Morning Fix: Cumulus Media and Dick Clark Prod. Team for AMAs, Billboard Music Awards; Fader Festival Coming Soon; Live Nation's Q2 Revenue and Attendance Rise; More

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CUMULUS MEDIA, DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCE CONTENT PARTNERSHIP FOR AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS

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.  
Billboard.biz


BIZ VIDEO: CORNERSTONE'S ROB STONE AND JON COHEN SAY FADER FESTIVAL 'IS COMING REALLY SOON'

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.
Billboard.biz


LIVE NATION REVENUE, ATTENDANCE EACH UP 8% IN SECOND QUARTER (UPDATED)

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.
Billboard.biz


PALESTINIAN ‘ARAB IDOL’ WINNER GETS PERMISSION FOR WEST BANK MOVE

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.  
Billboard.biz


BUSINESS MATTERS: GOOGLE-BACKED GROUP'S REPORT SAYS SEARCH RESULTS NOT A MAJOR DRIVER OF PIRACY

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. 
Billboard.biz


INDEPENDENT STUDY: DECON RECORDS

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.
Billboard.biz


ROSS ON RADIO: WHY "BLURRED LINES" UPSET "GET LUCKY"

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.
Billboard.biz

 


EDM'S SHAMEFUL SECRET: DANCE MUSIC SINGERS RARELY GET PAID

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.
Guardian


DAFT PUNK CANCEL "COLBERT REPORT" APPEARANCE DUE TO CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT WITH MTV VMAS

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.
Pitchfork


DEATH GRIPS NEVER PLANNED ON SHOWING UP TO LOLLAPALOOZA

Turns out they'd never intended to turn up to these shows. Turns out, this was all some 'art performance' schtick. 
DIY


YOUTUBE MUSIC RIGHTS DISPUTE ESCALATES WITH LAWSUIT AGAINST FULLSCREEN

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.
Gigaom


MOBILE IN BRAZIL, INDIA AND CHINA — TRACKING THE NEXT MASSIVE GROWTH WAVE IN SMARTPHONES

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.
Business Insider


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