Posts Tagged ‘Simon Fuller’

By Hans Ebert A group of us were talking about why Hong Kong can’t produce anything even remotely creative to this track and accompanying video by Mainland China artist Jane Zhang, below with producer Timbaland. Zhang first appeared onto the Greater China mainstream consciousness as Zhang Liangying after placing third in 2005 on a programme [...]

By Hans Ebert In the music world, where nothing today is what it seems, and those who artists once depended on and signed pacts with to make things happen, ignore what one would think are basic and legally binding requests for information, what’s needed most- management or a no-nonsense lawyer? Perhaps both, but most who [...]

(source: Madras Geek) But how does anyone make any MONEY outta music? This was what a group of us ex-music execs were discussing last night before saying, to hell, with it and losing ourselves in the bowels and bosom of a karaoke club that David Lynch would find weird. But before this, we played the [...]

(Source: Ning) We all need inspiration or else to be around people who can inspire and move away from those who stare at a half-filled glass or engage in that boring dance of he-said-u-said which leads to brain freeze. Sadly, this happens way too often, especially when people have way too much time on their [...]

(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 [...]

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 [...]

Season 10 of “American Idol” will go down as the year when no one missed Simon Cowell on the show. There is a clever promo spot running in the region and which talks about the new judges and ends with the line, “Who misses Simon Says?” and which ends with three X-Factor crosses symbolising that [...]

Dealing With Divas- great title for a book, by the way- is never easy. When Jennifer Lopez joined the “American Idol” crew, there were murmurs of, “Oh, oh”. Despite not having had a hit movie in decades and despite having been dropped by Sony Music, Jennifer Lopez aka J-Lo was and is a celebrity. She [...]

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 [...]