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Taylor SwiftMUSIC BUSINESS ROUNDUP 11/04/2010

Taylor Swift Makes History with No. 1 Debut, Sells Over 1 Million Albums in First Week


5 Factors That Set Up Taylor Swift's Blockbuster Week 


Live Nation Realigns Concert Executives 


Chrysalis Publishing Holds Early Talks With BMG, WMG 


What Do The Election Results Mean For The Music Biz? 


Girl Who Torrented 24 Songs Fined $1.5 Million 

 
Apple Hires Top Warner Legal Executive To Pave Way for Streaming iTunes 

 

Juror Dismissed in EMI Case Due to Association with Filmmaker Michael Moore


Apple to Triple iTunes Music Previews From 30 Seconds to 90 Seconds


Are You a Music Industry Lifer? Take This Simple Test





EMI Music

MUSIC BUSINESS ROUNDUP 11/02/2010

Terra Firma Can't Seek Punitive Damages in EMI Dispute, Judge Says


Panasonic to Cease Production of Technic Turntables


Bye-Bye, CD


Warner Chappell Signs Worldwide Admin Agreement With The Runners


Black Eyed Peas Hit With New Plagiarism
Lawsuit
 Technic 1200


Universal Music Promotes Rob Wells To Head Global Digital Business


How Single Sales Redefine Album Success 


Getty Images and Sony/ATV Music Publishing Sign Distribution Partnership


Sony Music Revenues Drop 11%


Who's Really Destroying Music? Take a Closer Look






MUSIC BUSINESS ROUNDUP 10/27/2010

EMI
Universal Music Denied Rehearing Over Eminem Royalty Case


Music Industry, Broadcasters Remain At Odds Over Royalties


US Court Shuts Down File-Sharing Service Limewire


Ailing CD Format Is Music To Ears Of Publishers


Michael Jackson Tops Forbes' Top-Earning Dead Celebrity List


EMI Music Sign JV Partnership With David Guetta










MUSIC BUSINESS ROUNDUP 10/20/2010K'Naan


Portrait of the Rapper as a Young Marketer: How K'naan Delivered on Coca-Cola's $300 Million Bet
 

 

T.I. Dropped By AXE Body Spray Due to Prison Sentence 

 

EMI Credit-Default Swap Traders Cut Bets as Hands, Citigroup Square Off 

 

Sean Garrett: Nicki Minaj's Failed Single Was 'Out Of My Control' 

 

Rupert Murdoch Moves Into The Live Music Industry














MUSIC BUSINESS ROUNDUP 10/15/2010

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars Leads Billboard's Top 100 Chart for Fourth Straight Week 

 

Google Wants to Charge Music Industry For Anti-Piracy Help 

 

Universal Music Publishing Group Named Publisher of the Year 

 

AOL Reportedly Considering Yahoo Buyout 

 

Music Industry Vet Suggest - Album price 'should drop to £1' 

  

BET Hip Hop Awards Pulls in 3.5 Million Viewers 

  

Prince Announces 'Welcome 2 America' Tour 

 

Making Money Selling Music Online
 

Virgin Media, Spotify in Talks on Subscription Music Service


Live Nation Entertainment Appoints John Malone as Interim Chairman of the Board







MUSIC BUSINESS ROUNDUP 10/13/2010

France

Guy Hands, Citigroup EMI Feud Set for Courtroom Showdown 

 

French Government May Subsidize Music Downloads 

 

EMusic Signs Universal, Aims for the Mainstream 

  

AMA Nominees Selected Using BigChampagne's Ultimate, Not Billboard 

 

Online Payola? Rocking the ASCAP Model 

 

Internet Advertising Hits New Revenue Record 

 

Jay-Z's 'The Hits Collection Volume 1' Coming in November



Mobile Phone Battle Over FM Chips Continues 

 

