Morning Fix: Made In America Goes Simul-Bicoastal; IMG Engage with David Lynch, Diddy, and More; KROQ's MD on Coachella

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BUDWEISER MADE IN AMERICA EXPANDS TO L.A., BECOMES FIRST SIMULTANEOUS BICOASTAL MUSIC FEST

The Budweiser Made In America festival is expanding to Los Angeles - and staying in its birthplace of Philadelphia, with two simultaneous two-day festivals set to take place this Labor Day Weekend. Founding partner and curator Jay Z made the announcement from the steps of Los Angeles' City Hall Wednesday (April 16) morning alongside the city's mayor Eric Garcetti.
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DIDDY, GUY GERBER, STEVE AOKI, CHAD HURLEY AT IMS ENGAGE: WHERE WORLDS COLLIDE AND GATES OPEN

When asked about the origins of 11:11, the name for the much-ballyhooed collaboration between Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and Israeli DJ/producer Guy Gerber, the ordinarily loquacious entrepreneur was uncharacteristically reticent.
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THE BEAT: KROQ MUSIC DIRECTOR LISA WORDEN ON COACHELLA PARTNERSHIP

Weekend one of Coachella is overflowing with parties, everything from traditions like Neon Carnival and the Lacoste soiree to this year, for the first time ever, a McDonald’s party. But only one event surrounding the concert actually works in conjunction with Coachella promoter Goldenvoice, LA radio station KROQ’s annual party house.
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PETE SEEGER TO BE CELEBRATED AT HUDSON RIVER'S CLEARWATER FESTIVAL

Folk singer Pete Seeger's life will be celebrated at the annual Clearwater Festival this summer. Seeger died in January at age 94, after surviving his wife Toshi by about seven months.
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MOBY INTERVIEWS DAVID LYNCH ON GOD, MAGGOTS AND MUSIC AT INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SUMMIT

Moby was given the task of interviewing director David Lynch at April 16’s International Music Summit, a gathering of the electronic music industry that started in Ibiza and has branched out to Los Angeles.
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KIM DOTCOM'S ASSETS, INCLUDING $10M, RETURNED

Days after the major labels (and Hollywood) filed a suit against Kim Dotcom and his previous company Megaupload, the German-born data storage entrepreneur has received an large infusion of cash -- in the form of his previous assets.
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FRANCE DROPS ANTI-DISCRIMINATION CASE AGAINST BOB DYLAN

French prosecutors have dropped the charges levelled at Bob Dylan last year after the singer made comments about Croatians that were alleged to violate the country's anti-discrimination laws, the Wall Street Journal reports. Instead, law officials are looking to looking to indict Rolling Stone's French edition for printing the remarks in the first place.
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TUNECORE DOWNLOADS, STREAMS GROW 75%, PAID OUT $34 MILLION IN Q1

The self-serve music distribution platform announced it paid out $34.1 million to artists in the first quarter of this year. The revenue was generated from nearly 1.3 billion downloads and streams, a 75% increase over the same period in 2013.
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JUAN GABRIEL IN 'STABLE CONDITION' AFTER FALLING ILL, ADDS REPLACEMENT TOUR DATES

Mexican singer Juan Gabriel, who on Monday was hospitalized and diagnosed with pneumonia, is now listed in "very stable condition " in Las Vegas where he is resting. Additionally, new tour dates have been announced for shows he canceled this week in Los Angeles.
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DEE JAY SILVER BRINGS THE COUNTRY REMIXES YOU DIDN'T KNOW YOU WANTED

It’s hard to put a handle on exactly what Dee Jay Silver does for a living. A popular club DJ-remixer-producer for more than a decade, he now spends much of his life on tour, where he’s worked as a support act for Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts and, this year, Brad Paisley, among others.
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ACM SELLS OUT 2015 EVENTS, MOVES 70K TICKETS IN 18 MINUTES

The Academy of Country Music Awards, which held its 49th annual show this past April 6th, has already sold out its tickets to next year's events -- ACM Party For a Cause, a two-day event, and the ACM Awards, scheduled for April 17-18 and April 19, respectively.
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PHARRELL WILLIAMS TOPS HOT 100, ED SHEERAN BLASTS IN AT NO. 15

Pharrell Williams' "Happy" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for an eighth week. Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran storms onto the chart at No. 15 with "Sing," which Williams co-wrote and co-produced. Upon its bow, Sheeran scores his highest Hot 100 rank yet.
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'FROZEN' SOUNDTRACK SPENDS 10TH WEEK AT NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD 200, SALES CLIMB PAST 2 MILLION

The unstoppable soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" continues its run atop the Billboard 200 as it clocks a 10th nonconsecutive week at No. 1. The set sold 133,000 copies in the week ending April 13, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's down 11 percent compared with the previous frame, when it sold 149,000 at No. 1.
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IS RECORD STORE DAY IN CRISIS?

Record Store Day 2014 is the biggest yet, with hundreds of exclusive new releases and reissues in shops this weekend. But as vinyl pressing plants struggle to keep up with demand, is the event's success in danger of harming independent labels - and even RSD itself?
The Quietus


CAN MUSIC STILL MAKE MONEY?

Just Go CEO Justin Golshir discusses the music industry and Wu Tang Clan’s plan to sell just one copy of their latest album for a multi-million dollar figure. He speaks to Mark Barton on Bloomberg Television’s “Countdown.”
Bloomberg


TORONTO’S ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC COMMUNITY CALLS FOUL AFTER EXHIBITION PLACE BAN

Twitter and Facebook erupted Wednesday morning with outraged fans of Electronic Dance Music (EDM) voicing disapproval to the recent ban of the music genre at all city of Toronto owned venues on Exhibition Place property.
National Post


WHICH MUSIC SERVICE MAKES ARTISTS THE MOST MONEY?

So what’s the best way to support a band or artist so they can continue making the music you love?
Time


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