Topic: The Music Issue

This Week's Must-Haves: a Bluetooth Speaker That Combines Portability With Sleek Design

Plus, a rowing machine that folds up into an end table

This week, the Adweek staff is highlighting must-have items including a Bluetooth speaker, sleep monitor and fold-up rowing machine. Take a look! 

Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino Discusses Why Rock Stars Are the Best Marketers in the World

These people understand what their fans want

Specs Current gig President, CEO, Live Nation Entertainment Previous gig President, CEO, Clear Channel Music Group Twitter @rapino99 Age 49 How did you get your start in the live entertainment business?  At a very young…

This Full-Service Music Agency Started With a Chance Meeting

How Jingle Punks grew out of a LES apartment into 5 offices across the world

Specs Who [L. to r. on sofa] Matt Chambless, director of creative services; Jared Gutstadt, co-founder and CEO; Brian Wahlund, CSO What Full-service music agency Where New York Jingle Punks co-founders Dan Demole and…

Can Advertising Spark a Turnaround for Sears and Kmart?

Facing a big-box challenge

On the surface, the business that Sears Holdings is dangling before advertising holding companies is juicy: the chance to handle all marketing services across its Sears and Kmart brands, which…

Headed Into the Upfront, NBC Should Brace for the Brian Williams Question

Buyers and advertisers measure the impact

In 2012, Brian Williams took the stage at the NBC News upfront presentation to address "the elephant in the room"—not the dismal ratings of the since-canceled Rock Center With Brian…

Infographic: Which Streaming Services Are Winning the Battle for Millennial Eardrums?

Pandora, iHeartRadio, Spotify and more vie for awareness

When it comes to music, millennials like it new and they like it now. Numerous streaming and recommendation services have sprung up in response to younger consumers' auditory desires. Five lead…

How a CAA Agent's Living Room Became One of Today's Hottest Music Venues

Brian Loucks makes marketers and artists feel at home

On a crisp February evening in Los Angeles, at a sprawling home in Laurel Canyon, Annie Lennox launches into a passionate version of "The Nearness of You," a classic love…

Janelle Monáe Is Building a Music Empire That Will Spark 'a Revolution in Your Head'

Her Wondaland label spotlights and empowers emerging artists

Janelle Monáe wants the world to know that Wondaland Records, the singer-songwriter-producer's new venture with Sony Music Entertainment's Epic Records, is not merely a record label—it's a movement. Wondaland is "a…

How the Grammy Awards Is Staying in Tune With the Times

CMO Evan Greene knows they are a changin’

If you were among the 25 million people who watched the Grammy Awards last month, you also watched Evan Greene's act. As CMO of the Recording Academy, Greene's responsibilities include…

How Subaru and Shazam Helped Make Odessa a Star

Music exec used app to discover folk singer

It's rare that ads make the artist, but in the case of singer-songwriter Odessa, it was in fact just that—a TV commercial for Subaru launched her career. The automaker's "Flat Tire"…