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Logan Sama

Logan Sama: 'People should embrace the artistic side of grime music'

In an interview featured today's issue of Music Week magazine, DJ and scene champion Logan Sama has spoken out about ...

TINA HART
by TINA HART
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 3:41PM
Guy Garvey

Guy Garvey: 'My job is ridiculous' Gated Content

“Have a great time in New York. We loved it.” Yoko Ono’s warm response to Elbow’s latest single certainly took ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Mar 25th 2014 at 3:55PM
Max Lousada

Lousada: 'The role of the record label is becoming more important'

In the glass lift up to his new sky-scratching office, Max Lousada will scan daily exactly how much responsibility now ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Mar 7th 2014 at 3:27PM
Suzanne Vega

Suzanne Vega on self-releasing through her own label

Like so many other artists of her generation Suzanne Vega has had to adjust to a new reality. First at ...

Paul Williams
by Paul Williams
on Feb 18th 2014 at 3:05PM

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Rebecca Kane

The O2 London GM Rebecca Kane on a record-breaking 2013 and the year ahead Gated Content

Even when judged its own unmatchable standards, 2013 was a spectacular year for The O2.

TINA HART
by TINA HART
on Feb 18th 2014 at 2:45PM
Katherine Jenkins

Katherine Jenkins: 'Decca is the right move for me'

His tongue was admittedly rather in cheek, but Dickon Stainer clearly recalls the farewell lunch he gave Katherine Jenkins before ...

Paul Williams
by Paul Williams
on Feb 11th 2014 at 3:14PM
Jazz Summers

Jazz Summers: 'Sales have gone down - but what's happened to exec salaries?'

“Jazz Summers is a fucking lion. If you’re part of his pride he will fight to the death for you. ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Feb 11th 2014 at 3:08PM
London Grammar 'teaching the music business important lessons'

London Grammar 'teaching the music business important lessons'

BRIT-nominated band London Grammar are enjoying some impressive international success with their debut album - and their manager has suggested ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Jan 31st 2014 at 1:26PM

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Bombay Bicycle Club

Bombay Bicycle Club: 'We've never recycled the same ideas'

Some say UK major labels are too fickle to grow a band and show them the patience they need to ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jan 31st 2014 at 12:11PM
Sarah Stennett

Turn First's Sarah Stennett on sexism, brand power and never giving up

Music manager, A&R whizz and co-founder of a legal giant, Sarah Stennett is one of the biggest female success stories ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Dec 20th 2013 at 3:17PM
James Blunt

James Blunt: 'Hold on to your sense of what you're in the industry for'

The James Blunt album cycle machine has whirred into motion once more as the musician clocks in for his fourth ...

TINA HART
by TINA HART
on Dec 20th 2013 at 10:07AM
Boyzone - photo credit, Phil Griffin

Boyzone at 20: 'Critically, they're still making great music and that's what matters'

You know that infamous performance.

November 1993, and five fresh-faced Irish lads fling their limbs about in a hyperactive manner ...

TINA HART
by TINA HART
on Dec 4th 2013 at 2:34PM

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Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams: 'My brain turned into Swiss cheese'

Robbie Williams’ Swing When You’re Winning is his best-selling album to date. Now, nearly 13 years since its release, he’s ...

by DAVE ROBERTS
on Nov 22nd 2013 at 2:19PM
Craig David: the rise and fall (and rise again) of a pop star

Craig David: the rise and fall (and rise again) of a pop star

“When things are going wrong, the only thing you can do as an artist is write your way out. The ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Nov 20th 2013 at 3:39PM
McFly

McFly 10th anniversary: It's All About Them

In a world of all-too-fleeting pop signings, McFly have managed to forge a ten-year career and one of the most ...

TINA HART
by TINA HART
on Nov 12th 2013 at 3:43PM
Tinie Tempah

Tinie Tempah and Dumi Oburota: 'There's no platform for young grime artists today'

Patrick Okogwu was 14 when Dizzee Rascal won the Mercury Music Prize.

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Nov 7th 2013 at 2:30PM

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John Lydon

John Lydon: 'My independence worked against me'

John Lydon may have mellowed a bit, but Rock and Roll Hall of Fame organisers in the States discovered a ...

Paul Williams
by Paul Williams
on Nov 4th 2013 at 10:37AM
Keane

Keane: 'Don't treat your record label like they're drones'

Keane have achieved what many say is impossible in the modern music industry: over the course of 10 years, they’ve ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Oct 29th 2013 at 3:40PM
Naughty Boy

Naughty Boy: 'The music industry is missing a bit of mystery'

In a lived-in recording studio, tucked away in West London, we find ourselves surrounded by limited-edition trainers, a piranha tank, ...

TINA HART
by TINA HART
on Sep 3rd 2013 at 3:44PM
Guy Moot

Sony/ATV's Guy Moot on the EMI merger and life at the new market leader

It’s been a year since the deal that brought the Sony/ATV and EMI catalogues under the same publishing roof – ...

by DAVE ROBERTS
on Aug 20th 2013 at 3:50PM
Christian O'Connell

Christian O'Connell: 'I was one of those sad kids who wanted to be a radio DJ' Gated Content

Commercial radio bosses got the bunting out for their annual awards bash in London this week to celebrate their sector’s ...

Paul Williams
by Paul Williams
on Jul 5th 2013 at 3:23PM
Barry Gibb

Barry Gibb: 'We loved each other dearly'

The Bee Gees never had it easy. Every glorious triumph was almost inevitably followed by some kind of career setback, ...

Paul Williams
by Paul Williams
on Jul 5th 2013 at 2:38PM
Paul Redding

Beggars' Paul Redding: 'We won't be going on a signing frenzy'

It’s often said that high staff turnover at the world’s biggest record companies is a worrying trend - but raise ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Jun 28th 2013 at 12:22PM
Emeli Sande

Interview: Sande's thrill at beating The Beatles

Emeli Sande has told Music Week of her delight to beat The Beatles and achieve the longest Top 10 run ...

Paul Williams
by Paul Williams
on May 3rd 2013 at 3:20PM
Loudon Wainwright III: Dying to impress

Loudon Wainwright III: Dying to impress

I am sat two feet from my hero, watching him decay.

To the untrained eye, Loudon Wainwright III doesn’t appear ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on May 3rd 2013 at 2:20PM