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The Dave Matthews Band shows how to make money in the music industry PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 06 January 2011 17:04


As usual, the list of North America's top-grossing music tours of 2010 was heavy on AARP-eligible best-selling rockers: Bon Jovi, Roger Waters of Pink Floyd, the Eagles, and Paul McCartney all figured in the top 10. But tucked among them, taking in $72.9 million, was the Dave Matthews Band, the '90s-era jam-loving college-town rockers known affectionately as DMB (and less affectionately as "the Dave Matthews Bland").

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Appeals Court Kills Universal’s Lawsuit Over Re-Selling Promo CDs PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 06 January 2011 16:42


An appeals court confirmed today that consumers have a right to re-sell promotional CDs, which could have implications for other copyrighted goods as well. A panel of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has now ruled in three landmark cases that relate to whether copyrighted items like software and CDs are sold—and thus, out of the copyright owner’s control—or simply “licensed” to consumers.

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US album sales slide in 2010 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 06 January 2011 15:28


US album sales fell by 12.7% in 2010 despite a 13.0% rise in digital albums, painting a gloomy picture of the world’s biggest music market.

Total album sales across physical and digital fell to 326.2m units from 373.9m, as sales of CDs dropped for the fourth consecutive year, according to Nielsen / Billboard numbers.

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HMV: "We are not pulling out of entertainment retail" PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 06 January 2011 15:40

HMV has affirmed its support for the entertainment sector, which it says remains “at the heart of its offer”, just one day after announcing the closure of 60 stores across the group.The closures will take place across HMV and book retailer Waterstone’s, with 40 HMVs out of 300 and 20 Waterstone’s set to close over the next 12 months.

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Japan’s Karn loses battle with cancer PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 06 January 2011 15:15


Karn died yesterday at his Chelsea house and is survived by his wife Kyoko and his son Metis.

Born Andonis Michaelides into a Greek Cypriot family in 1958, Karn was a founder member of the mid seventies band Japan along with David Sylvian, Steve Jansen and Richard Barbieri.

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