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This week's issue features our special "40 Under 40" feature (which we've been rolling out here) as well as stories on why AT&T would pursue both Cricket's Muve and Beats Music; Interscope Geffen A&M president/COO John Janick's view on the future of the business; Cash Money and Republic Records' Rich Gang release party; Kathleen Hanna's Julia Ruin; and our always in-depth chart coverage.
The fee dispute between Time Warner Cable and CBS Corp. took an odd turn when the cable giant announced it was turning off the broadcaster in three major cities, then quickly reversed the decision.
The data should create the narrative, not the other way around. A number of journalists have ignored this rule in recent weeks. If you stay current on music industry news, you may have read some articles that will give you the wrong impression about the size, shape and momentum of the digital music marketplace.
Sean “Diddy” Combs’ today officially announced the executive team for his music-oriented cable television channel Revolt TV naming Keith Clinkscales CEO, Andy Schuon president, and Val Boreland EVP of programming and strategy.
After operating without a program director for eight months, Spanish Broadcasting System's Chicago radio station WLEY-FM (La Ley, 107.9 FM) has appointed Cesar Daniel Ruiz as its new PD, effective immediately.
Film score specialists Milan Records had never brought together a composer and a director for an in-store signing and OrigamiVinyl, the 4-year-old vinyl-only store in L.A.’s Echo Park, had never held a signing for a soundtrack.
David Macias is the President of Thirty Tigers, a label services, management and distribution company that represents the master rights for Flogging Molly, Matisyahu, Trampled By Turtles, Jason Isbell and others.
An Australian parliamentary inquiry into the high prices of digital music and software Down Under has recommended that consumers find ways to legally bypass geo-blocking technology to find a better deal. A total ban on geo-blocking hasn’t been ruled out.
MediaNet provides licensing and backend services to dozens of major sites including Songza and turntable.fm. Frank Johnson, CEO of MediaNet responds.
The singer will continue to earn a significant amount of money for many years as a result of the song, which is the opening track on Oasis' second album (What's the Story) Morning Glory?. It includes the lyric "Hello, hello, it's good to be back", a line taken from Glitter's 1973 hit "Hello, Hello, I'm Back Again."
A charity co-founded by Kanye West is working with a local Chicago church to offer a free music training program to at-risk youth on the city's South Side. Donda's House, named for West's late mother, and St. Sabina Church have teamed up to host "Got Bars?," a 10-week course that will teach students between 15 and 24 to write and record their own music.
The Internet might have knocked the wind out of old-school music retailers, but HMV Canada is betting it can embrace the digital world without giving up on its bricks and mortar.
Globe and Mail
New Order frontman Bernard Sumner has broken his leg, but decided to carry on with the band's current tour.
A former Long Island stockbroker accused of bilking the producers of a planned Broadway musical production of “Rebecca” pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges on Monday, admitting that he had conjured up fictitious overseas investors and a phantom loan as part of a sham effort to rescue the financially troubled show.
New York Times
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