When I first became a fan of Lorde back in April, after spotting Royals in the New Zealand singles chart, I didn’t expect to get the chance to see her live any time soon, unless I went on a surprise holiday to the other side of the world. I certainly didn’t expect to see her… Continue reading Live review: Lorde at Madame Jojo’s
As The Voice flails and The X Factor approaches its make-or-break tenth series, now is the time for a new TV music format to make its mark. I think these international shows could be the next big thing as they each have a celebrity element and are different enough to The X Factor and The… Continue reading The Next Big Music TV Format
Even when the bands featured in The Big Reunion were still famous, I used to look at posters for Here & Now tours and dream of the day when I could see all the biggest acts of my youth at one concert. And last night, the dream came true! I got the chance to see 5ive,… Continue reading Live Review: The Big Reunion at Hammersmith Apollo
Happy Christmas from me and Poppy! Hope you get all the CDs/iTunes vouchers/concert tickets/overpriced pop merch you asked for from Santa. This is my last post before Christmas so I wanted to say thanks to everyone who has supported This Must Be Pop this year, whether you came to the gigs and meetups, signed up… Continue reading We wish you a poptastic Christmas!
Exciting news: This Must Be Pop is nominated for Best Blog at the 2012 Record of the Day Awards! If you love This Must Be Pop then please vote here. It will only take a couple of minutes and you also get a free trial of the brilliant ROTD newsletter and magazine, which usually costs… Continue reading This Must Be Pop is nominated for an award!
I wrote yesterday about the new US series of The Voice, but the talent show I’m enjoying the most right now is X Factor USA. The first live show took place last night and it was a total contrast to the current UK series as I was watching to decide who would be my favourite,… Continue reading X Factor USA 2012: The first live show reviewed
I’m enjoying the new season of The Voice US, as they’ve made changes to improve the boring battle rounds and there are some great young artists with real commercial potential. Also, Taylor Swift and Carly Rae Jepsen seem to be the most popular artists to cover! Here are two contestants that I particularly love: Mackenzie… Continue reading The Voice US: My picks from season 3
What seems like years ago, I began reading the ridiculously long biography of Simon Cowell by Tom Bower. I’ve had to put up with some very boring Sinitta stories, but I’ve also discovered some amazing gossip. I wrote up some of my favourite bits from Simon’s pop A&R years a few weeks ago, and now… Continue reading More gossip from Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell
Recently I’ve been wading through the inexplicably epic biography, Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell by Tom Bower. It’s the same book that revealed Simon’s relationship with Dannii Minogue, but I’m not interested in his personal life. I’m just here for the pop gossip, and luckily there’s lots of it! I thought I’d… Continue reading Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell – I read it so you don’t have to!