PM UPDATE: Warner Bros./Reprise Layoffs, Slacker + Harmon’s Aha, Grateful Dead Merch, BFM + Royalty Net
Reprise Senior Vice President of Promotion Mike Rittberg, Warner SVP Ron Cerrito, Reprise VP of Pop Promotion Bob Weil, Reprise VP of Alternative Promotion Lynn McDonnell, Warner VP of Pop Radio Promotion Ken Lusek and among those getting the pink slip today, according to Billboard.
- Slacker is bring its music services to the autombile via Harman's Aha smartphone enabled music system.
- Hoping to not fade away with younger music fans, the Grateful Dead is boosting its licensing efforts, but within the band's parameters. So, yes to wine; no to rolling papers. (LA Times)
- Independent publisher The Royalty Network has named BFM Digital as its preferred digital distribution company.