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Grooveshark Introduces Grooveshark Presents

Despite several ongoing legal battles with record labels, earlier this week, Grooveshark announced the launch of Grooveshark Presents, a new fan-sourced live music initiative. By tapping into their already established user base of over...Show More Summary

The Dangers of Positive Thinking: Bursting the Music Industry Feedback Bubble

By Alex Jae Mitchell, Co-Founder and CEO of Audiokite Having listened to probably more than a thousand artists as a songwriting contest judge and music startup person, I’m no stranger to giving feedback to musicians. And I have a confession to make: rarely is the feedback I give 100% honest. Show More Summary

Blood List Names ‘Bird Box’ Best 2014 Genre Script; Adds Pilots, Books

This year's Blood List has named the 13 best genre scripts around town – and, much like the Franklin Leonard-created Black List that inspired it, the annual screenplay contest is expanding its scope in its sixth year. Taking top honors...Show More Summary

Fandango to send an 'Interstellar' ticket-buyer to edge of space

Studios are always looking for new ways to get people to cinemas, but this promotion is in another solar system.

Disney Theme Parks in Tokyo to Get $4.5 Billion Expansion

Tokyo Disneyland, the first Disney park built outside the U.S., opened in 1983, followed by Tokyo Disney Seas in 2001 read more

Sony Posts Lower Quarterly Film Unit Loss, Cuts Full-Year Forecast

Unit cites higher home entertainment and TV revenue, lower marketing expenses amid fewer releases and the year-ago under-performance of 'White House Down' read more

Live Nation Posts Solid Q3 Financials

Live Nation Entertainment released positive financial results for the third fiscal quarter and reported revenue up across the board by 11% from the previous year. Revenue increased to $2.50 billion from $2.26 billion, in 2013 and adjusted operating income increased to $258.1 million from $221.2 in the same period in 2013, an increase of 17%. Show More Summary

Billboard Announces 2014 Touring Award Finalists

The finalists for the 2014 Billboard Touring Awards were announced yesterday. One Direction, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, Arcade Fire, Rolling Stones, Jason Aldean and Paul McCartney were among the finalists. Show More Summary

Kristin Scott Thomas Crowned Queen For New West End Run Of ‘The Audience’

Helen Mirren won an Olivier Award in 2013 for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in the Stephen Daldry-directed West End drama The Audience. That production is moving to Broadway beginning on February 17, 2015. Back in London, Kristin Scott Thomas is stepping into the lead part in a new version of the Peter Morgan-scripted play. Show More Summary

AM NEWS BRIEF: Mixify Goes Global, Sony Losses Narrow, Nordic Streaming Survey, Pirate Manhunt & More

FRIDAY 10.31.2014 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web CLICK HERE Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab Is Merlin's deal with Pandora as damaging as some say it is or are there terms and incentives that we just don't know about?

Britannia Awards: Robert Downey Jr Talks Retirement While Judi Dench Admits She Has Harvey Weinstein Tattoo On Her ‘Bum’ At Lively Show

Hollywood got a touch of British class on Thursday night  as  Robert Downey Jr., Mike Leigh, Julia Louis-Dreyfus,  Mark Ruffalo, Emma Watson and Dame Judi Dench  all were honored and showered with praise at the 2014 Britannia Awards....Show More Summary

Wild Bunch Opens Window On Pan-European Digital Distribution: AFM

After world premiering Abel Ferrara's sex scandal pic Welcome To New York in an unconventional way at the Cannes Film Festival last May, French powerhouse Wild Bunch is launching Europe's first “e-distribution” company. The aim is to...Show More Summary

Sony Posts Wider Q2 Loss, Beats Estimates On Strong PlayStation4 Sales

Sony came out ahead of analyst estimates with a smaller-than-expected second quarter loss thanks primarily to increased demand for its PlayStation4 game console. However, overall losses widened to 136B yen ($1.2B) from 19.6B yen in the comparable period in 2013 as the mobile phone unit bled $1.58B. Show More Summary

‘The Colbert Report’ Has An Official End Date

A couple of weeks age, Stephen Colbert said there were 32 episodes to go for his Comedy Central late-night gig. Tonight on The Colbert Report, he announced its official end date: December 18. The veteran host will take over CBS' Late Show from David Letterman next year…

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ewan McGregor Find ‘The Real Thing’ Elusive In Broadway Debuts

Tom Stoppard's 1984 dazzler gets the matinee-comedy treatment from director-of-the-moment Sam Gold in a revival that leaves its attractive stars, both in their Broadway bows, deeply in the lurch. Glib and weirdly chilly for a literate...Show More Summary

Daniel Radcliffe Sports ‘Horns'; Jean-Luc Godard In 3D: Specialty Box Office Preview

Just in time for Halloween, Daniel Radcliffe gets some special powers and couple of appendages growing from his temples in Radius' Horns, which will be this week's biggest rollout among specialty newcomers. The title received a warm welcome at a Cinema Society event attended by its stars this week in New York. Show More Summary

'American Hustle' Sparks $1 Million Libel Lawsuit by Former New Yorker Writer

Journalist Paul Brodeur says his reputation was damaged by claims about microwaves the film falsely attributes to him read more

James Franco Settles Lawsuit Over Charles Bukowski Biopic

A copyright claim had been made by an individual who says he owns film rights to Bukowski's semi-autobiographical novel read more

Kevin Reilly Back In Talks For Top Turner Post

The Turner-Kevin Reilly on-again off-again courtship is back on. Soon after Turner Broadcasting toppers broke off negotiations with former Fox chairman Kevin Reilly two weeks ago, the two sides restarted conversations. I hear that Turner...Show More Summary

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