CMU's One Liners: Jay-Z not buying a radio station and some things that did happen
CMU's One Liners: Jay-Z not buying a radio station and some things that did happen

23 January 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Jay-Z is not buying Hot 97, according to a spokesperson for the company that owns the US...

CMU Beef Of The Week #239: James Blunt v Chris Bryant
CMU Beef Of The Week #239: James Blunt v Chris Bryant

23 January 2015

Chris Bryant MP is a "classist gimp", while singer-songwriter James Blunt is a bit "precious" about his position in the music industry. These...

Disclosure deny song theft claims
Disclosure deny song theft claims

22 January 2015

Disclosure have responded to claims that they stole lyrics for songs on their debut album, 'Settle', which featured guest vocalists Sam Smith, Eliza...

Roy Harper trial begins
Roy Harper trial begins

22 January 2015

The trial of folk musician Roy Harper on sexual offences against two underage girls began this week. As previously reported, Harper was arrested...

CMU's One Liners: Chester Bennington's leg and other pop body parts (mainly entire bodies)
CMU's One Liners: Chester Bennington's leg and other pop body parts (mainly entire bodies)

22 January 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • If you had a sleepless night worrying about Chester Bennington's leg, well, he's had some surgery and...

Race to find record producer Kim Fowley's body for Girls & Corpses photoshoot
Race to find record producer Kim Fowley's body for Girls & Corpses photoshoot

22 January 2015

I think if there's any argument to be had for not allowing the government to further snoop on our online activity, it's my...

First Steve Reid InNOVAtion Award winners announced
First Steve Reid InNOVAtion Award winners announced

21 January 2015

Five "boundary pushing unsigned artists" have been announced as recipients of the rather new Steve Reid InNOVAtion Awards, a programme being jointly run...

New Björk LP rush released after album leak
New Björk LP rush released after album leak

21 January 2015

Björk's new album 'Vulnicura' is OUT NOW. Right now. Like, this very second. Out. "But CMU", you all cry. "You clearly stated just last...

Leg injury forces Linkin Park tour cancellation
Leg injury forces Linkin Park tour cancellation

21 January 2015

Linkin Park have cancelled all remaining dates on their current US tour because frontman Chester Bennington is dead. No, hang on, his leg...

CMU's One Liners: Brighton Music Conference, Meghan Trainor x Harry Styles, The Vaccines on tour, and some other true stories
CMU's One Liners: Brighton Music Conference, Meghan Trainor x Harry Styles, The Vaccines on tour, and some other true stories

21 January 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • If you're thinking that Nick Roden, formerly of ADA and Defected Records, has just been named Director...

Taylor Swift not dating 1975 man, says he
Taylor Swift not dating 1975 man, says he

21 January 2015

Matt Healy off of The 1975 would like you all to know that rumours he is dating Taylor Swift are "all fake". Not...

Latest Gary Glitter trial begins in London
Latest Gary Glitter trial begins in London

20 January 2015

The latest trial of Gary Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, on child sexual abuse charges began yesterday. The prosecution outlined ten alleged offences...

Meghan Trainor announces UK tour
Meghan Trainor announces UK tour

20 January 2015

With her debut album, 'Title', due for release on 26 Jan, Meghan Trainor has announced a tour of the UK in April. It...

The Veronicas announce UK tour dates
The Veronicas announce UK tour dates

20 January 2015

The Veronicas will tour the UK in March. Yes they will. And in that same month, after the tour is finished, they'll release...

CMU's One Liners: Jay-Z buying Hot 97 rumours, Metallica and Geri Halliwell in the studio (not together, sadly), Paloma Faith heads down to the woods, and other top pop delights
CMU's One Liners: Jay-Z buying Hot 97 rumours, Metallica and Geri Halliwell in the studio (not together, sadly), Paloma Faith heads down to the woods, and other top pop delights

20 January 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Jay-Z is on the verge of buying US hip hop radio station Hot 97, says AllHipHop.com. This,...

