Just some random information from the blogosphere that never sleeps...
Apparently, when you work as a pop music journalist in the traditional press, you have to be careful about what you say elsewhere online as the St. Petersburg Times Gina Vivinetto found out.
Friday morning I reported on a 10-year-old girl prevented from singing Pink's "Dear Mr. President" at her school's talent show. It was the type of story tailor-made for discussion on blogs. Check out the commentary when The Daily Curmudgeon got hold of the story.
I know that the average pop music fan would rather have a root canal than read about and pay attention to the machinations of the business behind the scenes of their favorite artists and songs. However, the possibility of a EMI and Warner Music Group merger is a very important issue for the future of the music industry. If successful, it would whittle the music industry's Big 4 major record labels down to only 3.