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  • If Apple's purchase of Beats heralds a new era in music, who wins?

    Days after Spotify announced that it had more than 10 million subscribers to its online music service, Apple announced that it had struck a $3-billion deal to buy the company behind one of Spotify's newest, buzziest rivals: Beats. The challenge for both...
  • Prince Makes Peace With Warner Music, Sets New Album and Reissues

    Adding an amiable epilogue to one of the most public contract disputes in the history of the music business, Prince and Warner Bros. Records have come to terms on a global licensing partnership. The wide-ranging deal grants the singer ownership of his...
  • Music industry revenue in 2013 stayed flat at $7 billion, RIAA says

    Music industry revenue in 2013 stayed flat at $7 billion, RIAA says
    The good news for the music industry out of the Recording Industry Assn. of America’s just released report on sales and revenue for 2013? Things didn’t get any worse than they were during the previous three years. Overall revenue during 2013...
  • Country superstar Garth Brooks' re-emergence has an Allentown connection

     
    Country singer Garth Brooks re-emerged in a big way this week, performing at the 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, then announcing Monday that he’ll go on a world tour – his first in 13 years......
  • MPAA hires Fabrizio as new general counsel

    MPAA hires Fabrizio as new general counsel
    The Motion Picture Assn. of America has hired Washington attorney Steven Fabrizio as its senior executive vice president and global general counsel. Fabrizio is considered one of the nation's leading copyright and content protection lawyers and has long...
  • Hollywood Backs Antipiracy Curriculum for Elementary Schools

    When it comes to learning about the evils of Internet piracy, Hollywood studios and the major music labels want kids to start young. A nonprofit group called the Center for Copyright Information has commissioned a school curriculum to teach elementary-...
  • Big Beatles Business: Vinyl Mono Set, 'U.S. Albums' Fuel 2014 Releases

    At the height of Beatlemania, skeptical journalists often asked John, Paul, George and Ringo, "What are you going to do when this is over?" But for the Beatles, it's never been over. The band's legacy is more vibrant than ever, and the business of the...
  • Garth Brooks eight-disc box 'Blame It All On My Roots' due Nov. 28

    Garth Brooks eight-disc box 'Blame It All On My Roots' due Nov. 28
    Just as Tina Turner always boasted that she never does anything nice and easy, Garth Brooks never does anything small. So in capping his residency in Las Vegas, the biggest-selling country performer of all time has assembled a new eight-disc box set...
  • Yellowcard interview: 10 years later, pop-punkers still finds inspiration in 'Ocean Avenue'

     
    Back in 2003, Yellowcard had been together more than five years and had released three albums when its pop-punk music suddenly caught a wave of popularity and the band was signed by Capitol Records. It went into the studio and......
  • Stevie Wonder to play 'Songs in the Key of Life' album in concert

    Stevie Wonder to play 'Songs in the Key of Life' album in concert
    Stevie Wonder has something extra special in the bag of goodies he’ll be toting to his 18th House Full of Toys holiday benefit concert in Los Angeles: He’s going to perform the entire “Songs in the Key of Life” album at the Dec. 21...
  • Showbiz Lobby Puts Capitol Hill Pressure on Google to Take Action on Piracy

    The showbiz lobby and a number of lawmakers on Wednesday singled out Google and other search engines for being a gateway to pirated online content, unveiling a study that showed the "critical role" that engines play in guiding users to infringing movies...
  • First impressions of Jay-Z's new album, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'

    First impressions of Jay-Z's new album, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'
    Jay-Z’s new album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” came out Wednesday night, and as the rapper predicts on one track from it, he did indeed crash the Internet. Not literally, of course, but the artist's 12th solo studio album, released early...