AM News: Jay Frank Exits CMT, More Sony Layoffs, SXSW Panel Picker, Rightsflow, shuffler.fm & More

    HypebotFaviconJay Frank, author of FutureHitDNA, exits CMT as SVP Music Strategy for a stealth digital startup. Former radio exec Leslie Fram replaces Frank.

    • More layoffs as the new Sony team takes control.  30 were out at Island Def Jam last week and now 25 are gone at Sony including Larry Kanusher (SVP Global Digital Legal ); Tom Glaser (VP Sales), and Linda Ury Greenberg (VP Reseach).
    • SXSW panel picker opens for business here.


    • A collective licensing agreement, representing more than 1500 major and independent record labels in Canada, has facilitated the launch of Galaxie Mobile by Stingray Digital, the first Canadian-owned commercial-free mobile streaming music service. (Music Canada)
    • Rightsflow has promoted Michael Kauffman to Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Content, and Chris Lydle to Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
    • Online music magazine shuffler.fm got a major facelift including a well executed iPad app.
    • Dear Musicians: The RIAA Is About To Totally Screw You Over (Again!) (Techdirt)
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