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    1. October 29, 2014

      Advertisers’ ageing dilemma

      There is a conundrum for advertising and marketing agencies. How can the young understand an older demographic? Advertisers...

    2. September 19, 2014

      Hedi Slimane on the ‘Sonic’ vision of his new photography show

      Hedi Slimane has always been obsessed with music. As a designer, formerly at Dior Homme, and as current creative director of...

    1. July 12, 2013

      Amy Winehouse: an ordinary megastar

      In the media frenzy that followed the death of Amy Winehouse in 2011 at the age of 27, she was branded with many epithets:...

    2. May 6, 2013

      School for stardom

      During lunch break at his school canteen, Tuwaine Barrett states his post-school plans: he wants to be “bigger than Adele”....

    3. March 8, 2013

      Lunch with the FT: Lucian Grainge

      It’s funny, this guy goes around the world doing interviews over lunch, right, and I’m the one who has to lose weight! You...

    4. July 20, 2012

      Nas: Life Is Good

      Nas sums up the dilemma of the successful rapper: ““When you’re too ‘hood to be in them Hollywood circles/And you’re too...

    5. July 6, 2012

      Remembering Amy

      It’s hot. Mitch Winehouse wants green tea. Something healthy. He’s in an immaculate suit with silk pocket handkerchief,...

    6. March 30, 2012

      Lost in motion

      It started, as these things do, with a call from his aunt. She told him that Wayne McGregor was interested in meeting him....

    7. March 9, 2012

      Expat lives: For the record

      There are few major pop culture “scenes” from the last 35 years that British music executive Jon Baker hasn’t been a part...

    8. February 21, 2012

      Is it wrong to make money from a tragedy?

      THE PROBLEM Shortly after singer Whitney Houston’s death earlier this month, Sony Music raised the price of two of her...

    9. December 22, 2011

      El Gordo brings festive spirit to weary Spain

      In Madrid’s city centre a queue of hundreds has lined up outside the Doña Manolita lottery shop as a brass band blasts out...

    10. December 10, 2011

      Dusty Springfield: The Magic of Dusty Springfield

       Dusty Springfield The Magic of Dusty Springfield (Mercury) Dusty Springfield is the point of origin for the Adele/Amy...

    11. December 2, 2011

      Amy Winehouse: Lioness

       Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures (Island) Lioness is presented as a fitting memorial to Amy Winehouse – her father...

    12. Material World

      November 30, 2011

      The real worth of Amy Winehouse's dress

      The news that the dress the late Amy Winehouse wore on the cover of her album Back to Black just sold for an unexpected...

    13. October 4, 2011

      Tony Bennett, London Palladium

      Twinkly doesn’t begin to do justice to Tony Bennett’s charm. The guy is sprinkled with the stardust of other eras. Bob Hope...

    14. September 30, 2011

      The Art Market: Walking on water?

      As financial markets go into ever more dramatic tailspins, the art market seems to continue to walk on water. Overall, the...

    15. September 9, 2011

      Last of the great crooners

      On the day I meet Tony Bennett, a splendid summer afternoon in London, neither of us is to know that one particular song...

    16. August 26, 2011

      In praise of modest accomplishment

      Art and craft might be in their origins indistinguishable – the Greek word techne means art, and craft, and technique – but...

    17. Material World

      July 26, 2011

      Of fashion and Amy Winehouse

      Image by Getty Today is Amy Winehouse’s funeral, and I hope, but am not convinced, the fashion world will acknowledge what...

    18. July 26, 2011

      People: Sir Gus tries out as a standup

      Excitement among top headhunters as Whitehall murmurings that cabinet secretary Sir Gus O’Donnell does not intend to see out...

    19. July 24, 2011

      Distraught fans gather at Winehouse’s home

      Tributes of beer bottles and cigarettes as well as the more usual flowers lie at the corner of the leafy north London square...

    20. July 24, 2011

      Amy Winehouse: a brilliant and troubled life

      Amy Winehouse’s brilliant but troubled life has reached a dismal conclusion. The singer, 27, was found dead in her London...

    21. July 24, 2011

      Amy Winehouse dies aged 27

      Amy Winehouse, one of the most talented singers of her generation whose hit song “Rehab” summed up her personal struggles...

    22. July 9, 2011

      Beverley Knight: Soul UK

      Beverley Knight Soul UK (Hurricane) Adele and Amy Winehouse are superb soul singers but the UK music industry seems...

    23. May 6, 2011

      Short cuts

      London Bar owner Basil Charles will be at the Goring hotel in London this summer After playing a central role in the pomp of...

    24. April 19, 2011

      Adele, HMV Institute, Birmingham

      Full-throated soul woman: Adele Adkins The grieving but unbowed woman – an archetype stretching back to Greek tragedy – has...

    25. April 8, 2011

      Woman in the News: Adele

      Record label executives rub their eyes in amazement. Old hands wonder if they’ve woken from a nightmare to return to the...

    26. March 13, 2011

      Plan B, The O2, London

      Barely a month ago, Plan B, the east London rapper turned retro-soul crooner, bagged a Brit Award at this venue for Best...

    27. January 21, 2011

      Adele: 21

      Adele 21 (XL Recording) “You’re so provocative, I’m so conservative/You’re so adventurous, I’m so very cautious,” Adele...

    28. January 18, 2011

      Advent buys Priory for £925m

      Advent International, the US private equity group, plans to consolidate the UK healthcare industry after buying the Priory...

    29. October 22, 2010

      Swift transformation

      In two days, Taylor Swift’s third album is launched. OMG!! It’s hard to contain oneself. OK, that was maybe uncalled for....

    30. September 25, 2010

      Mark Ronson and The Business Intl: Record Collection

      Mark Ronson and The Business Intl Record Collection (Columbia) Mark Ronson – the Amy Winehouse producer-turned-solo star...

    31. August 18, 2010

      Stay tuned for Bronfman’s story

      Fortune’s Fool Edgar Bronfman, Jr, Warner Music, and an Industry in Crisis By Fred GoodmanSimon & Schuster, $28/£18.99 The...

    32. June 30, 2010

      HMV on song for a merry Christmas

      HMV was upbeat about the prospects for the crucial Christmas season in spite of recent trading being hit by the World Cup....

    33. June 19, 2010

      Ode to Grainge

      Suited executives and politicians stood out among the celebrity studded line-up gathered at a farewell do for Universal...

    34. June 11, 2010

      Grunge and grandeur

      Camden Lock Market There is nowhere in London quite as grungy or quite as grand as Camden Town. The walk north from the...

    35. February 12, 2010

      Corinne Bailey Rae’s 'The Sea'

      Corinne Bailey Rae at the One Young World conference in London In late 2007, when Corinne Bailey Rae began work on her...

    36. February 11, 2010

      Morris to hand over Universal reins

      Doug Morris, chairman and chief executive of Universal Music since 1995 and one of the most powerful men in the music...

    37. February 11, 2010

      Universal's Morris to bow out

      Doug Morris, chairman and chief executive of Universal Music since 1995 and one of the most powerful men in the music...

    38. February 1, 2010

      Corinne Bailey Rae: The Sea

      Corinne Bailey Rae The Sea EMI Corinne Bailey Rae’s 2006 debut established her as a British Norah Jones, a smooth but...

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