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  • Alive Inside Documents The Power Of Music To Fight Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

    Jul 25

    You may recall the video of a withdrawn elderly man who comes to life upon hearing music he cares about on an iPod. The "Old Man In Nursing Home Reacts To Music" (and other title variations) video did more than go viral. It inspired the filmmaker who shot the original video to look more closely at the work of nonprofit Music & Memory and to shoot a documentary about that work, "Alive Inside," that's just been released in theaters. The video "Man In Nursing Home Reacts To Hearing Music...

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  • Facebook Poised For Massive Global Growth [CHART]

    Jul 25

    75% of Facebook’s revenue comes from Europe, Canada, and the U.S., according to this week's impressive report to investors. But though there are 4 billion more people in Asia than North America, that continent only accounts for about 15% of Facebook’s revenue, according to Business Insider. With Facebook's aggressive moves in mobile, the company is well positioned to turn that deficit into even more explosive growth. This revenue chart tells the story: Related articles Want To Go Global?...

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  • Pirate Bay Debuts Mobile Site, Entertainment Verticals To Follow

    Jul 25

    Torrent Freak is reporting that The Pirate Bay, a notorious and long-lived resource for finding torrents of copyrighted media, is launching its first mobile-friendly website. Other upcoming changes include dedicated sites for tv, movie and music with more features plus RSSbay with personalized RSS feeds of torrent links. The change should not only make Pirate Bay more user friendly but, with more sites/domains, harder to take down. The Pirate Bay's Survival The Pirate Bay was founded in...

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  • A Look Back At Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas '14

    Jul 25

    By Jasmine Nguyen from Dash Two. Not so long ago (1980s-1990s) rave music—or Electronic Dance Music—was still the underground type of music with its own die-hard fans and secret warehouse parties. There was this secret and unique culture within the dance music community (referred to as ‘PLUR’ – Peace Love Unity Respect) that stood separately from mainstream music fans and was preferably kept that way. This free philosophy of life and their symbolic handshake contributed to ravers’ sense of a...

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  • Local/regional acts needed for a showcase at Encoure Studios (Orange, NJ) on 8/2: http://ow.ly/zzNRf...

    Jul 25

    Local/regional acts needed for a showcase at Encoure Studios (Orange, NJ) on 8/2: http://ow.ly/zzNRf #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Chubby Checker Settles Hewlett Packard Penis Size App Lawsuit

    Jul 25

    Music icon Chubby Checker has settled his lawsuit with Hewlett Packard. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. But neither side has accepted liability and HP has agreed not to use the singer’s stage name, trademarks or likeness. Early in 2013, Checker, best known for his #1 hit "The Twist" had filed a multi-million lawsuit against Hewlett Packard and its subsidiary Palm for selling a WebOS app called called the "Chubby Checker" that uses a man's shoe size to estimate the size of his...

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  • 6 Tips For Showing Up In Your Facebook Fans' Newsfeeds

    Jul 25

    By Hugh McIntyre from the Sonicbids Blog. Some websites have claimed that Facebook’s popularity is going down, but don’t think that means you can abandon your page just yet. In fact, even if Facebook is on its way out (there is some debate about that by the way), it should still be at the center of your social media strategy. When people are looking to connect with a band or musician, they head to a few sites, and Facebook is still one of the few places that genuine interactions...

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  • Lil Wayne Launching Sports Management Company

    Jul 25

    What's a rapper do to after getting to the top of the music industry? Turn his gaze to the world of sports, of course. Following in the footsteps of Jay Z, Lil Wayne is set to launch a sports management company, according to TMZ. As TMZ reports, Weezy's first client will be none other than Cristiano Ronaldo, the immaculately chiseled Portuguese soccer player.  Wayne is a known sports fan: He once blogged for ESPN, and memorably feuded with members of the Miami Heat for a number of terrible...

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  • Music Publishing News Weekly Roundup 7.25.14: Randy Newman, Mariah Carey, Round Hill

    Jul 25

    Downtown Music Publishing has signed Randy Newman to an administration deal for North America. The six time grammy award winner is responsible for hits such as “Short People”, “I Love L.A.” and “It’s Money That Matters” as well as movie scores for “Ragtime”, “Toy Story”, and “Monsters, Inc”. Newman signed with the NYC based Music Publishing company this week. Newman is currently working on songs for his new studio album expected to be released later this year via his longtime label Nonesuch...

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  • AM NEWS BRIEF: Pandora Pummeled, Chubby Beats Penis App, Coolio Pins PornHub, Pirate Bay & More

    Jul 25

    FRIDAY 7.25.2014 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web   CLICK HERE  Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab 

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