Björk releasing a bjook in 2015
Björk releasing a bjook in 2015

25 November 2014

Björk is to release a big glossy book titled 'Archives' on 30 Mar 2014. Or at least, so says ID, and as far...

New James Blake album
New James Blake album "70% done"

25 November 2014

Sad looking beat-boy James Blake has revealed that the sequel to his 2013 LP 'Overgrown' is mostly done. "70% done", in fact, so...

CMU's One Liners: Rita Ora, Hannah Diamond, Alex Burey and a whole bunch more
CMU's One Liners: Rita Ora, Hannah Diamond, Alex Burey and a whole bunch more

25 November 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today… • Commercially viable hitmaker Rita Ora's next single will bear the title 'Testosterone', she hinted to Lance...

Carla Bruni steers a French Band Aid, as Yoko Ono and co 'Imagine' a new UNICEF sing-along
Carla Bruni steers a French Band Aid, as Yoko Ono and co 'Imagine' a new UNICEF sing-along

24 November 2014

As the 'Do They Know It's Christmas' gravy train rolls on to the top of the UK singles charts (albeit amidst a climate...

CMU's One Liners: IFPI , Tony Bennett (aka Bobgoblin), David Lynch x Patti Smith plus so much more
CMU's One Liners: IFPI , Tony Bennett (aka Bobgoblin), David Lynch x Patti Smith plus so much more

24 November 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Denis Handlin, my main man at Sony Music Australia, has been chosen to chair the Asia/Pacific Regional...

CMU's One Liners: The O2 x YPlan, Meghan Trainor, American Football and trillions more besides
CMU's One Liners: The O2 x YPlan, Meghan Trainor, American Football and trillions more besides

21 November 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • London's 'The O2' has got into bed with live listings app YPlan in a deal that will...

Duke Garwood signs to Heavenly, confirms LP
Duke Garwood signs to Heavenly, confirms LP

20 November 2014

Quiet Englishman (and singer-songwriter) Duke Garwood has signed to Heavenly Recordings to release his next LP 'Heavy Love'. A spotlight-dodging collaborator to the likes...

Surgeon lists Bono's bike crash injuries, as U2 confirm Films Of Innocence
Surgeon lists Bono's bike crash injuries, as U2 confirm Films Of Innocence

20 November 2014

Bono's surgeon has confirmed that, whilst the U2 man's bicycle crash last Sunday was more serious than was at first reported, his prognosis...

Fuse ODG discusses pulling out of Band Aid 30 over its representation of Africa
Fuse ODG discusses pulling out of Band Aid 30 over its representation of Africa

20 November 2014

The fourth iteration of the Band Aid single, 'Do They Know It's Christmas?', is due to hit number one in the UK singles...

CMU's One Liners: Radiohead, Faith No More, Tink x Sleigh Bells and heaps more
CMU's One Liners: Radiohead, Faith No More, Tink x Sleigh Bells and heaps more

20 November 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Radiohead are in the studio recording right at this moment. Well, maybe not this exact moment. But...

Diplo re-releases debut album through BitTorrent, plus penis news round-up
Diplo re-releases debut album through BitTorrent, plus penis news round-up

19 November 2014

BitTorrent has made its new and previously reported 'bundle' system, which allows artists to release music and charge for it via the file-sharing...

Faith Evans hints at collaborative LP with long-dead BIG
Faith Evans hints at collaborative LP with long-dead BIG

19 November 2014

American R&B lady Faith Evans is to release an LP featuring verses by her late husband, rapper The Notorious BIG, with the provisional...

CMU’s One Liners: Dr Luke v Kesha, Kate Tempest x Loyle Carner, Jaden Smith and so much more
CMU’s One Liners: Dr Luke v Kesha, Kate Tempest x Loyle Carner, Jaden Smith and so much more

19 November 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Dr Luke has moved to have part of Kesha's lawsuit against him dismissed. His lawyers argued this...

Giorgio Moroder confirms new LP feat Charli, Britney, Kylie and Sia
Giorgio Moroder confirms new LP feat Charli, Britney, Kylie and Sia

18 November 2014

Still sexy at seventy (four), Italo-disco king Giorgio Moroder has signed to Sony/RCA, and via that same deal will release his first 'solo'...

Ed Sheeran announces Wembley Stadium show
Ed Sheeran announces Wembley Stadium show

18 November 2014

Ed Sheeran is going to play Wembley Stadium. As you've no doubt been expecting all along. It's not like it was a secret...

