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A Personal History of the British Record Industry 68 – Rodney Burbeck.

All the fine people I interviewed in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s were names I knew, often respected and they certainly played an important part in the history of the British music business. Some I had worked with and/or … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Music Business 32 – John Fruin Pt. 4, Finale!

  We conclude this interview with John Fruin, embracing WEA, industry observations, Janie Jones, Clive Calder, Martin Mills and others. What was never publicised (when John was enticed to WEA by Nesuhi Ertegun)was that WEA bought 25% of the business … Continue reading

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Now Then, Now Then!

Yesterday’s ITV programme on 30 years of Now initially made me cross, then sad, and then….well, it came and it went, so, philosophical! Having been involved at its concept (my posting from earlier this year is repeated below, though my … Continue reading

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NOW That’s What I Call a Success Story

Today’s news (Telegraph Business Section) that Sony is likely to buy the EMI share of the NOW series, a sale forced upon Universal by EC idiots, but one of the few that make sense, as Universal were the other 50% … Continue reading

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