Search for Simon Fuller and
  1. May 16, 2013

    Brand Beckham kicks off new era

    David Beckham may never play professional football again but his decision, announced yesterday, to retire at the end of the...

  2. 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...

  1. December 20, 2012

    Warner Music brings in dealmaker

    Warner Music has appointed Rob Wiesenthal, a Sony executive known as a music industry dealmaker, to a new role designed to...

  2. October 7, 2012

    Vivendi weighs up €4bn Moroccan telecom sale

    Vivendi is lining up bankers to review options for a sale of its controlling stake in Morocco’s largest telecom operator in...

  3. September 12, 2011

    BMG buys Bug Music for $300m

    BMG Rights Management has put itself in a stronger position in the race for EMI by acquiring Bug Music, which owns or...

  4. July 20, 2011

    Fuller sues Fox over X Factor credit

    Simon Fuller, the creator of the American Idol television series, is suing News Corp’s Fox television network, and the...

  5. June 13, 2011

    Blackwell and Fuller get a band together

    Chris Blackwell and Simon Fuller, two of the biggest names in music, have formed a joint venture that aims to circumvent...

  6. May 27, 2011

    Beckham plays a new game

    When did fashion become the go-to second career for celebrities in need of an Act II? It has crept up on us, like all...

  7. FT Alphaville

    May 11, 2011

    Now or never for Apollo's Idol bid

    Apollo Global Management, Leon Black’s private equity group, looks set to acquire the Idol television format and stewardship...

  8. May 10, 2011

    Apollo decides it’s now or never for Graceland offer

    Apollo Global Management, Leon Black’s private equity group, looks set to be the new owner of the Idol television format and...

  9. Material World

    March 21, 2011

    What's in a name?

    In times of global trauma — conflict in Libya and the broader region, natural disasters in Japan — it feels a little weird...

  10. March 14, 2011

    Fuller’s XIX now valued at $100m

    Simon Fuller, creator of the American Idol television series, has signed Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton in his first deal...

  11. Material World

    February 13, 2011

    Victoria Beckham expands

    No, that is not a snarky reference to Ms Beckham’s fourth pregnancy; I’m talking about her collection. Last season she...

  12. January 30, 2011

    British films set for Hollywood boost

    Media investor Ingenious helped fund ‘Never Let Me Go’, and will now finance and distribute British films together with a...

  13. December 17, 2010

    X Factor sponsorship deal for PepsiCo

    PepsiCo has clinched a lucrative sponsorship deal with the new US version of Simon Cowell’s hit show The X Factor, heralding...

  14. December 17, 2010

    Man in the News: Simon Cowell

    This Christmas, for the second year in succession, there is a concerted campaign to prevent a pop star nurtured by Simon...

  15. November 30, 2010

    ‘New model’ for film and games investment

    The founder of a £50m media investment fund said on Tuesday that he had devised a new financial model for investors to...

  16. October 15, 2010

    A tale of two Simons

    Winning hands: Simon Cowell’s pack of pals includes Cheryl Cole, Sir Philip Green, Sir Howard Stringer, Sinitta and Danni...

  17. August 4, 2010

    ‘American Idol’ strikes deal with Universal Music

    Simon Fuller, the creator of American Idol, has struck a deal with Universal Music Group to release albums recorded by stars...

  18. 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...

  19. May 28, 2010

    ‘American Idol’ creator planning bid for CKX

    Simon Fuller, the creator of American Idol, has teamed up with a former Barclays Capital executive to formulate a $600m bid...

  20. January 19, 2010

    Music mogul ends uncertainty with new Sony deal

    Sony Music will today announce a five-year deal with Simon Cowell, ending months of uncertainty about the label's...

  21. January 12, 2010

    Cowell to quit TV juggernaut American Idol after talks fail

    Simon Cowell , the acid-tongued talent show judge, is to leave American Idol , the television ratings juggernaut he has...

  22. January 12, 2010

    Cowell to leave American Idol

    Simon Cowell , the acid-tongued talent show judge, is to leave American Idol , the television ratings juggernaut he has...

  23. January 12, 2010

    Cowell to quit ‘American Idol’ after talks fail

    Simon Cowell will produce and star in a US version of his popular UK show ’The X-Factor’ Simon Cowell, the acid-tongued...

  24. December 17, 2009

    Adjust your sets

    This week has seen a new outbreak of screen wars. When Simon Fuller, the person behind the most-watched show in the US for...

  25. December 17, 2009

    New Fuller show to launch online before airing on TV

    Simon Fuller, the creator of American Idol , will premiere his new entertainment show on Hulu, the online video site,...

  26. December 16, 2009

    Idol creator’s new show to launch online

    Not on the box: The next offering from American Idol creator Simon Fuller will debut on Hulu Simon Fuller, the creator of...

  27. November 5, 2009

    American Idol creator in Hollywood deal

    Simon Fuller, the creator of the American Idol television show, is making his first move into Hollywood after striking a...

  28. September 5, 2009

    Showbiz moguls target the world of style

    Attending the 2008 Paris Fashion Week (from left) are Marc Almond, Dita Von Teese, Claudia Schiffer, Victoria Beckham and...

  29. June 8, 2008

    Chelsea reaches for stars in Hollywood agency deal

    Chelsea’s Frank Lampard and Michael Ballack could soon be rubbing shoulders with George Clooney and Tom Cruise after the...

  30. May 24, 2008

    The unlikely impresario

    The seventh series of the most successful programme on US television came to an end on Wednesday night when David Cook, a...

  31. May 23, 2008

    Man in the News: Simon Fuller

    The seventh series of the most successful programme on US television came to an end on Wednesday night when David Cook, a...

  32. March 29, 2008

    A second-rate superstar

    David Beckham jogged up to take what the crowd thought might be the last corner kick of his international career. The...

  33. March 28, 2008

    Man in the News: David Beckham

    David Beckham jogged up to take what the crowd thought might be the last corner kick of his international career. The...

  34. August 22, 2007

    Let's hear it for the unsung risk-takers of pop music

    In recent weeks two great English pop impresarios have died: Don Arden and Tony Wilson - two very different examples of the...

  35. August 21, 2007

    The unsung risk-takers of pop music

    In recent weeks two great English pop impresarios have died: Don Arden and Tony Wilson – two very different examples of the...

  36. July 28, 2007

    Simon Cowell - If you've got it, taunt it

    After driving up a long, winding road that forks off Sunset Boulevard past some of the most lavish properties in Beverly...

  37. July 27, 2007

    Tea with the FT: Simon Cowell

    After driving up a long, winding road that forks off Sunset Boulevard past some of the most lavish properties in Beverly...

  38. July 14, 2007

    Beckham finds space for new ballgame

    America got its first glimpse of David Beckham yesterday when the star arrived in Los Angeles ahead of his mission to...

Search for Simon Fuller and