On a mission to uncover the unique hobbies of entrepreneurs, Real Business came across Rashid Ajami, who is known for far more than just the creation of online platform Campus Society. He has mad DJ skills.
Yorkshire firm Fusion Bags sells bagpipe bags to Brazil, guitar bags to Germany and ukulele bags to the US, so co-founder Nicole Szekeres has plenty of exporting advice to offer.
Musician Imogen Heap has suggested the solution to people not investing in the “tarnished” music industry lies in tech and an automated payment process.
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Many businesses and management teams struggle to define brand purpose and attract top talent. But what if the answers you’re looking for could be found by listening to an iconic US rock-band from the 60s?
As the founder of a flourishing entertainment network and holder of an MBE, Jamal Edwards knows what it takes to achieve entrepreneurial success. During a chat with Real Business, the SB.TV boss spoke of his company’s increasing scale and shared some tips for fellow leaders.
Emily Rawson got her first taste of DJing as a teenager, dabbling with her friend’s set of decks, which prompted her to get her own set. That £150 investment has grown into flourishing nightlife operation Supa Dupa Fly, and Rawson is about to launch the brand’s debut music festival – skipping the UK scene for sunny Santorini.
Britain's music industry contributed £4.1bn to the UK economy in 2014, helped along by the global success of stars such as Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith – the voice behind the song for new James Bond film Spectre.
Soon-to-launch music streaming device Electric Jukebox has the backing of the British government, international celebrities and corporate giants – but attempting such a venture without a decade in the industry would have been hopeless, company founder Rob Lewis told Real Business.
New British firm Electric Jukebox has plans to penetrate living rooms across the country with its alternative Spotify concept, which has the backing of celebrity curators including Alesha Dixon and Stephen Fry, as well as a board of heavyweights including leaders from The Brits, Super Group, Visa, Deloitte, TomTom, Universal and more.
Snack subscription service EarlyBird is returning to Crowdcube to help its business take flight, so Real Business quizzed co-founder Oliver Pugh on progress to date.
Sajid Javid, the David Cameron-appointed business secretary who replaced Vince Cable, has revealed the government has invested in 19 rising British music acts to help them take their talents overseas.
Over the last few years we’ve seen more and more musicians fight for their royalty payments, conscious that the advances in digital technology has led to a shift in the buying habits of many consumers. Why buy an album for £10.99 when you can buy the track you really want for 99p?