TechDirt has an interesting article that discusses why it's hard to be the little guy and still get paid by ASCAP, BMI and SESAC.
Bon Jovi will be the very first artist ever to appear across the many brands of NBC Universal in a unique "Artists in Residence" partnership. In the exclusive agreement, Bon Jovi's music/appearances/performances will be widely seen and heard across the multiple brands and platforms of NBC Universal. The announcement was made by Jeff Gaspin, Chairman, NBC Universal Television Entertainment.
The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conferences & Festivals offer a unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is known as the place where “tomorrow happens here.” Hosting visionary thinkers from around the globe, SXSW has become the premier annual destination for discovery in the worlds of music, film and interactive media. SXSW 2010 will run March 12 through March 21 in Austin, Texas.