Adele Breaks Records/Our Hearts By Making Her Bonus Tracks Unavailable to Download

Adele’s latest album has broken a first-week sales record, selling more than 2.4 million albums since Friday. But if you want three of her tracks, you’ll have to head to a Target.

Your Friday Jam: Arlington: The Rap

After we learned that the best DC neighborhood for Millennials was Clarendon, I had to pull out this classic Millennial rap about “life in the Clizzle-Dizzle.”

Your Friday Jam: Roth IRA

Who Will Buy the Only Copy of The Wu-Tang Clan’s Next Album?

The Wu-Tang Clan’s next album, “The Wu – Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” will be “available for purchase and ownership by one individual only,” reports ArtsBeat. This means that there will be just one album, and it can only be heard while the album is “on tour”.

The Best Headphone Songs I Bought in 2013

When we write the history of how technology has made us happier, I hope there’s a whole chapter about headphones. Life in the pre-headphones era was a dystopia of un-entertained silences, un-podcasted public transport. Bus rides without TED Talks, old magazines in waiting rooms, flights spent deflecting extroverted strangers. Going for a jog meant listening to yourself breathe. 

The Business of Streaming Music

Yesterday Tim Carmody looked into the question, “Can anyone turn streaming music into a real business?”

How Did You Contribute to the Music Industry’s Sales Increase?

We’re still buying music.