Designated Area Fees 

We have had a lot of phone traffic this week about designated area standard fees especially in our heartlands of West Yorkshire. So thought we would share what we put together for one client. There is no definitive guidance to which I can refer you and these fees were never created for the wasteland that […]

Kids in the Dark 

This is “hairs on the back of you neck” good from Bat for Lashes’ forthcoming album “Lost Girls”. I really want to hear it on a proper sound system with the bass up full.


This is Oscar Jerome doing a fantastic live performance of a tune getting a lot of BBC 6 Music airtime at the moment

Summer’s Song 

Villagers were the penultimate act when we went to see Elbow at the Piece Hall Yard in Halifax a few weeks ago. They were superb and this great new single really captures the feel of their set.

Sister Buddha 

We had the joy of the Belle & Sebastian live experience last week. This is their latest –


Strangely I picked this up from UK BBC 6 Music and NOT whilst out in Spain. We don’t go the places youngsters hang out. This, and even more so the “relentlessly gorgeous” album, El Mal Querer, is a fascinating and enchanting blend of modern RnB with flamenco themes. This review is well worth a read […]

Compliance Matters 

If you have not received a copy of our free Compliance Matters newsletter direct, you might want to sign up to our news and alerts service If you have missed it here is Issue 8 Enjoy – if that is the right word.


Como el Agua 

Lack of live music is probably the biggest downsides of living in Spain. We usually get a bit of pub rock on a Friday night but that’s about it – except Flamenco. We don’t have a comparative shared folk culture and so it’s easy not to understand it – especially if all you have experienced […]

Man of Great Promise 

The live recording of his Royal Festival Hall performance, with full orchestra, is genuinely excellent. The song choice, for what is effectively a greatest hits set is brilliant too. Sadly there isn’t a good video of this Style Council song from that show so here is one he prepared earlier.

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