Approved: Kid Koala & Trixie Whitley
Kid Koala is preparing to release the second in his series of ‘Music To Draw To’ ambient albums, ‘Io’. WhileRead more.
Job ad: Royal Albert Hall – Head Of Programming (London)
The Royal Albert Hall is one of the world’s most iconic entertainment venues, with an unrivalled history of world-class artistsRead more.
Job ad: Juno – Music Buyer & Product Researcher (London)
Juno is one of the world’s largest online music and equipment stores. We are looking for a music buyer andRead more.
Setlist: Ticketmaster, WINTEL, Spice Girls
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days,Read more.
Ticketmaster switches on price-capped resale on its primary site
Ticketmaster UK has put live the previously promised price-capped resale function within its main ticketing platform, with the Live NationRead more.
EU launches piracy watch list
The European Commission has published its first Counterfeit And Piracy Watch List, highlighting cyberlockers, stream-ripping sites, P2P services, unlicensed downloadRead more.
CISAC begins sanctions procedure over ongoing SGAE controversy
CISAC, the organisation that brings together the world’s song right collecting societies, has said it could kick out controversial SpanishRead more.
Approved: Ida Kudo
Ida Kudo released her eponymous debut EP in 2015, so the follow-up, ‘Gold’, which arrived last month, has been aRead more.
Sigrid announces debut album, Sucker Punch
Sigrid has announced that she will release her debut album, ‘Sucker Punch’, next spring. She’s also been announced as supportRead more.
BBC Sound Of 2019 longlist revealed
The BBC Sound Of 2019 longlist has been announced. It’s alright, Flohio is on it. As is BRITs Critics’ ChoiceRead more.
Kendrick Lamar leads Grammy nominations
Kendrick Lamar leads this year’s Grammy nominations, thanks to the ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack he curated and produced. He scores eightRead more.
One Liners: Wolf Alice, Sigur Rós, Janelle Monáe, more
Other notable announcements and developments today… • Wolf Alice have unveiled their own beer, a 4.3% craft lager called ‘YukRead more.
Shane MacGowan responds to Fairytale Of New York controversy
Shane MacGowan has waded into the annual debate about whether or not the word “faggot” should be censored when hisRead more.
Job ad: Outpost – Music PR Account Director (London)
Outpost is looking for an exceptional Music PR Account Director with a minimum of three years music PR experience. WorkingRead more.
Backstage with Beyonce and Ed Sheeran
INT. CORRIDOR BACKSTAGE AT CONCERT VENUE – LATE AFTERNOON ED Oh right, I thought you were just complimenting her hair.Read more.
Kim Dotcom extradition process may only now be reaching half-time
Next month it will be seven years since the American authorities shut down the MegaUpload digital locker and video sharingRead more.
Former Spotify and YouTube people among new hires at JAAK
London-based JAAK – a start-up business seeking to address the music industry’s big data problem with a funky blockchain solutionRead more.
US diversity initiative plans biggest global database of women in music
She Is The Music, a US-based initiative that seeks to drive “equality, inclusivity and opportunity for women across the musicRead more.
Buzzcocks’ Pete Shelley dies
Buzzcocks frontman Pete Shelley has died, the band confirmed in a statement last night. He was 63. “It’s with greatRead more.
Health announce slavish new album and fearful tour dates
Health have announced that they will release their fourth album, ‘Vol 4: Slaves Of Fear’, on 8 Feb. They’ve alsoRead more.