While Billboard's editorial staff was busy producing the Digital Music Live conference at the CES show in Las Vegas, other press outlets covered the event in depth. Highlights include:

- A conversation with Akon and UMG eLabs executive VP Rio Caraeff. [Wired] [Las Vegas Sun]

- Soulja Boy Tell 'Em Keynote and mobile strategy. [MocoNews]

- Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos on The Beatles game, no Rock Band 3 for this year, and a vastly expanded library of downloaded content. [PaidContent]