12 Extremely Disappointing Facts About Popular Music News

12 Extremely Disappointing Facts About Popular Music

15 Comments 13 October 2011

1. Creed has sold more records in the US than Jimi Hendrix.

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Evan Lamberg Named President of Universal Music Publishing

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Evan Lamberg Named President of Universal Music Publishing

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Evan Lamberg has been named president of Universal Music Publishing Group North America, the company has announced. The move is part of a leadership restructuring at the company, which has had a void at the top since the departure of chairman and CEO David Renzer in April.

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Brian Lakamp Upped to President, Clear Channel Digital

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Brian Lakamp Upped to President, Clear Channel Digital

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The latest changes as part of Clear Channel Radio’s digital initiative are corporate, with the promotion of Brian Lakamp to the newly created post of president of Clear Channel Digital and the appointment Pablo Calamera as the section’s chief technology officer. The corporate moves were announced by John Hogan, Clear Channel Radio’s president and CEO, and are effective immediately.

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Discovery Platform Curated by Indie Labels

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Discovery Platform Curated by Indie Labels

No Comments 13 October 2011

Rabid music fans often look at what their favorite record labels are releasing to discover new music. Building on this relationship, TheNewRecord.com has announced a partnership with over 30 independent labels to create a digital newsstand where, every week, the site will offer users a free filtered environment to play and download new songs weeks in advance of release.

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Can You Legally Resell iTunes Music?

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Can You Legally Resell iTunes Music?

No Comments 12 October 2011

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court declined to hear a case that involved consumers’ rights to resell a digital product. Lawyers may get another chance to ponder these questions with the launch of ReDigi, which claims to be the world’s first online marketplace for used digital music.

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Digital Media Wire Announces Three November Film / TV Events

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Digital Media Wire Announces Three November Film / TV Events

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These high level events bring together an exclusive group of industry thought-leaders to discuss the current state of the industry, production technologies and how film and transmedia deals will be struck in the coming years.

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Spotify is on a Roll, But it’s Coming at a Cost

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Spotify is on a Roll, But it’s Coming at a Cost

No Comments 11 October 2011

The company reported a 2010 loss of $41.5 million after taxes, compared to a loss of $26 million in 2009.  The loss comes despite a 458% increase in year over year revenue to $98.8 million in 2010. Ad revenues grew from $7 million to $28 million in that period, while its subscription revenues increased from $10.6 million to $70.5 million.

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