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Revolt Music Conference Lives Up to the Hype (PICS)

Day One of the inaugural REVOLT Music Conference rocked Miami Beach and marked REVOLT TV’s one year on-air anniversary. With welcome remarks from CEO Keith Clinkscales, the day featured rousing keynote addresses by Guy Oseary (Manager and Founder of Maverick)…

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ASCAP Makes Power Move with New Hire

ASCAP CEO John LoFrumento has announced the appointment of Neil Gaffney to Senior Vice President, International Affairs, effective October 1st. Reporting directly to LoFrumento, Gaffney will be responsible for the interests of ASCAP members internationally, and for maintaining strong relationships with…

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Lionel Richie Gives the Secret to Pop Success

The legendary music icon, Lionel Richie has been in the game for a long time. In this brief interview he gives some sound advice on how to have longevity in the music business. He specifically talks about the careers of…

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National Civil Rights Organization Stands Up Against Private Prison Company

Yesterday, the for-profit prison corporation Youth Services International (YSI) filed an official challenge with the Florida Division of Administration after the DJJ canceled a $3,527,552 contract for the Santa Rosa Abuse Treatment Center — citing excessive force, abuse, and an…

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Ryan Leslie to Address World Summit on Innovation

Disruptive Multimedia founder and serial entrepreneur Ryan Leslie will address the World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (WSIE) in an exclusive talk on “Re-shaping the Artist-Fan Experience” on September 29, 2014 at the famous Copacabana in New York. Held in partnership with the United Nations…

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BMI Reports Record-Breaking Revenues

Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI), the global leader in music rights management, reported that it had achieved the highest revenues and royalty distributions in the Company’s 75-year history for its fiscal year ended June 30th. bmi generated record revenues of $977…

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TOP INDUSTRY EXECS CELEBRATE 135TH STREET AGENCY’S WINNING WAYS

On Wednesday, the 135th Street Agency was honored at the 2014 NAMIC Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards (EMMA) Luncheon at the Marriott Marquis New York, where their campaigns for TV One (“Are You That Girl? Mall Takeover Tour”) and MYX…

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Lawsuit Against Radio Vet Dismissed

QC COMMUNICATIONS INC.’s lawsuit against former Urban AC WJKS (KISS 101.7)/WILMINGTON, DE partial owner/GM TONY QUARTARONE and Q MEDIA has been dismissed with prejudice, with each party bearing its own attorneys’ fees and costs. According to QUARTARONE lawyer PERRY F….

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David Anderle Loses Battle to Cancer

Radio Facts is sad to report the passing of music industry veteran, David Anderle. The acclaimed industry vet lost his battle with cancer last night. He was 77 years old at the time of his passing. David had a truly…

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ASCAP Goes After New York Venues for Copyright Infringement

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) announced that it has filed nine separate copyright infringement actions against bars and restaurants on Long Island, New York, arising out of the unauthorized public performance of its members’ copyrighted musical…

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Tribune Appoints New CEO of Gracenote

Tribune Media Company announced the appointment of John Batter as chief executive officer of Gracenote and executive vice president of Tribune Media. An experienced technology and entertainment executive, Batter will set the strategic direction and drive growth for Gracenote’s core…