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Clear Channel changes name to iHeartMedia

It's been almost nine years since Clear Channel spun off Live Nation (who went on to buy Ticketmaster). Now:Clear Channel on Tuesday refashioned itself as iHeartMedia, accentuating how the lines between online and AM/FM radio are blurring at the country's biggest company on the broadcast dial...

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Music industry may move release day to Friday, worldwide

I put together the weekly Upcoming Metal Releases at Invisible Oranges. Not to get too first-world-complain-y, but it can be a pain. With staggered release dates across the world (UK: Mondays, US: Tuesdays, Black metal: DGAF), my Excel tracking sheet ends up looking like a string board on The Wire...

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Goodbye a heavy heart, however, we feel it's time to turn off the bot. It's not an easy decision, but a few factors have proven hard to overcome...

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Spotify turns five; Thom Yorke calls it “the last desperate fart of a dying corpse”

Thom Yorke at the UIC Pavilion (more by James Richards IV)

Thom Yorke is well known for his general dissatisfaction with music industry pay models at this point...

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music mogul Irving Azoff and MSG Entertainment form new company

Former Live Nation head Irving Azoff has teamed with the
Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) for a new music venture called Azoff MSG Entertainment...

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SZA signs to Top Dawg (home of Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock)

To quote HipHopDX:With a roster filled with numerous emcees, Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) has taken a different route with their newest signee, SZA...

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The 2013 New Music Seminar returning to NYC (The Drums, Swedish bands & more)

The Drums @ Brooklyn Bowl, 2012 (more by Ryan Muir)

The New Music Seminar is back in action for 2013, happening from June 9 - 11 in New York City...

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Bowery Presents expands South

NYC-based concert promoter Bowery Presents, who have expanded over the years to NJ, Boston, Philadelphia and across the Northeast, are getting bigger again...

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Michael Musto, Robert Sietsema, Michael Feingold and more let go from ‘Village Voice’

It's Black Friday at The Village Voice:The planned layoffs at the Village Voice, which caused its brand-new editor-in-chief and deputy to quit in protest, went down this morning regardless, Gawker reports, and included legendary gossip columnist Michael Musto and veteran theater critic Michael Feingold, both of whom had already filed forthcoming pieces for the paper...

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Two editors at Village Voice abruptly hand in their resignation after reportedly being asked to lay off five other people

More changes at the storied Village Voice. A pair of editors handed in their resignations yesterday...Will Bourne, who became editor last November, and Jessica Lustig, the deputy editor since January, met with the staff at 11 a...

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