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From the Pot Kettle Black department. Per the Beeb, 50 Cent is taking ye olde legal action against an internet advertising firm for an online promotion which allegedly shows him being shot. Right. And Fiddy has never glamorised that kind …

Tue, Jul 24, 2007, 09:01

   

From the Pot Kettle Black department. Per the Beeb, 50 Cent is taking ye olde legal action against an internet advertising firm for an online promotion which allegedly shows him being shot. Right. And Fiddy has never glamorised that kind of violence? He must have a new album on the way to plug. Oh, he does.

And from the Lick Lick department. Kelly Clarkson has taken time out from her hectic schedule to apologise to her record label bottle-washer Clive Davis (the man who thought they had named the CD after him) for an alleged beef. No beef, just ham. Nothing more to see here, please keep moving.

Rock’n'roll is here to pay: the LA Times look at the business of licensing songs for ads.

Laura Barton says hail, hail “Roadrunner” and traces the history of Jonathan Richman’s most famous tune.

The New York Times salutes the song of the summer.

Setting music free could be a sign o’ the times, says Time magazine analysying Prince’s recent lucrative freebie schmoozle with The Mail on Sunday.

Chris Blackwell was one of the very few music industry executives to actually walk the walk as well as he talked the talk. These days, though, he’s more interested in building houses, as Maggie Lee found out.

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