Link-O-Rama …

Artists want better sound quality from online and CDs – USA Today

Ad-supported, free-music service SpiralFrog adds EMI to its mix – Associated Press

Chinese music industry warns that country’s top search engine – Baidu – that it risks losing advertising revenue unless it stops providing links to pirated music – AFP

In an effort to make this year’s festival greener, the folks at Glastonbury will hand out 120,000 rolls of recycled toilet paper – Virgin Media Music

There are plenty of speakers for iPods. However, no one has come up with computer speakers for iPod. That is, until now –

Catching up with Leo SayerThe West / AAP

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Less Than Jake adds shows for the U.S. Southwest and then it’s off to Europe. U.S. additions include July 30 in Tucson; August 1 in San Antonio and August 2 in Austin. Euro stops include August 18 in Prague; August 24 in Amsterdam and August 26 in Zurich.

The Acacia Strain head to Europe and the U.K. for a series of shows in July. Newly added datess include July 12 in Bayreuth, Germany; July 14 in Prague, Czech Republic; July 21 in Paris, France; July 23 in Glasgow, Scotland; and July 28 in London.

We have a few new New Kids On The Block dates to pass your way – September 19 in Toronto; November 10 in St. Louis, MO; and November 19 in Calgary, Alberta.

And David Jacobs-Strain is all over the USofA this year. Like three nights in Veneta, Oregon (July 11 – 13). Other appearances include Dunsmoir, California (July 26), Eugene, Oregon (October 13 – 15); Northampton, Massachusetts (November 23) and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (December 6).

During the last couple of hours we also fiddled around with the schedules for George Winston, iOTA, Craig Karges, Beaucoup Blue, Mick Byrd, Neurosis, Motorhead, Roberta Flack, Rogue Traders, Something For Kate, The Futureheads, The Posies, The Guess Who, Todd Martin and The Dollyrots.

And that’s the story so far as we move into the second half of our wild and wonderful concert data processing day. Don’t miss Your Latest Update, coming up around 3 pm (PDT), from!