CMU's One Liners: Independent Label Week? Yes, Independent Label Week. And some other things that don't come in weeks.
CMU's One Liners: Independent Label Week? Yes, Independent Label Week. And some other things that don't come in weeks.

3 March 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • So, who had James Steven in the sweepstake for "next person to be promoted to the role...

Kelly Clarkson unwittingly covers Tokio Hotel
Kelly Clarkson unwittingly covers Tokio Hotel

2 March 2015

Kelly Clarkson has released a cover of a Tokio Hotel song. Which, it turns out, is news to her. Clarkson released 'Run, Run,...

New Rihanna single drops, 'Home'-based concept album incoming
New Rihanna single drops, 'Home'-based concept album incoming

25 February 2015

Rihanna has only gone and premiered another brand new track! Though this one, 'Towards The Sun', has been made for the soundtrack of...

Chilly Gonzales posts second 'Chambers' track
Chilly Gonzales posts second 'Chambers' track

25 February 2015

Speaking as someone who had to stop Last.fm auto-tweeting my weekly top three most-listened to artists, because they featured Chilly Gonzales under at...

CMU's One Liners: Beatport streams, iTunes editors, Blinkbox losses and other true stories
CMU's One Liners: Beatport streams, iTunes editors, Blinkbox losses and other true stories

24 February 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today… • X-Factor finalist Andrea Faustini has signed to Sony label RCA. He came third in last year's series...

Blur are back
Blur are back

20 February 2015

In 1994, on my 5am student radio show, I once played Blur's 'Parklife' 21 times back to back. Mainly because we knew the...

CMU's One Liners: Official Charts website, Björk radio show, Pete Doherty video, Music Week awards
CMU's One Liners: Official Charts website, Björk radio show, Pete Doherty video, Music Week awards

20 February 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • You all noticed that the Official Charts website revamped earlier this week, right? No? What are you...

Rolo Tomassi use tenth anniversary to announce new album
Rolo Tomassi use tenth anniversary to announce new album

19 February 2015

Rolo Tomassi marked the tenth anniversary of their first gig yesterday by announcing details of their fourth album. Titled 'Grievances', it will be...

CMU's One Liners: Jack White's stupid video, Taylor Swift's stupid bonus tracks, Jimi Hendrix's stupid pre-fame recordings, and other stupid stuff
CMU's One Liners: Jack White's stupid video, Taylor Swift's stupid bonus tracks, Jimi Hendrix's stupid pre-fame recordings, and other stupid stuff

19 February 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Literally no one in the history of the internet has every enjoyed the experience of watching an...

PIAS announces Roisin Murphy deal
PIAS announces Roisin Murphy deal

18 February 2015

The Play It Again Sam label announced a worldwide licensing agreement with that there Roisin Murphy on Monday, with her first album in...

East India Youth announces tour dates, reveals new single
East India Youth announces tour dates, reveals new single

18 February 2015

That East India Youth has released a side order of tour dates to go with his album-based main course. The starter will be...

CMU's One Liners: A Drake record, Iggy Azalea, Kelela and Elle Exxe records, and sync award finalists recorded
CMU's One Liners: A Drake record, Iggy Azalea, Kelela and Elle Exxe records, and sync award finalists recorded

18 February 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Drake's impromptu album release last week has scored the highest number of streams for a long player...

Django Django announce new album, tour
Django Django announce new album, tour

17 February 2015

Django Django have announced that they will release their new album, 'Born Under Saturn', on 4 May through Because Music. They'll also be...

CMU's One Liners: Ariana Grande's apocalypse plan, Miguel and Hudson Mohawke's studio party, Tove Lo's new album release date, and some other things that won't fit into this lengthy headline
CMU's One Liners: Ariana Grande's apocalypse plan, Miguel and Hudson Mohawke's studio party, Tove Lo's new album release date, and some other things that won't fit into this lengthy headline

17 February 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Miguel and Hudson Mohawke have been working together, which I am going to say is good news. •...

CMU's One Liners: Next BRIT Thing, Taylor Swift, Estelle, Marky Ramone and some more Monday morning marvels
CMU's One Liners: Next BRIT Thing, Taylor Swift, Estelle, Marky Ramone and some more Monday morning marvels

16 February 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Remember the lottery-funded Big Music Project? You know, with those big career events and the internship funding...

