Morning Heds: Grammy Cuts, The End of the Blues, Kanye's G.O.O.D. Album
Morning Heds: Grammy Cuts, The End of the Blues, Kanye's G.O.O.D. Album

Bon Iver Establishes New Record Label
Music Feeds

Justin Vernon, the man behind one of the most successful Indie projects, Bon Iver, has launched his own record label. The label, called Chigliak Records, is an offshoot of his current label Jagjaaguwar, and will release music that was "never commercially released" and "never put on vinyl".

Sony Vita will debut in US with film-music services AFP
AFP

Sony said that its PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment gadgets will debut in the US market on February 22 with access to popular streaming film and television service Netflix.

David Foster Starting as Head of Verve's Music Group
VVN Music

David Foster is getting ready to take on a new role as head of Universal Music's Verve Music Group.

HMV insists it will survive despite Christmas sales fall

Guardian

The entertainment group HMV insisted that it would remain a high street fixture for years to come after improved trading over the crucial Christmas fortnight bought it some breathing space.

Q&A with Youssou N'dour: Why the Musician Wants to Be President

TIME
Africa's most famous living singer, Youssou N'Dour, announced Jan. 2 he would run for the presidency of his native Senegal at elections on February 26.

Scott Borchetta to be Interviewed at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Cybergrass Bluegrass Music News
Dynamic and visionary record executive Scott Borchetta will visit the Country Music Hall of FameĀ® and Museum on Saturday, January 21, for a rare interview.

LEME 2012: London Electronic Music Event line up announced
Music Industry Newswire (press release)

Sample Magic has announced the full line-up for the first ever London Electronic Music Event with appearances from Ben Watt, Toolroom Records, Dom Betmead (The Nextmen), SoundCloud, Hal Ritson (Dizzee Rascal), DJ Magazine and more.

Bob Marley's family ends legal wrangle with Universal
musicweek.com

The family of Bob Marley have now settled a three-and-a-half-year legal dispute regarding the Reggae legend's digital royalties from record label Universal

Red Bull Music Academy Heads to New York
The Daily Swarm

The Red Bull Music Academy 2012 will be held in New York City this fall.

Know Your Arts Advocates: Future Of Music Coalition's Michael Bracy
NPR

We spoke with representatives from Americans for the Arts, the League of American Orchestras and APAP itself. Here's what some of the tiny number of people who lobby for arts in America have been up to.

MOG and Aha bring on-demand music streaming to Subaru vehicles

VentureBeat

On-demand music streaming service MOG announced today that it has partnered with JVC and Aha, a move that will ultimately put MOG's unlimited music offering into Subaru and Honda vehicles.

Dish Seeks Network OK For High-Speed Network

New York Post

Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen has urged US regulators to approve his company's plan for a nationwide high-speed network for wireless Internet.

Solange Knowles is the Latest Musician to be Signed by Next Models
Fashionista

Next Models has confirmed that they've recently signed the musician/actress/dj/fashion darling, who Vogue UK is touting as the "Next Big Thing."

Alexis Weissenberg dies at 82; French pianist's music saved him from death camps

Los Angeles Times

Bulgarian-born French pianist Alexis Weissenberg, whose love of music from the age of 3 saved him and his mother from a World War II concentration camp and carried him to the heights of performances with Herbert von Karajan and Leonard Bernstein, has died. He was 82.

Steve Jobs's Paycheck: $1. Tim Cook's Paycheck: $378 Million.

All Things Digital

Financially, 2011 was a windfall year for Tim Cook. His appointment as Apple CEO following the departure of co-founder Steve Jobs brought with it a new salary and a wheelbarrow full of stock awards.