They used to be known as DJs but now it is the “curators” who compile online playlists who are as crucial to the future of the music industry as the artists themselves.
By Ellen E Jones
With Team Nigella already whipped into a state of expectant devotion by her court appearances, her show couldn’t have arrived at a more opportune moment. But The Taste, which began on Channel 4 tonight, is no ordinary Nigella Lawson cookery show and no ordinary competition, either. The contestants may come from the ranks of professional chefs or enthusiastic home cooks, but all will be judged, sight unseen, on the flavour of a single spoonful.
Riot police carrying shields blocked access to the Zenith theatre as supporters arrived to protest decision
The number of high-stakes machines is limited to four in each betting shop, but Labour claims bookmakers have got round the rule by opening more branches – often in deprived areas
Everly died in California following complications from lung disease
India's prime minister used his first press conference for three years to announce something everyone suspected - that he will stand down after the next election whether his party wins or not. He also used the occasion to launch a surprisingly barbed attack on the main opposition candidate, saying he would be disastrous for the country.
From Frank Zappa’s son to the Waterson folk dynasty, music runs in the blood – and the new generation are living up to their famous names
The modernised version of his 1992 hit should make for an interesting listen
Something to Declare
Hammersmith Apollo, London
The singer died at his Texas ranch after undergoing treatment for cancer
Kim Jong Un leads ceremonies in display of ‘single-minded unity’ following purge of his uncle
The country's national library will undertake the project, predicting that it will take twenty to thirty years to complete
Demonstration has so far passed off peacefully
The body of Mr Mandela will be lying in state for three days
A collection of unheard country tracks will hit shops in March next year