The Chemical Brothers will play spin at DJ dates next month in conjunction with the CD/DVD retrospective “Singles 93-03,” due Sept. 30 from Astralwerks. The group will play Oct. 18 at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles, Oct. 21 at Mezzanine in San Francisco, Oct. 22 at Transit in Chicago and Oct. 24 at the re-opening of New York’s CentroFly club.
Shortlist Music Prize awards show Oct. 5 in Los Angeles, alongside fellow nominees Cat Power, Bright Eyes, Interpol, Cody Chesnutt, Damien Rice, Floetry and the Black Keys. The performances will be taped for delayed airings on MTV2 throughout October.
— Troy Carpenter, N.Y.
Billboard has launched a free advertising campaign for artists and industry executives to communicate their experiences with music piracy. The magazine believes it offers a unique forum to convey a message to Capitol Hill, parents and people who illegally download music.
“We feel compelled to do our part to make this cause heard on Capitol Hill, in the media, in college dormitories around the world, and in the homes of those who are stealing music,” says Billboard publisher John Kilcullen.