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MUSIC NEWS ROUNDUP 09/08/2011

Big Sales for Lil Wayne's New Album 

Lil Wayne Carter IV Deluxe Edition

 

How Much Is the Music Industry Really Worth? Try $168 Billion 

 

So, You Want a Label Contract? 

 

The 2011 Music-Sales Boost, By the Numbers 

 

Live Nation Exec on How Social Media and Mobile Tech Are Completely Changing Live Music



BMI Promotes Stuart Rosen to SVP/General Counsel 


Guy Hands Takes Legal Action against Citigroup over EMI Ownership 

 

Vivendi Acquires See Tickets UK for £83 million


Deezer Win French Court Battle With Universal






MUSIC NEWS ROUNDUP 08/31/2011

NO I.D.


No I.D. Appointed Executive Vice President of Def Jam
 

 

Apple's iTunes Match Music Service Goes Beta 

 

Snoop Dogg, Drake, B.O.B., Lex Luger, Universal Music Publishing and More Honored at BMI Urban Music Awards 

 

Why Music Producer Dr Luke Sues People Who Claim He Copies Songs 

  

Island Def Jam Music Group Announces Restructuring of Pop, Rock and Rhythm Promotion Department 

 

Bruno Mars Sues His Publisher Bug Music Inc 

 

Vivendi's Hit Video Games Help Offset Universal Music Decline 

 

Andrew Kronfeld Named Universal Music President of Global Marketing







MUSIC NEWS ROUNDUP 08/23/2011


Ashford & Simpson
Nick Ashford of Legendary Motown Duo Ashford & Simpson Dies at 70



Edgar Bronfman Steps Down as Warner Chief Executive



Karen Kwak Promoted to EVP/Head of A&R for Island Def Jam



EMI Wins Some, Loses Some in Case against MP3tunes



RIM Said in Talks to Start Blackberry Music App with Labels


FCC Officially Kills the Fairness Doctrine


NMPA Reaches Resolution of Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against You Tube



Jerry Leiber, Prolific Writer of 1950's Hits Dies at 78








MUSIC NEWS ROUNDUP 08/10/2011



Cash Kings 2011: Hip-Hop's Top Earners  Jay-Z Forbes



Watch The Throne Hits #1 in 23 Countries On iTunes


Fire Destroys U.K. Record Distribution Center, Millions of CD's lost


Peter Edge and Tom Corson Talk RCA Music Group's Future 


Edger Berger Named President & CEO, International, Sony Music Entertainment 


Cary Sherman Moves Up to RIAA Chairman and CEO


Walmart to Shutter MP3 Store after Failing to Catch Apple's iTunes


Live Nation Turns a Profit in Q2 


Rob Stevenson Joins Universal Republic as EVP/A&R



BMI Songwriter Sonyae Elise Wins First Season of Bravo's 'Platinum Hit'               


Spotify has 1.4 Million Customers in First Month







MUSIC NEWS ROUNDUP 08/04/2011

katy Perry - Teenage Dream
Warner Music Group Corp. Reports Results for 3rd Quarter, Revenues Up 6%


Katy Perry Set to Equal Michael Jackson's Singles Record

Dr Luke Sought After for New Position at Sony Music

U.K. Music Industry Revenue Falls by $309 Million in 2010 

Clear Channel Revenue Up 8% in Second Quarter 

Interview: Jim Vellutato VP, Sony/ATV
Music Publishing
 


EMI Bids Range from $3-4 Billion 

Ticketmaster Now Selling Tickets at Wal-Mart 

Four Reasons it Pays for Songwriters to be Patient 

Building Hip Hop Beats: 9 Tips from Multi-Platinum Producer Johnny Juice






MUSIC NEWS ROUNDUP 07/27/2011
Ethopia Habtemariam
Universal Music Group Taps Ethiopia Habtemariam to head Motown Label



Nick Gatfield Becomes New Sony Chairman and CEO 




PayPal Works With Police and Music Industry to Tackle Copyright Infringing Websites




BMG Puts EMI Bid on Table



Song Q1 Results Expected to Show Recovery



Skullcandy Announces Pricing of its IPO




You Tube to Stream Lollapalooza Austin City Limits






MUSIC NEWS ROUNDUP 07/19/2011

L.A. Reid


L.A. Reid Officially Named Chairman and CEO of Epic Records 



Spotify Has Landed in the U.S. Sign Up to Get Your Invite Now 



What Exactly is An Independent Label? Different Definitions, Different Market Shares 



Aretha Franklin's publishing Company Sued of Royalties



China's Largest Search Engine Baidu Sign Settle with Top Music Studios, Launch Social Music Platform 



Warner Music Group Debt Issues Could Prevent EMI Purchase



What are the Odds of Succeeding WITH a Record Deal?





Adele 21MUSIC NEWS ROUNDUP 07/07/2011

Album Sales Up For the First Time Since 2004
 


Eminem's 'Recovery' is First Album to Sell 1 Million Downloads


Major ISP's, Music & Movie Industry Strike Online Copyright Pact 


Verizon's New Tiered Data Plans: What You Need to Know 


Citigroup Said to Seek First Round of EMI Offers This Month 


Top Selling Digital Songs 2011 So Far
 


WMG Shareholders Approve Merger Agreement 


Virgin and Spotify: A Step Forward For Digital Music


Spotify Coming to U.S. 'Soon' but Warner Music Deal Still Undone 


AARP Gets Into Streaming Music Business


Sony Music Is Widening Its Lead on Universal Music Group






Gee Roberson (right side)MUSIC NEWS ROUNDUP 06/23/2011

Universal Music Group Expected to Bid for EMI Group
 



Gee Roberson Names Chairman of Geffen Records 


Billionaire Alec Gores Said to Consider Offer For EMI Group   


Best Buy Music Cloud Rolls Out Online Streaming Service 


iCloud Launch Expected to Draw 150 Million Users 


Rick Rubin on How Music 'Can Be a Bigger Business Than i
t Has Ever Been'
 


Google Gets 1 Billion Monthly Unique Visitors 


The Many Killers of the Music Industry




MUSIC NEWS ROUNDUP 06/20/2011
Clarence Clemons

The 25 Richest Artists of 2011


Universal Motown lays off most of staff; consolidates roster into Universal Republic
 

L.A. Reid to run restructured Epic Records

 

Music streaming service Spotify Valued at $1billion after $100million investment 

 

Warner Music Chairman Bronfman could make $21.7 million from WMG sale 

 

Profitless Pandora pricks the tech bubble 

 

Springteen's E Street Band loses key figure with death of Clarence Clemons 

 

Rebecca Black video pulled off You Tube, how much money is at stake in legal battle?


Facebook to integrate Spotify in music push?