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  1. March 7, 2014

    Elbow: The Take Off and Landing of Everything

    During the course of its making, The Take Off and Landing of Everything became a break-up album. The romantic split happened...

  2. October 30, 2013

    Entrepreneurs given a business plan

    When asked about their career ambitions, one in four UK secondary school pupils say they want to run their own company....

  1. October 22, 2013

    Peter Gabriel, O2 Arena, London – review

    Peter Gabriel has every reason to feel nostalgic about So. The 1986 album was the ex-Genesis leader’s solo breakthrough, the...

  2. August 30, 2013

    The 1975: The 1975

    The 1975 are actually obsessed with the following decade, laying down super-smooth 1980s funk licks in “Settle Down”,...

  3. March 15, 2013

    Musicians line up to support pub buyout

    Glastonbury supremo Michael Eavis, Robert Plant from Led Zeppelin and singer Peter Gabriel are among the stars supporting...

  4. December 28, 2012

    Peter Gabriel: So

    “I’ve kicked the habit/Shed my skin/This is the new stuff,” Peter Gabriel sang on “Sledgehammer” as he swapped art-rock...

  5. December 16, 2012

    Mike Gibbs: A Celebration, Vortex Jazz Club, London

    The self-styled “listening club” seemed even more respectful than usual for the return of veteran composer/arranger Mike...

  6. November 15, 2012

    All this – on top of a full-time job

    I am rubbing shoulders with the giants of the music world: my name sits somewhere between Peter Gabriel and Pink Floyd on my...

  7. September 21, 2012

    Music Festivals fails to secure funding

    The company behind the popular Benicassim music festival, dubbed Glastonbury-on-sea by festival goers, had its shares...

  8. August 4, 2012

    Music Festivals issues profit warning

    The combined allure of Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel and Sir Bruce Forsyth was unable to save Music Festivals from posting a...

  9. July 20, 2012

    World is not enough

    Last week in Hyde Park, Paul Simon, accompanied by Ladysmith Black Mambazo, performed his seminal album Graceland. This...

  10. February 10, 2012

    Gotye: Making Mirrors

    Wally De Backer, aka Gotye, is a man of many faces. One moment the Australian chameleon is channelling Sting’s fluting...

  11. January 6, 2012

    Beware bards bidding to take charge of court

    When Youssou N’Dour announced this week that he would run in Senegal’s presidential elections next month, the singer...

  12. October 8, 2011

    Peter Gabriel: New Blood

    Last year’s Scratch My Back found Peter Gabriel covering other people’s songs with an orchestra: the result was an ornate...

  13. June 10, 2011

    Self-control is the key to an investor’s life

    “I know I’m gone too far, Much too far I gone this time, And I don’t want to think what I’ve done, I don’t know how to stop”...

  14. March 25, 2011

    Peter Gabriel, Hammersmith Apollo, London

    For his latest album Peter Gabriel had the sort of brainwave that prog rock legends in their 60s are apt to have. He decided...

  15. January 7, 2011

    Show of Hands: Covers 2

    Show of Hands Covers 2 (Hands On) The always-busy Show Of Hands’s favourite cover versions demonstrate the way they think of...

  16. August 7, 2010

    The List: Five music videos to bring back the 1980s

    In 1975, Jon Roseman produced the video for Queen’s single “Bohemian Rhapsody”. During the 1980s, he produced and directed...

  17. March 29, 2010

    Peter Gabriel

    When the O 2 Arena was infamous as the Millennium Dome, Peter Gabriel's music for its central show was one of its redeeming...

  18. March 28, 2010

    Peter Gabriel, The O2 Arena, London

    When the O2 Arena was infamous as the Millennium Dome, Peter Gabriel’s music for its central show was one of its redeeming...

  19. February 13, 2010

    Peter Gabriel: Scratch My Back

    Peter Gabriel Scratch My Back Virgin In a world overstocked with songs there’s something to be said for the cover version....

  20. January 2, 2010

    Angélique Kidjo’s platform for advocacy

    Angélique Kidjo, photographed at her home in Paris: her fame as a musician has given her a platform for advocacy As...

  21. FT Tech Hub

    December 2, 2009

    Olive is a lossless leader in digital audio

    The DRM music struggle has been largely won for consumers – even Apple now lets you download and move your music around...

  22. November 21, 2009

    Youssou N’Dour’s reggae album

    Youssou N’Dour,‘Africa’s most celebrated combination of musician and statesman’, in Dakar last year A quiet corner of the...

  23. July 31, 2009

    Fine and subtle music in Womad

    Maybe standing all day drains the blood from the brain. Maybe heat and dehydration are to blame. Maybe the clashing sounds...

  24. December 13, 2008

    Pop - CD Box Sets: Ludovic Hunter-Tilney

    Roy Orbison The Soul of Rock and Roll Sony BMG The Soul of Rock and Roll marks the 20th anniversary of Roy Orbison's...

  25. November 25, 2008

    Harare rebuked for failure to recognise crisis

    A group of senior inter-national statesmen yesterday lambasted the government of Zimbabwe for failing to recognise the...

  26. November 24, 2008

    ‘Elders’ lambast Zimbabwe leaders

    A group of senior international statesmen yesterday lambasted the government of Zimbabwe for failing do recognise the...

  27. September 24, 2008

    Party urged to adjust to new reality

    At the Labour conference in Manchester there is an area dedicated to “press briefings”. It is a place traditionally used by...

  28. July 26, 2008

    World David Honigmann

    Kasai Allstars Crammed But for visa problems, this Congolese collective would have spent the seventh moon of 2008 bringing...

  29. July 2, 2008

    Young and iTunes

    Tech blog (Richard Waters): When I met legendary rocker Neil Young recently, he was pretty disparaging about iTunes. It's...

  30. FT Tech Hub

    June 30, 2008

    Neil Young's answer to iTunes

    When I met legendary rocker Neil Young recently, he was pretty disparaging about iTunes. It’s like all new digital media...

  31. March 22, 2008

    Pop - Richard Clayton

    Yeasayer All Hour Cymbals We Are Free Largely unnoticed last November (though its woozily uplifting standout, "2080", was...

  32. January 5, 2008

    WORLD DAVID HONIGMANN

    Various Artists Long Way Down RealWorld (2CDs) At first sight the soundtrack to Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman's bike...

  33. December 15, 2007

    WORLD DAVID HONIGMANN

    Various Artists Magic Nordic Voices ACT No Radka Toneff; no Kari Bremnes. Other than that, pretty much every female Nordic...

  34. December 1, 2007

    WORLD DAVID HONIGMANN

    Vanessa Paradis Divinidylle Wrasse Vanessa Paradis came to prominence as a schoolgirl singing about Congolese taxi-drivers...

  35. November 13, 2007

    Media the focus for Ingenious Securities

    The backers of The Prodigy and Robbie Williams will this week open a securities business concentrating on media and...

  36. November 13, 2007

    Media the focus for Ingenious Securities

    The backers of Prodigy and Robbie Williams will this week open a new securities business concentrating on media and...

  37. October 13, 2007

    Singing out as Africa's 'head of culture'

    Youssou N'Dour is Africa's most celebrated musician-statesman. His last album won him a Grammy; Fólk Roots magazine...

  38. October 12, 2007

    Enterprises reach out to new audience

    This week, the band Radiohead offered fans the chance to pay whatever they liked for its latest album when they downloaded...

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