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LADY GAGA, MANAGER TROY CARTER SPLIT

Lady Gaga and her longtime manager Troy Carter are no longer working together, multiple sources tell The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard. The news comes some 24 hours after the pop star openly wept through a performance of new song "Dope" at the YouTube Music Awards.  
Billboard.biz


PANDORA GROWTH CONTINUES AFTER ITUNES RADIO LAUNCH

Pandora fared well in the first full month iTunes Radio was available in the United States. The Internet radio company's listener hours grew 8% from September to 1.47 billion, according to figures revealed by CFO Mike Herring at a Morgan Stanley investor event Monday evening.
Billboard.biz


YOUTUBE MUSIC AWARDS STIRS SOCIAL BUZZ, NEGATIVE COMMENTS DOMINATE TWITTER

Loved it or hated it, the YouTube Music Awards generated a significant amount of social buzz during the live webcast of its show in New York on Sunday evening.  The bizarre, unscripted anti-awards show, where hosts Jason Schwartzman and Reggie Watts were handed live infants, garnered 336,161 Tweets during a three-hour period around the 90-minute event.
Billboard.biz


TWITTER AMPS UP SHARE PRICE AHEAD OF IPO, THOUGH POLL SHOWS INVESTOR SKEPTICISM

The 7-year-old short messaging service on Monday boosted the price range for the IPO, saying that it now expects to price its shares at between $23 and $25 each. It previously planned to sell the shares for between $17 and $20 each. 
Billboard.biz


OBAMACARE OFFERS MUSICIANS A LIFELINE – IF THEY CAN UNDERSTAND IT

Musicians, uninsured at greater rates than the general population in the United States, are coming to grasp the impact of the Affordable Care Act, the health-care reform law known as Obamacare. But like most Americans, they have a lot of learning to do.
Billboard.biz


ALEJANDRO SANZ TO RECEIVE HONORARY DEGREE FROM BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC, TO PERFORM WITH STUDENTS

When four-time 2013 Latin Grammy nominee Alejandro Sanz toured the U.S. last June, his venues included Radio City Music Hall and Miami’s American Airlines arena. Fans will have a chance to see the Spanish superstar in a more intimate venue in Boston on Wednesday, November 6, when he will appear at the Berklee College of Music Performance Center.   
Billboard.biz


GRATEFUL DEAD'S PHIL LESH SIGNS UNIQUE AGREEMENT WITH BROOKLYN BOWL'S PETER SHAPIRO (REPORT)

Phil Lesh, bassist and a founding member of the Grateful Dead, has agreed to a unique and (hopefully) mutually beneficial touring agreement with Peter Shapiro, the Brooklyn-based owner and promoter of venues the Brooklyn Bowl and Port Chester's Capitol Theater.  
Billboard.biz


BEASTIE BOYS JUDGE SAYS MONSTER ENERGY IS LAWSUIT LAUGHING STOCK

A New York judge has ruled that Monster Energy was "reckless" and their claims "risible" in a copyright case involving several Beastie Boys classics and pioneering mash-up DJ Z-Trip.
SPIN


JUSTIN BIEBER LEADS $1.1 MILLION INVESTMENT IN NEW TEEN-FOCUSED SOCIAL NETWORK

Justin Bieber recently led a $1.1 million seed investment into a new social network aimed at teenagers. The network — called Shots of Me — has been developed by brothers John and Sam Shahidi, previously responsible for the RockLive brand.
The Verge


F.C.C.’S CHIEF HIRES A CRITIC OF THE AGENCY

Tom Wheeler was sworn in on Monday as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and promptly named to his senior staff Gigi B. Sohn, one of the agency’s most outspoken critics but a supporter of the new leader.
New York Times


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