- A London warehouse fire has seriously depleted the stocks of many independent record labels. Beggars Group — which includes labels such as Matador, XL and Rough Trade — lost its entire U.K. collection, amounting to 750,000 copies of CDs and vinyl.
- Kanye West and Jay-Z’s collaborative “Watch the Thone” will debut at No. 1 on the Billboard charts next week with a stronger-than-expected 500,000-plus copies sold. The album is currently available only on iTunes.
Clicky shuffle: Your random song for Wednesday morning:
- Inner City, “Good Life”