Adam Sherwin

Adam Sherwin is a News reporter who specialises in entertainment, broadcasting, music and popular culture stories.

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A single music download will be equal to 100 streams of a track as the British singles chart enters a new era

Music streaming counts towards Top 40 chart for the first time

The British singles chart enters a new era next month when streams and downloads are combined for the first time, to create a rundown which severs the 62-year link between sales and a song’s position in the Top 40.

Sergeant pfeffer: Beatles in 1963

Ticket to Reich: Computer game with The Beatles as Hitler’s stooges causes outrage

Sie liebt Dich … Nein, nein, nein! A new computer game, which imagines Britain’s fate if the Nazis had won and forced the Beatles to become Hitler’s musical stooges, has been condemned by a politician as “offensive”.

Queen will visit Game of Thrones set on Northern Ireland visit

For the first time in their bloody history, the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros will bow down before an undisputed Monarch. The Queen is to visit the set of Game of Thrones during a trip to Northern Ireland next week.

The cast of Downton Abbey in the 2013 Christmas special

Wimbledon targets China after Far East falls for Downton Abbey

In China, Downton Abbey is already a national obsession. So why can’t Wimbledon become the next great British export to the Far East?

Best-seat ticket prices for the ‘Book of Mormon’ have doubled in just a year

West End’s top seats cost three times as much as 10 years ago

The cost of a top-price ticket in the West End has tripled over the past decade, new research has found.

The Southbank Sinfonia performed Handel’s ‘Messiah’ at the raucous concert

Crowd surfer carried away by Handel thrown out of alternative Proms

When Tom Morris launched the Bristol Proms, he invited audiences to participate with enthusiasm in a festival which would destroy the stuffy conventions of traditional classical concerts.

John Cleese has criticised the way the BBC commissions comedy

John Cleese: 'The BBC makes crap comedy and would never commission Monty Python now'

Comedian says he dislikes the way the BBC commissions comedy

Laura Mvula hopes to inspire children to become passionate about classical music

BBC to give every child the ten pieces of classical music 'they need to hear'

Every primary school child in Britain will have the chance to experience 10 pieces of classical music at a nationwide cinema screening, in a BBC initiative designed to inspire a love of orchestral music among young people.

Fearne Cotton and Chris Evans will present the first ever BBC Music Awards at Earls Court in December

BBC launches Music Awards to rival the Brits

Chris Evans and Fearne Cotton will present the first annual event this year

Keaton Henson has struggled to cope with crippling stage fright

Keaton Henson: The ‘British Jeff Buckley’ steps out of shadows for classical gig at Meltdown festival

It’s four years since Keaton Henson released a debut album of sad, spartan ballads which earned him comparisons to Jeff Buckley.

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