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UNIVISION RADIO L.A. STATION EXECUTIVE FIRED FOR CHEATING SYSTEM

The revelation is a blow to both the KSCA-FM (101.9) and Nielsen Holdings, which last week said problems in its audience pool was isolated to a single household. The executive in question, who was not named, had access to measurement devices, according to published reports.
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BBC UNVEILS NEW MUSIC STRATEGY, 'STRONGEST COMMITMENT TO MUSIC IN 30 YEARS'

The U.K. public broadcaster said its plans, which also include a Genesis documentary that will reunite the band's original members for the first time since 1975 and a celebration of country music, amount to its "strongest commitment to music in 30 years."
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HARRY STYLES EROTIC FAN FICTION HEADS TO HOLLYWOOD

Hollywood is shopping a piece of One Direction fan fiction that just landed a six-figure book deal after receiving 800 million reads online.
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WHAT DOES A NEW GRAD DO IN MUSIC TODAY?

Any thoughts that Toluwanimi Adeyemo had of making half a million dollars on his first record as a producer were quickly dispelled his freshman year at New York University's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music. "I went way deep into what the music industry is, what it was and what it will be," says Adeyemo, who matriculated in 2014 and works as an administrative aide at Downtown Records, after doing an academic internship there.
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CASEY KASEM'S DEATH: POLICE EXPECT ELDER ABUSE REPORT 'IN THE NEAR FUTURE'

Daughter Kerri Kasem says the campaign to get the DJ's widow Jean Kasem charged has been put on hold due to her father's death, adding "now is not the time."
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THE BEATLES CATALOGUE TO GET MONO REISSUE

Many purists will tell you mono is the only way to hear The Beatles' music the way it was meant to be by the band. It’s how most listeners first heard the group back in the ‘60s, when mono was the predominant audio format.
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CANNES LIONS: KANYE WEST, BONO AND JARED LETO TO GIVE PRESENTATIONS

Now a "Creativity Conference" for more than just advertisers, this year's event also features talks by Jeffrey Katzenberg, Spike Jonze, Ralph Fiennes, "Game of Thrones" creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, Yahoo's Marissa Mayer and more.
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GEORGE STRAIT’S FINAL SHOW SETS BILLBOARD BOXSCORE ATTENDANCE RECORDS

104,793 sentimental fans packed the home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys to see King George on the final date of his announced farewell tour titled Cowboy Rides Away. The last hurrah was the culmination of a two-year stint on the road that took the award-winning country veteran to arenas and stadiums in 44 U.S. cities.
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TICKETMASTER UK FOLLOWS US IN UPGRADING CAPTCHA, BANE OF TICKET-BUYERS

Ticketmaster's UK division (Ticketmaster.co.uk and Ticketmaster.ie) has announced that it is doing away with the all-too-familiar, all-too-annoying step in the online ticket-buying process: CAPTCHA, which stands for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart.
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NWA BIOPIC CASTS ITS DR. DRE, EAZY-E (SOURCES)

Sources say the studio has assembled its leading threesome to tackle the roles of Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and the late Eazy-E. The three parties with approval - Cube, Dre and Eazy-E's widow Tomica Wright - have signed off on the actors who will play the core members of the seminal rap group.
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WME SUED FOR AGE DISCRIMINATION BY FORMER ASSISTANT

Sean Bryan, who worked for four years as an assistant at William Morris Endeavor, has filed a lawsuit against the talent agency for alleged harassment and discrimination. He says he was denied an opportunity to enter WME's "agent trainee" program on account of his age.
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CONGRESS SET TO PERMANENTLY BAN TAXATION OF INTERNET ACCESS

What has 214 co-sponsors in the House and is probably going to become law? More popular than ice cream, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act would forever ban taxation of Internet access and “discriminatory” taxes on “electronic commerce.”
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SURPRISE! TWITTER AD PARTNERSHIP RESEARCH SAYS TWITTER ADS ARE GREAT (AND UP SALES)

Last year, in an effort to prove that TV was the perfect medium to show off Twitter’s efficacy, the San Francisco social communications company created a Social TV Lab with giant media buying agency Starcom MediaVest Group to measure the impact of tweeting on brands.
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