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Tunecore Reports $300 Million in Artist Payments Since Inception

UPDATED: The company claims revenue has grown to $50 million in the first five months of 2013.

Livia Tortella Leaves Warner Bros. Records

Tortella came to the label as part of a three-executive team that in September 2010 replaced Tom Whalley.

Sony/ATV Publishing Announces Long-Term Extension With Sting

The singer has had a relationship with the company, which owns or administers more than 2 million copyrights, for more than 16 years.

NARM President Jim Donio Addresses ‘Music Biz’ Conference on the Future of Retail

"An explosion of subscribers and traffic to subscription services [has] contributing meaningfully to the industry's growing digital music revenues," said the NARM president, who celebrates 25 years…

In Wake of Universal-EMI Merger, Layoffs Begin

Universal Music Group is consolidating its music distribution companies and Nashville-based country music labels letting go of some 60 staffers.

In Wake of $2.2 Billion Sale, Layoffs at EMI Music Publishing Begin

Chief executive Roger Faxon is one of 30 to 40 staffers to lose their jobs as a Sony/ATV-led consortium integrates the two companies.

Universal Music and Major Publishing Group Reach Agreement Over Vevo, YouTube Royalties

The milestone deal, which covers North America and is retroactive to 2008, institutes a new model that allows songwriters and music publishers to share in revenues for music clips played online.

EMI Auction Nearing End Without a Clear Winner

Bidders believe Citigroup will end the auction for the major label Thursday, but identifying a winner depends on who's doing the talking.

iTunes: Music Retail’s Friend or Foe?

The music store's launch in 2003 was more about enhancing the appeal of Apple's iPod, but now music sales are arguably less important than the company's ability to sell hardware.

Gee Robertson Named Chairman of Geffen Records

He will report to Interscope Geffen A&M chairman Jimmy Iovine.

Sylvia Rhone Officially Exits Universal Motown

She is awaiting final details of a new position and the to-be-created company that the Universal Music Group is offering her, according to sources.

Sylvia Rhone, Ron Fair Expected to Exit in Forthcoming Universal Music Shuffle

Insiders speculate Rhone is still considering a new role to head up a to-be-created, multi-rights company for UMG