CMU's One Liners: Nicki Minaj, Babymetal, Male Bonding and a partridge in a pear tree
CMU's One Liners: Nicki Minaj, Babymetal, Male Bonding and a partridge in a pear tree

19 December 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today… • High-fashion brand Roberto Cavalli has made Nicki Minaj's face and body the face and body of its...

Laura Marling trails Short Movie
Laura Marling trails Short Movie

18 December 2014

Critics' darling Laura Marling has shorn all her hair off in time to confirm details of her fifth LP, which is entitled 'Short...

CMU's One Liners: Beggars Group, St Vincent, Calvin Harris and an embarrassment of other riches
CMU's One Liners: Beggars Group, St Vincent, Calvin Harris and an embarrassment of other riches

18 December 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Current Matador PR man Stuart Davie will, at the end of the year, leave his post to...

CMU's One Liners: James Murphy, Rustie x AG Cook, Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame and a side of chips
CMU's One Liners: James Murphy, Rustie x AG Cook, Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame and a side of chips

17 December 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • James Murphy has packaged his previously reported "algorithmically generated soundscapes", which incorporate match data taken from machines...

CMU's One Liners: ASCAP, Iggy Azalea, Modest Mouse and some BRITs stuff. Oh, and way more than all that.
CMU's One Liners: ASCAP, Iggy Azalea, Modest Mouse and some BRITs stuff. Oh, and way more than all that.

16 December 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • ASCAP CEO John LoFrumento (pictured) last week announced his retirement after seventeen years in the role and...

Beach Boys 1964 rarities released to reboot copyright, what about The Beatles?
Beach Boys 1964 rarities released to reboot copyright, what about The Beatles?

15 December 2014

Universal Music is running out of time if it wants to reboot the copyright in any unreleased Beatles recordings from 1964. This time last...

CMU's One Liners: Little Mix, The Dø, Young Fathers and oodles more
CMU's One Liners: Little Mix, The Dø, Young Fathers and oodles more

12 December 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Electronica's own Dan Deacon is to release a new LP, the apparently "simpler" 'Glass Riffer', on 23...

CMU's One Liners: Nick Jonas, Christopher Lee, Lydia Ainsworth and other fantastical tales
CMU's One Liners: Nick Jonas, Christopher Lee, Lydia Ainsworth and other fantastical tales

11 December 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • LA-based electronic artist Shlohmo, real name Henry Laufer, has signed with Matador imprint True Panther Sounds and...

First artist signed to DJ Shadow's Liquid Amber label, Bleep Bloop releases EP
First artist signed to DJ Shadow's Liquid Amber label, Bleep Bloop releases EP

10 December 2014

Back in August, DJ Shadow launched his own record label, Liquid Amber. Out this week is the first release on that label by...

Bob Dylan releasing an album of covers that aren't covers
Bob Dylan releasing an album of covers that aren't covers

10 December 2014

Bob Dylan is going to release an album of songs previously recorded by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole. Don't...

CMU's One Liners: Twin Shadow, Father John Misty, Bangface Weekender and other stories
CMU's One Liners: Twin Shadow, Father John Misty, Bangface Weekender and other stories

10 December 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Having quite recently signed a new record deal with Warner Bros, Twin Shadow has now announced that...

CMU's One Liners: One Direction, Morrissey, Joanna Newsom and a festive bundle of other musical awe
CMU's One Liners: One Direction, Morrissey, Joanna Newsom and a festive bundle of other musical awe

9 December 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Shoe maker Converse has kicked a load of musicians into the studio and got them to record...

CMU's One Liners: Olly Murs, Future Brown, Mikky Ekko, and, oh, you know...
CMU's One Liners: Olly Murs, Future Brown, Mikky Ekko, and, oh, you know...

5 December 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Johnny Jewel's co-originator of the Italians Do It Better label, Mike Simonetti, has split and started a...