CMU's One Liners: Drake drops surprise new album, Pink gets naked for PETA, David Byrne puts clothes on for Meltdown (I assume), and still more
CMU's One Liners: Drake drops surprise new album, Pink gets naked for PETA, David Byrne puts clothes on for Meltdown (I assume), and still more

13 February 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Pink, real name P!nk, is the latest celeb to go naked in an advert for animal rights...

Ninja Tune's Counter Records toasts growth with new singings
Ninja Tune's Counter Records toasts growth with new singings

12 February 2015

Following on from the news that it had signed Howling, Counter Records has also added Maribou State to its books. This marks the...

CMU's One Liners: Morrissey hates the BRITs, Dave Grohl loves vinyl, Father John Misty is at least indifferent to touring, and other emotions
CMU's One Liners: Morrissey hates the BRITs, Dave Grohl loves vinyl, Father John Misty is at least indifferent to touring, and other emotions

12 February 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Rdio and AEG have announced a partnership that will allow people who buy tickets through the latter's...

There's a new Florence And The Machine video thing
There's a new Florence And The Machine video thing

11 February 2015

The first new music from Florence And The Machine in, oh, ages and ages, appeared on YouTube yesterday. The track, titled 'How Big, How...

CMU's One Liners: Australia in Eurovision, Madonna on Grindr, Suede named Godlike, and other things that are actually happening
CMU's One Liners: Australia in Eurovision, Madonna on Grindr, Suede named Godlike, and other things that are actually happening

11 February 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • The Orchard has announced a strategic partnership with German music services company Membran Entertainment Group to expand...

Oh Land to release fourth album in March
Oh Land to release fourth album in March

10 February 2015

Oh Land has announced that she will release her fourth album, 'Earth Sick', in the UK on 2 Mar. Speaking about the inspiration...

CMU's One Liners: Beyonce, Korn, Tricot and Nightwish are not collaborating but do all feature here
CMU's One Liners: Beyonce, Korn, Tricot and Nightwish are not collaborating but do all feature here

10 February 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • It is possible that Beyonce and Jay-Z will release a collaborative album soon. But equally, it's possible...

CMU's One Liners: Madonna, Jaden Smith, Incubus and others
CMU's One Liners: Madonna, Jaden Smith, Incubus and others

9 February 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • I should have mentioned this last week when it was 'news', but Madonna became the first artist...

Unknown Mortal Orchestra announce new album
Unknown Mortal Orchestra announce new album

6 February 2015

The twice approved Unknown Mortal Orchestra will return with their third album this summer. Titled 'Multi-Love', the long player will be released through...

CMU's One Liners: Independent Label Market, Of Mice & Men, Alice Boman, more
CMU's One Liners: Independent Label Market, Of Mice & Men, Alice Boman, more

6 February 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • The next Independent Label Market will take place at Brewers' Market in London on 28 Mar. Further...

CMU's One Liners: The DMAs, Marina Diamandis, Lady Gaga et cetera
CMU's One Liners: The DMAs, Marina Diamandis, Lady Gaga et cetera

5 February 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Infectious has confirmed that it has signed The DMAs to a worldwide deal excluding the US and...

CMU's One Liners: In which we discover who Hannah Diamond is and who Beth Jeans Houghton isn't, plus some other stuff
CMU's One Liners: In which we discover who Hannah Diamond is and who Beth Jeans Houghton isn't, plus some other stuff

4 February 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Who is Hannah Diamond? Yes, she is one constituent of the district of PC Music. But who...

Nile Rodgers and Chic sign new deal with Warner Bros
Nile Rodgers and Chic sign new deal with Warner Bros

3 February 2015

Ever since it was made law that Chic had to be booked to play at every single festival in the land (I'm not...

CMU's One Liners: Gorillaz, Angel Haze and Paul Oakenfold but no snow
CMU's One Liners: Gorillaz, Angel Haze and Paul Oakenfold but no snow

3 February 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Record industry collecting society PPL has announced Mary Beer as its new Director of Marketing & PR,...

CMU's One Liners: Christina, Courtney and some other C words
CMU's One Liners: Christina, Courtney and some other C words

2 February 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Christina Aguilera is working with Pharrell. Which I think means that everyone now has. She told Extra...

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