(In an effort to keep you fully informed, and fully entertained, below we present today's FYI and TMI — news you need and news that's, well, sometimes needless….)
Pandora Caps Mobile Listening, UMG Sells Remaining Divestments
In an effort to cut rising content costs from its mobile users, Pandora has announced it will cap U.S. mobile listening time at 40 hours per month, according to a blog post from company founder Tim Westergren. Once the 40-hour limit is reached, users will have the option to pay 99 cents for extended listening time, or subscribe to Pandora One, the company's ad-free service, for $3.99 per month. Online listening via computer will remain free. In related music business news, Universal Music Group has divested two of its remaining assets required to complete its acquisition of EMI Music, according to Billboard.biz. The assets are EMI's European rights to the Now That's What I Call Music! compilation series and UK indie marketing company Co-Operative Music.
Ke$ha Collaborates With Mom For Song About Genitals
It seems every time we start to wonder where TMI favorite Ke$ha has gone, she surfaces with even more interesting news. The latest from the Jack Daniel's-swigging pop singer? A new song titled "Gold Trans Am," which was co-written with her mom and apparently inspired by Ke$ha's genitals. "It began as a song about my car, which is a gold Trans Am, and it works about 40 percent of the time," said Ke$ha in an interview with Q Magazine. "But then like all great pop it became a metaphor for something else — my p****." While this may sound strange to the average reader, Ke$ha encourages you not to judge. "That may not be normal to the average psychiatrist out there but I think it's pretty cool," she said. And as for her genitals? They're nothing like her beat-up Trans Am. "My vagina is in tip-top working order," she said. "Valeted and souped-up and working 100 percent of the time."