Music Week have published the fairly lengthy transcript of their interview with Cherrytree Records founder Martin Kierszenbaum, in which the label boss discusses his 23-year career in music.
It's certainly interesting for fans of the label and its artists, but even if you're a bit iffy about the whole love-me-love-my-labelmates circlejerk aspect of Cherry Tree's model it's an interesting read for Kierszenbaum's stories about roping in Trevor Horn to work with Tatu, making music with an
early-stages Lady Gaga, breaking Feist, developing Frankmusik (although into what we're not yet quite sure) and working with Jimmy Iovine.
Here, meanwhile, is a video from Cherry Tree's recent London showcase. It features Collette Carr duetting with Frankmusik on killer-chorused forthcoming single 'No ID'. It's some way off from what Frankmusik did on his first album but, well, LA is some distance from Thornton Heath.[youtube]Pb-MjfL3Mrg[/youtube]
Collette's own performance was the biggest surprise of the night, actually — she pulled off the "my look fools you into thinking I am a grinning Disney buffoon but I'll probably beat you up" thing pretty well. Maybe that's just what happens when you wear a sparkly frock and point with purpose. Can it really be that simple? Probably. [youtube]cfp9mdRlNPA[/youtube]