Converse Opens Free Recording Studio in New York











MUSIC BUSINESS ROUNDUP 10/11/2010Glee

Glee Cast Breezes Past Beatles 'Billboard' Record



Eminem's Publisher: Enforce Settlement in Apple Suit
 


Apple Again Pushes iTunes Subscription, Attempts to Block Spotify



Def Jam Rapstar and Lil Wayne Team Up for Exclusive Best Buy Promotion



Big Four Lose Filesharing Case Against Irish ISP





MUSIC BUSINESS ROUNDUP 10/06/2010Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco Speaks Out Against Atlantic Records




EMI Promotes Publisher Dan McCarroll to Oversee Capitol and Virgin Labels



The Economic Machine Behind Hip Hop




The Dream Is Over: Music Labels Have Killed Their Digital Future



BMI Releases Mobile Music Projections for 2010: Ringback-Tone Sales Flattening, Streaming Rising



 

A History of Ringtone Rap One-Hit Wonders




Copyright czar outlines file-sharing agenda at odds with how many Americans consume music










RihannaMUSIC BUSINESS ROUNDUP 10/04/2010

Rihanna Shows "Sass" On New LP 

 

BMI Royalties Distributed for 1st Quarter 2010 Performances 

 

The Top 8 Reasons Why Rappers Make Better Businessmen 

 

Viacom's BET Said to Sign Accord for Music Videos with Vevo.com 

 

Dick Griffey, Founder of Solar Records is Dead at 71 

 

Following Film and TV, Music Takes Stab at 3-D 

  

Historic Audio at Risk, Thanks to Bad Copyright Laws 

 

Why Music Sounds Lousy in 2010  


Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber Nearing 1 Billion YouTube Views





MUSIC BUSINESS ROUNDUP 09/30/2010

LL Cool J

Barry Diller Steps Down as Live Nation Chairman


LL Cool J and Beastie Boys Among Nominees for 2011 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame


Vevo's Major-Label Music Videos Moving to TV



Royalty Formula for Nusic-Streaming Sites is Flawed, Court Rules 

 
Joint Venture Agreement Brings Ne-Yo's Compound Entertainment to Island Def Jam Music Group


Appeals Court Tosses ASCAP Fees


Primary Wave Music Raises $80 Million To Expand Its Publishing Catalog


Mos Def Signs With Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music










MUSIC BUSINESS ROUNDUP 09/27/2010
Bangladesh

Digital Music Sales Flat This Year: Nielsen




Producer Bangladesh Plots His Pop Domination, But Not Before Settling Differences




Study: Radio Still Dominates In-Car Audio



Retailers Worry Lil Wayne New Album Will Set Digital Trend




Dr - Dre Axes Leaked Jay-Z Collaboration From Detox Album
Nielsen



Technology: It's Killing Creativity



Interview with Max Gousse, Senior Vice President of A&R at Island
Def Jam Records




Apple Updates Ping with New Music-Posting Features, Sidebar





MUSIC BUSINESS ROUNDUP 09/23/2010
Jay-Z & Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett and Jay-Z Trade Tips in Forbes Interview




If L.A. Reid Takes Mantle of 'X Factor' Judge, He May Have to Face the Music With Universal




Who Is Jimmy Iovine and Will He Save 'American Idol'?



News Corp.'s MySpace Is Undergoing `Dramatic Remake'



BMG Aims To Be Top-Three Music Publisher - CEO




Bruno Mars Lands Atop Top 100, Rihanna Roars into Top 10



Paul McCartney Picks HP to Build, Operate His Private Music Cloud













MUSIC BUSINESS ROUNDUP 09/14/2010

Lady Gaga
New Executive Team to Lead Warner Bros. Records


Will.i.am Honored With President's Award At BMI Urban Awards
 

 

Why Can't You Listen to Music? 

