Digital Digest: CBEs, History of Music, Foo Fighters and more...
BPI chairman Tony Wadsworth and singer Bryan Ferry have both been given CBEs in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in recognition of their services to the British Music Industry.
Wadsworth was the CEO of EMI Music UK between 1998 and 2008, working with the likes of Radiohead, Blur, Pet Shop Boys and Queen while Ferry of course fronted Roxy Music. Full details on Music Week’s site.
The Guardian have launched their history of modern music. Looking at rock, pop and hip-hop so far, there is an interactive time-line for each genre as well as many other interesting features.
The Foo Fighters helped kick off British Festival Summertime at the Isle of Wight last weekend – the highlights of their set are already up on YouTube.
While you can jump over to AudioPerv for pretty much all the sets from Bonnaroo festival in Manchester (Tennasse), including Florence and the Machine, Big Boi, Arcade Fire and Mumford and Sons.
The New York Times are reporting Spotify in America may now be just a matter of time after they tied up a deal with Universal – therefore confirming ties with three of the four US major labels.
Depeche Mode co-founders Martin Gore and Vince Clarke have reunited for a new techno side project. Billboard have the story as to how Gore tapped up Clarke and started the new work which is currently being mixed.
Flea Tweeted the tracklist for the new Red Hot Chili Peppers’ album, I’m With You.
Pitchfork have videos of Thom Yorke’s DJ-set at Four Tet’s night at Plastic People over the weekend. The Radiohead lead singer previewed the new Caribou remix of Little by Little.
Jamiroquai have made new track Smile available as a free download via their official site.
Ed Sheeran performs from the back of a transit van as part of a motoring manufacture as part of their Bands in Transit campaign and is interviewed.
The new video from Best Coast for Gone Again is up on Adult Swim, while the pictures behind White Lies’ Holy Ghost is on YouTube.
Cage the Elephant have a new video feature on MySpace Music, and White Denim have a prom-inspired video for Street Joy.