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‘The Village Voice’ has been sold again

In other publishing turnover news, Voice Media has sold The Village Voice:Voice Media Group announced Monday that it has sold its flagship title to a company controlled by investor Peter Barbey of the Reading Eagle Company, a family-owned business that says it has been publishing newspapers since 1796...

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Pitchfork was bought by Condé Nast

Pitchfork was just acquired by publishing giant Condé Nast for an undisclosed sum. From the The New York Times:Pitchfork is incredibly fortunate to have found in Condé Nast a team of people who share our commitment to editorial excellence," Ryan Schreiber, Pitchfork's founder and chief executive, said in a statement...

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Paradigm announces Windish “partnership”

Rumored yesterday. Now 100% confirmed this morning via Billboard:Financial details were not disclosed. Asked to clarify the deal, Windish tells Billboard, "It's a partnership...

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Paradigm bought Windish Agency

Two huge companies that book many of our favorite bands may now be one bigger company. If you don't book shows, you may barely known these companies exist, but most touring bands who play festivals and popular venues have an agent booking their shows for them, and many of those agents work at Paradigm and Windish (others work at WME, CAA, Agency Group, Billions, Ground Control, High Road Touring, etc)...

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Polaris Music Prize announces 2015 Shortlist nominees

Canada's Polaris Prize has just announced it's 2015 Shortlist and these are the 10 records vying for it this year: Viet Cong - S/T
Buffy Sainte-Marie - Power in the Blood
The New Pornographers - Brill Bruisers
Tobias Jesso Jr...

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UK music mag ‘NME’ becoming a free weekly

In the face of decline print sales/subsciptions, long-running UK music weekly New Musical Express is entering a new era, becoming a free publication after 63 years...

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streaming service Apple Music will pay musicians during their three-month free trial… thanks to Taylor Swift?

Apple Music, the computer giant's new streaming service, is set to launch on June 30, beginning with a three-month free trail. That savings was originally being passed on to the artists/labels who would not get paid royalties for that 90-day period...

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Live Nation buys controlling stake in Bonnaroo

Live Nation recently bought a piece of C3 which added U.S. festivals Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits to their portfolio. Now Live Nation got themselves Bonnaroo too...

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Martyrdoom IV lineup & tickets (Mortuary Drape, Lvcifyre, Necrophobic, Black Anvil, Nightbringer, Vorde & more)

Returning for its fourth year, Signature Riff and Metal Kingdom's Martyrdoom festival is set to go down November 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 at Saint Vitus...

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American Airlines playing “lesser known indie bands”; customers much happier now

Elevators don't really use "elevator music" anymore but you can still hear bland, instrumental muzak when you board or deplane on various airlines...

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