CMU's One Liners: Charli XCX, Ariana Grande, Pornhub's Christmas single and some more stuff
CMU's One Liners: Charli XCX, Ariana Grande, Pornhub's Christmas single and some more stuff

18 November 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Having recently waved 'adieu' to his Dirty Beaches alias, Canadian alt-pop artist Alex Zhang Hungtai is now...

Band Aid 30 recorded, debuted and on sale now
Band Aid 30 recorded, debuted and on sale now

17 November 2014

So what did we learn this weekend? Well, mainly that, while God is happy to accept thanks for ensuring famine remains confined to...

CMU's One Liners: Dizzee Rascal, Snoop Dogg, Charli XCX x Simon Le Bon and a good deal more
CMU's One Liners: Dizzee Rascal, Snoop Dogg, Charli XCX x Simon Le Bon and a good deal more

17 November 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Dizzee Rascal is following his grisly last video 'Couple Of Stacks' with a kung fu-inspired new one...

CMU's One Liners: S Club 7, Ty Segall, Gang Of Four and other delightful delights=
CMU's One Liners: S Club 7, Ty Segall, Gang Of Four and other delightful delights=

14 November 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Once they've got their 'hits medley' over with on tonight's BBC Children In Need, the newly-reconciled S...

CMU's One Liners: FKA Twigs, Marina And The Diamonds, [PIAS] Nites and more
CMU's One Liners: FKA Twigs, Marina And The Diamonds, [PIAS] Nites and more

13 November 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Spooky R&B star FKA Twigs has signed, on an international basis, a publishing deal with music rights...

CMU's One Liners: Ghostface Killah, Ja Ja Ja Festival, Kanye x Lorde and more
CMU's One Liners: Ghostface Killah, Ja Ja Ja Festival, Kanye x Lorde and more

12 November 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • R&B star Usher is hiding copies of his new single 'Clueless' in packs of Honey Nut Cheerios...

Midge Ure and Bob Geldof announce new ebola-focussed Band Aid single
Midge Ure and Bob Geldof announce new ebola-focussed Band Aid single

11 November 2014

Midge Ure and Bob Geldof yesterday held a press conference to confirm that they will be recording yet another version of 'Do They...

CMU's One Liners: Taylor fucking Swift, Liverpool Sound City, Mark Ronson, oh and probably some other stuff
CMU's One Liners: Taylor fucking Swift, Liverpool Sound City, Mark Ronson, oh and probably some other stuff

11 November 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • You didn't think we'd make it through a whole day without mentioning her, did you? Taylor Swift...

CMU's One Liners: Vision Fortune, Basics Rock N Roll Party, T-Pain and a little bit more
CMU's One Liners: Vision Fortune, Basics Rock N Roll Party, T-Pain and a little bit more

10 November 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Experimental band Vision Fortune (pictured) have signed to ATP Recordings, and will release their new LP, 'Country...

Old Man Gloom release 'fake' album to press, announce two 'real' ones
Old Man Gloom release 'fake' album to press, announce two 'real' ones

7 November 2014

So, you may be aware that metal band Old Man Gloom - featuring Aaron Turner formerly of Isis, Nate Newton from Converge and...

CMU's One Liners: Tim McGraw, Emika, Lorde, Selena Gomez and other true stories
CMU's One Liners: Tim McGraw, Emika, Lorde, Selena Gomez and other true stories

7 November 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Country star Tim McGraw has parted company with Red Light Management after a five year alliance with...

CMU's One Liners: Tom Odell, StubHub, MIDEM and even more than that
CMU's One Liners: Tom Odell, StubHub, MIDEM and even more than that

6 November 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • StubHub president Chris Tsakalakis has stepped down from the position, leaving the secondary ticketing firm with immediate...

Tru Thoughts Sharp & Ready to raise flag for sound system culture
Tru Thoughts Sharp & Ready to raise flag for sound system culture

5 November 2014

The Brighton-based Tru Thoughts has raised a new sub-label, Sharp & Ready, designed to spotlight the 'new wave' of artists on the UK...

Beyonce's Beyonce box set coming soon
Beyonce's Beyonce box set coming soon

5 November 2014

The great and 'Flawless' Beyonce is to release a 'platinum edition' re-fit of her fifth solo LP, the aptly-titled 'Beyonce', featuring an extra...

Former Fleet Fox Father John Misty confirms new album
Former Fleet Fox Father John Misty confirms new album

5 November 2014

Father John Misty, aka one-time Fleet Foxes man Josh Tillman, will on 9 Feb release his highly concept-driven new LP, 'I Love You,...

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