Links for 1.3.08: Apples big moves, Earworm’s big mash, Sir Paul’s big op…
by Josh Kimball
*Two (and a half) iTunes things:
1) Rumors swirl about a collaborative record label project coming from Jay-Z and Apple.
2) Radiohead relents, allowing iTunes to sell “In Rainbows” by the track, not just in its album bundle.
2.5) (But Amazon beats iTunes on unbundled pricing.) [1st link via daily swarm]
*Paul McCartney had super-secret heart surgery late last year?
*Britney Spears is readying for her return to the silver screen? (Who didn’t love Crossroads?)
*M.I.A. is Marc Jacobs’ latest model. [brooklyn vegan]
*On beards: Gothamist examines writers’ strike beards. (If there’s one good thing that’s come out of the strike (so far), it’s the beards.)
*Napster is raising prices by $3 a month. Hmm… [mashable]
*One or two of you may be asking: What are the best country music songs of 2007? Here’s a Top 50.