Random Music Notes

-- Sprint launched a music service on Monday that offers $2.50 downloads that customers can get right to their phones. Upon purchase, the song is also sent to their computer. For more information, check out this write-up in Tuesday's Washington Post.

-- Also on Monday, Apple reported that 1 millions videos have been sold through the iTunes Store in under 20 days. MSNBC has these details.

-- Strathmore is producing podcasts featuring "music by artists presented by Strathmore who will appear on [their] stages over the next few months." A non-profit arts center with a new 1,976-seat concert hall and a historic mansion, Strathmore is located just outside the Beltway in Montgomery County.

-- All music showcase applications for the 2006 South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival must be received by Monday, November 7.

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