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Carl Davis, RIP

Carl Davis (left) with The Chi-Lites
The iconic music producer who shaped what became known as "the Chicago Sound" died Thursday at his home in Summerville, S...

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The Charleston ceasing live music in the basement

Rorschach at The Charleston (more by Ryan Muir)

In a sign of the neighborhood undergoing yet another transformation, the staff of Williamsburg landmark The Charleston have notified me that the basement portion of the bar will cease hosting shows commencing this weekend (it will remain active as a bar)...

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Lord Finesse sues Mac Miller over use of “Hip 2 Da Game” beat

Lord Finesse and Mac Miller react to the lawsuitRapper Lord Finesse says in a $10 million lawsuit that 20-year-old rap star Mac Miller ripped off his 1995 hit "Hip 2 Da Game" to launch his music career...

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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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