Apple’s UK iPhone partner O2 has broadened its investment in UK music, reaching a deal with the < href=”https://www.academy-music-group.co.uk/”>Academy Music Group which will see 11 major UK venues branded as O2 Academy venues from 1 January – including the Brixton Academy, now the O2 Academy Brixton.
iPhone users should see some benefit from the deal – it includes an arrangement under which O2 customers can book tickets for gigs at Academy venues up to 48-hours before they go on sale.
Seems there’s no stopping Marillion – they’ve taken the plunge and are doing everything they can think of to embrace digital music and its opportunity.
The band yesterday confirmed plans to make their new album, ‘Happiness Is the Road’, available for free download through file-sharing websites – with a little application within the download that politely requests fans offer the band their email address in exchange for the free music.
Comedydemon.com has reached an agreement with BBC Worldwide to stream and offer for sale and download a range of shows, including modern classics such as The Catherine Tate Show and Harry Enfield, and audio versions of enduring shows, such as Dad’s Army. Comedydemon.com is a division of RDF Media. Meanwhile here’s a classic Dom Joly sharing a slice of telephone etiquette.