Morning Heds: EMI Vs. Ireland, Example Signs to Universal, Is Colbert Running For Prez?
Morning Heds: EMI Vs. Ireland, Example Signs to Universal, Is Colbert Running For Prez?

Tom Freston's $1 Billion Revenge: Ex-Viacom Chief Helps Vice Become the Next MTV
Forbes

After Sumner Redstone fired Tom Freston from MTV, he helped Vice buy out Viacom's stake for an undisclosed amount and joined Vice as an advisor, one whose part-time status belies the huge role he plays in setting not only the company's strategy but its tone.

HMV Live potential bidders include AEG and Oakley Capital

MusicWeek

HMV Live has begun to attract a number of high profile potential bidders since the company announced that it was considering selling the music venue business prior to Christmas.

Apple television gamble the talk of CES

USA Today
Apple is the only company that consistently gets big buzz out of the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas - without even attending.

Twitter embarrassed by fake Wendi Murdoch account

Reuters
Twitter, the popular microblogging site, apologized on Tuesday for incorrectly verifying a false account for Wendi Deng, the wife of News Corp Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch.

Don Cheadle's Miles Davis Movie Will be a 'Gangster' Film
The Guardian

Actor says his long anticipated film will be a 'cubist' take on the jazz legend's later life and not a conventional biopic.

The Big Bad Swap: The Problem With Replaced Music
NPR
While that doesn't routinely happen with scenery, it does happen with the music. It's most notoriously been a problem with television shows that didn't secure the rights they needed to release on DVD - and sometimes even in syndication - resulting in very unhappy purchasers of shows including WKRP In Cincinnati who found that all or most of the contemporary music was replaced, often with generic substitutes.

Madonna and Kylie Minogue To Duet (At Last)
NY Mag
Now the two icons are finally going to collaborate for a special on Britain's ITV honoring Minogue's 25 years of international pop domination, and naturally, for the rest of the world, this is a big deal.

Searching for Beethoven: The iTunes HitchClassical Listening Made Easier

Wall Street Journal
Digital music files and iTunes may have made it easy to get even obscure pieces of classical music, but fans of the genre are far from ecstatic.

Kathleen Edwards: This will be called my divorce album
Salon
In a Salon exclusive, the singer discusses her brave new CD -- and her new relationship with a Bon Iver heartthrob

Mike Skinner announces Streets memoir

Guardian
The Story of the Streets to be published in March and will include, er, old snaps of Skinner as a schoolboy

Peter Frampton Reunited With Best Guitar After 31 Years

New York Times

Peter Frampton has been reunited with the Gibson electric guitar he played on "Frampton Comes Alive," three decades years after it was presumed destroyed in a plane crash.

Western Union Goes Hip-Hop With Timbaland, Snoop Dogg
All Hip-Hop

Western Union is giving an update to the Singing Telegram and is using Hip-Hop music to relaunch the service. ...