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A look at Columbia Records' positioning heading into this important time of year as well as an extended interview with Columbia's chairman/CEO Rob Stringer who discusses his label's Q4 strategy, the label's upcoming releases, the value of gift cards, why there won't be a Daft Punk Christmas album and much more.
Proof of the record industry’s life after near-death can be seen in the trend of payouts from SoundExchange, the Washington D.C.-based not-for-profit that collects and distributes digital performance royalties from noninteractive webcasters and satellite and cable radio broadcasters. From almost nothing, new digital platforms have grown to become a vital part of the new music business.
Millions of Google users worldwide woke up this morning to find a Google-Doodle on the home page of a woman with multi-colored hair wearing a sweeping blue gown. It's the late Cuban singer Celia Cruz, who would have turned 88 years old today.
The San Francisco showcase is likely to feature remodeled versions of Apple's standard-sized iPad with a 10-inch display screen and the iPad Mini with a nearly 8-inch screen. Hewing to its usually tight-lipped ways, Apple Inc. hasn't shared details about what's on the agenda. The Cupertino, Calif. company merely sent out invitations that said, "We still have a lot to cover."
YouTube on Monday announced nominations for its first Music Awards, to be directed by Spike Jonez and set for live webcasting on Nov. 3 from New York City's Pier 36.
The litigation comes from Silent Giant Entertainment (or Por Los Rios), owner of a nationally syndicated radio program entitled "Pocos Pero Locos." Edward "E-Dub" Rios is the president and Lisa "Kool Aid" Seltzer is an on-air host of the popular radio show.
At 5 p.m. EST Monday (Oct. 21), the all music channel goes live in the homes of about 22 million Comcast subscribers and 12 million Time Warner Cable customers, marking one of the biggest launches of a cable channel in years.
Ace Arts claims that Sony/ATV sabotaged its film “The Beatles: The Lost Concert” by asserting “spurious copyright infringement threats with respect” to the film, which explores “the inital impact of the Beatles in America from the vantage point of the group’s first concert, held on February 11, 1964 in Washington, D.C.”
Voodoo Fest promoter Stephen Rehage has joined Live Nation as President of the company’s North American Festival division. Live Nation purchased a 51% interest in the 15 year-old Voodoo Music Experience, according to sources. Voodoo Fest, the first Rehage event produced for Live Nation, immediately becomes the largest of the company’s domestic festivals.
"We didn't expect to cause such a rustle, given that we've followed all of Apple's rules. We want to provide consumers a great service and we don't have any plans to discontinue operating the app."
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