Weblinks: Swift Set For Record Breaking Debut

• Sales predictions for Taylor Swift’s new single “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” have been raised to 600k-plus. According to Billboard, when Nielsen SoundScan stats are released tomorrow (8/22), here are some digital sales records she is looking to beat:

—Most downloads in a single week, and most debut week downloads: Flo Rida, “Right Round,” 636k
—Most downloads by a female in a single week, and second most overall downloads: Ke$ha, “TiK ToK,” 610k
—Best female debut week: Lady Gaga, “Born This Way,” 448k

• Grimey’s co-owner Doyle Davis confirmed to the Nashville Scene that the record store is expanding with the opening of a second location on Eighth Ave. Grimey’s Too will feature a coffee bar, bookstore, and more records.

• Construction of a new premium seating offering is underway at the Bridgestone Arena, reports the Nashville Post. The 501 Club will offer 80- 90 seats available for annual purchase for $15,000- $17,000 each. Previously, suite holders had to lease the entire suite for the year. Other improvements at the arena include a $6 million HVAC upgrade of chilling and dehumidifying systems, because these conditions are closely regulated for hockey games.

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