Beyonce scrapped Fela Kuti-inspired album
Beyonce scrapped Fela Kuti-inspired album

27 March 2015

Prior to her 2011 album '4', Beyonce recorded and then scrapped an entire Afrobeat album, according to producer The-Dream. All that remains of the...

Rihanna releases new single
Rihanna releases new single

27 March 2015

Rihanna recently told MTV that she was working on an album that "felt real, that felt soulful, that felt forever". "I wanted songs that...

Run The Jewels video comments on
Run The Jewels video comments on "purgatory-like law enforcement system"

27 March 2015

Run The Jewels have put out the video for 'Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)', featuring Rage Against The Machine's Zach De...

CMU's One Liners: Kanye out of CAA, new board in at ASCAP, Trent still inputting at iBeats, and other glorious moments of news
CMU's One Liners: Kanye out of CAA, new board in at ASCAP, Trent still inputting at iBeats, and other glorious moments of news

27 March 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Kanye West has left booking agency CAA for UTA, Billboard has confirmed. "The decision to change agencies...

CMU Beef Of The Week #248: Louis Walsh v The New Yoko
CMU Beef Of The Week #248: Louis Walsh v The New Yoko

27 March 2015

Earlier this week Zayn Malik left One Direction. Yeah, I know, they kept that one quiet didn't they? But yes, after five years,...

Zayn Malik leaves One Direction, after Jeremy Clarkson sacked by BBC
Zayn Malik leaves One Direction, after Jeremy Clarkson sacked by BBC

26 March 2015

There was a point yesterday when it looked like Jeremy Clarkson being sacked for punching a man might be the only entertainment story...

Passenger to donate profits from new album to UNICEF
Passenger to donate profits from new album to UNICEF

26 March 2015

Passenger, aka singer-songwriter Michael Rosenberg, has announced that any money he earns from his new album, 'Whispers II', will be donated to a...

Final batch of bands added to Great Escape line-up, headed by Skepta and JME
Final batch of bands added to Great Escape line-up, headed by Skepta and JME

26 March 2015

The final of the big Dome Shows has been announced for this year's Great Escape festival, the tenth anniversary edition that takes place...

CMU's One Liners: Proper aligns with Redeye, David Guetta lyric video, QT music video, and more
CMU's One Liners: Proper aligns with Redeye, David Guetta lyric video, QT music video, and more

26 March 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Proper Music Distribution has signed deal with US distributor Redeye to distribute the latter's label partners -...

Snoop Dogg triumphs in wrestling disagreement
Snoop Dogg triumphs in wrestling disagreement

26 March 2015

So, here's a funny thing. Snoop Dogg got into a fight with a wrestler earlier this week. It was all part of WWE...

Lil Chris dies
Lil Chris dies

25 March 2015

Musician Chris Hardman, best known as Lil Chris, was found dead on Monday morning, it was confirmed yesterday. He was 24. Hardman first...

Mykki Blanco to leave music for investigative journalism
Mykki Blanco to leave music for investigative journalism

25 March 2015

Mykki Blanco is apparently quitting the music business to take up a new career in investigative journalism. In a post on Facebook earlier this...

CMU's One Liners: Tidal countdown, Bloc Party a bassist down, Stewart Lee gets down, and more
CMU's One Liners: Tidal countdown, Bloc Party a bassist down, Stewart Lee gets down, and more

25 March 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • If you were wondering what that countdown on the Tidal website is all about, and I'm sure...

Do not question Taylor Swift's grammar
Do not question Taylor Swift's grammar

25 March 2015

Taylor Swift has called out American exams company The Princeton Review for citing her lyrics as an example of bad grammar in an...

Slipknot guitarist faces charges over brotherly punch up
Slipknot guitarist faces charges over brotherly punch up

24 March 2015

Skipknot guitarist Mick Thomson has been charged in relation to that fight he had with his brother in which he was stabbed in...

