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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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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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Military Wives’ Wherever You Are breaks pre-order record

Military Wives’ Wherever You Are breaks pre-order record

Musicroom December 14, 2011 0

Wherever You Are, the single by Gareth Malone’s Military Wives and composed by Paul Mealor, has broken a new online record by becoming the most pre-ordered music item on Amazon. Fans of the song

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Amy Winehouse posthumously tops album charts

Amy Winehouse posthumously tops album charts

Musicroom December 12, 2011 0

The undeniable talent of Amy Winehouse has been proved once again after a posthumous album of her unreleased tracks has topped the UK album chart. Lioness: Hidden Treasures, which has been compiled by producers

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Little Mix win The X Factor

Little Mix win The X Factor

Musicroom December 12, 2011 0

Little Mix have become the first group to win this year’s X Factor. After an intense weekend final at Wembley Arena, the four girls took the crown, leaving Marcus Collins as runner-up. The band,

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X Factor judges to duet with finalists

X Factor judges to duet with finalists

Musicroom December 9, 2011 0

This year’s X Factor judges are to perform with their acts in the duets section of the final show, it has been confirmed. Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland and Tulisa all have one act each,

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Adele receives 6 Grammy nominations

Adele receives 6 Grammy nominations

Musicroom December 1, 2011 0

Adele has received six nominations at next year’s Grammy Awards. She is up for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Music Video for Rolling in the Deep, as well as

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Tom Jones granted coat of arms

Tom Jones granted coat of arms

Musicroom November 23, 2011 0

Sir Tom Jones has finally been able to have a crest to go with his knighthood after being granted a coat of arms. According to the Daily Telegraph, the legendary singer applied to the

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Royal Opera House branches into online gaming market

Royal Opera House branches into online gaming market

Musicroom November 11, 2011 0

The Royal Opera House (ROH) has made its first foray into the online gaming market, releasing a new app of mini games about its opera and ballet performances. Available for Apple operating system devices

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X Factor group Rhythmix to get new name

X Factor group Rhythmix to get new name

Musicroom October 27, 2011 0

X Factor group contestants Rhythmix are to be rechristened after a charity that takes the same name complained. The music education charity asked Simon Cowell’s production company Syco to change the name of the

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