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Cee-LoMUSIC INDUSTRY ROUNDUP 0/06/2011

Cee Lo Green's 'F**k You' Reaches No. 1 (At Last) On Pop Songs 

 

Following Eminem's Lead, Estate of Rick James Sues Universal Music for Higher Pay-Out 

 

Wall Street Analysis, Investors Unenthusiastic About Possible Live Nation-Warner Music Union 

 

Judge Overturns $625 Million Verdict Against Apple


Songwriter Blasts Rihanna, Kanye over
Song Publishing
 

 

A Serious Legal Analysis of the Rebecca Black 'Friday' Controversy 

 

Apple Isn't Buying Warner's Broken Record 



Jay-Z Starts Lifestyle Website





MUSIC INDUSTRY ROUNDUP 03/30/2011
Chris Brown F.A.M.E.

Chris Brown's 'F.A.M.E.' Tops Billboard 200 Album Chart With More Than a Quarter-Million Copies Sold 

 

Bertelsmann Expresses Interest in EMI and Warner Music 

 

Mathew Knowles Says Split With Beyonce Shows 'She Wants To Have More Control of Her Business' 

 

Amazon's Cloud Drive Faces Music Industry Backlash 

 

Global Recorded Music Sales Fall Almost $1.5 Billion amid Increased Piracy 

  

News Corp. Holds Early Talks With Vevo About Myspace 

  

Lil B Signs Tour Deal With Live Nation, Holds Major Label Hopes 

 

Eminem Lawsuit May Result in Higher Royalties for Older Artists


Record Labels Turn to Apps for Album Distribution





MUSIC INDUSTRY ROUNDUP 03/22/2011

Rebecca BlackRebecca Black Already a Millionaire with iTunes Sales 

 

Slow Going For Rihanna Tour 

 

Universal's Appeal over Eminem Profits Dismissed by Supreme Court 

 

KKR, BMG Consider Bid for All of Warner Music Group 

 

Barry Weiss Replaces L.A. Reid, Named Chairman/CEO at Island Def Jam and Motown-Republic 

  

Report: Citigroup Quietly Shopping EMI 

 

AT&T/T-Mobile Merger: Five Ways It Could Impact the Music Biz 

 

SXSW Organizers Plan To Limit Free Events Next Year


Managing Relationships With Fans When Your Fan Base Gets Too Big


Twitter Launches Star-Studded Promo Video, New Site to Mark 5 Year Anniversary







The Eminem ShowMUSIC INDUSTRY ROUNDUP 03/11/2011

Eminem's 2002 "The Eminem Show" Earns Diamond Sales Status 

 

The Forbes Five: Hip Hop's Wealthiest Artists 

 

Lucian Grainge is Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group 

 

Its Official: Cumulus Signs Deal to Merge With Citadel (Combined Will Own 572 Radio Stations)



What's Broken in A&R and How To Fix It (UK) 

  
Diddy/Jay-Z

Just 1% of Releases Account for 82% of New Album Sales



Bidding for Warner Music to Run Into April 


 

Lime Wire Settles Copyright Suit with Publishers




Apple iPad 2 Launches Today



SXSW 2011: The music stories to watch








Barry Weiss Doug Morris


MUSIC INDUSTRY ROUNDUP 03/05/2011

Enrique Iglesias, PMP Producer DJ Frank E Score First Top 40 Radio No. 1 with "Tonight"


Sony Taps Universal's Doug Morris to Run Labels 

 

Report: Warner Music has 10 Bidders for its Various Music Publishing and Label Assets 

 

Apple Unlimited Music Downloads: The Last Step Before Streaming? 

  

Live Nation's Loss Balloons ($124 Million) 

  

How Much Can a Top-Name Artist Make for Private Shows? 


New Music Industry Plan: Halt Flow of Money (Major Credit Card Transactions) to Pirate Music Sites
 

Akon Sues Former Booking Agent for Trademark Infringement 

 

Coca-Cola Launches Global Music Effort to Connect With Teens 

 

Will Lady Gaga End The Music Business? (Again) 







Lady Gaga - Born This WayMUSIC INDUSTRY ROUNDUP 02/22/2011

Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Breaks iTunes Records with 1 Million Downloads in 5 Days 

 

Ciara 'Prays' Jive Will Release Her From Contract 

 

Will Apple Charge Music Subscription Services 30% or Won't They? 

