The Latest: Muve, TDK, Philly, Creative License, Slacker, Allegro, Live Nation, Zynga

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*Oh-so-quietly, mobile-focused Muve Music is spreading into new US-based markets.

The latest handful includes Philadelphia, Austin, and Houston, and follows an initial splash in Vegas earlier this year.

*TDK’s ‘Life on Record’ premium audio equipment line has now hit US retailers, after a splash at SXSW.  The series features boomboxes, headphones, turntables, and a 360-degree cube speaker.  More at

*A number of local musicians are rallying around Rock to the Future, a program in Philadelphia that will offer free musical instruction and coaching to lower-income kids.  More at

*Looking for a light springtime read?  Try Creative License: The Law of Culture and Digital Sampling by Kembrew McLeod and Peter DiCola, a book dives into the “complexities and contradictions” inherent in music sample licensing.  More at

*Slacker has just set up a dedicated Nate Dogg tribute station, more on the app or

*Former IODA executive Rich Masio is now leading acquisition and label management for Allegro Media Group’s NAIL division.  Allegro is an independent music and video distributor.

*And, you can add Live Nation and Zynga to the list of bidders for Warner Music Group, according to multiple sources and reports.