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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,...

Approved: Patrick Forge at The Yard
Approved: Patrick Forge at The Yard

27 March 2015

This Friday the regular Paradise Loft night hosts a very special guest, Patrick Forge at The Yard Theatre in Hackney. Alongside Gilles Peterson, Forge...

Approved: Dísa
Approved: Dísa

26 March 2015

Icelandic musician Dísa - real name Dísa Jacob - released her debut EP, 'Sculpture', this week through Danish label Tigerspring. The EP, which...

Approved: Beam
Approved: Beam

25 March 2015

If you've come across Amy MacDougall before, it's most likely as a collaborator of King Creosote. However, as Beam she is also building...

Approved: Zhala
Approved: Zhala

24 March 2015

The words 'Robyn protégé' will get you a long way, but only so far. At some point you'll have to step out on...

Approved: Femme
Approved: Femme

23 March 2015

Vocalist in Nigel Godrich's Ultraísta, Laura Bettinson has been gaining a lot of traction with her Femme solo persona over the last twelve...

Approved: Dies IRÆ with Ø [Phase], Gambo & Tama at Fluido Club, Turin
Approved: Dies IRÆ with Ø [Phase], Gambo & Tama at Fluido Club, Turin

20 March 2015

It's not often that the tip leaves London, let-alone the UK, but I'm heading to Italy this weekend, so hell, I'm going to...

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...

Approved: LLLL
Approved: LLLL

19 March 2015

Previously approved in 2013, producer Kazuto Okawa - aka LLLL - releases his second album, 'Faithful', through Tokyo label Progressive Form this week....

Approved: Etiquette
Approved: Etiquette

18 March 2015

Canada-based Etiquette is a synth-pop band with tight bonds - via its primary pairing, visual artist/Chad-Vangaalen-backing-vocalist Julie Fader and producer/Holy-Fuck-keyboardist Graham Walsh -...

Approved: Rolo Tomassi - Stage Knives
Approved: Rolo Tomassi - Stage Knives

17 March 2015

Rolo Tomassi have released the first track from their upcoming new album 'Grievances', which is due out on 1 Jun. Titled 'Stage Knives',...

Approved: Blonde Maze
Approved: Blonde Maze

16 March 2015

New York-based musician Amanda Steckler released her debut track as Blonde Maze last week, the first to be taken from an upcoming four-track...

Q&A: Helen Smith, IMPALA
Q&A: Helen Smith, IMPALA

15 March 2015

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

Trends: Using music to boost tourism, and tourism to showcase music - Iceland Airwaves
Trends: Using music to boost tourism, and tourism to showcase music - Iceland Airwaves

15 March 2015

This article appeared in the February 2015 edition of the CMU Trends Report. Buy our reports from the CMU Shop or get every...

Approved: Superfreq & Wiggle present SuperWiggleFreq Joint Birthday Party at N.90
Approved: Superfreq & Wiggle present SuperWiggleFreq Joint Birthday Party at N.90

13 March 2015

Two big nights combine forces tonight... Superfreq turns 21 and Wiggle thirteen! Superfreq founder Mr C, of The Shamen and The End fame, will...

CMU Beef Of The Week #246: McDonald's v Music
CMU Beef Of The Week #246: McDonald's v Music

13 March 2015

As the music industry changes, and some traditionally lucrative revenue streams have gone into decline, there has been a school of thought that...

Approved: Young Fathers
Approved: Young Fathers

12 March 2015

Contrary Mercury winners Young Fathers will release their new album, 'White Men Are Black Men Too', through Big Dada on 6 Apr. Following...

Approved: Phoebe Ryan
Approved: Phoebe Ryan

11 March 2015

Initially setting out her stall as a songwriter behind the scenes, Phoebe Ryan stepped out as an artist in her own right at...

Approved: Ratking - 700 Fill
Approved: Ratking - 700 Fill

10 March 2015

Rap trio Ratking, certified CMU Artists Of The Year 2014, sneak-released their new LP '700 Fill', the follow-on to the widely lionised 'So...

Approved: Young Karin
Approved: Young Karin

9 March 2015

Young Karin released their debut EP, 'No 1', last year but have just stepped up its promotion once again after taking away the...

Approved: Back To 95 Fourteenth Birthday Party at Great Suffolk Street Warehouse
Approved: Back To 95 Fourteenth Birthday Party at Great Suffolk Street Warehouse

6 March 2015

Can it really be 20 years since the heyday of classic old skool house and garage? And fourteen since this night started taking...

CMU Beef Of The Week #245: Hall & Oates v Haulin Oats
CMU Beef Of The Week #245: Hall & Oates v Haulin Oats

6 March 2015

'Haulin oats', according to Urban Dictionary circa 2010, is a slang term to mean "running really fast". It is also similar in sound...

Trends: Music marketing needs to adapt for the streaming future
Trends: Music marketing needs to adapt for the streaming future

6 March 2015

CMU Business Editor Chris Cooke on the CMU Insights conference strand Music Marketing Is Broken: Let's Fix It, due to take place at...

Approved: Aurora
Approved: Aurora

5 March 2015

Aurora has released three singles over the course of the last year, each showcasing a well-formed folk-inflected pop style, starting with 'Awakening' last...

Approved: Kelela - A Message
Approved: Kelela - A Message

4 March 2015

I guess we could be accused of 'banging on' about Kelela, this being her fifth appearance in the Approved column, either solo or...

  • Tidal relaunches, did you wave?
  • StubHub sues Ticketmaster over ‘official’ resale sites
  • More web-blocks ordered in Europe
  • Pop named most popular genre in the UK (please do not all shout ‘Duh!’ at once)
  • De La Soul launch Kickstarter campaign for first album in eleven years
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