*Twitter informs me that The Weather Channel Jazz album now holds the #2 spot on the Contemporary Jazz Album chart. Also, AHN says so.
*Starbucks is doing a John Lennon video album with EMI and Apple. Starbucks is now the keeper of the culture, people. DEAL. [via the MUCH-HATED FOR ANTI-POPULIST WEB PRACTICES digital music news]
*Kanye West and Evel Knievel have kissed and made up after a copyright battle over the use of the latter’s image in a Kanye video. [idolator]
*Let me get this out there: I can’t stand Slate (it’s the worst kind of “news magazine” – pandering, headline-heavy fluff). OK, Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein reviews Rock Band in it. [via fimoculous] On a tangential note, Kotaku wonders if Guitar Hero is screwing musicians.
*Non-embedded video of the Beatles singing Help! [boing boing]
*The Berklee School of Music is launching an industry (music production, songwriting, theory, business) blog network. [daily swarm]
*READ: Ad-Supported Music Central’s take on the future of the music industry and the impact of DRM-free tunes. With charts!
*Nominate your favorite music blog for an award. And I mean that rhetorically, I assure you.