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Layoffs at Buzznet; Company Confirms Downsizing

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Buzznet is the latest digital music company to downsize, by now a commonplace occurrence.  Sources pointed Digital Music News to reductions late on Friday, and a story in Valleywag offered a similar tale of woe.  A Buzznet representative subsequently confirmed … Continue reading

Napster sells out…

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…to Best Buy for a whopping 121 Million. “Electronics retail giant Best Buy announced a definitive merger agreement to acquire digital music service provider Napster for $121 million. Per terms of the deal, Best Buy will scoop up Napster’s 700,000 … Continue reading

To help all you rock stars

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A screencast ArtistData, a website that allows musicians to manage their data more efficiently. http://www.artistdata.com [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb-JNxUHdGI]

Britney Spears will NOT preform at the VMAs

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In an uterly devestating statement, Britney’s manager Larry Rudolph told Ryan Seacrest yesterday that there will absolutely, positively be NO VMA peformance. “Britney Spears will not be performing at the VMAs this year. I’m telling you officially and unequivocally.” My … Continue reading

DMB’s LeRoi Moore passes away at 46

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Another sad day in entertainment.  Dave Matthews Band’s much loved saxophonist LeRoi more passed away late Tuesday night at the 46. He was injured back in June while out ATV riding-he broke a rib and punctured a lung.  His death … Continue reading

More trouble at Warner Music Group

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Hot on the heels of Lyor Cohen’s highly publicized (and criticized) decision to cash in 6.9 million worth of WMG shares…another top exec has exercised his right to cash in his options. EVP Human Resources, Mark David Ansorge, converted $75,000 … Continue reading

Forbes list of the top 20 richest in rap.

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This list is just based of last year, not all time (fyi) 1. 50 Cent – $150 million 2. Jay-Z – $82 million 3. P Diddy – $35 million 4. Kanye West – $30 million 5. Timbaland – $22 million … Continue reading

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

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

iPhone: Part II

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