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Everything Everything on how they've turned a 'nightmare' into pop music

Media playback is unsupported on your device “There’s a tide and it’s coming in now,” sings Jonathan Higgs on Night Of The Long Knives, the latest single from Everything Everything. The title refers to Hitler’s bloody purge of the Nazi party in 1934, drawing a parallel to the rise of the right-wing politics in the last two years. Only Higgs isn’t convinced that fascism will sweep everything in its path. “They’re saying it’s a wave but it feels like a dribbling mouth,” he sneers in the single, questioning whether the…

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Sir Tom Jones: Abuse is common in music industry too

Sir Tom Jones has said the abuse and harassment alleged to have taken place in Hollywood is also widespread in the music industry. The singer was discussing the allegations surrounding Harvey Weinstein in an interview with the BBC. “Things have always happened in the music industry as well,” he said. “There’s been people complaining about publicists and different things they’ve been expected to do to get a record contract, just like a film contract.” Asked on BBC Radio 5 live’s Afternoon Edition whether it was something he’d experienced, Sir Tom…

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Sex exploitation 'as bad in music industry as in Hollywood'

Media playback is unsupported on your device The treatment and sexual exploitation of women in the music industry is “as bad, if not worse” than in Hollywood, an experienced music manager has said. Sarah Bowden told the Victoria Derbyshire programme she had once been sacked after refusing to sleep with a manager in return for a promotion. She said one major promoter exposed himself, expecting a sex act from her. He was still working in the industry, she added, and believed he was behaving the same way. It comes after…

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Shila Amzah the only Malay singer to be nominated at the Global Chinese Music Awards

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Malaysian Chinese radio station 988 has just announced the list of nominees for the Outstanding Regional Artiste (Malaysia) category of the 17th Global Chinese Music Awards (GCMA 2017), and Shila Amzah is the only Malay singer in the running. If the KL-born Hong Kong-based singer wins, then she will represent Malaysia at the Chinese-language awards show, […] Entertainment –

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Stars give their tips on getting your music heard

Media playback is unsupported on your device The 1975, Ed Sheeran, Wretch 32 and Florence + The Machine have all got something in common – each of them made their radio debuts after uploading songs to BBC Music Introducing. The service – a UK-wide initiative for unsigned acts – turned 10 years old on Wednesday, and celebrated with a massive gig at the O2 Academy in Brixton, south London. The show featured some of BBC Introducing’s famous alumni, including Blossoms, Declan McKenna and Nao. They’ve all shared their advice for…

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