*Is EMI sick of the RIAA? MAYBE. The label’s trying to cut its funding of the trade org.
*Facebook’s ready to give up ground on Beacon, their social ad scheme.
*META: The Guardian asks fans to help them compile the ultimate list of songs about songs. (Most of the commenters don’t seem to get it, but I love the idea.)
*The Wire – which all TV-loving peoples go orgasmic for – is releasing a soundtrack on January 8; Tom Waits, Solomon Burke, etc. [the playlist]
*daed si evoH. Jay-Z’s new album is filled with secret messages. [xrrxf]
*Fred Wilson: Apple sucks. Also, the iPhone sucks. Sentiment code that, blog scrapers.
*PSFK chats with RCRD LBL‘s Peter Rojas. (In which Peter Rojas wears a festive holiday sweater.)
*Pandora makes an appearance in Doonesbury. Next up, Family Circus’ Barfy gets an iPod.