I’ve always been obsessed with pop music, but growing up in the countryside I never considered working in the music industry as a viable career option. When I finished uni, to my surprise and delight, I quickly found myself working in music. I had no relevant qualifications or knowledge of the business, except for what… Continue reading Beginner’s Guide: An A-Z of the music industry
In January 2012, I put together a map of the three UK major labels, explaining how each one is structured. It turned out to be one of the most popular posts ever on This Must Be Pop, and I got loads of great feedback. Since then there have been some substantial changes, for example the… Continue reading Major Labels: A Beginner’s Guide (Updated for 2014)
One of the most confusing things about the music industry is how all the different record labels fit together. It’s taken me years to get to grips with it and there are plenty of people working in the industry who aren’t totally sure what’s what. So here, for those of you who want to work… Continue reading Major Labels: A Beginner’s Guide
One thing which I often complain that the UK is missing is attractive young male solo artists. In Sweden, this complaint could never be made, and I think that’s actually a token of how much more gender equality they have achieved. I believe that the reason why male artists who appeal to young girls are… Continue reading Swedish Pop Heartthrobs: A Beginner’s Guide!