Morning Fix: Amazon's Licensing Approach Could be Digital Music's Future; Twitter COO Resigns; Katy Perry and Staples 'Make Roar Happen'

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WHY AMAZON'S APPROACH TO LICENSING COULD BE THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL MUSIC

Even though the just-launched Amazon Music Price is receiving some criticism, it hints at a future with different types of subscription services and different prices.
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KATY PERRY AND STAPLES 'MAKE ROAR HAPPEN' TO HELP SUPPORT TEACHERS

Katy Perry is teaming up with the Staples organization to “celebrate and support” teachers with her “Make Roar Happen” initiative, in a joint announcement this afternoon at the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles.
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5 SECONDS OF SUMMER AND DIDDY HIT NEW HIGH ON SOCIAL 50 CHART

Diddy notches his best week yet on the three-and-a-half-year old Social 50 chart, as a teaser for his new video “I Want the Love” spurs a re-entry for the hip-hop mogul at No. 23.
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ANNUAL NMPA MEETING ADDRESSES MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS, TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES, SONGS AS 'HOPES AND DREAMS'

While the U.S. music publishing industry may have generated an annual revenue of $2.21 billion in 2013, National Music Publishers Association president and CEO David Israelite estimated (at the organization's annual meeting on June 11) that it's losing out on another $2.31 billion due to the Department of Justice's consent decrees, which hobble the two large performance rights societies, ASCAP and BMI, as well as the compulsory licenses that result in unfair rates imposed on mechanical licensing.
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CRAFTING A HIT: HOW MANY SONGWRITERS DOES IT TAKE?

How many people does it take to write a hit song? If you're Pharrell, one. If you're Pitbull or Jason Derulo, probably eight -- or more.
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CELINE DION HAS NEW MANAGER AS RENE ANGELIL STEPS DOWN

Veteran Quebec live entertainment exec Aldo Giampaolo is headed to Las Vegas to become CEO of Feeling Productions.
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IGGY AZALEA, RITA ORA, ELLIE GOULDING'S TURN FIRST MANAGEMENT COMPANY RUN BY 'LIONESSES'

Iggy Azalea’s management company, Turn First Artists, is that rare thing in the music business: a power center controlled by women.
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BIG MACHINE, COX MEDIA GROUP SIGN DIRECT LICENSING DEAL

Big Machine and Cox Media Group announced Thursday a direct licensing deal that will pay Big Machine for plays of its music on terrestrial and Internet radio platforms.
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BARCLAYS CENTER'S CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD: INSIDE NEW YORK CITY'S HIDDEN THEATER (Q&A)

Radio City Music Hall. Beacon Theatre. The Theater at Madison Square Garden. These are just a few initiate-sized music venues that most New York concertgoers are familiar with. But here’s a name you might not recognize just yet: the Cushman & Wakefield Theater..
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FALL OUT BOY'S PETE WENTZ RELAUNCHING DECAYDANCE LABEL AS DCD2

Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy has announced he will relaunch his record label Decaydance later this month as DCD2.
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TWITTER COO ALI ROWGHANI RESIGNS

Twitter says its chief operating officer, Ali Rowghani, has resigned from his post but will stay with the company as a strategic adviser to CEO Dick Costolo.
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HOW RADIO AND STREAMING CAN BE COMPLEMENTARY AT NEW MUSIC SEMINAR

Closing out Tuesday’s panels at the New Music Seminar in New York, traditional radio formats were presented as a tool just as necessary as streaming and other online platforms for music discovery and marketing strategies.
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WHY MUSIC IS AN EFFECTIVE MILLENNIAL MARKETING TOOL

Today, millennials make up 25% of the U.S. population (that’s 77 million people), and their economic spending power is $1.3 trillion dollars, according to PTTOW.
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DEG, CEA, OTHERS AGREE ON HIGH-RESOLUTION AUDIO TERMS

The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG), the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), The Recording Academy and three major music labels have come together to agree on a formal definition of high-resolution audio.
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