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  1. Spotify Acquires the Echo Nest

    March 06, 2014 10:19 AM EST Spotify announced today that it has acquired the Echo Nest. The deal will allow the streaming platform to utilize the music intelligence platform's widely-used algorithms to enhance user experience and music discovery for Spotify's mil ...

  2. Tribune to Buy Gracenote from Sony for $170 Million

    December 23, 2013 1:32 PM EST Sony Corp. has agreed to sell its Gracenote music database subsidiary to television and newspaper conglomerate Tribune Co. for $170 million, a 35% discount from the $260 million that Sony paid to buy Gracenote in 2008. Tribune, which owns 23 tele ...

  3. Larry Miller Joins MediaNet

    October 19, 2012 10:35 AM EDT Veteran music executive Larry Miller has joined MediaNet as executive VP and GM. In his new position, Miller will be responsible for new service innovation in music and media rights management, partner acquisition, and revenue growth for the compa ...

  4. Jonathon Brandmeier Returns to Chicago Radio on WGN

    December 02, 2011 5:24 PM EST Tribune talk WGN/Chicago has announced that Chicago radio legend Jonathon Brandmeier is joining the station to host morning drive. Brandmeier has had a storied career in Chicago that began in 1983 when he dominated the market as the morning host o ...

  5. Daryl Hall's 'Live From Daryl's House' Moving To TV

    February 12, 2011 11:46 AM EST Daryl Hall's online performance series "Live From Daryl's House" will make the transition to television this fall as seven Tribune stations have picked up 36 episodes of the half-hour show. The half-hour weekend show will be se ...

  6. Univision Creates Local Media Unit

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Spanish-language powerhouse Univision has launched Univision Local Media, joining the industry trend of leveraging radio, TV and interactive media in local markets. To lead the new group, Univision named former Tribune exec Peter Walker president. ...

  7. Briefs: Spotify, Entercom, Imeem, YouTube

    August 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Three new investors have backed Spotify at a valuation of $250 million, according to paidContent. One of the investors is Li Ka-Shing, a Hong Kong-based investor that backed Facebook in 2007, according to reported TechCrunch. In addition, Spoti ...

  8. Business Briefs: NARM, Clear Channel, Echo Nest

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- The San Diego Union-Tribune has a preview of this year's NARM conference , being held in San Diego from June 7-9. "Today, with CD sales plummeting, NARM faces challenges that would have been unthinkable only a decade ago, with or with ...

  9. Philadelphia Papers Launch Local Music Site

    December 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Philly.com, the Web site of the Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia Inquirer, has launched a new, local music site called phrequency.com , according to Philadelphia Media Holdings, which own both papers. "The site is dedicated to the loc ...

  10. Bilingual Network LATV Expands

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bilingual network LATV has signed an affiliate deal with Sacramento, Calif.'s, KTXL (Fox 40) to broadcast on the local channel's digital spectrum. It is LATV's fourth Tribune Broadcasting affiliate and its 35th digital multicast aff ...

  11. Los Angeles Times Retracts Hoax Rapper Story

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Los Angeles Times on Monday retracted a story that linked hip-hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs to the 1994 shooting of rapper Tupac Shakur, admitting that the report relied on fake FBI documents. The move came three weeks after the paper ...

  12. The Tube Inks Deal With Sinclair Broadcasting

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Second pact the network revealed this month. Fresh on the heels of a distribution agreement with Tribune Broadcasting , the Tube Music Network is expanding its multicasting music video network further through a deal with Sinclair Broadcast Group. ...

  13. Soul Asylum Bassist Karl Mueller Dies

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Founded Soul Asylum with Dave Pirner and two others. Soul Asylum bassist Karl Mueller lost his battle with throat cancer and died Friday. He was 41. Mueller was due to have surgery the day he died, his friend, Maggie Macpherson said. His cancer ha ...

  14. OutKast Snags Two Soul Train Awards

    March 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast was the big winner at Saturday's (March 20) 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards, picking up two statuettes. Yet the evening belonged to career achievement honoree Janet Jackson. The singer wa OutKast was the big winner at Saturday ...

  15. Distribution Veteran Merrill Kirsch Dies

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Merrill Kirsch, who bought the then 20-year-old Dart Distributing in 1985, died Feb. 20 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., while recovering from heart surgery. He was 67. Merrill Kirsch, who bought the then 20-year-old Dart Distributing in 19 ...