PM News Update: Rhone To Epic, Secondary Ticketing Battle, UMG + Talenthouse, 7 Digital + HP
Former Universal Motown president Sylvia Rhone is headed to Sony to restart the Portrait label under L.A. Reid at Epic. But, "She doesn't get along with L.A. at all," a source told the NY Post. "[He's] taking her reluctantly."
- A battle is brewing over secondary ticketing with Live Nation and Stub Hub each controlling competing pr and lobbying efforts. (NY Times) The fans may be the losers.
- Universal Music Group has partnered with social crowdsourcing platform Talenthouse to create campaigns.
- The 7digital MP3 app is the official music app on the new HP TouchPad.