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Update: 30 Seconds To Mars Publicly Defends Themselves Against Virgin/EMI Lawsuit

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A LETTER FROM THE FRONT: 30 SECONDS TO MARS / EMI (THE LAWSUIT) To our Friends and Fans, Despite rumors to the contrary, 30 Seconds to Mars is NOT calling it quits. We are incredibly happy, healthy and very much … Continue reading

Asher Roth…half jew, half amazin’

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Bad Times Ahead at Warner Music Group?

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Is some serious trouble brewing at Warner Music Group? President Lyor Cohen has reportedly cashed in nearly a QUARTER of his shares this week, a heavy indication that all is not well for this major label. The fruits of his … Continue reading

Universal is a lucky label group

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hot on the heels of a MEGA hit album with Lil Wayne, Universal continues its rein at the top of the majors by snagging themselves some serious ROCK ROYALTY. None other than the ROLLING STONES are the latest act to … Continue reading

Bob Lefsetz Power Top Ten-Midyear Edition

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1. Irving Azoff In recorded music sales content is not king, distribution is king.  Irving controls superstar sales at Wal-Mart, the number one physical distributor.  And, as he’s been quoted ad infinitum, the digital sales at the iTunes Store for … Continue reading

Wayne officially sells “A Milli”

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Okay, so we called it Lil Wayne (according to Billboard.com) is going to sell “A Millie”.   The industry is buzzing and everyone is excited that someone can still move this many units…despite the record leaking once and then leaking again … Continue reading

More bad news for the music biz

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Hold on to your job kids, Virgin/Capitol is about ready for a major purge.  Both company’s presidents, Jason Flom and Lee Trink respectively, are expected to announce resignation sometime in the early part of this week. Both labels are instructed … Continue reading

Virgin Megastore NYC to close

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As a digital marketer, this makes me laugh but as a music industry employee it worries me…The Virgin MegaStore in NYC (Times Square) has announced it will be closing it’s doors.  Stevie J, can you hire me?

Lala’s New Formula: One Dime = Unlimited Streams

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Well-financed music upstart Lala.com is now refreshing its digital model, and tinkering with a cut-rate, streaming concept.  Lala first stepped onto the scene with an online CD trading marketplace, one that allowed users to optimize their collections by posting and … Continue reading

Download NIN album “The Slip” for free

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Click HERE to get the new full-length nine inch nails record: the slip