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Nuns Get Record Deal

Decca Records announced it is signing the nuns of the Abbaye de Notre Dame de l’Annonciation. Decca is owned by Universal Music, which includes The Rolling Stones, Eminem, Amy Winehouse, U2 and Lady Gaga. The nuns were chosen after a worldwide search for performers of Gregorian chants. The debut album, “Voices – Chant from Avignon,” [...]

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CKX: Entertainment Content King

Overview We are engaged in the ownership, development and commercial utilization of entertainment content. As more fully described below, our primary assets and operations include: • 19 Entertainment Limited (“19 Entertainment”), which owns, among other properties, proprietary rights to the IDOLS and So You Think You Can Dance television brands, both of which air in [...]

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Toronto Pictures

Los Angeles, California — Toronto Pictures, Inc (PINK: TTOPF) announced the appointment of Ms. Vivian Afriyie as Chief Financial Officer. Vivian has over twelve years of experience in the forensic, financial accounting and corporate finance. Prior to joining Toronto Pictures, Vivian was the director of financial planning and business operations at Business Management Solutions where [...]

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Who Needs A Record Label?

Who Needs Labels When You’ve Got ASCAP? by Laura Sydell for NPR It’s open mic night at the Bazaar Cafe in San Francisco. A musician who calls himself Porter steps up with a guitar and harmonica strapped around his neck. The small cafe is packed, though it’s mostly packed with other singer-songwriters. Porter is 27, [...]

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State Of The Music Industry

Since 1995, sales of recorded music have seen a significant decline. On the other hand, live music has become more significant. There are four major record labels that dominate recorded music — Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group and EMI. The major labels own many smaller labels that serve niche markets and [...]

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Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band

James William “Jimmy” Buffett was born December 25, 1946. He is a singer, songwriter, author, businessman and movie producer. Jimmy Buffett is one of the most successful musicians-turned-businessman. He is a best selling writer and oversees two restaurant chains named after his most famous songs, “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and “Margaritaville”. Jimmy owns the Margaritaville Cafe [...]

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The Business Of The Grateful Dead

By Scott Rappaport for the University of California at Santa Cruz The Grateful Dead announced today that the band will donate its archives to the University of California, Santa Cruz. Band members Bob Weir and Mickey Hart made the announcement this morning at a press conference held in the poster room of San Francisco’s historic [...]

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Antitrust Settlement Over Ticketmaster And Live Nation Merger

Harrisburg, PA — An antitrust settlement has been reached regarding the merger of Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. and Live Nation Inc., to preserve competition for concert ticket sales and address other anti-competitive concerns raised by the combination of these two companies. “The goal of this agreement is to maintain competition in the ticket marketplace for the [...]

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30 Seconds Until Mars Explodes?

The band 30 Seconds To Mars (30STM) has a member that is also an actor, as well as, being into guerrilla marketing. Yesterday the band held a screening for his new project and it turned into something beyond real. The FaceBook and Twitter crowd showed up in droves to see the band in response to [...]

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Who Owns American Idol?

Have you ever wondered who owns the TV show “American Idol”? The answer is CKx Inc. (NASDAQ: CKXE) Simon Fuller is a manager and agent for stars like the Spice Girls. He developed the idea for Idol. What does CKx stand for? “The “C” and “K” stand for “Content is King” which represents the core [...]

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