The practice of ap.net staffers posting things that other ap.net staffers have direct monetary ties into, be it bands/labels/whatever, is just kind of an odd practice.
I think it's an odd practice that you live with a guy who does exactly that, but you chose to bring it up here. But hey, I guess it makes sense not to post about Acceptance, Pentimento, or any of the amazing things P + P or Bad Timing is doing, just because of one person involved.
If we were paid journalists, I'd understand. But we're not. We're music industry hopefuls. If the day ever comes where we're asked to make a choice between the two, I don't think the results would be kind to AP.net.