"Precious" James Blunt and "classist gimp" Chris Bryant MP 'debate' diversity in the arts

20 January 2015

James Blunt yesterday extended his popular Twitter jabs at detractors to a full letter length in a response to comments made by shadow...

Surviving Grateful Dead members to reunite for 50th anniversary shows
Surviving Grateful Dead members to reunite for 50th anniversary shows

19 January 2015

The surviving four members of The Grateful Dead - Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann - have announced that they...

Black Crowes split in dispute over band ownership
Black Crowes split in dispute over band ownership

19 January 2015

The Black Crowes have split up. That's the news. They'd been a bit on/off for the last five years anyway, but now they're...

CMU's One Liners: Orchard signs Dangerbird, Baumschlager moves to YouTube, Lady Gaga pictured with RedOne, and almost certainly more
CMU's One Liners: Orchard signs Dangerbird, Baumschlager moves to YouTube, Lady Gaga pictured with RedOne, and almost certainly more

19 January 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • The Orchard last week announced a new deal with LA-based indie Dangerbird Records which will see it...

Bez's Reality Party has name delisted from ballot by Electoral Commission
Bez's Reality Party has name delisted from ballot by Electoral Commission

19 January 2015

Bez's attempt to become MP for Salford has hit a snag, after the Electoral Commission deregistered the name of his party, Reality, for...

Tulisa fails to have assault conviction overturned
Tulisa fails to have assault conviction overturned

16 January 2015

Tulisa Contostavlos has lost her appeal against an assault conviction she received last year. As previously reported, the singer and English language educator was...

GRL announce new single, partner with mental health charity
GRL announce new single, partner with mental health charity

16 January 2015

US girl group GRL have announced their first single since the death of member Simone Battle by suicide earlier this year. Titled 'Lighthouse',...

War Child sends bands back to the bar
War Child sends bands back to the bar

16 January 2015

Elbow, Duran Duran and Bastille are amongst the bands taking part in War Child's Passport Back To The Bars, which will see them...

BRIT nominations unleashed
BRIT nominations unleashed

16 January 2015

Ah, the BRITs. The BRITs, the BRITs, the BRITs. Do you know, I've kind of warmed to the BRITs since the BBC Music...

CMU's One Liners: Placebo's digital deal, Eels' live album, Arca's fashion score and much, much more
CMU's One Liners: Placebo's digital deal, Eels' live album, Arca's fashion score and much, much more

16 January 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Placebo have signed a new global digital services deal with Kobalt Label Services for their first six...

CMU Beef Of The Week #238: Jimmy Page v Robbie Williams
CMU Beef Of The Week #238: Jimmy Page v Robbie Williams

16 January 2015

There's nothing more rock n roll than a planning dispute. Nothing. So it doesn't get much more rock and/or roll than Jimmy Page...

Chilly Gonzales modernises chamber music on new album
Chilly Gonzales modernises chamber music on new album

15 January 2015

Chilly Gonzales has announced a new solo album, 'Chambers', which promises to give "a modern take on chamber music'. Composed for piano and...

Björk announces new album
Björk announces new album

15 January 2015

Björk has finally confirmed her new album. Announced via a handwritten note posted to Facebook, the nine track LP will be called 'Vulnicura'...

European Border Breakers and Festival awards handed out at Eurosonic
European Border Breakers and Festival awards handed out at Eurosonic

15 January 2015

This year's Eurosonic Noorderslag conference got underway last night with not one but two awards ceremonies, the European Border Breakers Awards and the...

CMU's One Liners: Blinkbox Books buyer talks, Tupac biopic filming, Macklemore looking deplorable, and much more from the coalface of music
CMU's One Liners: Blinkbox Books buyer talks, Tupac biopic filming, Macklemore looking deplorable, and much more from the coalface of music

15 January 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • So, we know that Tesco has sold Blinkbox Movies to TalkTalk. And that Blinkbox Music is likely...

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