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News Ticker: Wilco, Nine Inch Nails, The Killers, Robyn

April 7, 2010 8:41 AM ET

Wilco will curate the Solid Sound festival, scheduled for August 13-15th at North Adams, Massachusetts' MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art). According to the event's official site, the fest will feature the bandmembers' side projects, including On Fillmore, the Nels Cline Singers, the Autumn Defense and Pronto.

According to Billboard.biz, music publishers Bicycle Music have acquired 700 masters from TVT Records, including Nine Inch Nails' Pretty Hate Machine, which the company is promising to rerelease.

ASCAP will honor the Killers with its Vanguard Award at the 27th Annual Pop Music Awards April 21, 2010 in Los Angeles. Patti Smith, Jason Mraz and All-American Rejects are set to perform at the invite-only event; no word on whether Brandon Flowers and Co. will take the stage.

Robyn's Body Talk Pt. 1 will hit stores in June, the Swedish pop star has announced on her official website via a short video featuring her new track "Fembot."

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