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APPLE’S NEW HEADPHONES: A NEW HI-DEF CONNECTION FOR BEATS? (REPORT)

The Cupertino, Calif., tech giant is in the midst of its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, where it introduced a pair of new operating systems for Mac and iOS devices, boasting a series of new features. Apple did not reply to a request for comment.
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GOV BALL'S JORDAN WOLOWITZ ON 'CRACKING' NEW YORK, MUD AND STORMS, AND A NEW FEST

Prior to the successful launch of Governors Ball in 2011, some in the music industry had lost hope that New York could have a large-scale music festival to call its own.
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JIMMY IOVINE’S 'SECRET IPOD': HOW 'JUNGLE' BECAME THE NEW BEATS SONG

While Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and a dizzying array of the globe's biggest soccer stars are featured in the new Beats promotional film short entitled “The Game Before the Game” released today, the real star of the clip, as is the case with most Beats promotional spots, is the song.
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BEATS BY WILL.I.AM: CO-FOUNDING AND CASHING IN WITH JIMMY IOVINE

How the Black Eyed Pea started Beats and cashed-in on the Apple deal with his mentor.
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BEASTIE BOYS WIN $1.7M IN MONSTER ENERGY SUIT

Beastie Boys' suit against Monster Energy has ended, with jurors finding against the beverage company to the tune of $1.7 million.
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ARIANA GRANDE, IGGY AZALEA DOMINATE BILLBOARD'S TWITTER & SOCIAL CHARTS

Ariana Grande takes the lead of the first weekly Twitter Top Tracks chart as "Problem," featuring Iggy Azalea, comes in as the most shared song on the social service for the week. Azalea's own "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX starts at No. 8.
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ITUNES, SPOTIFY AREN'T PANDORA KILLERS JUST YET

Nearly every new mobile music service is hailed as a "Pandora killer," yet the leader in Internet radio continues to defy expectations. Pandora has continued to steadily grow after Apple and Spotify made strong moves into mobile streaming music.
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EUROPEAN COURT: VIEWING THE INTERNET DOESN'T REQUIRE COPYRIGHT PERMISSION

A court ruling in the European Union holds that copies of infringing content on browser screens and in hard drive cache are merely transient and incidental.
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GARY GLITTER CHARGED WITH 8 SEX OFFENSES

The charges against Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, are related to two women who were aged 12 and 14 at the time of the alleged offenses between 1977 and 1980.
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ONE DIRECTION TOPS HOT TOURS WITH $26.6 MILLION STADIUM TREK

One Direction caps the weekly tally of Hot Tours with the first box office grosses reported from the Where We Are tour that kicked off in late April. The boy band’s world tour supports the 2013 album "Midnight Memories" and is set to play stadiums in North and South America and Europe during a span that runs just over five months.
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STUBHUB LAUNCHES CONCERT DISCOVERY APP STUBHUB MUSIC

This initiative is the official launch of Showdrift, one of the eBay-owned ticketing website's Stubhub Labs, which arrived on the market last fall to test-drive pre- and post-event apps for fans.
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“ARROGANT” APPLE MANAGERS ARE THE REASON APPLE NEEDS BEATS

Apple employees shed some light on the willfully ignorant execs that paved the way to Apple’s acquisition of Beats Music.
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7 LESSONS BROOKLYN BOWL'S FOUNDER LEARNED THE HARD WAY

How Peter Shapiro turned an abandoned barn in Williamsburg into one of New York's hottest music venues, complete with a bowling alley, concert hall and restaurant.
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