UK Talent

The State of the Music Industry

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

So alright, we're clearly not spending as much money on music as we used to. Maybe it's not that big of an interest or concern for some people, but it certainly is for me. To phrase it briefly, music (and other art forms) is a form of emotional expression, which can unite people across the world.

UnderWire: Supporting Women Filmmakers

Gabriella Apicella | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Gabriella Apicella

On Tuesday 11 November, the fifth UnderWire Festival will open at The Yard in Hackney Wick, founded by Gemma Mitchell and myself in 2010 with the aim to foreground female filmmaking talent... Unique to UnderWire, films selected for this award are of women's stories and feature female characters at their core.

What a Yolk...

Emily Perry | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Perry

What a yolk indeed. Excuse the pun, though this was my first thought when I heard the battle for the brightest and most talented employees within Silicon Valley had intensified with both Apple and Facebook offering to freeze their female employees' eggs.

Homeless Man Plays Piano Beautifully, Teaches The World Not To Judge A Book By Its Cover

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If there's one thing to be learned from this video, it's to never judge a book by its cover. Ryan is from Edmonton, Canada. He wears tracksuits, ha...

10,000 Hours or 10,000 friends? Eight Perspectives on Talent in the Music Industry

Jonathan Schifferes | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jonathan Schifferes

It's about time we reconsidered what we mean by talent: how it is defined, who gets identified as talented, and how they are developed, recognised and rewarded. Is talent the product of 10,000 hours of devoted practice, or the reward of 10,000 followers?

Why I Didn't Watch Brazil vs Germany

Stephen Howard | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK
Stephen Howard

For now, there is still progress to be made. We want many more businesses to join the move to creating an enhanced contract with society and harness the influence and reach of their businesses to tackle key issues. In return businesses will unlock innovation, growth and long term opportunities. It's a win-win and it's time that every business recognised this.

Women Writers Are Getting a Raw Deal

Sara Sheridan | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sara Sheridan

Female writers earn averagely only 77.5% of what their male counterparts earn. That's taking into account the bestselling efforts of the likes of JK Rowling. I'm an historical novelist and given that over 80% of fiction is bought by women I found that statistic particularly surprising.

Talent management and retaining our rising stars

Victoria Fox | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK
Victoria Fox

The advertising industry is in transition. In this, the most auspicious period and disruptive period in recent history, attracting, growing and retaining agency talent is critical. But in this unprecedented market, what does 'talent' even look like?

As the Creative Economy Thrives, Art and Design Disappears From Schools

Nigel Carrington | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Politics
Nigel Carrington

Arts and design are sometimes seen as nice to have but not essential, especially when compared to "hard" science and maths disciplines; it is difficult to imagine that chemistry, physics and biology would ever be banded together in this way on the basis that they are all science.

Growth in Hospitality and the War for Talent

Ian Burke | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK
Ian Burke

If the industry misses this trick, it will be faced with an ever growing talent gap, and a skills shortage which could seriously hamper the industry's growth prospects.

Does It Make the Bike Go Faster? How a Strategy of Marginal Gains Can Sustain Growth

Scott Barnes | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Politics
Scott Barnes

Occasionally challenges in life can be solved by a stroke of genius - a superhuman effort, a silver bullet. More often, the solution to the thorniest ...

London, The Talent Capital Of The World!

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

London's been named Talent Capital of the world after 22 high-value sectors (Banking /Telecoms/ Creative arts) were surveyed. London has 1.5 million highly talented specialists employed, beating New York to second place who has 1.2 million. From people to events, this is the world's greatest city.

How to Discover Your Unique Talents

Stephanie Holland | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Holland

When you work on something that you are attracted to, your natural creativity to design, problem solve or manage can emerge regardless of whether it's what is traditionally regarded as a creative industry or not.

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 28 Oct - 3 Nov 2013

Kat Jackman | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

It's a strong week for live music in the last few days of October- that's for sure. It's always a good sign when you're scrolling through listings and...

You Need To Hear This: New music from Erin K, Lucy Mason and Oli Wennink

Kat Jackman | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Musical gluttons, unite! We're here with another fine selection of amazing new talent for you to enjoy over the coming week. Our latest selection is...

What's Wrong With Hard Work?

Jana Bakunina | Posted 20.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jana Bakunina

It seems to me that the concept of hard work is regarded as a bit of a loser. I'd rather get complimented for being talented than for being hard-working, would not you? Compare: "Jana, you are seriously talented!" to "Jana, you work so hard, it's amazing!" - I know which praise sounds sexier to me.

Is Advertising Only for the Young?

Zoe Osmond | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK
Zoe Osmond

As the government removes the default retirement age and the size of the UK population over the age of 50 increases yearly with national healthcare generally improving, one would imagine that careers for older people should continue to flourish. However it appears that in many industries, the opposite is true.

You Need To Hear This: New Music from Thumpers, Gang and Natasha North

Kat Jackman | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

It's heads up time again, as we've got a bunch of fresh new artists right here that you really need to get your ears acquainted with. The wealth of h...

You Need To Hear This: New Music From Slaves, the Sea, Kieran Daly and Lemaitre

Kat Jackman | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Each week we like to offer a hit of fresh new tunes to inspire that spark of musical discovery in everyone. It's the excitement of unearthing a sound ...

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 8 Sept - 15 Sept 2013

Kat Jackman | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Diaries at the ready! We've got a handful of shows to tell you about and you need to get them jotted down somewhere ASAP. Your social life will thank you for it...

You Need To Hear This: New Music From Lotte Mullan, Danny Toeman, The Empire and Alfred Abel

Kat Jackman | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Once again we've rounded up a handful of the freshest talent to have made it onto our new music radar in the past week.

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 2 Sept - 7 Sept 2013

Kat Jackman | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

September's already looking bloody splendid for those of you who love a good gig- which means pretty much all of you reading this right now. We've pi...

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 12 Aug - 18 Aug 2013

Kat Jackman | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Gig calendars at the ready? Nice work. We've got five awesome Emerging Icons gigs to tell you about, and you're gonna want to get these babies locked ...

Emerging Icons Kymberley Kennedy, Saint Raymond, Alice Amelia, Black Lights and Martha's Man

Kat Jackman | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

This time we've got alternative RnB, feel-good acoustic, sexy soul, awesome alternative and perfect pop tunes to sort you right out.

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 5 Aug - 11 Aug 2013

Kat Jackman | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Gigs, gigs and more gigs. You've come to the right place if you're after any of these, cos we're ready and raring to go with this week's top picks of the best live music action going down in musictown, courtesy of our Emerging Icons.