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DISGUST, IN DIGEST: THE TOP FIVE REASONS INDIES ARE MAD AT YOUTUBE

Last week, Billboard obtained a typical contract being offered by YouTube to its indie label partners for its new subscription service. Here's a breakdown of the five things that are really upsetting your favorite indie label.
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U.K. SINGLES CHART TO INCORPORATE MUSIC STREAMS FOR FIRST TIME

The United Kingdom’s Official Singles Chart is to undergo one of the biggest shake-ups in its 62-year history next month when it begins incorporating audio streams for the first time.
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A LOOK AT BRITAIN'S FESTIVALS, WHERE IT ACTUALLY ALL BEGAN

Decades before the festival boom changed the touring landscape in America, music fairs already were an industry mainstay in the United Kingdom, providing prime plays for acts and immersive experiences for fans. The 10 largest jamborees in the country attract about 800,000 fans combined.
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GEORGE CLINTON CAN'T PREVENT SOUND RECORDINGS FROM BEING SOLD

George Clinton won't be able to stop a court-appointed receiver from selling "One Nation Under a Groove," "Hardcore Jollies," "Uncle Jam Wants You" and "The Electric Spanking of War Babies." On Monday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a ruling authorizing the sale of the master sound recording copyrights to satisfy a debt owed to Hendricks & Lewis, the funk pioneer's former law firm.
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FEDS WANT LAWSUIT BY INSANE CLOWN POSSE DISMISSED

The U.S. Justice Department is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit by Insane Clown Posse, which objects to a report that describes its fans as a dangerous gang.
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WHY CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS ARE TO PUBLIC POLICY WHAT SPEED DATING IS TO ROMANCE (GUEST POST)

Jim Griffin is managing director at OneHouse LLC where he focuses on the digital delivery of art, especially music and itsmonetization, after executive stints with Geffen and Warner Music Group. He testified before the House Judiciary Committee on music licensing issues on June 10, 2014.
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BRUCE IGLAUER'S A2IM LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD SPEECH AND WISDOM OF MR. WIZARD THE LIZARD

The highlight of last week's American Association of Independent Music's Libera Awards was Bruce Iglauer of Alligator Records' acceptance speech upon winning the A2IM Lifetime Achievement Award. Here Iglauer, discusses the history and perseverance of Alligator, the many challenges facing the indie music community and the wisdom one can learn from "Tooter Turtle."
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VANCE JOY, SIA, LORDE WIN BIG AT APRA AWARDS

Vance Joy, Sia Furler, Lorde and Birds of Tokyo were among the big winners at the annual APRA Awards, held Monday night at Brisbane City Hall.
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BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC ANNOUNCES FIRST GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Following the launch of inaugural graduate degrees at its Valencia location, Berklee Collge of Music has announced the first graduate programs at its Boston campus. Starting in the fall of 2015, students will be able to achieve a Master of Arts in Music Therapy or a Master of Music in Contemporary Performance.
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IHEARTRADIO DIR. OF DIGITAL PROGRAMMING MIKE ABRAMS LET GO

"They eliminated a few positions, including mine," Abrams told Billboard.biz. "I don't know too much about it, since I work in L.A. and [Clear Channel] is based in New York."
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SFX AND VIAGOGO SIGN FIVE-YEAR, $75 MILLION GLOBAL SPONSORSHIP DEAL

Under the new deal, Viagogo becomes the authorized source for resale tickets for all of SFX’s festivals and events on a global basis. Viagogo currently sells tickets to consumers in over 100 countries worldwide and plans to further extend its geographic reach to match SFX's international operations, according to a press statement announcing the deal.
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WHY WOMEN-ONLY AWARDS ARE SADLY STILL NEEDED IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

It's a shame we need a separate Women In Music Awards – but any chance to make noise for the underrepresented is welcome.
The Guardian


84 YEAR-OLD POLITICIAN TURNS TO HIP-HOP

There are no video ho’s. No clubs. And saddest of all, not a Pimp Cup in sight. But Charlie Rangel, the 22-term Congressman from Harlem, is now a hip hop icon—well, sort of.
Daily Beast


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