The CMU Podcast is back… live!

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!

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu live report for MTV Japan

Last week I was very exciting to have the opportunity to see Japanese popstar Kyary Pamyu Pamyu perform live in London. I wrote an article about it for MTV Japan's English-language website, MTV 81, which you can read here.And if you've not yet acquainted yourself with her 2011 single 'PonPonPon', get on and do that … Continue reading Kyary Pamyu Pamyu live report for MTV Japan

Digital Music Trends 112

I was on the Digital Music Trends podcast again last week, this time with music industry analyst Mark Mulligan and Ben Sisario from The New York Times. In the show we discussed Soundcloud's new look, music discovery,'s revamp and the launch of its new Piki radio app, and iTunes 11. You can find more information on … Continue reading Digital Music Trends 112

Radio 1’s Disasterpieces

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

A couple of podcasts

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

BBC Sound Of 2010 longlist announced

[I didn't write this. Andy Malt does not like to write about himself in the third person] The BBC have released the long list from their Sound Of 2010 poll, the thing where the Beeb ask 136 music pundit types, including CMU Editor Andy Malt, for their hot musical tips for the year ahead. All … Continue reading BBC Sound Of 2010 longlist announced