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The Artist score picks up Bafta nomination

The Artist score picks up Bafta nomination

Musicroom January 17, 2012 0

Hot off the heels of winning Best Original Score for a Motion Picture at last weekend’s Golden Globes, The Artist has been nominated once again. This time the black and white critic’s favourite has

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Thomas Newman to score James Bond film

Thomas Newman to score James Bond film

Musicroom January 16, 2012 0

Composer Thomas Newman is to compose the film score for the 23rd James Bond movie, it has been announced. Called Skyfall, it will see the composer collaborate once again with director Sam Mendes, who

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Technology driving new age of music lessons

Technology driving new age of music lessons

Musicroom January 12, 2012 0

Wider adoption of webcams is driving a new era of music lessons in which teaching is done remotely, sometimes from other ends of the earth. Music teachers are finding a boost in their student

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Man seeks musician on Tube for mutual partnership

Man seeks musician on Tube for mutual partnership

Musicroom January 9, 2012 2

A man who cannot read a note of music has undergone a challenge to compose music and recruit an orchestra from people he meets on the London Underground. Shaun Buswell has set himself the

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BBC names its Sound of 2012

BBC names its Sound of 2012

Musicroom January 6, 2012 0

The BBC has announced the music acts that it believes will be ones to watch over the coming 12 months with its Sound of 2012. It named soul singer Michael Kiwanuka as the top

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Concert violinists ‘can’t tell a Stradivarius from a new violin’

Concert violinists ‘can’t tell a Stradivarius from a new violin’

Musicroom January 4, 2012 Comments Off

Concert violinists have been found unable to tell the difference between a multi-million pound Stradivarius and a violin made last week. This is according to research from the University of Paris, published in the

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What does 2012 have in store for the UK’s music industry?

What does 2012 have in store for the UK’s music industry?

Musicroom January 3, 2012 0

This year the spotlight will be put on the UK as London gets ready to host the 2012 Olympics and the music industry will have a large part to play. The Cultural Olympiad will

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Steve Jobs to be honoured at Grammy Awards

Steve Jobs to be honoured at Grammy Awards

Musicroom January 3, 2012 0

Steve Jobs, the former founder and chief executive of Apple who died in October, is to be given a posthumous Grammy Award for his contribution to music. He will be recognised by America’s top

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Simon Cowell expects Military Wives to win Christmas No1 crown

Simon Cowell expects Military Wives to win Christmas No1 crown

Musicroom December 20, 2011 0

X Factor creator and all-round music mogul Simon Cowell has conceded defeat in the race to Christmas number one. Gareth Malone’s Military Wives Choir, with their song Wherever You Are, is currently the bookmaker’s

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BBC programme shows the creation of the Scrapheap Orchestra

BBC programme shows the creation of the Scrapheap Orchestra

Musicroom December 16, 2011 0

The BBC is to show a programme about an ambitious project to form an orchestra of instruments made out of junk. Scrapheap Orchestra airs on BBC4 on Sunday (December 18th) and fans of the

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