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Billy Fields, Warner Music’s ‘Vinyl Guy,’ Explains Why Record Store Day Needs Both Indies and Majors: Op-Ed

Billy Fields is Vice President, Sales, Account Management for WEA, the artist & label services arm of Warner Music Group. As the company’s…

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BMG To Relaunch Seminal Metal Label Noise Records

German metal label Noise Records is to be relaunched by BMG. Founded by Karl-Ulrich Walterbach in 1983, the label was an important supporter of…

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Governors Ball and Founders Entertainment Heads Wolowitz and Russell Talk Live Nation, New Ventures: Q&A

Fifteen-year-old Tom Russell and Jordan Wolowitz were randomly paired on the same floor at a Connecticut boarding school, and the North American…

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Pabst Blue Ribbon Launches Foundation to Deliver Grants to Musicians

Pabst Blue Ribbon may be the beer of choice for bar bands across the country, but the Milwaukee-based brewer has a deeper connection to music than…

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‘He Did a Lot of Damage Last Time’: Dee Snider Returns to D.C. to Stump for Artists’ Pay

Hed: Dee Snider on Advocacy, the PMRC Hearings and the Value of Creativity Dek: The Twisted Sister frontman is in D.C. to push for the Recording…

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30 Million Subscribers Later, FM Is Still Standing & Satellite Radio Is Still In Orbit

“This is the death knell for terrestrial radio, right?” That was a daily question in 2004, poised to me constantly by journalists covering…

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Watch Lyor Cohen Get Tough With Young Thug on New CNBC Show

Lyon Cohen’s episode of CNBC’s Follow the Leader aired Wednesday night, with host Farnoosh Torabi spending two Young Thug-filled days with…

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Investigation of Chicago Police’s Off-Book Detention Center Ropes in Music Bootleggers

The Guardian’s look at irregularities at an unofficial Chicago Police Department detention facility has revealed a CD and DVD bootlegging…

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Controversy Over Pre-1972 Sound Recordings Certified to New York Appeals Court

On Wednesday, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals avoided handing down a definitive ruling on the closely-watched issue of whether owners of pre-…

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YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki Talks Childhood in Chat With Mom

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki is one of the most powerful women in tech, but at one point she was just a kid with a hideous pink rug. The Google…

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