Links for 3.29.08: Anti-emos, Soulja Boy cancels, old French folkers…
by Josh Kimball
*I apologize for not covering Mexico’s anti-emo riots more expansively.
*Gamers will be able to by music from Grand Theft Auto 4. Says Ars:
“When players hear a song they like, they can dial a number on their in-game cell-phone to receive a text message detailing the artist and track title. For users that sign up for the new Rockstar Games Social Club, an e-mail will then be sent with a link to a custom Amazon.com playlist which features the tracks phoned in.”
*The L.A. Times apologizes to Diddy for implicating him in the shooting of Tupac in a recent article. The Smoking Gun went to the Times‘ source documents and said they looked phony, kicking off an investigation by the paper.
*BMI has recently projected that ringtone sales in the U.S. will be $510M this year, down 7% from last year. [digital music news]
*Michael Arrington brings his brand of fire and brimstone to the idea of a “music tax” that would be levied by ISPs.
*Listen to the oldest recording of human voices sing French folk song “Au Clair de la Lune.”
*I am tired, but I will persevere.