- A ‘New’ Station for New York
CBS Radio launched Fresh 102.7. that will focus on songs released in the last decade. The target audience is women (25-44). Programming will include artists like John Mayer, James Blunt, Alicia Keys, Marc Anthony, The Fray and Dido.
- Kids turn to a ‘New’ Website WITHOUT Rules
Social networks like MySpace and YouTube have decided against allowing conversations over live video because of the potential for abuse and opposition from child-safety advocates. New start ups like Stickam will do whatever they can to “attract” eyeballs and often at the price taste, ethics and child safety. Stickam mostly attracts young people comfortable with the idea of a continuous self-produced reality TV show starring themselves.
Companies that offer Web cam chats say that the technology seems to attract abuse. â€œThere are just some people who, if you give them a Web cam, are going to take off their clothes,â€? said Jason Katz, founder of PalTalk
Warner Brothers opened a page on the service for two of its artists, Jamie Kennedy and Stu Stone, and trained a Web cam on them as they recorded a music video.
- U.S. digital download sales hit a new all-time high in the week after Christmas with 30.1 million tracks sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Sales of digital albums were up, with volume of just over 1 million bundles – the first time digital album volume has crossed the million plateau for a single week. (Billboard)