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Ryan Tedder slams ‘ludicrous’ copyright cases

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ryan Tedder reportedly makes $2.5 million writing songs for other artists in a single year Ryan Tedder has written some of pop's biggest hits, including Beyonce's Halo, Ed Sheeran's Happier and, for his own band OneRepublic, Counting Stars.But he says pop is in danger of being stifled by the rise in copyright cases."It's a conversation in every writing session," he tells the BBC."The
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Diego Maradona at Cannes: Touching the foot ‘blessed by God’

[ad_1] Image copyright El Grafico Image caption Diego Maradona had England in a spin at the 1986 World Cup by scoring both goals in Argentina's 2-1 victory; one with his famous left foot and other with his infamous left 'hand of God' Like many of us, Asif Kapadia seems to prefer his heroes when they're fundamentally flawed.From the Bafta-winning Senna; the tale of the life and tragic death of Brazilian
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Diego Maradona at Cannes: Touching the foot ‘blessed by God’

[ad_1] Image copyright El Grafico Image caption Diego Maradona had England in a spin at the 1986 World Cup by scoring both goals in Argentina's 2-1 victory; one with his famous left foot and other with his infamous left 'hand of God' Like many of us, Asif Kapadia seems to prefer his heroes when they're fundamentally flawed.From the Bafta-winning Senna; the tale of the life and tragic death of Brazilian
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‘Mini Monet’ Kieron Williamson fulfils Venetian dream

[ad_1] A teenage artist who shot to fame as a young boy when galleries of his work sold out in minutes has made his first trip abroad to follow in the footsteps of his idols.Kieron Williamson, from Norfolk, was dubbed the "mini Monet" for the beautiful landscapes he produced from the age of six - mastering techniques many painters fail to reach until their latter years.Now 6ft tall, the 16-year-old
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Desert Island Discs: Pat McGrath on diversity in beauty industry

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption McGrath has worked on fashion runways as well as for editorial shoots, and now has her own product range Multi-millionaire make-up artist Pat McGrath says she used to use cocoa powder on her face because of the lack of beauty products for black skin.Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs, the self-taught beauty expert said she learnt from her mother that if
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British Podcast Awards: George The Poet and Brexitcast win

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Winners included My Dad Wrote A Porno, George The Poet and You Me and the Big C whose co-presenter, Rachael Bland, is pictured Spoken word performer George The Poet and the BBC's Brexitcast were among the winners at the British Podcast Awards.The awards - which were launched in 2017 - also honoured BBC Radio 5 Live's You, Me and the Big C, a podcast
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Recovering addicts’ idea wins 5 Live Rachael Bland podcast award

[ad_1] Image caption Jade, Selvi and Melissa The winning entry of the BBC's Rachael Bland New Podcast Award will explore life in recovery from addiction.The new series, made by BBC Radio 5 Live and available on BBC Sounds, takes a warts-and-all look at the reality of addiction through the eyes of three recovering people - Melissa, Jade and Selvi.The award was launched in memory of the presenter Rachael Bland and
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Recovering addicts’ idea wins 5 Live Rachael Bland podcast award

[ad_1] Image caption Jade, Selvi and Melissa The winning entry of the BBC's Rachael Bland New Podcast Award will explore life in recovery from addiction.The new series, made by BBC Radio 5 Live and available on BBC Sounds, takes a warts-and-all look at the reality of addiction through the eyes of three recovering people - Melissa, Jade and Selvi.The award was launched in memory of the presenter Rachael Bland and
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Eurovision 2019: Five lessons learned

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Duncan Laurence receives his trophy from last year's winner Netta "I'm so happy right now," said Duncan Laurence shortly after securing the Netherlands' first win at the Eurovision Song Contest since 1975."This can't be described in words," the Dutch singer told reporters. "My dream came true."Asked to posit what life lessons he had gleaned from his Eurovision experience, the 24-year-old said it had
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Eurovision 2019: Five lessons learned

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Duncan Laurence receives his trophy from last year's winner Netta "I'm so happy right now," said Duncan Laurence shortly after securing the Netherlands' first win at the Eurovision Song Contest since 1975."This can't be described in words," the Dutch singer told reporters. "My dream came true."Asked to posit what life lessons he had gleaned from his Eurovision experience, the 24-year-old said it had