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Monday, March 31, 2008

Today’s Music News

posted by on March 31 at 12:37 PM

Lame news in media mergers pt. 1 - U2 signs “360” deal with LiveNation

Spoiler alert: No one gets stabbed by a Hell’s Angel at the end - Scorsese’s Rolling Stones documentary hits theaters April 4

Wanted dead or alive - Richie Sambora arrested for DUI

Lame news in media mergers pt. 2 - Wal-Mart and Universal team up to include wildflower seeds as inserts in CDs

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Seeds in CDs is a good idea. They picked the wrong plant species, unfortunately.

Posted by flamingbanjo | March 31, 2008 12:42 PM

Here's hoping that first item leads to U2 showing up in Rock Band sometime soon.

Posted by Mike of Renton | March 31, 2008 1:31 PM

The U2 deal is more a merch and branding rights deal than it is a 360 deal. There's no mention in the article of touring or publishing revenue, and Universal remains as their label. So LiveNation is missing several significant revenue streams, and it is not a 360 deal.

Posted by California | March 31, 2008 10:01 PM

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