CMU's One Liners: Lana Del Rey, Save The Children's Christmas Jumper Jam, Susanne Sundfør and - hey! - some more besides
CMU's One Liners: Lana Del Rey, Save The Children's Christmas Jumper Jam, Susanne Sundfør and - hey! - some more besides

4 December 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Lana Del Rey's 'Big Eyes', the title song to a forthcoming Tim Burton biopic of artist Margaret...

Paul McCartney to release videogame song as a single next week
Paul McCartney to release videogame song as a single next week

3 December 2014

Paul McCartney has announced that he will release a new single next week, called 'Hope For The Future'. Until now, the song has...

Quadrophenia goin classical
Quadrophenia goin classical

3 December 2014

Pete Townshend has confirmed that he is going to release what The Guardian is calling a "symphonic reimagining" of orchestral arrangements of The...

CMU's One Liners: Nicki Minaj, The Saturdays, Gwen Stefani and some men too
CMU's One Liners: Nicki Minaj, The Saturdays, Gwen Stefani and some men too

3 December 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Earlier this year, the release date of Nicki Minaj's new album, 'The Pinkprint' was pushed back, presumably...

The ten most-read news stories on the CMU site in November 2014
The ten most-read news stories on the CMU site in November 2014

2 December 2014

Blimey, we've made it through the penultimate month of the year. How did that happen? No, don't explain, it was meant rhetorically. I...

PJ Harvey releasing poetry book
PJ Harvey releasing poetry book

2 December 2014

PJ Harvey is releasing a book of images and 'rhyming verse', titled 'Hollow Of The Hand', in collaboration with photographer Seamus Murphy, with...

CMU's One Liners: Meghan Trainor, Novelist & Mumdance, THEESatisfaction and maybe some more
CMU's One Liners: Meghan Trainor, Novelist & Mumdance, THEESatisfaction and maybe some more

2 December 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Rising grime stars Novelist (who makes beats) and Mumdance (who raps, and also makes beats) of collaborative...

Robbie Williams drops LP today
Robbie Williams drops LP today

1 December 2014

Pop show-off Robbie Williams warned his fans last Friday (ie well in advance) that he was going to spring a new LP titled...

CMU's One Liners: Young Fathers, Frank Ocean, Bastille x Haim and more
CMU's One Liners: Young Fathers, Frank Ocean, Bastille x Haim and more

1 December 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Scotland's Young Fathers have stealth-released 'Soon Come Soon', a track not (I repeat, not) off of their...

CMU's One Liners: Ed Sheeran, MIDEM, Camp Bestival and really quite a lot more
CMU's One Liners: Ed Sheeran, MIDEM, Camp Bestival and really quite a lot more

28 November 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Martin Varsavsky, CEO of WiFi network Fon, is to give a 'Living Room Of The 21st Century'-themed...

The Vamps capitalise on Christmas with festive LP re-release
The Vamps capitalise on Christmas with festive LP re-release

27 November 2014

Australian pop-rock boyband The Vamps (not to be confused with Vamps) have gift-wrapped a 'Christmas edition' of their 'Meet The Vamps' LP, because...

CMU's One Liners: Essential, PPL, Rihanna, Coldplay and some other shizzle
CMU's One Liners: Essential, PPL, Rihanna, Coldplay and some other shizzle

27 November 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Essential Music & Marketing has signed up some new clients, Full Time Hobby, Peacefrog and that there...

Green Day and Red Hot Chilis both cookin something new for 2015
Green Day and Red Hot Chilis both cookin something new for 2015

26 November 2014

I've heard tell that Green Day, who've been pretty silent all year, are going to 'make a move' and do some kind of...

CMU's One Liners: The Pop Group, The Rap Monument, Ibeyi and other stories
CMU's One Liners: The Pop Group, The Rap Monument, Ibeyi and other stories

26 November 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Australian dance DJ and producer Dro Carey has lately signed to pretty alright label Greco-Roman, and will...

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...

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