*Wait. So Natalie Portman and Devendra Banhart are a thing? [the playlist]
*Last.fm says that making music free has boosted sales by 119%. [ars technica]
*YouTube launches a trendspotting channel. (Uh oh?) First up: Political Music Videos. [watching tv online]
*On the heels of Beyonce v. Jay-Z wedding rumors, Billboard analyses what marriage does for record sales. [backstage pass] Next up, what pregnancy does for CD sales?
*In the money: OurStage (basically, crowdsourcing A&R) and mTraks (another indy MySpace) take venture capital. [venture beat]
Written up by a colleague of mine in the SF Gate, Wonder Girls’ “Tell Me” has instantaneously displaced the Soulja Boy as my drunken dance of choice.
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