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Bright Eyes Records Anti-Arizona Song

Connor Oberst of Bright Eyes has recorded a new song called "Coyote Song" and has added his name to The Sound Strike, a group of musicians and artists boycotting Arizona due to the passing of the controversial SB 1070 bill, which gives the police broad power to detain people suspected to be in the country illegally.

David Byrne Sues to Protect Song Rights in Florida

A while back a friend told me that the Republican Governor of Florida, Charlie Crist, was using the Talking Heads song “Road to Nowhere” in a campaign ad. He’s running for Senate.

Los Lobos Cancel Arizona Performance

Los Lobos cancel their planned performance in Arizona in protest of the new immigration law SB 1070.

Civil Rights Concert at the White House

Celebration of Music From the Civil Rights Movement at the White House featured Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Smokey Robinson, Natalie Cole, Yolanda Adams and Jennifer Hudson

The Grateful Dead’s Bill Kreutzmann and Jerry Garcia’s on Ticket Scalping

Kreutzmann: I hate that scalping thing. It's one of my pet peeves. It's legal robbery. There should be a law against it. I'm not going to mention names, but the bigwigs in the business, the promoters—whatever you want to call them—one of them now owns a ticket company, and they were going to try to take a whole lot of tickets and scalp them, and we got them to stop that. It's asking our fans to pay too much money for something that really should almost be free. Garcia always said, “Music is so good for you, it should be free.”

NY State Assembly Proposes New Ticket Scalping Regulations

Assemblyman Richard Brodsky offers a new bill for consumer protection on the ticket scalper market.

An Interview with the Indigo Girls' Emily Saliers

When I chat with Saliers, she is at home in Georgia, gearing up for a tour that will take her and Ray across the country in support of their just-released album, Poseidon and the Bitter Bug. We spoke about the highs of this past year (Obama), the lows (Prop 8) and the yet to come.


NYT: Concert Ticket Secondary Scalper Market

The New York Times sheds light on the problems of an unregulated secondary ticket market for live music events.

Trent Reznor Tells Fans “Don’t Buy From Scalpers.”

With tickets for the upcoming Nine Inch Nails tour with Jane’s Addiction set to go on sale to the public on March 20th, Trent Reznor took to the NIN forum to map out his thoughts on the secondary ticketing market, or “scalping” as it used to be called when the practice was illegal.

History of Music and Politics in the US

The GRAMMY Museum(SM) will open to the public on Saturday, Dec. 6 with the debut of Songs of Conscience, Sounds of Freedom -- the first major museum exhibition to explore the 200-year history of music and politics in America, and music's role as a political force in society.

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