UK Music Industry

David Gedge of The Wedding Present: 'We Were Destined To Be a John Peel Band'

Jason Holmes | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

"People still try and emulate John Peel," says David Gedge, leader of The Wedding Present and one of the last true survivors of the British music scene of the 1980s. "His work as a musicologist put everything into context."

Want to Work in the Music Industry? The Gates Are Open!

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

The aims of the BIG Music Project are to deliver a large scale, year long, media-led youth engagement campaign, reaching over 4,500,000 young people aged 14-24 across the UK, and focused on the opportunities created for them by their passion for and interest in music.

Leopards and Spots - The 'B' Side

Horace Trubridge | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Horace Trubridge

Last month I wrote a piece entitled 'Leopards And Spots - Why The Labels Never Change'. It was about record companies and the relationship that they have with performers. I compared my own personal experience of record companies and publishers back in the 1970s with the contracts that I now see being offered to MU members on a weekly basis.

Why Being Unable to Earn a Living as a Musician Will Increase, Not Decrease, Music Quality

Zoe Cunningham | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Zoe Cunningham

Further, the lines between professional musician and skilled amateur are blurring. A year ago punkster Amanda Palmer wrote an extremely eloquent open letter on playing music for free, and working with unpaid musicians. She insists that she wouldn't have been able to achieve the success that she has without having the chance to play unpaid gigs.

Daniel Ek, 29, Spotify Founder, Tenth Richest On The Sunday Times Music Rich List

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Tech

Daniel Ek, the 29-year-old founder of Spotify has shot his way up The Sunday Times music rich list, to place equal tenth with Mick Jagger and the Beck...