- The Orchard unveiled a new online data analytics tool for clients that compiles weekly sales activity from the various digital retailers it supports, including iTunes, eMusic, Verizon Wireless, Deezer and YouTube. The tool includes a geolocation filter for more focused local marketing campaigns and tour management.
(Press release)

- Today marks a rare step forward in the plodding copyright infringement suit between Viacom and YouTube, as both sides today are scheduled to unseal the details of their respective complaints. The judge, who currently is considering requests for summary judgment from both parties, has had access to the materials since the beginning of the case, so this just allows the rest of us to take a peek. (AllThingsD)

- Two members of Devo were speakers at SXSW, where they discussed the decline of human civilization as we know it, and had positive things to say about the hot video chat site of the moment, Chatroulette. They explain in greater detail in a post-panel interview. (CNET)

- Sarah McLachlan is scheduled to release her first studio album of new material in 7 years "The Laws of Illusion" June 15 on Arista Records. (Press release)

- Despite showing some positive revenue and subscriber figures in recent months, the stock for Sirius XM Satellite Radio continues to tank, leading to a delisting notice from the NASDAQ stock exchange. (Press release)

- With the release of Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Series mobile operating system, there are no shortage of new smartphone technologies competing for the attention of content providers and app developers. GigaOm's research arm does a nice job of compiling the current market share and developer activity for each. (GigaOm)

- The Daywind Music Group and the Gospel Music Association have launched a songwriting contest in hopes of discovering the best unknown southern gospel songs. The deadline for songwriters is April 8. One grand prize winner and two runner-up winners will be chosen and announced by April 30. More info can be found here. (Press release)