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Satellite Party, which features ex-Janes Addiction frontman Perry Farrell and ex-Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, recently signed a deal with Columbia Records

Despite strong album sales, the Dixie Chicks tour is struggling in several markets. Pre-ticket sales are below expectations and several dates will be postponed or cancelled. Initial ticket sales are averaging 5,000k in 15,000 capacity venues. I doubt it is the political stance that is contributing to poor ticket sales and more or less blame the struggling economy.

Study: Web is the No. 1 media
Web media is the dominant at-work media and No. 2 in the home, according to a new report from the Online Publishers Association. 50 million Americans per day in 2005 used the Web as their primary news source.

Radio Advertising Continues to Shrink
According to Media Week the radio industry’s advertising slump continued with revenue dipping 5% compared to last year. National ad sales fell 7%, while local sales decreased 4%. Agency buyers point to the increasing number of alternative and new media options available. While radio isn’t the only medium losing dollars to the new media, it’s probably being hit the hardest.

Red Hot Chili Pepper’s “Dani California” is number one on both the active rock chart and the alternative chart. They had another great week on the charts selling 87k TW.

Breaking Benjamin’s new single Diary of Jane went for adds and will no doubt hit number one the active rock charts in given time. After listening to the record the band will take home a gold record if not platinum.

The new AFI recorddecemberunderground that dropped yesterday is expected to sell 200k+ first week. Thirty year old frontman Davey Havok is intriguing and mysterious. He is a cut above the rest and knows how to work the stage and the camera. If you haven’t seen the Miss Murder video check it out here which was directed by Mark Webb.

Speaking about Mark Webb, this director is a wanted man by every major and indie. He changed the platform for MTV. He is responsible for the best directed videos including My Chemical Romance “Ghost of You“, All American RejectsMove Alongetc.

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