Music & Media


Music & Media was a pan-European magazine for radio, music and entertainment. It was published for the first time in 1984 as Eurotipsheet, but in 1986 it changed name to Music & Media. It was originally based in Amsterdam, but later moved to London. The magazine focused specifically on radio, TV, music, charts and related areas of entertainment such as music festivals and events. Music & Media ceased in August 2003. Music & Media was the sister publication of Billboard magazine. (wikipedia)

1989 April 22


Zappa Plans World Orchestra
By Cathy Inglis, p 3

 Frank Zappa's company, Why Not, is planning to recruit a World Orchestra to perform at the World Expo 92 in Seville. Zappa, "I hope to have 12 musicians by the end of the year. The idea is that they should be ethnic musicians able to read music - no easy task.

"Our first move will be to film a video to give the artists pre-promotion prior to exposure. They will then perform occasional concerts at smaller festivals. And after that I will recruit a backing orchestra of either 40 or 80 musicians and by late 1990 we will record an LP."

Zappa is inviting composers around the world to compose five to eight minute classical pieces. but the initial concerts will also include a strong element of popular music - some of which may be accompanied by lyrics.



1990 June 2


Zappa Looks East From The West
By Lee Zhito, pp 5, 7

  When Frank Zappa, who is better known for his anti-establishment views than entrepreneurial exploits, recently emerged as an East-West wheeler dealer, IM&MC decided to bring him aboard this year's conference as a keynote speaker. His topic, Rock Around The Bloc, promised to enlighten registrants with his experience in doing business in the East. Unfortunately, illness has forced Zappa to cancel his address. Unable to deliver the man himself, Music & Media interviewed him so that conference delegates will not be denied his thoughts on the subject. The interview was conducted at Zappa's Hollywood Hills home by Lee Zhito, Billboard's former editor and publisher. (read more