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Al Mair, Canadian Music Industry Pioneer and Attic Records Co-Founder, Dies at 82
Al Mair, Canadian Music Industry Pioneer and Attic Records Co-Founder, Dies at 82
Alexander “Al” Mair, Canadian music industry pioneer, one-time manager of Gordon Lightfoot and co-founder of successful indie label Attic Records, died Nov. 25 at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Hospital of cancer. He was 82.  Former publicist and indie promoter Richard Flohil broke the news about his long-time friend’s passing on Friday, posting on Facebook that Mair “was

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Universal Music Group Takes Minority Investment in [PIAS]
Universal Music Group Takes Minority Investment in [PIAS]
Photo Credit: [PIAS]Universal Music Group announces a minority share investment of the [PIAS] Group.One of the world’s leading independent music companies, [PIAS], has received a minority share investment from Universal Music Group, one of the world leaders in music-based entertainment. The announcement sees UMG acquiring a 49% shareholding in [PIAS] following the formation of the

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Apple Music Encourages International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) Metadata Submissions by Rights Owners
Apple Music Encourages International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) Metadata Submissions by Rights Owners
Photo Credit: ISNIApple Music has sent word to its label partners and music sector organizations that the company is encouraging the submissions of International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) metadata by rights owners as part of its standard workflow procedure. The announcement is excellent news for creators and music industry organizations by helping to ensure that

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Hovain Hylton, Hip-Hop Manager & Cinematic Music Group Exec, Dies
Hovain Hylton, Hip-Hop Manager & Cinematic Music Group Exec, Dies
“He was a beloved and devoted father, husband, son, brother and a proud Brooklyn representative,” read a statement posted on Saturday (Nov. 26). Hovain Hylton Rowmel Findley* Jonathan “Hovain” Hylton, who was recently honored as one of Billboard’s 2022 R&B/Hip-Hop Power Players, has died. “It is with deep regret that we message to all family

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New Music: Future-Pop from Chennai, Progressive/Melodic House from New Delhi, Rap from Kolkata and More
New Music: Future-Pop from Chennai, Progressive/Melodic House from New Delhi, Rap from Kolkata and More
Hear pop artist Bilal Saeed’s latest single featuring Fateh Singh, keyboardist-singer Bunny M’s jazz-informed EP, rock artist Vivek Paul’s ode to brotherhood and others (clockwise from top left) East Side Queens, Bilal Saeed, Gooth, Saptak Chatterjee. Photos: Courtesy of the artist “Her Song” by Gooth Chennai artist Gooth is all about the visual and sonic

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NetEase Cloud Music Posts Double-Digit Q3 Revenue Increase As Gross Profit Cracks $46 Million
NetEase Cloud Music Posts Double-Digit Q3 Revenue Increase As Gross Profit Cracks $46 Million
Photo Credit: NetEaseNetEase Cloud Music generated CNY 2.36 billion (currently $328.89 million) during Q3 2022, according to a newly released earnings report, representing a more than 22 percent year-over-year (YoY) increase. The China-based music streaming platform’s Q3 2022 showing just recently came to light in an earnings report from the overarching NetEase (NASDAQ: NTES). For

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