-- CTS Eventim AG, the largest ticketing company in Europe, is planning to expand in Europe this year and intends to grow beyond Europe in five years. CTS handles Live Nation's ticket sales in Europe. (Ticket News)

-- According to a Ruder Finn survey, 96% of respondents go online to educate themselves while only 33% go online to make a purchase. Good news for streaming services: 82% go online to be entertained. The survey looked at intent of going online, not what actually happened once online. (eMarketer)

-- Chart-watching at eMusic: "A little more than two weeks after the introduction of Sony material to the eMusic catalog, I'm somewhat surprised by the top download charts: Except for Michael Jackson (no explanation needed), the 'top 15' charts for the day , past week , and past month all look fairly similar to the pre-Sony charts. That is, they're dominated by recent indie rock releases -- acts Spoon, Dinosaur Jr., etc." (Digital Audio Insider)

-- On Wednesday of last week the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the National Inventors Hall of Fame opened a special exhibit of materials from Michael Jackson's patent and trademark applications. The exhibit is free of charge and will run through Labor Day.(USPTO.gov)

-- MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta in an email to employees that outlined a move to streamline the site's user experience: "Our users don't know if we're a social portal, a music site, or an entertainment hub." (TechCrunch)

-- A poll at MusicRow.com shows readers overwhelmingly believe that Nashville's three top trade groups -- The Country Music Association, Americana Music Association, and International Bluegrass Music Association - should remain separate entities rather than merge into one organization. (Music Row)

* In a post on Friday, Billboard mistakenly said Goldman Sachs downgraded Warner Music Group. Goldman lowered its target price for WMG.

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