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American Music Awards 2013: Fans the real winners - 0 views

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    The American Music Awards 2013 was held last Sunday at Nokia Theater and it was very easy figuring out who are the real w9inners were.

    "This is about the fans tonight," Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds said as the band collected for favorite alternative rock artist.


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    Winners naming Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake and One Direction who brought home several trophies during the night knew whom they owed it to.



    It was the fans that received the most impassioned gratitude amongst pop stars, there were even no academy thanked but still label brass and glam squads got shout outs and of course God was acknowledge.



    Award buddies such as the American Music Awards, the MTV Video Music Awards and the Billboard Music Awards to rely on the public to choose the night's winners as a counter to the prestigious industry inclusiveness of the Grammys, this has a long been tradition for the awards shows.



    Apiece of the declared telecasts has morphed into painfully unsurprising ordeal in the past years.



    While it is still driven by the fans, shows aspiring to grip the age of social engagement have incorporated digital social engagement - Tweeter, YouTube/Veve views, Facebook - to dictate nominations - and winners.



    And as a result the process has taken away what's left of the element of surprise.



    The madness that rang out among the audience at just the announcement of names like that of One Direction, Timberlake, Miley Cyrus and Swift, hurriedly predicted the night.



    Taking home four trophies was Swift winning big. Timberlake and One Direction both performed and also awarded multiple wins. Every appearance they drove panic to the teenage girls in the audience.



    The boys of One Direction fawned over those fans who probably spent hours logging their votes online and through Twitter, and on Sunday they were rewarded but Swift, Rihanna and Miley Cyrus were their heroines while Timberlake still pulled heartstrin
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MusicGarage Relocates - 0 views

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    New Building Is a "Musicians Resource Center"



    Once more, the air conditioning went kaput at the MusicGarage's previous location on 1700 South in the middle of July this year, the sweltering heat was enough to make program founder/director Steve Auerbach seek out some new digs due to the blazing-hot glory of summer that made a major bummer



    The MusicGarage now is located at 250 W. 1300 South, it began in 2009 as an after-school program housed in a 12-foot-by-12-foot room at the Utah Arts Alliance, and it is just west of the 1300 South Trax station. "This place had more lint in the ducts than you can ever imagine," Auerbach says. Its prior use as an appliance-repair store might seem like a far cry from anything music-related, but with its spacious layout and convenient location, it's perfect for the big plans he has in mind for the space.

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    Describing it as a multifunction, multipurpose music venue and "musicians resource center," Auerbach says the newly renovated 190-capacity, 2,700-square-foot building features a full sound system, a digital light system, a stage, a production/green room and several other rooms than can be divided into areas for local teachers to hold individual music lessons. The whole space can also be rented out for private events like the bar service is available by request or to those who needs a spot to host a wedding reception or wanting to shoot a high-quality video of a live performance by their band without a crowd of strangers jostling the camera.



    Auerbach says he'd also like to open the stage to more than just music acts, including comedy, theater and spoken-word performances, as well as feature local art in the foyer-complete with gallery-style track lighting.



    Regardless of all the changes and despite the fact that the MusicGarage is still a music-education program at its core it is devoted to providing accessiblehigh-quality, creativity-nurturing musical instru
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Black Hawk Mines Music - Taylor Swift's latest isn't quite red-hot - 0 views

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    Taylor Swift walks around with a constant expression of shock at her swell luck and good fortune. As well she should, as the pitch-challenged, confessional sweetheart is doing phenomenally well in the singing business. She doesn't do as well in the relationship business, but her prolific taste in celebrity men has served her and supermarket magazines fine. "Love is a ruthless game, unless you play it good and right," she sings on State of Grace. I would argue that Swift plays the game ruthlessly - "good and right" being adverbs open to interpretation, or even meaningless to a doe-eyed pop careerist whose open-book romantic life is grist for the mill, an attention-getting supply of gotcha-good inspiration.

    Red, her fourth album, is full of big, errorless music - arena-pop that is just country enough to keep the CMT crowd happy. But even if there are very few missteps, excitement and soul are decidedly lacking. Swift's lyrical style lacks for ambition; someone like Canada's Liam Titcomb, a complete unknown in comparison, has much more of a clue how to write a poppy relationship song with wordy charisma.

