It's become a much-heard and endlessly repeated complaint of the digital age that record labels no longer invest in artist development, but a new report from IFPI suggests that the opposite is in fact true.
German DJ Robin Schulz, 27, reveals the thought process behind his two surprise international hits with remixes of Mr. Probz's "Waves" and Lilly Wood & The Prick's "Prayer in C" from his debut, 'Prayer' (Big Beat).
Whether fronting Roxy Music or manning the stage on his own, Bryan Ferry has epitomized artful elegance for more than four decades. 'Avonmore' (out Nov. 15 on BMG) is the 69-year-old English singer-songwriter's 15th solo effort, and as fans have come to expect, it's lush, soulful and, yes, very cool.
Billboard caught up with Marianne Faithfull over the phone from her home in Paris, during a break from her current European tour, to talk about her new book, her new album, her unique circle of friends, and more.