CMU's One Liners: Kasabian on the BRITs rock n roll conspiracy, Kanye and North West make music video, and a bevy, yes a bevy more
CMU's One Liners: Kasabian on the BRITs rock n roll conspiracy, Kanye and North West make music video, and a bevy, yes a bevy more

30 January 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Kanye West has debuted the video for the other song he recorded recently - the first being...

Father John Misty creates fake streaming service, for some reason
Father John Misty creates fake streaming service, for some reason

29 January 2015

Father John Misty, aka former Fleet Fox John Tillman, has created a parody streaming service called SAP to promote his new album, 'I...

CMU's One Liners: Rita Ora heading to the Oscars, Calvin Harris extends Vegas residency, former RHCP guitarist goes acid house, and more perplexing stories from the world of music
CMU's One Liners: Rita Ora heading to the Oscars, Calvin Harris extends Vegas residency, former RHCP guitarist goes acid house, and more perplexing stories from the world of music

29 January 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • There was a time when Sony/ATV's Senior Vice President A&R Europe Johnny Tennander wasn't also Deputy Managing...

CMU's One Liners: Katy Perry parody, Tom Petty clarity, How To Dress Well and Tālā collabrity (shut up), and other things that don't fit this pattern
CMU's One Liners: Katy Perry parody, Tom Petty clarity, How To Dress Well and Tālā collabrity (shut up), and other things that don't fit this pattern

28 January 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • East India Youth will release his second album though XL, the label has announced. 'Culture Of Volume'...

Death Cab For Cutie embrace their damage and wear with new album
Death Cab For Cutie embrace their damage and wear with new album

27 January 2015

Death Cab For Cutie have announced their first album since the departure of guitarist Chris Walla, named 'Kintsugi'. The title "represents a compassionate...

CMU's One Liners: Unilever hires Big Sync Music, Beck working on new album, Mogwai 20th anniversary shows, and more that would just make this headline too long if I were to include them (it is possible that this headline is now too long anyway)
CMU's One Liners: Unilever hires Big Sync Music, Beck working on new album, Mogwai 20th anniversary shows, and more that would just make this headline too long if I were to include them (it is possible that this headline is now too long anyway)

27 January 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Unilever has made Big Sync Music its sole music supplier for all of its brands worldwide. So,...

Meow The Jewels is not only happening, but will feature Lil Bub
Meow The Jewels is not only happening, but will feature Lil Bub

27 January 2015

Back in the mists of time (aka last October), CMU Artists Of The Year Run The Jewels bowed to the demands of a...

Rihanna releases new single with Paul McCartney and Kayne West
Rihanna releases new single with Paul McCartney and Kayne West

26 January 2015

At long last, the wait is over. Rihanna has released a new single. It features Kanye West and Paul McCartney. Wow! What a...

CMU's One Liners: Radio 1's Big Weekend, Pharrell on The Simpsons, a new Jess Glynne single, and a well-stocked cupboard-ful more
CMU's One Liners: Radio 1's Big Weekend, Pharrell on The Simpsons, a new Jess Glynne single, and a well-stocked cupboard-ful more

26 January 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Jess Glynne is going to be big news this year, so get fucking used to it. You...

CMU's One Liners: Jay-Z not buying a radio station and some things that did happen
CMU's One Liners: Jay-Z not buying a radio station and some things that did happen

23 January 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Jay-Z is not buying Hot 97, according to a spokesperson for the company that owns the US...

CMU's One Liners: Chester Bennington's leg and other pop body parts (mainly entire bodies)
CMU's One Liners: Chester Bennington's leg and other pop body parts (mainly entire bodies)

22 January 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • If you had a sleepless night worrying about Chester Bennington's leg, well, he's had some surgery and...

New Björk LP rush released after album leak
New Björk LP rush released after album leak

21 January 2015

Björk's new album 'Vulnicura' is OUT NOW. Right now. Like, this very second. Out. "But CMU", you all cry. "You clearly stated just last...

CMU's One Liners: Brighton Music Conference, Meghan Trainor x Harry Styles, The Vaccines on tour, and some other true stories
CMU's One Liners: Brighton Music Conference, Meghan Trainor x Harry Styles, The Vaccines on tour, and some other true stories

21 January 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • If you're thinking that Nick Roden, formerly of ADA and Defected Records, has just been named Director...

BMG/Big Deal sign Sleater-Kinney
BMG/Big Deal sign Sleater-Kinney

20 January 2015

BMG has announced a new deal with Sleater-Kinney as part of its alliance with US-based publisher Big Deal Music. The arrangement comes as...