    The pigtailed set will enjoy the 22-year-old woman-child who giggles at the end of the plucky-cute Stay, Stay, Stay. "Before you I only dated self-indulgent takers, who took all of their problems out on me," she sings, resisting the urge to rhyme "Jake Gyllenhaal" with "darn it all" or "John Mayer" with "hey, that's not fair."

    The album's catchy first single We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together is Avril-bratty, complete with a resolute girlie army on the chorus.

    But beyond the adolescent stuff, the platinum-selling Kennedy-clan befriender branches out - sometimes moving in less-than-mysterious U2 ways. While State of Grace uses chiming guitars and bold dynamics, All Too Well doesn't at all try to hide its With or Without You tension-building methods. Lyrically it represents Swift's best work, involving broken p
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WORLD NEWS IN BRIEF FOR SEPTEMBER 12, 2012 - 1 views

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    MIDDLE EAST: PRESIDENT Barack Obama has condemned a rocket attack on an American Consulate which left the US Ambassador to Libya dead.

    Ambassador Chris Stevens, 52, died alongside three guards, as he went to the Benghazi consulate to try to evacuate staff as the building came under attack by a mob firing machine-guns and rocket-propelled grenades.

    MIDDLE EAST: Muslim anger over perceived Western insults to Islam has exploded several times.

    The violence, fuelled mostly by religious zealots, reflects the tension between Muslims and the secular West that followed the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    MIDDLE EAST: A film-maker whose movie attacking Islam's prophet Mohammed sparked assaults on US missions in Egypt and Libya, where an American diplomat was killed, said today he had gone into hiding.

    California-based writer and director Sam Bacile remained defiant, saying Islam was a cancer and he intended his film to be a provocative political statement condemning the religion.

    EUROPE: Eurozone countries have been asked to hand control of their banks to the EU in an attempt to solve its crippling financial crisis.

    In a proposal that represents one the most significant surrenders of national sovereignty since the creation of the euro in 1999, the European Commission, the EU's executive arm, wants to make the European Central Bank the single supervisor for all 6,000 banks in the 17 countries that use the currency.

    GREECE: A fresh wave of anti-austerity strikes has hit Greece as its leaders struggled to agree further spending cuts for the coming two years - without which the country will lose its vital rescue loans.

    State hospital doctors, teachers and local authority employees walked off the job to protest over planned salary and funding cuts.

    AMERICA: Americans marked the anniversary of the September 11 2001 attacks with tearful messages to loved ones and moments of silence, but the smaller ceremonies gave a sense of moving on 11 years after nearly 3,000 people
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Black Hawk Mines Music - MTV boss Bono calls 'Digital Dermot' in New York - 1 views

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    BUSINESS INTERVIEW: As executive vice president of digital media for MTV's music brands, Dubliner Dermot McCormack is confronting head-on the challenges all media companies face in an ever-changing digital landscape

    IT'S HARD TO know what to envy Dermot McCormack for most - his 17th-floor, corner office (the sign, in America, at least, that you have truly arrived) overlooking Times Square, or the fact that Bono has a nickname for him: Digital Dermot from Dublin.
    To be fair, he has earned it. McCormack is now executive vice president of digital media for MTV's music brands - including MTV itself, VH1, Country Music Television (CMT) and Logo TV.

    "My job is to move these cable TV brands into new platforms, expand the brands, expand the audience and make money while I'm doing it," says McCormack - who is originally from Ballyfermot - as though this were easy peasy.

    Few know quite as well as him, however, just how tricky the internet can be. An early pioneer of new media in the 1990s, McCormack was around for the dot com bubble (the first one, as some would argue). In fact, he was right at the heart of it.

    Having moved to New York in the early 1990s (the day after he graduated from DIT Kevin Street with a degree in electronic engineering - "My poor Mom," he says. "I never came back!"), McCormack was among those who built some of the earliest websites.

    Eventually, he went to work in advertising for the hottest new things around at the time - a website callediVillage.com. (So early on in the web age was this that McCormack talks about having approached Toyota about web advertising before the company had any sort of presence on the internet.)

    The iVillage group of websites still exists today, but you would be hard pushed to find any sign of the fact that, when the company went public in 1999, it was the biggest IPO in history.

