Morning Heds: Adele's Record-Setting Year, Frampton Vs. Universal, Google's YouTube Slam
Morning Heds: Adele's Record-Setting Year, Frampton Vs. Universal, Google's YouTube Slam

Tim Cook on His First Four Months as Apple CEO: Just Look at the Results
All Things D

Asked about his first four months as Apple chief executive, Tim Cook stressed that what he feels most is lucky to be surrounded by his talented colleagues.

San Francisco Board Of Supervisors' Grammy Resolution Puts Pressure On Awards Show
Huffington Post

Many in the music community around the country have complained that the changes to were done without outside input and, because the majority of the cuts were directed at various ethnic music categories--particularly Latino music...

"We're just like YouTube," Megaupload lawyer tells Ars
ars technica.com

Megaupload's US attorney, Ira Rothken, has a succinct description of the US government case against his client: "wrong on the facts and wrong on the law."

Madonna Teases 'Pom Poms' For Super Bowl, Will Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. Join Her?
MTV
'Give Me All Your Luvin' collaborators Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. might join halftime show, Queen of Pop tells MTV News.

Rock music's death knell has yet to toll
The Guardian
At the heart of rock's supposed demise is the issue facing the whole music industry: the collapse in profits caused by illegal downloading. The conventional narrative holds that with money harder to come by, the major record labels - Warner, Sony and ...

Big Anaheim music show NAMM sets attendance record
OCRegister

The massive music show at the Anaheim Convention Center this past weekend was the largest event ever held at the venue, organizers said.

Iggy Pop named as ambassador for Record Store Day
UNLIMITED CMU

Organisers of the Record Store Day festivities worldwide have announced that Iggy Pop will be this year's Ambassador for the annual celebration of the independent record shop. Officially giving his support to Record Store Day, indie record shops ...

Music piracy still high in UK
Insideireland.ie

Edgar Berger, The international president of Sony Music, said that the delays were "definitely disappointing" and "the first notices are now planned to be sent out by 2013." Internet Service Providers, such as TalkTalk and BT have brought the issue to ...

Watchdog clears Lady Gaga TV ad
The Press Association

The commercial featured various clips from her music videos, which could be seen on music channels at all times of the day, Universal Music argued. The company also said it had specifically scheduled the ad to be broadcast during programmes aimed at ...

Mick Jagger pulls out of Davos tea party

Guardian

Rolling Stones singer complains of being used as 'political football' at PM's event to promote Britain in Olympic year

Oberst: Don't block anti-bias law
Omaha World-Herald

A group of Omaha musicians, including Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes, is calling on state lawmakers to pull the plug on a proposal that would ban Omaha and other communities from passing anti-discrimination ordinances.

Cash Money's Baby to Bet $5 Million on Super Bowl
All Hip Hop
Cash Money's Bryan "Baby" Williams has never been one to hide the fact that he likes to gamble and that he puts money on the big games. This year's Super Bowl is no different than last, as Birdman is again betting on arguably the world's biggest and most highly televised championship game in sports and best on New England

Matador Says Google/YouTube Rejected Perfume Genius Promo Video for Being "Not Family Safe"
Pitchfork

To promote the Perfume Genius album Put Your Back N 2 It, Matador Records created a short video advertisement. The 16-second clip features footage of Perfume Genius' Mike Hadreas in an embrace with porn star Arpad Miklos, from the "Hood" video.

Lady Gaga's Parents to Open Joanne Trattoria
New York Times
Lady Gaga's parents, Joseph and Cynthia Germanotta, plan to open Joanne Trattoria, an Italian restaurant on the Upper West Side, next Wednesday.

How Boxee may accelerate cord cutting with the social Live TV tuner
Digital Trends

While many Americans continue to pay high content costs for access to cable or satellite programming, Boxee is rolling out a Live TV solution for current and future Boxee Box owners.

Orange to Bring Free Wikipedia Access to Cell Users in Africa and Middle East
All Things D

Mobile carrier Orange said on Tuesday that it plans to offer mobile customers in Africa and the Middle East free, unlimited access to Wikipedia.

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