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NEWS BRIEF: RIAA vs Dajaz1, Sharkira + $30M, Fab 4 + Mad Men, Gumroad, INgrooves, NMPA & More

  • RIAA Tries To Downplay Its Role In The Feds' Unjustifiable Censorship Of Urban Music Site Dajaz1 (techdirt)
  • Shakira to Sign $30 Million Deal With Live Nation, Sony (HTR)
  • "Mad Men" Paid $250,000 - A Record Price for Possible First Ever of Beatles Song for TV (Forbes)
  • Gumroad raises $7M to make selling online dead simple (GigAOm)


  • CEO Robb McDaniels of INgrooves dishes on the state of digital music (LA Times)
  • After 5 years at Epitaph/ANTI Jason Fisher is leaving his senior marketing post for a digital marketing postion at Red Bull and their culture/music properties. Epitaph has begun a serach to replace Fisher.
  • The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) has added to its Board of Directors: Barry Coburn, Founder and Co-President of Ten Ten Music Group and Zach Horowitz, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group, have been appointed effective immediately.
  • Brilliant, simple concept: Universal U.K Partners With Liam Gallagher's Pretty Green Clothing Label To Open Virtual 'Shop-Front' Record Stores (Billboard)
  • Apple Gets Qello HD Concerts App, Inks Licensing Deal With EMI  "Qello represents a new dimension in HD concert entertainment that offers music lovers an easy-to-use way to engage in the live music experience whenever they want to - on any iOS device." (press release)
  • YANGAROO Partners with Akon's HITLAB for Digital Media Distribution. 
  • Facebook buys Glancee, gains mobile proximity capabilities. (DMW)