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NEWS BRIEF: Vevo + MTV+ Facebook, Pandora Stock Upgrade, Music Buyers Up, Ticketing & More

Vevo's videos reappeared on MTV last week after a year-long feud (CNet) and the New York Post reports on widely rumored talks with Facebook to replace YouTube as Vevo's host and why they are happening.

  • Pandora: Stifel Ups Rating To Buy; Sets $18 Price Target. (Forbes)
  • The Number Of Music Buyers’ Acutally Increased In 2011. (AllThingsD)


  • The Agony of Ticketing: Technology Worsens Scalping. (IB Times)
  • Veteran marketing executive John Hammond has joined the Missing Piece Group, a modular, virtual record label and marketing agency as Head of Marketing & Digital. Most recently was VP Marketing & Digital Strategy at The MuseBox.
  • Too Bad: SXSW Shuts Down Useful App For Finding New Bands You'd Like. (techdirt)
  • What 'Mastered For iTunes' Really Means (NPR)