Here & There …

Recording industry’s future ain’t what it used to be – eMarketer

Live Nation defends Madonna’s $100 million deal – Fortune

Record labels call on European Commission to press China to do more about piracy – EU Observer

Talk about a taste of honey! Herb Alpert Foundation pledges $30 mil to UCLA to kickstart UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music – Los Angeles Times / Calendar Live (registration may be required)

Steve Van Zandt’s busy, busy world – Boston Herald

Calling all the fans in town – Behind the scenes of the Divinyls reunion – Herald Sun

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

The “Defenders Of The Faith” U.K. tour featuring Opeth and Arch Enemy is starting to take shape with Birmingham, Glasgow, London and Manchester on the schedule; Craig Chaquico adds Vegas for summer ’08 and Deep Blue Something will play NE, VA, CT and SC in winter ’08.

Indigo Girls add Tucson, Athens, GA, Tallahassee, Fayeteville, Memphis and Joliet; The Casualties will play Detroit and Trenton in December; Ron Sexsmith goes to Australia in March and the legendary Motown combo of The Temptations / Four Tops hit Nashville in February.

Joe Cocker adds an Aussie date; MxPx travel to Hawaii in January and State Radio play downunder in December.

During the last two hours we also updated the schedules for The Black Dahlia Murder, Skybox, Shades Of Fiction, Unknown Hinson, Willie Nelson, Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys, Office, Howie Mandel, Candy Coburn, Crash Romeo, D.L. Hughley, Daryl Davis and Diecast.

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