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Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records, recently severed his links with Polygram. In Strawberry Hill, Jamaica, he told Phil Davison why he had cut loose, and about his plans for a new label.

Purple passion puts Tango on top of the advertising world

The advert for Blackcurrant Tango has won nearly every advertising award in Britain. Last night it won the world's highest advertising accolade.

Kylie - the remix

Australia's most vilified chanteuse is back. This time it's serious.

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The Brontes as you've never seen them before

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Sinead O'Connor has had as painful a relationship with her motherland as she had with her mother. But with a rare concert appearance and a new EP forthcoming, could she and Ireland be on the point of reconciliation?

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Christopher Taylor's life was clean and ordered - then he moved in with his girlfriend...

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Britpop is officially dead. The void it leaves behind has been stuffed with a succession of bandwagoners and wannabes. Is there any hope for the coming year? Ryan Gilbey thinks a new cohort of rock bands holds the answer

Loony tunes

Why is it that male pop hopefuls can achieve stardom simply by writing great songs, while their female counterparts have to have nervous breakdowns, write mad lyrics and pull stupid faces? Emma Forrest on pop's whining ways

"Side by side on my piano keyboard, oh Lord, why can't we?"

10 great moments from the history of piano-led pop

Arts: The fabulous, fabulous world of Kemp

After a lifetime of not being girl enough for his mother, 30 years of not being straight enough for the dance critics, Lindsay Kemp is at last being taken seriously - at least abroad. Michael Church caught up with the flamboyant iconoclast last week during rehearsals for Variete, his first home-grown product in two decades

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