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Sony and BMG Are Said to Team Up on Bid for EMI - New York Times (blog)

Sony and BMG Are Said to Team Up on Bid for EMI - New York Times (blog) | Music Industries | Scoop.it
Complete Music Update Sony and BMG Are Said to Team Up on Bid for EMI New York Times (blog) In its latest incarnation, BMG is known as BMG Rights Management, and is a joint venture between the German media giant Bertelsmann, its original parent,...
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MiniDisc, the forgotten format

MiniDisc, the forgotten format | Music Industries | Scoop.it
Twenty years ago, Sony launched a format that promised CD clarity and cassette convenience – but the world just wasn't interested. Why not?
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AEG CEO Tim Leiweke On Impending Sale: 'We Won't Miss a Beat' | Billboard.biz

AEG CEO Tim Leiweke On Impending Sale: 'We Won't Miss a Beat' | Billboard.biz | Music Industries | Scoop.it
According to Anschutz Entertainment Group President/CEO Tim Leiweke, if a press release had never been issued regarding the potential sale of AEG two days ago, “No...
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Digital Music News - 52 Ways to Screw an Artist, by Warner Bros. Records...

Digital Music News - 52 Ways to Screw an Artist, by Warner Bros. Records... | Music Industries | Scoop.it

Amazingly detailed account of the James Taylor / Warner Brothers dispute.

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Business Matters: Reports of the Death of Major Labels Are Greatly Exaggerated | Billboard.biz

Business Matters: Reports of the Death of Major Labels Are Greatly Exaggerated | Billboard.biz | Music Industries | Scoop.it
People I talk to seem to be split between two opinions: the majors are doing OK; and the majors are doomed. If people come from the world of independent music they tend to...
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Musicians May Be Owed BILLIONS In Unpaid Royalties

Musicians May Be Owed BILLIONS In Unpaid Royalties | Music Industries | Scoop.it
If you are a recording artist or a manager and have been distributing music on iTunes under a deal with one of the big record labels, pay attention. F.B.T.
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The Price of Free vs The Price of Fame - hypebot

The Price of Free vs The Price of Fame - hypebot | Music Industries | Scoop.it
The recent furor over Amanda Palmer's decision to request non-paid musicians to join her on tour, hits home the unique situation musicians are faced with in the quest for success.
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Spotify's Daniel Ek: 'We want artists to be able to afford to create the music they want to create'

Spotify's Daniel Ek: 'We want artists to be able to afford to create the music they want to create' | Music Industries | Scoop.it
Streaming music service's CEO opens up about music discovery, artist payments and iTunes rivalry.
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EMI: Now that's what I call messing up

EMI: Now that's what I call messing up | Music Industries | Scoop.it
This needless breakup of a top quality British label is a loss for all lovers of music...
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EMI sale to Universal on cusp of approval - FT.com

EMI sale to Universal on cusp of approval - FT.com | Music Industries | Scoop.it
European and US competition regulators could approve Universal Music’s £1.2bn bid for EMI’s recorded music business as early as Friday, two people familiar with the deal said, but will demand that the Vivendi-owned market leader sell off at least ...
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Mercury Prize 2012: no standout albums this year, says judge - Telegraph

Mercury Prize 2012: no standout albums this year, says judge - Telegraph | Music Industries | Scoop.it
Mercury Prize 2012 judge Simon Frith says this year's shortlist, which includes Plan B and Jessie Ware, has "no standout record".
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James Taylor sues Warner Bros over digital royalties

James Taylor sues Warner Bros over digital royalties | Music Industries | Scoop.it
Singer-songwriter is seeking $2m in compensatory damages from his former label for past MP3 sales...
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Updated: Anschutz Company To Sell AEG | Billboard.biz

Updated: Anschutz Company To Sell AEG | Billboard.biz | Music Industries | Scoop.it
Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz has privately held AEG on the block for $7 billion, sources tell Billboard.biz. The massive sports and entertainment firm has multiple...
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