CMU's One Liners: Jay-Z buying Hot 97 rumours, Metallica and Geri Halliwell in the studio (not together, sadly), Paloma Faith heads down to the woods, and other top pop delights
CMU's One Liners: Jay-Z buying Hot 97 rumours, Metallica and Geri Halliwell in the studio (not together, sadly), Paloma Faith heads down to the woods, and other top pop delights

20 January 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Jay-Z is on the verge of buying US hip hop radio station Hot 97, says AllHipHop.com. This,...

CMU's One Liners: Orchard signs Dangerbird, Baumschlager moves to YouTube, Lady Gaga pictured with RedOne, and almost certainly more
CMU's One Liners: Orchard signs Dangerbird, Baumschlager moves to YouTube, Lady Gaga pictured with RedOne, and almost certainly more

19 January 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • The Orchard last week announced a new deal with LA-based indie Dangerbird Records which will see it...

GRL announce new single, partner with mental health charity
GRL announce new single, partner with mental health charity

16 January 2015

US girl group GRL have announced their first single since the death of member Simone Battle by suicide earlier this year. Titled 'Lighthouse',...

CMU's One Liners: Placebo's digital deal, Eels' live album, Arca's fashion score and much, much more
CMU's One Liners: Placebo's digital deal, Eels' live album, Arca's fashion score and much, much more

16 January 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Placebo have signed a new global digital services deal with Kobalt Label Services for their first six...

Bloc launches record label
Bloc launches record label

15 January 2015

With the Bloc Weekend festival set to return in March, its organisers are laying on more work for themselves by launching a record...

Chilly Gonzales modernises chamber music on new album
Chilly Gonzales modernises chamber music on new album

15 January 2015

Chilly Gonzales has announced a new solo album, 'Chambers', which promises to give "a modern take on chamber music'. Composed for piano and...

Björk announces new album
Björk announces new album

15 January 2015

Björk has finally confirmed her new album. Announced via a handwritten note posted to Facebook, the nine track LP will be called 'Vulnicura'...

CMU's One Liners: Blinkbox Books buyer talks, Tupac biopic filming, Macklemore looking deplorable, and much more from the coalface of music
CMU's One Liners: Blinkbox Books buyer talks, Tupac biopic filming, Macklemore looking deplorable, and much more from the coalface of music

15 January 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • So, we know that Tesco has sold Blinkbox Movies to TalkTalk. And that Blinkbox Music is likely...

CMU's One Liners: Katy Perry's first Super Bowl buddy, Jon Hopkins' LateNightTales compilation, Purity Ring's new album and yet more sweet treats
CMU's One Liners: Katy Perry's first Super Bowl buddy, Jon Hopkins' LateNightTales compilation, Purity Ring's new album and yet more sweet treats

14 January 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Ninja Tune have only gone and signed Seven Davis Jr. And the first fruits of this deal...

Sufjan Stevens announces new album
Sufjan Stevens announces new album

13 January 2015

Sufjan Stevens has announced that he will release a new album, 'Carrie & Lowell', on 30 Mar. The follow-up to 2010's 'The Age...

The Prodigy stream new single, announce UK tour dates
The Prodigy stream new single, announce UK tour dates

13 January 2015

The Prodigy. The Prodge. The... oh, let's not start that again. Having announced their new album, 'The Day Is My Enemy', those guys...

CMU's One Liners: Carly Rae Jepsen in the studio, Mastodon's Brent Hinds in a movie, Gallows back and a variety pack of more news
CMU's One Liners: Carly Rae Jepsen in the studio, Mastodon's Brent Hinds in a movie, Gallows back and a variety pack of more news

13 January 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Moshi Moshi has this morning announced its latest signing as Happyness. The band have also signed deals...

Fourth Lewis album emerges
Fourth Lewis album emerges

12 January 2015

There was a time when he was just a mysterious face on the cover of a 'lost' album. Then there was a second...

Aphex Twin announces acoustic EP
Aphex Twin announces acoustic EP

12 January 2015

Honestly, you wait years for an Aphex Twin release and then... sorry, I just realised what I was doing. Lets just say, there's...

CMU's One Liners: BadBadNotGood and Ghostface Killah collaborations, iamamiwhoami, Future Brown and other goodness
CMU's One Liners: BadBadNotGood and Ghostface Killah collaborations, iamamiwhoami, Future Brown and other goodness

12 January 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • BadBadNotGood and Ghostface Killah have put up a track from their forthcoming collaborative album, 'Sour Soul', on...

Sia apologises to those
Sia apologises to those "triggered" by new video

9 January 2015

Sia has apologised to people offended by the video for her new single 'Elastic Heart', which features twelve year old dancer Maddie Ziegler...

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