Morning Fix: Joe, Relient K Headed for Top 10 Debuts; Shazam Gets $40 Million from America Movil; Wozniak Signs Kanye West's Mouse; Much More

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JOE AND RELIENT K HEADING FOR TOP 10 ON BILLBOARD 200 ALBUMS CHART

 

R&B singer Joe and rock band Relient K could both earn new top 10 albums next week on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources forecast Joe's new Double Back: Evolution of R&B may sell 25,000 or so by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, July 7. Meanwhile, Relient K's Collapsible Lung could sell around 15,000.
Billboard.biz


CHART MOVES: AWOLNATION 'SAIL'S ONTO MAINSTREAM TOP 40; AVICII EVOLVES; LORDE KEEPS LEAPING WITH 'ROYALS'

As previously reported, Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. + Pharrell, spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Same Love," featuring Mary Lambert, roars into the top 20. Who else made notable moves on the Hot 100 and other song charts last week?
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STONES TOP WEEKLY HOT TOURS, NET $21.3 MILLION OVER FIVE SHOWS – STREISAND CLOSE BEHIND WITH $18.3 MILLION

The Rolling Stones' 50 & Counting Tour tops the weekly Hot Tours recap with the final box office stats reported from the legendary group's two-month trek through North America. Barbra Streisand was close behind the rock legends.
Billboard.biz


SCALPERS PASS ON OKLAHOMA TWISTER RELIEF CONCERT

A concert benefiting Oklahoma tornado victims has drawn some of the biggest names in country music, but with proceeds intended for charity it is not attracting scalpers hoping to prey on an unsuspecting public.
Billboard.biz


APPLE CO-FOUNDER STEVE WOZNIAK ON KANYE WEST'S 'GRANDIOSE BUSINESS IDEAS'

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has opened up about what happened during his visit with Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and their baby, North, shortly after the reality star gave birth to her daughter.

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SHAZAM GETS $40 MILLION INVESTMENT FROM AMERICA MOVIL

Shazam has entered into a strategic partnership with Mexican telecommunications company America Movil, part of a conglomerate of companies owned by businessman Carlos Slim Helu. America Movil has put $40 million into Shazam.
Billboard.biz


NEGLECTED NY TENNIS STADIUM TO MOUNT A COMEBACK AS CONCERT VENUE

For decades, the stadium at the West Side Tennis Club was not only one of the cathedrals of tennis - host of the U.S. Open - it was also a stirring music venue, tucked into a leafy neighborhood of stately homes in Queens' Forest Hills neighborhood.
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TOP IOS APPS AND GAMES GO FREE AHEAD OF APP STORE'S FIFTH ANNIVERSARY

Steve Loveridge’s documentary, in the works for at least a year, reportedly features a constellation of stars, with Kanye West, Jimmy Iovine, Spike Jonze, Switch and Richard Russell all appearing as talking heads. A clip, posted by Loveridge himself, hit the web on the weekend, with M.I.A also directing Twitter followers towards the snippet.
The Verge


“WOULD RATHER DIE THAN WORK ON THIS”: DIRECTOR QUITS FOLLOWING LEAK OF M.I.A DOCUMENTARY

According to a statement, Denis Desmond, founder of MCD Productions and SJM Concerts have jointly acquired a major shareholding in the event's parent company Maraworld SA. Power will remain a shareholder in Maraworld SA and will continue as the company's Managing Director until August 2013.
FACT


MUSICQUBED HIRES FORMER VODAPHONE EXEC AS CHAIRMAN

MusicQubed - the company behind O2's music service O2 Tracks - has hired Vodaphone’s former chief technology officer Chris Burke as chairman.
Music Week


MONTY PYTHON MEMBERS LOSE 'SPAMALOT' MUSICAL PROFITS DISPUTE

The Tony Award-winning musical came out in 2005 and was penned by original Monty Python member Eric Idle. It's described in marketing as "lovingly ripped off from" the 1975 film about the Arthurian legend, and in his lawsuit, Forstater said that he was due money on "spin-offs" under a 1974 agreement between him and the Pythons, which along with Idle comprise Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam.
The Hollywood Reporter


APPLE CO-FOUNDER STEVE WOZNIAK LISTENED TO KANYE WEST'S BUSINESS IDEAS

"I signed the mouse in front of him," Wozniak told ABC News. "It's really rare, both our signatures in matching form."
The Hollywood Reporter


U.K. BAND DRENGE RESPONDS TO BEING RECOMMENDED WITHIN MP'S RESIGNATION LETTER

"I'm not totally overjoyed that it happened but at the same time I don't really care," continued the passionate outcry.
DIY


YASIIN BEY (AKA MOS DEF) FORCE-FED UNDER STANDARD GUANTÁNAMO BAY PROCEDURE

To mark the beginning of Ramadan, the human rights group Reprieve has released to the Guardian a video in which the actor and rapper Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) submits himself to the enteral feeding imposed in Guantánamo. When the first tube was dislodged, he was unable to go ahead with a second attempt by the medical team to insert it.
Guardian


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