Morning Fix: AT&T's Muve Move & Beats Music (From the Mag); Diddy Names Clinkscales, Schuon to Run Revolt TV; CBS Vs. Time Warner Cable; More

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FROM THIS WEEK'S BILLBOARD: WHY AT&T WOULD NEGOTIATE WITH BEATS MUSIC IF IT'S ACQUIRING MUVE?

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.  
Billboard.biz


TIME WARNER CABLE, CBS FEE ROW ESCALATES

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.
Billboard.biz


BUSINESS MATTERS: MISINTERPRETING THE SIZE, SHAPE AND MOMENTUM OF THE DIGITAL MUSIC MARKETPLACE

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.
Billboard.biz


SEAN ‘DIDDY’ COMBS NAMES KEITH CLINKSCALES CEO, ANDY SCHUON PRESIDENT OF REVOLT TV

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.
Billboard.biz


CESAR DANIEL RUIZ APPOINTED PROGRAM DIRECTOR FOR CHICAGO’S WLEY-FM 'LA LEY'

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. 
Billboard.biz


CLIFF MARTINEZ, NICOLAS WINDING REFN TALK ‘ONLY GOD FORGIVES’ DURING RECORD SIGNING

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.
Billboard.biz


SPOTIFY'S FINANCIAL VIABILITY AND PERNICIOUS FALLACIES (OP-ED)

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.
Billboard.biz


AUSTRALIAN INQUIRY INTO PRICE HIKES FOR ITUNES, SOFTWARE PROPOSE GEO-BLOCK BAN

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.
Billboard.biz


MEDIANET CEO RESPONDS TO $18M AIMEE MANN LAWSUIT

MediaNet provides licensing and backend services to dozens of major sites including Songza and turntable.fm. Frank Johnson, CEO of MediaNet responds.
Hypebot


GARY GLITTER MAY EARN £1M FROM OASIS ROYALTIES

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."
The Guardian


KANYE WEST CHARITY OFFERS STUDIO TIME TO CHICAGO YOUTHS

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.
Rolling Stone


HMV HOPING FOR A HIT WITH MUSIC STREAMING

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'S BERNARD SUMNER BREAKS LEG

New Order frontman Bernard Sumner has broken his leg, but decided to carry on with the band's current tour.
Clash


MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN PLOT TO DEFRAUD BROADWAY PRODUCERS

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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