Morning Fix: Troy Carter Opens Up on Hybrid Venture with Capitol; FYF Fest Founder Talks Market Saturation, Smart Growth; Luke Bryan and Katy Perry Move 500k Each

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TROY CARTER TALKS HYBRID LABEL VENTURE WITH CAPITOL MUSIC GROUP, NEW SIGNINGS (EXCLUSIVE)

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.  
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FYF FEST FOUNDER SEAN CARLSON ON GOLDENVOICE, MARKET SATURATION AND 2013'S STELLAR LINEUP (Q&A)

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. 
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LUKE BRYAN'S NO. 1 ALBUM AND KATY PERRY'S NO. 1 DIGITAL SONG EACH SELL OVER HALF-MILLION

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.
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THE UPSIDE IN MOBILE ADVERTISING

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.
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SID BERNSTEIN, PROMOTER WHO BROUGHT THE BEATLES TO SHEA AND THE ROLLING STONES TO THE U.S., DEAD AT 95

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.  
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MAKER STUDIOS TO BUY BLIP

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.   
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PRS FOR MUSIC AND YOUTUBE ANNOUNCE LICENSING DEAL

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.   
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A PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN MUSIC MODEL

“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?’ ”
New York Times


YAHOO CLIMBS BACK ABOVE GOOGLE IN U.S. WEB TRAFFIC

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.
AllThingsD


MARVIN GAYE'S SON: YOU CAN BET WE'RE GONNA SUE OVER 'BLURRED LINES'

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.
TMZ


RIMI ATWAL EXITS BAUER, DAVID BOSTOCK NAMED NEW Q, MOJO AND KERRANG! PUBLISHER

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.
Music Week


WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THE BEST MUSIC WRITING SERIES?

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.
Noisey


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