Alvin Stardust 1942-2014
Alvin Stardust 1942-2014

24 October 2014

Singer, entertainer and glam-rock star Alvin Stardust has died aged 72 after a brief illness, this following his recently being diagnosed with prostate...

Run The Jewels stealth-release RTJ2
Run The Jewels stealth-release RTJ2

24 October 2014

At last, a big and bold release to compensate for a fairly lax Q4 so far. And no, sorry, it isn't anything to...

Panda Bear trails Grim Reaper LP with creepy new single
Panda Bear trails Grim Reaper LP with creepy new single

24 October 2014

Speaking of RTJ-style sneaky, ahead-of-time releases, Panda Bear has applied that very tactic to a new EP featuring a lead single in 'Mr...

Elton and Britney staying on in Vegas, with J-Lo potentially on the way
Elton and Britney staying on in Vegas, with J-Lo potentially on the way

24 October 2014

It's time for a go on the 'popstars with Las Vegas residencies' fruit machine of news, as present-day Vegas headliners Elton John and...

CMU's One Liners: Brian Eno, by:Larm, Chuckles x Tinchy and more...
CMU's One Liners: Brian Eno, by:Larm, Chuckles x Tinchy and more...

24 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • NASA has a SoundCloud now, space cadets, via which it'll upload audio clips from various historic...

Kesha claims about Dr Luke contradicted in earlier deposition
Kesha claims about Dr Luke contradicted in earlier deposition

23 October 2014

There were developments earlier this week in the high profile and emotive legal battle between Kesha and her long-time collaborator Dr Luke. As previously...

Wilko Johnson free of cancer and feeling iconic
Wilko Johnson free of cancer and feeling iconic

23 October 2014

More from Wilko Johnson's pretty extraordinary recovery story now, as the one-time Dr Feelgood guitarist - who had a major operation to alleviate...

Ain't no party like a televised, charity-motivated S Club mega-party
Ain't no party like a televised, charity-motivated S Club mega-party

23 October 2014

So. 4:3 girl:boy ratio pop superband S Club 7, aka the S Club Seniors, are back. Back to you, that is. Okay... fine,...

Kate Bush takes stock 'After The Dawn'
Kate Bush takes stock 'After The Dawn'

23 October 2014

Dear everyone who went to one of Kate Bush's 22 back-to-back 'Before The Dawn' shows at London's Hammersmith Apollo earler this year, and...

Q Awards dished out
Q Awards dished out

23 October 2014

What's this, an awards show just for music people, oh my Lord what did we do to deserve one of them? How lucky...

MOBOs dished out
MOBOs dished out

23 October 2014

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, after a long, long, long, long wait of, oh, I don't know, I think it was about...

CMU's One Liners: Sony/ATV, Son Lux, Slim Twig and more
CMU's One Liners: Sony/ATV, Son Lux, Slim Twig and more

23 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Sony's music publishing house Sony/ATV has promoted one Rich Christina to the position of SVP, Head Of...

Taylor Swift makes fans pay for white noise
Taylor Swift makes fans pay for white noise

23 October 2014

In phase II of Taylor Swift's deeply evil and slightly deranged experiment testing her fans' ability to stay loyal to all-things T-Swizzy, in...

Justin Timberlake settles with Heat
Justin Timberlake settles with Heat

22 October 2014

In not exactly earth-shakingly shocking news, the Irish Times reports that Justin Timberlake has reached a settlement with Heat magazine, having filed defamation...

Baker Street sax player Raphael Ravenscroft dies
Baker Street sax player Raphael Ravenscroft dies

22 October 2014

Saxophonist Raphael Ravenscroft, who famously plays the sax solo on Gerry Rafferty's 'Baker Street', has died aged 60 of a suspected heart attack....

Orbital 'stops working', Paul Hartnoll goes on solo
Orbital 'stops working', Paul Hartnoll goes on solo

22 October 2014

Brit dance machine Orbital has "stopped working" for its co-creators Phil and Paul Hartnoll, who've decided to log off from the project (again)...

CMU's One Liners: Zane Lowe x Drive, Lorde x Mockingjay, Todd Terje and more...
CMU's One Liners: Zane Lowe x Drive, Lorde x Mockingjay, Todd Terje and more...

22 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • High-end DJ Steve Angello has terminated his contract with Sony/Columbia, apparently dissatisfied with a lack of backing...

Serge Kasabian wants more carnage
Serge Kasabian wants more carnage

22 October 2014

Hey bands, stop being all laid back and clued up and sensible will you, let's cause some proper "carnage", yeah? Because Kasabian's Serge...

Reggae artist and 'Tide Is High' songwriter John Holt dies
Reggae artist and 'Tide Is High' songwriter John Holt dies

21 October 2014

Reggae man John Holt died last Sunday morning, aged 69, in a London hospital, his manager Copeland Forbes has confirmed. Born in Kingston,...

Sleater-Kinney confirm new LP
Sleater-Kinney confirm new LP

21 October 2014

Sleater-Kinney are back in the 'being a band that releases things' game, and will release a thing, specifically an LP titled 'No Cities...

CMU's One Liners: Music Nation, FKA Twigs, Gwen Stefani, Pond and more
CMU's One Liners: Music Nation, FKA Twigs, Gwen Stefani, Pond and more

21 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Channel 4 has commissioned another series of 'Music Nation', the Dazed Group's tastemaking/instructive music TV show....

Brian Harvey, David Cameron and the ringbinder of revelations
Brian Harvey, David Cameron and the ringbinder of revelations

21 October 2014

Brian Harvey off of East 17 was down Downing Street way yesterday, holding a giant white ringbinder he apparently said contained "evidence" which...

Mike Read denies pro-UKIP song is
Mike Read denies pro-UKIP song is "racist"

21 October 2014

Now people, this is really important, so please take a moment out of your busy schedule and listen very carefully. Will you all...

Thom Yorke solo album release advised by students
Thom Yorke solo album release advised by students

20 October 2014

It turns out that Tom York from The Radio Heads didn't devise the plan to release his new solo album through BitTorrent by...

Bono has a medical reason for not taking off his sunglasses, and therefore you are a bad person
Bono has a medical reason for not taking off his sunglasses, and therefore you are a bad person

20 October 2014

For years and years now you've been going around saying in a loud voice in pubs, "Oh, that Bono. What a cunt he...

Middleton and Shrigley make sweet Words And Music
Middleton and Shrigley make sweet Words And Music

20 October 2014

Mssrs Malcolm Middleton (of songwriting fame) and David Shrigley (of wry and whimsical illustrations-with-captions fame) have conspired to make a collaborative LP titled...

Hardwell tops DJ Poll for second year
Hardwell tops DJ Poll for second year

20 October 2014

It was a busy week for music business conferences last week, which also meant it was a busy week for music industry awards...

CMU's One Liners: The Orchard x Naïve, Lily Allen, Pitbull and more
CMU's One Liners: The Orchard x Naïve, Lily Allen, Pitbull and more

20 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Digital distribution co The Orchard has signed off on a très bon new deal with premiere...

Ya, ya, ya, South Park releases Lorde parody as free download
Ya, ya, ya, South Park releases Lorde parody as free download

20 October 2014

Right, so there was this thing on a recent episode of South Park where Stan's dad Randy turned out to be Lorde. It's...

CMU's One Liners: Kevin Kadish, Nitin Sawhney, Kobalt, Independent Label Market and more
CMU's One Liners: Kevin Kadish, Nitin Sawhney, Kobalt, Independent Label Market and more

17 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • A lot of people are criticising Meghan Trainor for being sizeist against "skinny bitches" in her anti-sizeism...

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