Scottish Album Of The Year Award shortlist announced
Scottish Album Of The Year Award shortlist announced

29 May 2015

The nominations for this year's Scottish Album Of The Year Award were revealed last night. And before you say, "Oh, another one of...

CMU’s One Liners: Proper hires, Tyler clarifies, Minaj fans petition, plus more stuff and things
CMU’s One Liners: Proper hires, Tyler clarifies, Minaj fans petition, plus more stuff and things

29 May 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Proper Music Distribution has hired Kameil Sattar, formerly with eMusic (yeah, that's still going), for the role...

CMU Beef Of The Week #256: Neil Young v Coffee (Round 2)
CMU Beef Of The Week #256: Neil Young v Coffee (Round 2)

29 May 2015

I think if Pono has taught us anything, it's that Neil Young is not a man to back down, regardless of how impossible...

Posthumous child abuse lawsuit against Michael Jackson dismissed
Posthumous child abuse lawsuit against Michael Jackson dismissed

28 May 2015

One of the posthumous molestation lawsuits against Michael Jackson has been dismissed because the accuser waited too long to file his litigation. As...

Blink 182 split is like a fun divorce
Blink 182 split is like a fun divorce

28 May 2015

All of you who thought that Tom DeLonge's split from Blink 182 earlier this year was an acrimonious one, get with the fucking...

Jack White would like you to shut up
Jack White would like you to shut up

28 May 2015

A representative of Third Man Records - who is definitely just someone who works there and wants to remain anonymous and isn't Jack...

CMU's One Liners: Apple regains position as most valuable brand, Capitol US appoints new COO, tech IPO plans, and more
CMU's One Liners: Apple regains position as most valuable brand, Capitol US appoints new COO, tech IPO plans, and more

28 May 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Apple has regained the title of most valuable brand in the world from Google, according to the...

Young Thug threatens to use Lil Wayne's delayed album title
Young Thug threatens to use Lil Wayne's delayed album title

28 May 2015

Rapper Young Thug got into trouble with Lil Wayne earlier this year when he announced that he planned to call a new mixtape...

The Prodigy announce UK arena tour
The Prodigy announce UK arena tour

27 May 2015

The Prodigy have announced a UK arena tour to take place at the end of this year, as they continue to promote new...

Gary Numan to perform classic albums in London
Gary Numan to perform classic albums in London

27 May 2015

Gary Numan will take up residency at The Forum in London in October to perform three of his classic albums in full over...

CMU's One Liners: Demi Lovato launches label with Nick Jonas, Dave Stewart signs distribution deal with The Orchard, BMG partners with Kartel on Skint re-issues, and more tales of people getting along
CMU's One Liners: Demi Lovato launches label with Nick Jonas, Dave Stewart signs distribution deal with The Orchard, BMG partners with Kartel on Skint re-issues, and more tales of people getting along

27 May 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Demi Lovato and her manager Phil McIntyre (not to be confused with the UK promoter of the...

Snoop doesn't regret sexist lyrics, but now recognises that women are people
Snoop doesn't regret sexist lyrics, but now recognises that women are people

27 May 2015

Snoop Dogg has decided, in his maturing years, that referring to women as "bitches" and "whores" in his lyrics is not something he...

BB King daughters accuse business associates of murder
BB King daughters accuse business associates of murder

26 May 2015

Two of BB King's daughters, Karen Williams and Patty King, have accused the musician's business manager, LaVerne Toney, and his personal assistant, Myron...

Pianist Christophe Chassol discusses working with Frank Ocean
Pianist Christophe Chassol discusses working with Frank Ocean

26 May 2015

French pianist Christophe Chassol has spoken about working with Frank Ocean at Abbey Road Studios recently. Speaking to Gilles Peterson on 6 Music,...

Sweden wins Eurovision
Sweden wins Eurovision

26 May 2015

So, just three years after its last win, Sweden took home the glory (there is glory, right?) and the trophy (there is a...

