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Bands and Artists - Coldplay

This British quartet known as Coldplay, consists of Chris Martin (lead vocals, lead piano/keyboard, guitar), Jon Buckland (lead guitar, harmonica, backing vocals), Guy Berryman (bass guitar, synthesizer, harmonica, backing vocals), and Will Champion (drums/percussion, piano, backing vocals).

The band's early songs were influenced and reminiscent of those of U2, A-HA, Radiohead, Jeff Buckley, Pink Floyd, Oasis, Travis, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, and Kraftwerk, among a few. Coldplay soared in popularity since 2002's A Rush of Blood to the Head. The group's global album sales have gone past the 10-million mark, putting it in the same level as megabands U2 and the Dave Matthews Band. More interesting is the fact that lead singer Chris Martin married Gwyneth Paltrow to make Coldplay one of the much talked about bands.

Coldplay has turned down multi-million dollar contracts from Gatorade, Diet Coke and The Gap, who wanted to use the songs "Yellow", "Trouble", and "Don't Panic" respectively. The band remains protective of how their music is used saying, "We wouldn't be able to live with ourselves if we sold the songs' meanings like that."


  • Parachutes (2000)
  • A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002)
  • X&Y (2005)
  • Live 2003 (2003)
Hit Singles
  • Brothers and Sisters (1999)
  • Shiver (2000)
  • Yellow (2000)
  • Trouble (2000)
  • Don't Panic (2001)
  • In My Place (2002)
  • The Scientist (2002)
  • The Scientist DVD Single (2002)
  • Clocks (2002)
  • Clocks DVD Single (2003)
  • God Put A Smile Upon Your Face (2003)
  • Speed of Sound (2005)
  • Fix You (2005)
Music for Film and TV:
A Report from the Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Conference

By Scott G (The G-Man)

"Forget the name of this thing," one audience member said of The Hollywood Reporter Billboard Film and TV Music Conference, "it's really all about the politics and money it takes to put your music in a flick." More than one attendee privately agreed.

The underlying truth of that position may explain the conflicting points made by the more than two dozen speakers. For example, Glen Ballard was optimistic while maintaining a healthy dose of pessimism. Mark Mothersbaugh was elated yet often reliant on quietly humorous sarcasm. Chris Douridas was excited while being realistic and determined. And so it went during the two-day event held at the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, with every panel member upbeat about many aspects of the industry while acknowledging that there are lots of problems.

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