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SESAC, Radio Music Licensing Committee Both Claim Victory in Price War

SESAC on Friday completed its first rate arbitration with the Radio Music Licensing Committee, with the music PRO touting its success in increasing its rate relative to its market share. 894 more words

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Radio Rate Fight Could Have Dire Results for Pennsylvania

Radio without Bruce Springsteen is unthinkable for Philadelphia rock fans, but stations there could lose him as well as Prince, the Eagles, John Lennon and more as the result of a… 1,205 more words

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AEG-MSG Turf War Intensifies, With Concert Trade Pollstar in the Middle

The live-entertainment business is a large but traditionally close-knit community, with relationships (and grudges) going back decades. Yet Oak View Group’s recent acquisition of Pollstar… 866 more words

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Concert Review: 'Yesterday's Gone,' but the Music Lives on for Fleetwood Mac, Journey, Classic West Crowd

“Yesterday’s gone, yesterday’s gone,” Fleetwood Mac sang in the closing moments of the Classic West festival Sunday night, but considering that out of 97 songs performed by six acts over two days at Dodger Stadium, not one tune was younger than 20 years old — and only three had been minted in the last three decades — yesterday is very much alive. 1,584 more words

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Oak View Group Acquires Pollstar

Oak View Group has acquired Pollstar, the long-running publication covering the concert and ticketing industries, cofounders Tim Leiweke and Irving Azoff announced at the company’s inaugural VenuesNow conference in Los Angeles on Wednesday (July 12). 423 more words

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AEG-MSG Turf Battle Heats Up: Acts That Play L.A. Forum Cannot Play London’s O2 Arena

UPDATED: The ongoing venue battle between Azoff-MSG Entertainment and AEG Live has taken another turn. In response to a recent challenge from MSG that, according to sources, found the company refusing to book acts into Madison Square Garden if they played at AEG’s Staples Center in Los Angeles instead of the MSG-operated Forum, AEG has informed agents and promoters that acts who perform at The Forum instead of Staples will not be booked at London’s O2 Arena. 1,056 more words

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Irving Azoff Slams 'Dishonest' YouTube Study

Due primarily to its low royalty payments and safe-harbor protection, YouTube has been the whipping boy of the music industry for several years now. So when the first installment of a… 316 more words

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