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  • Is X Factor a good A&R vehicle?

    Posted 2nd Apr 2014 @ 12:16 pm by BEAT100 in Music News

    Is X Factor a good A&R vehicle?
    Simon Cowell’s X Factor has taken its fair share of flak over the years. It’s production-line format, Xmas No.1 dash and the short shelf life of many of its acts is often jabbed at by certain sections of both the music industry and avid consumer base alike.But 2013 figures made a strong case for the show’s A&R strength with Syco emerging as the leading albums and singles label for UK-sourced repertoire.Despite dipping ratings, former X Factor contestants helped Syco claim a 13% A&R market share of UK-derived repertoire, above Polydor and Virgin, which took...
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  • BEAT100 Milford Teen Nominated For New England Music Award

    Posted 6th Feb 2014 @ 3:40 pm by BEAT100 in Music News

    BEAT100 Milford Teen Nominated For New England Music Award
    MILFORD – A young Milford musician has started her music career on the right note. Emily Marie Coffey, 14, aka EMMARIE, is the youngest nominee for Indie/Pop Act of the Year at the New England Music Awards this year. The awards, which span multiple categories, are presented to New England artists who have contributed to the music scene in the region. EMMARIE started her music career two years ago after falling in love with musical theater and classical musical training. Now, she creates her own music for her lyrics alongside remixed cover songs. She describes h...
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  • Music Week Presents BEAT100 Artist Paul Rudd

    Posted 6th Feb 2014 @ 3:22 pm by BEAT100 in Music News

    Music Week Presents BEAT100 Artist Paul Rudd
    DJ, Label Owner, Producer and artist; with 10 singles and an album under his belt, 2014 is looking like another busy year for Paul Rudd who is recognised as one of the most creative producers and remixers on the UK House music scene. PAUL RUDD is back with his brand new single ‘Searching' featuring the stunning vocals of Chloe Mills. The single included remixes from Timothy Allan Vs Mark Loverush and Studio7. The single SEARCHING was released across all platforms on February 3rd 2014 on Globotracks Records. The video has now gone viral, No1 on the BEAT100 Worl...
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  • Iron Maiden and Metallica to to make history at Sonisphere

    Posted 3rd Dec 2013 @ 1:18 pm by BEAT100 in Music News

    Iron Maiden and Metallica to to make history at Sonisphere
    Iron Maiden and Metallica, the two biggest metal bands on the planet, will make history this summer when they co-headline the Sonisphere Festival in Knebworth, the very first time both bands have appeared together on a British bill, and the ONLY CONCERTS EITHER BAND WILL PLAY IN THE UK IN 2014. Both Metallica and Iron Maiden headlined their first ever Knebworth concerts under the Sonisphere banner and now these giants of the world stage return together to fly the Sonisphere flag once more; bigger and bolder than ever before. For the first time ever fans will have the chance to...
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  • Prince William Rocks Out With Jon Bon Jovi

    Posted 27th Nov 2013 @ 12:55 pm by BEAT100 in Music News

    Prince William Rocks Out With Jon Bon Jovi
    Prince William stunned guests at the Winter Whites Gala at Kensington Palace last night when he performed a duet with Jon Bon Jovi.   Along with pop star Taylor Swift, the Duke leant in to the mic and bellowed the chorus to Bon Jovi's hit Livin' On A Prayer.William became the real life Prince of Pop after the US rock star invited him on stage half-way through the song.The Duchess of Cambridge did not attend the star-studded dinner and concert at Kensington Palace.With a price-tag of £60,000 per table, the Gala is expected to raise hundreds of thousands of...
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  • Swift's and Styles Secret Meal Revealed

    Posted 8th Sep 2013 @ 4:45 pm by BEAT100 in Music News

    Swift's and Styles Secret Meal Revealed
    Taylor Swift and Harry Styles reportedly had a "heart to heart" over a meal. Following Taylor's acceptance speech at the MTV VMAs where she "thanked the person who inspired" her hit I Knew You Were Trouble the cameras zoomed in on Harry, who shifted uncomfortably in his chair and is widely thought to have been her inspiration. But reports say once the ceremony was over he made a beeline for Taylor and apologised for their messy breakup in February. "Taylor and Harry had a heart to heart. He's very funny, so can make her defences come down...
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  • One Direction Greeted by Screaming Fans at This Is Us Premiere!

    Posted 21st Aug 2013 @ 12:17 pm by BEAT100 in Music News

    One Direction Greeted by Screaming Fans at This Is Us Premiere!
    Directioners descended into London's Leicester Square in their thousands this evening, for the world premiere of One Direction: This is Us. Many had camped out overnight in a bid to get a glimpse of Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Niall Horan as they walked the red carpet. The 3D film, directed by Super Size Me film-maker Morgan Spurlock, is a behind-the-scenes look at the band as they embarked on their mammoth This Is Us world tour. Styles said the "intimate all-access" film is a love letter to their fans, known as Directioners....
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  • Michael Jackson and Justin Bieber duet!

    Posted 18th Aug 2013 @ 11:59 am by BEAT100 in Music News

    Michael Jackson and Justin Bieber duet!
      Michael Jackson and Justin Bieber duet!    'Slave 2 The Rhythm', a song recorded by Michael Jackson just before his death in 2009 with vocals added later by Justin Bieber has surfaced online.   The songs has been verified in a Justin Bieber tweet with Bieber posting today 'Excited for what is to come. MJ set the bar. Not only for music but for an entertainer and how you treat fans. Wish he was here.'   Capitol Radio London has already played the song.   Jackson wrote the song with additional words by...
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  • Boardmasters Gets Properly Kaned!

    Posted 12th Aug 2013 @ 12:27 pm by BEAT100 in Music News

    Boardmasters Gets Properly Kaned!
    Day 2 of Boardmasters didn't quite have the sunny skies of yesterday, but occasional bouts of drizzle didn't dampen the crowd's enthusiasm for another cross genre feast of musical treats. One of yesterdays highlights were the deep voiced acoustic tales of woe from Canada's Ben Caplan. This guy didn't even need to ask to get the crowd clapping to provide rhythm for his dark, catchy musings. With a voice louder than his beard is big and a personality to match, the only disappointment is that more people hadn't gathered to witness his performance.Local Newq...
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  • Elton John, Arctic Monkeys, Tom Odell & Pixies join the iTunes Festival line-up

    Posted 10th Jul 2013 @ 11:58 am by BEAT100 in Music News

    Elton John, Arctic Monkeys, Tom Odell & Pixies join the iTunes Festival line-up
    Elton John, Arctic Monkeys, Tom Odell, John Legend, Pixies, Robin Thicke, The Olms and NO CEREMONY. "I'm very proud to be in this year's iTunes Festival line-up and I think it's great that Apple makes these concerts accessible to everyone. For me, it's a real thrill to play for young audiences - they've got so much energy and they all seem to know my songs! The iTunes Festival evokes the spirit of memorable gigs at the Roundhouse over many years. and I should know, I've played a few there in my time!" - Elton John 'We're looking fo...
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