Ronnie Wood, Elvis Costello and Johnny Marr announce books
Ronnie Wood, Elvis Costello and Johnny Marr announce books

24 March 2015

Guitarists Ronnie Wood, Elvis Costello and Johnny Marr have all announced new books. Wood will publish his teenage diaries, while Costello and Marr...

Diplo announces new Major Lazer album
Diplo announces new Major Lazer album

24 March 2015

Diplo has announced a new Major Lazer album, 'Peace Is The Mission', which is set for release on 1 Jun through his own...

Brandon Flowers announces UK tour dates
Brandon Flowers announces UK tour dates

24 March 2015

Brandon Flowers has announced UK tour dates in support of his new solo album, 'The Desired Effect', which is set for release on...

YouTube premieres thirteen new music videos as part of awards show
YouTube premieres thirteen new music videos as part of awards show

24 March 2015

YouTube yesterday slapped a playlist of thirteen brand new videos featuring the 50 winners of this year's YouTube Music Awards. They all fit...

CMU's One Liners: Florence And The Machine, Sufjan Stevens, Nneka and more
CMU's One Liners: Florence And The Machine, Sufjan Stevens, Nneka and more

24 March 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Well, there's a new FloMac video. It's apparently "chapter 2 of the 'How Big How Blue How...

Beyonce working on shoe design
Beyonce working on shoe design

24 March 2015

Beyonce is collaborating on a shoe design with Italian designer Giuseppe Zanotti, he has told Forbes. The final product is set to be...

Jailed Gregg Allman biopic director issues statement
Jailed Gregg Allman biopic director issues statement

23 March 2015

The director of the ill-fated Gregg Allman biopic has issued a statement via the Associated Press after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter and...

Bieber sued by ex-neighbour, doesn't create great first impression with new neighbour
Bieber sued by ex-neighbour, doesn't create great first impression with new neighbour

23 March 2015

Oh, Justin. It was all going so well. The singer turned over a new leaf recently, quickly establishing himself as the world's greatest...

CMU's One Liners: Holy Roar subscriptions, Frankie Knuckles tributes, Brandon Flowers trailers, and more
CMU's One Liners: Holy Roar subscriptions, Frankie Knuckles tributes, Brandon Flowers trailers, and more

23 March 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Holy Roar Records has launched not one but two label subscriptions for folks who find themselves enjoying...

All Will.i.am wants is a London passport and a flat in The Shard. Is that so much to ask?
All Will.i.am wants is a London passport and a flat in The Shard. Is that so much to ask?

23 March 2015

Poor Will.i.am. He may have concurrently successful careers in music, tech and broadcasting, but one of the basic levels on Maslow's Hierarchy Of...

Zayn Malik steps down from One Direction tour,
Zayn Malik steps down from One Direction tour, "it's all over!" speculation rises

20 March 2015

Ah, the (often long-running) "surely they're about to split" stage of any boyband's career, my very favourite of all the stages. Well, second...

CMU's One Liners: Pharrell, Johnny Borrell, Laura Moody, Bjork, more
CMU's One Liners: Pharrell, Johnny Borrell, Laura Moody, Bjork, more

20 March 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Pharrell Williams will today turn the Empire State Building yellow at 2pm New York time to help...

CMU Beef Of The Week #247: Natalia Kills and Willy Moon v X-Factor v Natalia Kills and Willy Moon v X-Factor
CMU Beef Of The Week #247: Natalia Kills and Willy Moon v X-Factor v Natalia Kills and Willy Moon v X-Factor

20 March 2015

To be honest, until this week I didn't even know New Zealand had its own edition of the 'X-Factor'. But while it may...

Amy Winehouse documentary to hit cinemas in July
Amy Winehouse documentary to hit cinemas in July

19 March 2015

The documentary about Amy Winehouse made by 'Senna' director Asif Kapadia will hit cinemas on 3 Jul, it has been announced. Speaking about the...

Jake Bugg launches charity football tournament
Jake Bugg launches charity football tournament

19 March 2015

Endless bundle of laughs Jake Bugg has set up a charity football tournament, so that he can take his mind off the awful...

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