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Chris Brown Sorry for Beating Rihanna- Bidding War for Michael Jackson Rehearsal Film- Madonna Visits Stage Collapse Victims- Adam Lambert Fusion and more
Day in Pop reports: Chris Brown on Monday publicly apologized for the beating of Rihanna, saying in a two-minute video that he's still seeking help and wants to live his life as a role model. Brown released the video on his Web site apologizing to fans and saying he is sad and ashamed of his conduct. He also tells viewers that he has repeatedly apologized to Rihanna.more

Sony Corp.'s movie studio has bid $50 million to acquire the worldwide distribution rights to a film based on rehearsal footage for Michael Jackson's "This Is It" comeback concert series, according to a person familiar with the bid. The person said Monday that the bid came after several studios, including Paramount, Universal and 20th Century Fox, were shown footage starting early last week. more

Madonna has visited some of the eight workers who were injured in an accident in which two more were killed while assembling a music stage for the singer in the French port of Marseilles.more

While on the American Idols Live tour, Adam Lambert told MTV News that his upcoming album is going to be "a fusion thing." "It's kind of taking the best parts of music from the '70s, like the classic-rock era, and trying to somehow fuse it with modern, dancier, electronic production," Lambert explained. more

Susan Boyle, a singer who became a global star with a show-stopping performance on "Britain's Got Talent," has said in a television interview that her sudden fame was like a "demolition ball."more

LCD Soundsystem are set to release a new collection of remixes based around their '45:33' mini-album this summer. The remixes will be issued on a series of 12-inch vinyl singles, while all of them will be collected together for a full expanded version of the album, which is out on September 14. more -

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T.I. Teams with Mary J. Blige
Atlantic Records reports: Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist T.I. has announced details of his new digital single, "Remember Me (Feat. Mary J. Blige)."

The track is on sale now via T.I.'s official website, located at www.trapmuzik.com, and will be released at all DSPs on July 28th.

In the meantime, the track's companion video recently had its world premiere and can also be viewed online at www.trapmuzik.com. - more on this story

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Chairlift Road Trip
PR reports: Brooklyn synth-popsters Chairlift are pleased to announce an extensive headlining tour across North America and Europe with Phoenix, innovative UK up-and-comers Micachu and the Shapes, and several others.

The band's summer is in full swing after several performances at Bonnaroo last month, and their first set of West Coast headlining dates in the LA area. The band also recently made their network television debut on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on Friday June 26, performing "Bruises."

In preparation for their extensive touring schedule, Chairlift will be performing at festivals across the US and Europe, including All Points West, Lollapalooza, Latitude and Way Out West. They will also perform with TV on the Radio at the Double Door in Chicago. The tour will kick off in New York at the Bowery Ballroom Sept. 5 and will wrap up in the UK with Phoenix. - more on this story

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The Used Pimping Limited Edition
ESM reports: The Used have announced a limited edition preorder of their new album Artwork. The exclusive package, of which only 3000 were made, will be available starting today, July 21, 2009 exclusively on www.theused.net. Artwork will be released on Reprise Records on September 1, 2009.

The CD/DVD package contains the full Artwork album, a DVD with behind the scenes footage, a 20-page expanded booklet, an exclusive Artwork t-shirt and a limited edition signed 18x24 band poster. It also includes two never before heard exclusive b-sides: "In A Needle" and "On the Cross (Save Yourself Mix)." The tracks will be digitally delivered on August 25th.

Produced by Matt Squire, Artwork is a raw collection of eleven songs that not so delicately teeter the line between being aggressively discordant and charmingly hooky. "This record is more sincere," guitarist Quinn Allman says. "It's got a sound more reminiscent of the first record. Lyrically, it completely engulfs you and makes you feel safe but it's all about feeling alone and empty and knowing there's always a light. If you're frustrated that much it means you care that much. The music isn't showing off. It's just being what it is. I think the fans will appreciate all that." - buy it here, registration required

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Raphael Saadiq DVD
PR reports: On July 21, 2009 Artists Den Entertainment and Columbia Records will release Raphael Saadiq: Live from the Artists Den, the first concert DVD from the Grammy-nominated artist and producer.

The DVD, which will be distributed by RED, was filmed at an intimate, private performance at the Harvard Club of Boston, and selections from the show aired nationwide on public television's Live from the Artists Den, the hit weekly music series featuring extraordinary artists performing in extraordinary settings. Released now in full for the first time, the DVD features bonus interview clips and concert footage not included in the television broadcast. - more on this story

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High Def Jamiroquai
Kayos reports: Eagle Rock Entertainment make another great live performance available via the Blu-ray format. On August 4, they will release the first ever Jamiroquai Blu-ray, when Live At Montreux 2003 hits stores.

