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ATP files for liquidation, current shows unaffected

Trouble in paradise for one of the most creative festival series out there... Hogan admitted last year that ticket sales for the early-summer ATP events had declined in recent years, when he announced that moving forward his company would focus on its December holiday camp events, the city-based I'll Be Your Mirror mini-festivals and more conventional tours...

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News Corp splitting; Sony acquires EMI Music Publishing

"Calling it the next logical step in an evolution over nearly six decades, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. said Thursday that it will split into two publicly traded companies...

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Live Nation buys HARD Events

going HARD in NYC (more by Zachary Alex Stern)

NY Times reports:Big money is flowing into electronic dance music. In the latest example of corporate interest in this once-ignored market, Live Nation Entertainment on Tuesday acquired Hard Events, a Los Angeles company that has put on popular festivals and concerts across North America...

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Torrent site BTjunkie voluntarily shuts down

BTjunkie, one of the largest torrent file-sharing sites, shut down voluntarily over the weekend. The service ranked among the top five torrent sites on the Internet and was never involved in legal action, but recent moves against the likes of MegaUpload and The Pirate Bay have influenced BTjunkie's closure...

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SOPA bill to be “redrafted”; Universal’s site still down

The SOPA online piracy bill that helped spark this week's unprecedented Internet protests will be redrafted, its lead sponsor said Friday.

The move came shortly after the Senate postponed a key vote on the companion PIPA bill scheduled for next week and amid calls for consensus before Congress moves forward on any legislation to address the problem of foreign piracy websites...

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Anonymous taking down websites in retaliation for Megaupload; MPAA, Justice dept, RIAA, & Universal websites all down

"http://www.justice.gov & universalmusic.com TANGO DOWN! You should have EXPECT US!" - AnonOps
"Anonymous's favorite weapon for these attacks is what's called for a "distributed denial of service" (DDoS) attack, which directs a flood of traffic to a website and temporarily crashes it by overwhelming its servers...

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Lookout! Records is no more (so Ted Leo now completely owns his own records)

Ted Leo posted the following today:LOOKOUT! IST KAPUTT.

I've been getting a lot of Twitter questions about why a bunch of my records have disappeared from all the digital services (Sportify, iDudes, Mandora, etc...

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Megafaun announce tour dates; Justin Vernon starts label; Kathleen Edwards streaming new LP

Megafaun at Bowery Ballroom in 2011 (more by Ryan Barkan)

Megafaun are heading out on an extensive international tour this year, starting with a European run in February and then coming to the US in March and April...

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The Grand Victory opening in Bruar Falls space

If you hear music blaring out of 245 Grand Street in Brooklyn, know that it isn't the return of the recently shuttered Bruar Falls, but the emergence of new venue The Grand Victory...

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Metallica rearranges tour to avoid European debt crisis, release new Darren Aronofsky-directed video

Metallica's longtime manager, Cliff Burnstein, is accelerating the band's tour plans to avoid getting sucked into Europe's debt troubles. With the gloom among investors spreading to richer countries such as France, Mr...

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