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BMG To Acquire Cherry Lane Music Publishing April 6, 2010

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BMG Rights Management (BMG) and Cherry Lane Music Publishing have entered into a Definitive Agreement under which BMG has agreed to acquire Cherry Lane. ‘ ‘

Peter Primont, Cherry Lane’s Chief Executive Officer and a significant shareholder in Cherry Lane, stated, “Having already established itself once as a leader in the music publishing industry over several decades, BMG, via its partnership with KKR, has quickly begun to take on a leadership position again on a global basis. We are excited to be part of the team that will continue to grow the business at this important juncture in music publishing’s evolution.” ‘ ‘

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Guvera Limited Signs Licensing Agreement With ASCAP April 6, 2010

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Guvera USA, Inc, a search website for “free but paid for” music and digital content provided by brands, announced a licensing agreement with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), the first and leading U.S. Performing Rights Organization. Through its agreement with ASCAP, Guvera is able to legally stream works of every kind of music created by ASCAP’s more than 380,000 songwriter, composer and music publisher members.

Guvera currently has content agreements with Universal Music Group, EMI Music, INgrooves and IODA, offering consumers “free but paid for” legal downloads and on-demand streams from their full music libraries. Advertisers will host branded channels on Guvera.com, paying a fee when their targeted consumers download or stream content, and companies such as ASCAP will receive a percentage of that fee to distribute back to their members.

“Guvera is a very strong and unique business model. We believe Guvera’s content delivery platform is exactly what many consumers have been seeking and a compelling opportunity for our members to receive compensation for use of their creative works online,” said Matthew DeFilippis, Vice President, New Media for ASCAP. “We are very pleased to officially announce the Guvera licensing agreement as the service launches worldwide.”

Dan Thompson, Head of Content for Guvera USA, Inc, commented, “ASCAP represents an incredibly large number of composers, songwriters and publishers and we are thrilled to have the support of ASCAP and its community in a bid to fight illegal downloads and revolutionize the music market.”

Music 3.0 – A Look At The New Music Business April 6, 2010

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Who are the new players in the music business? Why are traditional record labels, television, and radio no longer factors in an artist’s success? How do you market and distribute your music in the new music world – and how do you make money? This book answers these questions and more in its comprehensive look at the new music business – Music 3.0.

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Museke.com launches annual Museke Online Africa Music Awards (MOAMAs) April 6, 2010

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Online African music bible to honour African artists

MUSEKE.COM LAUNCHES ANNUAL MUSEKE ONLINE AFRICA MUSIC AWARDS (MOAMAs)
Online African music bible to honor African artists

After three-and-a-half years developing the online portal for information on African music, Museke.com is honored to announce the launch of the annual Museke Online Music Awards (MOAMA’s). Museke.com started out in 2006 with the aim of becoming a one-stop-shop for everything related to African music in every genre. Since then, the website has grown from strength to strength, featuring lyrics, interviews, biographies, new music and videos of multitudes of African artists from the continent and the Diaspora across the board.

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Record Stores Celebrate With Over 100 Exclusives From The Rolling Stones To Tinie Tempah April 6, 2010

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On Saturday April 17, a thousand independent record shops across 18 countries and four continents – including 150 in the UK – will throw open their doors to celebrate Record Store Day.

The aim is to highlight the continuing contribution of indie stores to UK music.

To celebrate the day, organisers have worked with record labels to secure over 100 exclusive items which will only be available through participating Record Store Day stores.

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Industry Veteran Melhuish Launches Unique Music Business School April 6, 2010

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Music industry veteran and established educator Steve Melhuish is launching a new concept for music business education in the UK. His Music Business School will offer intensive fast track courses covering all practical aspects of the business to professionals seeking to build their knowledge. Teaching starts on Wednesday 26th May.

The unique course, Music Business Fast Track, distills into 12 day-long classes the knowledge a conventional Commercial Music BA course teaches about music business and management. Dispensing with knob-twiddling and song-writing lessons, Melhuish’s course focuses on up-to-date issues within the music business, with lectures on the digital age, mobile and the new ways of building fans and developing revenue streams offered by the DIY model.

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Never Mind The Boxset: The Album Post-iTunes April 6, 2010

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The University of Westminster’s music business network MusicTank have announced their latest think tank ‘Never Mind The Boxset: The Album Post-iTunes’.

Faced with a double whammy of illegal downloaders and those who have adopted a pick n’ mix attitude to purchasing, albums are facing not only a drop in unit sales but in average price too, to an average ¬£8.

Still while the likes of Ash and Radiohead are turning their back on the format, many are finding successful new ways of revitalizing it. New digital formats such as iTunes LP and MusicDNA are bundling the music with a whole host of additional content.

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KCOR – Roxy Perry | NY Bluesbird – Playlist April 8th April 6, 2010

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Kansas City Online Radio: Blues-Rock and Cool Talk! Recognized by The National Heritage Foundation Blues Hall of Fame as a Great Blues Radio Station!

The best Blues, Swing and Indies with ROXY PERRY on Kansas City Online Radio! Log on to the KCOR website and click the CHAT icon to join Roxy and friends live in the chat room!

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