TUESDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 2014
TODAY'S TOP STORY: First you tapped your feet and you hummed the tune. Then you danced a little. Then you all downloaded and streamed it making Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and Universal Music very rich indeed. Then you listened to the lyrics and, hopefully, threw up a little. But who knew that pop music's rape apology anthem 'Blurred Lines' would lead to such all round entertainment? So yes... [READ MORE]
 
TODAY'S APPROVED: Perhaps not the band I'd have voted most likely to be hailed by the Metro as carriers of "a rare passion", teeth-baring Leeds band Eagulls first came to wider notice with early singles like 'Council Flat Blues' and, in 2012, their extremely riled and real first EP, which they sensibly decided to title 'EP'. Then came 'Eagulls' the LP and central track 'Nerve Endings', the video for which featured a pig's brain... [READ MORE]
TOP STORIES Thicke and Williams depositions made public in Blurred Lines squabble
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DEALS BMG buys LA-based production music library
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LABELS & PUBLISHERS Majors still pushing for Friday global release day, but more opposing voices heard
Ninja Tune's Just Isn't Music publishing company hires BMG man
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ENTERTAINMENT RETAIL The Entertainment Retailers Association is even more angry than you about that U2 album
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LIVE BUSINESS The Manchester Phones 4U Arena is fine, please do not worry
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OBITUARIES Bob Crewe 1930-2014
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RELEASES Tindersticks to release World War One soundscapes
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GIGS & FESTIVALS Run The Jewels release free track, set live dates and speak on new LP
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ONE LINERS Screenburn, SuBo, Bey-Z, Lana Del Rey, and more
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AND FINALLY... You can now delete that free U2 album from iTunes, in the unlikely event that you weren't overjoyed to receive it
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