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A&R: the crucial difference between divinity and diversion

A&R: the crucial difference between divinity and diversion

There's a whole lotta game playing going on.

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Mar 27th 2014 at 1:43PM
Beats/Topspin

Beats Music partners with Topspin

Beats Music has partnered with Topspin to allow artists to promote merchandise or tickets directly to its subscribers.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Feb 10th 2014 at 10:52AM
Midweek Charts update: Disclosure poised to deny Queens Of Stone Age No 1

Midweek Charts update: Disclosure poised to deny Queens Of Stone Age No 1

Disclosure have moved ahead of Queens Of The Stone Age on midweek UK album sales as Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines surpasses ...

Paul Williams
by Paul Williams
on Jun 7th 2013 at 11:33AM
Bland BRITs? Joe Public has to answer to himself

Bland BRITs? Joe Public has to answer to himself

OPINION:  A week on and I've been thinking a lot about the BRIT Awards 2013.

Like many others, I can’t ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Feb 28th 2013 at 2:12PM
Norway

Norwegian government to present anti-piracy plan this month

The Norwegian government is to present its new anti-piracy plan this month, which is expected to include changes to copyright ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jan 15th 2013 at 10:12AM
iTunes

iTunes Store Russia launch 'delayed indefinitely' - report

Russia is going to have to wait a while longer for the iTunes Store, which although set to launch today ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Nov 21st 2012 at 10:39AM
Simon Fuller: Parlophone saviour?

Simon Fuller: Parlophone saviour?

There is a browser-flooding image on XIX Entertainment’s homepage I just can’t shake: Andy Murray’s creased nipple.

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Nov 2nd 2012 at 7:20PM
The O2 Arena

Does the Live Music Act go far enough? Gated Content

Bureaucracy still plagues Britain's biggest and best music venues, says O2 Arena boss Rebecca Kane.


on Oct 30th 2012 at 1:43PM
Daddy, what's A&R?

Daddy, what's A&R? Gated Content

We all love some scurrilous re-telling of industry lore – especially from the days when the music business was gluttonously, ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Aug 10th 2012 at 4:04PM
Parlophone

What price Parlophone's break-up? Gated Content

It was bucolic anarchy. Beautiful pandemonium. Organised chaos.

Danny Boyle’s jubilant retelling of Great Britain’s his/her-story at the Olympic Opening ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Aug 3rd 2012 at 3:43PM
Universal/EMI

Forget Universal/EMI - how does Sony/Warner grab you? Gated Content

There’s a riot going on.

It’s gentle but it’s hot-headed; respectful yet emotive. It’s so God damn indie, it smells ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Jul 26th 2012 at 1:40PM
MASTERCLASS: Bill Roedy: Going digital

MASTERCLASS: Bill Roedy: Going digital Gated Content

"The best businessman in the world" is how Bill Clinton described Bill Roedy, the former chairman and chief executive of ...


on Jul 27th 2011 at 7:28PM
Masterclass: Pete Tong

Masterclass: Pete Tong Gated Content

Last Friday night at 7pm Pete Tong's 20 years at Radio 1 were marked with a 12-hour star-studded special broadcast ...

by Ed Miller
on Apr 11th 2011 at 1:00AM
Peter Cobbin

Masterclass: Peter Cobbin Gated Content

While recent weeks have seen The King's Speech enjoy a wealth of BAFTA and Oscar acclaim, Tom Hooper's film about ...

by Ed Miller
on Feb 28th 2011 at 12:00AM
Masterclass: Steve Lewis

Masterclass: Steve Lewis Gated Content

From his teenage years working for Richard Branson to becoming chairman of Stage Three Publishing, Steve Lewis's 30-plus years in ...

by Ed Miller
on Feb 7th 2011 at 12:00AM
Masterclass: Duane Eddy

Masterclass: Duane Eddy Gated Content

Sitting on a beaten-up sofa in the basement of The Premises studio in Hackney, Duane Eddy has come a long ...


on Jan 10th 2011 at 11:35AM
Masterclass: Brian Berg

Masterclass: Brian Berg Gated Content

If they ever get round to making a British version of Mad Men the show's researchers could do worse than ...

by Ed Miller
on Nov 8th 2010 at 12:00AM
Masterclass: Don Black

Masterclass: Don Black Gated Content


Like diamonds, Don Black appears to be forever.


on Oct 7th 2010 at 4:32PM
Masterclass: Quincy Jones

Masterclass: Quincy Jones Gated Content

However much you think you know the work of Quincy Jones, he still has the power to surprise.


on Sep 30th 2010 at 1:08PM
Masterclass: Jac Holzman

Masterclass: Jac Holzman Gated Content

"I am probably the oldest guy still living who remembers how to do all this stuff or remembers what he ...


on Aug 23rd 2010 at 4:56PM
Masterclass: Peter Asher

Masterclass: Peter Asher Gated Content

Peter Asher's career in music began in 1964 as one-half of the singing duo Peter & Gordon, who amassed nine ...


on Jul 19th 2010 at 1:00AM
Masterclass: Andrew Fisher - Shazam

Masterclass: Andrew Fisher - Shazam Gated Content

Shazam is approaching its 10th anniversary and has recently reached a number of key milestones. It now has 75m users ...


on Jul 2nd 2010 at 5:30PM
Masterclass: Robin Millar

Masterclass: Robin Millar Gated Content

The story of Robin Millar is one of triumph over adversity; the story of an irrepressible talent.


on Jun 30th 2009 at 4:56PM
Masterclass: Richard Russell

Masterclass: Richard Russell Gated Content

In 1989 he helped co-found XL Recordings as an offshoot of the Beggars Banquet-owned Citybeat label and quickly established XL ...


on Jun 9th 2009 at 3:32PM