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The CMO's Guide to Addressable TV Advertising

It sounds like a marketer's dream: Send a specific TV commercial to an individual household. But it's actually real -- just with plenty of caveats. …

Love It Or Hate It: This Media Stock Is Set Up For Huge Returns

Netflix's original content is going to be a new, huge profit driver going forward.<p>The company's push to expand into international markets also adds …

Televisions

TV Ratings: 'Big Bang' and ABC Dramas Lead Thursday

The second episodes of 'Powerless' and 'Training Day' hold steady — and pretty low.<p>Thursday was another strong one for CBS' <i>The Big Bang Theory</i> and …

Viacom's New 5-Point Strategic Plan: 6 Brands, 'Deeper Integration of Paramount'

New boss Bob Bakish will discuss scheme in greater detail on Thursday morning conference call<p>On Thursday, Viacom unveiled its first-quarter 2017 …

Spike Rebrand to Include 'Significant' Number of Scripted Shows

Viacom’s new Paramount Network will get an influx of cash as part of greater Media Networks spend, company CEO says<p>Spike TV’s upcoming rebrand to The …

Netflix is Getting Into Merchandise...And It's a Brilliant Idea

Fans of Netflix <b></b>(NFLX) original programs like <i>Stranger Things</i>, <i>Narcos</i> and <i>The OA</i> and will soon get something they have long wanted: merchandise from their favorite shows. In a job posting on its website, Netflix announced that it is looking to hire a merchandising and promotion manager to oversee …

Televisions

What Chance the Rapper's Streaming-Only Grammy Nod Means for Pop's Future

Historic 'Coloring Book' nomination signals a larger shift in how music is consumed – and created<p>Chance the Rapper did the Recording Academy a huge …

Music Industry

Our Favorite Songs Right Now: Arcade Fire, Thundercat and More

Also, a lost Elliott Smith treasure, Missy Elliott's latest freaky dispatch<p>By<p>Arcade Fire and Mavis Staples, "I Give You Power"<p>Arcade Fire released a …

Arcade Fire

Prince's Digital Catalog Returning to Streaming Music

After 18 months as Tidal exclusive, late icon's music will be available on Sunday<p>Prince's digital catalog is heading back to streaming services like …

Music Industry

Review: Lupe Fiasco, Free From Majors, Still Messy on 'Drogas Light'

Our take on the rapper's sixth album<p>In the two years since the remarkably dense <i>Tetsuo & Youth</i>, Lupe Fiasco has emancipated himself from a long-rocky …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Watch Depeche Mode's Dystopian 'Where's the Revolution' Video

Veteran group preside over militaristic marchers in stark Anton Corbijn-directed clip<p>Depeche Mode strike an iron-fisted pose in the stark new video …

Dystopia

5 Things You Didn't Know About Anderson Paak

Hip-hop/soul musician's surfing-inspired album 'Malibu' earned him a 2017 Best New Artist Grammy nomination<p>Thanks to his breakthrough album <i>Malibu</i>, …

New Music

Jack White at Grammy Honors Speech: 'Build Bridges Instead of Walls'

Rock musician up for three awards at this year's Grammy ceremony, including Best Rock Performance with Beyoncé<p>During a Grammy week ceremony honoring …

Bing Crosby

Universal to Release Prince's Vault Music, Post-1995 Albums

Deal spans 25 LPs previously available through Prince's NPG Records<p>Prince's material from his legendary music vault will finally be released. On …

Warner Bros

Grammys 2017: Who Will Win, Who Should Win

Our predictions for who will take home the gold Sunday night<p>Part of the fun of watching the Grammys is trying to read the minds of the Recording …

New Music

SOCAN revenues grew 8% in 2016 as it paid out over $200m to songwriters and publishers

Toronto-based music licensing and collection society SOCAN says it saw revenues rise by 8% last year, as pay-outs to its near-150,000 members reached …

Music Industry

Facebook Lures YouTube Director of Music Partnerships Tamara Hrivnak

YouTube director of music partnerships <b>Tamara Hrivnak</b> joined Facebook, where she will lead global music strategy and business development.<p>Hrivnak …

Advertising Industry

Prince's music may soon be unlocked on Spotify, other streaming services

Subway ads and industry reports suggest a deal has been struck to make his classic albums widely available online again.

Music Industry

SoundExchange payouts grew 10% to a record $884m last year

SoundExchange smashed its record for annual distributions in 2016 – with payouts to labels and artists up 10.1% to $883.9m.<p>Speaking to MBW last year, …

Music Industry
Music Industry

With Streaming, Apple's Music Business Is Growing Again

Apple said that the addition of its streaming service stemmed declines in its music business.<p>In its fiscal first quarter earnings call on Tuesday, …

Music Industry

Pandora's radio data now included in Billboard Hot 100

Despite recent layoffs and the fact that it only launched a streaming service last month, Pandora is a giant player in the internet radio market. <i>Billboard</i> unveiled a partnership with the service for its Hot 100 chart, and says it immediately impacted 35 songs. It pushed nine of those up by five or …

A Tribe Called Quest Will Perform With Anderson .Paak At The 2017 Grammy Awards

With the <b>59th Annual Grammy Awards</b> just weeks away, anticipation is sky-high for who’ll take home the little gold gramophones. But the awards …

Grammy Awards

Daft Punk to return to the Grammys stage in first live performance since 2014

By now, it’s common knowledge that Daft Punk is not actually composed of intergalactic robot DJs, but two French guys named Thomas Bangalter and …

The Long Game for Playlists

Mark Mulligan asks why Netflix is profitable but not Spotify, and concludes:<p>The main reason for Netflix’s stronger position is that it owns so much …

Music Industry

Music Industry on Flipboard

Chrissy Teigen Makes Fun of Her Spray Tan at Her First Grammy Awards with John Legend<p>Chrissy Teigen has no problem poking fun at herself with her …

Proper's Drew Hill on why physical albums remain vital for the health of the music biz

At the turn of the millennium, the IFPI reported that CDs accounted for 76% of albums sold globally. Since then, the adoption of digital technology …

Music Industry

Nielsen Completes Acquisition of Gracenote

Nielsen has completed its acquisition of Gracenote, the company announced on Wednesday (Feb. 1)<p>It was formally announced in December that Nielsen …