Links for 3.30.08: 50 Cent’s soc net, Stereogum’s sale, bands’ brands

by Josh Kimball

*Check out this BrandWeek article about big-brand concert sponsorship being on the rise.

*ThisIs50: 50 Cent has a social network. (Huh. And I thought he was retiring.) [mashable]

*Stereogum gets bought again? [paid content]

*The Times covers R.E.M., who’s trying to do things differently this time around (releasing their latest album on iLike, etc.), but still sounds really boring to me. Hi. I’m sorry.

*WAIT. Am I the last to know that Panic! At the Disco lost the exclamation point?!?!?!?!?1/1/1/111