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Cumulus Media Networks, which boasts more than 5,500 affiliate radio stations, and production company Dick Clark Productions, have partnered to create original radio and digital content opportunities around the upcoming American Music Awards and the Billboard Music Awards.
Rob Stone and Jon Cohen, founding partners of music branding agency Cornerstone, have been coming to festivals like Lollapalooza over the years as fans as well as official partners via branded pop-up The Fader Fort, which has been coming to South By Southwest for 13 years and CMJ for 5. But look for the Fader to get its own dedicated festival in the not-so-distant future.
Driven by its concerts division, Live Nation revenue rose 8% to in the second quarter. The concerts division, the company's largest source of revenue, grew 10.9% to $1.2 billion in the second quarter. Its revenue was up 11.9% in the first half of the year.
Fame has opened a door for a former Gaza wedding singer that remains closed for others in the blockaded territory: Mohammed Assaf, winner of the popular TV talent contest "Arab Idol," gets to move to the West Bank.
The Computer & Communications Industry Association has released a paper that aims to refute the RIAA's arguments that search engines play a major role in music piracy. "The Search Fixation: Infringement, Search Results and Online Content," written by the CCIA VP of law and policy Matt Schruers.
Ten years later, Decon Records is still a company with one foot in music and the other in video. Decon has a sister creative agency and video production house that now counts among its clients Google, Visa, Reebok and Absolut. The record label has simultaneously gone on to release projects with The Alchemist, Pusha T, Roc Marciano, Nneka, Jay Electronica, Aceyalone, RJD2, Freddie Gibbs and others.
In May, when Ross On Radio readers were asked to handicap the Summer Song of 2013, their only serious competition for Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” was Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise.” Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” was one of numerous songs—like Bruno Mars’ “Treasure” and Mariah Carey’s “#beautiful”—that got a handful of votes.
DJs are making a killing these days as electronic dance music (EDM) is one of the most lucrative sectors of the music industry. Top DJs can demand £50,000 to £100,000 for a gig – and, unlike touring rock acts, they have hardly any overheads. But the scene is hiding a shameful secret – the women who write the melodies and lyrics to the dance hits, as well as sing them, claim they rarely get paid for their work.
Bad news: Daft Punk were the scheduled guests for tonight's episode of "The Colbert Report". They were headlining this year's StePhest Colbchella, and were presumably going to perform "Get Lucky", but the appearance has been canceled.
Turns out they'd never intended to turn up to these shows. Turns out, this was all some 'art performance' schtick.
The National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) filed a lawsuit against popular YouTube network Fullscreen on Tuesday, alleging that Fullscreen uses music for its videos without proper licensing agreements.
Mobile statistics are specifically impressive in the BRICs — Brazil, Russia, India, China. China is poised to overtake the United States as the world's largest smartphone market, and new Chinese app data suggest it has already done so.
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