5th July: Antonio Pappano and the Proms, Pre-Release to Prevent Piracy and Pros of Stage Dooring

Friday 5th July 2013

Classical Music Magazine

Future of EMI Classics and Virgin Classics brands uncertain as Warner acquires PLG

Warner Music Group officially acquired the catalogues and recording activities of EMI and Virgin Classics on 1 July as part of its £487m acquisition of the Parlophone Label Group (PLG).

Southbank granted time to rethink controversial Festival Wing plans

The Southbank Centre has been granted an extension by Lambeth Council, the body which will decide whether to grant planning permission for the £120m Festival Wing project, in order for the arts centre ‘to review whether our scheme is achieving the very best balance of opportunities for current and future generations’.

Limelight Magazine

Stage dooring – creepy or considerate?

Waiting at stage door for a star to appear doesn’t make you a stalker. In fact, that star might actually be hoping to meet you.

The Strad

Violist and pedagogue David Schwartz dies aged 96

US viola player and teacher David Schwartz has died at the age of 96.

The Times

Antonio Pappano and the Proms concerts you can’t miss this summer

As the world’s biggest classical music festival returns to the Albert Hall, the conductor tells Neil Fisher why Italy is the real star of the show. Scroll down for the great and good on the Proms they want to see

The Guardian

Pre-release music: will a ‘promo service’ help stop leaks?

Promo Hutt allows fans to subscribe to their favourite labels and receive access to new tracks up to six weeks upfront


The Times