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Bad Boy + Interscope

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Let the ridiculousness begin [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRKr_2mmNY0]

Lefsetz best letter in a minute…

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“‘You know what, Jimmy? Fuck you. Take that beat and shove it up Timbaland’s ass.’” You don’t talk to Jimmy Iovine that way! What kind of crazy, fucked up world do we live in where the pop stars are the … Continue reading

Disney to acquire Marvel Entertainment for a reported $4 Billion

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…could we see a possible return of Howard the Duck? BURBANK, Calif. & NEW YORK – (via-Business Wire/Reuters) Building on its strategy of delivering quality branded content to people around the world, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has agreed to … Continue reading

The-Dream named New VP of Island Records

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Singer/songwriter/producer The Dream can now add label executive to his title, as he been named Vice President of Island Def Jam Music Group. From AllHipHop.com: The Dream, born Terius Nash, made the announcement today (August 27) via his official Twitter … Continue reading

Thom Yorke: No more Radiohead albums. The Radiohead frontman says his band have no intention to release another album and will instead focus on download-only singles and EPs

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Radiohead’s Thom Yorke … ‘I can’t bear the idea of doing an album again’. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/ Reuters Radiohead have no plans to release another album, Thom Yorke has revealed. Long-playing records, it seems, have “just become a real drag”. … Continue reading

Federal Jury a woman to pay 1.92 to Kazaa

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A Minnesota woman has been ordered by a federal jury to pay $1.92 million, or $80,000 a song, for downloading 24 songs on Kazaa.

iTunes gift card algorithm cracked!

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$200 iTunes Gift Certificates are selling for less than $3 in China now that a group of local hackers has circumvented Apple’s algorithm for creating the digital vouchers and built their own gift certificate generators. According to Outdustry, which describes … Continue reading

MySpace Music v. YouTube: Who Really Drives More Impressions…

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The music video is enjoying a newfound renaissance, thanks largely to YouTube.  Once upon a time, music videos were played on MTV, VH1, and BET, and that was that.  Now, music fans are calling the shots online, and the music … Continue reading

I’m scratching my head with regard to these record company layoffs. What are the bosses thinking?

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We can complain that a salary cut at the top can save multiple jobs at the bottom. We can look to Steve Jobs, who famously said during the dot come meltdown that Apple was going to innovate its way out … Continue reading

YouTube pulling user videos over Warner Music license dispute

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Prior to last month, the agreement between YouTube and Warner Music allowed users to create videos which included the label’s content. When it was time for the two companies to discuss the renewal deal, however, it didn’t work out – … Continue reading