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Academy of Country Music Awards 2008

The Academy of Country Music was established in the year 1964 by Chris Christensen, Mickey Christensen, Eddie Miller and Tommy Wiggens, as the Country and Western Music Academy. It had approximately four thousand members, of which most were already country celebrities or internationally known producers. The Academy of Country Music Awards has become the premier awards event in the country music industry, and this year the awards ceremony will take place on 18 May 2008, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, for the 43rd time.

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Radiohead 2008 Tour is Not to be Missed

In October 2007, Radiohead released their seventh album, “In Rainbows”. Using an innovative way of reaching their fans, Radiohead released the album via their website as a download - and fans could decide what they would like to pay for it. This unconventional, and somewhat risky, venture revealed to these talented musicians what their fans thought their music was worth. Fans loved the idea and were generous in putting a monetary value to their favorite band’s music. But what was even more exciting for fans at the time of the album’s release, was Jonny Greenwood’s announcement of the Radiohead 2008 Tour.

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Detroit Music Awards – 25 April 2008

The Detroit Music Awards were first held in 1988, and the event is hosted by Motor City Music Foundation (MCMF). It is an awards evening that pays respect and gives recognition to all musicians and artists within the Detroit region. Every music genre is included, so ticket holders will see their favorite nominees, whether they perform Folk, Rock, Electronic, Country, Jazz, Hip Hop, Blue, R&B or Pop. It is an awards event that has seen many famous names walk through its doors and continues to unite musicians with their fans.

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How to Copyright Your Music

Symbolized by © (circled C), copyright can apply to a range of intellectual, creative or artistic works. The circled P refers to the copyrighting of sound recordings. A copyright grants the applicant the exclusive right to make and control the distribution of copies of musical, literary, dramatic, pictorial and other works. The copyright exists for a stated period, which is usually until 70 years after the death of the surviving author of the work. Copyright also gives the holder the right to receive credit for his copyrighted work and to decide who may adapt, perform and financially benefit from the work.

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Fantastic Festival Vibes at Coachella

The city of Indio in the Coachella Valley of Southern California’s desert region is the venue for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which is commonly referred to simply as “Coachella”. This three day event features numerous genres of music, as well as sculptural and installation art. No doubt music-lovers and musicians alike are looking forward to Coachella 2008, which is set to take place from 25 to 27 April 2008.

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