Morning Fix: Myspace Launches Music Video Program; VEVO Launches App for Apple TV; Nathan Hubbard Moves to Twitter

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MYSPACE LAUNCHES ‘MUSIC VIDEO COLLABORATIONS WITH ARTISTS WE LIKE’ PROGRAM, PREMIERES WITH TV ON THE RADIO, FEDERAL PRISM

In a bid to cut through the noise of an altered internet landscape, and resuscitate its reputation as an ally for artists, the new Myspace has launched a program to produce original music videos.  
Billboard.biz


VEVO DEBUTS ON APPLE TV ALONGSIDE DISNEY CHANNEL, SMITHSONIAN

The launch makes VEVO's catalog of music videos, which the company says numbers 75,000, available on-demand to Apple TV users, as well as the company's original programming, "Lyric Lines," "The Comment Show," "Stylized" and "Tour Exposed," as well as the company's curated VEVO TV channel which the company launched in March.  
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NATHAN HUBBARD, FORMER TICKETMASTER PRESIDENT, NAMED TWITTER'S CHIEF OF COMMERCE

Describing his role, Hubbard explained that he plans to expand the company's strategy of partnerships, saying: "One of the hallmarks of Twitter’s entire approach has been partnering. We’re going to take the same approach with owners of physical and digital goods.” 
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SAS METCALFE PROMOTED AT KOBALT MUSIC GROUP

In a statement, Kobalt founder and CEO Willard Ahdritz explains that Metcalfe’s elevation is reward not only for her hard work but “also the continuing growth of the company’s expansive and important global roster.”
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MOTOWN HONORS UNSUNG, BUT INSTRUMENTAL, MAXINE POWELL, RESPONSIBLE FOR GIVING ARTISTS 'CLASS'

She didn't sing a note or write a lick of a lyric, but Smokey Robinson contends that Maxine Powell was as essential to Motown Records' operation as the legendary label's songwriters, producers and musicians.
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MILEY CYRUS SEES SOCIAL MEDIA AND DIGITAL SALES BENEFITS FROM MTV VMAS PERFORMANCE

During the VMAs telecast, Cyrus performed her Billboard Hot 100 top 10 single "We Can't Stop," and then participated in a medley of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and "Give It 2 U" (with 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar).  
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GALLO'S FILM/TV BRIEFS: ‘GATSBY’ MUSIC SUPERVISOR ANTON MONSTED TO FOX; ‘KINKY BOOTS’ COMPOSER HONORS THE DUKE

Phil Gallo rounds up the week in film and television's mini-bits.  
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ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF STREAMING ON TOTAL MUSIC REVENUE GROWTH

Music revenues have been in decline for so long that sooner or later the bottom has to be reached, else the market would diminish into obscurity.  We are now somewhere close to that bottom but we need to be careful not to read too much into 1st half sales.
Mark Mulligan


GROOVESHARK ANNOUNCES DEAL WITH SONY/ATV

Following its settlement with EMI Music Publishing earlier this month, controversial streaming service Grooveshark says it now has a deal in place with the EMI publishing business’s sister company Sony/ATV.
CMU


DUTCH RECORDED MUSIC SALES UP FOR FIRST TIME IN 12 YEARS IN H1 2013

Turnover for the industry increased by 1.9%. Although the physical market experienced a decline of 18% in turnover, the digital market increased from 15 million to 24 million (up 60%).
Music Week


DRAKE SUED FOR £50,000 BY FORMER STYLIST

Raphael says he was paid a monthly wage of $39,583 (£25,493), but that Drake stopped paying this in December 2012, as well as his outstanding expenses. TMZ reached out to Drake, but the star did not comment on the case.
NME


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