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CMU’s One Liners: MPG Awards, Top 100 DJ Poll, Cassette Store Day and more

By , and | Published on Tuesday 2 September 2014

MPG Awards

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Nominations are open for the 2015 Music Producers Guild Awards. Put forward your top studio folk now.

• The nominees for the 2014 Mercury Prize are due to be announced on 10 Sep, with the overall winner being revealed on 29 Oct at The Roundhouse in London. Start practicing your complaining now.

• Tickets have gone on sale for the Brixton Academy bash that will coincide with the unveiling of this year’s DJ Mag Top 100 DJ Poll, for which you can still vote. The 18 Oct show includes the likes of Dash Berlin, Flash Mob, Aly & Fila, Andrew Rayel and more. To acquire tickets you’re going to have click on this link. Sorry.

• The full list of stores participating in the second annual Cassette Store Day has been announced and can be viewed here. The event is due to take place on the 27 Sep.

• As it kicked off with a Deadmau5 of all things last night, the final list of performers for this year’s iTunes Festival was announced yesterday, with Imelda May, SBTRKT and Plácido Domingo amongst the final names announced, the latter due to close the month-long series of free shows. The full list of performers can be seen here.

• Calvin Harris is set to release new single ‘Blame’ featuring John Newman on 7 Sep, along with an iTunes Festival appearance on the same date. The video will premiere on Thursday.

• Tim Wheeler of off Ash will release his first solo album on 3 Nov via an alliance with Sony’s Red division. It’s “a heartfelt and emotional response to the loss of his father George to dementia”.

• Rapper Nas is releasing a documentary about his world-renowned debut album Illmatic called ‘Time Is Illmatic’ on 1 Oct, which celebrates it’s 20th anniversary this year. You can watch the trailer here.

• Swedish trio Kate Boy have announced a string of UK shows in November, the dates of which are up on their website here. New single ‘Self Control’ is out on Monday, watch them perform a live studio version here.

• “As Maroon 5 fever grips the nation”, says the press release, I wondered what that pain in my shoulder was, the pop botherers from LA have announced three UK arena dates for next May/June on the back of the new album out this week. Tickets on sale Friday via Ticketmaster.

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