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Jules DeLattre
The Agency Group Adds Two New Agents In London

The Agency Group has added two new agents, James Rubin and Jules DeLattre, to the team at their London office.

Lily Allen
Giddings Disappointed By Lily Allen

Lily Allen has pulled out of the Isle Of Wight festival. Reports of the star being treated for depression emerged during the week.

EMI Decides To Stay With IFPI

Major label group EMI has announced it will remain a member of the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry), the trade association that represents the recording industry worldwide.

The Hidden Danger Of Downloading: The IFPI Tries New Scare Tactic

As if the threats of police raids and lawsuits weren't enough, recording industry trade group the IFPI has started a campaign to remind you that P2P is hazardous to your computing health.

Chugg Wins Bottle Award At ILMC

Australian promoter Michael Chugg has won the "Bottle Award" at the 20th Annual ILMC Arthur Awards at the invite-only music conference in London.

SliceThePie Grabs $2M In Funding

I was critical of SliceThePie and the wisdom of the crowds last week, but obviously the guys with checkbooks disagree.labels.

Connick Jr.
Harry Connick Jr.'s China Show Goes Flat

Singer-pianist Harry Connick Jr. is the latest Western performer to bump up against China's cultural restrictions.

Filter Rejoined By Bassist For Benefit Concert

In a surprising turn of events, former Filter bassist--now Army Sergeant--Frank Cavanagh traveled to Kuwait to join his former band on Filter's "Hey Man Nice Shot" for the Operation MySpace concert.

Proceeds From Wagner Opera To Help Build Concert Hall In Ramallah

As if performing a Wagner opera in a Nazi-era theatre by an orchestra comprised of Israeli and Arab musicians was not an unlikely enough concept, the organizer of the event said Wednesday that proceeds from the show will help build a concert hall in Ramal

Putin Criticizes Play During A Surprise Visit To A Theater

He drives trucks and trains. He's sailed on a submarine, flown in a fighter jet, rode in a strategic bomber. He holds a black belt in judo.

Lima Sahar
Woman Vies To Become First 'Afghan Star'

Conservative detractors decry the fact an Afghan woman has found success singing on television, while others -- younger Afghans -- say the show is helping women progress.

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