Morning Fix: New U.S. Copyright Alert System; IFPI's 2013 Digital Music Report; How INDMusic Monetizes 'Harlem Shake'

IFPI DIGITAL MUSIC REPORT 2013: GLOBAL RECORDED MUSIC REVENUES CLIMB FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 1999

It’s been a long time coming, but the global recorded music industry is finally “well on the road to recovery,” declared Frances Moore, chief executive, IFPI, at the London launch of IFPI’s annual Digital Music Report. The source of her optimism: Digital sales fueled a small rise in global recorded music revenues marking the first year of industry growth since 1999. HERE, you can read .Biz’s Frances Moore guest post on this year's report.
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NEW U.S. COPYRIGHT ALERT SYSTEM LAUNCHES, ISPS TO GET INFRINGEMENT NOTICES THIS WEEK

Some U.S. broadband users will soon start receiving unexpected -- and likely unwelcome -- notices from their Internet service providers. Launched Monday by the Center for Copyright Information and its record label partners, the long-awaited Copyright Alert System will send notices to alleged peer-to-peer infringers via their ISPs.
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HOW FOUR-PERSON INDMUSIC IS MONETIZING THE 'HARLEM SHAKE' MEME FOR MAD DECENT

INDmusic has just seen as many total views during the last nine days as they have in the company's 18-month existence -- all courtesy of Baauer's "Harlem Shake," so how are they monetizing it?
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OSCARS BOUNCE: ADELE, SHIRLEY BASSEY, STREISAND SET FOR BIG SALES GAINS

Music from Adele, Dame Shirley Bassey, Jennifer Hudson and more are all due to see huge sales increases on this week's Billboard charts thanks to last night's Academy Awards (Feb. 24).
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VIVENDI Q4 ADJUSTED PROFIT DOWN 18%

Music from Adele, Dame Shirley Bassey, Jennifer Hudson and more are all due to see huge sales increases on this week's Billboard charts thanks to last night's Academy Awards (Feb. 24).
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WARNER LATIN AND TELEMUNDO LAUNCH JOINT VENTURE

“This is a true 360 platform,” says Rudy Weissenberg, Sr. VP of Production for Telemundo Studios. “All the revenue and income generated by the venture is shared by the companies. Warner will do what they do best: The music […] And what we offer is all the platforms of Telemundo media and the great marketing power behind the different screens.”
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DAVID BOWIE DROPS NEW SONG, VIDEO FOR 'THE STARS (ARE OUT TONIGHT)'

After surprising everyone last month with a new single and promises of more music to come, David Bowie has dropped a second, rockier track and an eye-catching clip.
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UMG CENTRAL EUROPE'S FRANK BRIEGMANN ON GROWING THE BUSINESS, YOUTUBE VS. GEMA, EMI/UMG MERGER

Appointed to the newly-created position of president Central Europe and Deutsche Grammophon, Universal Music Group International on Feb. 18, Frank Briegmann is responsible for overseeing the label’s operations in over a dozen European markets, including Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Russia, Bulgaria, Romania and the Nordic Countries, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
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METALLICA’S ORION FEST MOVES TO DETROIT – C3’S CHARLIE WALKER EXPLAINS WHY

Metallica's inaugural Orion Fest was held in Atlantic City, New Jersey last year and was a success, but this year, the festival -- which features Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bassnectar, Silversun Pickups and many more -- will be taking place in Detroit. C3's Charlie Walker explains why ...
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BUSINESS MATTERS: WHAT TO EXPECT FROM LIVE NATION'S EARNINGS

Live Nation, which reports earnings after the end of trading today, is likely to have a positive outlook for 2013. By the end of October it had already sold three million tickets to events in 2013, compared to 900,000 advance tickets to events in 2012 at the same point a year earlier.
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GLASSNOTE EXTENDS DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH RED

Glassnote has extended its distribution deal with RED, the Sony Music Entertainment-owned independent distributor that the label has been with since it issued its second release.
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JUDGE LEANS TOWARD LETTING JACKSON SUIT AGAINST AEG CONTINUE

A jury should decide whether the promoter of Michael Jackson's final concerts negligently hired and supervised the physician convicted of causing the singer's death, a judge tentatively ruled Monday.
If the ruling stands, it will allow the case by Jackson's mother, Katherine, to go forward and present the theory that concert giant AEG Live controlled the physician who gave the superstar a lethal dose of the anesthetic propofol.
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AMY WINEHOUSE FOUNDATION PLANS FIRST U.S. GALA

Before her death in 2011, Amy Winehouse gave much more to the world than just her music. Now the singer's family is working hard to keep her giving spirit alive through the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
The foundation will hold its first U.S. fund-raising event at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York on March 21, marking the one-year anniversary of its stateside launch. The inaugural Amy Winehouse Inspiration Awards & Gala will honor Tony Bennett, who recorded "Body and Soul" with the late singer and donated $220,000 in seed money to the foundation. Other honorees include Nas, Salaam Remi and Elhadj "Moe" Kane. Among the performers are Jennifer Hudson and Wyclef Jean.
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THE PIRATE BAY DEPARTS SWEDEN FOR NORWAY AND SPAIN

Following threats of legal action in its traditional home of Sweden, The Pirate Bay set sail for pastures new. Sweden’s Pirate Party had been providing bandwidth to the site for the last three years but came under intense pressure last week when a local anti-piracy group threatened to sue. The Swedish pirates have now stepped aside and handed the responsibilities to pirate parties in Norway and Spain.
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MINDY MCCREADY'S FUNERAL TODAY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Mindy McCready's funeral is being held in her hometown of Fort Myers. The funeral for the late country star will be at Tuesday at Crossroads Baptist Church. A memorial is scheduled in Nashville next month. McCready committed suicide Feb. 17 at her home in Arkansas, days after leaving a court-ordered substance abuse treatment program,
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FORMER ALLMAN BROTHERS GUITARIST TOLER DIES AT 65

Former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dan Toler has died following a two-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, otherwise known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 65.
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