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> Music sales fell a whopping 21% in the week before Christmas. (Variety) The year overall will be down 15% or more.
> Amazon scored another coup with an exclusive offering of WMG's entire catalog DRM free.
> Hypebot looked at what the new Amazon WMG offering really means.
> Jay-Z is leaving his post as head of Def-Jam.
> The Financial Times offered more details of tough times ahead at EMI including more layoffs. Some managers and artists are already crying foul.
> Radiohead's Thom Yorke shared the reason's behind the band's split with EMI.