Music Journalist Darryl Morden Dies

Music Journalist Darryl Morden Dies

Music Journalist Darryl Morden Dies
Music journalist Darryl Morden died Feb. 25 in Los Angeles after a battle with cancer. He was 52 years old. Morden's 30-year career included writing for Casey Kasem's "American Top 40," concert reviews for The Hollywood Reporter, where he worked for nearly two decades, and contributing articles and reviews to publications such as GRAMMY magazine, Music Connection, Cash Box, AOL.com, DownBeat, and Seventeen, among others. Morden also wrote bios and marketing materials for companies including Sony Music Entertainment, Westwood One radio and Univision, among others. (3/1)

Live Nation Reports 4Q Loss
Live Nation
reported fourth-quarter adjusted operating income of $56.8 million, down 34.9 percent from $87.2 million during the year-ago quarter, and revenues of $1.24 billion, down 2 percent from $1.26 billion. Concert attendance declined 7.6 percent during the fourth quarter, while concert ticket sales fell 3.6 percent. (3/1)

AllMusic.com Folds Into AllRovi.com
Rovi Corporation
, the digital entertainment technology company which oversees AllMusic.com, is replacing the online music database with a new website called AllRovi.com. Designed as a combined music/TV/film database, AllRovi.com will launch today in public beta. Features of the new site include a recommendation tool that lets users search for music by mood, genre or time period, as well as themed playlists, blog posts, reviews, and streaming samples of music with links to buy directly at Amazon or iTunes. Details on when the new site will completely replace AllMusic.com were not disclosed. (3/1)

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