Andrew Flanagan

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Andrew Flanagan is a New York-based freelance writer whose byline can be found at places like NPR, Rolling Stone, MTV, and The Quietus. He was the senior editor of The Daily Swarm and served as substitute music editor of City Pages during his many years in the Midwest. Animal lover.

Morning Fix: Nathan Hubbard Opens Up on His Role at Twitter; Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' 'The Heist' Hits 1M; Tom Windish Talks Signing Kiwi Sensation Lorde

Morning Fix: Nathan Hubbard Opens Up on His Role at Twitter; Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' 'The Heist' Hits 1M; Tom Windish Talks Signing Kiwi Sensation Lorde

Billboard's Ray Waddell caught up with Twitter's new head of commerce the day before he starts his new job – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' 'The Heist' has sold over 1 million copies – Tom Windish of the Windish Agency on the bidding war over Lorde – Vodafone plans to sell its stake in Verizon – and much more.
Morning Fix: VMA Viewership Up 66 Percent; Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo Files Suit Against Former Employees; Dr. Luke Not Headed to 'Idol'; SoundExchanges Sues SiriusXM

Morning Fix: VMA Viewership Up 66 Percent; Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo Files Suit Against Former Employees; Dr. Luke Not Headed to 'Idol'; SoundExchanges Sues SiriusXM

MTV's Video Music Awards drew about 4 million more viewers than last year – Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo is suing six former employees for civil extortion and emotional distress – Famed hitmaker Dr. Luke will not be judging pop hopefuls on 'American Idol' – SoundExchange is claiming SiriusXM Radio "systematically underpaid" royalties, adding up to over $50 million missing and much more in today's Fix.
Morning Fix: Marvin Gaye's Family Rejected Six-Figure Offer from Robin Thicke & Co.; EFF Suing Over YouTube Video Takedowns; VMAs Set Sponsorship Record Despite 2012 Viewership

Morning Fix: Marvin Gaye's Family Rejected Six-Figure Offer from Robin Thicke & Co.; EFF Suing Over YouTube Video Takedowns; VMAs Set Sponsorship Record Despite 2012 Viewership

Billboard has learned exclusively that Robin Thicke's legal team made an offer in the six figures to Marvin Gaye's family in the hopes of pre-empting the lawsuit now going forward – The Electronic Frontier Foundation is suing over the removal of a lecture in which the music of Phoenix was employed – MTV's Video Music Awards have more brand synergy than ever, despite having a less-than-stellar 2012 – Much more in today's Fix.

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