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  1. Business Matters: As Clear Channel Lands Royalty Deal, Pandora Speaks Up About Webcasting Royalties

    June 06, 2012 8:30 PM EDT Pandora Speaks Up About 'Very High' Webcasting Royalties -- On the day Clear Channel announced a groundbreaking performance royalty deal with Big Machine Label Group, Pandora CEO Joe Kennedy was reiterating a message about its own perfor ...

  2. Business Matters: Senate Passes Crowdfunding Bill, Pandora's Vastly Varied Valuation

    March 22, 2012 4:53 PM EDT Senate Passes JOBS Act Aimed At Helping Startups Raise Money Entrepreneurs of all stripes, and certainly some in the media and entertainment field, are likely applauding a bill that helps them raise money. The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS ...

  3. Backbeat: Chop Shop's Scars On 45 Open For Matt Nathanson At L.A.'s Wiltern

    November 02, 2011 4:59 AM EDT Left to right: Mark Needham (who mixed Scars on 45's "Heart on Fire" EP), Chop Shop president John Rubeli, Atlantic Records director of AAA promotion Brian Corona and Scars on 45 manager Steve Nice. On the heels of the release of it ...

  4. Are Netflix's Best Days Behind It?

    September 20, 2011 7:15 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Netflix is trying to boost business by chopping its services into two separate parts. Unfortunately for investors, the company's stock price is what's really been cleaved. The company that once seemed like it could do no ...

  5. Ian Rogers Guest Post: The Unbundling (and Re-Bundling) of Music

    April 20, 2011 2:30 PM EDT The following is a guest post from Ian Rogers, CEO of direct to fan artist platform Topspin. He previously was VP and General Manager of Yahoo! Music and Yahoo! Video. He currently blogs at fistfulayen and on the Topspin site where this post origi ...

  6. Business Matters: Spotify, iTunes, Pandora

    September 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- A new era for iTunes ? Perhaps music will not be as important to Apple since it will not be the critical driver of future hardware sales. Needh ...

  7. Parliamentarians Get Jazzed Up

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The United Kingdom's recently-appointed Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Andy Burnham was among a select group of 200 politicians, artists and music industry insiders who gathered at the Houses of Parliament in London last nigh ...

  8. SXSW Day II: Deerhunter, Besnard Lakes Steal The Night

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The psychedelic rock of Deerhunter and the classic rock stylings of Besnard Lakes were centerpieces on the second night of music showcases at the South by Southwest (SXSW) music conference in Austin, Texas. As crowds descended upon Sixth Street -- ...

  9. Peermusic Signs Scottish Teen Shields

    December 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Indie publisher peermusic has signed Scottish singer/songwriter Robert Shields to an exclusive, worldwide co-publishing deal. The 19-year-old Shields, from the small town of Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, is in the studio recording with produ ...

  10. Echo Bridge Links With Platinum Disc

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Distributors ink multimillion-dollar deal. Independent distribution company Echo Bridge Entertainment will merge with distributor Platinum Disc Corporation, it was revealed today (Feb. 7). The multi-million dollar deal brings Echo Bridge's fi ...

  11. Echo Bridge Links With Platinum Disc

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Distributors ink multi-million deal. Independent distribution company Echo Bridge Entertainment will merge with distributor Platinum Disc Corporation, it was revealed today (Feb. 7). The multi-million dollar deal brings Echo Bridge's film lib ...