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AM Biz News: Piracy Is Global Pricing Problem, Why A&R Is Broken, Britney Spears’s Legal Battle & More

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  • Report: Piracy a "global pricing problem" with only one solution. (Ars)
  • Live Nation Entertainment faces critics in Austin. (LATimes)
  • Britney Spears's legal battle with the Bellamy Brothers shows that when it comes to alleged copyright infringement it's difficult to draw the line between inspiration and imitation. (Guardian)
  • Live In Your Living Room: You Book The Bands. (NPR)
  • SXSW: In App Age, MySpoonful Bets on Email. (Evolver)
  • What's broken in A&R and how to fix it. (Wired
  • Century Media, a heavy music label, and EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution have renewed their global distribution relationship. 


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