Archive for the ‘SIMON FULLER’ Category

(Source: Francis Fares) Years ago and long before apps and saps and social media, Simon Fuller created a series called Pop Goes English, a fun way to learn English through pop music and a showcase for the group he was managing at the time called SClub7. Despite having the ELT division of the Pearson Group [...]

“It has to do with the culture and Hong Kong culture just does not help someone have this International sound.” This was someone trying to explain to me why Wales-based singer-songwriter Ben Semmens, currently performing in Hong Kong, is by far the best damn performer the Hong Kong Jockey Club has booked for its very [...]

By Hans Ebert The news that each member of Metallica will be bringing out a range of shoes under the Vans brand stopped me in my tracks: Not cos I’m a Metallica fan but just because it made me realize how music is being pushed into the background and how various tails are wagging the [...]

The Pogues played a surprise gig in Hong Kong- and possibly other cities- last week. The real surprise is that no one knew about the gig. Here lies the problem: Too many out there with lovely ideas which they are either financially unable to or else don’t have the experience to turn into reality- and [...]

All one needs is one home run which is easier said than done especially when some don’t even get to the ballpark, let alone get to bat. How Scooter Braun has got to be where he is today and scored his home run is by tagging an unknown kid named Justin Bieber discovered on YouTube [...]

HERE COME THE GAME CHANGERS IN MUSIC

Posted: 16th October 2012 by We-Enhance in BEN SEMMENS, SIMON FULLER, X Factor

I read the piece below about Simon Fuller and EMI and which made me decide that, perhaps, all was not gloom and doom in the music industry and how there just could be a game changer and not just the same old farts having their tribal gatherings around bars, talking to themselves, patting themselves on [...]

When one sees and hears what’s going on with Rupert Murdoch and his crumbling empire, much comes to mind. Like his crouching tigress of a wife, Wendi Deng aka “Smackdown Sister”. I first met Wendi Deng when she was a very ambitious young girl working at STAR TV looking to go far. And she has. [...]

The fallout following the “surprise elimination” of contestant Pia Toscano seems to go unabated with “American Idol” bloggers having a field day. But, honestly, the young lady will be fine and, from what I know to be true, she has already been offered “two-and-a-half” recording deals. In fact, she’s already out there and making a [...]

  Simon Fuller is one of the smartest people I know in the entertainment world and his has been a strange and weird trip from being a junior A&R guy at EMI who produced “19″ for Paul Hardcastle- a very cheesy slice of Eighties’ synth pop and with those girls singing in the background adding [...]