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  1. Tom Petty, Bob Dylan Vs. Music Labels: The Industry's New Copyright War

    12:40 pm 2/10/2012

    THE BUSINESS: A law from 1978 is suddenly the labels' No. 1 threat as everyone from Village People to the Eagles can now snatch back their music rights.Read more

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  2. 5 Politicians Who Hijacked Songs Without Permission

    2:44 am 1/30/2012

    What do the Foo Fighters, Bruce Sprinsgteen and ABBA have in common? All have protested the misappropriation of their music by presidential hopefuls. Read more

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  3. Jim Ladd to Host Nightly Freeform Show on SiriusXM

    1:11 pm 12/2/2011

    The FM staple and inspiration for Tom Petty's "The Last DJ," who was fired from local rock station KLOS in October, leaves terrestrial radio for satellite where he'll launch his four-hour program in January.Read more

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  4. Clear Channel Station Offers 'The Last DJ' Jim Ladd Three Hours for Farewell Show

    5:30 am 11/2/2011

    This Saturday, the pioneer of freeform commercial radio will be heard once more, with time donated by Los Angeles talk station KFI-AM. Read more

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  5. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at Cal State Northridge: Concert Review

    2:18 pm 10/30/2011

    The band was playing in honor of recently fired Jim Ladd, inspiration for "The Last DJ," and performed deep tracks, including two songs they'd never before played live.Read more

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  6. Jim Ladd, the Inspiration for Tom Petty's 'The Last DJ,' Laid Off From Radio Gig

    4:48 am 10/27/2011

    With the acquisition of Citadel Broadcasting by Cumulus Media, some 27 Los Angeles-based KABC and KLOS staffers are let go, including the country's last commercial freeform jock.Read more

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