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MySpace Co-Prez Jason Hirschhorn (L) leaves; Mike Jones (R) Remains

With an announcement out of London this morning, Roger Faxon is in as the new group chief executive for EMI, moving from his previous position as chairman and chief executive of EMI Music Publishing. Recently appointed non-executive chairman of the group’s recorded music division, Charles Allen, will now become an advisor to EMI and Terra FirmaMySpace co-president Jason Hirschhorn is out as shared head of the troubled social network, leaving Mike Jones to remove the “co” from his title… News yesterday revealed that veteran A&R executive Mark Williams is in as the new Sr. VP of A&R at Columbia Records. William’s most recently worked on M.I.A.‘s new album for Interscope RecordsLimewire is in for more trouble as members of the National Music Publisher’s Association including EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group and Warner/Chappell filed a copyright complaint in federal court against the file-sharing service this week… And free concerts are out in NYC, as the city cracks down after the recent Drake concert fiasco…

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Always Front & Center... This Week: Adobe, iAds & Lala

Last weekend saw the news that EMI Music chairman Charles Allen is reportedly pulling back from his strategy to sell-off parts of the music group in an effort to righten the company’s state of financial disorder… The New York Times published a lengthy piece focusing on the new Live Nation Entertainment and its leading duo Irving Azoff and Michael RapinoRhapsody beat out other mobile music services this week by being getting its new iPhone app approved by Apple, making it the first service in the U.S. market to allow users to store subscription music in the phone’s memory… A lot more Apple in the headlines this week as Steve Jobs publicly sounded-off on his company’s continued stance against supporting Adobe Flash on its mobile devices. Billboard takes a look at what that means for music, while questions remain on how it all could relate to Apple’s imminent iAds platform that will likely cost advertisers at least $1 million dollars to buy into the new ad network… UK-based streaming service We7 announced that during the month of March, and for the first time ever, it had covered all operating and royalty costs with advertising revenue, making it the first company in the the ad-funded space to do so… Elsewhere, David Letterman‘s Worldwide Pants Inc. has started a record label, and its first release will be Orange County’s Runner Runner… And many are wondering if the freshly posted notice from Lala that it will be shutting down on May 31st and is no longer accepting new users means an iTunes in the cloud is finally on the way…

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Zimbalam enters U.S. market - What will it mean for Tunecore?

The New York Times‘ recent profile on Pandora examines how the internet radio company avoided the start-up graveyard, became profitable and whether an IPO is imminent…  A report commissioned by trade group BPI on behalf of Universal Music Group says that bundled digital music services could earn U.K. ISP’s roughly $155 million in extra earnings… New IFPI report breaks down the cost to record label’s for investing in music talent; total reaches roughly $5 billion annually – $1 million is the average price-tag to “break” a new artist… EMI Music CEO Elio Leoni-Sceti is out as of March 31st. Charles Allen, the former CEO of British broadcaster ITV, is set to take over the position… Europe’s Zimbalam, a flat fee digital distribution service backed by Believe Digital, is entering the U.S. market and will use upcoming SXSW for promotional offer.