Ed Sheeran’s earnings make him world’s highest paid solo artist

Ed Sheeran’s earnings make him world’s highest paid solo artist

Ed Sheeran has been named as the highest-earning solo artist, taking in an estimated £83m last year. The singer-songwriter earned more than fellow pop stars Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, according to Forbes’ new World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities “rich list”. It means Sheeran has jumped 62 places from last year, placing ninth on the full list of top-earning celebrities such as Coldplay and U2, along with football stars Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo. He was the most-streamed artist of last year thanks to his third album Divide, which was powered by…

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Daniel Romano goes punk again with another Ancient Shapes album

Daniel Romano goes punk again with another Ancient Shapes album

Hyperactive and prolific songwriter Daniel Romano has released ‘Silent Rave’, a new album of his side project Ancient Shapes, coming just a year after the band’s homonym debut CD. The Canadian, who is well known for – to put it someway – not entirely following the music industry’s rules, has been pretty busy lately. Only this year, Romano has published two CDs under his own and main project, but has been very active lately with…

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Bastille announce intimate headline 2019 UK, Ireland and European tour

Bastille announce intimate headline 2019 UK, Ireland and European tour

Ahead of the release of their third studio album, indie-pop/rock band Bastille have announced a slew of gigs around the country early next year much fans’ delight. The lads of Bastille have played in pretty much every arena in Europe, as well as a host of pubs, bars, and more intimate venues, leaving no area unvisited. This time, Bastille will be taking ‘The Still Avoiding Tomorrow Tour’ Part 1 on the road and stopping at…

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Daniel Romano releases new single of third album in a year

Daniel Romano releases new single of third album in a year

Daniel Romano has released new song ‘Empty Husk’ as the first single of his upcoming album ‘Finally Free’, yet again surprising everyone with his seemingly endless creativity to write new material. The Canadian, who is well known for – to put it someway – not entirely following the music industry’s rules, has been pretty busy lately. On November 30 he is putting out his third studio album so far this year, via New West Records….

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David Ramirez Conquers The Borderline

David Ramirez Conquers The Borderline

It was the 7th of September, just another day, when David Ramirez played London for a second time in 2018. But for the Austin-born, the gig at the Borderline surely felt like an unbeatable chance to pay tribute and honour those who suffered the event that changed everyone’s life in recent History: 9/11. The singer – who has dual American and Mexican heritage – chose ‘Twins’ to open the last UK show of his European…

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Dua Lipa, Mark Ronson and Diplo unveil Silk City single ‘Electricity’

Dua Lipa, Mark Ronson and Diplo unveil Silk City single ‘Electricity’

Dua Lipa became famous through YouTube at the tender age of 14 and since then her fame has increased steadily. She has won various awards and even been given the key to the city of Prishtina in her home country of Kosovo- a first of its kind. Her pop music is known for being light hearted and good humoured so you know you have a good song in your hands when she collaborates with some…

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‘Back To Black’ played in cinemas celebrating Amy Winehouse’s 35th Birthday

‘Back To Black’ played in cinemas celebrating Amy Winehouse’s 35th Birthday

Amy Winehouse’s critically acclaimed second album is to be played in darkness across cinemas in the UK this weekend to celebrate what would have been the singers 35thbirthday. The album will be played in screenings hosted by PitchBlack Playback and OurScreen on Friday 14thSeptember. The team at PitchBlack will submerse its guests in complete darkness as they listen to the 11-track album through immersive sound systems giving them an experience like no other with no…

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Brexit versus the U.K music industry

Brexit versus the U.K music industry

Brexit. Everybody’s least favourite word, turned into a viral soundbite for most of the last year. With the June snap election looming, many are wondering what the music industry is going to look like. The fallout from the vote itself was instantaneous. With the pound dropping and prices increasing for music downloads, equipment and potentially even live event tickets. This hits not only artists, but the general public as well. The UK music industry has…

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How will Brexit affect the U.K Music Industry

How will Brexit affect the U.K Music Industry

As the summer’s Brexit negotiations draw near. But the question of how the outcome will affect us and our livelihoods is increasingly relevant. Apart from the weakening of the pound. the true effects of leaving the EU remain to be seen. Assuming, as seems increasingly likely, the negotiations result in a ‘hard Brexit’. With no free market or free movement, the impact on the music sector will be significant. There are several, mostly negative effects, that we can likely…

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