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UK Record Producer News: Ian Broudie, Bacon & Quarmby, Dave Bascombe, Mike Crossey, Chris Sheldon, Ali Staton, Louis Read, Sam Williams, Cenzo Townshend

In Music Business on January 30, 2007 at 10:57 am

Ian Broudie (Lightening Seeds) will see his production skills on the Virgin Records UK debut from songwriter Laura Marling (did you know her first gig ever was only 1 year ago?). Bacon & Quarmby are currently busy with King Creosote (679 Records), Tiken (Universal) and accomplished singer Beth Rowley (Universal). Dave Bascombe is mixing like crazy for Frenchi David Hallyday (Universal) and Brit emo kids Funeral For A Friend (Atlantic). Mike Crossey is co-producing the 2nd album from Arctic Monkeys in addition to solo work on the next Aeroplanes record. Producer Chris Sheldon is lending his ear to the Motorettes (Kitchenware/SonyBMG). Madonna colleague Ali Staton is recording with Daniel Bedingfield. Louis Read and Sam Williams are working on a solo record for Keane singer Tom Chaplan. Williams is also assisting jazz girl Ruth Galliers (Sony/ATV publishing) with her studio production. Cenzo Townshend is a mixing madman with tons of current credits (Snow Patrol, Klaxons, Bloc Party, Jamie T, Guillemots, Maccabees, Mumm Ra, Tiny Dancers).

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Is The Killers, New Order, Joy Division, Cure, Interpol Sound Still Hot?

In Music Business on January 27, 2007 at 12:11 pm


These Essex UK indie youths have got the ears of Kitchenware, Virgin UK and the trendsetting Fierce Panda label. Is the The Killers, New Order, Joy Division, Cure, Interpol sound still hot or is it the end of the “Nu New Wave”? Download the full MP3.

London Songwriter Chopper Harris Signs To Parlophone/EMI This Week

In Music Business on January 27, 2007 at 11:33 am

Brit songwriter Chopper Harris signed to the Parlophone/EMI label this week. There were rumors floating about that he was collaborating with writer Gregg Alexander (New Radicals, Ronan Keating, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Santana).

Passenger, The Next James Blunt?

In Music Business on January 26, 2007 at 2:23 pm

Previously featured indie UK act Passenger finally makes it onto Hit Sheet’s latest compilation CD. Our pick of the week (again..hint hint!).