Paws up, “little monsters”, because Lady Gaga‘s upcoming album – ARTPOP – finally has come concrete release details!
And in music news, iTunes is celebrating as it delivered its 10 billionth song last week. iTunes’ successful digital downloading service began in 2003, and this 10 billion mark is a major milestone for Apple.
As Cupertino recovers from a weekend of champagne and revelry, here are some highlights worth googling:
1. The 10 billionth iTunes download is “Guess Things Happen That Way” by Johnny Cash. It was downloaded by Louie Sulcer of Woodstock, Georgia, who won a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card as part of Apple’s 10 Billion Songs Countdown contest.
2. The most legally downloaded song of all time (or at least since iTunes started in ’03) is “I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas, followed by Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” and “Boom Boom Pow,” also by BEP. View the complete list here.
3. Online experts are predicting that iTunes will be tweaking its services to compete with other online downloading companies. Among the possible improvements are cheaper download prices and streaming options.
Rapper Eminem and industry giant Apple are meeting in court to settle a bone. Eminem’s company is accusing Apple of making available almost a hundred of his songs for download on iTunes. The problem is that he says Apple didn’t have permission. The parties tried to negotiate first, but nothing came out of these efforts. So, to court they go. Who are you putting your money on?
The latest American Idol’s single is finally out. Titled “Live Like We’re Dying,” the single is a cover of the song by Irish band Script. You can buy the single on iTunes starting the 29th of this month. In the meantime, tune in to your favorite radio station to hear it.