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MPs turn talents to choir singing

MPs turn talents to choir singing

Musicroom April 5, 2012 0

Parliament is best-known for the cross-party bickering and intense debates that make our evening news bulletins. Few people, though, will be aware of the Parliament Choir, which is currently putting the finishing touches to

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Longbenton Community College named Tyneside’s best choir

Longbenton Community College named Tyneside’s best choir

Musicroom April 4, 2012 0

Some of the finest young musical talents in the north east have done battle over the prestigious title of the region’s choir of the year. The annual event, staged at Newcastle’s City Hall, saw

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Adele confirms plans to return in 2012

Adele confirms plans to return in 2012

Musicroom April 4, 2012 0

After enjoying a remarkable run of success over the last 12 months or so, Adele has announced that she intends to launch new music before the end of this year. The London-born songstress’ sophomore

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New Beatles play set for West End

New Beatles play set for West End

Musicroom April 2, 2012 0

A new musical has been created to celebrate the achievements of one of the UK’s most successful exports – The Beatles. Rain, the production company behind the ambitious project, has announced that it is

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Is hip-hop making its way into mainstream acoustic music?

Is hip-hop making its way into mainstream acoustic music?

Musicroom February 9, 2012 0

Hip-hop stars like Jay-Z are of much influence among today’s plaintive singer-songwriters as Bob Dylan, one commentator has suggested. Noticing the rise of Lana Del Rey and British stars Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sande and

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The Beach Boys to reunite for big Grammy performance

The Beach Boys to reunite for big Grammy performance

Musicroom February 9, 2012 0

The Beach Boys are to make their comeback in style this weekend (February 12th), two decades after their last appearance together. Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks will perform

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Gary Barlow announces initial line-up for Jubilee gig

Gary Barlow announces initial line-up for Jubilee gig

Musicroom February 8, 2012 0

Fresh from organising a huge concert in aid of Children in Need, Gary Barlow has announced the initial line-up of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert, which he is also helping to organise. Veteran British

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BBC 6 Music gets ready to mark 10th anniversary

BBC 6 Music gets ready to mark 10th anniversary

Musicroom February 7, 2012 0

Ten years ago in March the BBC launched 6 Music as part of its digital radio output and the broadcaster will celebrate the milestone with a series of live shows from Maida Vale studios.

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Titanic centenary gets schoolchildren musically inspired

Titanic centenary gets schoolchildren musically inspired

Musicroom February 7, 2012 0

This year marks the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic and more than 400 children in Cumbria are using the disaster as musical inspiration. They will lend their talents for a new commission

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Music industry becoming all about access

Music industry becoming all about access

Musicroom February 6, 2012 0

The future of the music industry will be about access and ownership, Spotify’s chief executive and founder Daniel Ek has said. Pleased that discussions are now centred on streaming rather than what is free

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