Spotify Biz Dev Exec Gerrit Meier Leaves After a Year

The guy in charge of the music service’s partnerships says he’s off to “pursue a new venture.”
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The Spotify Effect Shows Up: Streaming Music Boosts Warner’s Bottom Line

Good news for the music labels, who have been waiting for a new digital revenue source to materialize.
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Today’s Probably the Wrong Day for Yahoo to Launch a Big Animated Series From Tom Hanks

But here’s “Electric City” anyway. Enjoy it, because you probably won’t see more stuff like this at Big Purple down the line.
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Spotify Finally Launches Web Radio, for Real. And That’s a Problem for Pandora.

Now you can get Spotify — or at least a version of Spotify — on your iPhone, for free. More potential customers for Spotify, and more costs, too. And a real challenge for the incumbent.

Bob Pittman to Join Board of Soon-to-Launch Airtime

Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman will join the board of Airtime, the soon-to-launch video start-up from Napster co-founders Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning.
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Transfers at Clear Channel in Dispute

A hedge fund is accusing a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications Inc. of improperly moving $656 million to its debt-laden parent, which is owned by private-equity giants Bain Capital Partners and Thomas H. Lee Capital Partners.

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Another Day, Another AOL Exit

Tim Castelli, AOL’s SVP of sales for the Eastern region, is leaving the New York-based Internet portal to take a job at Clear Channel Media and Entertainment as EVP of digital sales. Castelli is one of many AOL execs who have headed out the door recently.

The Internet Hasn’t Killed the Radio Star: Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman’s Full Dive Into Media Interview

The guy who helped build MTV, then AOL, is now running a radio giant in an Internet age. Why?
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Clear Channel’s Bob Pittman on Facebook, Ryan Seacrest and More (Video)

The Clear Channel CEO and former AOL executive takes to the D: Dive Into Media stage to make the case that radio still matters.

Radio Is Social, Says Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman

Radio whiz Bob Pittman talks about remaking Clear Channel, and fending off Pandora in the process.
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