Morning Fix: NARM Is Dead, Long Live the Music Biz Association; Does YouTube Pay Creators Enough?; 'Piolin' Sotelo to Return to Radio This Month

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NARM RENAMES ITSELF THE MUSIC BUSINESS ASSOCIATION, EXPANDS MANDATE

The National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM), the trade organization founded in 1958 which represents music retailers, distributors, and others involved in the sale of music and related merchandise, has announced it is restructuring and renaming its organization to more effectively operate within the new realities of the music business which have emerged over the last decade.  
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YOUTUBE 3.0: ARE THEY PAYING ENOUGH? (FROM THE MAGAZINE)

At 26, Lindsey Stirling is already a seasoned YouTube veteran -- a Los Angeles-based artist who has blazed a career path through the platform, garnering more than 3 million subscribers whose views generate enough steady advertising revenue to pay her bills. 
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EDDIE 'PIOLIN' SOTELO RETURNING TO AIRWAVES VIA SIRIUSXM

Radio personality Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo, who left his longtime Univision radio show in mid-July, is returning to the airwaves with the launch of a new Spanish-language show on SiriusXM beginning Oct. 18.
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BIRTH OF A BUZZ: BEHIND THE SCENES AS HOZIER GOES VIRAL

Hozier's propitious buzz began on Wednesday, Sept. 25 with the posting of his first music video, for the song "Take Me to Church" from his EP of the same name. 
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INDIE BEAT: NICOLAS JAAR ON BUILDING A LABEL FOR DIGITAL NATIVES

Other People operates like a cross between a weekly magazine and a music fan club, offering subscribers exclusive access to original music before it’s available anywhere else. For $5 per month or $50 per year, members receive a small batch of new and exclusive songs from Other People artists every Sunday.
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JERMAINE DUPRI JOINS MARIAH CAREY'S MANAGEMENT TEAM

A representative for Carey confirmed the news Monday. They have collaborated on hits like "Always Be My Baby," "Don't Forget About Us" and "We Belong Together," which was named song of the decade and is one of the most popular songs of all time.  
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DIGITAL NOTES: UCLA'S 'FUTURE OF DIGITAL MUSIC DELIVERY' PANEL; BERKLEE'S ONLINE DEGREES; CREATIVELIVE'S BIZ MODEL

The Berklee School of Music, which pioneered online courses a dozen ago, began taking applications on Monday for its first online degree program –  The University of California at Los Angeles next week will kick off its first panel on in a series entitled "Innovation in the Digital Age" – CreativeLive launches a trio of audio courses.  
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HOW SPOTIFY ENGINEERED THE NEW MUSIC ECONOMY

When the New York-based band Spirit Animal released “The Black Jack White” last spring, the band’s frontman didn’t have high hopes about the streaming music service. He loves the platform and subscribes to it but didn’t think Spotify would help his band this early in its career.
Mashable


BBC LAUNCHES PLAYLISTER, A SOCIAL MUSIC SERVICE WITH SPOTIFY, YOUTUBE AND DEEZER TO TAG TRACKS HEARD ON BBC

Today the BBC is unveiling Playlister, a global (not just UK) service in partnership with Spotify, YouTube and Deezer that lets people tag music they hear on the BBC to listen to it later, create playlists from it, and potentially discover more tracks by way of recommendations from BBC DJs and hosts.
TechCrunch


SEETICKETS RESPOND TO GLASTONBURY CONTROVERSY

Ticketing agency SeeTickets have responded to complaints over the way they approached the sale of Glastonbury passes.
Clash


MUSIC BLOG AGGREGATOR ELBOWS SHUTS DOWN

Elbows, one of the pioneering music blog aggregators, will shut down at the end of November. It's been around since 2005.
Pitchfork


IMELDA MAY DEMANDS CLOSURE OF FUR FARMS IN IRELAND

The Make a Wish hitmaker has urged Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney to pass a bill to close the five remaining mink farms in the country.
Star Pulse


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