Billboard Buys Spin and Vibe in a Quest to ‘Own the Topic of Music Online’

The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group is acquiring the music assets of SpinMedia, including Spin, Vibe and Stereogum, expanding Billboard's reach into the music news world.

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Billboard and W Hotels Are Partnering to Promote Rising Stars in Music

Billboard and W Hotels are working together to bring music fans the latest and greatest though a new emerging artists series, Next Up: New Artists, New Music. Using Billboard's Emerging Artists Chart, the hotel chain and magazine will pick four artists to put on concerts for W guests. 

How Retailers Can Keep Christmas Music From Driving Shoppers Crazy

Danny Turner has a pretty cool job. As global senior vp of programming and production for Mood Media, he spends much of his time listening to music, thinking about music and, most importantly, figuring out the best music for his retail clients to play.

American Atheists Say Santa Won’t Be Mad at You for Skipping Church

It's almost time to find out if you're getting all the gifts on your list this holiday season, or if you'll wake up Christmas morning to a stocking chock-full of coal. If you cheated, lied or snuck three fun-size candy bars when no one was looking, you may just find yourself on the naughty list.

Melissa Etheridge on Her Evolving Relationship With Marketing and Technology

With almost 30 years of constant creative output and touring, Melissa Etheridge has come to appreciate what technology and thoughtful marketing can do to amplify her voice and connect her to fans.

Which Ads Won the Super Bowl? Here Are 11 Different Ways to Rank Them

Going into the Super Bowl, some observers thought Budweiser was foolish to reprise its Clydesdale and puppy story from last year. After all, how do you top, "Puppy Love," the most shared ad on Facebook ever?

Are Brands Music’s New Bank?

Whether it's an established band trying to reach the widest audience possible, or a developing act trying to use TV to gain crucial exposure, brands more than ever are a major part of conversations in the music industry.

Hollywood Reporter Publisher Adds Responsibility for Billboard

In yet another reshuffling at Guggenheim Media Entertainment Group where Janice Min has been implementing a Hollywood Reporter-style makeover at sister title Billboard, Lynne Segall, the svp, publisher at THR, will also now oversee both brands as evp

Billboard Names New Editor in Chief

Tony Gervino, the executive editor of Hearst Magazines International, has been named editor in chief of Billboard magazine, parent company Guggenheim Media Entertainment Group announced today.