Link-O-Rama …

Steven Tyler lands book deal for his tell-all tome depicting life in AerosmithCrain’s New York Business

Disc Makers purchases CD Baby – Willamette Week Online

Remember that rumor about Apple and an iPhone Nano? Here’s another way to look at it –

Internet ticket scam results in thousands of bogus Olympics tickets – Reuters

Just how much hip hop is penned by ghostwriters? – Guardian U.K.

Music fans may not be loyal to record labels, but they apparently are loyal to illicit download sites – Independent U.K.

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Madonna finally has a Detroit date. When Maddy’s tour was first announced, Motor City residents thought the Material Girl was dissing the general area where she grew up, but now it looks like Live Nation has finally locked it down. Make it November 18 at Ford Field, the indoor football stadium that’s home to the Detroit Lions.

Indie rocker Micah P. Hinson schedules a November run through the United Kingdom. Playing clubs, look for Mr. Hinson in places like Glasgow on November 2 at Stereo, Manchester on November 4 at Ruby Lounge, Bristol on November 8 at Thekla and Oxford on November 11 at The Zodiac.

Spiritualized beefs up its U.S. routing with new dates for Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Washington, Colorado and Texas as well as Canadian province British Columbia. Stops include September 7 in Detroit at St. Andrews Hall, September 9 in Milwaukee a t Turner Hall Ballroom, Vancouver, British Columbia on September 13 at Commodore Ballroom and Houston on September 26 at There’s also a few new international dates – Cork on October 18, Dublin on October 19, Gothenburg on November 3 and Stockholm on November 5.

Funny lady Margaret Cho updates today with new September through November listings for Alberta, Kentucky, Florida, Ontario and Nevada. New ones include September 5 in Edmonton, September 20 in Louisville, September 25 in Tampa, October 17 in Hamilton, Ontario and November 22 in Reno.

And we have new dates for country artist Jake Owen. Stops include September 12 in Duluth, Georgia at Wild Bill’s, September 20 in Tucson at Tucson Electric Park, November 2 in Stuart, Florida at Lyric Theatre and November 21 in Chicago at Joe’s Sports Bar.

During the last couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, k.d. lang, Koufax, Cory Morrow, Dub Trio, Sondre Lerche, The Peacocks, Tom Paxton, Toad The Wet Sprocket, Tristan Prettyman and The Wood Brothers.

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