Paul Weller rules himself out of future Record Store Days, after limited edition single appears on eBay
Paul Weller rules himself out of future Record Store Days, after limited edition single appears on eBay

23 April 2014

Paul Weller has ruled himself out of getting involved with future Record Store Days, after copies of his limited edition seven-inch single, 'Brand...

Bieber lawyers ask for DUI trial to be pushed back
Bieber lawyers ask for DUI trial to be pushed back

23 April 2014

Justin Bieber's legal reps have asked for more time to prepare the pop tyke's defence to DUI and resisting arrest charges relating to...

Bellowhead celebrate tenth anniversary with Island signing, new LP
Bellowhead celebrate tenth anniversary with Island signing, new LP

23 April 2014

Trad folk clan Bellowhead have signed to Universal's Island Records, which is one way to celebrate 2014 being their tenth anniversary as a...

Believe signs SRD
Believe signs SRD

23 April 2014

Believe Digital has announced a new deal with Southern Record Distributors. Believe will handle SRD's digital distribution globally across all services, something that...

New London record store, Rye Wax, opening soon(ish)
New London record store, Rye Wax, opening soon(ish)

23 April 2014

Since it's always a pleasant rarity to hear of a record shop opening, as opposed to closing, hear this and be glad; a...

Skullcandy announces headphones for women
Skullcandy announces headphones for women

23 April 2014

WOMEN! Are you tired of being unable to listen to music on the move? Well, Skullcandy is here to help. The company has...

Tango launches new news feed with integrated Spotify
Tango launches new news feed with integrated Spotify

23 April 2014

Mobile messaging app Tango has put live a new News Feed function, which counts as music news because of the app maker's previously...

Pirate Bay processes ten millionth torrent upload, faces two millionth Google block
Pirate Bay processes ten millionth torrent upload, faces two millionth Google block

23 April 2014

The always contentious Pirate Bay hit a new milestone on Monday when, according to Torrentfreak, it processed its ten millionth torrent upload. The...

Sick Lorde postpones Australian shows
Sick Lorde postpones Australian shows

23 April 2014

Poor sweet Lorde has called in sick (on doctors' advice, I should add) to a forthcoming tour of Australia, which was supposed to...

Vulfpeck told to take down silent Spotify album, issue statement (on Spotify)
Vulfpeck told to take down silent Spotify album, issue statement (on Spotify)

23 April 2014

Vulfpeck have been "RESPECTFULLY" asked to remove one of their albums from Spotify, the band revealed yesterday. Specifically the one called 'Sleepify', which,...

Release Round-Up: Trash Talk, Blondes, Delphic, Sasha Keable and Avril Lavigne
Release Round-Up: Trash Talk, Blondes, Delphic, Sasha Keable and Avril Lavigne

23 April 2014

Yo. Sacramento thrashers Trash Talk, the one and only hardcore signing to Odd Future Records, have announced an LP titled 'No Peace'. Out...

Oxegen short on 'suitable acts', won't take place this year
Oxegen short on 'suitable acts', won't take place this year

23 April 2014

Irish festival Oxegen will not take place this year, its organiser MCD have confirmed, citing a "lack of suitable headline acts" combined with...

Gigs & Tours Round-Up: The Libertines, Blondie, 1Xtra, Flying Lotus, and Kaiser Chiefs
Gigs & Tours Round-Up: The Libertines, Blondie, 1Xtra, Flying Lotus, and Kaiser Chiefs

23 April 2014

I hope you're sitting down, because I've got some big news. The Libertines (pictured) are getting back together! Again! Possibly! The band cryptically (super...

Barack and Michelle Obama pay tribute to Frankie Knuckles
Barack and Michelle Obama pay tribute to Frankie Knuckles

23 April 2014

US president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle were amongst the people to pay tribute to DJ and producer Frankie Knuckles at a...

Prince makes up with Warner Music, re-release campaign planned
Prince makes up with Warner Music, re-release campaign planned

22 April 2014

Prince has entered into a new deal with Warner Bros Records, the label he rather famously fell out with nearly two decades ago. The...

