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Q4 LABEL SPECIAL: CAPITOL'S STEVE BARNETT, GREG THOMPSON REFLECT ON FIRST YEAR UNDER UNIVERSAL, RETURNING TO 'THE TOWER'

In the final installment of our Fourth Quarter Label Special, chairman and CEO Steve Barnett sits down alongside EVP Greg Thompson to talk about Capitol Records' triumphant return -- after being absorbed by Universal Music Group's acquisition of EMI last year -- including a banner year for the company's structure, initiatives and releases, as well as their plan to finish 2013 on the strength of a foundational year.  
Billboard.biz


BUSINESS MATTERS: 2% OF IOS DEVICE OWNERS HAVE SWITCHED TO ITUNES RADIO FROM PANDORA (SURVEY)

A survey of more than 800 iOS device owners by investment bank Canaccord Genuity found that about 2% of iOS device owners and 8% of iTunes Radio users use the service exclusively. iOS is the operating system that runs on Apple's portable devices such as the iPhone and iPad.
Billboard.biz


NBC NEWS' FORMER PRESIDENT DEVOTED TO SECURING YES' PLACE IN THE ROCK HALL OF FAME

For eight years as NBC News president, Steve Capus worried about Brian Williams, the "Today" show and rapid changes in the news industry. Now he's taking time for a passion project: Getting Yes into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Billboard.biz


ONTARIO'S $45 MILLION MUSIC FUND APPROVED, TO ROLL OUT OVER THREE YEARS

The Ontario Music Fund (OMF), a $45 million government grant program approved by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport and administered by the brand new Ontario Music Office (OMO) over the next three years, is now up and running. 
Billboard.biz


AFTERGLOW: TIPS ON CREATING THE PERFECT POST-EVENT EMAIL (GUEST POST)

Put your email-marketing hat on! Email is one of the best ways to communicate post-event. It’s personal, recipients can be segmented and it can be scheduled. Here are some of our tips on creating the perfect afterglow email.
Billboard.biz


MICHAEL BUBLE TEAMS WITH DELTA FOR SEATTLE EVENT, IN-FLIGHT PROMOTION

As Delta Air Lines set out to unveil a multi-million dollar investment in Seattle as its new global hub for nonstop flights to Asia and other territories, the carrier was seeking an equally global music artist to help spread the word. Enter Michael Buble, who will bring his To Be Loved Tour to Seattle's Key Arena on Nov. 15.   
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RANDY NEWMAN ON FILM SCORING: 'YOU HAVE TO SUBORDINATE YOUR EGO' @BILLBOARD/THR FILM & TV MUSIC CONFERENCE

It was a family tradition within a family affair for award-winning composer Randy Newman, who was interviewed at the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference in Hollywood by his son, Amos, the head of music for visual media at WME.   
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ARCTIC MONKEYS AND JAKE BUGG ENJOY SALES SPIKE AHEAD OF MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE RESULT

Arctic Monkeys, Jake Bugg, Disclosure and Rudimental have enjoyed huge album sales spikes following their recent Mercury Music Prize nominations.
NME


LOU REED MARKETING CRAZE FOLLOWS SINGER’S DEATH

TV producers and advertisers are inundating Sony/ATV, Reed’s music-publishing company, in an attempt to get their hands on some of the late singer’s work. “Walk on the Wild Side” and “Perfect Day” are two of the in-demand songs, sources said.
New York Post


ROOM TO MOVE: WHY NEW YORK'S CHELSEA HOTEL IS BEING IMMORTALISED IN DANCE

Over the decades, New York's Chelsea Hotel has been home to an exceptional gallery of artists, and inspired an exceptional gallery of art works – from songs by Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell, to Andy Warhol's art-house movie Chelsea Girls, and Joseph O'Neill's novel Netherland. What the hotel hasn't done yet is make its presence felt on the dance stage.
The Guardian


170 YEARS OF MUSIC PLAYER HISTORY IN ONE GLORIOUS CHART

The beautifully obsessive folks at Pop Chart Lab have a knack for making gorgeous visual histories of things we love, like bicycles, cameras and beer. The lab's latest is just as lovely: a hand-illustrated view of how we've listened to music since 1840. Take a closer look at what you've been hearing.
Gizmodo


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