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  1. February 28, 2014

    Beauty brands on the red carpet

    Menswear names are not the only relative newcomers in trying to draw upon the marketing potential of the red carpet: beauty...

  2. Material World

    January 27, 2014

    What's the point of fashion weeks?

    Getty Images What’s the point of fashion weeks – or maybe more pertinently, are we missing it? I was wondering this last...

  1. October 18, 2013

    Katy Perry: Prism

    You can trace Katy Perry’s evolution through her range of celebrity perfumes. The first appeared in 2010 under the name...

  2. October 1, 2013

    Katy Perry, Roundhouse, London – review

    The last time Katy Perry played London the stage was decorated with pink candy floss and giant lollipops, a sickly odour of...

  3. August 16, 2013

    John Mayer: Paradise Valley

    Out of the studio John Mayer is something of a card, squiring celebrity girlfriends (Taylor Swift, Jennifer Aniston, Jessica...

  4. July 12, 2013

    British beauty means business

    For an industry that is based on building confidence, the British beauty business has always suffered from low self-esteem....

  5. Material World

    June 20, 2013

    Dolce & Gabbana's latest (London) show

    Here’s a guest post from our menswear critic, Charlie Porter: Getty Images Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana (left, with...

  6. May 7, 2013

    Coty prepares for a very public close-up

    An investor roadshow promoting Coty’s forthcoming initial public offering is expected to kick off in the coming weeks, with...

  7. beyondbrics

    May 6, 2013

    Jakarta too edgy for Aerosmith

    Aerosmith wrote a hit single about “Livin’ on the Edge” but it seems that Jakarta, which has one of Southeast Asia’s hottest...

  8. February 10, 2013

    Lion Capital acquires GHD

    A British-based hair-straightening brand represented by pop star Katy Perry has been bought by Lion Capital, the private...

  9. February 3, 2013

    A manager of creative disruption

    Roger Faxon tugs on a pulley to take an eccentric old elevator up to the Tribeca loft apartment he moved into last month...

  10. Material World

    January 22, 2013

    The inaugural fashion score card

    The more we see of this inauguration, the more we think it looks like America – or rather, just the main shopping drag of...

  11. December 14, 2012

    Let’s look at role models

    I have been keeping a covert eye on the posters next to my daughters’ beds. The reason? Until recently, the pictures on the...

  12. November 23, 2012

    Girl power

    Three young women in Ke$ha’s entourage are conferring about the evening’s plans. Where should the Californian pop star go...

  13. November 16, 2012

    Jessie Ware, Electric Brixton, London

    Ware’s debut album Devotion has been rightly acclaimed for its classy, stylish, downbeat R&B. A top five hit in the UK, it...

  14. September 21, 2012

    Universal Music – out of tune

    Like parties to a messy divorce, Universal Music and the European Commission have been arguing about the record collection....

  15. beyondbrics

    September 14, 2012

    K-pop conquers US, 'Gangnam Style'

    It’s the most recent dance sensation to sweep the nation. We’re talking, of course, about the viral pop hit “Gangnam Style”...

  16. September 5, 2012

    Vivendi/EMI deal hits right notes for bankers

    Barring any further mishaps, EMI – the British music company behind The Beatles, The Sex Pistols and Katy Perry – will...

  17. FT Alphaville

    July 27, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stocks rose for a second day and the MCSI Asia Pacific index headed for its biggest gain in four weeks after ECB...

  18. July 26, 2012

    Universal in talks to hive off Parlophone

    Universal Music is in talks to sell most of Parlophone, one of the crown jewels of EMI and home to Coldplay and Gorillaz, in...

  19. July 15, 2012

    Universal may sell Virgin Records

    Virgin Records, the label that has housed bands such as the Sex Pistols and the Rolling Stones, could be sold by Universal...

  20. April 30, 2012

    Four Seasons purchase to slow Hands deals

    Guy Hands, the veteran UK private equity investor, has completed his last deal for the foreseeable future, betting on the...

  21. March 23, 2012

    Universal faces longer EU probe of EMI bid

    Universal Music faces an extended probe into its planned $1.9bn bid for EMI’s recorded music business, after an initial...

  22. February 17, 2012

    Overtures begin to EMI antitrust battle

    As Katy Perry, Coldplay and the Beach Boys posed for pictures at the Capitol Records tower in Hollywood on Sunday night,...

  23. January 6, 2012

    Back to your roots

    People who dye their hair hot pink or sky blue or neon green used to be seen as lone seditionaries, rebels against the grey...

  24. November 17, 2011

    Lévy’s EMI deal worries nervous Vivendi investors

    Jean-Bernard Lévy is a good piano player and classical music enthusiast. The telecoms engineer and Vivendi chief executive...

  25. November 11, 2011

    Citigroup agrees sale of EMI for $4bn

    Citigroup is to reap $4.1bn from the sale of EMI, home to Kylie Minogue and Katy Perry, after Universal agreed to pay $1.9bn...

  26. November 7, 2011

    EMI sale still has hurdles to clear

    Five months after Citigroup began the auction for EMI, bidders are increasingly unsure whether it will sell the home of The...

  27. October 21, 2011

    Robbie Williams leaves EMI for Universal

    EMI, the UK music group that is in the middle of being auctioned, has lost Robbie Williams, one of its top artists, to rival...

  28. October 3, 2011

    EMI’s future

    It is tempting to assume that the future looks bright for Citigroup and record label EMI. Katy Perry recently became only...

  29. September 9, 2011

    Hands’ feud with Citigroup not over

    Guy Hands made it clear that his public feud with Citigroup still smoulders on when he launched a legal action against the...

  30. July 1, 2011

    For those about to rock ...

    Tourists pay homage to Liverpool, home of the Beatles. Throngs of clubbers came to Manchester to buy a piece of music...

  31. May 10, 2011

    US recorded music sees first growth for years

    The US recorded music business has seen modest growth since the start of the year, interrupting its long decline as strong...

  32. March 20, 2011

    Katy Perry, Hammersmith Apollo, London

    Lollipop star: Katy Perry There was a time when Katy Perry was a Christian rock-singing teenager from a God-fearing...

  33. February 2, 2011

    EMI

    Katy Perry believes “the grass is always greener”, but the other side of the fence may prove no happier for her British...

  34. February 1, 2011

    Bruised Citigroup likely to sell EMI

    Malcolm McLaren, the man behind the Sex Pistols, remarked at the height of the financial crisis that given the destruction...

  35. January 11, 2011

    Hands appeals against EMI ruling

    Guy Hands, the private equity boss, has launched an appeal against a US court ruling that acquitted Citigroup of all charges...

  36. November 24, 2010

    Tapping into a revenue stream

    Tube Deluxe has proved a success for one UK-based app developer When pop singer Katy Perry launched her single “Firework”,...

  37. November 4, 2010

    Terra Firma / Citi

    Wall Street breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday. Citigroup’s victory against a Guy Hands lawsuit means banks are unlikely...

  38. November 3, 2010

    Reputations on line as jury weighs up case

    In September 2007, after taking control of the company behind The Beatles and Katy Perry, Guy Hands said: “We’re just hoping...

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