Morning Fix: Jenni Rivera, Gerardo Ortiz Win Big at Billboard Mexican Music Awards; SFX Loses Nearly $100 Million Its First Day Trading; How Timberlake Became 2013's Big Winner

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JENNI RIVERA, GERARDO ORTIZ TOP WINNERS AT 2013 BILLBOARD MEXICAN MUSIC AWARDS

Almost a year after her death, Jenni Rivera remains alive through her music in the hearts and minds of fans. Rivera was the big winner at the Billboard Mexican Music Awards, posthumously taking seven honors, including the all-important Artist of the Year award as well as Artist of the Year, Female; Digital Download Artist of the Year; Albums Artist of the Year and Banda Artist of the Year.  
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BUSINESS MATTERS: FIRST DAY OF SFX TRADING HIGHLIGHTS INTRICACIES OF IPO MARKET

SFX Entertainment had a market value of $1.05 billion on Tuesday evening (Oct. 8). By the following afternoon, after SFX’s first day on the Nasdaq, the company’s market value had fallen to $919.2 million. That's the IPO market for you. 
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JOHNNY WRIGHT, TOM CORSON ON MAKING JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE THE YEAR'S BEST-SELLING ARTIST (Q&A)

“We’d been talking for five years now, in anticipation of when Justin would come back to music,” Wright says. “For a while it was, ‘no bonuses this year, guys.’ But the conversation would always end with, ‘Let’s do something big when Justin’s ready to come back.’”
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BOB DYLAN BOOTLEGS APP OFFERS MOBILE EXPERIENCE FOR THE BARD'S SUPERFANS

Columbia Records and Bob Dylan management have teamed up with relentlessGENERATOR, a division of Sony DADC, to create and launch the Bob Dylan Bootleg Series mobile application. 
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BACKBEAT: SEYMOUR STEIN HONORED BY GOTTEHRER, SILVERMAN, LYOR, OTHER NYC MUSIC MACHERS (AND MADONNA) AT CBGBS FEST

Walking into the elegant, dimly lit Bowery Hotel last night (Oct 8) for the CBGB Fest’s tribute to Seymour Stein, the recipient of the event’s inaugural Icon Award, one was immediately struck by several sharp contrasts that at times bordered on the outrageously ironic.
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ASCAP'S 33RD ANNUAL AWARDS HELD IN LONDON, WINNERS INCLUDE STEVE MAC, UNIVERSAL, PATRICK DOYLE

ASCAP's 33rd annual Awards event, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London today and hosted by ASCAP EVP of International Roger Greenaway and VP of Membership Seán Devine, has named its winners and crowned its special honorees, including over 20 songs, eight film and television composers and Universal Music Publishing (for the second time).   
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GALLO'S FILM & TV BRIEFS: AEROSMITH RELEASES CONCERT FILM, STONE ROSES DOCUMENTARY ACQUIRED, ‘SING-OFF’ SETS DECEMBER RETURN

Specticast will transmit a new Aerosmith concert film to theaters – Meanwhile the Stone Roses have a documentary on the way from Syndctd Entertainment, due out Nov. 6 – "The Sing-Off" will return to NBC – and much more in this week's Film & TV Briefs.   
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JONAS BROTHERS CANCEL COMEBACK TOUR

The Jonas Brothers have cancelled their comeback tour just two days before it was due to begin. Citing "creative differences", the group called off 19 North American gigs and threw their upcoming album release into doubt.
Guardian


JIMMY KIMMEL, KANYE WEST PARLAY TWITTER ‘FEUD’ INTO PR

The fact Jimmy Kimmel and Kanye West’s Twitter “feud” actually inspired me to watch the eagerly awaited encounter on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Wednesday night indicates what slaves we’ve become to these sort of manufactured flare-ups.
Variety


NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC TO LAUNCH TV CHANNEL

Titled Now Music, the channel will feature a Top 100 favourite videos from 30 years of NOW!, the results of a poll conducted across Now’s Facebook and Twitter.
Music Week


MILEY CYRUS OFFERED $1 MILLION TO DIRECT PORN FILM

In a letter written to Miley's representatives on Wednesday (09.10.13) the Gamelink's Vice President, Jeff Dillon, praised the star's "empowering" attitude towards sex and even claimed he wanted to help the 20-year-old singer in her attempts to ditch her former 'Hannah Montana' image.
Star Pulse


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