Paul Simon is a short monster, says Art Garfunkel
Paul Simon is a short monster, says Art Garfunkel

26 May 2015

Art Garfunkel has called Paul Simon a "jerk" with a Napoleon complex, but added that he'd still go out on another reunion tour...

Late Of The Pier's Ross Dawson dies
Late Of The Pier's Ross Dawson dies

22 May 2015

Late Of The Pier drummer Ross Dawson has been killed in a "very sudden and tragic accident", his family announced yesterday. In a statement,...

Sheffield Doc/Fest announces full music programme
Sheffield Doc/Fest announces full music programme

22 May 2015

Documentary film festival Sheffield Doc/Fest has announced its full programme of music-related screenings and events for its 2015 edition. Among the highlights are: the...

Ivors dished out
Ivors dished out

22 May 2015

So it was the songwriting community's big day out yesterday, and getting some glory from Ivor's engine of award giving goodness were all...

CMU's One Liners: Hey, people have noticed that 'singles' (ie single track record releases) and 'singles' (ie unattached human beings) sound similar and so now Tinder is a promotional platform for music. And some other stuff
CMU's One Liners: Hey, people have noticed that 'singles' (ie single track record releases) and 'singles' (ie unattached human beings) sound similar and so now Tinder is a promotional platform for music. And some other stuff

22 May 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Interscope-signed electro house purveyor Zedd is promoting his new album on Tinder, with those who 'swipe right'...

CMU Beef Of The Week #255: Rihanna v The Boy Wonder
CMU Beef Of The Week #255: Rihanna v The Boy Wonder

22 May 2015

I think trademark is probably my favourite area of the law. No, seriously. Yeah, I know I have a bit of a reputation...

Madonna postpones start of tour over perfection concerns
Madonna postpones start of tour over perfection concerns

21 May 2015

Madonna has rescheduled the first five shows on her 'Rebel Heart' tour, which was due to begin at the end of August, because...

Rudimental announce new album
Rudimental announce new album

20 May 2015

Rudimental have announced that they will release their second album, 'We The Generation', on 18 Sep. The first single, 'Never Let You Go',...

Bullet For My Valentine announce new album and tour
Bullet For My Valentine announce new album and tour

20 May 2015

Bullet For My Valentine have announced that they will release their fifth album, 'Venom', through Sony/RCA on 14 Aug. Says frontman Matt Tuck: "It's...

CMU's One Liners: Sam Smith's vocal cords, Expedia's Festival Playlister, Let's Wrestle's farewell show, and more
CMU's One Liners: Sam Smith's vocal cords, Expedia's Festival Playlister, Let's Wrestle's farewell show, and more

20 May 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Massachusetts General Hospital has issued a press release to say that Sam Smith's surgery to combat the...

Kanye West argues against
Kanye West argues against "unwarranted censorship" on Billboard performance

20 May 2015

Reps for Kanye West have issued a statement expressing disappointment at the previously reported censorship of his performance of 'All Day' at Sunday's...

BB King 1925-2015
BB King 1925-2015

19 May 2015

Blues musician BB King died last week, after suffering a stoke in his sleep at the hospice where he had recently taken up...

Lee Ryan files for bankruptcy
Lee Ryan files for bankruptcy

19 May 2015

For a while it seemed like Lee Ryan might escape the curse of Blue (well, one of the curses of Blue, anyway). It...

Five tips for getting the most out of studio recordings as an emerging artist
Five tips for getting the most out of studio recordings as an emerging artist

18 May 2015

Closing his session on recording as a DIY musician during CMU:DIY @ The Great Escape on Saturday, singer-songwriter Chris T-T offered five tips...

Kanye West muted once again at Billboard awards
Kanye West muted once again at Billboard awards

18 May 2015

For anyone who missed not being able to hear Kanye West perform his track 'All Day' during his BRITs stint earlier this year,...

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