Morning Fix: Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup: Kanye, Elton John, More; Pharrell's 'G I R L' Strategy Banks on Red Bull, Oscars; Little Dragon's Internet Magic; Imagine Dragons Break Hot 100 Record

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BONNAROO 2014 LINEUP: KANYE WEST, ELTON JOHN, JACK WHITE HEADLINING

Kanye West will return to Bonnaroo six years after a disastrous performance at the Tennessee festival, as the full Roo lineup was unveiled through a broadcasted announcement on Wednesday night (Feb. 19).
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BRIT AWARDS WINNERS: ARCTIC MONKEYS, ONE DIRECTION TAKE TROPHIES IN LONDON

"That rock and roll, it seems like it's fading away sometimes," frontman Alex Turner told the audience while accepting the Album of the Year trophy. "But it will never die, and there's nothing you can do about it."
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STRATEGY FOR PHARRELL'S 'G I R L' ALBUM BANKS ON OSCARS, RED BULL AD AND EUROPE (EXCLUSIVE)

Prior to the release of Pharrell Williams’ new album, “G I R L,” on March 3, his music will be heard in a Red Bull TV ad, promos on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and, quite possibly, on eBay. The wildly popular first single, “Happy,” will definitely be heard on the Academy Awards on March 2.
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IMAGINE DRAGONS' 'RADIOACTIVE' BREAKS RECORD FOR LONGEST HOT 100 RUN

Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" logs a record-breaking 77th week on the Billboard Hot 100, topping the mark previously established by Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" in 2008-9. The latter's longevity is matched by AWOLNATION's "Sail" at No. 40, which collects its 76th week on the Hot 100.
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HOW LITTLE DRAGON MADE THE INTERNET A LITTLE MORE MAGICAL

In our pixel-washed world, where most of our interactions with the media we consume -- not to mention the people we love -- take place within the blue haze of screens big and small, it's never been more difficult for artists of any medium to make their digital outreach both personable and memorable. But Little Dragon did last week with a phone call (or four).
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FROM THE ARCHIVES: BILLBOARD MAGAZINE'S MANY FACES, 1942-2014

In honor of Billboard's recent cover redesign for our Feb. 22 issue featuring Beck, here is a visual compendium of the magazine's layout, font, and other stylistic changes throughout the years.
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ITUNES LAUNCHING MUSIC FESTIVAL AT SXSW

iTunes is putting its stamp on South by Southwest, piggybacking on the annual event with its own music festival.
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ERIC CHURCH EYEING SECOND WEEK AT NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD 200

With no new major competition to compete with, it seems that Eric Church's "The Outsiders" could nab a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
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STANFORD TO USE WARNER MUSIC ARTISTS FOR ONLINE CREATIVITY COURSE

Stanford University is bringing Warner Music Group's stars from the concert hall to the (online) lecture hall. The California private school has teamed up with the music company for a free online course that will teach creative problem solving to anyone who wants to sign up.
LA Times


IS "INDIE" A BOGUS CONCEPT?

Joe Steinhardt, owner of Don Giovanni Records, felt 2013 was the year that independent music "broke," and expressed his worries in a polarizing blog for fvckthemedia.com. I decided to ask him about it and got a couple of other independent labels to weigh in on his thoughts.
The Village Voice


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