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Happy Birthday David
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., Apr 23, 2014

Birthday greetings to David Cross who celebrates his 65th today.



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Japanese Translator needed
:: Posted by David S on Thu., Mar 14, 2013

DGM continues its journey into the future. Last week we were looking for people to build Apps - this week we are looking for someone to translate The Vicar Graphic Novels for release in Japan.

Any Japanese speakers who fancy a challenge, should please contact dgm@dgmlive.com

I know that there was a problem with that email address when we put out our App appeal - it’s now fully functioning, and we’re still happy to hear from anyone.


Todmorden 99%
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Thu., Mar 14, 2013
The PledgeMusic site reports that the orchestral version of Markus Reuter's hour-long epic, Todmorden 513 has reached 99% of its funding target. To find out more check out the site


A Happy Winner Writes...
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Tue., Mar 12, 2013
The winner of our recent Andrew Keeling competition, Will Cruttenden writes: "Here is a photo of my ugly mug with my wonderful prizes. Both arrived within a few days of my birthday and I've been enjoying them both ever since."



Stay tuned for another exciting DGMLive giveaway soon!

Orchestra Of Crafty Guitarists Live In America
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Mon., Mar 11, 2013
Robert Fripp and the Orchestra of Crafty Guitarists will be playing three live dates in North America as part of a special performance project held in May. The dates are as follows:

Friday May 24
First Church in Cambridge
11 Garden St
Cambridge, MA 02138
Doors: 7pm
Showtime: 8pm
All performances general admission.

Tickets on sale here


Saturday May 25
Wesley United Methodist Church
98 North Maple St.
Hadley, MA 01035
Doors: 7pm
Showtime: 8pm
All performances general admission.

Tickets on sale here

Sunday May 26
Saint Marks Church in-the-Bowery (View)
131 East 10th Street
New York, NY 10003
Doors: 3pm
Showtime: 4pm

All performances general admission.
Tickets on sale here


G3 2004 Soundscapes Now Available
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Mon., Mar 11, 2013
There are six soundscape concerts from the first leg of the G3 tour of 2004 now available to download.



The dates run from June 13th through to June 20th. You can grab all six concerts for just $22 for FLAC or the ridiculously low $16 for MP3 here.

The Art Of Asking
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Mon., Mar 11, 2013
My thanks to Eric Best for sending in this TED talk given by Amanda Palmer. Eric writes "Given Robert’s posts on the greed within the prevailing culture of the music industry, I thought it apposite to share this piece of countercultural ’good news’"


Will Streaming Kill The Music Business?
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Sat., Mar 9, 2013
My thanks to Ornate Coalman for bringing the following to our attention. Ornate writes "A blog entry by Moses Avalon on streaming and major labels notes the following:

"Why Major Labels Love Getting Pennies for Dollars*--a look at streaming from the major labels perspective

*major labels make about the same revenue from albums while selling 30% less units then they did in the pre-Internet era. (1989-2000: $48.6B, 2001-2011: $53.3B)
*Now they are turning to streaming. "The industry jargon for this is called going from an “ownership model to an access model.”
*Net Profit per unit in terms of album sales: 1--1989-2000---$4.50; 2--2001-2011---$7.90

And now, the onset of streaming: quoting the author:
"It will bring back the label’s days of shrugging at the artist’s manager when he shows up with a $26 royalty statement for 501,324 streams. It will bring back the power they had over distribution, promotion and the edge they had over their free-wheelin’ indie competitors. In other words…"

"WHILE STREAMING/ACCESS MAY KILL PHYSICAL MUSIC SALES IT WILL PARADOXICALLY RESURRECT THE MODEL THAT MADE THE MAJOR LABELS POWERFUL."

Much more at Part 1 of this expose."


Prog Butts!
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Sat., Mar 9, 2013
My thanks to The Dork Report and Sean Hollenhors for bringing this fine site to our attention.  Via Facebook David Myers reminds us of a classic Bruford quote on the topic. "Life for me is a series of asses that I played behind. Adrian Belew has got a very nice ass, slim. John Wetton's is a little bigger. Jon Anderson's is very small. Nice legs, lousy ass. It's a series of asses." KC Butts can be found directly here 


Crimson ProjeKct Official Bootleg
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Fri., Mar 8, 2013
Crimson Project have an official bootleg available. Drawn from live dates in 2012 it features the team running through their versions of the Crimson repertoire. The band includes Adrian Belew, Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto from KC, as well as Stick Men's Markus Reuter and Adrian Belew Power Trio members Julie Slick and Tobias Ralph. Nab it now! 


Red Available On Vinyl
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Fri., Mar 8, 2013
The heavy-duty vinyl edition of King Crimson’s final studio album of the 1970s Red is now for pre-order from Inner Knot Mail Order and Burning Shed.



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