Author Archives: Phil


About Phil

Founder of The Phonograph and works in the media sector. Interested in basketball, beer, music, driving, media and american football. Loves Hip Hop.

Rebirth: 5 famous artists before and after

5 world famous artists who reinvented themselves: Snoop Dogg, Charlotte Church, Nelly Furtado, Katy Perry and The Beastie Boys. Includes reggae, trip hop, gospel, hardcore and dream pop…

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Album sales: a true measure of old versus new music?

How viable are album sales as an indicator of the growth of new music compared to old? We take a look at a graph recently released by Digital Music News and the conclusions that can be drawn from it…

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The Songs of the Suffragettes

We’ve selected songs from the suffragette movement to both commemorate International Women’s Day and exemplify the wit in protest music. This week saw the annual …

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The EMI Merger – Why I Won’t Be Shedding A Tear

On Friday news broke that Universal and Sony had finalised a deal to buy EMI, the UK music label that has been staring down the …

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Using The Silence They Shout Out

The earthquake in Turkey is not news to anyone. Four days on and hope seems to be vanishing for those left trapped in the rubble. …

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Get It Loud In Libraries: An Interview with Stewart Parsons

Get It Loud In Libraries focuses on playing noisy, energetic, contemporary music in libraries; places that are relaxed, traditional and very, very quiet. Does not …

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The Future of Libyan Hip Hop: Interview with Khaled M

Libya has been caught up in the turmoil of Arab Spring since the revolution broke out in February this year. Fighting has engulfed the entire …

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London Riots: A Council Estate of Mind

The London Riots were the worst riots this generation, my generation, have ever witnessed.  There have been calls for the Army, martial law, benefit removal …

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A Quick Guide to: DELS

The last couple of weeks have been hectic for me, causing me to miss out on not only my first love but my second love …

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