Morning Fix: Clear Channel Loses John Hogan; Beatlemania at 50; Marcie Allen Named Prez of T.J. Martell Foundation Board; Sony Settles 'Blurred Lines'

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CLEAR CHANNEL’S JOHN HOGAN RETIRES, BOB PITTMAN’S CONTRACT EXTENDED

CC Media Holdings, Inc. today announced that John Hogan, chairman and CEO of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, is retiring and has been awarded the title of Chairman emeritus of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. In the same announcement Bob Pittman, chairman and CEO of CC Media Holdings has extended his contract for an additional 5-year term.
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MATT SHAY JOINS C3'S MANAGEMENT DIVISION

C3 Presents, the Austin-based independent concert promotion, event production and artist management company, will announce today that Matt Shay will be joining C3's Management division as president.
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MARCIE ALLEN NAMED T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION BOARD PRESIDENT, TROY CARTER, JENNIFER BREITHAUPT, MARTY DIAMOND NAMED BOARD DIRECTORS

The T.J. Martell Foundation, a charity focused on raising money for leukemia, cancer and AIDS research, has named a new president to its Board of Directors, three new members of the board as well as its board officers for this year.
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'BLURRED LINES' LAWSUIT: SONY/ATV SETTLES WITH MARVIN GAYE'S FAMILY

The heavyweight copyright lawsuit over "Blurred Lines" isn't over, but thanks to a settlement among some of the parties, the case will no longer put one music giant in an uncomfortable position. Robin Thicke was the first to bring litigation and sought declaratory relief that his mega-hit song wasn't an improper copy of Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up."
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U.K. TV PRODUCERS PLOTTING DRAMA BASED ON MOTOWN CLASSICS

Plans are afoot for 10-part musical TV drama show "Stop! In The Name of Love," centered on the iconic sounds of Motown anthems. The show is being developed by a group of heavyweight U.K. backers and producers.
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BEATLEMANIA AT 50: THE FAB FOUR'S LEGENDARY CHART HISTORY

It will take Jay Z just six more No. 1 albums to catch up with the Fab Four’s record pace.
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BEATLEMANIA AT 50: THREE MODERN LESSONS TO TAKE AWAY

Three lessons the music business of today can learn from the Beatles in 1964, including "going viral," managing worldwide success -- and maybe a dash of luck.
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FILM/TV BRIEFS: TUNSTALL TO HEADLINE BMI SNOW BALL; FOX DOCKS AT LONELY ISLAND; DR. LUKE TAPS FILM-TV EXEC; ‘LIVE FROM DARYL’S HOUSE’ RETURNS

Fox and Andy Samberg's Lonely Island look to fill out T.V. - Maria Alonte-McCoy goes to Dr. Luke's Kemosabe – 'Live from Daryl's House' returns – CBS and 'Hawaii Five-O' – all in this week's Film/TV Briefs.
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JENNIE BODDY TEAMS WITH AMBROSIA HEALY TO OPEN EAST COAST OFFICE OF THE FUN STAR

Today public relations pro Jennie Boddy joins publicity veteran Ambrosia Healy to open an East Coast branch of The Fun Star, the publicity firm founded by Healy. Boddy will oversee the East Coast office, while Healy and associate Erin Cooney run The Fun Star West Coast.
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OUTKAST ANNOUNCE TOUR OF OVER 40 FESTIVALS

"It's truly an honor to celebrate 20 years and still be free to do music the way we choose," Big Boi said, via statement. "Don't just think outside the box, know that there is no box. I'm looking forward to rocking the stage with my Bro Ski and to all the fans - stank you smelly much, this is for y'all!"
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SAMSUNG TO PARTNER WITH DEEZER, TAKE STAKE IN COMPANY?

Samsung electronics group is rumoured to be partnering with French-based streaming service Deezer, including possibly taking a stake in the company.
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RIAA WANTS GOOGLE TO IMPLEMENT FIVE-POINT ANTI-PIRACY PLAN

This week the global music industry sent its 100 millionth DMCA takedown request to Google. According to the RIAA, this staggering number has done very little to keep the most blatant pirate sites out of search results. Together with IFPI, the RIAA urges Google to up its anti-piracy efforts, which includes demoting pirate sites, or removing them altogether.
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