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JAY Z'S 'MAGNA CARTA' HOLDS AT NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD 200 FOR SECOND WEEK

 

As expected, Jay Z's Magna Carta . . . Holy Grail holds at No. 1 for a second week on the Billboard 200, selling 129,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 76%). The set debuted atop the list last week with 528,000.
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ROBIN THICKE LINKS LONGEST HOT 100 REIGN THIS YEAR

Robin Thicke notches a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Blurred Lines" (featuring T.I. and Pharrell), establishing the longest command for a Hot 100 topper this year. Meanwhile, Bruno Mars tallies his 10th top five hit as "Treasure" climbs 7-5.
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MADISON SQUARE GARDEN'S LEASE AT PENN STATION LIMITED TO 10 YEARS BY CITY COUNCIL

The New York City Council voted Wednesday to limit Madison Square Garden's permit at its current spot above Penn Station to 10 years - a decision cheered by civic organizations campaigning to move the home of the Knicks and Rangers so the busy station can be renovated.
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APPLE ITUNES BREAKS SALES RECORDS IN Q3

Even though iPad sales stumbled in the third quarter, Apple Inc.'s iTunes store continued to rock on, according to the company latest earnings report released Tuesday. 
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PINK FLOYD MAKE A ‘BIG CHANGE,’ PACT WITH IMAGEM MUSIC U.K.

Through the deal, announced today, Pink Floyd Music Publishers has struck a deal that will see Imagem Music U.K. administer the songs of David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright in the Pink Floyd catalog. The works of Roger Waters remain with Warner/Chappell.
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HOW HARVEY WEINSTEIN, PRESIDENTS OBAMA AND CLINTON ALMOST REUNITED LED ZEPPELIN

"Harvey found out Led Zeppelin was being honored by The Kennedy Center, and he chartered a plane to D.C. and was like, 'We're going to get presidents Obama and Clinton to get Led Zeppelin back together,' " recalls Clear Channel entertainment president John Sykes, who produced the concert with Weinstein and Cablevision CEO James Dolan.
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FACEBOOK STOCK SOARS AFTER Q2 REVENUE EXCEEDS ESTIMATES

Facebook's stock is flying high after the world's biggest social network posted higher revenue from mobile ads and delivered a healthy second-quarter profit that reversed a loss in the same period a year ago.
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INDIE RECORD SHOPS SEE 44% SALES LEAP IN FIRST SIX MONTHS OF 2013

Independent record stores increased their sales of albums by an extraordinary 44% in the first six months of 2013 compared with the same period of 2012, according to analysis of Official Charts Company data by the Entertainment Retailers Association.
ERA


PARLOPHONE'S LEONARD ALSO MADE WARNER BROS UK CO-CHAIRMAN

Parlophone head Miles Leonard has been appointed co-chairman of Warner Records UK alongside Christian Tattersfield.
Music Week


BRET EASTON ELLIS REVEALS HE IS WORKING ON NEW PROJECT WITH KANYE WEST

Author Bret Easton Ellis has opened up about his work with Kanye West and confirmed that he is writing also something new with the rapper.
NME


UNHEARD OL’ DIRTY BASTARD VERSES TO APPEAR ON NEW WU-TANG CLAN ALBUM

The group’s de facto leader and production maestro RZA has dug up a selection of tracks and verses recorded by the wayward rapper, who died in 2004.
Fact


BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN TOUR TRUCKS GIVEN PARKING TICKETS

Bruce Springsteen performed at the brand new £60 million Leeds Arena last night (July 24th) and a number of support vehicles were left parked down side streets around the venue.
Clash


SOFTBANK CEO: NO COMMENT ON WHETHER HE TRIED TO BUY UNIVERSAL MUSIC

"I can't comment on the matter," he told reporters inside Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, when asked whether he had considered acquiring Universal Music from Vivendi.
Reuters


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