 

Label Executive Talks Rick Ross Maybach Music Group Deal 

  

Warner Music is Ready to Receive Bids for Company This Week 

  

Spotify Swept up in Dotcom Bubble with $1 Billion Valuation Maybach Music Group


 

Apple in Talks to Improve Sound Quality of Music Downloads



The REAL Death of the Music Industry
 


Music is Universal, Education Should Be Too



Sony Music Streaming Service Debuts in U.S. to Challenge iTunes








MUSIC INDUSTRY ROUNDUP 02/14/2011

Wiz Khalifa
Wiz Khalifa's 'Black and Yellow' tops Billboard hot 100 singles chart


David Joseph (Universal Music UK): The Music Industry will Survive the Digital Revolution 

  

6 Reasons Why Major Labels Are Still Screwed 

 

Simon Cowell sparks Sony Music shake-up as Gatfield becomes President (UK) 

 

Pandora Files $100 Million IPO as Apple Eyes Digital Lockers 

 

Warner Music, EMI Racing to the Auction Block 

 

Performance Royalty is ready to Re-Appear in the New Congress 

 

Will.i.am Says Artists Should be 'Scared' of iTunes 





MUSIC INDUSTRY ROUNDUP 02/03/2011
Justin Bieber

Breaking Bieber: In New Video Clip Manager Explains Grassroots Approach 

 

Citigroup Bank Takes Control of EMI 

 

On The Charts: As Sales Hit Constant New Lows, Where Are The Success Stories? 

 

Sony Backs Doug Morris to Show Music Industry He's a Long-Player 

  

You Tube Says Free Music Now Pays as Well as Paid Music 

 

Rdio Raises $17.5 to Boost Music-Streaming Service 


Hey iTunes, Here Comes Google Music, Spotify 


Sony Music Sales Down 14.5% in Fiscal Q3  


Indie Bosses and Experts React to Citigroup's EMI Takeover






Warner Music at the Stock Exchange Opening Bell
MUSIC INDUSTRY ROUNDUP 01/22/2011

Edgar Bronfman Jr (Warner Music CEO) Found Guilty of Insider Trading By French Courts 

 

Warner Music Group Mulls Sale, Even as it Considers Buying EMI 

 

EMI, Warner, Sony, BMG: Could a String of Love Affairs Finally Produce a Marriage 

 

Universal Music Group Layoffs Expected Today 

 

New 'BMI Live' Program Allows Performing Songwriters to Register Live Concerts for Royalty Payments 

  

Music Industry Working on Global Copyright Database 


 
Rock Ranked As Most Popular Genre In New Nielsen SoundScan Digital Song Chart


Inside Lady Gaga Inc






MUSIC INDUSTRY ROUNDUP 01/18/2011
Britney Spears

Britain's Biggest Record Labels to Sell New Songs on day They First Play on Radio


Sony to Shut CD Plant in US; Lay off 310 Workers 

 

Britney Spears' 'Hold It Against Me' Declared Her Best Lead Single of All Time 

 

Jon Borris Named VP of Promotion at Columbia Records 

 

Steve Jobs Absence Leaves Unanswered Questions 

 

Why Labels Abandoned A&R










MUSIC INDUSTRY ROUNDUP 01/04/2011
Mark Zuckerberg

Goldman Sachs Invests $450 Million in Facebook at $50 Billion Valuation 

 

Universal Republic's Preisdent & CEO Monte Lipman Signs New Long-Term Contract With UMG 

 

MySpace Poised for Massive Layoffs 

  

Warner Music Group Names Cameron Strang CEO of Warner/Chappell Publishing 

 

Clear Channel Appoints Dirk Eller to Chief Financial Officer of Clear Channel International 



How MP3 Compression Works




MUSIC INDUSTRY ROUNDUP 12/27/2010Teena Marie

Soul Singer Legend Teena Marie Dead at 54
 

 

SoundExchange Handed Out $155 Million Dollars to Artists in 2009, More in 2010 

 

Sony Launches 'Music Unlimited' Streaming Service 

 

