U2 release album early because they believe they deserve awards
U2 release album early because they believe they deserve awards

1 October 2014

Still in the mood for surprises, U2 have quietly released their new album, 'Songs Of Innocence', on vinyl two weeks ahead of its...

New year, new Nick Cave solo shows
New year, new Nick Cave solo shows

1 October 2014

Saint Nick Cave of surreal cinematic fame has given fans an intimate gift, and no, it isn't an item from Britney Spears' new...

CMU's One Liners: Spotify in Canada, Cheryl, Avicii x Robbie Williams and more
CMU's One Liners: Spotify in Canada, Cheryl, Avicii x Robbie Williams and more

1 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Spotify is now available 'to all' in Canada. That's 'to all' as opposed to 'on an invite-only...

Toronto mayoral candidates involved in fucked up debate
Toronto mayoral candidates involved in fucked up debate

1 October 2014

Candidates for the Toronto mayoral election all took part in a debate earlier this week, hosted by Fucked Up frontman Damian Abraham. The...

Noel Gallagher to debate himself at Xfm charity event
Noel Gallagher to debate himself at Xfm charity event

30 September 2014

Noel Gallagher will on 3 Nov lead a live, Xfm-presented Q&A event centring on... well, himself, a topic on which he, if anyone,...

Black Sabbath to make one last LP, possibly with Rick Rubin
Black Sabbath to make one last LP, possibly with Rick Rubin

30 September 2014

Ozzy Osbourne has broken the news that Black Sabbath will only make one other, final, 20th LP as a band, then that's it....

Transgressive tenth anniversary celebrations hit The Barbican tonight
Transgressive tenth anniversary celebrations hit The Barbican tonight

30 September 2014

As part of the company's ongoing tenth anniversary celebrations, tonight Transgressive Records host a sold out show at The Barbican in London. Compered...

Röyksopp nearing The Inevitable End
Röyksopp nearing The Inevitable End

30 September 2014

Pride-of-Norway Röyksopp, aka long-time synth-pop kin Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland, have confirmed an 'Inevitable End' to the LP-releasing era of their Röyksopp...

CMU's One Liners: Believe x AFEM, Queen x Adam Lambert, Nicole Scherzinger x Cats and more
CMU's One Liners: Believe x AFEM, Queen x Adam Lambert, Nicole Scherzinger x Cats and more

30 September 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Believe Digital is the first major distributor to join that there Association For Electronic Music, the previously...

Michael Jackson's Thriller video coming back from the dead... in 3D!
Michael Jackson's Thriller video coming back from the dead... in 3D!

30 September 2014

Director John Landis is working on a 3D version of Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' video. No, don't worry, he's not planning to dig the...

Mutya Buena is bankrupt. Or is she? Hmm
Mutya Buena is bankrupt. Or is she? Hmm

29 September 2014

Popstar Mutya Buena has filed for bankruptcy, which is unfortunate. Buena - who was once a Sugababe, and may or may not still...

Thom Yorke partners with BitTorrent on new solo album
Thom Yorke partners with BitTorrent on new solo album

29 September 2014

Hey, all you self-elected gatekeepers, you'd better watch out. After a few days of pretty tedious teasing on Twitter and silly speculation that...

CMU's One Liners: Kobalt, Calvin Harris, The Who and more
CMU's One Liners: Kobalt, Calvin Harris, The Who and more

29 September 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Kobalt Label Services has confirmed the appointment of Tom Osborn, previously with Epitaph/Anti-Records, to the role of...

Beyonce not about to start giving out her music for free
Beyonce not about to start giving out her music for free

29 September 2014

Beyonce may have surprised fans with the previously unannounced release of her new album on iTunes last year, but there is a key...

Justin Bieber pap chase case back in court
Justin Bieber pap chase case back in court

26 September 2014

A court has ordered that old charges against a paparazzo who chased Justin Bieber's car on a California motorway back in 2012, this...

Documentary about proto-punk band Death receives London premiere
Documentary about proto-punk band Death receives London premiere

26 September 2014

The very first Doc N Roll music documentary film festival opened last night with the London premiere of 'A Band Called Death' -...

Wiley confirms LP (again)
Wiley confirms LP (again)

26 September 2014

That silly billy Wiley has revealed the first single from his "final solo" (he claimed yesterday) LP 'Snakes And Ladders', the album which...

CMU's One Liners: Amazon, MIDEM, Neil Young and more
CMU's One Liners: Amazon, MIDEM, Neil Young and more

26 September 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Urban Outfitters is the "number one seller" of vinyl in the world according to... well, Urban Outfitters...

CMU Beef Of The Week #224: Brody Dalle v Jennifer Lopez & Iggy Azalea
CMU Beef Of The Week #224: Brody Dalle v Jennifer Lopez & Iggy Azalea

26 September 2014

It's a good thing that we're still talking about the problem of sexism and misogyny in music. Definitely. Though it's a bit depressing...

Jason Orange leaves Take That
Jason Orange leaves Take That

25 September 2014

Jason Orange has quit Take That. Boom, there you go, that's your news story. No real dramas here, he's just bored of being...

The Horrors' horror at Labour party song pick
The Horrors' horror at Labour party song pick

25 September 2014

It wouldn't be the political party conference season without a band getting annoyed at their music being used to soundtrack one of these...

AC/DC announce first album without Malcolm Young
AC/DC announce first album without Malcolm Young

25 September 2014

AC/DC have announced that they will release a new album, 'Rock Or Bust', in December. And it will be their first ever without...

Idris Elba releasing Mandela-inspired LP feat James Blake and Mumford
Idris Elba releasing Mandela-inspired LP feat James Blake and Mumford

25 September 2014

Actor, singer, rapper and DJ Idris Elba has enticed the likes of James Blake, Mr Hudson and Mumford & Sons Ltd to feature...

London's first ever music documentary festival starts tonight
London's first ever music documentary festival starts tonight

25 September 2014

London's first ever music documentary festival kicks off at the Hackney Picturehouse this evening, with a four day programme of films - both...

CMU's One Liners: Iceland, Aston, Hackman and more
CMU's One Liners: Iceland, Aston, Hackman and more

25 September 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Iceland has been announced as the focus country for next year's Eurosonic Norderslaag festival, which takes place...

Britney launches lingerie collection
Britney launches lingerie collection

25 September 2014

Britney Spears has announced a new range of affordable lingerie. Britney's Budget Bras would be the obvious name to give the collection, but...

Rod Stewart sued for allegedly breaking fan's nose with football kick
Rod Stewart sued for allegedly breaking fan's nose with football kick

24 September 2014

Given that Rod Stewart is famous for kicking footballs into his audience at any given opportunity, it's a wonder he hasn't faced legal...

Dre tops Forbes hip hop rich list after Beats deal
Dre tops Forbes hip hop rich list after Beats deal

24 September 2014

So, Dr Dre has topped the latest Forbes hip hop rich list, him taking the top spot from Sean 'Diddy Whatnot' Combs with...

Manic Street Preachers to re-open The Holy Bible via anniversary shows
Manic Street Preachers to re-open The Holy Bible via anniversary shows

24 September 2014

The Manic Street Preachers will re-present their 1994 LP 'The Holy Bible' - which basic maths dictates is 20 years old this year...

Oui Love to promote new French talent on UK tour
Oui Love to promote new French talent on UK tour

24 September 2014

The joint venture between Bureau Export and Institut Français to promote French music in the UK, Oui Love, has announced details of its...

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