Morning Fix: Billboard Touring Conference Kicks Off; Facebook Woos Music Apps; Carnegie Hall Reopens
Morning Fix: Billboard Touring Conference Kicks Off; Facebook Woos Music Apps; Carnegie Hall Reopens

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FACEBOOK TO MUSIC APP DEVELOPERS: YOU NEED US: Facebook trumpeted its track record as a platform for music applications not named Spotify in a post entitled, "Facebook Timeline Apps and Music, A Year Later." With keen competition from other platforms vying to host entertainment apps, Facebook must convince developers it brings more than just 1 billion users to the party -- especially as users migrate to mobile devices.

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BILLBOARD TOURING CONFERENCE & AWARDS KICKS OFF TODAY: The 2012 Billboard Touring Conference & Awards kicks off in New York today and tomorrow with an impressive line-up that includes Live Nation's Irving Azoff, AXS TV's Mark Cuban, Goldenvoice's Paul Tollett, the great Neil Diamond among many others. For all our coverage go here and to see the latest updates on Twitter check the hashtag #TouringConf.

TIESTO TEAMS WITH (RED) FOR GLOBAL EDM EVENT ON WORLD AIDS DAY: Tiesto will become the latest celebrity face of the (RED) campaign, teaming with the organization for a global event on World AIDS Day (Dec. 1) that will see the superstar DJ recruiting A-list house and EDM artists to raise awareness over the elimination and transmission of HIV from mothers to their babies by 2015.

TR3S LAUNCHES NEW MUSIC SERIES AIMED AT REGIONAL MEXICAN DEMO: Tr3s executives have launched the new series "Remexa" featuring some of the most popular regional Mexican acts. The 30-minute series will include music videos from Espinoza Paz, Los Tigres Del Norte, Jenni Rivera and Gerardo Ortiz, among others.

CIVIL WARS CANCEL TOUR, CITE 'INTERNAL DISCORD, IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES:' Acclaimed country duo the Civil Wars posted a surprising announcement on their Facebook page yesterday afternoon: " We sincerely apologize for the canceling of all of our tour dates," the post read. "It is something we deeply regret. However, due to internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition we are unable to continue as a touring entity at this time."

INDEPENDENT LABEL MARKET ANNOUNCES TWO DAY LONDON EVENT, GOING GLOBAL: The Independent Label Market will return to London's Old Spitalfields Market Dec. 1-2 featuring stalls manned by the bosses of indie record companies including Bella Union, One Little Indian, Soul Jazz, Rough Trade, Infectious, !K7, No Pain In Pop, and Planet Mu. ILM has also announced it is expanding its partnership with the Association Of Independent Music in order to help roll out its events globally.

TROY CARTER: 'MUSIC IS A SINGLES MARKET AGAIN - AND HEALTHIER THAN EVER': The music industry is healthier than ever, according to Lady Gaga's manager Troy Carter - it's simply reverted to a singles market where artist apps are the future. Speaking to the Brisbane Times, Carter said: "The way consumers interact with music is different now. It's not an albums business anymore, it's a singles business and the industry has gone through that before." He went on to outline his belief that free content would ultimately destroy piracy altogether. He also said Gaga's next album would be a launched through a paid-for app.
Music Week

CARNEGIE HALL TO REOPEN FOR FIRST TIME SINCE SANDY: Carnegie Hall will reopen today for the first time since Superstorm Sandy forced it to shutter its doors. The concert hall announced Tuesday its planned concerts will resume after more than a week of closure due to the storm. Carnegie Hall sits on West 57th St. where a hanging crane caused street closures in the area. After the street was reopened Sunday, Carnegie Hall still needed to restore power.
Associated Press

: John Malone's Liberty Media on Tuesday reported higher third-quarter financials as its Starz unit continued to sign up new subscribers with net earnings of $1 billion compared with a year-ago loss of $42 million as the company benefited from a $1.28 billion share of earnings of affiliates. Liberty Media is also on the verge of taking over SiriusXM.
The Hollywood Reporter

MEGAUPLOAD REDO SHUT DOWN BEFORE IT DEBUTS: Kim DotCom, founder of MegaUpload, the cloud storage service indicted by the U.S for copyright infringement, has been boasting of a new file sharing site called Me.Ga which would use the Gabon-based domain .ga instead of the .com domain. Blaise Louembe, Gabon's communications minister, however, told New Zealand's, that the small West African nation "cannot serve as a platform or screen for committing acts aimed at violating copyrights, nor be used by unscrupulous people."

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