Verizon To Carry IPhone

Verizon To Carry IPhone
Verizon Wireless
announced today it will offer Apple's iPhone 4, ending the device's exclusive deal with AT&T. Pre-orders for existing Verizon subscribers will begin on Feb. 3, and the phone will be available in stores nationwide on Feb. 10. While details on service pricing were not disclosed, Verizon will offer the 16 GB iPhone for $199.99, and the 32 GB model for $299.99. (1/11)

UMG Donates Recordings To Library Of Congress
Universal Music Group
will donate more than 200,000 historic master recordings to the Library of Congress, marking the single largest gift to be received by the library's audiovisual division and the first-ever donation of a major collection of studio master materials. Among the donated recordings are Louis Armstrong performing "Ain't Misbehavin,'" Bing Crosby's 1947 version of "White Christmas," Les Paul's "Guitar Boogie," and the Mills Brothers' "Paper Doll," among others. (1/11)

Friedman Exits Nederlander, Murphy Joins AEG Live
Nederlander Concerts
CEO Adam Friedman will exit the company on Jan. 21 after a five-year tenure, according to a Billboard.biz report. While a replacement has not been officially appointed, Friedman's day-to-day responsibilities will be temporarily handled by Nederlander COO Alex Hodges. In related news, Live Nation Chairman and Senior Consultant Brian Murphy has resigned his position and has been appointed West Coast president of AEG Live. Murphy will report to AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips. (1/11)

ASCAP To Honor Sanz
GRAMMY and Latin-GRAMMY winner Alejandro Sanz will be honored with ASCAP's Latin Heritage Award at the 19th annual Latin Music Awards on March 24 in Miami. Past recipients include Latin GRAMMY winners Celia Cruz, Armando Manzanero and Gilberto Santa Rosa, among others. The gala will honor the songwriters and publishers of the organization's most performed songs in Latin music in 2010. (1/11)

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