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Troy Carter’s Atom Factory Entertainment is teaming with Capitol Music Group to form Atom Factory Music, a joint label that has signed two indie-rock bands, New York’s Basic Vacation and Los Angeles’ The Ceremonies. The deal will emphasize innovation and technology-based marketing strategies for both bands.
With Coachella promoter Goldenvoice on board as a partner, last year’s FYF Fest attracted about 18,500 per day. FYF Fest founder/organizer Sean Carlson expect this year’s attendance numbers to go beyond that number.
This week, for only the second time in history, an album and a digital song both simultaneously sell more than a half-million copies in a single week.
There appears to be a lot of room for upside in mobile advertising -- possibly around $20 billion. That’s a positive sign for Pandora, iTunes Radio and other ad-supported music services that depend mostly on advertisements.
Bernstein's daughter, Casey Deutsch, says her father died in his sleep Wednesday morning at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Bernstein was an early American backer of the Beatles. He made them the first rock group to play at Carnegie Hall and arranged their historic 1965 show at Shea, a performance that set box office records.
Maker Studios, whose 60,000 YouTube channels command more than 4 billion views a month, has signed an agreement to purchase Blip, a producer and distributor of original Web videos, according to sources close to the deal, which is expected to close early September.
PRS for Music and YouTube have announced the signing of a license agreement, covering the more-than 100,000 artists, composers and publishers who are members of the performing rights organization. The agreement covers over 130 territories throughout Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
“I can’t tell you how many times I’ve worked really hard on a CD, for however many months or years, and then you hope the label does its job and gets it out, and that the stars align. But at a certain point, we got tired of complaining and began saying, ‘O.K., what are we going to do?’ ”
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Though recent attention paid to Yahoo often focuses on its refreshes of tired products or its famous CEO, Marissa Mayer, the easily forgotten story is that the site is still really freaking popular.
Marvin Gaye's son is out for blood in his war with Robin Thicke, telling "TMZ Live" he resents Thicke's lawsuit against the Gaye estate over "Blurred Lines" ... and is strongly insinuating he plans to respond with legal action of his own.
Kerrang!, Mojo and Q magazine's publishing director Rimi Atwal (pictured) has left Bauer Media with David Bostock taking on publishing duties for the company’s music titles.
A successful Kickstarter campaign that raked in $17,337 on January 31st, 2012, made way for a book that would yet again help celebrate outstanding achievement in the field of music writing excellence. The Facebook page hasn't been updated since Jan 29, 2012, the Twitter account has been inactive since October 2012. The website itself has seemingly been abandoned, and repeated inquiries from backers about where the book is have been ignored.
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