The ten most-read news stories on the CMU site in August 2014
The ten most-read news stories on the CMU site in August 2014

The most-read story on the CMU website in August was news of MEP Julia Reda's...

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams depositions made public in Blurred Lines squabble
Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams depositions made public in Blurred Lines squabble

First you tapped your feet and you hummed the tune. Then you danced a little....

BMG buys LA-based production music library
BMG buys LA-based production music library

It's a Tuesday morning, so that probably means it's time for another BMG acquisition. And...

Majors still pushing for Friday global release day, but more opposing voices heard
Majors still pushing for Friday global release day, but more opposing voices heard

Isn't it nice to have consensus in the music industry for once? Yes, it seems...

Ninja Tune's Just Isn't Music publishing company hires BMG man
Ninja Tune's Just Isn't Music publishing company hires BMG man

Ninja Tune's publishing arm, Just Isn't Music, has announced that it has hired David O'Bryan...

The Entertainment Retailers Association is even more angry than you about that U2 album
The Entertainment Retailers Association is even more angry than you about that U2 album

So, you've probably already deleted U2's 'Songs Of Innocence' album from your iTunes account, thanks...

The Manchester Phones 4U Arena is fine, please do not worry
The Manchester Phones 4U Arena is fine, please do not worry

No shows will be cancelled at Manchester's Phones 4U Arena, despite Phones 4U being in...

CMU's One Liners: Screenburn, SuBo, Bey-Z, Lana Del Rey, and more
CMU's One Liners: Screenburn, SuBo, Bey-Z, Lana Del Rey, and more

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Universal Music has teamed with London-based 'white label app'...

Hoax call radio firm makes donation to nurse's family
Hoax call radio firm makes donation to nurse's family

The Australian media group at the heart of the hoax call incident involving the hospital...

Frank Ocean's dad sues Russell Simmons website for defamation
Frank Ocean's dad sues Russell Simmons website for defamation

Frank Ocean's father is suing hip hop mogul Russell Simmons for defamation relating to statements...

SFX buys Brazilian agency and promoter
SFX buys Brazilian agency and promoter

After Live Nation occupied the acquisitions spot in last week's CMU Daily, buying up ticketing...

Facebook courting MCNs to increase video content in its news feed
Facebook courting MCNs to increase video content in its news feed

With video becoming an ever more important part of the Facebook news feed, and with...

Bob Crewe 1930-2014
Bob Crewe 1930-2014

American songwriter Bob Crewe - who's most known for his many high-charting collaborations with Frankie...

Tindersticks to release World War One soundscapes
Tindersticks to release World War One soundscapes

Tindersticks have announced that they are to release a collection of soundscapes recorded for the...

Run The Jewels release free track, set live dates and speak on new LP
Run The Jewels release free track, set live dates and speak on new LP

Hip hop unit Run The Jewels, aka rapper Killer Mike and producer El-P, have released...

CMU's One Liners: Screenburn, SuBo, Bey-Z, Lana Del Rey, and more
CMU's One Liners: Screenburn, SuBo, Bey-Z, Lana Del Rey, and more

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Universal Music has teamed with London-based 'white label app'...

You can now delete that free U2 album from iTunes, in the unlikely event that you weren't overjoyed to receive it
You can now delete that free U2 album from iTunes, in the unlikely event that you weren't overjoyed to receive it

Hey, it turns out it wasn't only the retailers who were annoyed by U2's freebie...

Crystal Fighters drummer dies
Crystal Fighters drummer dies

Crystal Fighters confirmed on Friday that the band's drummer Andrea Marongiu had died. The cause...

Ja Ja Ja Festival to return to London in November
Ja Ja Ja Festival to return to London in November

The Ja Ja Ja Festival has announced that it will return to London for a...

Rolo Tomassi add 'intimate' October shows
Rolo Tomassi add 'intimate' October shows

The boys and girl of Rolo Tomassi have listed some small-sized shows they'll be playing...

CMU's One Liners: Odd Future, Wretch 32, The Vamps and more
CMU's One Liners: Odd Future, Wretch 32, The Vamps and more

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Last Friday, Odd Future switched on their own...

Grimes bins songs because they
Grimes bins songs because they "sucked"

Grimes has told the New York Times that she's scrapped all the initial recordings for...

One-time Primal Scream guitarist 'Throb' Young dies
One-time Primal Scream guitarist 'Throb' Young dies

Original Primal Scream guitarist Robert 'Throb' Young has died at the age of 49. His...

OK Go not okay with Apple copycat clip
OK Go not okay with Apple copycat clip

OK Go claim that Apple have plagiarised one of their 'viral' pop videos (no, not...

  • Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams depositions made public in Blurred Lines squabble
  • Majors still pushing for Friday global release day, but more opposing voices heard
  • The Entertainment Retailers Association is even more angry than you about that U2 album
  • Bob Crewe 1930-2014
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