>>> Don't miss the story we broke exclusively yesterday on Amazon opening up an mp3 only download store with variable pricing. (here)
>>> Atlantic Records has created a beautiful online tribute to founder Ahmet Ertegun who passed away last week. (Atlantic)
>>> A blogger writes about how he harnesses his love for music to keep him self motivated at work. (LivingWithMusic)
>>> The rapid consolidation of commercial radio that followed the Telecommunications Act of 1996 led to a loss of localism, less competition, and less diversity according to "False Premises, False Promises:A Quantitative History of Ownership Consolidation in the Radio Industry", a report released by the Future of Music Coalition (FMC).
>>> Nielsen SoundScan reports that through the first 49 weeks of 2006, sales of individually downloaded digital tracks are up more than 67% over 2005, accounting for more than 525 million digital downloads; already 173 million more than 2005's annual total. (Mi2N)
>>> R.I.P. Denis Payton of The Dave Clark Five. He was 63.(more)