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BMG buys Chrysalis PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 26 November 2010 19:34


BMG Rights Management has bought Chrysalis, one of Britain's biggest independent publishers, for £107.4m.

Chrysalis announced in October it was again in sales talks with an unnamed party, with BMG, Bug Music and Imagem thought to be the frontrunners.

The BMG deal went through today. In a joint statement, the two parties say the acquisition is an important step in BMG’s growth strategy.

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Canadian musicians call for MP3 levy PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 26 November 2010 19:30


A number of Canadian musicians are calling for the country's government to impose a levy on MP3 players.

More than350 artists - including members of Nickelback and The Tragically Hip - signed a letter in relation to C-32, the government's proposed copyright bill.

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Son Of Bob Marley Isn't Just Blowing Smoke: Ky-Mani's New Memoir, 'Dear Dad,' Hits Heart PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 24 November 2010 07:19


Time Magazine called Bob Marley the Artist of the 20th Century, but to Ky-Mani Marley he is "Dad." The reggae superstar died when Ky-Mani was just 5, but nearly 30 years later, Marley still looms large in his life, as seen in Ky-Mani's new memoir, "Dear Dad" (Farrah Gray Publishing).

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Axl Rose sues Activision for $20m for contract violation PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 24 November 2010 18:26


Guns N' Roses singer Axl rose is suing Activision Blizzard for $20m (£12.6m), alleging the company violated the usage terms of the band's song Welcome To The Jungle in the Guitar Hero III game.

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Ultravox - 30th Anniversary Tour Book PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 24 November 2010 07:15


ULTRAVOX fans launch ‘Remembering Eden – 30th Anniversary Tour Book’ a celebratory project to commemorate the return of the ‘80’s synth pop pioneers to the live stage in 2009/10. The project also aims to raise funds for the Mick Karn Appeal.

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