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FCC SHELVES PANDORA'S BID FOR SOUTH DAKOTA RADIO STATION

In another minor setback to its music licensing plans, Pandora has received word from the FCC that it is no longer processing its application for the transfer of the ownership of broadcasting license for KXMZ, the Rapid City, South Dakota radio station it acquired last June.
Billboard.biz


DR. DRE, JIMMY IOVINE DRAGGED INTO 'BEATS' HEADPHONES ROYALTIES DISPUTE

The two music industry stars once agreed to fork over 4 percent of royalties to a design firm. But then, new headphones were introduced. What happens to the royalty payments?
Billboard.biz


SUNDANCE: 10 MUST-SEE, MUSIC-RELATED MOVIES SCREENING IN PARK CITY

It’s nothing new to have musicians head by the planeload into Park City, Utah, to perform at various showcases, but this year’s line-up has a decidedly musical bent. Included are documentaries on Fela Kuti, the Electric Daisy festival and Rae Spoon, and scripted films that hit venture in 1960s jazz, the Brooklyn music scene and the streets of Glasgow.
Billboard.biz


COURT UPHOLDS MICHAEL JACKSON DOCTOR'S INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER CONVICTION

An appellate court on Wednesday unanimously upheld the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, determining there was substantial evidence of his guilt presented at trial.
Billboard.biz


DESPITE FEDERAL COURT'S OPEN INTERNET RULING MAJOR CHANGES UNLIKELY

Don't expect major changes to how you access your favorite websites and services despite a federal appeals court's decision to set aside rules meant to ensure equal access to entertainment, news and other online content.
Billboard.biz


KOBALT NEIGHBOURING RIGHTS SIGN MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS, JOSH HOMME, FLUME & MORE

Just in time for awards season, Kobalt Neighbouring Rights has signed a collection of Grammy and Brit Award nominees for collection of their neighbouring rights income.
Billboard.biz


TUNECORE CLAIMS $371 MILLION PAID SINCE COMPANY'S FOUNDING, PAYOUTS UP 19% OVER 2012

TuneCore has made public its payout numbers for 2013, touting a 19% increase in dollars paid over 2012, to $121 million in 2013. The digital distribution service has paid out $371 million to its clients across 5 billion downloads since being founded in 2006.
Billboard.biz


WHY SHOULD THE MUSIC INDUSTRY CARE ABOUT THE NET NEUTRALITY DEBATE?

That headline isn’t meant to sound negative: the music industry should definitely care about this week’s debate around net neutrality in the US, and what its implications may be for digital music services in the future.
Music Ally


MASSIVE MUSIC HALL SET FOR EAST WILLIAMSBURG 

Hell’s Kitchen is coming to East Williamsburg. One of the partners behind the Bowery Ballroom, Terminal 5 and a string of popular music venues plans to open a massive 2,000-capacity venue in Brooklyn’s hipster haven.
New York Daily News


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