The Arctic Monkeys' decision to finally make peace with the Brits reflects the band's acceptance they have become the UK’s pre-eminent rock band
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Friday 19 March 2010
Songwriter/producer/label boss Bert Berns was one of the great architects of the 1960s pop sound, though rarely accorded his rightful status due to his tragic death in 1967 at the age of 38 from heart failure – by which time, The Beatles' cover of his "Twist And Shout" had earned him a house with a guitar-shaped swimming pool.
Sunday 28 February 2010
So, it wasn't Warren Beatty, Mick Jagger or Cat Stevens. Apparently. The target of Carly Simon's 1972 global smash hit "You're So Vain" was none of these former lovers. Maybe.
Thursday 28 January 2010
The Los Angeles record producer Bob Keane, who would go out of his way to spot new talent, had one motto in life: "The door is always open". During his key decade (1957-67), from the start of rock'n'roll to the beginning of psychedelia, he played a significant role in bringing Sam Cooke, Ritchie Valens, Frank Zappa and Barry White to public attention.
Wednesday 16 December 2009
YouTube is considering offering users the option to pay for subscriptions in a bid to encourage more media companies to license premium TV shows and movies to the popular online video site, a senior executive said.
Wednesday 28 October 2009
Headbangers will have a reason to steady their gaze a bit starting today, when rock band Metallica makes its way onto iPhones with a finger-tapping music app called Tap Tap Revenge: Metallica.
Thursday 01 October 2009
YouTube said yesterday that music videos from Warner Music Group will return to the video site after a nine-month dispute over splitting ad revenue.
Friday 31 July 2009
Friday 24 July 2009
This rootsy debut from The Duke & The King takes its own sweet time in ruminating on the past, which I suppose is only right and proper.
Tuesday 21 July 2009
Warner Music Group, the world's third largest music company, is still in talks with video sharing site YouTube to license its artists' music videos even after all its major rivals have renewed their deals.
Sunday 26 April 2009
She's American-Mexican but lives in Montreal. She was responsible for the very lovely folk-latin The Living Road in 2003. She sings in a slightly fragile, flexuous contralto voice. She's all tone.
Friday 13 February 2009
Vocals - The Everly Brothers
I love their sound. Those guys really had their own thing going on. But if this really is my fantasy, I'd have Skip James, Neil Young and Bo Diddley singing on stage with them too. That would be epic.
Sunday 21 December 2008
Music videos from Madonna, rapper TI and rock giants Red Hot Chili Peppers and Led Zeppelin are among those that have started to disappear from YouTube after a row between the website’s owner, Google, and the record label Warner Music.
Jerry Wexler: Co-owner of Atlantic Records who produced Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Dusty Springfield
Monday 18 August 2008
The record producer Jerry Wexler was a champion of black music. He not only devised the term "Rhythm and Blues", but he also made some of the best records in the genre during his 22-year tenure at Atlantic Records, including "Shake, Rattle and Roll" by Big Joe Turner, "What'd I Say" by Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin's "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" and "In The Midnight Hour" by Wilson Pickett.
Friday 04 July 2008
Joe Tex will always be known primarily for his mid-Sixties’ successes, when Atlantic Records took over distribution of his Dial Records material, and scored a top 10 hit with “Hold What You’ve Got”.
Friday 09 May 2008
In another sign that the music industry is struggling to adapt to the age of digital downloading, Warner Music – one of the world's four major label groups – said it would axe its dividend to save cash in the face of mounting losses.
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