Live Nation inks deal with Mexican entertainment company CIE to bring concerts to Latin America - Reuters
Judge rules copyright owners must consider "fair use" before issuing take-down orders to providers - San Francisco Chronicle
Rihanna, Pink, T.I. and Paramore added to MVA lineup - Associated Press
Jerry Seinfeld signs up to pitch Microsoft's Windows Vista OS - Ars Technica
FCC orders Comcast to stop interfering with P2P traffic. It turns out the ISP might have interfered with up to 75 percent of P2P file transfers on its network - InformationWeek
Trans World Entertainment becomes the first national retailer to launch in-store music download service - The Business Review / Bizjournals.com
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
Styx updates today with new listings for September, October and November. The band's routing now includes September 17 in Saratoga, California at The Mountain Winery, September 19 in Laughlin, Nevada at Harrah's Rio Vista Amphitheatre, September 20 in Newport Beach, California at Taste Of Newport, September 28 in Orlando, Florida at WMMO Downtown Concert Series, October 10 in Kahului, Hawaii at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, November 13 in Jacksonville, Florida at Florida Theatre, November 14 in St. Pete at Vinoy Park and November 15 in Pompano Beach, Florida at Club Cinema.
Andre Rieu adds Australian dates for November and Europe gigs for early 2009. New on the calendar is November 13 in Melbourne at Telstra Dome, and November 27 in Sydney at ANZ Stadium. New 2009 European listings include January 16 in Berlin at 02 World, January 21 in Braunschweig at Volkswagen Halle, February 26 in Zurich at Hallenstadion Zurich and February 19 in Innsbruck at Olympiahalle.
The Alternate Routes update their September / October tour plans with new listings for states east of the great Mississippi. New shows include Boston on September 18 at Cafe 939, September 26 in NYC at Canal Room, October 4 in Charlottesville, Virginia at Gravity Lounge and October 31 in Indianapolis at Rathskeller.
And Underoath makes the noon update with new November gigs - November 13 in San Francisco at Grand Ballroom At Regency Center, Irvine, California at Bren Events Center, on November 15, Tempe on November 19 at The Marquee, Albuquerque on November 20 at Sunshine Theatre and November 23 in Houston at Verizon Wireless Theater.
During the last few hours we also updated the schedules for Yngwie Malmsteen, Tom Jones, The Black Crowes, The Gourds, The Australian Pink Floyd Show, The Stray Cats, Smash Mouth, Meshuggah, Michael Bolton, Kid Koala, Kathleen Edwards, Kaiser Cartel, Iced Earth, Cobra Starship, Ben Lee, Chuck Prophet and Heavy Heavy Low Low.
That's what's shakin' at the midway mark in today's journey in concert data. Don't miss Your Latest Update, coming up around 3 pm (PDT), from Pollstar.com!