Andrew Flanagan

Contributor

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: AEG Not Responsible for Jackson Death – Industry Dodges a Bullet; Why Investors Aren't Piling into Music; Not-So-Little Lorde Takes the Top Spot on Hot 100

Morning Fix: AEG Not Responsible for Jackson Death – Industry Dodges a Bullet; Why Investors Aren't Piling into Music; Not-So-Little Lorde Takes the Top Spot on Hot 100

A jury in California found that AEG was not responsible for the death of Michael Jackson in their hiring of Dr. Conrad Murray – The music industry's complexities and barriers are keeping out major investors said panelists at SF Music Tech – Kiwi sensation Lorde has leapt into the top spot on the Hot 100 chart – and much more in today's Fix.
Morning Fix: Drake's 'Nothing' Is Year's Second-Highest Debut; Measuring Obamacare's Impact on the Touring Biz; The Free Market Royalty Act's Elegant Solution

Morning Fix: Drake's 'Nothing' Is Year's Second-Highest Debut; Measuring Obamacare's Impact on the Touring Biz; The Free Market Royalty Act's Elegant Solution

Drake's 'Nothing Was the Same' sold 658k copies in its first week, besting all but Justin Timberlake – The live music biz takes stock of its part-timers as Obamacare looms large – Congressman Mel Watt's Free Market Royalty Act could be great for (all) broadcasters – and much more in today's Fix.
Nielsen's Acquisition of Arbitron Complete

Nielsen's Acquisition of Arbitron Complete

Nielsen, the global provider of metrics and statistics on consumers' cultural consumption best known for its television ratings, has completed its acquisition of Arbitron Inc., the marketing and media research firm best known for its U.S. radio ratings. The deal sees Nielsen acquiring all common stock of Arbitron, priced at $48 per share, in a deal totaling $1.3 billion.
Morning Fix: YouTube's First Music Video Awards to Feature Gaga, Eminem; Polly Anthony, Remembered; Congressman Mel Watt Intros Performance Right Bill

Morning Fix: YouTube's First Music Video Awards to Feature Gaga, Eminem; Polly Anthony, Remembered; Congressman Mel Watt Intros Performance Right Bill

YouTube has scheduled it's inaugural music video awards show for November 3, with Spike Jonze attached as creative director – Beloved industry vet Polly Anthony remembered by Jimmy Iovine, Celine Dion and many more – Broadcast performances for sound recordings offer a new revenue stream for artists and labels, if it's passed – and much more in today's Fix.

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