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Financial watchdog investigates Our Price revival plan

Financial Conduct Authority is looking into a £3.6m sale of shares to small investors in a firm claiming to revive record shop brand The Financial Conduct Authority is investigating a £3.6m sale of shares to small investors in a company claiming to revive the Our Price records brand. Show More Summary

This Week In Music Commentary

This week's music commentators voiced their thoughts on how smart home technology will alter the music industry, the coming of device restricted music subscriptions, and Google and Amazon's leveraging of copyright loopholes. Smart Home Technology Is Revolutionizing The Music Industry Device Restricted Music Subscriptions Are Coming... Google, Amazon Leverage Copyright...

‘Saturday Night Live’s Halloween 2016: One Trick, One Treat

There was nothing to match Bill Hader’s 2008 “Vincent Price’s Halloween Special”, but Saturday Night Live offered up one seasonal treat – and, not so happily, one trick – last night. The treat was the digital short “A Girl’s Halloween,”...Show More Summary

Leslie Jones Fires Back At Hackers While Tom Hanks Soothes Troubled Nation On ‘Saturday Night Live’

Leslie Jones took on the trolls – the internet kind, not the Halloween variety – on NBC’s Saturday Night Live last night, blasting both the idiots who last summer hacked into her computer and the deplorable haters who posted vile racist...Show More Summary

‘Saturday Night Live’ Scores Another Bingo With Trump Versus Clinton

After that massive comedy fail a few days ago by the real-life Donald and Hillary, Saturday Night Live’s serial political smackdown with Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon could have recycled an old Laurel & Hardy script tonight and still won the week. Show More Summary

Matthew McConaughey To Be Honored At Napa Valley Film Festival

Matthew McConaughey will receive the Caldwell Vineyards Maverick Actor Tribute at the 6th annual Napa Valley Film Festival, the festival organization has announced. The award honors outstanding contributions to the art of acting andShow More Summary

Australian music royalties have hit record-breaking highs – but it won't save the industry

If you see news of record-breaking royalty revenue, don’t tell your musician friends that the next round is on them The Australian music industry has long felt angst about the new digital world, with good reason: between 2006 and 2015, Aria figures show, revenue for Australian record labels fell from $512m to $334m. Show More Summary

Dan Porter, WME’s Head Of Digital, To Exit Agency

EXCLUSIVE: Dan Porter, who led the charge in building William Morris Endeavor’s digital business over the past three years as head of its department, is leaving the agency. He will exit on Nov. 30 to concentrate on his own company and...Show More Summary

AT&T And Time Warner Make It Official Calling Merger A “Perfect Match”

The AT&T-Time Warner deal is now official, and here are the key terms: The telco agreed to pay $107.50 a share, half cash and the other half in stock. Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes will depart after a transition period, leaving AT&T chief...Show More Summary

Kathryn Adams Dies; ‘Saboteur’ Actress Was 96

Kathryn Adams, an actress who appeared in such notable films as Alfred Hitchcock’s Saboteur and the Charles Laughton-starring The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and who retired from Hollywood upon her marriage to Leave It To Beaver‘s HughShow More Summary

AT&T clinches deal for Time Warner in the latest massive media merger

AT&T has reached a deal to buy Time Warner Inc. for more than $85 billion — a blockbuster marriage that would transform the telephone company into the nation’s largest entertainment company and a major force in Hollywood, according to a person familiar with the deal. The agreement, which was hammered...

Cecilia Hart Dies: Actress & Wife Of James Earl Jones Was 68

Stage and screen actress Cecilia Hart, a frequent television player of the 1970s and wife of James Earl Jones for 34 years died October 16 following a battle with ovarian cancer. She was 68. The news was made public by the Westport,Show More Summary

Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. And Indie Music

In our advice corner this week we provide suggestions for independent and DIY artists on how to prep their music for a vinyl pressing, make better concert posters, avoid common mistakes when putting together an electronic press kit, and much, much more. 5 Things To Know When Prepping Your Album...

‘Loving’ To Inaugurate Film Screenings At National Museum Of African American History & Culture

Focus Features’ Loving will be the first theatrical film to screen at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.. Monday evening’s invitation-only screening of the Jeff Nichols drama at the newlyShow More Summary

Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Mistakes The Beatles Made • Increase Your Chances Of Getting Press • New Artist Model Approach • More

Most recently on MusicThinkTank, we examined how choice of music can effect productivity, what to do before your first DJing gig, how to get more fans on YouTube, and more. Karl Heimer | Tips For Advanced Drumming Erin Taylor | How Your Choice Of Music Affects Productivity Dixie Somer |...

Matt Damon, Cheo Coker Among Featured Speakers At Produced By New York 2016

The Producers Guild of America has announced additional speakers for the 2016 edition of Produced By: New York Conference. New speakers for the event include M. Blair Breard, Cheo Hodari Coker, Matt Damon, Donna Gigliotti, Julie Goldman,...Show More Summary

REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this trip down memory lane from the last seven days of music industry news, we revisit the damage done to after a massive DDOS attack, the spike in Janet Jackson's 'Nasty' on Spotify following Trump's debate outburst, Kanye's complaint of the Apple/Tidal feud, and much, much more. Spotify, SoundCloud,...

Steve Dillion Dies: Comic Artist And ‘Preacher’ Co-Creator Was 54

Influential comic artist Steve Dillon, known for his frequent collaborations with writer Garth Ennis that included acclaimed runs on DC-Vertigo’s Hellblazer and Marvel’s The Punisher and, most notably, co-creating the seminal Vertigo series Preacher recently adapted for television on AMC, has died. Show More Summary

TOP POSTS: Last Week's Most Read Posts On Hypebot

Some of Hypebot's most popular and well received posts from the past week included a look at the truth behind Amazon Music's alleged low price, ASCAP's litigous actions against unlicensed venues, music streaming's tipping point, and more. Don’t Be Fooled: The Truth Behind Amazon Music Unlimited’s Price ASCAP Sues 10...

‘Vampire Diaries’ Ratings Down In Final Premiere, ‘Exorcist’ Up, ‘MacGyver’ Even

On a relatively steady Big 4 Friday that saw no Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs game on cable but a backstage Hamilton's America documentary attracting a lot of heat on PBS, it was the CW in the spotlight last night. Both The Vampire...Show More Summary

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