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  1. Business Matters: How Adele's Success Undermines Marketing Guru Seth Godin's Predictions

    December 28, 2011 4:54 PM EST How Adele Put Seth Godin on Blast -- Seth Godin is a successful self-help marketing guru, but the success of Adele's "21" helps undermine his predictions for the music and book publishing industries. Godin, an incredibly successful ...

  2. Business Matters: Spotify, MOG, Shazam, BTjunkie and More

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said the average Spotify user ha ...

  3. Italy's IMAIE Wins Appeal Against Closure

    May 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT An Italian court has upheld an appeal by collecting society IMAIE (Institute for the Protection of Performing Artists Rights) against a previous ruling that had ordered it to close. IMAIE was declared "extinct" by Rome's Prefect of ...

  4. Prince Rebuffed In Italian Plagiarism Case

    January 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST An Italian court has ruled that Prince's 1994 hit "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" was plagiarized from a song by two Italian writers. However, it could take several years for a definitive ruling in the case, which has already ...