Metronomy, Savages, Coda added to Green Man Festival 2012

Metronomy, Savages and Coda have been added to the bill for this year's Green Man Festival. The festival, which will be headlined by Mogwai, Feist and Van Morrison, takes place in Wales' Brecon Beacons from August 17-19. Also newly added to the line-up are Loney Dear, Tom Williams & The Boat, Dizraeli & The Small Gods, Polaroid 85, Laid Blak and Heymoonshaker. They join a bill that already includes Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, The Walkmen, Jonathan Richman, The Felice Brothers, Tune-Yards, Of Montreal, King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, Michael Kiwanuka and over 30 other acts.

Digital music spending overtakes sales of CDs and records for the first time

The amount of money made from digital music sales has overtaken the sale of CDs and records for the first time, according to figures from music industry trade body BPI.

Amanda Palmer raises $1 million from fans to fund new album

Former Dresden Dolls singer Amanda Palmer has smashed all fan-funding records, raising over $1,000,000 to fund her new album in just one month.

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