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: 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.
Morning Fix: Germany's Record Biz Reports First Growth in Over 10 Years; Prince Royce Signs with Peermusic; Why Download Sales Peaked in 2011; Much More

Morning Fix: Germany's Record Biz Reports First Growth in Over 10 Years; Prince Royce Signs with Peermusic; Why Download Sales Peaked in 2011; Much More

Germany's recorded music industry reported growth, however modest, for the first time in over 10 years – Fast-rising urban bachata star Prince Royce signs his publishing admin to peermusic – Why download sales hit their high two years ago – Media buying giant OMD launches a music intel unit and much more in today's Fix.
From This Week's Billboard: OMD Launches First-of-Its-Kind Music Intel Unit, George Strait's Swan Song, SFX's Future and More

From This Week's Billboard: OMD Launches First-of-Its-Kind Music Intel Unit, George Strait's Swan Song, SFX's Future and More

This week's issue features a massive coverage of George Strait's final tour and legendary career, the story behind media buying firm OMD (which billed $13 billion in 2012), a follow-up on Live Nation's continuing overhaul of Ticketmaster, an analysis of Robert Sillerman's SFX Entertainment and its future prospects, an op-ed from Harvard Kennedy School faculty member Nicco Mele on navigating the social media space and much, much (much) more.
Morning Fix: Robin Thicke & Co. Pre-Emptively Sue Marvin Gaye's Family; Eminem's First New Song in Two Years Soundtracks the Year's Biggest Game; Much More

Morning Fix: Robin Thicke & Co. Pre-Emptively Sue Marvin Gaye's Family; Eminem's First New Song in Two Years Soundtracks the Year's Biggest Game; Much More

Robin Thicke, Pharrell and Clifford Harris, Jr. "reluctantly" file a case against Gaye's family – Eminem's new song is soundtracking the biggest video game of the year – Katy Perry is estimated to move 450k downloads of her new single, to Gaga's 250k – Pandora's success is a good thing and much more in today's Fix.
Morning Fix: Chance the Rapper Meets a Legal Black Hole; Russell Simmons Announces All Def Digital; Downtown Music Publishing Lands in L.A.; Elvis Presley's Estate Bidding Enters Second Round

Morning Fix: Chance the Rapper Meets a Legal Black Hole; Russell Simmons Announces All Def Digital; Downtown Music Publishing Lands in L.A.; Elvis Presley's Estate Bidding Enters Second Round

Chance the Rapper's experience with his 'Acid Rap' mix tape exposes the legal netherworld that exists for unsigned artists – Russell Simmons, along with his partners, have launched their All Def Digital YouTube channel – Downtown Music Publishing opens its first L.A. office – Elvis Presley's estate moves into the second round of bidding and much more in today's Fix.
Morning Fix: Lana Del Rey Beats the Backlash; Robin Thicke Helps Make History for Interscope; Where's the Music Industry Live?; Eddie 'Piolin' Gets SiriusXM Channel; Much More

Morning Fix: Lana Del Rey Beats the Backlash; Robin Thicke Helps Make History for Interscope; Where's the Music Industry Live?; Eddie 'Piolin' Gets SiriusXM Channel; Much More

Sean Ross looks at how Lana Del Rey was able to overcome the wrath of the web – Interscope has the leading four spots on the Top 40, thanks in part to Robin Thicke – A look at America's most music biz-y cities – Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo, ousted unceremoniously from Univision last month, will be back on the air soon, as promised and much more in today's Fix.

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