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Marty Scott To Re-start JEM Records

Marty Scott, founder and former president of JEM Records, Inc. has announced his re-entry into the record business. JEM Records, LLC will be signing artists and licensing “retro” catalogue for release under the Jem Recordings logo.

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Vroom Vroom Vespa Tour Documentary

Fast Rice Productions is releasing a new documentary called the Vroom Vroom Vespa Tour featuring Greg Attonito (The Bouncing Souls) and his wife Shanti Wintergate, Kevin Seconds (7 Seconds), and Kepi Ghoulie.

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FTC Approves Sony Purchase Of EMI Publishing

The Federal Trade Commission has approved a Sony-led consortium’s purchase of EMI Music Publishing, without having to make any divestitures, the FTC said on Friday.

U.S. antitrust regulators gave the nod to the $2.2 billion deal in a brief letter to the companies.

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Apple introduces Mastered for iTunes

Apple has quietly launched Mastered for iTunes, a push to deliver music “exactly as the artists and sound engineers intend it to be heard”, though the company maintains that iTunes Plus 256kbps AAC files are still sufficient rather than lossless. In an updated guide to sound engineers and others involved in producing music for digital […]

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Digital music sales top physical sales

For the first time in history, digital music sales topped the physical sale of music. According to a Nielsen and Billboard report, digital music purchases accounted for 50.3% of music sales in 2011.