Starbucks Giving Away Music For Free…
On Oct. 2, Starbucks customers at more than 10,000 Starbucks coffee shops will be able to pick up free cards that can be redeemed for a specific song at Appleâ€™s iTunes music service. Two of the four major record companies â€” Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group â€” chose not to participate. Some executives are leery of large-scale giveaways, arguing that they diminish customersâ€™ perception of the value of their music. I don’t want a FREE Beck song – I want a FREE Latte. (NYT)
A drummer who spent four years in the Ramones, filed a federal lawsuit claiming he is owed nearly $1 million in royalties on songs sold over the Internet.
Madonna who is expected to walk away from Warner Music is close to signing
a Â£50million contract with her tour promoters Live Nation – to cover
her concert AND her record releases.
People Choose Rock: Modern Rock stations had the highest percentage of listeners heading to stations’ Web sites, with males making up 61.6 percent of that format’s listeners. (FMQB)
I think emo’s a pile of shit…. Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance