MySpace Music today announced three secret Lily Allen performances on three continents.
The singer will stage intimate concerts for her MySpace fans in New York, Tokyo and London at no charge.
The events mark the first time a single artist will take part in multiple MySpace Secret Shows on a global basis, and follow the world exclusive premiere of ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’, Lily Allen’s second album on MySpace.
The event, which takes place in London on November 25, asks if behavioural targeting will save internet publishing or if it is instead a moment that marks the death of privacy.
Although the potential audience for internet publications dwarfs that of print editions, digital ad revenues have lagged well behind those for the print publications they are slowly replacing, driving the industry to look to targeting ads to specific viewers.
UPDATE: Since this report was published the descriptive video appears to have been taken offline and there has been no sign yet of the application’s arrival on the App Store. We have found another version of the original video which we have posted here. The original New York Times report appears authoritative and written with cooperation from the search giant, so the jury’s out on what’s really going down. Original report from here unchanged.
Second Update: Now the word is we’re looking at Monday, watch the skies, people…
Music Ally will this month pitch two world class speakers against each other in a unique mock-trial on the promise of the mobile music industry.
Titled “Mobile Music in the Dock” the event promises to put the claims made by the mobile industry about mobile music on trial. Speakers will be Mobile Entertainment Forum chairman Ralph Simon and Sibelius Software’s Jeremy Silver acting as defence and prosecution respectively.
Musinaut will host free training sessions for artists interested in using its all-new multimedia format, MXP4.
Since its launch in September almost 5,000 artists have downloaded MXP4Creator, an interactive solution that lets creatives embed other content into their songs, and enables new forms of creative expression.
Former Suede frontman, Brett Anderson, will preview songs from his new solo album at a special event in London – offering ticket buyers a USB stick containing the new album, ‘Wilderness’ along with their tickets. The event takes place at London’s Mermaid Theatre on July 7. Anderson will play piano and guitar, and will be joined on stage by singer Emmanuelle Seigner to jointly sing the album’s opening track, and cellist Amy Langley. Tickets are available at www.ticketweb.co.uk