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Madonna – Icon of the 20th and 21st Centuries

There are very few people alive today who have not heard of the pop artist commonly called ‘Madonna’. In the 2000 Guinness World Records book, Madonna is listed as being ‘the most successful female recording artist of all time’. At the time of publishing she had enjoyed the worldwide sale of approximately 120 million albums. Just five years later that figure had reached 200 million albums.

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Simply Red – A Successful Band of the 1980s and Beyond

Mick Hucknall and manager Elliot Rashman formed Simply Red, an English pop band, in 1985. In previous years Mick Hucknall had been involved with a punk group called “The Frantic Elevators”, but after limited success the group split up just 7 years after coming together.

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Lollapalooza

The Lollaplooza Music Festival was first organized in 1991 by Perry Farrell, a singer for the band 'Jane's Addiction'. The festival continued to play annually until 1997 when it started to slow down. It was only in 2003 that the Lollaplooza Festival was later revived.

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Sounds of the Symphonic Game Music Concert

Music has a way of making many things in our lives more memorable. A certain song may take your mind back to your first date, your first road trip or even to your high school prom. For those who enjoy playing computer or video games, music can trigger off completely different memories – the first time you conquered Super Mario Brothers, the first time you discovered Monkey Island, or the latest version of Grand Theft Auto sitting at home waiting for you. Music has become a very important part of any modern video game and the Symphonic Game Music Concert has played a big role in ensuring that every game has an excellent soundtrack.

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Craig Armstrong – Masterful Movie Soundtrack Composer

Most people have never heard of the name ‘Craig Armstrong’, yet they may be more familiar with his work than they think. As one of the top movie soundtrack composers currently working in the film industry, his work has been used in more than one epic blockbuster in recent years.

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