Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney got slapped with a cease-and-desist by rockers Silversun Pickups for playing their song Panic Switch at a campaign event.
- Cantora Records - famed for signing MGMT - have combined forces with Imagem Music to create a publishing venture designed to develop new songwriting talent.
- Reservoir Media Management is partnering with Blackground Records to represent Blackground's catalog worldwide - including the first new music in a decade to feature late R&B star Aaliyah.
- ole MusicBox has acquired over 3,000 songs from production music company Auracle Music Inc.
- On the eve of their 10th anniversary tour, emo rockers Taking Back Sunday have announced a publishing deal with Razor & Tie Music Publishing.
- SESAC announced its signing of TV and film composer Timothy Andrew Edwards, whose credits include Get Him To The Greek and Ellen.
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