Digital Beat: Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead, MP3.com ...

New song available for download on band's unofficial Web site.

A Los Angeles concert by the Smashing Pumpkins, taped the day they announced their breakup, was webcast at www.virginjamcast.com Thursday at 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. EDT. The concert, held May 23 at Universal Amphitheatre, will be available at the site on demand from July 21 to 23. ... A new song from British rockers Radiohead is available from an unofficial band Web site (www.ateaseweb.com). The song, "Alligators in New York Sewers," was performed for the first time July 9 in Caesaria, Israel, and was posted shortly afterward as a RealAudio or MP3 download. ...

Web site SpinRecords.com is starting a music subscription service that will allow subscribers to download an unlimited number of songs by bands represented by the site. In a statement, the site said that the service, which launches July 15 and will cost $4.95 a month, will also provide access to live tracks and live or archived Web broadcasts of performances.

MP3.com has announced a partnership with Fun e-Business, an Internet kiosk company, to place Web-enabled jukeboxes in bars, restaurants and stores. Through the new jukeboxes, customers will be able to download digital music, as well as purchase CDs, merchandise and concert tickets through MP3.com, the companies said. ...

Emusic.com is planning to integrate more subscription-based services into its existing pay-per-download business, a company spokesperson said. Earlier this month, the site made a foray into a subscription model as part of a promotion with Hewlett-Packard. ...

Singer/songwriter Kim Richey's June 26 concert, recorded at the New Orleans House of Blues, will be video-cybercast at 9 p.m. EDT Sunday (July 16) on the HOB Web site (www.hob.com). Richey's performance featured the Continental Drifters backing her on such songs as "Come Around," from her latest release, Glimmer. The concert will be re-broadcast on www.hob.com at 6 p.m. PDT on Aug. 17. ...

Liquid Audio is providing free downloads for select live performances from the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. For a limited time, fans can choose selections from Lonesome River Band, Jesse Winchester, Tim O'Brien and Judith Edelman, among others. ...

Those who missed Radiohead's June 15 concert at Teatro Tivoli in Barcelona, Spain, can download the entire show in RealAudio at http://members.aol.com/nodata1/webcast.htm. The concert also can be downloaded from Napster. ... Web site Riffage.com has bought 1500 Records, an imprint formerly owned by the Interscope/Universal label group. Under the new business model, artists signed to 1500's roster — including techno-rock act God Lives Underwater and hip-hop group Ugly Duckling — will split the net profits on album sales. ...

Music by the Chemical Brothers and Air is available to send through Egreetings, the Web-based greeting-card service. The Chemicals' beats can be heard on a "Block Rockin' " birthday card, which uses the duo's hit "Block Rockin' Beats" (RealAudio excerpt), and a "Hey Boy Hey Girl" general greeting card. Air cards will feature the songs "Sexy Boy," "All I Need" (from their 1998 LP, Moon Safari) and "Playground Love" (from their recent score for "The Virgin Suicides"). Cards are available at www.egreetings.com by clicking on "music scene."...

Hole have posted more than 50 MP3 files on holemusic.com. The songs include live versions of such songs as "Celebrity Skin" and "Malibu," as well as a studio version of "Asking for It" with guest vocals from Kurt Cobain. ...

Those who can't attend WOMAD USA, to be held July 28–30 in Seattle, will still be able to see and hear the music. Mainstage performances will be webcast by the World Entertainment Network, with streaming video available at either wen.com or womadusa.org. Events on the other four stages will be available for download from the same sites, with interviews and commentary. ...

Lookout! Records, home to pop-punkers the Donnas, Mr T. Experience, Bratmobile and old-school surf-rockers the Avengers, has inked a deal with EMusic.com, to make its entire catalog available for download. Fans can purchase or simply sample MP3s, including tracks from early 1990s Rancid precursor Operation Ivy and early Green Day material. ...

Songs from R&B singer Jennifer Walker's debut album, Jennifer, recently were posted on the music Web site PlayJ.com. "Y U Callin' Me" and "To My Home Girls" are the first two singles from the album, which was released March 23. ...

Rap group 504 Boyz are featured on WestSideTV.com with an X-rated version of the video for their chart-topping single, "Wobble, Wobble." The site also includes uncut videos from hip-hop artists Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mos Def and Q-Tip, according to a spokesperson from the site, who asked not to be named. ...

San Francisco classical label New Albion Records has formed an alliance with PlayJ.com to distribute titles from its catalog over the Internet. New Albion, considered one of the leading independent publishers of contemporary classical works, will offer excerpts of more than a dozen CDs from its 100-plus album catalog including recordings by Henry Cowell, John Cage and Terry Riley. Those excerpts can be downloaded direct from PlayJ's Web site. ...

Epic Records is allowing musicians to use the Internet to send demos to its A&R department. Artists can upload their music at www.dealwithepic.com. ...

MP3 retailer EMusic.com has begun selling work from independent label Koch, which offers albums from bands such as the Supersuckers, Johnny Dowd and the Kinks. ...

MusicMatch has released the first Macintosh version of its popular MusicMatch Jukebox MP3 creator and organizer software. The free download is available at www.musicmatch.com. ... Rock band the Crosswalk, recently dropped from Hollywood Records, are allowing fans to decide whether their music deserves to become an album. The band has posted its recordings, which they obtained from their former label, on their Web site (www.thecrosswalk.com), allowing visitors to vote on whether the music is good enough to shop around to other labels. ...

Reckless Kelly, two-time Austin Music Award winners (for Best Roots-Rock Band) recently completed their third album, The Day. No word yet on the release date, but anxious fans can download two cuts — "Come On Over" and "Lonely All the Time" — from the band's Web site (www.recklesskelly.com).

— sonicnet.com staff report