Morning Fix: YouTube's First Music Video Awards to Feature Gaga, Eminem; Polly Anthony, Remembered; Congressman Mel Watt Intros Performance Right Bill

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YOUTUBE SNAGS LADY GAGA, ARCADE FIRE, EMINEM FOR ITS FIRST MUSIC AWARD SHOW

The video platform has recruited Lady Gaga, Eminem and Acarde Fire to perform at the inaugural event, scheduled for Nov. 3. Spike Jonze, who directed "Being John Malkovich," "Adaptation," and "Where the Wild Things Are," along with numerous music videos, has also signed on to be the award show's creative director.  
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POLLY ANTHONY REMEMBRANCES: JIMMY IOVINE, MICHELE ANTHONY, DOUG MORRIS, CELINE DION, SHAKIRA, MACY GRAY, MORE PAY TRIBUTE

Universally admired and fondly remembered, here are some of the tributes to Polly Anthony, one of the music industry's most inspiring figures, including Jimmy Iovine, Shakira, Doug Morris and more. 
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BRITNEY SPEARS' LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY DIRECTOR BAZ HALPIN REVEALS PRODUCTION/VISUAL DETAILS (EXCLUSIVE)

Over the past four months, award-winning touring director Baz Halpin has been working tirelessly on designing the production, visuals and lighting for Britney Spears’ upcoming nightclub-esque residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
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REP. MEL WATT INTRODUCES PERFORMANCE RIGHT LEGISLATION

Rep. Mel Watt has introduced legislation that would create a performance right for sound recordings at broadcast radio and create a new revenue stream for record labels and artists. 
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CHRISTIAN TATTERSFIELD STEPPING DOWN AS CEO OF WARNER MUSIC UK, MAX LOUSADA NAMED SUCCESSOR

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.   
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'BREAKING BAD' FINALE'S LAST SONG SURGES WITH 3,000% SALES GAIN

Badfinger's "Baby Blue" is suddenly red hot. The song, which closed the finale of AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" last night (Sept. 29), has suddenly risen into the top 25 on iTunes' top songs list and is poised for a return to the Billboard charts this week. 
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SONGZA PARTNERS WITH FOURSQUARE FOR PLAYLIST, REWARDS (Q&A)

Beginning Monday (Sept. 30), Songza users that check into venues on Foursquare will get a Songza badge and be given access to a special playlist that was curated in collaboration with Foursquare. In the coming weeks, Songza will unveil the second level of the Songza badge.  
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CHVRCHES' LAUREN MAYBERRY: 'I WILL NOT ACCEPT ONLINE MISOGYNY'

Being part of a band born on the internet means a daily sift through a barrage of sexually explicit abuse. Why are female musicians expected to put up with this?
Guardian


NEW ZEALAND'S PRS AND PPL EQUIVALENTS LAUNCH UNIFIED PUBLIC PERFORMANCE LICENCE

New Zealand’s two music licensing bodies, APRA and PPNZ Music Licensing, have amalgamated their general licensing services to create a single public performance licence.
Music Week


PAUL MCCARTNEY IS TURNING HIS NOVEL INTO AN ANIMATED MOVIE

RGH Entertainment and Unique Features will make an animated movie out of Paul McCartney’s children’s novel “High in the Clouds,” the two companies said Monday. Tony Bancroft will direct the movie from a script by Josh Klausner, who adapted the book McCartney wrote with Geoff Dunbar and Philip Ardagh.
The Wrap


BRIAN EPSTEIN BIOPIC ‘THE FIFTH BEATLE’ FIRST TO FEATURE BEATLES' MUSIC

The English entrepreneur Paul McCartney dubbed “the fifth Beatle” helped launch the career of the Fab Five and managed them until his death by accidental overdose in 1967. He was also a closeted gay man whose close relationship with John Lennon was the subject of the 1991 Sundance entry The Hours and Times. The Fifth Beatle will be the first feature film about the Beatles to obtain the rights to use their original songs.
Deadline


EURYTHMICS' DAVE STEWART UNVEILS PLANS FOR FIRST ARTIST BANK

Eurythmics musician Dave Stewart has unveiled plans for a new bank, to be called First Artist Bank, which will offer services designed to ensure fellow musicians "don't sign stupid deals".
The Guardian


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