Morning Heds: Apple's Latest Media Event, Will WMG Fight EMI Deal?, Macca Live Streaming
Morning Heds: Apple's Latest Media Event, Will WMG Fight EMI Deal?, Macca Live Streaming

Not the iPad 3 or New TV - But Apple Planning Media-Related Event in the Big(ger) Apple This Month

According to sources close to the situation, Apple is planning an important - but not large-scale - event to be held in New York at the end of this month that will focus on a media-related announcement.

U.S. Sales Figures for Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums of 2011
Fluxtumblr (via Daily Swarm)

Quantifying 2011's music critic echo-chamber.

Jive A&R Jeff Sledge Talks Gang Starr, Hip Hop Markets

The legendary A&R for Jive Records talks touring with Guru and Premo and keeping up with numerous different Hip Hop markets.

2012: The year of digital music
Business Standard
With the growth of mobile phone and internet users, consumers of digital music have increased manifold.

Battle of the Bands: Tech Firms Compete for Rock Stars
Wall Street Journal
"It's like a barometer of their health," says Steve Einzig, CEO of, which brokers private shows by famous acts. "If they don't bring in acts as big as the year before it might hint that they're having trouble."

Video Games Giants Including Sony Not on Official List of SOPA Supporters

A trio of video gaming's most established companies - including Sony's interactive entertainment arm - do not appear on an official register of companies supporting the US Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), it has been revealed.

Four on the Floor: Electronic Labels « The FADER
The Fader
Everything goes in cycles, and right now we're currently somewhere in the late-middle period of a heavy electronic music resurgence.

Business And All That Jazz
The Guardian
What can Duke Ellington and Miles Davis teach entrepreneurs? Quite a lot, say Warwick academics

Britney Spears is First to Break Google + 1 Million User Mark
Music Week
The singer crossed the threshold over the Christmas period and the star's popularity on the service is continuing to spread.

Hip-hop Helps Moscato Sales Soar in US
The Drinks Business
Breaking out of its after-dinner niche, US Moscato sales grew more than 80% for the 52 weeks ending 12 November, according to Nielsen.