Libertines confirm new 'Anthems', Pledge selling big fat box set
Libertines confirm new 'Anthems', Pledge selling big fat box set

3 July 2015

So those pesky Libertines, having signed to Virgin EMI late last year and promised us a brand new album, this week confirmed that...

!K7 celebrates DJ Kicks landmark with DJ top trumps game
!K7 celebrates DJ Kicks landmark with DJ top trumps game

3 July 2015

!K7 recently released the 50th edition of its seminal mix album series 'DJ-Kicks' with a mix from that there DJ Koze. Which is...

CMU Beef Of The Week 260: Photographers v Pop
CMU Beef Of The Week 260: Photographers v Pop

3 July 2015

Now, if you've being paying attention, and I bloody well hope you have been, you'll all remember how, when Taylor Swift came to...

Rick Ross gets bail following kidnap and assault charges
Rick Ross gets bail following kidnap and assault charges

2 July 2015

Rick Ross is out of jail after posting a $2 million bond, according to TMZ. As previously reported, the rapper was recently arrested over...

Ents24 crunches tracking stats to assess artists rising in popularity
Ents24 crunches tracking stats to assess artists rising in popularity

2 July 2015

Online entertainment guide and ticketing hub Ents24 will today publish a chart of the artists and performers who have seen their popularity rise...

CMU's One Liners: IFF keynoter, Capitol promotions, Prince off streams and more
CMU's One Liners: IFF keynoter, Capitol promotions, Prince off streams and more

2 July 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Organisers of the International Festival Forum - the new event from the people behind ILMC - have...

Guns N Roses have enough material recorded for three more albums
Guns N Roses have enough material recorded for three more albums

1 July 2015

Guns N Roses have enough material to record "two or three" more albums, or so says guitarist Richard Fortus. Which, by the band's...

CMU's One Liners: ASCAP and Universal promotions, Independent Label Market rarities, and some new tracks
CMU's One Liners: ASCAP and Universal promotions, Independent Label Market rarities, and some new tracks

1 July 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • US collecting society ASCAP has promoted Lauren Iossa to the job of Exec VP Chief Marketing &...

Katy Perry caught up in Hollywood convent sale squabble
Katy Perry caught up in Hollywood convent sale squabble

1 July 2015

While Justin Bieber has been busy praising the Lord this week, Katy Perry has been busy angering the Almighty. Or possibly not. It...

Folk and roots community collaborate on protest song collection
Folk and roots community collaborate on protest song collection

30 June 2015

Sixteen folk and roots artists have contributed tracks to a new compilation of contemporary protest songs inspired by the recent General Election. Well,...

Foo Fighters expected to make it back on stage for US tour
Foo Fighters expected to make it back on stage for US tour

30 June 2015

Despite speculation that Dave Grohl's broken leg might impact on the Foo Fighter's upcoming North American tour, a tweet yesterday implied that won't...

East 17 play (unintentionally) intimate set
East 17 play (unintentionally) intimate set

30 June 2015

Now, no sniggering at the back thank you very much, just because the reformed East 17 played to 30 people at their recent...

Yes founder and bassist Chris Squire dies
Yes founder and bassist Chris Squire dies

29 June 2015

Prog rockers Yes confirmed this weekend that the band's co-founder and bassist Chris Squire has died, a month on from him revealing he...

Joni Mitchell rep denies singer is still unable to speak after collapse
Joni Mitchell rep denies singer is still unable to speak after collapse

29 June 2015

A statement issued on behalf of Joni Mitchell has denied comments about her current condition made by David Crosby - as in one...

CMU's One Liners: Festival Congress returns, CD Baby conference, NWA reunion etc
CMU's One Liners: Festival Congress returns, CD Baby conference, NWA reunion etc

29 June 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Ben Ward, frontman of metallers Orange Goblin and formerly an exec at One Fifteen management, has joined...

Top Glastonbury talking point? Kanye's subtitles
Top Glastonbury talking point? Kanye's subtitles

29 June 2015

So, having closely monitored the social networks all weekend it seems like the stand out acts at Glastonbury this year were, well, whichever...

Rick Ross refused bail after arrest for assault
Rick Ross refused bail after arrest for assault

26 June 2015

Rapper Rick Ross is currently incarcerated after being refused bail in relation to charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault and aggravated battery. He is being...

The Who will call it quits this year… until next time
The Who will call it quits this year… until next time

26 June 2015

If I start with the TL:DR will you only read that and skip the fuller article? But then you'd be skipping the words...

CMU Beef Of The Week 259: Courtney Love v François Hollande
CMU Beef Of The Week 259: Courtney Love v François Hollande

26 June 2015

I think we all know what old-school taxi drivers think about Uber. If you don't, flag one down this lunchtime, and as you...

CMU Podcast: Apple Music, Ed Sheeran, UK Music, Deadmau5
CMU Podcast: Apple Music, Ed Sheeran, UK Music, Deadmau5

26 June 2015

CMU's Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review the week in music and the music business, including Taylor Swift causing a u-turn on Apple...

Diddy responds to arrest for kettleball assault
Diddy responds to arrest for kettleball assault

25 June 2015

A rep for Sean 'Diddy' Combs has commented on his arrest earlier this week after an altercation with a football coach at UCLA. As...

Def Leppard guitarist able to join tour despite cancer treatment
Def Leppard guitarist able to join tour despite cancer treatment

25 June 2015

A spokesman for Def Leppard has confirmed that guitarist Vivian Campbell will be able to join the band on upcoming gig dates, after...

Brian Wilson cancels UK tour, says 2016 European shows will be his last
Brian Wilson cancels UK tour, says 2016 European shows will be his last

25 June 2015

Brian Wilson has cancelled his upcoming UK tour dates, and announced that a European tour to mark the 50th anniversary of the Beach...

Stewart Lee to curate ATP festival
Stewart Lee to curate ATP festival

25 June 2015

Stewart Lee has been announced as the curator of next year's ATP festival, which the comedian says will require attendees to bring "bucket,...

CMU's One Liners: Apple Music gubbins, Mogwai rarities, Tom Morello workings and more
CMU's One Liners: Apple Music gubbins, Mogwai rarities, Tom Morello workings and more

25 June 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Pharrell Williams will seemingly be the first pop man to have an exclusive track streaming out of...

Trump responds to Young over track spat
Trump responds to Young over track spat

25 June 2015

So Donald Trump has finally shot back at Neil Young. As you'll remember, the singer hit out at the billionaire businessman when Trump...

John Grant announces new album, tour dates
John Grant announces new album, tour dates

24 June 2015

John Grant has announced that he will release his third solo album, 'Grey Tickles, Black Pressure', through Bella Union on 2 Oct. "I do...

Nickleback cancel US tour as Chad Kroeger requires vocal surgery
Nickleback cancel US tour as Chad Kroeger requires vocal surgery

24 June 2015

Nickleback have been forced to cancel their upcoming US tour, after frontman Chad Kroeger was diagnosed with a cyst on his voice box....

CMU's One Liners: Queen launch lager, Miguel UK tour, new New Order album, and more
CMU's One Liners: Queen launch lager, Miguel UK tour, new New Order album, and more

24 June 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Queen have their own lager now. Just thought you'd like to know. It's called Queen Bohemian Lager...

Kanye concedes that Beck does in fact respect artistry
Kanye concedes that Beck does in fact respect artistry

24 June 2015

Having conceded earlier this year that some of Beck's music is "kind of good", Kanye West has now admitted that it was "inaccurate"...

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