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As much as I dislike linking to an article on Foxnews.com, it’s only fair when they come up with a good iTunes scoop. Reporter Roger Friedman claims Apple Corps executive Neil Aspinall confirmed to him that the Beatles core catalog has been remastered and is ready to release via online music stores. “All 13 core […]

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Underground rapper and hip-hop producer Aesop Rock will be the latest artist contributing to the Nike+iPod ecosystem with the release of his new Nike+ Original Run mix, available this Tuesday, February 13 on the iTunes Store. You can hear a preview of the new Nike mix on his MySpace page. Aesop Rock is the third […]

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Daring Fireball has posted a thorough summary of Steve Jobs’ recent Thoughts On Music article, as well as some of the Internet reaction and analysis. It’s a good read, though for some, Daring fireball can be an acquired taste. I used to stay away from the site, because it seemed like everything I read there […]

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Daytrotter is Wired

I first stumbled upon Daytrotter late last year, and since then it has become one of my favorite (and most regularly visited) music sites. So it was great to see them get some big-time exposure in this month’s Wired magazine. What sets Daytrotter apart from most other indie music websites is that they actually invite […]

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Sure to light up the Internet for days to come, Steve Jobs has posted a message on the Apple website laying out his (and the company’s) position on Digital Rights Management (DRM) and “closed” music distribution systems. In it, Jobs reminds readers that it was the music companies who demanded DRM be put in place […]

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Fresh Air Podcast Now On iTunes

This is really great news. Fresh Air, the public radio interview program brilliantly hosted by Terry Gross, has been added to the iTunes store as a free podcast. Archived episodes have been sold on iTunes for some time via the relationship with Audible, and the show’s so good I’ve bought a few (like this show […]

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My Little Macworld Wish

We’re only one day into this CES/Macworld week and I’m already suffering from RSS overload. Trying to keep up with Gizmodo, Engadget, iLounge, and all the latest Diggs is truly an exercise in futility. And how much cosmic enlightenment have my bloodshot eyes and cramped fingers earned me? Not a whole heck of a lot. […]

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The holidays have really backlogged Apple’s iTunes Music Store. First came reports that the massive swell of traffic on Christmas day left iTunes shoppers waiting for up to 20 minutes to download a single song. Next we notice that the store still hasn’t added new releases for this week yet. It’s OK with me, since […]

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iPod Stories: I Am A Diamond

Every now and then, as I surf around the podosphere, I come across little gem of iPod writing that falls outside of the usual techno-centric, gadget-lust reporting. I Am A Diamond posted by Deezee at Confessional Highway starts with a random technological glitch, and leads to the very personal connection between music and memory. It […]

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PowerSong Videos

I’ve added a new feature to my sidebar: PowerSong Videos. For those of you not hip to the Nike+iPod lingo, PowerSong is a feature of the Nike+iPod Sport Kit that lets you instantly skip to a pre-determined track (the PowerSong) during your work-out by pressing the iPod’s center button. The idea is that an uptempo, […]

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iTunes This Week: From Jazzy To Jeezy

A couple of days late on this, I know… but I finally got around to sifting through the music added to the iTunes store this week, and made an iMix of some of the titles that interested me the most.

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eMusic Sells 100 Millionth Download

I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned it here, but my favorite online music store isn’t iTunes, it’s eMusic. So I was thrilled to see the news today that eMusic has sold its 100 millionth track, and is the second most popular online music store, trailing only iTunes. If you’ve never tried eMusic, I’ve jotted down […]

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