• Letzte Woche erschien mit “Swim Untik You Can’t See Land” die erste Single vom neuen Frightened Rabbit Album “The Winter Of Mixed Drinks”, das im März erscheinen soll. Für die fünf Hasen geht nun also wieder die Reise durch die Promotionschiene bevor. Dabei machten sie auch einen Abstecher zu BBC6, wo sie neben der aktuellen Single noch zwei weitere Songs live vorstellten. “Living In Colour” und “Nothing Like You” heißen die beiden und bei Stereogum könnt ihr sie anhören. Von dort gibt e auch die Tracklist des Albums…
  • Another online playlist sharing company, 8tracks, which also launched in 2008, hopes to continue blazing that trail. The site redoubling its efforts over the weekend with the release of an open API that lets web and mobile-app developers integrate playlist creation and consumption into their own products, and plans to monetize this broader distribution of its user-generated playlists in the first quarter of next year — most likely using Google AdSense for Audio ads.
  • How much did Spotify pay Lady Gaga? They can't release numbers for a specific artist without permission, but Spotify could end the controversy by releasing a single example by an unnamed artist. Or Lady Gaga could make her first-ever positive contribution to the music industry by releasing the size of her payments.
  • The Strokes Nikolai Fraiture and Julian Casablancas have fuelled rumours that the band are about to start recording their fourth album in January 2010.


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