-- A Bruce Springsteen concert in Greenville, S.C. - the Bi-Lo Center's first with paperless ticketing - ran into a few problems. It seems many people didn't know they needed to present two pieces of ID at the venue, and long lines prevented some concertgoers from getting inside by the time the show started. Of course, all this could be chalked up to inexperience as paperless ticketing's kinks will eventually get worked out. While one ticket broker told Ticket News paperless ticketing is "won't work," it's just too early to make that prediction (and what else is a ticket broker supposed to say?). (Ticket News)

-- According to a survey by the Audit Bureau of Circulations, more than half of newspaper and magazine publishers are distributing or formatting content for mobile devices (58% for newspapers, 45% for business magazines and 42% for consumer magazines). Almost 70% of respondents said mobile is getting more in-house attention compared to last year. Over half said their publication intends to develop a smartphone app in the next two years. What does this have to do with the music business? There's no direct connection, but it's good to think about mobile trends, strategies and opportunities. (MediaPlannerBuyer)

-- There's an interesting item in the American-Statesman about musician Bob Schneider that shows how important some revenue streams can become to artists. Schneider opted not to release his latest album, "Lovely Creatures," on Universal Music Group's Lost Highway label because the contract would have prevented him from selling live CDs of his shows. Instead, the album was released on Dallas-based indie Kirtland Records. Schneider says he usually sells from 30 to 40 double-disc sets, at $15 per, immediately after each concert. The article says he has been recording and selling his shows for five years. Digital downloads of each concert can be purchased for $12 through his web site. "I can pay the bills just playing in Austin," said Schneider. "But when we're out on the road, the dust tends to fall into the red. The live CDs help us break even." (American-Statesman)

-- When asked about Spotify's lack of recommendations, founder Daniel Ek said it is something they're working on but the focus is on building the service and the platform (upon which other companies can build services.) Spotify's lack of recommendations is notable because it shows a music service does not need them. Concentrating on ease of use has separated the product from its competitors. (Not to mention that people want to spend more time listening than discovering, something often overlooked in the creation of music services.) Later, Ek said Spotify is behind reduced piracy and 70% growth in recorded music revenue in Sweden. As for Spotify's debut in the U.S., Ek said the company is still negotiating with labels and hopes to launch by the beginning of 2010 at the latest. (All Things D)

-- Cherry Picked, the recorded music division of Cherry Lane Music Group, has inked a deal with INgrooves for downloading, streaming, ringtones and video distribution. (Press release)

-- The head of British Telecom's consumer division estimated (on the high end probably) it could cost ISPs £1 million ($1.6 million) per day to abide by the harsh anti-piracy scheme being proposed in the U.K. "It would cost millions," he said, "and probably have very little impact as they would devise new ways to disguise what they're doing." (The Mirror, via Music Ally)