Media Roundup: Music Doing a World of Good

What’s been going on in the world of music lately? Read on to get the scoop on your favorite artists, and start some discussion about current music-related events!

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Artists such as Massive Attack, Doves, Elbow, and Dizzee Rascal have come together in a human rights campaign opposing the use of music as an instrument of torture.

Dizzee Rascal

Dizzee Rascal

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What’s up with Jango?  Is it the newest DIY-ish tool for bands or just another scam?  Read the debate here.

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Few have managed to escape the effects of the current economic recession.  Among the latest victims may be Paste magazine if they don’t get some help.  Click here to find out how you can donate to save the acclaimed indie rag and get over 70 tracks FREE in return!

Paste

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Yet again, Wilco (The Album) has become Wilco (The Leak)!  Is anyone surprised?

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Texas-based actor and musician Stephen Bruton (who collaborated with artists such as Kris Kristofferson and Alejandro Escovedo) lost his battle with throat cancer last Saturday.

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Depeche Mode has been forced to cancel several shows after frontman David Gahan became ill just prior to the band taking the stage in Athens on Wednesday.

David Gahan

David Gahan

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Jack “of all trades” White is the newest member of Nashville’s Music Business Council.

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Check out a live session from Blind Pilot on HearYa before the band hits Madison on June 16!

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Or how about a SXSW session from The Meat Puppets on Daytrotter?  They’ll also be rolling into town in the next few weeks–get tickets to their upcoming show at The Annex here!

The Meat Puppets

The Meat Puppets

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