*eMusic offers up the Pitchfork sampler, a free selection of MP3s for your listening pleasure. [getty images]
*Guns N’ Roses’ “Chinese Democracy” is starting to leak! God, I could use a Dr. Pepper. [daily swarm]
*Want to sell music: Get in the ring with the WWE: “The labels will stumble over themselves to get on MTV, but no one’s watching MTV.” [koar]
*Want to sell music: It’s hard. Worldwide sales of tunes have fallen to the lowest level since 1985. [mathew ingram]
*Microsoft will not make a Zune phone that no one wants. Was that a double negative? Or a triple?
*There are lots of places to watch music videos online, you may say. But how many of them are named after an ancient martial arts discipline, like JukeBo? [mashable]
*Kid Rock hates iTunes and won’t sell his music through them. (Note I did not put music in “quotations.” Restraint.) Though he advocates the use of P2P networks, Mr. Rock doesn’t steal because he’s rich.
*Read: The L.A. Times on the decline in the value of the album. [hypebot]
*14 songs you should never play in a bar. [pop candy]
*Motorola India launches Motomusic, a mobile music download service.
*American Idol‘s David Cook is one of the world’s hottest bachelors. That’s not People magazine saying that, it’s me. Wait, strike that / reverse it. [vulture]