The mezzo-soprano warned younger female artists to think about making raunchy music videos that they might later regret
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A mighty WAH in an HMV-less town after former worker decides to go it alone with a new shop called... HVM
Wednesday 17 July 2013
Tony Cregan had managed the profitable Derry branch of HMV for a decade when the chain went into receivership, and closed his doors. Annoyed, he decided to go it alone with a new shop called... HVM.
Sunday 14 July 2013
The nation’s nightclubbers could soon have one of their own to represent their interests in the House of Lords.
A Daft (Punk) marketing boost for Durex: 'Get Lucky' but not pregnant - or infected with something nasty
Thursday 11 July 2013
It seems like an inspired bit of joined-up PR thinking – an invitation from Daft Punk to “Get Lucky” but not also pregnant, or infected with something nasty. The French duo responsible for the horribly catchy single of the summer had apparently jumped into bed with Durex to create condoms with packaging inspired by the cover of their album, Random Access Memories.
Talking about my generation: Michael Keefe, 11, hits the right note with his Zeamu pop song catalogue aimed at pre-teen music fans
Sunday 07 July 2013
Michael Keefe isn’t your ordinary CEO. For a start, he’s only 11 and his board-level title actually stands for Children’s Executive Officer rather than Chief Executive Officer.
Saturday 06 July 2013
Douglas Coupland was all set to interview Morrissey. And then the sleeping pills kicked in…
Tuesday 02 July 2013
Chart-topping singer Ed Sheeran said he initially struggled to get a record deal because he was "ginger and chubby".
Partially blind winner of The Voice Andrea Begley calls for better gig deal for disabled and vows to prove Will.i.am wrong
Friday 28 June 2013
Andrea Begley, the partially-sighted winner of The Voice talent search, has called for better treatment of disabled fans at gigs and insisted that she will use her victory to launch a successful music career.
Thursday 27 June 2013
Leanne Mitchell, the winner of last year's The Voice whose debut album was a huge flop, has complained that she has been made a "scapegoat".
Thursday 27 June 2013
The flagship Oxford Street store of the fallen music retailer HMV has been snapped up by Mike Ashley, the founder of Sports Direct.
Monday 24 June 2013
Tim Burgess is singing The Charlatans' "The Only One I Know" as a rueful acoustic reverie, finding new, profound power in its simple words.
Tuesday 18 June 2013
The Voice coach Will.i.am has hit out at record label Universal over the failure of last year's winner to succeed in the charts.
Monday 17 June 2013
Leah McFall is the bookies’ favourite to win BBC talent contest The Voice ahead of the final this weekend.
Friday 14 June 2013
HMV is poised to return to its spiritual home in Oxford Street just two months after being rescued out of administration.
Thursday 13 June 2013
The neon-lit guitars and honky tonks of Music City have already lured Nicole Kidman and Jack White. Now Ed Sheeran has swopped Suffolk for a Ford pick-up and ten-gallon hat after becoming the latest star to move to Nashville.
CD of lullabies by Hayley Westenra to be delivered to mothers who give birth on the same day as Kate
Thursday 13 June 2013
Expectant mothers who give birth on the same day as the Duchess of Cambridge can expect an extra delivery - an album of lullabies by soprano Hayley Westenra.
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