Music News Roundup: Janis Joplin Biopic, James Blake's New Album and Britain's Most Popular Funeral Song

As Early as June James Blake revealed that his next album was as much as half way done and that work was progressing well. In a recent interview Blake reveals that the album is now roughly 70% done and could be released in as short as five months. Recent reports have suggested that  Blake is working with a myriad of new production techniques and that the rumored collaboration with Kanye West is still a possibility. Read more on James Blake and his upcoming projects at SPIN.

After years of being stuck in development and pre-production a film about the life of Janis Joplin appears to finally be happening. Get It While you Can  is being reported to star Amy Adams as the iconic singer songwriter, after many names have been attached to the on again off again project. With Adams officially attached, filming could begin as early as next year. Read more on the Janis Joplin Biopic at SPIN.

A recent poll in has revealed the top funeral song in Britain to be Monty Python's "Always Look on the Bright side of Life" a humorous song originally featured in the comedy groups film The Life of Brian. The poll has revealed that classical songs are on the way out in the funeral business making way for more contemporary works from film and television. More can be read on this story at NME.