Price Point by Ben Greenman
This past year, Jill Sobule was in the news more for a song she didn’t write than for any of the songs she has written. Katy Perry’s pop hit “I Kissed a Girl” shared a title (but little else) with Sobule’s 1995 quirk-pop landmark, and Sobule spent much of the year fielding questions about the song that ranged from the well-meaning to the misinformed. The “I Kissed a Girl” hoopla obscured another, more interesting story, which was that Sobule, who had been dropped from two labels and saw two others fold while she was under contract, became one of the first artists to deal creatively with the collapse of the traditional music business. Story continues here.