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Digest: Lindsey Buckingham Honored by ASCAP; Def Jam Signs Major Deal With App Developer

Also: Jimi Hendrix mosaic up for auction; The Knife host music seminar for teenage girls

February 24, 2011 11:15 AM ET
Lindsey Buckingham on January 14, 2011 in Anaheim, California.
Lindsey Buckingham on January 14, 2011 in Anaheim, California.
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Lindsey Buckingham Honored by ASCAP
Lindsey Buckingham will receive the ASCAP Golden Note Award at the non-profit artist rights organization's I Create Music expo in Los Angeles in April. Buckingham is being honored for his work as a solo artist and as a member of Fleetwood Mac. [Billboard]

Island Def Jam Signs Extensive Licensing Agreement For Apps
Island Def Jam Records has signed an agreement with the music app developer Echo Nest that will give the company full access to its entire back catalog, including music by Jay-Z, Kanye West, Rihanna, Big Boi, Justin Bieber, The-Dream and many more. The agreement will allow developers to access the label's catalog without seeking permission, but the label will become the publisher of any app created as a result. [Billboard]

Jimi Hendrix Mosaic to be Auctioned For Charity
A mosaic of Jimi Hendrix by the British artist Ed Chapman made out of guitar picks will be unveiled at a charity event at London's Abbey Road Studios. The piece will be auctioned off and the proceeds will go to Cancer Research UK. [BBC]

The Knife Host Music Seminar For Teen Girls
The mysterious Swedish electronic music duo the Knife have announced that they will be holding a two-day workshop in June for girls ages 12 and 18. According to the band, the seminar will involve lessons in operating synthesizers and composing music on computers. [The Knife]

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