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PANDORA FILES MOTION TO KEEP LOW PUBLISHING RATES

 In another tactical move to keep its publishing costs from rising, Pandora has filed a motion with the ASCAP rate court, making the case that publishers looking to cut their own direct deals with Pandora are in fact bound by the ASCAP consent decree.
Billboard.biz


INSTAGRAM DEBUTS VIDEO SERVICE

Facebook finally has a competitor to the popular video service Vine. At a press event Thursday, Instagram revealed a new feature for that allows users to record and share 15-second videos -- over twice as long as Vine's -- to be viewed along with photos in followers' Instagram feeds.
Billboard.biz


RIAA, NMPA LAUD WHITE HOUSE'S NEW INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ENFORCEMENT PLAN

A report released Thursday by the office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) provides an update on the White House's efforts to address online piracy and other problems facing American businesses.
Billboard.biz


BUSINESS MATTERS: AVERAGE ITUNES ACCOUNT GENERATES JUST $12 IN MUSIC REVENUE PER YEAR

The average person doesn’t spend much on music at iTunes, the world’s biggest music store, but iTunes itself generates an incredible amount of revenue. Analyst Horace Dediu estimates the average iTunes account generates $12 in music sales -- a big drop from $42 in 2008 and $20 in 2010.
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KIM DOTCOM ON EUROPEAN SERVERS DELETING MEGAUPLOAD INFO: 'LARGEST DATA MASSACRE IN THE HISTORY OF THE INTERNET'

 
Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom said Thursday he was "in tears" after a European company deleted all the data it was hosting from his shuttered file-sharing site. Dotcom called it the "largest data massacre in the history of the Internet."
Billboard.biz


ROSS ON RADIO: WHY STATION TOURS STILL MATTER

A recent Ross On Radio column asked radio programmers whether they still got any requests for station tours -- something that was often the first youthful step toward a career in the business -- and whether there's still anything to show a visitor in this age of consolidation and empty studios.
Billboard.biz


ROLLING STONES TO BROADCAST ONE HOUR OF GLASTONBURY SET

Music fans will be able to watch an hour of the Rolling Stones' headline set at Glastonbury on TV after a deal was reached over coverage of the veteran band's first-ever performance at the festival.
Guardian


WARNER DEAL MEANS SEAN COMBS' REVOLT TV WILL HAVE BIGGEST LAUNCH IN CABLE HISTORY

Revolt TV, the cable network led by Sean "formerly known as Puffy" Combs, has finalized a national carriage agreement with Time Warner Cable. Together with previously announced distribution including Comcast, this will make Revolt one of the largest launches in cable TV history.
Hypebot


APPLE STILL HAS A GIANT ADVANTAGE IN DIGITAL MUSIC, WITH 75 PERCENT OF THE MARKET

Apple owns about 75 percent of the digital music market. Leaving the rest for a group that includes subscription services like Pandora, Deezer, Rhapsody and assorted retailers like Amazon. That domination shows you why the music labels are still very eager to see anyone and everyone compete with Apple, as long as they can pay up for advances/royalties.
AllThingsD


PUBLIC ENEMY TEAM UP WITH BITTORRENT TO RELEASE FREE TRACK

Public Enemy are the latest artist to team up with BitTorrent after releasing a new track for free on the file-sharing platform.
Music Week


FLAVOR FLAV'S CHICKEN RESTAURANT OFFICIALLY EVICTED

Sources close to the restaurant tell TMZ, police showed up this morning to kick out the staff and change the locks on the doors.
TMZ


SOURCES: SYMPHONY, BANKS MOVING CLOSER TO DEAL

As a planned foreclosure sale of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center nears, conversations between the Nashville Symphony and its lenders are shifting toward reaching an agreement rather than the symphony proceeding with a bankruptcy filing, according to sources familiar with negotiations.
Nashville Business Journal


STOP THE PRESSES

MINN. MOTHER, SON ACCUSED OF STEALING GOPHER FEET

WU-TANG CLAN'S SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER STEALS THE SHOW

TALKING HEADS: DAFT PUNK’S THOMAS BANGALTER ON THE FUTURE OF THE STAR WARS FRANCHISE

"STAR WARS" GETS ITS FIRST NAVAJO TRANSLATION

“THE JOKE GOT OUT OF HAND”: HAR MAR SUPERSTAR CONVINCES WORLD HE’S JOINED THE REPLACEMENTS

SOTHEBY’S CONSIDERS PUTTING ITS HEADQUARTERS UP FOR SALE

WAKA FLOCKA: I'M PRODUCING AMANDA BYNES' RAP ALBUM 'SHE'S GONNA KILL THE GAME'


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