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  1. Morning Fix: Frank Barsalona Remembered; Internet Royalties Debate Hits Congress Wednesday; Rolling Stones Kick Off Anniversary Dates

    November 26, 2012 8:45 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and other free music-business newsletters FREE FRANK BARSALONA, MUSIC AGENT WHO REVOLUTIONIZED CONCERT BIZ, DEAD AT 74: Frank Barsalona, a pioneering music agent whose Premier Talent age ...

  2. Former Warner, Capitol Chief Donates Interview Tapes to Library of Congress

    June 21, 2012 7:10 PM EDT When Columbia Records' legendary A&R executive John Hammond was hospitalized in the 1980s, Capitol Records' then-president Joe Smith visited and their conversation turned to the jazz artists they both loved. Smith asked if the recent ...

  3. @ASCAP Expo: Music History 101 With Quincy Jones, Ludacris

    April 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It was music history personified as Quincy Jones shared his career insights with rapper Ludacris during the “I Create Music” interview at the ASCAP Expo (April 23). The audience in the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel’s packed Grand Ballroom remained r ...

  4. BT Dials-Up Montreux Jazz Fest Sponsor Deal

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. telecoms giant BT has forged a three-year agreement to act as main partner and official provider of communications solutions for the Montreux Jazz Festival. Financial terms of the deal, which will also see BT provide Internet hosting for the ...

  5. Judge Approves Settlement On Sony BMG Case

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Class action lawsuit over copy-protection software. A federal judge on Monday (May 22) granted final approval of a settlement between Sony BMG Music Entertainment and consumers who filed a class action lawsuit over copy-protection software install ...

  6. Texas Sues Sony BMG

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Civil suit filed for hiding "spyware" software. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed a civil lawsuit on Monday against Sony BMG Music Entertainment for hiding "spyware" software on its compact discs in a bid to thwart music ...

  7. Wippit, Evening Standard Team For Download Promo

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British legitimate digital-music service Wippit has partnered with daily London newspaper the Evening Standard for a download giveaway promotion. British legitimate digital-music service Wippit has partnered with daily London newspaper the Evening ...

  8. Wippit, Evening Standard Team For Download Promo

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British legitimate digital-music service Wippit has partnered with daily London newspaper the Evening Standard for a download giveaway promotion. British legitimate digital-music service Wippit has partnered with daily London newspaper the Evening ...