Morning Fix: Pandora Prevails Over ASCAP; Should You Upgrade to iOS 7?; T Bone Burnett Announced For Billboard Film & TV Conf.

Get the Morning Fix Delivered
To Your Inbox HERE


BETTY WHO SIGNS TO RCA AS PROPOSAL VIDEO GOES VIRAL

Betty Who, the Australian-born, New York-based pop singer, who released her debut EP "The Movement" last April (and which premiered on Billboard.com), has signed a U.S. label deal with RCA Records days after a YouTube video of a flash mob marriage proposal that incorporated her single "Somebody Loves You" went viral.
Billboard.biz


T BONE BURNETT TO GET MAESTRO AWARD AT FILM & TV CONFERENCE

Oscar- and multiple-Grammy-winning producer, musician and songwriter T Bone Burnett will receive the Maestro Award at the 2013 Billboard Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Burnett will be honored for his work in film and television music, most recently as executive music producer of “Inside Llewyn Davis,” the CBS Films release that opens in theaters Dec. 6 in limited release.
Billboard.biz


PANDORA PREVAILS IN ASCAP COURT RATE CASE

The New York ASCAP rate court has come down in favor of Pandora in a ruling that says that the performance right organization blanket license has to include all of its repertoire.
Billboard.biz


SHOULD YOU UPGRADE YOUR IPHONE, IPAD TO APPLE'S NEW IOS 7?

Apple's new iOS 7 free software update is available starting today and has several functional improvements, but does it makes sense to upgrade to your iPhone or iPad?
Billboard.biz


KENDRICK LAMAR TOPS SOUL TRAIN AWARDS

Kendrick Lamar is the top nominee for the Soul Train Awards. The show will be presented Nov. 8 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The awards will air Dec. 1 on BET and Centric. See a complete list of nominees within the article.
Billboard.biz


COURTNEY LOVE LOOKS TO SUE EX-ATTORNEY OVER BIZARRE KURT COBAIN ESTATE FRAUD CLAIMS

In the midst of a defamation battle, Love tells the judge about a letter that was sent to her daughter four years ago.
Billboard.biz


BUDWEISER'S MADE FOR MUSIC PREMIERES RIHANNA DOC, 'HALF OF ME'

Budweiser is debuting "Half Of Me," a documentary short chronicling Rihanna and several of her superfans in the U.K. and the U.S. The film is part of Budweiser's global Made For Music initiative, which will formally debut tomorrow at BudweiserMusic.com.
Billboard.biz


DIARMOND QUINN, FORMER TOP EXEC AT WARNER BROS & REPRISE, JOINS KOBALT LABEL SERVICES

Veteran music biz executive Diarmuid Quinn has joined Kobalt Label Services (KLS) in the role as president, North America.
Billboard.biz


WHAT 'PORTABLE MUSIC' MEANS IN 2013

It’s easier than ever to find new music to like or love, but our mechanisms for collecting that music in a meaningful way haven’t kept pace with all of those discovery methods.
Evolver.fm


YOUTUBE WILL ENABLE OFFLINE VIEWING ON ITS MOBILE APPS

YouTube has announced that it will launch a new feature on its mobile apps enabling viewers to watch videos even when they are offline. The new update will be available in November.
TechCrunch


APPLE HIRING GENRE EXPERTS TO CURATE ITUNES RADIO PLAYLISTS

Alongside iOS 7, Apple will also be launching its new streaming music service iTunes Radio this week. The move will signal the company’s most significant in the digital music space since it first introduced the iTunes Store back in 2003. Record labels, advertisers, and many others in the industry are betting big on Apple’s radio service, which promises to help users discover and purchase new music.
iDownload Blog


STOP THE PRESSES!

  • The 20 Best Tweets From the Burlington Coat Factory Weird Twitter Account
  • How Circumcision Broke the Internet
  • Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen's Friendship is Better Than Yours

Get the Best in Music in Print, Online and iPad
Subscribe To Billboard Here