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....

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...

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'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...

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...

Noel Gallagher confirms
Noel Gallagher confirms "pain in the arse" High Flying Birds LP

14 October 2014

Noel Gallagher is releasing a new High Flying Birds LP titled 'Chasing Yesterday' soon. On 17 Nov if you really want to know. It's...

Taylor Swift's Out Of The Woods out now!
Taylor Swift's Out Of The Woods out now!

14 October 2014

Today (14 Oct) is the day that Taylor 'haters gonna hate' Swift is going to 'exclusively unlock' (ie basically release in the regular...

CMU's One Liners: IFPI, David Bowie, MTV Brand New and more
CMU's One Liners: IFPI, David Bowie, MTV Brand New and more

14 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • The International Federation Of The Phonographic Industry has announced that Lauri Rechardt (pictured) is replacing David Carson...

CMU's One Liners: Kobalt, Bjork, Take That, Katy Perry and more
CMU's One Liners: Kobalt, Bjork, Take That, Katy Perry and more

10 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today… • Kobalt Neighbouring Rights has signed up Pitbull, London Grammar, Jess Glynne, Frightened Rabbit and German rapper Cro....

Sinead O’Connor to publish autobiography
Sinead O’Connor to publish autobiography

9 October 2014

Sinead O’Connor has signed on with Penguin Books’ US imprint Blue Rider Press to write her autobiography. Penguin Ireland is set to publish...

Brian Eno curates Fela Kuti boxset
Brian Eno curates Fela Kuti boxset

9 October 2014

Knitting Factory Records is set to release its third Fela Kuti vinyl boxset next week, this one curated by Brian Eno. Speaking about Kuti’s...

CMU’s One Liners: Enter Shikari, The Postal Service, Stephen Hawking and more
CMU’s One Liners: Enter Shikari, The Postal Service, Stephen Hawking and more

9 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Enter Shikari will, on 19 Jan, release their new LP, 'The Mindsweep'. "Fuck's sake - it's a...

CMU's One Liners: Calvin Harris, McBusted, AlunaGeorge and more
CMU's One Liners: Calvin Harris, McBusted, AlunaGeorge and more

8 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • So Calvin Harris (pictured) is releasing his new album, ‘Motion’, on 24 Nov. It features guest appearances...

Hilarious headline along the lines of 'God Only Knows this isn't A Perfect Day'
Hilarious headline along the lines of 'God Only Knows this isn't A Perfect Day'

8 October 2014

Remember that time the BBC got together a big fat bunch of marvellous music stars (and Elton John) and had them cover Lou...

CMU's One Liners: Capitol, Where's The Music, Charli XCX and more
CMU's One Liners: Capitol, Where's The Music, Charli XCX and more

7 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Scott Greer has been announced as the new Executive Vice President of Universal's Capitol Music Group in...

CMU's One Liners: Warner Australia, Marathon Artists, Glasto tickets and more
CMU's One Liners: Warner Australia, Marathon Artists, Glasto tickets and more

6 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • On Friday, Warner Music confirmed reports circulating last week that Warner Bros Australia MD Mark Poston had...

CMU's One Liners: Mute, Columbia, OfCom, and more
CMU's One Liners: Mute, Columbia, OfCom, and more

3 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • The Mute Group has promoted David McGinnis, a Mute man since 1999, to the position of Head...

Wu-Tang to release album on portable speaker
Wu-Tang to release album on portable speaker

2 October 2014

Those Wu-Tang Clansmen are back with another one of their hair-brained money-making schemes. They are truly are the Gonch Gardner of hip hop. Previously,...

CMU's One Liners: Benicassim, Deezer, Skrillex and more
CMU's One Liners: Benicassim, Deezer, Skrillex and more

2 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today… • Grime innovators Mumdance and Logos, aka Jack Adams and James Parker, are now the co-directors of their...

U2 release album early because they believe they deserve awards
U2 release album early because they believe they deserve awards

1 October 2014

Still in the mood for surprises, U2 have quietly released their new album, 'Songs Of Innocence', on vinyl two weeks ahead of its...

CMU's One Liners: Spotify in Canada, Cheryl, Avicii x Robbie Williams and more
CMU's One Liners: Spotify in Canada, Cheryl, Avicii x Robbie Williams and more

1 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Spotify is now available 'to all' in Canada. That's 'to all' as opposed to 'on an invite-only...

Röyksopp nearing The Inevitable End
Röyksopp nearing The Inevitable End

30 September 2014

Pride-of-Norway Röyksopp, aka long-time synth-pop kin Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland, have confirmed an 'Inevitable End' to the LP-releasing era of their Röyksopp...

CMU's One Liners: Believe x AFEM, Queen x Adam Lambert, Nicole Scherzinger x Cats and more
CMU's One Liners: Believe x AFEM, Queen x Adam Lambert, Nicole Scherzinger x Cats and more

30 September 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Believe Digital is the first major distributor to join that there Association For Electronic Music, the previously...

Thom Yorke partners with BitTorrent on new solo album
Thom Yorke partners with BitTorrent on new solo album

29 September 2014

Hey, all you self-elected gatekeepers, you'd better watch out. After a few days of pretty tedious teasing on Twitter and silly speculation that...

CMU's One Liners: Kobalt, Calvin Harris, The Who and more
CMU's One Liners: Kobalt, Calvin Harris, The Who and more

29 September 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Kobalt Label Services has confirmed the appointment of Tom Osborn, previously with Epitaph/Anti-Records, to the role of...

Wiley confirms LP (again)
Wiley confirms LP (again)

26 September 2014

That silly billy Wiley has revealed the first single from his "final solo" (he claimed yesterday) LP 'Snakes And Ladders', the album which...

CMU's One Liners: Amazon, MIDEM, Neil Young and more
CMU's One Liners: Amazon, MIDEM, Neil Young and more

26 September 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Urban Outfitters is the "number one seller" of vinyl in the world according to... well, Urban Outfitters...

  • Double legal setback for Kim Dotcom
  • Spotify announces family plan
  • Ofcom criticises Radio 1 over sweary Lily Allen festival set
  • Music publisher Felix Hines dies
  • Reggae artist and ‘Tide Is High’ songwriter John Holt dies
  • Sleater-Kinney confirm new LP
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