Adam Sherwin

Adam Sherwin is Media Correspondent at The Independent and an award-winning writer who specialises in covering the entertainment, broadcasting, music and popular culture industries. Previously Media writer and diarist at The Times, he was a co-founder of the Beehive City media and entertainment website. As regular contributor to BBC London 94.9 Radio station, he was named Music Business writer of the year at the awards of influential music industry site Record of the Day in 2006.

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It is not yet clear whether Apple intends to produce its own films as well as television series

Apple to take on Netflix and Amazon Prime with move into original programming

Company already sells films and television show downloads through Tunes

Uptown Funk, by Mark Ronson (right) now has 11 credited songwriters after artists demonstrated that the hit incorporated samples from them

'Sample amnesty' will let artists keep royalties if they declare material lifted from other musicians

It is hoped it will prevent expensive copyright disputes over sampling

The historian David Starkey has claimed that The Queen has 'done and said nothing that anybody will remember' despite her imminent achievement of becoming Britain’s longest-reigning monarch

The Queen has 'done and said nothing that anybody will remember,' says David Starkey

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Tom Bleasby during the audition stage for the ITV1 talent show, The X Factor

The X Factor 2015: Politics student who became viral sensation with Jessie J video tipped to win

Tom Bleasby will face a revamped judging panel on the ITV talent show

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Acts which rubbed padded shoulders on TOTP operate the nostalgia circuit

Jamie Oliver: 'I've seen first-hand the devastating effects that a poor diet and too much sugar is having on children's futures'

Jamie Oliver: Food industry hits back at chef's calls for 'sugar tax' on soft drinks

Oliver wants a 20p per litre levy on every soft drink with added sugar

Investigation launched after hundreds receive 'distressing' illegal automated cold call at 2am

'The dark nights are coming and with the police cutting back, how secure is your home?'

The R&B pioneer celebrates his 70th birthday with two sell-out concerts in Belfast next week

Van Morrison's back catalogue to be streamed on Spotify and restored to iTunes

33 albums will be available to be streamed on various platforms from Friday

David Bowie and Basil Fawlty: Danny Baker's comedy Cradle To Grave is an ode to the 1970s

BBC adaptation of broadcaster's memoirs suggests Britain was better then

Jamie Oliver says he holds a 'categoric belief in a sugar tax'

Jamie Oliver: I failed on school dinners because eating well is a 'posh and middle class' concern

TV chef admits his previous push to improve nutrition for children fell short

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... and not just because of Isis vandalism
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