Bands and Artists - Coldplay
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)
- 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
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.