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Julian Lennon's Revolutionary 2009

Julian Lennon says he wants his own Revolution. Along with digital pioneers Michael Birch and Todd Meagher, he just opened an artist-centric music company called theRevolution. One word. The group helps musicians take back control of their work from big timey labels and distribute directly to fans via the Internet.

He says the project stands out as a personal achievement this year.

"There’s too many things to actually pin-point that was specific for 2009 -- except that I've now found myself back on the map, in terms of the music business," he says. "I'm just looking forward to where the industry is going."

Another highlight? The Twilight sequel, New Moon, gets an honorable mention. Sort of.

Tell us what made your year. Name the best food, song, movie, book, show or cultural experience you had this year. We're reading your choices on WNYC this month.