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AM Brief: Rovi Realigns AllMusic, Indaba Adds Rosen & Latifah, Live Nation Losses, WMG & More

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  • AllMusic, the database that provides bios and other info for iTunes, Pandora, Spotify and almost every other digital music store appears to be getting a big makeover  as owner Rovi opens a combined music, firm and tv service and destination AllRovi.com.
  • Former Sony SVP J.J. Rosen joins musician networking an opportunities site Indaba Music as CEO and Queen Latifah has made a "siginfigant" investment becoming co-board chair.
  • Live Nation's quarterly losses widen from $30M to $89M. (WSJ)

MORE:

  • WMG got at least 10 serious bids to buy all or parts of the company. (Bloomberg)
  • Google Music Service Nowhere Near Ready. (TMV)
  • The Telecaster: Still Wailing At 60. (NPR)
  • Radio for the YouTube Era? Meet Broadcastr. (NYT
  • Sony Music Wants YOU: To Help Create Michael Jackson's New Video. (Mashable
  • Celebrity Endorsements Help Boost Sales Of Stereo Headphones. (MI2N)
  • 14 Artists Who Launched Their Own Labels. (Paste


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