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FMG Artist Highlights: Alanas Chosnau

Highlights: Fragile Music Group has been involved in songwriting and production with Alanas Chosnau for many years. Their previous collaborations yielded a 2005 award for the singer when he won the Male Performer of the Year Award in Europe-Lithuania

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Warner Music $3 Billion Buyout Could be Done this Week: Source

Final buyout bids for Warner Music Group are due on Monday and the company could be sold by the end of the week in a deal valued at over $3 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter. The third round of bids is led by two competing financial groups Len Blavatnik’s Access Industry […]

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Netflix: A Subscription Model the Music Business Should Aspire To

If the record industry wants music subscription services to become mainstream products, it should pay close attention to the factors behind growth at Netflix. In the first quarter of 2011, the online video rental service added 3.6 million subscribers, to finish with 23.6 million. To put it another way, the company’s subscriber numbers increased 69% […]

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Report: Piracy a “global pricing problem” with only one solution

A major new report from a consortium of academic researchers concludes that media piracy can’t be stopped through “three strikes” Internet disconnections, Web censorship, more police powers, higher statutory damages, or tougher criminal penalties. That’s because the piracy of movies, music, video games, and software is “better described as a global pricing problem.” And the […]

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AOL Music Gets HuffPo’ed

AOL Music lost half its editorial staff going from 11 to 6 full-timers. This is meaningful, as AOL Music has been the largest content-oriented music network online for years now. (They lose in traffic to app-oriented brands like Pandora and social networks.) Apparently they’ve also been told they still must comply with The AOL Way […]

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