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ELECTRIC ZOO FESTIVAL CANCELED FOLLOWING TWO DRUG-RELATED DEATHS (UPDATED)

Today (Sept. 1),  the final day of the three-day Electric Zoo Festival was canceled by New York City government following two fatalities and after four concertgoers became critically ill and were placed in critical care units in area hospitals. The city claimed the deaths "appear to have involved the drug MDMA (ecstasy or molly)."  
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CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF'S ROBIN HOOD FOUNDATION SUES PATRIOT COMMUNICATIONS OVER 'MILLIONS' IN MISSED DONATIONS

A charity that helped organize last year's star-packed Concert for Sandy Relief says millions of dollars in donations were left on the table due to spotty service from the company tasked with processing the donations.  
Billboard.biz


BUSINESS MATTERS: WHAT IF MUSICIANS WENT ON STRIKE AGAINST DIGITAL SERVICES LIKE SPOTIFY? IT’S POSSIBLE

It's not an entirely pointless thought exercise. People go on strike all the time. Fast food workers in 50 cities around the United States were on strike at press time to protest their wages. Many digital services are often criticized for paying less than a livable wage. The same could be said of the fast food industry. 
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OUR STARTUP COULD BE YOUR BAND’S LIFE: DISMEMBERMENT PLAN’S TRAVIS MORRISON LAUNCHES SHOUTABL

“We were really kind of spiraling towards each other,” says Morrison. After spending two-and-a-half months frustrated from hacking together his own band’s website using Wordpress, Morrison got an email from Donovan with an idea for a simplified web publishing service geared towards musicians.
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FOREIGN MUSICIANS TOURING IN CANADIAN LIVE VENUES FACE NEW APPLICATION FEE

New federal regulations has booking agents and promoters bringing international artists and bands into the country having to pay a $275 per performer "processing fee."
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MLB TO CO-PRODUCE NEW YORK'S GLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVAL WITH AEG LIVE

Through its digital media company, MLB Advanced Media, the league will co-produce this year's Global Citizen Festival on Sept. 28 with AEG Live and stream the event through websites such as the New York Times and YouTube.  
Billboard.biz


JOHN BROMELL, FORMER WARNER CHAPPELL AUSTRALIA HEAD, DIES AT 71

Bromell ran Warner Chappell Music from 1982 to 1997, and prior to that served as managing director of Rondor Music from 1975-1982. Among the acts he signed were Cold Chisel, Keith Urban and Lee Kernaghan.  
Billboard.biz


FOR A CLASSIC MOTOWN SONG ABOUT MONEY, CREDIT IS WHAT HE WANTS

Over the years, “Money” has generated millions of dollars in publishing royalties. It was recorded by both the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, has been widely used in films and advertisements and is now featured in “Motown: The Musical” on Broadway. But the pianist and singer Barrett Strong, who first recorded “Money” and, according to records at the United States Copyright Office in Washington, was originally listed as a writer of the song, says that he has never seen a penny of those profits.
New York Times


AEG WEMBLEY ARENA DEAL GIVEN GREEN LIGHT BY COMPETITION COMMISSION

While the deal was provisionally cleared last month, AEG Facilities – a stand-alone affiliate of AEG – has now been given the green light to run the venue with owner Quintain Estates and Development PLC in a 15-year deal.
Music Week


LANDFILL FUTURES: IS THE EDM BUBBLE ABOUT TO BURST?

Hubris in the 1980s video game industry ended with millions of E.T. games buried in the desert. With the latest wave of corporate tie-ins and a Deadmau5/Space Invaders hook-up, asks Scott Wilson, is the apparently booming US EDM industry heading for a similarly spectacular fall?
The Quietus


DAVID BOWIE: MULTI-MILLION POUND BIDDING WAR FOR FIRST LIVE SHOW IN EIGHT YEARS

A source close to the Ashes to Ashes star said there were “currently no live dates planned” but did not rule out a stage return for The Thin White Duke. Bowie, 66, has been delighted by the rave reviews and huge sales of his new album The Next Day – his first for 10 years. Many now hope he will want to perform the tracks live.
The Mirror


CASH MONEY RECORDS AND CHASE RECORDS PARTNER IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR DEAL

Business Wire reports that the new venture will see the debut album of 17-year-old Austin Mahone released through it as its first joint project later this year. 
Music Week


THE 2013 MEDIAGUARDIAN 100: PEOPLE POWER TAKES CENTRE STAGE

It's been 12 months of seismic events in the media, with the Savile scandal, the Leveson report and the NSA revelations. What are the major changes in this year's snapshot of the industry's 100 most powerful people?
Guardian


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