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Singer-songwriter Dennis Locorriere
writes the sleeve notes for his upcoming album Post Cool.
figures show that for the second year in a row, Atlantic Records
ranks as the No1 label in the music industry, having achieved the biggest total album market share [8.23%] of 2009 in the USA. Atlantic also leads in current digital album market share [8.45%].
Tegan and Sara
play the second of two nights at The South Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, supported by An Horse.
Pop/dance boy band Exile
wins the Artist of the Year award at the first Billboard
Japan Music Awards, in Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Two people in a pick-up truck are killed
when a tour bus carrying country star Trace Adkins
' band crashes into it while en route to Bossier City, Louisiana, USA. Adkins, already in Louisiana, goes to the scene immediately after hearing about the crash. Adkins also cancels the band's next live show.
play at Sunset Cove Amphitheater, Boca Raton, Miami, Florida, USA.
plays the fourth of five nights at Zepp, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Donovan plays at The El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA, in a concert to benefit the David Lynch Foundation.
play a free show at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California, USA.
It is reported that Co-Operative Music has made "maybe the biggest single signing" in its history by signing up New York's Interpol
for the UK ahead of the release of their fourth studio album.
play at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
play at The Olympic Stadium, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
The Ornette Coleman
Quartet, Al Green
, Herbie Hancock
, Gilberto Gil
, Eric Bibb
, Joe Bonamassa
, The Freedom Band, [Chick Corea
, Roy Haynes, Kenny Garrett, Christian McBride], The David Sanborn Trio
, Macy Gray
and others play on the second day of the three-day-long North Sea Jazz festival
, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
Harry Connick Jr. begins a two-week season at The Neil Simon Theatre, New York City, USA.
Influential jazz vocalist Abbey Lincoln
, known as 'the black Marilyn Monroe', dies aged 80
in a Manhattan, New York City, USA, nursing home, after suffering deteriorating health for many years following open heart surgery.
play at the Amphitheater Hanau, Hanau, Germany, Europe.
The 19th annual Polar Music Prize is presented to Italian conductor and composer Ennio Morricone
and Islandic artist Bjork
, by His Majesty the King of Sweden in a televised ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe. Morricone and Bjork
each receive prize money of 1m Swedish kronor [USD 122 000/EUR 92 000.]
plays at The Empty Bottle, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
plays at the Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
play at The König-Pilsener-Arena, Oberhausen, Germany, Europe.
The Skybar Festival, a four-day event, begins at the Flash Forum, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Asia. Artists appearing today include Prince, Kelis
, Basement Jaxx
, Tinie Tempah
The Brookes Brothers
release a new single, Last Night / Warcry, on vinyl via Breakbeat Kaos Records in the UK.
plays at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA.