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TRENT REZNOR SIGNS WITH SILVA ARTIST MANAGEMENT

Barely 24 hours after news broke that Trent Reznor was splitting from longtime manager Jim Guerinot of Rebel Waltz, the Nine Inch Nails mastermind landed new management with Silva Artist Management, which counts Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Ryan Adams and Beck among its stable of clients.
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WARNER MUSIC, SONY MUSIC SIGN PHYSICAL LICENSE DEAL FOR RUSSIA

Warner Music Russia and Sony Music Entertainment Russia have signed a three-year license agreement that grants the former exclusive rights to import, manufacture and distribute physical products from Sony Music Entertainment’s catalog throughout Russia.
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SELENA GOMEZ FILM, FELA DOC TO PLAY SUNDANCE

William H. Macy's film about a father grieving the death of his musician son who forms a rock band will be the closing night film at the Sundance Film Festival in January. "Rudderless," which Macy directed co-stars in, also features Selena Gomez, Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Felicity Huffman and Laurence Fishburne. Macy wrote the film with Casey Twenter and Jeff Robison. Sundance runs Jan. 16-26 in Utah.
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REMEMBERING JENNI RIVERA: VIDEO TRIBUTE TO THE DIVA OF BANDA MUSIC

Regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera, who died one year ago on Dec. 9 in a plane crash while working in Mexico, is being remembered in tributes for her contributions to music. In a recent Billboard cover story, the singer's family, friends and colleagues spoke about the singer's legacy as an entertainer who fought hard to succeed in the music industry.
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MILTON OLIN JR., EX-NAPSTER COO, DIES AFTER BEING HIT BY SHERIFF'S PATROL CAR

A former chief operating officer of the online file-sharing service Napster was killed when he was struck by a sheriff's patrol car while riding a bicycle, authorities said Monday.
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NICK CAVE JOINS FIGHT AGAINST DIGITAL SURVEILLANCE

Australian rock deity Nick Cave has joined a coalition of 562 authors, including 5 Nobel Prize laureates, from more than 80 countries, who’ve banded together on International Human Rights Day to take a stand against widespread digital surveillance by corporations and governments.
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NEW YORK DOLLS ESTATE FIGHT

He left behind only $4,000, but that’s not stopping the kids of late punk-rock pioneer Johnny Thunders from battling over his estate. Savvy investments by Thunders’ sister, the estate’s administrator, turned the paltry 1991 inheritance into at least several hundred thousand dollars, giving the New York Dolls guitarist’s children something to really fight about.
New York Post


BOB MARLEY ESTATE SUES CHICKEN CHAIN OVER 'ONE LOVE' NAME

The Bob Marley estate has sued a chicken fingers chain for adopting the phrase "One Love" as its trademark. The lawsuit was filed on Friday, December 6, in a Massachusetts U.S. district court by 56 Hope Road — the Bahamas-based company run by Robert Nesta Marley's children and widow, Rita — against Raising Cane's, a restaurant headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with locations in a handful of states.
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