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-- Music Row says a major Nashville label will soon announce a new imprint - possibly as early as this week. (Music Row)

-- The people behind TechMeme, a well read aggregator of technology and Internet news and blog posts, have launched MediaGazer, an aggregator of media-related stories. The technology behind TechMeme, MediaGazer and the company’s other properties automatically aggregates top stories with the help of human editors. The result is an easy-to-read list of the top stories at any given time. Underneath each top story is a list of blogs that have linked back to the story. So it’s easy to see both the blogosphere chatter and the original post that drew the attention.

-- EMI Music Publishing and TuneWiki have reached an out-of-court agreement regarding additional uses of EMI's lyrics. The original agreement allowed for use at as well as iPhone and Android apps. The new agreement allows TuneWiki to license lyrics to Vevo. TuneWiki offers lyrics for over 2.7 million songs. (Digital Music News)

-- The secondary ticket market in North Carolina is spotlighted by the Charlotte Observer. The promoter of a Wilco show said about 1,000 tickets to a Wilco show at DPAC that seats 2,700. The article pinpoints one of the main reasons for consumers' consternation: In 2007, the North Carolina legislature amended an anti-scalping law to allow Internet resale of tickets. And it makes another good point: the supply and demand is transparent, but the source of the tickets is far from transparent. Says Glenn Lehrman, head of communications for secondary ticketing site StubHub, "I work for a company that's all for an open marketplace, and artists who want to maximize revenue have every right to do that. I just wish they'd be more transparent about it." (Charlotte Observer)

-- A New York Times article says Internet radio company Pandora is attracting attention from investment bankers who think the company could go public. And although Pandora is concerning itself with growth right now, it hired a new chief financial officer who had that position at when it had its IPO. (New York Times)

-- Camper Van Beethoven sold out its 35 sponsorship slots for its trip to SXSW. Digital Audio Insider asked founding member Jonathan Segel about the funding experiment, but much of the interview is about how the music business has changed in the last 20 years, the fan-funded model and ancillary revenue streams in an era of ubiquitous music. More than anything, the interview is a reality check for people who think a band with some prior success and name recognition are able to easily turn that into digital revenue. "I think...the legacy of the digital revolution will prove to be economically the same as the legacy of the last 30 years' Republican administrations: a very small percentage of people with a lot of money, and a very large amount of people with very little money; there will be little or no artistic middle class."
(Digital Audio Insider)