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Borders, Gannett Latest Victims of Digital Media

The shuttering of Borders bookstores has been a long time coming, the latest casualty in the switch to digital media. Yesterday (7/18), the nation’s second-largest bookstore chain, which also sold music, announced plans to begin the liquidation process.

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Robertson Taylor Co-Founder Passes

Willie Robertson, co-creator of live entertainment brokerage firm Robertson Taylor, passed away July 9, 2011 after a short but determined fight against cancer. His company’s board, management team and staff describe him as an “inspirational and passionate leader, business partner and friend.” Robertson was also a dedicated philanthropist, and founded charity Nordoff Robbins, which used […]

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Rights Holders Team With ISPs To Fight Piracy

Copyright holders have teamed with Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to fight copyright infringement via illegal downloading. A first-of-its-kind plan for notifying those accused of stealing copyrighted material was announced today (7/7). The RIAA, Motion Picture Association of America and others have paired with the country’s biggest ISPs including Comcast Corp., Time Warner Cable, Verizon and […]

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Industry Ink Monday

NSAI Visits Washington DC • RIAA Lobbying Costs • Public Relations Workshop • Songwriting Contest

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iPhone Software Could Curtail Concert Taping

Apple has filed a patent for software that would stop iPhone users from taping concerts. The London Times first discovered the patent document, and the Daily Mail thoroughly examined it in a new report.

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Industry Ink: Black River Ups Dawn Delvo

Pickin’ on the Patio • Pandora • Details about the Eminem Supreme Court case • BMLG’s Ashley Jeanette • Robyn Ludwick

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Entertainment Attorneys Launch New Firm

Attorneys Jordan Keller, Jason Turner, TD Ruth, Chris Andrews, Jennifer Ghanem and Jaime Heller have started a new, full-service entertainment law firm, serving clients in the music, film, television and sports industries.

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BMI Promotes Jeff Burrow

Jeff Burrow has been promoted to Senior Director, Business Affairs, Licensing, for Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI). In his new capacity, Burrow will have greater responsibility for BMI’s infringement matters in its General Licensing area, as well as handle BMI’s negotiations with its customers and markets in the General Licensing area. He will continue to provide […]

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Matt Adams Joins Sony Music Nashville

Sony Music Nashville has added Matt Adams, Esq. to the label group as Director, Legal & Business Affairs, effective immediately. He will report to SMN VP Legal & Business Affairs Angela R. Magill. “Matt brings us exceptional experience, insight and professionalism and I’m thrilled to have him as part of our team,” says Magill. Adams brings nearly 15 years […]

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City National Bank Opens On Music Row

City National Bank has opened its first banking office in Nashville, Tenn. with a full staff headed locally by Holly Bell. With offices across the country, the bank has long established roots in the entertainment business, including many Music City clients.

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Tennessee Signs Law Prohibiting Netflix Password Sharing

Tennessee state legislators have passed a bill that would make it illegal to use a friend’s login on music or video services like Netflix and Rhapsody, according to The Tennessean. TN Governor Bill Haslam has signed the bill, which goes into effect July 1. The purpose of the measure is to target hackers who sell […]

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