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    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...

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