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In today’s news: Spotify remains at a loss despite 75 million paying subscribers, RSNO orchestra to play along viewing of Jaws, combined music-rights database provides more transparency, Crocodiles listen to classical music in MRI scanner, almost half UK orchestral musicians cannot make ends meet, and British conductor Sir Roger Norrington as guest of Deutsches Symphonie Orchester.

Classical Music

Craig Armstrong signs to Decca for new studio album

The award-winning film composer Craig Armstrong OBE is to release a studio album as part of a major new deal with Decca Records.

Music Business Worldwide

Global Music Rights Database Pilot Launched with top music companies

A raft of top music companies including, Warner Music Group, Warner/Chappell, BMG and Global Music Rights, have joined a pilot by tech startup JAAK, which provides a shared data network that aims to create a public record of rights and a fixed audit trail.

Choir and Organ

Genesis Foundation announces premieres inspired by the Eton Choirbook

Harry Christophers & The Sixteen are to premiere new Genesis Foundation commissions by Sir James MacMillan and emerging composers Phillip Cooke, Marco Galvani and Joseph Phibbs.

The Times

Liam Scarlett on remaking Swan Lake for the Royal Ballet

The choreographer tells Debra Craine what to expect of the Royal Ballet’s first new take on the classic for 30 years

Evening Times

Jaws to be screened with live orchestra

The movie is to be projected onto the big screen with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) playing one of cinema’s greatest ever music soundtracks.


Science Daily

Crocodiles listen to classical music in MRI scanner

What happens in a crocodile’s brain when it hears complex sounds? An international research team has provided the answer to this question. 

Slipped Disc

UK classical musicians ‘cannot make ends meet’

A survey of 285 musicians in seven orchestras across the UK has found that 44 percent struggle to pay their bills.

Der Tagesspiegel

Das Beste kommt zum Schluss

Martinů  und Mozart: Der britische Dirigent Sir Roger Norrington zu Gast beim Deutschen Symphonie-Orchester.

BR Klassik

Über 300 Millionen mehr eingeplant

Der Bund will dieses Jahr gut 300 Millionen Euro mehr für Kultur und Medien ausgeben als laut Regierungsentwurf im Vorjahr, dies teilte die Kulturstaatsministerin Monika Grütters am Donnerstag mit. 


Spotify gewinnt fünf Millionen Abo-Kunden im Quartal

Der Musikstreaming-Marktführer Spotify hat im vergangenen Quartal fünf Millionen zahlende Abo-Kunden hinzugewonnen und steckt trotzdem weiterhin tief in den roten Zahlen fest.


Erste Bayreuther Opern Uraufführung seit Parsifal

Der österreichische Komponist Klaus Lang (*1971) komponierte auf Initiative von Katharina Wagner für die Bayreuther Festspiele 2018 die Oper ‘der verschwundene hochzeiter’, nach einer niederösterreichischen Sage. 


Liam Scarlett with Lauren Cuthbertson © Chris McAndrew for The Times

(Written on May 4, 2018 )

Life from Light, the opera composed in 2012 by Spanish Composer Toni Castells, will run for two performances as part of the 2014 Tête à Tête Festival at Kings Place in London. WildKat PR is delighted to announce that they will be handling PR for this project.

Toni started his musical education at the age of 4, displaying natural musicality and talent across a range of instruments and winning his first composing prize when he was 14. Now based in London, Toni has worked with Spanish pop legend José María Cano, legendary tenor Plácido Domingo, world-renowned conductors Lorin Maazel, Bernard Haitink and Roger Norrington and crossover superstars Hayley Westenra and Noah Stewart. Toni’s following now reaches across 5 continents and his debut album Unharmed was released in 2007 to huge critical acclaim, reaching the top 20 in the iTunes charts.

Life from Light was inspired by the BBC documentary of the same name which explored how life started and developed on planet earth, taking the audience on a journey up to the 21st Century and exploring the meaning of being a human being in the modern world. A fusion of music and stunning visuals, the work explores the human interests of today – love, conflict, our relationship with the planet – and aims to challenge our vision of the world. The work was premiered at Union Chapel in London in 2012 and a live recording was released in 2013. Directed by Jude Christian and designed by Sophie Mosberger with visuals by RCA Artist Thomas Yeomans, artists involved in the production include sopranos Meeta Raval (Welsh National Opera) and Camila Kerslake, counter tenor Oliver Gerrish, X-Factor finalist Roberta Howett, harpist Cristina de Bernardo (HNK Opera and Ballet Theatre) and electronic producer and hacker Adam John Williams.

To book tickets to either performance, click here

Toni Castells

(Written on May 12, 2014 )