CMU Weekly Editor's Letter

CMU Weekly – Friday 21 Jan 2011

By | Published on Friday 21 January 2011

Andy Malt

Hello there, happy new year!

It seems a bit weird saying that now, but this is the very first CMU Weekly of the year, so I think it’s justified. Even though I already said happy new year to many of you in CMU Daily two weeks ago. Well, whatever, you can’t tell me what to do.

Happynewyearhappynewyearhapppynewyear.

Anyway, yes, here you have before you the promised all-new CMU Weekly, which we’ve spruced up and streamlined for your enjoyment. My ramblings up here at the top remain, as do the Powers Of Ten playlists and the Beef Of The Week column, in which I will continue to inform you of the best battle the music industry has to offer.

Everywhere else it’s all change, though. Each week we’ll now provide you with the ten most important stories of the week on theCMUwebsite.com, plus ten more things that might interest you, like free downloads, new bands, tour dates and Justin Bieber getting hit in the face with stuff.

So, that’s all good. But biggest and best of all is the new CMU podcast, which we’re very excited about. It’s been a long time coming – I think we originally recorded pilot episodes back in 2009 – but we’ve finally managed to get it off our computers and out in the world.

The format is simple: Each week, CMU Business Editor Chris Cooke and I will babble on for 30 minutes about what has happened in the music world over the last seven days. Hopefully you’ll find it mildly entertaining and slightly informative, that’s pretty much what we’re aiming for.

I’ll leave you to read and listen to all of that, then we can all meet back here again next Friday and do it all again. That’ll be nice.

Andy Malt
Editor, CMU

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