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FORMER MUSIC INDUSTRY VETERAN POLLY ANTHONY DIES

Music industry veteran Polly Anthony, who served in executive roles at such record labels as Epic and Geffen, has reportedly died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Billboard.biz


TATTERSFIELD OUT AS WARNER UK CEO, LOUSADA IN

Warner Music Group today announced Christian Tattersfield will step down from his role as CEO, Warner Music UK and co-chairman, Warner Bros. Records UK in February 2014 and that Max Lousada, chairman of Atlantic Records UK, has been named his successor.
Billboard.biz


KINGS OF LEON'S 'MECHANICAL BULL' CHARGES TO NO. 1 IN U.K.

Kings of Leon’s “Mechanical Bull” (RCA/Sony) sold 71,000 copies in the U.K. last week to become their fourth No. 1 album in the territory, according to the Official Charts Company.
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ONE DEAD, FIVE HOSPITALIZED AFTER U.K. WAREHOUSE PROJECT CONCERT, DRUGS SUSPECTED (REPORT)

Local police suspect 'bad batch of drugs' caused one man's death and the illnesses of five other concertgoers.
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CARLYLE GROUP INVESTS $500M IN BEATS ELECTRONICS

Beats Electronics LLC (Beats), the audio brand co-founded by Dr. Dre (Andre Young) and Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine, today announced that the Carlyle Group had agreed to make a minority investment in the company. Though terms of the deal were not disclosed, Bloomberg and the Wall St. Journal sources put the Washington-based private-equity firm’s investment amount at $500 million, valuing the company at over $1 billion.
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ADVERTISING WEEK: 12 MUSIC INDUSTRY PREDICTIONS FOR 2014

As the 10th annual Advertising Week draws to a close in New York City, Billboard polled 12 notable music industry execs who touch the intersections of music, advertising and licensing about notable trends for 2014. Here’s a look at what we might be talking about come next September.
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BUSINESS MATTERS: ARE RADIO ROYALTIES FAIR?

Digital radio pays for the use of both sound recordings and musical works. The fairness of the lack of a broadcast radio performance right for sound recordings is a subjective matter. Opinions seem to be split down party lines.
Billboard.biz


CHART MOVES: GRATEFUL DEAD'S HIGHEST CHARTING ALBUM SINCE 1987, MUMFORD & SONS' 'SIGH' HITS 3M & JOSH GROBAN'S TV-FUELED RETURN

This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Jack Johnson scored his fourth No. 1, and five country albums made the top 10 for only the fourth time since the chart began using SoundScan. Outside the top 10, Grateful Dead, Elvis Costello & the Roots, Mumford & Sons and Josh Groban are among this week's movers and shakers.
Billboard.biz


TAYLOR SWIFT LANDS KEY ROLE IN NEW MOVIE STARRING MERYL STREEP AND JEFF BRIDGES

Pop singer will appear in big screen adaptation of Lois Lowry's young adult novel 'The Giver'.
NME


APPLE IS NOW A MORE VALUABLE BRAND THAN COCA-COLA

In what could be seen as a defining moment for tech, Apple has surpassed Coca-Cola to become the most valuable brand on the planet.
Gizmodo


M.I.A.'s COLLABORATION WITH VERSACE IS COMING SOON

The singer said the project will debut in two weeks and, while details are scarce, WWD reported that it is part of Donatella Versace's Versus line.
New York Daily News


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