Paper Models (ex Astoria, Homegrown, and JamisonParker) have posted a new song titled "Coming Back To Me" for download on their myspace. If you like what you hear then rejoice, because we'll be giving their new EP away very soon.
Rayna's paper covers durable goods, problems with DRM systems, the reason behind the rental strategy (switching costs) and the argument that selling companies (like iTunes) aren't in competition with the renters (like Rhapsody), but rather with CD sellers.
Interested in attending the Paper Models / The Ataris (acoustic) show tomorrow night (Wednesday) at the Ackerman Grand Ballroom on UCLA's campus--for free?! Well, you and a buddy could be doing just that, courtesy of Paper Models. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (the contest closes at noon tomorrow), and that's it. If you want to make sure you get a ticket, they are available for $10 (list price $12); simply email email@example.com, and he'll get you all set up.