Music Biz Headlines, July 24, 2017

Canadian James Salter’s bid to control Marilyn Monroe Estate

It’s a lengthy, complicated and litigious battle over rights and likenesses and his Authentic Brands Group also counts Elvis, ‘Muhammed’ Ali, Prince sport products, management of the Michael Jackson brand, and a wardrobe of couture designers in its portfolio. Its brands are available in stores such as Macy's, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale's, J. C. Penney and Walmart Various

Moneyball for dead celebrities

Authentic Brands  values dead celebs on their social media presence and the spending power of their fans Lauren Coleman-Lochner, Bloomberg

Latin America and YouTube are taking over the world

Just as important as the rise of Latin America, is the continued rise of YouTube. Value Gap or no Value Gap, YouTube’s role in breaking and making hits is clear. More so, it is becoming more pronounced. YouTube streaming growth might be slowing in the US, but the same does not necessarily apply globally Marc Mulligan, MiDiA

How Jaddan Comerford built a $7M global music empire from his bedroom

Unified counts some of Australia’s top musical talent among its client base, from Vance Joy, Amy Shark and Tash Sultana to Violent Soho, Illy, and The Amity Affliction.

As a full-service music company, its services include management, label, publishing, touring, festivals and merchandise, giving the business multiple income streams —

Elvis Costello's 'My Aim Is True' turns 40: Ranking all the tracks

One of the most influential albums of the '70s marks a milestone  —  William Goodman, Billboard

Why vinyl's boom is over

Gillian Welch and David Rawlings were disappointed by the quality of vinyl production today, so they bought a lathe to cut records themselves  — David McClister, Wall Street Journal

Canada’s lax copyright reputation puts artists’ livelihoods at risk

Disrespect for copyright is rampant in academia, and good news on this file can be hard to find — Kate Taylor, The Globe and Mail

How ‘Despacito’ conquered the world

The Spanish language song is the most-streamed hit ever — Azzura Lalani, Toronto Star

Protest songs alive and well 50 years after Summer of Love

Toronto’s Kaia Kater and others demonstrate the power of music in a political age — Ron Johnson, Post City News

Chester Bennington: five of his best Linkin Park performances

From the howls on debut single One Step Closer to the still incendiary vocals of his later years, Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington was one of rock’s most emotionally dexterous frontmen — The Guardian

Local Legends: The Queen East ‘key club’ where the Blues Brothers were born

Hearing a Downchild album at Dan Aykroyd’s informal watering hole Club 505 sparked the idea — Bruce DeMara, Toronto Star

Guns N' Roses rip it up at the Apollo Theater as 'Appetite for Destruction' turns 30

The band's stage presence feels once again dangerous and untamed —  Joe Lynch, Billboard

Rain fails to dampen spirited first day of Interstellar Rodeo

C.R. Avery, Whitney Rose, Dan Mangan and Aloe Blacc all shine —  Tom Murray, Edmonton Journal

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