Villagers – Live for Deezer Sessions

Villagers – Set The Tigers Free, In A Newfound Land You Are Free, The Waves, Nothing Arrived

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…

HMV Buys Majority Stake in MAMA

HMV is increasing it’s investments in the live music business. Having entered into partnership with Luminar to cross promote between live venues and their music store, and having operated a joint venture with MAMA in…

Bestival’s Acts Announced – 1st Round Of Live Bands

If you live within swimming ange of the Isle of Wight, you’ll be interested in the following lineup for Bestival this year: Dizzee Rascal / The Flaming Lips / Hot Chip / LCD Soundsystem /…

Liberty Media Buys a Chunk Of LYV

Liberty Media, an investment capital fund that owns substantial stakes in companies like Sirius XM radio and Time Warner, has just put in a bid to buy $410,400,000 worth of Live Nation’s stock, at $12…

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…

Ticketmaster and Live Nation Merger Approved

After months of speculation and reels of red tape, the world’s biggest live music company has been created by the combination of the two giants Ticketmaster and Live Nation have finally secured approval from the…

Matt Groening Schedules The XX for ATP

Displaying characteristic social sensitivity, the Simpsons creator has added one of the most hotly tipped young bands of ’09, The XX (aka Xerox Teens before they had to change their name following a lawsuit) to…

HMV Slated To Partner With Luminar

HMV is one high street music chain that has thus far survived the decimation that has killed off Zavvi, Fopp, and other music retailers, and Luminar is a behind the scenes operator of a large…

Live Nation’s SEC Filing On TKTM Merger

Live Nation’s shareholder’s have voted to approve the merger between their company and Ticketmaster. You can read the SEC filing here – the news was at first positively recieved, but now indications are that the…