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Black Hawk Mines Music - MTV boss Bono calls 'Digital Dermot' in New York - 1 views

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    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/finance/2012/0928/1224324532192.html BUSINESS INTERVIEW: As executive vice president of digital media for MTV's music brands, Dubliner Dermot McCormack is confronting head-on the challenges all media companies face in an ever-changing digital landscape IT'S HARD TO know what to envy Dermot McCormack for most - his 17th-floor, corner office (the sign, in America, at least, that you have truly arrived) overlooking Times Square, or the fact that Bono has a nickname for him: Digital Dermot from Dublin.To be fair, he has earned it.
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Black Hawk Mines Music - 0 views

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    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/finance/2012/0928/1224324532192.html

    BUSINESS INTERVIEW: As executive vice president of digital media for MTV's music brands, Dubliner Dermot McCormack is confronting head-on the challenges all media companies face in an ever-changing digital landscape

    IT'S HARD TO know what to envy Dermot McCormack for most - his 17th-floor, corner office (the sign, in America, at least, that you have truly arrived) overlooking Times Square, or the fact that Bono has a nickname for him: Digital Dermot from Dublin.
    To be fair, he has earned it. McCormack is now executive vice president of digital media for MTV's music brands - including MTV itself, VH1, Country Music Television (CMT) and Logo TV.

    "My job is to move these cable TV brands into new platforms, expand the brands, expand the audience and make money while I'm doing it," says McCormack - who is originally from Ballyfermot - as though this were easy peasy.

    Few know quite as well as him, however, just how tricky the internet can be. An early pioneer of new media in the 1990s, McCormack was around for the dot com bubble (the first one, as some would argue). In fact, he was right at the heart of it.

    Having moved to New York in the early 1990s (the day after he graduated from DIT Kevin Street with a degree in electronic engineering - "My poor Mom," he says. "I never came back!"), McCormack was among those who built some of the earliest websites.

    Eventually, he went to work in advertising for the hottest new things around at the time - a website called iVillage.com. (So early on in the web age was this that McCormack talks about having approached Toyota about web advertising before the company had any sort of presence on the internet.)

    The iVillage group of websites still exists today, but you would be hard pushed to find any sign of the fact that, when the company went public in 1999, it was the biggest IPO in history.

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Focus on Florida as campaign rolls on - 0 views

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    (CNN) -- Florida takes center stage in the presidential campaign on Thursday, with President Barack Obama heading to Miami for Spanish-language network Univision's "Meet the Candidates" town hall meeting. Republican challenger Mitt Romney campaigns in Sarasota.
    With 29 electoral votes, Florida is always a key state in presidential elections. Obama carried the state in 2008 after President George W. Bush narrowly won Florida twice.
    Both candidates are also battling for the Latino vote, a particularly strong bloc in Florida. In the latest Gallup poll, registered Hispanic voters favor Obama over Romney 66% to 26%.
    Romney, who will attend private fund-raisers in Palm Beach after his Sarasota rally, took his turn at the Univision forum on Wednesday.
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Apple Introduces iPhone 5 - 0 views

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    Apple today announced iPhone 5, the thinnest, lightest iPhone ever. It's completely redesigned with a stunning new 4-inch Retina display, Apple's A6 chip for blazing fast performance, ultrafast wireless technology, and even better battery life. iPhone 5 also comes with iOS 6, the world's most advanced mobile operating system, with over 200 new features, including the all-new Apple-designed Maps app with turn-by-turn navigation, Facebook integration, the Passbook app, and more Siri features and languages. iPhone 5 starts at $199 (U.S.) and is available for pre-order at the Apple Online Store on September 14. It arrives in Apple Retail Stores starting at 8 a.m. on September 21. Read more: apple.com/iphone
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World News in brief for September 12, 2012 - 0 views

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    MIDDLE EAST: PRESIDENT Barack Obama has condemned a rocket attack on an American Consulate which left the US Ambassador to Libya dead.

    Ambassador Chris Stevens, 52, died alongside three guards, as he went to the Benghazi consulate to try to evacuate staff as the building came under attack by a mob firing machine-guns and rocket-propelled grenades.

    MIDDLE EAST: Muslim anger over perceived Western insults to Islam has exploded several times.

