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Awards rules more exciting now with music streaming in the mix

March 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Music streaming is a fast-growing tech innovation, so much that the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), changed its 58-year old Gold & Platinum Program—an Album Award methodology recognizing industry’s commercial success in sound recording.

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Van Gogh One Shot Wonder?

July 02, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Vincent van Gogh only sold one single painting in his lifetime. Fame only came to him post mortem.

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The 20 Most Expensive Paintings Ever Sold

May 27, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

With prices adjusted for inflation, from Van Gogh’s “Vase with 15 Sunflowers” (#20) all the way down to Jackson Pollock’s “Number 5. 1948.”

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The 600 Million Euro Tax Bill

May 21, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Word is, ‘le fisc’ – the French Internal Revenue Service – is demanding 600 million Euros from the Wildenstein family. Pierro Rigo reports.

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Collecting Movie Posters Can be Profitable

April 28, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

These collectibles can see their value jump over the years and are subject to attractive taxation in France. But becoming a collector can be difficult.

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Art Market: The Conquest of China

April 14, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

On Tuesday, April 9, Christie’s won a license to conduct art auctions in Shanghai, without a local partner. Good news for the auction house, which can ill afford not to have to have a presence in this key market.

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