After watching last night’s Eurovision, where the British entry was predictably poor and unpopular, and listening to an interesting interview with the BBC’s Guy Freeman, I’ve been thinking about how the UK can get back on track in Eurovision. Of course we’d do well if we drafted in someone like Adele or Sam Smith, but… Continue reading Eurovision 2016: My picks for the UK entry
Popping the Question: Is it time for Europe to reclaim Europop?
Five years ago I was obsessed with European pop music. Mainland Europe was excelling at both the traditional Europop (or more accurately Eurodance) sound and all the other genres that make up pop. But nowadays I’m as likely to find my new favourite song in the UK or US as in the Swedish, Dutch or… Continue reading Popping the Question: Is it time for Europe to reclaim Europop?
Sunday Night Quiz: Guess the Eurovision star!
Can you remember these Eurovision contestants from the past? Leave the name of the artist and the country they represented in the comments box below. The answers will be revealed next Sunday! And here are the answers from last week: 1, 2 and 6 were true, the rest were all totally made up!
Thank You for the Music: Hanne Sørvaag
Recently I have become more and more interested in songwriters and producers, and since I always find interviews with them fascinating, I have decided to begin a new regular feature where I profile some of the best pop writers and producers working today, and where possible do interviews with them. First up is Hanne Sørvaag,… Continue reading Thank You for the Music: Hanne Sørvaag