[Via - Reuters]
Nokia has delayed to next year the launch of its music service in the United States, the world’s largest music market, Forbes magazine reported online on Monday, quoting a Nokia spokeswoman.
When the world’s top cellphone maker Nokia launched the service last October it said it would open the service in the United States in 2009.
A Nokia spokeswoman told Reuters the firm has not given any date on launching the service in the U.S.
“We’ve actually not given a firm time-frame yet for when it will be launched in North America. Our priority is on creating and delivering an optimal experience as we roll this service out in each market,” the spokeswoman said.
Nokia unveiled its music-bundle “Comes with Music” last October in Britain — seen as the acid test market for new mobile services in Europe — but it has gained little traction. So far Nokia has launched the service in nine countries.
Album: Saintseneca – 7″ (Limited Edition – Pre-order 9/1)
Label: Paper Brigade
MP3: Saintseneca – God Bones
Times New Viking
Album: Born Again Revisited (Due Out – 9/22)
Label: Matador Records
MP3: Times New Viking – Move To California
Monday, August 31st
Black Joe Lewis @ Troubadour
Bat For Lashes @ The Music Box at the Fonda
Billy Corgan @ Hotel Cafe
Lower Heaven @ Silverlake Lounge
The Growlers @ Echo
Tuesday, September 1st
The Duke Spirit with Band of Skulls @ El Rey Theatre
Wednesday, September 2nd
Heartless Bastards @ Troubadour
Cat Power @ Greek Theatre
Division Day @ Spaceland
John Scofield @ Hollywood Bowl
Ween @ Grove of Anaheim
New Radiant Storm King and Lowlights @ Echo
Thursday, September 3rd
the Old Believers @ Silverlake Lounge
Lily & The Ladies @ Echo
Friday, September 4th
Whispertown 2000 @ Echo
Saturday, September 5th
The Avett Brothers @ Orpheum Theatre
Mos Def and Erykah Badu @ Hollywood Palladium
Alex & Sam @ Hotel Cafe
FYF Festival (AA Bondy, Black Lips, Darker My Love, Lucero) @ Los Angeles Historic State Park
Sunday, September 6th
The Germs @ House of Blues Anaheim
Nebula @ Spaceland
1.) Soundtrack – Inglourious Basterds
2.) Dead Weather – Horehound
3.) Jay Reatard – Watch Me Fall
4.) Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
5.) Soundtrack – (500) Days Of Summer
6.) Brendan Benson – My Old Familiar Friend
7.) Maxwell – BLACKsummers’night
8.) Antlers – Hospice
9.) Modest Mouse – No One’s First, and You’re Next
10.) Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca
*Week Ending – 8/17/2009
1.) Sarah Jarosz – Song Up In Her Head
2.) Wilco – Wilco (The Album)
3.) Hot Club of Cowtown – Wishful Thinking
4.) Black Joe Lewis – - Tell ‘Em What Your Name Is!
5.) Modest Mouse – No One’s First, and You’re Next
6.) Delbert McClinton – Acquired Taste
7.) Levon Helm – Electric Dirt
8.) Soundtrack – (500) Days Of Summer
9.) Regina Spektor – Far
10.) Dead Weather – Horehound
*Week Ending – 8/23/2009
MP3: The Antlers – Two
[Via - Peter Kafka - All Things Digital]
Spotify is the best music service you’ve never used. That’s because the much-hyped streaming music service is only available in Europe and for a select few in the U.S. who have either gotten sneak peeks or hacked their way into it.
The service took one step toward wider distribution today when Apple (AAPL) approved its iPhone app (for a glimpse of the app, see the video at the bottom of this post). But that won’t help U.S. users until the big music labels–Warner Music Group (WMG), Sony (SNE), EMI and Universal Music Group–agree to American distribution deals.
But before we get to that, let’s back up and explain what Spotify is: A streaming-music service that lets you listen to whatever you want whenever you want, as long as you have a Web connection. A free version comes with ads, and if you want to do away with those, you can pay for a subscription. Continue Reading
I’ve been meaning to post this, The King Khan & BBQ Show’s next album, Invisible Girl is due out on November 3rd, via In the Red. It’s the follow-up to their brilliant 2006 release, What’s For Dinner?.
You can catch The King Khan & BBQ Show on November 17th @ the Troubadour (Buy Tix)
Images – Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times
[Via -Robert J. Lopez/LA Times ]
Four large wildfires blazed across Southern California late Thursday, destroying several structures on the Palos Verdes Peninsula and prompting evacuations there and in a densely populated area of La Cañada Flintridge.
At least 1,700 firefighters were battling fires in Portuguese Bend on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, in Hemet, just north of La Cañada Flintridge and above Azusa. In each case, the fires were fueled by dense, dry vegetation and record high temperatures, according to authorities. Continue Reading