News From The Week: January 10, 2009

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Apple I-Tunes News

Apple will begin making songs available in its iTunes store at 69 cents, 99 cents and $1.29 in April, with most albums remaining $9.99. Apple is also extending to all four major labels and thousands of indpendents its DRM-free iTunes Plus format with higher-quality 256 kbps AAC encoding. Customers can upgrade their existing library to the new codec for 30 cents a track or 30% of the album price. In a significant breakthrough beyond Wi-Fi capability, consumers with iPhones now will be able to preview and buy music via the 3G network at no extra charge. 

Cledus T. Judd New Single

Cledus T. Judd has re-signed with Koch Records and will release a new single this month, "Waitin' On Obama" after being away from the music for three-years. The song is a parody of Brad Paisley's hit single, "Waitin' On A Woman." 

Keith Urban Announces Tour Stops, No Dates.. Yet.

Keith Urban has announced all the cities his 2009 tour will stop in.  He will also have a new CD out March 31, 2009.

One supporting act, either Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bently, Glen Campbell or The Zac Brown Band will appear at each show.


Tour stops include:


Uncasville, CT                Philadelphia, PA

State College, PA            Rochester, NY

St. Paul, MN                  Little Rock, AR

Chicago, IL                    Tulsa, OK

Green Bay, WI               Kansas City, MO

Charleston, WV               Pittsburgh, PA

Roanoke, VA                  Columbus, OH

Indianapolis, IN               Louisville, KY

Huntsville, AL                 Hershey, PA

Cincinnati, OH                Washington DC

Detroit, MI                    Cleveland, OH

Fort Wayne, IN               Charlottesville, VA

St. Louis, MO                 Buffalo, NY

Memphis, TN                  Knoxville, TN

Atlanta, GA                    Nashville, TN

Greenville, SC                Salt Lake City, UT

Charlotte, NC                 Portland, OR

Raleigh, NC                    Seattle, WA

Des Moines, IA                Spokane, WA

Moline, IL                      Boston, MA

Milwaukee, WI                Vancouver, Canada

Omaha, NE                    Calgary, Canada

Wichita, KS                    Edmonton, Canada   

Dallas, TX                     Saskatoon, Canada

Denver, CO                    Winnipeg, Canada

Glendale, AZ                   London, Canada

Las Vegas, NV                 Toronto, Canada

Los Angeles, CA               Albany, NY

Ontario, CA                    New York, NY


There we have a short look at the news from the week!  Check back next Saturday for more updates!