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: 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.
Sub Pop and Nirvana's First Record Contract: Simplicity Ahead of a Squall

Sub Pop and Nirvana's First Record Contract: Simplicity Ahead of a Squall

That what Sub Pop had to say when it posted the first page of the original contract between Nirvana and the then-fledgling Seattle label. The document dates to when Nirvana was a four-piece, prior to Dave Grohl's replacing of drummer Chad Channing and guitarist Jason Everman's departure.
Morning Fix: Troy Carter Opens Up on Hybrid Venture with Capitol; FYF Fest Founder Talks Market Saturation, Smart Growth; Luke Bryan and Katy Perry Move 500k Each

Morning Fix: Troy Carter Opens Up on Hybrid Venture with Capitol; FYF Fest Founder Talks Market Saturation, Smart Growth; Luke Bryan and Katy Perry Move 500k Each

Troy Carter and Atom Factory Entertainment have partnered with Capitol Music Group to form Atom Factory Music – FYF Fest's Sean Carlson keeps calm and grows his fest – Luke Bryan's new album and Katy Perry's new single have moved a half-million each, the first time in four years and much more in today's Fix.
Morning Fix: EDM Sells Out While SFX Prepares for $175M IPO; Beats By Dre Seeks New Investor; Jamaican Economy Brings Woes to Sumfest

Morning Fix: EDM Sells Out While SFX Prepares for $175M IPO; Beats By Dre Seeks New Investor; Jamaican Economy Brings Woes to Sumfest

Robert F.X. Sillerman's "billion dollar" (it's not even close) EDM-pire prepares to go public – Beats Electronics wants out of HTC deal – Jamaica's sinking currency spells trouble for the country's biggest music fest – Jacqueline Saturn moves from her longtime home at Epic to Capitol's re-ignited Harvest and much more in today's Fix.

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