mcgraw CHESNEY, MCGRAW WRAP TOUR WITH ANOTHER REGIONAL RECORD: Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw wrapped their "Brothers of the Sun" stadium tour last night at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., with 111,209 tickets sold for the weekend shows -- which Dan Murphy, Gillette Stadium's Vice President of External Affairs, called "a record for the biggest country music event in New England history."
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universal UNIVERSAL-EMI MERGER TO HEAT UP AGAIN THIS WEEK: While things have been a bit quiet recently around the Universal Music Group's proposed acquisition of EMI, expect them to heat up toward the end of this week and especially after the Labor Day weekend. Here's where they stand...
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YOUTUBE TO TRIM SOME CONTENT CHANNELS, ADD OTHERS Google's YouTube
is preparing to weed out some of the weaker performers among its original content channels as well as seeking capital to fund new ones, according to the New York Post.


TWO PUSSY RIOTERS FLEE COUNTRY, "PREPARING NEW ACTIONS": Two members of Pussy Riot, the punk group sentenced to two years in prison for mocking Russian leader Vladimir Putin, reportedly have fled the country. "In regard to the pursuit, two of our members have successfully fled the country! Recruiting foreign feminists to prepare new actions," the group said on Twitter. CNN


RIP HOT 97'S CHRIS NADLER: Chris Nadler, a longtime executive at Hot 97/Emmis Communications and a familiar face on the New York music scene for decades, died on Friday. Billboard.biz



ISAAC UPENDS REPUBLICAN CONVENTION MUSIC SCHEDULE
: The scheduling havoc caused by Tropical Storm Isaac at the Republican National Convention has spread to its music schedule, with Lynyrd Skynyrd and others cancelling planned appearances. THR


CREAMFIELDS ENDS EARLY DUE TO RAIN: The Creamfields dance music festival, headlined by Deadmau5, Tiesto, Richie Hawtin, Paul van Dyk, James Zabiela and Groove Armada, ended a day early as organizers cancelled Sunday's planned closing day performances amid heavy overnight rain that caused flooding. THR

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