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More Music Industry News: Sirius Up, Fontana + Royalty Review, An Agent’s Letter, Music App Awards & More

  • image from ceoworld.biz SIRIUS XM added 171,000+ net subscribers in Q1. Says it will report stronger financials as stock hovers near the -$1de-listing benchmark. (press release)
  • Fontana, the independent distribution arm of Universal Music Group has expanded its client services through a new strategic partnership with Royalty Review Council that offers a turnkey alternative to traditional in-house royalty departments. (press release)
  • When artist are held hostages by their record labels. On Amanda Palmer and more: "If a label refuses to issue a recording, it should be returned to the artist so that they can release it themselves." (Guardian)
  • A departing William Morris Endeavor music agent's assistant sent quite an email message to his former colleagues. (Deadline Hollywood)
  • 11 Recordings of horrible hold music. (Neatorama)
  • Billboard will hold its first-ever Music App Awards at Mobile Entertainment Live!:The Music App Summit on October 5, in conjunction with the CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment 2010, Fall Show, in San Francisco.  It will reward the most innovative music-focused apps created for the iPhone, Blackberry, Android and Nokia platforms.
  • LCD Soundsystem Beg Fans Not To Leak New Album, But Too Late - Two nights ago, LCD Soundsystem played a secret show in New York. On stage, frontman James Murphy said that fans could copy their new album, but pleaded with anyone in the audience who may have an advance copy not to leak it before the release date. Unfortunately the plea either fell on deaf ears, or was just made in the wrong place to the wrong people. (TorrentFreak)


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