Morning Fix: Mindy McCready Remembered, Miguel Signs With UMPG, Clive Davis Comes Out, More

MINDY MCCREADY: NASHVILLE MUSIC BIZ -- JOE GALANTE, DAVID MALLOY, MARTY MARTEL, MORE -- REMEMBERS 'STUNNING,' 'AGGRESSIVE' TALENT

Mindy McCready's tragic death will not tarnish her legacy among the music industry players with whom she worked along the way, including David Malloy and Joe Galante -- instrumental in her first record deal with RCA -- as well as booking agent Marty Martel and many more.
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MIGUEL SIGNS WITH UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING

Fresh from his Grammy win (and, just as significantly, his buzzed-about performance with Wiz Khalifa), artist/ songwriter/ producer Miguel has signed an exclusive, worldwide publishing agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group.
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CLIVE DAVIS COMES OUT ON 'KATIE,' IN NEW MEMOIR

The music industry legend reveals to Katie Couric that he is bisexual. "I opened myself up to the possibility that I could have a relationship with a man," he says of life following a failed marriage.
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MINDY MCCREADY'S BILLBOARD CHART HISTORY

Mindy McCready, who died Sunday, charted 12 titles on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs and seven sets on Top Country Albums.
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TUPAC SHAKUR'S ESTATE MOVES TO JAMPOL ARTIST MANAGEMENT, NEW MATERIAL POSSIBLY ON THE WAY

The estate of Tupac Shakur is being placed in the hands of Jampol Artist Management and the late rapper's mother indicates there is more music to be released.
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JENNI RIVERA MEMOIR SET FOR JULY RELEASE

Some final words from the late Mexican-American singer and TV star Jenni Rivera will be out this summer. Atria Books announced Monday it's publishing a memoir by the multimillion-selling artist, who died in a plane crash in December at age 43.
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LES MIZ, AVICII TOP BRITISH CHARTS

The new U.K. sales charts published Sunday (Feb. 17) by the Official Charts Company showed a fourth aggregate week atop the album bestsellers for the “Les Miserables” score album (Polydor/Universal) and a new entry at No. 1 on the singles survey for “I Could Be The One” (Positiva/Virgin/Universal) by Swedish DJ-producer Avicii, featuring Dutch counterpart Nicky Romero.
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JAY-Z, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE TO HEADLINE U.K.'S WIRELESS CONCERTS

Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake will headline this summer's Wireless festival at the Olympic Park here, concert promoter Live Nation said Tuesday. The music stars are the first performers confirmed as the lead acts for concerts at the Olympic Park after the live events giant struck a deal for exclusive rights to organize music events there last month.
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DRAKE DECLARES LOYALTY TO YOUNG MONEY AFTER SPLIT RUMORS

With rumors flying that Drake was set to leave his label Young Money, he took to the stage during label boss Birdman's party during the NBA's All-Star weekend and wish the Cash Money chief a happy birthday, before declaring his loyalty to YMCMB.
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ROBERT PLANT HINTS HE'D BE OPEN TO LED ZEPPELIN REUNION

Ever since Led Zeppelin's much-ballyhooed one-off reunion show in 2007, rumors have swirled about a possible full-on reunion and tour, which have been squashed by Robert Plant. But now the singer may be changing his tune.
Rolling Stone


PRINCE MICHAEL JACKSON NAMED 'ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT' CORRESPONDENT

In a bit of unexpected TV staffing news, Entertainment Tonight announced Monday that it has made Prince Michael Jackson an on-air correspondent. Just 16 years old, the eldest child of the late pop star started his new life as a member of the Fourth Estate over the weekend at a Pasadena junket for Disney's Oz the Great and Powerful.
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MUSIC HACK DAY SF 2013: WINNERS REVEALED

Music Hack Day San Francisco 2013 -- the latest iteration of this itinerant gathering of software- and hardware-hacking music technology wizards -- happened this past weekend, while the rest of us were getting ready to be sad about whatever happened on Downton Abbey.
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SONY MUSIC U.K. BOSS ADMITS LABEL HAS RELIED TOO HEAVILY ON 'X FACTOR' TALENT

Nick Gatfield, the chairman and chief executive of Sony Music UK has admitted that the label has become too reliant on the X Factor acts managed by Syco, its joint venture with Simon Cowell, which manages acts including One Direction and Olly Murs.
NME


SKRILLEX, DIPLO, A-TRAK LAUNCH MTV-LIKE VIDEO CHANNEL 'POTATO'

It's not enough for Skrillex to be the crown prince of EDM and run his own label OWSLA. Or for Diplo to be a mega-producing tastemaker and run his own label Mad Decent. Or for A-Trak to be one of the most talented turntablists on the planet plus, you guessed it, run a little thing called Fool's Gold which, uh-huh, is a record label too. The three have now got their own MTV-style YouTube channel called POTATO.
SPIN


BEGGARS, DOMINO BACK NINJA TUNE'S CROWD-FUNDED OUT-OF-PRESS VINYL SERVICE

A new service to print vinyl albums and singles through crowd-funding has been launched by indie label Ninja Tune with the likes of Beggars, Domino and Sunday Best all on board.
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