Billboard’s Big Earners Of 2009

Who earned most in the US music industry last year? Here’s a rundown of the top ten, from Billboard (read the rest of their list here) 10 Metallica $25,564,234 The release of “Guitar Hero –…

Stopping Scalping

Digital Music News are carrying this story about online ticket scalping – a case in which an LA based company calling themselves ‘Wiseguy Tickets’ employed a ring of Bulgarian computer programmers to buy up all…

New Broken Social Scene Album, Tour: Forgiveness Rock Record

Indie innovators Broken Social Scene have announced the release of a new album after a five year wait. Released on the 4th of May this year, Forgiveness Rock Record will be the band’s 5th full…

Live Nation And Walmart Sign Ticketing Deal

Live Nation are getting a big hold on offline ticket sales by striking a deal that allows them to sell tickets for their events in WalMart stores all over the USA. The programme will open…

New Hot Chip Album, Tour – One Life Stand

Hot Chip are previewing their new album ‘One Life Stand’ over on the Guardian’s website (unfortunately only fully available in the UK), via We7’s streaming service. The album itself is a return to their previous…

Putney Half Moon Saved From Closure

As the established venues are finding it harder to make ends meet, and we look over the precipice of the Ticketmaster/Live Nation merger, anticipating the big splash that will be made in the mainstream live…

Wolfmother UK And Ireland Tour Dates

Wolfmother have announced that the UK will be the first place they’ll entertain in the new year. January 13th sees the Aussies begin their 7 date mini-tour in Dublin at the Olympia where they move…

Muse: The Resistance

Remember Irvine Welsh’s ‘Trainspotting’? SICK BOY: Well, at one time, you’ve got it, and then you lose it, and it’s gone forever… I don’t mean to be dismissive, but that quote pretty much sums up…

Collaborations On The New Album From Basement Jaxx

Basement Jaxx are set to release their new album ‘scars’ in the UK this September 21st. The album, which is the dance outfits fifths album will display some powerful pulling power in the form of…

£5 Paramore Gig at the 02 Islington Academy.

Paramore are playing in London’s Islington academy on September 7th, thier first date for 2009, this fact however is not the interesting part. The event will cost just £5 and tickets go on sale tomorrow…