Morning Fix: Jennifer Lopez Outbids Sean Combs for Fuse TV; European Parliament Approves Net Neutrality Law; Letterman's 5 Best Music Moments; Marc Anthony, Prince Royce to Perform at Billboard Latin Music Awards

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JASON ILEY NAMED CEO OF SONY MUSIC U.K.

The former Roc Nation president and one-time Mercury Records U.K. chief has been named CEO of Sony Music’s activities in the U.K. and Ireland, filling the void left by the departure of Nick Gatfield.
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JENNIFER LOPEZ BESTS EX SEAN COMBS IN BID FOR FUSE (SOURCES)

Jennifer Lopez has bested her ex-boyfriend Sean “Puffy” Combs in the contest to acquire cable music channel Fuse TV, say sources familiar with the situation.
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JACK WHITE TO CREATE WORLD'S FASTEST RELEASED RECORD FOR RECORD STORE DAY

Jack White will attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Records for the fastest-ever released record, studio-to-store, in the history of mankind to mark Record Store Day, April 19.
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BUSINESS MATTERS: WHAT'S BEHIND YOUTUBE MUSIC SERVICE'S DELAYS?

YouTube, which originally planned to launch its on-demand music streaming service late last year, has pushed its debut to the second quarter or beyond.
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DANCEHALL ARTIST VYBZ KARTEL RECEIVES LIFE SENTENCE

A undeniable yet divisive talent, Vybz Kartel has entered into a career phase his seemingly invincible ego, as the self-designated as the World Boss, might have never envisioned: a life sentence handed down today by Justice Lennox Campbell in Jamaica’s Supreme Court.
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EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT APPROVES NET NEUTRALITY LAW IN LANDSLIDE VOTE

The European Parliament voted to stop Internet providers from charging for preferential access to their networks on Thursday, a step cheered by consumer groups but bemoaned by the telecommunications industry.
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PLAY BALL: YO LA TENGO & THE SO SO GLOS TALK NEW YORK METS' 2014 SEASON

April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the music world for a team-by-team preview of their favorite squads.
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NILE RODGERS TO BE HONORED WITH IMS LEGENDS AWARD

Nile Rodgers will next month receive the International Music Summit’s top honor – the Legends Award. The multi-Grammy winning disco pioneer will be feted at the IMS Legends Dinner, to be held May 21 at the Sessions restaurant within Ibiza’s Hard Rock Hotel.
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DAVID LETTERMAN'S 5 BEST LATE NIGHT MUSIC MOMENTS

In his 30-plus years at the helm of late night shows, Letterman has played host to a score of musicians, both as special and musical guests. From overseeing the Beatles' 30th anniversary of appearing on "The Ed Sullivan Show" to encountering Joaquin Phoenix's ill-fated rap career, here are five of the host's best music moments.
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MARTIN GARRIX MAKES AN ULTRA DEBUT ON SOCIAL 50 CHART

EDM star Martin Garrix debuts on the Social 50 chart thanks to his breakout turn at the Ultra Music Festival over the March 28-30 weekend.
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2 CHAINZ CHARGED WITH FELONY FOR SIZZURP ARREST: REPORT

2 Chainz is being charged with felony drug possession ten months after his arrest, according to TMZ. In June 2013, the rapper was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) for possession of Promethazine – a main ingredient in sizzurp.
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MARC ANTHONY, PRINCE ROYCE, FRANCO DE VITA TO PERFORM AT 2014 BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC AWARDS

Marc Anthony, Prince Royce and Franco de Vita join the star-studded list of performers at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented by State Farm on April 24.
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M.I.A., JANELLE MONAE PERFORM HOLOGRAM DUET

Singers M.I.A. and Janelle Monae shared the stage during separate concerts on opposite coasts through the magic of holograms.
AP


K-POP STARS BIG IN JAPAN BRIDGE DIPLOMATIC DIVIDE

Thousands of K-Pop fans flocked to a major concert by top South Korean music stars in Japan this week, with organisers and fans alike calling it a "bridge" for two nations locked in a never-ending diplomatic squabble.
Yahoo


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