- In yesterday's earnings call, Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo called the 5800 Xpress Music combined with Comes With Music was a "big success story." He said the phone has seen "strong demand" in every country it has launched. An interesting tidbit: of the millions of songs that Comes With Music users have downloaded, 20% of them have been over-the-air downloads (which creates revenue for cellular carriers). (Moconews.net)

- With Macrovision's acquisition of Muze, a competitor that was said to hold down prices, the price for metadata appears ready to jump. (Digital Music News)

- Facebook vs. MySpace: The gap is closing. ComScore figures show there is a nine-million user difference between the two, a gap that was around 40 million a year ago. (TechCrunch)

- Entertainment distributor Hastings has renewed the employment contract of president and CEO John Marmaduke for three years at a base salary of $442,000 per year and a potential bonus equal to base salary. Marmaduke has been president and CEO since 1976. (SEC Filing)

- This story looks at the state of the concert business, especially this summer's festival season. Langerado Music Festival, The San Francisco Blues Festival and the Appel Farm Arts and Music Festival, Scotland's Hydro Connect Festival, and Britain's Red List Live are taking the year off due to the economic climate. One issue mentioned by industry insiders is a festival market that's not bit enough to support so many events. "There are so many festivals in the multi-genre format, there's a lot of fatigue in the market," said Chang Weisberg, owner of Guerilla Union. (LA Times)