Björk admits concerns to putting new material on freemium
Björk admits concerns to putting new material on freemium

27 February 2015

All the big artists know it, how do you get people talking about your new record these days? Keep it off Spotify, that's...

Kate Tempest and one hundred more acts added to The Great Escape
Kate Tempest and one hundred more acts added to The Great Escape

27 February 2015

Here we go people, it's time for another shed-load of great new bands to be added to the line up for this year's...

CMU Beef Of The Week #244: Madonna v Gravity
CMU Beef Of The Week #244: Madonna v Gravity

27 February 2015

It's a long-stranding controversy within scientific circles, of course. You might remember that conference on the issue at MIT back in 2006, though...

The customary ******* BRITs write up
The customary ******* BRITs write up

26 February 2015

So, time for the customary BRITs write up, but worry not people, this report has been through the ITV profanity filter three times...

Police investigation into allegations against Cliff Richard has
Police investigation into allegations against Cliff Richard has "increased significantly"

26 February 2015

The police inquiry into the historical sex offence allegations made against Cliff Richard has "increased significantly in size" and now involves "more than...

U2's actual Joshua tree vandalised
U2's actual Joshua tree vandalised

26 February 2015

So this just in from the tree news desk, the tree that famously appears in the artwork that accompanied U2's 1987 album 'The...

Thom Yorke and Robert Del Naja unveil soundtrack to tax avoidance doc
Thom Yorke and Robert Del Naja unveil soundtrack to tax avoidance doc

26 February 2015

Thom Yorke off of the Radioheads and Robert Del Naja from that Massive Attack yesterday unveiled the soundtrack they've made for 'UK Gold',...

Noel Gallagher's got Ed Sheeran's back
Noel Gallagher's got Ed Sheeran's back

26 February 2015

You know how that Noel Gallagher once said a few words against Ed Sheeran. Well, he'd like you all to know that he'll...

New Rihanna single drops, 'Home'-based concept album incoming
New Rihanna single drops, 'Home'-based concept album incoming

25 February 2015

Rihanna has only gone and premiered another brand new track! Though this one, 'Towards The Sun', has been made for the soundtrack of...

Chilly Gonzales posts second 'Chambers' track
Chilly Gonzales posts second 'Chambers' track

25 February 2015

Speaking as someone who had to stop Last.fm auto-tweeting my weekly top three most-listened to artists, because they featured Chilly Gonzales under at...

Breakthrough shortlist out for Artist And Manager Awards
Breakthrough shortlist out for Artist And Manager Awards

25 February 2015

Was I meant to mention some big music awards event in today's CMU Daily? I'm pretty sure there was something. Hmm. Did it...

New Blur album to stop gigs
New Blur album to stop gigs "getting tedious"

25 February 2015

"So why the new Blur album?" you've all been pondering and wondering and musing and speculating and gossiping and shouting and scrawling on...

Taylor Swift confirmed as Global Recording Artist Of 2014
Taylor Swift confirmed as Global Recording Artist Of 2014

24 February 2015

So, winner of the least surprising award winner award is IFPI Global Recording Artist Of 2014 Taylor Swift, which is, in itself, totally...

CMU's One Liners: Beatport streams, iTunes editors, Blinkbox losses and other true stories
CMU's One Liners: Beatport streams, iTunes editors, Blinkbox losses and other true stories

24 February 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today… • X-Factor finalist Andrea Faustini has signed to Sony label RCA. He came third in last year's series...

Kanye hears Beck's album:
Kanye hears Beck's album: "This is kind of good"

24 February 2015

So this is no good at all. It transpires that Kanye West might now have heard Beck's artless Grammy Award winning album 'Morning...

Drake intended album to be free mixtape, says free mixtape website
Drake intended album to be free mixtape, says free mixtape website

23 February 2015

Drake's surprise album release 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late', dropped earlier this month, only became a proper album release at the...

John Legend and Common take Best Song Oscar
John Legend and Common take Best Song Oscar

23 February 2015

So, Oscars night then - movies, movies, movies - but what was happening musically speaking? Well, musicals mainly, with Lady Gaga doing 'The...

Royal Blood turned down Band Aid because they couldn't get the 'Bono line'
Royal Blood turned down Band Aid because they couldn't get the 'Bono line'

23 February 2015

Royal Blood have claimed that they turned down an invite to appear on last year's Band Aid bash because their demand that they...

Afroman man charged and possibly sued over on-stage punch
Afroman man charged and possibly sued over on-stage punch

20 February 2015

Afroman was charged with assault and is now facing a civil lawsuit after lashing out at a fan at a recent gig. The...

Bruce Dickinson receiving cancer treatment
Bruce Dickinson receiving cancer treatment

20 February 2015

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has just completed a seven week course of cancer treatment after a tumour was discovered on his tongue,...

Blur are back
Blur are back

20 February 2015

In 1994, on my 5am student radio show, I once played Blur's 'Parklife' 21 times back to back. Mainly because we knew the...

CMU's One Liners: Official Charts website, Björk radio show, Pete Doherty video, Music Week awards
CMU's One Liners: Official Charts website, Björk radio show, Pete Doherty video, Music Week awards

20 February 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • You all noticed that the Official Charts website revamped earlier this week, right? No? What are you...

CMU Beef Of The Week #243: Jack White v Student Journalism
CMU Beef Of The Week #243: Jack White v Student Journalism

20 February 2015

Jack White loves guacamole and hates bananas, ha ha ha ha ha. Ha. Haaaaa. Those were the facts we learned last month when...

Sia readying next solo album
Sia readying next solo album

19 February 2015

Sia has decided that she's going to release another album as a popstar in her own right. Even if that means doing the...

Rolo Tomassi use tenth anniversary to announce new album
Rolo Tomassi use tenth anniversary to announce new album

19 February 2015

Rolo Tomassi marked the tenth anniversary of their first gig yesterday by announcing details of their fourth album. Titled 'Grievances', it will be...

NME presents some awards, Time Out-style
NME presents some awards, Time Out-style

19 February 2015

If you were thinking that the NME would just rock up at the Brixton Academy last night and dish out a load of...

CMU's One Liners: Jack White's stupid video, Taylor Swift's stupid bonus tracks, Jimi Hendrix's stupid pre-fame recordings, and other stupid stuff
CMU's One Liners: Jack White's stupid video, Taylor Swift's stupid bonus tracks, Jimi Hendrix's stupid pre-fame recordings, and other stupid stuff

19 February 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Literally no one in the history of the internet has every enjoyed the experience of watching an...

Some eggs were thrown at Justin Bieber for a thing
Some eggs were thrown at Justin Bieber for a thing

19 February 2015

Justin Bieber has been pelted with eggs. As if he was his neighbour's house or something. Though don't worry, his neighbours house hasn't...

Gavin Clark dies
Gavin Clark dies

18 February 2015

Singer-songwriter Gavin Clark died on Monday this week, it has been announced via his official Facebook page. In a statement, his management said: "Gavin...

East India Youth announces tour dates, reveals new single
East India Youth announces tour dates, reveals new single

18 February 2015

That East India Youth has released a side order of tour dates to go with his album-based main course. The starter will be...

  • IFPI defends Friday global release day, chart makers yet to confirm impact
  • Pandora loses latest pre-1972 squabble
  • Kobalt announces $60 million in new finance
  • YouTube seemingly not making a profit
  • Björk admits concerns to putting new material on freemium
  • CMU Beef Of The Week #244: Madonna v Gravity
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