> Yahoo now says it will offer full refunds to customers of its former music store. The EFF wants Microsoft to do the same. (EFF)
> CHART ACTION: Miley Cyrus debuts at #1 selling 371,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. Country's Sugarland is #2 with Love On The Inside selling 314,000. Top 5 also includes the soundtrack to Mamma Mia with 168,000, Kid Rock sells 92,750, and Lil Wayne sold another 85,000. Other debuts this week include Nine Inch Nails’ The Slip, which debuted at #13 selling 29,000 despite being available free since May. One Day As A Lion (collaboration between Rage Against the Machine's Zach de la Rocha and ex-Mars Volta drummer Jon Theodore) debuts ar #28 selling 17,000. Candlebox debuts at #32 with 14,000 copies, R&B singer Noel Gourdin enters at #36 with 14,000 and Buddy Guy earns his highest charting album ever entering at #68 with 9000 sold.(FMQB)
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> I missed this when it came out, but Terry McBride has been taken to task on the tech blogs for claiming at a recent Music Tank event that his client Avril Lavigne had $2M coming from You Tube. (ValleyWag, Silicon Alley Insider)