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    Blake Slatkin

    Songwriter & Producer

    Songwriting today is about collaboration, capturing moments of inspiration and polishing them ’til they shine. Blake Slatkin is a master of the art.

    People . Feb 2023
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    The Horrible Histories Songs

    Matt Katz & Richie Webb

    Karl Marx predicted that history would repeat itself as farce — but he never saw a role for expert pop parody!

    People Dec 2017
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    Brian Eno.

    Brian Eno

    Recording Another Day On Earth

    For his latest album, musician/producer Brian Eno has returned to the world of songwriting. But his ideas about music are as radical as ever...

    People Oct 2005
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    Media Adventures

    Hans Zimmer & Jay Rifkin

    From Rain Man to The Lion King, and Gladiator to Mission Impossible 2, Hans Zimmer's music is known by audiences worldwide. With business partner Jay Rifkin, Zimmer is also responsible for Media Ventures, a music studio that offers a unique environment for media composers.

    People Oct 2002
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    Anders Bagge & Arnthor Birgisson

    Murlyn Music Group

    Richard Buskin talks with two of Sweden's hottest writer-producers about their ongoing work as part of the Murlyn Music Group, including recent hit recordings by Jennifer Lopez, Samantha Mumba and Jessica Simpson.

    People Oct 2001
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    Beverley Craven: MOR & Love Scenes

    Crafting Ballads

    The first album from this chart-topping pianist and chanteuse was a million-seller; her second looks set to continue the trend. Ian Gilby was invited into the Craven home studio to discuss the enduring appeal of MOR.

    People May 1994
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    Suzanne Ciani with ARP and Buchla synthesizers.

    Suzanne Ciani: Dream Suite

    Pushing The Electronic Music Envelope

    Headlining the biggest electronic music festival in Europe was a US composer almost unknown in the UK. A contemporary of synth pioneer Don Buchla, Suzanne Ciani enjoys enourmous success in America, yet such recognition has eluded her so far this side of the Atlantic.

    People May 1994
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    Paul Bliss

    Thoughts Of A Marathon Songwriter

    You don't know his name but you'll have heard his refrains. Composer Paul Bliss writes hits for the best of 'em using a UMI-2B sequencer package and several synthesizers. Ralph Denyer finds out how.

    People Nov 1985
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    Midge Ure leaning on his Emulator II sampling keyboard

    Midge Ure

    A Man With A Gift

    In between tours with Ultravox and appearances on Live Aid, Midge Ure somehow found the time to discuss the writing and recording of his first ever solo LP 'The Gift' and his No.1 single with SOS Editor Ian Gilby.

    People Nov 1985
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