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Category Archives: Music Industry

Time waits for no intro: composing for the Spotify generation

Posted by Dan Lafferty - Director of Music and Voice at PHMG on

For consumers brought up on mobile phones, audiobooks, Netflix, and most importantly, Spotify, time is truly of the essence – and songs now have just a few seconds to catch the ear of the listener before they’re skipped for good. … Read more>>


50 years of BBC Radio 1

Posted by Mike Cooke - Director of Production at PHMG on

On September 30th 2017, Radio 1 reaches a broadcasting milestone as the station celebrates its 50th anniversary. The channel has played a pivotal role in the worlds of music, entertainment and popular culture since launching in 1967, from the discovery … Read more>>


Music to have and to hold

Posted by Robby Stone - Head of Music and Voice at PHMG on

In a Spotify world where streaming reigns eternal, every song ever written is listenable in just a few clicks – making the carefully cultivated record collection all the rarer. Ahead of tomorrow’s annual Record Store Day, we’re taking a look … Read more>>


Independent venues: shaping the sound of our cities

Posted by Robby Stone - Head of Music and Voice at PHMG on

Right now, the music industry is celebrating Independent Venue Week – seven days of gigs and events championing the small stages where future stars are made. These venues are incremental not just in launching new talent, but establishing the sound … Read more>>


Napster’s legacy for the listener

Posted by Dan Lafferty - Director of Music and Voice at PHMG on

In July 2001, a court-ordered injunction forced file-sharing site Napster to shut down its entire network. 15 years on, we take a look at the impact this pioneering service had on the music industry – and the fans who were … Read more>>


Celebrating creativity in sound at the Cannes Lions

Posted by Symon Dickinson - Creative Director at PHMG on

Last month, innovators in all areas of the creative industries were celebrated at the prestigious Cannes Lions. And for the first time, they recognised those companies who used sound in the most exciting way. Join us as we take a … Read more>>


Rediscovering vinyl this Record Store Day

Posted by Dan Lafferty - Director of Music and Voice at PHMG on

April 16th is one of the biggest dates in the global musical calendar – Record Store Day. This international event celebrates the unique culture of these valuable independent retailers, and stores, artists and fans alike will all be getting involved … Read more>>


George Martin: the Fifth Beatle

Posted by Dan Lafferty - Director of Music and Voice at PHMG on

Just as the world was recovering from the loss of David Bowie, we learned this morning that yet another musical legend has left us. As The Beatles’ renowned producer, Sir George Martin was incremental in defining the sound of pop … Read more>>


Making music for a good cause

Posted by Stephanie Gilchrist - Marketing Manager at PHMG on

Anyone’s who’s ever shed a tear or felt a spine tingle at a song will understand the power of music in stirring emotions. And this is a phenomenon that’s put to good use by the creators of charity singles. The … Read more>>


Paying tribute to a PHMG hero

Posted by Dan Lafferty - Director of Music and Voice at PHMG on

Yesterday, music lovers across the globe shed a collective tear as the shocking death of David Bowie was announced – just days after his 69th birthday and the release of his 25th studio album, Blackstar. While we join the world … Read more>>


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