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October 1, 2015 

Dave Kaplan Joins Paradigm

Music industry veteran Dave Kaplan has joined Paradigm Talent Agency as an agent in their music division.

The Who Announce Rescheduled North American Dates

The Who have announced the rescheduled dates for their \"The Who Hits 50\" tour of North America.

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Troiano To Step Down From Leadership Role At Rumblefish

Rumblefish Founder Paul Anthony Troiano has announced plans to resign from his post as President and CEO of the music licensing tech company.

Cleveland’s I-X Center To Open State Of The Art Performance Space

Cleveland’s I-X Center, one of the largest convention centers in the U.S. announced plans to get into the concert business with the introduction of a new, large-scale flexible state-of-the-art performance space.

How Much Will Losing 'Happy Birthday' Copyright Cost Warner Music?

Warner Music has owned what it believed to be a copyright for the iconic song "Happy Birthday" since 1988. But last week, a federal judge declared their copyright entirely invalid. How much will the ruling cost Warner Music?

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Why Content Curation Is Key To Sustainable Growth In Digital Music

Here online radio trail blazer Ari Shohat looks at why unlimited catalogs can be bad for digital music, and why a limited amount of content curated by people rather than algorithms is important to creating a positive listening experience for the user.

Taylor Swift Takes On Periscope With Takedown Notices For Fan Created Videos

Live video on Periscope has caused concern among media company and rights holders. Most musicians, however, view Periscope - whether fan created or band authorized - as a promotion tool. No so, Taylor Swift.

Cam Meekins On Hip Hop, Major Labels vs D.I.Y. And Giving Back

Here TuneCore talks with MC/Producer Cam Meekins about the challenges of making a career in hip hop, his signing to and subsequent departure from Atlantic Records to start his own label, and his decision to donate part of his album profits to suicide prev


Collect Records and No Devotion have released their debut album for streaming, exclusively at NME. Permanence is the long-awaited, 11-song skyscraping showcase from the band featuring ex-Thursday vocalist Geoff Rickly and the former members of Lostprophet More...



Denis Desmond New Boss Of Live Nation UK And Ireland

Irish promoter Denis Desmond is set to become the new Head of Live Nation UK and Ireland as part of a management reshuffle at the firm according to IQ.


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08/27/15Celine Dion The Colosseum at Caesars Palace - Las Vegas, NV Concerts West/AEG Live/Caesars Entertainment 10/7 6,813,327 41,606 42,212 98.6% $500.00
09/11/15Taylor Swift, Vance Joy Xcel Energy Center - St. Paul, MN The Messina Group/AEG Live 3/3 5,514,863 45,126 45,126 100% $139.50
09/09/15Taylor Swift, Vance Joy, Shawn Mendes Minute Maid Park - Houston, TX The Messina Group/AEG Live 1/1 5,202,196 40,122 40,122 100% $200.00
09/17/15Taylor Swift, Vance Joy Nationwide Arena - Columbus, OH The Messina Group/AEG Live 2/2 3,369,693 29,936 29,936 100% $129.50
08/31/15AC/DC, Vintage Trouble Stade Olympique - Montreal, Quebec evenko/Live Nation 1/0 3,238,650 36,917 46,100 80.1% $98.05
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