News stories and features we thought might be of interest to our readers from across the web.
Are popular music festivals getting too pricey for average folk? At Bonnaroo in June, the price tag for a "Roll Like a Rockstar" package for eight people: $32,500 -- USA Today
Reinventing Nightlife: How Vegas stays on top of the game: Electronic dance music is their dominant sound today, but trends are always shifting -- Las Vegas Weekly
Zuckerberg's Facebook Messenger launches 'chat bots' platform: Analysts are betting Facebook will find a way to make money if legions of businesses start using Messenger to chat with customers and sell goods and services. They estimate Messenger and Facebook's other messaging app, WhatsApp, could eventually generate billions in additional annual revenue -- USA Today
Napster Founder's new venture: Cancer research: The tech entrepreneur says he is donating $250M to spearhead cancer immune therapy trials because it is at a turning point and would benefit from research that is done without regard for the costs -- USA Today
YouTube's Dream of creating a $40B record business: The elephant in the room trumpets its potential to kill TV and make artists and music publishers rich; well, sort of - MBW