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.

Irving Azoff and Madison Square Garden Co. Announce $300 Million Joint Venture

Irving Azoff and Madison Square Garden Co. Announce $300 Million Joint Venture

Madison Square Garden and Irving Azoff's Azoff Music Mgmt have announced the founding of Azoff MSG Entertainment, a jointly owned company in a $300 million deal that will expand on AMM's artist representation business to include music publishing, television production, live event branding, digital marketing and a crowd-funded, talent-scouting TV show.
Morning Fix: Ministry of Sound Sues Spotify for Copyright Infringement; Paul McCartney, Prince, Plant – Why Vets Are Turning to Social Media; Warner Music Doesn't Want 'Happy Birthday' to Get Loose

Morning Fix: Ministry of Sound Sues Spotify for Copyright Infringement; Paul McCartney, Prince, Plant – Why Vets Are Turning to Social Media; Warner Music Doesn't Want 'Happy Birthday' to Get Loose

The dance music brand Ministry of Sound has launched a suit against Spotify after the company did not respond to MoS' requests to delete users' playlists – Why legends like Robert Plant, Prince and Paul McCartney are taking up social media – Warner Music does not want "Happy Birthday" in the public domain and much more in today's Fix.
Morning Fix: BMG Rights Management Acquires Bulk of Primary Wave's Pub Assets; Microsoft Nabs Nokia's Devices and Services for $7.2 Billion; David Bowie's Return to the Stage

Morning Fix: BMG Rights Management Acquires Bulk of Primary Wave's Pub Assets; Microsoft Nabs Nokia's Devices and Services for $7.2 Billion; David Bowie's Return to the Stage

BMG Rights Management is acquiring the bulk of publishing assets owned by Primary Wave and will enter into a partnership with the company – Microsoft buys Nokia's devices and services division, now owns its phones from top-to-bottom – David Bowie's in the midst of a bidding war over his return to the star and much more in today's Fix.
Morning Fix: Deaths Result in Electric Zoo Cancellation; Concert for Sandy Relief Sues Over Missing Donations; Baseball Tries a Music Fest

Morning Fix: Deaths Result in Electric Zoo Cancellation; Concert for Sandy Relief Sues Over Missing Donations; Baseball Tries a Music Fest

Two drug-related deaths resulted in the cancellation of Electric Zoo Festival's third day in New York – Harvey Weinstein, James L. Dolan and John Sykes' Concert for Sandy Relief is suing the company that was responsible for collecting donations over missing millions – Dismemberment Plan member wants to help and much more in today's Fix.
Morning Fix: Made In America Poised to Top Itself; Jay Z's World-First Facebook Premiere for 'Holy Grail'; UMG Sales Up, Earnings Down; New Signings

Morning Fix: Made In America Poised to Top Itself; Jay Z's World-First Facebook Premiere for 'Holy Grail'; UMG Sales Up, Earnings Down; New Signings

Made In America, Jay Z and Budweiser's Philly fest, is set to surpass itself – Jay Z won himself yet another world first yesterday when he premiered the video for "Holy Grail" exclusively on Facebook – Universal Music Group's earning are down due to its EMI acquisition, but sales are promising – Our coverage of all the new signings and much more in today's Fix.

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