4.28-29 28 North World On Fire (Independent) 7Horse "Flying High (With No I.D.)" (Independent) Brigitte DeMeyer "Honey Hush" (BDM) David Gray "Back In The World" (Kobalt) Edward David Anderson Lies & Wishes (Royal Potato Family) Felice Brothers "Cherry Licorice" (Dualtone) Fellaheen You Either Get Hands or Get Wings (Independent) Fresh & Onlys "Animal Of One" (Mexican Summer) Jenny Scheinman The Littlest Prisoner (Sony Masterworks) John Mayall A Special Life (Forty Below) Kina Grannis "The Fire" (One Haven) Liz Kennedy Speed Bump (Independent) Lykke Li "No Rest For The Wicked" (Atlantic) Nick Waterhouse "Holly" (Innovative Leisure) Old 97's Most Messed Up (ATO) Paul McCartney "Save Us" (Hear Music/CMG) Radney Foster "Who's Heart You Wreck" (Devil's River) Rodrigo Y Gabriela 9 Dead Alive (ATO) Sonny Knight & The Lakers I'm Still Here (Secret Stash) Strand Of Oaks "Goshen '97" (Dead Oceans) String Cheese Incident Song In My Head (SCI Fidelity/Loud & Proud) Will Phalen "Done" (Sub Urban Arts) Yann Tiersen "A Midsummer Evening" (Mute)
Boulder: Hill Stage Acts Announced, One Week To Save Last week another round of artists were announced for the FMQB Triple A Conference, August 6-9 in Boulder, CO, this time it being the list of performers for the outdoor Hill Stage. Appearing will be Bearís Den, Lucius, Nicole Atkins, Run River North, The Wind and The Wave and The Revivalists, joining Fox Theatre performers Birds Of Tokyo, Father John Misty, Jeremy Messersmith, London Grammar, Paolo Nutini, Ray LaMontagne, Ryan Adams and The Both.
The event kicks off at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6 with The Keynote Interview featuring Alpha Broadcasting CEO Larry Wilson. Early Registration of only $319 is now available at http://registration.fmqb.com through April 30. You can also still reserve a room at the special FMQB price of only $219/night by calling (877) 303-0900 and mentioning FMQB. And keeping watching your inbox and checking FMQB.com as more artists and info are released!
Major Labels Sue Pandora Over Pre-1972 Songs Late last week, the RIAA filed a lawsuit against Pandora on behalf of Sony Music, UMG, Warner Music and ABKCO; claiming the popular streaming service is underpaying royalties on pre-1972 recordings. It follows a similar lawsuit filed last fall against SiriusXM.
In its announcement of the suit, the RIAA notes that "through a quirk of history," federal copyright law did not protect sound recordings until 1972. Recordings made before 1972 are protected by laws in New York and other states. The RIAA says that while pre-1972 music is among the most popular heard on Pandora, "the company refuses to compensate artists and record labels for the use of those iconic recordings." Additionally, "SoundExchange estimates that the failure of these services to pay for their use of pre-1972 recordings deprives artists and labels of tens of millions of dollars every year - a number that will only increase as these services become more popular."
According to the suit, "Pandora's refusal to pay Plaintiffs for its use of [Pre-72] recordings is fundamentally unfair. Pandora's conduct also is unfair to the recording artists and musicians whose performances are embodied in Pre-72 Recordings, but who do not get paid for Pandora's exploitation of Pre-72 Recordings. It is also unfair to other businesses that compete with Pandora but obtain licenses and pay for the right to stream Plaintiffs' Pre-72 Recordings to the public, while Pandora does not. As a result, Pandora deprives Plaintiffs and their artists of compensation, while profiting enormously from and gaining an unfair advantage over others who do pay to copy and publicly perform Plaintiffs' Pre-72 Recordings."
The RIAA announcement also included quotes from Steve Cropper, Sam Moore, Dionne Warwick and Buddy Holly's widow Maria Elena Holly.
A spokesperson for Pandora told the New York Times that the company is confident in its legal position in the matter, and looks forward to a quick resolution.
ACL Festival Lineup Announced The lineup for the 13th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, TX has been unveiled, with Eminem, Pearl Jam and Outkast topping the bill. The festival runs October 3-5 and October 10-12 in Austin's Zilker Park, spanning three stages. Also on board for the festival are Beck, Lorde, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, Lana Del Rey, Foster The People and The Replacements.
The two-weekend event will feature sets from St. Vincent, Spoon, The Avett Brothers, Belle & Sebastian, Interpol, Broken Bells, CHVRCHES, Childish Gambino, Jenny Lewis, Phantogram, Lake Street Dive and many others.
ACL has partnered with Clear Channel's iHeartRadio for ACL Festival Radio, the official station of the music fest. The exclusive digital radio provider and official partner of Austin City Limits Music Festival will feature music from ACL performers and more at iheartradio.com/aclfest.