    The violence, fuelled mostly by religious zealots, reflects the tension between Muslims and the secular West that followed the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.


    MIDDLE EAST: A film-maker whose movie attacking Islam's prophet Mohammed sparked assaults on US missions in Egypt and Libya, where an American diplomat was killed, said today he had gone into hiding.

    California-based writer and director Sam Bacile remained defiant, saying Islam was a cancer and he intended his film to be a provocative political statement condemning the religion.

    EUROPE: Eurozone countries have been asked to hand control of their banks to the EU in an attempt to solve its crippling financial crisis.

    In a proposal that represents one the most significant surrenders of national sovereignty since the creation of the euro in 1999, the European Commission, the EU's executive arm, wants to make the European Central Bank the single supervisor for all 6,000 banks in the 17 countries that use the currency.

    GREECE: A fresh wave of anti-austerity strikes has hit Greece as its leaders struggled to agree further spending cuts for the coming two years - without which the country will lose its vital rescue loans.

    State hospital doctors, teachers and local authority employees walked off the job to protest over planned salary and funding cuts.

    AMERICA: Americans marked the anniversary of the September 11 2001 attacks with tearful messages to loved ones and moments of silence, but the smaller ceremonies gave a sense of moving on 11 years aft
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Blackhawk Mines Corp. announces Big Bear Joint Venture Funding and Initiation of Field... - 0 views

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    OCALA, FLORIDA - AUGUST 4, 2011 (IMMEDIATE RELEASE) - Blackhawk Mines Corp., B06N.F, WKN
    Number - A1H52M, ISIN Number - CA08265A1003, website - www.blackhawkmines.com is pleased to
    announce that the company has advanced the initial payment for the initiation of a work program on
    the Big Bear Mining Claims.
    This is the initial payment of a $10,000,000 Joint Venture entered by the two companies with the goal of
    proving the indicated gold resources on the Big Bear claims and if warranted, developing the Big Bear
    property to possible production. Siga's work program and the beginning of evaluation of the project are
    underway as of Aug 3, 2011.
    The work program will consist of extensive mapping of existing trenches, outcrop, oxidized zones and
    other previous workings including drill sites. Geochem sampling of large areas of the claim group along
    with sampling of all pits and trenches will be conforming with previous mapped and sampled areas
    which returned assays of greater than .01 oz/ton gold in the soil geochem. These areas of greater than
    .01 oz/ton gold covered a large area of the claim group and give rise to the anticipated total indicated
    contained ounces of gold which could range from 1 to 2 million ounces.
    The Big Bear project is currently controlled under an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the property.
    It is situated near Lucerne Valley, CA and currently consists of approx 1440 acres (approx 2.25 square
    miles) of mining claims. The Big Bear Claims are on the North eastern edge of the San Bernardino
    Mountains. The project area is known historically as the Blackhawk mining District has been a previous
    producer of gold and silver. The area is believed to contain economically viable gold mineralization,
    particularly at the current metals prices. Anticipated total contained gold based on existing reports and
    studies could be in the range of 2 to 3 million ounces.
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John Mayer sued for 'receiving money from fraudulent investment scheme' ran by notoriou... - 0 views

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    He is the middle class singer who likes to sing the blues.
    So perhaps John Mayer's music may sound a little more authentic now he is being sued over allegedly receiving money from a fraudulent investment operation.
    As much as $465,000 was handed over to the star's representatives by a Ponzi scheme ran by notorious criminal Frederick Darren Berg.
    He was given an 18-year-sentance in February for duping investors out of more than $100m through his investment company.
    According to TMZ, Mayer was drawn into the frame when the trustees charged with recovering as much of the stolen money as possible decided to sue those who had benefited.
    New legal documents show he is one of the people who received dirty money after a booking agency was allegedly paid by his company.
    It is claimed Grabow & Associates, and their client and Mayer by extension, are in possession of as much as $465,000.
    The agency specialises in booking entertainment for corporate and private events, and set up the Your Body is Wonderland singer with a money-spinning appearance in 2008.
    Mayer's lawyer said: 'John Mayer performed at a corporate event in 2008 and was paid for his services.
    'The opportunity was brought to John through his talent agency, CAA.'
    A ruling has yet to be delivered on the case.

