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How much does it REALLY cost to book your favorite band for a show?

How much does it REALLY cost to book your favorite band for a show? | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Several weeks ago you might recall seeing a widely circulated list showing booking fees for a host of notable musicians. Unfortunately, those who published the list were quick to point out that the accuracy of its information was hig...
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The Netflix Tech Blog: Netflix's Viewing Data: How We Know Where You Are in House of Cards

The Netflix Tech Blog: Netflix's Viewing Data: How We Know Where You Are in House of Cards | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
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Amazon going head to head with Netflix as it invests $1.3 billion in its online streaming service Prime Instant Video

Amazon going head to head with Netflix as it invests $1.3 billion in its online streaming service Prime Instant Video | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Amazon is going up against Netflix and betting big on streaming.
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Buying Songs Is Over

Buying Songs Is Over | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Every statistic in the recorded music business is pointing down except for streaming and, amazingly, vinyl.
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In The Flesh's cancellation: what BBC Three is missing

In The Flesh's cancellation: what BBC Three is missing | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
In The Flesh was a rare creature that will be sorely missed. Now that it’s been cancelled, will Amazon or Netflix come to its rescue?
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Netflix Boss Ted Sarandos Defends Ratings Secrecy: 'It Has No Reflection on Our Business'

Netflix Boss Ted Sarandos Defends Ratings Secrecy: 'It Has No Reflection on Our Business' | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
TCA: Streaming media company's chief content officer also discusses where it stands on "The Interview" talks and upcoming originals
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The worst nightmare of every Netflix user just came true

The worst nightmare of every Netflix user just came true | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Netflix has been accused of blocking subscribers who use tools like VPNs to watch films and TV shows not permitted in their country.
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Online-only BBC3 to be split into ‘think’ and ‘laugh’ strands

Online-only BBC3 to be split into ‘think’ and ‘laugh’ strands | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
BBC’s plans for channel without a slot in the TV guide include partnerships with Vice Media and focus on sharing shows via Twitter and Facebook
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Save In The Flesh: what you can do to help

Save In The Flesh: what you can do to help | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
We think BBC Three’s In The Flesh richly deserves a third series. If you agree, here’s how you can join the fan campaign to save it…
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The 25 best female action stars in modern cinema

The 25 best female action stars in modern cinema | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Wil's got something to say to all those people who reckon women can't be action stars. These 25 kickass women might want a word too...
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Gender reps ahoy!

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Aaron Paul: Barbie Worse Than Breaking Bad Doll

Aaron Paul: Barbie Worse Than Breaking Bad Doll | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
The actor says a Florida mum has "messed it up for everyone" after starting a petition which saw the figures withdrawn from sale.
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Billboard: Album Sales Continue To Slide

Billboard: Album Sales Continue To Slide | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
  From: http://www.billboard.com/articles/business/6236365/album-sales-hit-a-new...   The market for albums continues to recede, following a (now) long-standing trend that has been accelerated by streaming's success.
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Why Beyoncé shouldn't inspire feminists, despite her VMAs performance

Why Beyoncé shouldn't inspire feminists, despite her VMAs performance | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Does Beyoncé know what a “feminist” is? Because the Texan Methodist gospel girl who grew up to be a star, and whose last tour was named “The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour,” in honour of her husband, is surely the last person today’s independently-minded, socially liberal, stridently atheist feminists are likely to choose as an inspiration.
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Mainly because she sucks.

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'Save BBC3' campaigners deliver petition to BBC Trust

'Save BBC3' campaigners deliver petition to BBC Trust | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Change.org petition gathers more than 270,000 signatures calling on corporation’s governing body to reconsider plans to ditch TV channel and take programming online-only
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Old album sales a 'worrying trend' for music industry

Old album sales a 'worrying trend' for music industry | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
'Old' albums outsold current releases on iTunes in America last year, new figures reveal.
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Streaming now makes more money than iTunes in Italy - Music Business Worldwide

Streaming now makes more money than iTunes in Italy - Music Business Worldwide | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Streaming now at 22% of the market, according to MBW analysis
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Taylor Swift trademarks 'sick beat'

Taylor Swift trademarks 'sick beat' | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Pop star Taylor Swift trademarks a number of phrases, including "this sick beat" and "we never go out of style", it is revealed.
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Is the beat poorly?

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The Amazon Offensive: Digital Giant's Movie Push Challenges Studios, Netflix

The Amazon Offensive: Digital Giant's Movie Push Challenges Studios, Netflix | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Golden Globe wins for "Transparent" and deal with Woody Allen bolsters Prime Instant Video in streaming battle with Netflix, Hulu
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Streaming: the future of the music industry, or its nightmare?

Streaming: the future of the music industry, or its nightmare? | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Apple and Google are muscling in on streaming as revenues rise, but not everyone is happy
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BBC - BBC Three proposal announced - Media centre

BBC - BBC Three proposal announced - Media centre | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
First details of proposals to close BBC Three as a broadcast channel and reinvent it online have been unveiled today.
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Snog, marry, axe: BBC3’s factual entertainment shows to go in move to online

Snog, marry, axe: BBC3’s factual entertainment shows to go in move to online | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Programmes such as Don’t Tell The Bride are expected to go when channel goes online-only and budget is virtually halved• Online-only BBC3 to be split into ‘think’ and ‘laugh’ strands• Read the BBC’s full plans for BBC3
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This Band Just Finished A 28 Day Tour And Made How Much?! - Digital Music News

This Band Just Finished A 28 Day Tour And Made How Much?! - Digital Music News | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
The following is by 1/2 of the band Pomplamoose and Patreon co-founder, Jack Conte. Pomplamoose just finished a 28-day tour. We played 24 shows in...
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Sobering article young people.

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Fail Hydra: five reasons to give Agents of SHIELD another go

Fail Hydra: five reasons to give Agents of SHIELD another go | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Graeme Virtue: Season one was troubled by a stop-start run and unlikeable characters, but the Captain America crossover has given it a new lease of life
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Doctor Who time-travels to late slot in Saturday night TV battle

Doctor Who time-travels to late slot in Saturday night TV battle | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Having returned last month starring Peter Capaldi, show moves to 8.30pm to accommodate Strictly Come Dancing
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Doctor Who series 8: Ofcom responds to lesbian kiss complaints

Doctor Who series 8: Ofcom responds to lesbian kiss complaints | Media News for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Ofcom has responded to complaints received after a lesbian kiss featured in the first episode of the new Doctor Who series last Saturday night.
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Best. Headline. Ever.

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