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    1. September 30, 2014

      Kylie, O2 Arena, London – review

      Time appears to weigh no more heavily on Kylie Minogue than the dainty fascinator and flimsy red minidress she wore as the...

    2. September 18, 2014

      20,000 Days on Earth – film review

      I wish I liked the Nick Cave rocku-biography 20,000 Days on Earth. Hundreds do, to judge from Blogville. But this is...

    1. March 14, 2014

      Kylie Minogue: Kiss Me Once

      Kiss Me Once is pitched as a reboot for Kylie Minogue, her first album since splitting from her long-term manager last year...

    2. January 27, 2014

      The UK’s vanishing Aussies are missed

      While the British media have been on alert for a so-far elusive flood of Romanians and Bulgarians entering the UK, Notebook...

    3. September 13, 2013

      Pete Waterman predicts HS2 will be smash hit

      If Pete Waterman knows as much about trains as he does about pop music, HS2 will be a sure-fire hit. The co-producer of more...

    4. Material World

      July 22, 2013

      Style.com changes the celebrity/fashion paradigm

      Today Style.com is expanding its contributors list by about oh, say, 10 times, adding 60 new names at one blow (to its 6...

    5. January 6, 2013

      Sony rejoins BMG for Parlophone bid

      Sony has teamed up with BMG to bid for Parlophone and other EMI labels being sold off by Universal Music, reuniting Sony and...

    6. November 15, 2012

      Audit leader says ‘thank you for the music’

      James Grigor is a music lover with an eclectic mix of favourites, from Eminem to Cheryl Cole to 1960s rock. But he...

    7. October 25, 2012

      Augmented reality rock ’n’ roll

      Before the world went virtual, rock music fans marvelled at the sophisticated marketing that, in 1977, allowed Pink Floyd to...

    8. September 28, 2012

      Kylie, me and client focus

      Last week I had the good fortune to spend a proper stretch of time with one of the more fascinating and brilliant minds in...

    9. September 27, 2012

      Life, art, death – and Kylie

      Watching Leos Carax’s Holy Motors, a dark and gloriously eccentric French fable about life, death and matters beyond, I...

    10. FT Alphaville

      September 3, 2012

      Weekend news catch-up

      Weekend headlines from the FT and other UK media:* From The FT, -       Spain was forced to inject emergency liquidity into...

    11. July 17, 2012

      Cash boost for Royal Parks

      London’s Royal Parks have for the first time generated more money than they receive in grants from government, in a sign...

    12. 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...

    13. July 13, 2012

      Revellers desert music festivals

      Lured away by Olympic celebrations or fed up with braving the British weather armed with just wellington boots and wet...

    14. 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...

    15. April 2, 2012

      Coty can’t resist the call of Avon

      It reads like a hostile bidder’s dream team: David Beckham on attack; and R&B songstress Beyoncé Knowles hitting the high...

    16. February 24, 2012

      The Diary: Simon Sebag Montefiore

      Would I prefer to live in a country run by the Archbishop of Canterbury or by Richard Dawkins? I’ve just been at a literary...

    17. February 24, 2012

      Lunch with the FT: Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana

      During fashion show season, which is any time between January’s men’s wear shows and this weekend, when their women’s wear...

    18. 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...

    19. November 4, 2011

      Are they not fragrant?

      When Justin Bieber’s Someday, the first fragrance from the teenage singing star, was released this autumn it broke all...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. September 7, 2011

      Citi looks to safeguard EMI bidders

      Citigroup is planning to indemnify bidders for EMI from any future damages claim from Guy Hands following fresh legal action...

    23. July 2, 2011

      Gypsy and the Cat: Gilgamesh

      Gypsy and the Cat Gilgamesh (RCA) Gypsy and the Cat, chosen by Kylie Minogue as support act on her recent tour of Australia,...

    24. April 23, 2011

      Farewell to the fascinator?

      Easter bonnets might not be appropriate for anyone over the age of five, but with spring in the air and the wedding season...

    25. August 19, 2010

      Advert royalties boost for Chrysalis

      Chrysalis, the UK music publisher, said its share of income from royalties had risen in the third quarter, boosted by the...

    26. July 3, 2010

      Kylie Minogue: Aphrodite

      Kylie Minogue Aphrodite (Parlophone) Faith in the free market may have been rocked by the credit crunch but the Adam Smith...

    27. June 30, 2010

      Sovereign Capital to buy music school

      Sovereign Capital, the UK private equity group, is poised to buy Tech Music Schools, which trains musicians for the industry...

    28. June 28, 2010

      Strange trip to sun-kissed 40th

      It's official: Glastonbury is middle-aged. The rock festival's 40th anniversary celebrations began last Thursday with a...

    29. June 19, 2010

      EMI in surprise shake-up at top

      EMI has shaken up its top management for the second time this year, in a move that surprised investors in Terra Firma, its...

    30. June 18, 2010

      EMI gets new chief in shake-up

      EMI has shaken up its top management for the second time this year, in a move that surprised investors in Terra Firma, its...

    31. June 12, 2010

      Terra Firma buys time for EMI with £105m injection

      EMI has won a year's breathing space in its fight to avoid being taken over by its lender Citigroupafter the music group...

    32. June 11, 2010

      Terra Firma injects £105m into EMI

      EMI has won a year’s breathing space in its fight to avoid being taken over by its lender Citigroup after the music group...

    33. May 27, 2010

      Chrysalis chief upbeat on results

      Jeremy Lascelles, the chief executive of Chrysalis, the UK music publisher, said he was optimistic about the outlook for the...

    34. FT Alphaville

      November 26, 2009

      Dubai: the Kerzner International connection

      One of the big names associated with Dubai’s Palm development is Kerzner International — the hotel and gaming group...

    35. September 17, 2009

      Hands concedes EMI buy was off-key

      Guy Hands, founder of private equity firm Terra Firma, on Thursday admitted that if the May 2007 auction for music group EMI...

    36. September 5, 2009

      Celebrity clothing ranges in the men’s market

      When the new men’s wear label Pretty Green launches next month in Selfridges, some consumers may think of it as a quality...

    37. July 29, 2009

      Investors back EMI refinancing

      Investors in Terra Firma have approved plans for the private equity house run by financier Guy Hands to inject £300m of...

    38. FT Alphaville

      July 8, 2009

      Bertelsmann forms music duo with KKR

      Bertelsmann, the German media group, has launched a new music publishing venture with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts to acquire...

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