Music Roundup – 1.30.09

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First he palys President Obama’s in auguration, next is the Super Bowl, but the reason that Bruce Springsteen is making headlines this week is because he’s selling his new Greatest Hits album exclusively at Wal-Mart. The Boss is taking some heat over it.

Bruce Springsteen himself, Mr. Smalltown America didn’t see that being in bed with Wal-Mart would be a bad idea? Wal-Mart is to the music industry what ‘American Idol’ is to…well…the music industry.

Why sell exclusively at Wal-Mart? Money? Don’t you think the Boss is doing alright? It can’t be that he wants his music to reach the largest possible audience, because if that were the case he’d release it online.

Bruce should’ve tried to emulate Radiohead on this one. The man of the people should’ve let the people name their price.

It was also announced today that Paul McCartney is headlining the Coachella Music festival in California this April.

I’m sorry, did I read this correctly? Paul McCartney? It would’ve been cool 40 years ago.

One more thing. Since when did The Grammys become a place to promote records that aren’t even out yet? U2 to play the Grammys.

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