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...

CMU Beef Of The Week #227: Taylor Swift v The UK
CMU Beef Of The Week #227: Taylor Swift v The UK

17 October 2014

Taylor Swift released a new song this week exclusively on iTunes. Yay! So far reaching is the world's love for Swift now, that...

Bono apologises for forcing album on iTunes users (with doubtable sincerity)
Bono apologises for forcing album on iTunes users (with doubtable sincerity)

16 October 2014

U2 did a Facebook video Q&A earlier this week, in which they spent five minutes answering stupid questions from fans. #engagement #content Amongst the...

Snoop apologises over Iggy row (with doubtable sincerity)
Snoop apologises over Iggy row (with doubtable sincerity)

16 October 2014

An online 'row' of sorts between Snoop Dogg and Iggy Azalea has been going on this week, and hey, it kind of still...

CMU's One Liners: Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Scott Walker, Meghan Trainor and more
CMU's One Liners: Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Scott Walker, Meghan Trainor and more

16 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Fourteen historic(al) Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds LPs are going to be released on heavyweight vinyl...

Slipknot camel shit stink fest hits a snag
Slipknot camel shit stink fest hits a snag

16 October 2014

Slipknot's plan to make the site of their upcoming Knotfest festival in California stink of camel excrement has hit a snag. Local authorities...

Kesha and Dr Luke enter legal battle over sexual assault allegations
Kesha and Dr Luke enter legal battle over sexual assault allegations

15 October 2014

Kesha has made a number of serious allegations against pop producer Dr Luke, real name Lukasz Gottwald, whose label and music publishing outfit...

Mark Bell 1971-2004
Mark Bell 1971-2004

15 October 2014

As was first confirmed earlier this week, electro pioneer, Björk collaborator and long-time Warp signing Mark Bell has died of complications following an...

Jack White cancels tour dates after keyboardist's death
Jack White cancels tour dates after keyboardist's death

15 October 2014

Jack White has cancelled a number of up coming concerts following the death of his band's keyboard player, Isaiah 'Ikey' Owens, perhaps best...

Yes way, Cliff Richard is going on tour
Yes way, Cliff Richard is going on tour

15 October 2014

Perhaps over-optimistically or perhaps not, Cliff Richard has confirmed that he'll 'hit the road' next year for a series of shows celebrating his...

CMU's One Liners: IMS, Sankeys, Mykki Blanco and more
CMU's One Liners: IMS, Sankeys, Mykki Blanco and more

15 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Don your sailors' caps, everyone, the International Music Summit is shipping out to Singapore. Pete Tong will...

Mastodon ensure twerking debate continues by launching twerking competition
Mastodon ensure twerking debate continues by launching twerking competition

15 October 2014

A couple of weeks ago, Mastodon were defending the video for their new single, 'The Motherload', from claims that it might have been...

Iggy Pop delivers his John Peel Lecture
Iggy Pop delivers his John Peel Lecture

14 October 2014

So Iggy Pop - you know, the Iggy with the Pop - gave his John Peel Lecture at the Radio Festival yesterday. It's...

LFO man and Björk collaborator Mark Bell dies
LFO man and Björk collaborator Mark Bell dies

14 October 2014

Mark Bell of 1990s house vanguardists LFO died last week following "complications after an operation", his long-time label Warp has confirmed. Having, as part...

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