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HypebotFavicon Mitch Bainwol, CEO and chairman of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), is in advanced talks to head up an auto-industry trade group.(CNET)

  • Do record labels have a duty of care? Amy Winehouse's tragic death has opened up an old music industry debate: how much responsibility should labels and managers accept for keeping artists on the straight and narrow? (Guardian)
  • Twitter Pumps Up Its Ads Today With “Promoted Tweets to Followers” (AllThingsD)


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  • NARM has announced the schedule for its great online seminar series through the end of the year.
  • Island Def Jam CEO Barry Weiss addresses speculation claiming that the label is experiencing financial woes. Dismissing the "broke" reports, Weiss said    "I don't know what the f*ck they're talking about. Def Jam is not broke, it's on fire!"