    Nice work if you can get it: The middle class blues singer played a show in 2008
    Frederick Darren Berg was sentenced to 18 years in prison for defrauding hundreds of investors of more than $100 million through the Meridian Mortgage investment funds he ran for nearly a decade.
    U.S. District Court Judge Richard A. Jones imposed the prison term recommended by Berg's plea agreement.
    He told him: 'I'm not sure how you live with yourself, with the damage that you caused.'
    Judge Jones noted that the lead defendant in a $90 million Ponzi scheme previously considered Washington state's largest fraud received a 20-year sentence.
    But he said the slightly shorter term for Berg was appropriate since he'
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Randy Jackson exits; Kanye West, Nicki Minaj to judge AI? - 0 views

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    The latest from the American Idol judge-hunting drama: Mariah Carey is reportedly upset when she found out that producers are seriously considering Nicki Minaj as another judge. Though it was in no way final, Carey must have been annoyed if she really was led to believe that she will be the only female judge in the panel.


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    Now, Minaj could be the big gamble Idol is willing to take in order to regain its former popularity - though if this would not work, let this be a warning that the show will definitely take a plunge and be a total train wreck.

    Adding fuel to the fire is Carey's controversial tweet weeks ago saying:"@AmericanIdol What's going on? need the info!! What about this combo? : ) if we could ever get him to do it!" Along with the message was an attached photo of Carey with Lenny Kravitz, obviously suggesting him as a possible co-judge.

    So far, only Carey has been confirmed in signing the judging contract with Idol but with speculations that there will be four judges this season, and Randy Jackson's exit, producers have 3 more slots to fill.

    Another rumored possible Idol judge is revealed to be Kanye West, with reports claiming that producers are in negotiations with the rapper. However, West seemed to be unsure as he does not think it's his cup of tea. At any rate, it was revealed that he was offered the same annual salary as Carey.

    Meanwhile, Randy Jackson has also been confirmed to be leaving the judging panel, possibly for a mentor post. This leaves the show with an all-new judge lineup, with others speculating there could be 4 judges this coming season.

    Other rumored celebrities being considered to judge Idol are Enrique Iglesias, Adam Lambert, Keith Urban, Nick Jonas, Brad Paisley and Pharrell Williams.

    American Idol is only several months away from its 12th season but the final set of judges is still given to much speculation. And for the producers, it will be challenging to steer an old franchise back t
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How to Detect (And Avoid) Music Scams - 0 views

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    If you're an artist, and you've spent at least five minutes looking for ways to advance your career, chances are you have already encountered a wide variety of music services displayed to you through ads. They're highly prevalent on any website related to music, on Google searches, in Gmail (if any of your emails are music-related), on YouTube, and in physical sources like print magazines or classified ads.
    Isn't it great that in an industry that is seeing the entry of tens of thousands of new musicians every year, there are so many nice businesses out there looking to help them?
    Yeah, right!
    The truth is, there are plenty of sleazy individuals and business entities that have been observing the decline of the traditional recording industry. They have noticed all the new artists cropping up, looking for fame and fortune. They smile when they see the common portrayal of artists on MTV and VH1 as rich, living extravagant and glamorous lifestyles, getting huge "record deals", and so on - even though that image is extremely distorted. All of this has created a prime market for services and products targeted towards musicians who want to make it big, and unfortunately for us, the majority of these are scams.
    So, what are you supposed to do? Ignore any seemingly-pleasant emails from important-sounding people that are "interested in your music"? Definitely not. While illegitimate organizations looking to take advantage of artists are prevalent, there are still honest people in the business, and some of them really might be interested in you, personally. Since that's the case, if you're interested in maximizing your opportunities and minimizing the time and money spent on potentially useless services, it's important to learn how to detect and avoid scams.
    As you read all of the points below, do keep in mind that just because some factors may warrant more caution, you should always evaluate opportunities thoroughly. An offer might have one or two red f
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Black Hawk Mines Music: Edmonton cops warn about Justin Bieber ticket fraud - 0 views

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    Scammers are targeting Edmontonians who are suffering from Bieber Fever.

    That's according to city cops who are warning Justin Bieber fans of an online concert ticket scam for his sold-out show Oct. 15.

