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Heads rolling at Beats as Apple eliminating redundant positions, Ian Rogers & Trent Reznor to stay on

Heads rolling at Beats as Apple eliminating redundant positions, Ian Rogers & Trent Reznor to stay on | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

As Apple’s acquisition of Beats Electronics and Beats Music nears completion this financial quarter, the Cupertino and Santa Monica, California-based companies have begun work on transitioning select employees and technology resources from Beats to Apple, according to sources briefed on the transition. Apple executives have visited Beats’ Southern California headquarters this week and last week to offer groups of employees positions at Apple and to notify some members of the Beats staff that they will not be included in the transition.

 

 

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Redundant positions? So beat it!

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Dr. Dre could soon become an Apple executive

Dr. Dre could soon become an Apple executive | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

According to Billboard, Apple may introduce both Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine in their new high-up executive roles at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference event next month. Apple is reportedly pursuing an acquisition of Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion, though neither company has gone on record about the deal since it was first publicized last week. The Financial Times originally reported that Apple and Beats could announce the buyout as early as this week, so the companies may choose to wait until the purchase is formally completed before they share more about any influence Dre and Iovine will hold at Apple moving forward. What we know right now is that Dre will be made very rich if the acquisition gets done, though its less clear what his exact duties at Apple will be.

 

 

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Is Jimmy Iovine  about to sit on top of the world?

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BMG Rejoins With Sony For Parlophone Records Bid - hypebot

BMG Rejoins With Sony For Parlophone Records Bid - hypebot | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Sony Music is again partnering with Bertelsmann's BMG, this time in a bid for Parlophone Records and a number of other EMI properties put on the block by Universal Music.
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the record industry will eat itself

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Music Deals Could Transform Digital Market

Music Deals Could Transform Digital Market | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

As the Justice Department presses forward with its lawsuit filed last week against Apple and two publishers for allegedly colluding to raise prices and manipulate the evolving market for digital books, the nation’s other antitrust regulator is weighing whether to approve a transaction that could dramatically impact the development of another digital market: music.

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Twitter Is Considering a Deal to Buy SoundCloud

Twitter Is Considering a Deal to Buy SoundCloud | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Would it solve Twitter's growth problem?

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If you can't make your own music service, buy one!

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Show Up Public's curator insight, May 30, 2014 6:51 PM

Twitter really wants to to splash its wings around in the music market. Jeesh.

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Prediction: Major Label Will Aquire DIY Distributor - hypebot

Prediction: Major Label Will Aquire DIY Distributor - hypebot | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
By Frank Woodworth (@GlacialConcepts), Director of Business Development at Thrillcall, a concert discovery and ticketing platform for web and mobile applications. A major label is going to buy a DIY distributor, such as TuneCore or CD Baby.
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What will happen of today's DIY distributors? Let's hope they won't turn into merger game for major companies.

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Key to Universal-EMI decision: Has music business lost control? - Reuters

Key to Universal-EMI decision: Has music business lost control? - Reuters | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
On the face of it, Universal Music Group's bid to buy a big chunk of EMI stands to make the world's leading music company an even more formidable force, combining Universal's star lineup of Lady Gaga and Rihanna with the British company's deep library of The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Katy Perry.

Certainly the fierce opposition from rival Warner Music Group, consumer groups and independent music companies makes it seem that way. They have all vowed to fight it tooth and nail, telling U.S. and European regulators that the merger would create a behemoth capable of controlling the future of digital media by withholding content from digital music startups.

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How The Google Motorola Acquisition Helps the Music Industry - Billboard.biz

How The Google Motorola Acquisition Helps the Music Industry - Billboard.biz | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
How The Google Motorola Acquisition Helps the Music IndustryBillboard.bizFor the music industry, this is a significant development given the role that mobile will play on the future of digital music.
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