New McCartney Album Released by Starbucks Former Beatles front man Paul McCartney releases his new album, Memory Almost Full, Tuesday on the Hear Music label owned by coffee retail giant Starbucks rather than his longtime label EMI. It's just the latest measure of how much things have changed in the music business.

New McCartney Album Released by Starbucks

New McCartney Album Released by Starbucks

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Former Beatles front man Paul McCartney releases a new album, Memory Almost Full, Tuesday on the Hear Music label owned by coffee retail giant Starbucks rather than his longtime label EMI. It's just the latest measure of how much things have changed in the music business.

David Marchese, a music writer for online magazine Salon, talks with Steve Inskeep.