    Edmonton police say one Belieber in the city has been ripped off by the scam and the fake tickets are selling for as much as $700.

    The fan is so far the only one who has come forward to police with the issue, but cops there could be more duped Beliebers in Edmonton

    "If you've purchased these tickets, you're not going to know that you're in possession of a fraudulent ticket until they scan the barcode at the doors of the concert itself," said Det. Dave Radmanovich while showing off a pair of fraudulent tickets to reporters.

    "People need to be aware. They need to use their intuition when it comes to this. Have a plan, and do some research before purchasing."

    The pair of tickets police showed off to reporters visibly contained a barcode and a logo from Ticketmaster.

    However, Radmanovich says fans shout spot spelling errors or ink that rubs off the stub - two obvious signs a tickets is bogus.

    And city cops are recommending fans purchase tickets from legitimate sites, but encourage those who do use sites like Kijiji to come in with a plan.

    "We know Justin Bieber sold out - we know parents want to get tickets for their kids or they want to attend," Radmanovich said.

    "The should have a plan when they're going to meet these re-sellers. They should meet in a pubic place tell a friend where (they) are going.

    "Don't be afraid to ask for a drivers license. If you are communicating by email, keep track of those emails. Keep track of those phone calls."

    Police are encouraging anyone who suspects they have a fake ticket to contact EPS to help crack down on this activity.

    Ticketmaster also offers an exchange program at Ticketmaster.ca. It says all of its tickets are guaranteed through the site, but sellers are charged a percentage fee.

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Category Archives: Uncategorized - Latest Updates on BlackHawk Mines Music - 0 views

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    The one-time leading social networking site Myspace has reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over the privacy probe recently conducted.



    Myspace was charged with representing its privacy policies to its users, which brings to mind similar deals agreed upon by Google and Facebook on respective FTC investigations involving them.






    FTC announced last week that despite Myspace's telling users that it will not share personally identifiable data with others; it gave advertisers "Friend ID" numbers of users. This enabled advertisers to search the users' publicly available personal data such as full names and could even lead to discovery of their web activity.



    The terms of the settlement specified that Myspace is not going to misrepresent its privacy policies while implementing a comprehensive privacy program. In addition, the two parties agreed to a regular independent privacy audits every other year for 2 decades.



    Myspace had been the most popular social network since it launched in 2003 but was overshadowed by the arrival of Facebook. Specific Media of Irvine California is the current owner of Myspace after News Corp sold it for USD 35 million last year.



    Black Hawk Mines said that it had already conducted a complete assessment of Myspace's privacy and advertising practices after its acquisition and had "successfully improved upon its historical practices", taking the now social media platform to the forefront of industry's best practice for ad delivery. Moreover, any questions about Myspace's pre-acquisition ad practices were apparently put behind.



    Back in 2011, FTC and Google also reached a settlement over charges that the search engine a breach of its own privacy policy had happened in launching the now defunct social platform named Buzz. Their agreement will require Google to get user permission first before sharing consumer data with third parties or if it is going to change a service and use the data in a
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    A news portal and entertainment blog that caters to music fans of all ages. Notes Interior etched floor boards, interior wall framing, ore bin, platforms, stairs, a grizzley, stamp frames, removable roofs, plank siding that is engraved on the interior and exterior wall surfaces, boiler room, windows and doors that can be...
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Myspace announced Comeback - My BlackHawk Mines Music : A Jetpak created by dannykripto... - 0 views

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    The former leading social network site Myspace announced in Monday that it's getting a resurgence in popularity due to their introduction of a new online music player. Over a million new users have registered at myspace.com in the previous month, averaging 40,000 accounts activated daily. Its new owners attribute this positive response mainly to Myspace's integration with Twitter and Facebook. The ousted social network star has transformed into an online community for music enthusiasts and appears to be growing into a platform that is ready to co-exist with Twitter and Facebook.
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Black Hawk Mines : Davy Jones of Monkees dead at 66 - 0 views

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    Black Hawk Mines : Davy Jones of Monkees dead at 66

    The past few months have been a particularly tough time for the music industry as the death of The Monkees' lead singer came after those of Etta James and Whitney Houston.



