AM NEWS: Interscope + Cocaine, Rock City Launch, UMG Ups Watt, Thirty Tigers, Stub Hub UK & More
The offices of Interscope have allegedly been used as a transportation hub for a major cross country cocaine operation run by the manager of The Game. Full story here. Be sure to read the quote from The Game...
- Rock City Club joins the long list of artist focused social network and services sites. (Billboard) While the site promises an impressive list of opportunities and features, it's hard to imagine how they can reach their 1st year goal of 150,000 artists paying $12.95 a month.
- Universal Music Group is continuing the expansion of its global digital operation with the promotion of Simon Watt to Head of Technology, Global Digital Group. Watt served as VP of Technology for UMG International. ??
- Former Lost Highway A&R exec Kim Buie has joined Nashville management and label gorup Thirty Tigers along artist Jesse Baylin.
- ??Former head of AOL ad sales Jeff Levick has landed at Spotify as Chief Advertising Officer. Levick also did a stint at Google.
- Cost of Europe's 20-year copyright extension? €1 billion. (ars)
- Of the 20 million minors who actively used Facebook in the past year, 7.5 million of them were younger than 13, according to Consumer Reports. Facebook’s terms of service require users to be at least 13 years old.
- Stub Hub is expanding it's secondary ticketing service to the UK.