Clear Channel introduced another round of huge layoffs.Knoxville’s 90.3 “The Rock” FM was voted the most improved radio station at the CMJ 2011 College Radio Awards. Congrats!Spotify has been doing great, but analysts are worried the Swedish company is going to “pull a Netflix” and screw over its IPO and customer base.YouTube unveiled a new music tool for artists at our own CMJ Marathon.The House Judiciary leaders have produced an anti-piracy bill that is getting a lot of buzz. There is some opposition from Republicans, however, for trying to “regulate” the Internet.Michael Jackson doctor trial update: Closing arguments are next week, and things aren’t looking good for Dr. Conrad Murray.Twitter has hired former Disney exec Tatiana Simonian to handle music partnerships. Could this mean Twitter is making a push to join the online music presence?In other online piracy news, the U.K. has ordered British Telecom to block all access to huge torrent site Newzbin2.In more macabre news: According to her autopsy, Amy Winehouse drank herself to death—the complete opposite of initial suggestions that she died of alcohol withdrawal.Steven Tyler fell down and lost some teeth.SoundExchange distributed nearly $88 million among more than 18,300 payees this quarter. It was the company’s highest quarterly distribution ever.CMJ Music Marathon was a huge success. Thanks for coming!
Steven Tyler - Photo by SongLyrics
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