Last year, the Ting Tings were just a couple of failed musicians living in an old mill in Salford. Now, on the eve of a sell-out UK tour, the whole world wants a piece of them. No wonder the strain is beginning to tell...
Shane Meadows' 'This Is England' captures England during the 1980's for those working-class British men who became disillusioned. 'Battle in Heaven' is a Mexican film about this old couple who kidnap a baby. 'The Diving Bell and the Butterfly' is about life after a stroke.
Duffy and Adele will go head to head after both being nominated for best Breakthrough Artist at the Q Awards.
The shortlist for the Mercury Prize is announced today. But with a year's worth of British albums to choose from, who'll be on it? Andy Gill makes a guess - and nominates his own favourites
He may be older and wider, but Morrissey fans still give him the adoration he seems to crave – and, this time, he mostly earned it
Majors and indie labels alike must ensure that talent rises to the top in the fractured world of music marketing