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Gary Harris, Fiction's A&R exec, writes from The Great Escape

Gary Harris, Fiction's A&R exec, writes from The Great Escape

18/05/2011

Gary Harris - A&R Exec, Fiction

So here I am on a train making my way to Brighton for 2011’s Great Escape Festival, the UK’s answer to SXSW.

Straight to the hotel to check in and I’m off to the Dome to collect my pass, then on to Komedia to see the Deep Sea Arcade.

The beginning, not the end

28/01/2011

Paul Smernicki - Director of Digital, Universal Music UK

In his report for Forrester, author Mark Mulligan talks about ‘Digital Natives’, 12-15 year olds who have no experience of a world where music was paid for in the way older people would understand - physical products, downloads or even subscription models.

Getting signed

27/01/2011

Fiction A&R execs Gary Harris and Alex Close have written this blog with some useful first steps if you want to turn your music into a career.

Tinchy Stryder

Tinchy Stryder

26/01/2011

Tinchy Stryder, the man behind Star In The Hood, reveals how his deal took his career to the next level.

Guy Garvey

Elbow

25/01/2011

Elbow's frontman talks about his man at Fiction, Jim Chancellor.

Utalks December 16

Utalks

16/12/2010

Utalks begins at Universal Music HQ.

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