DJ Mehdi died while celebrating his birthday in Paris this week. The death was reportedly an accident and was caused when the roof of Mehdi’s Parisian home collapsed. Mehdi was a member of the French electro-dance collective Ed Banger and hugely influential in the European dance scene.
DJ Mehdi - Photo by Alex Eriksen
CMJ announced the second round of artists for the 2011 CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival. Buy your badge here before the discount ends September 26.
Atlanta label Mylene Sheath has partnered with Redeye Distribution.
DIY music venue Monster Island closed its doors for good Saturday night. This has not been a good year for Brooklyn DIY venues.
Late U.K. singer Amy Winehouse will be immortalized with a giant bronze statue by Daniel Edwards who, among other things, is known for this.
Facebook might integrate selling concert tickets into its soon-to-be-unveiled music service.
The Turntable.fm app is available for the iPhone. It’s free and supposed to be pretty awesome.
MOG has gone the way of Spotify and added a free listening tier but with some interesting differences. Instead of limiting listening by time like Spotify, on MOG you can get more hours by watching ads.
Apparently, you can’t have too many outrageously expensive headphones in the world, as 50 Cent is taking another stab at making luxury headphones.
St. Vincent is doing a song for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.
Industry Wrap is a weekly CMJ column covering industry-related music news. Send tips to Kate Shapiro at firstname.lastname@example.org.