Link-O-Rama …

More Australian music artists take issue with anti-piracy film – Sydney Morning Herald

Music marketing’s digital transformation – The Tampa Tribune

Those aren’t your father’s disco hits. Yesterday’s classic dance tunes become today’s favorite re-edits – The Guardian U.K.

Wanna sing backup for Alicia Keys? You do? Then you better visit her MySpace page

Server theft knocks Peter Gabriel off of the Net – The Register U.K.

Is there money to be made in music blogging? – CNET /

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds update today with more North American dates. New shows include September 16 (San Diego), September 20 (San Francisco), September 26 (Denver) and October 2 (Montreal).

Elton John adds another round of Vegas dates for the Colosseum At Caesars Palace. This time the dates are for July, October and November.

Seattle band Fleet Foxes hit the clubs in July. Show towns include Austin (July 2), Washington, DC (July 7), Montreal (July 15), Chicago (July 17), Denver (July 22) and Portland, OR (July 25).

And we have a few new Melissa Ferrick dates – June 20 (Londonderry, New Hampshire), July 19 (Ogunquit, Maine), September 19 (South Burlington, Vermont) and September 26 & 27 (Northampton, Massachusetts).

During the last couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Mudhoney, Lucy Kaplansky, Herbie Hancock, Warrant, Willy Porter, Poptart Monkeys, Robert Bradley’s Blackwater Surprise, The Buckinghams, Tony Furtado and Wanda Jackson.

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This Day In Music History … (from Associated Press)

Today is May 5th In 1968, Buffalo Springfield played its final show in Long Beach, California. Buffalo Springfield made just three albums in two years, but their 1967 hit “For What It’s Worth” became an anthem for the hippie generation. Two group members, Stephen Stills and Canada’s Neil Young, became part of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.

In 1984, it was a marriage of rock singers as Jim Kerr of Simple Minds wed Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders. They broke up five years later.

In 1987, six people were arrested and about 20 were injured after riot police in Milan, Italy fired tear gas during clashes with rock-throwing fans locked out of a Neil Young concert.

In 1990, artists like B-B King, Joe Cocker, Roberta Flack, the Moody Blues and Randy Travis gathered in Liverpool for a hometown tribute to the late John Lennon.

In 1993, Cher went to the capital of the former Soviet republic of Armenia aboard a chartered cargo jet carrying about $3 million dollars worth of privately donated humanitarian aid. Cher, who’s half Armenian, called on Western nations to aid the people of Armenia, which was fighting an undeclared war with neighbouring Azerbaijan.

In 1997, Crosby, Stills and Nash helped mark the 27th anniversary of the Kent State University shootings with a concert at the Ohio campus. The group performed their hit “Ohio,” written by Neil Young after the killing of four students by National Guardsmen during an anti-war demonstration on May 4th, 1970.