In the summertime, when the weather is fine, we Brits switch over to less “bouncy” and danceable music, preferring to save the likes of Mungo Jerry for grey cloudy days.
Royalties paid to songwriters, composers and music publishers last year exceeded half a billion pounds for the first time in UK music history, rising 11 per cent to £527.6 million, thanks to the appeal of acts such as Ellie Goulding, Adele and James Bay.
What will Chris Wright do second time around with Chrysalis, the music house he co-founded in 1968? Back catalogues could be fun . . .
Andrew Lloyd Webber has a record four musicals running simultaneously on Broadway. So why doesn’t he get more love in his own country, asks Josh Glancy