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Oasis, Snow Patrol for iTunes Live ’09

itunesliveOasis, Snow Patrol & Flo Rida will star as part of Apple’s third ever iTunes Festival this year, set to take place at the legendary Camden Roundhouse.

The festival takes place every night of July 2009 at the venue. Additional acts will include Kasabian, Paolo Nutini, Snow and The Saturdays, with more acts to be announced in the weeks to come.

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Oasis offer US iTunes exclusive EP

Oasis have released a special iTunes-only single in the US.

The EP includes previously unreleased tracks, including a demo of current single ‘I’m Outta Time’ and remixes of ‘The Shock of the Lightning’ and ‘To Be Where There’s Life’.

In October, the band offered their new ‘Dig Out Your Soul’ album in the high-quality FLAC format two full weeks before the album officially shipped, exclusively through 7digital. There’s a wide-ranging interview with 7digital boss, Ben Drury, right here.

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AC/DC: Those about to rock – they download you

AC/DC’s hotly-hyped album, ‘Black Ice’, may not ship until October 20 but that hasn’t stopped the rock ‘n’ roll legend’s collection leaking online, where it has been downloaded over 400,000 times through the Torrent networks.

These kind of figures are inevitable as the band won’t yet release their music online…this hasn’t stopped it emerging there, however, it leaked onto the networks six days ago. The only rock ‘n’ roll tragedy is that AC/DC won’t get paid for those thousands of downloads…

Do they care? Probably not. During the last 5 years when most recording artists have experienced a drop in CD sales, AC/DC have been flourishing, last year selling 1.3 million CDs in the US alone, TorrentFreak helpfully informs.

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Better than iTunes – 7digital offers Oasis in FLAC

7digital will offer the all-new ‘Dig Out Your Soul’ album from Oasis in the high-quality FLAC format two full weeks before the album officially ships, the company announced today.

The album will be available exclusively on 7digital.com from Sunday 5 October 08 in FLAC format two weeks before anyone else. Better still, Oasis fans who buy the FLAC file will also receive a completely free MP3 version of the album on the day it officially ships.

The FLAC album will contain 11 tracks and cost £9.99 or £1.49 per track. The latest release follows on the success earlier this year of Radiohead’s ‘In Rainbows’ FLAC release on 7digital.com whereby 35 per cent of all In Rainbows sales through 7digital.com were in the FLAC format. 

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MySpace Music and other weekend news

A short summary of some of the key news to emerge this weekend.

MySpace Music
All eyes are on this week’s launch of the music streaming and sales focused MySpace Music service, which is expected to see ads from McDonald’s, Toyota and State Farm Insurance. Amazon for infrastructure, weekend rumours claim former Facebook COO Owen Van Natta is the lead candidate to take on the CEO role.
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Oasis’ Noel Gallagher on Guitar Hero and Apple

Noel Gallagher of Oasis thinks games like GuitarHero may switch kids onto music-making and revealed the band made all the demos for their soon-to-ship seventh album using Apple’s GarageBand application.

He was speaking with MusicRadar as the act hits the media circuit to big up the release of ‘Dig Out Your Soul’, the group’s seventh’s studio album (due October 6 in the UK, October 7 in the US).

Gallagher also admitted to not yet having heard the recent Cookin’ Soul mash-up of Jay-Z vs. Oasis, but said such things were “a bit of fun”. A
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Oasis schlep (almost) free track for fans

Oasis is offering a free track to fans who pre-order the band’s latest album, ‘Dig Out Your Soul’ through iTunes.

The track, ‘Falling Down’, is taken from the album which itself won’t ship until October 6. A Chemical Brothers remix of the same track is set to feature as the B-side to the first single to be taken from the album, which you can also watch/listen to after the jump.

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Noel Gallagher on Radiohead’s ‘marketing’ ploy

Speaking to Radio 6 Oasis’ Noel Gallagher today said he believes Radiohead’s ‘pay-what-you-like’ method of releasing the hugely successful ‘In Rainbows’ album was a “free marketing” ploy.
“To be honest, to me it looked like marketing … good for them. That’s what they do, they’re rebels and outsiders,” he said.
Despite the success of Radiohead’s strategy, Gallagher said Oasis has no plan to repeat the experiment, though, “”That’s not our bag,” he said. “I didn’t spend a year in the most expensive studio in England, with the most expensive producer in America, and the most expensive graphic designer in London to then give it away. Fuck that,” he said.
Oasis will release their album Dig Out Your Soul on 6 October.