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SFX ENTERTAINMENT RAISES $260 MILLION IN IPO PRICING; COMPANY VALUED AT OVER $1 BILLION

SFX raised $260 million on Wall Street ahead of tomorrow's public market debut. The two-year-old EDM business sold more than 20 million shares priced at $13 each valuing the company at more than $1 billion.  
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FIVE WAYS TO MAKE MONEY FROM YOUTUBE (FROM THE MAGAZINE)

With the ever expanding YouTube Economy in 2013 expected to generate $3.6 billion in revenue (according to estimates from Barclays) and major label ad revenue this year more than doubling, there is clearly a lot of money to made from the world's dominant music video platform. Below are some tips on how to increase your share of the pie. 
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APPLE'S ITUNES RADIO TO LAUNCH IN U.K., CANADA EARLY NEXT YEAR (REPORT)

Apple's iTunes Radio product will launch in the U.K., Canada and unspecified Nordic countries as soon as early next year and beating rival Pandora to those markets, according to a report from Bloomberg yesterday.
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BBC ANNOUNCES PLAYLISTER SERVICE, INTEGRATED WITH DEEZER, SPOTIFY, YOUTUBE

The British Broadcasting Corporation today announced the launch of BBC Playlister, a new digital service that will allow its audience to add and save music to an online playlist which can be exported to one of the BBC’s digital music partners, including Spotify, YouTube and Deezer, where they can hear the music in full. 
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PHIL CHEVRON, GUITARIST FOR THE POGUES, DIES AT 56

Phil Chevron, a guitarist, singer and songwriter for the Celtic punk band The Pogues, died Tuesday in Dublin following a long battle with cancer. He was 56.
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DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS, YAHOO PARTNER FOR AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS DIGITAL CONTENT

Production company Dick Clark Productions has tapped Yahoo as the official digital distributor for content around the 2013 American Music Awards, to be held Nov. 24 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles.   
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DAVID BOWIE NAMED TOP SELLING ARTIST IN 2013 SO FAR IN INDEPENDENT RECORD STORES

The Official Record Store Chart reflects sales in the UK's independent record shops. It was launched as part of last year's Record Store day, the annual celebration of independent record shops.
NME


FRANKIE AND THE HEARTSTRINGS: RECORD SHOP BOYS

When indie band Frankie and the Heartstrings released their second album this summer, they were so alarmed by the lack of record shops in which to sell it that they decided to open their own.
BBC


IN TWITTER’S I.P.O. FILING, SIGNS OF A START-UP THAT HAS MATURED

It’s not as if the criticism of the new rules that allowed the company to first file privately has gone away. Instead, the disclosure showed something refreshing for a young technology company these days: Twitter is acting like an adult.
New York Times


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