With physical CD sales dwindling, you don't hear as much about how certain records aren't carried by particular retailers due to so-called "objectionable content." But it still happens. Case-in-point: the new album from pop-punk lifers Green Day, whose latest disc, 21st Century Breakdown, cannot be found at Wal-Mart. read more
Walmart is probably the last place you’d think to look for an indie music release. The store’s music section is a bastion of the most mainstream, top 40-friendly music you can find. It’s Xtina, Fergie and Akon as far as the eye can see.
But according to a posting over at EW.com that could soon change (thanks to Hypebot for tipping us off to the story). It seems you may soon be able to buy The Shins, Ted Leo, Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah, Bloc Party and a bunch of other indies along with your water wings and jumbo Cheetos. read more