As you know, Britney Spears bombed in her much-hyped MTV Video Music Awards performance. Or so say the critics. The Oklahoman’s George Lang blogged on NewsOK during the 2 hour show. Here’s George’s take on Brit: “when you’re going to wear an outfit designed to fit a Bratz doll, you might want to start the Pilates regimen earlier.” The NY Times? “She was awful. Visibly nervous, she tottered around the stage, dancing tentatively and doing nothing that sounded or looked like real live singing.”
Apple has sold its one-millionth iPhone, just days after it cut the price of its smartphone by $200. That’s 1 million sold in just 74 days. Apple says it will sell 10 million by the end of next year. It took Apple two years to sell one million iPods.
And in related news, the recoding industry has come up with a new format. It’s called the “ringle.” It combines the mostly defunct single format with ringtones. Each ringle will contain three songs – one hit, maybe a remix and an older track – along with one ringtone, all on a CD. Sony is set to release 50 ringle titles beginning in October.