Morning Fix: MSG's James Dolan Taking 'Everyone's Business' for LA Forum; Ousted DJ Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo Accused of Harassment; Vine Arrives, Via Twerking and Much More

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MSG'S JAMES DOLAN ON LA FORUM REOPENING: 'WE TAKE EVERYBODY'S BUSINESS;' LIVE NATION, AEG, NEDERLANDER LISTENING

Dolan and other MSG officials touted the venue as the largest arena in the United States dedicated to music and live entertainment. "No suites, no scoreboards," MSG executive chairman Dolan told Billboard. "It's a room where all the attention is focused on listening. Its different than a sports arena. There are no compromises here (for sporting events). It's purely music."  
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EDDIE 'PIOLIN' SOTELO’S UNIVISION DEPARTURE MAY HAVE BEEN PROMPTED BY COMPLAINT

One week after radio personality Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo's syndicated show was permanently cancelled, accusations of harassment and falsifying documents as part of a drive to drum up support for immigration reform are being made by a former colleague, according to published reports.
Billboard.biz


VINE ARRIVES: VIRAL TWERK VIDEO HELPS YEAR-OLD RAP SONG ROCKET UP CHARTS

Twitter’s six-second videoclip app Vine had its first major hit as a promotional platform this week by helping a 15-month-old song go viral and rocket up Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs.
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DAVID 'KIDD' KRADDICK 1959-2013: THE STORY OF RADIO’S BIGGEST ‘KIDD’

Kraddick’s love for radio and his boundless energy dated back to high school, when he snuck his dad’s stereo out of the house to DJ the senior dance when the class didn’t have enough money to hire a professional DJ.
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EXPELLING BAND MEMBERS ISN'T EASY: GOGOL BORDELLO AND ARIEL PINK'S LEGAL DISPUTES

Eugene Hutz, the singer for the popular New York gypsy punk band, is being sued after he "brazenly absconded with approximately half a million dollars from the bank accounts of the Gogol Bordello entities and deposited those funds into the accounts of new companies which are wholly owned by Hutz." 
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CHINA'S MEDIA REGULATORS SILENCE TV SINGING CONTESTS

China’s media regulators have ordered the country’s satellite television stations to stop producing new singing-contest programs and to cut down on melodramatic elements of those currently airing.
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EX-EMI EXEC TEAMS WITH DUTCH INDIE IMAGEM FOR FILM & TV PUBLISHING VENTURE

The newly-created division of Imagem, which reps publishing rights for such songwriters as Elvis Presley, Pink Floyd, Ludacris and Daft Punk, is setting its sights on managing the music publishing assets of broadcasters, production companies and other media entities, the parties said.
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MERLIN SLASHES INDEPENDENT LABEL ADMINISTRATION FEES 25%-50%

Global music rights agency Merlin is slashing the administration fees it charges independent labels by 25 - 50%. Members were informed yesterday via an email.
Hypebot


FORMER MGM, CBS EXECS RAISE $325 MILLION TO BUY MEDIA ASSETS

Two former executives of the MGM movie studio and CBS Entertainment said on Tuesday they raised $325 million to fund acquisitions in the film and media business.
Reuters


RIHANNA WINS COURT BATTLE OVER TOPSHOP T-SHIRTS

The US singer had accused the fashion chain of passing off, or attempting to pass off, the garments as being approved by her. Topshop disputed her claim.
Guardian


ONE DIRECTION FANS WANT TO MURDER GQ‘S STAFF

GQ recently featured the British chart-toppers on their cover, and promptly had their site crashed by fans of the group, mostly angry over the fact that Harry Styles’ cover (there were five designs made, one for each member of the group) was accompanied by the cheeky strap-line “He’s Up All Night to Get Lucky”.
Fact


BID TO DENY PANDORA AN FM STATION REFLECTS OUT-OF-DATE MUSIC ROYALTY SYSTEM

A group representing musicians this week asked the FCC to deny Pandora a license to operate an FM radio station there because the company will not serve the “needs and interests of the residents of Box Elder.”
Gigaom


SPRINGSTEEN, BLUESFEST LEAD WINNERS AT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC AWARDS

Taking place at the Sydney Opera House, the Live Performance Australia-hosted event saw over 43 Helpmann Awards handed out to theatre productions, performing arts, musicals, drama and other events for their contribution to the live performance sector from over 822 entries for nomination.
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