JAM: Weekly Wrap-Up

by Staff

Rebecca Black is officially having her 15 minutes of internet fame.

Every friday J.A.M. is going to tell you what happened this week in music with news from the web. This week we’re taking about internet fame, a new drink from Snoop and the ultimate sellout move.

  • Rebecca Black, better know as that girl in the “Friday” internet meme, is having her15 minutes offame courtesy of…well,the internet.  With over 47 million views on youtube, the song has shot up # 45 on iTunes and has sold 37,000 copies in it’s first week, Billboard reports. She’s even been on Leno and Conan’s got beefwith her. This, ladies and gentleman, is how fame is made today. {via Forbes, NBC, Conan on Youtube and Billboard}
  • Already facing an investigation by the Federal Drug Administration is Snoop Dogg’s newest addition to the Colt 45 family of alcoholic beverages. Blast will go on sale next month in a variety of fruity flavors, coming in 23.5 ounce cans with a 12 percent alcohol content. The drink is being criticized for being nearly indistinguishable from soft drinks. {via Rolling Stone Magazine}
  • In the ultimate act of “selling out,” an unsigned band has sold the rights to its name to an internet startup website for $251,000. The band, now named “The BuyStock.com Band,” will use the money to record its first album, set to be released on the buystock.com website for free. {via GIBSON and MUSICRADAR}
  • Justin Vernon, aka Bon Iver, is set to release a new album in June this year. In an interview with Rolling Stone, he said the first track of 10 would be titled after the Australian city, “Perth.” It grew out of a ‘rejuvenating’ experience he had while in the southwest portion of the country, he said. I guess what really happened down under will probably stay down under. {via Rolling Stone Magazine}

Check out the Weekly Wrap-Up every Friday only on J.A.M.