In 2003, Jamiroquai brought their signature blend of danceable pop back to the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival. On this, their 3rd appearance at Montreux, charismatic front man Jay Kay and his crew rocked the crowd for two hours, bringing an eclectic new vibe to the Swiss musical showcase. This visually dynamic Blu-ray concert (originally released on standard DVD in October 2007) truly embodies the concept of "Virtual Insanity" in a good way. In addition to the 15-song set, a bonus track, "Space Cowboy," from their 1995 appearance is also included.

A bold concoction of jazz, funk, pop, electronica, soul, and rock, Jamiroquai has enjoyed massive success, with four #1 albums in the UK. Their debut, Travelling Without Moving, sold over 2.5 million copies when it was first released in 1996, making a name for them in the States as well. Considered one of the most successful British bands of the nineties, their "best of" CD, High Times: The Singles went straight to #1, and sold double-platinum in the UK. Once again, Eagle Rock is spreading the good times to the home entertainment market. - more on this story

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Bobby Long Longs for the Dangerous Road
PR reports: Singer-songwriter Bobby Long, whose song "Let Me Sign" is included in the soundtrack the blockbuster film "Twilight," is set for what he's calling the Dangerous Summer Tour of the United States to begin in late July.

Long recently completed a series of showcase tastemaker appearances in New York, Los Angeles and Nashville, playing to SRO crowds who had discovered his music via the film, YouTube and his ever-changing MySpace page (www.myspace.com/musicbobbylong).

Long has independently released a 10-song recording of original material called Dirty Pond Songs that he recorded in his bedroom to make available at his shows and via the internet. - more on this story

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George Wein's Folk Festival 50 Broadcast and Webcast
PR reports: Noncommercial New York City radio station WFUV (90.7 FM, wfuv.org) and NPR Music will broadcast and webcast George Wein's Folk Festival 50 at Newport throughout Saturday, August 1st and Sunday, August 2nd.

WFUV Music Director Rita Houston and Bob Boilen, host of NPR Music's "All Songs Considered," will be at Newport, RI's Fort Adams State Park to bring listeners two days of music from the storied annual festival, now in its 50th year.

"The Folk Festival and FUV share similar missions to bring audiences the most exciting new artists and, at the same time, remind people how much is owed to musical trailblazers like Seeger and Baez. I've seen so many important moments in music history take place at the Festival and I'm sure more history will be made this year," says WFUV Music Director Rita Houston. - more on this story

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Old Canes Return with Feral Harmonic
PR reports: Saddle Creek has announced the signing of Lawrence, KS-based Old Canes and will release the band's sophomore album, Feral Harmonic, on October 20, 2009.

While folk music at heart, Feral Harmonic is far from traditional, with the songs drawing elements from different influences such as indie and even punk rock. The album explores transcending fear, and the human spirit's tenacity when faced with life's complications and challenges. Bold and resounding, the songs run the gamut from barreling and joyous ("Little Bird Courage") to cautious and foreboding ("Trust", "Next Flood") to quiet and wistful ("Southern Radio").

Old Canes architect Chris Crisci (also known as half of Appleseed Cast) constructed Feral Harmonic largely alone in his basement studio. He played the majority of the instrumentation himself with additional help from a cast of musician friends contributing various parts, including trumpet, harmophone, cello, and hammer dulcimer, among other instruments. As recording was regularly interrupted by touring, work, other projects, and life in general, production on the album took nearly three and a half years to complete. - more on this story

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ShortsHD Coming To U-Verse
PR reports: Shorts International, the world's leading short movie entertainment company, today announces the launch of ShortsHD on AT&T U-verse TV on channel 1789.

ShortsHD is a unique entertainment channel dedicated to short movies. ShortsHD broadcasts 24-hours a day in 30-60 minute blocks and is available on AT&T U-verse TV as part of the HD Premium tier for an additional $5 a month. ShortsHD is the world's first high definition channel dedicated to short movies.

Launching with a collection of entertaining short movies in a variety of genres, programming is separated into 'Zones' from Stars in Shorts that offers short movies with notable stars such as Keira Knightley and Michael Cera to Animate! featuring stop-motion and computer generated animated shorts that push the limits of imagination. - more on this story

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