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In a bid to cut through the noise of an altered internet landscape, and resuscitate its reputation as an ally for artists, the new Myspace has launched a program to produce original music videos.
The launch makes VEVO's catalog of music videos, which the company says numbers 75,000, available on-demand to Apple TV users, as well as the company's original programming, "Lyric Lines," "The Comment Show," "Stylized" and "Tour Exposed," as well as the company's curated VEVO TV channel which the company launched in March.
Describing his role, Hubbard explained that he plans to expand the company's strategy of partnerships, saying: "One of the hallmarks of Twitter’s entire approach has been partnering. We’re going to take the same approach with owners of physical and digital goods.”
In a statement, Kobalt founder and CEO Willard Ahdritz explains that Metcalfe’s elevation is reward not only for her hard work but “also the continuing growth of the company’s expansive and important global roster.”
She didn't sing a note or write a lick of a lyric, but Smokey Robinson contends that Maxine Powell was as essential to Motown Records' operation as the legendary label's songwriters, producers and musicians.
During the VMAs telecast, Cyrus performed her Billboard Hot 100 top 10 single "We Can't Stop," and then participated in a medley of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and "Give It 2 U" (with 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar).
Phil Gallo rounds up the week in film and television's mini-bits.
Music revenues have been in decline for so long that sooner or later the bottom has to be reached, else the market would diminish into obscurity. We are now somewhere close to that bottom but we need to be careful not to read too much into 1st half sales.
Following its settlement with EMI Music Publishing earlier this month, controversial streaming service Grooveshark says it now has a deal in place with the EMI publishing business’s sister company Sony/ATV.
Turnover for the industry increased by 1.9%. Although the physical market experienced a decline of 18% in turnover, the digital market increased from 15 million to 24 million (up 60%).
Raphael says he was paid a monthly wage of $39,583 (£25,493), but that Drake stopped paying this in December 2012, as well as his outstanding expenses. TMZ reached out to Drake, but the star did not comment on the case.
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