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1/19/17

In his first column of 2017, our man behind the scenes points out that two oppositional vectors are behind the 2.5% growth of the music business in 2016. He also speculates about Spotify’s expected paid-only tier, and reveals the motive behind Lyor Cohen’s frantic search to find his own replacement at 300 Entertainment.


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Trump twisted mouth
1/19/17

What position will President-Elect Donald Trump take on the streaming marketplace? Certainly, the evolving economics of the business represent a golden opportunity, as the trickle of earlier years becomes a healthy downpour...


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BMead B&W
1/19/17

Bryan Mead has been named Senior Vice President, Artist and Label Relations, for PledgeMusic. Mead will report to CEO Dominic Pandiscia and lead the New York-headquartered company’s West Coast base.


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mccartney
1/19/17

Sir Paul McCartney has filed suit against Sony/ATV over the rights to the Beatles catalog. The pub rights for Macca's portion of those mighty copyrights will begin running out next year, per the Copyright Act of 1976; 2018 will mark the stipulated 56-year interval since the earliest Beatles songs. Sony/ATV issued the following statement in response...


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Jorga
1/19/17

We were especially wowed by one standout star at BBC Radio 1’s Future Festival in London, where the station hosted sets from a diverse range of acts expected to have success over the coming year at its Maida Vale studios.


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Event+Details
1/19/17

Inauguration Day is Friday, and as you've probably already heard, folks are gathering in protest the following day (Saturday, 1/21) for The Women's March on Washington. Get the details on the D.C. event, as well as some key satellite marches, right here.


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Bruce
1/19/17

Bruce Springsteen made a final trip to the Obama White House on 1/12 to perform a 15-song acoustic set for about 250 members of the Obama Administration, the Springsteen site Backstreets reported.


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toby
1/18/17

Who’s performing at Donald Trump’s inaugural celebration and swearing-in ceremony? The top of the lineup includes...


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1/18/17

Prophets of Rage will host the Anti-Inaugural Ball Friday at L.A.’s Teragram, with guest performers including Chris Cornell, Vic Mensa, Jackson Browne, Jack Black and the Los Angeles Freedom Choir.


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legend
1/18/17

It has just been confirmed that John Legend and Metallica will perform during the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, as well as Carrie Underwood, who will be joined by Keith Urban.


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The return of a star.
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Explosive growth and the changes it's bringing to the biz.
CHANGES AT THE TOP
Is another major about to have a new head?
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