AFI is scratching the remainder of its spring tour due to singer Davey Havok's voice problems. His doctors are recommending that Havok stop singing immediately or risk serious damage to his vocal chords.
The European Union is due this coming week to agree on rules that would force its governments to clamp down on music and movie pirates. The European Parliament, the EU's elected assembly, is expected to vote Tuesday (March 9) in Strasbourg, France, for new laws that call on national governments to introduce "effective, proportionate and dissuasive" measures against counterfeiters and Internet pirates.
The National Association for Music Education will feature the Music and Sound Expo for the first time at its 59th National Biennial In-Service Conference, set for April 14-18 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minn.
Jim Donio has been installed as acting president of the National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM), after a unanimous vote of approval by the organization's board. Donio replaces Pam Horovitz, who stepped down last July.