October 7

Gail Zappa (nee Adelaide Gail Sloatman), widow of experimental rocker Frank Zappa and a longtime advocate for artists' rights, died at her home in Laurel Canyon, Calif. She was 70.

October 8

New West Records appointed Mike Fabio as director of digital marketing and publicist Jake Lanier as manager of media relations.

Roc Nation and New Community Management (Edward Sharpe, Julian Casablancas & The Voidz) announced a partnership deal.

October 9

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