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NEWS BRIEF: "Tell You 5 Things...", WMG Joins Digital Royalty Fight, Rdio, Deezer, Grammys & More

During a weekend of reading, one piece stood out. "I Just Want To Tell You Five Things…" is a wonderfully honest must read by BigChampagne co-founder Eric Garland, now of Live Nation Labs.  We're trying to get Eric to share more. Until then, stop revving up for another Monday and take 5 minutes to read and absorb it.

  • Warner pulled into digital royalties dispute via Sister Sledge lawsuit. (CMU)
  • Rdio's updated Android app is now including new features: collection, playlists, new releases, top charts, recommendations, and support for Android Ice Cream Sandwich's remote control client.


  • Verizon, Redbox team up to build video streaming, DVD service. (ars)
  • 2012 Grammys Embrace Digital, Mobile and Social Media (Mashable)
  • Music streaming service Deezer has launched a BlackBerry app that utilizes the BlackBerry Messenger service to share tracks, albums and playlists.
  • Soul Train Fans Bop On Broadway In Cornelius Fete (Pollstar)
  • Andrew Jenkins, Executive Vice President, International for Universal Music Publishing Group has been elected as chair of ICMP, the world trade association representing the interests of the music publishing community internationally.