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1:35 PM ET, July 15, 2013


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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Spotify Defends Against New Music Backlash, Says It Will Pay Out $1B To Rightsholders By End Of 2013  —  Spotify, the music service with 24 million active users, says that it is on track to pay out $1 billion to artists that stream music on its platform by the end of 2013 …
Lauren Hockenson / GigaOM:
Radiohead's Yorke pulls music from Spotify, Rdio, citing lack of support for new artists  —  There has been a lot of chatter — and debate — recently about the royalties offered by streaming music services, most notably an open letter written by the members of Pink Floyd that criticized the rates paid by Pandora.
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Sold Back to Its Founder, Frommer's to Publish Anew  —  When Google bought the Frommer's brand of travel guides last August, it was an unlikely union of old and new, of paper and pixels.  —  It didn't last long.  —  Arthur Frommer, the 83-year-old founder of the company …
Glenn Greenwald / Guardian:
Inside look at the internal strife over Al Jazeera America  —  As the new US network is finally set to launch, serious concerns arise about its brand and intent: especially from within the organization  —  When Al Jazeera last December purchased Current TV in order to launch its own …
John Tozzi / Businessweek:
A New Way for Musicians to Make Money on YouTube  —  In 2001, composer Scott Schreer wrote a roughly two-minute saxophone-heavy acid jazz instrumental called Love Doctor, and the song lives in an online catalogue of music that he licenses to film and TV producers.
Discussion: Softpedia News and The Verge
Matthew Garrahan / FT Magazine:
Google invests in YouTube studio in LA
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Forbes Exec Meredith Levien Tapped For Top Advertising Job At New York Times  —  In a move suggesting a possible new approach to its advertising business, The New York Times Co. has hired Meredith Kopit Levien of Forbes as its new chief revenue officer.  It's the first major appointment …
Discussion: AllThingsD, FishbowlNY and CNBC
Associated Press:
Asiana Airlines confirms it will sue KTVU-TV over broadcast of racist fake pilot names  —  PLAY CBS NEWS VIDEO  —  Asiana Airlines announced Monday that it was going to sue a San Francisco TV station that it said damaged the airline's reputation by using bogus and racially offensive names …
Alastair Reid /
Associated Press extends live video capabilities with new LiveU deal  —  Some AP reporters will use LiveU hardware, such as backpack units, to broadcast live video via mobile networks rather than satellite link  —  Copyright: Image by jsawkins on Flickr.  Some rights reserved
Discussion: FishbowlNY, Mediashift and The Drum
Gavriel Hollander / Press Gazette:
Murdoch ‘hurt’ by leak of secret recording of meeting with Sun journalists  —  Rupert Murdoch said he feels “hurt” by the leek of a secret recording of a meeting with Sun journalists.  —  The recording, which has become known as “the Murdoch tape” included a host of explosive revelations …
Fugitive Edward Snowden trapped in Russia - Putin  —  The US authorities have in effect trapped fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden in Russia, President Vladimir Putin has said.  —  But Mr Putin said Mr Snowden would leave if he was able to.  —  The former intelligence analyst …
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
Veteran Correspondent Sheila MacVicar Joins Al Jazeera America  —  The journalist who has worked for ABC, CBS and CNN will report for AJA's nightly news program “America Tonight.”  —  Al Jazeera America continues to bulk up its correspondent ranks in advance of its Aug. 20 launch.
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Goodreads hit with copyright suit over fan photo  —  Goodreads is being sued after a member of the book-sharing social network posted a celebrity photo to the site.  —  A photo agency has filed a lawsuit against Goodreads, the Amazon-owned social network for book lovers, over a celebrity image posted by one of the site's members.
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Public Media Join Non-Profit Startups to Collaborate, Fill Local News Gap
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