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    1. April 17, 2012

      Goldman Sachs: then and now

      Forget the details, the giant squids and the editorial rants of a ping-pong champion. The best way for investors to get...

    2. July 9, 2011

      Buffy Sainte-Marie, Cornbury Festival, Oxfordshire

      The Cornbury Festival is an English summer fete writ large. Primary schools fundraise by baking cakes, mini-Boden-clad...

    1. May 5, 2011

      Warner Music buyer ready to call the tune

      Five years before he emerged as the leading bidder for Warner Music, Len Blavatnik played host to celebrities such as Paris...

    2. November 5, 2010

      James Blunt: Some Kind of Trouble

      James Blunt Some Kind of Trouble (Rocket/Atlantic/Custard) Bad news for James Blunt’s many detractors. The “You’re...

    3. December 27, 2008

      Tate & Lyle prepares to promote healthy side

      With the worst excesses of the festive season behind us, new year diets cannot be far behind. As consumers increasingly look...

    4. December 9, 2008

      Bon Iver, Apollo Theatre, London

      The making of For Emma, Forever Ago has passed into indie folklore. Justin Vernon, buffeted by the dual blow of a previous...

    5. July 1, 2008

      Warner signs to Nokia deal

      Nokia's "all you can eat" mobile music service gained fresh momentum yesterday with the addition of Warner Music, the third...

    6. January 5, 2008

      LIVE MUSIC

      James Blunt January 9, Glasgow Academy, then touring James Blunt tends to dispose of "You're Beautiful" early in his set as...

    7. November 30, 2007

      Slipping disc sales take toll on Warner

      Warner Music's fourth-quarter profits fell 58 per cent as a result of the continuing slide in compact disc sales, and a...

    8. November 29, 2007

      Sliding sales of CDs take toll on Warner

      Warner Music’s fourth-quarter profits fell 58 per cent as a result of the continuing slide in compact disc sales, and a weak...

    9. October 6, 2007

      OK yah to OK yo!

      From the moment I heard a new Sloane Ranger book was in the works, 25 years after the seminal first one, I tried to guess...

    10. October 5, 2007

      OK yah to OK yo!

      From the moment I heard a new Sloane Ranger book was in the works, 25 years after the seminal first one, I tried to guess...

    11. September 18, 2007

      Warner targets MySpace to promote James Blunt album

      Warner Music will sell James Blunt's new album through MySpace in an attempt to capitalise on the social networking site's...

    12. September 15, 2007

      Pop

      James Blunt All the Lost Souls Atlantic The extent to which James Blunt divides opinion was illustrated by two surveys last...

    13. September 7, 2007

      James Blunt, Koko, London

      What will it be? A Jimmy Juice or a Pacha Passion? James Blunt is in town and has brought his complementary-themed cocktails...

    14. August 3, 2007

      Sanctuary under Universal wing

      Universal Music completed its £104m purchase of Sanctuary Group yesterday, bringing artists such as Dolly Parton, James...

    15. July 13, 2007

      Where the stars go to hide

      Estate agents in the French-speaking Canton Valais, in the southern part of Switzerland, pride themselves on being...

    16. June 21, 2007

      Joosting about in Cannes harbour

      Eyebrows were raised and nudges exchanged over the sudden absence of Chris DeWolfe, the co-founder and chief executive of...

    17. FT Alphaville

      June 18, 2007

      Sanctuary not assured for Universal

      The battle for UK music group Sanctuary may not be over yet, with Aim-listed investment bank Crosby Capital Partners...

    18. June 16, 2007

      Universal Music acquires Sanctuary in reach for faster growth

      Sanctuary Group, the troubled music company whose roster stretches from Dolly Parton to James Blunt, has agreed a...

    19. June 15, 2007

      Sanctuary joins Universal’s fold

      Sanctuary Group, the troubled music company that manages Elton John, has agreed to be taken over by Centenary Music in a...

    20. February 3, 2007

      CDs & DVDs

      Pasion Joyce DiDonato Eloquentia The American mezzo-of-the-moment follows last year's Venetian disc with this tour of...

    21. December 2, 2006

      Pay-out helps boost Warner Music

      Warner Music swung to a $12m profit for the fourth quarter, aided by a $13m pay-out from a legal settlement with an illegal...

    22. August 22, 2006

      Rock ’n’ roll ’n’ the Revenue

      Schadenfreude isn’t an attractive emotion but it’s hard to resist when contemplating Bono’s recent run of unwelcome...

    23. July 24, 2006

      Sanctuary set to rebuff Mama approach

      The board of Sanctuary is expected to rebuff an unsolicited all-share takeover approach from its smaller Aim-listed rival...

    24. July 11, 2006

      Gnarls Barkley

      Gnarls Barkley Hammersmith Apollo London The axing of Top of the Pops, the venerable British television chart show,...

    25. June 30, 2006

      Stand your ground

      Before their talks with EMI soured, Warner Music executives had changed their ringtones to London Calling by The Clash. At...

    26. June 24, 2006

      Hope of quick Sanctuary Group recovery dashed

      Hopes that new management might quickly revive Sanctuary Group were dashed yesterday as the troubled record label and...

    27. May 6, 2006

      THE WEEK

      The long-running courtship dance between the UK music group EMI and its US rival Warner came to the fore once again this...

    28. May 5, 2006

      Warner Music’s digital sales surge

      Warner Music Group swung to a $7m loss for the fiscal second quarter, although its revenues climbed and its digital music...

    29. May 4, 2006

      Warner Music offer splits main EMI investors

      EMI's leading shareholders are split over a potential deal with Warner Music which has rejected an offer by the UK music...

    30. May 3, 2006

      Warner Music offer splits main EMI investors

      EMI’s leading shareholders are split over a potential deal with Warner Music, which has rejected an offer by the UK music...

    31. May 3, 2006

      May 3: Nasdaq raises its stake in the LSE

      May 3: The options for the London Stock Exchange narrowed a little today as Nasdaq raised its shareholding to 18.7 per cent....

    32. March 21, 2006

      They say music is the best medicine

      Shakira, the Colombian pop star, has two therapists. “I like to get a second opinion,” she explained in a recent magazine...

    33. March 11, 2006

      Questions

      1(a) Which country buys the most CDs per head? (i) Australia; (ii) France; (iii) United Kingdom; (iv) United States (b) How...

    34. February 23, 2006

      Festival ticket sales typify mobile companies' live music focus

      Tickets will go on sale tomorrow for two summer music festivals in London and Leeds, featuring acts such as the Strokes and...

    35. February 15, 2006

      Digital sales fail to boost Warner Music

      Another jump in digital music sales was not enough to lift Warner Music's total revenues in the first quarter, but the...

    36. February 14, 2006

      Warner Music revenues sag as digital sales surge

      Another jump in digital music sales was not enough to lift Warner Music’s total revenues in the first quarter, but the...

    37. January 18, 2006

      Stephen Fretwell, Shepherds Bush Empire, London

      Which music denotes the average British male? A decade ago it was laddish, mad-for-it Oasis. Now it is more likely to be a...

    38. January 13, 2006

      Changing classes

      With battle soon to be rejoined over Tony Blair's education reforms, it seems a good time to raise this: for the first...

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