Keyshia Cole, Jamie Foxx, Kerri Hilson Gunning For Top Ten On Next Week's Charts 


Rhythm Year End Leaders 2010


5 Predictions for the Music Industry








Internet Sharks
MUSIC INDUSTRY ROUNDUP 12/15/2010

American Internet Use Catches Up With TV Use 

 

Nielsen to Shut Down its U.S. Radio Ratings 

 

Manager Johnny Wright Sounds Off on the State of the Music Industry   

 

Funk Legend George Clinton Sues the Black Eyed Peas for Alleged CopyrightInfringement 

 

Sony Courts Universal Music's Doug Morris 

 

Bieber's 'Baby' and Dodson's 'Bed Intruder' Are Most-Watched Videos 
Nielsen
  

Copyright Lawsuit Filed Over 50 Cent Song 'I Get Money' 

 

Pop Music's Utility Man: Flo Rida's Singles, Going Steady


Business Matters: Best Buy Shares Sink After Disappointing Earnings Results








MUSIC INDUSTRY ROUNDUP 12/08/2010
Barry Weiss

RCA/Jive Label Group Chairman Barry Weiss to Exit Sony for Universal Music Group 

 

EMI Group Appoints Ruth Prior as Chief Financial Officer 

 

Downtown's Michael Howe Takes Senior A&R Post at Capitol-Virigin 

 

Fontana Promotes Bryan Mead to Senior Vice President of Marketing 

 

Marketwatch Names Steve Jobs CEO of the Decade 


The Top Paying Gigs in Music, 2010


Willow Smith to Become Youngest Female to Top UK Singles Chart


Music By Numbers




MUSIC INDUSTRY ROUNDUP 12/03/2010
Grammy Awards

53rd Annual Grammy Awards Nominees List 

 

Artist Vs. Label: From Petty to Nelly, Ten Infamous Music Industry Spats 

 

Supreme Court Won't Hear RIAA File Sharing Case 

 

Major Digital Music Players to Adopt DDEX Standards 

Secrets of the 'New Music Industry' That The 'Old Music Industry' Doesn't Want To Know 

 

News Corp Might be Open To Selling MySpace 

 

Vevo is Gearing Up For Global Expansion 

 

Producer of Ray Charles Musical Sues Investors 


Print Publisher Hal Leonard Strike Deal With EMI 






Kanye West Nicki MinajMUSIC INDUSTRY ROUNDUP 11/27/2010

Kanye West, Nicki Minaj Set for Huge Billboard 200 Debuts 

 

Music Publisher BMG Buying Chysalis in $168 Million Deal 

 

U.S. Government Shuts Down Web Sites in Piracy Crackdown 

 

Swarms of Shoppers Charge the Malls, Eager to Spend - But Cautiously 

 

Delays Dog Google's Digital Music Service 

  

Google Signs France Artists Deal to Cool Tensions from Copyright Battles 

  

David Guetta Keynote Speaker at MidemNet 2011 BMG Rights Management

 

Rihanna Returns to No.1 on Singles Charts  


Reggaeton Star Don Omar Signs With EMI Publishing






MUSIC INDUSTRY ROUNDUP 11/20/2010
Edgar Bronfman  Jr

Warner Music Group's Bronfman Talks Performance Royalty, EMI & More 

 

Myspace Surrenders Social Networking Crown to Facebook With New 'Mashup' 

 

Warner Music Group 4Q Loss Widens ($46 Million) 

 

Senate Committee Passes Web Piracy Bill 

 

Ed Lover is Out at Clear Channel's 'Power 105.1' New York 

 

Music Sellers Eye Robust Shopping In Week Ahead 

 

Live Nation Sues Former Chairman Over Severance Agreement 





MUSIC INDUSTRY ROUNDUP 11/15/2010
iTunes

Apple Scores Music Rights to The Beatles, iTunes Finally Complete 

 

Warner Music Planning $750 Million Bid For EMI's Record Company 

 

Universal Music to Launch US Cost Cutting Drive After 3rd Qtr Earnings Slide 

 

Clear Channel Names Robert Pittman Chairman of Media & Entertainment Platforms 

 

EMI Chief Roger Faxon Rules Out Splitting Company to Pay Citigroup Debt 

 

Clear Channel Names Robert Pittman Chairman of Media & Entertainment
Platforms