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Here are some things that might interest you for a nonce: Howard L Weitzman has been appointed to the Soundbreak.com Board of Directors. He is currently the CEO and partner of Massive Media, a company that focuses on providing digital rights management-enabled applications and services. Soundbreak.com is a pre-IPO site that delivers live audio and video programming. We'll let you know if we can get you in on the "friends and family" stock offering…Not to be outdone, Music.com has named Gary Huff Senior VP of Industry Services. Music.com is a music portal. Duh. Huff was most recently VP and U.S. Head of Equity Research Technology at Lehman Brothers. Even before that, he had a record deal with RCA. He's also written music for aritsts and commercials, including Diet Coke and Honda. Now that's entertainment… Thirsty.com has picked Nexgenix to help the youth-orientated site deliver content offline through Palm Pilots, pagers and cell phones. Thirsty.com was founded by Jeff Pollack and Benny Medina of Handprint Entertainment. It's set to launch in July, or as soon as people forget that Pollack directed "Booty Call"… Angrycoffee.com announced its own free, anonymous MP3 search engine, Percolator. Its goal is to help independent acts promote themselves by recommending artists directly below the search window. Searching for Eminem MP3s, for example, gives a long list of his songs and a small link to Resin, "one of the premier Latin funk groups of the Bay Area"…MusicMatch just snagged itself some more dough—Thomson Multimedia has invested an additional amount in the company. The deal was announced at the MP3 summit in San Diego, where Thomson also unveiled some new gear, including an MP3 player the size of matchbox twenty. Oh, wait that's just a "matchbox"… LicenseMusic.com has signed a pact with garageband.com, letting the unsigned band site take advantaged of LicenseMusic's instant online licensing service. Music is pre-cleared with all rights holders so that users of the service can license songs immediately. Procrastination rewarded! What a novel idea!…Look, it's an MP3.com press release, imagine that. The company has said that its "Payback for Playback," where top MP3.com artists share a million dollars a month, will be continued through July. After that bands will need to call hilary rosen',390,400);">hilary rosen',390,400);">Hilary Rosen's special hotline to get any money… And finally, from our Dubious Survey Department: Insight Express issued a poll which states that a majority of online consumers don't believe that Napster is guilty of copyright infringement. A poll of hitsdailydouble.com staffers indicates nobody trusts polls.

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Dynamic duos (12/3a)
TAYLOR'S TREMENDOUS YEAR
She'd make one helluva CEO. (12/3a)
THEY CALL THE WINDFALL MARIAH (HOLIDAY EDITION)
Ch-chingle bells (12/3a)
SONG REVENUE:
BOWS OF HOLLY
Adele is money. (12/3a)
UTA MUSIC EXPANDS IN NASHVILLE
Reshuffling the deck (12/3a)
CHESTNUTS
Roasting.
STOCKINGS
Stuffing.
PIPERS
Piping.
SANTA
Coming.
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