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Jay-Z and Samsung's "Magna Carta" app may have been downloaded by more than half a million people since it launched on June 24, but rapper Killer Mike, a.k.a. Michael Render, isn't one of them.
Google Inc.'s YouTube on Tuesday confirmed that it has a renewed its agreement with Vevo, a music video and content distributor owned by Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Abu Dhabi Media Group.
The networks' owner, Viacom, and the headphones company Monster DNA are teaming up to promote "Music Independence Day," during which indie musicians will be featured on TV and the two companies will match online donations that viewers make to unsigned artists on a Web destination called the Artist Platform.
Last week came word that Will.i.am was suing Williams, but in truth there was no such lawsuit. At least at that moment. What was happening was that the two musicians were battling each other over Williams' attempt to register "I Am Other" at the trademark office.
Ole, the Toronto-based music publisher, has acquired the music publishing catalog of Sony Pictures Entertainment for film and television releases between 1993 and 2012.
While Pandora is maneuvering to lower its music publishing rates, it has cut a short-term deal with Universal Music Publishing Group that according to sources would represent the highest rate the Internet webcaster has ever paid to the music publishing sector.
“The band hate to let their fans down by missing any shows, but they expect to be back in full force this Fall,” the heavy metal veterans' management say in a statement on its official website.
Paul Smith, a jazz pianist, arranger-composer and music director for stars such as Sammy Davis Jr., Anita O'Day, Mel Torme, Ella Fitzgerald, Doris Day, the Andrews Sisters, Sarah Vaughan and Rosemary Clooney, has died. He was 91.
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The first-time parents reportedly turned down the shocking sum to debut baby North West, according to Us Weekly, but so far no Aussie mag has been willing to put their name to the enormous offer. "I can't imagine this is true," WHO magazine Editor Nicky Briger told news.com.au.
"We're thrilled to welcome Paul Deneve to Apple," Apple told Bloomberg. "He'll be working on special projects as a vice president reporting directly to Tim Cook."
Universal Music Publishing has struck a deal with Australasia’s APRA and AMCOS that will see the collection societies license the publisher’s digital rights throughout Asia excluding Japan.
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