Happy almost-Friday, friends. Tear into some links before letting the weekend rip.
* Give and give and give, then give some more: Tube-A-Tweet-A-Thon: World’s 1st Livestream Variety Show Goes Live Tonight
* Find where folks are discovering tunes: SoundHound teams up with Rdio to launch new mapping and music playback features
* They’re paying to play: Musicians’ Union Releases Report On Low Pay & Related Musicians’ Concerns
* For those of us who didn’t have $60,000 for scummy scalpers: 5 Awesome Performances From The 12-12-12 Show
* Classical clash: Beat-Bach-Sing