Music industry

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Universal Music Group shares surge in £110m bonus for Lucian Grainge
Listing puts record label’s British-born boss in line for one of biggest corporate payouts in history

Mark Sweney

21, Sep, 2021 @12:06 PM

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‘Ruthless but good ears’: Lucian Grainge is key architect of music industry revival
From threat of lights going off to $150m potential payday, executive has helmed change of fortunes at Universal

Mark Sweney

21, Sep, 2021 @6:26 AM

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Universal Music chief predicts billions of dollars of growth from digital listening
Record firm’s €40bn flotation is just beginning of new wave of music consumption, says Sir Lucian Grainge

Mark Sweney

21, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Look Away review – horrifying stories of abuse at the hands of male rock stars
These interviews with the so-called ‘baby groupies’ of the 70s and 80s reveal why the music industry desperately needs its own #MeToo moment

Lucy Mangan

13, Sep, 2021 @9:50 PM

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UK watchdog concerned over Sony’s takeover of Little Simz stable AWAL
Indie artist services company has released music by acts including Nick Cave and Finneas

Mark Sweney

07, Sep, 2021 @1:32 PM

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‘I’m a one in a billion’ – how Diane Warren penned windswept power ballads for Cher, Gaga and Dion
She’s the queen of the power ballad mega hit – and has even written songs for Biden, Harris and Ringo Starr. Now the world’s most successful female songwriter is finally releasing her own album

Dorian Lynskey

26, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Confusion reigns in UK music due to vaccine passports and event insurance
Boris Johnson’s statement that a double vaccine dose would be required to enter music venues is in doubt, and criticism is mounting around insurance for Covid cancellations

Rhian Jones

24, Aug, 2021 @11:28 AM

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Barenaked Ladies: how we made One Week
‘When the label told us it was going to be the lead track, I said: “You can’t do that. We’re a serious band”’

Interviews by Rich Pelley

16, Aug, 2021 @1:55 PM

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Ticket resale sites could face closure threat in crackdown on touts
Fines are another option on the back of regulator’s proposals to stop ‘unscrupulous’ touts ripping off fans

Rob Davies

16, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘It’s a tastemaker’: how Love Island can launch a musician’s career
With its millions of emotionally charged young viewers, the reality show’s playlists are highly influential

Rachel Hall

13, Aug, 2021 @12:46 PM

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UK musicians back call to end harassment of women at live gigs
Exclusive: Safe Spaces Now initiative launched as data reveals 40% of women under 40 have been sexually harassed at music event

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

13, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘I had no confidence, no money’: the pop stars kept in limbo by major labels
Raye is one of the world’s most listened-to artists, but her label wouldn’t let her make an album. She’s the latest example of stars who say their music is being sidelined

Rhian Jones

11, Aug, 2021 @11:19 AM

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