'Artists are being discovered earlier': A special report on live agents

James Hanley

Meteoric rises in popular music are nothing new, but the speed of some ascents in 2019 would leave even Usain Bolt trailing in their wake.

Scottish phenomenon Lewis Capaldi provides a textbook example: the singer sold out a handful of 2020 UK arena dates in the spring before releasing his debut album and is already a household name. Elsewhere, another new sensation, Billie Eilish, attracted one of the biggest crowds in Reading Festival history and is being tipped as a ...

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