Back in 2011, my colleague Chris Cooke and I started presenting a weekly, and later monthly podcast discussing the latest news and trends in the music industry. We always had a break over the summer, due to Chris being up in Edinburgh for the whole of August, working on Edinburgh Festival magazine ThreeWeeks. But last … Continue reading The CMU Podcast is back… live!
Last night Radio 1 aired a documentary entitled Disasterpieces. A counterpart to Zane Lowe's Masterpieces series, which looks back at classic albums, Disasterpieces looked at some follow-ups to great albums which were less so. It's a fun way to spend an hour, which is partly why I mention it, but also because I feature on it talking about … Continue reading Radio 1’s Disasterpieces
So, if you like the idea of hearing my voice talking about music business stuff, this is the post for you, because it contains two hours of that. Well, not two continuous hours of me talking, but two hour long podcasts on which I appear. First is the latest edition of the CMU Podcast, which … Continue reading A couple of podcasts
Right, now I will grant you that this was not a story that really warranted almost 1200 words. However, it came time for me to write CMU's Beef Of The Week column and this was the pop scuffle that most made me laugh this week. My second choice was Rihanna v an Irish farmer. But other … Continue reading Bloc Party v Bloc Party
Hello from Edinburgh! After four years at UnLimited Media, I’ve finally made it out of London and up to our sister publication ThreeWeeks’ Scotland HQ. I say that like we have a proper office up here; as ThreeWeeks is only active in Edinburgh for four weeks of the year, during the Festival, the publication operates … Continue reading London to Edinburgh
Last Saturday, I received a shock. I guess we all did. The news that Amy Winehouse had died was so sudden and surprising. Obviously, writing about music and the people involved in it means that I often write about death. On my birthday last year I started the day with the less than brilliant task … Continue reading Amy Winehouse and the speed of news
What a week it's been. I'm quite used to following developing news stories in great detail, but rarely does so much news, with so many twists and turns, come in such a short space of time. Of course, the News Of The World phone hacking scandal is not new, the story has been rumbling on … Continue reading In other news… there was other news?