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: Clear Channel, SFX CEOs Talk New Partnership; Pandora Shares Surge; Consumer Spending on Electronics Predicted to Decline

Morning Fix: Clear Channel, SFX CEOs Talk New Partnership; Pandora Shares Surge; Consumer Spending on Electronics Predicted to Decline

Billboard.biz spoke to John Sykes and Robert Sillerman on their companies' new, Beatport-focused partnership – Pandora shares are up on the news of a sharp increase in users – Dropping prices and slowing tablet sales are expected to cause a net deficit in electronics spending by consumers this year – and much more.
M.I.A. Announces Departure From Roc Nation

M.I.A. Announces Departure From Roc Nation

On New Year's Eve this past Tuesday, M.I.A. abruptly announced via Twitter her departure from the management roster of Roc Nation, which she signed with in May, 2012. At the time of her signing her album "Matangi" was scheduled for an autumn release on Interscope, but ended up not being available until November of 2013 when it debuted atop the Billboard Dance/Electronic chart.

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