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Gorillaz live stream their London gig Friday

In case you, like me, were unable to blag, borrow or steal a ticket to see Gorillaz perform their really rather good Plastic Beach album at The Roundhouse this Friday, then rejoice – the band will be live streaming their performance via multiple sites.

The live stream begins at 5pm EST (9pm GMT) on Friday April 30. It will be available via Gorillaz.com and the Gorillaz Facebook page. Continue reading

iTunes Live: Apple offers free Kasabian video

kasabianApple is offering UK iTunes users a free Kasabian video as it builds up interest in the forthcoming iTunes Live Festival here in London, UK.

The Festival will feature a host of major acts, including Bat For Lashes, Franz Ferdinand, Oasis, Flo Rida, Snow Patrol, Kasabian, Paolo Nutini and The Saturdays.

“Every week until the end of July, we’ll be giving you a free download from one of the artists performing at the festival,” the company says, which last week offered fans a free video from Oasis, this week the free download is from Kasabian.

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US music market shrinks, iTunes grows – reports

The world’s biggest music market, USA, has seen some positive and some worrying trends in recent months.

With iTunes ascendant and Amazon MP3 store now claiming c.8% of US digital music sales, with 15% of US internet users purchasing music from online stores in the third quarter of 2008, NPD Group reports.

This contrasts with CD purchasing figures, which continue to decline faster than digital grows. Nielsen SoundScan reports US album sales were down 21.7% in the first week of December, compared with the same period last year.

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Ting Tings, Smiths, The Script for iTunes freebies

More information concerning Apple’s planned ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ iTunes media give-away has emerged, and it looks like we can look forward to some Class A music and other releases for free this season.

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Levellers live concert video now online

The Levellers today announced that their recently-streamed video of a recent live performance at Paradiso in Amsterdam is now available to watch through FabChannel.

The band webcast the gig on November 19, part of their extensive tour in support of the recently released ‘Letters From the Underground’ album, which you can purchase right here from Amazon.

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Radiohead + MySpace screen fan video champs

MySpace is premiering the three remaining < !– google_ad_section_start –>fan-made videos that were short-listed in Radiohead’s recent animated video contest,“Weird Fishes,” “15 Step,” and “Videotape.” The first to debut is here, Tobias Stretch’s “Weird Fishes.”< !– google_ad_section_end –>

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Wolfgang’s Vault explains its musical iPhone app

Wolfgang’s Vault is the collector’s site for multimedia music memorabilia, offering a vast selection of some of the world’s rarest – and potentially most treasured – music and music-related “stuff”. And now it’s available in the UK, through your iPhone or your iPod touch.

We were in touch with Eric Johnson, President and CEO, Wolfgang’s Vault overnight, he describes his service as, “The only online site dedicated to telling the comprehensive story of the live music experience of the past five decades.”

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Apple updates Apple TV, kills Boxee

Apple last night released an update for its Apple TV set-top box introducing some handy new features, at the cost of support for popular third-party software, Boxee.

Notes introduced with the release say the updated software lets Apple TV users stream music from the device to Airport Express speakers or other Apple TVs in your house using AirTunes.

Since Apple released its new software, the team behind Boxee have worked incredibly hard to update their solution to work with the Apple TV – read all about it here.

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