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Robert Sillerman’s entertainment empire SFX Entertainment has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission seeking to raise up to $175 million in an initial public offering.
According to a copy of the document obtained by Billboard, Apple will not have to pay for any content during the beta launch of the service, which can last up to 120 days. Billboard.biz
Scooter Braun, the music management phenom whose client list includes Justin Bieber, Carley Rae Jepsen and The Wanted, has teamed with Canadian production group Marble Media to adapt the Romanian music talent show format "Mom Made Me A Star" for the North American market.
BMG today announced that the Germany-based rights management company will represent the Rolling Stones' post-1983 catalog and and will also track payments from the duo’s previous copyrights. Billboard.biz spoke with BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch about how the deal came about and what it means for the expanding music company.
Led by Kanye West's Yeezus, all of the top four albums on the Billboard 200 this week are new entries. West's Yeezus arrives with 327,000 -- the third-largest sales week of the year. It's bested only by the debuts of Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience (968,000) and Daft Punk's Random Access Memories (339,000).
"I was moved by the unity and the attitude of the people in Boston," Diamond said. "And that's really all a songwriter needs, is to be inspired. It doesn't happen very often but when it does you have to follow that muse and I did."
Co-founder Tim Westergren charges the RIAA with running a "misinformation campaign" and denies lobbying for an 85 percent reduction in artist royalties.
Earlier Pharrell Williams had released a statement saying he was "disappointed that Will, a fellow artist, would file a case" against him. The Black Eyed Peas singer has since tweeted to say that he was "never" planning on suing Pharrell over his new brand 'i am OTHER'.
It's been a pretty quiet 2013 for Lady Gaga following her tour-ending hip surgery, but she has some good news to celebrate: Forbes has named her the most powerful musician in the world.
The iTunes store is experiencing a service disruption that is preventing 20 percent of its users from making purchases on the company's music pages, according to Apple's system status page. No other Apple services appear to be affected by disruption.
Alboni - who most recently served as chairman of EMI Italy, leaving the company in April - will assume the position on July 1 and will report to Stu Bergen, president, International, Warner Recorded Music.
Broadway-goers will soon get to spend A Night With Janis Joplin. As the New York Times reports, the concert-as-theater-piece will open on the Great White Way this fall after touring the U.S. for the last two years. The show, which stars Mary Bridget Davies as the '60s icon, will begin holding previews at the Lyceum Theater on September 20. Opening night has been set for October 10.