Universal-EMI Merger Approved By Canadian Regulators
Universal Music Group's proposed acquisition of EMI's recorded music division has passed another hurdle, albeit not the European Commission or FTC approval the companies are so actively seeking. READ MORE HERE

Taylor Swift's New Single Headed for First-Week Sales of More Than 600,000
"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," the first single from Swift's fourth studio album Red, due Oct. 22, appears headed for digital sales history. Meanwhile, it blasts onto multiple Billboard airplay charts following its first week of availability. READ MORE HERE

Grammy Nominations Special Coming To Nashville
For the first time, the Recording Academy is moving its annual live nominations concert special from Los Angeles to Music City.
Associated Press

Is Apple Really The Most Valuable Company Ever?
Is Apple really the most valuable company in the history of the world? According to TechCrunch a certain company associated with the color blue takes top honors.

Flaming Lips Sign Pub Deal BMG Chrysalis
BMG Chrysalis' US operation has signed the Flaming Lips to a worldwide publishing deal.

Epic Patent Trial Between Apple and Samsung over iPhone Wraps Up
After three weeks of listening to technology experts, patent professionals and company executives debate the complicated legal claims of Apple Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co., a jury of nine men and women are set to decide one of the biggest technology disputes in history....
Associated Press

RIAA Sees Big Revenue Decline
According to reports, RIAA revenue is down from $51.35 million to $29.1 million in two years with employees down from 177 employees to 72.

Willie Nelson Feels 'Better' After Canceled Show, Hospital Visit

Willie Nelson "feels much better, and no other tour dates are being postponed" after the 79-year-old country singer skipped a performance over the weekend near Denver, his spokeswoman said Monday.
LA Times

Leaked iPhone Parts Assembled, Fit 'Perfectly'
An online electronics repair firm attaches new docking port and headphone jack assembly to the frame of what is believed to be the next generation of Apple's smartphone.

Donal Henahan, a Music Critic for The Times, Dies at 91
Donal Henahan, a Pulitzer Prize-winning music critic who wrote, often provocatively, for The New York Times for nearly a quarter of a century, died on Sunday.
NY Times