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Emi_2 >>> Sources tell the Financial Times that several other bidders may still offer for EMI and that WMG may be on the hunt of just the recorded music division in a post-sale spin-off.

>>> Linken Park scores the year's best debut week with 623,000 copies. (Billboard)

>>> UK indie music download site Extraplay has unveiled an expanded service that enables artists to upload, bundle, price and sell their music in minutes.  No more waiting for 6-10 weeks for iTune's to process a new track.   Itunes

>>>Paul McCartney tracks started showing up on Napster, Rhapsody and elsewhere, but for some reason was a no show on iTunes. (PC Magazine)

>>> Review: Sansa Connect good player but no iPod. And Creative debuts a new Zen.

>>> Internet broadcasting provider JOOST has signed with uber-agency CAA for representation.  Next up: Ronald McDonlad cuts a lower commission deal and moves from William Morris to ICM.