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CMU Planner – w/c 8 Jul 2013

By | Published on Monday 8 July 2013

BBC Proms

Well hello there. What a glorious sunny day it is. Here in London, at least. What a perfect day to sit in a dark office with not particularly good air conditioning. Anyway, tennis. Tennis is the thing, isn’t it? Andy Murray did a tennis yesterday and now we’re all happy. No really, it was all very exciting. But there’s more to be excited about this week, what with all the music news and that. We also have an interview with the BBC’s Roger Wright, the man in charge of The Proms, which start this week.

Now, here’s a round up of music and music business events happening in the next seven days…

UK Music Skills Academy Launch. UK Music and Creative & Culture Skills will launch a Skills Academy for the British music industry at a bash in London tomorrow night. In attendance alongside music business types will be Creative Industries Minister Ed Vaizey, CBI chief John Cridland and Meral Hussein-Ece, ambassador for UK Music’s Equality & Diversity Chamber.

Mercury Prize submissions deadline. You have just two days left to submit any releases you have been involved in this last year for consideration in the 2013 Mercury Prize. So you better speed on over to this page and find out how it’s done.

BBC Proms. Yes, it may be T In The Park and Wireless this weekend, and AEG’s British Summer Time gigs may continue in Hyde Park this week, but make sure there’s room in your diary too for the opening of the Beeb’s Proms season. Over the summer the Proms will include a performance of music from ‘Doctor Who’ and an “urban classical” show featuring contributions from Laura Mvula, Maverick Sabre and Fazer, as well as the more traditional classical concerts.

Noise Of Art celebrates 100 years of electronic music. In 1913, Italian futurist Luigi Russolo published the book ‘Manifesto For An Art Of Noises’, a year later unveiling a collection of electronic instruments to show off his ideas. His first performances, not received entirely as he’d hoped, saw him soundtracking silent films. It is this that Noise Of Art will pay tribute to with an event at the BFI Southbank in London this Friday – hopefully without the riots that occurred when Russolo first played.

Independent Label Market. Yes, it’s the very latest AIM-backed Independent Label Market this coming weekend, 13 Jul, at Spitalfields in East London. And look, here is a full list of the labels that will be represented – there’s flippin loads of them: 4AD, Angular, Because, Bella Union, Big Dada, Blank Editions, Brownswood, Caught By The River, Chess Club, Communion, Critical Heights, Damnably, Dead Oceans, Discrepant, Domino, Double Denim Records, East London Printmakers, Exotic Pylon, Fabric, Factory Benelux, Faux Discx, Fierce Panda, Fire, Fortuna Pop!, Full Time Hobby, Gringo, Heavenly, Hospital Records, Houndstooth, Human Level, Huntley & Palmers, Invisible Spies, Jagjaguwar, JPU, !K7, Killing Moon Ltd, Laissez Faire Club, Late Night Tales, Les Disques du Crépuscule, Lex, LoJinx, Liberation Technologies, Mais Um Discos, Marshall Teller, Matador, Metamatic, Monotreme, Moshi Moshi, Ninja Tune, No Pain In Pop, O Genesis, Parlour, Perc Trax, Phantasy Sound, PIAS, Pink Mist, Proville, Quietus Phonographic Corporation, R&S, Rega, Robot Elephant, Rocket Girl, Rocket Recordings, Secretly Canadian, Song By Toad, Sonic Cathedral, Soul Jazz, Soundway, Stolen Recordings, Strut, Swamp 81, Tape Club, Too Hip, Tough Love, Transgressive, UK Poster Association, Upset The Rhythm, Vice, Wichita, WIAIWYA, XL and ZZK Records.

New releases. CMU approvees Daughn Gibson and Hebronix both share new LPs with us this week, which is rather exciting, while the likes of Pixies’ Frank Black, The Dandy Warhols’ Courtney Taylor-Taylor and Art Brut’s Eddie Argos, as Thriftstore Masterpiece, release a collaborative remake of Lee Hazlewood’s first solo LP circa 1963, ‘Trouble Is A Lonesome Town’. Elsewhere, Katy B releases a new single, defunct post-metallers Isis re-release their 2000 debut album ‘Celestial’, and new Eminem track ‘Symphony In H’ should appear on DJ Tony Touch’s ‘The Piece Maker 3’ mixtape.

Gigs. While really in London to play the aforementioned Wireless festival, Frank Ocean will also play the Brixton Academy tomorrow night. Kendrick Lamar will also play some pre-Wireless shows (but in Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds), while Modest Mouse and Clutch are both on tour around the country. Elsewhere Paul Weller will play a forest, Thundercat a party and DJ Shadow an All Basses Covered show at Fabric.