Sweden Launches Radical.fm
Sweden, the country of origin of Spotify, is home base for a new online streaming service via Radical.fm, according to Billboard.biz. The service will provide users in Sweden advertising-free unlimited on-demand and curated streaming radio service from a catalog of 20 million IFPI-licensed songs from major labels. Rather than adding a subscription level, Radical.fm will ask users to make a donation, 10 percent of which will go to charity, according to Radical.fm founder Thomas McAlevey.
Remi Headed To Sony
GRAMMY-nominated producer Salaam Remi is expected to join Sony Music Entertainment as its executive vice president of A&R and production, according to sources reported by Billboard.biz. In the role, Remi will work with artists across all of Sony's labels.
New Love For Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber
The ups and downs of Taylor Swift's somewhat tumultuous love life are no secret, evidenced by one of the singer's most recent hits, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." But if it's true that it's better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all, Swift is on the right track. The country star was recently spotted with 18-year-old Harry Styles of One Direction. According to a report in the San Francisco Examiner, Styles has "been around the block" a few times himself, and has been called a "womanizing 18-year-old love god," by UK's The Sun. What will become of Swift and Styles? We'll have to wait for her next hit breakup single to find out. In related love news, Justin Bieber, who recently broke up with his celebrity girlfriend, Selena Gomez, recently found love on the American Music Awards stage. During the awards show's broadcast on Nov. 18, Bieber was lovingly attacked by former MTV star Jenny McCarthy, who kissed, choked and spanked the pop star after presenting him with his award for best Pop/Rock Album for Believe. "I did grab his butt. I couldn't help it. He was just so delicious," McCarthy said. She’s a belieber, there's not a trace of doubt in our minds.