Apple wins Billboard Digital Music Awards

Apple won Billboardis 2004 Digital Entertainment Award for Brand of the Year, while CEO Steve Jobs was named Visionary of the Year. Appleis iTunes Music Store lost out to Real Networksi Rhapsody for Best Downloadable or Subscription Music Service, however, and Apple was also edged out by XM Satellite Radio for Innovator of the Year.

As Brand of the Year, Apple overshadowed finalists EA Sports, Virgin Mobile, and XM Satellite Radio. Jobs, meanwhile, one-upped Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and Chairman of HDNet, Rob Glaser, Chairman & CEO of Real Networks, and Will Wright, designer of SimCity and The Sims.