Lawmakers want Ticketmaster/Live Nation probe

Sen. Herb Kohl, chair of the Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee, said the merger would combine Ticketmaster, the nation’s dominant ticket seller, with Live Nation, which has its own ticketing business. Full Story

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USA Songwriting Competition Winner On Tonight Show “Conan O’Brien”

Kate got her start right here by winning the 2005 USA Songwriting Competition and she is still the youngest first prize winner at 18 years old at that time.  Click here to watch her performance of her new hit single “99 Times” on TV:http://www.songwriting.net/blog/bid/20010/USA-Songwriting-Competition-Winner-On-Tonight-Show-Conan-O-Brien Also, watch Kate Voegele’s USA Songwriting Competition winning song “Only...

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SXSW’S Daily Chord Marks Ten Years Of Headlines

The Daily Chord began with a CompuServe dial-up account and a primitive Powerbook with a tiny black and white screen used by SXSW Panels chief, Andy Flynn. He began collecting stories on the web every day that he cut and pasted into emails which were distributed internally among SXSW Music Conference staff. Roland Swenson, Managing Director of SXSW explains; “The staff began to complain if Andy took a day off and there was no...

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Universal teams with TuneCore

TuneCore, which allows musicians to upload digital songs for distribution on iTunes and Amazon.com for a flat annual fee, has become one of several ways for unsigned acts to sell songs before getting deals with record labels.   Full...

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