BRITs 2014 – the social media stats are in

The build up to this year’s BRIT Awards was all about how shit it would be – thanks mostly to last years particularly insipid ceremony – but it turned out to be just about on the right side of acceptable. It wasn’t what I would class as entertaining – nothing with James Corden presenting could ever be classed as ‘entertaining’ – but it wasn’t mind-numbingly dull, so it was a bit of an improvement.

Part of the reason for the BRIT Awards becoming increasingly dull over the past few years has been the organisers’ insistence to get One Direction there – even making up awards (Global Success Award!?!?) especially for the boy band to make sure that huge audience of teenage girls are not only watching the awards ceremony, but Tweeting about it too. Read more about BRITs 2014 – the social media stats are in

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This years Brit Awards nominations are as uninspiring as usual…

I don’t know why I’m surprised, especially after last years very drab Brit Awards. Some part of me had hoped for a bit of excitement and drama this time round, but today’s Brit Awards nomination announcement has well and truly killed that hope. Why, I hear you ask? Because Bastille have the most nominations. During […]

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Noising off: Why was the Brits so rubbish?

Why was the Brits so rubbish? In typically succinct fashion, Noel Gallagher summed up last weeks desperately dull Brit Awards with one simple rhetorical question: ‘Where have all the rock stars gone?’ Obviously guitar-based ‘rock’ music can’t always be at the very forefront of our nation’s music scene (apparently these things run in ‘cycles’), but […]

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Brit Awards winners – my predictions

It’s nearly that time again when the British music industry gets together to slap its collective back and dole out some statuettes to its best and brightest acts. But before James Corden raises the curtain on this years Brit Awards next week, here’s my thoughts on who should win. Let me know who you think […]

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Brit Awards 2012 nominees announced…

Award season is upon once again, and today saw the release of the nominations for this years Brit Awards – which is to be held on February 21 at the 02 Arena. Ginger singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran leads the way with four nominations, for British Male Solo Artist, British Breakthrough Act, British Single (for ‘A-Team’) and […]