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Approved: Young Juvenile Youth
Approved: Young Juvenile Youth

23 April 2015

Formed in 2012 by singer Yuki and producer Jemapur, Young Juvenile Youth are set to digitally release their debut mini-album, 'Animation', next week. Sitting...

Approved: Nonsemble - Go Seigen Vs Fujisawa Kuranosuke
Approved: Nonsemble - Go Seigen Vs Fujisawa Kuranosuke

22 April 2015

In the final round of the 1953 championship of traditional Chinese strategy game Go, Fujisawa Kuranosuke was beaten for the second consecutive year...

Approved: Django Django
Approved: Django Django

21 April 2015

Three years after the release of their debut album, Django Django unveiled 'First Light', the first single from the follow-up 'Born Under Saturn',...

Approved: Songhoy Blues
Approved: Songhoy Blues

20 April 2015

Formed in the city of Gao in Mali, Songhoy Blues came to international attention after French music manager Marc-Antoine Moreau travelled to the...

CMU Beef Of The Week #250: Fifteen tips for a better beef
CMU Beef Of The Week #250: Fifteen tips for a better beef

17 April 2015

Quite staggeringly, this column has now been running for over five years, and over the space of 250 of these things (or thereabouts,...

Approved: All Night Long Chapter 6 with Phil Asher at Bussey Building
Approved: All Night Long Chapter 6 with Phil Asher at Bussey Building

17 April 2015

Tonight sees sometimes underrated house head Phil Asher, aka Phlash, taking over the Bussey Building in Peckham. Asher works under a vast array...

Q&A: Julia Payne, The Hub
Q&A: Julia Payne, The Hub

17 April 2015

In the run up to CMU Insights @ The Great Escape, CMU Business Editor Chris Cooke is talking to some of the people...

Approved: Service Bells
Approved: Service Bells

16 April 2015

If feels like a while since we last had some hefty rock in the Approved column, so Australian quartet Service Bells are a...

Dan Le Sac Writes: Geoff Barrow says he made £1700 from 34 million streams. Let's do maths!
Dan Le Sac Writes: Geoff Barrow says he made £1700 from 34 million streams. Let's do maths!

16 April 2015

Earlier this week, Portishead's Geoff Barrow went public with the amount of money he's earned from streaming. He did so in a tweet,...

Approved: Saue & Nakae
Approved: Saue & Nakae

15 April 2015

Put together by Japanese major label Avex, Saue & Nakae (or サ上と中江) are Saue of rap outfit Cyprus and Yuri Nakae from girl...

Approved: Marika Hackman
Approved: Marika Hackman

14 April 2015

Following on from a trilogy of EPs unleashed over the last couple of years, Marika Hackman released her debut album, 'We Slept At...

Approved: Maribou State
Approved: Maribou State

13 April 2015

Signed to Ninja Tune imprint Counter Records at the start of the year, and first tipped in these pages by Eddy Temple-Morris two...

Q&A: Jane Dyball, MCPS and IMPEL
Q&A: Jane Dyball, MCPS and IMPEL

13 April 2015

This interview appeared in the March 2015 edition of the CMU Trends Report. Buy our reports from the CMU Shop or get every edition by signing up for...

CMU Beef Of The Week #249: Pat Pope v Garbage
CMU Beef Of The Week #249: Pat Pope v Garbage

10 April 2015

There are three main reasons that photographers appear in the news. First is that they've been punched by a celebrity. Second is that...

Approved: Next Step - Enter.Afterparty at Studio Spaces E1
Approved: Next Step - Enter.Afterparty at Studio Spaces E1

10 April 2015

Richie Hawtin's Ibiza club Enter. (complete with its full stop) will be coming to London for an all-day event at the Tobacco Dock...

Q&A: Jen Long, Dice
Q&A: Jen Long, Dice

10 April 2015

In the run up to CMU Insights @ The Great Escape, CMU Business Editor Chris Cooke is talking to some of the people...

Approved: The Wit And Wisdom Of Nigel Farage
Approved: The Wit And Wisdom Of Nigel Farage

9 April 2015

To coincide with General Election week, on 4 May Alcopop! Records is set to release a single by the one and only Nigel...

Approved: MS MR - Painted
Approved: MS MR - Painted

8 April 2015

What did you think would happen? What did you think would happen? What did you think would happen? What did you think would...

Q&A: Sam Lee, Deezer
Q&A: Sam Lee, Deezer

8 April 2015

In the run up to CMU Insights @ The Great Escape, CMU Business Editor Chris Cooke will be talking to some of the...

Approved: Naked
Approved: Naked

7 April 2015

A rare 'band variety' signing to Glasgow's mainly electronic LuckyMe label, Naked - aka Mykki Blanco's least likely 'Moshin In The Front' collaborators...

Playlist: CMU Approved in March 2015
Playlist: CMU Approved in March 2015

2 April 2015

Each weekday, the CMU Approved column highlights a new artist, track, article or other online activity that we think our readers should be...

Approved: Vigsy's Easter Club Tips
Approved: Vigsy's Easter Club Tips

2 April 2015

It's the Easter holidays, which means extra opportunities for great nights out. Here are three club tips for the long weekend. Swamp 81 at...

Dan Le Sac writes: What is an album worth?
Dan Le Sac writes: What is an album worth?

2 April 2015

There has been a lot of talk about fairness for musicians and songwriters in the last few years. And again this week as...

Approved: Squarepusher
Approved: Squarepusher

1 April 2015

I had a headache all day yesterday. All bloody day. And yet I still clicked on a link promising to show me a...

Eddy Says: Soon I'll be the one in nine
Eddy Says: Soon I'll be the one in nine

1 April 2015

When Tinnitus Awareness Week took place back in February, Eddy TM - as Ambassador of the British Tinnitus Association - was back on...

Q&A: Shane Mansfield, Ticketscript
Q&A: Shane Mansfield, Ticketscript

1 April 2015

In the run up to CMU Insights @ The Great Escape, CMU Business Editor Chris Cooke will be talking to some of the people...

Approved: Roots Manuva - Facety 2:11
Approved: Roots Manuva - Facety 2:11

31 March 2015

Having been pretty quiet for the last couple of years, Roots Manuva is finally back with some new music in the form of...

Approved: Okay Kaya
Approved: Okay Kaya

30 March 2015

Now that it's officially (British) summer (time), I think we should start this week in a lower gear, and Okay Kaya's 'Damn, Gravity'...

Trends: All parties need to be welcomed to the streaming debate, which may require a little background information
Trends: All parties need to be welcomed to the streaming debate, which may require a little background information

30 March 2015

CMU Business Editor Chris Cooke on the CMU Insights conference strand Music Licensing: Explained At Last! due to take place at The Great...

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,...

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