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Taylor Swift Using Dubious Trademark Registrations To Put An End To Sales Of Fan-Made Goods

In an effort to capture maximum Swift Dollars, the popular singer's legal team has been outdoing themselves by attempting to  to copyright multiple key phrases from Taylor Swift's lyrics, and "swiftly" bringing down the hammer on any unlicensed fan made goods which feature them. __________________________ Guest post by Tim Cushing of Techdirt Oh, to be a lawyer retained by Taylor Swift™ -- free of concerns ...

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Mixcloud Rethinks Online Radio For Listeners, Curators and Musicians

Nico Perez, co-founder of Mixcloud, joins co-hosts Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert on this week's Hypebot Music Biz Weekly podcast. They discuss how musicians can use Mixcloud to promote their music. Mixcloud is a digital audio streaming platform rethinking radio for listeners, curators, and brands alike. Mixcloud works to connect listeners with new music and ideas through radio shows, DJ mixes and Podcas ...

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Keynote Q&A With WME’s Marc Geiger At This Year’s IEBA Conference

Here we look at a recent Q&A with American music executive and co-founder of Lollapalooza Marc Geiger who shared his message on the importance of eliminating consumer frustration, and smoothing out the process of getting music into the hands of said consumers. ____________________________ Guest post from IEBA’s 47th Annual Conference in October of this year William Morris Endeavor's head of music Marc G ...

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Pandora’s Loss Poised To Become Gain For Investor Sirius XM

Pandora is struggling on almost every level, from monthly average users to revenue. This week Wall Street punished the streamer's performance, more than halving its stock price in a single day. But Pandora's loss appears poised to become Sirius XM's gain, says MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan. The successful satellite broadcaster invested $480 million in Pandora earlier this year.streamer.   ____________________ ...

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Greg Martin’s ’65 Fender Stratocaster

This is a regular series of exclusive Vintage Guitar online features where The Kentucky Headhunters’ Greg Martin looks back on influential albums and other musical moments. The latest installment of Greg Martin’s “Head Shop” series has him checking in from a Kentucky Headhunters’ tour stop in Plano, Texas, and playing a ’65 Fender Stratocaster added ... ...

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Various Artists:  Woody Guthrie—The Tribute Concerts: Carnegie Hall 1968 • Hollywood Bowl 1970

The passing of Woody Guthrie in October 1967, just as the great folk revival of the early ‘60s gave way to the rock revolution, left an enormous gap in the American music landscape—there wasn’t a singer-songwriter out there who didn’t acknowledge Guthrie’s influence. Many of the greatest, both from his own generation and those that followed, came together to pay their respects at... ...

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Wanee Taps Widespread Panic, Phil Lesh and More for 2018 Lineup

This year's Wanee Music Festival will welcome Phil Lesh to the top of the lineup along with the Terrapin Family Band for their 2018 event stretching April 19-21. Widespread Panic will once again return to headline alongside Lesh as well. The Grateful Dead bassist will make a rare appearance at Wanee with two nights of music (Panic will also play two nights) alongside his Terrapin Crossroads... ...

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MTV EMAs 2017 – Full List Of Winners

Shawn Mendes took home three wins at the MTV European Music Awards in London on Sunday nights, taking home best song, best artist and "biggest fans" awards.  Taylor Swift was nominated in 6 categories, but did not win any awards. _______________________ MTV EMAs 2017 Winners BEST SONG Shawn Mendes - “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” BEST ARTIST Shawn Mendes BEST LOOK ZAYN BEST NEW Dua Lipa BEST POP Camila C ...

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This Week In Music Commentary

This week commentators from within the music industry included Ice-T's talk from IEBA 2017 and Mark Mulligan on Musical.ly's sale, as well as a look at why songwriters should pay attention to a Trump tax reform. Q&A With Ice-T at IEBA 2017: "You have to understand how lucky you are." Musical.ly Just Sold For $800M, But Its Already Peaked, says Mark Mulligan Why Songwriters Must Pay Attention To A Trump ...

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