Posts Tagged ‘UNIVERSAL MUSIC’

By Hans Ebert It’s reached a point where it’s not even a case of Them versus Us. It’s finally come around to how to get around legalese that were questionable from the start, but which many were too timid to question, especially at those tribal gatherings of wannabe big swinging dicks who would waltz in [...]

By Hans Ebert Of course, every music company is different, and some actually veer towards the positive side of being good. But, good grief, people, there are some real shysters in positions of power, especially in this region, that makes one go, How on earth did this Tool- it’s the only appropriate word- get his [...]

By Hans Ebert Huston might have had a problem, but these days, Hong Kong has, almost overnight, inherited or created for itself, one long and tedious problem involving so many things that it’s difficult to know where to start. Just having lunch at the newly-reopened Grand Hyatt Coffee Shop, or whatever it’s called in its [...]

By Hans Ebert While Hong Kong’s so-called English “music scene” meanders along with the usual suspects “jizzing” away imagining that they’re jazz artistes- and gullible audiences buying into this vapid shell game- and the cover bands circuit tries to channel everyone from Axl Rose and Adele with no thought of originality, an artist like Yuna [...]

I was wondering if this would be a horse racing story or a music story before deciding that horse racing really is part of entertainment and it’s only the hardcore racing media and having the sport pigeon-holed by those within racing clubs is what still keeps this sport insular and in the Dark Ages- except [...]

When one party holds a race meeting- like it did at Shatin yesterday- and where turnover was HK$1.45 billion with an attendance of over 60,000 for Sa Sa Ladies Day- and the other party is the world’s largest music company with the biggest names on its roster of artists, the odds of the two coming [...]

The more things change, the more they remain the same and when it comes to Asia’s truly puny and pathetic music industry- puny because no one knows where the real money is and just plays follow the leader when there are actually no leaders but only sheep- nothing ever changes as the “new” hires have [...]

(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 I was listening to the debut record by Hong Kong-based duo The Weathering last week made up of Jeff and Leora Caylor, one of the more inventive musical attempts to come outta this city and which made me think about a few things. Mainly, I was wondering why, in a city that [...]

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 [...]