Jay Z recordings at heart of extortion allegations
Jay Z recordings at heart of extortion allegations

22 April 2014

A producer called Chauncey Mahan was questioned over allegations of extortion on Friday in relation to a collection of master recordings that once...

Domino Publishing signs Angel Olsen
Domino Publishing signs Angel Olsen

22 April 2014

Angel Olsen, a folk pop artist with a strong 'choppy fringe' game, has signed a deal with Domino Publishing. A one-time backing singer for...

Melissa Steel inks Atlantic deal
Melissa Steel inks Atlantic deal

22 April 2014

'Fresh face' Melissa Steel has signed a similarly fresh deal with Warner's Atlantic Records, so I think it's safe to say this is...

Blurred Lines named the UK's all time most downloaded song
Blurred Lines named the UK's all time most downloaded song

22 April 2014

Hey, you know how 'Blurred Lines' was really controversial in the UK and lots of people said it should be banned, while others...

Live Nation takes complete control of Japanese business
Live Nation takes complete control of Japanese business

22 April 2014

Live giant Live Nation has taken full ownership of its Japanese division, previously a joint venture with native live firm Creativeman Productions. Live...

Indegoot opens London office
Indegoot opens London office

22 April 2014

US-based artist management group Indegoot Entertainment is opening a London office to be led by former Roadrunner Records exec Wally Van Middendorp, who...

Raw Power makes new board appointments
Raw Power makes new board appointments

22 April 2014

Artist management firm Raw Power has announced the appointment of two senior staff members to the company's board, London-based Commercial Director Don Jenkins...

Beats Music not off to a flying start, sources claim
Beats Music not off to a flying start, sources claim

22 April 2014

Beats Music managed to sign up fewer than 100,000 paying subscribers in its first 100 days out of beta, sources have told Billboard....

Rdio partners with Brazilian media firm Grupo Bandeirantes
Rdio partners with Brazilian media firm Grupo Bandeirantes

22 April 2014

Rdio has partnered with Brazilian media company Grupo Bandeirantes, with the latter incorporating the former's streaming set-up into some of its own online...

Release Round-Up: Mastodon, Jedward, The Horrors, Tinchy Stryder and The Proper Ornaments
Release Round-Up: Mastodon, Jedward, The Horrors, Tinchy Stryder and The Proper Ornaments

22 April 2014

Mastodon. You know them, right? They've got a new album coming out this year. It is called 'Once More Around The Sun'. It...

Gigs & Tours Round-Up: Austin Mahone, Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip and Paws
Gigs & Tours Round-Up: Austin Mahone, Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip and Paws

22 April 2014

Sup, Mahomies? Moms' favourite pop boy Austin Mahone is going to play a show in the UK, his first UK show, at London's...

Festival Line-Up Update: Long Division, Dimensions, Barnaby Festival and more
Festival Line-Up Update: Long Division, Dimensions, Barnaby Festival and more

22 April 2014

Hey, would it interest you to discover that New Order's Stephen Morris is choosing the musical line-up at one of the venues for...

Blackburn to get lifetime achievement gong for second time at Radio Academy Awards
Blackburn to get lifetime achievement gong for second time at Radio Academy Awards

22 April 2014

Tony Blackburn will get a lifetime achievement prize at this year's Radio Academy Awards (previously known as the Sony Awards) to mark his...

White House refuses to deport Justin Bieber
White House refuses to deport Justin Bieber

22 April 2014

You remember that petition on the White House's We The People website calling for American resident Justin Bieber to be deported back to...

Full Great Escape Convention Schedule now live
Full Great Escape Convention Schedule now live

17 April 2014

A full session-by-session guide to the CMU Insights-programmed Great Escape Convention is now online, as this year's conversations programme also goes live. And in...

  • Paul Weller rules himself out of future Record Store Days, after limited edition single appears on eBay
  • Believe signs SRD
  • Skullcandy announces headphones for women
  • Vulfpeck told to take down silent Spotify album, issue statement (on Spotify)
  • Oxegen short on ‘suitable acts’, won’t take place this year
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