“I never signed [an agreement stating that Girls Aloud were official over], so technically I’m still in Girls Aloud; I’m a one man band! I need holograms made up of them so I can go back out on stage in 30 years time!”
— Nadine Coyle is still in Girls Aloud, even if no one else is. Read more here.

The Big Music Project is offering grants to help music companies pay their interns. Read more here.

“‘Rising Star’ is an innovative show and we have enjoyed working on the format with the team.”
— ITV putting a positive spin on cancelling a show before ever airing an episode. Read more here.
“Google ‘Sept 2014 album releases’ and in a couple of clicks, after some epic finger counting, you’ll find over 115 albums listed that are out this month, right across the musical spectrum of genre, size and scale. So any band (expect U2) can be forgiven for doing that controversial ‘viral’ promo or agreeing to a Converse hook-up to push themselves above the other 114 releases. Yet looking at the last nine months of Royal Blood’s career these routines are nowhere to be seen.”
— Dan Le Sac on Royal Blood’s rise to fame. Read more here.
“The forged agreement contains tell-tale signs that it is not genuine. For example, it includes mismatched fonts on the signature page, paragraph numbers out of sequence, a signature line for ‘Wine Enterprises, inc.’ (rather than for an authorised agent), and provides, as an address for legal notices, the contact information of an attorney who had no prior knowledge of the forged agreement.”
— Iggy Azalea submits lawsuit accusing ex-boyfriend of forging a contract allowing him to release her early music. Read more here.