2013 in British music

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This is a summary of the year 2013 in British music.

Events

Publications

Television series

Charts

Artists/groups reformed

Groups disbanded

Platinum records

For a record to be certified platinum, it must sell a minimum of 600,000 copies. However, not every song that sells 600,000 copies is given platinum certification and so this is not a complete list of songs that have sold 600,000 copies in 2012. Also note that a song certified platinum could have sold its 600,000th copy long before it is given certification.

Artist Song Date released Date certified
platinum
Adele "Set Fire to the Rain" 4 July 2011 25 January 2013
Adele "Skyfall" 29 October 2012 25 January 2013
James Arthur "Impossible" 9 December 2012 15 February 2013
One Direction "What Makes You Beautiful" 11 September 2011 15 February 2013
Rihanna "Diamonds" 30 September 2012 15 February 2013
Robbie Williams "Candy" 8 October 2012 22 July 2013

Classical music

New works

Opera

Film scores and incidental music

Musical theatre

Musical films

British music awards

BRIT Awards

The 2013 BRIT Awards were held on 20 February 2013 at The O2 Arena, London and hosted by James Corden. The 2013 award statuettes were designed by artist Damien Hirst and decorated with his familiar spot painting pattern.[21][22]

Ivor Novello Awards

The 58th Ivor Novello Awards were held on 16 May 2013 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.[23][24]

Classic BRIT Awards

The 2013 Classic BRIT Awards were held on 2 October 2013 at the Royal Albert Hall, London and hosted by Myleene Klass.[25]

Q Awards

The 2013 Q Awards were held on 21 October 2013 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London and were hosted by Al Murray as his character the Pub Landlord.[26][27]

Mercury Prize

The 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize was awarded on 30 October 2013 to James Blake for his album Overgrown.[28]

Popjustice £20 Music Prize

The 2013 Popjustice £20 Music Prize was awarded on 30 October 2013 to Chvrches for their song "The Mother We Share".

British Composer Awards

The 11th British Composer Awards were held on 3 December 2013 at Goldsmiths' Hall, London.

  • Instrumental Solo or Duo: Gigue MachineHarrison Birtwistle
  • Chamber: String Quartet No. 4Colin Matthews
  • Vocal: Electra MournsBrian Elias
  • Choral: Since It Was the Day of Preparation...James MacMillan
  • Wind Band or Brass Band: Mysteries of the HorizonNigel Clarke
  • Orchestral: Rivers to the Sea – Joseph Phibbs
  • Stage Works: Written on SkinGeorge Benjamin
  • Liturgical: I Saw the Lord – Matthew Martin
  • Sonic Art: No Such Object (Speed of Light) – Ed Baxter and Chris Weaver
  • Contemporary Jazz Composition: LifelinesJohn Surman
  • Community or Educational Project: Pass the Torch, An Olympic Symphony – James Redwood
  • Making Music Award: Dry Stone Walls of YorkshirePeter McGarr
  • International Award: Woven DreamsToshio Hosokawa

Deaths

See also

References

  1. "Karl Jenkins reveals new Adiemus album", Classic-FM 1 March 2013. Accessed 3 March 2013
  2. "Written on Skin at Covent Garden", The Times, 10 March 2013. Accessed 14 April 2013
  3. Cartner-Morley, Jess; Mirren, Helen; Huffington, Arianna; Amos, Valerie (28 March 2013). "The 50 best-dressed over 50s". The Guardian. London.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. McAlpine, Fraser. "Kate Bush Takes Her CBE From The Queen". BBC America. Retrieved 12 April 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Details of the competitors.
  6. BBC Proms: Last Night of the Proms. Accessed 22 September 2013
  7. "New Year Honours for culture stars are 'proper tidy'", The Telegraph, 31 December 2013. Accessed 31 December 2013
  8. Jackson, Francis (2013). Music For a Long While. York: York Publishing Services. ISBN 978-0-9576722-0-8. |access-date= requires |url= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. Howard Goodall's Story of Music. Accessed 9 February 2013
  10. David Starkey’s Music and Monarchy, BBC Two, review. Accessed 22 September 2013
  11. Sound of Cinema: The Music that Made the Movies. Accessed 22 September
  12. 4 Press, "The Sound of Musicals". Accessed 19 February 2014
  13. BBC Four - Requiem. Accessed 13 December 2013
  14. Julia White (12 February 2013). "Girlband Parade split up after Bianca leaves the group". Yahoo! Celebrity. Retrieved 12 February 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  16. Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. Accessed 20 June 2014
  17. Classic FM, "Howard Goodall on premieres and performance nerves", 25 April 2013. Accessed 19 June 2013
  18. Boosey & Hawkes, Accessed 20 June 2014
  19. "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical to open next year". The Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. 18 June 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  20. "Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black's Stephen Ward premieres at Aldwych in December". whatsonstage.com. Whats On Stage. 28 June 2013. Retrieved 28 June 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  23. Masters, Tim (16 May 2013). "Emeli Sande enjoys double win at Ivor Novello awards". BBC News. Retrieved 24 June 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  25. Jones, Rhian (3 October 2013). "Classic BRIT Awards 2013 - all the winners". Music Week. London, England: Intent Media. Retrieved 24 June 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  26. Savage, Mark (21 October 2013). "David Bowie misses out on Q Awards". BBC News. Retrieved 25 June 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  27. Jones, Rhian (22 October 2013). "Q Awards 2013 - all the winners". Music Week. London, England: Intent Media. Retrieved 25 June 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  28. Savage, Mark (31 October 2013). "Mercury Prize: James Blake wins with Overgrown". BBC News. Retrieved 24 June 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  29. LondonJazz: RIP Jim Godbolt (1922–2013)
  30. Death of bassist Nic Potter
  31. "Reg Presley of the Troggs dies aged 71". BBC News. 4 February 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  32. "Dave Clark Five 'devastated' at death of bassist Rick Huxley". www.independent.co.uk. London. 12 February 2013. Retrieved 12 February 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  33. "Jazz musician Terry Lightfoot dies". Itv.com. Retrieved 2013-03-17.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  34. Thomas Hemsley
  35. Stephen Dodgson obituary
  36. Sir Colin Davis obituary
  37. Clive Paget "Steve Martland has died", Limelight magazine, 7 May 2013
  38. Paul Cockerton (22 May 2013). "Trevor Bolder dead aged 62: David Bowie leads tributes to Spiders From Mars bassist – Mirror Online". Mirror.co.uk. Retrieved 31 May 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  39. Richard Marlow, a force behind Portland's William Byrd Festival, dies
  40. "Pattaya Musician Darryl Read killed in road accident". 23 June 2013. Retrieved 28 June 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  41. John Amis obituary
  42. Peter Aston
  43. Noel Harrison obituary
  44. Bernard Roberts - Obituary
  45. "Sir John Tavener: Composer dies at 69". BBC News. 2013-11-12. Retrieved 2013-11-12.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  46. Georgina Anderson: Teenage musician who died of cancer hits iTunes charts and receives Simon Cowell backing
  47. Brian Dawson
  48. Bob Allison | The Allisons Star Dies At 72
  49. BBC News, "Entertainer Stan Stennett dies aged 88"
  50. Richard Coughlan drums
  51. Stan Tracey, godfather of British jazz, dies aged 86
  52. EDWARD WILLIAMS 1921 - 2013