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CMU Planner – w/c 17 Dec 2012

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Hit Factory Live

A round up of music and music business events happening in the next seven days…

CMU Review Of The Year. The final CMU Daily of 2012 will be with you on Thursday morning, but that won’t be the last you hear of us this year. The following day we’ll be sending out our Review Of The Year, looking back at the goings on in the world of musicians, the music business and the media over the last twelve months. There’ll also be a special year in review edition of the CMU Podcast for you to listen to.

CMU Artists Of The Year. We’ve already unveiled five of our 2012 Arists Of The Year, and there are five more to come this week. Four will be revealed in the CMU Daily, with the final one bundled in with that Review Of The Year thing I just mentioned.

New releases. Amongst all the Christmas number one contenders and live DVDs out this week, there is one release really worth your attention, ‘Spiky Dread: Issue 1′. The first release from DJ and producer Wrongtom’s new label Rongorongo, it’s a compilation of punky reggae from the late 70s and early 80s. It’s not particularly festive, but I don’t think it should stop you from soundtracking your Christmas with it.

Gigs and tours. If you’re not too busy drinking yourself into a coma at Christmas parties this week, there are plenty of live music events you could be attending. The Hit Factory Live is one such example, where you’ll be able to see Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan singing together. Also, Soulwax’s annual Soulwaxmas show comes to London, Emmy The Great and Tim Wheeler will be heading out on a festive tour, The Happy Mondays will play London’s Roundhouse twice, Macy Gray will cover Stevie Wonder’s ‘Talking Book’ album, Paul Weller and Bombay Bicycle Club will both headline charity shows, and Cold Specks will play a one-off show at the Sebright Arms in London.

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