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Don’t Bite the ‘Hand’ That Feeds You: Hits Daily Double is claiming that sources are reporting that EMI ruler Guy Hands (pictured – center) is contemplating a libel suit against Robbie Williams manager Tim Clark for statements made to the press about his new regime.

The comments made by Robbie Williams manager Tim Clark to the Times of London that have EMI lawyers reportedly demanding a retraction are his accusing Guy Hands of acting like a “plantation owner” who stumbled into the record industry via a “vanity purchase.”

Also, the forced resignation of Tony Wadsworth, who was chairman and chief executive of EMI Music UK & Ireland for 25 years is still creating after shocks. Tony Wadsworth signed the world’s biggest stars including Coldplay, Radiohead, Robbie Williams, Corinne Bailey Rae, and KT Tunstall. Because of the firing of Wadsworth, Coldplay is in “no hurry” to deliver a new album.

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Face Off: Facebook is pulling in more new users than Myspace. The New York Times has an article titled ‘From Myspace to Yourspace‘ that talks about the challenges of Myspace and the growth of Facebook. ” MySpace has challenges, especially from Facebook, which has leapt ahead of MySpace in technology and has been accumulating users at a faster rate. Facebook, with its cleaner interface and higher demographic profile, is also seen by some advertisers as a better bet. By comparison, the reputation of MySpace — with its cluttered and often sexually tinged personal pages and lingering privacy concerns — has suffered.”

“The site suffers, at least in some circles, from an image problem. The prevalence of unwanted friend requests, spam and sexually suggestive material has driven some users away, even giving rise to the term “Myspace refugee.” It still has more page views than any other Web site in the world — more than 1.3 billion a day”.

New Music and Artist and Updates: If you haven’t already heard of The Hint, then check out the new track entitled Where Are You Now. The Maryland based pop new wave act could hang in the same crowd as Jimmy Eat World and Weezer and will release a new EP in February. The first single Tell Me How was released January 14th. The upcoming Baltimore show marks the 9th sold out hometown show in a row (850+). The Hint who is repped by Freeze Management has offers from some major music labels as well as independents. For more information contact Will McCrory c/o 24-7 Entertainment.

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