Believe and Kartel collaborate on Poppy Appeal single release
Believe and Kartel collaborate on Poppy Appeal single release

24 October 2014

Label services companies Believe Digital and Kartel Music Services are working together to oversee the release of this year's Poppy Appeal single in...

Run The Jewels stealth-release RTJ2
Run The Jewels stealth-release RTJ2

24 October 2014

At last, a big and bold release to compensate for a fairly lax Q4 so far. And no, sorry, it isn't anything to...

Panda Bear trails Grim Reaper LP with creepy new single
Panda Bear trails Grim Reaper LP with creepy new single

24 October 2014

Speaking of RTJ-style sneaky, ahead-of-time releases, Panda Bear has applied that very tactic to a new EP featuring a lead single in 'Mr...

CMU's One Liners: Brian Eno, by:Larm, Chuckles x Tinchy and more...
CMU's One Liners: Brian Eno, by:Larm, Chuckles x Tinchy and more...

24 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • NASA has a SoundCloud now, space cadets, via which it'll upload audio clips from various historic...

CMU's One Liners: Sony/ATV, Son Lux, Slim Twig and more
CMU's One Liners: Sony/ATV, Son Lux, Slim Twig and more

23 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Sony's music publishing house Sony/ATV has promoted one Rich Christina to the position of SVP, Head Of...

Orbital 'stops working', Paul Hartnoll goes on solo
Orbital 'stops working', Paul Hartnoll goes on solo

22 October 2014

Brit dance machine Orbital has "stopped working" for its co-creators Phil and Paul Hartnoll, who've decided to log off from the project (again)...

CMU's One Liners: Zane Lowe x Drive, Lorde x Mockingjay, Todd Terje and more...
CMU's One Liners: Zane Lowe x Drive, Lorde x Mockingjay, Todd Terje and more...

22 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • High-end DJ Steve Angello has terminated his contract with Sony/Columbia, apparently dissatisfied with a lack of backing...

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...

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