    Davy Jones, 66, died after a heart attack while in his stable in Florida on the morning of February 29. He was found in his car suffering from chest pains and was promptly rushed to a hospital in Stuart. However, he was pronounced dead due to severe heart attack.



    His sudden death has a considerably strong impact for someone that belongs in a band that has almost never gotten any musical respect in the industry.



    Jones first gained the public's attention as an actor where he was even nominated for a Tony award for his part on the Broadway in Oliver!. Afterwards, and on the same time that The Beatles are gaining popularity, he became part of a singing group that has their weekly sitcom called The Monkees.



    The funeral in Florida is expected to be private but there will be public services in England and New York to honor Jones.



    The singer's death seems to hit many people so hard, even those who are not claiming to be a fan, perhaps owing to the Monkees' influencing generations. The height of their career came in the 60s but reruns of their show were aired in the 70s.



    Jones propelled to popularity during the 60s as The Monkees TV show became a household name. Though the series only lasted for 2 years and the band eventually broke up, they have left chart-topping hits such as "Daydream Believer" and "Im a Believer".



    At 18 years old, Jones had his first performance in The Ed Sullivan Show where he sang his piece from Oliver!. Incidentally, that same night The Beatles also performed for the first time in the show.
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    The past few months have been a particularly tough time for the music industry as the death of The Monkees' lead singer came after those of Etta James and Whitney Houston.



    Davy Jones, 66, died after a heart attack while in his stable in Florida on the morning of February 29. He was found in his car suffering from chest pains and was promptly rushed to a hospital in Stuart. However, he was pronounced dead due to severe heart attack.



    His sudden death has a considerably strong impact for someone that belongs in a band that has almost never gotten any musical respect in the industry.



    Jones first gained the public's attention as an actor where he was even nominated for a Tony award for his part on the Broadway in Oliver!. Afterwards, and on the same time that The Beatles are gaining popularity, he became part of a singing group that has their weekly sitcom called The Monkees.



    The funeral in Florida is expected to be private but there will be public services in England and New York to honor Jones.



    The singer's death seems to hit many people so hard, even those who are not claiming to be a fan, perhaps owing to the Monkees' influencing generations. The height of their career came in the 60s but reruns of their show were aired in the 70s.



    Jones propelled to popularity during the 60s as The Monkees TV show became a household name. Though the series only lasted for 2 years and the band eventually broke up, they have left chart-topping hits such as "Daydream Believer" and "Im a Believer".



    At 18 years old, Jones had his first performance in The Ed Sullivan Show where he sang his piece from Oliver!. Incidentally, that same night The Beatles also performed for the first time in the show.
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Black Hawk Mines : Myspace making a comeback - 0 views

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    http://www.inc.com/minda-zetlin/listening-to-complainers-is-bad-for-your-brain.html The former leading social network site Myspace announced in Monday that it's getting a resurgence in popularity due to their introduction of a new online music player. Over a million new users have registered at myspace.com in the previous month, averaging 40,000 accounts activated daily. Its new owners attribute this positive response mainly to Myspace's integration with Twitter and Facebook. The ousted social network star has transformed into an online community for music enthusiasts and appears to be growing into a platform that is ready to co-exist with Twitter and Facebook. Instead of competing with Facebook, it is now going head to head with online music services like Rdio, Jango, Pandora and Spotify. Myspace is now claiming they have the biggest catalog of tracks online with 42 million songs. MySpace was purchased by News Corp for USD 580 million in July 2005. But according to Rupert Murdoch himself, the chief executive of News Corp, their purchase has been a big mistake and that it was mismanaged in every way possible. So it was not at all surprising for them to sell it in June 2011 to Specific Media for only USD 35 million, a mere 6% of their original valuation. The new owners, Chris and Tim Vanderhook, along with artist Justin Timberlake invested and reinvented Myspace. They managed to shift the site's focus from social networking into an entertainment portal. Since its launch of the new music player 2 months ago, there has been an increase in registrations and a significant rise in the amount of site traffic. Myspace appears to have a number of assets in its possession including a huge song library, large traffic and brand recognition that if the firm can sustain its new-found upward trend, the new owners may certainly have gotten a bargain. This new MySpace player boasts of unlimited and free music streaming from unsigned and established artists. They also offer cus
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