noah | December 17, 2008 10:45 am

Rick Rubin may soon be removed from his post as guru of the future at Sony Music, after an expensive tenure in which he waxed poetic about the potential of subscription models despite consumers’ chronic allergy toward them, produced a high-profile album for another label, and moved the company’s headquarters to the ergonomically pleasing, and more expensive, CAA headquarters in Beverly Hills. Note that this item does come from the often factually challenged Roger Friedman, so the real story may just be that he’s moving down the hall. But then again, did anyone really think that nouveau street teams and feng shui would have any effect on people not buying records anymore? [Roger Friedman]