In the newest Chipotle ad featuring decent musicians, Karen O covers a country song.
Karen O - Photo by Lindsey Turner
Edward Sharpe, the Plain White T’s and others have joined the Music Coalition Project. Global activism win!
MTV attempts once again to broadcast actual music-related programing with the new multi-platform MTV Iggy, geared to bring world music to the States.
Pitchfork has announced a new artsy-sounding music festival in New York City. It’s called Forms and is set to begin next February.
Georgia Tech’s WREK radio station now broadcasts at 100,000 watts, covering the entire Atlanta metro area.
Here’s your weekly Michael Jackson doctor trial update: The King Of Pop could have been saved if his doctor had called 911 more promptly.
J Scavo left Disney and joined Warner Bros. as senior vice president of digital marketing.
Here’s a look at Spotify and how its finances work.
Surprise, surprise: New study says the private sector doesn’t value creative industries.
The Guardian has a great feature on what Steve Jobs meant to the music industry.
Ex Pandora-exec Harry DeMott joined the music licensing company Rumblefish.
Bloomberg spent a lengthy article detailing the advertising woes of Pandora. The company still enjoys widespread popularity but faces difficulty capitalizing on it.
Spin is going bi-monthly in 2012 and increasing its Web focus. In order to do that the magazine has hired three new high-profile editors.
Industry Wrap is a weekly CMJ column covering industry-related music news. Send tips to Kate Shapiro at firstname.lastname@example.org.