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ROLLING STONES TO HEADLINE GLASTONBURY 2013

The Rolling Stones will be taking the stage again this summer at one of Britain's leading music festivals. The Stones' appearance at the 2013 Glastonbury Festival - set to take place from June 28 to June 30 - was revealed Wednesday in a line-up posted on the festival's website.
Billboard.biz


LIL WAYNE SET FOR TOP DEBUT NEXT WEEK ON BILLBOARD 200 CHART

Lil Wayne should earn the highest debut on next week's Billboard 200 chart, as the rapper's new album, "I Am Not a Human Being II," is on course to arrive at No. 2. Industry sources suggest the set could sell between 190,000 and 210,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on March 31.
Billboard.biz


JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE'S '20/20' PUTS HIM IN ELITE CHART CATEGORY WITH BEATLES, BEYONCE, EMINEM

Justin Timberlake becomes just the sixth artist to have tallied at least two Billboard 200 No. 1s each in a group and as a soloist. Half the list consists of Beatles.
Billboard.biz


DAFT PUNK WON'T MAKE COACHELLA RETURN, REP SAYS


Despite a stray listing on Daft Punk's Vevo page, the duo won't be appearing at the Coachella Music Festival this year. A rep for the electronic act told Rolling Stone that "Daft Punk is not performing at Coachella this year."
Billboard.biz


GORDON STOKER, MEMBER OF THE JORDANAIRES, DIES AT 88

Gordon Stoker, who passed away Wednesday at the age of 88, was a member of Country Music Hall of Fame vocalists The Jordanaires for over 60 years, with his tenor being heard on records by artists such as Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline and Jim Reeves.
Billboard.biz


EVENTBRITE MOVES 100 MILLIONTH TICKET

Eventbrite processed its 100 millionth ticket Wednesday, just 13 months after reaching the 50 million mark. Over 35 million of the company’s tickets and registrations came in 2012 alone.
Billboard.biz


NAB CALLS PERFORMANCE RIGHT 'BAD FOR ARTISTS, BAD FOR LISTENERS'

The National Association of Broadcasters has called a performance right for sound recordings “bad for radio, bad for artists and bad for listeners” in two newspaper advertisements thanking two new co-sponsors of the Congressional resolutions supporting the Local Radio Free Act.
Billboard.biz


SEAN 'DIDDY' COMBS TOPS FORBES' ANNUAL LIST OF HIP-HOP'S RICHEST

Forbes has released their seventh annual list of hip-hop's wealthiest artists and, for the first time, Sean "Diddy" Combs has come out on top.
Billboard.biz


ROSS ON RADIO: WHEN RADIO SUFFERS FROM 'HIT LAG'

Even in this new Lumin-era of folk-influenced top 40 music, there are plenty of "turbo-pop" holdovers that could have been made two years ago. That's often because those songs were inspired by what was on the radio a year or two ago. Call it "hit lag."
Billboard.biz


ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL WILL RETURN NEXT YEAR FOR ONE THREE-DAY WEEKEND

Ultra Music Festival, which just wrapped up its two-weekend blitz of outdoor electronic music, said that next year it plans to return for one three-day weekend of festivities, March 28-30, 2014. Ultra said that this year was its most successful yet, with more than 330,000 electronic music enthusiasts descending upon downtown Miami’s Bayfront Park.
Miami Herald


KEN BUNT PROMOTED TO PRESIDENT OF DISNEY MUSIC GROUP

Disney has promoted Ken Bunt to president of Disney Music Group. A 15-year vet of the Mouse House’s music division, Bunt oversees all of Disney’s recorded music and music publishing operations, which includes the Hollywood Records and Walt Disney Records labels, as well as film and TV soundtracks for Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm. He has served as executive VP of the division since Bob Cavallo retired  in January 2012, essentially running the music arm since then.
Variety


IMPALA HONORS MERLIN CEO CHARLES CALDAS

Charles Caldas, CEO of MERLIN is the latest winner of the IMPALA Outstanding Contribution Award. He joins prestigious recipients such as Martin Mills and Mario Pacheco on the winners’ list of IMPALA’s annual award, which recognises the unrivaled efforts of an individual or organisation to promote and develop European independent music and the sector’s diversity. MERLIN focus  on the interests of the global independent music sector and is in its fifth year.
P.R.


BLOCKBUSTER UK TO MOVE INTO MUSIC AS PART OF REVIVAL PLAN

Blockbuster’s new owners are planning to move the High Street entertainment brand into the world of music - with former HMV commercial director Gary Warren appointed to lead the business. Blockbuster’s new owners are planning to move the High Street entertainment brand into the world of music - with former HMV commercial director Gary Warren appointed to lead the business. Speaking to Retail Week, the chief executive of restructuring firm, Gordon Brothers Europe, Frank Morton said that the store would also expand into related categories including accessories such as headphones.
Music Week


MUSICAL BY GORILLAZ DUO TO OPEN LINCOLN CENTER FEST

“Monkey: Journey to the West,” a music and theater mash-up that also includes cartoon segments, martial arts and acrobatics, will open the Lincoln Center Festival this summer and play more performances than any show in its history. “Monkey,” which had its premiere at the Manchester International Festival in 2007, is conceived and directed by opera and film director Chen Shi-Zheng and features music by Damon Albarn of the band Blur and design and animation by Jamie Hewlett, who collaborates with Albarn on the “cartoon band” Gorillaz.
New York Times


HEADLINES OF THE DAY

- Rolling Stones at Glastonbury 2013: Mick Jagger: 'I've got my wellies ready'

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- The Bromance is Over: Waka Flocka Calls Out Gucci Mane at Dipset Show...

- Okay, Illegal Downloads Probably Are Hurting the Music Industry

- Justin Timberlake's new album rooted in Chris Cornell's 'Scream'?

- Comedian Anderson still hurting from diving mishap


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