(UPDATED) Google Music has put most Grammy albums for sale at $3.99 and tracks for $.59. Most are a lost leaders for Google designed to drive traffic to their fledgling service, but are priced above the $3.49 that Billboard now requires for chart eligibility.
- TuneCore's new publishing venture has signed 1,400 songwriters and over 30,000 compositions in the past 10 weeks.
- The protests against The Grammys' cutting categories continues with a concert and more. (GrammyWatch)
- Paul McCartney: 'You can keep free streaming for the birds and bees, now give me money' (Engadget) Of course, iTunes got a free streaming concert from the ex-Beatle...
- Kristen Bender has joined Sonos as Senior Manager, Music Product Management. Prior to joining the company, Bender was Sr. Director of Product Development for UMGD.
- EU ticketing marketplace Seatwave has launched an API program, already integrated are The Echo Nest’s Rosetta Stone platform. The partnership will be kicked off this weekend at Music Hack Day San Francisco, organized by The Echo Nest, Rdio and tokbox.
- Viddy has raised $6 million to be the Instagram of videos.