Morning Fix: Kobalt Signs a Batch of Stars; Robert Plant Is All Over Social Media Now; L.A.'s K-Pop Museum; RIP 'Cowboy' Jack Clement and Much More

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KOBALT NEIGHBOURING RIGHTS SIGNS THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS, MATT CORBY, TRAIN AND MORE

Kobalt Neighbouring Rights, a division of Kobalt Music Group, has announced the signing of several high-profile artists, including the band Thirty Seconds To Mars, DJ and singer Havana Brown, Train, pop star A*M*E and 'Australian Idol' runner-up Matt Corby.  
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ROBERT PLANT JOINS THE WORLD OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Robert Plant, the legendary singer of Led Zeppelin who’s recently been tearing up the live circuit with his solo shows, is today (Aug. 8) entering the world of social media via Twitter, Instagram and Google Plus. 
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'COWBOY' JACK CLEMENT, COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAMER, DIES AGED 82

"Cowboy" Jack Clement was a true original who marched to the beat of his own drum. Clement, who passed away earlier today at his home in Nashville, carved out a musical career that lasted some sixty years, culminating with the April 10 announcement that he would be one of three inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame this October.
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K-POP MUSEUM COMING TO LOS ANGELES' KOREATOWN

Multi-faceted Korean company SM Entertainment, which functions as both a record label and a talent agency, is set to open a Korean pop culture museum in the Koreatown section of Los Angeles.
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GOOGLE BRINGS STREAMING MUSIC SERVICE TO EUROPE

After its U.S. launch in May, it hit Australia and New Zealand in July. As of Thursday, the Internet giant started its European rollout in the U.K., Ireland, France, Italy, Span, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg and Portugal, the Guardian reported.  
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DOES THE MUSIC INDUSTRY HATE MY 5-YEAR-OLD?

I turned red picturing my son singing the closing line of the chorus to a room full of preschoolers, “You are now rockin’ with will.i.am and Britney, bitch!”
Variety


MIA THREATENS TO LEAK HER NEW ALBUM AFTER DISPUTE WITH US RECORD LABEL

The singer's fourth album, 'Matangi', is set to be released in the autumn, but no official date has been set yet forcing the singer to vent her frustration on Twitter.
NME


LORETTA LYNN AMONG RECIPIENTS OF THE PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM

This year marks the 50th year that the medals have been given out. Previous artists who have been honored include Duke Ellington (1969), Tennessee Ernie Ford (1984), Count Basie (1985), Frank Sinatra (1985), Ella Fitzgerald (1992), Aretha Franklin (2005), B.B. King (2006) and Bob Dylan (2012). 
Vintage Vinyl News


AEG'S WEMBLEY ARENA DEAL PROVISIONALLY CLEARED BY COMPETITION COMMISSION

The live promoter signed a management agreement with the venue’s owner Quintain Estates & Development earlier this year, replacing Live Nation Entertainment.
Music Week


'N SYNC ALUM LANCE BASS JOINS 'KIDNAPPED FOR CHRIST' DOC AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Lance Bass has joined as an executive producer on the documentary "Kidnapped for Christ," which sheds light on controversial behavior modification methods used on children -- sent there by their parents -- at an Evangelical Christian reform school. 
The Wrap


BRET MCKENZIE SAYS HE’S WRITING A FAIRY TALE COMEDY MUSICAL AKIN TO LABYRINTH THAT INVOLVES “SINGING DRAGONS AND MONSTERS”

“I’m in the middle of a script for a kind of—it hasn’t got a name yet but it’s a fairy tale comedy musical, sort of akin to Labyrinth or something like that." 
Collider


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