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Brian Cox and Adele’s producer Paul Epworth discuss music and the cosmos

Brian Cox and Adele’s producer Paul Epworth discuss music and the cosmos

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Paul Epworth is behind some of the biggest pop records of the last 20 years, from Adele's Rolling in the Deep to Florence and the Machine's Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up). Along the way he's worked with Rihanna, Stormzy, Sir Paul McCartney, Coldplay and U2 - and he won an Oscar for co-writing the Bond theme Skyfall.But now, after years behind the scenes, the producer is releasing his first solo album. Voyager, a journey into deep space, fuses influences from classic sci-fi movies with his love of musical explorers like David Bowie, George Clinton, Wendy Carlos and Jean-Michel Jarre."It's a sort of '70s space concept album, which is a bit of a cliché as a producer - to make something that ostentatious an
‘The rug can be pulled any time’ – how indie music has adapted during Covid

‘The rug can be pulled any time’ – how indie music has adapted during Covid

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This was supposed to be Arlo Parks' year.The soulful indie singer was named on the BBC Sound of 2020 list, had her first UK headline tour under way and support slots in the States lined up, not to mention Glastonbury.But before spring had sprung, she saw those plans "dissolve before my eyes" due to the "devastating" pandemic."I think I did have a fear that it was going to seriously rock my career and prospects," says the 20-year-old Londoner, who is signed to independent label Transgressive."It's shown that the rug can be pulled from under my feet at any time. "But then on the flip side, I did learn that sense of resilience and finding ways to stay connected with fans an...
Pandemic ‘biggest knock to live music in my life’

Pandemic ‘biggest knock to live music in my life’

Business
As the coronavirus lockdown eases in many parts of the world, record shops and record labels have been roaring back into life.Respected industry website Music Business Worldwide now reckons recorded music revenues for 2020 could end up slightly higher than last year.Yet while the business of selling music is looking healthier, the people who perform it - and those who make live music possible - are still suffering.Gigs remain subject to safety measures and social distancing restrictions, so venue owners are having to having to think long and hard about when and how to reopen.In the meantime, one innovative firm has found a new way of bringing live music to a mass audience.But even preparing to go back on stage is causing huge pro...
BBC presenter says music helped her ‘to live’ after brain haemorrhage

BBC presenter says music helped her ‘to live’ after brain haemorrhage

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BBC presenter Clemency Burton-Hill has spoken about how music has helped her recover from a major brain haemorrhage. The 39-year-old Radio 3 host underwent emergency brain surgery after she collapsed in New York in January.Months later, she says music has played a key role, as she re-learns how to speak and walk."Sometimes it is the thing that gives me solace," she says. "And sometimes it's the thing that helps me to get up, and fight, and to live.""It is the ultimate motivation," Clemmie - as she is known by her friends and colleagues - told friend and journalist Sophie Elmhirst.The presenter, who is behind Radio 3's award-winning Classical Fix programme, as well as a regular face on the BBC's Proms coverage, is currently living in New York where she is ...
Twitter disables Trump retweet over use of Linkin Park music

Twitter disables Trump retweet over use of Linkin Park music

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Twitter has taken down a video retweeted by Donald Trump that contained music from the US rock band Linkin Park, citing a copyright complaint.The content was replaced with a notice saying: "This media has been disabled in response to a report by the copyright owner." It is the latest incident in an increasingly fractious relationship between the social media platform and the US president, who has accused Twitter of "stifling free speech". Mr Trump had retweeted a campaign-style video posted by the White House's director of social media, Dan Scavino.It was taken down after a Digital Millennium Copyright Act notice was issued by Machine Shop Entertainment. A notice was posted on the Lumen Database, which collects requests for removal of online materials. ...