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Ninety seconds, a hundred years of recorded music, no dominos

Ninety seconds, a hundred years of recorded music, no dominos

14 February 2014

I actually quite like this new video thing the IFPI has put out, squeezing the history of recorded music into just 90 seconds,...

Chatting with Mike Weatherley as TGE music rights strand line-up confirmed

Chatting with Mike Weatherley as TGE music rights strand line-up confirmed

13 February 2014

We've finalised the full line-up for the first of the six half-day strands CMU Insights is programming at The Great Escape convention in...

Can you make your 'notes to editors' like Wikipedia please?

Can you make your 'notes to editors' like Wikipedia please?

12 February 2014

So, I've been covering all that press release gubbins with the latest trainees on the Taylor Bennett Foundation programme the last couple of weeks,...

Ten career tips for aspiring media types

Ten career tips for aspiring media types

11 February 2014

I am taking part in a panel at the London School Of Economics tonight on careers in the media. I used to do...

We just open bookings for another batch of CMU Insights courses

We just open bookings for another batch of CMU Insights courses

10 February 2014

Monday, at the moment, is always a CMU Insights day for me, in that we are currently running our series of weekly evening...

Chris Cooke on the hash symbol

Chris Cooke on the hash symbol

9 February 2014

It's interesting, is it not, that the 'hash-tag' - or #hashtag perhaps - is so named? Given that the term, to describe the...

All hail the (good) cover version (plus eleven great covers)

All hail the (good) cover version (plus eleven great covers)

8 February 2014

It was the first ever Fly Awards this week, marking the fifteenth anniversary of the launch of the free monthly music mag, and...

If skepticism is good, why are conspiracy theories

If skepticism is good, why are conspiracy theories "bullshit"?

7 February 2014

I've been watching an awful lot of 'Penn & Teller: Bullshit' this last couple of weeks, having discovered pretty much all of the...

Please don't send me PDF press releases, thank you

Please don't send me PDF press releases, thank you

6 February 2014

If you follow me on Twitter there's a high chance that you've seen me, at some point, bemoaning PDF press releases. It's a...

This UK/Britain thing is really rather complicated

This UK/Britain thing is really rather complicated

5 February 2014

The video below is actually three years old, but it's explaining a thousand years of history, so I'm not too embarrassed about coming...

One Direction may be the most successful recording artists of 2013, but the Love Hearts are more interesting

One Direction may be the most successful recording artists of 2013, but the Love Hearts are more interesting

4 February 2014

I'm never sure what amazes me more, the endless product extensions that have been secured by the One Direction machine, or quite how...

Why we launched the CMU Digest service

Why we launched the CMU Digest service

3 February 2014

Last month we launched a new premium service at CMU, called CMU Digest, the first time since 2002 that UnLimited Media has sold...

Chris Cooke on Phonology

Chris Cooke on Phonology

2 February 2014

So, Phonetics is the study of speech sounds. Yes, there are people out there who have dedicated their entire lives to gallantly studying...

That time they tried to shut down Six

That time they tried to shut down Six

1 February 2014

Below is a post I originally made to my very old blog back in February 2010, which I promised the marvellous Nick Wallis I would...

Yes, it's time for another blog reboot

Yes, it's time for another blog reboot

1 February 2014

OK, 1 February 2014, and it's time for a reboot of this here blog. Yes, another reboot. I know, this blog has been...

  • Ninety seconds, a hundred years of recorded music, no dominos
  • Chatting with Mike Weatherley as TGE music rights strand line-up confirmed
  • Can you make your ‘notes to editors’ like Wikipedia please?
  • Ten career tips for aspiring media types
  • We just open bookings for another batch of CMU Insights courses