Warner Music Group spent less last quarter but still had a flat holiday season.
Converse kicks designed by Gorillaz
Andre 3000, James Murphy and Gorillaz are teaming up to record a track for Converse. Converse is also launching some new Gorillaz-inspired Chuck Taylor designs on February 23, the same day the song goes live.
The Oscars are boring. Hold out for the 2012 Woodies on MTV instead, and don’t forget to vote for your favorite college radio station.
Metallica is starting its own music festival. It’s June 23 and 24 in Atlantic City, NJ. The festival will feature the Arctic Monkeys, Titus Andronicus, Fucked Up and Avenged Sevenfold.
Adam Levine started his own record label. It’s called 222, and the first man to sign is Matthew Morrison from Glee. Bring it, Mr. Schuester.
Verizon is launching a video streaming service with Redbox (those DVD vending machines in the grocery store) that will be set in competition with Netflix and Amazon Prime.
Oh hey, the Super Bowl was on Sunday. Here’s the CMJ recap of the halftime show.
Paul McCartney pulled all his solo songs off of Spotify. He will debut new songs from his next album, Kisses On The Bottom, on an iTunes live stream.
The Beach Boys will perform at the Grammys! Unfortunately they’ll be joined by Maroon 5 and Foster The People.
The early music streaming service iLike is officially dead. At its height it had 60 million registered users.
Industry Wrap is a weekly CMJ column covering industry-related music news. Send tips to Kate Shapiro at kshapiro [AT] cmj [DOT] com.