May 2, 2013

Exclusive: Bud Light Teams With Live Nation, MySpace, Universal For 50 Concerts in 50 States

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(from Billboard.com, May 1, 2013) Bud Light is preparing 50 concerts in all 50 states on one day, August 1. 50/50/1 will help kick off a new marketing platform, Bud Light Music First. Live Nation, Myspace, and Universal Music Group are all partners for this event. The program will be a national ad campaign created […]

November 15, 2012

Record Labels Invested $4.5 Billion in A&R, Marketing in 2011: IFPI Report

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                    (from Billboard.com, November 12, 2012) A new Investing in Music report from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) concludes that in 2011 record companies invested $4.5 billion in marketing and A&R. $2.7 was just in A&R alone. Being a “very high risk industry,” […]

October 17, 2012

Aerosmith May Self-Release Future Album If ‘Band Stays Together’

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(from Billboard.biz, October 12, 2012) With their current deal coming to an end with Columbia Records, Aerosmith may take their next and future albums into their own hands. Music From Another Dimension will be their last record with Columbia. During a conference call on Tuesday, front man Steven Taylor was asked if the band would consider self-releasing […]