Creative talent and good taste: it appears that Rumer has it

Adele is taking over the world, Amy Winehouse is taking her twelve steps back to the charts, and Duffy has floundered – but...

Girls just wanna have the no.1 slot – and almost all of the top...

This is a man’s man’s man’s world. The City, executive salaries, most of the political jobs outside Rwanda. In general, those have their fair...
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Showcasing Scotland's alternative music

Friday sees this year’s Scottish Alternative Music Awards. Held at The Classic Grand in Glasgow’s Jamaica Street, the show will be hosted by comedian...

T in the Park under threat from 'significant' health and safety concerns

Just days before tickets for this year’s T in the Park festival go on sale, The Caledonian Mercury is able to reveal that the...

Radiohead getting the 'Downfall' tribute treatment

Read all about it. Radiohead are to release a newspaper album. The King of Limbs won’t really be taken seriously as a newspaper album proper,...

And the best person in music on Twitter is…

21st century music mags - even the ones on old-fashioned paper - these days run a modern equivalent of the Best Album Of All...

The awards may Pass on Tinie Tempah but bigger successes to come

How’d that happen? The rapid but almost imperceptible rise of Tinie Tempah to the extent that he could now be legitimately considered the biggest...

Britney: the Jean-Marc Bosman of music sales

Britney Spears and Jean-Marc Bosman. Two names you don’t often see in the same sentence. And somehow Britters might, in the manner of the Belgian...

The wondrous thread of Gerry Rafferty's career

Not many musicians provide a thread to link John Byrne of Tutti Frutti fame, Billy Connolly, John Peel, Lieber and Stoller, Quentin Tarantino, Bob...

Six things which make Black Swan very exciting

Black Swan, the latest film from The Wrestler director Darren Aronofsky about a New York ballerina Nina Sayers, played by Natalie Portman tackling the...