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Lars Murray Joins Pandora As VP Of Industry Relations

Pandora has hired music industry veteran Lars Murray as Vice President of Industry Relations, Mr. Murray will serve as liaison between the music streamer and its varied music industry stakeholders. With Pandora fighting royalty related...Show More Summary

Venice Days Sidebar Includes Shawn Christensen, Laurent Cantet, Kim Ki-Duk

Ahead of Thursday’s announcement of the Venice Film Festival competition lineup, the parallel Venice Days section has presented its roster. As previously noted, Kim Ki-duk’s revenge drama One On One will open the section out of competition. Show More Summary

AM NEWS BRIEF: Spotify vs Wall St, Labels vs YouTube Stars, MTV + Spotify, Bro-Country & More

TUESDAY 7.22.2014 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web CLICK HERE Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab

Univision Second-Quarter Financials Improve Amid World Cup

Revenue increased 23 percent, boosted by $115.5 million in Cup advertising revenue, and operating profit rose nearly 18 percent. read more

NBCUniversal Second-Quarter Earnings Rise

UPDATED: The entertainment arm of cable giant Comcast, led by CEO Steve Burke, benefited from better broadcast TV results as the film unit posted lower revenue but higher profitability. read more

Laugh Factory teams with Larry King's Ora TV for new material

The Laugh Factory has found an edgy new comic force to give it a leg up in the digital age -- Larry King.

Comcast Reports Mixed Q2 Financials As NBCU Films Slip, Offsetting TV Strength

Comcast has become so big and complex that its earnings are almost always mixed — and Q2 was no exception.  The cable giant reported net income of $2.03B, +16.1% vs the period last year, on revenues of $16.84B, +3.5%. Analysts expected the top line to come in a little higher, at $16.95B. But earnings at 76 cents a share handily beat  the consensus forecast of 72 cents.

Why 'Frozen' Was Such a Big Box-Office Hit in Japan

The global Disney success is set to finish its theatrical run in the country with more than $250 million, making it the third-highest grossing film there ever. read more

Verizon Second-Quarter Pay TV Sub Growth Slows

The telecom giant added 100,000 FiOS TV customers in the period, compared with 140,000 in the year-ago period.

Simon Cowell Exec Producing One Direction Event Cinema Concert Film

English-Irish boy band sensation One Direction gave fans something extra to get excited about this morning. The pop idols announced an upcoming film of their current Where We Are tour (see trailer below), touting it as “the first ever...Show More Summary

Insiders Confirm CBS Films Co-President Wolfgang Hammer Move To Digital Consultant

CBS Films insiders confirm a report that about three weeks ago, CBS Films co-president Wolfgang Hammer quietly segued to become a consultant focusing on digital content. Terry Press, who ran the division with him, is alone at the top. Show More Summary

Global Showbiz Briefs: André Rieu Sets UK Box Office Record; Venice Critics’ Week Roster; Alibaba Pacts With Helmers; More

André Rieu Concert Sets UK Box Office Record Flying the flag for event cinema, André Rieu’s 2014 10th Anniversary Maastricht Concert became the UK’s highest-grossing music event of all time at the box office this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, CinemaLive screened the concert at 410 locations across the UK and Ireland, grossing $1.42M. Show More Summary

Devo’s Crowd-Sourced Devolution

Last week, Devo Inc. announced via YouTube the results of the Devo Song Study, in which fans listened to 30-second snippets of 17 new Devo songs and determined which 12 will be included on Something For Everybody, the band’s first new album in 20 years. And by announced, we mean uploaded video of a…

Andrew W.K. on The Power of Imagination

When we interviewed Andrew W.K. back in 2008 for the original video series Rehearsal Space, he detailed a number of ideas about life and music that we really liked, but ultimately couldn’t fit into the final episode. That footage remained offline and unseen. Until now. Every Friday We All Make Music will publish a new…

Deeper Dives

Every Friday We All Make Music is publishing a new episode of Deeper Dives featuring our favorite “lost” Rehearsal Space moments. The clips all relate to musicianship in some way, be it finding inspiration in unexpected places, overcoming professional setbacks, amusing stories from the road, technical shortcuts, and much, much more.

Courtney Love Plotting Something DIY-Related…We Think.

Courtney Love put out a call on Twitter today for musicians who want to learn how to “PROPERLY make the most” of their DIY skills in a contest setting. Which is exciting! …Right? Unlike other contests we’ve mentioned in the past, we have absolutely no idea what this means. Is Ms. Love looking for an…

“Crap Music” is to Blame For Dropping Music Sales? Really?

They call economics the dismal art. Combine that with Tom Koltai’s manipulation of statistics to support his contention that downloading didn’t kill music, music actually more or less committed suicide, and you get a dismal article based on equally dismal (and spurious) logic. Before I get started debunking some of this bunk, I want to…

Could the CPSS Bring About the End of Digital Piracy?

Digital media has been all the rage for quite some time now (recent declines notwithstanding). But because of the nature of digital media, there has been little to stop musical file pirates from freely sailing in abundant digital waters: CDs and DVDs, the dominant physical storage spaces of the last two decades, are easily ripped.…

Cookin’ With Fool’s Gold Records

Almost every record label has a blog these days. Some have weird diaries. Some have cool contests. Most give away MP3s. For the most part, though, these blogs function as little more than fan-friendly news wires. Few labels use them as branches to build their brands on, though dance music label Fool’s Gold Records is…

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