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ROCK HALL FAME CEREMONY WRAPS WITH WORTHY PERFORMANCES, HATCHETS BURIED

The 2014 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, held Thursday night at the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York, honored Cat Stevens (now known as Yusuf Islam), Peter Gabriel, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, KISS and Hall and Oates. It would be an evening of debts repaid, honor restored, tributes paid and stories told, accompanied by worthy performances of the music that landed the honorees in the Hall in the first place.
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MEET THE INSANE COIN POSSE: JUGGALOS GET THEIR OWN CRYPTOCOINS, AND HERE'S HOW THEY WORK

Whoop whoop! A very tech-savvy Juggalo by the name of Papa Nutt has taken it upon himself to create a cryptocurrency specifically for Faygo-chugging devotees of "the Family" to buy goods and services with*, especially at the upcoming Gathering of the Juggalos.
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BUSINESS MATTERS: HOW AMAZON COULD HAVE ‘TENS OF MILLIONS’ OF PAID STREAMING MUSIC SUBSCRIBERS INSTANTLY

After nearly a decade and a half of buildup, streaming music services are finally poised to make the leap from niche market to mainstream acceptance. That leap is likely to coincide with the introduction of new services by large, diversified tech companies, rather than venture capital-backed music specialists such as Spotify that have largely built the market thus far.
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BETH ORTON SIGNS WITH BMG CHRYSALIS

Beth Orton has signed a worldwide, exclusive co-publishing deal with BMG Chrysalis US which now represents her entire 20 year catalog of songs. The Brit Award-winning singer-songwriter is known for her introspective lyrics and unique pairing of folk and electronica.
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WHY ROCK HALL INDUCTEES ARE NOT GETTING THE ROYALTIES THEY DESERVE (GUEST POST)

As someone who was raised in the era of classic rock, I am thrilled to be attending this year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Growing up, music was such an important factor in my life, and now as an adult, I am fortunate to have a career in the business.
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84% OF CONTENT CONSUMED IN SPAIN IS PIRATED

84% of content consumed in Spain is illegal, according to new report that adds more fuel to fiery debate in piracy-plagued country.
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LUKE BRYAN, IMAGINE DRAGONS TO PERFORM AT BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS

The first round of performers for this year's Billboard Music Awards has been announced and it's a star-studded selection of recent chart-toppers. Imagine Dragons, Luke Bryan, John Legend and OneRepublic have all been confirmed, joining previously announced performer Jason Derulo in the lineup.
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MARC ANTHONY CONFIRMED FOR BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC CONFERENCE Q&A

Superstar Marc Anthony is the latest act confirmed for a Q&A at the upcoming 25th annual Billboard Latin Music Conference. Anthony will be interviewed during the Billboard Icons Q&A, taking place April 23 at 4:15 p.m. at the JW Marriot Marquis in Miami.
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JAPAN'S BIGGEST POP STAR ON SOCIAL MEDIA IS NOT EVEN HUMAN

She's "written" over 180,000 songs. She has 1.95 million Facebook followers. She's sold out concerts around the globe and fronted top campaigns for Louis Vuitton, Google and Toyota.
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AEG STRIKES NAMING RIGHTS DEAL FOR LONDON’S WEMBLEY ARENA

Iconic London venue Wembley Arena is to be renamed the SSE Arena, Wembley, following the completion of a 10-year naming-rights partnership between the venue’s operators AEG Worldwide and SSE Plc, one of the U.K.’s leading energy companies.
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AS IPHONE TALENT DEPARTS, APPLE PREPS FOR ITS NEXT BIG THING

Apple's VP of Human Interface is leaving. Here's why that might be a good thing for Apple.
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DAVID CROSBY’S SAYS HE’S LIVING ON LUCK

Musician David Crosby has diabetes and hepatitis, received a life-saving liver transplant in 1994, and suffered two small heart attacks before undergoing surgery for a blocked artery in February.
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