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AURN Enters the New Decade With a Deal to Serve as the Exclusive Sales Marketing Representative for Pod Digital Media

Partnership Positions AURN to Meet Growing Demand for Multicultural Podcast Content American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) is poised to take the lead in the burgeoning market for multicultural podcast content, thanks to a historic partnership with Pod Digital Media (PDM), the first full-service agency devoted to expanding access and opportunities for podcasters of color.

Tribune Company Completes Acquisition of Gracenote

Tribune Company today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Gracenote from Sony Corporation of America.The deal brings together Gracenote with Tribune Media Services, forming one of the largest sources of entertainment metadata in the world. The addition of Gracenote also expands Tribune's reach into new growth areas, including streaming music services, mobile devices and automotive infotainment, where Gracenote has a powerful presence. For Gracenote, Tribune's portfolio of television networks and stations will offer platforms to bring its smart-TV, music and advertising innovations to market."This year promises to be a transformative one for Tribune.

Marvin Gaye’s Family Gets Settlement: Sony/ATV Settles Over “Blurred Lines” Lawsuit

Marvin Gaye's family and publishing company Sony/ATV have reached an undisclosed settlement with the "Blurred Lines" lawsuit that began last year.If you are not familiar with the well-publicized lawsuit, the "Blurred Lines" songwriters, Robin Thicke, Pharrell, and T.I.

Copyright Society Of The South Elects New Board Members

The Copyright Society of the South has elected a new Board of Directors for the 2014 term. The Board is comprised of music publishers, attorneys, administrators and performing rights representatives.

Tribune Company to Acquire Music Data Company, Gracenote

Tribune Company today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Sony Corporation of America to purchase Gracenote, the global leader in...

The Bad Plus Signs Multi-Album Deal With Sony Music Masterworks

The Bad Plus has returned to Sony and signed a multi-album deal with Sony Music Masterworks. In April 2014, the label will release the band's interpretation of Igor Stravinsky's masterpiece The Rite of Spring. Their second album will come out on Sony Music Masterworks' jazz imprint Okeh Records later in the year.For the past thirteen years The Bad Plus featuring bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson and drummer David King, has broken down the walls of jazz convention and created an uncompromising body of work.

BMI Talks ‘Streaming’ at Nokia’s Music Connects

Broadcast Music, Inc.’s Executive Director Writer/Publisher Relations, Europe & Asia, Brandon Bakshi participated in a panel discussion about streaming at the 5th Nokia Music Connects forum, whereby BMI was the proud lanyard partner, on November 26, 2013, in Mumbai.

PlayRadio Station4 is On It’s Way

Parents get ready to hear the words, "please," "but I want,""I promise," and "can I have" very soon because the new PlayStatin 4 is about hit the market in November.

Tommy Mottola Publishes Tell All Memoir Includes Clash with Michael Jackson

"He's a mean racist, and very, very, very devilish," said Michael Jackson of record label executive Tommy Mottola famously at a press conference in 2002, Mottola has now published his memoirs this week in book form, entitled: "Hitmaker: The Man and His Music."Mottola has also been in the public eye in relation to his marriage to then budding singer

Matthew Knowles Talks Destiny’s Child Reunion

In an interview with The Huffington Post when questioned about his label's upcoming plans, Mathew Knowles said,"We still have our joint venture with Sony,...

Universal Republic Announces Expansion, Naim Ali McNair VP of A&R

Digital and Wendy Goldstein, Senior Vice President of A&R for Universal Republic Records proudly announces the expansion of its Urban A&R department with the addition of Tab Nkhereanye as Vice President, A&R and Naim Ali [...]

Celebrate Sparkle: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Coming this Summer

This summer, celebrate the era of Motown with Sparkle: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, available July 31st from RCA Records. A remake of...

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