One of the Internet's leading purveyors of pornography has offered to purchase the Napster trademark and Web site address for nearly $3 million in hopes of cashing in on the bankrupt online file-swapping company's notorious reputation. Barcelona, Spain-based Private Media Group Inc. offered to snap up Napster's most valuable remaining asset -- its unique brand identity -- for 1 million shares of Private's common stock, the bidding company announced in a statement issued last week. told a public hearing in Los Angeles on Thursday.
Thanks to the keen guidance of their longtime booking agent, Chris Goldsmith, this 60-year-old outfit recently embraced a more blues-infused sound that has rejuvenated the act while attracting a more mainstream, NPR-favoring crowd.
EMI Latin's endeavor of reissuing and remastering the entire Selena catalog kicks off with the now-legendary singer's first five albums, beginning with Mis Primeros Exitos, a collection of Selena hits prior to her signing with EMI.
Blix Street founder Bill Straw continues to keep the late Songbird sensation Eva Cassidy's eternal flame burning with a set of unreleased material left over from various sessions that again exhibit her total ease with varied pop music genres.
Following two revered discs (Polydistortion and This Is Normal, both for 4AD), a move from Reykjavik to Barcelona, and a label switch (to Moonshine Music), a newly realigned Gusgus emerges with the most potent and cohesive album of its career.