Morning Fix: Scooter Braun's Gut and 9 Other Things You Didn't Know; Lady Gaga Nets Second No. 1; Kim Dotcom Re-Returns with Baboom; Bon Jovi's Viral Revival

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SCOOTER BRAUN: 10 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW

As Bieber’s manager and business partner, Braun's story has also become legend: from college dropout to So So Def Records marketing exec to Asher Roth manager, at which point, he stumbled upon a YouTube clip of a talented kid from Canada with all the potential in the world.
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LADY GAGA SCORES SECOND NO. 1 ALBUM WITH 'ARTPOP,' BEATLES 'LIVE AT THE BBC' DEBUTS NO. 7

It's the second No. 1 set for Gaga, who also debuted at No. 1 with her last album, 2011's "Born This Way." That set bowed with 1.1 million sold in its first week (a number amplified by a temporary 99 cent sale deal by Amazon MP3). "ARTPOP" is also the fifth top 10 for Gaga, following "The Fame" (No. 2), "The Fame Monster" (No. 5), "The Remix" (No. 6) and "Born This Way."
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BABOOM MUSIC, KIM DOTCOM'S 'ITUNES/SPOTIFY HYBRID,' COMES WITH INNOVATIVE BELLS, WHISTLES (REPORT)

The service, which Dotcom says has been in development for about three-and-a-half years -- before, during and after a raid on his home and the subsequent and ongoing legal proceedings resulting from it -- is still in development by a team of 22 working from Portugal.
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BON JOVI'S 'PRAYER' RE-ENTERS HOT 100 DUE TO VIRAL REVIVAL

Bon Jovi's 1987 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 "Livin' on a Prayer" returns to the ranking at No. 25 thanks to renewed viral interest. The iconic rock track debuts on Streaming Songs at No. 5 after garnering 5.1 million streams in the U.S. last week (up 390%), according to Nielsen BDS.
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TUNECORE TAPS INDMUSIC TO MONETIZE YOUTUBE

TuneCore Inc., one of the world's largest digital music distribution companies, on Wednesday announced it has signed an agreement with INDmusic to better monetize its artists' music on YouTube. The deal calls for INDmusic to adminster the master recording rights on YouTube for TuneCore's library of 290,000 tracks.
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LATIN GRAMMY WEEK: MIGUEL BOSÉ TALKS PERSON OF THE YEAR HONOR, THE BUSINESS OF NEW TALENT AND JENNI RIVERA

Bosé, one of Spain's most celebrated singer/songwriters, is being feted this week in Las Vegas as the Latin Recording Person of the Year. First he will be honored at an invitation-only gala. The following day on Nov. 21, he'll be recognized on the Latin Grammy telecast airing live on Univision.
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A LOOK AT ACE HOTEL FOUNDER ALEX CALDERWOOD'S WORK IN MUSIC

"Everyone knew Alex in Seattle through his involvement with Tasty Shows, which was one of the premier promoters in town, especially when it came to the burgeoning electronic scene," Jason Reynolds, founder and CEO of the Chords of Fame management company who worked with Calderwood on many occasions, told Billboard in an email conversation.
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WARNER BROS. ATTEMPTING TO DODGE RESPONSIBILITY FOR FALSE DMCA TAKEDOWNS

One of the bizarre side notes to Hollywood's big lawsuit against the cyberlocker Hotfile was a countersuit against Warner Bros. by Hotfile, for using the easy takedown tool that Hotfile had provided, to take down a variety of content that was (a) non-infringing and (b) had nothing to do with Warner Bros. at all (i.e., the company did not hold the copyright on those files).
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PITCHFORK TO LAUNCH PRINT PUBLICATION, "THE PITCHFORK REVIEW"

When Pitchfork launched in 1996, Internet music criticism (or Internet anything) was virtually non-existent, and Pitchfork.com grew into arguably the most influential brand in online music coverage. Now, as many print music magazines shutter or go web-only, Pitchfork is returning to the roots of its trade: on December 14, the company will debut The Pitchfork Review, a quarterly print journal focused on longform music writing and design-focused content.
Fast Company


AOL TO SHUT DOWN WINAMP

Winamp was one of the most popular tools for playing MP3s and digital music in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Its popularity coincided with Napster's explosive growth during that time.
CNN Money


JUST HOW IMPORTANT IS JONY IVE TO APPLE?

The iMac, the iPod, the iPhone, the iPad. These wonder devices were not given to us from the mind of one man, but two. Now with Steve Jobs gone, Apple’s most valuable asset is Jony Ive. Just how valuable? The company would have a hard time recovering if he left, says the man who wrote the book on him.
Fast Company


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