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10 Music Stories You Must Read this Weekend

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Every week at SoSoActive.com we bring to you the top ten most intertesting music related stories from around the web. A few highlights of the week were Lana Del Rey’s album release, the passing of Soul Train creator Don Cornelius and Madonna admitted to kissing Nicki Minaj. Really…

‘Soul Train’ creator Don Cornelius dead in apparent suicide-Mr. Cornelious leaves behind a great legacy with 1,110 episodes and 35 years of music history, “Soul Train” touched and inspired generations of artists and music lovers. He will be missed.~LA Times Blog

Lana Del Rey’s Debut Album Hits No. 1 on iTunes in 14 Countries-Lana Del Rey’s highly anticipated — and hotly debated — debut album had a stellar first day.~Hollywood Reporter

Meet Lyrica Anderson: Timbaland’s Best Kept Secret– Lyrica is currently signed to Super Producer Timbaland’s Mosley Music Group and has written songs for artists like Hannah Montana, Demi Lovato and Charece.~SoSoActive.com

‘Spotify boss Daniel Ek: ‘The music industry is entering a golden age’-Ek, whose company has enjoyed a year of rapid growth and now boasts over three million paying subscribers, has said that he firmly believes that if his company and other social networking sites can help increase the amount of social interaction online users engage in, then they will definitely buy more music.~NME

How Musicians are using Foursquare-Last year Foursquare strengthened its use in the live music world during SXSW by offering free tickets to concerts via check-ins and badge earnings.~SoSoActive.com

Bon Iver Turned Down Playing the Grammys, “We Kind of Said ‘F*** You’ a Little Bit”-In an interview with Billboard, Justin Vernon said that Bon Iver was indeed offered to play the Grammys– but only if the band collaborated with another artist. And so as not to compromise their music, they declined.~Pitchfork

Madonna Confesses to Kissing Nicki Minaj-No Comment-Vibe

Jamblr: Affordable Mobile Applications for all Artists-Jamblr is a mobile entertainment software design and development company based out of Nashville, TN. Jamblr specializes in affordable artist-based apps for Android and iPhone mobile devices.~SoSoActive.com

Eminem’s Grammy-Winning Album “Recovery” Goes 4x Platinum-The album, which was executive produced by Eminem, Dr. Dre, and Paul Rosenberg, contained a wide range of tracks that made their way across both Urban and Pop radio for most of 2010 and 2011 off of the sound and success of the hit singles~AllHipHop

2 Chainz Signs With Def Jam-Surprise, surprise. The most coveted free agent now has a home. Today, 2 Chainz confirms with XXL that he has departed from DTP and signed a solo deal with Def Jam.~RapRadar