Suge Knight claims prison medical treatment causing blindness
Suge Knight claims prison medical treatment causing blindness

4 March 2015

Suge Knight claimed in court this week that the medical care he is receiving in prison is causing him to go blind. According...

Bigo & Twigetti artists create collaborative EP over 48 hours
Bigo & Twigetti artists create collaborative EP over 48 hours

4 March 2015

Classical futurist label Bigo & Twigetti last weekend had three of its artists - Jim Perkins, Leah Kardos and Jules Dickens - create...

Mumford & Sons bringing festival to Scotland, Communion plans New Faces tour
Mumford & Sons bringing festival to Scotland, Communion plans New Faces tour

4 March 2015

Mumford & Sons have announced dates for their mainly-though-not-entirely-US-based Gentlemen Of The Road touring festival, including a UK date in Aviemore in Scotland. Artists...

CMU's One Liners: Kanye West breaks free of the censors, Lykke Li advertises Gucci, Meghan Trainor addresses her future husband, and some other people do some other things
CMU's One Liners: Kanye West breaks free of the censors, Lykke Li advertises Gucci, Meghan Trainor addresses her future husband, and some other people do some other things

4 March 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Lykke Li stars in a new advert for Gucci. It also features her song 'Just Like A...

Wu-Tang launch auction site for single copy album
Wu-Tang launch auction site for single copy album

4 March 2015

Wu-Tang have set up a website to run the auction for their single copy album, ‘The Wu - Once Upon A Time In...

Kanye West addresses Oxford University
Kanye West addresses Oxford University

3 March 2015

Kanye West gave a guest lecture at Oxford University yesterday afternoon, in the institution's Museum Of Natural History. Organised by the Oxford Guild...

Azealia for president
Azealia for president

3 March 2015

Azealia Banks could be a future president of the United States Of America. Maybe. We only have an offhand comment to go on,...

CMU's One Liners: Independent Label Week? Yes, Independent Label Week. And some other things that don't come in weeks.
CMU's One Liners: Independent Label Week? Yes, Independent Label Week. And some other things that don't come in weeks.

3 March 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • So, who had James Steven in the sweepstake for "next person to be promoted to the role...

Taylor Swift not talking about Katy Perry, which is why no one ever mentions them in the same sentence
Taylor Swift not talking about Katy Perry, which is why no one ever mentions them in the same sentence

3 March 2015

Taylor Swift is never going to talk about Katy Perry, who is rumoured to be the subject of her song 'Bad Blood', in...

Gary Glitter jailed for sixteen years
Gary Glitter jailed for sixteen years

2 March 2015

Gary Glitter was jailed for sixteen years on Friday having been convicted earlier in the month of six charges of assaulting three young...

Lulu comments on pressures for women in the music industry
Lulu comments on pressures for women in the music industry

2 March 2015

Lulu has commented on the pressures faced by older and younger female artists in the entertainment business in a new interview with the...

Kelly Clarkson unwittingly covers Tokio Hotel
Kelly Clarkson unwittingly covers Tokio Hotel

2 March 2015

Kelly Clarkson has released a cover of a Tokio Hotel song. Which, it turns out, is news to her. Clarkson released 'Run, Run,...

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-standing 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...

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