EBay will withdraw from sale tickets to next month's Live 8 concert in London after concert organizer Bob Geldof condemned the auction Web site for "profiteering on the backs of the impoverished." Tickets for the show -- one of several designed to raise awareness of African poverty -- had been given away free in a text-message lottery. Some winners then put them up for sale on the site for hundreds of pounds. After Geldof and others complained, eBay decided to take down the listings, said eBay Managing Director Doug McCallum . . .
The Live 8 text-message lottery itself made the Guinness Book of World Records, with more than 2 million text messages sent to concert organizers in a bid for tickets to the July 2 London show . . .
Canadian music retailer HMV Canada yanked all of Alanis Morissette's albums from its shelves in protest of her exclusive deal to sell an acoustic version of 1995's "Jagged Little Pill" in North American Starbucks stores for six weeks, starting June 13, before being available through other retailers . . .
Mariah Carey set the all-time one-week Billboard Hot 100 audience record with "We Belong Together" from her recent album, "The Emancipation of Mimi." According to Billboard, more than 190 million radio listeners heard the song last week.
-- Compiled by K. Wilcox
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