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Brian Eno and David Byrne: The Times Online sits down with ‘left of center’ producer Brian Eno who has worked with me bands like Radiohead, U2, and Coldplay. Eno is reuniting with David Byrne of Talking Heads and he cannot share The Times with clips of music fearing it could be leaked on the internet and what he calls ‘Corporate American paranoia’. Eno says on the making of the Byrne record, “We wanted to paint a picture of the human trying to survive in an increasingly digital world.” Eno says he hardly goes into record shops and primarily buys music on iTunes.

“In the past, I might have undertaken all kinds of expensive marketing plans to prepare for a record release. It’s going to be interesting to see if audiences find out about this record solely through internet word-of-mouth.”

Sexy: Rock band Trapt started their own social networking site called www.onlythroughthepain.com, and it’s much sexier than myspace. Of course social networking sites like this are better suitable for bands with a catalog than new artists with limited content. The band is expected to debut in the Billboard top 10 this week. Check out the track Contagious.

Warner Wants More Cash In video Game Deals: Warner CEO, Edgar Bronfman wants a bigger payout around the popular video games like “Guitar Hero” and “Rock Band. Bronfman yesterday threatened to stop issuing song licenses for games that allow users to pretend to be rock stars if the revenue-sharing model for the games doesn’t improve for the music business according to the New York Post. Who can blame him? They own the content.

New Stream: The hugely popular boyband Jonas Brothers are streaming their new album here. We won’t even click on our own link – we still have music morals.

Floyd To Set Sail On Sea: Our KOAR tech is a genius. Aside from fixing our bugs that inflict our website from time to time, Veken Gueyikian owns Kiqstart Music, an entertainment company based in NYC whose clients include the number one Pink Floyd tribute band Think Floyd USA. The band has even caught the eyes of the Floyd members themselves as they have performed before Roger Waters at Milwaukee’s Summerfest and have received personal acclaim from David Gilmour himself. The band will host the first Pink Floyd themed cruise aboard a Carnival Cruise Ship to the Bahamas titled ‘Great Gig in the Sea”. Fans can register at GreatGigintheSea.com. Were going for sure!


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