Johnny Marr on the Smiths, Morrissey and putting politics back in pop

Friday, January 11th, 2013

With the release of his first solo album The Messenger, the former Smiths guitarist talks about finally embracing his old sound, David Cameron and why he and Morrissey don’t talk any more

Should the music industry put digital first or add value?

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

The focus of the music industry is downloads – but is this the smartest move? Figures show most people still want to listen to CDs, plus there has been a boom in vinyl sales

A history of modern music: Jazz – download the playlist

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

As part of the Guardian’s summer of music, we are releasing a history of modern music. Download the jazz playlist here
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My new digital container

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

I launched a new website this week. It’s not that I won’t be posting here, it’s an attempt to get all of the last decade’s worth of my web writings in one place. It’s also a place for me to expand on my ideas around my work in digital strategy: a place to write longer [...]

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

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Why there will never be another David Bowie

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Lady Gaga has got it wrong: the Thin White Duke’s brilliance cannot be reduced to his ability to strike a decent pose

Storm Large

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Jimi Hendrix: ‘You never told me he was that good’

Monday, August 9th, 2010

On the the 40th anniversary of the great guitarist’s death, Ed Vulliamy speaks to the people who knew him best and unearths a funny, if driven, superstar