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    Memphis music gets spotlight on iTunes

    In honor of Elvis Week, Apple Computer’s iTunes music store is putting the spotlight on Memphis with a page devoted to the city’s artists.

    The featured store was set to go live at midnight Tuesday at itunes.com/memphismusic. A banner will advertise the store on the iTunes home page.

    The page has albums by a wide array of the city’s music artists, including new releases by Justin Timberlake, punk rockers the Oblivians, roots singer Valerie June, and R&B singer K. Michelle. There are also older records from such iconic Memphis artists as B.B. King, Big Star, and Elvis Presley.

    iTunes’ Memphis music spotlight was developed in consultation with the Memphis Music Foundation, a local group that promotes the local music scene and seeks to increase musicians’ economic opportunities. The nonprofit will publicize the store through the end of October, when it will celebrate the third annual Memphis Means Music month.

    “We’re always trying to put the spotlight on Memphis music internationally,” said Cameron Mann, director of the foundation’s Music Resource Center. “What better way to do that than through iTunes, the music retailer through which more than two-thirds of paid digital downloads occur, helping Memphis musicians make more money.”

    Mark Jordan
    Scripps Lighthouse

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