The Weekender: Scion Music(less), Warner Bros., UMG, Primary Wave+Violator, StubHub, DAR.fm, BAMM.tv

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Scion will be hosting its private, Music(less) Music Conference in West Hollywood on the 28th and 29th of this month.

A broad range of music industry professionals and artists are on the invite list.

And the restructuring continues at Warner Bros. Records, Reprise, and the broader Warner Music Group. As expected, incoming head of combined promotions Peter Gray is bringing his own people into the mix. That includes a trio of RCA Records cronies, specifically David Dyer, who will head top 40 out of New York; Josh Reich, who will have a similar position in Chicago, and Paul Davidson, who will head a newly-created Promotion Operations Department.

Elsewhere, Universal Music Group has named Simon Watt to Head of Technology, reporting into President of Global Digital Business Rob Wells.  Watt comes from International.

They’ll manage: Primary Wave Talent Management and Violator Management have merged to form Primary Violator.  Primary founder Larry Mestel will lead the group, Violator’s Chris Lighty will be COO.

eBay-owned StubHub is now expanding into the UK, according to the Financial Times.

How about DVR for radio, but with far more control and multi-device support?  That’s the calling of Michael Robertson’s DAR.fm, which just enabled DVR-style downloads across iOS and Android devices in addition to PC-based MP3s.

And, BAMM.tv is having its official launch party September 29th at their San Francisco offices.  The music video-focused startup was also making a splash recently at SF MusicTech Summit.