Trying to make up for falling CD sales, Warner Music buys majority stake in Spanish artist-management firm – Reuters
Don’t call it MHD anymore. That’s because MTV is rebranding its high-def music channel and is renaming it “Palladia” – MTV / PRNewswire / press release
Copy of Brian Epstein’s contract for managing The Beatles to be offered for sale next month. The four-page document is estimated to be worth about $480,000 – Telegraph U.K.
Eight-year-old guitar wiz told he’s too young to play nightclubs – Associated Press
Florida Governor Charlie Crist directs the state’s Office of Film & Entertainment to form a Music Recording Industry Task Force – Orlando Business Journal
NPR denies it was “rickrolled.” – Wired
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
Jazzy singer / songwriter Sonya Kitchell lines up the theatres and clubs for a September / October outing. New dates include Portland, Maine on September 26 at Big Easy, Philadelphia on October 3 at World Café Live, Ann Arbor, Michigan on October 9 at The Ark and October 22 in Portland, Oregon at Doug Fir Lounge.
The Feelies update with a couple of new listings for the Boston area. Catch ’em in Northampton at Academy of Music on October 10, and in Beantown on October 11 at The Roxy.
The Smithereens add scattered dates against a wide canvas by playing September 20 in Upper Montclair, New Jersey at Yogi Berra Stadium, Annapolis on January 1 at Rams Head On Stage and Fort Myers, Florida on February 14 at Centennial Park.
And Zappa Plays Zappa finds more towns and venues to play. New dates include October 18 & 19 in Chicago at Morse Theater, October 23 in Toronto at The Mod Club Theatre, October 27 in Alexandria, Virginia at Birchmere and October 30 & 31 in NYC at Blender Theatre At Gramercy.
During the last couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Zen Tricksters, The Hawaiian Bibles, Stone Temple Pilots, Terry Fator, The Calling, Sister Hazel, Randy Newman, Plan R, Paper Lions, Micky Dolenz, Jimmy Webb, Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone, Dungen, Dr. John and Amy Sky.
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