 

MTV Video Awards Attract 11.4 Million Viewers, Biggest Audience Since 2002 

 

Bob Marley Family Loses Case over Hit Records to UMG 

  

Getting Traditional Radio Play? Then Consider Yourself Very, Very Lucky 

 

US judge to rule in days on trial over EMI dispute 

   

You Tube Tests Live Video Streaming Platform
















Lady Gaga/Rob Fusari
MUSIC BUSINESS ROUNDUP 09/11/2010


Lady Gaga,Producer Rob Fusari Withdraw Deuling NY Lawsuits 

 

Will Smith and Family 

 

BMI Honors will.i.am, Lil Wayne, Polow Da Don, EMI Music Publishing & More at Urban Awards 

 

iTunes Costs Apple $1Billion a Year to Run 

 

Jay-Z Leads BET Hip Hop Awards Nomination 

 

Free Downloads Are No Longer "Free" In Bandcamp  

  

Hip Hop's Medium For Choice Words 

 

EMI Publishing Hires New European A&R Talent 

 

MTV Overtakes Vevo as Top Online Music Destination








MUSIC BUSINESS ROUNDUP 09/08/2010
Rihanna

Universal Music's Victory in Eminem Royalties Cased Overturned On Appeal


 


Rihanna Reveals "Loud" Album Title, Debuts Single


 


Atlantic, E1, Block ENT. Execs Sign 'Gorilla' Deal




Apple's Stab at Social Media is Little More Than a Sales Tool



 

Roger Faxon Reorganizes EMI


 


iTunes Songs Aren't Purchased But 'Licensed', Court Rules




Amazon Acquires Amie Street, But Not In A Good Way



Dr. Luke's Prescription for Pop Hits and Jingles











MUSIC BUSINESS ROUNDUP 09/01/2010

Apple Ping
Apple's 'Ping' the Last Nail in the Coffin for MySpace



Obama's Commerce Secretary Talks Tough on Music Piracy 


Vivendi Raises Outlook Despite Dip in Net Profit


Bertelsmann, KKR to Invest $508 Million in New BMG 

  

Katy Perry's Disappointing First-Week Sales Sales: Is She Overexposed 

  

OK Go On Net Neutrality: A Lesson from the Music Industry 

 

As Digital Music Sales Fall, Record Labels Look to New Ways to Make Money 

 

Cee Lo Song Is a Hit on the Web, Bleeped on Radio






MUSIC BUSINESS ROUNDUP 08/28/2010

Eminem

Eminem's 'Recovery': How Did This Album Get So Huge?


Six Names Likely Mentioned in Google's Search for Music Chief


Yankees, Jay-Z Team Up on Co-Branded Merchandise 

 

The Music Industry's New Model: Where Is It? 

 

Katy Perry, Usher, Fantasia all debut high on Billboard 200 next week 


How Kanye West's Twitter Killed Music Magazines 



FTC Drops P2P File Sharing Probe of LimeWire
 

  

BMI Appeals DMX Rate-Court Decision 

  

Myspace: A Place For...What, Again?


Katy Perry, Usher, Fantasia all Debut high on Billboard 200 Next Week 


Broadcasters defend push for mandatory FM tuners 






MUSIC BUSINESS ROUNDUP 08/24/2010


U2 & Jay-Z = Australia & New Zealand 
Jay-Z & U2
 

Rap Music: It's a Business Thing, You Understand? 

 

Those Who Cannot Innovate, Regulate: Old Media's Twisted Logic 

 

Radio Stations Propose Paying to Play Music 

 

Emmis Corp. Privatization Stalled...Again 

 

Downturn for Downloads?







MUSIC BUSINESS ROUNDUP 08/18/2010

Jay-Z
Jay-Z Tops Forbes "Hip Hop Cash Kings" List at $63 Million 

 

Snoop Dogg: From Gangster to Businessman 

 

Eminem Recovers No. 1 on Billboard 200, Matches Susan Boyle's Feat


Music firm EMI cuts losses by 64% to $802 Million 

  

Citigroup, EMI To Hold Settlement Talks In Sep-Source



S&P Cuts Outlook on Warner Music To Negative



Radio, RIAA: mandatory FM radio in cell phones is the future



G-Unit Inks Distribution Deal With EMI 





MUSIC BUSINESS ROUNDUP 08/12/2010RedOne