Last Lap: Wednesday’s Odds & Ends In Music News

by (@unclegrambo)

NEW KE$HA SONG ABOUT THE IMPENDING APOCALYPSE LEAKS ON YOUTUBE
You’ve got to hand it to the Sleazy one. Between this and “Till The World Ends,” she sure knows how to write a pop song about the end of days. [Popdust]

WHAT DOES THE CLOSING OF BORDERS MEAN FOR CLASSICAL MUSIC FANS?
When the nation’s number two bookstore chain decided to liquidate earlier this week, most of the initial attention rightly focused on the fact that 10,000 hardworking Americans are now out of a job. However, as we all know, the news cycle moves fast, and today NPR took a look at what the closure of Borders means for classical music fans. Borders sold more music in the classical genre than any other store in the nation, and apparently, classical music fans are still more apt to discover new music to purchase by traditional retail “browsing” than anything the internet has been able to replicate so far. [NPR]

TURNTABLE.FM STRIKES DEAL WITH ASCAP; DOES THAT MEAN IT’S HERE TO STAY?
In a promising sign for the portion of the desk-ridden workforce avoid their jobs by “DJing” for three or four of their virtual friends at a time, the hot startup signed a licensing deal will the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (or ASCAP for short). This will ensure that songwriters and music publishers will get paid, albeit minimally, when their songs get played on this new service. [Rolling Stone]

ITALIAN VIRAL MUSIC VIDEO SINGS THE PRAISES OF “GETTING ERNIE”
No matter what you think of Rebecca Black, you have to admit that she’s better than these hilarious Italian poseurs who can’t even pronounce “horny” correctly. Fans of the English language should consider this NSFW. [ONTD]