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MusicBiz - be your own hero

26/11/2012

Copyright might not be as exciting as Gaga’s stage costumes or as mind blowing as a live show by the Stones, but it is an important cog in the life of an artist.

Utalks at LIPA

15/11/2012

Polydor’s head of digital Aaron Bogucki, along with five other Universal Music UK staff, made the trip earlier this week to the Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts for the ninth instalment of the Utalks series.

Fans engaged in interaction

29/10/2012

When it comes to music, the old adage ‘too many cooks spoil the broth’ doesn’t always apply. Online fan funded music platforms such as PledgeMusic have already found that enough is never enough when artists and bands reach out to their fan base to underwrite musical projects.

BBC 6 Music

26/10/2012

The Savile scandal is making these dark days for BBC, but an enduring bright spot at the Corporation is 6 Music

QPCS app project

03/10/2012

Music is represented in the app explosion – Shazam, anyone? – but we can’t help feeling there’s plenty more scope to develop apps with music at their heart. Hence our support for an app-building competition which has just been launched by Queen’s Park Community School, not too far from our London offices.

The Live Music Act

03/10/2012

After a decade of intense lobbying, the Live Music Act became law this week, removing the raft of red tape and bureaucracy imposed by the Licensing Act 2003.

Never Mind The Bollocks 35th Anniversary

Sex Pistols, Never Mind The Bollocks, 35th Anniversary

20/09/2012

The Ramones might have come first. And The Clash got to record more albums. But, it was the Sex Pistols who transcended music to become the number one media villains, create an enduring icon in Sid Vicious and establish a blueprint for punk that still reverberates through the cultural landscape today.

Apple EarPod - a sound revolution?

17/09/2012

iPhone 5 is being billed as the biggest thing to happen to iPhone since iPhone. But, that’s not all there is. In amongst all the hype and controversy about screen size, battery life and the new Lightning 8-pin connector, music obsessed Apple fans have something to cheer because of the big leap in audio technology the company has made.

The Mercury Prize 2012

14/09/2012

The nominations for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize threw up a few surprises - and the faint whiff of controversy - but largely underscores the huge depth of talent and rich styles that British music currently boasts.

Reading Festival 2012

28/08/2012

August bank holiday can mean only one thing - Reading festival. We packed our wellies and waterproofs and were amongst the thousands of fans.

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