DJ Mehdi - Photo by Alex Eriksen

  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Atlanta label Mylene Sheath has partnered with Redeye Distribution.
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  • DIY music venue Monster Island closed its doors for good Saturday night. This has not been a good year for Brooklyn DIY venues.
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  • 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.
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  • Facebook might integrate selling concert tickets into its soon-to-be-unveiled music service.
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  • The Turntable.fm app is available for the iPhone. It’s free and supposed to be pretty awesome.
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  • 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.
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  • Apparently, you can’t have too many outrageously expensive headphones in the world, as 50 Cent is taking another stab at making luxury headphones.
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  • St. Vincent is doing a song for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.
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    Industry Wrap is a weekly CMJ column covering industry-related music news. Send tips to Kate Shapiro at kshapiro@cmj.com.