Shares of Warner Music Group fall 12 percent as Goldman Sachs downgrades the record label's stock from "sell" to "neutral." - Reuters
Louis Vuitton wins out-of-court settlement from Sony. The label must now make sure artists do not use apparel marked with the Louis Vuitton logo in music videos - Wired News / Listening Post
Do you know rapper Jack Nasty? No? Well, maybe you know him by a different name at his day job with the Denver Broncos - The Denver Post
The social music site once known as Mercora is no more as Social.fm closes its doors - CNET / News.com
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice takes a break from world affairs to play a little piano at the Aspen Music Festival - ABC News
It's almost too weird to be true, but 18 years ago Luther Campbell and 2 Live Crew were considered controversial - Miami Herald
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
Bassnectar will be all over the map come September, October and November. Playing clubs and theatres, individual stops include September 24 in Northampton, Massachusetts at Pearl Street, October 3 in Chicago at Metro / Smart Bar, October 17 in Athens, Georgia at the Georgia Theatre, November 5 in Boston at Paradise Rock Club, November 6 in Philadelphia at Theatre Of The Living Arts and November 15 in Seattle at Neumo's.
Avril Lavigne tours the Pacific Rim next month, and the Canadian performer's schedule shows her playing shows in Malaysia, South Korea, Philippines, Taiwan and China. Dates include August 29 in Kuala Lumpur at Stadium Merdeka, September 1 in Seoul at Melow Ax, September 3 in Mainla at Araneta Coliseum and September 5 in Taipei at Nangang Exhibition Hall. China dates include September 26 in Macau at The Venetian Arena, September 28 in Schenzhen (venue to be announced), September 30 in Chengdu at Chengdu Stadium, October 2 in Lijiang at Lijiang Snow Mountain Festival Grounds, October 4 in Shanghai at Shanghai Stadium and October 6 in Beijing at Wukesong Arena.
Ben Kweller adds more September and October dates for the USofA. Additions include September 27 in Oklahoma City at Bricktown Ballroom, October 10 in Denver at Bluebird Theater, October 23 in Nashville at The Mercy Lounge and October 28 in Tampa at The Crowbar.
And Ozomatli start mapping out the fall with new show listings for October and November. Stops include October 27 in Houston at Warehouse Live, November 6 in Missoula at Wilma Theatre, November 7 in Portland at McMenamins Crystal Ballroom and November 12 in Chico, California at Senator Theatre.
During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Sheryl Crow, Shout Out Out Out Out, Mustard's Retreat, Missy Raines, Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers, Otis Taylor, Jason Collett, French Kicks, Janis Ian, Cancer Bats, Bob Dylan, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks, Tim Reynolds And TR3, Tinsley Ellis and The Zutons.
And that's what it is at the halfway mark. Find out how Monday afternoon is going in the world of concert data by checking out Your Latest Update, coming up around 3 pm (PDT), from Pollstar.com!