Kid Cudi is rather miffed with Universal for the low sale of his current project WZRD’s new album. Apparently he called UMG a “weak ass label” for treating WZRD as a side project and not the real deal.
WZRD photo via Kid Cudi's site
Bret McKenzie of Flight Of The Conchords won the Best Original Song Oscar for “Man Or
Muppet” from The Muppets movie.
Ticketmaster debuted its first iPhone app this week, making it much, much easier to drunk-shop for Radiohead tickets.
Davy Jones of Monkees fame died this week in Florida at the age of 66.
You may have to wait until society literally falls apart before a Smiths reunion. Johnny Marr says he will reform the Smiths “if the current U.K. government steps down.”
In Adele Breaks More Records news: 21 is now the longest running No. 1 album since Purple Rain.
Spotify is pissed at artists who “window,” meaning only allow paid subscribers to listen to songs while free users can only hear samples of songs.
Megaupload creater Kim Dotcom is out on bail until his hearing in August. He’s accused of breaking 500 million dollars’ worth of copyright laws. Yikes.
Band pages on Facebook are changing to the Timeline format by the end of March.
Target pulled a greeting card that makes fun of Whitney Houston’s preference for “bad boys.” Awkward.
Music subscription service MOG is for sale.
Industry Wrap is a weekly CMJ column covering industry-related music news. Send tips to Kate Shapiro at kshapiro [AT] cmj [DOT] com.