Morning Fix: Hurricane Sandy 'Coming Together' Benefit Raises $23 Mil; Internet Radio Bill; Meek Mill & Rod Stewart
Morning Fix: Hurricane Sandy 'Coming Together' Benefit Raises $23 Mil; Internet Radio Bill; Meek Mill & Rod Stewart

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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, MARY J. BLIGE, CHRISTINA AGUILERA PLAY 'COMING TOGETHER' BENEFIT, HELP RAISE $23 MILLION: Bruce Springsteen, Mary J. Blige, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Christina Aguilera and others came together Friday night for a Red Cross telethon to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy aired live on NBC. According to NBCUniversal, the concert raised nearly $23 million dollars. To donate, visit or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

AFTER THE FLOOD: HURRICANE SANDY'S IMPACT ON THE MUSIC BUSINESS With property damage, canceled shows, unrecoupable promotions estimated to cost the business tens of millions of dollars, Hurricane Sandy hit the touring industry hard -- Billboard takes a look in this article from our new issue's package on the hurricane's effect on the music business. Also, editorial director Bill Werde describes how the magazine was put together during a week when our office had no power, and here are places you can help with relief, or get help.

BUSINESS MATTERS: INTERNET RADIO BILL IS ABOUT FAIRNESS -- AND MONEY: The language in the debate about the Internet Radio Fairness Act might not be about money, but you can be certain the issue is ultimately about money. The best way to think about the issue is to think about the long-term health of the digital music market. The bills are about helping a vital part of the future music business to flourish. Congressional hearings are reportedly slated for late November.

MEEK MILL, ROD STEWART ALBUMS HEADED FOR TOP 10 ON BILLBOARD 200: Rapper Meek Mill and pop veteran Rod Stewart are both aiming for top 10 debuts on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week. Meek Mill will likely arrive in the No. 2 slot, behind Taylor Swift's "Red," and Stewart will easily arrive in the top 10 next week with around 80,000 sold.

ROBBIE WILLIAMS TOPS UK SINGLE CHART, CALVIN HARRIS HAS NO. 1 ALBUM: Robbie Williams scored his first U.K. No. 1 single in eight years yesterday with "Candy" (Universal Island) to move into joint second place with Gary Barlow and Cliff Richard on 14 chart-toppers, behind only the four members of the Beatles. Meanwhile Scottish DJ-artist Calvin Harris achieved his second No. 1 album as "18 Months" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) debuted at the top.

AEG'S DYNAMIC PRICING ATTEMPTS TO MAKE UK CONCERTS MORE AFFORDABLE: One of the UK's biggest concert promoters AEG says using a new pricing system inspired by airline ticketing will make stadium concerts more "affordable." Ticket prices for Bon Jovi's UK stadium tour in 2013 range between £12.50 ($20) and £125 ($200). Organisers AEG say the dynamic model aims to combat "out of control" inflated ticket prices. Critics say it may not be fair though, as better seats are more expensive. BBC

CC Media Holdings, the parent company of radio giant Clear Channel Communications reported slightly higher first-quarter revenue and a narrowed loss. The company's revenue rose two percent to $1.59 billion. Media and entertainment revenue grew one percent driven by three percent growth in radio revenue amid increased national advertising, digital radio services and the iHeartRadio Music Festival.

Usher, No Doubt, Justin Bieber and Ke$ha will perform at the 40th annual American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 18, joining previously announced acts Pink, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Christina Aguilera, Carrie Underwood, Pitbull and Linkin Park. More artists are expected to join the lineup in the coming weeks. The event will air live on ABC from L.A.'s Nokia Theatre at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Hollywood Reporter

'CANDLE IN THE WIND' BIGGEST-SELLING SINGLE IN UK HISTORY: To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the official singles chart, the Official Charts Company has ranked the top UK million-selling singles
. The chart includes 123 entries and shows Elton John ranked highest for sales for his double A-side "Something About The Way You Look Tonight"/ "Candle in the Wind," with 4.9m copies sold. "Do They Know It's Christmas?" by Band Aid released in 1984 is in second place with 3.69m singles bought in the UK and Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" rounding out the top three. Music Week

Larry Bloch, who built the Wetlands Preserve in TriBeCa into an influential rock club and a hub of environmental activism, died on Oct. 28 at his home in Brattleboro, Vt. He was 59. Mr. Bloch had owned a printing business in Santa Monica, Calif., and had no experience as a nightclub owner or a music impresario when he opened Wetlands in a former food warehouse on a lonely stretch of Hudson Street in Manhattan in 1989. But he was a die-hard fan of 1960s psychedelic rock, particularly the Grateful Dead, and had become a passionate environmentalist while working with Greenpeace in the mid-1980s. New York Times

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