Morning Fix: Lana Del Rey Beats the Backlash; Robin Thicke Helps Make History for Interscope; Where's the Music Industry Live?; Eddie 'Piolin' Gets SiriusXM Channel; Much More

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WHY LANA DEL REY WAS BORN TO LIVE

Between the attention that preceded her “Saturday Night Live” appearance in January 2012 and the backlash that followed, Lana Del Rey was almost definingly a hype. And yet, her album Born to Die entered the Billboard 200 at No. 2, has now sold 705,000 copies (according to Nielsen SoundScan) and been certified gold.  
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ROBIN THICKE TOPS THREE TOP 40 CHARTS, HELPS INTERSCOPE MAKE HISTORY

As it leads Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Mainstream Top 40 chart for a sixth week and Rhythmic for a seventh frame, Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell, climbs 3-1 on Adult Top 40. (The song marks the first No. 1 on the lattermost chart for all three acts.) 
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WANT A JOB IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS? THESE ARE THE CITIES YOU SHOULD LIVE IN (FROM THE MAGAZINE)

Big cities like New York and Los Angeles have more music industry jobs, but you're more likely to have a neighbor in the biz in Nashville.
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EDDIE 'PIOLIN' SOTELO GETS HIS OWN CHANNEL WITH SIRIUSXM

Less than a month after having his long-running, nationally syndicated show cancelled by Univision, radio personality Eddio “Piolín” Sotelo will launch his own channel on SiriusXM, which will include his own daily show, “El Show de Piolín.”
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COUNTRY OUTLAW TOMPALL GLASER DEAD AT 79

If you were to look at just his chart statistics as a solo artist, the career of Tompall Glaser might not seem particularly legendary. He only placed eight singles on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart between 1973 and 1978, with only two rising to the top 40. However, Glaser -- who passed away Tuesday morning at age 79 after battling an undisclosed illness -- was one of the true revolutionaries of the business.  
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FORMER EMI EXECUTIVE TO RUN EXPANDED MUSIC BUSINESS FOR GERMANY'S RTL

Germany's leading commercial broadcast group, RTL Deutschland, is expanding its music rights business with the launch of a new label, Music for Millions, and increasing its licensing and live events operations.   
Billboard.biz


DAVE LOMBARDI APPOINTED VP OF PROMOTION FOR CAROLINE, CMG'S INDEPENDENT SERVICES DIVISION

In his new position, Lombardi will be responsible for Caroline's promotion department, which includes conceiving and directing promotion strategies while maintaining ties with Caroline's artists and labels.   
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BRAZIL SUES SAMSUNG FOR $108 MILLION OVER WORKING CONDITIONS

Samsung is facing fresh allegations of worker abuse today. Brazil's Ministry of Labor has filed a lawsuit against the smartphone maker for poor working conditions at an assembly plant.
The Verge


BERGHAIN TO LEAD GLOBAL CAMPAIGN OF PROTEST PARTIES AGAINST RUSSIA’S NEW ANTI-GAY LAW

Nightclubs across the world are protesting against a newly enacted Russian law that issues heavy fines to anyone found discussing homosexuality with people under 18.
FACT


ASCAP TO PRESENT GEORGE STRAIT WITH THEIR FOUNDERS AWARD

George Strait will be honored by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) with their Founders Award on November 4 at the 51st annual Country Music Awards.
Vintage Vinyl News


COWELL LOOKING TO UNLOAD HIS SYCO STAKE

The British music and TV mogul behind the “X Factor” and “Got Talent” shows is looking to cash in at least part of his stake in Syco, his entertainment joint venture with Sony.
New York Post

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