Music Retailer
22/01/2013

Hilco U.K. has acquired HMV’s debt, effectively placing the retail-restructuring group in control of the troubled U.K. retailer. Hilco, who major labels were said to have favored in the bidding process, previously succeeded in turning around HMV Canada, which faced similar economic hardship.  more...

Kobalt Seals Exclusive Worldwide Administration Deal With Dave Grohl
22/01/2013

Kobalt has finalized a deal with Dave Grohl to take over the exclusive worldwide administration rights to all of the musician's music, from Nirvana to the Foo Fighters to Them Crooked Vultures, the company announced today. The deal will go into effect in 2014. more...

Hilco Frontrunner to Acquire HMV as Administrators Bow To Public Pressure Over Gift-Cards
21/01/2013

Retail restructuring group Hilco has emerged as the frontrunner to acquire stricken U.K. music and entertainment chain HMV, according to reports. more...

Atari U.S. Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
21/01/2013

The U.S. arm of video game maker Atari has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, planning to separate from its unprofitable France-based parent company. more...

Britney Spears and Will.i.am Beat Out Justin Timberlake, 50 Cent For Top UK Single; 'Les Mis' Has No. 1 Album
21/01/2013

Polydor/Universal’s original motion picture cast recording of “Les Miserables” climbed 5-1 on the new U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday), as “Scream & Shout” (Interscope/Universal) by will.i.am featuring Britney Spears held off new entries by 50 Cent and Justin Timberlake to start a second week atop the singles survey. more...

'Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer,' 'Twenty Feet From Stardom' Sell At Sundance
21/01/2013

Add “Pussy Riot — A Punk Prayer” to the growing music-centric documentaries sold at the Sundance Film Festival. HBO Docs acquired U.S. TV rights to the political documentary that received its world premiere Jan. 18. "Twenty Feet From Stardom," which tells the stories of several prominent backup singers, sold on Thursday to Radius and the Weinstein Co. more...

Backbeat: The Surreal APAP Convention Hall: From Tibetan Monks to Lez Zeppelin, Branson On the Road to Slask
18/01/2013

In many regards the convention hall at the annual Association of Performing Arts Presenters in New York CIty resembles nothing so much as a Fellini film. Here, Tibetan Monks, Polish folk dancers, Lez Zeppelin and, of course, a golden praying mantis, all man booths before thousands of curators, agents, and promoters from across the country who trod the Hilton New York's carpeted aisles looking to book their 2014-2015 seasons. more...

Six Music-Related Issues Facing This Administration and Congress
18/01/2013

From performance royalties to deciding how musicians travel with their instruments on airplanes, numerous issues central to the music industry are alive Washington D.C. as the city prepares for the president inauguration on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. more...

Business Matters: Digital Drives Sweden to 14% Growth in 2012
18/01/2013

To see the future of music, look to Scandanavia. Streaming services helped the Swedish recorded music market grow 13.8% to over 943 million Swedish kronor ($144.8 million) in 2012, according to IFPI Sweden figures released Friday. more...

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