Monday’s Music 2.0 Briefing: Sony BMG,WMG Close To MySpace Deal, Dolly Parton & Much More
> SonyBMG and WMG are both reportedly close to deals with the new MySpace music service. (NY Post) "The new MySpace Music is expected to be a mix of pay-per-download and ad-supported video and audio." Why am I not excited?
> Higher gas prices are hurting some touring bands. Last week moe. manager John Topper called for a 50 cent ticket fee to help out. But none of this has stopped Iron Maiden from continuing to fly in their own private jet.
> Dolly Parton is backing her latest release with her own money. (AP) "Now the majors are what they used to think I was: history," she said. Go Dolly!
> SpiralFrog is trying a $5000 concert ticket giveaway to boost registrations. (press release)