The customary ******* BRITs write up
The customary ******* BRITs write up

26 February 2015

So, time for the customary BRITs write up, but worry not people, this report has been through the ITV profanity filter three times...

Friday confirmed as global release day
Friday confirmed as global release day

26 February 2015

So, as expected, the International Federation Of The Phonographic Industry has announced that Friday will become the global release day for new music...

Robin Thicke takes to the stage as 'Blurred Lines' trial continues
Robin Thicke takes to the stage as 'Blurred Lines' trial continues

26 February 2015

So the 'Blurred Lines' copyright trial continued yesterday, with the star turn being Robin Thicke on the piano. And for his headline set...

Police investigation into allegations against Cliff Richard has
Police investigation into allegations against Cliff Richard has "increased significantly"

26 February 2015

The police inquiry into the historical sex offence allegations made against Cliff Richard has "increased significantly in size" and now involves "more than...

Government now backs light regulation of secondary ticketing, rules to be added to Consumer Rights Bill
Government now backs light regulation of secondary ticketing, rules to be added to Consumer Rights Bill

26 February 2015

Secondary ticketing in the UK is set to be regulated after the Government made its own amendments to the in-development Consumer Rights Bill. As...

U2's actual Joshua tree vandalised
U2's actual Joshua tree vandalised

26 February 2015

So this just in from the tree news desk, the tree that famously appears in the artwork that accompanied U2's 1987 album 'The...

BRITs ratings up a million on last year
BRITs ratings up a million on last year

26 February 2015

So, all of you suckers who thought Ant & Dec were an odd hire for the BRIT Awards in 2015. And all you...

New Music Cities convention to launch
New Music Cities convention to launch

26 February 2015

A new conference event will launch in Brighton this May, just before The Great Escape festivities kick off, focused on how vibrant local...

Thom Yorke and Robert Del Naja unveil soundtrack to tax avoidance doc
Thom Yorke and Robert Del Naja unveil soundtrack to tax avoidance doc

26 February 2015

Thom Yorke off of the Radioheads and Robert Del Naja from that Massive Attack yesterday unveiled the soundtrack they've made for 'UK Gold',...

Noel Gallagher's got Ed Sheeran's back
Noel Gallagher's got Ed Sheeran's back

26 February 2015

You know how that Noel Gallagher once said a few words against Ed Sheeran. Well, he'd like you all to know that he'll...

The customary BRITs write up (non-ITV approved version)
The customary BRITs write up (non-ITV approved version)

26 February 2015

Don't worry, the official version of this story went through the ITV profanity filter before appearing in the CMU Daily. Though for those...

Blurred Lines copyright case kicks off
Blurred Lines copyright case kicks off

25 February 2015

So, we all know that chart-topping rape anthem 'Blurred Lines' was a shameful pop monstrosity which single-handedly confirmed that a sinister stream of...

Ariana Grande lyric theft case seemingly settled
Ariana Grande lyric theft case seemingly settled

25 February 2015

A previously reported legal battle between UK-based Minder Music and the pop machine that is Ariana Grande has seemingly been settled. Which is...

STIM replies to Swedish songwriters about streaming royalty concerns
STIM replies to Swedish songwriters about streaming royalty concerns

25 February 2015

The Swedish music publishing sector's collecting society STIM has responded to that previously reported open letter signed by 133 songwriters from the country...

New CEO at Bicycle Music Company, will also oversee rights management at Concord
New CEO at Bicycle Music Company, will also oversee rights management at Concord

25 February 2015

American music rights firm The Bicycle Music Company confirmed the appointment of a new CEO earlier this week in the form of Jake...

Brian Message puts 'NDA culture' back in the spotlight at ERA launch
Brian Message puts 'NDA culture' back in the spotlight at ERA launch

25 February 2015

While Beggars boss Martin Mills wrapped up the launch of the Entertainment Retailers Association's new manifesto yesterday morning, artist manager Brian Message kick-started...

Minority shareholders in WiMP/Tidal question valuation in Jay-Z's takeover bid
Minority shareholders in WiMP/Tidal question valuation in Jay-Z's takeover bid

25 February 2015

Minority shareholders in WiMP and Tidal owner Aspiro have questioned the value put on the business by the Jay-Z-owned vehicle that is trying...

New Rihanna single drops, 'Home'-based concept album incoming
New Rihanna single drops, 'Home'-based concept album incoming

25 February 2015

Rihanna has only gone and premiered another brand new track! Though this one, 'Towards The Sun', has been made for the soundtrack of...

Radio Academy confirms streamlined new look
Radio Academy confirms streamlined new look

25 February 2015

The Radio Academy announced plans for its future yesterday, having axed its popular Radio Festival and Radio Awards late last year and shut...

Chilly Gonzales posts second 'Chambers' track
Chilly Gonzales posts second 'Chambers' track

25 February 2015

Speaking as someone who had to stop Last.fm auto-tweeting my weekly top three most-listened to artists, because they featured Chilly Gonzales under at...

Breakthrough shortlist out for Artist And Manager Awards
Breakthrough shortlist out for Artist And Manager Awards

25 February 2015

Was I meant to mention some big music awards event in today's CMU Daily? I'm pretty sure there was something. Hmm. Did it...

New Blur album to stop gigs
New Blur album to stop gigs "getting tedious"

25 February 2015

"So why the new Blur album?" you've all been pondering and wondering and musing and speculating and gossiping and shouting and scrawling on...

Entertainment retailers publish manifesto, call for more collaboration
Entertainment retailers publish manifesto, call for more collaboration

24 February 2015

The Entertainment Retailers Association this morning published a manifesto which requests for its membership of high street retailers, download and mail-order stores, and...

Beggars chief supports ERA in opposing Friday global release day
Beggars chief supports ERA in opposing Friday global release day

24 February 2015

In a wide-ranging speech to wrap up the launch of the Entertainment Retailers Association's new manifesto in London this morning, the boss of...

Universal's digital chief stands down
Universal's digital chief stands down

24 February 2015

Universal Music's President Of Global Digital Business, Rob Wells, one of the highest profile digital music execs on the record company side, and...

More shops are selling music than ever before, says ERA
More shops are selling music than ever before, says ERA

24 February 2015

The number of physical stores selling music reached an all-time high in 2014, which is a nice counter-intuitive stat if ever I heard...

Greencopper aims to make festival apps more affordable with white-label solution
Greencopper aims to make festival apps more affordable with white-label solution

24 February 2015

Festival app-makers Greencopper have launched a new platform called Golive, which aims to enable promoters to manage and publish apps for their events...

24-7 Entertainment founder steps down as CEO
24-7 Entertainment founder steps down as CEO

24 February 2015

The founder and boss of 24-7 Entertainment, a long-standing back-end provider of digital music services, has announced he is leaving the firm to...

Taylor Swift confirmed as Global Recording Artist Of 2014
Taylor Swift confirmed as Global Recording Artist Of 2014

24 February 2015

So, winner of the least surprising award winner award is IFPI Global Recording Artist Of 2014 Taylor Swift, which is, in itself, totally...

Macca and The O2 take top prizes at the Pollstar awards
Macca and The O2 take top prizes at the Pollstar awards

24 February 2015

What do you mean CMU got all distracted by the Oscars on Sunday night and forgot to report on the Pollstar Concert Industry...

  • The customary ******* BRITs write up
  • Friday confirmed as global release day
  • Robin Thicke takes to the stage as ‘Blurred Lines’ trial continues
  • Government now backs light regulation of secondary ticketing, rules to be added to Consumer Rights Bill
  • New Music Cities convention to launch
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